6 Days Uganda Gorilla, Chimpanzee & Wildlife safari

A Quick Overview

This is a fantastic Uganda gorilla safari tour that includes interesting experiences. The tour takes you to see the exciting gorillas of Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, as well as a wonderful wildlife experience in Kibale National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park. It also involves breathtaking boat cruises with extensive birding experiences.

Day 1: Arrival at the airport and move to your hotel

A representative from Friendly Gorillas Safaris will greet you and transport you to your Kampala hotel. Depending on your arrival time, our guide will take you on a city tour to give you an exciting introduction to the capital. Visit some historically significant sites, such as the Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, the Uganda Museum, and, of course, the African Craft Village. We also recommend that you change your money today.

Accommodation:
Luxury: Kampala Serena
Midrange: Forest Cottages/2 Friends Hotel
Budget: Forest Cottages
Meals: all meals

Day 2: Drive from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

We leave Kampala very early in the morning for a long journey to the west of Uganda. It’s a long drive, but it’s a beautiful one. We’ll cross the equator on the way and rest for pictures and shopping. We’ll stop for lunch in the peaceful town of Mbarara before continuing our journey through the lush countryside. You can pass traditional homesteads and have panoramic views of the surroundings before arriving at your favorite lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:
Luxury: Volcanoes Safari Lodge /Engazi Game Lodge
Midrange: Gorilla Havens Lodge/Gorilla Mist Lodge
Budget: Broadbill Cottages
Meals: all meals

Day 3: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

This is the day you’ve been looking forward to. You will have a brush with Bwindi’s gentle giants! Breakfast will be served at 6 a.m., followed by a link to the respective park headquarters for an 8 a.m. briefing on the conduct of gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You cross the forest marked by lush flora, magical birds, and other fauna such as duikers in search of the amazing mountain gorillas, where over 400 of them are known to thrive in the impenetrable forest. The steep hills, cut by deep valleys and streams, make for a demanding hike that is an experience in and of itself. The one hour with the gorillas is magical as you see them forage, socialize, play, and the silverback demonstrating it can entice you to take as many images as you can. After the experience, move to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening boat ride before returning to your favorite lodge for rest, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation:
Luxury: Bird’s Nest Lodge
Midrange: Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort
Budget: Rock Resort/Lake Bunyonyi overland

Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you can opt to go on a guided village walk to get to know the locals better. As you walk through coffee, tea, and banana plantations, you can learn about their way of life. Following that, we will travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park. We’ll pass through the park’s southern area, known as Ishasha, and home to tree-climbing lions. As we make our way to our accommodation in the center of the national park, you will see some wildlife such as kobs, waterbucks, and warthogs.

Accommodation:
Luxury: Engazi Game Lodge/Buffalo Safari Lodge
Midrange: Elephant Hab Safari Lodge
Budget: Pumba Safari Lodge
Meals: all meals

Day 5: Uganda Safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park

After an early breakfast at your hotel, depart at 6 a.m. and link to the park, where you can embark on a game drive at 7 a.m. to explore the magical wildlife of Queen Elizabeth National Park. You drive through the Kasenyi plains, exploring the Kob’s breeding grounds and the vast grassland and forest that supports a diverse range of wild game, including Cape Buffaloes, African elephants, Defassa Waterbuck, Bushbucks, Uganda Kobs, side-striped jackals, leopards, spotted hyenas, and lions, among others. After the 3 – 4 hour activity, return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch before connecting to the Mweya jetty for an afternoon Kazinga River boat cruise in search of herds of Hippos, Nile crocodiles, water birds on the beaches, and a variety of wild game drinking water from the channel. Link to the lodge after the cruise for rest, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation:
Luxury: Engazi Game Lodge/Buffalo Safari Lodge
Midrange: Elephant Hab Safari Lodge
Budget: Pumba Safari Lodge
Meals: all meals

Sixth day: Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kampala

After breakfast, you can drive through a grassland area before you come across an impressive 100-meter-deep gorge covered in tropical rain forest. You can trek into the Kyambura River gorge in search of wild chimps. It’s a lovely walk through the river valley, which is home to many bird and butterfly species.

After one of these activities, we will have a once-in-a-lifetime experience and unforgettable memories to say goodbye to the Pearl of Africa. Depending on your departure time, you will be moved to the airport for your flight home. We look forward to seeing you again!

Inclusions

  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • 1 Gorilla tracking permit
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. (Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.)
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)






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    Best time to visit Uganda

    Uganda is open all-year-long, the best wildlife viewing months in Uganda are during the Dry season from late June to October.

    The most commonly asked Ugandan questions! The solution is straightforward! You are welcome to visit Uganda at any time of the year! It’s a hot and humid atmosphere here.

    The cost of a safari, which is normally higher during peak season, maybe the difference. We offer discounts in May and April, and if you are traveling in groups, we offer a $150 discount on a Uganda safari gorilla permit.

    June to October –Dry Season. Wildlife is easier to spot.

    November to May –Wet Season

    The scenery is beautiful and green Rates drop because it’s the low season.

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