7 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA SAFARI.
Kibale National Park is a national park in southern Uganda, protecting moist evergreen rain forest. It is 766 square kilometers in size and is located between 1,100 metres to 1,600 metres in elevation.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is in southwest Uganda. Leopards roam the Mweya Peninsula, which lies beside Lake Edward. Nearby Lake Katwe is a huge volcanic explosion crater. Boats on the Kazinga Channel float past hippos and Nile crocodiles.
The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a biodiverse, mountainous area in southwest Uganda. It’s home to many of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, who feed on roots, leaves and fruits from the park’s many tree and fern species. Restricted numbers of viewing permits help protect the endangered gorilla families.
Full trip details;
Day 1: Arrival and hotel transfer.
On arrival, you will be met and received by your driver guide from Asyanut safaris, who will then brief you as he transfers you to your hotel for overnight at Lake Victoria Serena Hotel. (BB).
Day 2: Kampala – Kibale Forest National Park.
Early morning departure from your hotel/Accommodation to go to Kibale Forest National park via Fort Portal the land of the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, along the way you will see numerous things and see the changing landscape including the teas estates of the Kabarole. You will have your Lunch served in Fort Portal, after lunch transfer to Amabeere ga nyina mwiru and then continue to your accommodation. Dinner and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge (FB)
Day 3: Kibale Forest National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred just a few meters to the chimpanzee tracking information office for a pre-briefing by your ranger guides who will then lead you into the rain forest tracking these primates (Chimpanzees). These primates are very mobile and viewing them is unpredictable
but a forest walk is an enriching activity that starts at 8.00 am taking about 4 hours. This forest is home to a large number of chimpanzees and other primates including L’hoestes, Red-colobuses, Blues, Red-tailed, grey cheeked mangabeys, birds, and butterflies. The guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates but also on all the forest’s fauna and flora.
You will have your lunch and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range most of the journey. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari Lodge
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After an early morning warm up tea or coffee, you will head for a game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens Mile in search of animals like: lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mangoose, waterbucks, kobs and, if you’re lucky the leopard and about 606 bird species recorded here. After lunch, transfer to enjoy a unique two hours boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This launch cruise gives you a great opportunity for photography, bird watching and game viewing at close range. Return for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight at Park view Safari Lodge. (FB)
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi National Park.
After your breakfast, you will transfer for a game drive to the Ishasha sector in search of the rare tree climbing lions (however, this will depend on the road condition to Ishasha at the time of visit otherwise you may go via Ishaka) proceeding to Bwindi impenetrable gorilla forest national park. Dinner and overnight at Ruhija gorilla lodge, Bwindi – (FB).
Day 6: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi.
After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the gorilla tracking information office for a pre-briefing by the ranger guides who will then lead you into the forest trekking this great relatives of ours (Gorillas). The rainforest is dense and is crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, the thrill of spending time and observing the gorillas is a memorable one. Gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact with each other. After this day’s gorgeous adventure, you will return to your lodge for lunch (if not parked) and if time allows, transfer for a short community/nature walk to see this local people’s way of life and cultures or just relax at your lodge, dinner and overnight at Ruhija gorilla lodge, Bwindi – (FB).
Day 7: Bwindi National Park – Kampala.
After your relaxed breakfast, depart Bwindi national park back to Kampala via the Equator with an opportunity to perform a simple experiment and experience a tropical balance here before proceeding to arrive in Kampala and then to the airport in Entebbe for your flight out.
PRICE PER PERSON, BASED ON DOUBLE FULL BOARD AND PRIVATE 4X4 SAFARI VEHICLE EXCLUSIVE GORILLA PERMITS $600 AND CHIMP PERMITS $150 PER PERSON.
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Included in the price:
- Pick up and drop off in Kampala
- Ground transport in a private 4WD safari vehicle
- English or speaking driver/guide
- Accommodation as described in the itinerary, based on a double room sharing
- Meals as described in the itinerary (Bed & Breakfast in Kampala and Full Board in the national parks)
- Bottled mineral water in the car
- Entrance and ranger fees for the national parks
- Activities mentioned in the program EXCEPT optional activities.
- International flight
- Visa (USD $50)
- Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
- Items of personal nature
- Laundry service
- Optional activities
- Gorilla Permit (600 USD PER PERSON)
- Chimps (150 USD per person).
Prices are subject to change. Availability of accommodations and activities is not guaranteed; reservations will be made after receiving confirmation of the final itinerary and the requested deposit. Should any of the included accommodations not be available, we reserve the right to substitute it with an alternative suitable accommodation, which might affect the final quoted price. The estimated travelling hours are based on the actual hours of driving, stops for lunch or photos not included. Gorilla Permits are not guaranteed!! The permits can only be purchased once we have received your 100% payment for the Gorilla Permits. We will let you know as soon as you have decided to tour with us, if the permits are available on your day of request. Please know that the permits are very rare and booking upfront is really necessary. Please consult our webpage www.asyanuttours-safaris.com for the Terms & Conditions.