6 DAYS LUXURY UGANDA SAFARI – WILDLIFE SAFARI IN UGANDA, GORILLA TREKKING & CHIMPANZEE TRACKING TOUR

6 Days Luxury Uganda Safari – SAFARI OVERVIEW

6 days luxury Uganda safari is 5 nights/6 days fly-in safari in Uganda that takes you through some of Uganda’s most popular safari destinations; Murchison Falls National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, and Budongo Forest Reserve.

On this trip, expect exciting experiences, thrilling encounters, and unforgettable memories. You’ll stay in some of Uganda’s premier luxury safari accommodation that guarantees a comfortable and lavish stay with impeccable, warm service. You’ll see Uganda’s magical views from every angle. You’ll witness the splendor of the country’s lush and dramatic landscape from a small plane high in the sky, on scenic drives through the scenic savannah plains, as well as on foot as you trek through in the magnificent tropical rain forest.

You’ll start this 6 days luxury Uganda safari trip in Entebbe, an attractive, verdant town in central Uganda, located on a magical peninsula in Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. From there, you’ll fly northwest to Murchison Falls Park, Uganda’s largest national park and oldest national park, blessed with beautiful scenery of palm-dotted savannah landscape, the world most powerful waterfall, the world’s longest river, 451 bird species, and 76 species of mammals; lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, hippos and the world’s largest population of Rothschild’s giraffes. Enjoy a game drives in the savannah and a boat cruise on the historic Nile River to the bottom of the falls.

Then go chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest – a birder’s paradise – for a chance to watch chimpanzees, our closest living relatives close up and in their magisterial natural surroundings.

After this exciting adventure, fly to the Bwindi for a thrilling trek through the ‘Impenetrable Forest’ in search of the shy Mountain Gorillas, the largest of the great apes but also perhaps the gentlest. Experienced guides and trackers will find clues to the gorilla families’ overnight movements in the verdant vegetation. Once you encounter a family, you’ll be able to spend an hour observing them before returning to the lodge for a hot shower, delicious meal, and personal meditation on how it feels to come face-to-face with our closest living relatives. End this 6 days luxury Uganda safari tour with a flight back to Entebbe.

You Can Book Or Tailor This Exclusive 6 Days Luxury Uganda Safari Tour To Include Your Special Desires.

6 Days Luxury Uganda Safari – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

Take in the mesmerizing scenery of the ‘Pearl of Africa’ from the air

Meet the famous mountain gorillas of Bwindi, an unforgettable experience!

Track a troop of chimpanzees in their natural habitat on foot

Search for Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffalos, Giraffes, Hyenas and Hippos on game drives in Murchison Falls National Park

Take a boat trip along the Nile River to the bottom of the thundering Murchison Falls

Look for Olive baboons; L’Hoest’s, Blue, Black-and-white colobus, Red-tailed, and Vervet Monkeys during forest treks.

Enjoy the prolific birdlife of Murchison, Budongo Forest, and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Optional extra of a boat trip to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee sanctuary to interact with the 49 orphaned chimpanzees here that are thriving with support from human food.

6 Days Luxury Uganda Safari – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1: Entebbe

Day 2 &3: Murchison Falls National Park

Day 4: Budongo Forest & Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 5: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 6: Fly Back to Entebbe.

6 Days Luxury Uganda Safari – SAFARI HIGHLIGHT

Day 1: Arrive in Uganda via Entebbe International Airport & transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: Fly from Entebbe Airport to Murchison Falls National Park & enjoy an afternoon Nile launch cruise to the bottom of falls on arrival.

Day 3: Undertake a morning game drive & afternoon game drive in Murchison Falls Park

Day 4: Track chimpanzees in Budongo Forest & fly to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day 5: Do gorilla trekking in Bwindi & relax at the lodge. Optional village community walks.

Day 6: Fly back to Entebbe. Optional visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

6 Days Luxury Uganda Safari DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1 Of The 6 Days Luxury Uganda Safari: Arrive In Uganda Via Entebbe International Airport & Transfer To The Hotel.

