Uganda Gorilla trekking and Wildlife

TOUR OVERVIEW

The 4-day Uganda Wildlife Gorilla Trekking Fly-in Safari not only will not only allow you more time to relax and enjoy the gentle giants of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park plus numerous wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park but will also give you an unmatched arial views of Western and Southwestern Uganda as you fly into either Kisoro or Kihihi or Mweya.

This particular Safari Tour highlights the exceptional Lion/Leopard Tracking in Queen Elizabeth National Park and the extraordinary Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park plus a special visit to the Source of River Nile with boundless views of the Magnificent Itanda Water Falls.

Country

Uganda

Duration

3 Days

Categories

Gorilla Trekking, Wildlife

GALLERY

TOUR DESTINATIONS

This National Park occupies an estimated 1,978 square kilometres (764 sq mi).[5] The park extends from Lake George in the north-east to Lake Edward in the south-west and includes the Kazinga Channel connecting the two lakes.[3]

Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for its wildlife, including African buffalo, Ugandan kob, hippopotamus, giant forest hog, warthog, Nile crocodile, African bush elephant, African leopard, lion, and chimpanzee. It is home to 95 mammal species and over 500 bird species. The area around Ishasha in Rukungiri District is famous for its tree-climbing lions, whose males sport black manes. Poachers killed six elephants in the park in 2015, triggering both anger and frustration within the Ugandan conservation community.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a large primeval forest located in south-western Uganda in the Kanungu District. The forest is on the edge of the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift, at elevations ranging from 1,160 to 2,607 metres (3,806 to 8,553 ft.).

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked.

Jinja is a town in southern Uganda, on the shore of Lake Victoria. The source of the Nile, at Coronation Park, is marked by a garden and a monument honoring British explorer John Hanning Speke. Owen Falls Dam and Bujagali Dam both span the Nile. Farther north on the river, Itanda Falls is known for its white-water rapids. East of Jinja, on Lake Victoria, Samuka Island is home to birdlife, including little egrets

SAFARI TOUR SUMMARY

Day 1:  Arrival at Entebbe Airport; thereafter check-in to your hotel for Dinner & overnight.

Day 2:

  • Pick up/then transfer to Entebbe Airport for your flight to Kasese/Mweya.
  • Transfer to the Park for Lion Tracking, and then Lunch.
  • After lunch, do a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel.
  • Later, transfer to your accommodation for dinner & overnight.

Day 3:

  • Early morning transfer to Briefing point; thereafter begin your gorilla trek.
  • After the activity, you will be transferred to the airstrip to catch your flight to Entebbe
  • Pick up/transfer on arrival to your hotel for Dinner & Overnight.

Day 4:

  • Early morning transfer to Jinja, Mabira Forest natures walks enroute.
  • Later after Lunch visit Itanda Water Falls, then return to Entebbe for your flight back to Mombasa

DETAILED ITINERARY

On this day, you will arrive at International Airport; here, you will be picked up and will be transferred to your accommodation for your dinner and Overnight.
Accommodation: Dillard Tours Serviced Apartments
Driving Time: Upto 20mins
Activities: N/A

Early morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Entebbe Airport for your domestic flight to Kasese, on arrival you will be received by your Local Ugandan guide.

You will then be transferred to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Katunguru Gate; here you will meet with the staff of the Park who will brief you about Lion/Leopard tracking program.
Depending on how long it takes and what you see, you will then head to Mweya Safari Lodge for your Lunch.

After Lunch you will be transferred to the shores of the famous Kazinga Channel; here you will do Boat Cruise on the Channel. Expect numerous wildlife including Elephants, Buffaloes, Hippos, different bird species etc.

After the Boat cruise, you will embark on a journey to your accommodation for your dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Ishasha Jungle Lodge
Driving Time: Upto 6hrs
Activities: Lion/Leopard tracking, Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel.

Early morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park; on arrival, you will be briefed about your Gorilla trekking activity.

Later after the briefing you will begin the Gorilla trekking activity; the might last you upto 6hrs.
After the trekking, you will be transferred to Kihihi Airstrip for your flight back to Entebbe; on arrival at the airport, you will be received by your chauffeur who will then transfer you to your accommodation for your dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Dillard Tours Serviced Apartments
Driving Time: Upto 4hrs Activities: Gorilla Trekking.

Early morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Jinja, Enroute you will stop over for 1.5hrs natures walk in one of the largest forests in Uganda, Mabira Forest.

After the walk, you will head for the source of the Nile in Jinja, here you will do a boat cruise on the Nile and get close to the formation of the Nile and thereafter return for Lunch.

After Lunch, you will drive to Itanda Waterfalls, and will return to embark on a journey back to Entebbe for your flight; crafts market visit will be enroute.

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