Uganda Gorilla Safari - 7 days
Gorilla Safari to Bwindi Gorilla Forest, Queen
Elizabeth and Kibale National Parks
This Uganda safari takes you to Uganda's best
safari destinations: Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla
Forest, Queen Elizabeth National park and Kibale
Forest National park for mountain gorilla tracking,
birding tours, wildlife encounters and chimpanzee
You will be met by our safari guide in Kampala,
transfer to Fort Portal, which nestles in the shadow
of the fabled 'Mountains of the Moon'. Afternoon
visit to Bigodi swamp, see smaller mammals and
primates. Highlights are finding the rare colobus
monkey & the Sitatunga. Dinner and overnight at
Primates Lodge Kanyanchu/ Ndali Lodge.
Day 2 – Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest
Full day search of chimpanzee and 10 other primates
including L'hoestes, red colobus, blues, red tailed
and gray cheeked mangabey. The guide will provide
detailed explanations on primates and forest flora
and fauna. The walk is both informative and
enjoyable. Dinner and overnight at Primates Lodge
Kanyanchu/ Ndali Lodge.
Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park
following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range for
much of journey. A game drive en route may be
rewarded with views of lion, elephant, leopard,
buffalo, hyena and a variety of antelope species.
After lunch, enjoy the unique 2-hour boat cruise on
the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip
passes through possibly the highest concentration of
hippos. Many animals may be seen drinking at the
water's edge. This launch cruise offers and
excellent platform for photography, bird watching
game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and
stupendous with well over 550 resident species.
Dinner overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge or
Jacana Safari Lodge.
Two game drives today. Queen Elizabeth National
Park's diverse Eco-system of grassy plains, tropical
forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters
is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Game
drives in this park, with the massive Rwenzori as a
backdrop provides excellent opportunities to see
lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo,
elephants, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, topi and
bushbuck. These two game drives and boat trip.
Drive through the 'Switzerland of Africa' area
known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced
hillside with its winding roads to Kisoro or Bwindi.
Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Forest / Buhoma
homestead/ Buhoma community bandas.
Day 6 – Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Gorilla Forest
Early morning entry into the Gorilla sanctuary.
Gorilla Tracking in BwindiThe rainforest is
spectacular. It offers a dramatic steeply forested
landscape and is incredibly dense, criss crossed by
numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists.
Mammals include the endangered Mt. Gorillas, rare
golden monkey, buffalo, elephant, black-fronted
duiker, bushbuck, leopard, giant forest hog, etc.
This park is best known for the fascinating
gorillas. The time taken and the terrain vary
according to the movements of the marvelous
primates. The thrill of observing the gorillas is a
rare moving and exciting adventure. The gorilla is a
shy and peaceful animal. Dinner and overnight at
Gorilla Forest / Buhoma homestead/ Buhoma community
Leisurely drive back to Kampala with a stopover
in Mbarara for lunch.