Tuesday, 2 August 2016

The Real Adventure - 10 Days Congo Grand Tour - Gorilla Trust Tours.

10 Days Congo Grand Tour
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For adventure lovers, this is the best recommended safari experience ever for you. With our 10 Days Grand Tour,

You will not miss out a visit to scenic route to Conkouati-Douli National Park. This beautiful coastal region bordering Gabon has animals such as cevettes, monkeys, sea turtles, chimpanzees, lowland gorillas, elephants, and in some places even glowing fish and photokinetic plants.
Do not miss out, let us know at Gorilla Trust Tours and we will plan diligently for you

Day 1: Arrival Pointe-Noire Airport
Upon arrival to Pointe-Noire, our driver guide will greet you at the airport, and courteously assist you to your hotel.

After you comfortably check-in decide on a fantastic nightlife tour with popular musicians and bar/cafe spots, or just enjoy a rest and refreshment after a briefing from the local guide. Meal plan Dinner

Day 2: Pointe-Noire - Conkouati-Douli
Morning drive on a scenic route to Conkouati-Douli National Park. This beautiful coastal region bordering Gabon has animals such as cevettes, monkeys,

 sea turtles, chimpanzees, lowland gorillas, elephants, and in some places even glowing fish and photokinetic plants and insects.

They are hard to spot in the dense forests. Dinner and overnight in Park Lodge Bungalows, where you'll meet the organizations that work with and protect the chimpanzees and other primates, and the integrity of the park. 

Meal plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Explore Conkouati Douli, Visit Chimpanzees, River Expedition, and Sunset Seaside. 
Leave the riverside bungalows by boat through the stunning, thick, twisting mangroves to visit several islands in the famous Douli Triangle,

 Inhabited by chimpanzees who have gained protected status thanks to interested tourists like you and international conservation efforts.

You will get to meet who troops and families of chimps who are living in a wild but safe setting from poaching, far away in the middle of a sprawling national park.

Meal plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner In the afternoon ready for canoe ride down the rivers to enjoy the scenery and possibly spot elephants, leopards, cevettes (huge cats that look like leopards,) and gorillas.

 It is rare to spot these animals inside the park, as the foliage is so thick, and they are not tracked or bothered by humans much. 

You are, however, guaranteed plenty of great scenery, to meet plenty of chimpanzees (your primate cousins,) and plenty of good times.

In the sunset of the evening, you will finally make your way out of the rivers to the Atlantic Ocean, on perhaps the most secluded and beautiful beach you've ever seen. Behind you are clear freshwater rivers running in to dense green rainforest draping sheer mountains.

 In front of you is spotless sand thrashed by powerful waves and salty ocean air. If you happened to bring a surfboard. Now is the time to use it as well, but this is the perfect end to your trip.

If you're very lucky, spot sea turtles as they come in to nest or chill on the beach. After sundown stop for beers at a local village or else head back in the Safari vehicle to the bungalows for overnight and dinner. Meal plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Game & Park Viewing, Return to Pointe Noire.
After breakfast, enjoy morning park viewing, and ocean zone marine park viewing.
 Later on drive to Pointe-Noire in the afternoon, and along the way stop for pictures and vista gazing. 

Finish you trip at your hotel in Pointe Noire. Meal plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Epic Jungle Experience 
Depart Pointe-Noire by boarding the Jungle Train (first class seat in a comfortable carriage) past the vistas, villages,

 and wildernesses of Congo on the famous and historic Congo-Ocean Railway, in the comfort of the new Gazelle Train.
Arrive and overnight in Brazzaville, river capital of the Republic of Congo. 


The train is only available on select days (check with us in advance,) and so your tour either needs to arrive to accommodate the train schedule Meal plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Brazzaville City Tour and Congo River Cruise 
After breakfast, enjoy a day tour of Brazzaville, city sightseeing, and traditional Congolese lunch at a river-side restaurant overlooking Kinshasa and the river traffic of the two capitals.

 In the afternoon set off far down the famous Congo River to witness Africa's greatest river journey, and the myriad of traffic and river life teeming on its shores.

