6 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour, Chimpanzee Trekking and Wildlife Safari

6 Days Uganda gorilla tour
Chimpanzee in Kibale forest national park

6 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour, Chimpanzee Trekking and Wildlife Safari

The 6 Days Uganda gorilla tour, chimpanzee trekking and wildlife safari gets you the best of Uganda safari holiday. It is an amazing tour package offering you opportunity to engage in gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest, big game drive in Murchison Falls National Park and rhino tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Your 6 Days Uganda gorilla tour, chimpanzee and wildlife safari begins and ends in Kampala/Entebbe.

Brief itinerary of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla tour

6 Days Uganda gorilla tour
Mountain gorillas in Bwindi

Detailed itinerary of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla tour

Day 1 of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla tour: Depart Entebbe or Kampala for Murchison Falls National Park

Depart for Murchison Falls National Park in Northwestern Uganda after a leisurely breakfast. Take Kampala through Luweero to Masindi, approximately 5-6 hours’ drive in full-size 4×4 Land Cruiser or 4×4 Safari Van. A stop visit will be made at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking. Proceed on your Uganda safari to Murchison Falls with a stopover in Masindi for lunch. Reach the park through Kichumbanyobo gate South of Murchison Falls National Park.

Accommodation

  • Basic: Shoebill Campsite, Red Chili Rest Camp
  • Moderate: Fort Murchison, Pakuba Safari Lodge
  • Luxury: Nile Safari Lodge, Paraa Safari Lodge

Day 2 of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla tour: Wildlife/game drive & boat cruise in Murchison Falls

Enjoy your cup of tea or coffee and after, go engage in a morning game drive. Catch up with early morning risers on your 2-3 wildlife viewing tour in the Northern section of Murchison Falls National Park. Variety of wildlife to expect to see on a game drive include the Rothschild giraffes, African bush elephants, buffaloes, lions, warthogs, antelopes, birds and others.

Have lunch break afterwards and at 2:00pm, undertake a boat cruise on Victoria Nile towards the bottom of Murchison Falls. This 2-3 hours’ watersport allows you capture views of the Nile crocodiles as they bask along the river banks, hippos, aquatic birds plus other wildlife. Your experience will include a hike to the top of the falls to witness it squeeze itself in a narrow rock of 7 meters before plunging about 43m down.

Accommodation

  • Basic: Shoebill Campsite, Red Chili Rest Camp
  • Moderate: Fort Murchison, Pakuba Safari Lodge
  • Luxury: Nile Safari Lodge, Paraa Safari Lodge
6 Days Uganda gorilla tour
Murchison Falls National Park

Day 3: Leave for Kibale Forest National Park from Murchison Falls national park

After a leisurely breakfast, meet your guide for transfer to Kibale Forest National Park, about 7 hours’ drive via Hoima. Lunch break will be made in Fort Poral and you proceed to your lodge in Kibale.

Accommodation

  • Basic: Kibale Forest Camp
  • Moderate: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse
  • Luxury: Papaya Lake Lodge, Primate Lodge

Day 4 of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla tour: Chimp trek adventure in Kibale & travel to Bwindi

Enjoy your cup of tea or coffee and after, get to Kanyanchu Tourist Centre to be briefed about chimpanzee tracking rules. Proceed for 2-4 chimpanzee trek adventure which lets you enjoy a maximum of 1 hour face to face with chimpanzees. Kibale being a home to 13 primate species, there is opportunity for you to also enjoy great sight of other primates and different forest birds.

Return to check out then undertake 5 to 6 hours’ drive trip to Bwindi through Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Enjoy great view of the tree climbing lions and other wildlife then continue to Savanna Resort to have lunch. Later, drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to check into the lodge.

Accommodation

  • Basic: Nshongi Camp, Ichumbi Lodge
  • Mid-range: Gorilla Mist Camp, Silverback Lodge Bwindi
  • Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge, Gorilla Forest Camp
6 Days Uganda gorilla tour
Chimp trekking in Kibale Forest National Park

Day 5 of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla tour: Gorilla trek tour in Bwindi & Batwa cultural experience

Get up early since this is a long-awaited day. Prepare, take your breakfast and get to Bwindi Impenetrable national park offices with some snacks and water. You will be briefed on gorilla trekking rules then proceed on 2-6 hours’ trek to see mountain gorillas. Return after one hour of close interaction with these creatures and photography. Have a relaxed afternoon and later pay a visit to Batwa community for a memorable cultural experience.

Accommodation

  • Basic: Nshongi Camp, Ichumbi Lodge
  • Mid-range: Gorilla Mist Camp, Silverback Lodge Bwindi
  • Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge, Gorilla Forest Camp

Day 6 of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla tour: Return from Bwindi to Kampala or Entebbe

Have breakfast and after, return to Kampala or Entebbe 8-9 hours’ drive

End of the 6 Days Uganda gorilla tour, chimp and wildlife safari

Safari inclusions

  • Gorilla permit (each costing $700).
  • Chimpanzee permits ($200 per person).
  • All activities in the itinerary except the optional ones.
  • Bottled drinking water on the trip
  • Relevant government taxes.
  • 4×4 drive safari car for travel
  • Fulltime professional English-Speaking driver guide.

Safari exclusions

  • Visa fees.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Telephone bills
  • Shopping
  • International flights or airfares
  • The optional activities’ fees
  • Hotel fees in Kampala/Entebbe after the tour
  • Laundry services.

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