4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Experience

Overview

The 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari is a blend of wildlife and gorilla experience.

It features the most popular Uganda Safari destination of Queen Elizabeth National Park with its counts of wild game including the lions both land-dwelling and tree climbing, African elephants, and the Cape Buffaloes.

Other animals include; the Uganda Kobs, waterbucks, spotted hyena, leopards, side stripped jackals, the aquatics of Kazinga Channel where one of the world’s biggest concentrations of Hippos occur, and the Nile Crocodile which is the second largest reptile in the world scale.

The Safari also features Mountain gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park a habitat with a minimum of 400 mountain gorillas which is close to half of the 880 numbers that are known to thrive in the world.

The magical hills offer impressive scenery and a sightseeing experience. The recreation encounter on Lake Bunyonyi known as the Lake of a thousand Islands because of its 29 Islands presents moments of rejuvenation following a day-long gorilla trekking experience.

4 Days

Min Pax: 2

1580 PP

Bwindi

Affordable

Gorilla Trekking

4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari

Highlights

  • Welcome to Uganda
  • The Serene beauty of Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Exciting launch cruise at Kazinga channel
  • Magical game drive for the big4/ tree-climbing lions
  • Lifetime Gorilla trekking experience
  • Chill and relax with breathtaking views of Lake Bunyonyi
  • Transfer back to Kampala

Trip Summary

Day destinationHours  Kilometers
1Arrival, Pick up & transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP6-7h392.2km
2Morning game drive & transfer to Bwindi4-6160
3Ultimate gorilla trekking & lake Bunyonyi Relaxation3-4h40
4Transfer back to Entebbe8-9522.2Km

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

The Uganda gorilla trek and Wildlife safari starts early at 6:30 am from your place of residence after breakfast, with the safari guide picking you up to head to Queen Elizabeth National Park, 417km about 7 7-hour drive in the southwest of Uganda. You will have a stopover at the Equator in Kayabwe, get to know interesting facts about the 0line, take photos to create memories that last a lifetime, and proceed to the Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in time for lunch.

Uganda equator experience

Depending on the arrival time, You will go for the launch cruise on the amazing Kazinga channel, expect to see herds of buffaloes, hippos, elephants, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species especially the kingfishers, cormorants, egrets, and other. You retreat from the boat cruise and do an evening game drive along the Channel track to explore wild games in their evening moments.

Uganda wildlife viewing

Continue to the lodge overnight.

Accommodation

Budget: Pumba safari Lodge/Forest hog safari lodge

Mid range: Ihamba safari Lodge/ Buffalo safari lodge

Luxury: Ishasha wilderness lodge/ Kyambura gorge

Day 2:  Short game drive before proceeding to Bwindi

The day starts with breakfast, then embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi track and Queen’s mile in the park. Expect to see cape Buffaloes, Elephants Topi, Kobs, Warthogs, Waterbucks, hyenas, and Leopards, as well as lions, and lots of Birds.

After the game drive, embark on the trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Ishasha. Keep an eye out for a chance to spot the tree-climbing lions found in this section.

Queen Elizabeth National park tree climbing lions

Ishasha also supports Buffaloes, Elephants, Waterbucks, and Kobs which can be viewed en route to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation

Budget:Rafiki safari lodge/ Bwindi Forest lodge

Mid-range: Gorilla Valley lodge/ Gorilla Mist lodge

Luxury: Buhoma lodge/Mahogany springs

Day 3:  Go gorilla trekking in Bwindi and then relax at Lake Bunyonyi.

This is a special day to honor the magnificent mountain gorillas. Going gorilla trekking in the impenetrable forest of Bwindi is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you with lasting memories. You meet at the respective park headquarters at 8 a.m. for a briefing, and you are also assigned gorilla families to track. The interaction lasts 2 – 8 hours, depending on the gorilla’s movements, and you have one hour to interact directly with the gorillas.

Retire from the operation and travel to Lake Bunyonyi through the fascinating Kigezi Highlands, where locals use the terracing method to cultivate their slopes, resulting in an impressive scenic landscape. Take a relaxing boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi while taking in the sights and sounds of the area.

Accommodation

Budget: Eco-resort lodge or similar

Luxury/ mid-range: Bird Nest lodge/ Rock Resort Lodge

Day 4: Depart Bunyonyi for Kampala or Entebbe International Airport for your outbound flight.

You will have a leisurely breakfast before departing for Entebbe via Mbarara and stopping at Igongo Cultural Center for lunch (traditional dishes), but you will also have the option to visit the cultural museum here before continuing your journey to Kampala.

You should make an en-route stopover at the Equator (if time allows) for more pictures and to browse the gift shops for mementos of your Uganda gorilla and wildlife safari.

Check into your Kampala hotel or take a transfer to the airport if you are flying out later that day.

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Prices / included services.

Pricing for 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari
Persons1 Person2-3 Persons4-5 Persons6 Persons and more
Budget$1580$ 14401380$1300
Midrange$2340$ 2240$ 2150$ 1990
Luxury$ 3680$ 3480$ 3280$ 3190

Included in this safari:

  • 4 WD Vehicle – with a pop–up roof
  • A professional Driver guide.
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Park entrance fees
  • All ground transportation and fuel
  • Accommodation and Meals
  • All activities/services as per itinerary
  • Drinking water in the vehicle

Exclusions of the safari:

  • Visas
  • International airfares
  • Activities/services not included in the itinerary.
  • Alcoholic drinks/wines, Laundry, and any other service of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance and other activities

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