The 5 days gorilla trekking and wildlife safari is an adventure of Uganda’s main game and primate destinations located in western Uganda. The tour takes us to Queen Elizabeth national park for game viewing and boat ride on the famous Kazinga channel and features a gorilla trekking experience at Bwindi Impenetrable forest aimed at searching for the giant apes in the ancient tropical rainforest. Since the parks are located far from the city, day 1 and 2 are mainly dedicated for transfers though still they involve simple but interesting things to do en-route such as the equator experience.
- Day 1: Travel to Queen Elizabeth national park
- Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat ride
- Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi via Ishasha
- Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest
- Day 5: Return to Kampala
Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
The driver guide picks you up from Entebbe international airport or from your hotel in Entebbe or Kampala and we start the trip to western Uganda via Masaka-Mbarara route. We make a stopover at the equator landmark in Kayabwe for the equator experience. It is a fun-filled place for photography. We continue with the journey to Mbarara where we enjoy our lunch and proceed to Queen Elizabeth national park.
Dinner and overnight at preferred lodge
Meal plan: lunch and dinner
Accommodation options: Simba safari camp (Budget) Marafiki safari lodge (midrange) Mweya safari lodge (luxury)
Day 2: Morning game drive and boat cruise on Kazinga channel
Wake up early and prepare for the morning game drive that starts at 6:30am. We drive to Kasenyi plains where we see lots of Uganda kobs, buffaloes, hippos at Lake George or sometimes in water pools, waterbucks and also search for lions and leopards. We also proceed to a crater known as Bunyampaka salt lake to watch the beautiful scenery. After about 4 hours, we get back to the lodge for breakfast and a refreshment. Enjoy your lunch in the afternoon and prepare for the boat ride.
The 2 hours launch cruise takes us along Kazinga channel where you come close to hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birdlife. The boat turns from the point where Kazinga channel joins Lake Edward and returns to the docking area. Drive to the lodge for a relaxation, dinner in the evening and the overnight.
Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park
Have breakfast at your lodge and prepare to check out. We are heading to Bwindi via Ishasha in southern sector of Queen Elizabeth national park. We have a chance to see several of the wildlife in the park such as elephants, antelopes, buffaloes and others. If it is a lucky day, we may spot the tree climbing lions in Ishasha. Lunch en-route, we arrive in Bwindi in the evening and check in at the preferred hotel for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation options: Rushaga gorilla havens lodge (budget), Ichumbi Gorilla lodge (midrange) Chameleon Hill lodge (luxury)
Day 4: Gorilla trekking
After breakfast, we head to the park headquarters for briefing and allocation to the group of people to trek with. The ranger guide leads us into the forest where we search for the mountain gorillas in areas where they are expected to be roaming close to where they spent their night. Coming across these apes in Bwindi forest is awesome. The trek can last for as less as an hour or even more than 5 hours depending on how far the gorillas have moved. If the activity lasts long, then we eat our packed lunch in the forest and at the end of the trek, we return to the lodge and relax. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 5: Return to Kampala
Enjoy your breakfast at the lodge in the morning and check out. We start the 8 hours journey passing via Mbarara where we stop to have lunch and proceed to Kampala. Arrival is in the evening. The driver guide drops you at the agreed upon location in Kampala or Entebbe.
End of the 5 days Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth tour
It includes; park entrance fees, transportation by safari van, professional safari guide, items per itinerary, accommodation and meals.
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