UGANDA GORILLA TREKKING | 4 Days from 2,328 USD

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GorillA TREKKING SAFARI

Duration: 4 Days Safari

Uganda: Private tour Budget Lodge

You Visit:
Kampala is where the journey begins, Gorillae Trekking Kibale forest national park, it involves the pursuit of Gorillaes in the forest. This is done following in the footsteps of the chimps within the forest. Safari tracker guides will enlighten you on how to track Gorillaes and other primates like monkeys and baboons.

PRICES from 2,328 USD INCLUDE:

• Chimps permits

• Bottled Water

• English speaking Guide

• Park Entrance Fees

• All Activities mentioned

PRICES from 2,328 USD EXCLUDE:

• International flights

• Entry Visas

• Laundry services

• Tips

• Alcohol drinks

 GUIDE LINES FOR A GORILLA TREKKING 

• Wear comfortable hiking shoes as well as long-sleeved pants & shirt during the gorilla trek

• It is recommended to tuck your pants into the socks to avoid insects

• Bring rain gear just incase

• Water and a snack is needed (we will provide you with packed lunch)

• Take a good camera along

• The hills are steep so you should be reasonably fit (don’t let this scare you off unnecessarily though, it is not an extreme hike)

• You have to be above 15 years old

• Due to the close and connections between humans and Gorillas you should not visit them if you have any contagious illness.

Day by day itinerary for our 4 days Uganda safari:

 

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO ENTEBBE AIRPORT UGANDA

We meet our tour guide at Entebbe airport and transfer to Kampala seeing Lake Victoria from the road and getting a first taste of Uganda as you arrive for our 4 days Uganda Gorilla trekking safari.

Overnight Green Valley Hotel, Ggaba.

 

DAY 2: TRANSFER TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

Start off the journey early from Kampala for your 4 days gorilla trekking safari and it take you 9 hours, be prepared for a long day in the car. Along the way you will make a stop by the equator for some photos and have lunch in Masaka or Mbarara depending on the time. Continue on through the countryside to Bwindi Mountains with a beautiful drive up the hills. We reach the lodge for you to relax before the next day’s great trekking adventure.

 

Overnight in Buhoma Haven Lodge .

 

DAY 3: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK - GORILLA TREKKING DAY

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is great home to the forest giants that are friendly to human kind, Have an early breakfast before setting off for your gorilla trekking adventure with a specialized guide. Besides the gorillas, Bwindi impenetrable forest is full of birds, butterflies and plant species plus forest hog, forest elephants. Enjoy the walk through the forest and spend one hour around the gorillas. After the gorilla trek your guide picks you and you start the beautiful journey down the mountains, through the neck of the impenetrable forest, past cultivated hills through villages and on to the lodge at the edge of queen Elizabeth National Park’s southern sector where the second night of your 4 days gorilla trekking safari will be spent.

 

Overnight in Topi Lodge

 

DAY 4: TRANSFER TO KAMPALA

After breakfast you set off towards Kampala, Have lunch along the way. Get back to Kampala in the late afternoon/evening after meeting the Gorillas of Uganda as we finish your 4 days gorilla trekking safari.

 

 

 

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GORILLA TREKKING IN UGANDA

 

HOW DOES GORILLA TREKKING IN UGANDA WORK?

Uganda is blessed with a number of different primates and it is possible to trek both mountain gorillas and chimps within Uganda. The one that we are most famous for is undoubtedly the Mountain Gorilla. A big percentage of world’s population for Mountain Gorillas live in Uganda, most in Bwindi Impenetrable NP and some in Mgahinga Gorilla NP. A step in the conservation of mountain gorillas is to habituate groups for tourists on safari to go visit during gorilla trekking in Uganda. The benefits of this, aside from providing funds for conservation, is to provide work opportunities for the locals in the tourism industry.

Trekking the Mountain Gorillas is an unforgettable adventure. You get to experience amazing views of the mountains, a hike through the beautiful forest and the highlight of spending one hour with the Mountain Gorillas. For gorilla trekking in Uganda there are 13 habituated gorilla groups, more are added from time to time so the number could have gone up by the time you read this. Most of them are in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and one group in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. In Bwindi there are four areas where Gorillas have been habituated to visitors

 

For a visitor has to report at the office of the Uganda wildlife authority in the area you are to be trekking at 08:00am in the morning to get the formalities done before starting and to be briefed about the rules that apply in the national park. The formalities are to show the gorilla permits together with your passports to the responsible warden and to be designated which group you’ll be trekking. Our guide takes care of all this so you can just relax, take part in the briefing and think of the great experience you have a head of you.

 

Around 09:00am the adventure starts. Depending on the location of the group you’ll be seeing either start the hike directly from the offices of UWA or are driven a bit to another starting point. The distance you’ll have to walk during your Uganda gorilla trekking before reaching the gorillas depends on where they are. A search team is always sent out earlier in the morning to locate the gorillas and they are in constant contact with your gorilla trekking guide to lead him/her to the point where the gorillas are and help find the best way there. The hike takes you through beautiful jungle scenery and is an experience in itself.

 

When you are close to where the gorillas are you’ll be asked to leave your backpacks and only bring along necessary things (like your camera). You are allowed one hour with the gorillas. Respect the instructions you get from the guide and enjoy the amazing moment of being close to these gentle giants! When your time with the gorillas is coming to an end the guide will inform you and lead you out of the area where they are. After picking up your things you’ll start the trek back. An option for the one wishing to have more time with the mountain gorillas is to go for the gorilla habituation experience, an exclusive option where you get four hours with the mountain gorillas. When reaching the offices you’ll be rewarded with a diploma showing that you have done the unforgettable experience of gorilla trekking in Uganda. Read a blog entry about a first gorilla trekking experience here.

 

 

 

GUIDE LINES FOR A GORILLA TREKKING IN UGANDA

 

• Wear comfortable hiking shoes as well as long-sleeved pants & shirt during the gorilla trek
• It is recommended to tuck your pants into the socks to avoid insects
• Bring rain gear just incase
• Water and a snack is needed (we will provide you with packed lunch)
• Take a good camera along • The hills are steep so you should be reasonably fit (don’t let this scare you off unnecessarily though, it is not an extreme hike)
• You have to be above 15 years old
• Due to the close and connections between humans and Gorillas you should not visit them if you have any contagious illness.

 

 

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