Come for gorilla trekking in Uganda starting from Kigali. Be picked-up in Kigali in Rwanda and start the journey to Uganda. The great highlight is the meeting with the mountain gorillas, when you trek in the jungle and spend one hour around the mountain gorillas. Memorable is also the search for tree-climbing lions in Ishasha and relaxing by Lake Bunyonyi.
This Uganda GORILLA TREKKING STARTING FROM KIGALI includes:
- Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth NP
- Bwindi Impenetrable NP
- Lake Bunyonyi
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Day by day itinerary for our Uganda Gorilla trekking with start in Kigali:
DAY 1:PICK-UP IN KIGALI AND TRANSFER TO UGANDA
Meet your guide for the Gorilla trekking in Uganda starting from Kigali and start off from Kigali for your gorilla trekking adventure (if flying in same day plan for a flight arriving at the latest around midday). Cross over to Uganda and continue on to the lodge by the edge of the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth NP. Ishasha is known for its tree-climbing lions, a rare behavior for these big cats.
Overnight in Topi Lodge
DAY 2: ISHASHA GAME-DRIVE AND TRANSFER TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NP
In the early morning we head in to Ishasha to search for tree-climbing lions in the big fig-trees, but also to see buffaloes, elephants, topis and more. After the game-drive we have lunch at the lodge and then make the beautiful drive up to the mountains of Bwindi. A journey that takes us from savanna on to villages, cultivated hills and forest covered mountains.
Overnight Buhoma Community Rest Camp
DAY 3: GORILLA TREKKING DAY- BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK & TRANSFER TO LAKE BUNYONYI
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the home to the forest giants that are cousins to human beings, the mountain gorillas. Have an early breakfast before setting off for your gorilla trekking adventure with a specialized guide, the highlight of this gorilla trekking in Uganda starting from Kigali safari. Besides the gorillas this Impenetrable Forest is full of birds, butterflies and plant species plus forest hog, forest elephants, statungas and dikers. Enjoy the walk through the forest and spend one hour around the gorillas. After the gorilla trek your guide picks you and you make the journey to Lake Bunyonyi. Here you can relax while enjoying the beautiful scenery (and even take a swim if you manage the chilly water!)
Overnight Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort
DAY 4: TRANSFER TO KIGALI
After breakfast we leave the lake and drive over to Rwanda headed for Kigali. If flying the same day plan for an afternoon flight.
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Price: The price depends on number of people and accommodation level. Contact us with your inquiry to get the best price for your safari.
Included: Accommodation, meals, safari car, fuel, guide, park entries, gorilla permits (if applicable) and activities mentioned in the itinerary. Plus water in the car and a couple of fruits along the way.
Excluded: International flights, visas, drinks, tips and personal expenses.
Accommodation: In general accommodation mentioned in the itinerary is good places on budget to mid-range level (with the exception of luxury safaris). The accommodation can be adapted to your price range of budget, mid-range or luxury. Of-course a mix is also possible. Take a look here for links to the website’s of the lodges we regularly work with.
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3 days gORILLA trekking safari
On this short safari you will experience the highlight of meeting the mountain gorillas of Uganda. During your gorilla trekking you will walk through the beautiful jungle and spend one hour with the gorillas of the misty mountains. The second night you will spend on the edge of Queen Elizabeth national park with the chance of seeing elephants from the lodge and baboons and other monkeys along the way there.
FLY-IN GORILLA TREKKING SAFARI – 3 DAYS
This is a comfortable way to see the gorillas. Fly from Entebbe directly to Bwindi Impenetrable NP, stay at a luxurious lodge and meet the gentle giants of the Misty Mountains.
GORILLAS, LIONS & CHIMPS SAFARI – 4 DAYS
Get the most out of your time during this 4 days Uganda safari letting you trek in the jungle for chimps and gorillas as well as look for tree-climbing lions in Ishasha and experience a cruise to see hippos and more on Kazinga channel.
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