Best of Uganda’s Wildlife Safari

22nd September, 2015 | Article By Riverine Safaris

5 Days Bwindi Gorilla Impenetrable National Park Tour.

A true safari for the discerning traveller to Africa. You will have an opportunity to travel to the most unique, beautiful, unspoiled and less visited places away from major tourism. This is an “off the-beaten-track” safari, intended to give our clients memories of a life time, privileged access and special insight.

You will travel to very important historical sites like Nyero rock paintings, probably the finest in East Africa, and to the source of the River Nile, Samuka Island one of the two known breeding sites for long-tailed cormorants and little egrets in Uganda, Lake Bunyonyi, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, a Tea Estate, Queen Elizabeth National Park, go for a chimpanzee trek in a tropical rain forest, visit Murchision Falls National Park, FortSpeke in Ssese Islands and enjoy all of Uganda’s natural beauty and wildlife.

You will have a chance of interacting with local people; get to know the culture and heritage of some of the tribes that make Uganda. Take advantage of this wonderful safari to create memories of a lifetime.

Day 1 : Arrive at Entebbe international Airport

Upon arrival at Entebbe international airport you will be welcomed by our guide and transferred to your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe for dinner and a short briefing on the trip activities.

Day 2 : Kampala – Bwindi National Park

After breakfast drive south toward Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, passing through the southern section of Queen Elizabeth National Park on your way out. This is called the Ishasha section and is known for its population of tree climbing lions, which hopefully, we will be able to see a few of as we drive out! The road toward Bwindi takes you through vibrant green countryside, traditional homesteads and rolling hills. In the afternoon arrive at your booked accommodation and enjoy a chance to stretch your legs and relax.
Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community Camp.

Day 3 : Gorilla Tracking

This day is perhaps the pinnacle of the trip as you set out into the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in search of giant gorillas. Start early with a briefing from national park rangers on the history and habits of gorillas in the region. Those who love hiking mountains and valleys will love the adventure and physical challenge that this day promises. Expect to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas (though some lucky groups may find their designated family of gorillas after only a brief stroll – it all depends on the family’s movements). Once you’ve found your designated family of gorillas you are able to observe and follow them for up to an hour as they feed, play and clean each other. Visitors consistently describe their gorilla encounter in Uganda as one of the most memorable experiences of their life.
Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community Camp

Day 4 : Bwindi impenetrable National Park – Kampala

Wake up to have your breakfast and pack your luggage as you start your journey back to the capital city, Kampala. Arrive in the afternoon and enjoy some leisure time to do some sight-seeing or shopping. Dinner and overnight in Entebbe or Kampala, depending on your next day’s departure time.

Day 5 : Departure

Transfer to Entebbe Airport for your flight.

– Airport transfers in and out of the country
– All taxes/VAT
– The cost of ground transportation by 4×4 vehicle and fuel
– Full time English speaking safari guide and his associated expenses
– Park entrance fees
– Accommodation and meals in the national park and as per the itinerary
– Meals en route (lunch)
– Gorilla tracking permits (Bwindi National Park)
– Accommodation in Kampala / Entebbe after the trip
– Mineral water en-route

– International return flights
– Tips & porterage
– Visa fees (if applicable)
– Travel insurance
– Other personal items such as personal laundry needs, beers and spirits, tipping of staff at the lodge and the national parks, cigarettes, telephone calls etc.

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