7 Days

Uganda Gorilla Walking Safari

$6,650 per person

Overview

This unique safari experience takes us deep into the lush green rain dense forests of Bwindi Impenetrable in Uganda.We’ll walk from one end of the forest to the other, we’ll also get to spend time with the gigantic cousins of ours.We shall end our safari with a walk with giraffes  in the savannah grasslands giraffes of Lake Mburo NP. 

Highlights:
  • Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Walking Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Walking safari in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Scenic Flights over Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Equator crossing for photos
  • Scenic views of Lake Bunyonyi

Itinerary

Day 1: Flight Transfer To Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Fly for 1 hour from Entebbe to Kihihi. Upon arrival, your guide will drive you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where you will settle into your lodge as you prepare for your next days’ trek. 

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Walking Safari - Buhoma To Rushaga

Enjoy an early breakfast, start the unforgettable hike across the forest to Rushaga using the Ivy’s Trail. (6/7 km – 5/6 hours). Look out for monkeys, duikers, bush pigs, and some of Bwindi’s world-renowned bird species that can be sighted during your walk through this pristine dense African jungle. With luck, a family of mountain gorillas may cross your trail. Arrive in the early afternoon and settle in at the forest lodge in Rushaga. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After an early breakfast, head to the park office at 08:00 am for a briefing. Thereafter, walk into the depth of the jungle for what is arguably one of the most unique wilderness experiences. Walk down the narrow forest paths and make your way through thick undergrowth with the bird sounds in the background as you search for the gorilla families. Trekking can take between 2-6 hours. However, once found the experience of watching these incredible primates in their natural habitat is well worth every ounce of energy expended on the tiring forest trails. It is most advisable for trekkers to be in good physical condition before embarking on the trails. Get in proximity with the gorillas as you watch the gorillas eat, groom and play. Return to the lodge or transfer for the night.

 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Descend To Lake Bunyonyi

After a leisurely breakfast, drive a bit and start your walk to the pristine lake Bunyonyi. Enter a dugout canoe that will take you to the shores of lake Bunyonyi where your guide will be waiting to transfer you to the lodge. Settle in your lodge as you unwind the past safari experiences. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5:Lake Bunyonyi Tour

Start your day with an excursion to Joshua’s Island where we are in for a treat and a feel of the local life in Lake Bunyonyi. Learn to make a rolex and see how traditional millet beer is made as you hang out at local bar and in a homestead. Visit the batwa community to see how these ancient men and women have since coped with life outside the forest.

 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Transfer To Lake Mburo NP For A Walking Safari

After breakfast, embark on a 3-4 hours drive to Lake Mburo NP. Check in to the beautiful lodge for a brief siesta before you embark on an evening walking safari. Explore the lush savannah grasslands which are home to giraffes, zebras, giraffes and various antelopes which you will see during the walk. Return to the lodge for dinner & overnight.

 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Drive To Entebbe

After breakfast, embark on a short game drive for a chance to see yet more game. Thereafter, drive for 4- 5 hours to Entebbe where you’ll arrive in the evening. This will mark the end of your safari. 

Accommodation: No accommodation 

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Map for the Trip

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What To Carry

  • Passport copy
  • a good pair of trekking boots
  • long sleeved shirt
  • rain coat
  • trousers
  • swimming costume
  • small torch
  • sun glasses
  • a hat
  • warm gloves
  • sun screen
  • insect repellant
  • a good camera and a pair of keen eyes!
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