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

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Entebbe – Queen Elizabeth Park

Arrive Entebbe International Airport  on a late night flight – met by a company representative to transfer to the hotel to refresh and have a brief rest. Depart for safari  after breakfast at 7:30am in the morning driving southward to make a stop over at the Equator crossing for photography. Make another stop for a sumptuous lunch at Agip Motel and savor some of the local fruit in season before proceeding to the park with a stop at Bunyaruguru for an opportunity to watch a beautiful sunset after a sunny day and enjoy the scenic savannah  views.

Thereafter continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in the evening for a great sunset game drive on a nice sunny day with unique opportunities for photography.

Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge (High lodge) or Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge (Moderate facility) or Simba Safari Camp (Budget facility)

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park

An early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile is a chance for visitors to lookout for elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs, lakes and a variety of birds among others Your game drive will last up to 4 hours; thereafter return to the lodge for refreshments and breakfast.

After lunch, a two hour boat ride along the famous Kazinga channel is an opportunity to encounter some of Uganda’s animals that includes; hippopotamus, buffalo, Kobs, elephants, warthogs etc.

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) or Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge (Moderate facility) or Simba Safari Camp (Budget facility)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi Forest

Leave for Bwindi  accompanied by a game ranger via the Ishasha Sector  through the unique western rift valley escarpment. Take on a game drive in Ishasha sector to search of tree climbing lions before proceeding to Bwindi forest National Park.

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 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 to Entebbe with a hot lunch en-route and an opportunity to taste local fruit in season. You will be dropped off at 2 Friends Entebbe Beach Hotel (high end facility) or Airport Guest House (budget facility) to be transferred to the Airport early the next day. If you must fly out the same day you depart from Bwindi then a local flight from the gorillas will do.

Meal Plan Breakfast: Lunch. End of Service

This Safari Package Includes

  • Transportation by a 4x4wheel drive Safari vehicle
  • An English speaking driver/guide
  • One Gorilla permit per person
  • Village visit
  • Accommodation and meals as per the safari program
  • Three game drives
  • Igongo cultural visit
  • Boat trip along Kazinga channel.
  • Park Entrance fees
  • En-route lunches
  • Ranger guide fees

The Safari Exclusions

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