Tour Name: Gorillas In The Mist Tour
Duration:5Days | 4Nights
Departure Days: Daily Departures with exclusive use of vehicle and driver/guide.
Mode of transport car: Road Safaris are in a 7 4x4 LandCruiser.
Itinerary: Mbarara, Bwindi forest, Lake Bunyonyi
Day1.Entebbe - Mbarara
Meet at Entebbe Airport on arrival and drive either through Kampala or take the back trip through Mpigi. Leave through the mist covered areas of Lake Victoria and the forests of Mpigi getting to the Uganda Equator for a brief stop. Drive on good roads through the cattle keeping tribes grazing their Ankole cattle and proceed close to Lake Mburo National park with opportunities of seeing Zebras and Impala along the main road. On arrival in Mbarara in the early evening, proceed to have dinner and overnight at Regency Lakeview Resort.Meal Plan - Lunch and Dinner.TRANSIT TIME 6 HOURS
Day 2.Gorilla Tracking in Uganda
Following breakfast, drive either through the lush mountain scenery of Kigezi seeing the agricultural gardens on top of Mountains or drive through the Ishasha plains of Queen Elizabeth and the Maramagambo where populations of the chimpanzees and other monkeys of the forests can be seen along the road. Travel through the misty forests or Karinzu and proceed to the Mountain Gorilla Sanctuary at Bwindi arriving in time for lunch. The afternoon could be spent on the village walk to the Batwa communities to learn about the culture of these former forest tribesmen. You could also take some guided walks as you spot unique birds of bwindi. These include blue fly catcher, snowy headed robin chat, black sawing and the mackinons shrike. Black and White colubus as well as the Chimpanzees may be heard vocalizing across in the Impenetrable Forest. Drinks, dinner and the night stay at The Gorilla Resort Bwindi.
Meal Plan - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.TRANSIT TIME 5 HOURS
Day 3.Gorilla Watching Safari
Morning breakfast and early start with the ranger guide and gorilla trackers. Our gorillas in the mist trekking starts from the park offices following a briefing by the wildlife authority guides. Trekking the gorillas will be conducted in a group of 8 people and the walk will be determined by the pace of the slowest. The gorilla trackers finally find the gorillas and will communicate the location to the guides whop will find closest shortcut to the gorilla group. The porters will take the backpacks of lunches and drinking bottled water and will move to a short distance. You are the allowed to follow the silverback gorilla with his family members including babies, juveniles, black backs and sub adults.The gorilla visit is only one hour and ends with a bush picnic lunch before a return to the park offices and your lodge for dinner and overnight at The Gorilla Resort Bwindi.Meal Plan - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
A minimum of about a few minutes to over 8 hours of trekking, depending on where the gorillas are or the pace of the gorilla trekkers.
Day 4.Uganda Safari to Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast, drive through the Bwindi forests of ruhija where the the freshness of the forest comes alive with butterflies,forest antelopes, blue monkeys and rivers which attract Kingfishers and rare forest species of birds. We leave the gorilla mountains and proceed to the Lake Bunyonyi Mountain Tarn arriving for lunch at the Lodge. In the afternoon, you sail to the Punishment Island on Lake Bunyonyi where pregnant, unmarried girls would be abandoned. Have a relaxing boat ride and maybe see some cray fishing before having dinner and overnight at the birdnest Lake Bunyonyi Lodge.Meal Plan - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.TRANSIT TIME 4 HOURS
Morning breakfast and transfer to masaka for an early lunch, later proceed along the Lake Victoria Basin to the Entebbe airport for an evening departure flight. Alternatively, you could stay the night at Entebbe and take the flight out the following day.Meal Plan - Breakfast and Lunch.TRANSIT TIME 6 HOURS.
TOUR PRICES BASED ON PER PERSON IN A DOUBLE OR TWIN ROOM
Airport transfers from Entebbe or Kampala hotel transfers, accommodation at Lake View Resort, Gorilla Resort and Lake Bunyonyi bird Nest, Meals as indicated above, bottled water in vehicles and on the gorilla trek, park entrance fees with gorilla guides abd trackers, Gorilla trekking permit, Lake Bunyonyi boat trip to the islands and a private custom built safari Land cruiser with a Ugandan, English speaking driver guide.
Beverages, tips, and personal expenses.