6 Days Uganda gorilla, Chimpanzee and Wildlife safari

Day Trips & Excursions, KampalaTraveler pickup is offered to Returns to original departure point

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This is a striking Uganda gorilla safari visit with captivating experiences. The tour takes you to visit the exciting Gorillas of Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable National park, this Uganda gorilla safari additionally takes you for a radiant wildlife experience to Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park. It further involves noteworthy encounters with rewarding birding experiences.
ItineraryDay 1: Arrival and transfer to your lodgeStop At: Uganda Museum, Kampala, Central RegionYou will be welcomed by a guide of Friendly Gorillas Safaris who will transfer you to your hotel/lodge in Kampala. Depending on the time of your arrival, our guide will take you on a city tour for an energizing exploration of the capital – Kampala. Visit some fascinating and historical places, including the Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, the Uganda Museum and obviously the African Craft Village. We likewise encourage you to have cash changed today.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bougainviller HotelDay 2: Drive from Kampala to BwindiStop At: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kabale, Western RegionAfter breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala, embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park departing at 6: 30am.You drive to the country’s south west heading for 527km journey taking about 10 hours’ drive. You drive through the traffic of Kampala and connect to Masaka road on smooth tarmac driving for 77km to make a stop at the Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe where the world’s main latitude that partitions the world into the northern and the southern hemisphere can be encountered. It is a unique geographical site where water experiments can be carried out to justify the geographical divide between the north and the southern hemispheres. You have an opportunity to take magical photos with one leg in the north hemisphere and another one in the southern hemisphere. Retreat from the break and continue on the drive to Bwindi. A traditional lunch stop can be made at Igongo Cultural Center 12km from Mbarara for a local cuisine prepared in modern setting and served in standard utensils. The food is organically grown and freshly served. Continue on the drive welcomed by the fascinating Kigezi Highlands arriving in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnightDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Ichumbi gorilla lodgeDay 3: Gorilla trekking experience at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National ParkStop At: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kabale, Western RegionThis is a great day that will mark your re-union with your long lost cousins – the mountain gorillas. You gather at the respective park headquarters for briefing in the morning at 8am where you are also allocated the respective gorilla families to track. From here, you head to the forest in the company of the armed ranger guides that will lead you up the gorillas. The walk is beyond the ordinary as it involves traversing the dense jungle whose thickness would at some points necessitate using a machete to make a path, hiking the challenging landscapes some of which are steep and slippery at times under the canopy of the mature forest which forms darkness even during the day. The encounter tends to take 2 – 8 hours depending on the gorilla movements and one hour is availed to you to have a direct touch with the gorillas. Be informed that as when you meet these adorable mammals, you are not limited in any way to ask as many questions about gorillas and their habitats along with taking pictures so long as you have the opportunity to do so. After your one hour with the gorillas, return to the starting point and connect to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening relaxation before proceeding to the lodge for relaxation. In the evening, chilling at the lodge grounds as you enjoy the performance of the local Batwa or the Bakiga that live around the park. They have magical songs and dancing styles which definitely make your evening colourful.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Ichumbi gorilla lodgeDay 4: Bwindi – Queen Elizabeth National ParkStop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Western RegionAfter breakfast you can have a guided town stroll for a closer gathering with the nearby network. Find out about their method for living as you stroll through espresso, tea and banana estates. A short time later we withdraw to Queen Elizabeth National Park. We will pass the southern division of the recreation centre, called Ishasha and known for the tree-climbing lions. While we proceed to our Accommodation amidst the national stop it is likely that you will recognize some natural life like kobs, waterbucks and warthogs.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Elephant hab LodgeDay 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda SafarisStop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Western RegionAfter an early breakfast from your lodging, set off at 6am and associate with the recreation centre to set out on the diversion drive movement at 7am investigating the supernatural natural life of Queen Elizabeth National Park. You drive through Kasenyi fields investigating the Kob’s mating ground and the broad prairie and forest that underpins a bunch of wild amusement including the Cape Buffaloes, the African elephants, Defassa Waterbucks, Bushbucks, the Uganda Kobs, the side stripped jackal, the panther, spotted hyenas, the lions among different species. Withdraw from the 3 – 4 hour action and associate with the hotel for unwinding and lunch after which you interface with the Mweya pier for an evening Kazinga Channel watercraft voyage for conceivable sight of crowds of Hippos, the Nile crocodiles, the water winged animals on the shores and a scope of wild diversion drinking water from the channel. After withdrawing from the journey, interface with the cabin for unwinding, supper and medium-term.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Elephant hab LodgeDay 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park to KampalaStop At: Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge), Queen Elizabeth National Park, Western RegionAfter breakfast you will drive through a prairie territory, out of the blue we run over an astonishing chasm of one hundred meters down, secured with tropical rain timberland. You will climb into the canyon of the Kyambura River looking for the wild chimpanzees. It is a lovely stroll through the stream valley, home to numerous winged creatures and butterfly species.After one of these exercises we will with an affair of a lifetime and extraordinary recollections you will state farewell to the Pearl of Africa. Contingent upon the season of take-off you will be exchanged to the air terminal for your trip back home. We are anticipating seeing you once more!Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 6x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • Airport exchange to/from Entebbe Airport
  • Gorilla permit
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Bottled mineral water in the safari vehicle
  • Entrance expenses and officer charges for national parks
  • VAT for lodgings and cabins outside Kampala
  • Welcome bundle including a point by point guide of Uganda
  • Entry/Admission - Uganda Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge)

