Uganda Wildlife Game Drive & Gorilla Trekking Safari

Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Parks

Overview

Uganda’s top safari for visitors who wish to have an average taste of Uganda’s best but are limited on time or days. In these five days your able to experience one of Uganda’s jungles, see Uganda’s wildlife and track the mountain gorillas.

A visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park one of Uganda’s renown parks provides a chance to spot elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs, lots of bird life tree climbing lions and more.

Proceed to Bwindi driving through scenic views all the way to the home of mountain Gorillas for one of the most captivating safari experiences in Africa.

Highlights

  • Day 1: Entebbe
  • Day 2: Entebbe – Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Day 3: Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi
  • Day 4: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking
  • Day 5: Bwindi – Kampala/Entebbe Out

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival – Entebbe

Arrive Entebbe International Airport and met by a company representative to transfer to your hotel. Check in to refresh and rest and if your flight arrives early in the day a tour of Entebbe town will be arranged.

Overnight at 2 Friends Beach Hotel Entebbe (high end lodge)

Meal plan: Dinner

Day 2: Entebbe – Queen Elizabeth National Park

After a restful night depart to the airport at 6:20 am to check in for a local flight to Queen Elizabeth National Park that departs at 7:00 am arriving Kasese airstrip at 10:005 am. You will be picked up from the airstrip by a company representative to transfer to  your overnight accommodation. Arrive  to check in and relax as you wait for a sumptuous lunch.  You will be led out for a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel, starting off at about 2:00 pm lasting 2-3 hours for an opportunity to encounter some of Uganda’s animals. The wildlife sightings on the boat cruise include: hippopotamus, buffalo, Kobs, elephants, warthogs and crocodiles along the water banks etc. We return to the lodge at about 5:00 pm for a restful evening.

This trip also provides visitors with great opportunities to see a variety of countless bird species.

Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge (High lodge)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi

Today we start off early with breakfast and check out by 6:30 am for a morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile for a chance to sight elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs, beautiful lake views and a variety of birds among others. Your game drive will last 3 – 4 hours and thereafter proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home of the rare mountain gorillas. The journey to Bwindi lasts about 5 hours and we will have our packed lunch along the way. Arrive Bwindi to refresh and relax to prepare well for the next day’s gorilla trek – have early dinner  today.

Dinner and overnight stay at Mahogany Springs Lodge (High lodge)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking

Today is dedicated to the Gorilla tracking experience which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers.

To enhance your experience please bring with you a rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, comfortable hiking boots, insect repellent, a hat, a well charged camera and wear trousers for the activity etc

The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the gorillas in the family/group you have been booked to see. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking may take between 2 to 8 hours but it’s well worth the effort.

If time allows on return from the jungle you may go for a village walk/community visit for a great opportunity to see how the local people live. Getting to learn about the indigenous people of Bwindi is a delightful plus to the memorable gorilla experience.

Dinner and overnight stay at Mahogany Springs (High end lodge) or Silverback Lodge (Moderate facility) or Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget facility)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Bwindi – Kampala/Entebbe Out

With great memories of the gorillas head out to Kihihi airstrip for a local flight at 9:45 am arriving  Entebbe at 11:25 am.  We arrive Entebbe Airport to transfer to Entebbe town for an opportunity to  tour around, taste some local fruit in season and have lunch.  After lunch proceed to Entebbe International Airport for flight home.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

End of safari

This Safari Package Includes

  • Transportation by a 4×4 wheel in a customized safari land cruiser
  • An English speaking driver/guide
  • One Gorilla permit per person
  • Village visit
  • Accommodation for 4 nights
  • Meals as indicated against each day
  • 1 game drive
  • Boat trip along Kazinga channel.
  • Park Entrance fees
  • En-route lunches
  • Ranger guide fees
  • Airport transfers
  • Domestic flight to and from Bwindi

The Safari Exclusions

The expenses of personal nature like: International flights, Visa, soda/alcoholic drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, and porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills.