We know you love adventure and that is why we organized this 9 Days Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari in Uganda. The trips take you to the once in a lifetime expedition in one of Uganda’s tropical rainforests the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park. We decided to add up a savanna wildlife experience by adding up a few days that will take you the second biggest savanna national park.
You will be picked up by our guide for a two hours drive to Kampala at the Forest cottages for resting and overnight stay. There are nice bars and restaurants close to the hotel, you can ask the guide to take you to one of them if you are interested.
You will be picked up by our company driver who will drive you to Kibale forest national park through Mubende town with lots of scenic views, followed by a stopover in Fort Portal for lunch. Continue to the park for an evening visit to the crater lakes region and afterwards you can enjoy cultural performances from the local people.
After breakfast you will receive a briefing about chimp tracking. This will be followed by searching for these great apes on foot while also spotting other primates like the colobus monkeys, mangabeys, baboons, bush babies and more as your guide provides more information about them. After lunch, you will have a nature walk to bigodi wetland sanctuary where you can see a large variety of birds and unique flora and fauna.
After breakfast, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park with opportunities to view game en route such as elephants, buffalo, leopard, hyena, and leopards. After lunch and some relaxation, you will head out for the boat launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel. From the boat you can see hippo, crocodiles, buffaloes and water birds at a close range.
After an early cup of tea or coffee you will enjoy a sunrise game drive to spot the early risers as they come out of their hides. This is the best time of day to spot lions, buffalo, warthogs and many more. Retire for a late breakfast and some relaxation, which will be followed by a hot lunch at the lodge. After lunch you will head out to Katwe village at the salt lake and where salt is mined locally and also for an African society or community experience.
You will head back to the lodge for a rest and prepare for the evening game drive.
After breakfast you will head to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with a stopover at Ishasha for the famous tree climbing lions. This will also be a chance to spot other animals you might have missed in the previous game drives. After a scenic drive through Kabale town, you will arrive to the park late in the evening.
After an early breakfast you will head out with a packed lunch for your briefing and Gorilla Trek in the steep and densely forested beautiful landscape of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This activity can take anywhere from 3-8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas in the jungle. Once you find the troop, you will have the opportunity to sit and take photos with them at close range for up to 1 hour. Afterwards you will hike back down for some well-earned downtime, a Batwa/Bakiga Cultural Performance at the lodge, and some dinner.
Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, often called the Switzerland of Africa for its distinctive rolling hills surrounding a clear, deep lake, bilharzia-free lake. Once at Lake Bunyonyi, there are a number of activities you can choose to do, including boat trips, hiking, swimming, sun bathing, bird watching and more.
After breakfast you will drive back to Entebbe. Enjoy a visit to the Royal Drum Makers en route and a stopover at the equator for photography. Arrive in Entebbe early evening for a transfer to Entebbe for your flight back home or Over night stay at the hotel depending on your flight time.