6 DAYS UGANDA TOUR − GORILLA TREKKING, CHIMPANZEE TRACKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING TOUR

6 Days Uganda Tour- SAFARI OVERVIEW6 Days Uganda Tour

Our 6 days Uganda tour is a 5 nights 6 days tour in Uganda that offers the unforgettable face to face encounter with gentle Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, a trek to see our closest living relatives (Chimpanzees) in Kibale Forest National Park and a wonderful wildlife viewing tour in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Starting and ending in Kampala, this exciting, adventurous 6-day tour takes us to Kibale National Park, the best place in the world to see Chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Over 1500 chimpanzees reside in Kibale, and besides chimps, contain 12 other primate species, a total of 70 mammal species and 325 bird species. From Kibale, we move to the scenic Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives in search of tree-climbing Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffalos, Kobs, Waterbucks and others, as well as a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel to view some of the highest concentration of hippos in the world. Queen has one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any nature reserve in the world, hosting over 600 bird species and 95 species of mammals across a variety of landscapes: rolling savanna plains, tropical rainforests, moist acacia woodlands, natural volcanic crater lakes, freshwater lakes and wetlands.

Continuing our journey, we reach the great Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a designated UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site where we’ll embark on the unforgettable trek to see the gentle giants of the forests, Mountain gorillas. Bwindi is home to almost 50% of the world’s Moutain gorillas and a trek to see them is a bucket list experience that naturalists from all over the world dream of doing! Alongside gorillas, Bwindi protects 120 mammal species, 351 bird species, 200 butterfly species and plants, many of them endemic to this part of Africa.

From Bwindi, you will transfer to beautiful Lake Bunyonyi to relax after this rather hectic gorilla trekking encounter. Lake Bunyonyi (literally place of many little birds), is the second deepest Lake in Africa dotted 29 amazing Islands. While here, you will engage in a fascinating canoe ride touring these Islands and the community walk.

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6 Days Uganda Tour – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

  Tracking wild Chimpanzees on foot in Kibale Forest Park

  Amazing safari game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park

  Searching for the legendary tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth Park

  Boat cruises on the spectacular Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth

  Canoe ride on the magically beautiful Lake Bunyonyi

  Culture interactions with local communities

  Photo shoots and water experiments at the Uganda Equator crossing

  A traditional cultural meal experience at Igongo Cultural Center

6 Days Uganda Tour – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

 Day 1: Fort Portal − Kibale National Park

 Day 2 & 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park

 Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

 Day 5: Lake Bunyonyi

 Day 6: Transfer back to Kampala/Kigali

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6 Days Uganda Tour − SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Transfer to Kibale National Park & do Chimpanzee tracking in the afternoon

Day 2: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 3: Morning game drive, afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise & evening game drive.

Day 4: Game drive in Ishasha sector in search of the tree-climbing lions as you transfer to Bwindi

Day 5: Gorilla trekking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening boat cruise & relaxation

Day 6: Lake Bunyonyi community walks in the morning & transfer back to Kampala/Kigali

6 Days Uganda Tour – DETAILED ITINERARY SAFARI

Day 1 of the 6 Days Uganda Tour: Transfer To Kibale National Park & Do Chimpanzee Tracking In Afternoon.

After breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala (at around 6.00 am), we’ll embark on a 300km (about 5 hours) drive to Kibale National Park. Along the way, you’ll enjoy the magical views of the lush green countryside, impressive physical landscape, colorful roadside markets and towns. Apart from your bathroom stopover and those for stretching, your main stopover will be for lunch in Fort portal town – the tourism capital of Uganda because of its beautiful landscapes and attractions. After a Ugandan lunch, your driver-guide will transfer you to your lodge in Kibale National Park and check-in.

