5 Days Mountain Gorilla tracking In Uganda in Bwindi forest is combined with a wildlife safari in Queen Elizabeth national park to create the perfect blend between nature and exhilaration. 5 Days Mountain Gorilla tracking In Uganda is a short safari which is perfect for discovering the scenic beauty of Uganda and embracing her tranquility. You’ll visit Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where you will track the majestic mountain Gorillas, search for playful chimpanzees, take a boat safari down Kazinga Channel and go for game drives in a pop-up roof 4×4 safari vehicle
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5 Days Mountain Gorilla Tracking In Uganda
5 Days Mountain Gorilla tracking In Uganda in Bwindi forest is combined with a wildlife safari in Queen Elizabeth national park to create the perfect blend between nature and exhilaration. 5 Days Mountain Gorilla tracking In Uganda is a short safari which is perfect for discovering the scenic beauty of Uganda and embracing her tranquility. You’ll visit Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where you will track the majestic mountain Gorillas, search for playful chimpanzees, take a boat safari down Kazinga Channel and go for game drives in a pop-up roof 4×4 safari vehicle. Enjoy the best of our customized 5 Days Mountain Gorilla tracking In Uganda tours for gorilla tracking adventures and game viewing experiences with us.
5 Days Mountain Gorilla Tracking In Uganda
Having 326 Gorillas, gorilla searching trips form the major tourist activity/attraction in Bwindi. On a daily basis more than 10 gorilla groups are usually available for tourists to trek. The Mubare group comprising of 16 gorillas with1 Silver back, this group was officially opened for tourism in 1993.The other group being the Habinyanja group which comprises of 23 gorillas with 2 silver backs and was readily opened in July 1998. The last and third group of gorillas -Rushegura comprising of 17 gorillas with 2 silver back all in the Buhoma sector.
5 Days Mountain Gorilla Tracking In Uganda
All gorilla tracking safari permits are sold by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) at the Headquarters in Kampala with only 8 gorilla permits per day being sold for each of the 2 Gorilla groups. Advance booking- at least 3 months in advance is recommended to prevent missing out. The Uganda Gorilla tracking activity starts at 8:30 am local time and lasts the whole day. After the search for Gorillas, you are supposed to watch them for only an hour once they have been tracked. The Gorilla Tracking trek in Bwindi is tedious in this regard tourists are therefore urged to be physically fit and carry jungle boots and rain jackets along with them because the forest is always wet
Pick up in Entebbe and transfer to Queen Elizabeth NPYou will be picked up from your hotel and start your journey to the southwest of Uganda stopping by the equator for splendid photography. Lunch en-route. Within hours, you’ll be in Queen Elizabeth National Park, ready for an evening game drive through the park. This park is the second largest National park in Uganda, neighboring crater lakes Edwards and George linked by the Kazinga channel. Check into your preferred lodge. Meal Plan B, L, D (All meals included) Accommodation Plan Budget: Simba Safari lodge
Chimpanzee Trek and boat safariAfter early breakfast, depart to the beautiful Kyambura gorge for chimpanzee trekking. The reserve is located on a 100m deep gorge, south of Queen Elizabeth Park and Lake Edward. Look out for birds residing by the riverine swamps and forest such as herons, kingfishers, fish eagles, and much more. Return to the lodge for lunch and then go on an afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga channel. Drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal Plan B, L, D (All meals included) Accommodation Plan Budget: Simba Safari Lodge
Morning game drive and transfer to Bwindi forestVery early breakfast and early morning game drive through the park. Possible encounters include lions, buffaloes, kobs, elephants, giraffes, hyenas, warthogs and others. Proceed towards Ishasha River, south of the park, a popular sight with tree climbing lions. Reach Bwindi forest by evening and check into your choice of accommodation for dinner and overnight. Meal Plan B, L, D (All meals included) Accommodation Plan Budget: Mucha Hotel or Similar
Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest National ParkAfter an early breakfast, proceed with a packed lunch and a bottle of water into the tropical rain forest for gorilla trekking activity. Receive a prior briefing by the ranger officials then head straight into the forest. The trek is unpredictable and could last up to 6 or more hours. Watch these creatures as they feed, play and grumble to each other while you take their pictures. Meal Plan B, L, D (All meals included) Accommodation Plan Budget: Mucha Hotel or Similar
Transfer to EntebbeThis day is reserved for the transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe with lunch en-route. End of tour. Meal Plan B, L Accommodation Plan Budget: End of tourWhat to carry on your Uganda Gorilla trekking SafariWear comfortable hiking shoes or closed boots suitable for steep muddy slopes. For those who may not be comfortable with jungle sounds Put on ear plugs. Carry a packed lunch and enough drinking water. Don’t forget to carry rain gear, weather gloves, sunscreen lotion and a hat as the Bwindi has unpredictable weather. Carry with you insect repellent. You can carry photo camera though using flashlight is not allowed in use during the encounter with Gorillas.
5 Days Mountain Gorilla Tracking In Uganda Includes
Transportation by 4 WD safari van,
Accommodation while on safari,
The costs also cover the services of English speaking driver/guide,
Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) while on safari, 1 soft drink per meal i.e. a soda or mineral
water at/during lunch and dinner,
Park entrance fees,
One gorilla permit per person,
Community visit Ranger fees,
Fuel plus all activities while on the tour as will be detailed in your itinerary.
