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Unforgettable Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest | Wildlife Adventure

8 Days

Overview

The Total Uganda Safari is an exhilarating journey that takes you through the diverse landscapes and wildlife-rich destinations of Uganda, also known as the “Pearl of Africa.” This adventure-packed itinerary combines thrilling activities, breathtaking scenery, and unforgettable encounters with Uganda’s iconic wildlife.

Starting from Entebbe, you will embark on a comprehensive exploration of Uganda’s highlights. Visit Jinja, the source of the Nile, and witness the majestic power of Murchison Falls. Enjoy game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you can spot a variety of wildlife, including lions, elephants, buffalos, and numerous bird species. Immerse yourself in the lush rainforest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to the endangered mountain gorillas, and have a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with these gentle giants.

Throughout the journey, you will stay in a range of accommodations suited to your preferences, from luxurious lodges to mid-range options and budget-friendly guesthouses. With experienced guides and comfortable transportation, you can fully immerse yourself in the beauty and wonders of Uganda.

Join the Total Uganda Safari and create lasting memories as you discover the incredible natural and cultural treasures that this East African gem has to offer.

Itinerary

1.Arrive at Entebbe International Airport and transfer to your accommodation.
2.Rest and recover from your journey.
3.Evening briefing by your tour guide about the upcoming adventure.
4.Welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

1.Early morning flight to Kihihi Airstrip.
2.Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, enjoying scenic views along the way.
3.Check-in at your lodge, nestled in the heart of the forest.
4.Afternoon at leisure, allowing you to acclimate to the surroundings.

1.Early breakfast before heading to the park headquarters.
2.Receive a briefing from the park rangers on gorilla tracking guidelines.
3.Embark on an unforgettable gorilla tracking adventure in Bwindi Forest.
4.Spend an hour in the presence of these magnificent creatures, observing their behaviors and interactions.
5.Return to the lodge for relaxation and to share your experiences with fellow travelers.

1.Morning community walk, exploring the local village and interacting with the residents.
2.Afternoon Batwa Cultural Experience, where you'll learn about the indigenous Batwa people and their rich heritage.
3.Evening relaxation at the lodge.

1.Depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park after breakfast.
2.Arrive at your accommodation and enjoy lunch.
3.Afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, offering an opportunity to spot hippos, crocodiles, and various bird species.
4.Sunset game drive in the park.

1.Full-day game drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park.
2.Explore the vast savannahs, home to elephants, lions, buffalo, and an array of wildlife.
3.Picnic lunch in the park.
4.Return to the lodge for a relaxing evening.

1.Drive to the Ishasha sector, known for its unique tree-climbing lions.
2.Enjoy a game drive in search of these incredible creatures.
3.Afternoon at leisure or optional nature walk.

1.Breakfast at the lodge.
2.Transfer to Kihihi Airstrip for your return flight to Entebbe.
3.Departure or optional extension to explore other parts of Uganda.

What is gorilla tracking, and is it safe?

Gorilla tracking is an exhilarating experience where you trek through the forest to observe and interact with mountain gorillas. It is generally safe, and strict guidelines are in place to ensure the well-being of both visitors and gorillas. Park rangers provide thorough briefings before each trek.

What fitness level is required for gorilla tracking?

Gorilla tracking involves hiking through uneven terrain, so a moderate level of fitness is advisable. However, the park offers different trekking options to accommodate varying fitness levels.

What should I pack for the trip?

Pack comfortable, lightweight clothing, sturdy hiking boots, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a rain jacket. Additionally, bring a daypack, water bottle, and camera with extra batteries. Detailed packing recommendations will be provided in your pre-trip information.

Are there age restrictions for gorilla tracking?

Participants must be at least 15 years old to engage in gorilla tracking. This is to ensure the safety and well-being of both visitors and the gorillas.

How long does a gorilla tracking trek typically last?

The duration of a gorilla tracking trek varies, but it usually takes between 2 to 8 hours, depending on the location of the gorilla family you are tracking.

Can I use my mobile phone during gorilla tracking?

The use of mobile phones is generally discouraged during the trek to minimize disturbances. However, you can use your phone in designated areas and during breaks.

What vaccinations do I need for this trip?

Yellow fever vaccination is mandatory for entry into Uganda. It is also recommended to check with your healthcare provider for other vaccinations and health precautions. Malaria prophylaxis is highly advised.

What is the weather like in Bwindi Forest and Queen Elizabeth National Park?

The weather can vary, but generally, it is mild during the day and cooler at night. Rain showers are possible, so it's advisable to bring a rain jacket. Check the weather forecast closer to your travel dates for more accurate information.

Are there any cultural considerations I should be aware of?

Yes, respecting local customs is important. It's recommended to dress modestly, ask for permission before taking photos of people, and follow the guidance of your tour guide to ensure cultural sensitivity.

Is travel insurance necessary for this trip?

Yes, travel insurance is strongly recommended. Ensure your policy covers activities like gorilla tracking and includes medical evacuation coverage.

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Unforgettable Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest | Wildlife Adventure
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