6 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Safari.
This six day Gorilla trek and Wildlife excursion includes a visit to Uganda’s must visit destinations including Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park which are both located in the South western part of Uganda along Uganda’s border with Democratic Republic of Congo.
This itinerary is designed to start from Rwanda and also end in Rwanda but all activities are done in Uganda except for the Kigali city tour, so every client who is wishing to do this experience will be required to land in Rwanda at Kigali International airport. Activities done include Kigali city tour, Mountain Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee tracking, Game drives, Launch trip cruise and visit to Salt lake.
Upon your arrival at Kigali airport our safari guide will pick you from airport and transfer for check in at your hotel of residence in Kigali city for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 1: Kigali City tour & Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
On day one you will be picked by our Safari guide & enjoy a city tour of Kigali which includes visiting the genocide memorials and after the city tour continue to cross borders to Uganda’s must visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the south western part of Uganda which is popularly known for mountain gorillas.
The crossing is usually done via Katuna border as its mostly done in the evening hours , arrive at the lodge and check in for relaxation, dinner and overnight at Bwindi Jungle lodge, Ruhija camp, or Buhoma Community Meals H/B .
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Our driver will at the lodge in the morning to transfer you after your breakfast to the Park offices or starting point for a briefing which is conducted by park officials to highlight trekkers on how to behave while in the Jungle and in presence of these shy endangered ground dwelling herbivores Mountain Gorillas.
Then Available trekkers are divided into groups of eight people and each group is assigned to a gorilla family per day, park rangers and armed officers are assigned to different groups for the Journey to the jungle in search of these apes following permanently established routes.
After locating these apes in the Jungles you are allowed to stay in their presence for one hour and after vacate the place back to park offices for certificate award. After return to lodge for relaxation, in case time allows go for community visit. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Early in the morning after breakfast checkout for the journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park from Buhoma sector via Ishasha route and if you are lucky you will have sight of famous tree climbing lions resting up in fig tree branches, it takes about 2-3 hours for the drive. Check in for lunch and relaxation as you prepare for the evening game drive in Ishasha exposing you to different Wildlife species. After the game drive you will drive to the other sector of the park. Dinner and overnight at Bush Lodge or Mweya Safari Lodge.
Day4: Chimpanzee Tracking in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Early in the morning after your breakfast at the lodge transfer to Kyambura for the Chimpanzee tracking which usually involves moving in a group following the permanently established routes in the Jungle searching for the chimpanzee primates, after locating them you are allowed to be in their presence for some time while experiencing their ways of living, seeing them playing, laughing plus taking photos and videos of them.
After the tracking return to the lodge for lunch as you prepare for evening game drive along Kazinga Channel exposing to different aquatic species, then Dinner and overnight at the lodge. Meals: F/B
Day5: Game Drive & Visit to the Salt Lake.
On day five early in the morning after the breakfast embark the jeep for the amazing game drive which exposes to other Wildlife species plus doing the Lion experiential, this experiential is regarded as an extra ordinary Safari activity done in Queen. This experience usually takes about 3 hours and it’s done with guidance of experienced tour guide and park ranger.
After the experiential rewarding session drive to the salt lake of katwe to view the salt making process in Uganda, after a visit to salt lake next is lunch and late evening drive to Lake Bunyonyi. Have Dinner and overnight at Bunyonyi Overland Resort, Meals F/B.
Day6: Boat Cruise on Lake Bunyonyi & Transfer to Kigali
On day six which is last day of Safari, early in the morning drop in for the exciting boat cruise along the waters of Lake Bunyonyi allowing for a visit to the forty eight islands on the lake, local communities and later start a sight viewing journey from Lake Bunyonyi back to Kigali city for more visit to other genocide memorial sites and other exciting places like cultural sites, lunch is provided enroute.
Then our Safari guide will drop you either to your hotel of residence or at Kigali international airport for your return flight back home. End of our Services offered.
The package includes:
- Airport transfers.
- Transport in a 4×4 Safari jeep.
- English speaking Ugandan driver/guide
- Accommodation in double/twin rooms
- Gorilla permits
- Community visits
- Batwa walking trail
- Boat cruise
- Visit genocide memorials
- International air fares,
- Entry visa Uganda,
- Personal (medical/travel) insurance,
- A porter during the gorilla trekking
- All expenses of a personal nature (e.g. drinks. laundry, souvenirs and more.)