Uganda is gifted by so many natural and cultural attractions yet undiscovered by many. Let Gorilla trekking be on your bucket list by joining this 3 Days lifetime Gorilla Safari, trek the mountain gorillas in jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Bwindi National Park is home to nearly more than half of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world and it is one of the best places to go gorilla trekking in Africa.
Uganda has the highest percentage of Mountain Gorillas in the world. There are currently less than 1000 mountain gorillas left in the world and almost half of the population resides in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Gorilla trekking is one of the top activities while on a safari. You will visit Igongo cultural center to experience the Ankole culture.
4×4 Safari Landcruiser / minivan (up to eight passengers) with pop-up tops and seven window seats for game viewing. Groups of twelve or more people who would like to travel in one vehicle are offered 25-28 seat coasters that have about 16 window seats. The safari vehicles are well maintained to provide a maximum level of comfort and safety.
To boost your successful Safari experience, we have included the provision of capable, trusted, caring, experienced and courteous guides to mobilize your adventures. Our team is disposed to your care during this exploration. Their knowledge of domestic and international tourism has resulted in several re-visits at a higher than expected rates.
Starting from: USD $1890 (Budget Accommodation) | USD $2300 (Mid-range Accommodation) | USD $2900 (Luxury Accommodation) per person based on two travelers sharing.
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During this thrilling trip, you will be accommodated at two accommodation styles.
The accommodation is valid and will greatly depend on your budget. At whatever level, Kubwa Five Safaris provides the very best for you. Kubwa Five Safaris reserves the right to substitute equivalent or superior hotels. If a hotel of an equivalent standard is not available, Kubwa Five Safaris may substitute the next best quality hotel or suggest a superior at an extra charge. There is free Wi-Fi in hotels.
Sky Hotel Naalya
Depending on the time of your arrival, you may be able to explore the sites in and around Kampala. Another option of the accommodation depending on your arrival time. You will stay in Sky Hotel in Kampala, located 10 kilometers from the city center towards Naalya Housing Estate, it has a capacity of 29 rooms with twin beds taking up 58 guests, there is one restaurant, which is open from 07:00 – 10:00 for breakfast. However, it is open for the rest of the day for meals. The hotel has cozy safari style furnished rooms, equipped with satellite TV, fridge bar, telephone, fan, and a comfortable bathroom.
Buhoma lodge situated within the Bwindi National Park, less than five-minutes-walk from the gorilla trekking start point. An elevated lounge area, complete with bar and dining facilities, offers a cozy, comfortable environment in which to discuss the day’s activities around the fireplace. Buhoma lodge has Eight, comfortable cottages each with its own private veranda, offering extensive views of the forest canopy of the National Park. Inside the spacious cottages have comfortable beds, a well-appointed en-suite bathroom with a flushing toilet and a hot shower, some rooms have bathtubs. An elevated lounge area, complete with bar and dining facilities, offers a cozy, comfortable environment in which to discuss the day’s activities around the fireplace.
Overnight in Kampala, this can be done on day 3.
Overnight and Dinner at Sky hotel. Sky hotel in Kampala located 10 Km from the city center towards Naalya Housing Estate, it has a capacity of 29 Rooms with twin beds taking up 58 guests, there is one restaurant, which is open from 7-10 am for breakfast. However, it is open for the rest of the day for meals.
Travel to Jinja, city tour, this can be done on day 4.
Depart for Jinja after your breakfast. You will be driven to Jinja. You will go through Mabira forest. The Mabira Forest is a rainforest area covering about 300 square kilometers in Uganda, located in Buikwe District, between Lugazi and Jinja. It has been protected as Mabira Forest Reserve since 1932. It is home for many endangered species like the primate Lophocebus Uganda
Accommodation Options: Explorers Rever Camp/ Jinja Nile Resort
Meal Plan: Full Board
Explorers River Camp: Situated 8km from Jinja town overlooking the new Lake Bujagali, Explorers River Camp is often referred to as one of Uganda’s, and even Africa’s most memorable places to stay.
Fantastic views of the Nile, a well-stocked bar and excellent meals have made this site one of East Africa’s most popular places to stay. Whether you are camping, staying in dorms or rooms, our bar deck overlooking the river is the perfect place to enjoy a cold beer and amazing sunsets. The trees above boast a multitude of tropical bird life and monkeys, and the ‘riverside showers’ alone have become famous for the incredible scenery they overlook.
