Overview of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi & Kibale, Queen Elizabeth Park wildlife safari Uganda
This 6 Days Uganda gorilla trekking and wildlife safari Uganda will start and end in Kampala; the Capital of Uganda. We planned this 6 Days Uganda tour with a blend of a gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is home to over 340 mountain gorillas with four main groups of mountain gorillas to be trekked. This national park has got also many other species of primates including the chimpanzees, monkeys among others. You will continue with this safari to Kibale National Park, the world’s primate capital. It is famous for chimpanzee trekking safaris Uganda, then proceeds to Queen Elizabeth National Park which was named after Queen Elizabeth II famous for its Kazinga channel which connects Lakes; George and Edward and its filled with variety of Uganda’s greatest biodiversity of wildlife including the tree climbing lions, buffaloes, leopards, elephants, hippos, several bird species. This continue and end in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to half of the remaining population of the internationally famous mountain gorillas and the former forest people.
Uganda safari highlights of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi & Kibale, Queen Elizabeth Park wildlife safari Uganda
Day 1: Depart from Kampala to Kibale National Park Uganda to your prior booked hotel where you will spend the night.
Day 2: Do chimpanzee trekking Uganda in Kibale Forest and after transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Day 3: Do gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via the Ishasha sector doing a simple game drive
Day 5: Do a morning game drive and an afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel
Day 6: Depart for Kampala
Detailed Itinerary of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi & Kibale, Queen Elizabeth Park wildlife safari Uganda
Day 1 of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi & Kibale, Queen Elizabeth Park wildlife safari Uganda: Depart from Kampala to Kibale National Park Uganda to your prior booked hotel where you will spend the night.
After a very early morning breakfast, at around 8am, you will meet your Uganda safari driver guide, he will give you a brief about your 6 Days Uganda gorilla safari and wildlife safari tour in Uganda. After the briefing, you will start your 5-6 hours journey to Kibale National Park Uganda. Along the way, you will enjoy your journey in Uganda on both tarmac and unpaved roads passing through various traditional Ugandan villages where you will see the locals carrying out various activities like farming. The lush rolling hills of this region provide good photo opportunities. You will also have chances of sighting birds such as the beautiful black-headed gonolek, Fan-tailed widow bird, double-toothed barbet, long-crested eagle, sun birds and weaver birds that perch on the fence rows and power lines near the road. As you approach the foothills of the Rwenzori mountains in Fort Portal, you will have views of Uganda’s famous tea plantation region. Continue towards Kibale Forest one of the greatest African rain-forest research reserves toured by many tourists and researchers. Arrive at your accommodation in Kibale Forest National Park for your dinner or overnight stay.
Day 2 of the6 Days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi & Kibale, Queen Elizabeth Park wildlife safari Uganda: Do chimpanzee trekking Uganda in Kibale Forest and after transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Early morning after breakfast at the lodge, report to Kanyanchu at around 7:30am for your briefing at 8am from the park ranger guides about your chimpanzee trekking safari Uganda before you start trekking. After the briefing, start your journey into the forest with the rangers in search for chimpanzees and other primates including the red-tailed monkeys, blue monkey, black and white colobus monkey, olive baboons among others. The forest an array of birds including the grey-throated flycatcher, masked and black-capped apalis among the many in a park that is home to over 375 bird species. Retreat from the activity and have lunch.
After lunch, check out and prepare to leave this part of the world and head to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park a distance of about 5-6 hours. As you drive, you will enjoy the great volcanic landscape with rolling hills covered with vegetation to your lodge, check in, dine and rest for the next day.
Day 3 of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi & Kibale, Queen Elizabeth Park wildlife safari Uganda: Do a Gorilla trekking safari Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Sets off after your early morning breakfast together with your water and packed lunch, proceed to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park headquarters then we go to the park headquarters where you will be briefed about the do’s and the don’ts by the ranger guides before you begin the search in the thick Bwindi forest for the giant mountain gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is renowned for its impressive mountain gorillas, although it is unpredictable for how long you will track before finding them since it all depends on their movement and this takes about 2-8 hours. After finding them, you are restricted to 1 hour that gives you chance to spend time, observing these giant gorillas moving, feeding, cuddling is an awesome and exciting adventure that will leave you with long lasting memories of a truly unique experience. Retire from the experience and return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi & Kibale, Queen Elizabeth Park wildlife safari Uganda: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National via Ishasha sector
Have your breakfast at the lodge and thereafter start your journey through the Savannah vegetation, via the Ishasha sector where you will get a chance of viewing the tree climbing lions and many other animal species as you approach Queen Elizabeth National Park. This national park is famous for this channel which is known as the Kazinga channel connecting both Lake Edward and Lake George and has variety of wildlife species including the crocodiles, hippos, birds, buffaloes and many more.
Day 5 of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi & Kibale, Queen Elizabeth Park wildlife safari Uganda: Game drive and an afternoon boat cruise
You will start your morning game drive so early, so this will require you to be up very early, with this you will be able to see very many animals along the Kasenyi track, you will also be able to view different animals such as elephants, antelopes, water bucks, buffaloes, lions, kobs among others. After the game drive, head back to the lodge your breakfast, relax and later have lunch as you prepare for the afternoon boat cruise. Later in the afternoon go for a two-hour boat cruise down the Kazinga Channel that connects Lakes George & Edward. The cruise takes you through the highest population of Hippos and you will see a profusion of animals drinking on the water shores. This launch cruise rewards you with a great opportunity to take photos, watch birds; the saddle billed stork, pink backed pelicans, the malachite kingfishers and animals such as crocodiles, elephants, hippos, buffaloes, feeding along the channel. Retire from the boat and return to your lodge or hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 6 of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi & Kibale, Queen Elizabeth Park wildlife safari Uganda: Departure back to Kampala
You will set off from the mighty gorilla land and return to Kampala with en route in Mbarara for lunch and at the equator in Kayabwe where you will take lots of photos, visit the souvenir shops around and have a polar water experiment. Proceed with your journey to Kampala at your hotel in the evening or for your late flight at Entebbe International airport.
End of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla trekking safari Bwindi & Kibale, Queen Elizabeth Park wildlife safari Uganda