5 Days Uganda Gorilla trekking and wildlife safari

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During this exciting 5 Days Uganda Gorilla trekking and wildlife safari, you will get a chance to explore Uganda’s most visited national park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the home of half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas.

While visiting Queen Elizabeth National park (the medley of wonders), you will enjoy a game drive where you will view a variety of animals including 4 of the big 5 animals; lions, elephants, buffaloes and leopards. You will also have a wonderful boat cruise experience on the Kazinga Channel. During the boat cruise, you will get a chance to view animals such as elephants, buffaloes, birds, hippos and crocodiles.

Thereafter, you will proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for your thrilling gorilla trekking experience. You will get a golden opportunity to spend an hour with the endangered mountain gorillas.

Lastly, you will proceed to Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda’s deepest lake, for relaxation before heading back to Kampala.

Day 1. Welcome to Uganda, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and evening game drive.

On this day, you will be picked up from the airport and warmly welcomed by one of our professional driver guides. Thereafter, you will be transferred to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will check into your lodge and later have an evening game drive where you will see animals like elephants, antelopes and buffaloes.

Lastly, you will have dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Twin lakes Safari Lodge (mid-range)

Meal plan: all meals and drinking water

Day 2. Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

 On this day, after breakfast, you will enjoy a morning game drive with a view of giraffes, elephants, lions, hartebeest, and different species of birds. Look out for mammals like the graceful Rothschild Giraffe, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Uganda Kob, Defassa Waterbuck, Buffaloes, Elephants, Warthog, Hippos and Oribi. If you are lucky, you might see a leopard.

After lunch, you will embark on a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel with beautiful views of various birds and animals such as hippos and crocodiles.

Thereafter, you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Twin lakes Safari lodge

Meal plan: all meals and drinking water

Day 3. Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking via Ishasha for tree climbing lions

On this day, you will be transferred to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the Ishasha sector, an area in Queen Elizabeth National Park that is commonly known for the rare tree climbing lions. After the game drive in Ishasha, have lunch and later proceed with your journey to Bwindi reaching in the evening.

Dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Gorilla mist camp

Meal plan: all meals and drinking water

Day 4. Gorilla trekking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation.

 After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, you will enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rainforest is spectacular! The area offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. Once you locate a gorilla group, you will be allowed only one hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored.

After gorilla trekking, you will have your packed lunch and then transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation.

While at Lake Bunyonyi, you may go for swimming in the lake if you like. Lake Bunyonyi is bilharzia, hippo and crocodile free making it very safe for water activities.

Lastly, dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Meal plan: all meals and drinking water

Day 5. Transfer back to Kampala with a stop-over at the Equator line.

On this day, you will wake up to a delicious breakfast and check out of the lodge. You will then head back to Kampala with a stop-over at the Equator. You will reach Kampala in the evening and then you will be dropped off at your accommodation/the airport.

End of the safari

INCLUDED;

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (one per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)

EXCLUDED;

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp. per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • The government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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