Gorilla in Bwindi seen on the tour
4 Great Days Gorilla Tracking and Wildlife Tour in Ugandafrom
The four-day gorilla tracking and Wildlife tour in Uganda will lead you to some of the popular national parks that are important for tourism activities. The tour will make you visit the Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park for gorilla tracking safaris and then queen Elizabeth national park for a boat cruise at Kazinga channel, chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge, or seeing the tree climbing lions which are found in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
About Gorilla Tracking And Wildlife In Uganda
Gorilla Tracking And Wildlife Tour In Uganda takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which is located in the southwestern part of Uganda in the basement of the Great East African rift valley. Bwindi is a habitat to more than half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas and over 400 gorillas stay in this forest. Most of the tourists have visited Uganda because of over 18 habituated gorilla families that are available in Bwindi for trekking. Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park is also home to over 324 tree species and over 200 species of butterflies with the forest inhabited by over 350 bird species. Gorilla tracking in Bwindi takes place in 4 sectors of Buhoma, Nkuringo, Rushaga, and Ruhija. Visitors who wish to be part of this gorilla tracking and wildlife tour in Uganda will encounter 12o mammal species found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park of which are mammals such as chimpanzees, baboons, monkeys, and forest elephants, and will have to get a valid gorilla permit. The gorilla trekking permit costs $700 per person per trek.
After gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi impenetrable Forest National Park, visitors will easily switch to Queen Elizabeth National park for wildlife safaris especially spotting tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector. It will only take 2 to 3 hours to drive from Bwindi to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Queen Elizabeth National Park is found still in western Uganda and it borders Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The park is home to over 95 species of mammals, 10 species of primates, and over 500 species of birds, and it’s famous for the amazing tree-climbing lions, boat cruise, and game viewing. Visitors can take part in morning and evening game drives which are conducted in Mweya peninsular, Ishasha, Kasenji plains, Katwe among others as you spot different animals such as tree-climbing lions, buffaloes, elephants, and antelopes in addition to several species of birds. Enjoy the interesting views on the Kazinga channel as you take the morning and the afternoon boat cruise.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Medium Group
The 4 days Uganda Gorilla trekking and wildlife safari will start in Kampala city and end still in Kampala/Entebbe. You will visit some of the most famous National Parks in Uganda such as Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is located in Southwestern Uganda and covers an area of 331 sq km, it is home to 12 Gorilla families, 348 bird species, 163 tree species, 120 mammals, 220 butterfly species, 27 chameleon species, and 1000 flowering plants among others. Also, different other primates are found here such as the white and black colobus monkeys and Chimpanzees. Queen Elizabeth National Park, this park is located 376 km away from Kampala covering an area of 1, 978 sq km. It is home to over 95 species of mammals, 10 species of primates, and over 500 species of birds, and it’s famous for its amazing boat cruise and game viewing.
When to Travel
Visitors to the Gorilla Trekking And Wildlife Tour In Uganda are free to enjoy and book the gorilla trekking and wildlife experience safaris any time of the year since all the services are available for you to enjoy this safari. Gorilla trekking and wildlife safari tours in Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth national park respectively are best done during the dry season which comes in June, July, August, September, December, January, and February.
At all in Africa safaris, we offer the best combination of gorilla trekking safaris to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park combined with wildlife safaris in Queen Elizabeth national park for your best experience. You can access these parks by either flying from Entebbe or Kajjansi to Kihihi, Kisoro, Kasese, or Mweya airstrip or by road to drive from Entebbe to Bwindi and then to Queen Elizabeth National Park then back to Kampala.
- Transport in 4WD vehicle
- Gorilla permits
- A professional guide/driver
- Bottled water
- Accommodation(Full Board)
- Touring(all activities in the itinerary) and Photography
- Visas and International flights
- Accommodation fees in Kampala Hotels
- Personal expenses such as laundry services, souvenirs bought on the way, beverages, tips given to staff, or any other extra activity that wasnt budget for in above the itinerary
Depart for Bwindi forest national park.
Early in the morning after your breakfast your driver/guide will meet you at your hotel, and he will take you through the details of your trip. Thereafter, proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is located in the southwestern part of Uganda for gorilla tracking. You will have a stopover at the equator to take photos and the other one in Mbarara to have your lunch. Along the way you will see a lot of sightings such as the beautiful scenery as you approach the park, this park is also endowed with a lot of plant and animals species like the mountain gorillas chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, forest elephants, birds, and waterfalls though Mountain gorillas are most popular.
Check-in at the lodge, unwind, have dinner and an Overnight.
Track Gorillas in the misty Bwindi forest
On this day you will need to be very early, by 6:00am you should be up, have breakfast, and pack your lunch. Drive ahead reaching the Park headquarters, where you will be briefed by the ranger guide concerning what to do and not to do while in the park. Thereafter proceed with the ranger to look out for the mountain gorillas, this involves hiking up and down rugged paths whereby you will need to be physically fit and also carry a walking stick. Also you can use the local porters to carry your luggage. When you meet these gentle giants follow what your ranger guide tells you especially standing 6 meters away from them as you watch the mothers feed the young ones, the juveniles playing and the silver backs guarding the territory. How long this search will take is based on where the gorillas are located and feeding from so it can take 2-8 hours. Also don’t forget to carry enough water, a rain coat, sturdy shoes, long sleeved trousers, and snacks.
Return back to your lodge after trekking. In the afternoon you may choose to relax at the lodge or go for a walk through the Batwa community/homesteads, see how they live and enjoy their cultural performances through dance and drama.
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park via Ishasha
After your early breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park passing through the Ishasha sector which is the southern sector of the park. Along the way you will have sights of different animal species including; the birds, bushbucks, elephants, gazelles, buffaloes, monkeys, and kobs, but the tree climbing lions are most common. On your arrival, check in at the lodge and enjoy your lunch, as you prepare to engage in a launch/boat cruise on Kazinga channel in the afternoon. This boat trip takes 2 hours and will give you an opportunity to watch different water animals closer, some of the animal species include; hippos, crocodiles, elephants and buffaloes along the banks. Also birds like the Saddle billed stork, African fish eagle, pink backed pelicans, Pied and malachite kingfisher, African Skimmer and the shoebill thats if you are lucky.
Return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight.
Morning Game drive/Chimpanzee tracking and Depart to Kampala
Take your breakfast in the morning. This day being your last, you may opt for a morning game drive in the Kasenyi trail where you will have chance to see animals such as the lions, warthogs, elephants, topis, buffaloes among others, also during this morning you will observe a number of different bird species or choose to visit the Kyambura gorge for chimpanzee tracking. Thereafter, start off your journey to Kampala, you will stopover in Mbarara for Lunch. After lunch, proceed to Kampala whereby you will reach in the afternoon.