5 days: Gorilla & Wildlife Safari

gorilla trekking & wildlife safari

About the 5 days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari

This is a 5 day wildlife safari in Uganda to see some of the best wildlife attractions. Passing through the famous Queen Elizabeth national park for amazing game viewing experiences. This will reward us with sightings of the legendary tree climbing lions lounging on branches and finally the mountain gorillas in Bwindi which are the highlights of this trip. Enjoy more on this wildlife safari as you see some of Uganda’s best attractions.

5 days Gorilla  & Wildlife Safari Highlights:

  • Kasese town
  • Mweya
  • Kazinga Channel
  • Ishasha sector – Queen
  • Bwindi Impenetrable forest
  • Batwa People
  • Equator line – Masaka

Other Trip details

Trip Destination:
Bwindi forest & Queen Elizabeth National Park

Trip type:
Wildlife Safari, Gorilla Safari & Adventure Safari

Trip Activities:
Gorilla Trekking, Game drives, Boat trips, birding.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala city to Queen

Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation or place or residence then Set off early morning to the western part of Uganda. Passing through the beautiful town of fortportal, stop over for lunch. Then later proceed to kasese and finally at Queen Elizabeth national park where you will check in to your lodge in the evening to rest for the night. Dinner will be served at your lodge.

Day 2: Wildlife Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park

This could be the most memorable day of your Wildlife safari starting with breakfast at 6am. Then set off for an early morning game drive in the park, don’t forget to capture the sunrise. You will come across a number of wildlife including, kobs, buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, lions, warthogs, antelopes and many others. Later return back to your lodge/hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, you will get to enjoy a 2 -3 hours boat trip on the famous Kazinga channel. Lots of wildlife seen on this tour including hippos, buffaloes and elephants on the river banks. Amazing bird-life as well, some rare species found at this channel. After the wildlife safari, your guide will transfer you back to the lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Ishasha sector then proceed to Bwindi

Wake up early morning ready for an adventure to the southern part of Queen Elizabeth park – Ishasha sector. This part is famous for the legendary tree climbing lions and other wildlife like Elephants, buffaloes, leopards and more. As you game drive through this part, proceed to Bwindi via ishasha. You will reach the impenetrable forest park in the evening and later check into your safari lodge.

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking Experience in Bwindi forest park

The most memorable day of your wildlife safari to Uganda could be this thrilling experience with the mountain gorillas. Getting so close to these gentle giants is so overwhelming and is a lifetime safari experience. The trekking experience will start early morning at 8:00 am but you will transfer from your lodge to the park office for briefing at around 7:00 am. Make sure you will have the right gear and clothing for this kind of experience. From here you will be required to have your gorilla trekking permit which will allow you to a full day trekking. In groups of 8 people, accompanied by a guide, you will trek through the Jungles of the Impenetrable forest to track one of the habituated gorilla groups. Bwindi has several places where the trekking is possible and these include Nkuringo, Ruhija, rushaga and Buhoma. Once you are close to the gorillas, take as many pictures to take back home. A few rules like no flash photophraphy or no starring direct in the gorillas eyes. After this experience which normally takes between 2 to 7 hours, you will receive a gorilla tracking certificate from UWA, then later retire back to your lodge.

Day 5: Bwindi back to Kampala

After the healthy breakfast in the morning. Prepare for the journey back to Kampala. You will get to see stunning views of the Kigezi hills – the most beautiful part of Uganda. You also get to pass by the Equator – for souvenir shopping and a few pictures. In the evening, reach Kampala and your guide will transfer to your accommodation. If you have an evening flight, you will be transferred to Entebbe Airport.

End of Itinerary

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