Experience of Gorillas, Chimps and Wildlife in Uganda — 6 Days, 5 Nights | 6 Days

gorillas in Uganda

From US $2020
per person (sharing)

Visiting:  Queen Elizabeth N.P, Bwindi Impenetrable, Kalinzu Forest, Kazinga channel

Main Activities

  • Game Drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi
  • Boat Cruise along Kazinga Channel
  • Chimpanzee Tracking in Kalinzu Forest.

Experience of Gorillas, Chimps and Wildlife in Uganda — 6 Days, 5 Nights

Overview

Have heard about Chimpanzees, Gorillas and the Big Game Five?? Link up with Mukisa Safaris Uganda for an awesome and specialized safari to experience a moment with the Mountain Gorillas of Uganda and other wild animals in their natural habitats of the game parks of Uganda! Get a mix of exploration, discovery, adventure, fun, relaxation and body exercise as you embark on this safari to the Western, South and South Western parts of Uganda.

Take a thrilling road trip aboard an overland 4X4 customized safari vehicle to the wilderness of Bwindi Impenetrable forest and Queen Elizabeth National Park. These are popular destinations for nature and adventure lovers. While on this safari, you will enjoy trekking gorillas in their natural habitat in the impenetrable forest of Bwindi, track chimpanzees in forests and also conduct game drives in Queen Elizabeth National park that will accord you great chances to see animals of this wild such as lions, elephants, antelopes and buffalos.

The boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel where at, you will likely view water adapted animals as well as a variety of bird species; the crater lakes in the environs of the park, as well as the sighting of the Rwenzori Mountain ranges will give you more reason to take on this Safari.

Overall, at the quoted affordable price, you get a rare opportunity to encounter mountain gorillas that are endemic to this region, you travel and live in Africa, you meet new people and learn more about them, and you enjoy, relax and have fun, while establishing a moment you will admire throughout your life time. Be keen to travel with your camera!

Highlights of the tour

  • Exploring Queen Elizabeth National park though the game drive
  • Visit to the Equator crossing
  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu Forest
  • Boat Cruise along Kazinga Channel
  • Kampala city tour

Day 1 — Road trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park with an Intermediate stopover at the Equator

We assume you will arrive in Entebbe/Kampala a day before the start of this thrilling safari! We will set off early to explore Uganda and have experience of the natural wonders that make Uganda the pearl of Africa! We will use the first day to travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park is located in the South Western part of Uganda and is close to mountain Rwenzori and rests in the floor of the Albertine Rift.

The route to the park crosses the imaginary line of the Equator at Kayabwe-Mpigi District. The equator crossing is an iconic world feature! We believe that your camera will be available and set to help you create an awesome and adorable set of photographs! At the same point, you will find a variety of crafts that represent much about Ugandan Culture, animals of Africa and the history of Uganda and Africa. Carry some pocket change for these souvenirs!

You will continue driving southwards and when you approach Mbarara, you may do a stopover at Igongo cultural center for further introduction and observation of the African Culture (optional). You will have lunch enroute! Live the African way by trying some of the local delicacies! Your arrival to the booked lodge will likely be in the evening whereat you will rest and have your overnight stay.

Accommodation will be in one of the nearby eco lodges.

Day 2 — Exploration and discovery of Queen Elizabeth National Park and a Boat cruise along Kazinga Channel

Set your eyes to spot the beasts that are habitats of the wilderness of Queen Elizabeth National Park as you conduct this early morning game drive. Queen Elizabeth is greatly habited by the big five, various primate species as well as over 600 species of birds! You intended to see animals! Exploration of Queen Elizabeth gives you opportunity to spot Elephants, Buffalos, lions, Leopards, Warthogs, Hyenas, water bucks, Uganda Kob and many bird species including Ibis, Fish Eagles and vultures among others that live in this park.

Exploration of the park will be supplemented with an evening boat cruise along the spectacular Kazinga Channel which connects Lake Edward to Lake George.  The boat ride along the banks will give you an opportunity to see yawning hippos, herds of Uganda kob with their black and white spiraled horns, Nile crocodiles sunbathing, as well as elephants immersing themselves beneath the water while poking their trunks up like snorkels. Spending time on a boat cruise is a great introduction to a true African safari!

Accommodation: Bush Lodge

Day 3 — Chimp tracking in Kalinzu Forest and transfer to Bwindi

Brace yourself for an encounter with Man’s closest cousins; the chimpanzees in the forest of Kalinzu. Get your jungle boots on early and join the forest wardens to track chimpanzees!

