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8 Days/7 nights Uganda Gorilla Tracking Tour

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Tour Details

Fly in 3 days Uganda Gorilla Habituation Experience Tour

The Gorilla Habituation Experience Tour

Rates are per person and based on 2 people sharing 1 room

Solo Traveler can also book this trip

Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)

Overview

Our 3 day fly in gorilla habituation experience tour to Bwindi Impenetrable national park is meant for those that do not have many days in Uganda but want to spend more time with mountain gorillas. Our 3 day fly in gorilla habituation experience tour provides an opportunity for them to spend four hours with mountain gorillas all done in one day. Instead of driving 8-9 hours from Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable National park, our 3 day fly in gorilla habituation experience tour uses scheduled or charter flights to and from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Internal flights to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park take about one and half hours giving you time to relax at the lodge.

 

3 day Fly in Uganda Gorilla habituation experience tour Summary

  • Day one: Transfer to Entebbe Airport for your internal scheduled/charter flight to Kisoro Airstrip
  • Day Two: Gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Rushaga
  • Day Three: Transfer to Kisoro Airstrip for your return flight back to Entebbe Airport

Highlights

  • This tour starts and ends in Entebbe (Uganda)
  • You’ll visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Activities: gorilla habituation experience
  • Getting around: open-sided 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before the tour departs and on the last day can be arranged for extra cost

Things to note

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • This tour is guided by New normal Post covid lockdown Safari SOPs
  • Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Age Limit: 15 years and above

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival picked up from the airport (or hotel)

Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost

Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport for your 8 Days Gorilla Tracking Tour.

After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National Park through the small towns of Uganda. Make a stopover at the Equator crossing in Kayabwe for photograph and some informative talks and experiments. Enjoy an en route game drive as you drive to your lodgehotel for check in and lunch. After lunch you will take a boat on the lake in search of Hippos, Crocodiles and water birds among others.

 

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Lodge:

Drive time: 5-6 hours

DAY 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

After breakfast, enjoy an en route game drive through Lake Mburo National Park and then Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park located in South Western Uganda. This journey takes you through the green rolling hills of Uganda with banana and tea plantations which offer great scenic views. Lunch will be served en route and you will arrive in Bwindi in the evening.

 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Lodge:

Drive time: 6-7 hours.

 

DAY 3: Gorilla Tracking Day.

After an early morning breakfast, with your packed lunch, you will report to the Park Headquarters at about 7:45 am for registration and then you will join other trackers for a briefing about the Dos and the Don’ts during your Gorilla Tracking safari. Your guides will lead you through the thick creepers and undergrowth as you trek to find the Gorillas. This trek can take you half an hour to three quarters of the day. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The amount of time you take during the trek largely depends on the movement of the gorillas. But it is an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful yet endangered Creatures.

 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Lodge:

 

DAY 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

This morning you will depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. So, be prepared for some incredible scenery along the way. You will arrive in time for Lunch at the lodge and an afternoon game drive in the plains of Kasenyi in search for Savannah wildlife that may include herds of buffaloes, antelopes, elephants and if you are lucky, you will spot some wild cats such as lions and leopard.

 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Lodge:

Drive time: 4-5 hours.

 

DAY 5: Morning Game drive and afternoon boat on Kazinga Channel.

This morning you will head back to the plains of Kasenyi for a morning game drive to try to find what you could have missed seeing the previous day. Lunch will be served at the lodge. After lunch, you will head to the jetty along the Kazinga channel for the afternoon boat cruise. This cruise offers you beautiful chances of viewing animals like: hippos, elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles and some water birds which flop the channel to drink water.

 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Lodge:

 

DAY 6: Morning game drive and transfer to Kibale National Park

After an early breakfast, you will drive to the Northern bank of the Queen Elizabeth National Park (Kasenyi) area in search of some wild animals which include: Elephants, Buffalo, and some wild cats, different species of antelopes such water buck, Uganda kobs etc. as well as Savannah birds. After lunch you will drive to Kibale National Park arriving at your lodge in the evening.

 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.

Lodge:

Drive time: 3-4hours.

 

DAY 7: Chimp Tracking.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kibale National Park Headquarters located at Kanyanchu. Here, you will join other trekkers for briefing before you proceed into the forest for chimpanzee trekking. You will be led by a well-trained and experienced ranger/guide who will take you for a guided primate walk inside Kibale Forest National Park. This forest provides an opportunity to visit one of the habituated communities of chimpanzees. You are allowed to spend an hour with these Great Apes while observing their behaviour. You are allowed to take photographs. So make sure your cameras are nearby. Kibale National Park is also home to other 13 primate species which can also be spotted while trekking the Chimpanzees. Of course there are also numerous species of forest birds. In fact, this is another haven for bird lovers. After lunch, you will head to Bigodi wetland for a wetland walk with opportunities to see primates and several bird species. This walk will enable you appreciate the role of the of the local people around Bigodi in conserving the wetland. You can choose to support them through donation in kind. Please note that this is a voluntary act.

 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.

 

Lodge:

 

DAY 8: Departure

This morning, after breakfast you will be transferred to Kampala Entebbe International Airport for your next flight out.

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