6 Days Uganda Safari, Gorillas, Wildlife and Chimpanzee

6 Days Uganda Safari, Gorillas, Wildlife and Chimpanzee - 6 Days

6 Days Uganda Safari, Gorillas, Wildlife and Chimpanzee

6 Days Gorilla, Chimpanzee and wildlife safari to Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks

Tour overview

The 6 days Uganda safari with chimpanzee and gorilla trekking will take you to different tourist destinations in the Western and Southwestern part of Uganda like Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking; it sits on an area of 331sqkm and home to mountain gorillas and a number of other wildlife species such as over 220 butterfly species, 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds, trees, plants, ferns among others. Kibale forest National Park; home to 13 primate species and mostly known for Chimpanzees, over 100 individuals in each community. You will also see others like black and white colobus, baboons, bush babies, LHoests monkeys among others. Also you will visit Queen Elizabeth National Park, located 376km from Kampala and home to a number of wildlife species such as 10 primates species, over 500 species of birds, 95 mammal species elephants, antelopes, buffaloes, and also climbing lions in the Ishasha sector. You will also enjoy sightseeing on a launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel.

Activities

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Game drives
  • Launch cruise
  • Crater lakes visit
  • Batwa community visit

Day 1
Kampala-Kibale National Park

Enjoy an early breakfast after which you will be met by your guide who will transfer you from Kampala to Kibale Forest via Fortportal and having great views; you will have lunch en-route. When you arrive at the park, continue and go for a visit to the beautiful crater lakes area, you will also get a chance to see the terraced tea estates. Have diner and an Overnight stay.

Accommodation Options; Kibale Forest camp(Budget), Chimpanzee Forest(Mid-range) Guest Primates lodge/Ndali Lodge(Luxury)

Day 2
Kibale forest- Chimpanzee trekking & transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast on an early morning, set out with the driver guide as he will transfer you t the park head offices for briefing. After briefing, at around 8:00am start chimpanzee trekking through this rain-forest as you will be guided by the park rangers. It is always a thrilling and an unforgettable experience meeting chimpanzees face to face and watching them engage in their daily activities like playing, jumping feeding etc. Also other animals can be spotted such as the grey cheeked mangabeys, LHoests monkeys, and also different birds.

Later, go back to the lodge and have lunch and check out as you embark on your 3 hours journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park; home to a diverse number of wildlife.

Accommodation options; Mweya safari lodge/Katara lodge(Up market), Kyambura game lodge(Moderate), Bush lodge(Budget)

Day 3
Game drive & Launch cruise

Be early to raise, have a cup of coffee and set out for a game drive where you will see some early risers along the Kasenyi track such as Elephants, antelopes, solitary buffaloes, lions, warthogs, as well as birds. After the drive which takes 2 to 3 hours head to the lodge and have breakfast and lunch after some time go for the launch cruise on Kazinga channel. The boat cruise is one of the amazing activities to enjoy in the park; you will enjoy watching elephants, buffaloes along the banks, crocodiles, hippos, waterbucks, birds among others.

Return to the lodge, freshen up, have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options; Mweya safari lodge/Katara lodge(Up market), Kyambura game lodge(Moderate), Bush lodge(Budget)

Day 4
Transfer from Queen Elizabeth to Bwindi Forest

After breakfast, and begin your journey to Bwindi going through the Ishasha sector with a glance at the climbing lions and many other wildlife species. Along the way you will enjoy nice landscape views. Have lunch en-route; arrive at the Park/lodge in the afternoon. Enjoy dinner and an Overnight.

Accommodation options; Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany springs(Up Market), Silverback Lodge(Moderate), Buhoma Community Camp (Budget)

Day 5
Bwindi forest-Gorilla trekking and a visit to Batwa Community

Get up so early in the morning for breakfast and thereafter drive to the Park head offices with your tour guide; also not forgetting to carry some packed lunch. On reaching there by 7:30am you will be briefed about what to do and not to do while trekking after which you will be led by the ranger guides through the mist jungle. Trekking usually takes between to 8 hours or even a full day due to the location of gorillas. When you see them, it will be a great and fun time as you watch them and only 1 hour is permitted to watch them. Also ensure you carry enough water with you, hats, sun glasses, rain coats, and non flash cameras.

Later after the trek, head back to the lodge; have lunch as you prepare to for a community visit among the Batwa people in the evening.

Accommodation options; Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs(Up Market), Silverback Lodge(Moderate), Buhoma Community Camp (Budget)

Day 6
Departure

After breakfast set off for Kampala, having lunch in Mbarara and a stopover for photos at the Equator, you can also buy some souvenirs. Continue to Kampala reaching in the evening.

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The Trip Cost Includes

  • Chimpanzee permits
  • Accommodation (FB)
  • Gorilla permits
  • Transport
  • Tour guide (English speaking &Full time)
  • Bottled Water
  • Photography
  • Each activity mentioned in the itinerary

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Laundry services
  • Visas
  • Tips given to Staff
  • International Flights
  • Hotel Fees in Kampala
  • Items for personal use like souvenirs, beers, crafts and cigars
  • Optional Activities
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Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people
  • Moderate