The 5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Tour is the ideal Safari package that will take you on a launch cruise and wildlife viewing excursion in Queen Elizabeth National Park as well as mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Day 1: Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 2: Launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel
Day 3: Ishasha Game drive – Transfer to Bwindi Forest
Day 4: Gorilla Tracking and visit Batwa pygmies
Day 5: Return Trip to Kampala
A typical Itinerary for an Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Tour
Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park via Kampala – Masaka road (7hrs drive) en route making a stopover at the equator for photography and Mbarara for lunch. Later, transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park. It is roughly a 3 hours drive from Mbarara to Queen Elizabeth national park. Overnight stay at Mweya safari lodge / Katara Lodge/ Park View Lodge / Engazi Lodge
Day 2: Game drive and Launch cruise along Kazinga Channel
In the morning enjoy a game drive to the northern sector of the park – Kasenyi plains in search for leopards and lions. As you drive along Kasenyi track expect to encounter big herds of elephants, buffalos, Uganda Kobs, warthogs, Defassa waterbuck, bushbuck and giant forest hogs among others. Return to the lodge for a hot lunch before undertaking a launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel at 2:00 pm. The launch experience will bring you closer to big herds of elephants, hippos and a plethora of migrant and endemic birds among others. Afterwords, at 6:00 pm return to the lodge for your dinner and relaxation.
Day 3: Ishasha – Bwindi national park
After breakfast at 8:00 am transfer to Ishasha – the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth national park in search of tree climbing lions. It is approximately an hour’s drive from Mweya to Ishasha Gate. At 10:00 am lions begin climbing fig trees as they seek shelter in the tree branches from the scorching sunshine and relaxing after a night and morning feast on the antelopes.
At 13:00 O’clock transfer to Savannah Hotel for a hot lunch and later proceed to Bwindi national park for an evening Batwa (Pygmies) community walk. Overnight stay at Gorilla Forest Camp / Mahogany Springs.
Day 4: Gorilla Tracking Adventure
Get up very early for breakfast and then hike to the park headquarters, which is close to your resort, for a briefing from the park ranger before the 8:30 am start time of the gorilla trek.
Although gorilla tracking is a taxing activity, it is considered the most gratifying wildlife encounter. Depending on how they move through the bush, it can take anything from an hour to several hours to encounter these apes.
Spend the night at Mahogany Springs or the Gorilla Forest Camp.
Day 5: Departure
After breakfast transfer back to the airport Entebbe. Optional to an Hotel for an extra overnight since it takes more than 8 hours drive to Entebbe from Bwindi.
What is typically included ?
• Gorilla and Chimpanzee Permits
• Park Entrance Fees
• Relevant Government Taxes
• Full Board Accommodation
• Full-time English speaking Driver/Guide
• Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
• Airport transfers
We recommend to inquire this itinerary with an registered tour operator