6 Day Gorilla – Chimpanzee – Wildlife Safari – Uganda

Posted by on January 10, 2017

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6 Day Budget, Moderate or Upmarket Priced Uganda Gorilla – Chimpanzee Wildlife Safari


This 6-Day Gorilla – Chimpanzee – Wildlife Safari – Uganda gives you some of Uganda’s Best – The Mountain Gorillas found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Chimpanzees in Kyambura Gorge or Kalinzu Forest -Tree Climbing Lions and other Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth Park – Giraffes, and Zebras in Lake Mburo Park  on this 6 day Primate and Wildlife Safari Adventure.

This 6-Day Gorilla – Chimpanzee – Wildlife cuts out one long drive – time by spending a night at Lake Mburo Park where you have can see Zebras and Giraffes.

Compacted into Six Days – this experiential Safari introduces you to Uganda’s Primate – Wildlife and Scenery.


Day 1 – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest:

The 6 Day Gorilla – Chimpanzee – Wildlife Safari in Uganda begins: We leave Kampala early in the morning after breakfast at your Hotel.

Drive toward Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park through the Ugandan Countryside with lunch along the way to the ancient forest.

We arrive late afternoon in the Buhoma area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and check into lodge that you have chosen.

Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Lodging: Buhoma Community Rest Camp – Budget – Moderate – Mahogany Springs – Upmarket


Lodging Choices in the Buhoma Area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest: 


mahogany-springs--lodge-buhomaMahogany Spring Lodge – Upmarket:

Mahogany Springs Lodge is an upmarket lodge in the affordable range with an impeccable reputation.  Its deluxe Chalet give you comfort that you need before and after your Gorilla Trek from a clean – nicely decorated room to the friendly main-lodge.

Gorillas enter the lodge grounds at times and guests can see them.  The meals are excellent – the reviews are accolades of raves. The Service by the friendly staff surpasses many other lodges – a great place.


Buhoma0Community-rest-campBuhoma Community Rest Camp-Budget – Moderate:

Buhoma Community Rest Camp – is a community project assisting the local community by providing budget and moderately priced lodging to visitors of the Buhoma area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Tented Cottages with bathroom fall into the moderate range, African Style Bandas and Dorms are part of the budget offerings from Buhoma Community Rest Camp.  Sumptuous meals are offered to guests and packed lunches are made for gorilla treks.

Other Lodges to choose from


Day 2 – Gorilla Trekking – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest:

Gorilla - Chimpanzee - Wildlife Safari - UgandaYour Big Day of Gorilla Tracking has arrived. trekking adventure at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest begins after an early breakfast and then a pre-tracking (trekking) briefing to go over guidelines for you and your safety.

The Gorilla tracking begins soon afterwards and can be from a short walk to an all day hike through at times rough terrain.

Here is what you will need for today’s trek: a daypack, packed lunch from lodge, 2 liters of water, long trousers, long-sleeved shirt, rain-jacket or poncho, hat, hiking boots, tough gardening gloves.

You can engage the services of a porter and help the local community and you can buy a walking stick.

The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Gorilla tracking (trekking) day is certainly the of a lifetime and something that remains with you for a long time and well worth the cost and effort involved. No one has ever complained.

Gorilla Habituation Experience Option:  Instead of a Gorilla Trek you can take the all-day Gorilla Habituation Experience where you spend 4 hours with a gorilla family being habituated.  The Permit fee is 1500 usd instead of 600 usd. Adjustment in lodging will have to be made since it takes place in the Rushaga Area of Bwindi Forest.

After the Gorilla Trek you can relax or take an optional – not included, Village Walk in Buhoma, or rent a bike and take a bike ride through the area or you just might want to relax for the afternoon.

Dinner

Lodging: Buhoma Community Rest Camp – Budget – Moderate – Mahogany Springs – Upmarket

Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 3 – Tree Climbing Lions – Queen Elizabeth Park:ishasha-tree-climbing-lions.jpg

Breakfast and we take the 1 1/2 hour drive to Ishasha where we go on a game drive in search of the tree-climbing lions.

Ishasha is the best area in East Africa where you can readily see the famous lions, but there is more, such as elephants, buffaloes, countless of antelopes including the Topi Antelope.

Ishasha is the less frequented area of the park which means that there are not as many people – an abundance of wildlife and of course the tree climbing lions.

The Lions go out on the hunt at night and sleep the day away in the Fig Trees. From early in the morning to the late afternoon, tree-climbing lions are found here.

Lunch at Savannah Resort

Katwe-Explosion-Craters-Queen-Elizabeth-Park-UgandaContinue to the Mweya area of the park which is a 2 hour plus drive where we take during the late afternoon the 27 kilometer Explosion Crater Drive which is one of the most scenic drives in all of Uganda – there are various kinds of craters you will see here.

You are at the highest point in the park with incredible views all around including the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, down escarpment to the savanna and Lake George and Lake Edward.

We check into the Lodge you have chosen for the Mweya Region of Queen Elizabeth Park.

Dinner

Lodging: Kasenyi Safari Camp – Upmarket – Bush Lodge – Moderate – Budget

Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Lodging Choices in Queen Elizabeth Park for this Safari:

Top Lodging Choices -Queen Elizabeth ParkKansenyi Safari Camp – Upmarket:

Kasenyi Safari Camp is an intimate 4 tented cottage camp overlooking a crater lake on the Kasenyi Plains. It is a great, reasonably priced lodge for this 5 day safari.

The Tented Cottages with bath are spacious, thoughtfully furnished.  The Main Lodge where you take your meals allows you to watch the visiting wildlife while dining.

