Meet up with your tour in Kampala before travelling to Lake Bunyonyi with its dramatic island scattered views. Here we prepare for our trek to the nearly extinct mountain gorilla families of Uganda. Get your boots on and go in search of these magnificent creatures as they continue their day to day existence in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, your local guides will show you where to find them. We finish off our tour with a visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park where we will do a game drive and you can also take some time to trek for wild chimpanzees at Lake George.
Day 1 - Kampala / Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary
This day is set aside for everyone to explore Kampala. Most people take an optional day trip to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary of Ngamba Island. This non-profit eco-friendly project was set up in 1998 to care for orphaned chimpanzees.
Day 2 - Kampala – Lake Bunyoni
Lake Bunyonyi is a small but attractive lake with steep sides and abundant birdlife. Ringed by mountains, the lake is best known for its dense Otter population and stunning scenery. We make use of this beautiful spot to relax the night before the final drive to the gorillas.
Day 3 - Gorillas (Lake Bunyoni)
The mountain gorilla is extremely endangered and while exact numbers vary it is widely assumed that there are only around 650 left. Visiting the gorillas is a great way to support their future on earth as the money spent on permits is used for their protection. An extremely important part of the future conservation of the remaining gorillas rests in the community development work – as local communities change their attitudes towards wildlife and start to protect rather than poach, the future of the mountain gorilla is assured.
Day 4 - Gorillas (Lake Bunyoni)
Although there are 2 days allocated to Gorilla Trekking you will only spend one day on the trek. The other days are there to provide a large enough window in which to obtain permits and to allow the entire group to trek if there are more than 6 of you on the tour.
Day 5 - Queen Elizabeth National Park
Leaving Lake Bunyoni, we venture to the Queen Elizabeth National Park, where we will spend the next 2 nights. Many game species can be found in this wetland park as well as the (elsewhere elusive) giant forest hog and the legendary tree-climbing lions of the Ishasha Sector.
Day 6 - Queen Elizabeth National Park
Today we will enjoy a 4×4 game drive through the park (optional – part of the activity packge).
Day 7 - Kampala
Today we drive back to Kampala where our tour will come to an end.
Please note: Gorilla Trekking is part of this tour, however the cost of the Gorilla Trekking Permit is not included in your tour price or this booking. Gorilla permits cost $605 to 705. If you book this tour, a consultant will contact you to confirm the availability of the permit and arrange payment.
Optional Activity Package - Queen Elizabeth NP Game Drive Uganda ZAR750
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