Wildlife Encounters

5 day Uganda Gorillas and Wildlife Safari

5 day Uganda Gorillas and Wildlife Safari : This Uganda safari will begin and end in Kampala-Uganda. During this safari, you will visit some of Uganda’s best National Parks, including Bwindi Impenetrable, where you will track mountain gorillas, and Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you can view wildlife and take a boat ride on the Kazinga channel. Bwindi is home to the world’s largest population of Mountain gorillas.

Highlights

  • Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi forest
  • Game drives in Queen Elizabeth via the Ishasha sector where you have a high chance of seeing Tree climbing lions
  • Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel that connects with Lake Edward and Lake George

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Travel to Bwindi impenetrable

Our driver will pick you up from Entebbe or your hotel in Kampala, brief you, and then transport you to Bwindi forest in the southwest of Uganda. Make stopovers at the Equator to purchase souvenirs, take photographs, and then have lunch break in Mbarara. Proceed to the majestic forest, which is home to mountain gorillas and other primate species. Dinner and overnight at your accommodation in Bwindi.

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi forest

After breakfast, depart with lunch boxes and drive directly to the headquarters. Here, you will meet other trekkers and receive a briefing on gorilla trekking. Later, under the direction of park ranger guides who are well-informed and knowledgeable about these gorillas, you will commence trekking. Depending on the movement of mountain gorillas at that moment, trekking could last anywhere from 2 to 8 hours.

You are advised to carry bottled water, sunglasses, raincoats, headwear, and sturdy footwear. You will only be permitted one hour with the gorillas. Return to your hotel and unwind. Evenings can be spent relaxing at the lodge or exploring the Batwa community, where you will learn many things about their culture and customs. Return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Travel to Queen Elizabeth via the Ishasha sector- have a boat cruise

After breakfast, travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park through the Ishasha sector, famous for its tree-climbing lions and other fauna, including monkeys, kobs, buffaloes, elephants, and birds, among others. Upon entering the park, you will register at the lodge and enjoy a delicious brunch before embarking on a boat excursion on the Kazinga channel.

On this boat, you will observe a variety of water animals, such as hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, and elephants, coming to drink, as well as various bird species, such as the malachite kingfisher and saddle-billed stork, among others.

Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

5 day Uganda Gorillas and Wildlife Safari
Boat Cruise

Day 4: Game drive & afternoon boat cruise

You will have the opportunity to see lions, buffaloes, antelopes, and elephants if you rise early, drink a cup of coffee, and then embark on a game drive along Kasenyi track and other tracks for early risers. Drive back to the lodge, have breakfast and lunch as you prepare for the Kazinga channel boat excursion, which is a must-do while visiting this park. Later, have dinner and spend the night at the lodge.

Day 5: Morning game drive as you depart to Kampala

Have breakfast, enjoy a game drive as you leave the park, lunch en route. Proceed to Entebbe airport for your flight or the hotel in Kampala by evening.

End of Safari

 

Tour includes:

Gorilla Permits

Bottled water

English Speaking Guide

Park Entrance Fees

Boat ride

Cultural Tours

All activities mentioned

Tour Excludes:

Flights

Visas

Tips

Laundry services

Beverages

Optional activities

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