4-Day Gorilla & Explosive Wildlife
Did you know that Mountain gorillas are a lot calmer than their sensationalist famous counterpart, King Kong! This Gorilla & Wildlife tour will climax with a face to face encounter with this gentle giant in this incredibly gifted country. You will also traverse the adventurous side of beautiful Uganda at Queen Elizabeth National Park with a possible sighting of the world famous tree climbing lions. Welcome to Uganda and we do hope you enjoy your safari!
Day 1: Departure & Boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth
Depart Kampala at 6.00 AM for the 6 to 7-hour drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The journey takes you through the cool undulating tea plantations along Fort Portal town also known as Uganda’s tourism town. Stopover for lunch in Fort Portal town. You then descend into the rift valley with glimpses of the mighty snow-capped Rwenzori Mountain range in the distance through Kasese town.
Dinner and overnight in Queen Elizabeth.
Day 2: Tree climbing lions & game drive.
After early morning breakfast, depart the lodge having checked out with your luggage and drive to the south of the park to explore the Edward Flats and the Ishasha Plains to find the region’s famous tree-climbing lions as well as abundant kob, topi, buffalo and elephant. Take a break for a quick packed lunch and embark on your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Park.
Dinner and overnight will be at Rushaga, minutes away from the gates of Bwindi- the gorilla tracking place.
Day 3: Tracking the Gentle Giant- Gorilla
It is D-day!
Preparations begin quite early with a quick breakfast to enable you catch up with the group. The hiking and tracking is both beautiful, tiresome and adventurous.
The terrain can be treacherous and muddy while the tracking can take anywhere from two hours to eight hours. But it is all worth it as you come face to face with these dinosaurs of the wild described as the amazing gentle giants. The gentle habits of these incredible creatures defy their size. You will be guided on how to behave in their presence as well as how to capture your lifetime memorable photos while in their presence. You are restricted to only one hour with the gorillas because of safety and habituation reasons. But again, it is all worth it.
You may also see other primates as well as monkeys, butterflies birds and the incredible mist covered terrain
After tracking, depart for Kabale Town. Dinner and overnight at Cephas Inn.
Day 4: Departure & Igongo Cultural Museum
Depart the lodge with the final destination being Kampala.
Stopover and lunch at Igongo Cultural Museum just after Mbarara Town. This museum presents you with a great opportunity to be taken through the cultural activities of the Ankole people from dressing, hunting, war stories, marriage, and cattle keeping among others. (Optional) Across the Museum is the Biharwe Eclipse Monument.
Drive to Kampala for overnight or departure.