This Uganda Gorilla Safari
takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for mountain
gorilla tracking. Bwindi National Park is located in the
South Western Uganda on the edge of the western rift valley.
The park is home to over 350 endangered Mountain Gorillas
which are quite possibly the most awe-inspiring animals
to be found in Africa. There are also 346 species of birds
and over 200 species of butterflies. Gorilla trekking is
the major tourist activity in Bwindi with four groups currently
available daily to tourists interested in mountain gorilla
tracking. The tour groups include Mubare gorilla group (10
gorillas; 1 silverback gorilla) which was opened for tourism
in 1993, Habinyanja gorilla group (18 gorillas, 2 silver
back gorillas) was ready in July 1998. Rusheguru group (10
members, 1silver back gorilla) was opened in July 2002 while
Nkuringo gorilla group (19 gorillas, 2 silver back gorillas)
was opened for tourism in April 2004. Gorilla racking in
Bwindi can be challenging therefore ensure physical fitness.
It starts at 8:30a.m. local time and can last from a few
hours to day depending on the movement of these giant apes.
GORILLA SAFARI ITINERARY
Day 1: Kampala
- Queen Elizabeth Safari Park
You will depart from Kampala at 8:00am and head towards
western Uganda for Queen Elizabeth national park located
in the foothills of the Mountains of the moon, one of the
great mountain ranges of the world in Western Uganda. As
you continue to the park you may see different animals and
birds given that the park has got about 100 mammal species
and a remarkable 606 bird species. Dinner and Overnight
at Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana Lodge
Day 2: Chimpanzee
Safari in Kyambura Gorge
Take an early excursion to Kyambura gorge to track the fast
moving and elusive chimpanzees. Though seeing these mobile
chimpanzees is un predictable the walk is wonderful given
the different features of the forest. Alternatively visit
the Maramagambo Forest where you will see the bat cave,
the blue lake and several primates. In the afternoon take
a launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel. Kazinga. The channel
is blessed with many hippos, solitary buffaloes, and a vast
array of birds. Evening game drive in the park. Dinner and
Overnight at Mweya safari Lodge /Jacana Lodge.
Day 3: Queen
Elizabeth - Bwindi Gorilla Forest
Early Start for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, passing either
via Ishasha, well known for the tree climbing lion, or through
an alternative route passing through cultivated expanses.
After lunch, go for a nature walk or a community visit.
Overnight at Lake Kitandara luxury tents/ Buhoma Community
Day 4: Gorilla
Tracking in Bwindi Forest
Wake up early in the morning and have an early breakfast,
then proceed to the park headquarters for briefing by the
guides. You will then set off for your Gorilla tracking
activity in the forests of Bwindi. Gorilla tracking can
be strenuous, you will need to carry packed lunch, drinking
water, wear comfortable boots or jungle shoes suitable for
steep muddy slopes, put on ear plugs for those who feel
uncomfortable with jungle sounds and take a rain jacket.
Walking sticks will be made available for those that require
one by the park rangers. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kitandara
luxury camp/Buhoma community bandas.
DAY 5. Drive
Back to Kampala
End of gorilla safari
This is the last day of this Uganda Gorilla Safari. After
an early breakfast at the safari lodge, depart for Kampala.
Lunch enroute. Reaching Kampala by evening , our safari
guide will drop your favourite safari lodge with in Kampala
UGANDA GORILLA SAFARI PACKAGES
3 days gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla
Forest National Park.
Gorilla Tour :
4 days Uganda Gorilla Safari taking you to lake Mburo National
park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park for a
game viewing safari and Gorilla Trekking safari expedition.
the tour will engage you in several other safari activities
which include nature walks, primates viewing tours, boat
rides on Lake Mburo, local community tours, foot safaris
5 day Uganda Gorilla Safari to Lake Mburo National Park
and Bwindi Gorilla Forest Park. Thiis safarfi will involve
you in mountain gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest, Wildlife
Safari in Lake Mburo National Park, nature walks, local
community tours etc.
Gorilla Tour :
7 day Uganda Gorilla Safari to Bwindi Gorilla Forest National
park, Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth National Park for gorilla
tracking, wildlife safari and game viewing tour. Other safari
activities include chimpanzee tracking in the Kyambura gorge,
boat trips on the Kazinga Channel, guided nature walks and
foot safaris among others.
9 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari in Bwindi, Wildlife Tours /
game viewing safari in Queen Elizabeth, and chimpanzee tracking
in Kibale Forest. Other safari activities include bird watching
tours, nature guided walks, launch trips and wildlife tours
in Murchison Falls National Park.