Lush terraces offer secluded safari tents with stunning views of the Nile. Our safari tents have become extremely popular and numbers are limited so it is strongly advised you book well in advance. In addition to our terraced safari tents we also offer standard safari tents and en-suite rooms.
Jinja Nile Resort rests on the banks of this magnificent River and offers magnificent views of the Nile and the rich fauna that it attracts. It offers services for both the business traveler and holiday maker.
The cottages and hotel services are spread over 30 acres of gardens allowing one to appreciate the beauty of the Uganda…the pearl of Africa.
Activities available from the resort include white water rafting and bungee jumping.
It was voted best weekend getaway and best country hotel in Uganda by Travel News magazine in the year 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Whitewater rafting & discovering the River Nile, this can be done on day 5.
Have an early breakfast and head out for today’s activities. The Nile River finds its source in Jinja where it starts the 4000 km through different African countries. So your driver will take you to where the beginning point is as you go for discovering the Source of the Nile; you will go for a guided boat cruise on the Nile.
After the boat ride, go for half day rafting on the rapids which is an adventure and an unforgettable experience.
Have lunch and after you could choose to rest at the lodge on the swimming pool or go for optional activities like bungee jumping or kayaking or quad biking or Horse riding.
Accommodation Options: Explorers Rever Camp / Jinja Nile Resort
Meal Plan: Full Board
Return to Kampala the Entebbe International Airport, this can be done on day 6.
Take breakfast leave Jinja for Kampala buy some souvenirs to take home with you. If you have a flight on the same day your guide will transfer you to Entebbe International Airport for departure flight home.
The following meals are included:
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport
How to get there
Arrival by airplane
Please book your flight to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Kubwa Five Safaris will pick you up from the airport.
On your arrival, Kubwa Five Safaris representative with your name printed on an A4 paper will welcome you to Uganda at Entebbe International Airport (EBB) and transfer you to Sky Hotel in Kampala, located 10 kilometers from the city center towards Naalya Housing Estate, it has a capacity of 29 rooms with twin beds taking up 58 guests, there is one restaurant, which is open from 07:00 – 10:00 for breakfast. However, it is open for the rest of the day for meals. Relax in your already-booked hotel after a long flight while you are dreaming of your safari tomorrow morning.
Depending on your arrival time, relax in your already-booked hotel after a long flight while you are dreaming of your safari tomorrow morning at 7:00am and head towards south western Uganda with a lunch break enroute at Mbarara. Visit Igongo cultural center to experience the Ankole culture before continuing to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and arrive late evening. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma lodge.
After breakfast, we prepare for our gorilla tracking adventure which begins at 8:00am with a briefing at the information center by the Uganda Wildlife Authority staff. We will then be guided into the jungle to track the shy primates. Gorilla tracking may take 3 to 7 hours but it is well worth the effort. Once you get sight of the gorillas, you have an hour to admire, observe and take photos of them. It’s advisable to bring along a rain jacket and hiking boots. At the end of this long and exciting adventure, return to the lodge for a well-deserved shower, dinner and rest at Buhoma lodge,
Dinner and overnight will be at Red Chilli Rest Camp.
After breakfast transfer back to Kampala making a lunch stop enroute at Mbarara. Proceed making another stop at the equator in Masaka; see where this imaginary line divides our planet into two equal hemispheres. Snacks, souvenirs and photographs may be taken here.
Arrive in Kampala later that evening and transferred to Entebbe for your departure flight home.
Accommodation for tonight is not inclusive in the program. If you wish to depart tonight from Entebbe International Airport (EBB), make sure your flight is at 10:00 or later. If you would like us to book one (or more) nights in Kampala and / or Entebbe, please let Kubwa Five Safaris know.
After your breakfast at Sky Hotel Naalya in Kampala, depart to Griffen camp for a zip lining and forest walk. Then head to Ntanda falls for a simple hike at the falls.
Activities in Griffen camp and Ntanda falls are; zip lining, forest walks, hiking.
Do a city tour before lunch and do other activities after lunch.
Activities in Jinja are; the boat ride on the River Nile, bungee jumping, quard bikes, and whitewater rafting.
The River Nile has become the most tourist attraction in Uganda, it attracts many people to visit Pearl of Africa
Dinner and overnight at Jinja Nile Resort.
Catch your flight back home for the following day (this is the 6th day of your trip)