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Uganda Gorilla’s & Wildlife Safari

Experience a close encounter with the Bwindi Gorillas and Safari on the plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park

Often described as “The Pearl of Africa” this tour starts in Kampala Uganda’s capital and largest city. From here your journey takes you to the depths of the impenetrable Bwindi National Park, where you will have the opportunity to get close to the mountain Gorillas and other primates. This is truly an amazing experience that will stay with you forever.  You will have the chance to visit the Royal Drum makers and the Bwindi Community Hospital before standing on both sides of the equator simultaneously.

No visit to this area of the world is complete without entering into the Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will visit the Kisenyi area in search of lion’s prides and the famous Uganda Koh. From here you will cruise through the Kazinga Channel where the largest concentration of hippopotamus reside. Return to the buslting capital of Kampala.

View of Murchison Falls

Gorilla Close up

Uganda street

Trip Duration: 7 days
Grade Adventure touring, moderate adventure Touring
 6 nights in tourist class lodges & hotels

Arriving at the airport you will be warmly welcomed by an Africa Journeys Escapes representative, and transferred to your hotel in Kampala. Optional activities include Kampala City Tour and Eating Out. Dinner on own arrangements.
After breakfast, you will begin your journey from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This ancient rainforest of Bwindi spans 321 sq. km and boasts 90 mammal species, the infamous mountain gorillas, a range of primates, as well as 23 Albertine Rift endemic bird species, including the African Green Broadbill, the Bar Tailed Trogon etc.
You will stop en route to look at the Royal Drum makers, see the Equator where you can stand in both hemispheres simultaneously. From there you continue through the terraced hillsides of Uganda arriving to Bwindi in the evening in time for dinner.
The next morning you set off for gorilla trekking. Hiking through the thick, verdant, rainforest to eventually come across the gorillas in their natural habitat, is an amazing and unforgettable experience. Actual trek times can vary; these are wild animals after all.  If time permits there are a diverse range of activities which are unique to Bwindi which you can participate in during the afternoon. Optional activities include Batwa Trail, Village Walk, Bwindi Community Hospital and Waterfall Walk arranged on request.
The day is yours to go for the second gorilla tracking and those who don’t want to go for it have an option of going to explore all that Bwindi has to offer! There are so many things to explore, go for a birding safari in the interior of the forest.  Other popular options include a visit to the Batwa Trail or experiencing local village life. We can also arrange for you to visit Bwindi Community Hospital or support our efforts at conservation by planting a tree at a local school. Return to the lodge in the evening for dinner.
 After breakfast, you will depart Bwindi for Queen Elizabeth passing via the Ishasha sector famed for the tree climbing lions arriving in the afternoon.
Queen Elizabeth National Park boasts one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game park or reserve in the world. Uganda’s second largest National Park, the 1,978 sq km has everything from open savannah to rain forest. Queen Elizabeth has over 100 mammal species, and an astounding 606 bird species, making it a premier safari destination. Arrive in the park in the afternoon and if possible, go for a game drive in the early evening.
 In morning, you will have a game drive to the Kisenyi area to look for lion prides and other wildlife like the Uganda Kob, before returning to the Lodge for breakfast. In the afternoon take a cruise along the Kazinga Channel, home to one of the largest concentrations of hippopotamus, as well as herds of elephants, buffalo, and other wildlife that come to drink from the river. The Kazinga also attracts a tremendous variety of bird species including the African Eagle, Open-Billed Stork, and Pied Kingfishers. Optional activities include Queens Pavilion, Katwa Salt Walk or Kikorongo African Art Workshop arranged on request.
Have a morning game drive as you depart the park arriving in Kampala or Entebbe in the evening where your safari will end.


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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest


335 sq km of pristine jungle designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Queen Elizabeth NP


Most visited national park in Uganda with over 700 different species of unique and facinating  wildlife

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