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5- Day Encountering Gorillas in the Mist

5 Days
  • Safari
  • Easy to moderate
  • 4-star

Overview

Embark on an unforgettable adventure in Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, with this itinerary showcasing the country’s diverse landscapes and incredible wildlife especially during the gorilla trekking

 

Itinerary

Day 1 :
Arrival

Kick off your adventure in Entebbe, Uganda's gateway. Visit the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, a rehabilitation center for rescued wildlife. In the afternoon, enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa, spotting birds and hippos

Explore the park on a morning game drive, searching for lions, elephants, and a variety of antelopes. In the afternoon, take a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel connecting Lakes George and Edward. Witness a vast array of birdlife, including pelicans and the prehistoric-looking shoebill stork.

Embark on a journey towards Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a haven for the endangered mountain gorilla. Nestled in the mist-shrouded mountains, Bwindi boasts breathtaking scenery and an unparalleled opportunity to encounter these gentle giants in their natural habitat. After a comprehensive briefing from experienced park rangers, delve into the rainforest on a thrilling gorilla trek. The trek itself is an adventure, with trails winding through dense vegetation and offering glimpses of the park's rich biodiversity. The anticipation builds as you approach a gorilla family group. Witnessing these magnificent creatures up close, observing their social interactions and playful behavior, is an unforgettable encounter that will leave you speechless.

Spend a relaxing morning at your lodge in Bwindi, savoring the memories of your gorilla encounter. Reflect on the awe-inspiring experience and the importance of conservation efforts to protect these critically endangered primates. In the afternoon, choose an optional guided nature walk through the park's diverse rainforest trails. The verdant canopy provides a habitat for a variety of primates, including playful chimpanzees and black-and-white colobus monkeys with their distinctive white tails. Keep an eye out for a vibrant array of colorful birds flitting through the branches, adding to the symphony of the rainforest.

Day 5 :
Departure

Bid farewell to Bwindi National Park and journey back to Entebbe. On your way, stop at local craft markets to discover unique souvenirs that will serve as lasting reminders of your Ugandan adventure. Explore the vibrant stalls overflowing with handcrafted items, from intricate beadwork and woven baskets to traditional sculptures and paintings. Find the perfect piece to commemorate your gorilla encounter or to share the beauty of Ugandan culture with loved ones back home. Enjoy a celebratory farewell dinner before your departure, reflecting on the incredible experiences and newfound appreciation for Uganda's natural wonders.

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5- Day Encountering Gorillas in the Mist
From $1,100
/ Adult
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  • Professional Local Guide
  • Safari
  • Easy to moderate
  • 4-star

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