6 days Uganda Safari, Gorillas, Wildlife and Chimpanzee

Cost: $2500

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Tour Itinerary

6 Days Gorilla, Chimpanzee and wildlife safari to Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks

Tour overview

The 6 days Uganda safari with chimpanzee and gorilla trekking will take you to different tourist destinations in the Western and Southwestern part of Uganda like Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking; it sits on an area of 331sqkm and home to mountain gorillas and a number of other wildlife species such as over 220 butterfly species, 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds, trees, plants, ferns among others. Kibale forest National Park; home to 13 primate species and mostly known for Chimpanzees, over 100 individuals in each community. You will also see others like black and white colobus, baboons, bush babies, LHoests monkeys among others. Also you will visit Queen Elizabeth National Park, located 376km from Kampala and home to a number of wildlife species such as 10 primates species, over 500 species of birds, 95 mammal species elephants, antelopes, buffaloes, and also climbing lions in the Ishasha sector. You will also enjoy sightseeing on a launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel.

Activities

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Game drives
  • Launch cruise
  • Crater lakes visit
  • Batwa community visit

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala-Kibale National Park

Enjoy an early breakfast after which you will be met by your guide who will transfer you from Kampala to Kibale Forest via Fortportal and having great views; you will have lunch en-route. When you arrive at the park, continue and go for a visit to the beautiful crater lakes area, you will also get a chance to see the terraced tea estates. Have diner and an Overnight stay.

Accommodation Options; Primates lodge/Ndali Lodge(Luxury), Chimpanzee Forest Guest (Mid-range), Kibale Forest camp(Budget),

Day 2: Kibale forest- Chimpanzee trekking & transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast on an early morning, set out with the driver guide as he will transfer you to the park head offices for briefing. After briefing, at around 8:00am start chimpanzee trekking through this rain-forest as you will be guided by the park rangers. It is always a thrilling and an unforgettable experience meeting chimpanzees face to face and watching them engage in their daily activities like playing, jumping feeding etc. Also other animals can be spotted such as the grey cheeked mangabeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, and also different birds.

Later, go back to the lodge and have lunch and check out as you embark on your 3 hours journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park; home to a diverse number of wildlife.

Accommodation options; Mweya safari lodge/Katara lodge/Mazike Valley Lodge(Up market), Bush lodge/Engiri Game Lodge/Twin Lakes Lodge (Mid-range), Mweya Hostels/Bush lodge in Tents(Budget)

Day 3: Game drive & Launch cruise

Be early to raise, have a cup of coffee and set out for a game drive where you will see some early risers along the Kasenyi track such as Elephants, antelopes, solitary buffaloes, lions, warthogs, as well as birds. After the drive which takes 2 to 3 hours head to the lodge and have breakfast and lunch after some time go for the launch cruise on Kazinga channel. The boat cruise is one of the amazing activities to enjoy in the park; you will enjoy watching elephants, buffaloes along the banks, crocodiles, hippos, waterbucks, birds among others.

Return to the lodge, freshen up, have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options; Mweya safari lodge/Katara lodge/Mazike Valley Lodge(Up market), Bush lodge/Engiri Game Lodge/Twin Lakes Lodge (Mid-range), Mweya Hostels/Bush lodge in Tents(Budget)

Day 4: Transfer from Queen Elizabeth to Bwindi Forest

After breakfast, and begin your journey to Bwindi going through the Ishasha sector with a glance at the climbing lions and many other wildlife species. Along the way you will enjoy nice landscape views. Have lunch en-route; arrive at the Park/lodge in the afternoon. Enjoy dinner and an Overnight.

Accommodation options; Buhoma Lodge/Silverback Lodge/Mahogany springs(Up Market), Gorilla Mist Camp/Bakiga Lodge/Ichumbi Gorilla Safari Lodge(Moderate), Buhoma Community Camp (Budget)

Day 5: Bwindi forest-Gorilla trekking and a visit to Batwa Community

Get up so early in the morning for breakfast and thereafter drive to the Park head offices with your tour guide; also not forgetting to carry some packed lunch. On reaching there by 7:30am you will be briefed about what to do and not to do while trekking after which you will be led by the ranger guides through the mist jungle. Trekking usually takes between 4 to 8 hours or even a full day due to the location of gorillas. When you see them, it will be a great and fun time as you watch them and only 1 hour is permitted to watch them. Also ensure you carry enough water with you, hats, sun glasses, rain coats, and non flash cameras.

Later after the trek, head back to the lodge; have lunch as you prepare to for a community visit among the Batwa people in the evening.

Accommodation options; Buhoma Lodge/Silverback Lodge/Mahogany springs(Up Market), Gorilla Mist Camp/Bakiga Lodge/Ichumbi Gorilla Safari Lodge(Moderate), Buhoma Community Camp (Budget)

Day 6: Departure

After breakfast set off for Kampala, having lunch in Mbarara and a stopover for photos at the Equator, you can also buy some souvenirs. Continue to Kampala reaching in the evening.

END OF SAFARI

 

Tour inclusions;

  • Chimpanzee permits,
  • Accommodation (FB),
  • Gorilla permits,
  • Transport,
  • Tour guide (English speaking &Full time),
  • Bottled water,
  • Photography, and each activity mentioned in the itinerary.

Tour Exclusions;

  • Laundry services,
  • Visas,
  • Tips given to staff,
  • International flights,
  • Hotel fees in Kampala,
  • Items for personal use like souvenirs, beers, crafts and cigars and optional activities.