6 Days Uganda Gorilla and Game Safari

This 6 Days Uganda Gorilla and Game Safari gives you an opportunity to visit  in Western Uganda, there are many Tea and Coffee plantations dotted over the landscape which is also punctuated by stunning natural crater lakes and forests making a journey into the area an adventure in itself. But it doesn’t stop there, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mutanda, Lake Edward, Lake George and Lake Albert are also found here, bringing with them an unrivalled beauty that can only be found in this region of Uganda.

Tour Summary

Day 1: Entebbe Airport – Entebbe

Day 2: Entebbe – Queen Elizabeth N.P – Kalinzu Chimp Trek

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth N.P – Game drives and boat Safari

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth N.P Ishasha – Bwindi N.P

Day 5: Bwindi N.P – Gorilla Trek – Lake Bunyonyi

Day 6: Lake Bunyonyi – Entebbe

  • Crater Lakes Visit
  • Bigodi Swamp walk

Day 1: Arrival Entebbe Airport- Entebbe

Welcome to Uganda! On arrival, you will be met and greeted at the Airport by a Valiant Safaris driver-guide who will be your Driver for the safari, and then transfer to your hotel for an overnight.

Approx. Distance. 4km, 10 Minutes

Meals. None

Accommodation. Boma Guest House

Day 2: Entebbe – Kalinzu – Queen Elizabeth N.P

Pick up from your hotel early in the morning and drive westward with a stopover en-route at the equator for a picturesque moment, an en-route luch lunch before before heading to the Kalinzu forest offices. Here you will get your rangers guides a brieffing and head into the forest for an afternoon Chimpanzee tracking experience.  Treking begins at 2 pm, an advance team already in the forest keep tracking the chimps and communicates with your ranger on the radio call. The tracking can last for 2 to 4 hours depending on how far the chimpanzees could be feeding. Once you find the them, you are allowed an hour to watch them and take pictures.

Driver to your lodge in queen Elizabeth for an overnight.

Approx. Distance.         410kms, 7hours’ Drive

Meals.              Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation. Buffalo Safari Lodge

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth N.P

A morning game drives in the Kasenyi plains through to Katwe Kob mating grounds. Most of the animals you are likely to find here include impalas, sitatungas and lions when lucky enough. You will have a chance to visit the Katara women project on a community visit, here women make paper products out of elephand dung. Alternatively you can go for a lion tracking experience at an extra payment.

Continue the drive to Mweya where you will have lunch before a boat safari on the kazinga Channel, this will give you great views of several game including Hippos, Buffaloes, elephants and birdlife that queen Elizabeth National Park has to offer. off the boat cruise and continue with and evening game drive in the park en-route to your lodge for an overnight.

Approx Distance.            

Meals.              Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation.          Medium; Buffalo Safari Lodge

Day 4, Queen Elizabeth N.P. – Bwindi N.P

A morning game drive in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishasha sector searching for tree climbing lions and many more animal species to spot on the gamedrive. Ishasha sector is the most endowed with animal species including Impalas, Elands, Buffaloes, elephant, famous tree climbing lions and depending on how lucky you are; you may also find a Leopard.

Lunch before starting the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The drive will take you along a murram road with some bumpy areas but a very scenic drive in this region. After check in at the lodge you will have a well earned rest contemplating on the gorilla trekking experience the following morning.

Approx. Distance.         160km, 4hours’ Drive        

Meals.              Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner                                                                         

Accommodation.          Bakiga Lodge

Day 5: Bwindi N.P Gorilla Trek Experience

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located in south-western Uganda edge at the edge of the great east African Rift Valley. It is a home to over 400 species of mountain gorillas about half of the world’s population. Many of these are habituated in families that are daily visited by tourists. The forest is also a home to over 350 species of birds and 400 flora species.

Gorilla trekking starts at 8am after a briefing at the park headquarters, you will trek through the dense steep forest searching for the gorillas depending on where they were seen making nests the previous evening. The trekking can last 2-7 hours depending on how soon you find the Gorillas, this is influenced by the location they stayed overnight. Trekking can be a tasking adventure, but coming to a facial close-up with these close relatives to human is a reward worthy to earn.

After gorilla trekking, transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for a relaxation on the lake, depending on time you arrive you will go for a canoe trip on the lake and visit some of the islands.

Approx. Distance.         60kms, 2hours’ Drive

Meals.              Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner                                                                         

Accommodation.          Arcadia Cottages

Day 6: Lake Bunyonyi – Entebbe

After a morning relaxation at the resort, it is time to drive back to Entebbe. The drive will take you through beautiful sceneries, plantations and homes always visible en-route. This is a long drive, but rich with a lot to see en-route as you drive in the country side. A hot lunch stopover en-route, you are expected to arrive Entebbe late afternoon in time to check in for your evenning flight back home.

Approx Distance. 420kms, 7hours’ Drive

Meals.              Breakfast and Lunch En-route

Accommodation.          None

End of Safari.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation and meals as indicated above or similar deepening on availability at the time of booking
  • Transportation in a 4×4 Safari Vehicle
  • Services of a professional experienced English-speaking driver-guide
  • 1 x Gorilla trekking permit Bwindi Forest ($700 per person)
  • 1 x Chimpanzee trekking permit Kalinzu Forest ($50 per person)
  • Park entrance fees
  • Boat safari on Kazinga Channel Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Game drives in Ishasha and Kasenyi Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Community visit to the Kataraa women project
  • Boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi.
  • A liter of drinking water person per day in the car
  • Hand sanitizers and face masks in the car
  • All applicable government taxes

Exclusions

  • International airfare
  • Drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Local flight ticket
  • Insurance
  • Optional Lion tracking @$120 per person
  • Activities not indicated in the itinerary
  • Personal expenditures and any other services not mentioned above.
  • Covid-19 RT-PCR test fees $50, if required by your destination country after Uganda

 

  • Papyrus Guest House
  • Boma Guest House
  • Lake Victoria Serena Resort
  • Ride 4 a Woman Community Homestay
  • Buhoma Haven Lodge
  • Gorilla Forest Camp
  • Baboon Safari Lodge
  • Parkview Safari Lodge
  • KyamburaGorge Lodge
  • Isunga Lodge
  • Primate Lodge Ndali Lodge

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