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10 Days Gorilla trek Uganda

Day 1, Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
Our company driver guide will pick you up from Entebbe International Airport and will brief you shortly about your 10 days Uganda Safari. Meet and greet and later transfer to Kampala for dinner and overnight stay at Ministers Village Hotel/Cassia Lodge/Imperial Royale Hotel

Day 2, Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
After breakfast, you will transfer to Kibale Forest National Park. It is about 4-5 hours drive to reach the Park. You will have lunch in Fort portal town after which you will proceed with your journey to the park where you will reach in the afternoon. You can either spend a free relaxation afternoon or take an evening guided nature walk around the park. This will offer you an opportunity to experience the culture of the 2 tribes that live around the Park and these are the Batooro and Bakiga. You can participate in the cultural performances for more experience. Dinner and overnight stay at Kibale Forest Camp/Primates Lodge/Chimpanzee guest house

Day 3, Chimpanzee trek and afternoon Bigodi swamp walk
After breakfast at your lodge, you will go for the morning briefing from the park officials and later you will depart from the Park headquarters in Kanyanchu and go for Chimp tracking with in the forest. Expect to see a lot of primate species including the Chimps, blue monkeys, Varvet Monkeys, red tailored monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, you will go for the Bigodi swamp walk. This is a good site for different bird species and hence a bird watchers paradise. Return to the Lodge for refreshments with dinner and overnight stay at Kibale Forest Camp/Primates Lodge/Chimpanzee guest house

Day 4, Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Start your day with a heavy cup of tea and later transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This journey will give you good views of the great Mountains of the moon and the Kasese town. Arrive in Queen Elizabeth National Park in time for lunch after which you will go for the evening game drive to search for resident animals of the Park such as waterbucks, warthogs, elephants, buffalos, antelopes and others. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge/Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge/Simba Safari Camp

Day 5, Game drive and Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel
Early morning before breakfast, you will set out for the game drive to catch up with the early risers. Look out for lions, buffaloes, Leopards, Hyenas, bush and water bucks and the Elephants. Return to the lodge for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, you will go for the afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel. Look out for animals like hippos, Crocodiles and a variety of bird. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge/Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge/Simba Safari Camp

Day 6, Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
After breakfast, you will leave Queen Elizabeth National Park with a game drive en route in the famous Ishasha sector. This is famously known for its rare tree climbing lions and can be witnessed in fig tree. Arrive at Bwindi in the afternoon where you will relax, as you wait for your next day’s Gorilla tracking activity which is the highlight of your safari. Dinner and overnight stay at Wagtail Eco safari camp/Buhoma Community Bandas/Mahogany Springs/Gorilla Resort.

Day 7, Gorilla Trekking activity:
After breakfast, you will transfer to the park headquarters for the briefing by the park ranger guides before you set off for your Gorilla trek. You will be given rules to follow while in the forest before seeing the Gorillas and also when you are with the Gorillas. The rules are there so as to continue protecting these rare species and not to let them disappear. Under normal circumstances, the Gorilla trek has no fixed time of ending since it depends on where the Gorillas spend the night the day before the trekking day. However, it ranges from 2-9 hours and this basically depends on the movement of these primates. You need to be strong and physically fit since it involves walking along steep hilly tracks and also long distances. However, once one comes across the Gorillas, all the poor memories he has gone through, are easily forgotten and instead enjoy the one hour time with the Gorillas. You can take as many photographs as you want. After this, you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Wagtail Eco safari camp/Buhoma Community Bandas/Mahogany Springs/Gorilla Resort.

Day 8, Transfer to Lake Mburo
After breakfast, you will depart for Lake Mburo National Park where you will reach in time for Lunch. Have Lunch and in the afternoon, you will take a boat ride on Lake Mburo where you will expect to see a number of water loving animals and birds like the sitatunga, shoebill stork and Hippos. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Lodge/Mantana Tented Camp/Rwonyo Campsite/Arcadia cottages

Day 9, Transfer back to Kampala
After breakfast, drive at leisure to Kampala with an en route Game drive as you exit the Park. Reach Kampala in the afternoon and continue to your place of accommodation for dinner and overnight at Kampala Serena Hotel/Ministers Village Hotel/Hotel Rutch/Imperial Royale/Cassia Lodge.

Day 10, Departure
Depending on the time of your flight, you will be transferred to the Airport for your flight back home. If you have an evening flight, you will first go for the Kampala City tour and visit places like the Kasubi tombs, Namugongo Martyr’s shrine, Uganda Museum and Bahai Temple

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