5 Days Uganda Safari Gorillas & Wildlife Tour in Uganda

This 5 days safari to Uganda with Africa Nature trekkers includes Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Park, game drives and boat ride in Queen Elizabeth National Park, chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge and search for the tree-climbing lions.


Detailed Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla Park

Today very early morning our Safari guide from Africa Nature Trekkers will pick you right from your accommodation and transfer you to Bwindi Park located in southwestern Uganda.

During this long drive you make a number of stoppers including one at the Uganda equator where you will take pictures. Then another for lunch in Mbarara town – home of the Ankole long-horned cattle. You will continue with the drive past the beautiful hills, banana plantation and traditional homesteads as head to Bwindi Park where you will arrive in the late evening.

You will dine and spend the Night at either:

Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest

Today we shall enjoy one of the highlight activities on this 4 day safari. Early morning we shall have a quick cup of tea before transferring to the park headquarters where the park warden will brief us about the trekking guidelines.

By 8:00am you’ll set out into the forest in groups of eight people led by park rangers as well as guides. Don’t forget to wear strong hiking boots, carry a rain jacket, pack some water and a snack as well as get a walking stick. The time it will take to eventually meet the gorillas is quite unpredictable since it mainly depends on the mountain gorillas’ movement. Once you find them, you will be allowed to spend on hour in their midst observing them and taking pictures and video. Don’t miss out on the silverback – with its sheer size (approximated to weigh 350 pounds).

After wards you will head back to your accommodation to rest. There will be an optional cultural walk to the Batwa community where you will enjoy great traditional entertainment.

Dine and overnight at your accommodation

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, See Tree Climbing lions 

You will have breakfast, check out of you lodge and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park going through the Ishasha southern area of this park and search for the unique tree-climbing lions in additional to other animals.

Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking and Boat Cruise

After breakfast early morning, you will head out to kyabura Gorge to track chimpanzees. return to the lodge for lunch, and in the afternoon enjoy a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel where you will have a closer encounter of wildlife such as hippos, crocodiles and different birds like the like the saddle billed stork, malachite kingfishers, the pink backed pelicans among others. You will head back to your accommodation where you will have dinner and spend the night

Day 5: Morning Game Drive, Return to Kampala

Today you will have an early game drive in the Park to see different animals including Africa’s Big Five. Later you will check out of your accommodation and return to the capital Kampala

End of 5 Day Uganda Safari Bwindi Gorillas, Wildlife Tour Queen Elizabeth Park


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