Arrive in Uganda following the flight from your respective country of origin. You land at Entebbe International Airport, located on a magical peninsula in Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. You’re met by a Prime Uganda Safaris representative and transferred to your accommodation for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Depending on your arrival time, a half-day trip to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary can be arranged at an additional cost.  This could also be arranged at the end of your safari if you prefer. Other options include a tour to the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, where there are a variety of visitors’ programs including behind the scenes ‘work’ with the animals or a ‘chimpanzee close up’, a luxury sunset boat cruise on Lake Victoria, a canoe ride in Mabamba Swamp in search of the shoebills or a leisurely walk in Entebbe Botanical Gardens.

The Highlight Of The Day: – Sighting The Serene Waters Of Lake Victoria As You Touch Down Entebbe Airport.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Serena Lake Victoria Resort/Protea Hotel Entebbe

Meal Plan: – Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 3-5km or 10-20 minutes

Activities & Services of the day include:-

  • Pick up from the airport & transfer to the hotel

Other optional activities you can choose to do on this day include:-

  • Boat trip on Lake Victoria to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
  • Visit Uganda Wildlife Education Centre for Chimpanzee close up experience
  • Canoe ride in Mabamba Swamp in search of Shoebill birds
  • Sunset boat cruise on Lake Victoria

Day 2 Of The 6 Days Luxury Uganda Safari: Fly From Entebbe Airport To Murchison Falls National Park & Enjoy An Afternoon Nile Launch Cruise To The Bottom Of Fall On Arrival.

6 Days Luxury Uganda Safari

Top Of Murchison Falls In Murchison Falls National Park

Have breakfast at around 8.30 am and depart your hotel for the short drive to the Entebbe International Airport. Undertake a scheduled 1-hour flight to Pakuba airstrip in Murchison Falls National Park offered by Aerolink Uganda. Not only will your air transfer get you to your destination quickly and safely, but you’ll also be able to enjoy the striking aerial views of the flat landscapes of Central Uganda, the sights of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, River Kafu, Budongo Forest, and the meandering Nile River.

Upon arrival, you’ll find the safari vehicle waiting for you with your safari guide to transfer to Paraa Safari Lodge. You’ll settle for lunch at the lodge, after which you’ll connect to Paraa Jetty for a 3-hour private afternoon boat cruise along the legendary Nile River to the bottom of the mighty Murchison Falls. You’ll slowly cruise upstream along an archetypically African stretch of the Nile, fringed by Borassus palms, acacia woodland, and mahogany stands. You’ll look out for hundreds of giant Nile crocodiles gliding along the surface, with pods of submerged hippos breaking the surface of the still water as they peep up to catch a glimpse of you. You’ll see the elephants and buffalos quenching their thirst at the river banks along with a variety of waterbirds including the pre-historic like Shoebill, Goliath heron, Saddle-billed stork, African jacana, Squacco heron, African fish eagles, and more.

The boat will dock in a small bay a few hundred meters away from the crashing Murchison Falls. These falls are arguably the world’s most powerful! They’re not very big or wide like some you may have seen before but think of the world’s longest river which is 50 meters wide squeezing through a narrow cleft of up to 7 meters and fall 45 meters down.

You can opt for a 45 minutes hike to the top of the falls. Make sure you are properly hydrated for the walk and be prepared to be blown away by the amazing views from the top. Return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The Highlight Of The Day: – Cruising Along The Historic Nile River To The Bottom Of The Thundering Murchison Falls.

Accommodation:-

Upmarket/Luxury: – Paraa Safari lodge/Bakers Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Transfer from your hotel to Entebbe Airport
  • Flight to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Afternoon boat cruise along the Nile River to the bottom of Murchison Falls

Optional activities you can choose to do on this day:-

  • Hiking to the top of Murchison Falls
  • Evening game drive
  • Night game drive
  • Bush dinner

Day 3 Of The 6 Days Luxury Uganda Safari: Undertake A Morning Game Drive & Afternoon Game Drive In Murchison Falls Park.

