5 Days Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla Trek Safari
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This 5-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. 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 havin an experience of a life time watching at close range these majestic apes as they feed, play and relax.Before crossing to Queen Elizabeth National Park for great game viewing experience.
Full Safari Itinerary
Day 1: – Travel to Bwindi from Kigali:
You will be picked after break-fast from Kigali anddrive to Rwanda Uganda border clear and cross then proceed Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the south western part of the country, arriving in the afternoon have you’ at Broadbill rest and in evening go for Batwa cultural experience you will go through their villages to have an experience of how they go about their daily routine activities and be amazed by the way they skillfully cultivate the hill sides and how they care for their animals (cows) that are a prime source of pride. Dinner and overnight will be at Broadbill Forest Camp.
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 through 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 bilharzias free. You will take a canoe ride on this lake and hike to different view-points before returning for Dinner and overnight will be at Birdnest/Bunyonyi 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, later go for an evening game drive with a chance to see Elephants Lions leopards etc return for dinner and overnight Bush Lodge.
Day 4: – Game drive and Boat cruise :
Wake-up early morning have breakfast go for the game drive of where you will see so many animals like lions, leopards, giant forest hog, buffalo, elephants, deffasa, water buck, topi, Uganda kobs are so many and bush buck it takes 3/4hours later return at your hotel for lunch relax and 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. For dinner and overnight returnBush Lodge.
Day 5: – Travel back to Kigali :
In the morning after breakfast drive to Kigali 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 transfers
- Car hire services and fuel
- Drivers allowance
- Park fees
- Gorilla trekking
- Lunch en-route
- General walk/hiking trails
- Game drive
- Boat cruise