4 Day Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari

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This itinerary will take you from the vast savannas of Queen Elizabeth National Park to the lush rainforests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, perfect for travellers who have limited time but still want to experience the best of both worlds, the savannah plains and lush jungle rainforest.

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 1,998 per person, based on 2 people sharing a double/twin room

What's Included

  • Gorilla permits per person as per itinerary
  • Accommodation, meals & drinks as per itinerary 
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle 
  • All ground transportation and transfers as indicated, inclusive of fuel in a 4x4 safari Landcruiser
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Ranger guide fees
  • Park, conservation and community bed night fees
  • All applicable taxes, administration and banking fees

What's Excluded

  • International flights & applicable airport departure taxes
  • Visa fees (Visa: US$ 50 per person for entry into Uganda)
  • Items of a personal nature: Laundry, drinks,fax, telephone, etc.
  • Gratuities for guide/driver/hotel staff
  • Any extras and additional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel/medical insurance
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Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park (7 - 8 hrs. drive)   

You will depart from Entebbe /Kampala in the morning and drive westwards to Queen Elizabeth National Park, one of the most bio diverse parks in Uganda. The journey will take about 7 – 8 hrs with a stop over at the Equator for a light breakfast, some photos and souvenirs; and later at Igongo Cultural Centre for lunch.

You will arrive at the lodge in the late afternoon and check in to your room. You can relax and enjoy the views of the park from the lodge, go

swimming in their infinity pool that faces a buffalo watering hole or go for an optional evening game drive to see some of the wildlife that inhabits the park.

 

Dinner and Overnight at the lodge.

 

Overnight: Buffalo Safari Lodge 

Meal Plan: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner  

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Day 2: Morning Game drive & Afternoon Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel

You will wake up early and go for a morning game drive in the park, exploring the Kasenyi Plains and the Mweya Peninsula. You will have a chance to see more of the parks wildlife as well as some of the over 600 bird species that are found in the park. You will be able to see elephants, lions, buffalos, warthogs, antelopes, waterbucks and so many more. 

Enjoy a nice bush breakfast in the park where you will enjoy your meal in a scenic location overlooking the savannah plains.

In the afternoon after lunch, you will go for a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, a natural waterway that connects Lake Edward and Lake George. The channel is home to a large population of hippos, crocodiles, water birds and other animals that come to drink from its waters. You will enjoy scenic views of the channel and its surroundings, as well as the wildlife sightings along its banks.

Proceed southwards to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is famous for hosting more than half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. The journey will take about 4 hours, passing through landscapes of hills, valleys, forest and little villages.

 

Check in to your lodge in time for dinner and overnight.

 

Overnight: Bweza Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner  

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Day 3: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 

Today is the big day… Prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the rare Mountain Gorilla. For most people this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda. 

The gorillas you will trek belong to one of nine family groups who can 

tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. Your trek will be an exciting (for some also challenging) journey along forested (sometimes slippery) slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gentle giants. En-route, your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity. Think of dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. The time to complete the gorilla trekking can be as little as 2 hours to as much as 7 hours! 

Once the family of gorillas has been located, you will be allowed a maximum of one hour observing them. Coming face-to-face with the mountain gorillas is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic part of your tour you will definitely remember for the rest of your life.  

After your trek, you will be transferred to Lake Mburo National Park, about 4 – 5 hrs drive away. Check in to your lodge in time for dinner and overnight. 

Overnight:  Rwakobo Rock 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

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Day 4: Travel to Entebbe International Airport 

After an early breakfast, check out of the lodge and go for an early morning game drive. Here you can expect to see zebras, giraffes, antelope, leopards (although very rare) and so many other animals that call this park home.

 After the game drive, your driver will head back to Entebbe International Airport in time for your flight back home. We hope you had a memorable time with us and hope to see you again soonJambo! 

Meal Plan: Breakfast Included 


This tour package includes: 

  • Airport Meet and greet services
  • All on ground transportation and transfers as mentioned in the itinerary in 4WD Land cruiser with pop up roof
  • Accommodation on Full board unless specified in the itinerary
  • 2 Gorilla trekking Permits
  • Proffessional English Speaking Guide & driver
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle
  • Activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park entrances and fees

Cost exclusions:  

  • International flight tickets
  • Visa fees
  • Insurance
  • Gratitude & tips for your guide
  • Personal expenses  like laundry, drinks, calls etc)


When you book your trip with Safari Hunters, you donate 5$ per person towards underpriviledged communities that live in the destinations in which we operate.

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