This 5 Days Uganda Gorillas and Wildlife Safari takes you to Uganda’s best safari destination that is to say Queen Elizabeth National Park known among the top visited game parks in East Africa for wildlife adventure. The park hosts over 96 mammals inclusive with the unique tree-climbing lions which attract thousands of tourists to visit the park. And then travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home to the half remaining world’s mountain gorillas among other primates as well as bird species.

5 Days Uganda gorillas and wildlife safari

This trip takes you to the southwestern Uganda region and it starts and ends in Kampala /Entebbe

Summary of the 5 Days Uganda Gorillas and Wildlife Safari

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

Day 2: Morning game drive/ optional lion tracking experience and afternoon boat cruise

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Day 5: Departure to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park,

Depending on your point of location on the first day of your 5 days Uganda gorillas and wildlife safari, you will be picked up by our driver guide at Entebbe airport who will brief you about the safari and then start the journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park which takes about 5 or 6 hours’ drive with en route lunch on the way. Upon arrival in the park, you will go for an optional evening game drive where you will be able to view different animals like elephants, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, and waterbucks among others. After the game drive you will drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation Options;

Elephant plains lodge-luxury

Elephant hab-midrange

Queen Elizabeth Safari Lodge budget.

Day 2: Morning game drive/ optional lion tracking experience and afternoon boat cruise

After an early breakfast on the second day of the 5 Days Uganda gorillas and Wildlife Safari, you will meet up with your driver guide to embark on a morning game drive in Kasenyi plains where you expect to see various animal species like elephants, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, buffaloes, bushbucks, warthogs, predators like lions, leopards, hyenas if you are lucky and different bird species. After the game drive, return to the lodge for lunch.

After lunch, you will meet up with your driver guide to go for an interesting boat cruise on Kazinga Channel a water body that joins Lake George and Lake Edward. During the boat cruise which takes about 2 hours, you will enjoy perfect views of animal species such as hippos, Nile crocodiles in water, elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks along the water banks drinking water and various water birds many more. After the boat cruise, you will drive back to the lodge for an evening relaxation, dinner, and overnight as above.

5 Days Uganda gorillas and wildlife safari
Kasenyi Plains of Queen Elizabeth national park

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

After an early breakfast on the third day of the 5 days Uganda gorillas and wildlife safari, you will check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to drive you to Bwindi impenetrable national park you pass via the Ishasha sector where you will get a chance to view the unique tree climbing lions which can be watched lazily lying up in the acacia/ fig tree branches if you are lucky.

After the game drive you will have lunch and then continue with the journey to Bwindi impenetrable national park. Upon arrival, you will check into the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation Options;

 Buhoma lodge-luxury

Buhoma haven lodge-midrange

 Buhoma community rest camp-budget.

Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

After an early breakfast on the fourth day of your 5 days Uganda gorillas and wildlife safari, you will be served a packed lunch from the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to the park headquarters for the gorilla trekking briefing about the rules, regulations and expectations.

After the briefing, you will start trekking in the jungle which takes 30 minutes to 7 hours passing through the thick forest where you will be able to view other primates, bird species, plant species many more. Once the mountain gorillas are found you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you a great chance to learn more about their lifestyle, habits, and behaviors, take photos, and record the unforgettable moments.

After the one-hour experience with the gorillas, you will trek back to the park headquarters where you be awarded a certificate for participating in gorilla trekking and then meet up with your driver guide to go for an optional cultural tour where you expect to interact with the Batwa people, learn about their unique culture, way of living, enjoy their traditional performances many more. After the cultural tour, drive back to the lodge for an evening relaxation. Have dinner and overnight stay as above.

Day 5: Departure to Kampala

On the last day of your 5 days Uganda gorillas and wildlife safari, you will have a relaxed breakfast in the morning, check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to drive you to Kampala. On the way, you will have a stopover for lunch. After lunch, you will continue the journey with another stop over at the Equator where you will be able to take photos, buy some souvenirs, art crafts, art pieces many others.  From the Equator, you will continue with the journey to Kampala and your driver guide will drop you off at Entebbe International Airport for your flight departure or at any place of convenience.

End of 5 days Uganda gorillas and wildlife safari

Safari Price includes                   

  • Gorilla trekking permit @800 USD pp
  • Park entrance fees/game drives
  • Boat cruise fees
  • Full time English speaking driver guide
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals at the lodge (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Pick up and drop off in Kampala
  • 4WD safari van and fuel
  • Bottled drinking water

Safari price excludes     

  • Air flight tickets and visas
  • Life insurance
  • Optional activities not included on the itinerary
  • Lion tracking experience
  • Tipping
  • Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, and hiring a porter among others.
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