5 days / 4 nights Wildlife & Gorilla Safari

5 days from Kigali Midrange

Pick up from Kigali in the morning for transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National park in Uganda. Clients need to ensure that they have all their Visa documentations in order so as not to have a lot of time wasted at the border. ……

What you'll do

Pick up from Kigali in the morning for transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National park in Uganda. Clients need to ensure that they have all their Visa documentations in order so as not to have a lot of time wasted at the border. The drive from Kigali to Rushanga in Bwindi takes approximately 4 to 5 hours based on the time spent at the border point. 

Accommodation: Icumbi Gorilla lodge

Estimated travel time: 4- 5 hours based on traffic jam

Meal Plan: Dinner

Clients will be transferred to the park offices at 7:15am for a briefing about the whole process. While here, they are also told about the major safety procedures to follow while in the forest to ensure a successful jungle expedition and to get the best of the mountain gorilla tracking experience. We shall leave the lodge with packed lunch boxes to prepare for the Gorilla tracking because we can’t be certain what time clients will return from the tracking. 







After briefing from the Ranger guide, traverse to the Gorilla sanctuary to start tracking these lovely creatures. It takes approximately 1-2 hours or less to find the gorillas based on where they are located. Clients spend 1 hour observing and taking pictures of a particular Gorilla family. The time you spend observing these endangered species is worth a trip to any part of the world and can never be forgotten.  Clients are expected to have enough drinking water, good hiking shoes, rain jackets in case it rains, gloves if necessary, long sleeved clothes. Time spent with these Gorillas is very priceless. 

It’s also very wise for one to be in good physical shape because at times there are very steep slopes and muddy at times which requires one to be in good shape. . There are however porters for hire who can carry luggage or the tourist on a stretcher in case hired. They are hired for about $10 to $15.

At the end of the Gorilla tracking, retire back to the lodge to rest or take part in a community experience tour that can be organized by the lodge at a cost.  

Meal Plan: Full board- Break Fast, lunch & Dinner

Ishasha is a sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park which is famous for the tree climbing lions. Ishasha is in the southern section of this park where these Lions are spotted hanging on braches of huge fig trees whereas the Uganda Kob (which are the major food to these lions) graze in the plains of the Ishasha sector. It has been noted that these lions climb up in the fig trees to Tse tse fly bites. The drive to this area takes approximately 5- 6 hours from Rushanga on dusty roads. Clients will proceed to the lodge for check in and have lunch before heading out for an afternoon Game drive in the Ishasha in search of the tree climbing lions and any other wildlife that nature will have present for the day



Accommodation: Ishasha Jungle Lodge

Estimated time of travel:   5- 6 hours

Meal Plan: Full board- Break Fast, lunch & Dinner

Note: Nature cannot be tamed, so we can’t guarantee you 100% that you will find the tree climbing lions

In the morning, client will head out for a morning game drive in the Ishasha sector in search of any wild animals. During the course of the game drive, clients will have an opportunity for a bush breakfast in the park which will be set up by the lodge. 

After breakfast, either continue with the game drive or head back to the lodge to rest and later have lunch. In the afternoon, clients can either decide to go back for another game drive or can decide to remain at the lodge to relax off through the afternoon. 

Accommodation: Enjolo Lodge

Meal Plan: Full board- Break Fast, lunch & Dinner

After spending some quality time exploring the Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, we shall embark on our journey back to Kigali. This will be one of the longest drives to be done on the safari which will take us approximately 7 to 8 hours combining both dusty and paved roads. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast Only

What is in the package

  • Transportation,
  • Bottled drinking water on safari,
  • 1 Gorilla Gorilla 
  • Accommodation and meals outlined,
  • English speaking guide/driver
  • Park entrance fees
  • Activities as outlined,

 

  • Visa / entry permit for Uganda if required at 50 USD,
  • International Flight costs
  • All drinks except ones served for breakfast, beverages
  • Any activity not mentioned
  • Personal travel insurance covers.
  • Tips to Waiters/ Waitresses and Tour Guides
  • Any other expenses of personal nature
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  • Waterproof walking shoes or hiking boots are for tracking
  • Gardening gloves for protection against stinging plants
  • Long trousers and long sleeved sweaters or shirts while in the forest.
  • Photography is only allowed with a flash off so as not to scare the Gorillas
  • Porters are available to help you with your bags at a small fee
  • Carry enough drinking water because you never know the location of the Gorillas from the start of your hike. Be prepared for long walks just in case
  • Eating, drinking and smoking near the gorillas is forbidden. The ranger will always communicate when it’s appropriate for you to do so.
  • Bwindi being a tropical forest, it can rain anytime so we encourage you to carry a rain jacket.
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  • Accommodation named in the itinerary is based on availability during the preferred travel dates. In case of non-availability, similar types of accommodation will be recommended.

    The Safari is done in a 4WD Safari Land Cruiser with a pop up roof for Game Viewing. Each client has a window seat for better travel moments. 

    Where Half board meal plan has been indicated, clients will be taken to a restaurant on a en-route our destination where they can have their lunch                        

    For more information on the different travel itenaries we have for East Africa, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Where to stay

Ishasha Jungle Lodge.

Enjolo Lodge. Etc

Accommodation Category: 4 star

Number of clients: 1 (one)

Departure: Day

Price: $1,100/ Person

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