13 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda

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Overview

Enjoying the Mountain Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda in 13 Days and 12 nights gives you the full image of the whole Uganda within a short time, where in this tour the travelers experience more kind of activities like different game drives from National Parks, culture experience tours, city tours as well as enjoying the Mountain Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda

You may ask which Company Should i use for Gorilla Trekking ?

Among credible companies, include, Shalom Safaris, specialist in mountain gorilla trekking safari in uganda,  you will Find information about gorilla trekking holidays to see gorillas in the wild, how to acquire a permit, as well as other tour company  arranging such treks

Why our insiders chose this tour

Most of the people choose this tour when they have up to a half of a month and yet they need to Experience Uganda to the fullest, because this tour is a full informative where you can relax as well as adventure. There are a lot of Tourism Activities to do there to the level you can taste on the very best moment of Uganda through visiting the main spots of the country.

Gorilla Trekking safari in Uganda & Rwanda with Encounter Africa Safaris will take you adventuring into the tropical rainforest jungles of Uganda in the famous Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Mgahinga National Park and Volcanoes National Park the Rwanda side to see the elusive mountain giants, the mountain gorilla. 

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Kampala International Airport

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Itinerary of 13 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda

 

Day 1 : Arrival at Entebbe and transfer to Kampala city

Our 13 days Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda will start On arrival at the Entebbe International Airport, you will be received by our delegate who will transfer you to your place of accommodation in the capital of Kampala at this day there will be no activity. Dine and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 2 : Transfer from Kampala to Jinja

Waking up in the morning for breakfast and drive to Jinja with about 84 km long and 2hrs. Drive, you enjoy White water rafting, quad biking, kayaking, or even horse riding.

Rafting is a thrilling activity and is among the most fascinating tourist activities carried out at the source of the Nile, and it doesn’t need any expertise since you can actually learn on the same day. You will head back to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon go for a boat ride, visit some fishing villages and the Bujagali Falls. Dine and overnight at the hotel. End of 2nd day Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda.

 

Day 3 : Transfer from Jinja to Queen Elizabeth national park

Following the breakfast we will drive from Jinja to Queen Elizabeth national park which is 384 km long and around 6h30min drive, we shall take a lunch along the way and reach at Queen Elizabeth national park at around 04pm for check in a hotel, dinner and overnight

 

Day 4 : Tour at Queen Elizabeth national park

Waking up early in the morning for checkout, breakfast and move in the park for Game drive, the name of that national park delived from when the queen of England Queen Elizabeth has personally visited Uganda and taken a safari to Queen Elizabeth National park which was actually named after this visit.

A safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park includes touring the African savannah, the Kazinga Channel, seeing the Tree climbing lions in the Ishasha region, exploring the Kyambura Gorge famous for its Chimpanzee tracking safaris, seeing the crater lakes, exploring Lakes George and Edward, visit the Maramagambo forest as views of various animals.

The animals that are found there are like Warthogs, lions, Monkeys, Leopards, Bush pigs, Elephants, various antelopes, Hyenas, Hippos and Crocodiles, with more than 600 bird species especially along the Kazinga channel , visit the bat caves, marvel at the primates , and colorful butterflies as well as a backdrop view of the legendary snowcapped peaks of the Rwenzori Mountain.

After tour we shall come back to a hotel for dinner and overnight

 

Day 5 : Transfer from Kidepo national park to Murchison fall

Following the breakfast driving from Kidepo national park to Murchison fall, within a distance of 300km and 6-7 hour drive, we shall take a lunch along the way, after reaching at Murchison fall at around 05 pm, dine and overnight at paraa Safaris lodge¬.

 

Day 6 : Tour at Murchison fall

Following the breakfast we may start our tour at Murchison fall, The Park is the location of the Murchison Falls, where the waters of the Nile flow through a narrow gorge only 7 meters wide before plunging 43 meters.

Also is the location of the 600 megawatt Karuma Power Station, which will be Uganda’s largest power station. MFCA and the adjacent Bugondo Forest Reserve have 76 species of mammals as well as Uganda’s largest population of crocodiles.

