5 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA AND WILDLIFE SAFARI

5 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA AND WILDLIFE SAFARI

With this 5 day African safari, you have a chance to catch a glimpse at a group of mountain gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi National Park and wildlife exploration in the wilderness area of Queen Elizabeth National Park.  The 5 days Uganda wildlife safari starts and ends in Kampala

What to do

  • Gorilla tracking
  • Game drive
  • Launch cruise

Brief itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 2: Game drive and boat cruise

Day 3: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park

Day 5: Drive back to Kampala

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Early in the morning, get the best taste of Uganda’s tea or coffee and after, drive to western Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This is approximately 5-6 hours’ journey through Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara route and along the way; you will make a stopover at Equator for photo taking and relaxation. At Igongo cultural center you will have lunch and then connect to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Accommodation options: Mweya safari lodge (Luxury), Kyambura Game Lodge (Moderate) or Bush Lodge (Budget).

Day 2: Game drive and launch cruise

After an early morning breakfast, you will embark on game drive via Kasenyi sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This will get you the best sights at varied wildlife species such as the African buffaloes, leopards, African lions, elephants, antelopes, birds a mention but a few. Drive back and have enjoyable lunch. In the afternoon, you have a launch cruise that takes you through Kazinga channel. This will reward you with exciting views of the basking Nile crocodiles, hippos, water birds that make up part of over 620 bird species that are confined within this pristine park.

Dine and spend a night at Mweya safari lodge (Luxury), Kyambura Game Lodge (Moderate) or Bush Lodge (Budget).

Day 3: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Have enjoyable breakfast and later, drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, southwest of Uganda through Ishasha sector that gets you the best sight at the rare tree climbing lions. Along the way, make a stopover at Savanna Resort Hotel for lunch.

Dine and spend a night at chameleon Hill Lodge/Mahogany springs lodge/Buhoma Lodge (Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp/Silverback lodge (Midrange) or Ruhija gorilla friends camp/Buhoma community rest camp (Budget).

Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park

Start the day with a tasty cup of tea or coffee and later, you will join other visitors at any of Bwindi national park’s trailheads (Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo and Rushaga) as per your gorilla permit. While here, you will be briefed on the set rules and regulations that you have to observe while on gorilla trek.  This primate adventure may take you about 3 to 8 hours depending on your hiking speed, nature of habitat and location of gorillas. In other words, it is a strenuous adventure which requires you to be physically fit and most importantly, don’t forget to come with some packed lunch or snacks and bottled water. Upon finding your assigned gorilla family, you have 1 hour with these unique creatures face to face. After, get back to the lodge and in the evening, you can embark on a community walk in Batwa community where you will have a chance to learn more on the Batwa pygmies’ cultures and customs.

Dine and spend a night at Chameleon Hill Lodge/Mahogany springs lodge/Buhoma Lodge (Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp/Silverback lodge (Midrange) or Ruhija gorilla friends camp/Buhoma community rest camp (Budget).

Day 5: Drive back to Kampala

Have enjoyable breakfast and later, embark on a return journey to Kampala.

End of safari

Safari inclusions

  • Gorilla permits ($600 per person)
  • Game drive
  • Launch cruise
  • Transportation in a 4 wheel drive safari vehicle
  • Fulltime English speaking driver guide
  • Accommodation and meals
  • All activities in the itinerary
  • Bottled water
  • Relevant government taxes

Safari excludes

  • Visa fees
  • Travel/medical insurance
  • Personal expenses like laundry, tips for staff, telephone calls, souvenirs, accommodation additional activities outside travel plan

 

 

 

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