We then drive to Kanyanchu Visitor Centre where you’ll meet the excellent local ranger guide who will lead you into the magnificent rainforest of Kibale on your unforgettable Chimpanzee tracking experience which starts at 8 am. In fact, beforehand you’ll be given an informative talk on tracking etiquette after which you’ll embark on a trek in search of our closest known relatives on foot. Kibale’s chimps have been tracked since 1993 and there are over 95% chances of locating some of 1500 Chimpanzees here. The trek to see these intelligent apes lasts between 2-5 hours. Contact time with chimpanzees is limited to one hour; group size is limited to 6 visitors and participants must be aged 12 or over.

As you track Chimpanzees, you’ll encounter a myriad of other primates and birds such as Green-breasted Pitta, African pitta, Africa grey parrot, Afep pigeon, Crowned eagle, Black-bee-eater, Cassin’s spinetail, White-naped Pigeon, Little greenbul, Purple-breasted sunbird and Blue-breasted kingfisher, to name a few. Once the chimpanzees are located, will watch them go about their daily routine in peace. Watching them as they munch fruit, swinging in trees, socializing, patrolling and making hooting calls is an unforgettable experience that you will cherish forever. You’re free to take photos but keep the flash off. After the one-hour chimpanzee encounter, retreat from the activity for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Highlight of the day: – Chimpanzees tracking in Kibale Forest National Park on foot.

 

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Crater Safari Lodge/Kyaninga Lodge/Primate Lodge Kibale

Midrange/Standard: – Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse/Kibale Forest Camp/Turaco Tree Tops

Budget/Basic: – Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse/Kibale Forest Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – 300km or 5 hours

 

Activities & services of the day:-

  • Transfer to Kibale National Park
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale

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

  • Nocturnal walk in Kibale Park to see nocturnal creatures like Bushbabies, Nightjars, Tree hyrax and Genet.
  • Cycle in Mpanga Tea Estate
  • Visit Amabeere Caves
  • Hike Fort Portal Crater Lake field
  • Transfer to Kibale National Park

 

Day 2 of the 6 Days Uganda Tour: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

We’ll have a relaxed breakfast today (at around 9.00 am) and embark on a 157km (2-3) drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. We’ll pass through the Crater lakes region (depending on road condition) and you will enjoy the spectacular views of the mystical Rwenzori Mountains dubbed the legendary Mountains of the moon by rising to 5,109m above sea level.

Because the journey from Kibale to Queen Elizabeth national park is short, we’ll arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. After lunch, we’ll have a relaxed afternoon looking forward to the next day’s activities or have a short game drive.

Highlight of the day: – The scenic drive from Kibale to Queen Elizabeth National Park

 

Accommodation:-

Upmarket/Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge/Mazike Valley Lodge/Katara Lodge

Midrange/Standard: Enganzi Game Lodge/Bush lodge/Kasenyi Safari Camp

Budget / Basic: Pumba Safari Cottages/Park View Safari Lodge

 

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – 157km or 2 – 3 hours

 

Activities & services of the day:-

  • Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

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

  • Morning Chimpanzee tracking
  • Bigodi Swamp Walk
  • Birding in Kibale National Park

 

Day 3 of the 6 Days Uganda Tour: Morning Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Afternoon Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise & Evening Game Drive.

After an early morning breakfast (at around 6.30 am), we’ll embark on a 3-4 hours game driver in the scenic savannah plains of the Kasenyi sector of Queen Elizabeth Park in search of wildlife including Elephants, Buffalos, Lions, Leopards, Hyenas, Waterbucks, Bushbucks, Warthogs, Giant forest hogs, Uganda kobs, Hippos and various smaller creatures. This section, apart from the great wildlife, is also one of the prettiest in the park, especially in the golden light of the morning.

While a major attraction for us is of course the mammals, birding within the Queen Elizabeth National Park is superb with over 600 species of birds recorded. We’ll certainly spend some time ticking a good number of special species including Grey-crowned crane, Red-throated spurfowl, Yellow-throated longclaw, White-backed vulture, White-headed vulture, Palm-nut vulture, hooded vulture, Flappet lark, Long-crested Eagle, Black-bellied bustard, Sitting cisticola, Grey-backed fiscal, African Skimmer and Brown Snake Eagle, to name just a few. After our game drive, we’ll return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch.

