06 Days Gorilla Tracking & Wildlife Safari

06 Days Gorilla Tracking & Wildlife Safari

Silverback Gorilla
Silverback Gorilla

Gorilla Tracking & Wildlife Safari

Start/End: Kampala
Duration: 6 Days
Activities: Gorilla Trekking, Savanna Game Drive, Boat Trip
Destinations: Bwindi Forest, Lake Bunyonyi, Queen Elizabeth N.Park

This is one of our best selected safari programs for our visitors that combines a complete soft wildlife safari experience and Gorilla Trekking in Uganda.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

One of the best 6 days trip in Uganda that will make you enjoy a Gorilla tracking and Wildlife safari experience. At Bwindi you will track the mountain gorillas living in the forest plus a village walk to the nearby communities around the forest to see how they survive & live. This trip will later take you through the Kigezi hills, one of the most beautiful parts of the country as you head to Lake Bunyonyi islands with a stop-over in Kabale town. Lake Bunyonyi is believed to be Africa’s second deepest lake and a lot of activities like swimming, canoeing and fishing can be done here. Lastly you will visit Uganda’s most popular destination, Queen Elizabeth national park with prolific game, birds, primates, crater lakes and the Kazinga Channel. A game drive plus a boat trip in this park will get you close to see & photograph most of the species. Enjoy scenic views of the Rwenzori mountain ranges as you end your journey on your way back to Kampala via Fort portal town.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kampala/ Entebbe International Airport
  • Equator
  • Igongo Cultural Village
  • Bwindi Impenetrable forest
  • Buhoma Village
  • Lake Bunyonyi Islands
  • Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Kazinga Channel

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Kampala – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Our guide/driver picks you at 8:00 am from your hotel or place of residence in Kampala. Drive to Mbarara (283km from Kampala) via Masaka. Make a first stop over at Equator crossing for snacks and photography. Proceed with a visit to Igongo Cultural village this is more rewarding and amazing as you visit the Ankole museum. Lunch break is made at Agip Motel Mbarara. After lunch, drive to Bwindi for gorilla tracking experience the next day. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds, valleys, hilltops and papyrus swamps.
Accommodation at Bunyonyi Overland resort (Standard), Bwindi gorilla haven (Comfort), Silverback Lodge (Luxury)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Bwindi Gorilla Tracking

Begin the day with breakfast ready for Gorilla tracking, which begins at 8:00 am 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. The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but it’s well worth the effort. The afternoon is spent on a village walk. The Buhoma Village Walk gives you a great opportunity to see how the people surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It also is a great way to support the local community in a direct way. The Walk begins with your guide at Buhoma Community Rest Camp and is most informative, rewarding to the average visitor. It will amaze you how resourceful the local people are as you see and learn their ways.
Accommodation at Bunyonyi Overland resort (Standard), Bwindi gorilla haven (Comfort), Silverback Lodge (Luxury)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Bwindi forest to Lake Bunyonyi Islands

After an early breakfast transfer to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale. Lunch break is made in Kabale. The afternoon is spent on a guided nature walk around the Lake.
Accommodation at Bunyonyi overland resort (Comfort), Birdnest @Bunyonyi resort (Luxury).
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4: Lake Bunyonyi

The day begins with a boat trip for sightseeing and birding along Lake Bunyonyi. Experience Uganda’s breathtaking scenery and feel the wonders of nature as you will see big terraced hills, big valleys, big everything including nice people and forests! The afternoon is spent for relaxation and sightseeing around the Lake.
Accommodation at Bunyonyi overland resort (Comfort), Birdnest @Bunyonyi resort (Luxury).
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Lake Bunyonyi to Queen Elizabeth

After breakfast drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a wildlife safari and arrive in time for a launch cruise on the Kazinga channel. This waterway joins Lakes Edward and George and it is filled with schools of hippos, buffaloes with elephants at the banks. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species.
Accommodation at Kasenyi Safari Camp (Comfort), Mweya Safari lodge (Luxury)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth –Kampala/ Entebbe

Wildlife Safari to see more animals in the park that habit this park, that include predators’ lion. Leopard and other game. Over 500 bird species have been identified here, making it a Mecca for bird-watchers. They include the black bee-eater, 11 different species of kingfisher and several falcons, eagles and other raptors. Queen Elizabeth National park is one of the most outstanding treasures of Uganda, and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve for Humanity under UNESCO auspices. Thereafter drive back to Kampala using Kasese-Fort Portal road. Enjoy the winding scenery of the foot hills of Mt. Rwenzori arriving in Fort Portal for lunch thereafter continue to Kampala/Entebbe to catch up your evening flight back home.

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch.

End of tour

INCLUDED

  • Transport in a 4WD vehicle with pop-up roof.
  • All fuel for the tour
  • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide.
  • Accommodation and Meals on Full Board (Breakfast Lunch and Dinner)
  • Park-entrance fees for all National parks
  • All activities described in the itinerary
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person.
  • Drinking water throughout the safari.
  • Activities as specified in the itinerary

NOT INCLUDED

  • International air fares
  • Entry visa Uganda
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation.
  • A porter for during the gorilla tracking’s (someone who carries your daypack).
  • Personal (medical/travel) insurance
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)
Uganda Equator
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Gorilla Trekking
Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park
Lake Bunyonyi
Queen Elizabeth national park
Uganda Equator
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