This gorilla safari, wildlife holiday takes you to the misty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to more than half the population of the World’s remaining 1004 Mountain Gorillas. The Uganda wildife safari will take you on a trail to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s second largest national park where leopards and other animals roam the Mweya Peninsula with the Kazinga Channel boat cruise past hippos and crocodiles
Gorilla Safari in Bwindi and Wildlife holiday in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Gorilla Safari, Wildlife Holiday Itinerary:
Day 1: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest:
Very early start for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It is situated in southwestern Uganda close to the Great Rift Valley. This journey is amazing since you will see several features in this countryside. Your vehicle will stop whenever you see something worth capturing on camera. Have your lunch in Mbarara.
You will reach Bwindi and check-in to your accommodation Engagi Lodge, Mahogany Spring lodge (LD)
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Tracking at Bwindi:
Wake up very early for breakfast and continue to the park Headquarters to be oriented and meet your Ranger guide. There you will be separated into groups of 8 basing on the gorilla family you are tracking.
Bwindi has nine habituated gorilla groups today include:Kahungye, Rushegura, Nkuringo, Kyaguriro, Mubare, Oruzogo, Bitukura, Habinyanja as well as Nshongi whichever you go tracking, you will have a wonderful time with the gorillas. Mountain gorilla tracking can take a few hours and if not a whole day. Gorilla trekking is really a mysterious activity that will raise your hopes until you eventually meet the amazing Mountain Gorillas.
Eventually meeting the Mountain Gorillas will be fascinating as you will observe them go about their routine work see the silverback play with the young ones, others resting and Mothers feeding babies. You are allowed to take photos of them, however remember to keep the camera flash off.
Basing on the time and your energy, you may continue for a village walk to interact with the Batwa people. These African pygmies live and survive on Bwindi forest. You will also visit the women’s handcraft shop, the traditional healer, a community school as well as observe the preparation of the local brew.
If time allows, you will listen to their traditional stories and be entertained with cultural dance and songs as a gesture of thanking you for your visit. This will finally end this adventurous day within Bwindi. Head back to your lodge for your dinner and the night’s rest.(BLD)
Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park:
After your breakfast, you will drive to Queen Elizabeth national Park. This journey is very scenic with rewards of the beautiful countryside. Game drive in the Ishasha area of the park in search of the famous tree climbing lions. You will reach your accommodation in the afternoon, check into our accomodation of preference where you will have lunch.
In the Late afternoon you will go for a game drive in the shadows of the Mountain Rwenzori. You will see elephants, antelopes, leopards plus lions, as they get ready for the big day the next day. Head back to the lodge to dine and rest. Overnight Mweya Lodge (BLD)
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth Park Wildlife Safari:
Early breakfast and drive to Kyambura Gorge to trek chimpanzees, and along the way you will encounter several early risers in the park. You will go to the best tracking area, and As you move you will see other primates plus bird species and if time allows, you may visit the Maramagamba forest to see bat caves.
Following lunch, you will prepare for a boat trip in the afternoon on Kazinga Channel. During the ride, you will sight animals that you didn’t see on the game drives like the large numbers of hippos playing in the river; giant crocodiles sun basking, elephants and buffalos drinking water near the shores, plus a profusion of bird species.
After dinner prepare for a nocturnal game drive that is certainly a very fascinating encounter to see the animals move at night. Head back to your lodge (BLD)
Day 5: Lake Mburo National Park:
After an early breakfast you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park. This Lake Mburo is an attractive park which is worth visiting; home to zebras plus other mammals. You will reach the park, check into our lodge and afterwards have lunch.
Later in the afternoon, you will have a boat ride on the lake. You will have an opportunity to see big numbers of hippos playing in the water, crocodiles, numerous elephants plus buffaloes, Elands, zebras, Impalas and antelopes enjoy the vegetation in addition to birds of all types as they sing up in the trees. This will reward you with an opportunity to take photos of this beautiful countryside. Head back to the lodge for dinner and the night’s rest. Overnight Mantana Tented camp (BLD)
Day 6 – Departure;
After breakfast you will go for your final morning game drive as you go through and drive past the lakes. You will observe various animals plus birds staying in the umbrella acacia trees.
End of Gorilla safari, Wildlife Holday