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6 Days Uganda Wildlife and Gorilla Safari

6 Days Uganda Wildlife and Gorilla Safari

This 6 Days Uganda Wildlife and Gorilla Safari is a perfect way of exploring the top African Game species within the shortest time. With just 6 days, you will first visit Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives offering at least a quarter the Park’s bird species and boat cruise for also wildlife and bird species, head to the stunning Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for an up-close encounter with the mountain gorillas as well as other forest wildlife and bird species, and finalize with a tour of Lake Mburo National Park where you will encounter wildlife species that are not in the first two Parks.

Highlights of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife and Gorilla Safari

  • Accommodation in the best Wilderness Camps, Safari Lodges or Guesthouses.
  • Transport by a comfortable vehicle.
  • A Safari guide throughout the 6 days safari.
  • Game drives.
  • Boat cruises.
  • Nature walks.
  • Delicious meals.
  • Chimpanzee tracking.
  • Gorilla trekking.
  • Chances of spotting numerous forest, savannah, aquatic and Albertine Rift endemic bird species.

Summarized itinerary of the 6 days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari

Day 1: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and afternoon boat cruise.

Day 3: Morning game drive and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day 4: Mountain gorilla trekking and community walk.

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park.

Day 6: Guided nature walks and return to Kampala.

Detailed itinerary of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife and Gorilla Safari

Day 1: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Have breakfast and wait to be picked by our Company driver from the agreed meeting point for a journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park. En-route stop at the Uganda Equator for 30 minutes to take photos, buy snacks, have coffee and participate in some of the organized Equator experiments. Continue with the journey until Agip Motel in Mbarara for lunch and straight to Queen Elizabeth National Park through the vast tea plantations of Bushenyi where you will notice a change in temperature (cooler and more relaxing). Reach the Park in the late afternoon and immediately start your game drive where you will see elephants, buffaloes, Uganda Kobs and warthogs among others. Later check-in at the Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options:

  • Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Lodge.
  • Midrange: Ihamba Lodge or Simba Safari Camp.
  • Budget: Mweya Hostels or Bush Lodge.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner.

Travel time: 6-7 hours.

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and afternoon boat cruise

Have a cup of tea and coffee and thereafter meet your safari guide who will transfer you to the Kyambura Gorge while spotting more wildlife species and this depends on the location of the Lodge from the briefing point. While here, UWA Park ranger will take you through the guidelines of tracking and meeting the chimpanzee, and then enter the narrow forest in-search of the Chimpanzee community that will be found after 1-2 hours of tracking. You will come across other inhabitants of the gorge during tracking and once the chimpanzee are found, spend one hour studying their physical and behavioral characteristics while taking photos and later return to the Lodge for Lunch.

In the afternoon head for a more relaxing activity-Boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel where extraordinary views of wildlife and bird species are expected. Later return to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options:

  • Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Lodge.
  • Midrange: Ihamba Lodge or Simba Safari Camp.
  • Budget: Mweya Hostels or Bush Lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: Morning game drive and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Make sure to wake up early for breakfast and by 7:00am check-out of the Lodge for a drive through the Park, towards the southern side-Ishasha sector to catch-up with the extraordinary tree climbing lions as well as other animals such as buffaloes, elephants, Uganda kobs, warthogs, bushbucks and Defassa waterbucks. Leave for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with lunch at Savannah Resort and arrive in the late afternoon.

Dinner and overnight at:

  • Luxury: Buhoma Lodge or Mahogany Springs Camp.
  • Midrange: Lake Kitandara Tented Camp
  • Budget: Bwindi View Bandas or Buhoma Community Rest Camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4: Mountain gorilla trekking and community walk

Mountain gorilla trekking is the highlight of your 6 days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari and is the day you have been waiting for. Have breakfast and head to Buhoma Park Headquarters for briefing on how to track and be around the giant apes. Set out into the jungles to trek the mountain gorillas, which will last for 1-4 hours along the thick, sometimes muddy/slippery and hilly elevations. On encountering the mountain gorillas, spend the allocated one hour and later return to the Park Headquarters for your trekking certificate and back to the Lodge for lunch.

In the evening have a community walk to explore the fascinating culture and lifestyle of the surrounding local community and return to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at:

  • Luxury: Buhoma Lodge or Mahogany Springs Camp.
  • Midrange: Lake Kitandara Tented Camp
  • Budget: Bwindi View Bandas or Buhoma Community Rest Camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Enjoy breakfast and check-out of the Lodge for a transfer to Lake Mburo National Park and arrive on-time for Lunch and afternoon boat ride.

Dinner and overnight at:

  • Luxury: Mihingo Lodge or Mantana Tented Camp.
  • Midrange: Arcadia Cottages or Rwakobo Rock.
  • Budget: Eagle’s Nest Mburo or Rwonyo Bandas/Camps.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 6: Guided nature walks and return to Kampala

Have breakfast and later a guided nature walk for a chance to see this small savannah Park’s unique wildlife species, some of which are the impalas, Rothschild giraffes, zebras, warthogs, buffaloes and bushbucks among others. Return to the Lodge for lunch and check-out for a return journey to Kampala.

End of your 6 days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari.

Inclusions;

  • Gorilla permit.
  • Kyambura Chimpanzee tracking permit.
  • Game drives.
  • Guided nature walk fees.
  • Boat ride fees.
  • Ranger/guide allowances.
  • Transport by a 4WD Vehicle plus fuel fees.
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable and Lake Mburo National Parks.
  • Community walks.
  • Bottled water.
  • Relevant Government taxes.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off.

Exclusions;

  • Optional activities not included on the itinerary.
  • Visa fees.
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, tips, laundry fees, souvenirs, cigarettes, beverages and shopping.
  • Travel insurance.