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Pair of gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda Gorilla Trekking Wildlife Chimps Safari - 6 Days

Uganda Gorilla Trekking, Wildlife Safari in Lake Mburo & Queen Elizabeth NP, Kyambura Chimps trek- 6 Days

Gorillas and Wildlfe Safaris Hall of Fame Trip Advisor RecommendedThese could probably be your best 6 days in the wild!  We shall be having a mountain gorilla tracking experience in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (with over 12 other primate species), expository wildlife game drives in Lake Mburo National Park which is a compact national park with plenty of wildlife and Uganda's most biodiverse rich park, and  Queen Elizabeth National Park with the 'Big 5', over 600 bird species, buffalo, antelopes, crocodile, chimps and more. You also track the troops of wild but habituated chimpanzees in Kyambura Gorge with an opportunity of encountering other 13 species of primates on this tour.

It is all in this 6 days Uganda gorilla trekking wildlife safari in Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth NP, Kyambura chimps trek Uganda gorillas trek tour, you will be trekking gorillas in Bwindi, be going chimps tracking in Kyambura Gorge and do BIG-5 Wildlife game drives and boat trips in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo National Park searching for lions, leopard, elephant, buffalo, hyenas, giraffe, zebra, hippos among other species.

Not only is the Uganda gorilla trekking in Bwindi such a lifetime memorable experience but the accompanying wildlife safari game drives will be very rewarding.

The  Uganda gorilla trekking wildlife tour can start from Uganda's Entebbe or Kampala but when you request, we can also start from Kigali. It is an all-inclusive gorilla safari with gorilla trek permits, accommodation, transportation, meals, and all park fees included. Although you have other tourists joining on the boat trips, gorilla trek, and chimps trek, the transfers are mostly private. We can depart on any day with any number.

Overview
Itinerary
2021 Tour Prices (High Season)
Overview

Tour Brief for  Uganda Gorilla Trekking Wildlife Chimps Safari - 6 Days 

6 day/5 night Uganda gorilla trek, chimps, and game safari.

  • Day 1: Start the Uganda Gorilla Trekking Wildlife Chimps Safari - 6 Days by meeting with your Uganda safari guide in Entebbe or Kampala (or at Entebbe Airport), set off to Lake Mburo National Park, wildlife game drive safaris for the rest of the afternoon when you enter the park.
  • Day 2: All morning game drives, later continue driving to Uganda's mountain gorilla sanctuary - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Day 3: Go gorilla trekking deep in the remote jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, overnight at a lodge near the park.
  • Day 4: Set off for more African wildlife safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park & search for the tree-climbing lions in Ishasha Sector
  • Day 5: Join park rangers for chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge  & boat safari along Kazinga Channel to look for more wildlife, the BIG 5!
  • Day 6: Embark on a 4 hours game drive in Queen Elizabeth N.P. After the game drive, set off driving back to Kampala/ Entebbe. - End of the Affordable Uganda Gorilla Trekking Wildlife Chimps Safari - 6 Days Mburo, Queen Elizabeth, Kyambura.
Itinerary

Detailed Tour Itinerary for Uganda Gorilla Trekking Wildlife Chimps Safari - 6 Days

Day 1: Meet at your hotel in Kampala /  Entebbe or Entebbe Airport, drive to Lake Mburo National Park

Your Uganda 6 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Wildlife Chimps Safari shall be starting when you meet with your safari guide at the airport (if you arrive on Day 1) or at your hotel in Entebbe or Kampala. The safari guide briefs you through the tour, about the gorilla trek and all the other experiences on this Uganda safari.

The meeting time is normally at 8am but we could go earlier if you prefer, or later but not later than 2pm if you arriving the same day or just prefer to delay the start a bit.

We will then be driving through the remote villages of Uganda to Lake Mburo National Park in the south of the country. Safari today is going to be about 4 hours with several interesting stops for you to enjoy and take photos. 

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.

