6 Days Gorilla Tracking Uganda Tour

Overview

This 6 Day Gorilla Tracking Uganda, Chimpanzee Trekking and Wildlife Safari entails gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park, a nature walk in Bigodi Wetland, game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park and a boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Fort Portal Town
  • Day 2: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise
  • Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking and Bigodi Wetland Walk
  • Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi National Park via the Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 5: Gorilla Tracking and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Day 6: Transfer to Entebbe/Kampala

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Fort Portal Town

After an early morning breakfast you will depart Kampala for Masaka Town En-route to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will experience some memorable game drives with our experience tour guides. Queen Elizabeth National park has a variety of Animals with four of the famed big five and these include the lions, leopards, Elephants and Buffaloes.

Arrive in the afternoon and check into your lodge or booked accommodation for the day. Spend the evening at the lodge enjoying the magnificent country side scenery.

Day 2: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise

After your early morning coffee you will be taken on a tour of the lush Savannah landscapes of Queen Elizabeth National Park to come into close proximity with some wild animals. Some of the animals you expect to see on the game drive include Buffaloes, Lions, Hyenas and Antelopes among others.  The morning game drive will last anywhere between 3-4 hours after which you will return to the lodge for a bite or late breakfast and relaxation at the lodge.

Lunch will be served at the Lodge after which you will head out for an exciting boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. The Kazinga Channel is a 32 km water stream that connects Lake George and Lake Edward and is a habitat for many animals like the Hippos and Crocodiles. The boat cruise will be a 2 hour ride as you observe some magnificent wildlife in their natural habitat.

Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking and Bigodi Wetland Walk

After your morning breakfast you will transfer to the briefing point where you will meet the park rangers that will guide you on the Chimpanzee Tracking trail. Kibale Forest National Park supports a biggest primate concentration in the world and you will come into close proximity with other primates like Red Colobus Monkey, L’Hoest Monkey and the Grey Cheeked Mangabeys. The park also boasts of an impressive birdlife with over 335 bird species reported to have been sighted at the national park. The Chimpanzee trekking experience takes anywhere between 2-5 hours with hikes through the forested landscape of the park. You will stay in close proximity with the Chimpanzee for an hour after which you will return to the lodge for your lunch.

In that afternoon you will step out and connect to the Bigodi wetland sanctuary for an afternoon nature walk. During the nature walk you expect to observe plenty of bird species and some primates like the Vervet and L’Hoest Monkeys. You will return to the lodge in the evening for your dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi National Park via the Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast you will depart your lodge at Kibale Forest National Park headed for Bwindi Forest National park a drive that will see you traverse through Ishasha and area south of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Ishasha plains are famed for their tree climbing Lions which can only be spotted on a good day as there no definite guarantees of finding the Lions up the trees. But sights of Elephants and Buffaloes are a common feature on the route.  You will arrive at Bwindi in the evening right in time for your dinner and overnight stay at your preferred lodge.

Day 5: Gorilla Tracking and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Early morning breakfast will be served at the Lodge after which you will transfer to the park headquarters for briefing for allocation of your Gorilla tracking groups and meeting the rangers.  You will connect to the trail head and enter the forest on foot in pursuit of the gigantic primates that have come to be popular known as the Mountain Gorillas. The Gorilla tracking experience takes anywhere between 2-6 hours depending on the location of the Mountain Gorillas on a particular day. You are allotted a time frame of one hour to stay with the Gorillas in their natural habitat and observe their peculiar habits as the young ones play about and the some feeding on leaves.
After your close encounter with the Gorillas you will return to the Lodge and depart for Lake Bunyonyi where you will relax and can opt for some nature walks at the shores of the Lake.

Day 6: Transfer to Entebbe/Kampala

You will do an early morning canoe ride prior to departing for Kampala.  Brief stop-over in Mbarara for lunch enroute to Kampala /Entebbe

END OF TOUR

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Inclusions

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle

WHAT IS EXCLUDED

  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • International airfares
  • Uganda Visa (USD50.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
  • Personal items for example  drinks and laundry
  • Tips and Gratuity

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