6 Nights Trip
7 Days From Kigali Gorilla , Mburo _ Jinja
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 boarder point.
Accommodation: Icumbi Gorilla Lodge
Estimated travel time: 4- 5 hours based on time spent at the border
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.
After spending time in the land of the famous Gorillas start your journey at 8:00 am to Lake Mburo National Park which is one of the closest park to the city and is famous for Zebras. Once at the lodge, check in and refresh a bit and after start a Cycling tour at the barks of Lake Mburo National Park. The cycling tour gives you an opportunity to spot some Zebras and buffalos plus any other animals that nature would bring you.
Estimated travel time: 7 hours
Accommodation: Rwakoobo Rock
Meal Plan: Full board – breakfast, lunch & dinner
Lunch Buffet: Igongo Cultural Centre
Early in the morning, clients will head for a game drive in Lake Mburo National Park. Some of the animals you expect to see during the game drive include plain zebras, the eland one of the largest antelopes in Africa, bushbucks, defassa water bucks and many others. After the game drive head back to the lodge for breakfast before transfer to Jinja in Eastern Uganda
Estimated travel time: 7 hours
Accommodation: Nile Porch Jinja
Meal Plan: Breakfast Only.
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
After breakfast, clients will check out of the lodge for their transfer to Entebbe via the source of the Nile. Clients will go onto a boat cruise to the point where the source of the Nile is believed to start from Lake Victoria and this will be evidenced by water bubbles.
Later start of your journey to Entebbe with an enroute restaurant for lunch. Incase clients reach Entebbe in time, they will have an opportunity to check into their accommodation and later go out to buy some souvenirs for themselves in Entebbe town. In the evening, we shall have our final dinner together at Café Javas to talk about the trip experiences.
Estimated travel time: 5 hours based on traffic
Accommodation: Imperial Beach Hotel
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Dinner .
Clients will be transferred to the Airport which is 10 minutes from the accommodation based on their time of flight. We hope that clients would have enjoyed an amazing time in Uganda. Hotel check out time is 10; 00am Uganda time.
Meal Plan: Breakfast Only
What is in the package
- 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
- 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.
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 buffet
For more information on the different travel itenaries we have for East Africa, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Where to stay
Imperial Beach Hotel.
Nile Porch Jinja. Etc
Accommodation Category: 4 star
Number of clients: 1 (one)
Price: $1,100/ Person