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$2491 Day Trips & Excursions

5 days gorillas and chimpanzee tracking

DAY 1:Transfer To Kibale Forest National Park 5 Days Chimpanzee & Gorilla Trekking Safari is one the main luxury trips organised by gorilla safaris Uganda. A tour agent/guide from GS Uganda Limited will pick you up from the hotel or guesthouse of your choice and leave for Kibale Forest arrive in the afternoon.Driving time: is 6,5 hoursDAY 2:Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest At 8.00am we will start with 4 hours chimp tracking – during which you may also get to see 10 other primates Kibale park is also known for all the butterflies and birds. In the afternoon we will walk through Bigodi Swamp (home to a community based project).Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp (self-contained tents) or Chimpanzee Guesthouse/Bandas (self-contained Banda’s) – Both outside the forest) Luxury Tour: Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge KibaleDAY 3:Transfer to Kisoro Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Early in the morning we will leave for Kisoro. We will cross Kazinga Channel, traveling through Queen Elizabeth Park, and reach Kabale in time for lunch. From Kabale we will continue through a beautiful landscape also defined as the “Switzerland of Africa”: mountains, lakes, hills with cultivated terraces, tropical rain forest and bamboo forest. On the last hill the landscape unfolds beneath us, taking in the vast planes between Uganda, Rwanda and Congo, with the Virunga volcanoes dominating the view. At the bottom of the valley is Kisoro, where we will stay at the famous Travelers Rest Hotel.Driving time: ± 8 hoursDAY 4:Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park The day of gorilla tracking, you will travel by car from Travelers Rest Hotel in Kisoro to Nkuringo, in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park (1hr). Once there you will first receive a briefing (7.45am) and at 8.30am you will start the tracking. Once you have found the gorillas, you will be able to spend up to one hour with them! You will be expected back to the starting point by 7.00pm at the latest. physically conditioned peoples are recommended.Accommodation: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro Luxury Tour: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro (Suite Room)DAY 5:Transfer to Kampala Early in the morning after breakfast you will travel back to Kampala. On the way back to the city you will have lunch in Mbarara town, and after Masaka there will be an opportunity to a stop at the Equator for photo shoots and buying souvenirs and have tea or coffee.We will then bring you back to Kampala or Entebbe for your flight back home and marks the end of the Safari Tour.

$3050 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6 days Gorilla Adventure

Experience pure adventure, the off the beaten track experience; you will discover Uganda by Air, walking, canoeing, trekking and vehicle transfer, from the convenient departure from Entebbe International Airport to the town of Kisoro, During the short flight you will be able to see Uganda´s diversity from high up.  Pick you up from the Airstrip and drive you up to Nkuringo. A short distance that can take up to 2 hours.Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is set 2160m ASL above sea level and offers stunning views looking north over the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, south to the volcanoes of the Virunga and west into the rift valley and the DR Congo. Gorilla trekking will start with a detailed briefing about gorilla etiquette. Depending on which family you are trekking, the briefing point is either 300 meters or 23 kms away. After the briefing we will either start walking from there or will be driven to the closest starting point. We will then start searching for the gorillas. Once we find them, we will be allowed to spend 1 hour with them.You also have the opportunity to undertake a full day trekking, accompanied by our local guides through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest one of the most diverse habitats on earth and home to 120 species of mammals, 200 varieties of tree and more than 50 reptiles.  Get the insider knowledge on the way of life of the local people by commencing  a walking safari through the local rural communities the 9km walk to the north shore of the lake is conducted where the dugout canoe team will rendezvous at the Rwajenje landing site with you to complete a traverse of the Lake  Mutanda in dugout canoe for over 2 and 1/2 hours to the southern shore where you will meet with your vehicle to transfer to overnight at nearly the base of the Virunga Volcanoes, beautiful lodge constructed out of volcanic rocks, here you can choose to trek Mt.Sabinyo 3620m ASL where the third peak of the Volcano is meeting point of 3 countries or trek the endangered Golden Monkey only found in the Bamboo forest along the Virunga Volcano chain.

$5400 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Day Best of Uganda Gorilla Safari and Wildlife Experience

Day 1: On your arrival, meet your guide at Entebbe International Airport who will transfer you to Papyrus Guesthouse  for your accommodation.Day 2: Entebbe – Bwindi Impenetrable National ParkAfter an early breakfast and briefing, fly to Kisoro in southern Uganda. During the short flight you will be able to see Uganda's diversity. Be picked up from the airstrip and driven up to Nkuringo. After lunch, there will be a community walk with one of our guides from the camp. Overnight at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge.Day 3: Gorilla TrekkingTransfer to the visitor’s reception to track a Nkuringo Gorilla group in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park after you’ve been briefed at 8:00am. Once you have found the gorillas, you will be able to spend an hour with them observing. Your time in the forest cannot be pre-determined as every day is different from the previous. Return to your vehicle and proceed directly back to the lodge.Day 4: Kisoro - EntebbeYou will be driven back to Kisoro for your flight back to Entebbe. Arriving at Entebbe International Airport, there will be a connecting flight to Kidepo to wait for. The flight takes approximately 2.5-hours to Kidepo. Be picked up from the airstrip and dropped off at Apoka Lodge for check-in. There will be time to relax and have lunch. After, there will be an evening game drive through Kidepo. Overnight at the Apoka lodge.Day 5: Kidepo Valley National ParkAfter an early morning breakfast, set off for a 2-3 hour game drive to Kidepo Valley National Park in search of lions, cheetahs and leopards. Return to the lodge to enjoy the mid-morning with an open swimming pool within sight of the wildlife from the lodge. The lodge offers a viewing platform for wildlife and often at night you will hear the lions and hyenas. Lunch will be served following an evening game drive. Overnight at Apoka lodge.Day 6: Kidepo Valley Park – Cultural visitKidepo is a wildlife bonanza where you can either conduct a morning nature walk accompanied by a ranger escort or take another game drive. In the afternoon, visit the nearby village of Karamojong. The Karamojongs are related to the Masai in Kenya and were mostly nomadic pastoralists. They have been recently been introduced to farming and agriculture. Learn more about the culture and their dance. Overnight at Apoka Lodge.Day 7: Morning Game DriveAfter the morning activities and lunch, you will be transferred to Entebbe. You will be at the Papyrus Guesthouse for day use. Transfer to Entebbe International Airport for your evening flight.

