Uganda Gorilla And Game Drives

Explore Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth national parks

5 Day Uganda Gorilla And Game Drives

This 5 day gorilla and game drives safari in Uganda will take you to the Ugandans wildness to explore the great apes (endangered mountain gorillas) and the game viewing in one of the best savannah National Park in Uganda. Our 5 day Uganda gorilla and game safaris will take you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for gorilla trekking. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is the best park for gorilla trekking in the whole world and has got the highest number of habituated gorilla families on planet earth that are available for visitors or clients to see and see at a 7-meter distance. Later, you will connect to Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives and a boat cruise safari conducted on the Kazinga channel which is the channel with the highest concentration of hippopotamuses in Uganda. Queen Elizabeth National Park is known as the medley of wonders and has one of the best mammals of African with a panoramic view of the park. Over 600 species of birds are recorded in Queen Elizabeth National Park and you will see all these wildlife animals while on a boat cruise.

5 Day Uganda Gorilla and Game drives highlight

Day 1:  Picked up from Entebbe International airport and to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 4Morning game drives and afternoon boat cruise safaris Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 5:  Return to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport

Expectations of this whole safari Package 

  • Seeing the engendered mountain gorillas in Bwindi National Park
  • A stopover at the Uganda equator en-route at Kayabwe for a photo moment
  • Seeing the golden monkeys
  • Tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Boat cruise at Kazinga Chanel
  • Driven by an English professional guide

Detailed itinerary 

Day 1: Pick up from Kampala- transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

From Entebbe international airport, you will meet our guide who will meet and greet and give you a brief tour of our 5-day gorilla and game safaris in Uganda safaris drive you to a restaurant for a simple juice and then transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which is located in the southwestern part of Uganda. You will make some stopovers to stretch your muscles or in case you see anything interesting on the road, you’re free to tell your safari guide to stop and he will do it as you enjoy your Uganda primate’s safari journey. You will make a stopover at the equator line at Kayabwe for photo moments and then another stopover at Igongo cultural center for lunch before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The journey is quite long with interesting scenes of the Kigezi rolling hills, bypassing the local community members as they are doing their daily activities of gardening, grazing long-horned especially in Mbarara and Ankole cattle corridor and thereafter, you will arrive late in the evening to check-in at your booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Main Destination:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Journey time: Approximately eight to nine hours (8-9)

Accommodation /lodging options: Silverback lodge (Luxury)|Bakiga Lodge (midrange) |Ride 4awoman (standard

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

After taking your breakfast, with your packed lunch ready, you will now embark on the unique gorilla trekking in the jungle. This experience will make you meet and endangered mountain gorillas in their natural world which is so rewarding, you will start the gorilla trekking experience at the park headquarters for a briefing at 7:45 am early in the morning which is done by the ranger guides who will give you the instructions to follow while in the forest enjoying the gorilla trek. Here, you will also be allocated the gorilla family to trek and that’s why it important that you inform your guide about the interest of the gorilla family that you would like to trek such that you can be considered when allocating the gorilla families. Gorilla family allocation is done basing on your interests, physical fitness, and age, and after all this, you will be transferred or taken to the starting point for your gorilla family. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park may last between 30 minutes three hours and thus you need to prepare for this journey. You will walk majestically within the forest as you encounter other different wildlife which will be identified to you by your guide until you reach the habituated gorilla family. You will spend only one hour with the habituated gorilla family as you enjoy the family while observing their activities such as feeding and learn more about these animals including what do they do and what they like. Feel free to ask your ranger guide and you will get enough explanation. After, this you will be guided back to the starting point and get a certificate and then go to the loges relax and then go for the Batwa cultural experience where you will encounter the unique pygmy people who were once the inhabitants of the forest and interact with them as you are led by the local Mtwa guide, enjoy the local cultural dance and drama as presented by the Batwa. After return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Main Destination:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Lodging options: Silverback lodge (Luxury) |Bakiga Lodge (midrange) |Ride 4awoman (standard)

Meal plan: Full board

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After taking breakfast, you will start the journey to Queen Elizabeth National park which is found in western Uganda. Queen Elizabeth National park is one of the most visited national parks in Uganda with several wildlife species such as elephants, buffaloes, leopards, Nile crocodiles, and tree-climbing lions. The journey will take you approximately 6 hours and you will reach the park via Ishasha sector in the southern direction where you will have lunch and then as you drive slowly on a game drive for sightings of the tree-climbing lions and other species such as the elephants, antelopes and if you’re lucky you will be able to spot, leopards, and spotted hyenas. Then you will proceed to your lodge in the northern sector of the park for relaxation, dinner, and overnight stay.

Point of stop:  Queen Elizabeth National Park

Journey time: Approximately five to six hours (5-6)

Accommodation /lodging options: Mweya safari Lodge (Luxury), Buffalo Safari Lodge (midrange), and Pumba Cottages (standard)

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 4: Morning game drives and afternoon boat cruise at Kazinga channel 

In the morning you will wake up very early and thereafter drive to Kasenyi plains for game drive safaris. The morning game drive safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park are full of praises with the interesting sightings of the wildlife animals such as leopards, elephants, warthogs, antelopes, lions, buffaloes, and leopards. Kasenyi plains also feature the mating ground for the antelopes for the after this adventurous game drive, you will return to your lodge for relaxation and lunch as you wait for the afternoon boat cruise at the Kazinga channel where you will see the different animal species on the channel banks after strong sunshine as they are drinking or swimming in water. The channel also attracts interesting bird species such as lesser swamp-Warbler, black bee-eaters, and the pied kingfisher among others. Thereafter you will return to the lodge and relax and you prepare for the next day’s course of action.

Accommodation /lodging options: Mweya safari Lodge (Luxury), Buffalo Safari Lodge (midrange), and Pumba Cottages (budget)

Meal plan: Breakfast &Lunch and dinner

Day 5: Return to Kampala or Entebbe international airport

After breakfast, in the morning, you will drive to Kampala and then to Entebbe international airport for your flight and this marks the final moments of your 5 day Uganda gorilla and game drives safari.

The price includes;

  • The gorilla permits
  • Park entrance fees
  • Our professional guide
  • Accommodation for 4 nights
  • Ground transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Park activities fee

The price excludes;

  • Soda sodas and alcoholic drinks
  • Air ticket and Visa extra activities outside the itinerary
  • Laundry services, personal items, or expenses

What to bring for 5 Day Uganda Gorilla and Game drives

  • Comfortable hiking shoes
  •  Rain jacket
  •  Insect repellant
  •  Sunscreen
  •  Sun hat

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