Your time in the forest will also provide you with the opportunity to also see a variety of other primates (including the Colobus Monkeys and the Mangabey) and animals as well as birds and a variety of butterflies, flowers and other insects. Chimpanzees are the closest relatives to humans sharing about 98.7% of their DNA composition with humans. They are sociable, intelligent as well as communicative! Other interesting traits are their abilities to use stones to crush nuts, use empty pods to collect water plus using sticks for capturing termites from their holes. A successful track of the chimpanzees will give you good lessons about primates as well as beautiful lasting memories about Uganda.

After this expedition, you will have lunch and then transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest for yet another memorable highlight of this safari.

Upon arrival, you will relax at your lodge in preparation of the next day’s highlight. In the alternative, you can take an evening walk around the environs of the hotel to do bird watching or meeting with the people.

Accommodation will be in one of the nearby eco lodges.

Day 4 — Gorilla trekking

Wild animals may be found elsewhere in the world! However, Gorillas are only endemic to Uganda and some parts of Rwanda and DR Congo! Still, half of the world’s population is in Bwindi-Uganda! You get a great deal when you opt for this Safari to Uganda! You are almost certain that you will see the gorillas when you are in Uganda. Indeed you may not get any clear chance to encounter gorillas in any other place other than Uganda!

Be at your best and join the rest as you go gorilla trekking. This amazing activity is conducted through the densely forested steep hills until you finally meet these tranquil gorillas within the green plant cover. It is such a wonderful and memorable encounter.

Trekking Gorillas is a very interesting activity! It comes with anxiety before you meet the gorillas and when you spot them, you get filled with amazement!

Gorilla trekking groups are assigned on fitness levels. You can request a shorter or longer hike depending on your preferences. For many, the chance to trek in such exotic forest makes a longer hike worthwhile. Others might prefer to meet the gorillas that are closer to the trailhead.

After this fun filled expedition, you will travel back to your lodge for relaxation or for any other preferred activity like walks or bird watching.

Accommodation will be in one of the nearby eco lodges.

Day 5 — Travel to Kampala

After your awesome time in Western Uganda, you will embark on your return road trip to Kampala. This time we traverse the rolling hills and mountains of Kigezi and Ankole region. We go past valleys, lakes such as Bunyonyi and forested areas. Great panoramic views and eye catching sceneries are present along this route. Surely, your journey will be filled with moments of memorable exposure to nature.

When you reach Mbarara town, you will have lunch at Igongo cultural center. While here, you will get a short cultural brief about the Banyankole tribe of western Uganda.

After Mbarara, you will be at the equator crossing again. You may opt to make another stop at the equator crossing and engage in some of the activities and experiments that people normally engage in when they reach the equator. The experiments engaged in are not scientifically tested/proved but fun to watch. These experiments involve pouring water in the basin while observing how it swirls in opposite directions in the northern & southern hemispheres of the equator line.

While here, enter the Curio and Souvenir shops and get some mementoes to keep your memories about this awesome Africa safari.

Accommodation will be in one of the hotels in Kampala

Day 6 — Half day Kampala city tour and transfer to the airport

After the thrilling adventure and encounter with the wilderness of Western Uganda, this half day tour lets you to experience life in Uganda’s capital! Do a comparison with the organization setting with your home capital! Walk through markets and malls and get more insight about trading in Uganda.

It is intended that you visit other monumental sites and seats such as Parliament, Mengo Palace-Buganda Kingdom’s political seat, the Constitutional Square and the Post Office-where at you may post to your home a mail/post card about your magical moments in Uganda!

After this city tour experience, we will be thinking departure and how to plan another awesome trip with Mukisa Safaris to the other magical parts of Uganda!

Costs include

  • Park entrance fees
  • Boat cruise
  • Gorilla permit
  • Game drive
  • Chimp tracking permit
  • Accommodation
  • Bottled water in the safari vehicle
  • Road transport
  • Services of an English speaking guide
  • Vehicle entrance fees
  • Kampala city tour

Costs exclude

  • Flight tickets
  • Visa fees
  • Other extra services like laundry, drinks
  • Tips to the guide
  • Insurance

Price — US $2020 per person (For two people)

The price slightly increases if you decide to travel as a solo traveler. Conversely, the price payable  per person reduces from the stated amount if the tour is booked by more than two people.


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