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4 Days Uganda Gorillas

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Edris Kisambira

Uzuri Uganda Safaris Ltd.

We strive to deliver an amazing experience for your safari holiday - priced fairly.

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4 Days Uganda Gorillas

American zoologist George Schaller, one of the first people to study gorillas in the wild, once said: "No one who looks into the eyes of a Gorilla, gentle and vulnerable, can remain unchanged." Well, before having a close view of these gentle giants, your journey will take you across central Uganda through the tropical landscape with a lot of green, a bit of savannah to the highlands of the south west in an area called the “Switzerland of East Africa”. Your overland journey will also bring you closer to the people.

DAY 1

Arrival in Uganda

You arrive at Entebbe International Airport, located on a peninsula that juts out into Lake Victoria, where a representative/guide from Uzuri Uganda Safaris will meet and great you before they transfer your chosen accommodation option in Kampala for your overnight stay.

Eureka Place Kampala Hotel
DAY 2

Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable

Your guide will pick you up from Cassia Lodge in Kampala to commence your transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You can make a stop at the Equator Crossing at Kayabwe for some fun pictures, refreshment or ignore that for when you return. You will continue your journey with a stop in Mbarara for your quick lunch. After lunch, you will continue onto Buhoma or Kisoro in the viscinity of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Once in Buhoma/Kisoro, you will check-in at Buhoma Community Lodge or Gorilla Valley Lodge where you will spend the night. On arrival, you will check-in at your chosen accommodation for dinner and overnight stay. Read more

Gorilla Valley Lodge, 1 nigh
DAY 3

Gorilla tracking & transfer

Get up at 6.00am for a quick breakfast and transfer to the Buhoma gate of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. With packed lunch in your carry-on, your guide will deliver you to the tracking start point before 8:00 am for registration and a briefing on what to expect before commencing your tracking. The guides will then take you through the bush, pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting creepers, to track the gorillas. When you finally locate the family that you are tracking, sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male - the silverback. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense forest in the knowledge you are in the presence of the few remaining Mountain Gorillas in the wild. After the mandatory 1 hour is up, you will be led back to the starting point where your guide will be waiting for you to commence your transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Dinner and overnight at your chosen accommodation option in Lake Bunyonyi. Read more

Birdsnest Bunyonyi, 1 night
DAY 4

Drive to Entebbe & Departure

This morning, after your breakfast, and depending on what time your flight is, you can chose to explore a bit of Lake Bunyonyi (options to choose from include a canoe, a motorised boat tour of some of the 25 islands) and transfer back to Kampala with various stops including one in Mbarara town for your lunch. After lunch, you will continue on to Kampala with an optional stop at the Equator crossing. Your driver/guide will then complete your transfer to the airport in time for you to check-in for your evening flight back home. Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Kampala
Day 2
Location Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 3
Location Lake Bunyonyi
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Kampala
Hotel Cassia Lodge
Day 2
Location Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 3
Location Lake Bunyonyi
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Kampala
Day 2
Location Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Hotel Buhoma Lodge
Day 3
Location Lake Bunyonyi

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • What to bring for gorilla tracking/trekking: light hiking boots, light rain jacket, daypack, 2 litres of water (this is provided as part of the package), gardening gloves, long trousers either jeans/khakis, long-sleeved shirt, wide-brimmed hat, sun glasses, insect repellent and an energy bar.

REVIEWS

8 Reviews

Stephen , United States

A Magical Uganda experience with Africa Uzuri Safaris” Our family safari holiday to Uganda was handled professionally by Africa Uzuri Safaris and I would recommend them highly. We were met at Entebbe airport by our driver/guide who transferred us to Cassia Lodge in Kampala for an overnight stay. Our safari started in Jinja where we visited the Source of the Nile and later participated in adrenaline-raising activities. The whole experience was indeed magical as the experience of riding quad bikes on dirt trails beside the Nile, to the game safari in the Murchison Falls National Park were all wonderful. We would never have included these attractions on our itinerary if we had chosen to do it ourselves – we would have missed out on some of the fun. Rummaging through Kibale Forest National Park in search of chimpanzees and learning about the other 12 primates that live in this forest, the birdlife and plants was very refreshing. However, nothing prepares you for an encounter with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi. We tracked gorillas in Buhoma – the northern sector because of its gentler terrain (on recommendation from Edris) but all I have to say is that the mandatory 1-hour we spent in the presence of the gentle gorillas was the most magical. The accommodations were perfect all the way. Our driver/guide Twaha was very professional and knowledgeable. If you are planning travel to Uganda, don’t hesitate, book with them. Read more

Moses, United Kingdom

Thank you for arranging a wonderful safari holiday for my family We contacted Uzuri Safaris to arrange our 8 days safari holiday to Uganda and from the get go, Edris, who we were in communication with at the office throughout the arrangement of the trip was very professional; responding to emails quickly and answering all our queries regarding the trip. Once we got to Uganda, we fell in love with everything – the people, food, wildlife and the scenery and a lot more. Our driver/guide who spoke perfect English and knew all the places we visited like the back of his hand did a wonderful job and we are very grateful to him for making our trip enjoyable. The highlight was the 1-hour we spent with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi – what an experience! The accommodations that were selected from the hotel in Kampala, the lodge in Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park and in Bwindi were clean and comfortable. To sum it all up, we had a wonderful time in Uganda and we recommend them for anyone intending to travel to Uganda. Read more

Hannah, United Kingdom

Amazing week in Uganda We had an incredible time in Uganda this summer, it was very well organised and we felt in safe hands the whole time. We went gorilla trekking in the Bwindi National Park, and on safari in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Gorilla Trekking was the highlight, definitely something to tick off the bucket list. Overall, i couldn't fault our trip, and would recommend it to anyone and everyone! Read more

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