6 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari

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This is a 6-day special Uganda gorilla trekking experience in the misty jungle southwest of Uganda; a memorable experience. Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga National Parks are home to half of the world's gorilla population. The apes have only settled in Africa's high-altitude zones, where you will meet and spend time with them.

Your eyes will meet new plants, birds, and other primates among the Gorillas. Two gorilla families will be tracked and taken to unusual locations. Birdwatching, photography, sightseeing, city tours, and cultural encounters are all included. The safari begins and concludes at the Entebbe International Airport in Kampala, Uganda.

Detailed trip

Day 1: Pickup and city tour

Maintaining a seamless experience; our corporate representative will be at your service upon arrival at Entebbe international airport, with eyes fixed on the world's second largest freshwater lake, Victoria. With a glass of juice, you will be welcomed to Africa's pearl and informed about the travel formalities.

You will later check-in and refresh at the hotel, followed by lunch, afternoon tour and shopping in Kampala. This trip takes about three hours and includes a visit to the Uganda National Museum for cultural insights and historical icons of the country, as well as visits to the local marketplaces and the Independence monument. Close this day's activity with a return to the lodge for dinner and a night of overnight sleep.

Day 2: Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast, check out of the hotel for a transfer to the southwestern portion of Uganda, a lovely section of the country with very friendly people, rich foliage, cool weather, and an abundance of flora and fauna. The roads you'll be driving on are safe, with beautiful scenery and plantations. The journey takes about 9-11 hours, with stops along the way for lunch at the Igongo Cultural Center and rest as the journey continues. You'll arrive at the resort and check in for supper and the night.

Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Meet the gentle mountain gorillas in their natural habitat at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, one of the oddest animals on the planet. After a hearty breakfast, you'll drive to the park headquarters to register and receive a briefing from the ranger guides. Here, you'll learn a lot about gorilla behaviors and what to do when you're in their territory, before being assigned to a gorilla troop for tracking.

The ranger guides will conduct your tracking exercise, during which your eyes will be rotating across the jungle for 2-6 hours, your ears will be listening to jungle sounds, and all of your senses will be turned on. From where the apes were last seen to where they are, there are lots more birds, forest mammals and primates that you stand a chance of encountering. A maximum of an hour is given to you to take photos and closely watch the Apes feed, play, and relax, before you can have a lunch break, and free evening or relaxation. Dinner and peaceful nap.

Day 4: Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

After breakfast, you will check out of the lodge and transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, which is yet another wonderful site within the Park. The park is less crowded and a home to fascinating gorillas as well as golden monkeys.

Drive with your gaze fixated on the breathtaking scenery and scattered homesteads. You'll arrive for lunch and check-in to your lodge, then spend the evening either relaxing at the lodge or birdwatching. You'll return to the lodge for dinner and a restful night's sleep at the conclusion of the day.

Day 5: Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Batwa pygmies encounter

The day begins with a full breakfast at the lodge, followed by a transport to the park headquarters for a pre-tour briefing. You go tracking after the briefing, keeping in mind the Jungle Rhythm and the trekking do's and don'ts. It can take anything from 2 to 8 hours to locate the apes, plus another hour to observe and photograph the group relaxing, eating, and playing depending on how far the group has moved. Mammalian, bird, reptile, and peculiar plant species can all be found in the same forest, which you will learn about once you have the opportunity to see them.

Following the tracking exercise, you will be taken to lunch and then visited the Batwa Pygmies in the neighborhood. They will perform dances, sing songs, and tell you stories about their lives as forest hunters and gatherers. Return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay once everything has been completed.

Day 6: Departure back to Kampala

After a restful night's sleep, you'll be greeted with a hearty breakfast at the lodge, followed by a transfer to Entebbe International Airport or Kampala. You will pause for lunch and photography at the equator, which divides the planet into two halves. Only thirteen countries are crossed by the equator. At the agreed-upon time, the driver will bid you farewell.

End of safari.

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