$1825 Private & Custom Tours

Cheap 3 Day Gorilla Trekking Tour

Day 1: Briefing on the safari, transfer to Entebbe international airport for your flight to Bwindi impenetrable Forest, southwestern Uganda for the Uganda Gorilla Trekking ExperienceWe should be at the airport at exactly 06:00hrs if your gorilla permit tracks in the southern Bwindi and 11:00hrs ( A.M) if your permit is for Northern Bwindi ( Buhoma). For these one tracking in southern Bwindi you will land in Kisoro and you will be picked there by our company driver who will take you for your accommodation. For those tracking in northern Bwindi ( Buhoma) you will land in Kihihi airfield and you will be picked by our driver to your accommodation.Day 2: Uganda Gorilla trekking (Bwindi Impenetrable NP), Tracking the Mountain Gorillas and other primatesToday enjoy Uganda gorilla tracking in Bwindi. After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before enjoying the highlight of the trip- Gorilla trekking, which may last the entire day. We trek the gorillas through the rainforest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten. When the gorillas are sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 metres from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes.Uganda Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It’s difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. The gorilla excursion can take from 2 up to 8 hours. Expect to walk along distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. A good physical condition is recommended. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. A ranger will brief you on how to behave with the gorillas.While most of today’s forests are no more than 12,000 years old, Bwindi’s vegetation has been weaving itself into tangles over at least 25,000 years, in the process accumulating a lengthy species list. This includes 310 species of butterfly, 51 reptiles, 200 trees, 88 moths and an exceptional 120 types of mammal including 10 primates. The latter includes chimpanzee, L’Hoest’s, red tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus, baboon, and Bwindi’s most famous resident, the mountain gorilla. Bwindi is a prime destination for birdwatchers. Its 350 species include seven which are IUCN red data listed and 90% of all Albertine rift endemics, species which are difficult or impossible to see in any other part of East Africa.Day 3: Depart from the Gorilla Tracking Park, Flight to KampalaEarly breakfast before embarking on our return to Kampala, your driver/guide will transfer you in time to the airfields either Kisoro or Kihihi to catch your flight back to Entebbe/Kampala. Up on arriving at Entebbe

$2465 Day Trips & Excursions

Cheap 4 Days Gorilla Trekking and Batwa Trail Experience

Day 1: Briefing on the safari, transfer to Entebbe international airport for your flight to Bwindi impenetrable Forest, southwestern Uganda for your gorilla trek.We should be at the airport at exactly 06:00hrs check in and the plane leaves at exactly 07:00hrs t southern Bwindi and at Kisoro you will be picked there by our company driver who will take you for your accommodation.Day 2: Gorilla trekking (Bwindi Impenetrable NP), Tracking the Mountain Gorillas and other primatesToday enjoy gorilla tracking in Bwindi. After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before enjoying the highlight of the trip- Gorilla trekking, which may last the entire day. We trek the gorillas through the rainforest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten. When the gorillas are sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 metres from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes.Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It’s difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. The gorilla excursion can take from 2 up to 8 hours. Expect to walk along distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. A good physical condition is recommended. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. A ranger will brief you on how to behave with the gorillas.While most of today’s forests are no more than 12,000 years old, Bwindi’s vegetation has been weaving itself into tangles over at least 25,000 years, in the process accumulating a lengthy species list. This includes 310 species of butterfly, 51 reptiles, 200 trees, 88 moths and an exceptional 120 types of mammal including 10 primates. The latter includes chimpanzee, L’Hoest’s, red tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus, baboon, and Bwindi’s most famous resident, the mountain gorilla. Bwindi is a prime destination for birdwatchers. Its 350 species include seven which are IUCN red data listed and 90% of all Albertine rift endemics, species which are difficult or impossible to see in any other part of East Africa.Day 3: Batwa community visitToday wake up to a leisurely breakfast and prepare for yet another adventure around the park as you visit these indigenous natives the Batwa. The Batwa are Uganda’s marginalized people and are view with derision by most of the Ugandan Nationals. BatwaThe Batwa have lived their lives to current generations by hunting and gathering in the forest. The visit to the Batwa invariably involves songs and a dance demonstration, and once the music begins you can’t help but notice that they project a genuine pride in themselves. You shall then return to the lodge for lunch and also relax.