450 bird species are present ranging from easy variety of water birds, including the rare shoe-billed stork, Buganda’s 59 “restricted range” species, dwarf kingfisher, Goliath heron, white-tithed hornbill and great blue turaco. In the afternoon, a boat trip to the bottom of Murchison Falls. Our tour may end at around 04 pm for dinner and overnight at paraa Safaris lodge¬

 

Day 7 : Transfer from Murchison fall to Rwenzori mountain national park

Following the breakfast driving from Murchison fall to Rwenzori mountain national park, within a distance of 291 km and 7 hour drive, we shall take a lunch along the way, we may reach at Rwenzori mountain national park at around 05 pm, dine and overnight Wild tracks overland camp

 

Day 8 : Tour at Rwenzori mountain national park

Following the breakfast we may start our tour at Rwenzori mountain national park, the Park is a Ugandan national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Rwenzori Mountains.

Almost 1,000 km² in size, the park has Africa’s third highest mountain peak and many waterfalls, lakes, and glaciers. The fabled “Mountains of The Moon” lie in Western Uganda on the Congolese border, with snow-covered, equatorial peaks rising to height of 5110 m and lower slopes blanketed in moorland and rich montane forest.

Most of the park is accessible to hikers with magnificent scenery and 19 Albertine Rift endemics, amongst them; Rwenzori Turaco and Shelley’s Crimsoning, would be ample reward for the intrepid, backpacking birder. Our tour may end at around 06 pm, we will dine and overnight t Wild tracks overland camp.

 

Day 9 : Transfer from Rwenzori Mountain to Bwindi impenetrable national park

Following the breakfast we may take our move from Rwenzori mountain to Bwindi impenetrable national park and drive like 3 hours (161km), check in a hotel we will take a dinner and overnight at Gorilla Safaris Lodge.

 

Day 10 : Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda at Bwindi impenetrable national park

Following the breakfast we may start our gorilla trekking at Bwindi which is a biodiverse, mountainous area in southwest Uganda. Its home to many of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, who feed on roots, leaves and fruits from the park’s many tree and fern species.

Restricted numbers of viewing permits help protect the endangered gorilla families. In the park, rough paths weave amid dense forests, which are home to many butterflies and birds. Our tour may end up like 01pm and drive to Gorilla safaris lodge for overnight.

 

Day 11 : Transfer to Kampala

Waking up at around 08pm for breakfast and take a move to Kampala the capital city of Uganda which is 356 km and 6-7 hours’ drive, after reaching Kampala we may dine and overnight at Pearl of Africa hotel.

 

Day 12 : Visit Kampala cultural sites

Right after your Breakfast, our guide-driver will collect you from your hotel to visit the various cultural sites in Kampala such as the Cultural Market, Kasubi tombs in which the kings and royals of the Buganda kigdom are buried, Nagalabi – the Buganda kingdom coronation site, Bahai temple, the Kabaka’s lake and the Palace of the Buganda king, Nakasero Green Market and Uganda Museum.

in addition to many other fascinating sites, where you will learn about the true history of uganda, its kingdoms and its rich varied culture. Later In the evening, head to the Ndere Cultural. Dine and overnight in Uganda at pearl of Africa Hotel.

 

Day 13 : Gift shops and departure

Waking up at around 08am for breakfast then spend morning hours by visiting gift shops and depart in afternoon hours. End of service of 13 days Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda

FAQ

The food may not be sophisticated but benefits from the inclusion of fresh fruit and vegetables. You will find a largely vegetarian diet, although meat is available. The cuisine is largely based around beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, bananas, and rice.

 

Any time of year is a good time to travel in Rwanda. Rwanda is known as eternal spring. It maintains a relatively even temperature of about 76.3°F – 82°F/ 24.6°C – 27.6 °C. The hottest time of year is August through September. Evenings are often cool and refreshing and a sweater is suggested. There are two rainy seasons, March through May and October through December. The rainy season shows itself typically with a daily downpour mixed with sunshine. The annual rainfall averages 31.5 in/ 80 cm.

 

Applied cancellation fees differ between packages (including accommodation and/or car rental) and day tours.

Cancellation of packages

For cancellations received up to 30 calendar days before the scheduled departure, a 20% cancellation fee will be charged.

For cancellations received 15 -29 calendar days before the scheduled departure date a 60% cancellation fee will be charged.

For cancellations received 7 -14 calendar days before the scheduled departure date a 80% cancellation fee will be charged.

For cancellations received within 7 calendar days before the scheduled departure date a 100% cancellation fee will be charged

You can obtain a gorilla permit through booking with a local tour operator who will purchase the permits for you and reserve them for you as part of your package

Price $7350

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