Uganda, deservedly dubbed the Pearl of Africa, is located in the Great Lakes Region in East Africa and boasts an ecological diversity that rivals many larger countries. Here, Eastern savannah meets West African jungle – Uganda really does offer visitors incredible diversity with its multitude of varying ecosystems. Bordered by the Rwenzori Mountains (often called the Mountains of the Moon, the 3rd highest in Africa), the Virunga Mountains and Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria, it’s a beautiful country bursting with bird and wildlife.
Gorilla Tour-Impenetrable National Park.
Northern Nature Safaris Welcomes you to;
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Bwindi Impenetrable NP, lies in south western Uganda on the edge of rift valley, it covers 32I square km in size
Average altitude: 1160m-2607m above sea level.
Bwindi was gazetted as aNational Park in 1991 and declared as a UNESCO Natural World heritage site in 1994
The Mubare Gorilla group was the first to become available for tourism in Uganda in April 1993. Nine groups are now habituated for tourism and one for research. Spread over series of steep ridges and valleys, Bwindi is the source of five major rivers, which flow in to Lake Edward.
It is mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biological diverse rain forests which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 400 mountain Gorillas-roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups which can tracked.
This biological diverse region also provides shelter for a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes.
There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 albertine rift endemics.
GORILLA TOURS – UGANDA
Northern Nature Safaris Ltd, isa premier safari company specializing in organizing gorilla safaris in Uganda and Rwanda. We offer the best gorilla trekking tours and wildlife safaris in East Africa with tour itineraries designed around clients’ needs, interest and time.
Our trips are available all year round and are the best priced to fit in every traveler’s budget. Enjoy gorilla tracking in Africa and discover much of the wildlife in game parks with our all-inclusive tours that are not only tours but real experiences that will last in your memory forever! Would you desire to combine your gorilla tour with a traditional Uganda safari? We have customized trips that include several adventures that include, chimpanzee tracking, wild game safaris or bird watching, mountain trekking, nature Eco tours, cycling and many others.
We are ready to offer you the best options and take you on thrilling tours in Uganda and Rwanda. We will satisfactorily fulfill your holiday dream!
3 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour
3 Days Gorilla Trekking Rwanda
4 Days Gorillas & Ngamba Chimps
4 Day Gorillas Safari
4 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Tour
5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari
6 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari
7 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour
8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari
10 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari
12 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari
14 Days Gorilla Safari Trip
26 Days Africa Adventure Safari
15 Days Birding Uganda Safari
5 Days Murchison Falls & Gorillas
5 Days Primates Tracking
5 Days Queen Elizabeth & Semuliki
6 Days best of gorilla adventure
6 Days Uganda Cultural Tour
7 Days Uganda Primates Adventure
8 Days Gorillas Trekking Safari
9 Days Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife
4 Days Murchison falls Safari
3 days Murchison falls.
2Days Murchison falls
6 Days Kidepo valley NP
5, 4, 3 Days Kidepo VNP.
Please you can join as on a tailored made trip or you can as well tailor your own safari with us!!
OUR DETAILED TRIP ITINERARY
Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
In the morning our company guide will pick you from your hotel and transfer you to the northern sector of Bwindi impenetrable rain forest for gorilla tracking. The beautiful scenery referred to as the “Switzerland of Africa” will be a big spectacle as you traverse the vast country side.
Arrive early enough in either Ruhija or Buhoma in preparation for gorilla trekking the next morning. This evening, a community walk to the Pygmies (Batwa) may lighten your safari. Attend the traditional dance and songs from these “Aborigines” of Uganda who left the forest recently following Uganda Wildlife Authority’s move to boost the conservation of the mountain gorilla in this natural forest. Stay an overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp or Mahogany Springs/ Buhoma community campsite.
Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi
Get up early at 6:00 and report to the Park headquarters with your packed lunch for briefing by the senior park ranger guide. You will then set out to track the gentle giants through thick vegetation as you hike up and down slippery slopes. Be vigilant to listen to their vocal communications and follow them until you finally come eye-eye with them. An hour with them is a guarantee as you observe and learn their habits while taking photos.
Uganda Gorilla Tour (OPTIONAL)
It is an extraordinary feeling, sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas. If you have the energy this afternoon, take a guided walk on the Munyaga River trail, which entails crystal clear waterfalls, a variety of flora, butterfly species and an array of birds. This is a haven for primatologists and ornithologists. The other option is taking a guided community walk among the Batwa inhabitants of the park. Return to Buhoma Community Bandas (budget)/ Gorilla Resort (luxury) FB.
