6 Days Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Safari

6 Days Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Safari

This 6 Days Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Safari Holiday involves a mountain gorilla tracking experience in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (with over 12 other primate species). This gorilla trekking safari also includes a visit to Lake Mburo National park – one of two parks in Uganda where it is allowed to go for a bushwalk with an experienced ranger guide to see animals at a close range. You could choose a bushwalk, horse-back safari or ride in the park on a mountain bike as you view the game park. The safari also takes us to Queen Elizabeth National Park which has the ‘BIG 5’, over 600 bird species, buffalo, antelopes, crocodiles, chimps, and more wildlife. This national park is among the smallest parks in Uganda and it has got a big population of Zebras, impalas, giraffes, kobs, antelopes, birds, etc.

Day 1
Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park.

Meet and greet with our local Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Safari guide over breakfast, and then after we drive heading to southwestern Uganda. En route, there is a local community popular for making local drums and crafts and a fruit market. Stopover, admire and buy yourself souvenirs. Proceed to the Equator line taken as one beautiful scenery in Africa – the pathway of the sun and take photographs.

Early afternoon, arrive in Lake Mburo for a lunch in the park grounds as you marvel at the game and birds within the park. Take the first Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Safari game drive in the afternoon and look out for zebras, topis, buffalo, elland, impala, water hogs, waterbucks and plenty other animals.

Accommodation: (Full Board)

Up-market: Mihingo Lodge / Mantana Tented Camp/ Archadia Cottages

Moderate: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge/ Rakobo Rock

Low Budget: Rwonyo Campsite

Day 2
Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

After an early breakfast we depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest via Mbarara town.

We drive through stunning volcanic landscape adorned with steep sided hills covered from top to bottom in neatly terraced plantations of bananas, tea and thick montaine forests to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

The Bwindi area is a highly fertile, mountainous region with steep sided hills covered from top to bottom in neatly terraced rows of cultivation. You are really driving through the “Banana Republic” with banana plantations all around you, steep hills, small rivers – just amazing Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Safari scenery. Arrive late afternoon at the park and check-in at accommodation.

Accommodation: (Full board basis)

Up-market:Buhoma Lodge / Mahogany Lodge

Moderate:Engagi Lodge/ Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Lake Kitandara Camp

Low Budget: Travellers Rest Hotel, or Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp or Buhoma Community Camp ground

Day 3
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

The Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Safari day that will imprint a memory of your lifetime. After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before enjoying the highlight of the trip- Gorilla trekking, which may last the entire day. We trek through the rain forest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten. When sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 metres from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes.

Day 4
Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park Search Ishasha Sector for Tree-climbing lions, elephants.

After breakfast we drive through stunning savannah grasslands as we head to the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishasha a much more remote and less-traveled part of Queen Elizabeth National Park, but one which has a sense of exclusivity and remoteness. The game densities here are high, and this region has reported some of the largest herds of Elephant anywhere in Uganda, as it is their main migration corridor between Uganda and the DRC.

As we enter the park, we do a game drive in search of the wild game. We continue and drive to the northern circuit which is the area near the main road known for its tree climbing lions. We look particularly at the many fig trees where lions like to stay. But we also visit the Uganda kob mating ground which is their preferred hunting area.

Accommodation: (Full board basis)

Up-market/ Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Queen Elizabeth Safari Lodge

Budget price: Simba Safari Camp

Day 5
Game Drive Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

We set out early in the morning for a game drive in the northern part of the park on the Kasenyi Track in search of lions, elephants, solitary buffaloes. This is the best time for opportunities of viewing the cats in action owing to the vast population of Uganda Kobs. We have an excellent chance to view just about every animal here at very close range. In the afternoon we will go for a launch trip along the Kazinga Channel.

This gives you the opportunity to view wildlife up close: hippo’s huff and spray at a mere feet away from the boat, buffalo linger in the shallows. The shores of the channel are also home to an array of birds including pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork and many others.

Accommodation: (Full board basis)

Up-market/ Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Queen Elizabeth Safari Lodge

Budget price: Simba Safari Camp

Day 6
Visit the crater lakes region, Baboon cliffs and transfer to Kampala.

Breakfast and head for Kampala (about 5 hours driving) via Mubende. This route travels through breathtaking scenery and delightfully rolling plantations, some of the best in Uganda.

Depending on how much time we have on us we can tour around Kampala’s crafts and souvenirs markets before checking in at your hotel or being transferred to the airport.

Includes

  • Ground transportation and Fuel
  • Full time safari guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Boat trip
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale
  • All game drives
  • Activities included above

Excludes

  • 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)

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