4 Days Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi NP, Lake Bunyonyi, Queen Elizabeth NP
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This 4-day gorilla trek safari takes you to the misty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which is home to more than half the population of the remaining 720 Mountain Gorillas. The Bwindi Impenetrable forest offers a unique birding opportunity, cultural experiences, a scenic allure of stunning hills and lush vegetation inhabited by the elusive primates. The gorilla trek activity is the most enchanting experience in this forest. Some relaxation at Lake Bunyonyi before having an experience of a lifetime watching at close range these majestic apes as they feed, play and relax. Before crossing to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a great game viewing experience.
Full Safari Itinerary
Day 1: – Transfer from Entebbe / Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park:
On your arrival at Kigali Airport, you will be met by driver guide who will brief you about your tour. You will later be driven in comfortable and secure touring vehicle to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which will take around 5 hours of drive. Lunch will be provided en-route at Kabale.
Budget – Banda at Broadbill Forest Camp / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Lodge / Nshongi Camp
Mid-range – Broadbill Forest Camp / Bakiga Lodge / Gorilla Valley Lodge / Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Trekkers Tavern
Day 2: – Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for a canoe ride :
You will have an early morning breakfast and move to the Park headquarters to join other trackers in a briefing about the gorilla trekking rules at 7:45 am. You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you 1-8 hours. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access by tourists. You will have one hour to stay with the Gorillas once sited and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. The drive will be a beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’ because of its unique cool weather despite being near the Equator. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa [900 meters deep] and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzia free. You will take a canoe ride on this lake and hike to different viewpoints before returning for Dinner and overnight stay.
Budget – Bunyonyi Overland Camp
Mid-range – Bunyonyi Safari Resort
Day 3: – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth :
Wake up early in the morning have your breakfast, set off for Queen Elizabeth through volcanic formation of the western Rift Valley towards Queen Elizabeth N.P. The descent reveals a stunning panorama of lakes George an Edward amidst game-filled plains where you will reach in the afternoon check in you’ Lodge have lunch and some rest for sun to go down, in the afternoon go the unique boat cruises that takes 2hrs on the Kazinga channel and onto L.Edward. The trip passes through possibly the highest hippo concentration in Africa and many mammals may be seen drinking water. The cruise offers the excellent platform for photography and game viewing. The birdlife is colorful and abundant, In the evening go for a game drive with a chance to see Elephants Lions Buffaloes etc later return for dinner and overnight stay
Budget – Kazinga Channel View Resort / Tembo Safari Lodge
Mid-range – Bush Lodge / Baboon Safari Resort
Day 4: – Chimp track and travel back to Kigali :
Wake-up early morning have breakfast and head to Kalinzu Forest Reserve for an up to 4 hours chimpanzee trekking with a tracker and guide. The Forest Reserve is home to 6 groups of chimps, comprising over 300 individuals and tracking currently enjoys more than 80% success rate. Please bring suitable closed walking boots and long trousers! Afterwards transfer back to Kigali Airport with lunch en-routes to catch your evening departure flight back home.
Flights are on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. (timings vary depending on aircraft routing) enquiry page.
Prices are subject to change based upon accommodation availability, your tour alterations and other parameters until time of full and final confirmation.
QUICK TOUR DETAILS
- Airport transfer
- Transportation charges
- Gorilla tracking permit (600$ pp)
- Canoe ride
- Boat Cruise
- Chimpanzee tracking permit
- Park entry fee
- Guide fee
- Full board accommodation
- English speaking driver/guide
- All meals
- International / Domestic Flights
- Additional accommodation before or after the tour
- Personnel items ( souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fee)