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6-Day Uganda Safari: Queen Elizabeth & Bwindi - Pita Safaris


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Full Safari Itinerary

Day 1: The Gateway to Wonder

Arrive at the pulse of Uganda, Entebbe International Airport, where the Pita Safaris team awaits to whisk you away to your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe. As you settle into your first night on African soil, allow the vibrant energy of the city to lull you into anticipation for the days ahead. Your room, a blend of local artistry and modern comfort, is the perfect prelude to the adventure that awaits.

Accommodation Options:

BUDGET: Airport Guest House

MID-RANGE: Cassia Lodge

SEMI-LUXURY: Kampala Serena Hotel

LUXURY: Protea Hotel by Marriott

Day 2: The Majesty of Queen Elizabeth

Greet the morning with a sumptuous breakfast before setting out towards the sprawling savannas of Queen Elizabeth National Park. As you journey through the picturesque landscapes, the urban backdrop gives way to a canvas of rolling hills and distant mountains. Arriving in the park, an evening game drive awaits, providing your first thrilling encounter with Africa’s legendary wildlife. Elephants, buffaloes, and antelopes graze against the backdrop of the setting sun, while predators lurk in the shadows. Spend your night at a lodge where the sounds of the wilderness serenade you under a canopy of stars.

Accommodation Options:

BUDGET: Bush Lodge

MID-RANGE: Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge

SEMI-LUXURY: Mweya Safari Lodge

LUXURY: Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Day 3: The Chimps of Kyambura & The Serenity of the Kazinga Channel

Delve into the depths of Kyambura Gorge, where the air is filled with the hoots and calls of chimpanzees. Trekking alongside expert guides, you will navigate through the verdant forest in search of these intelligent primates. The experience of witnessing their natural behaviors is both humbling and captivating. In the afternoon, a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel presents a different pace of life. Here, elephants shower in the shallows, hippos bask, and a kaleidoscope of birds decorates the sky.

Following an exciting day of Chimpanzee tracking and game drive, return to your accommodation for another restful night (see above).

Day 4: Lions in the Trees & The Enigma of Bwindi

Today’s route threads through the Ishasha sector, renowned for its population of tree-climbing lions. Watch in amazement as the kings of the beasts perch nonchalantly in the branches above. Continuing on, the mystique of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest beckons. Nestled on the edge of this ancient rainforest, your lodge is a sanctuary of peace, offering stunning views and the soothing sounds of nature's lullaby.

Accommodation Options:

BUDGET: Buhoma Community Rest Camp

MID-RANGE: Engagi Lodge

SEMI-LUXURY: Mahogany Springs Lodge

LUXURY: Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge

Day 5: The Gorilla Highlands

As dawn breaks embark on the most profound wildlife encounter on the planet: gorilla trekking in Bwindi. This is no ordinary walk in the woods; it's a journey back to the roots of nature, an intimate encounter with creatures that share 98% of our DNA. The path may be rugged, the forest dense, but the moment you lock eyes with a mountain gorilla, every step becomes a cherished memory. The rest of the day is yours to reflect on this transformative experience in the comfort of your lodge.

Following an exciting day of gorilla trekking, return back to your accommodation for another restful night (see above).

Day 6: The Highs of Kigezi & Homeward Bound

Your safari culminates with a scenic drive through the terraced hills of the Kigezi Highlands. The landscapes here are a fitting finale, with their beauty echoing the wonders you've witnessed. As you make your way back to Kampala, the urban landscape warmly welcomes you back from the wild. In the evening, you are transported to Entebbe Airport, where you bid farewell to the land that has etched itself upon your heart. Your return flight carries you home, but the spirit of Uganda remains with you forever.


- Airport transfers on arrival and departure days

- Private transportation throughout the safari

- Professional English-speaking tour guide/driver

- Accommodation as specified in the itinerary

- All meals as per the itinerary (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

- Park entrance fees

- Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park in a 4x4 safari vehicle

- Chimp tracking permit for Kyambura Gorge

- Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel

- Gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

- Bottled water in the safari vehicle

- Government taxes and levies


- International airfare to/from Uganda

- Visa fees (if required)

- Personal travel insurance

- Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) not included during meals

- Tips and gratuities for guides, drivers, and lodge staff

- Souvenirs, laundry services, and other personal items

- Optional activities and excursions not mentioned in the itinerary

- Meals and accommodation before or after the safari dates