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
After breakfast drive via Ishasha – the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth national park in quest for the rare tree climbing lions
Ishasha Sector Of Queen Elizabeth National Park
whilst not avoiding sights of antelopes like kobs, gazelles, and bush bucks among others. Arrive for lunch at Mweya lodge and at in the afternoon a boat will be ready to set off for a 2 hours boat cruise along the Kazinga channel connecting lakes George and Edward which will reward you with close range views of crocodiles, hippos, buffalos, elephants and a variety of birds like pelicans, African skimmer, African fish eagle and the shoe bill if lucky. Overnight stay at Enganzi lodge or kyambura game lodge.
Chimpanzee tracking/ Game drive and Transfer to Kampala
Wildlife Safaris In Uganda
This morning, you may choose between chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge or a game drive following the Kasenyi trail in search for lions and other predators as well as a variety of game including topis, giraffes, kobs, warthogs, buffalos among the park’s 100 mammal species. Later, before noon, transfer back to either Kigali in Rwanda or Kampala in Uganda arriving late in the evening to connect to Entebbe for your departure flight.
End of Safari(4 Days)
TOUR ITINERARY (8DAYS)
Arrival and transfer to your Hotel- Uganda
Our company guide will pick you up from your place of your residence and transfer to the hotel. Meals and overnight at 2 Friends Hotel; Bed and Breakfast
Transfer to Kibaale and Bigodi Wetland walk
After breakfast, you will depart Kampala for Kibale Forest National park passing via the Nakayima tree in Mubende and arriving in the afternoon. Kibale Forest is a large protected block of rainforest, which has the highest number of primates in Africa such as Chimpanzees, Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Red Tailed monkey and Red Colobus. You will arrive in the afternoon, and go for a nature walk to the Bigodi wetlands where you will view a number of Birds as well as other primates like colobus monkeys. You will then transfer to your lodge. Meals and overnight at Primates Lodge
Day 3: Chimpanzee Habituation experience
Wake up for an early morning breakfast to get ready for chimpanzee trekking for a full day in Kibale forest national park. You need to get to the park headquarters by 7:00 am local time for briefing on the day’s activity by the senior park ranger guide. There are 95% chances of seeing
the chimpanzees in this forest and the chimpanzee habituation experience gives tourists even way great chances of spending time with these primates. You will have your lunch in the forest as you listen to the sights and sounds of nature and later in the evening return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Primates Lodge
Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP and Community Visit
After breakfast, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park; one of the most diversified national parks on the continent. Visit the Katwe Community where you will discover more about the local salt mining techniques. You will later have a game drive as you head to your lodge. Dinner & overnight at Enganzi lodge
Day 5: Game Drive and Boat cruise.
After an early cup of coffee, you will go for morning game drives where you will see game as lion, bush buck, water hogs, elephants, and many more. Go back to the Lodge for a late breakfast and relax at the swimming pool. In the afternoon, go for a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel for a view of lots of game as hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, as well as a variety of bird species. Dinner and overnight at Enganzi lodge
Day 6: Ishasha Sector tree-climbing lions and Transfer to Bwindi
After an early breakfast transfer to Bwindi impenetrable Forest NP through the Ithaca – the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth NP for viewing tree-climbing lions which are only here in the whole country. Savannah Hotel is ideal for lunch after a game drive in Ishasha. Arrive in Bwindi in the evening and directly head to your lodge for meals and overnight at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge.
Day 7: Gorilla Habituation in Bwindi and evening community walk
After an early morning breakfast walk to the park headquarters for briefing and later follow the gorilla trail. You will spend 4 hours with a Gorilla Family plus the time it takes to and from the location where the Gorilla Group is making it an all-day Trek in the Forest. Usually only 4 Visitors are allowed per day compared to 8 for a normal Gorilla Trek. It is advisable that you carry packed lunch as one cannot determine how long it may take to encounter the mountain gorillas. If time and energy allow, you may take am community tour in the neighboring community after habituation to interact with the locals and learn about their lifestyle. Overnight stay at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge.
Day 8: Transfer to Kampala
In the morning after your breakfast, you will set off your journey back tom Kampala with stopovers for photography reaching early in the afternoon for a traditional lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Centre & another stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for amazing photoshoots and water experiments and later transfer to your place of residence or transfer to the airport for departure.
End of safari (8 DAYS)
Our tour Packages Include the following in the Quotation for the Gorilla Tour;
The cost of all ground transportation and Fuel
Gorilla trekking permit
Full time safari guide and his related expenses
Accommodation and meals
Park fees/ entrance fee.
But it excludes; Items of personal expenses.
Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.
All can be tailored/organized at
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