In the afternoon, we drive to Mweya Jetty for another remarkable, unforgettable activity planned; the 2-hour boat trip on the 40 Kazinga channel which is home to the largest concentration of Hippos in the world. You’ll also be fascinated by the large numbers of Crocodiles, Elephants, Buffalos on the shore along with numerous waterbirds including African Open-billed, Yellow-billed, Saddle-billed and Marabou Storks, Pink-backed pelicans, African spoonbills, Water Thick-knee, Swamp Flycatcher and Lesser Swamp Warbler as well as several species of Gulls, Terns. Retreat from the activity and do a game drive along the channel track as you connect to the lodge for overnight.

Highlight of the day: – An amazing wild boat cruise along the spectacular Kazinga Channel.

 

Accommodation:-

  • Upmarket/Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge/Mazike Valley Lodge/Katara Lodge
  • Midrange/Standard: Enganzi Game Lodge/Bush lodge/Kasenyi Safari Camp
  • Budget/Basic: Pumba Safari Cottages/Park View Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Morning game drive in Kasenyi sector
  • Afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga channel
  • Evening game drive along the channel track

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

  • Bush breakfast
  • Birding
  • Lion tracking
  • Cultural visits to Leopard Village
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge
  • Night game drive

 

Day 4 of the 6 Days Uganda Tour: Do Game Drive In Ishasha Sector In Search Of The Tree-Climbing Lions As You Transfer To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

This morning we will enjoy our breakfast (at around 8.30 am) at the lodge and then set off on a 4-7 hours’ drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Before leaving Queen, we’ll undertake a game drive in the southern Ishasha sector, searching for the legendary tree-climbing Lions that tend to lie on giant fig tree branches of this sector overlooking their prey in the plains. The chances of encountering them are around 70%. We’ll continue on the drive to Bwindi for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

The untouched forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has been declared a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site because of its breathtaking natural beauty and unique ecological significance. Covering 321 km², it is an amazing piece of land that survived the last Ice Age when most other forests in Africa disappeared. The name Bwindi in the local language actually means ‘a place of full darkness’. The rugged landscape features dense jungle, cascading waterfalls, sparkling mountain streams, deep valleys and steep ridges

Bwindi is world-renowned for excellent gorilla trekking opportunities, harbouring nearly half of the Mountain Gorillas on Earth. Aside from the majestic Mountain Gorillas, there are other drawcards including over 120 mammal species, 10 species of primates, over 350 species of bird to spot, 1000 species of flowing plants and a variety of colourful butterflies.

Highlight of the day: – Encountering the rare tree-climbing Lions in Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth Park.

 

Accommodation:-

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

Mid-range/Moderate: – Gorilla Valley Lodge/ Bakiga Lodge/Silverback Lodge

Budget/Basic: – Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp

 

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & time: – Approx. 130-220km or 4-7 hours

 

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • The scenic drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Game drive in Ishasha in search of the tree-climbing Lions

 

Day 5 of the 6 Days Uganda Tour: Gorilla Trekking and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for an Evening Boat Cruise & Relaxation.

Day 7 of the 8 day Uganda safari is going to be an undoubted highlight. And I don’t mean only for this safari, but of your life. A Gorilla trek is a bucket list experience that people from all over the world dream of doing! We wake up very early in the morning (at around 6.00 am) and have a hearty breakfast. We embark on a short drive to the Buhoma park headquarters and meet with the expert local ranger guides. At around 8.00 am, the guides will provide an informative briefing on the gorilla trekking etiquette and the experience. Top on the list; keep a distance of 10 meters from the gorillas. Not only for your own safety, but also for theirs as our colds, viruses and diseases can easily spread to them because of the shared DNA.

