6 Days Victoria Falls and Gorilla Tracking luxury Safari
Highlights of the 6 Days Victoria Falls and Gorilla Tracking luxury Safari
- River Zambezi boat cruise
- Explore the Victoria Falls- 7th wonder of the World
- Tracking Endangered Mountain Gorillas of Uganda
Day 1: Arrival at Victoria Falls Airport – Transfer to Victoria Falls Hotel
Upon arrival at Victoria Falls airport, you will be welcomed by a representative and transferred to Victoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe’s oldest hotel luxury hotel. You will check in and at 1530hrs, you will head out to Zambwezi River for a relaxing and beautiful sunset cruise as you enjoy different snacks and beverages. During the cruise, look out for hippos, crocodiles, elephants and lots of birds.
At 7pm, you will go for a classically-elegant Edwardian-style dinner in the Livingstone Room, which was totally refurbished in 2013, and opens only for dinner, featuring a la carte and table d’hôte menus. Keep in mind that the dress code is smart casual, sleeved collared shirt and closed shoes for men for the convenience of guests in this more relaxed modern era. Strictly no safari wear, shorts, sandals or sneakers.
Journey time: 30 minutes
Accommodation: Victoria Falls Hotel
Meal plan: Dinner at Livingstone dining room
Victoria Falls Hotel (Luxury)is a famous hotel in Zimbawe and was opened in 1907. The hotel has wonderful grounds and great views of the bridge and the Victoria Falls, and is perfect for travellers interested in colonial old style.
The rooms are beautiful with air condition and the high tea and the Livingstone dining room are one of the highlights
Day 2: Guided Victoria Falls Tour – Boma Dinner
Today at 9am, you will be transferred to the Victoria Falls starting point for your guided tour of the Victoria Falls at different viewing points. You will come really close to the falls, take in the views, feel the thunderous sounds from the falls, get kissed by its mist and enjoy ongoing views during the trail. You will have great photo opportunities too to keep your everlasting memories.
Helicopter ride over the falls: Helicopter rides over the Victoria Falls are the only view point where you can visually take in all the Victoria Falls offer the most breath taking magnificent views. You will have the bird eye’s view and this aerial view is unforgettable. Clients will pay on site for this activity
At 7pm tonight, you will go for a delicious buffet dinner at the Boma Restaurant where you will enjoy Zimbabwe cuisine that includes tasting the Morpane worm. You will be entertained by the locals as you go about your dinner.
You will be returned to the hotel for overnight
Accommodation: Victoria Hotel
Meal plan: Breakfast and dinner
Day 3: Airport Transfer to Uganda.
Today, you will be transferred to Victoria airport for your flight to Uganda, the pearl of Africa. Upon arrival at Entebbe airport, you will be met by a representative of Gorilla Link Tours who will transfer you to your hotel in Kampala.
Journey Time: 1.30 hours
Accommodation: Emin Pasha
Meal Plan: Bed and breakfast
Emin Pasha is a very private high end boutique hotel located in the heart of Kampala, close to the busy city centre.
The hotel has a wonderful garden full with flowers, palm trees and of course a swimming pool. All rooms decorated differently and the hotel offers an African/colonial atmosphere and all the luxury a traveller needs. The hotel restaurant offers a mix between continental and Indian food.
Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Today after early breakfast at 7am, you r guide will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which is home to half of the world’s endangered mountain Gorillas. The journey is long but you will have stopovers and a lunch break, and because this part of the country is very beautiful with rolling hills and local activities going on, you will not notice how long the Journey is. Your first stopover will be at the Uganda Equator for photographs and tea break. You will be able to stand in two hemispheres at the same.
You will then proceed with your journey to Bwindi, and in Mbarara town, you will have en route lunch. After lunch you will continue to the Impenetrable Forest, arriving at the lodge in time for dinner and overnight
Important to note: Instead of the long drive, you may choose to go on our 3 days Fly-in gorilla tracking safari
Journey Time: 8 hours
Accommodation: Gorilla Forest Camp
Meal Plan: All meals
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest camp is a high end and only luxury camp within Bwindi Impenetrable forest. The camp is the best base from which to start the gorilla trek and offers guests an unrivalled location, including the best bird and wildlife viewing in the Bwindi. Gorilla Forest Camp often receives regular visits from the mountain gorillas
Day 5: Mountain Gorilla Tracking
Today is the special day when you will come up close and personal with the famous and giant mountain gorillas of black backs, silver backs, juveniles and babies. Coming face to face with these gentle looking apes is one of the most unforgettable memorable experience and you will never be able to explain your experience. It is a once in a lifetime experience.
Your guide will transfer you to the briefing area where gorilla tracking briefing takes place before you head out to the forest to track a particular mountain gorilla family. Gorilla tracking may take 2 hours to a full day depending on where the gorillas nested the previous night. When you finally locate them, listening to the instructions of your guide, you will spend 1 hour with them, observing how they eat, and how they interact with each other. Remember to follow the gorilla tracking rules at all times.
You will have your packed lunch away from the gorillas, return to the park offices for a small ceremony before returning to your camp for dinner and overnight
Accommodation: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Meal plan: All meals
Day 6: Transfer back to Entebbe or fly out Via Kigali
Today after early breakfast, you will transfer back to Entebbe airport for your flight back home with en route lunch.
Accommodation for tonight is not included. Let us know if we should book one night or more
Alternative Route: Instead of driving back to Entebbe airport on a long journey, you can fly out from Kigali via Katuna boarder
Other suggested gorilla tracking safaris that can be combined with 3 days Victoria Falls tour