5 Days Mountain Gorilla Tracking In Uganda Excludes
Porter and walking stick,
Local and international flights,
Personal Travel insurance,
Visa Fees of $50,
Drinks and Meals not mentioned in trip plan,
Souvenirs and all expenses of personal natures.
Some of the Uganda Gorilla tracking safari guidelines or trekking rules
No smoking is allowed while with the gorilla premises or within a distance of 200 meters from the gorillas.
Keep Distance of 7 meters (21 feet) away from the gorillas.
Do not use flash photography as they may scare away the gorillas.
Do not make loud noise or move suddenly.
Anyone with flue or Diarrhea or any sort of communicable diseases will not be allowed to enter the park for Gorilla tracking safaris.
Always stay in a tight group while with the gorillas and do not surround the Gorillas while meeting them.
Persons aged below 15 years are not allowed to do gorilla tracking.
What to carry on your Uganda Gorilla trekking Safari
Wear comfortable hiking shoes or closed boots suitable for steep muddy slopes.
For those who may not be comfortable with jungle sounds Put on ear plugs.
Carry a packed lunch and enough drinking water.
Don’t forget to carry rain gear, weather gloves, sunscreen lotion and a hat as the Bwindi has unpredictable weather.
Carry with you insect repellent.
You can carry photo camera though using flashlight is not allowed in use during the encounter with Gorillas.
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A1: Practically all our safaris are customized to individual groups according to bookings making them individual group safaris however there are instances when one wishes to join a group; in those cases we can make such an arrangement for our client depending on seat availability and date of travel. For those joining groups we would normally suggest the 3 Days Masai Mara Safari, 4 days Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Tour, 2 Days and 3 Days Tsavo Tour and overnight trips to Mount Kenya as these are popular trips that run every other day.
A2: On off-road trips we use 4x4 wheel drive vehicles depending on the size of the group and tour cost. For one or two individuals we use smaller SUVs unless clients specifically require larger vehicles like those who are on photographic or birding tours where we use the larger Toyota Land cruiser or the Land Rover. All the vehicles for game viewing have pop-up roofs to facilitate better game sighting, viewing and photography. Clients on a “shoe-string budget” might get a better deal when we provide them with minibuses that seat eight with open hatches for better game viewing.
A3: Safaris can be undertaken in East Africa throughout the year with the best seasons being during the warmer seasons when the sun is at the equator mainly between December to February and July to September. The other months are cooler with tropical storms sometimes ruining the game viewing, mountain climbing or beach holidays. The prices at these low hotel occupancy seasons however results in bargains for the traveler as we are able to offer rates that are lower to compensate for the reduced hotel prices.
Kenya enjoys a mild tropical climate. The average annual temperature for the capital city, Nairobi (altitude 4,980 feet) is 77ºF maximum and 56ºF minimum. The coastal town of Mombasa (altitude 50 feet) is 86ºF maximum and 73ºF minimum. There is plenty of sunshine all the year round and summer clothes are worn throughout the year. However, it is usually cool at night and early in the morning. The long rains occur from April to June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and when it does come it often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coolest in July to August.
A7: Yes, visitors require a visa to enter Kenya. For details, please consult the Kenyan Embassy or Consulate nearest to you or alternatively apply for a visa online by logging onto: http://www.evisa.go.ke/evisa.html
A8: A health certificate is not a requirement for travel to Kenya unless traveling from a Yellow Fever zone. It is highly recommended that travelers to Kenya take precautions against Malaria starting a few weeks before travel and continuing with your prophylaxis a few weeks after travel to be on the safe side ( please remember that prevention is better than cure ). Please consult your doctor prior to departure.
A9: East Africa is no different from any other place in the world. However the usual precaution should be observed. Avoid displaying expensive possessions; walking through unlit urban areas at night, and follow the guide's instructions in the bush. It is also recommended that you leave valuables and airline tickets in the hotel's safe.
A10: The official currency is the Kenya Shilling. Visitors to Kenya can exchange foreign currency at banks or authorized hotels and Foreign Exchange Bureaux. Most international currencies are easy to exchange in Kenya. Travelers cheques are widely accepted, and many hotels and restaurants accept credit cards. Most Banks in Kenya are equipped to advance cash on major international credit cards. There are no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency that can be brought into Kenya. Anyone wishing to take more than Kenya Shillings 500,000 out of the country will require written authorization from the Central Bank.
Tanzania and Uganda also accept foreign currency and credit cards but to a lesser extent. Please convert most of your currency in the major urban areas into the local shillings (the exchange rates are better in the cities) as doing so in the rural areas offer veritable challenges and this might create hurdles for the traveler.
English is the “language of communication” in East Africa. It is widely spoken in hotels, restaurants and visitor establishments. Swahili is East Africa’s national language. A little Swahili goes a long way in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, especially in the rural areas. It is worth learning a little, and most locals are thrilled to hear visitors attempt to use any Swahili at all. For example, “Jambo” means hello and is often the first word learnt by visitors to Kenya.
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