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6 Days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth National Park wildlife safari tour

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6 Days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth National Park wildlife safari tour

Overview of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth National Park wildlife safari tour

6 Days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth National Park wildlife safari tour The 6 Days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth National Park wildlife safari tour is one of the interesting Uganda safaris/ Uganda safari tours that one can have on a safari Uganda. Customized to the travellers’ interests, this safari encounter takes you through a memorable Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari Kibale National Park; in the primate capital of the world,  do an eco-community encounter in Bigodi wetland, a Uganda wildlife safari game viewing including tree climbing lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, kobs, water bucks among others and a thrilling boat cruise the 45km long Kazinga Channel with the views of Nile crocodile and Hippos in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and finally you will do the most treasured wildlife safari activity in Africa; mountain gorilla trekking Uganda in the hilly forested landscapes of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and a recreational boat encounter on Lake Bunyonyi known as the lake of a thousand islands, have amazing photo shoots and amazing water experiments at the Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe as you return to Kampala where the tour ends.

Uganda safari Highlight of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth National Park wildlife safari tour

Day 1: Transfer to Fort Portal, visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves, hike the Fort Portal Crater Area and transfer to Kibale National Park

Day 2: Do Chimpanzee Trekking, do Bigodi wetland walk & transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 3: Do morning game drive in Kasenyi sector, Kazinga channel launch cruise in the afternoon & evening game drive along the channel track

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP. Drive through Ishasha in search of tree climbing lions

Day 5: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening boat cruise & relaxation

Day 6: Transfer to Entebbe, traditional lunch at Igongo Cultural Center & a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe.

Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth National Park wildlife safari tour

Day 1 of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth National Park wildlife safari tour: Transfer to Fort Portal, visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves, hike the Fort Portal Crater Area and transfer to Kibale National Park

After breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala, you will be picked by your driver guide, embark on the drive to Fort Portal area, a distance of about 300km which will take you about 4 – 5 hours. On your way there, you will drive through an impressive countryside landscapes of Uganda; “the Pearl of Africa” with impressive scenic views including the scenic Mubende inselbergs. You arrive in Fort Portal in the afternoon. Have lunch, after which you will proceed to the Fort Portal Crater Lake Field, visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves; an ancient site that locals believe to be breasts of Nnyinamwiru the daughter of Bukuku a self-enthroned King of the Bachwezi. Geologically, the features are stalactites and stalagmites.  After visiting the caves, continue to hike the Fort Portal Crater field where you will see the famous Kyeganywa hill offering impressive views of the crater lakes and crater hollows below and the views of Rwenzori Mountains on a clear day. Return from this activity and transfer to Kibale National Park 26km from Fort Portal town arriving at your prior booked lodge in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

 Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp

Day 2 of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth National Park wildlife safari tour: Do Chimpanzee Trekking, do Bigodi wetland walk & transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. 

6 Days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth National Park wildlife safari tour After breakfast, your driver guide will lead you to Kanyanchu tourism centre for a briefing about your Uganda chimpanzee safari tour rules at 8am from the park rangers. After understanding the Chimp trekking conduct, you and your ranger guide will set off to this forest of in quest of Chimpanzees. This chimp safari is a 2 – 5-hour trek, exposing you to amazing tree species and wildlife including other 12 species of primates like Colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, Red tailed monkeys and olive baboons. The sights of Birds cannot be avoided while their songs offering natural entertainment for you through the jungle. You will enjoy the Chimpanzees as they roll themselves on tree branches, munch fruits and pant as well as hooting calls. After utilizing your one hour with them, you will have a picnic lunch and return to the starting point for short relaxation before embarking on the wetland walk in the Bigodi sanctuary after which you connect to Queen Elizabeth National Park 157km from Kibale about 3 hours’ drive. The drive will also expose you to the scenic Mountains of the moon; the Rwenzoris towering up to 5,109m high with snowcapped peaks before approaching the rolling savannah plain of Queen Elizabeth & eventually at the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

 Accommodation Enganzi Game Lodge

Day 3 of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth National Park wildlife safari tour: Do morning game drive in Kasenyi sector, Kazinga channel launch cruise in the afternoon & evening game drive along the channel track

