5 Day Uganda safari featuring Gorilla trekking, wildlife viewing along the Kazinga channel & in the savannah – the Ishasha tree climbing lions. Bwindi national park is home to roughly half of the world’s mountain gorillas in the world.
Day 1: Pick Up – Transfer to Bwindi National Park
Have breakfast at your hotel, pick up by our company tour guide and drive south-westwards to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is best known for its Mountain Gorillas, primate presence and spectacular bird population. En route, you will have a short stop at the Equator for an educational talk as well as a photographic opportunity and lunch in Mbarara , after which, drive onwards; a drive that will take you through Uganda’s rolling green hills through the highlands, also known as the ‘Switzerland of Uganda’ before making the final journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of the mountain gorilla. Check in at your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Have early breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters for the briefing before you set off at 9:00 am through the tracks to search for the humble giants. You will go with packed lunch because it’s hard to determine how long it will take you to meet these great apes. However the time ranges between 2-9 hours depending on the movement of the giant primates. The activity is tedious, it entails walking along steep hilly tracks however encountering these great relatives of man erases all the poor memories/ hardships you went through in trying to find them. After the Gorilla Tracking activity, go back to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Bwindi National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, depart to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive will take you through the Ishasha sector arriving at Queen Elizabeth in the afternoon. You will have a game drive enroute where you might spot game along the way as you transfer to the park headquarters. Watch out for tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector. In the afternoon you will go for a boat ride on the Kazinga channel that connects lakes Edward and George. The launch cruise will reward you with game like hippos, elephants, buffaloes and birds at the shores before retiring to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Game Drive and Launch Cruise along the Kazinga Channel
Early morning wake up for amorning game drive to catch up with early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. During the game drive, you will be likely to meet grazing hippos, elephants, lions, spotted hyenas, bushbucks, water bucks, stripped jackal, leopard and of course the several warthogs.
Return to the lodge for lunch and relax by the side of the swimming pool before taking an afternoon boat trip along the Kazinga Channel. On the cruise you will see hippos, Buffalo, kobs, and elephants at the water edges. You may also see some crocodiles recently introduced in this park. Have a spectacular bird watching on the water banks especially marine birds. Retire to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kampala
After a very early breakfast, enjoy a game drive enroute to Kyambura Gorge for chimpanzee tracking and a variety of primates. Return to Kampala after the tracking. Lunch on route and arrive in the city late evening. Note that Chimpanzee tracking is an optional activity in our tours to Queen Elizabeth and in case you need it an extra amount should be paid in addition to the actual cost of the safari .
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