6 Day Uganda wildlife Safari with Mountain Gorillas

6 Day Uganda Wildlife Safari with Mountain Gorillas

Safari overview

6 Day Uganda Wildlife Safari with Mountain Gorillas begins with a visit to Lake Mburo National park one of two parks in Uganda where it is allowed to go for a bush walk with an experienced ranger guide to see the game at close range, ride in the park on a mountain bike as you view the game. You will then continue to Bwindi Impenetrable N.P for your date with the gentle giants. You will then continue to Queen Elizabeth National park where you will end your safari before returning to Entebbe for departure home.

Day 1.  Arrival in Uganda

Welcome! You arrive in Uganda at Entebbe International Airport, located on a peninsula that juts out into Lake Victoria, the largest freshwater lake in Africa, where a representative/guide from Pamoja tours and travel will transfer you to Kazi beach resort Kampala for your overnight stay.

Accommodation: Kazi beach resort

Meal Plan: All meals and drinking water

Day 2. Drive to Lake Mburo National park

Lake Mburo National Park is the nearest park to Kampala. Traveling southwest, you will arrive at your lodge in or near the park in time for lunch. Lake Mburo N.P is one of two game parks in Uganda where visitors are allowed to go for a bush walk with an experienced ranger. When you go on a walking safari in Mburo, it is exciting to approach wildlife at such close range for 2 hours. You will spot buffalo, zebra, gazelle, etc as you ride while also enjoying wonderful scenery along the way. Afterwards, you will return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

6 Day Uganda wildlife Safari with Mountain Gorillas

 

Accommodation: Mburo Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: All meals and drinking water

Day 3. Transfer from Lake Mburo to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After your breakfast, this morning, continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Arriving at Kabale mid-afternoon and you will enjoy your lunch in Kabale. After lunch, you continue to lodge for the next Gorilla trek tomorrow. Optionally you can choose to go on a guided nature walk ($25 per person) to meet the Ugandans who neighbor the park. You get to learn a thing or two about the culture of the people so depending on which nature trail you take, have a chance to meet the traditional healer and learn how the Bwindi forest resource is used to treat people for various ailments. Visit a local school if the school term is in session. You check in at gorilla mist camp and enjoy your check-ins at gorilla mist camp and enjoy yours in Kabale. After lunch, you can relax at the lodge as you prepare yourself for tomorrow.

 

Accommodation: Gorillas Mist Camp

Meal Plan: All meals and drinking water

Day 4. Gorilla tracking in Bwindi transfer to queen Elizabeth NP

Have an early breakfast and transfer to the briefing point. With packed lunch in your carry-on, listen to the briefing from the rangers on what to expect before commencing your trek. The guides will then take you through the bush, pushing your way through the undergrowth, looking for where the family of gorillas you are tracking spent the night. When you finally locate the family that you are tracking, sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male – the silverback.

The Extraordinary experience

It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest with the knowledge that you are in the presence of the few remaining Mountain Gorillas in the wild. After the mandatory 1 hour is up, the rangers and guides will lead you back to the starting point. You will commence your transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Arriving in the evening, you will check into Irungu Forest Safari Lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: All meals and drinking water

Day 5. Morning game drive and boat cruise along kazinga channel

After an early breakfast, your guide will take you on a game drive to the northern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park through the Kasenyi Track in search of lions, hyenas, buffaloes, leopard, water buck, bush bucks, Uganda Kob plus many bird species including ibis, fish eagles, and vultures, etc and lunch at the lodge.  You will embark on a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel – a major highlight of your safari. On the boat cruise, you will have the opportunity to view great numbers of wildlife including elephants, crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, and large numbers of birds like eagles, kingfishers, sparrows, doves, weaver birds, eaglets, and sun birds converging at the channel waters to enjoy a sip of the natural waters. After the 3-hour boat cruise, you will then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

6 Day Uganda wildlife Safari with Mountain Gorillas

 

Accommodation: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: All meals and drinking water

Day6. Transfer back to Kampala

After breakfast today, you commence your transfer to Entebbe via Kampala. Traveling via Mbarara, you will have a chance to view the scenic valley at the rift valley escarpment. You will stop for lunch in Mbarara town at Agip Motel. After lunch, you continue to Kampala and as you approach Kampala, you will make a stop-over at the Equator Crossing, where the imaginary line that divides the earth into two halves passes. Here you do fun photos, buy your Uganda safari souvenir and then head to Entebbe International Airport for your departure home hence the end of the 6 Day Uganda Wildlife Safari with Mountain Gorillas.

Thank you for choosing Pamoja tours and travel.

INCLUDED;

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (one per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)

EXCLUDED

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp. per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • The government imposed an increase in taxes and/or park fees

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