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    $2201 p/p in USD
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All Gorilla Trips

  • Rwanda
  • Uganda
Destinations

Destinations

Uganda,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

The gorilla safari takes you to Uganda’s misty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to more than half the population of the world’s remaining 1,004 mountain gorillas, while on the wildlife safari head to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s second largest national park where leopards and other animals roam the Mweya Peninsula. Enjoy a Kazinga Channel boat cruise when you will see plenty of hippos and crocodiles as well as a safari walk in Lake Mburo National Park.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Chimpanzee Safari, Gorilla Safari, Guided Safari, Trekking Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Bwindi Impenetrable NP, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, Zebra, Hyena, Antelope, Hartebeest, Sitatunga, Red-tailed Monkey, L'Hoest Monkey, Black-faced Vervet Monkey, Patas Monkey, Forest Pig, Ugandan Kob, Hippo, Crocodile, Duiker, Bush Buck, Jackal, Oribi, Black & White Colobus, Giraffe, Topi, Waterbuck, Warthog, Olive Baboon
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Walking Safari, Trekking, Boat Cruise, Village Visit, Birding, Cultural Experience
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Entebbe
  • Minimum age:
    15 years

Price Per Person – USD

Prices are per person sharing

  • 1 person – from USD 3,270
  • 2 persons – from USD 2,201
  • 3 persons – from USD 1,935
  • 4 persons – from USD 1,802
  • 5 persons – from USD 1,722
  • 6 persons – from USD 1,669


Single room supplement USD 298

What's Included

  • Full board accommodation
  • Full-time English speaking professional driver/guide
  • Transport 4×4 safari van and fuel
  • Airport transfer if departing on last day of safari
  • All safari activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Batwa community visit
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge
  • Walking safari & boat trip in Lake Mburo
  • Park entrance fees
  • Bottled water & hand sanitizer in the vehicle

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas (Uganda @ $50, East Africa @ $100 to be applied & paid for online)
  • Beverages/ drinks
  • Gorilla permits @ USD 700
  • Porters during the gorilla trek
  • Laundry services
  • Vaccinations / PCR Test
  • Insurances
  • Tips and gratuities

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘All Gorilla Trips
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • All Gorilla Trips‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

It’s a very early start for the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, situated in southwestern Uganda close to the Great Rift Valley. The journey is amazing since you will see several features as you drive through the countryside. Your vehicle will stop whenever you see something worth capturing on camera. Have your lunch in Mbarara and when you reach Bwindi, check-in to your accommodation.

Overnight: Engagi Lodge
Meal Plan: Lunch and dinner

Wake up very early for breakfast and continue to the park Headquarters to be oriented and meet your Ranger Guide. There you will be separated into groups of 8 based on the gorilla family you are tracking. Bwindi has nine habituated gorilla groups today: Kahungye, Rushegura, Nkuringo, Kyaguriro, Mubare, Oruzogo, Bitukura, Habinyanja and Nshongi. Mountain gorilla tracking can take a few hours if not a whole day. Wherever you go, you will have a wonderful time with the gorillas. The trek is really a mysterious activity that will raise your hopes until you eventually meet the amazing mountain gorillas. It is fascinating observing them go about their routines, see the silverback play with the young ones, others resting and mothers feeding babies. You are allowed to take photos of them, however remember to keep the camera flash off.

Based on the time and your energy, you may continue for a village walk to interact with the Batwa people afterwards. These African pygmies live and survive in Bwindi forest. You will also visit the women’s handicraft shop, the traditional healer, a community school as well as observe the preparation of the local brew. If time allows, you will listen to their traditional stories and be entertained with cultural dance and songs as a gesture of thanking you for your visit. This will finally end this adventurous day within Bwindi. Head back to your lodge for your dinner and a good night’s rest.

Overnight: Engagi Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

After your breakfast, you will drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This journey is very scenic through beautiful countryside. Enjoy a game drive in the Ishasha area of the park in search of the famous tree climbing lions. You will reach your accommodation in the afternoon, check in and have lunch. In the late afternoon you will go for a game drive in the shadows of the Mountain Rwenzori. You may see elephants, antelopes, leopards plus lions. Head back to the lodge to dine and rest.

Overnight: Mweya Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Early breakfast then drive to Kyambura Gorge to trek chimpanzees, along the way you will encounter several early risers in the park. You will go to the best tracking area and as you move you will see other primates plus bird species. If time allows, you may visit the Maramagamba Forest to see bat caves.

Following lunch, you will prepare for a boat trip on Kazinga Channel during which you will sight animals that you didn’t see on the game drives like large numbers of hippos playing in the river; giant crocodiles sun basking, elephants and buffalos drinking water near the shores, plus a profusion of bird species. Later in the evening after dinner, experience a nocturnal game drive, a fascinating encounter to see the animals move at night.

Overnight: Mweya Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

After an early breakfast you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park, an attractive park which is worth visiting, home to zebras plus other mammals. You will reach the park, check into our lodge and afterwards have lunch. Later in the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride on the lake. You will have an opportunity to see big numbers of hippos playing in the water, crocodiles, numerous elephants plus buffaloes, elands, zebras, impalas and antelopes enjoy the vegetation in addition to birds of all types as they sing up in the trees. These sightings will reward you with an opportunity to take photos of this beautiful countryside. Head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Mantana Tented Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

You will go an early morning safari walk with a park guide, returning to the camp for breakfast. Enjoy a final game drive as you depart Lake Mburo National Park observing various animals plus birds staying in the umbrella acacia trees. Stop over at the equator and the continue to Entebbe to connect with your international flight to your next destination.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

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