5 Days Gorrilla And Wildlife Safari

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]5 Days: Gorrilla And Wildlife Safari

Spend 5 days on a gorilla and wildlife safari in Uganda and stand a chance of trekking with primates, as well as viewing various exquisite wild animals on a game drive.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_tabs][vc_tta_section title=”Brief Itinerary” tab_id=”1506074462345-1e24fe37-a5ec”][vc_column_text]Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Kibale Forest National Park

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Ishasha

Day 3: Depart Ishasha sector for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Day 4: Gorilla trekking and an optional community walk

Day 5: Return to Kampala[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Detailed Itinerary” tab_id=”1506074462508-9304bf83-7843″][vc_column_text]Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Kibale Forest National Park.

In the morning, drive to Kibale Forest, one of the stunning forestscapes in Uganda. Kibale is located in Western Uganda, about 20 minutes southeast of Fort Portal and 7 hours from Kampala. Kibale Forest has one of the highest densities and diversities of primate species, with a total of around 13 species, including blue, red-tailed, and grey-cheeked mangabey; threatened red and black-and-white colobus; and the rare L’hoest’s monkey. Make an afternoon visit to the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for the guided walk around the Magombe Swamp, which will provide you with sights of a wide range of special fauna and flora. You’ll then spend the night at Kibale Guest Cottages on a full board basis.

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Ishasha

After breakfast, you will be driven to the park headquarters at Kanyanchu, where most activities begin from. This will be your starting point for trekking the chimpanzees, a roughly 1.5-hour activity. You will be greeted by the sound as soon as you enter the forest. Unlike most other primates, chimpanzees don’t live in troops, but instead form extended communities of up to 100 individuals. You will be able to see other primates, too, like colobus, the L’hoest’s monkey,  mangabey, and bush babies. Have lunch and transfer to Ishasha in search of the rare tree-climbing lions and other animals. Here you will have much time to rest before transferring to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. You’ll ten spend the night at Ishasha Jungle Lodge on full board basis.

Day 3: Depart Ishasha sector for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast, you’ll visit the Ishasha sector for another chance at seeing the tree-climbing lions and other animals, then transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which is located in  the Kanungu district of southwestern Uganda, just on the edge of the Albertine Rift. This drive takes 3-4 hours. Although Bwindi is a habitat to animals like the bush buck, antelopes, forest duiker, and a host of bird species like African green broad-bill, white-tailed blue flycatcher, brown-necked parrot, white-bellied robin-chat, and Frazer’s eagle owl, it is most famous for the mountain gorillas. You will reach the park in the late evening, then spend the night at Gorilla Mist Camp on a full board basis.

Day 4: Gorilla trekking and an optional community walk

Arise in the early morning, have breakfast, and then drive to the park headquarters, where they will brief you about how to track the gorillas. Note that you have to be physically fit to undertake this activity and will be given one hour to observe the primates. You will be led by the park rangers through the forest in search of them. On your way, you will see other primates through the thick forest, like the red-tailed monkeys, black-and-white colobus, and baboons, as well as some bird species, including the broad-bill, flycatcher, brown-necked parrot, and robin-chat. After the trek, return to the lodge for relaxation, and, if time permits, you may decide to go on a community walk. Then you’ll again spend the night at Gorilla Mist Camp.

Day 5: Return to Kampala

After breakfast, drive back to Kampala, making a tourist stop at the Equator.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Trip Inclusions” tab_id=”1506074581805-b378288d-8cc8″][vc_column_text]Trip Inclusions

Park entry fees (Queen Elizabeth)

Guide fee

Launch cruise

Permits (gorillas)

Park ranger fees

Relevant government taxes

Full board accommodation

Full-time English-speaking driver/guide

Ground transportation

Airport transfers, if you are departing on the day your safari ends

Exclusions

Airfares

Visa fees

Personal expenses (i.e., drinks, tips)[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row]