Gaze into the heart of darkness and the immense troubled jungle of the DRC. Meal plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Stock up on goodies, essentials, and snacks at Park N Ship Supermarket, replete with all western comforts, for your next safari!

 Overnight at Brazzaville Tourist hotel. Meal plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Drive to Louna National Park
Depart for the north in morning with a visit to Congolese and African historic sites on the way. Lunch at the park safari lodge.

Visit a gorilla orphanage and drive further into the park to a natural crater lake far from civilization where you can relax and swim in the forest.

 Return for dinner and overnight at The Park safari lodge. Meal plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Gorilla Encounter
After breakfast, depart for a male solitary gorilla encounter in Lesio-Louna and Lefini National Park.

 We will take you as close as possible without putting you in danger from the gorilla or the gorilla in danger of germs from tourists.

In the afternoon take a boat ride deep into Louna National Park where you have the chance to see big African wildlife and hundreds to thousands of birds and fish, and look for the biggest group of wild gorillas in Africa.

Dinner and overnight at park safari lodge. Meal plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Return to Brazzaville
Today visit an extinct volcano and its sapphire blue lake for a morning swim, and depart south back to the capital with lunch enroute.

This afternoon visit local markets and crafts shops. Overnight at Brazzaville tourist hotel. Meal plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Departure Day
After breakfast be ready for your airport transfer, take the highlights of your expedition and stop at local markets for your final shopping spree time permitting.

Enjoy a casual drive through town before your transfer to the airport. Meal plan Breakfast

The safari package includes
All transfers, Transport in a safari vehicle, permits, entrance fees, taxes, 4x4 with A/C, accommodation and meals in safari lodges.

Safari Exclusions:
Insurance, drinks, snacks, sweets or cigarettes of your own and Tips

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Saturday, 30 July 2016



Day 1: Kampala City - Lake Bunyonyi, Kabale.
After your breakfast at your hotel , drive  a panoramic southwestern Uganda route passing through Mpigi and Masaka ( the region known for making traditional drums, marts and many artwork ).
The route is too scenic with beautifull vegetation cover, as you proceed with your drive, you will be seing the lot of fruits, tomatoes and many good artwork which gives a very nice picture as you move on.

You will stop in Mbarara town one of the good and the place belived to be the headquarters of western districts. Have lunch, drinks, relax and then proceed on with your scenic journey. 
You will experience another cool & light weather, and automatic, understand that now you have reached in the place once named “Switzerland of Africa “ by the Germany travelers, and in this case, the place is called Kigezi region, where Lake Bunyonyi is located, dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Up market lodge:  Birdnest Resort
Moderate:  Arcadia Cottages, Lake Bunyonyi
Budget   : Bunyonyi overland Resort.

Day 2 : Motor Boat Ride - Lake Bunyonyi.

Wake up in the morning in a cool & light morning, after your breakfast your guide/driver will transfer you to the boat starting point.
Take a 2 hour boat ride and you will see variety of birds, people cultivating on the 29 islands of Lake Bunyonyi.
You will return from the Motor boat ride in the midmorning, relax and take your lunch as you enjoy the fresh air from Lake Bunyonyi.

Up market lodge:  Birdnest Resort
Moderate:  Arcadia Cottages, Lake Bunyonyi
Budget   : Bunyonyi overland Resort.

Day 3: Lake Bunyonyi – Kampala City.
After your breakfast at 7:30am, embark on your journey passing through the town of Kabale with its lovely people (Bakiga).
You will proceed on to this hilly road but good enough and pass through the plain land of Ankole Kingdom. The Ankole region with its people (Banyankole) is known for rearing long horned cattle.
 Continue your drive and stop at the equator for photographs, have lunch at the equator restaurant and proceed to Kampala for overnight accommodation and this will mark your .
3 days , lake Bunyonyi tour.

The Safari Includes:

Transport in a 4WD Land cruiser Vehicle, Fuel Accommodation on full board, English speaking guide, Excursion (Boat ride)

Safari excludes:

Local and international flights, personal insurance, visa fees, tips, souvenirs & other personal of any nature.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Feel Relaxed while in Uganda, the pearly of Africa.

