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This 4-days gorilla trekking tour and wildlife safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park is probably the best and most popular East African Safari package. You get to track the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat Bwindi Impenetrable National Park also with 12 other primates in there, a possibility of seeing tree-climbing lions! in Queen Elizabeth National Park chimpanzee tracking in kyambura gorge plus the other ‘BIG 5’ – Leopard, Elephant, Hippos, Buffalo, lots of antelopes, forest hogs, hyena, and lots of birds (over 600 bird species)! Great scenic views like the unmissable calderas and crater lakes, Rwenzori mountains
At guest hotel
Meet and greet with our local guide over breakfast,briefing on gorillas and wildlife safaris and then after drive heading to southwestern Uganda. En route, there is a local community popular for making local drums and crafts and a fruit market. Stopover, admire and buy yourself souvenirs. Proceed to the Equator line taken as one beautiful scenery in Africa – the pathway of the sun and take photographs. Pass by mountains, tropical rainforest and bamboo forest during the nine hour journey.
Gorilla trekking Bwindi Impenetrable Nantional Park and other primatesToday enjoy gorilla tracking in Bwindi. After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before enjoying the highlight of the trip- Gorilla trekking, which may last the entire day. We trek the gorillas through the rainforest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but whenyou catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten.When the gorillas are sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 metres from the gorillas, sitaround them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes.Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It’s difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. Thegorilla excursion can take from 2 up to 8 hours. Expect to walk along distance in steep andmuddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. A goodphysical condition is recommended. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas islimited to one hour. A ranger will brief you on how to behave with the gorillas
gorilla trekking permit, chimpanzee permit in kyambura gorge also included.
Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park – Ishasha Sector (famous for tree-climbing lions)After breakfast we drive through stunning savannah grasslands as we head to the southern sector of QueenElizabeth National Park, Ishasha a much more remote and less-traveled part of Queen Elizabeth National Park, but onewhich has a sense of exclusivity and remoteness. The game densities here are high, and this region has reported some ofthe largest herds of Elephant anywhere in Uganda, as it’s their main migration corridor between Uganda and the DRC.As we enter the park, we do a game drive in search of the wild game. We continue and drive to the northern circuit which is the area near the main road known for its tree climbing lions. But we also visit the Uganda kob mating ground which is their preferred hunting area. In the afternoon we will go for a launch trip along the Kazinga Channel. This gives you theopportunity to view wildlife up close: hippo’s huff and spray at mat mere feet from the boat, buffalo linger in the shallows. The shores of the channel are also home to an array of birds including pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork and many others.
chimps trekking permits
From Queen Elizabeth National Park, Safari to Kampala Breakfast and head for Kampala (about 5 hours driving) via Mubende. This route travels through breathtaking scenery and delightfully rolling plantations, some of the best in Uganda. Depending onhow much time we have on us we can tour around Kampala’s crafts and souvenirs markets before checking in at your hotel or being transferred to the airport
Free drinking water provided along the a way in the car, complementary airport pickup and drop.free gorilla permit booking.
From 15 Years of age
For this safari guests have to book the gorilla trekking permit two months prior to the trekking date.
Cancel up to 14 days before Tour Starting time and get 50% refund