5 Day Wildlife and Gorilla Safari

Tailor-made Wildlife and Gorilla Safari

DAYS: 5 | COUNTRY: UGANDA | FROM US$2,050 PP

Take this 5 Day Wildlife and Gorilla Safari and visit both the savanna game and the famous mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable forest. The trip takes you Southwest to Uganda’s corner in search of the elusive gorilla in the mist. Then you visit Queen Elizabeth National Park for a dramatic display savanna wildlife game. A perfect trip to catch a glimpse of Africa’s wild treasures on a budget with a short time available on holiday. Talk to our consultants to get you included.

Entebbe Airport

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

A transfer from the airport can be arranged for an extra cost. Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Day 1

Entebbe Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

A very early rise today and together with your guide, you will transfer by private vehicle south-West to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will stop over at the Uganda Equator for some photoshoots and a visit to the Craft Village. You will then head towards the western part of Uganda to the town of Mbarara where you will take your lunch and visit the Igongo cultural centre.

After lunch, you will go for a museum tour where you will get an insight into cultures of people in western Uganda then proceed to Bwindi impenetrable forest. Dine at your place of accommodation and relax the rest of the evening as you prepare for a thrilling experience of Mountain Gorilla Tracking the following day, the reality is that tonight you actually are sleeping within an African Rain forest which is habitat to half the population of the world’s endangered Mountain Gorillas.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Best Time to Visit: June to August and December to February
High Season: June to September (Gorilla permits are scarce)
Best Weather: June to July and December to February (Less rainfall)
Accommodation: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge (Mid-range lodge)
Meals & Drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included) and drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi - Gorilla Safari

Day 2

Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi National Park

After an early breakfast, head to the Headquarters of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for an orientation plus meeting the guides as well as separation into groups based on which gorilla group you are to be tracking. From there you will set off for your thrill experience of Gorillas in the Mist.

You can never find any mountain gorillas living in the zoo, save for just in this not large area of Africa where a number of the remnant mountain gorillas can be seen. Luckily because of too many efforts, this population is thriving and well surviving within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and visitors get the opportunity of observing them at close proximity. Time permitting; thereafter visit the famous Batwa community for a community and cultural experience. You will learn about the traditional lifestyle of the Batwa, from the brewing of the local beer to medicines made from this very forest.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Accommodation: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge (Mid-range lodge)
Meals & Drinks: All meals included and drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge (Budget Lodge)
Meals & Drinks: All meals included and drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Bwindi Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After an early breakfast, drive north to the Ishasha sector which is notably recognized for its resident Tree climbing lions that are an exceptional attraction and one among the highlights on all safaris taken within Queen Elizabeth National park. In addition to the fascinating population of the Tree Climbing Lions within the Ishasha visitor will also come across huge buffalo herds, numerous antelopes that keep crossing your path. Upon reaching Queen Elizabeth, check into your accommodation, have lunch and go for a guided tour of the Katwe Salt Lake and the activities there. You will visit the lake, see how the salt is mined, and visit the factory, fishing village and the cattle keeping communities.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Best Time to Visit: January to February and June to July (Dry seasons)
High Season: June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather: June to July and January to February (Less rainfall)
Accommodation: Parkview Safari Lodge (Mid-range lodge)
Meals & Drinks: All meals included and drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Savannah Wildlife Game Drive and Boat Launch Safari

After a cup of African coffee or tea, Embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi track and Queen’s mile in the park and expect to see Lions, Elephants, Cape buffalo, Warthogs, leopard, hyena, man-goose, Waterbucks, Uganda kobs, Topi and lots of many small animals and birds. After the game drive, have lunch and relax at your lodge. After a healthy lunch, enjoy the unique afternoon 2-hour launch cruise on Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. The trip passes through the highest concentration of Hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. The launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colourful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Accommodation: Parkview Safari Lodge (Mid-range lodge)
Meals & Drinks: All meals included and drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Queen Elizabeth National Park Transfer to Entebbe

After your breakfast, you will set off for Entebbe through the beautiful Fort Portal route. You first stop point will be Fort portal for lunch. Fort Portal is a land of Crater lakes, hills, and irresistible sceneries, with the giant Rwenzori Mountains, evidently punctuating the skyline’s background – the Mountains of the moon. Stop over for lunch and later proceed to Entebbe arriving in the evening.

Main Destination: No major destination visited
Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)

End of tour

We’ll transfer you to the Airport for your flight. Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost if you desire to stay another night.

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Highlights

  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
  • Activities: Game drives & gorilla trekking
  • Game drives: Custom 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • Getting around: Pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle & normal 4×4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport can be arranged for an extra cost

Included

  • Transfers & Transportation
  • Accommodation and Meals
  • Gorilla Permit (US$600 pp)
  • Driver & Guide Fees

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  • 1 Describe your dream trip
  • 2 A travel consultant will help curate your experience
  • 3 Confirm & start packing
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