Silent Features of Uganda

Uganda is some times refered to as the Pearl of Africa. It lies at 0 line on the Equator, and it is at the center of Africa.

Uganda is a country that was formed through the Kingdoms, like Buganda, Bunyoro ,  Toro and Ankole Kingdoms. Not until in 1966 when the President of that time declared a Republic, the President by then was called Milton Obote.

It is a country with alot of unique flora and Fauna and it receives alot of tourists to explore the nature of this country.

There are many National Parks in Uganda where Tourists go for their adventure, namely

  • Murchison Falls National Park, in Northern Uganda
  • Kidepo Valley National Park, in North Eastern Uganda
  • Mt. Elgon National Park , in Eastern Uganda
  • Kibale Forest National Park, in Western Uganda
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park, in Western Uganda
  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, in South Western Uganda, famous for Gorilla Trekking.
  • Mt. Mughinga National Park, in South Western Uganda, also famous famous for Gorilla Trekking.
  • Semiliki National Park, in Western Uganda
  • Lake Mburo National Park.
  • Mt. Rwenzori National Park, in Western Uganda.
The country is largely covered by plant vegetation and waters i.e lakes and rivers. Namely;

Lakes includes;
  • Lake Victoria, the largest Lake in Uganda
  • Lake Edward , in western Uganda
  • Lake George , in Western Uganda
  • Lake Albert, in Western Uganda
  • Lake Bunyonyi , in South Western Uganda, the only creater lake in Uganda.
  • Lake Mutanda, in South Western Uganda
Rivers includes;
  • River Nile
  • River Kafu
  • River Katonga
River Nile is the longest River in Africa with its source in Uganda. It starts in Uganda and ends in Egypt in Mediterranean sea.

Uganda has the famous mountains which includes;
  • Mt. Rwenzori
  • Mt. Elgon
  • Mt. Muhavura
Visiting Uganda is worth and no need to regret because you are able to have a variety of creatures to satisfy your long waited trip.

Tourists normally choose the trip they need to do while at their country and off course they range from 1 day trip and 21 days in Uganda. You will be able to chosse from the following trips;
  • Wild Life Safaris
  • Cultural Tours
  • Excursion Tours
  • Mountain / Hiking Tours
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Boat Cruises / Boat Rides
  • Walking Tours
  • Birding Tours
  • Game Drives
  • Horse Rides
  • Community Tours
  • Volunteerism and many other activities.
The road network in Uganda is becoming best within East Africa and many areas can be reached with a car. We normally recommend to travel in a 4X4 Vehicles.

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Thursday, 12 May 2016

The Beauty of Lake Bunyonyi, with Gorilla Trust Tours.

Lake Bunyonyi is the lake found in Uganda, and gets the first No.1 of Uganda's  beauty. See the beauty in pictures below. www.gorillatrusttours.com.

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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

1 Day Lake Bunyonyi Tour.


Lake Bunyonyi is the deepest Lake in Uganda and second in Africa, third in the whole world! The lake is found in the south western part of Uganda, in the region called KIGEZI REGION, in Kabale District.

The lake has no Bilhazia, no crocodiles, no hippos and it is good for swimming. Lake Bunyonyi means ( the place of little birds )  and it is definately deserves such name.

The lake has over 100 species of birds and no doubt that as you do activities with this lake Bunyonyi community, you will be observing this.
There are a lot of activities while staying within this lake Bunyonyi, these activities includes;

  • Boat rides to the Islands
  • Canoeing
  • Bird  Watching
  • Hiking to the top of Lake Bunyinyo hill
  • Cultural Tours and many other interesting activities.
When time allows, you don't need to miss the PYGMIES CULTURAL TOURS, where you experience the life of the people who were born in the near by Gorilla Forest park of Bwidi Impenetrable National Park, untill the government gazzeted it as the Gorilla Park.

