There are many incredible wildlife encounters in Africa, but tracking mountain gorillas through the forest stands out as arguably the most captivating and moving of all. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, makes it possible to view these incredible primates on a guided trek.
Sample itinerary: Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – 7 Days
Day 1: Entebbe/Kampala
Transfer from Entebbe/Kampala airport to your accommodation. Spend the rest of the day at leisure or enjoy the local sightseeing, options including The Ngamba Island Chimp Sanctuary (at own expense). The sanctuary is on the Lake Victoria and is home to the orphaned chimpanzees.
Day 2: Entebbe/Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After breakfast, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park – the most popular park in Uganda as it offers diverse ecosystem. You will have a lunch break en route and later proceed to the park. On arrival you will head for an evening game drive before checking-in at your accommodation for the night.
Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park
You will spend the full day in Queen Elizabeth National Park. What you see depends on the season, but the Kasenyi plains are excellent for sighting lions and large herds of Uganda kob. The Mweya penisula offers excellent game drives with magnificent views across the water to The Rwenzori Mountains. Today also you will spend the morning out on game drive in search of the famous tree climbing lions. Return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch cruise along The Kazinga Channel – home to one of the grea t concentration of hippos in Africa and herds of elephants, buffaloes.
Day 4: Ishasha to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After breakfast transfer to the northern circuit of the Ishasha sector with your packed lunch. Today you will have another chance of spotting lions resting on sycamore trees. After the game drive you will drive for some 2 hours towards Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Day 5: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Following an , join the group and depart for a gorilla trek. The gorillas “nomadic lifestyle”, in their continues search for food, determines the duration of the trek. Although the trek might be demanding, the anticipation of the experience ahead and the beauty of the forest make it worthwhile. After the gorillas have been located you will spend an amazing hour in their company. Return to the camp late afternoon and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 6: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to Entebbe
After breakfast transfer back to the hotel in Entebbe (approx arrival time 6pm).
Day 7: Kampala/Entebbe
After breakfast, enjoy a city tour, visit the Uganda museum, shop some local crafts. Relax before your driver takes you to the airport for your ongoing journey.
We can also incorporate all kind of activities in your safari like canoeing, walking and cultural experience please ask us for more details.