After the briefing, you’ll head into the forest in search of these great apes. The trek to see gorillas lasts between 2-8 hours. Contact time with gorillas is limited to one hour; group size is limited to 6 visitors and participants must be aged 15 or over. Owing to the nature of the terrain and the need to explore to find the gorillas, the trek doesn’t follow a path and instead, the guides will cut a route through the undergrowth. So, strong footwear is essential and gloves. Seeing wild Mountain gorillas in their natural habitat is an experience you will never forget. An adult male can weigh up to 220kg and reach 6 feet in height. Gorillas are gentle creatures and are not known to attack unless very severely provoked. The minimum distance that we must keep when we’re with the Gorillas is 10 metres. Please note that if you’re unwell with anything contagious, even a common cold, you’ll not be allowed to trek Gorillas.

After your one hour with the gorillas, return to the starting point to embark on a drive to the magical Lake Bunyonyi driving through the fascinating Kigezi Highlands. You arrive at Bunyonyi in the afternoon and embark on the 2 hours boat trip to explore the second deepest Lake in Africa with a count of 29 Islands. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Highlight of the day: – A face to face encounter with one of the surviving families of mountain gorillas who roam Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

 

Accommodation:-

Luxury/ Upmarket: – Gorilla Forest Camp/Chameleon Hill Lodge/Buhoma Lodge

Mid-range/ Moderate: – Gorilla Mist Camp/Gorilla Valley Lodge/Haven Lodge Buhoma

Budget/ Basic: – Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp

 

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Evening boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi

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

  • Birding in Bwindi Buhoma sector of Bwindi
  • Cultural visit to Batwa/Bakiga communities around Bwindi.

 

Day 6 of the 6 Days Uganda Tour: Lake Bunyonyi Community Walks in the Morning & Transfer Back to Kampala/Kigali.

We’ll have breakfast at around 7.30 am. We’ll then undertake a 2 community tour as we visit some of the local schools here where you get to meet the local students who are striving for a better future. We’ll retire from the activity return and embark 477km (about 8 hours) drive to Entebbe. We’ll have our first stop at Igongo Cultural Centre in Mbarara for lunch (Traditional dishes) and another stop at Uganda Equator crossing at Kayabwe for more photos and passing through the gift shops to secure yourself memorabilia as a commemoration of your gorilla and Uganda wildlife safari tour. We’ll continue to Entebbe for the departure flight.

Highlight of the day: – Lake Bunyonyi community tour and the equator experience. 

Meal Plan: – Breakfast & Lunch

Drive distance & time: – 477km or 8 hours

 

Activities & Services:-

  • Lake Bunyonyi community tour
  • Transfer to Entebbe
  • Traditional lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Centre
  • Uganda Equator experience

End of 6 Days Uganda Tour

6 Days Uganda Tour − SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  Full-time English professional safari driver-guide

  4×4 safari van/ 4×4 Safari land cruiser with pop up roof for game viewing with functional A/C

  Full board accommodation

  Gorilla/chimpanzees trekking permit fees

  Boat cruise fees

  Wi-Fi Internet on board the safari vehicle

  Bottled water

6 Days Uganda Tour− SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

  International & domestic flight fees

  Visa fees

  Laundry services

  Items of personal nature

  Gratuities and tips

  Other beverages/ drinks

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6 Days Uganda Tour GORILLA TREKKING TIPS

  • Take plenty of water and carry some quick calories (the trek typically take 2-8 hours)
  • Put on strong hiking shoes/boots for the trek
  • Wear long-sleeved shirt/t-shirt, thick trouser and gardening gloves for protection against stinging plants.
  • It is often cold at the outset, so bring a warm sweater/fleece
  • Bwindi Impenetrable being a tropical forest, it can rain anytime so we encourage you to carry a rain jacket or poncho
  • Having sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat is also a good idea at any time of the day.

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