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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

This 4-day Uganda safari package puts together two wonderful Uganda destinations; Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda. Your adventure begins from Kampala traveling southwest to Kasese, via the town of Fort Portal. We stop for lunch in Kasese admiring the beautiful slopes of Mount Rwenzori.

After lunch, we continue our journey through the scenic landscapes of Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s premier game viewing destination is located approximately 400 km (250 miles) by road. In the evening we embark on a two-hour boat trip on the Kazinga Channel, getting up close to hippos, buffalos, and other wildlife.

The boat trip offers excellent bird-watching opportunities, as well as the chance to see Elephants, Warthogs, Hippos, Crocodiles, Buffalo, and plenty of Antelope species. The banks of the channel are home to a rich variety of birds, including Pink-backed Pelicans, Pied and Malachite Kingfishers, and Saddle-billed Stork.  Tonight we enjoy dinner and overnight at our accommodation in or near Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day two begins with a morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth Park, exploring the northeastern area along Kasenyi Plains (also known as Mweya), near Lake George, and the Queens Mile. Wildlife sightings include the Uganda Kob antelope, elephants, lions, buffalo, waterbuck, warthogs, and various other antelope and bird species.

Next, our journey takes us along the impressive craters of the western Rift Valley escarpment and the Ishasha section of Queen Elizabeth National Park. We take a game drive en route, looking out for wildlife, especially the tree-climbing lions found in this southern part of the game park.

After this rewarding game drive, we travel south to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, arriving in the evening. Bwindi National Park is home to the endangered African Mountain Gorillas, along with a rich diversity of wild animals, insects, and plants. Inhabitants include various other primate species, such as the blue and red-tailed monkeys. We enjoy dinner at our accommodation in Bwindi Forest or nearby.

On day three we set off on the once-in-a-lifetime experience of trekking mountain gorillas in the wild. The day starts with an early morning breakfast, before meeting up with our guide from the Uganda Wildlife Authority, for a briefing on the gorilla trekking excursion.

We then head off into the dense vegetation of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, best known for endangered gorilla trekking, considered the highlight of visiting Uganda and for many the high point of their travels in Africa.

This gorilla walk can take up to six hours, so a reasonable degree of fitness and a sturdy pair of walking shoes are required. The thrill of encountering these gentle primates in the wild is well worth the sometimes challenging trek through the thick undergrowth. Once we find the African Mountain Gorillas we spend some time watching them feed and interact with each other.

In the afternoon we explore a local community on foot, to gain insight into the ways of the Ugandan people living near Bwindi Park. See what rural life is like in this part of Africa, meet the locals and support the Buhoma community in the process.

On day four, we enjoy an early breakfast and then return to Kampala, visiting Igongo Cultural Village en route. Here we learn about the Bahima and Ankole cultures of Uganda, getting a glimpse into the history of these interesting people. Along the way we cross the equator, stopping to take photographs and to have lunch.

We arrive back in Kampala and Entebbe, bringing this Gorilla trekking & Uganda wildlife safari to a close.

Safari Itinerary in Summary

Day 1: Kampala – Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Game drive + Launch Cruise
Day 2: Game Drive through Ishasha in  Queen Elizabeth Park – Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest
Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable forest Gorilla tracking & Cultural Entertainment
Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable forest – Drive to Kampala

Safari Itinerary in Detail

Day 1: Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park – Uganda

At the start of this Gorilla Trekking & Uganda Wildlife Safari, our guide collects you from your pre-tour accommodation in Kampala at 7:30 am. Leaving Kampala, the capital of Uganda, you travel west to Kasese, via the town of Fort Portal. We stop for lunch in Kasese admiring the beautiful slopes of Mount Rwenzori. After lunch, we continue our journey through the scenic landscapes of Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

In the evening we embark on a two-hour boat trip on the Kazinga Channel, getting up close to Hippos, Buffalos, and other wildlife. The boat trip offers excellent bird-watching opportunities, as well as the chance to see elephants, warthogs, and Kob antelopes. The banks of the channel are home to a rich variety of birds, including Pink-backed Pelicans, Pied and Malachite Kingfishers, and Saddle-billed Stork.

The Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular protected area and covers about 1978 km². The park is scenically located on the rift valley floor between Lake Edward and Lake George flanked by towering mountains in the distance.

The game park incorporates scenic hills and lakes and consists mostly of euphorbia tree-studded savannahs or grasslands. The varied habitats within Queen Elizabeth National Park host 95 mammals and 612 bird species.