The lake has 29 Islands scatted all around the lake, and some tourists normally tour the following Islands;

  • Pernishement Island
  • Bushara Island
  • Dr. Sharp Island
  • Kyahugye Island ( the Island with wild life on it )
  • Bwama Island ( the Island  and which has schools, hospital, churches and many other interesting things like primary school.
The lake has is surrounded by many hotels where tourists stays while on this lake, hotels like ;
  • Bunyonyi Overland Resort, www.bunyonyioverland.com
  • Birdnest Resort, www.birdnestresort.com
  • Arcadia Cottages
  • Creater Bay Cottages .
  • Bunyonyi Safaris Resort, www.bunyonyisafaris.com
The community surround this lake are friendly and peaceful,they are eager to help and guide you in case you need any help. However there is no major economic activities here at this lake apart from Tourism.

The community grow on small scale plantation, like bean plantation, potatoes , Banana plantation etc. and their means of transport is only by Canoeing and motor boat ride.

The lake is too deep , it was formed by larva during millions years ago  ( it is a larva damed lake ), so many community people were born and found the lake in place.

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Saturday, 12 December 2015

Bird lover’s adventurers!!! 9 days Majestic Birding


Gorilla Trust Tours invites you to experience the best that Uganda has to offer and promise that your trip to our fascinating country will be the greatest adventure of your life time. Our 9 days pure Birding enables visitors to experience a vast birding experience and most remarkably you will not miss to see Rare Shoebill, Lesser Jacana, Blue Swallow, Black-Shouldered Nightjar, Afep Pigeon, Blue Breasted Bee-Eater, Papyrus Gonolek, White Winged Warbler, secretary bird among many others
Day 1:Arrival-Entebbe
On arrival at Entebbe airport, You will be welcomed by Gorilla Safari Tours representative/staff. Depending on the time of your arrival, birding experience at Entebbe botanical gardens and Uganda Wildlife education centre (UWEC). Return for dinner and overnight at Lake Victoria Hotel Entebbe/Entebbe Airport Guest House/Camping. Meal plan: (D).
Day 2: Entebbe – Mabamba
Drive to Mabamba wetland in Mpigi swamp for birding .Common birds to be seen in adjoining wetlands include: Rare Shoebill, Lesser Jacana, Blue Swallow, Black-Shouldered Nightjar, Afep Pigeon, Blue Breasted Bee-Eater, Papyrus Gonolek, White Winged Warbler, secretary bird etc. Drive to Kampala for lunch. You may encounter different birds as you drive to the city. Afternoon birding at Golf course and Mabira forest. Dinner and overnight at Mabira Forest Lodge/Jinja Nile Guest House/Camping .Meal plan: (B, L, D)
Day 3: Mabamba-Mabira forest
Brief early morning bird watching round Mabira and source of river Nile, later embark of white water rafting with adrift outfitter for the whole day. Dinner and overnight at Mabira Forest Lodge Jinja Nile Guest House/Camping. .Meal plan: (B, L, D).

Day 4:Jinja-Mbale
After early breakfast and a briefing from our safari guide, you will set off to Eastern Uganda via Tirinyi Road to Pallisa. Drive to Gogonyo near Lake Kyoga Wetland for birding. This is the nearest site for the Shoebill, African kingfisher, Pelicans, weaver bird, egrets, swifts, sunbird, falcons, etc Spend the whole day birding in this wetland and the surrounding areas have a picnic lunch. Drive to Mbale for evening excursion of Sipi Falls. Dinner and overnight at Sipi Resort Resort/Mbale Resort/Camping. .Meal plan: (B, L, D)
Day 5:Budadiri Mbale
After breakfast with packed lunch and snacks, this day is dedicated to one day hike combined with bird watching where the park guide(s)/Porter(s) are ready to take you up to the mountain using any of the selected three main trekking trails. Budadiri Forest exploration centre – Kapkwai and Kapwata are all places you start to choose to ascend the spectacular mountain. Dinner and overnight at Sipi Resort Resort/Mbale Resort/Camping. .Meal plan: (B, L, D).
Day 6:Kumi / Soroti


