This 6 Days Uganda Wildlife and Gorilla Safari combine gorillas, chimpanzee and wildlife trekking including a boat cruise & exciting Uganda safari activities at discounted price rates.
Uganda Gorilla trekking is mostly done in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is situated in the Southwestern part of Uganda, on the border of the Great Rift Valley. Bwindi is habitat to more than 350 mountain gorillas which today are perhaps the most remarkable animals found on the African continent. In addition, the park has approximately 346 bird species and more than 200 butterfly species. The main tourist activity within the Bwindi Forest is Gorilla trekking and there are 4 groups today available to be visited by tourists daily. The Mubare group has 10 members with 1 silverback and was opened in 1993 to tourism. The Habinyanja group has 8 members, 2 silverbacks and was opened for tourism in July 1998. The Rusheguru group with 10 members and 1 silverback was ready by July 2002, and on the other hand, the Nkuringo group with 19 members and 2 silverbacks was ready by April 2004. Tracking Gorillas in the Bwindi forest can be quite challenging and requires physical fitness to accomplish.
With 6 Days Uganda Wildlife and Gorilla Safari, Prosper Africa Tours will make your experience with gorillas and the wildlife of Uganda National parks
After Breakfast, meet your safari guide who will warmly welcome you and drive to Kibale National Park. This scenic drive takes approximately 7 hours arriving in the afternoon. You will stop over in Fort portal town for lunch.
After, report to the ranger station in Kibale National Park to track habituated chimps – these delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. The incredibly diverse forest is home to over 13 species of primates including red Colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bush babies. A network of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded including the endemic Prirogrine’s ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier that its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species.
Have an early morning breakfast and then go for a swamp walk in Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary a community owned swamp under Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental organization formed in 1992 with the aim of achieving social and economic development for local communities. Your guide will provide detailed information as the walk goes on. This area harbors over 137 bird species including the Snowy Headed Robin Cat, Emerald Cuckoo, Black and White Casqued Hornbill and a variety of Weavers, Warblers, Greenbuls and Sunbirds. You will also see plenty of butterflies and the unique flora such as wild palms, polita figs and the dominant papyrus.
After lunch, we will depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. We will enter the park via the Northern crater Area. With beautiful lakes and rich grasslands which are set deep in the crater valley, this is truly the most breathtaking scenery in the park. Queen Elizabeth is host to a large variety and volume of wildlife. Take an afternoon game drive before checking in.
Early morning wake up for the morning game drive to catch up with early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. During the game drive, you will be likely to meet grazing hippos, elephants, lions, spotted hyenas, bushbucks, water bucks, stripped jackal, leopard and of course the several warthogs. Return to the lodge for Breakfast, before taking another game drive.
After lunch, take an afternoon boat trip along on Kazinga channel. This will give you the opportunity to view wildlife up close: hippo’s huff and spray 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. After this wonderful afternoon, a slow drive back to the lodge with an afternoon game drive before returning to your lodge.
We will then leave for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to the few remaining mountain gorillas. Bird life and primate life in Bwindi is quite superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora. Bwindi is the Bird watchers haven! It holds 348 species of birds and supports 24 of 26 Albertine Rift Endemics that occur in Uganda; and seven red data book species. Once continuous with the forests of the Virunga Volcanoes (Dian Fossey’s stomping ground), Bwindi is now an ecological island, surrounded by cultivation on the rich volcanic soils.
After an early breakfast and briefing from the guides, set off for the mountains gorilla tracking inside the Bwindi forest. You need to carry drinking water, rain jacket and jungle boots while the rangers will provide you with a walking stick. Gorilla tracking is one of the unique activities you will enjoy while photographing and observing the gorillas. After tracking, come back to the lodge and relax.
After breakfast, we will transfer to Entebbe Airport for your flight back home.