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20 Days Uganda Safari

Experience Uganda's culture amongst the wonderful wildlife experience of gorilla trekking. Uganda has a lot to offer in Wildlife, culture and Nature - "gifted by nature," Uganda is termed the pearl of Africa. This safari is the most spectacular wildlife experience in one of the most fascinating rich biodiversity countries of East Africa. On this safari you will visit the most the most spectacular and productive wildlife sites in all of Uganda.
This expedition-length safari leaves almost no stone unturned in the beautiful Uganda. Driving through the countryside brings you closer to witness the lifestyle of the Uganda rural communities, and the important role they play in conservation of the biodiversity.

Trip Summary

Day 1 : Arrival in Uganda at Entebbe
Day 2: Travel to Mgahinga National Park
Day 3 : Batwa Cultural experience
Day 4 : Transfer to Nkuringo
Day 5 & 6 : Tour local Schools
Day 7 : Gorilla tracking
Day 8 : Transfer to Buhoma
Day 9 : Village walks
Day 10 and 11 : Local Community experience
Day 12 : Transfer to Bunyaruguru
Day 13 : Sightseeing
Day 14 and;15: Sharing experiences with locals
Day 14 and;15: Sharing experiences with locals
Day 16 : Tour Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 17 : Travel to Kibale National Park
Day 18 : Chimp tracking in Kibale forest
Day 19 :Travel to Kampala
Day 20 : Departure / End of Safari

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Uganda at Entebbe

    You will be met at the airport by one of our East African Safaris representatives and taken to your Hotel in Kampala/ Entebbe.
    Mgahinga gorillasWhen you Arrive early; we shall start our tour with cultural entertainment at the Ndere Center - traditional dances of all cultures across Uganda.

    Day 2: Travel to Mgahinga National Park

    Mgahinga Gorilla National Park the smallest in the country (about 33.7 km in size ) is situated in Kisoro in south western Uganda about 540 km from Kampala. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is Uganda's smallest and most scenic national park; Mgahinga is best known for its endangered mountain Gorillas, a habituated group that wanders back and forth across international borders.

    Day 3 : Batwa Cultural experience

    Hike through the forest to the Garama Cave
    Lecture about the life of the local Pygmy - Batwa culture. The Pygmy-Batwa people are a traditionally hunter-gatherer group, who lived within the forests and survived on small mammals and plants. When Mgahinga National Park was gazetted in 1991, the Batwa were forced to leave the forest and were no longer able to enter the park to gather food.

    Day 4 : Transfer to Nkuringo

    Uganda culture, Batwa people - Uganda
    Take a community walk visiting another group of the Batwa - people who have co-lived with mountain gorillas and continue the visit to the caves and waterfalls stay at Wagtail Eco-safari Camp.

    Day 5 & 6 : Tour local Schools
    Volunteer to construct the nursery bed for the tree planting project at the school, help cleaning the local Hospital, and volunteer in clearing garbage at the local market.

    Day 7 : Gorilla tracking

    Gorilla tracking in the Nkuringo part of Bwindi Impenetrable forest. Gorilla tracking lasts a few to many hours depending on how fast we find the gorillas and their location on that day.
    If we get back early; entertainment by local traditional dancers and performing groups classified in Women groups, orphans, the Batwa group and the youths
    Story telling around the fire place in the evening and comics.

    Day 8 : Transfer to Buhoma

    Overnight at Buhoma Community Campground. The Buhoma Community Campground is located in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Buhoma, home to the endangered mountain gorillas.

    Day 9 : Village walks

    community tour - Batwa people
    Visit the traditional healer, the local brewing site, the Batwa homestead and end our day by enjoying entertainment from the locals as they sing praise to the conservation of the mountain gorillas.

    Day 10 and 11 : Local Community experience

    Traditional meal preparation and competitions.Learn to prepare traditional meals and the techniques of cooking. Teach locals modern ways to prepare meals in your country.
    Award Certificates to competition winners on the second day of the event and end the activity.S

    Day 12 : Transfer to Bunyaruguru

    This journey is long; Whole day driving. If we arrive early; take lecture on the old traditions of the inhabitants as we visit the museum at the camp.
    Bunyaruguru is world over famous for its cup-shaped craters that resulted due to volcanic activity during the ploecetein era; however, the indigenous people believe in some cultural occurrences that might have led to the formation of these craters.

    Day 13 : Sightseeing

    Explore the craters.
    Evening - watch the traditional dance group at the camp as they portray the ancient tradition of hunting and grazing.

    Day 14 and;15: Sharing experiences with locals

    community experiences - Uganda
    Share with the local community in different aspects; give Lectures, talks and debates in secondary schools, games, medical volunteering among other activities.

    Day 16 : Tour Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Game drive in the Park and Boat ride at Kazinga Channel.
    Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the most diverse ecosystems in Africa. The open savannah dotted with Acacia and Euphorbia trees provide habitat for elephants, lions, leopards, Uganda Kobs and big herds of buffaloes. Ten primate species including chimpanzees are present.

    Day 17 : Travel to Kibale National Park
    Spend the afternoon at leisure as you prepare for Chimpanzee tracking the next morning.

    Day 18 : Chimp tracking in Kibale forest

    Kibale ChimpanzeesTrack Chimpanzees in the morning. In the afternoon go for a nature walk at Bigodi Community Wetland.Overnight at Crater Safari Lodge(luxury),Primates lodge(mid-range), Chimpanzee Forest Camp(budget).

    Day 19 :Travel to Kampala

    In the afternoon; visit the Uganda Crafts Village, Nakasero Green Market and the Uganda Museum later in the evening.

    Day 20 : Departure / End of Safari

    Transfer to Entebbe international Airport for your departure flight.

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    Luxury Lodges in Kibale Forest National Park
    Lodges in Kibale Forest National park
    Lodges in Bwindi Forest
    Lodges in Bwindi Forest
    Luxury Lodges in Bwindi Forest
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      • Mandatory hand washing
      • Mandatory face masking
      • Keep a distance of 2 meters away
    • Before boarding your plane, you will be required to show your covid 19 negative test results which should be valid for not more than 72hrs (applies for both Rwanda and Uganda)
    • Also you are supposed to fill a locator form (link below) which you will also be asked before boarding (failure to have it, you will be denied boarding)

    http://www.rbc.gov.rw/travel/

    • Once you arrive in Kigali, you will take another covid 19 test and be in self quarantine at any of the chosen hotels in Kigali for 24hrs as you wait for your covid 19 test results

    You will then start your tour after your results have returned and you are proved negative

    • These results expire every after 72hrs, hence if your tour is still going on, you will need another test to allow you enter any other park or do any other activity after 72hrs of your test. (This applies to Rwanda only, not Uganda)
    • Before departure from Rwanda or Uganda, you need to do another covid 19 test not more than 72hrs before your departure as you will be required to present your results before boarding your departure flight.
    • While on your tour, you are advised to carry your masks and maintain social distance whenever you are in the public

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  • For any inquiries, booking and travel related questions, Speak to Nelson
    Gorilla Trek Africa


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