Once we arrive Lake Mburo National Park, your safari guide will attempt a game drive on the tracks of the park. On this game drive, there are lots of wildlife to spot - including zebras, topis, buffalo, eland, impala, water hogs, waterbucks, giraffes, etc. The park landscape and savannah scenery are really impressive and photography in this area is great. Your safari guide will afford you as much opportunity for wildlife experiences as possible on this day, so until you are tired, it won't be over! 

Accommodation options we plan to book in Lake Mburo National Park 

Up-market: Mihingo Lodge

Moderate: Rakobo Rock | the ensuite safari tents at Eagles' Nest

Low Budget: tent at Eagles Nest Camp | Leopard Camp

Day 2: Wildlife Game drives in Lake Mburo National Park,  Drive to the mountain gorillas' sanctuary of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

You might consider rising early today for another game drive in Lake Mburo National Parks. This park presents very rich biodiversity along its game drive tracks. Going early morning on a game drive in the park can reward you with rare sightings. Some lucky guests have been able to spot leopard and a lion but hyenas are more common. Other more common wild game include warthog, topi, impala, duiker, bushbuck, waterbuck, eland, and zebra.

Alternatively, if you are staying at Mihingo lodge a horseback safari can be booked. Horseback safaris in Lake Mburo offer you that opportunity to get closer to wildlife because the motor vehicle noise is eliminated completely. The wild animals will just be looking on as you closely get by. The activity may be available to guests of other lodges but only if those at Mihingo Lodge don't take up all the horses. Many visitors have got closer sights of leopards, while horse riding. 

After the game drives, we shall be departing Lake Mburo National Park to Uganda's main home for the mountain gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.  We traverse highly fertile lands with verdant plains and steep-sided hills covered by neatly terraced rows of cultivation. Lots of beautiful landscapes should keep you awake as we go along hoping to arrive Bwindi early in the evening.

Accommodation options we plan to book in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 

Up-market: Mahogany Springs Lodge |Buhoma Lodge |  Bwindi Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge | Chameleon Hill Lodge 

Moderate: Engagi Lodge  | Silverback Lodge | Lake Mulehe Lodge | Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Low Budget:  Gorilla Conservation Camp |Rushaga Gorilla  Havens Camp | Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp 

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

For many, this is the highlight of the Uganda Gorilla Trekking Wildlife Chimps Safari! 

After you have had your breakfast at the camp/lodge, your driver shall be picking you again to go for gorilla tracking in the Afro-montane rainforest of Bwindi. But first, you shall be participating in the pre-gorilla trek briefing at the park office. While here, a lot more information about gorilla conservation and ecology is shared. You will also be briefed about how to behave while gorilla trekking, how to act in case of emergencies, and also be allocated to a gorilla group/ family to visit. 

You will then proceed to enter the Bwindi forest in search of the endangered mountain gorillas.

Mostly, Bwindi is made of forested slopes with thick undergrowth everywhere and bamboo in some sections. Most trekkers take 1-3 hours to reach the mountain gorillas but it all depends on where the gorillas are that day and the weather when you are hiking. 

When you reach the previous night's resting place for the gorillas, you will be allowed to study the nests and gorilla camp before proceeding. By this time, the gorillas should be just a few meters from you. You shall be hearing them hooting, breaking tree branches, and chest-thumping.  When you finally catch a glimpse of the first gorilla, you shall be guided to a safe viewing position which should be at least 6 meters from them. You will be allowed 1 hour to enjoy the mountain gorillas. Usually the rangers allow more time than the one how, but not that much.

It will then be time to descend back to camp. Along the way you might encounter other wildlife species in Bwindi which include 120 types of mammal including 10 primates like the unhabituated chimpanzee, L'Hoest's, red-tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus, and baboon. If you are a keen birder, you might be able to spot or hear some of Bwindi's resident 350 species, 7 of which are on the IUCN red data listed.

