Our 6 Days Uganda Gorilla trekking safari tour takes you to Uganda`s population of mountain gorillas in Bwindi but also exposes you to Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda.It has been confirmed that Mountain gorillas in Uganda have increased to a minimum of 400 in Bwindi according to results from the mountain gorilla census that was carried out by Uganda Wildlife Authority together with the International Gorilla Conservation Program(IGCP), Institute for the Conservation of Nature(ICCN)in DRC and RDB from Rwanda.
Scientifically referred to as Gorilla beringei beringei, Uganda`s mountain gorillas live in families headed by a Silverback as the dominant male. However, mountain gorilla families sometimes split up to form new groups especially when there is more than one silverback in a family.
Currently there are 36 gorilla families in Bwindi and 16 solitary males of which 10 are habituated for tourism and research.
Following the two censuses carried out in the Virunga Massif and in Bwindi in 2011,it has been confirmed that the world’s population of mountain gorillas now stands at a total of 880 after census results showed in 2010 that there were 480 mountain gorillas in the Virunga massif which comprises Rwanda`s Volcanoes National Park ,Uganda`s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park , and DRC`s Virunga National Park ,plus the 400 that has been confirmed present in Uganda`s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
This means that Uganda is host to more than half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas trekking safari or tour destination.
6 Days Uganda Gorilla tour major highlights :
- Gorilla Trekking
- Game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park
- Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest national park
Day 1: Entebbe – Kampala
As you arrive at Entebbe International Airport you meet our tour agent who will take you to your Hotel but depending on your time of arrival you may have the famous the Kampala tour.On the check list are: Buganda Kingdom palace, the Bahai temple, Namugongo Uganda matrs shrine, Kasubi tombs and Uganda museum Uganda museum. Overnight at the The Lodge/ any Kampala hotel of your choice
Day 2: Tranfer to Bwindi National Park
After your early morning breakfast, start your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Ishasha arriving in the evening at Buhoma. You will Dine and have the night at Buhoma community Rest Camp/ Gorilla Forest Camp / Buhoma Lodge.
Day 3: Tracking the Gorillas
After a heavy breakfast and carry packed lunch have a briefing at the headquarter after which embark on tracking gorillas in the forest at 8:00 am. The time you spend in the forest tracking isunpredictable but ranges between 2 – 9 hours depending on the movement of these mountain gorillas. Your Dinner and overnight shall be at Gorilla Forest Camp / Buhoma Lodge / Buhoma community bandas
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth national park safari
Just after your breakfast transfer to Ishasha Game Reserve to view tree-climbing lions after which you go to Queen Elizabeth national park for your lunch at the lodge as you prepare for Kazinga Channel for the afternoon game drive. Your dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge / Hippo Hill Camp
Day 5: Game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park
At 6.00am have breakfast and right after enjoy a game drive to the northern sector of the park through the Kasenyi track in search for buffaloes, lions, Uganda kobs plus many bird species. After proceed to Fort Portal for a night at Mountains of the Moon Hotel as you prepare for a chimp trek in Kibale Forest national park the following morning.
DAY 6: Chimpanzee trekking
Early in the morning go to Kibale forest headquarters for the 4 hours chimp trek starting at 8.00 am. After this trek, have lunch then transfer to Kampala where you will arrive in the evening.
Please note that Upon your request, we can change(customize) the tour destinations, hotels and number of days to suit your desire .just contact us call us 24/7 on phone