Welcome to Uganda, the pearl of Africa. Uganda was once branded as “gifted by nature” and is also known as “the Pearl of Africa” because of its abundance fauna and flora and its natural beauty. With Embrace Africa gorilla vacation, you will experience the unforgettable wildlife and gorilla safaris in east African. This itinerary has been carefully crafted to feature the most attractive areas of Uganda and to offer you the the ultimate primate and mammal safari experience. Gifted by nature as it was once branded, Uganda is home to the critically endangered mountain gorillas which live in two populations. That is, The bwindi population and the Mgahinga population. Embrace Africa Gorilla Vacation organizes gorilla trekking tours to any of those parks. Although Uganda is fortunate to have more than half of the remaining world’s population of mountain gorillas living in her two national parks of Bwindi and Mgahinga, its is always advisable to book your tracking permit way in advance as they are always limited in number and yet the demand is always high especially in high seasons. The Parks and reserves featured in this safari have been carefully picked as they are ideal retreats for nature lovers and for those seeking eco friendly activities.
Arrive at Entebbe international airport for our gorilla safari. You will be welcomed by our driver guide who will give you a short briefing and then transfer your Lodge. Overnight Two friends lodge.
Morning breakfast, and thereafter transverse in the northern part of the park for a game safari. Watch out for African elephant herds, buffalo and waterbuck, giraffes, lions, leopards, Uganda kobs, and a variety of bird and other animal species, the primate of the day will be the Patas Monkey. After lunch, enjoy a three-hours boat safari to the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls. An opportunity to see the amazing hippos, crocodiles along the riverbanks. Return to the lodge
Breakfast to be served early as we greet the early morning rising sun in Uganda. Ensure to be in time before the ferry crosses. The drive takes you through the Albertine Escarpment of the western Rift valley, through remote Bunyoro villages and through tea plantations . Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge, Chimpanzee Guest House, Kibale forest camp
Morning after breakfast go for chimpanzee and other primate viewing on a guided forest walk in Kibale Forest National Park. The activity starts at 8.00 am immediately after breakfast. This part of Uganda has the highest number of primate species on the African continent. Watch out for chimp families, and other primates like baboons,the Uganda red Colobus, black and white colobus, red tailed monkeys, Ugandan mangabey, and much more as they swing through the dense forest with birds, butterflies and many reptiles as well as small insects which are a common feature in this park. Break for lunch and afternoon visit to Bigodi swamp eco- tourism site. Enjoy the amazing encounter of rare and beautiful flora and fauna in terms of birds and monkeys and also have a chance to interact with the local community. Overnight at the lodge
Morning after breakfast,drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park through Kasenda Craters. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the foothills of Mt Rwenzori and a game drive in the afternoon in the Kasenyi plains. Overnight Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Mweya lodge, Kasenyi lodge, Enganzi
After an early breakfast, set off for a second game drive. Look out for animals you could have missed out on the evening game drive. You may encounter animals like Lions Elephants, buffalo, Warthogs and a variety of birds. Get back to the lodge for Lunch. Afternoon go for a boat ride on Kazinga channel for amazing bird life and a variety of wild animals in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at your lodge
Morning fter breakfast, drive to bwindi impenetrable national park through Ishasha sector. In Ishasha you will do a short game drive in search of the tree climbing lions. Break off for a picnic lunch and thereafter continue to bwindi impenetrable national park. Overnight at Bakiga lodge, Gorilla haven lodge rushaga, Rushaga gorilla camp
After an early breakfast, go to the National Park offices for briefing and thereafter begin your gorilla trekking activity with a ranger. Mountain Gorillas are wild animals and as such seeing them cannot be guaranteed, however the success rate is well over 90%. You will be guided by experienced gorilla trackers on the slopes of the volcanoes. You will start from the site where the gorillas were encountered the day before and from here the gorilla tracking begins. The gorillas, whose continuous search for food requires a nomadic lifestyle, determine the duration of the hike. The gorilla trek can take between two and six hours, sometimes more, at elevations in excess of 7,500 feet and over rough terrain. Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is invigorating, and the beauty of the gorilla forest and its inhabitants are fascinating. This massive primate the gorilla is extremely rare, only approximately 1000 remaining in nature in the whole world. When the gorillas are encountered, any fatigue is quickly forgotten. Few who have had this rare privilege would disagree. Each strictly regulated 60-minute visit passes all too quickly, and you depart leaving the gorillas to their fragile existence. Return to your lodge after your picnic lunch. If your trek was relatively short, you will have the opportunity for a forest walk with a guide or just to relax.
After breakfast, you will depart the gorilla sanctuary and head to Kabale. The road to Kabale takes you into the Uganda Highlands – the Switzerland of Africa – with great views and vistas of this lush green area. Enjoy the beautiful scenery at Arcadia Cotages on Lake Bunyonyi. The lake locally known as the ‘lake of small birds’ is the second deepest lake in Africa and is re-known for excellent birding opportunities as well as canoe rides on the still peaceful remote lake. Overnight at birdnest, Arcadia cottages, Rock resort
An after breakfast drive heading for Lake Mburo National park. This is one of the smallest parks in Uganda and offers a great variety of game including zebra, leopard, various antelope and hippo – as well as prolific birdlife. Here you may go on a walk with a local guide, or on game drives exploring this park. Overnight Rwakobo rock, Arcadia Cottages, Mihingo lodge, Eagle’s nest
Waterbucks, Eland, Hippo and a variety of Birds. Drive to Ssese Islands via Bukakata. A roll on roll off ferry will take you to the Bugala Island the main island of the Ssese Islands group. After lunch activities to be undertaken include bird watching /nature walk where you may see monkeys, ladybirds, parrots, and turacos, which reside inside the forests enjoying the spectacular view and fresh breeze from Lake Victoria. Return to the resort for dinner and overnight at Brovad hotel, Ssese Palm Beach Resort or Ssese Islands Club.
After breakfast, participate in one of the areas most exciting activities of sport fishing in known fishing grounds. Return to the resort and check out to catch up with ferry and then drive to Kampala. Over night at fairway hotel, Sheraton Kampala
After an early Breakfast, drive Eastwards to Jinja the first industrialized town in Uganda. Enjoy Viewing the Sugar and Tea plantations, Mabira Forest, fruit and craft markets along the road to Owen falls Dam, Visit the source of the Nile, where its long journey to Mediterranean sea starts. Carry a picnic lunch. Drive back to Kampala the capital of Uganda. Overnight at your lodge
Transfer to the airport for your flight back home. End of our Mammal, Primate, Gorilla and chimpanzee Safari in Uganda
– All meals and accommodation during the tour
– Battled drinking water per person per day
– All entrance fees required
– Professional driver/guide English speaking
– Activities fees at the destination areas
– 4WD safari vehicle, also air port pick up and drop offs where need be
– An extra gorilla tracking permit
– Charter fees and air tickets
– Telephone calls
– Internet fees and any other items of a personal nature
We highly value your interests and our services are customised to meet all clients needs. Therefore, do not hesitate to seek your satisfaction with Embrace Africa Gorilla Vacation