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market: Mahogany Springs Lodge |Buhoma Lodge |  Bwindi Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge | Chameleon Hill Lodge 

Moderate: Engagi Lodge  | Silverback Lodge | Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge | Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Low Budget:  Gorilla Conservation Camp |Rushaga Gorilla Camp | Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp | Rushaga Gorilla Camp

Day 4: A perfect Uganda safari day in Queen Elizabeth National Park & Tree-climbing Lions

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 options we plan to book in Queen Elizabeth National Park 

Up-market/Luxury: Deluxe Tent/Deluxe room at Mweya Safari Lodge | Katara Lodge

Mid-range or moderate facility: Ihamba Safari Lodge | Bush Lodge (rooms) | Enganzi Lodge

Budget price: Bush Lodge (tents) | Simba Safari Camp | Pumba Cottages

Day 5: Kyambura Gorge Chimpanzee Trekking and a Boat safari on The Kazinga Channel

After an early breakfast, you head out to the Kyambura Gorge for Chimpanzee trekking. 

Chimpanzee tracking in the gorge is remarkable as some of the Chimps have been habituated, meaning that these chimpanzees are familiar with human beings and can carry on their day to day activities in the presence of people. Kyambura is the only place in the park where you can see habituated chimpanzees and other types of primates including red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus, baboons and vervet monkeys. This area is also identified for a variety of avian species like numerous falcons, the blue-headed bee-eater and the African Finfoot.

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 foot 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.

Up-market/Luxury: Deluxe Tent/Deluxe room at Mweya Safari Lodge | Katara Lodge

Mid-range or moderate facility: Ihamba Safari Lodge | Bush Lodge (rooms) | Enganzi Lodge

Budget price: Bush Lodge (tents) | Simba Safari Camp | Pumba Cottages

Day 6: Safari Game drives, Depart for Kampala or Entebbe - End of the Uganda Gorilla Trekking Wildlife Chimps Safari. Days 

It is advisable that you plan to depart from the lodge/camp at latest 6:30 am today for the game drive along the Kasenyi plain area in northern Queen Elizabeth National Park. This is the best time for opportunities of viewing the cats in action owing to the vast population of Uganda kobs. We drive at very slow speeds in search of lions, elephants, solitary buffaloes.   

After covering as many tracks as possible, we shall end the game drive and start on the journey back to Entebbe / Kampala.  

 

 

2021 Tour Prices (High Season)

2021 Tour Prices for the 6 Days Affordable Uganda Gorilla Trekking Wildlife Chimps Safari to Mburo, Queen Elizabeth, Kyambura.

Solo travelers are welcome, they only pay the cost of 1 person. All the other tour prices are based on 2 or 3 people sharing a room. You can pay the extra single room supplement if you prefer not to share a room.

If you are traveling in March, April, May, October, or November, please mention it to access special season offers. 

 

 

 

Lower Budget

Midrange

Upscale

Upper Luxury

1 person

 USD2,373

 USD2,850

 USD 3,516

 USD 5,989

2 persons   

 USD1,797

 USD2,114

 USD 2,673

 USD 4,673

3 persons

 USD1,640

 USD1,957

 USD 2,516

 USD 4,515

4 persons

 USD1,561

 USD1,878

 USD 2,437

 USD 4,437

5 persons

 USD1,514

 USD1,831

 USD 2,390

 USD 4,390

6 persons

 USD1,482

 USD1,800

 USD 2,359

 USD 4,358

7 persons

 USD1,460

 USD1,777

 USD 2,336

 USD 4,336

Single Room Supplement

 USD96

 USD 245

 USD345

 USD  785

Tour Prices Include

  • Gorilla tracking permits (each at US$700)
  • Chimpanzee trekking permits
  • Private/ Exclusive Wildlife game drives in Lake Mburo National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Boat trip along the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Meals indicated on the program
  • Services of a dedicated English-speaking Uganda safari guide who is also your driver 
  • Services of local tour guides for the gorilla trek, chimpanzee trek, and boat trip
  • Accommodation as per program (you can also suggest some modifications before final confirmation)
  • All Parks' fees for the various parks
  • Transport on tour as well as hotel transfers using a comfortable safari-customized land-cruiser or land-rover with pop-up roof, wide-opening windows, air conditioning, charging points, etc.
  • Entrance fees for tours mentioned in the program
  • Boat rides as on the program

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