6 Days Gorillas & Classic Uganda Safari

6 Days Gorillas & Wildlife Classic Safari

Set Out on an inspirational journey to the mountain Gorillas in Uganda coupled with spectating at Uganda’s vibrant wildlife. This journey presents a chance to mingle and get upclose with the gentle giants of Bwindi while being rewarded with amazing wildlife encounter in Uganda’s famous destinations. Stay at some of uganda’s finest Lodges.

Trip Overview

Day 1: Arrival & Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park.

Overnight: Rwakobo Rock or Mihingo Lodge

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Overnight: Mutanda Lake Resort or Nkuringo Bwindi Lodge

Day 3: Ultimate Gorilla /trekking Experience.

Overnight: Mutanda Lake Resort or Nkuringo Bwindi Lodge

Day 4: Transfer to Ishasha for the Tree climbing Lions

Overnight: Enjojo Lodge or Ishasha Wilderness camp

Day 5: Transfer to Kasenyi/ Mweya & Kazinga boat cruise

Overnight: Mazike Lodge or Katara Lodge

Day 6: Transfer back to Entebbe

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival & Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park.

Welcome to Uganda – The pearl Of Africa. You shall be met by our Representative who also doubles as your guide. you shall start the journey to Lake Mburo National Park about 4-5 hours drive that includes breaks along the equator. The journey is full of life as you ascend through Uganda’s beautiful rolling hills and unending beautiful scenery with a unique equator stop. Most of the road is perfect and paved but the last bit to the lodge is graded road and a little bumpy. The road to the park is more less a game drive with a lot of vibrant wildlife to spectate at.

Overnight at Rwakobo Rock or Mihingo Lodge

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Today after a relaxed breakfast, You shall embark on a Guided walking Safari within the park. With an armed ranger, You shall walk within the wildlife territories and have vast information about the wildlife while this activity presents a chance to watch the animals at closer range un interrupted by the car noice around them. Its surely a rewarding experience for wildlife viewing. Later we will start our next journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National park a 4-5 hours drive. We should be able to arrive at the lodge in the evening.

Remarks: The Day provides a chance to view wildlife as an introductory part, while it gives you ample time to enjoy the lodges both in the evening & Morning before you leave. This also applies for arriving earlier at the Bwindi lodge while the next day is also not a rush. It would be sad having a luxury lodge then arriving late and leaving early.. great that you can enjoy them when you arrive earlier and leave a little later in the morning. The driving distance is also Minimized and have something to do midway journey from kampala to the Gorillas. The Walking safari in lake Mburo is absolutely rewarding and nice.

Overnight at Nkuringo Lodge or Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Day 3: Ultimate Gorilla /trekking Experience.

The awaited day is here.. Today is the day of getting upclose with the gentle Giants (Depending on Availability of permits for which group – Rushaga or nkuringo ) we will head/drive to the briefing point. The ranger guides will takeover and you shall start the trek in search for the beautiful creatures. When you finally find them and with help of a network team, you shall spend an hour with them then return. The gentle giants are sweet, gentle and a look into their eyes takes away the doubt the equal resembrance and characters that co-exist between Gorillas and man. It’s a rewarding experience. The trek takes between 4 – 8 hours depending on where the gorillas are. Return to the lodge and wind off the memories.

Remarks: The Lodges are located near the starting point. However availability of permits will determine our trekking Location. But Our Preference and good experience is with the Nkuringo Group in the southern Uganda. The southern Uganda also presents jaw-dropping scenic views to enrich your safari.

Overnight at Nkuringo Lodge or Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Day 4: Transfer to Ishasha for the Tree climbing Lions

After having taken in the Gorillas, On this day we will start our journey to The wildlife parks and today, we will drive through Bwindi to the ishasha sector a part of Queen Elizabeth national park. The journey is a rewarding drive with very great scenic views of the local rolling hills and interesting local villages.  The ishasha is known for the famous tree climbing lions. A game drive in this park in our 4×4 safari landcruiser presents a typical African safari in the Fig tree and acacia trees dotted savannah plains. There are chances to spot the tree climbing lions, buffalos, elephants, hippos, Antelopes, leopards, hyenas and a variety of bird species.

Remarks: This is a 5 hours drive to ishasha and presents a spectacular drive to ishasha. We anticipate to arrive in the afternoon right timing for more chances to see the tree climbing lions. Normally the best time to see them is in the afternoon during the scotch sun when they find shelter within the Fig trees canopy. Advantages are we arrive in time on this day for a game drive searching for the tree climbing lions and would have sometime for a sundowner. Staying a night in ishasha increases the chances for finding the lions the next day just in case you missed them the previous day when you arrived.

 – Overnight Ishasha Jungle lodge or Ishasha wilderness camp

Day 5: Transfer to Kasenyi/ Mweya & Kazinga boat cruise

Today morning, we will start our journey in the park, to catch a glimpse of the remaining wildlife you could have missed the previous day while we drive out to Kasenyi sector for the Afternoon Boat cruise at Mweya. The journey is about 2 hours until the jetty point where the boat cruise journey Starts. Expect to see a lot of water populated wildlife including all other wildlife quenching their thirst on the hippo populated Kazinga Channel till the lake Edward. Elephants, buffalos, hippos, lions, crocodiles and many bird species are spotted at close range in a safety boat. Later you shall return to the Katara lodge, some of the best lodges with amazing sceneries.

Remarks: You do have ample time for a lazy morning start to enjoy the lodge and for a game drive  which also provides vibrant wildlife sightings in the morning as you prepare for the afternoon boatcruise in the afternoon.

–   Overnight katara Lodge or Kyambura Gorge Lodge.

Day 6: Transfer back to Entebbe.

Today we will start our day with the chimpanzee trekking in the kyambura Gorge which is a 20minutes drive from the lodge. You shall be escorted with a ranger guide into the gorge in search for the chimpanzees by listening to their calls, looking at the poo and the nests made till you find them. after you find them, you shall have an hour with them and later get back to the starting point. You will then start your next journey drive to Entebbe for about 6-7 hours with a lunch stop in mbarara or Igongo. You will then proceed for your last leg of the journey to Entebbe.

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Included in The package/Price:

  • Transfers in a 4×4 Customised Safari landcruiser
  • Full Board Accommodations 5 Nights
  • All Activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Gorilla permits
  • Bottled water on safari

Excluded in the Package

  • Personal International flight
  • Visa (USD $50 or $100 for east african tourist visa
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Items of personal nature
  • Laundry service
  • Tips
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