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6 Day Lake And Wildlife Safari Tour In Uganda

From US$ 1,345 per person
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Game drives and cruise on Kazinga channel
  • Experience canoe trekking around the serene Lake Bunyonyi
  • Chimpanzee tracking as well as Gorilla tracking in Bwindi impenetrable National Park
  • See tree-climbing lions found in the southern area of Queen Elizabeth National Park
This tour will take you through South West of Uganda. Activities include game drives and cruise on Kazinga channel. This park previously known in 1952 as Kazinga National Park was later on renamed to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II.

Here you can see hippos, leopards, elephants, lions, and chimpanzees among other 95 species of mammals and over 500 species of birds. You will also experience canoe trekking around the serene Lake Bunyonyi and immerse in Pygmies community.

Chimpanzee tracking and Gorilla tracking in Bwindi impenetrable National Park is also included as highlights of your safari. Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost.
Day 1 Queen Elizabeth National park 8 hours Eco lodge

Your guide will pick you up early in the morning. He will also provide a briefing on your upcoming safari and afterwards, we make our way to Queen Elizabeth National Park passing through Masaka and Mbarara, which are metropolitan hubs in the western region of Uganda.

Along the way, you can chance upon Ankole Longhorn, a landrace breed of cattle distinguished by its horns that can reach up to 8ft from tip to tip. There will be a stopover in Mbarara for a sumptuous lunch and a glass of refreshing Nile beer for the beer lovers.

Upon arrival and check-in at the booked accommodation, you can take a quick nap before our first game drive in the evening to kick off your safari holiday.

Day 2 Queen Elizabeth National Park Game Drive & Boat Safari 8 hours Eco lodge

You will go on a morning game drive after breakfast. You will get to see tree-climbing lions found in the southern area of the park lazily lying on the branches of huge fig trees. Indulge at the sight of Uganda Kobs in the open Ishasha plains as well as other wildlife including elephants and Cheetah roaming freely in their natural habitat.

Day 3 Chimpanzee Tracking at Karinzu Forest 8 hours Eco lodge

After breakfast, we will drive to Karinzu forest for Chimpanzee tracking. Apart from these beautiful and smart creatures, the trek will also expose you to other primates such as Colobus Monkeys, Giant forest hog, Grey Cheeked Mangabeys, and Olive Baboons.

Look up and feast your eyes to see over 350 bird species hovering above you. Afterwards, we begin our journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Kigezi. Along the way, we will pass through tea plantations of Bunyaruguru and have a stopover at the exotic Kagamba Hotsprings.

Day 4 Gorilla Trekking, Batwa experience & Lake Bunyonyi 8 hours Entusi Resort (mid-range)

Today’s adventure is the most-awaited Gorilla Tracking, which is one of Uganda’s safari highlight. Rangers will provide guidelines before we commence the tour. There are 3 Gorilla families to choose from: Rushaga, Nkuringo, and Muhavura Gorilla family. The Muhavura gorilla family is ideal for elder people who cannot travel long distances into the park.

Day 5 Batwa Experience & Lake Bunyonyi 8 hours Entusi Resort (mid-range)

After Gorilla tracking, the Batwa experience in Karengerere follows where your guide will take you at the top of the hills to take in the great view of Lake Bunyonyi. You can also visit the underprivileged children of Mwendo. They will welcome you with utmost hospitality via a short concert or traditional dance.

The following day, you have the option to visit the pygmy community or go on a canoe trekking. You can also swing by at the local communities and some islands including the punishment and upside island within Lake Bunyonyi. You can also revisit the school and volunteer within the local school and interact with the children of Uganda.

Day 6 Head back to Kampala or Kigali 5 hours Day room at Sunset Lodge

After breakfast, we head back to Kampala or Kigali depending on your next destination. Along the way, there will be a stopover at the equator in Masaka for lunch.

what’s included
  • Parke fees
  • Gorilla permits
  • Chimp permits
  • All activities
  • Meals
  • All accommodation
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All taxes/ VAT
what’s excluded
  • Government imposed increase of park fees and/or taxes
  • Accommodation on the day before the tour departs
  • International flights
  • Tips
  • Personal items
  • Alcoholic beverages
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 6 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Kampala, Uganda
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
other information
Gatatu Safaris Limited / Product Category: Safari
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