8 Days Ultimate Gorilla safari Expedition

8 Days Ultimate Gorilla safari Expedition

8 Days

FROM $ 6,250

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Uganda – Rwanda Gorilla Safari – 8 Days Ultimate Gorilla safari Expedition
from: $ 6,250 p/p based on 4 PAX
Duration: 8 Days & 7 Nights
Activities: Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and Rwanda, chimpanzee Trekking, Boat Cruise, Golden Monkey Tracking & Community Walk.
Accommodation: Speak Resort Munyonyo | Mweya Safari Lodge | Volcanoes Safaris Lodge, Bwindi | Bisate Lodge

Adventure Gorilla Safaris has designed 8 Days Ultimate Gorilla safari Expedition for you that combines enjoying nature’s beauty on land and water. Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game drive and a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel to view wild game like hippos, elephants, buffaloes then head on to Bwindi impenetrable park to track the mountain gorillas and unwind at the end of the day. Journey into Rwanda to track mountain gorillas at Volcanoes National Park then into Kigali town, if time permits, for a city tour.

An Adventure Gorilla Safaris’ guide/ driver will warmly welcome you to the Pearl of Africa, Uganda and will drive you through the lively Entebbe town to your hotel in Kampala where you will rest for the night.

Meals included: No Meals
Accommodation: Speak Resort Munyonyo

Set off early in the morning on a drive to Fort Portal to reach Queen Elizabeth national park. Queen Elizabeth National Game Park is very scenic because it combines bushland, savannah plains, forests, wetlands with the Kazinga Channel flowing through the park that connects to Lake George and Lake Edward thus attracting wildlife and birds to it because of the huge waters it offers for survival. This park has one of the largest hippo concentration numbers in the world, Upon arrival, you will rest and in the afternoon you will go for an evening game drive.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge

 

Breakfast before daybreak will you go for a hike in the valley of apes that is to say the Kyambura gorge which is a geological feature home to several primates like vervet monkeys, chimpanzees, baboons, red-tailed monkeys. Let us go for an afternoon boat ride when the sun is hot so that the Kazinga Channel turns into a drinking spot for many animals, especially crocodiles, hippos, buffalos that immerse themselves in the water to cool off. The animals might be unbothered by your boat so you can take photos of them up close. Dinner overnight at your Lodge Mweya Safari Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge

Your morning will start the game drive early during the “golden hours” to enjoy watching the savannah land inhabitants rise like the elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, kobs, antelopes, In Chambura gorge, to not miss out the tree-climbing lion. After setting off for Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. If time permits us we shall go on a community visit when on the outskirts of the Bwindi forest and see the locals’ way of life, take part in arts and crafts, buy some, have lunch from there then head to your lodge for the evening.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Volcanoes Safaris Lodge, Bwindi

Uganda has 50% of the world’s mountain gorilla population living in the Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park. Arise early(before 8:00 A.M) so that you can have a morning meal before the AA Safaris tour guide drives you to the park headquarters where you will be briefed on the trekking experience; what to expect, Dos and Don’ts while in the midst of the mountain gorillas. A park guide will start you down well-maintained paths into the Bwindi forest to track one of the 13 mountain gorilla families. When the family to track is sighted, you will be guided to a distance of 6 meters from where you will sit in silence and observe the gorillas go about their day. Watch them feed, hunt insects, tree bark and fruits, play, climb trees, groom one another. Remember not to mimic the sounds they will make, no flash photography, no feeding the gorillas. Lunch will be readily packed for the day. Stay hydrated through the day because of the long walk and energy you will need to move through the thick bushes.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Volcanoes Safaris Lodge, Bwindi

 

Today you set off in the morning to the Uganda- Rwanda border so make sure all your travel documents are in order. Enjoy the captivating scenery of the mountainous landscape of this part of Rwanda as you drive to Volcanoes National Park to your lodge for the evening. This park is home to mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, spotted hyena, bushbuck, and black-fronted duiker.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Bisate Lodge

Rise early for the drive to the park headquarters for a briefing then with your park ranger, head down the trails of the rain forest till you find the gorilla family you will be tracking for the day. Sit in silence and enjoy the forest with the gorillas as they go about their daily routine in their natural habitat.
If this tour is during the 1st September annually, you can attend the gorilla baby naming ceremony.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Bisate Lodge

 

Have a hot meal then go for a Golden Monkey tracking, later driven to Kigali city. If you want to be dropped at Kigali International Airport or spend an extra night in a Kigali hotel, inform your AA Safaris consultant during booking.

Meals included: Breakfast Only
Accommodation: No accommodation

Inclusions

  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • 1 chimpanzee permit per person (a US$ 150 value)
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • Park-entrance fees according to the program
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking Ugandan & Tanzanian driver/guide;
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary

Exclusions

  • All gratuities
  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Domestic flights
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs cancellation
  • insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Alcoholic beverages

From: $ 6,250 P/P

WHAT YOU NEED TO PACK FOR THE GORILLA TREK

  1. 2 –3 pairs of light weight slacks/trousers – that can dry quickly (if wearing on treks)
  2. 3 short sleeved t-shirts, 1 pair of shorts and 1-2 long sleeved shirts
  3. 1 sweater or sweatshirt and strong waterproof walking boots/jacket
  4. Hat-wide brim or with a visor for sun protection
  5. Lightweight wool socks
  6. Pair of sports sandals
  7. Gloves – gardening or similar for gorilla trekking
  8. Insect repellent, flashlight, binoculars, camera and extra lenses
  9. Sunscreen glasses
  10. Extra batteries – Some safari Lodges have facilities for recharging batteries
  11. Personal toiletries,

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