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Gorilla Express Itinerary
Day 1 Kampala
Travel to Uganda and visit Kampala. Use free time in Uganda’s capital to visit markets, museums and shops. If time permits, choose to wander Kabaka’s Trail - a community initiative established to give visitors an insight into the history, customs and culture of Uganda.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1
Days 2-3 Queen Elizabeth National Park
Leave modernity behind and journey into the wilds of Uganda. Game drives through Queen Elizabeth National Park offer opportunities to spot elephants, lions, buffaloes, leopards and antelope. A boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel reveals pelicans, eagles, crocodiles and hippos living in coexistence. Bird life is also prolific here so keep an eye out for storks, fish eagles and other water birds. At night, camp under a night sky filled with stars.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2
Days 4-6 Gorilla Trek
The dense jungle of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the last remaining sanctuaries for Uganda's endangered mountain gorillas. Trek through tough, wet terrain with an experienced local tracker and be transfixed by the noble beauty of these gentle creatures. Watch the gorillas interact with each other and marvel at the behavioural similarities between this species and that of humans. Other wildlife such as colobus monkeys, frogs, chimpanzees and jackals also thrive in this ecosystem - so stay alert during this challenging and memorable trek. In down time, enjoy visits to nearby villages or leisurely walks through the forest.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3
Day 7 Mbarara
Spend a leisurely afternoon exploring Mbarara, or perhaps watch a local football match.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1
Day 8 Kampala
Drive back to Kampala via the peaceful shores of Lake Victoria, and reflect on the wildlife encounters of the Gorilla Express.
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