Discover the unique mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest and watch lions on the savannas of Queen Elizabeth National Park on this 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour.
Gorilla permit included!
Safaris in Queen Elizabeth
Day 1: Start the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour.
You will be picked up from the airport by our representative. He will transfer you to your preferred hotel/lodge.
Depending on the time of your arrival, you may be able to explore the sites in and around Entebbe or Kampala.
You will stay in a nice lodge with beautiful views of Lake Victoria. To Start your 6 Day Gorilla Tracking and Queen Elizabeth Ending in Kigali.
Day 2: Drive To Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Today you drive from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will have lunch in a local restaurant on the way to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Queen Elizabeth is Uganda’s second largest park, located at the base of the majestic Rwenzori Mountain range, adjacent to Lake Edward and Lake George. The park has a prolific game, including Topis, Uganda Kob, Warthog and Waterbuck; Lions are often sighted both in and at the entrance to the park. Be prepared for huge numbers of Hippo and Elephant, and keep your eyes peeled for a Leopard lazing in the sunshine. If you reach in time you can do an evening game drive.
Day 3: Park Game Drive & Boat Safari
Today you wake up early. A little before sunrise coffee, tea and donuts will be served in the lounge before we head out for a long game drive in time to see the first rays of light. You will search for all the wildlife in the park and are likely to come across Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Waterbuck, Leopard, Uganda Kob, and many Warthogs.
A well-deserved brunch will be served back at the lodge in the late morning.
After lunch, you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel. Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine!), as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see: Buffalo, Crocodile, bathing Elephant, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. After the boat-safari, you do a game drive back to the lodge.
Optional activity: Lion Tracking
Experiential tours last between one and three hours. They usually take place in the early morning or evening, or occasionally at night. For visitors who yearn to get up close to wild African fauna, a research trip is a rewarding adventure. This new and unique experience allows visitors to actively participate in monitoring some of the exotic birds and mammals that fill the park, using locator devices and learn habituation calls, as well as monitoring weather, surroundings, and behavior. The results are added to researchers’ databases, contributing valuable information to the overall understanding of wildlife ecology – and helping to conserve this wonderful ecosystem.
Optional activity: Chimp tracking Kyambura Gorge
The spectacular Kyambura Gorge also called the “Valley of Apes”, is located in the eastern corner of Queen Elizabeth. The landscape is among the most impressive you will find in Uganda. Enter into the Gorge and you will be marveled by the verdant, rich Tropical Rain-forest right close to the Equator crossing. You can make a wonderful hike here looking for chimpanzees. Chances of seeing chimps are 50% and that is why we rather call it a nature walk. Don’t miss it; the gorge is simply amazing!
Day 4: To Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Today you drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the south-western part of Uganda; close to the borders with Rwanda and Congo. You cross a beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’. You will pass the country-side, bamboo forest and have great views over the Virunga Mountains. For lunch, you stop at a local restaurant.
Your comfortable lodge is overlooking Bwindi Forest or the Virunga volcanoes on the border with Rwanda. This will undoubtedly be one of the most spectacular views you have ever seen!
Day 5: Gorilla Tracking
Today is the big day… prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the rare mountain gorilla. For most people, this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees – the only forest in Africa which can make this claim, in fact. It also hosts five other species of primate, 113 species of mammal, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds. En route to the gorillas, your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots.
The gorillas you track belong to one of nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day.
The time taken to track the gorillas can be as few as 2 hours to as many as 7 hours. Your track will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorilla family. Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’.
Day 6: End of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour.
Driving to Kigali is only 3-4 hours from Bwindi Forest and some extra time at your preferred hotel, so that gives you a shorter drive and some extra time to explore Kigali!. End of 6 Day Gorilla Tracking and Queen Elizabeth.
Upgrade to a full-sized Toyota Landcruiser. Our standard offering for mid-range tours is a 4wd minibus with pop-up roof for easy safari viewing. All passengers will have a dedicated window seat. Your professional and courteous driver/guide will be at your disposal for questions or translations. You can as well opt for an upgrade in transport. The Toyota Landcruiser is the most used safari vehicle in Africa, It’s strong, it’s rugged and spacious. Of course it looks good, too! The car suits a maximum of 5 persons and has a pop-up roof for a perfect safari view!
6 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour Cost Includes;
- Airport transfers on first and last day.
- Gorilla permit.
- Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle.
- Services of an English speaking driver guide.
- Fuel for the whole trip.
- Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary.
- Drinking water while in the vehicle.
6 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour Cost excludes;
- Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala.
- International airfares.
- Uganda Visa (USD50.00) and Rwanda Visa (USD30.00) which can be paid on arrival at the Airport.
- Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry.