5 days gorilla habituation and trekking safari

5 days gorilla habituation and trekking safari is a trip to some of Uganda’s famous attractions in the western part of the country which includes the home of  the endangered gorillas which is Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and also a trip to one of the oldest national parks in Uganda which is Queen Elizabeth national park as seen in the itinerary below;

Safari highlights;

Day 1; pick up and transfer to Bwindi national park

Day 2; gorilla habituation

Day 3; gorilla trekking

Day 4; transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park and evening game drive

Day 5; morning game drive and drive to Entebbe

Detailed itinerary;

Day 1; pick up and transfer to Bwindi national park

You will be picked up from the airport by your guide who will welcome you and brief you about your safari. After your briefing, you will be driven through Kampala city as you continue your journey to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.

You will have a stop at the equator where you will enjoy photography moments and also visit the craft shops and also enjoy your lunch after which you will continue your journey to Bwindi national park where you will check in at your lodge as you prepare to have your dinner and to spend the night at Ichumbi gorilla lodge.

Day 2; gorilla habituation              

On the 2nd day of your

5 days gorilla habituation and trekking safari, Breakfast will be served early in the morning on the second day of your safari as you prepare to spend time with the gorillas during your gorilla habituation activity. You will proceed to the park headquarters with your packed lunches for a briefing about your gorilla habituation activity before you proceed into Bwindi forest.

5 days gorilla habituation and trekking safari
Gorilla Trekking safaris in Bwindi

During the gorilla habituation activity, you will spend time with the habituated gorillas in their natural habitat as you are accompanied by ranger guides. You will also engage in photography as you capture moments with these gorillas and also get to study their behavior. After this experience, you will return to your lodge for your dinner and to spend the night as the day before at Ichumbi gorilla lodge.

Day 3; gorilla trekking

On the 3rd day of your

5 days gorilla habituation and trekking safari, After an early breakfast at the lodge, you will carry packed lunch and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to the park headquarters for a gorilla trekking briefing. After the briefing you will be allocated a gorilla family to trek and a park guide who is knowledgeable about the mountain gorillas and also conversant with different gorilla trekking trails. Trekking of mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park takes about 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on where the gorillas are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. During trekking you will be able to view other primate species, different bird species, plants among others and once the mountain gorillas are found, you will be able to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you an opportunity to observe their behaviors, watch them carry out their daily activities like feeding, playing, breastfeeding, grooming young ones, take photos and record videos. After the one hour encounter with the gentle giants, you will drive back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight at Ichumbi gorilla lodge.

Day 4; transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park and evening game drive

You will have breakfast at your lodge in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and then check out of your lodge. You will continue your drive to Queen Elizabeth national park via the ishasha sector. As you drive via ishasha sector, you will see the tree climbing lions as they relax in the tree branches.

5 days gorilla habituation and trekking safari
Queen Elizabeth Lions

You will continue to your lodge where you will check in, have your lunch and also relax in the comfort of your lodge. Later in the evening, you will have an evening game drive during which you will see a variety of wildlife species in the savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth national park such as buffalos, antelopes, elephants, waterbucks, zebras, lions among others and the beautiful evening sunset. You will continue your drive back to your lodge where your dinner will be served and you will spend the night at Pumba cottages.

Day 5; morning game drive and drive to Entebbe

You will have breakfast at your lodge in Queen Elizabeth national park before checking out of the lodge. After checking out of the lodge, you will have a morning game drive during which you will see a variety of wildlife species which are very active during the morning.

You will continue your journey back to Entebbe after your game drive with a stop in Mbarara for lunch and then continue to Entebbe where your guide will drop you off at your preferred location which will mark the end of your safari.

Price Includes:

  • Pick up and drop off
  • All national park entry fees
  • All meals during the safari
  • Gorilla permits
  • 4X4 Safari vehicle and fuel (Private)
  • Full time English speaking Guide/Driver.
  • All accommodation as indicated in the itinerary on full board.
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water while on safari.

Price excludes:

  • Air tickets.
  • Visa fees
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, email, laundry, beverages
  • meals not indicated in the itinerary,
  • Porterage and wait staff gratuity.

 

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