5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari takes you to Bwindi impenetrable jungle for habituated gorilla tracking and Queen Elizabeth national park. This Ugandan trip starts in Bwindi gorilla forest which comprises of half the total gorilla population with 12 habituated mountain gorilla families, the park offers 96 gorilla permits on a single day for visitors to go trek Uganda gorillas. Later connect to Queen Elizabeth National park the best park to see the rare tree climbing lions, large hippo concentrations, and elephants along the Kazinga channel.
Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park
Early breakfast at your hotel before your tour guide picks you up from your hotel. The drive to Queen Elizabeth national park takes you through Uganda’s beautiful countryside with scenic vies of tea plantations, rolling hills and arriving in Queen Elizabeth in time for lunch. In the afternoon, you will have a game drive in the savannah and later return to your hotel for Dinner and overnight at; Enganzi Lodge (budget), Marafiki safari lodge (midrange) and Mweya safari lodge (luxury)
Day 2: Morning Game Drive – Afternoon Launch Cruise
Today you will set off quite early with packed breakfast and head out for your early morning game drive to catch sight of the early risers. This is the best time to see wildlife along the Kasenyi trail. Expect to see elephants, buffaloes, lions, waterbucks, Uganda Kobs and quite a number of others. Return to your lodge for lunch. In the afternoon head out for a 2 hours launch cruise along the Kazinga channel where you will see large concentrations of wildlife along the banks of the river like hippos, elephants, buffaloes, a large number of bird species.
Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi National Park
Today you will be transferring to Bwindi national park. Begin the day with breakfast at your hotel and be ready to drive off to Bwindi passing through the Ishasha sector of the park, where you will have the unique opportunity to view tree climbing lions. You will reach Bwindi in time for lunch. Later have an early Dinner and overnight for good rest before your gorilla adventure
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking – Batwa Pygmies
Today is your gorilla trekking day. Wake up early for breakfast and with a packed lunch at your hotel, set off with your guide to the park head offices where you will attend a briefing session from a head guide. Trekking for gorillas in Bwindi requires visitors to be physically fit as it involves hiking for long hours. Time taken to finally meet your group may last from 1 – 8 hours depending on the movement of your group. Once you meet the gorillas, only one hour is allowed during which you get to observe, take pictures, and study how they interact with one another.
Later return back to your lodge for relaxing and later head out for a cultural visit to the Batwa pygmies’ community. The Batwa were the original forest inhabitants before they were forced away from the forest to conserve home for the endangered mountain gorillas.
Day 5: Departure
After breakfast, you will transfer back to Kampala with en route stopover in Mbarara town for Lunch.
End of Tour