Pearl of Africa Safari Uganda
Uganda is famous for its highland gorillas, and tree-climbing lions. Looking into the gentle and familiar eyes of a giant cousin is an experience you will never forget along with the stunning mist-shrouded mountain scenery of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
Uganda is famous for its highland gorillas, being one of only three countries where they are found. A visit to Uganda offers an opportunity to go on a gorilla safari in Uganda’s Bwindi National Park, to spot tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Looking into the gentle and familiar eyes of a giant cousin is an experience you will never forget along with the stunning mist-shrouded mountain scenery of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
On this safari you will couple this magical experience with a game safari in the tranquil Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park which is home to topi, waterbucks, black and white Columbus monkey, chimpanzees, giraffes, elephant, leopard, and the Ugandan kobs.
- Full board accommodation: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Full-time disposal safari 4×4 customized Land Cruiser
- Single Permits to the Gorilla trekking and tracking
- Entry fees and charges to the national parks
- Private English Speaking Specialist Safari Guides
- Airport transfers during the Safari.
- Mineral drinking water in the vehicle.
- International flights
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Hot air ballooning
- Cultural village
- Gratuities and tips
- Extra activities
- Any other thing of personal nature
On arrive at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by a Wild extracts representative and transferred to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, a half day trip to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary can be arranged at an additional cost. This could also be arranged at the end of your safari if you prefer.
Overnight at The Boma Hotel.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
After breakfast, you will depart for the short drive to the Entebbe domestic airport for your scheduled flight to Kihihi airstrip, near Bwindi impenetrable National parks. The flight takes just over an hour and upon arrival you will be met by a Wild Extracts representative and driven to Buhoma Lodge, located at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The drive to the lodge is an interesting route through local villages and mountain roads with lovely scenery. You will enjoy two days of gorilla tracking and other activities around the park like forest walks, visits to a local school or orphanage or Batwa pygmy village, and curio shopping.
Bwindi National Park is home to one half of the world’s population of the endangered Mountain Gorillas, mammals, many endangered species of birds, a variety of butterflies, and trees while serving as an important catchment area for many rivers hence supplying water for agriculture in the surrounding region. This makes it one of the richest ecosystems in East Africa.
Overnight at Buhoma Lodge
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After breakfast, we will embark on a walk through the tropical rainforest with experienced wildlife guides. You will enjoy scenic views, the sights and sounds of the rain forest, ample opportunities for bird watching and glimpses of the many monkey species living in the park as they move through the forest canopy. Experienced guides and trackers will accompany your party on an early morning trek for gorilla tracking into the dense rain forest on the mountain slopes. The journey, through dense foliage and up steep climbs, is abundantly rewarded with the lifetime experience of viewing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. You will have an opportunity to be within meters of these magnificent apes, sharing in their daily lives and experiencing their day-to-day activities. Mountain gorillas are extremely rare with only an estimated 850 remaining in the wild. This is an experience you won’t soon forget.
In the afternoon, you will go on a community walk through the local villages surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Some of the activities include visits to a traditional home, local orphanage or school, banana brewing demonstrations and even meeting traditional medicinal healers. This three to four-hour walk is easily tailored to your individual schedule and interests.
Overnight at Buhoma Lodge
Queen Elizabeth National Park
In the morning we will depart Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and travel (2-3 hours) to Ishasha in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. During our drive, we may visit a Community Project on the border of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here, the local people allow you to enjoy some time in their homesteads, as well as see some of the crops and curios they produce and visit the local elephant trench project that stops elephants coming into the village and raiding crops.
An afternoon game drive will be enjoyed in the Ishasha area, looking for the huge herds of buffalos, elephants, Uganda kobs and of course the famous tree-climbing lion typically found in the area.
Overnight at Ishasha Wilderness Camp
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your return flight to Entebbe later catch your international flight back home.