Victoria Falls And Gorilla Trek: The Ultimate Itinerary Guide

With a safari to both Uganda and Zimbabwe included in this six-day luxury tour, you can see the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, up close. You’ll visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, which is home to mountain gorillas, which are an endangered species. A once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a mountain gorilla will leave you with lifelong memories. The safari begins in Zimbabwe and concludes in Uganda, although whichever location you like is OK.

Victoria Falls from Zimbabwe: What to Do & See

Highlights: Victoria Falls And Gorilla Trek

  • Day 1: Arrival at Victoria Falls Airport – Transfer to Victoria Falls Hotel
  • Day 2: Guided Victoria Falls Tour – Boma Dinner
  • Day 3: Airport Transfer to Uganda
  • Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 5: Mountain Gorilla Tracking
  • Day 6: Transfer back to Entebbe or fly out Via Kigali

Trip Overview

River Zambezi boat cruise

Explore the Victoria Falls- 7th wonder of the World

Tracking Endangered Mountain Gorillas of Uganda

Detailed Itinerary: Victoria Falls And Gorilla Trekking

Day 1: Arrival at Victoria Falls Airport – Transfer to Victoria Falls Hotel

You will be greeted at the Victoria Falls airport by a representative and transferred to the Victoria Falls Hotel, which is the oldest luxury hotel in Zimbabwe. After checking in, you will depart for the Zambwezi River at 15:30 hours for a tranquil and lovely sunset boat while savoring a variety of snacks and beverages. Watch out for elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of birds while on the voyage.

You will have an excellent supper in the traditional Edwardian style at 7 o’clock in the Livingstone Room, which was completely renovated in 2013. It is only open for dinner and offers a la carte and table d’hôte menus. To accommodate guests in this more laid-back modern day, the dress code is smart casual, including sleeved collared shirts and closed shoes for males. No safari attire, shorts, sandals, or sneakers are permitted.

Journey time: 30 minutes
Accommodation: Victoria Falls Hotel
Meal plan: Dinner at Livingstone dining room

Famous in Zimbawe, the Victoria Falls Hotel (Luxury) first opened its doors in 1907. The hotel is ideal for those interested in colonial old style because of its lovely gardens and fantastic views of the bridge and the Victoria Falls. High tea and the Livingstone dining room are two highlights, and the accommodations are lovely and air conditioned.

Day 2: Guided Victoria Falls Tour – Boma Dinner

Victoria Falls | Complete Guide to all Viewpoints | Zimbabwe

You will be transported to the beginning of your guided tour of the Victoria Falls at several viewing sites this morning at 9 a.m. You will pass quite close to the falls, take in the scenery, hear the roar of the water, feel its mist on your face, and take in more scenery as you continue along the trail. Additionally, you’ll have fantastic photo chances to save your priceless moments.

Optional activity:

Helicopter ride over the falls: The only vantage point from which you may see all of the Victoria Falls’ stunning and breath-taking views is from a helicopter trip over the falls. Your perspective will be from above, and it will be unforgettable. Clients will pay for this activity on-site.

Tonight at 7 o’clock, you’ll go to the Boma Restaurant for a sumptuous buffet meal where you may sample Zimbabwean cuisine, which includes the Morpane worm. As you go about having dinner, the locals will amuse you. You will be returned to the hotel for overnight

Accommodation: Victoria Hotel
Meal plan: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3: Airport Transfer to Uganda

Your transfer to Victoria airport for your journey to Uganda, the pearl of Africa, will take place today. You will be welcomed by a Kabira Safaris representative at Entebbe Airport upon arrival, and they will drive you to your hotel in Kampala.

Journey Time: 1.30 hours
Accommodation: Airport Link Guesthouse
Meal Plan: Bed and breakfast

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Your guide will pick you up from your accommodation this morning after an early breakfast at 7am and take you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which is home to half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas. This region of the country is quite lovely, with rolling hills and local activities going on, so you won’t even realize how long the ride is because you will have stopovers and a lunch break. The Uganda Equator will be your first stoppage, where you may take pictures and have a tea break. You will be able to simultaneously stand in two hemispheres.

After that, you’ll continue traveling to Bwindi while stopping for lunch in Mbarara town. You will go on to the Impenetrable Forest after lunch, reaching there in time for dinner and sleep. Important information: You can choose our 3-day gorilla flying safari instead of the lengthy journey. Gorilla tracking safari by flight.

Journey Time: 8-9 hours
Accommodation: Gorilla Forest Camp/Four gorillas lodge
Meal Plan: All meals

A high-end and exclusive luxury camp is located in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest called Sanctuary Gorilla Forest camp. The camp provides visitors with an unmatched setting, including the finest bird and wildlife viewing in the Bwindi, and serves as the best starting point for gorilla treks. Mountain gorillas frequently make frequent visits to Gorilla Forest Camp.

Day 5: Mountain Gorilla Tracking

Complete Guide to Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Today is a wonderful day because it is your chance to get up close and personal with the enormous mountain gorillas, including the silverbacks, juveniles, and newborns with black backs. One of the most remarkable experiences is coming face to face with these kind-looking apes, and you will never be able to adequately describe your feelings. It is an experience you will never forget.

Before you enter the jungle to search for a specific mountain gorilla family, your guide will bring you to the briefing location where a gorilla tracking briefing is held. Depending on where the gorillas nested the night before, tracing gorillas might take anything from two hours to a full day. Once you’ve found them, spend an hour with them, paying attention to your guide’s directions, watching how they feed and interact with one another. Always remember to abide by the gorilla tracking guidelines.

Before returning to your camp for dinner and the night, you will have your packed lunch away from the gorillas, visit the park offices for a brief ceremony, and then enjoy your packed lunch.

Accommodation: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp/Four gorillas lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Transfer back to Entebbe or fly out Via Kigali

You will return to Entebbe Airport after an early breakfast today to catch your flight home with lunch on route. The cost of lodging tonight is not covered. Tell us if we should make a reservation for one night or more.

Alternative Route: You can fly out of Kigali via the Katuna border instead of making the long drive back to Entebbe Airport.

End of the 6 Days Victoria Falls And Gorilla Trekking Safari

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