6 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari – Popular Long Uganda Gorilla Trekking $ Wildlife Tour

6 days Uganda gorilla safari is a special package set for you to have a double magical encounter at two unique world’s greatest apes while in the wild.

On this tour, you have a chance to trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park.

Also, you will pay a visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park for wildlife exploration. You will start and end your safari in Kampala or Entebbe.

Activities to expect on your 6 days Uganda gorilla safari

  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi 
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park
  • Game drive along Kasenyi Plains at Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Launch cruise along Kazinga channel

Safari highlights of your 6 days Uganda gorilla safari

Day 1: Drive from Kampala/Entebbe to Kibale Forest National Park

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 3: Game drive and launch cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi National Park

Day 5: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 6: Return to Kampala

Detailed itinerary for your

Day 1: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

After your early morning breakfast, pick up from our driver guide ready to hit the road to Kibale Forest National Park in western Uganda.

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You will drive from Kampala-Mubende-Fort Portal and your journey will cover about 5 hours. At Fort Portal, you have a stopover for lunch and then proceed to the park which is 36 kilometers drive.

Accommodation choices at Kibale National Park

Kyaninga Lodge/Primate lodge (Luxury), Chimpanzee forest guesthouse (midrange) Nyinabulitwa Country Resort and safari camp (Budget)

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Assemble at Kanyanchu Visitor Center after your breakfast where you will be briefed on the safety measures for chimpanzee tracking.

Today, you will be put in a group of 6 visitors and assigned to one park ranger guide. At 8:00am, you will start your hike to search for chimpanzees which also rewards you with incredible sights at other primates including L’Hoest monkeys, red tailed monkeys, red colobus monkeys and others plus birds.

After, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park about 3 hours away from Kibale National Park.

Accommodation choices at Queen Elizabeth National Park 

Mweya safari lodge (luxury), Enganzi game lodge (midrange) or Mweya hostel (Budget)

Day 3: Game drive along Kasenyi plains and Boat cruise along Kazinga channel

After an early morning breakfast, you have a game drive via Kasenyi plains in the northern side of Queen Elizabeth National Park. 

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This will last you about 2 to 3 hours and will reward you with amazing sights at warthogs, buffaloes, African bush elephants, leopards, lions, Uganda kobs, birds and others. After, return to enjoy lunch and in the afternoon, you have boat cruise along the Kazinga channel.

A boat cruise is an exciting experience and it is mainly for you to catch a glimpse at a huge concentration of hippos, crocodiles, water birds and others.

Accommodation choices at Queen Elizabeth National Park

Mweya safari lodge (luxury), Enganzi game lodge (midrange) or Mweya hostel (Budget)

Day 4: Travel to Bwindi National Park

Today after breakfast, drive to southwestern Uganda to Bwindi. Drive via Ishasha sector for you to sight at the tree climbing lions and other savanna dwellers. Have lunch en-route at Savanna Resort then proceed to Bwindi. 

Accommodation choices at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Chameleon Hill lodge/Mahogany Springs hotel (Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp (Midrange), Buhoma community rest camp (Basic)

Day 5: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Enjoy your breakfast early in the morning at the lodge then have some packed lunch and bottled ready and assemble at Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo or Rushaga depending on where your gorilla permit directs you to for briefing for gorilla trekking rules and regulations.

At 8:00am, you will begin your search for gorillas which takes you about 4 to 6 visitors and once you find them, you have 1 hour to strike your imaginations, take pictures and learn about their behaviors. 

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Later, you will return to have some rest and, in the evening, you will pay a visit to Batwa community for cultural experience.

Accommodation choices at Bwindi National Park

Mahogany Springs hotel /Chameleon Hill lodge (Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp (Midrange), Buhoma community rest camp (Basic)

Day 6: Return to Kampala

After enjoying your delicious breakfast, you will be driven back to Kampala or Entebbe and this will mark the end of your 6 days Uganda gorilla safari.

End of safari of 6 days Uganda gorilla safari

6 days Uganda safari includes

  • Chimpanzee permits $150 but from 1st July, 2020, they will be obtained at $200
  • Gorilla permits $600 but from 1st July, 2020 Uganda gorilla permits will be sold at $700
  • Photography and stopovers
  • All activities in the itinerary
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Transport in a 4×4 driver guide
  • Service of an English-speaking driver guide
  • Bottled water
  • Relevant government taxes

6 days Uganda safari excludes

  • Uganda visa fees
  • Airfares
  • Other expenses like beverages, laundry services, tips for staff, extra activities, cigarettes, telephone calls.
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