6 Days Uganda Gorilla Self Drive Safari Gorilla trekking Chimpanzee & Wildlife Self drive tour in Uganda

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6 Days Uganda Gorilla Self Drive Safari Gorilla trekking Chimpanzee & Wildlife Self drive tour in Uganda

Overview of the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla Self Drive Safari Gorilla trekking Chimpanzee & Wildlife Self drive tour in Uganda

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Our 6 Days Uganda Gorilla safari 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 Bwindi features a minimum of 400 Mountain gorillas of which twelve gorilla groups are habituated for gorilla trekking spread in its four regions of Ruhija, Buhoma, Nkuringo and Rushaga. Undertaking the 6 Day Uganda gorilla safari offers you an opportunity to have moments with these ancient apes that are critically endangered world over. The safari also features the magical chimpanzee trekking in the forested landscapes of Kibale National Park dubbed the Primate capital of the world with 13 Primate Species the highest percentage of encountering the habituated Chimpanzees in their wilderness. The Wild game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park offers the possibilities of exploring the four of the Big five land animals among which include the elephants, Buffaloes, Lions and leopards. The boat cruise along the 45km long Kazinga Chanel offers you impressive views of the Nile crocodiles and Hippos.

6 Days Uganda Gorilla Self Drive Safari Gorilla trekking Chimpanzee & Wildlife Self drive tour in Uganda Detailed itinerary Safari

Day 1 of the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla Self Drive Safari Gorilla trekking Chimpanzee & Wildlife Self drive tour in Uganda: Transfer to Fort Portal, do cycling in Mpanga tea estates, visit the Amabere g’ Nyinamwiru Caves, hike the Fort Portal Crater Lake field and transfer to Kibale National Park

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After breakfast at your place of stay on Kampala, you embark on the transfer to Fort Portal 300km about 5 hours’ drive. The magical views of the lush green country side and impressive physical landscape including the views of Lake Wamala at a distance, close looks of Mubende Inselbergs, the swamps of Kyegegwa and Kyenjojo before arriving Fort Portal. You make a stop few kilometers to Fort Portal town to undertake a cycling adventure encounter in the tea estates that spread over an impressive undulating landscape where you share light moments with the estate staff and enjoy the themed interpretation of the the area from the guide while on the bike. You proceed to Fort Portal town for lunch after which you connect to the Amabere caves for a heritage encounter. You explore into the beliefs of the local people that date back to the prehistoric era. The breast-like features are believed to be breasts of Nyinamwiru the mother of Ndahura the famous Muchwezi ruler who expanded the Chwezi Empire across the interlucustrine region. From the caves, you hike the Fort Portal Crater lake field to explore the effects of explosive volcanicity in the area. The area is marked by a range of crater hollows and some of them have been filled with water to form crater lakes. The hike to the summit of Kyeganywa hill offers panoramic views of the area and the distant Rwenzori Mountains. Retreat from the activity an connect to Kibale National Park for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Ndali lodge, Midrange / Standard: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse, Budget / Basic: Rwenzori View Guesthouse, Wild Camping at Primate Lodge Campsite / Kanyanchu River Camp

Day 2 of the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla Self Drive Safari Gorilla trekking Chimpanzee & Wildlife Self drive tour in Uganda: Do Chimpanzee trekking, Bigodi wetland walk & transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

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From you lodge after breakfast, you connect to Kanyanchu Tourism Center for briefing and eventual chimpanzee trekking starting at 8am. Kibale National Park supports 13 Species of Primate and among others they include Common Chimpanzees, the Black and White Colobus Monkeys, the Red tailed Blue tailed monkey and L’Hoest’s Monkey which may be encountered during your chimp trek. The chimpanzee trekking experience takes 2 – 5 hours involving hikes through challenging forest landscapes covered by mature trees and verdant flora 371 tree species including the Warbughia Ugandensis and Parinari exelsa. The forest also a myriad of bird Species counting to 375 species such as Green-breasted Pitta, Crowned Eagle, Black Bee-eater, Western Nicator, Red-chested Owlet, Little Greenbul, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Brown-chested Alethe, African Grey Parrot and Blue-breasted Kingfisher among other species. You have one hour with the chimpanzees where you are able to see them munch fruit, play, copulate, patrol among other aspects and you are allowed to take photos but keep the flash off. Retreat from the activity and connect to Bigodi wetland sanctuary for an afternoon wetland walk. The Sanctuary is an eco-tourism site and so far the best in Uganda with over 138 bird species among which include the Great Blue Turaco. It is also a habitat to the swamp dwelling Sitatunga antelope. Retreat from the encounter and embark on the transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park driving along the scenic views of Rwenzori Mountains arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Enganzi Game Lodge, Budget / Basic: Pumba Safari Cottages, Wild Camping

