6 Day Gorilla, Wildlife & Chimpanzees Safari Uganda
Day 1: Kampala – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After an early morning breakfast, we depart to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park, which is about 450 kilometers west of Kampala. We make stopovers at the equator for the water experiment, toilet break, picture taking and crafts shopping, then continue to Mbarara for lunch and later proceed on thorough the beautiful evergreen mountainous country-side, referred to as the “Little Switzerland of Africa”, arriving at Bwindi in the evening and check-in to the service of Gorilla Mist Camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Bwindi National Park (Gorilla trekking).
After an early breakfast, with our packed lunch, go down to the visitors center for registration and briefing before you begin the gorilla trekking. Depending on the movement of these great Apes, this may take about 2 – 8 hours and you need to be prepare to walk for long on a steep terrain and muddy conditions and sometimes with rain over head before encountering any gorilla. The time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour due to conservation purposes. The ranger/ guides always brief you on how to behave while with those great apes. Later return to the camp. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, with our packed lunch, we check out and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. We enter the park through the Ishasha sector famous for the tree climbing lions, we do a mini game drive as we proceed on to the northern sector of the park. We arrive at Mweya in the afternoon and take a boat cruise on Kazinga channel. This normally takes about 2 hours and we later check-in to the service of Bush lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kibale National Park
The day begins early at about 6:30am, as we start our game drive on the northerly parts of the park along the Kasenyi plains which has better opportunities at that time for viewing the big cats in action, this park protects other wildlife that include the Buffaloes, Elephants, Kobs, Waterbucks, Bushbucks, Hyenas Warthogs, Giant Forest Hogs, Jackals, Lions and Leopards among others. The drive normally takes 2 – 3 hours and then we return to the lodge for breakfast and then transfer to Kibale National Park with lunch en-route, arriving that evening and check-in to the service of Kibale Guest Cottages for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Kibale Forest, Chimpanzee Trekking
After an early breakfast, we drive down to the park offices for registration and briefing before starting the chimpanzee trekking activity. This primate walk normally takes about 3 – 4 hours and the other primates that we are likely to see include the Red-tailed, Black and white Colubus, Red Colubus, Velvet monkeys and baboons, there are also a variety of bird species among other wildlife. You come back to the lodge, relax around, have lunch and later in the afternoon, at 2:00pm go for a swamp walk at Bigodi wetland. This is an excellent walk as you see some of the special birds confined to this habitat that include the Joyful Greenbul. We later go back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Kibale Forest National Park – Kampala
After breakfast, we check out and transfer to Kampala driving though beautiful tea plantations of Fort-portal, traditional homesteads and various forest reserves. Arriving Kampala in the evening and check into the service of Lake Victoria View Guest House for dinner and over night or go straight to the airport for your flight.
That will be the end of our safari, thank you for supporting Terrain Safaris.