This morning after an early breakfast with parked lunch, you will depart to Kumi and a boat ride to Lake Bisina and associated swamps for birding. This is the only place you may see birds endemic to Uganda. African hornbill, Fox weaver bird, shoebill, pelicans, egrets, eagles, secretary bird, owls’ etc. dinner and overnight at Soroti Hotel/Eneku Village/Camping. .Meal plan: (B, L, D).
Day 7: Lira – Murchison
The day begins with greeting the early morning rising sun and breakfast. Drive to Lira-Kamudini road and to Murchison falls for lunch. Afternoon drive for birding around the associated swamps of Lake Albert and River Nile to look for Rare shoebill, heron, cormorants, ducks, bee eaters, kingfisher, fish eagle. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge/Sambiya River Lodge/Camping at Red Chili. .Meal plan: (B, L, D).
Day 8:Murchison

After breakfast, we take a special boat ride along river Nile and Lake Albert delta for birding for a half a day. Return for lunch. After lunch go for boat cruise up to the top of the falls. Hike to the top of the falls where the car will wait for you and back to your accommodation. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge/Sambiya River Lodge /Camping at Red Chili. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner. .Meal plan: (B, L, D).
Day 09:Murchison-Kampala
Wake up at 6:00am prepared to take a photograph of the African rising sun in the morning and enjoy African breakfast, back to Masindi using the same route for lunch. Return to Kampala at leisure where you are dropped to a place of your choice

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Sunday, 1 November 2015

Superb 7 days Uganda Adventure.


Gorilla Trust Tours introduces to you 7 days Uganda adventure that enable visitor to enjoy total adventure of the great Uganda jungles. While in Kibale forest you have an opportunity to meet the chimpanzees and other primates including a variety of beautiful birds.
Heading to Queen Elizabeth in the next days, this brings you closer to nature; you will have to spot the big four including the lions, Leopard, Bufallo and the Elephants. Driving down to Bwindi, provides visitor a life time memory of gorilla trekking the most endangered species in the World and perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth.

Day 1: Kampala City - Kibale Forest  National Park
Leave Kampala after breakfast for the fascinating drive through papyrus swamps and thick jungle of the Nile Delta to Kibale National Park just under the Ruwenzori Mountains. Afternoon guided walk in the crater lakes area of the park for outstanding cultural visit.

Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking  - Kibale Forest National Park

In the morning you will have breakfast to transfer to Kibale Head quarters for briefing before setting off for a forest walk in search for chimpanzees. The forest walk will be guided to provide information not only on chimpanzees and primates but also on small organisms making it interesting. The walk will reward you with other primates like Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, phoestes, and butterflies.

Day 3: Kibale National Park –Queen Elizabeth Park
Begin your morning with a visit to the Nyakasura falls in Fort Portal, thereafter drive  to the south into Queen Elizabeth National Park, sightseeing and game viewing en route. . Dinner and overnight at spectacular Mweya Lodge right on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the Uganda great Lakes and Maramagambo forest respectively.

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth Park

Nile Crocodile
Dawn game drive in Uganda’s best park, where all the big game can be seen in abundance. Famous for elephant and kob, expect to see some rarer animals like giant forest hog. There are 638 recorded bird species in the park! After lunch, enjoy a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes Edward and George, for large numbers of buffalo and hippo.

Day 5:  Queen National Park - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Uganda Safari
Today’s drive is through what is probably East Africa’s most spectacular scenery, the highland rain forests which reach to the volcanoes in which live the mountain gorillas. A visit to the bat Cave close to Maramagambo forest or a glance of Kyambura gorge is a must! Make a game drive at Ishasha on your way to Bwindi in search of the tree climbing lions. Later, drive to Bwindi via the beautiful scenery of the tea plantations. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds.
The afternoon is spent on a foot safari around the local communities living around the park.

Day 6, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park -Gorilla trekking.

Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 a.m with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for.
Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. There are now only 650 left in the world! The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but it’s well worth the effort.

Day 7: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – Kampala/Entebbe Airport.
Return to Kampala, then Entebbe, with lunch enroute with a stopover at Igongo cultural centre to explore the life style of the Ankole and Bahima, thereafter proceed at the Equator Uganda before your evening departures home. Meal plan: (B, L) End of services.

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