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6 Days birding and Gorilla experience Safari Uganda

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6 Days birding and Gorilla experience Safari Uganda

From $2230 per person

Bwindi Impenetrable National park is well known for Gorilla Tracking and is number one destination for these endangered apes in the world. Did you know that this impenetrable thick forest national park is home of over 1000 endemic bird species not found elsewhere in the world? Birders and nature lovers are rewarded in this particular safari itinerary by getting a chance to not only bird around the trails in the forest but also to track the mountain gorillas.

Bwindi National Park’s claim to Ornithological fame is that it contains at least 23 of the 41 highly localized Albertine Rift endemics, including: Grauer’s Warbler, Black-faced Apalis, Re-throated Alethe, Yellow-eyed Black-Flycatcher, Ruwenzori Batis, Blue-headed Sunbird, Strange Weaver, Dusky and Shelley’s Crimson wing, Grauber’s Broadbill, Handsome Francolin, Montane Nightjar, Grauer’s Swamp Warbler, Neumann’s Warbler, and Red-faced Woodland-Warbler. We’ll stay at Gorilla Camp, located deep inside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Luxury: $3,450.USD per person when sharing the room

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: $400.USD

Budget: $2,230.USD per person when sharing a room

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: $150.USD

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DAY 1: ARRIVAL
Your arrival will be a warm welcome by our company representative. You will check in at your hotel then acclimatize. Briefing about your safari is also done today and final payments if any. Depending on time af arrival, you will be taken for a city tour to get an introduction of Uganda and the people. Overnight at Biraj Hotel if Budget BB or Mestil Hotel BB for upgraded luxury accommodation.
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DAY 2: TRANSFER TO BWINDI FROM KAMPALA
Early start after your breakfast to embark on the approximately 9-hour drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National forest park. Along the way you will stop at the equator to take photographs and purchase some crafts, plus stretching your legs and continue your journey to stop again for lunch. 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. Late afternoon arrive in Bwindi, check in for Dinner and Overnight at Buhoma Community Haven Cottages for budget or Buhoma Lodge for upgraded luxury accommodation.
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DAY 3: GORRILA TRACKING – FULL DAY
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 is unpredictable and 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 and enjoy the lodge facilities, relax till dinner then overnight. Buhoma Community Haven Cottages for budget or Buhoma Lodge for upgraded luxury accommodation.
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DAY 4: BIRDING FULL DAY
Birders start off the day very early with packed meals to be able to spot more and more birds. Bwindi is largely at a higher altitude and therefore is cooler than the other localities, Temperatures range between 50 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that today’s species will include some highland species as well as some of the Albertine Rift endemics with better views of Uganda’s many spectacular birds. The following are just a few of the day’s possibilities to check out in your field guide: Black-faced Rufous-Warbler, Black-faced Apalis, Dusky –blue Flycatcher, Black-and- white Shrike-flycatcher, Northern Double-collared Sunbird, Doherty’s Buck shrike, White-necked Raven, Black-tailed Oriole, Waller’s Starling, Black-billed Weaver, Grauer’s Broadbill, Oriole Finch, Bar-tailed Trogon, Tullberg’s Woodpecker, Lagden’s Bush shrike, and Archer’s Robin-Chat. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community Haven Cottages for budget or Buhoma Lodge for upgraded luxury accommodation.
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DAY 5: TRANSFER FROM BWINDI TO KAMPALA
After a morning breakfast, we will drive back to Kampala with packed lunches passing through the winding roads and beautiful scenery Uganda unveils, stop over at interesting places to enjoy your lunch and arrive in Kampala in the early evening. On arrival in Kampala, your safari guide will transfer you to your hotel for overnight on BB. Biraj Hotel if Budget BB or Mestil Hotel BB for upgraded luxury accommodation.
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DAY 6: DEPARTURE
This marks the end of the Birding and Gorilla Safari and the airport transfer of today will be given to you by our friendly drivers at the time of your flight. If the airport transfer is late, then we shall also offer you a chance for a city tour to shop for souvenir around Kampala and also take you to Kampala’s famous and historical sites then drop you off to the airport in time for your flight and see you off.