6 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour – Mountain Gorillas, Wildlife & Chimps Safari in Uganda
Uganda`s population of mountain gorillas has been confirmed to have increased to a minimum of 400 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.
This Uganda safari as well as other Uganda safaris that feature Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla Forest,will expose you to the 36 gorilla families in Bwindi and the 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 and hence the Ultimate Uganda safari destination for tourists interested in Gorilla trekking/Gorilla tracking or a Gorilla tour .
The major highlights on this 6 Days Uganda Gorilla tour includes:
- 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 warmly welcome you to your Uganda safari and take you to your Hotel. Depending on your time of arrival you may have the famous the Kampala tour to many Uganda safari/Uganda safaris travelers. 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,you will start your actual Uganda safari by driving 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: Gorilla Tracking
After a heavy breakfast and carry packed lunch have a briefing at the headquarter after which embark on gorilla tracking/Gorilla trekking in the forest at 8:00 am. On this Uganda safari as well as all Uganda safaris having gorilla trekking stipulate that the time you spend in the forest tracking the gorillas is unpredictable but ranges between 1 – 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 as part of the menu on this Uganda safari. After, continue 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 the wild game tour highlight of this Uganda safari as well as all Uganda safaris having Queen Elizabeth national park. 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 yet another fascinating Uganda safari item.
DAY 6: Chimpanzee trekking
To finalise this 6 days Uganda safari, early in the morning you will go to Kibale forest headquarters for the 4 hours chimp trek starting at 8.00 am. After this trek, you shall have lunch then transfer to Kampala where you will arrive in the evening.
Upon your request, this Uganda safari as well as all Uganda safaris that we offer can be customized to have the Uganda safari/Uganda tour destinations, hotels and number of days that suit your safari desire upon request.
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