4 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking and boat safari Kazinga channel
This 4 days gorilla trekking and boat safari tour takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (UNESCO world heritage site) and Queen Elizabeth National Parks. Track mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Next, take on safari game drives and boat cruise to encounter tree climbing lions, hippos, crocodiles, elephants, Cape buffaloes, Uganda kobs.
Truly, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is the ultimate destination for gorilla trekking safari. The forest at the edge of the Albertine rift valley is home to 459 mountain gorillas. Which is almost half of the 1063 world’s population of mountain gorillas. 22 gorilla families are habituated at 4 Bwindi sectors. These include Buhoma with 6, Ruhija 4, Nkuringo 4 and 7 at Rushaga. Bwindi gives you two ways to visit gorillas. First, is gorilla trekking and second is gorilla habituation experience.
Further, you will travel through Ishasha rift valley wilderness home to Tree Climbing Lions of East Africa. You’re in Queen Elizabeth National Park, a medley of wonders! Continue exploring Kasenyi plains area around Mweya peninsular and Kazinga channel. Here you combine safari game drives with boat cruise where lakes George and Edward meet.
Day 1 Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Bwindi is 512 sq.km (8-hour drive) south-west of Kampala capital city/ Entebbe airport. Interestingly, the journey has in it stopovers at equator monument and Igongo restaurant for lunch in Mbarara city. Afterward, proceed to Bwindi. Arrive late evening on time for dinner. Have a good rest and prepare your trekking gears. For example, insect repellent, hiking shoes, rain jacket and photo devices.
Day 2 Gorilla Trekking and Village Walk
In the early morning after breakfast, visitors shall assemble at the park center for briefing on gorilla rules. Meet the rangers who are your guides for today. In addition, hire a porter to assist carry your backpack. After, start trekking searching for the gorillas. Of course, spend 1 hour encounter and gain lifetime memories. Finally, you will receive Uganda Wildlife Authority a gorilla trekking certificate. Settle for lunch and rest.
Later, go for a walking tour around the village. Then, visit the basket weaving cooperative and Batwa pygmy homestead. At last, return to the lodge. Have a good rest, dinner and overnight.
Day 3 of 4 days gorilla trekking and boat safari
Bwindi to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Afterward, travel north of Bwindi through Ishasha wilderness where you might encounter the tree climbing lions. Then, continue to have lunch before a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel. Below, the freshwater body attracts hippos, elephants, buffaloes and birds. In conclusion, enjoy evening game drive in search of lions and hyenas. Moreover, there’s an optional night game drive for chance to spot leopards.
Day 4: End of 4 days gorilla trekking and boat safari tour
Finally, transfer from the park to Kampala capital city or Entebbe airport arriving early afternoon.