6 Days Luxury Uganda Safari Tour

Murchison Falls National Park Wildlife

Start your day with an early breakfast at around 6.30 am. Embark on a 3-4 hours game drive in the northern sector of Murchison, a very scenic section of the park with rolling savanna grassland dotted with impressive stands of Borassus palms, acacia trees, riverine woodland, a variety of mammals, and unique birds.

On your game drive, a professional ranger with extensive knowledge of the park and its inhabitants will join you in your vehicle. As this is a private game drive you can ask your guide to tailor your trip towards specific birdlife and/or wildlife if you like. During your game drive, look for Lions, African bush elephants, Cape buffalos, Leopards, Rothschild’s Giraffes, Spotted hyenas, Patas Monkeys, Oribi, Common warthogs, Jackson’s Hartebeests, Defassa waterbucks, Bushbucks, Hippos, Uganda Kobs, Patas monkeys, Olive baboons, Nile crocodiles and more.

You will also have a chance to see several of the park’s 451 bird species the iconic Shoebill, rare Pel’s Fishing Owl, the Goliath Heron (the largest heron in the world), Grey Crowned Cranes – (Uganda’s national bird), Saddle-belied stork, Secretary birds, Blue-headed Coucal, Swamp Flycatcher, Squacco Heron, African Jacana, Sandpipers, Denham’s Bustard, Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill, Black-billed Barbet, Black-headed Gonolek, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Piapiac, Silverbird, Weaver Birds, Pied, Giant and Malachite Kingfishers, Red-throated Bee-eater, White-browed Sparrow Weaver, Speckle-fronted Weaver, and African Quail-Finch, to name just a few.

You then return to the lodge for relaxation and a good lunch. After your meal, you relax a little before embarking on a late afternoon game drive. After this exciting activity, you will return to the lodge for dinner and some time to socialize and relax.

The Highlight Of The Day: – The Morning Game Drive In Murchison Falls National Park

 Accommodation:-

 Upmarket/Luxury: – Paraa Safari Lodge/Bakers Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Morning game drive
  • Afternoon game drive

Other optional activities you can choose to do on this day include:-

  • Bush breakfast
  • Hot air balloon safari
  • Sportfishing along the Nile River
  • Birding

Day 4 of the 6 Days Luxury Uganda Safari: Track Chimpanzees In Budongo Forest & Fly To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Enjoy your breakfast at around 7.00 am and transfer to Budongo Forest – a birder’s paradise – for a briefing about the chimpanzee tracking adventure. The briefing starts at 8.00 am after which you embark on a hike in search of our closest living relatives. There aren’t many places to see chimps safely and easily in Africa but Budongo Forest supports an 800-strong chimpanzee population.

The chimp trek in Budongo is very magical going beyond Chimpanzees as it offers sights of verdant flora including tall Mahogany trees with huge buttress, the myriad of birds, and their enchanting sounds, and colorful butterflies along with several other primates such as Black-and-white colobus, Red-tailed monkeys, Vervet monkey Blue monkey, and Olive baboon.

The trek is fairly easy due to reasonably flat terrain. Once a chimpanzee troop is found, you’ll have an hour with these fascinating creatures, to watch them interact, play with each other, forage making pant-hoot calls, and/or patrolling their territory. The chimpanzee trek tends to last 2 – 4 hours and contact time with chimps is limited to 1 hour.

After this exciting activity, you’ll transfer to Pakuba Airstrip for a private chartered plane to Kihihi airstrip near Bwindi/Queen Elizabeth National parks. The flight takes about 1 hour.  Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a Prime Uganda safari representative and driven to a lodge, located at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.  The drive to the lodge is through local villages and mountain roads – lovely scenery and very interesting en route!

The Highlight Of The Day: – Spending Some Time Observing The Wonderfully Entertaining Chimpanzees.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Gorilla Forest Camp/Buhoma Lodge/Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & services of the day:-

  • Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo
  • Flight to Bwindi

Optional activities you can choose to do on this day include:-

  • Birding in Budongo Forest

Day 5 of the 6 Days Luxury Uganda Safari: Do Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi & Relax At The Lodge. Optional Village Community Walks.