Tonight we enjoy dinner and an overnight stay close to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Accommodation Options:

Budget Accommodation: Enganzi Lodge
Mid-range Accommodation: Kyambura Game Lodge
Luxury Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge & Katara Lodge

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 2: Queen Elizabeth to Bwindi Forest Park

After coffee we set off on an early morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth Park, exploring the northeastern area along Kasenyi Plains (also known as Mweya), near Lake George, and the Queens Mile. Wildlife sightings include the Uganda Kob Antelope, Elephants, Lions, Buffalo, Waterbuck, Warthogs, and various other antelope and bird species.

Next, our journey takes us along the impressive craters of the western Rift Valley escarpment and the Ishasha section of Queen Elizabeth National Park. We take a game drive en-route, looking out for wildlife, especially the tree-climbing lions found in this southern part of the game park.

After this rewarding game drive, we travel south to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, arriving in the evening. Bwindi National Park is home to the endangered African Mountain Gorillas, along with a rich diversity of wild animals, insects, and plants. Inhabitants include various other primate species, such as the blue and red-tailed monkeys.

We enjoy dinner at our accommodation in the forested hills of Bugambira, near Bwindi Forest in the Kisoro District.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury Accommodation: Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
Mid-range Accommodation: Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Wagtail Eco Lodge or Buhoma Community Bandas

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 3: Bwindi Forest National Park Gorilla Trekking

Today we set off on the once-in-a-lifetime experience of trekking mountain gorillas in the wild. The day starts with an early morning breakfast, before meeting up with our guide from the Uganda Wildlife Authority, for a briefing on the gorilla trekking excursion.

We then head off into the dense vegetation of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, best known for endangered gorilla trekking, considered the highlight of visiting Uganda and for many the high point of their travels in Africa.

This gorilla walk can take up to six hours, so a reasonable degree of fitness and a sturdy pair of walking shoes are required. The thrill of encountering these gentle primates in the wild is well worth the sometimes challenging trek through the thick undergrowth.

The adventure trek through the jungle takes us in search of a family group of gorillas. Once we find the African Mountain Gorillas we spend some time watching them feed and interact with each other. We get to hear the gorillas communicating with one another and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant adult male gorillas, called Silverbacks.

Encountering these giant apes is one of Africa’s most poignant wildlife experiences. Each gorilla encounter is unique, offering its own rewards. We generally get up close to the adult gorillas to watch them feeding, grooming, and resting, as well as witness the young gorillas at play.

In the afternoon we explore a local community on foot, to gain insight into the ways of the Ugandan people living near Bwindi Park. See what rural life is like in this part of Africa, meet the locals and support the Buhoma community in the process. After our walk in Buhoma village, we have a drink together, recounting our unforgettable adventures with the African Mountain Gorillas.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury Accommodation: Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
Mid-range Accommodation: Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Wagtail Eco Lodge or Buhoma Community Bandas

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to Kampala & Entebbe

We enjoy an early breakfast on day four and then return to Kampala, visiting Igongo Cultural Village en route. Here we learn about the Bahima and Ankole cultures of Uganda, getting a glimpse into the history of these interesting people.

Along the way we cross the equator, stopping to take photographs and to have lunch. We arrive back in Kampala and Entebbe, bringing this Gorilla Trekking & Uganda Wildlife Safari to a close. Airport drop-off can be arranged free of charge if you are flying out on the last day of the safari.

Meal Plan: {Breakfast & Lunch}

4 Days Queen Elizabeth Bwindi Forests Gorilla Trekking Safari Prices

4 Days Queen Elizabeth Bwindi Forests Gorilla Trekking Safari Prices Include:

Gorilla permit + Park Ranger Fees + Park Entrance Fees + Relevant Government taxes + Services of an English-speaking Driver/ Guide + Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park + A two-hour launch cruise along Kazinga Channel + Round trip ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle from Kampala + Airport transfer as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends & Full Board Accommodation (3 nights) and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary

Dates From

Dates To Adult Rate Per Person Child Aged 15 Years & Above

1st January 2023

31st December 2023 Request for Rates Request for Rates

Notes

Essential Things to Bring along on the safari include:
* Sunglasses to protect against direct sun rays
* A-Zoom lens Camera for photographs
* A flashlight is essential for safety purposes
* Rain jacket is essential as it could unpredictably rain
* Light clothes as the sun does shine pretty bright in this part
* A good insect repellant to keep those persistent insects away


4 Days Queen Elizabeth Bwindi Forests Gorilla Trekking Safari Prices Exclude:

* Airfares
* Visa Fees
* Personal Insurance
* Accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities
* Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes

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