3-Day Gorilla Trekking unleashes the best a Uganda safari has to offer. You will visit top safari destinations including Murchison Falls, Kibale forest, Queen Elizabeth park, Bwindi Forest, Kidepo National Park and Sipi fall

 

DESTINATIONS

BWINDI FOREST NATIONAL PARK

The forest provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.

KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

This park provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. There are around 370 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.The Nahan’s francolin,cassin’s spinetail,blue headed bee-eater and low-land masked apalis.

Most prominent among Kibale’s primates is the chimpanzee population surge of about 1,500 individuals,divided into atleast a dozen different communities,four of which are habituated to humans.The Kanyantale community has been subject to daily tourist tracking since 1993.

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

If you are in search of wildlife such as the Big 5 and endemic climbing tree lions, Queen Elizabeth Park is a must-see destination. It offers diverse landscapes, including game drives, nature walks and boat cruises.

DAY 1 : ARRIVAL TO ENTEBBE

Upon arrival, look out for your driver guide, he will be holding a placard with your name on it. You will be transferred to your hotel for freshening up and relaxation as your body adjusts to the beautiful weather of the Pearl of Africa. He will brief you on how your trip will go. Feel free to ask him/ her any questions.

DAY 2: KAMPALA/ ENTEBBE – JINJA

To beat the morning traffic, you will rise early and after your breakfast set off. Your first stop will be Ssezibwa falls; a traditional cultural site for the Baganda. Here your guide will take you through the cultural significance which originates from the legendary history of the place. Your next stop will be in Mabira forest, take in fresh breathes on your African forest nature walk, camera in hand, there are quiet a number of butterflies, birds, monkeys and flowers among others. Snap away, there is no hurry, you are in The pearl of Africa.

Driving through sugar cane plantations, tea plantations, you will head to your lodge for the night in the adventure city of East Africa Jinja, the home of the source of the river Nile.

DAY 3: JINJA TOUR – TRANSFER TO SIPI FALLS

After an early breakfast, you will have a tour of Jinja Town, drive to the Source of the Nile for a boat cruise to the source, and imagine the photo moment at the source of the longest river on earth! In the mid-morning, drive through the eastern part of Uganda brings you to beautiful Sipi Falls, on a plateau 1800m above sea level.

The Sipi River flows over the foothills of Mount Elgon, forming a spectacular series of waterfalls (some nearly 100m high), surrounded by village walking trails and lush green coffee-producing hills. Arriving in the early afternoon at leisure, you will stay in a simple, but nice self-contained cottage. From the resort you have beautiful views over the valley and one of the waterfalls.

DAY 4: SIPI FALLS – KIDEPO NATIONAL PARK

After a rich breakfast you’ll be ready for a fantastic cultural experience of coffee farming. Sipi Falls is the home of Bugisu washed arabica coffee – one of the finest coffees in the world. You have the chance to learn the process of making this coffee, talk to the farmers, learning about the plantations and then roasting your own coffee to take home with you.

The tour starts with a walk around the local area to see the coffee plantations to learn a little about the life of a coffee plant. If you’re here during the harvesting season (usually around September) then you can also help pick and wash the coffee.

You will then be transferred to Kidepo National Park, driving through amazing landscapes, African homesteads, we will arrive in the late afternoon, check into your overnight accommodation.

DAY 5: BWINDI NATIONAL PARK

Today is the big day… prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the endangered mountain gorilla. For most people this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees – the only forest in Africa which can make this claim. It also hosts five other species of primate, 113 species of mammal, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds. The gorillas you track belong to one of nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day.

Your track will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorilla family.

The time taken to track the Gorillas can be as few as 2 hours to as many as 7 hours. Once the Gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’.

DAY 6: KAMPALA CITY TOUR 

After breakfast, we will go on a Kampala City tour and visit places of interest. Visit craft markets, historical places, religious places, and many more.

Day 6; Transfer to Airport

This is the end of what we hope has been a very fruitful trip. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home. We hope to see you, your friends and family soon.

Inclusions

  • Ground transportation on the tour
  • Airport transfers.
  • Accommodation and meals as per indicated in the itinerary
  • Service on an English speaking driver
  • Gorilla permit
  • Chimpanzee permit

Exclusions

  • Airfares
  • Visa or Insurance
  • Tips
  • Items of personal nature
  • Soft or alcoholic drinks
  • Extra meals and extra activities
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