Safari in Uganda – Gorilla Trekking Expedition for Women
November 14 – 24, 2018
Have you ever dreamed of gorilla trekking in Uganda? To experience these magnificent creatures in the wild in their own environment? Here is your chance to experience something truly unique. While on this adventure you will also be on safari with many game drives offering the chance to see many types of animals one would expect while on safari. You will also enjoy the local culture, a cooking class, and learning how to dress as the locals do. These Women’s Tours in Uganda aim at being behind society empowerment. That’s why 10% of the profits on your trip go to orphanages run by women.
Day 1: November 15, 2018 – Arrival into Entebbe, Uganda (EBB) Upon arrival at the airport, Our Driver / Guide will pick you and check you in your hotel in Entebbe for an overnight. After a short transfer to the Hotel, you will be briefed about your safari depending on the time of arrival. You are therefore advised to have money changed this day. Dinner and overnight at Cape Deum. (D)
Day 2: Transfer From Entebbe to Murchison falls National park – Early Morning after breakfast, our experienced English Driver/guide will pick you from your hotel and set off northwest of kampala towards the famous Luwero triangle. Lunch in Masindi at kabalega then enjoy the budongo forest on the western part of the rift valley to the park. On your way to Murchison, we are most likely to see some animals like elephants, leopards, buffaloes, hyenas, lions and many more since Murchison has both big and small animals. Get to the park in the evening, Dinner and over night at one of the following: Bwana Tembo Safari Lodge for 3 nights.
Day 3: Game Drive and boat cruise – Wake up for a great breakfast and set off for an early morning game drive north words of the park with packed lunch to meet those early morning risers like the elephants, leopards, lions, hyenas, buffaloes before they go to their hide outs. After lunch, go for another interesting activity in the wild, so stress free and breath taking. A boat cruise on the Victoria Nile and also witness the mighty falls. That’s why truly Uganda is the pearl of Africa. Have a stop at the Devil’s Cauldron, mammals like hippos, buffaloes, crocodiles will be seen on the edge of the calm waters of the Nile and birds like Goliath herons, Egyptian geese, Pelicans, Bee eaters, Kingfisher hornbills, Cormorants and the rare shoe bill may also be seen around the shores enjoying the nature.
Day 4: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National park – After breakfast, drive from Murchison Falls NP to Queen Elizabeth NP. The park boasts the highest biodiversity rating of any game park in the world with its dense swamps, incredible crater lakes, open Savannah and rain forests. On your way you will enjoy great scenery of hills, forests, and Tea plantations. On your way, you will stopover for lunch and get to the park in the evening to relax at the hotel.
Day 5: Game Drive and Launch cruise – An early cup of coffee to warm up the body for the morning game drive, we shall observe a number of early risers like leopards, hyenas, lions, the Uganda kobs, antelopes, Waterbucks, Warthogs, African giant elephants, herds of Buffaloes and many more will be seen. As well as birds like; Wood billed, Red collared, Green crombs, Yellow billed, Grey treated starting, purple indigo, Lender bill quelas, masked weaver, Grosbeak Weaver, Copper Sunbird among others. After the game drive, go back to the lodge for breakfast and rest along the pool as lunch comes.
After lunch go for a stress free Launch cruise, so interesting on the Kazinga channel, buffaloes, hippos and crocodiles will be seen around the edge of the channel as they cool off and birds like, the water bucks, noisy hornbills, the two species of pitas, African grey parrots, rare shoebill, Egyptian geese, yellow billed stork, white pelicans and many others. Over night at Bush Lodge for 32 nights.
Day 6: Chimp tracking and Forest walk – After breakfast, set off for Kyambura. This originated from the Kasyoha-Kitomi forest in the Esika district for chimp tracking. It was formed by faulting, the strong earth crust occurred vertically and horizontally which deepened and widened leading to this wonderful habitat for a number of chimpanzees. There are 3 families and there are 4-5 members in a family. Sit down quietly in the rain forest from 8 – 9 AM watching the different families of chimps playing and talking to each other while the birds sing sweetly in the trees. You will also enjoy other primates like the black and white colobus, red colobus monkeys, olive baboons etc. Still on time, move to Maramagambo forest to see the bat cave which the hunters used as a hiding spot and the blue river where people used to conduct cultural rituals. A number of reptiles, butterflies, primates, animals will be seen in the forest. Back to the lodge for dinner.
Day 7: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park – Very early in the morning after breakfast, you will set off for the Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park via Isasha Sector with the possibility to see tree climbing lions. On your way, you will enjoy scenery and views of different mountains and beautiful plantations. Arrive at Buhoma in Bwindi. Check in at the hotel and relax preparing for your gorilla trek the following day. Dinner and overnight at Silver back Safari Lodge for 2 nights.
Day 8 : Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable National park – Early morning after breakfast, you will go for gorilla tracking but before tracking, you will be briefed by the Ranger at 7:30 AM and at 8:30 AM with a packed lunch, you will start the trek to hunt for the Gorillas. You will be able to track the Mubare, Habinyanja, Rushegura, Bitukura or Nshongi Gorillas and different family groups. And when you find them, you shall spend almost an hour enjoying them and observing the kind of life they live, this will be a great achievement since these great giants are unpredictable. This walk will take around 4-6 hours depending on which group you are tracking and where you will meet the gorillas. After tracking return to the hotel and relax.
Day 9: Bwindi National park – Entebbe – A very delicious breakfast heavy enough to set you a half way the journey to Kampala. A stop in Mbarara for our lunch and Proceed to Entebbe arrive in the late evening, You will have another stopover at the Equator for photos and Souvenirs. Overnight at Cape Diem Guest house.
Day 10: Departure Day, Cooking, Gomesi wearing lesson and relax at the beach. After breakfast in Entebbe, you will go for a complimentary cooking and Gomesi wear lesson. Gomesi is our women’s traditional wear and of course, you will come back home with it. Have lunch, buy souvenirs and Relax at the beach. Your Driver/guide will drop you at the airport.
Cost: $4320.00 per person based on double occupancy (Roommates can be provided)
Single Supplement: $440.00
Booking/full payment deadline 60 days prior to departure
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