African Gorilla Tour in Uganda

The 5 Day African Gorilla Tour in Uganda is an exclusive gorilla trekking safari in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP. This African Jungle holiday will drive you across the most beautiful African landscapes, take you on a boat safari, drive you through the African savanna to catch Uganda’s wildest drama in Lake Mburo National Park and later hike the steep slopes on the misty mountain jungles on Africa’s oldest montane forest.

Bwindi Gorilla Tracking safari

Overview

Uganda is the pearl of Africa! And indeed there is no better place to spend a holiday than here. A lot of fascinating natural resources, culture and the most hospital people in the world.

On this 5 day African Gorilla Tour in Uganda safari, you will engage in Africna savanna game drives, Boat cruise and Gorilla trekking adventure.

This is an opportunity for you to see the mountain gorillas if you have limited time to go on a safari, with stunning scenery and view of the local communities.

Safari Highlights

  • You’ll be visiting Uganda, in East Africa
  • Main places to visit in Uganda will be Lake Mburo & Bwindi Impenetrable NPs
  • You’ll take a game drive in lake Mburo and a boat trip
  • Track mountain gorillas and spend one hour with in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Day 1 – Arrival

Arrive Entebbe international airport, you will meet and greet with your African Gorilla Tour in Uganda guide or driver who will then transfer to your hotel for overnight. 

Day 2 – Entebbe to Lake Mburo National Park (4-5 hrs)

You’ll be picked from your hotel by your private African Gorilla Tour guide and driven westwards to Lake Mburo National Park with a stopover en-route at the equator arriving in time for lunch at the lodge. 

After checking in, your guide will drive you to Lake Mburo Rwonyo peninsular for an afternoon boat cruise.

Lake Mburo NP is the smallest of Uganda’s protected savannah parks with lots of metamorphic rocks and a home to over 350 species of birdlife, zebras and buffaloes are the faces of the game in this African savanna plains.

Elands, Oribi Waterbucks, Hippos, Reedbucks, Topi and a Leopard can also be spotted on a lucky day. After a boat cruise time allowing you will go for an evening game drive in the park.

MEAL PLAN: B, L, D

Day 3 – Lake Mburo Park to Bwindi Gorilla Park

A short savanna game drive early in the morning before starting the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park with lunch en-route. 

The African Gorilla Tour road drive will take you along a tarmac route and then a reasonable distance on a murram road some parts of the road are bumpy and while on the drive you will enjoy a true massage of the African wilderness roads.

After check in at the lodge you will have a well earned rest contemplating on the gorilla trekking experience the following morning.

MEAL PLAN: B, L, D.

Day 4 – Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located in south-western Uganda edge at the edge of the great east African Rift Valley.

It is a home to over 400 species of mountain gorillas about half of the world’s population. Many of these are habituated in families that are daily visited by tourists. The forest is also a home to over 350 species of birds and 400 flora species.

The D-day African Gorilla Tour adventure starts at 8am after a briefing at the park headquarters, you will trek through the dense steep forest searching for the gorillas depending on where they were seen making nests the previous evening.

The African jungle trekking can last 2-7 hours depending on how soon you find the Gorillas, this is influenced by the location they stayed overnight. Trekking can be a tasking adventure, but coming to a facial closeup with these close relatives to human is a reward worthy to earn

MEAL PLAN: B, L, D.

Day 5 – Bwindi Gorilla Park to Entebbe and Departure

Morning drive back to Entebbe: this part of the African Gorilla Tour drive will take you through beautiful sceneries, plantations and homes always visible en-route.

This is a long drive with about 8 hours driving time, but rich with a lot to see enroute as you drive in the countryside, a hot lunch stopover en-route arriving Entebbe late afternoon in time to check in for your flight back home

MEAL PLAN: B, L.

End of African Gorilla Tour Safari

We believe you have enjoyed your holiday in the most hospitable country, the Pearl of Africa!

Extension Options

Flight from Kihihi to Entebbe

The drive from Bwindi to Entebbe is a long one, do you dislike staying in the vehicle on the road for many hours? Transfer to Kihihi Airstrip for a local light weight flight to Entebbe international airport and connect with your international flight back home.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation at lodges and hotels mentioned in the itinerary or equivalent based on availability
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary, (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
  • Transfers in a 4×4 Safari Vehicle with services of an experienced English speaking Driver-guide
  • 1x Gorilla trekking per person
  • Park entrance fees
  • Game drives
  • Boat ride on Lake Mburo
  • 1 liter of mineral drinking water per person per day in the vehicle.

Exclusions

  • Meals in Entebbe on the arrival day
  • Drinks
  • Visas 
  • International Air ticket
  • Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Laundry
  • Optional Activities/Flights
  • Personal Expenditures and any other services not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Papyrus Guest House
  • Boma Guest House
  • Lake Victoria Serena Resort
  • Leopard Rest Camp
  • Rwakobo Rock Lodge
  • Mihingo Lodge
  • Bwindi Community Camp
  • Buhoma Haven Lodge
  • Gorilla Forest Camp

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