5 Day Uganda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari
This tour will give you a chance to track the endangered mountain gorillas of bwindi impenetrable national park the leading mountain gorilla destination in the world, gorilla tracking, you will cross to Queen Elizabeth national parks and enjoy game viewing and also boat cruise on the Kazinga channel which connect two; lakes George and Edward, it’s a perfect place too to offer more chances of viewing more species of wildlife including hippos and crocodile as well as birds. Both parks are located in the south western part of Uganda.
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
You will be picked at any agreed upon point by our safari guide/driver either at the Hotel or Entebbe international airport, he will take you to the south western part of Uganda to Bwindi impenetrable national park a home to the few remaining endangered mountain gorillas. The journey from Kampala to the park takes about 7-9 hours’ drive however, with stopovers at any interesting point like at the equator crossing for informative talks, snacks and photography, handcraft shops and also at Mbarara for an hour lunch break. After, we will continue with the drive through the gorgeous scenery sometimes referred to as the ‘’Switzerland of Africa’’ this is a great sight as you continue with the drive to the park. Depending on where you booked for your accommodation you will arrive at the park in the evening either at Ruhija sector or Buhoma sector of the park. Check into your pre-booked accommodation for relaxation, dinner and an overnight at Buhoma Lodge/ Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Mahogany Lodge/ Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Mist Camp, Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp/Buhoma Community Campground
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla tracking and Nature walk
After an early breakfast at the lodge, our safari guide will drive you to the park headquarters where you will meet the park wardens or senior ranger guides who will take you through a short briefing about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas and also get you allocated to the gorilla family to visit. After, the ranger guide will lead you to the impenetrable forest to begin the search of these incredible species of gorillas. Carry bottled water, and sometimes packed lunch since the trek is unpredictable meeting them depends on where they last spent the previous night from the search may go to a half or full day in the jungle, so don’t forget to put on strong shoes/boats . Passing through the steep, thick and sometimes muddy forest is a bit tiresome, however once these apes are meet you will forget all the troubles you have gone through and utilize the one hour you are allowed to stay with the gorillas, learn their behaviors as well as taking as many photos and videos with them . After this wonderful activity, retreat back to the lodge for relaxation and late lunch, if the evening is free go for a community walk and visit the batwa community. Dinner and an overnight at Buhoma Lodge/ Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Mahogany Lodge/ Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Mist Camp, Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp/Buhoma Community Campground
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
Following an early morning breakfast will be a transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park a home to a wide bio-diversity of wildlife species. From Bwindi we will pass through the famed part of Queen Elizabeth national park Ishasha sector known for its tree climbing lions, we will enjoy watching them sited on fig trees. A game drive will also enable us see more species of animals like antelopes, elephants, buffaloes and many species of birds. Have lunch en-route, before arriving at the park in the evening. If the evening is free, you will be taken for an optional traditional salt industries and mining methods or tour around the Crater Lake region which is a fantastic site. Dinner and an overnight at atLuxury: Mweya Safari Lodge, Katara Lodge, and Kyambura Game Lodge/Mid A range: Ihamba Lake Side Safari Lodge, Enganzi Lodge/Budget: Hippo H-ill Lodge, Simba Lodge
Day 2: Morning game drive and Launch cruise on kazinga channel
Followed by a morning breakfast will be a transfer to Kasenyi side of the park to catch up with morning risen rushing to their hide-outs. Games expect to see this morning include predators like leopard, hyena, lion, Elephants, others include buffaloes, warthogs, bush pigs, Uganda kobs, water buck, giant forest hogs, and many species of birds and plants. After this interesting activity, retire to the lodge for relaxation at the pool side as you wait for lunch. In the afternoon after lunch, enjoy a 2 hour’s launch cruise on the Kazinga channel which offers another chance to spot various species of animals including schools of hippos and crocodiles swimming just a few meters from the boat, whereas elephants and buffaloes are expected to be seen along the shoreline plus many species of birds such as the king fisher, herons, blue oraco and the shoebill for the lucky visitors. After, drive back to the lodge to for relaxation, Dinner and an overnight at Mweya safari Lodge Katara Lodge/ Kyambura game Lodge/ Hippo Hill Lodge, Simba Safari Camp.
Day 5: Departure
Wake up leisurely for breakfast and then after, you will embark on the transfer back to Kampala with stopovers on the way for lunch and photography, later proceed to the airport to meet your departure flight back home.
End of tour
The safari includes
- Transportation and fuel in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
- Full Board Accommodation on Safari as included in the itinerary
- 1 gorilla per
- Launch cruise om Kazinga Channel
- Full English Speaking driver guide and all his associated expenses. We can also provide any other foreign language speaking guide on request.
- Park entrance fees
- Any other Activity fees as mentioned in the Itinerary
But it exclude,
- Accommodation in Kampala unless is on itinerary
- Visa fees,
- Airport taxes
- Item of personal nature, like bar bills, tipping, Laundry ,Beverages
- Optional Activity fees
- Other extra expenses not included above.