The 8 days ultimate gorilla and wildlife expedition will expose you to famous Africa wildlife and great apes like the mountain gorillas in their mist, visit the local communities to experience their life style and art-crafts made, water fall hike, game drives, boat cruise. Life memory experience is a guarantee!!
Today after your breakfast from your hotel of residence, our professional driver-guide will meet you and after set off early for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, stopover at the equator for snacks, photo shooting and informative talks with Lunch en-route. Drive to the park with panoramic view of vegetations, banana plantations, Ankole horned cattle and the stunning view of the thousand hills wonders. Dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs, Engagi lodge, Kitandara Camp, Buhoma Lodge, Buhoma Camp, Bwindi View. Meal plan: Half-Board.
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking
Have early morning cup of coffee, after prepare for the briefing about dos and don’ts before you take the gorilla experience from the Uganda wildlife officials. Thereafter enter into the jungle to search the shy mountain gorillas and enjoy their life style in their real home. When you meet the gorillas, sit around these great apes for a whole hour gazing into their big round eyes. To enjoy this experience one has to be fit enough as well as walking shoes, packed food and mineral water, insect repellent, sun screen, rain gears, cameras and hut. The gorilla tracking experience takes half or whole day depending on the movement of these primates. After this experience you will have informative imaginable-memorable experience in life time. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 3: Village Walks and Cultural Performances
Discover the communities that live side by side with the gorillas on a village walk – there are various options in Buhoma, Nkuringo, Rubuguri and Nyundo. Activities include meeting traditional healers, visiting authentic homesteads, watching the local blacksmith at work and learning skills such as basket weaving and millet grinding. There are also cultural performances by Kiga and Batwa communities and a group of orphans. These tours benefit the communities and the environment! Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full-Board
Day 4: Waterfall Hike/Nkuringo Walk-Queen National Park
After breakfast at your lodge at Buhoma side, take hike through the forest to Munyaga Waterfall. For those staying south of the park, take the 3-4 hour walk from Nkuringo all the way across the impenetrable forest to Buhoma, where your vehicle will meet you with your luggage. From here proceed north to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ishasha sector and if luck we shall spot the African tree climbing lions resting in the branches of trees, spot birds and much more wildlife with lunch en-route. Dinner and overnight at Ishasha wilderness camp or Ishasha Ntungwe camp or Mweya lodge or Katara lodge or Ihamba lodge or Enganzi lodge. Meal plan: Full-Board
Day5: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Dawn game drive with an opportunity to view early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. These experiences takes 2-3 hours drive and thereafter return to your lodge for refreshment, breakfast and lunch. Take an afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel the spot with the largest concentration of Hippos in Africa as well as a number of birds including migrant birds, Shoe bill on the fresh water swamps, Corncrake, Blue Swallow and Chapin’s Flycatcher, the always photogenic African Fish Eagle, the Martial Eagle, African Skimmer papyrus interior species such as papyrus Yellow Warbler and papyrus Gonolek. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full-Board
Day6: Queen-Lake Mburo National Park
After breakfast, go for amazing chimp trekking at Kyambura gorge which activity is much stunning after searching these un-predictable great apes in their typical mist, return to lodge for lunch. Depart Queen Elizabeth National Park for Lake Mburo National Park the Tanzanian plains with rare unique wildlife and birds like Elands, Impalas, Zebras, sitatungas, African fin foot and other species. Take a tranquil evening boat ride along the eastern banks of Lake Mburo as you view water and swamp birds, crocodiles and hippos, animal salt-licks against the setting sun. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo lodge, Mantana Camp or Mburo safari lodge. Meal plan: Full-Board
Day7: Lake Mburo National Park
Dawn game drive and encounter zebras, buffalo, elands, warthogs, water bucks, bush bucks, slender mongoose, bush rat and impalas along with a great variety of birds. After lunch at the lakeside restaurant, walk with a ranger guide across the wooden observation platforms of the salt lick area, where wildlife gathers to lick the salty soil. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full-Board
Day8: Lake Mburo – Kampala/Entebbe
After breakfast, with a ranger guide take foot safari at one of lake Mburo forest home to variety of faunas and floras, this walk not only expose you to wildlife but stunning bird songs will be experienced and various plant species and explained by the guide. Return to lodge for Lunch and after drive back to Kampala with en-route stop again at the equator and buy some souvenir’s to take home for remembrance about the pearl of Africa. Board your flight back home and end of services. Meal plan: Half-Board
The safari includes:
- Transportation by 4wd fueled safari vehicle
- Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
- Gorilla permit, one per person to be paid in advance
- Kyambura gorge chimp permit, one per person to be paid in advance
- Park fees
- Game drives
- Boat cruise
- Nature/game walks
- Services of English speaking Drivers/guides
- En-route lunches
The package exclusion:
The personal nature requirements like: Airfares, Visas, Insurance, Tips to local guides, Porterage or Laundry, Soft or alcoholic drinks, any meals not indicated above, any extra tours or accommodation not mentioned from the itinerary above.