Connect to the rolling savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park stretching to Kasenyi plains where counts of wild game might be encountered including the elephants, Buffaloes, lions, leopards, Kobs, waterbucks, spotted hyenas, jackals among others. You have chances of encountering these animals as they mate, patrol, socialize, graze and hunt among other aspects that lure you into remarkable amazement. Retreat from the 3 – 4-hour activity to embark on the transfer to the lodge for relaxation and lunch after which you gather at Mweya jetty for an afternoon boat cruise along the 45km Kazinga Channel. The cruise exposes you to possible magical sights of the Hippos, Nile crocodiles and other wild game like elephants and buffaloes drinking on the channel side. Retreat from the activity and do a simple game drive along the channel track as you head back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

 Accommodation Enganzi Game Lodge

Day 4 of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth National Park wildlife safari tour: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Drive through Ishasha in search of tree climbing lions

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You undertake a game drive in Ishasha sector in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of tree climbing lions and other wild game. The Ishasha is one of the only two places in the world where tree climbing lions can be encountered. They tend to lie in fig tree branches in the day time. Continue on the drive to arrive in Bwindi in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

 Accommodation: Gorilla Mist Camp

Day 5 of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth National Park wildlife safari tour: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening boat cruise & relaxation

6 Days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth National Park wildlife safari tour After breakfast, gather at the respective park headquarters for briefing at 8am and eventual start of the gorilla trekking encounter. You follow the trails of your respective gorilla family traversing the forest with is hilly forested landscapes and deep saddles. The hills are forested with mature trees and dense undergrowth that have earned it the name Impenetrable. The gorilla trekking encounter tends to last 2 – 8 hours inclusive of one hour direct encounter with them. Seeing the critically endangered apes as they forage, socialize, the young gorillas rolling themselves on tree branches and the Silverback demonstrating his authority is a moment of wonder that derives remarkable excitement.  Retreat from the activity and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi through the fascinating Kigezi Highlands with magical sceneries. Upon arrival at Lake Bunyonyi, you embark on a thrilling sun set boat cruise on the lake of a thousand islands as it has been dubbed because of its counts of 29 Islands. The cruise presents an evening soothing recreational encounter that is worth exploring and refreshment after gorilla trek adventure. Retire for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Lake Bunyonyi Eco resort

Day 6 of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth National Park wildlife safari tour: Transfer to Entebbe, traditional lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre & a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe.

After your breakfast, embark on the journey back to Kampala 437km about 7 hours’ drive excluding stops en route. The drive will expose you to country side sceneries and economic activities that have sustained the lives of the local communities for centuries past among which include extensive Banana plantation and cattle keeping. You will make a stop for lunch at Igongo cultural centre 12km past Mbarara. After this encounter, you will continue on the drive to Kampala. Another stop will be made at the Equator crossing Kayabwe 77km to Kampala for photo shoots and water experiments that justify the geographical divide between the northern and southern hemispheres if time permits. You will arrive in Kampala in the evening.

End of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth National Park wildlife safari tour

 

About the Author:

Samuel, the founder of Prime Safaris & Tours and one of the Directors at Christ Our Vision International Children`s Ministry (COVICM), a family founded and managed vulnerable children community care orphanage based in Kalagi town Mukono-The second worse hit district with HIV/AIDS in Uganda. Samuel was born in Kampala-the capital city of Uganda, where he grew up and studied. He went to New Mulago Primary School, Mengo Senior School for both ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels then Makerere University Kampala for his degree. After annexing credible experience in the tourism industry, he opened Prime Safaris & Tours Ltd in 2008 to not only offer ultimate Africa Safari memories to travelers the world over but as an avenue to annex funds to run the Christ Our Vision International Children`s Ministry (COVICM) Many people the world over are yet to discover the all in one tourism destination-Uganda, my mother land as on several occasions witnessed by the Lonely Planet and the National Geographic Channel. As a lover of Uganda`s tourism & Nature Conservation efforts in the region. I WARMLY WELCOME YOU AND SO PASSIONATE TO GUIDE YOU IN THE LAND OF THE FRIENDLIEST PEOPLE IN THE WHOLE WORLD-UGANDA THE PEARL OF AFRICA” Said Samuel. TUBANIRIZZA NYO MU UGANDA AFRICA! (WE WELCOME YOU ALL TO UGANDA AFRICA!)
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