This 6 Days Prime Uganda Safari takes you for a memorable primates watching experience in the three most popular national parks; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for chimpanzee tracking, Queen Elizabeth National Park for game viewing and Kibale Forest National Park for chimpanzee tracking.
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Have an early breakfast, drive to the gorilla sanctuary through this beautiful mountain scenery referred to as the little Switzerland. You will reach Bwindi in the evening where you will check in and wait for Dinner and overnight at the Mutanda Lake Resort/Bwindi Jungle Lodge/Rushaga Gorilla Camp. Meal plan: H/B
Day 2: Bwindi Gorilla trekking Uganda
After breakfast and briefing by park ranger guides. Carry parked lunch, embark on a 30 minutes – 8 hours trek hunting for the Mountain gorillas. The tracking starts at the spot where the gorillas were last seen the previous day. After a quite one hour observing the gorillas, return to your accommodations and you can have simple community walk. Dinner and overnight as above. Meal plan: F/B
Day 3: Visit a Batwa (Pygmy) hideout at Garama Cave
A new tourism trail, result of collaboration between the Uganda Wildlife Authority and the United Organization for Batwa Development in Uganda, is helping the indigenous Batwa pygmy people to keep their culture alive, following their eviction from the forests of southwest Uganda more than two decades ago. The Batwa are Uganda’s traditionally forest-dwelling pygmy people. About a century ago, there was a conflict between the Batwa and the Bantu speaking people in the region. The Bantu tried to expel the Batwa people from the area, so they hideout in Garama Cave. The Bantu had no idea there was a hidden cave in the forest and therefore could not find the crafty Batwa. Your guide will explain how the Batwa lived and fought out of this cave. The cave is 342 meters in length and 14 meters deep, and is now only inhabited by bats, the walk to and from the cave passes through mountain woodland with plenty of opportunity to enjoy the scenery or watch birds
Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park (Boat Ride)
Early morning transfer to Queen National Park via the Ishasha southern sector to spot the tree climbing lions in the branches of fig trees, lunch en-route and later transfer to the Mweya peninsula for Kazinga Channel for the afternoon launch cruise at the Kazinga channel where you may see a variety of bird species including Flamingoes and aquatic animals like crocodiles and hippos. Dinner and Overnight Enganzi Lodge/Bush Lodge Meal plan: F/B
Day 5: Game drive-Transfer to Kibale Forest
Start with a morning game drive for animals common in this National Park like Elephants, Buffaloes, antelopes, lions, warthogs, leopards, Hyenas, Jackals and a lot more. Have lunch, after lunch you will head to Kibale forest and dinner and overnight at Mountain of the moon hotel/Kibale Forest Camp/Chimpanzee Guest House. Meal plan: F/B
Day 6: Chimpanzee trekking transfer back to Kampala
Have breakfast and after for chimpanzee tracking which starts with a visit to the Uganda wildlife headquarters for briefing after which you start searching for chimpanzee in the rain forest. During the walk you may stop to listen to the calls of the chimps to avoid bypassing them. The walk will be guided providing information about chimpanzees, other primates, fauna and flora making it informative and interesting. Lunch, after transfer back to Kampala end of services!
The package includes:
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- Kibale Chimp Permits
- Gorilla permits
- Park entrances
- Game drives
- Boat rides
- En-route lunches
- Driver allowances
The package excludes:
- The expenses of personal nature including Air fare, Uganda Visa, Luxury drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, and porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigarettes and any other item not mentioned above.