5 day Uganda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari

Tour overview:

This safari begins and finishes in Kampala or Entebbe Airport if your flight is that day. Basing on your time of arrival, you will rest at your lodge or you may choose to take a city tour. The following day, you will drive to the primary gorilla tracking destination in Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Besides the breathtaking scenery, different types of birds plus monkeys, you will be startled by the sight of the huge mountain gorillas. You will also visit Queen Elizabeth National Park – which is the most bio-diversity wildlife sanctuary home to the tree climbing lions, buffaloes, hippos, elephants and leopards, plus some small animals and uncommon bird species. You may also opt to track chimpanzees Kyambura Gorge.

Tour Highlights

Day 1: Travel to Bwindi.
Day 2: Bwindi – Gorilla Tracking.
Day 3: Travel to Queen Elizabeth.
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Wildlife Viewing, Launch Cruise.
Day 5: Return to Kampala.

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: Travel to Bwindi
Following breakfast you will set off to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park .have a stopover at the craft village found at theUganda equatorto do some shopping, and then proceed to Mbararawhere you will have lunch and later drive through the breathtaking evergreen hilly country that is known as the “Little Switzerland of Uganda”. ReachBwindi in the late evening.

Accommodation:

Luxury accommodation: Gorilla Forest Camp / Mahogany Springs /Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Mid-range accommodation: Gorilla Mist Camp or Sliver Back Lodge

Budget accommodation: Buhoma Community Bandas / Wagtail Eco Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board.

 

DAY 2: Bwindi – Gorilla Tracking:
You will set out at 8:00 am with a packed lunch and enough drinking water, and you are advised to wear strong comfortable boots plus a light rain-jacket since the weather in Bwindi Impenetrable forest is highly unpredictable. You will be availed with Walking sticks by the park rangers. Also visitors are allowed to spend only one hour with the gorillas for the purpose of conservation. The ranger guide will brief you on how to conduct yourself while in the presence of the gentle giants. The highlight of today will be setting eyes on the giant silverback the head of the gorilla family. In the evening, there will be an optional visit to the community during which you will be entertained by the locals.

Accommodation

Luxury accommodation: Gorilla Forest Camp / Mahogany Springs / Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Mid-range accommodation: Gorilla Mist Camp or Sliver Back Lodge

Budget accommodation: Buhoma Community Bandas / Wagtail Eco Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board.

 

DAY 3: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park:
After yourbreakfast, you will drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park which is filled with a great diversity of wildlife and known to some people as a birder’s paradise! Go through the renownedIshashaarea, in expectation of seeing the tree climbing lions; have your cameras nearby.

Luxury Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge

Mid-range Accommodation: Kyambura Game Lodge / Katara Lodge

Budget Accommodation: Enganzi Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board.

Travel Time: Approximately 7 hours

 

DAY 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Wildlife Viewing, Launch Cruise
After a delicious breakfast, you will go for a game drive in the morning in the Kasenyi area. In this area you will see various animals including Lions, hyenas, Buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, Leopard and Elephants,  as well as the elusive forest hog. Head back to the lodge where you will have lunch and later an exciting Launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel on which you will be able to see several animals like hippos, crocodiles and some buffaloes along the water edge drinking water, plus various species of birds. This cruise is a great opportunity to take photos since it will take you through perhaps the highest number of hippos. The large number of birds here is very impressive and astonishing with more than 550 bird species, making it the perfect holiday destination for bird watchers as well.

Luxury Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge

Mid-range Accommodation: Kyambura Game Lodge or Katara Lodge

Budget Accommodation: Enganzi Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board.

 

Day 5: Chimp trek (optional) and transfer back to Kampala
Following breakfast, you will then go Chimpanzee tracking in the Kyambura Gorge. This primate walk will offer you amazing experience as you walk along the sheer terrain as well as watch the different wildlife. Later on you will have lunch at the lodge and then begin the journey back to Kampala. You will be dropped at the hotel in Kampala.

 

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