5 Days Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari in Uganda
Embark on an incredible journey featuring a gorilla trekking safari and various engaging activities in Uganda. Immerse yourself in the diverse species thriving in their natural environments during your holiday. This authentic African safari promises to be the most exhilarating adventure of your life!
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 1 - Entebbe to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Your driver or guide will pick you up from Entebbe International Airport (EBB) for an early morning start. They will provide a tour briefing before you embark on your scenic journey westward, with a stopover at the Equator for photos and another stop for lunch in Mbarara.
Continuing on your drive, you will reach Queen Elizabeth National Park. As you arrive at Entebbe Airport, you can enjoy a breathtaking aerial view of Lake Victoria. Leaving Entebbe, you will catch a glimpse of the lake as it comes close to the road. You will drive past hillsides before reaching the savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Once you check into your accommodation for the night, you can rest and prepare for the next day’s activities.
Day 2 - Queen Elizabeth National Park
Today, enjoy a game drive and a Kazinga Channel cruise. Start with an early breakfast before the 6:30 a.m. game drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park's diverse ecosystem, teeming with wildlife such as lions, elephants, buffalo, and leopards.
Post-lunch, embark on an afternoon cruise on the 20-mile Kazinga Channel, connecting Lake Gorge and Lake Edward. Spot waterbirds, hippos, elephants, buffaloes, and waterbucks along the shoreline. Admire various bird species, from the Goliath heron to the malachite kingfisher. Witness glossy starlings, Madagascar bee-eaters, blue-breasted bee-eaters, and the sacred ibis, among others. Then return to your accommodation for the night.
Day 3 - Bwindi Forest National Park
In the morning, depart from Queen Elizabeth National Park for Bwindi Forest National Park. Traverse the Ishasha sector in the park's southern region, keeping an eye out for rare tree-climbing lions in fig trees.
These lions are only found in two places globally: Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania and Ishasha sector within Queen Elizabeth National Park. Witnessing these majestic animals perched on tree branches is truly breathtaking.
Besides tree-climbing lions, encounter large buffalo herds, numerous antelopes, and resident elephants in the Ishasha area. This sector provides a unique, private safari experience in Uganda's pristine wilderness.
Day 4 - Bwindi Forest National Park
After an early breakfast and ranger briefing, venture into the gorilla sanctuary. The stunning rainforest features a dense, steeply forested landscape with numerous animal trails. Tracking time and terrain vary based on the gorillas' movements. Observing these gentle, endangered giants up close is a thrilling, unforgettable experience to cherish.
Day 5 - Bwindi to Entebbe
Today, enjoy breakfast before transferring back to Entebbe, with lunch en route. You will be dropped off at Entebbe International Airport (EBB) for your flight to your next destination. Feel free to make occasional stops to interact with locals, snap photos at the equator, or purchase souvenirs to bring home.
- 4 nigths accommodation
- All government taxes and levies
- Daily meals & water
- Game drive and gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
- Game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel
- Services of a full time English speaking driver or guide
- Transfers to and from Entebbe International Airport (EBB)
- Transportation in a comfortable four-by-four vehicle
- Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
- All other services of a personal nature
- Gorilla Trekking Permit $600
- Personal insurance