4 Days Bwindi Gorilla-Queen Chimp Trekking Safaris

4 Days Bwindi Gorilla-Queen Chimp Trekking Safaris

This 4 days Bwindi Gorilla-Queen Chimp Trekking Safaris :  will be from Kampala and end still in Kampala-Uganda. You will visit some of the most famous National Parks in Uganda such as Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is located in Southwestern Uganda and it is a home of Gorilla families, bird species and mammals among others. In Queen Elizabeth National Park, different primates and species are found here such as white and black colobus monkeys and the chimpanzees, birds among others. The park is also famous for the amazing boat cruise and game viewing.

Activities

  • Visit the Royal drum making village
  • Visit the Equator
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Game drive and Boat cruise
  • Chimpanzee tracking

Tour Highlights

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking 

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Game drive-  Boat cruise

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking – Return to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You will be picked by one of our respective/guide from your hotel after an early morning breakfast and embark on your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable rain forest. The beautiful scenery referred to as the “Switzerland of Africa” it will be a big spectacle as you traverse the vast country side. We shall have a visit to the Royal drum making village to meet and interact with the drum makers, then a stopover at the Equator line for photography and refreshments. We shall thereafter head to Mbarara town for lunch and later proceed to Bwindi and we will reach late in the afternoon. Check in at the lodge, relax and after dinner shall be served.

Accommodation:

Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge

Meal:

Full board

 

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking 

Get up early at 6:00 and report to the Park headquarters with your packed lunch for briefing by the senior park ranger guide. You will then set out to track the gentle giants through thick vegetation as you hike up and down slippery slopes. Be vigilant to listen to their vocal communications and follow them until you finally come eye-eye with them. An hour with them is a guarantee as you observe and learn their habits while taking photos.

In the evening, we shall have a community walk to the Pygmies (Batwa). Attend the traditional dance and songs from these “Aborigines” of Uganda who left the forest recently following Uganda Wildlife Authority’s move to boost the conservation of the mountain gorilla in this natural forest. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge.

Accommodation:

Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge

Meal:

Full board

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Game Drive – Boat Cruise

After breakfast drive via Ishasha – the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth national park in quest for the rare tree climbing lions, whilst not avoiding sights of antelopes like kobs, gazelles, and bush bucks among others. You will drive to Kasenyi plains for your game drive. Kasenyi plains boosts of several wild animals whose chance of seeing them depends on your luck of the day.  On a good day, you may spot big cats like lions and leopards hunting, buffaloes, elephants, several antelopes, warthogs and other small mammals. Return to the lodge for lunch and then drive to Mweya peninsular for a two hour boat cruise on Kazinga channel where you will spot hippos, hundreds of birds of all kinds, some crocodiles, elephants and buffalos.

Accommodation:

Bush Lodge

Meal:

Full board

Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking – Return to Kampala

We shall have our breakfast and then the sad part of checking out and our journey back to Kampala which begins with lunch in Masaka and onwards to Kampala and depending on your time, you may decide to do another game drive before drive back to Entebbe/Kampala. On the way, you may decide to stopover to view some crater lakes and the rift valley floor and escarpments arriving late afternoon in Kampala or Entebbe.

END OF SAFARI TRIP

Inclusions

  • Chimpanzee trekking fees
  • Gorilla trekking fees
  • Park entrance fees
  • All meals as per the itinerary
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Ground transportation in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle
  • Government taxes
  • Airport transfers to and from Entebbe International Airport (EBB)
  • Bottled drinking water

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Other services of a personal nature
  • Driver / guide’s gratuity
  • Personal insurance
  • Phone calls and bar bills
  • Post-tour accommodation

Birding watching in Bwindi

Birders with a limited amount of time in Buhoma are strongly urged to stick to the Munyaga River Trail, which starts on the edge of the park behind the gorilla tracking trail head and follows the same old road through the forest south of Buhoma as the waterfall trail. The open road provides better birding opportunities than a narrow forest path and on a good morning you could hope to see over 60 bird species. Among the common species seen include; the great blue turaco, black bee-eater, red-tailed bulbul, bar tailed trogon, Doherty’s bush-shrike, white bellied robin-chat and much more.

Visit the Traditional Salt Mine at Katwe in Queen Elizabeth National Park

You will have an opportunity to check out this very old salt mine which since the fourteenth (14th) century has been in existence up to date. You will see the traditional mining methods being used by the locals to mine the salt as well as their fascination way of life.

Nature Walks in Maramagambo Forest (Queen Elizabeth National Park

We organize short and longer nature walks guided by very knowledgeable and skilled guides inside the Maramagambo forest. During these walks, holidaymakers will get an opportunity to visit the bat caves found near the breathtaking Blue Lake. These ancient caves today are habitat to large pythons which prey on the hundreds and hundreds of bats that live here. You will also encounter several beautifully colored butterflies and several bird species as you explore this forest.

Birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park

The park has a bird list of more than 501 different bird species which in fact makes it the best place for enthusiastic birders to enjoy such a tour. Among the species commonly seen here are: the Long-tailed Cormorants, African Mourning Doves, African open-billed Stork, Great-white and Pink-backed Pelicans, Squaco Heron Grey-capped Warbler, Grey-headed Kingfisher, as well as the Swamp Fly-catcher.

SAFARI TRANSPORT

Standard 4X4 Safari Vans/Land cruisers

Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari van and Land cruisers with open roof tops customized for game viewing and photography.  Each Safari van/Land cruiser comes with a professionally trained driver/guide with fuel for the whole safari. Each client is entitled to a window seat and can take up to 8-10 people. We also have very comfortable super customs which can carry up 6 people with their luggage also have small vehicles like Alphads, Harrier and much more that can carry 4-5 people.

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