What’s not included

  • International flight
  • Visa (USD $50, accessible upon entry)
  • Forest Walk Bwindi (USD $55 per individual)
  • Meals and beverages not referenced above – Items of individual nature

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to your lodge Stop At: Uganda Museum, Kampala, Central Region You will be welcomed by a guide of Friendly Gorillas Safaris who will transfer you to your hotel/lodge in Kampala. Depending on the time of your arrival, our guide will take you on a city tour for an energizing exploration of the capital – Kampala. Visit some fascinating and historical places, including the Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, the Uganda Museum and obviously the African Craft Village. We likewise encourage you to have cash changed today. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Bougainviller Hotel
Day 2: Drive from Kampala to Bwindi Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kabale, Western Region After breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala, embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park departing at 6: 30am.You drive to the country’s south west heading for 527km journey taking about 10 hours’ drive. You drive through the traffic of Kampala and connect to Masaka road on smooth tarmac driving for 77km to make a stop at the Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe where the world’s main latitude that partitions the world into the northern and the southern hemisphere can be encountered. It is a unique geographical site where water experiments can be carried out to justify the geographical divide between the north and the southern hemispheres. You have an opportunity to take magical photos with one leg in the north hemisphere and another one in the southern hemisphere. Retreat from the break and continue on the drive to Bwindi. A traditional lunch stop can be made at Igongo Cultural Center 12km from Mbarara for a local cuisine prepared in modern setting and served in standard utensils. The food is organically grown and freshly served. Continue on the drive welcomed by the fascinating Kigezi Highlands arriving in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Ichumbi gorilla lodge
Day 3: Gorilla trekking experience at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kabale, Western Region This is a great day that will mark your re-union with your long lost cousins – the mountain gorillas. You gather at the respective park headquarters for briefing in the morning at 8am where you are also allocated the respective gorilla families to track. From here, you head to the forest in the company of the armed ranger guides that will lead you up the gorillas. The walk is beyond the ordinary as it involves traversing the dense jungle whose thickness would at some points necessitate using a machete to make a path, hiking the challenging landscapes some of which are steep and slippery at times under the canopy of the mature forest which forms darkness even during the day. The encounter tends to take 2 – 8 hours depending on the gorilla movements and one hour is availed to you to have a direct touch with the gorillas. Be informed that as when you meet these adorable mammals, you are not limited in any way to ask as many questions about gorillas and their habitats along with taking pictures so long as you have the opportunity to do so. After your one hour with the gorillas, return to the starting point and connect to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening relaxation before proceeding to the lodge for relaxation. In the evening, chilling at the lodge grounds as you enjoy the performance of the local Batwa or the Bakiga that live around the park. They have magical songs and dancing styles which definitely make your evening colourful. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Ichumbi gorilla lodge
Day 4: Bwindi – Queen Elizabeth National Park Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Western Region After breakfast you can have a guided town stroll for a closer gathering with the nearby network. Find out about their method for living as you stroll through espresso, tea and banana estates. A short time later we withdraw to Queen Elizabeth National Park. We will pass the southern division of the recreation centre, called Ishasha and known for the tree-climbing lions. While we proceed to our Accommodation amidst the national stop it is likely that you will recognize some natural life like kobs, waterbucks and warthogs. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Elephant hab Lodge
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda Safaris Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Western Region After an early breakfast from your lodging, set off at 6am and associate with the recreation centre to set out on the diversion drive movement at 7am investigating the supernatural natural life of Queen Elizabeth National Park. You drive through Kasenyi fields investigating the Kob’s mating ground and the broad prairie and forest that underpins a bunch of wild amusement including the Cape Buffaloes, the African elephants, Defassa Waterbucks, Bushbucks, the Uganda Kobs, the side stripped jackal, the panther, spotted hyenas, the lions among different species. Withdraw from the 3 – 4 hour action and associate with the hotel for unwinding and lunch after which you interface with the Mweya pier for an evening Kazinga Channel watercraft voyage for conceivable sight of crowds of Hippos, the Nile crocodiles, the water winged animals on the shores and a scope of wild diversion drinking water from the channel. After withdrawing from the journey, interface with the cabin for unwinding, supper and medium-term. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Elephant hab Lodge
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kampala Stop At: Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge), Queen Elizabeth National Park, Western Region After breakfast you will drive through a prairie territory, out of the blue we run over an astonishing chasm of one hundred meters down, secured with tropical rain timberland. You will climb into the canyon of the Kyambura River looking for the wild chimpanzees. It is a lovely stroll through the stream valley, home to numerous winged creatures and butterfly species. After one of these exercises we will with an affair of a lifetime and extraordinary recollections you will state farewell to the Pearl of Africa. Contingent upon the season of take-off you will be exchanged to the air terminal for your trip back home. We are anticipating seeing you once more! Duration: 5 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch No accommodation included on this day.
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