Presently non-premium drinks are included in the price of lodging and a nocturnal game drive is offered as part of your stay.


Bush-Safari-Tented-Lodge-QEPBush Lodge – Budget- Moderate:

Bush Lodge overlooking the famed Kazinga Channel has been a steadfast accommodation for our clients and guests.

Moderate lodging is offered in their Bandas – tented cottages which come with bathroom. The budget option consists of furnished tents with shared bath.  The meals for both options remains the same.

Bush Lodge is near both Kazinga Cannel and game drives for added convenience.

Other Queen Elizabeth Park Lodging Choices


Day 4 – Queen Elizabeth Park – Chimpanzee Tracking – Boat Safari:Kyambura-the-lost-Gorge-Valley-of-the-Apes.jpg

Breakfast

We are off to the famed Kyambura Gorge,  that gash in the Savannah that has been called “the Lost Valley” by BBC, others call it the Valley of the Apes. At the bottom of the Gorge you will be tracking Chimpanzees for the next three to four hours.

It is an amazing place, this valley of Apes with its chimpanzees, monkeys, exotic birds and mammals. Cross rivers, hike through the thick forest until you hear the cries of the chimpanzees in the distance.

Chimpanzee Tracking is done with relative small group of trekkers that you will join as you spend your hour observing the chimpanzees, playing, eating, grooming and more.

Better Chance of seeing the Chimpanzees in the wild is Kalinzu Forest – Kyambura Gorge has more scenic wonders, Kalinzu Forest is the better place for Chimpanzee Treks.  The choice is yours.

Lunch

Kazinga-Channel-Boat-Ride.jpgIn the middle of the afternoon you are in for a mot special treat, the Boat Safari on the Kazinga Channel, a highlight of your safari in Queen Elizabeth Park. You move along slowly toward Lake Edward on this natural channel and you can see Elephants, hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, antelopes on the shore, along with hundreds of birds including Pelicans.

After the two-hour plus boat ride we will take another game drive. Each game drive in the African Wild of Uganda is different and you never know what animal you will find as the vehicle moves slowly down the game track.

Our Driver Guide and the Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger will help you in pointing that leopard or lion that is hiding, not much will be missed on your game drive in Queen Elizabeth Park.

Lodging: Kasenyi Safari Camp – Upmarket – Bush Lodge – Moderate – Budget

Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 5 – Lake Mburo National Park:

Breakfast and we move to Lake Mburo National Park.

Lake Mburo National Park is the perfect place to break a long journey at one of the most delightful places in Uganda. We check into Eagle’s Nest which is high on a ridge with a splendid view of the Park and lakes below. Your room is a furnished cottage with thatching over it, the bathroom is in the back. You can sit on the deck and enjoy the sunset.Lake-Mburo-game-drive

Lunch

Afternoon Wildlife Game, here at Lake Mburo National Park you can see Burchell Zebras, Giraffes, the large Eland Antelopes, Leopards and you are fortunate you might see a lion, they have made return here, often at night you can hear their roar.

Lake Mburo is a small park, however it has become more popular, especially after Giraffes were brought here from Murchison Falls Park, making Lake Mburo Park, the only park in Western Uganda where you find the Rothschild Giraffes, which are the tallest giraffes found in Africa.

Dinner

Lodging:Mihingo Safari Lodge – Luxury – Upmarket – Mburo Safari Lodge – Moderate – Eagle’s Nest – Budget

Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Lodging Choices at Lake Mburo Park for this Safari:

Mihingo-Safari-Lodge-Lake-Mburo-ParkMihingo Safari Lodge-Upmarket – Luxury:

This is one of the best lodge choices for the last night on Safari in Uganda.  Mihingo Lodge is a celebratory kind of lodge with spacious tented cottages, nicely furnished, even the bathrooms have a view of the park

Meals are simply great here and the service here stands a standard in Uganda.  The lodge offers activities that no other lodge in the park offers such as Horseback Riding Safaris, Biking Safaris, a pool, massage therapy and more.


Mburo-Safari-LodgeMburo Safari Lodge – Moderate:

Mburo Safari Lodge is a moderately priced lodge in Lake Mburo Park with nice cottages, including a Family Cottage where a family of four will find it just right for them.

There is a small swimming pool for you to use, nice views of the mark, good meals and service.

Each evening a campfire is lit here for your enjoyment of Mburo National Park at night.


Eagle-NestEagle’s Nest – Budget

This a tented cottage camp – each tented cottage is set on a ridge high over the park with a great view.  Bathrooms are in the back of each tent.

Meals are hearty and the evening meal is cooked over a campfire in an African Potjie which makes a great meal.

Eagle’s Nest provides one of the better budget lodging options in Uganda.

other Lodging Choices


Day 6 Return to Kampala – Entebbe:

Breakfast and a morning boat Safari on Lake Mburo where you can see hippos, crocodiles, otters, wildlife coming to water, water birds, on rare occasions you will spot a shoebill stork.

Check out and continue to Kampala or Entebbe, stopping for lunch at Igongo Cultural Center, the equator and the Royal Drum Makers – arriving in Kampala or Entebbe during the late afternoon.

Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch


Included in Safari: Lodging and Food, 4 Wheel Drive Safari Vehicle, Fuel, English Speaking Driver, Bottled Drinking Water on all Drives, Park Entrance fees and cultural site entrance fees, Permits as applicable, Guide for Tracking and Game Drives.

Not included in Safari price: Air Travel to and from Uganda, Uganda Visa Costs, Laundry, Tips, Drinks, except those included in lodging meal price.


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