UGANDA GORILLA SAFARI - 3 DAYS GORILLA TRACKING SAFARI
IMPENETRABLE FOREST, SOUTH WESTERN UGANDA
This Uganda Gorilla Safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for mountain gorilla tracking. Bwindi National Park is located in the South Western Uganda on the edge of the western rift valley. The park is home to over 350 endangered Mountain Gorillas which are quite possibly the most awe-inspiring animals to be found in Africa. There are also 346 species of birds and over 200 species of butterflies. Gorilla trekking is the major tourist activity in Bwindi with four groups currently available daily to tourists interested in mountain gorilla tracking. The tour groups include Mubare gorilla group (10 gorillas; 1 silverback gorilla) which was opened for tourism in 1993, Habinyanja gorilla group (18 gorillas, 2 silver back gorillas) was ready in July 1998. Rusheguru group (10 members, 1silver back gorilla) was opened in July 2002 while Nkuringo gorilla group (19 gorillas, 2 silver back gorillas) was opened for tourism in April 2004. Gorilla racking in Bwindi can be challenging therefore ensure physical fitness. It starts at 8:30a.m. local time and can last from a few hours to day depending on the movement of these giant apes.
UGANDA GORILLA SAFARI ITINERARY
Day 1: Kampala - Queen Elizabeth Safari Park
You will depart from Kampala at 8:00am and head towards western Uganda for Queen Elizabeth national park located in the foothills of the Mountains of the moon, one of the great mountain ranges of the world in Western Uganda. As you continue to the park you may see different animals and birds given that the park has got about 100 mammal species and a remarkable 606 bird species. Dinner and Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana Lodge
Day 2: Chimpanzee Safari in Kyambura Gorge
Take an early excursion to Kyambura gorge to track the fast moving and elusive chimpanzees. Though seeing these mobile chimpanzees is un predictable the walk is wonderful given the different features of the forest. Alternatively visit the Maramagambo Forest where you will see the bat cave, the blue lake and several primates. In the afternoon take a launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel. Kazinga. The channel is blessed with many hippos, solitary buffaloes, and a vast array of birds. Evening game drive in the park. Dinner and Overnight at Mweya safari Lodge /Jacana Lodge.
Day 3: Queen Elizabeth - Bwindi Gorilla Forest
Early Start for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, passing either via Ishasha, well known for the tree climbing lion, or through an alternative route passing through cultivated expanses. After lunch, go for a nature walk or a community visit. Overnight at Lake Kitandara luxury tents/ Buhoma Community bandas
Day 4: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest
Wake up early in the morning and have an early breakfast, then proceed to the park headquarters for briefing by the guides. You will then set off for your Gorilla tracking activity in the forests of Bwindi. Gorilla tracking can be strenuous, you will need to carry packed lunch, drinking water, wear comfortable boots or jungle shoes suitable for steep muddy slopes, put on ear plugs for those who feel uncomfortable with jungle sounds and take a rain jacket. Walking sticks will be made available for those that require one by the park rangers. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kitandara luxury camp/Buhoma community bandas.
DAY 5. Drive Back to Kampala
This is the last day of this Uganda Gorilla Safari. After an early breakfast at the safari lodge, depart for Kampala. Lunch enroute. Reaching Kampala by evening , our safari guide will drop your favourite safari lodge with in Kampala or Entebbe.
END OF UGANDA GORILLA SAFARI
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