6 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari is an opportunity to discover Uganda’s unique and captivating wildlife focusing on gorilla trekking in Bwindi, chimpanzee trek and game viewing experiences.
Our 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 6 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari 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.
What to Expect on the 6 Day Uganda Gorilla Safari?
On this 6 day Uganda Gorilla Safari, you should expect a thrilling trekking through the spectacular forested mountains and experience the incredible encounter of Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat.
Even before this, you will take part in a chimpanzee trek in Kibale National Park for an up-close look at these fascinating creatures, the chimpanzees. You will also explore a wide range of fascinating wildlife such as lions, elephants and hippos in Queen Elizabeth National Park from the comfort of a game drive vehicle and a boat.
You will enjoy beautiful sunsets over the rolling hills and savannah plains, thousands of bird species, several primates and different cultures that make Uganda an iconic country.
- 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 the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari and Wildlife Experience
Day 1: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
The 6 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari will start with early morning breakfast, pick up from our driver guide ready to hit the road to Kibale Forest National Park in western Uganda.
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 Trekking 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 trekking in the park.
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 or Elephant Plains Lodge (luxury), Enganzi Game Lodge or Buffalo Lodge(midrange) or Mweya Hostel or Pumba Safari Lodge (Budget)
Day 3: Game drive along Kasenyi Plains and Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel
After an early morning breakfast, you have a game drive via Kasenyi plains in the northern side of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
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
Ishasha Wilderness Camp or Mweya Safari Lodge (luxury), Enganzi Game Lodge or Ihamba Safari Lodge(midrange) or Mweya Hostel or Pumba Safari Lodge (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 National Park – Visit the Local Community
On the 5th day of the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari, you will 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.
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 Adventure
The 6 Days Uganda Safari Prices includesI
- Chimpanzee permits $200
- Gorilla permits 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 Packages Excludes;
- Uganda visa fees
- Other expenses like beverages, laundry services, tips for staff, extra activities, cigarettes, telephone calls.
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