Day 3 of the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla Self Drive Safari Gorilla trekking Chimpanzee & Wildlife Self drive tour in Uganda: Do morning game drive and afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise

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After an early morning of coffee, you connect to the savannah landscapes of Queen Elizabeth National Park to explore the wild game. The park supports four of the big five namely the lions, Leopards, Elephants and Buffaloes. Besides those, there are Spotted hyenas, side stripped jackals, water bucks, Uganda Kobs among other Species. The morning game drive exposes you to the animals as they graze, hunt, eating their kill, resting, mating among other aspects. The gam e drive lasts 3 – 4 hours after which you return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon, you gather at the Mweya jetty for an afternoon boat encounter departing at 2pm to explore the 45km long Kazinga Channel which is a habitat to Nile crocodiles, Hippos and a range of bird Species including the African Skimmer, yellow billed stork among others. The channel connects lakes Edward and George and acts as drinking point for counts of wild game in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The boat activity lasts 2 hours and you do an evening game drive along the channel track for more wild game viewing as you connect to the lodge for relaxation dinner an overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Enganzi Game Lodge, Budget / Basic: Pumba Safari Cottages, Wild Camping

Day 4 of the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla Self Drive Safari Gorilla trekking Chimpanzee & Wildlife Self drive tour in Uganda: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Do a game drive en route in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – the home of the critically endangered mountain gorillas, You drive through the Ishasha sector to explore the tree climbing lions which tend to hang on the branches of fig trees during the day time. Ishasha also support other wildlife like Kobs, elephants, Buffaloes, water bucks among others which may also be encountered. You retreat from the activity and embark on the transfer to Bwindi arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp, Budget / Basic: Broadbill Forest Camp, Wild Camping

Day 5 of the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla Self Drive Safari Gorilla trekking Chimpanzee & Wildlife Self drive tour in Uganda: Do gorilla trekking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening boat cruise and relaxation

Canoing on Lake Bunyonyi

You embark on the gorilla trekking encounter in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Gather at the respective gorilla trekking region depending on your permit where you are allocated the gorilla family to track and attend to briefing by the park ranger about the gorilla trekking conduct. From the starting point, you connect to the trail head and enter into the forest on foot in search of the ancient descendants of Old World Monkey that have resolved to limit their world existence to Bwindi Impenetrable and Virunga massif. The eventual encounter with the gorillas meeting eye to eye takes you back to the moments when their ancestor and your ancestor separated million years back. You have one full hour with them to view them forage, socialize, the young ones playing, the silverback showcasing its dominance, taking photos and asking questions from the guide. The general trekking encounter that involves hiking the hilly landscapes of Bwindi, moving up and slopping down, traversing the dense jungle – Impenetrable tend to last between 2 – 8 hours. Retreat from the activity and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi driving through magical Kigezi Highlands dubbed the Switzerland of Africa. Upon arrival, you embark on a thrilling boat ride to explore the second deepest lake in Africa with 29 Islands. You can also disembark from the boat at some point and take a walk in one of the Islands to share light moments with the Island Communities. Retreat from the activity for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort, Midrange / Standard: Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort, Budget / Basic: Broadbill Forest Camp, Resort Camping

Day 6 of the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla Self Drive Safari Gorilla trekking Chimpanzee & Wildlife Self drive tour in Uganda: Transfer back to Kampala. Make a stop at Igongo Cultural Center for lunch and Uganda Equator Crossing Kayabwe

After breakfast, embark on the transfer back to Kampala 437km about 7 hours’ drive passing through impressive countryside landscapes of southwestern Uganda before approaching Igongo Cultural Center 12km past Mbarara town for traditional lunch served at its famous Kahwa Kanuzire restaurant (Its finished when it is still sweet) after which you will proceed on the drive to Kampala. Another stop would made at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for amazing photo shoots and water experiments can be made to justify the geographical separation between the northern and southern hemispheres not forgetting souvenir purchase at any of the gift shops at the site. Continue for 77km to arrive in Kampala in the evening

End of the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla Self Drive Safari Gorilla trekking Chimpanzee & Wildlife Self drive tour in Uganda

Getting There

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.

General 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)

General 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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