Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari for 6 Days
6 day Gorilla trekking and Wildlife Uganda safari involves a game drive, boat cruise, viewing wildlife and mountain gorillas in there natural habitats. You have the chance of seeing animals like the lions, leopards, buffaloes to mention but a few. Mountain gorilla trekking is another iconic safari for you to enjoy during this African tour to Uganda.
DAY 1 – Drive to Queen Elizabeth national Park
Get ready early in the morning for a drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This drive may take between 5 hours to 6 hours but you may have a stopover at the equator to take photographs, perform the breathtaking water experiment. Carry on until you enter the park, enjoy the game that you meet as you enter the park. Relax as you wait for dinner at :
Mweya safari lodge/ Jacana Lodge/ Simba Safari Camp
DAY 2 – Game drive And Boat Cruise
Rise up early to get ready for a superb encounter with the wild animals. You will drive through the Crater Lake area where you may have the chance to spot animals like water bucks, warthogs, elands, lions, leopards, elephants, the list is endless. For birders, this is another chance to spot them jump from one branch to another. They keep whistling there hymns as if ushering in the new day. Drive through the park and later return to the lodge for breakfast then after lunch head to the pier for a boat cruise on Kazinga channel. Watch the incredible wildlife that congregates at the shore to quench there thirst while others wallow in the close by mud. This is an incredible site worth taking some photos. Various birds both local and foreign flock the banks of the channel. Vegetation cover along this channel is also mesmerizing. Take photographs and return to the lodge.
DAY 3 – Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Bwindi forest National Park the home of the lovely mountain gorillas. You may enjoy a game drive as you go through the southern sector of the park which is also renowned for the famous tree climbing lions. This however depends on the weather conditions where at times the bridge may be damaged by the heavy downfall. There is another longer route. This drive may last you 4 hours to 5 hours but finally when you get there, get ready for the gorilla tracking event the following day. Ensure you pack all the relevant gorilla trekking gears in a waterproof back pack so that you do not miss out on anything during the trek to see the gorillas.
DAY 4 – Gorilla Trekking
As you rise up for breakfast, ensure you have packed your gorilla trekking gears like the cameras, a hat or cap, rain proof gear and others. Do not forget your packed lunch because the time taken while searching for the mountain gorillas is not definite. Head to the ranger station for a talk by the Uganda wildlife Authority ranger guide. After telling you the procedure to take to succeed in your gorilla trekking safari, your ranger guide will lead you into the forest following the trails where they were last seen the previous day. Along the way you might see primates, whistling birds, butterflies and so much more.
As explained by the ranger guide, ensure you behave as instructed so that you have a great time while with the mountain gorillas. They are generally shy animals so your presence should not scare them into hiding as long as you are also following the advise given by the ranger guide.
When you finally get to meet them, stay with them for an hour watching there behavior and so much more memorable activities displayed. Wait for the ranger guide to direct you on how to take photographs. As you return to your lodge, carry only memories of your life time experience with the only leftover mountain gorillas. In case you return early and you wish to do another activity ask the driver guide for the available options. Dinner and overnight at your lodge
DAY 5 – Drive to Kampala
Having taken your breakfast, drive back to Kampala to rest after full filling your dream safari with the mountain gorillas. This drive may take between 8 to 9 hours but very scenic and incredibly memorable.
Dinner and overnight:
Kampala Serena Hotel/ Amin Pasha/ Hotel Africana/ Namirembe guest house
DAY 6 – Kampala City tour
Do not leave Uganda without having a tour in the capital Kampala. Having taken your breakfast, you will be transferred to Namugongo martyrs shrine where innocent brave young men shed there blood to defend there religious values. Carry on later to the Uganda museum where Uganda’s ancient and historical items are reserved. Continue to the Bahai temple which is a center for all religions and the only one of this kind in Africa. Visit the Kasubi tombs which were are the burial ground for the fallen kings of Buganda Kingdom but were burnt to ashes by unknown people. These are now under construction but a visit there is not forbidden.
To book this 6 day Gorilla and wildlife Tour in Uganda, you need to have booked a return night flight.
For freshening up after the Kampala city tour, its best to advise your tour booking agent to reserve a day room for you.
Note this As you book a gorilla trekking safari In Uganda
A waterproofed backpack is vital for your camera because it may rain at any time without warning, water bottle to quench your thirst as you trek to see the mountain gorillas and snacks.
If not sure of your fitness, you may hire a porter for a small fee to carry your backpack and help you up the steeper slopes.
As you plan your gorilla tracking tour, ensure you contact your travel insurance about whether they cover your gorilla trekking permit because you may be required to pay an additional premium.
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