6 Days Luxury Uganda Safari Tour

Gorilla Trekking In Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

This is a special day dedicated to gorilla trekking in Uganda to see the shy and gentle mountain gorilla of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. You will get up early for your breakfast. After breakfast at around 6.30 am, transfer to the park headquarter for your pre-trek briefing by the expert local expert guides. At 8 am, embark on an exhilarating trek within the impenetrable forest in search of the gentle giants.

The gorilla trek takes 2-8 hours including the 1 hour of direct encounter with the gorillas. The trek is relatively tiresome as the forest can be quite wet and the going fairly steep. But trust me, the bit of exercise is very well rewarded by meeting these incredible creatures. This is one of the most moving wildlife experiences in Africa – arguably in the world. Put down your camera and sit awhile, just observing their social rituals, the keenness of their relationships, and the depth and range of their emotions. There are only a few hundred of these gentle giants left the Earth, and watching them at the brink of potential extinction is, for many, a transformative moment.

Although the gorillas are the highlight, other mammals that you can find on your trek include Black-and-white colobus, L’Hoest’s, Red-tailed, and Blue monkeys plus numerous special forest bird species. After your 1 hour with the gorillas, trek back out of the forest to meet your guide who will drive you back to your lodge for a well-earned hot shower and dinner.

As part of your stay, you can opt to undertake a community walk through the local villages surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.  Optional activities include visits to a traditional home, local orphanage or school, banana brewing demonstrations and even meeting traditional medicinal healers.  This three to four-hour walk is easily tailored to your schedule and interests.

Also on this itinerary, it is possible to opt for the unique Gorilla Habituation Experience instead of gorilla trekking. The habituation experience offers a great opportunity to spend 4 hours with a gorilla family which is undergoing habituation (which is being trained to get used to people).

The Highlight Of The Day: – The One Breathtaking Hour With The Gentle Mountain Gorillas Of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Buhoma Lodge/Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge/Gorilla Forest Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & services of the day:-

  • Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park headquarter
  • Gorilla trekking

Optional activities you can choose to do on this day include:-

  • Village Community walks
  • Gorilla Habituation Experience
  • Birding

Day 6 of the 6 Days Luxury Uganda Safari: Fly Back To Entebbe. Optional Visit To Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

You will enjoy your breakfast at around 8.00 am as you enjoy the final moments in the magical surroundings of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will then transfer to the Kihihi airstrip for your flight back to Entebbe. Your flight departs at 09.45 hours and will arrive at Entebbe Airport at 11.25 hr. As you fly over the landscape, you have time to reflect on and appreciate your privileged time in the precious Ugandan rainforest.

A half visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary can be arranged at an additional cost. You leave Entebbe mainland and travel by speed boat to Ngamba Island located on the beautiful Lake Victoria. The sanctuary was opened in 1999 to offer a permanent home to orphaned chimpanzees, which are victims of illegal trade and habitat destruction. Now its hosts about 50 chimps and serves as a tourist destination for locals and international travelers offering an opportunity to learn about the species and the importance of conserving their fragile forest habitats. You enjoy a guided tour of the sanctuary and a close-up experience with the chimpanzees as they come to the boundary area for their morning or afternoon feeding.

Tea, coffee, and cold drinks are available on the Island and Ngamba has a special souvenir shop with a range of local crafts and sanctuary-related t-shirts and products. Your visit and purchases directly support the project with proceeds going towards operating costs of the sanctuary, ensuring the well-being of the chimpanzees.

