5 Days Gorillas and Wildlife

05 Days
Destinations: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Bwindi Forest National Park
  • Enjoy Uganda gorilla tours and budget gorilla trekking safaris, Uganda has a huge selection of Gorilla Trekking Safaris and tours to offer, the major attractions being the large National Parks like Bwindi Forest National Park, Kibale National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park. We offer the best Uganda gorilla trekking tours at affordable prices, we also offer combined gorilla tours and wildlife safaris in Murchison Falls.

    Day 1: Kampala - Queen Elizabeth

    Pick up after breakfast at 7.00 am from your Kampala hotel and then leave for the South West of Uganda for your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Before you will stopover for pictures at the Equator, this safari will also allow you to get some good shots of pictures from your window for especially the long Horned cattle that graze along Masaka Mbarara highway, side markets in Lukaya for roasted meat. Lunch shall be served in Mbarara town, at Agip Motel. Proceed later with the drive direct to Queen Elizabeth National Park fronted by the magnificent Rwenzori Mountain range arriving for the afternoon game drive inside the park. Once in the park you will view animals including Leopards, the gigantic Elephants, Hogs, Lions, Buffaloes, Duikers, Hyenas, and many antelope species. Dinner and overnight at camp/lodge. Accommodation options:
    (Budget) Simba Lodge, Bush Lodge or similar, Mweya Safari Lodge – Standard Tents or similar
    (Standard), Mweya Safari Lodge – Luxury Tents or similar (Luxury)


    Meal plan: Lunchand Dinner

  • Day 2: Queen Elizabeth

    Either take an early morning or evening game drive for the best opportunity to see game. What you see depends on the season, but the Kasenyi plains are excellent for sighting lion and large herds of Uganda kob. The Mweya peninsula is one of the best places to look for leopard, which live in the dense, scrubby thickets. In the afternoon take a cruise on the Kazinga Channel, which flows between Lakes Edward and George. Kazinga is home to one of the greatest concentration of hippo in Africa and herds of elephant, buffalo and other animals come to drink at the waters edge. The channel is a magnet for waterbirds, with great flocks of pelicans and others birds on the shore, and a great spot to see African fish eagle. Dinner and overnight at camp/lodge.
    (Budget) Accommodation options: Simba Lodge, Bush Lodge or similar, Mweya Safari Lodge – Standard Tents or similar
    (Standard), Mweya Safari Lodge – Luxury Tents or similar (Luxury)


    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 3: Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi National Park

    Today your safari continues to the Bwindi forest. Travelling via Ishasha – subject to road conditions – you can observe the unusual behaviour exhibited by the tree-climbing lions. This is a long journey through the rapidly changing landscape to Bwindi forest. . Dinner and overnight at camp/lodge. Accommodation options: Buhoma Community Rest Camp or similar
    (Budget), Silverback Lodge or similar
    (Standard), Buhoma Lodge or similar (Luxury)


    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4: Gorilla Tracking

    After an early morning breakfast, you will drive to the Park headquarters for registration and joining others for a gorilla trekking briefing about the dos and the don’ts during your Gorilla Trek. Once this is done, you will set off for gorilla tracking. Trekking through the steep, densely forested hills and then finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation is an inspiring and privileged moment. Tracking in the Bwindi forest requires stamina and can often take most of the day depending on the movements of the gorillas in search for food. On your trek, you are likely to spot other primates, birds and rare tree species. After finding the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend one hour with gorillas observing them and taking photos before trekking back to the Park headquarter. This is indeed an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful yet endangered Creatures. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy are other activities and excursions on offer in and around the national park. . Dinner and overnight at camp/lodge. Accommodation options: Buhoma Community Rest Camp or similar
    (Budget), Silverback Lodge or similar
    (Standard), Buhoma Lodge or similar (Luxury)


    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5: Bwindi National Park - Kampala or Entebbe

    In the morning after breakfast you will drive back to Kampala or Entebbe (Airport) with en route stopover in Mbarara town for Lunch and brief stop at Equator line crossing area for photo opportunity and a bit of souvenir shopping.

    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Tour inclusions

    • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
    • Airport - hotel pick up/drop off transfers
    • Ranger guide fees
    • Park entry fees
    • Two hour boat trip along Kazinga channel
    • Allowances for a driver/guide
    • Services of English speaking Driver/guide
    • Unlimited mineral water
    • Transportation by a 4wd vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing
    Tour Excludes
    • International flight
    • Gorilla permit to be secured and paid for in advance at USD600 per person per trek or USD450 in April, May and November
    • Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
    • Uganda Visa (USD50 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
    • Personal (medical/travel) insurance
    • Tips and gratuities to rangers, porter, hotel staff, etc
    • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)

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