6 Days Gorillas and wildlife safari
Rate per person when 2
$1750 Per Person using budget accommodation
$1950 Per Person using mid-range accommodation
Note: Tour price covers all park fees, gorilla trekking permits, chimp trekking permits, accommodation and meals, transport, a professional guide, all activities in the itinerary.
DAY 1: KAMPALA – KIBALE NATIONAL PARK
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel to start your 6 days Gorillas and wildlife safari. You will then embark on your journey to Kibale Forest national park, driving through the shorter northern route that has a distance of about 300km with a tarmac road going to Fort Portal and also a distance of 36km on murram to Kanyanchu. On arrival you will have your lunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.
Accommodation options: Chimpanzee forest guest house /mountains of the moon hotel/Isunga lodge (mid-range) Chimpanzee forest guest house (budget)
DAY 2: CHIMPANZEE TREKKING IN KIBALE FOREST
After breakfast you will go for Chimpanzee trekking. Kibale Forest National Park is one of the best safari destinations in Africa for chimpanzee tracking. Kibale’s 795km2 National Park contains one of the most beautiful and with the most varying tracts of tropical forest in the whole of Uganda.
This is place to a number of forest wildlife, most especially 13 species of primate coupled with chimpanzees. After trekking, you will have lunch and drive to Queen Elizabeth national park, arriving in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Simba safari camp or Elephant hub lodge (budget), Park view hotel or Marafiki safari lodge(mid-range)
DAY 3: MORNING GAME DRIVE AND AFTERNOON LAUNCH CRUISE
Go for an early morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park where you will spot a lot of wildlife including African elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, impala, among others and a lot of birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast, relax a bit and enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon, go for a launch cruise along the Kazinga channel inside Queen Elizabeth Park where you will come up close with hippos, crocodiles among other aquatic life and an array of birds on the bay! Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
DAY 4: TRANSFER TO BWINDI VIA ISHASHA
Enjoy your breakfast and head southwest of Queen Elizabeth national park in search of tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector where on a lucky day, you will be able to spot many of them lounging on trees and enjoying the sun! Continue and proceed to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park arriving in the evening. Check in to your hotel, unwind, and enjoy dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation options: Trekkers Tarven / Rushaga gorilla haven lodge (budget) or Ichumbi Gorilla lodge / Gorilla mist camp
Drive time: Approximately 7-8 hours (depending on tracking location)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
DAY 5: GORILLA TREKKING IN BWINDI AND TRANSFER TO LAKE BUNYONYI
Have an early morning breakfast and head to the park headquarters for briefing by the ranger guides before embarking on your gorilla trek. Head into the forest and trek until you find the gorillas. Gorilla trekking can take 2 to 8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. After finding the gorillas in Bwindi, you will be allowed only 1 hour and then return to your lodge for lunch, and in the afternoon go for an optional batwa community walk. Later you transfer to Lake Bunyonyi one of the deepest and most beautiful lakes in Uganda dotted with several islands.
Accommodation options: Crater bay cottages/ Bunyonyi overland resort(budget) Bunyonyi rock resort/ Bird nest Bunyonyi(mid-range)
DAY 6: TRANSFER BACK TO KAMPALA
Enjoy an early morning breakfast and transfer back to Kampala with a stopover in Mbarara for lunch, arriving in Kampala in the evening. Drop off to your hotel in Kampala or the Airport for your onward flight marking the end of your 6 days Gorillas and wildlife safari