6 Days Uganda Safari

On the 6-day Uganda Safari tour expect to visit Bwindi Forest National Park for mountain gorilla tracking and visit Queen Elizabeth National Park to see big game animals like lions, elephants, buffaloes, and hippos.

Culture is another beautiful experience of this tour where you will meet the Batwa pygmies in Bwindi National Park and learn about their culture, visit the Uganda Equator, explore Lake Katwe in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

In the morning your guide will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, Buhoma Center about 9-10hours drive. On the way, you’ll stop at an African drum-making village and equator crossing in Masaka for photos.

Lunch will be served at the Igongo Cultural Museum in Mbarara town and if time allows, you will explore the museum and learn about Ankole culture and heritage.

Afterward, you will drive to Bwindi via the stunning scenery of Kigezi’s rolling hills. You will Arrive at your lodge late evening.

Accommodation: Mahogany Springs/Bwindi Lodge/Agaandi Lodge/Gorilla Safari Lodge/Icumbi Lodge

Day 2: Bwindi Gorilla trekking and village walk

After breakfast, you will get your packed lunch, and drinking water and transfer to the gorilla center to meet the guides for a briefing on gorilla trekking rules. You will then be guided through the forest to find a gorilla family in its feeding range and spend 1 hour with them.

In that one hour, you will study the social behavior of the gorillas which will leave you enthralled since the gorillas have so much in common with human beings. They have the ability to use tools like tree branches to gather food and build their shelter and also show compassion to one another.

After one hour with the gorillas, you will trek out of the forest to return to your lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you may go for a guided community walk to interact with locals, and learn the cultural benefits they get from gorilla tourism.  In the evening you will have dinner and a night stay at the lodge.

Accommodation: Mahogany Springs/Bwindi Lodge/Agaandi Lodge/Gorilla Safari Lodge/Icumbi Lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a boat cruise at 04:00 pm

After a sumptuous breakfast in the morning, you will leave Bwindi to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

On your way, you will have lunch in Kihihi town and then proceed to enter the park through the northern gate.

As you scale through the northern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park, you make a stopover at Ishasha to search for the tree-climbing lions.

For a short game drive, you will commence your journey to Kazinga Channel for a boat trip. On the boat cruise, you will have an opportunity to stare at crocodiles, hippos, water birds, and grazers on the shores of the Kazinga Channel.

Afterward, you will be led to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options: Mweya Safari Lodge/Parkview Lodge/Twins Lake Safari Lodge/Enjojo Lodge/Ishasha Jungle Lodge

Optional activity: You may spend a night in the African bush and have star gazing late at night.

Day 4: Game Drive and Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

After a cup of coffee and some snacks at the lodge, you will start the game drive at 06:30 a.m. The English-speaking Uganda wildlife ranger will closely look for tracks of lions, hyenas, and leopards. Sunrise is refreshing as you will watch herds of elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, Uganda kobs, eland, topi, bushbucks, and warthogs.

You will return for brunch and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park. You will spend some evening time enjoying the calls of birds at your lodge.

Accommodation Options: Kibale Forest Camp/Chimpanzee Guest House/Turaco Tree House/Crater Safari Lodge/Papaya Lake Lodge

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi wetland walk

After breakfast early in the morning, you will head to the Kanyanchu visitor center and attend the briefing by the park ranger.

You’ll walk through the forest with a guide to the chimps and enjoy a full hour taking photos and learning how they are closely related to man.

You will also see other primates like the red colobus monkey, and L’hoest monkey that live in the Kibale forest along with chimps will be a great experience.

You will return to your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, you’ll transfer to Bigodi Wetland, one of the eco-tourism sites for nature lovers and bird watchers.

During the 2-3 hours swamp walk, the guide will talk about the uses of medicinal herbs and the myth attached to them whilst you view a variety of butterflies, primates, snakes, and bird species like shoebill, and great blue turaco among others. You may enjoy a cold drink, interact with local people, and return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options: Kibale Forest Camp/Chimpanzee Guest House/Turaco Tree House/Crater Safari Lodge/Papaya Lake Lodge

Day 6: Travel Back to Kampala

After breakfast, you will leave Kibale and transfer back to Kampala via Mubende town where you’ll branch off to visit the Nakayima tree shrine. This is one of the heritage sites with the spiritual powers of the Bachwezi people dating back to 1100 AD. You will then proceed to Kampala arriving at your lodge or transfer late evening to Entebbe airport.

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