Uganda Luxury Gorilla Safari Africaoffered by supplier M19846 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 9 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1970 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 5890 US Dollar (USD)
Day 1: A guide from our company will pick you up from your hotel in Kampala. We then drive to Lake Mburo National Park with a stop over at Mpambire to watch drums being made using old methods passed down through generations. We also stop over at the Equator en-route for photographs. Proceed through the park via the Nshara gate.In the afternoon we go for a boat ride on Lake mburo. The lake is rich with a diversity of animal and plant species which are only clearly viewed while on a boat-crocodiles, hippopotamus and birds like pelicans, black crake, Heron. The boat cruise takes 2 hours maximum. Dinner and overnight at Mantana Luxury tented Camp/ Mihingo Lodge/ Rwonyo Camp.
Day 2: To Bwindi National park. After breakfast we go for a a game drive along the lakeside track, which will enable you see water plants and animals. The Kigambira loop will offer an opportunity of going through the wooded wilderness with scattered thicket-while here look out for, Zebras, Elands, Topis, bush-bucks and bush duikers. The Kazuma track which passes in the course of wooded grassland-black-bellied bustards often guard the area. This track takes us to Kazuma hill-in order to feel a real exposure to Lake Mburo National Park. This will enable you see all five lakes within the park and rolling hills. Transfer to Bwindi national park. leave South Westwards.
This drive takes you through the beautiful sceneries of the Western part of Uganda which is sometimes known as the Switzerland of Uganda. Have lunch en route and then proceed to the park passing through the gorgeous undulating landscapes of the Switzerland of Uganda! We then continue for the last part. On the last hill of the landscape is the vast plane of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo the Virunga volcanoes dominate the view. In the North is the Northern sect of Bwindi national park and in the south is Mgahinga and the Southern part of Bwindi. The drive might be long but is rewarding with beautiful sceneries and artistic African exquisiteness.
Dinner and Over night at Gorilla resort camp/ Buhoma Community bandas if you are tracking gorillas in the Northern part of Bwindi or Nkuringo safari Lodge/ Travelers rest Hotel if you are tracking gorillas in the southern Sector of Bwindi which is Nkuringo family. Travelers Rest Hotel is set out side Kisoro and it a lovely stay for the tourists, who come to see the endangered mountain gorilla. The hotel, built in a rather colonial style, and utterly refurbished in 1999. Because of its comfortable quality, Dianne Fossey a writer on Gorillas remarked that it was her second home when she was doing research about gorillas.
Day 3: Gorilla Tracking. Well prepared with you packed lunch, cameras, water, rain jackets, long pair of trouser and hiking boots and other gear, you will assemble for briefing from the rangers about gorilla tracking the great adventure and experience! The time taken to encounter these peaceful primates is impulsive for it may take1-10 hours. Nevertheless, on encounter, one may be forced to say, it is stunning! After the adventure a certificate awaits the successful tracker. The day is not easy at times but appealing. Return to your lodge for dinner and over night.
Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth. Take breakfast and then drive through the Ishasha sector and then short game drive en route to encounter the tree climbing lions you will reach the park in the afternoon. Have lunch and take a game drive through the crater lakes region. Dinner and overnight at Lux Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana safari Lodge.
Day 5: Game drive/ Boat ride Kazinga channel. Go for an early morning game drive in the Park. In the afternoon you will have lunch in then go for a boat ride on the Kazinga channel to view water game. Dinner and overnight at Lux Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana safari Lodge.
Day 6: Transfer to Fortportal. After chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge, you will be picked up and transferred to Fort portal for dinner and over night at Luxurious Mountains of the moon
Mid range Rwenzori View Guest House.
Day 7: Transfer to Murchison Falls NP/ Visit the top of the falls.
Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park, where you will drive almost to reach the park in the afternoon. You will drive direct to the top of the falls to view how the calm Nile is transformed into a thunderous roar of white foam fall about 50 meters deep. You will then transfer to you lodge.
Day 8: Game drive/ Boat ride on Victoria Nile. Early morning you will go for a game drive in the park to catch up with the early risers and predators returning to their hide out. After the game drive you will return to the Lodge to have lunch and then in the afternoon go for a boat ride on the Victoria Nile that will take you to the bottom of the Falls.
Day 9: Drive back to Kampala. After an early morning breakfast, you will go for a forest walk in Kaniyo Pabidi in search for Chimpanzees then after transfer to Kampala or Entebbe for your next flight back home.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- Cost of the gorilla trek and permit
- Chimpanzee trekking
- A Gorilla permit
- All accommodation
- All ground transportation in private 4 x 4 Safari Land Cruiser
- Full- time experienced safari guide (English speaking) and his associated expenses
- All meals (except where BB and HB is denoted)
- Bottle mineral Water
- Fees in National Parks for rangers, park entrances and activities as indicated in the itinerary.
- International flights
- Any items of personal nature i.e. drinks, laundry, telephone
- Souvenirs, porters at the gorilla trek
- Travel/ medical insurance
- Gratuities for Guide/driver/ hotel staff
- Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
- Visa fees
- Vehicle/ driver guide
Note: A 4x4 safari Land Cruiser/ mini bus with a pop up roof and safari guide will be at your exclusive use throughout the safari which provides you with great flexibility. Your guide will accompany you throughout your safari, assist you with.
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