UGANDA GORILLA TREKKING AND WILDLIFE SAFARI – 6 days
The 5 days Uganda Gorilla trekking and wildlife safari includes chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest; game drives and boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth national park and gorilla tracking in the northern sector of bwindi Impenetrable national park. Arrive through Entebbe international airport and exit through Kigali international airport in Rwanda.
Day 1: Kampala – Kibale Forest national park
Our tour guide will pick you from your hotel and proceed to Kibale forest national park. It is a 4 hours drive to Kibale forest. After lunch at Chimp nest Lodge enjoy an afternoon nature walk in the Bigodi wetland sanctuary – a home to beautiful forest birds including blue Turraco; primates, butterflies, etc.
Overnight stay at Primates Lodge Kibale or similar
Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest
After breakfast transfer to Kanyanchu kibale forest park headquarters for a briefing from the park ranger and at 8:00 am the guide will transfer you to the trail head – the beginning point of chimpanzee tracking. This activity normally takes 4 hours. In the after lunch transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park. Visit the salt mining quarry at Katwe before checking in at the lodge. Overnight stay at Ihamba Safari Lodge / Mweya Safari Lodge
Day 3: Game drive and boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth national park
Very early in the morning, begin with a game drive following the Kasenyi track anticipating lions, leopards, antelopes, buffaloes, elephants, etc. Return to the lodge for your breakfast and relaxation. In the afternoon go for a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel. The wildlife along the river banks is overwhelming. This is the major highlight of this park.
Overnight stay at Ihamba Safari Lodge / Mweya Safari Lodge
Day 4: Game drive in Ishasha and transfer to Bwindi
Begin with a game drive in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth national park – the Ishasha game reserve. The tree climbing lions in this part of the park are a big spectacle; elsewhere you can locate them in the northern part of Tanzania – Lake Manyara and Serengeti national parks.
Proceed to Bwindi Forest national park for your overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp or Engagi Lodge where Gorillas sometimes spend an overnight with guests at a fireplace.
Day 5: Gorilla Tracking and transfer to Kigali international airport
In the morning our tour guide will lead you to the park headquarters for briefing from the park ranger and begin your gorilla trek. Every gorilla family is visited by a maximum of 8 people on a daily basis. After spending at least an hour with the gorillas return to the lodge for a hot lunch and transfer to Rwanda where your uganda safari ends for you evening scheduled flight.
End of the Uganda gorilla trekking and Wildlife Safari tour
- 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
- Gorilla permit at USD700.00 per person per trek
- Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
- International airfares
- Uganda Visa (USD50.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
- Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry