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5 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Viewing Safari

In these 5 days Queen Elizabeth National park and Bwindi Impenetrable National park safari, adventure awaits. You will visit Queen Elizabeth National, the most visited park in Uganda and Bwindi impenetrable national park, a haven for half of the total mountain Gorilla species in the world. It has four sectors and up to nineteen gorilla families of which you will track one in any of these different sectors.

At Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will engage in a game drive, tree-climbing lion tracking and boat cruise at the Kazinga channel. Other activities in the five days include photography at the equator and an exciting community tour with the Batwa pygmies. Pickup and drop-off is at Kampala or Entebbe International Airport.

Uganda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

At the agreed time and point, our company representative will gladly meet and brief you about the trip before embarking on a rewarding 7-8 hours’ drive to the medley of wonders, Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Throughout the drive, enjoy breathtaking views of the captivating landscapes, rolling hills and magnificent African homesteads. Lunch will be taken en-route as you arrive at the park in the evening; watching different park residents while continuing to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Game drive and Boat cruise

After breakfast you will spend about 3-4 hours of this day actively traversing the Kasenyi sector and other parts of the park in search of prey and predators parading in their territories. You stand the chance of spotting the lions, leopards, buffaloes, warthogs, bush backs, zebras, Uganda Kobs and many more. Beyond mammals are the captivating landscape, birds like the crowned cranes, Rwenzori Turacos, love birds, egrets and many more; flora and primates such as the baboons and monkeys. After the game drive, you will return to the lodge for lunch.

After well-prepared delicious lunch, head for a rewarding boat cruise at the vast Kazinga channel, home to numerous schools of hippos, aquatic birds and crocodiles to mention but a few. At a close range, you can watch these creatures swim in the water, as you take amazing photos. You will return to your lodge at nightfall for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The start of a new day is brightened with yummy breakfast at the lodge, before checking out for a transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National park for an encounter with endangered mountain gorillas. From Queen Elizabeth National park, use the Ishasha sector route where there will be a two-hour game drive while tracking for the rare tree-climbing lions in their territory.

You would only be lucky to encounter these tree climbing lions lazily lying on the tree branches, or patrolling their natural habitat. Proceed with the drive after lunch, to the park; registering on arrival before checking in to your lodge late in the evening for dinner and peaceful slumber.

Day 4: Gorilla trekking and Batwa pygmies encounter

After breakfast, you will go gorilla trekking in the park. The adventure begins with a pre – trekking briefing by the ranger guides who will explain the trekking rules and Regulations, assign trekkers to a troop of their choice, and then head for the rewarding search. The trekking exercise is on foot and lasts for roughly 1-6 hours, plus an additional hour for photos, and asking the ranger guide more about the Gorillas. Bwindi is home to half of the total number of mountain gorilla species in the Virunga chain of Mountains; feeding and relaxing in four of the sectors. Full attention is drawn to the active group, young stars playing, giant gentle silverback and mothers breastfeeding their young ones.

Thereafter enjoy a delicious Lunch meal, before visiting the Batwa pygmies in their communities; for stories regarding their life as hunters and gatherers in the lush tropical forests of Bwindi and Mgahinga forest. You will have a thrilling encounter with some of the shortest people on earth, before returning to the lodge at sunset for supper and a peaceful nap.

Day 5: Departure

After enjoying a lip-smacking breakfast meal at the lodge, you will checkout for a transfer to Entebbe international airport for your departure flight. The drive is so exciting, with rewarding views of the Ankole long-horned cows, scattered homesteads and the magnificent equator demonstration, where you will have en-route stopover to watch the demonstrations, take photos and have a mouthwatering lunch meal.


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