4 Days Uganda Gorillas, Double Vist

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4 Days Uganda Gorillas, Double Vist

4 Day Double Gorilla Tracking Safari in Uganda

This 4 day Gorilla Tracking Safari in Uganda includes a double experience of tracking gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park located in Southwestern Uganda approximately 9 hours drive from Kampala. During this safari you will be able to visit two different gorilla families; hence your accommodation facilities might vary basing on the parts where you will be trekking gorilla from.

Safari Highlights

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 2: First day of Gorilla tracking and community visit-Bwindi

Day 3: Second day of Gorilla tracking in Bwindi and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 4: Departure

Day 1
Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Breakfast and after your guide will meet you and shortly brief you about your 4 days safari before you embark on the approximately 9 hour drive to Bwindi forest. Along the way you will stop at the equator to take photographs and purchase some crafts, continue and have lunch in Mbarara. After lunch you will proceed with your journey as you will go through the beautiful scenery, rolling hills with terraces as you arrive in Kabale also called the Switzerland of Africa. Have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options; Buhoma Community Camp(Budget) or Silverback Lodge(Moderate) or Gorilla Forest Camp(Luxury)

Meal Plan; Half Board

Day 2
First Day of Gorilla Tracking and Community Visit - Bwindi

Enjoy your breakfast and set out from your lodge with packed lunch as you head to the park headquarters at 7 am for briefing before you embark on Gorilla tracking in the thick mist Bwindi forest. Thereafter proceed for tracking which takes about between 2 to 6 hours mainly dependent on how far the gorillas go. Trekkers are allowed to spend one hour with the gentle giants in this time you could watch them play, feed, and take enough photos. Later return back to the lodge, relax for some time and after go for a community walk in the Batwa community during the evening. Enjoy dinner & overnight.

Accommodation Options; Buhoma Community Camp(Budget) or Silverback Lodge(Moderate) or Gorilla Forest Camp(Luxury)

Meal Plan; Full Board

Note: Endeavor to carry enough drinking water, water proof camera, rain coats, hats, sunglasses, walking/hiking shoes, insect repellent, among others.

Day 3
Seconday day of Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Before embarking on gorilla tracking, wake up early enough and have breakfast, carry packed lunch from the lodge, you will follow the same procedure used same as that on the first day though you will follow another gorilla group different from what you tracked the previous day. After trekking, you will drive to Lake Bunyonyi which is home to 29 islands and a great place for birds; its waters are Bilharzia free and safe for swimming. You will have your dinner this side and Overnight stay.

Accommodation Options; Broadbill forest camp or Acadia cottages or Bunyonyi Bird Nest Lodge

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 4
Depature

Enjoy a delicious morning breakfast, and set out for a boat ride on lake Bunyonyi where you will go around various islands with sights of terraced hills, birds, and alike. Thereafter start off your journey to Kampala having lunch en-route reaching there late evening. Your guide will take you to your Kampala hotel or transfer you to the airport for your flight back home.

End of Safari

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Accomodation
  • An English Speaking Driver guide
  • Transport on ground in a comfortable Vehicle
  • Drinking Bottled Water in the Vehicle while on Safari
  • Gorilla Permits

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Visa Charges
  • Wines, beers, Sodas
  • Laundry
  • Tips given to staff at the lodges or restaurants
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Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people
  • Moderate