This 5 days gorilla & wildlife safari to Uganda involves trekking the gorillas in Bwindi, game drive & launch cruise in Queen Elizabeth national park. This adventurous trip starts and ends in Kampala the capital city of Uganda.
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
You will be picked up from your hotel/lodge by our safari guide/driver early in the morning after breakfast; after, you will be driven to Bwindi impenetrable national park in the southwestern part of Uganda a home to the rare mountain gorillas. Stopover will be made at the equator crossing for an informative talks and snacks, and also at Mbarara town for lunch. After an hour lunch break we will continue with a scenic drive to Kabale town known for its rolling hills sometimes referred to as the ‘’Switzerland of Africa’’ will be a big view as we cross the vast country side. Later transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park. Arrive in the evening for relaxation, dinner and an overnight at Gorilla forest Camp/ Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury),Mahogany Lodge/ Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Mist Camp (Midrange), Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp or Buhoma Community Campground (Budget)
Day 2: Mountain gorilla tracking and Community walk in Bwindi N.P
After an early morning breakfast assemble at the park headquarters for a short briefing from the park wardens about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas and also get you a gorilla family and a ranger guide. After, follow the ranger guide for a memorable adventure to meet the gorillas in the forest. The time taken to meet these giants is unpredictable, however, the search can go from 1-8 hours since meeting them depends on their movement, and once they are met, you strictly allowed a maximum of one hour with them while studding their behaviors as well as taking as many photos as you can. After this wonderful activity retreat back to the lodge for relaxation and lunch, and if you still have energy this evening, go for a community walk and meet the Batwa pygmy who will entertain you through their cultural dances and also you will fed with stories of their unique culture. Dinner and an overnight at Gorilla forest Camp/ Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury), Mahogany Lodge/ Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Mist Camp (Midrange), Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp or Buhoma Community Campground (Budget)
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
Have breakfast and then after, we will embark on a transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park a home to a wide biodiversity of wildlife species. We will pass via the famous part of the park Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park known for its tree climbing lions d a game drive to see lions and many other animals like antelopes, elephants, buffaloes and many species of birds. Arrive at the park in time for lunch and then after you will go for an afternoon launch cruise along the Kazinga channel for an opportunity to view more species of wildlife like schools of hippos and crocodiles a few meters from the boat, buffalos, elephants will be seen as they bask along the channel banks plus several species of birds that live and feed on the lake such as the king fisher, herons, blue oraco and many more. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari Lodge, Katara Lodge, (Luxury), Kyambura game Lodge, Ihamba safari Lodge (Mid-range), King fisher/ Hippo Hill Lodge, Simba Safari Camp (Budget)
Day 4: Morning chimp tracking and Game drive
Early in the morning after breakfast, assemble for a short briefing about chimp tracking and later go to Kyambura gorge for Chimpanzee tracking. Chimps are the closest relative to human sharing almost 98% of human genes, tracking time is unpredictable, however tracking can go from 1-6 hours and only one hour is allowed to stay with them. You will also encounter other primates such as the baboons, colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, red tailed monkeys among others. Return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the evening go for a game drive in the Kasenyi track to catch up with various species of games that reside at the park. Games expect to see include leopard, hyena, lion, Elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, antelope species like the Uganda kobs, water buck, giant forest hogs, plus also various species of birds. After this delightful moment, return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and an overnight at Mweya safari Lodge, Katara Lodge, (Luxury), Kyambura game Lodge, Ihamba safari Lodge (Mid-range), King fisher/ Hippo Hill Lodge, Simba Safari Camp (Budget)
Day 5: departure
Wake up leisurely for a hearty breakfast, after embark on a transfer back to Kampala with lunch en-route and photography and later you will be transferred to your hotel for dinner or to the airport to meet your departure flight back home if scheduled on this day.
End of the safari