The Highlight Of The Day: – The Scenic Flight From Bwindi To Entebbe

Meal Plan: – Breakfast

Activities & services of the day:-

  • Flight transfer from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Entebbe

The optional activity you can choose to do on this day:-

  • Boat trip to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

End of the 6 Days Luxury Uganda Safari

Getting There For Your 6 Days Uganda Flying Safari Tour 

Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations

4X4 Safari Vans For Hire In Uganda Rwanda

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Looking for 4X4 Safari Vans for hire in Uganda, Prime Uganda Safaris is available to your service. We have customized safari vans that have 4 wheel drive and have demonstrated the capacity to access distant Uganda Safari destinations and across borders such as Rwanda. Read More

4X4 Safari Landcruisers For Hire In Ugand & Rwanda

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One of the best known 4×4 WD that you can use for your safari in Uganda’s Parks and Rural countryside.Our car hire is based on limited mileage and applies to travel within Uganda.( Terms and conditions apply. Read More

4X4 Minivan|Coaster|Mini Buses For Hire in Uganda Rwanda

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We have minivans for hire to groups of eight up to twelve. Make sure to find the class to suit your large group.In this Category, we have 4X 4 Safari Mini bus with capacity ranging from 6 seater to 14 seater and they’ve got a pop up roof for game viewing purposes. These have got diesel powered engines and come with a driver guide but excluding fuel.( Terms and conditions apply). Read More

Accommodations/ Safari Lodges/ Safari Hotels to Your Safari Destinations

More lodging options in Murchison

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Paraa Safari Lodge located on the banks of the River Nile in Murchison Falls National Park’s northern section. The lodge commenced operation in 1954 and presents Upmarket / Luxury accommodation to the Uganda safari undertakers.

More lodging options in Queen Elizabeth

Kasenyi Safari Camp - accommodation in queen elizabeth np

Kasenyi Safari Camp is positioned on Lake Bunyampaka rim the Queen Elizabeth National Park presenting midrange / standard accommodation establishment within Queen Elizabeth National Park.

More lodging options in Kibale

Kyaninga Lodge - luxury accommodation in kibale np

Kyaninga Lodge is a luxury / upmarket accommodation establishment located in the backdrop of the legendary Rwenzori Mountains on the rim of Lake Kyaninga one of the myriad crater lakes in the area.

6 Days Luxury Uganda Safari – SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

6 Days Luxury Uganda Safari – 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)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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LINKS OF RELATED 6 DAYS LUXURY SAFARI IN UGANDA ACCOMMODATION IN THE FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Accommodation in Entebbe

  • Luxury accommodation in Entebbe
  • Midrange accommodation in Entebbe
  • Budget accommodation in Entebbe

Accommodation in Murchison Falls National Park

  • Luxury accommodation in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Midrange accommodation in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Budget accommodation in Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

  • Luxury accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Midrange accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Budget accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Visas for Uganda – do you need a visa to enter/tour Uganda?: Uganda entry, exit, and visa requirements

Passport

Any world traveler interested in a Uganda safari or a Uganda tour is required to be in possession of a valid passport issued by the respective country of origin. Uganda immigration Authorities require that the passport copy should be 6 months valid and must have at least one page where the stamp can be put.

Regarding the citizens of the East African Community, it can be noted that they do not require passports to enter Uganda. They can travel under the admissible temporary document and use their national identification cards for identification.

At Prime Safaris and Tours Ltd, your safety is our utmost priority. We have thus undertaken the necessary safety measures in compliance with the approved Standard Operating Procedures by the Governments of ALL African countries in which we operate with a goal of protecting our customers while traveling and on their Africa safari. The following guidelines will be applicable for your  Safari in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo, and other African Countries.

4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour From Kigali − GORILLA TREKKING TIPS

  • Carry plenty of water and some quick calories. The trek is relatively tiresome.
  • Put on strong hiking shoes/boots
  • Wear a long-sleeved shirt/t-shirt, thick trousers.
  • Strong gardening gloves for protection against stinging plants are also recommended
  • Bring a warm sweater/fleece as it is often cold at the outset
  • Carry a rain jacket or poncho since it can rain at any time in the tropical rainforest of Bwindi
  • It is also a good idea to have sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Wearing a mask while gorilla trekking is mandatory
  • Carry at least two surgical masks, double-layered cloth masks with filters, or N95 masks

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