4 Day Gorilla Trekking & Uganda Wildlife Safari

This 4 days Gorilla trekking and Uganda Wildlife safari will allow you to explore the large ape species that come with superb hiking opportunities. View the interesting chimps in Kibale Forest National Park and the rare mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Private

TOUR TYPE

Lodge

ACCOMMODATION

Easy

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Details Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park – Uganda

At the start of this Gorilla Trekking & Uganda Wildlife Safari our guide collects you from your pre-tour accommodation in Kampala at 7:30 am. Leaving Kampala, the capital of Uganda, you travel west to Kasese, via the town of Fort Portal. We stop for lunch in Kasese admiring the beautiful slopes of Mount Rwenzori. After lunch we continue our journey through the scenic landscapes of Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

In the evening we embark on a two hour boat trip on the Kazinga Channel, getting up close to hippos, buffalos and other wildlife. The boat trip offers excellent bird watching opportunities, as well as the chance to see elephants, warthogs and Kob antelopes. The banks of the channel are home to a rich variety of birds, including Pink-backed Pelicans, Pied and Malachite Kingfishers and Saddle billed Stork.

The Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular protected area and covers about 1978 km². The park is scenically located on the rift valley floor between Lake Edward and Lake George flanked by towering mountains in the distance. The game park incorporates scenic hills and lakes and consists mostly of euphorbia tree-studded savannahs or grasslands. The varied habitats within Queen Elizabeth National Park host 95 mammal and 612 bird species.

Tonight we enjoy dinner and an overnight stay close to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 2: Queen Elizabeth to Bwindi Forest Park – Uganda

After coffee we set off on an early morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth Park, exploring the northeastern area along Kasenyi Plains (also known as Mweya), near Lake George, and the Queens Mile. Wildlife sightings include the Uganda Kob antelope, elephants, lions, buffalo, waterbuck, warthogs and various other antelope and bird species.Next our journey takes us along the impressive craters of the western Rift Valley escarpment and the Ishasha section of Queen Elizabeth National Park. We take a game drive en route, looking out for wildlife, especially the tree-climbing lions found in this southern part of the game park. After this rewarding game drive we travel south to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, arriving in the evening. Bwindi National Park is home to the endangered African Mountain Gorillas, along with a rich diversity of wild animals, insects and plants. Inhabitants include various other primate species, such as the blue and red tailed monkeys.

We enjoy dinner at our accommodation in the forested hills of Bugambira, near Bwindi Forest in the Kisoro District.

Day 3: Bwindi Forest National Park Gorilla Trekking – Uganda

Today we set off on the once-in-a-lifetime experience of trekking mountain gorillas in the wild. The day starts with an early morning breakfast, before meeting up with our guide from the Uganda Wildlife Authority, for a briefing on the gorilla trekking excursion.

 

We then head off into the dense vegetation of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, best known for endangered gorilla trekking, considered the highlight of visiting Uganda and for many the high point of their travels in Africa. This gorilla walk can take up to six hours, so a reasonable degree of fitness and a sturdy pair of walking shoes are required. The thrill of encountering these gentle primates in the wild is well worth the sometimes challenging trek through the thick undergrowth. The adventure trek through the jungle takes us in search of a family group of gorillas. Once we find the African Mountain Gorillas we spend some time watching them feed and interact with each other. We get to hear the gorillas communicating with one another and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant adult male gorillas, called Silverbacks. Encountering these giant apes is one of Africa’s most poignant wildlife experiences. Each gorilla encounter is unique, offering its own rewards. We generally get up close to the adult gorillas to watch them feeding, grooming and resting, as well as witnessing the young gorillas at play.

In the afternoon we explore a local community on foot, to gain insight into the ways of the Ugandan people living near Bwindi Park. See what rural life is like in this part of Africa, meet the locals and support the Buhoma community in the process. After our walk in Buhoma village we have a drink together, recounting our unforgettable adventures with the African Mountain Gorillas.

Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to Kampala & Entebbe – Uganda

We enjoy an early breakfast on day four and then return to Kampala, visiting Igongo Cultural Village en route. Here we learn about the Bahima and Ankole cultures of Uganda, getting a glimpse into the history of these interesting people. Along the way we cross the equator, stopping to take photographs and to have lunch. We arrive back in Kampala and Entebbe, bringing this Gorilla Trekking & Uganda Wildlife Safari to a close. Airport drop-off can be arranged free of charge, if you are flying out on the last day of the safari.

  • All transfers according to program
  • Safari costing Includes 18% VAT (Government Tax ) Value Added Tax
  • English speaking safari guide
  • All executions mentioned in this proposal
  • Entrance fees to all National Parks.
  • Bed Night Levy
  • Overnight all Hotels / Campsites according to program
  • FB during safari
  • Safari starts with lunch boxes and ends with lunch boxes on the last day of safari.
  • When Special Offer is given out (Dinner and Breakfast is included)
  • Check out time from any lodge is at 10.00 Am
  • 1.5 liters mineral water per person per day on safari; tea; coffee
  • Driver/guide and vehicle for Safaris without km limit
  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Drinks (if not mentioned above)
  • Tips
  • Expenses of personal nature (like souvenirs)
  • Excursions and trips not included in this program (e.g. Serengeti Balloon Safari),

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Eva-Maria W
Eva-Maria W
2022-05-26
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Great Safari with Joel We had Joel as our guide, and he really made sure we had a great experience during our safari. We visited the Ngorogoro crater & Serengeti and were lucky to even catch a lion with her cubs. Unique experience with a great guide that always made us feel safe and answered happily a lot of questions about all the animals, Tanzania and the massai. Highly recommended! Asante sana!
מוטי י
מוטי י
2022-04-10
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Charles is the most good guide For the start, only charles.. And now we can continue. He is so professional, so nice, he know everything on the country, trees, animals... I dont think there is question that he dont have a good answer. He makes our honeymoon the base holiday! He is loyal and make feeling a lot of confidence in country in afrika. It feels like im in germany with the conference! If you ask me? Only charles!
Kristoffer B
Kristoffer B
2022-03-07
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Highly recommended! I had the pleasure of spending a week on Kilimanjaro with the most friendly, supportive and welcoming team imaginable. From arrival to departure, we felt very well taken care of by both the trekking team led by guide Shambani and Charles’ team in Arusha. I highly recommend Maasai African Guides to anyone interested in taking up the challenge of climbing Kilimanjaro or looking to explore the Arusha area.
Thomas A
Thomas A
2021-10-09
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3 days safari going to Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater It was a fantastic experience in these exceptional natural environments, Charles was a very attentive, knowledgeable and friendly guide, he answered all my many questions and we saw a lot of wildlife
Ron1q2w3e4r5t
Ron1q2w3e4r5t
2021-10-01
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Charles is the best guide to explorer the safari parks in Tanzania We just return from 8 days adventure in Tanzania, and Charles was our guide. He was incredible, reliable, professional, with fluque English and we enjoyed with him a lot. He did a lot to make us satisfied. In the parks he was amazing find us many amazing animals that we couldn't see without he shows us. As a Massay he leave and breath and respect the wild animals and the nature in Tanzania. Most recommended to visit only with a guide like him that knows every rode every trail, and each creature...
katarina v
katarina v
2021-09-18
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Tarangire Serengeti Ngoro Ngoro safari I had Charles as a guide during a 4 day safari to Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngoro Ngoro and it was the most beautiful experience.Charles has an incredible knowledge about the animals, the nature, the country... He knows the animals so well that we saw all of them, even the Chita who's so difficult to spot sometimes. He not only knows them but he loves them and is very respectful of the surroundings and nature in general.I highly recommend Charles for his kindness, his amazing knowledge, his humour and his patience with the group. Really a wonderful experience!
Arik M
Arik M
2021-09-15
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Charles - amazing guide and person Charles was our driver and guide at our 30th anniversary 10 days trip to Tanzania. He is experienced, reliable, knowledgeable, a pleasant-mannered person, great to have conversations with. A rare combination of a field man and a certified tour guide. Took care of us from the moment we arrived until returning to the airport at the end of the trip. Patiently answered all our questions (and we had a lot...). Charles was highly motivated to find animals and bring us to them up close, to arrive at the right moment to the great Gnu crossing the Mara River and in general to respond to every request we had. Highly recommended????
Ivan Matyukhin
Ivan Matyukhin
2021-03-11
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Суперинтересный гид, опытный рейнджер и интересный человек Это было очень круто! Чарльз восхитительный гид. Не буду описывать стандартные вещи (шикарный автомобиль с открывающимся верхом, стерильная чистота в машине, безлимитная вода). Расскажу лучше о Чарльзе.Это очень интеллигентный человек, гид, руководитель Сафари-компании. Чарльз работает гидом не первое десятилетие. Работал и в Танзании, и в Кении. Как говорит Чарльз - в сафари индустрии очень высокая конкуренция, а значит ты должен стараться изо всех сил, чтобы получить клиента, чтобы клиент был доволен. Чарльз старается изо всех сил. Мы бывали на сафари и раньше и нас есть с чем сравнить. Едем мы по национальному парку - где-то вдалеке Чарльз видит точку - перепроверяет в бинокль и... носорог. Мы первыми из всего парка подъезжаем к нему, уже после нас раздается весть по рации - что носорог там-то. Потом Чарльз смог отыскать еще одного носорога вообще стоя на горе в 5-10 километрах от объекта. Чарльз очень хорошо знает повадки животных и все время о них охотно рассказывает, обращает наше внимание на то, что мы бы точно никогда не заметили.Так как у Чарльза очень хороший английский, он много рассказывает про места, по которым мы проезжаем, про то, как тут живут люди, про масаев и другие племена (ну и про животных, бесспорно). Если вы хотите куда-то заехать, Чарльз с радостью поможет. Например, мы увидели за пределами национального парка стадо зебр. Не проблема - крутанули и подъехали к ним. Мы были самыми счастливыми туристами - у нас был классный гид, в то время как гиды в других машинах скучно крутили баранку....)))А еще кроме национальных парков, в программе Чарльза было подножие Килиманджаро. Мы видели огромный водопад, кофе ферму и сами обжарили и смололи кофе. Мололи с помощью специальной ступы, а жарили на... костре. И все это сопровождалось потрясающими песнями местных жителей (они пели вживую, очень весело и энергично).Шлем Чарльзу большой привет. Всем крайне рекомендуем воспользоваться его услугами.
noamram
noamram
2020-03-29
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צ'ארלס פשוט נפלא! עשינו ספארי עם צ׳ארלס והיה מדהים. צ׳ארלס הוא משבט המסאי, איש ישר מאוד ובעל ידע רב, שמח מטבעו, יודע אנגלית היטב, ומתאמץ מאוד כדי להראות לנו את הדברים המעניינים באמת. ראינו מדריכים אחרים, אבל צ׳ארלס עולה על כולם. מומלץ בחום רב!!
Horst7
Horst7
2020-03-15
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Perfekte Safari Charles ist der perfekte Safari Guide, der tägliche Ablauf wurde immer spontan an unsere Wünsche angepasst. Dank Charles Erfahrung wurden die täglichen Game drives zu Tierreichen Erlebnissen.Wir hätten uns keinen besseren Guide vorstellen können.

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