5 days of classic Gorilla trekking in Uganda
The 5 Days of classic gorilla trekking in Uganda is a perfect package for all sorts of age groups from children to adults. During this safari, there is alot for you to discover on the beautiful lands of Pearl of Africa. There’s wildlife viewing, launch cruise in Queen Elizabeth national park and Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. The wonderful tour starts from the time you’ve stepped in Uganda until the time you leave it.
The day starts with a cup of tea at your lodge or hotel, then drive to the deepest Lake (lake Bunyonyi) located in the south-western Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale. It’s well known to be the place of birds, therefore foall bird lovers endeavor to carry a pair of binoculars to view all the colorful birds in the sky. The lake encircles over 29 islands, surrounded by steep terraced hillsides and this contributes alot on numerous bird species. It’s your choice to have a stopover at the equator in Kayabwe for photograph moment or to just continue to Mbarara town for lunch. However, it’s advisable to have a stopover to witness the richness in Uganda. Continue to the centre of attraction, Bwindi impenetrable national park as you enjoy the drive through banana plantations, farms and the beautiful hills of Kigezi. Rest and have diner at Gorilla Forest Camp or any near lodge or hotel.
Take an early morning breakfast and pack a lunch box in your portable backpack then head at the headquaters, Ruhija. Have a briefing where the tour starts from, ends and how to handle yourself while in the park. The guide leads you through the thick creepers and soft black soils in the jungle to trek for the Gorillas. Trekking for these endangered species, takes about 4-5 hours including the great exceptional one hour with the gorillas. These number of hour depends on gorilla movements. The forest has entangled tree branches with steep landscapes but the numerous animal trails allows access by the tourists. In case the gorillas are accessed in short period of time, then in the evening have a Batwa community walk. The Batwa trails brings you closer to these ancient people who for thousands of years co-existed with wild animals in Bwindi impenetrable forest.
After a morning hot cup of tea, depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda spanning the districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Rubirizi, and Rukungiri. Have lunch and a moment to relax before you proceed for an evening game drive. It takesplace in the Savannah plains of Kasenyi where you will spot herds of buffaloes, elephants, antelopes and some few lions and leopards. This is Uganda’s best tourist attraction destination. This takesplace for the few hours left in the evening and then sleep over at a lodge near.
On day 04, we still head again to the Plains of Kasenyi for yet another a morning Game driving to try and find what you could have missed during the previous Game drive on Day 03. Both game drives are necessary because each day is blessed differently and so able to watch new creatures. Return to the lodge for a delicious meal for lunch. Later in the afternoon after relaxation, head to the jetty along Kazinga channel for boat cruising. This gives a chance to view water mammals such as elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles and water birds. Later return to lodge for an overnight.
Have a heavy breakfast, drive back to Kampala\ Entebbe International Airport for your next flight back your home country. It’s always better to book a flight later in the night since the distance is too long (8 hours).