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5 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari

5 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari

On your Uganda gorilla safari, you will hike through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in search of the unique and endangered mountain gorillas. Drive via Ishasha, the home of climbing lions, and on to Queen Elizabeth National Park, popularly known as the potpourri of wonders due to its diverse wildlife.

Features of the safari include gorilla tracking in Bwindi. The jungle is impenetrable.
Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Parks provide game drives.
Queen Elizabeth National Park Boat Cruises Tree Climbing Lions of Ishasha
Lake Mburo National Park boat ride

Highlights

  • Arrival in Uganda
  • Exciting launch cruise at Kazinga channel
  • Magical game drive for the big4/ tree-climbing lions
  • The adrenaline Gorilla trekking experience
  • Transfer back to Kampala

Trip Summary

Day  destination Hours Km
1 Arrival, Pick up & transfer to Bwindi NP 9h 492.2
2 Gorilla trekking 4-6 160
3 Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park 3-4h 80
4 Full day Queen Elizabeth Exploration 2-4 112.2
5 Transfer back to Entebbe 7-9 453.3

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, National Park.

Begin your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the home of the gentle giants, for the ultimate gorilla experience. The trek is long but worthwhile when you focus on the gorilla experience and appreciate the views en route. We would have numerous stopovers along the road until arriving at the park later that evening. (Flying to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is an alternative).

9 hours of driving OR Planned Flight – 1 hour 50 minutes\sB, L & D

Accommodation
Budget: Topi lodge/Pumba safari lodge
Mid-range: Elephant Hub lodge/Buffalo safari lodge
Upmarket: Mweya safari lodge/ Ishasha wilderness lodge

Day 2: Uganda Gorilla Trekking Saw gorillas in the Bwindi Forest.

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is an unforgettable adventure that takes you through the dense impenetrable jungle in search of gorillas. The trip going through the bush is enjoyable even before you encounter the gorillas.

After an early breakfast and packed lunch, your driver guide will transport you to the starting location, where you will be briefed by the park ranger guide on how to prepare for the gorilla hike. Your ranger guide will bring you into the forest on well-marked trails, but soon you will be off to the woods and thickets, where he will assist in clearing them with a bike he keeps with him. You’ll soon be able to see these massive monsters.

Accommodation
Budget: Topi lodge/Pumba safari lodge
Mid-range: Elephant Hub lodge/Buffalo safari lodge
Upmarket: Mweya safari lodge/ Ishasha wilderness lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Following breakfast, your driver guide will pick you up and you will begin your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s most famous park.

The route will take you via Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth National Park’s southern part. It is famed for its tree-climbing lions, who are supposed to climb fig trees after their meals to relax, enjoy the breezes, and readily see their prey due to the thick savanna grass. There are several hypotheses as to why they ascend the trees; you will hear more about this from your tour guide during your game drive. Together with the lions, there are elephants, buffaloes, kobs, topis, waterbucks, and various bird species.
4 hours of driving time

Accommodation
Budget: Topi lodge/Pumba safari lodge
Mid-range: Elephant Hub lodge/Buffalo safari lodge
Upmarket: Mweya safari lodge/ Ishasha wilderness lodge

Queen Elizabeth National park - 3 reasons to make it a destination 2019

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park game drive and boat safari

The Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to a diverse range of vegetation and wildlife. The spectacular backdrop of ridges, woodland, and crater lakes, with the Rwenzori mountains in the background, makes for an unforgettable game drive.

The abundance of animals gives an excellent opportunity for game viewing in the morning when predators are on the lookout for prey and before they go back into hiding. You will begin early in the morning with a car that allows you to top up the roof in order to optimize your chances of seeing the game. Experience uncommon and rare creatures like as elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, and Uganda kobs, among others. In the afternoon, take a launch cruise on Kazinga Channel towards Lake Edward, where you will see many wild creatures that visit to its waters and those that dwell there, as well as countless bird species.

Accommodation
Budget: Topi lodge/Pumba safari lodge
Mid-range: Elephant Hub lodge/Buffalo safari lodge
Upmarket: Mweya safari lodge/ Ishasha wilderness lodge

Day 5: Your Ugandan Gorilla and Wildlife Excursion comes to an end.

After breakfast today, you will go to Kampala and then to Entebbe International Airport for your trip home. You will have a lunch break at the Equator Monument.

Driving time: 9 hours OR Scheduled Flight: 1 hour 50 minutes

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Prices / included services.

Pricing for 5 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari
Persons 1 Person 2-3 Persons 4-5 Persons 6 Persons and more
Budget $2240 $ 1920 $1610 $1400
Midrange $3440 $ 3240 $3150 $ 2930
Luxury $ 4680 $ 4480 $ 4280 $ 4190

Included in this safari:

  • 4 WD Vehicle – with a pop–up roof
  • A professional Driver guide.
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Park entrance fees
  • All ground transportation and fuel
  • Accommodation and Meals
  • All activities/services as per itinerary
  • Drinking water in the vehicle

Exclusions of the safari:

  • Visas
  • International airfares
  • Activities/services not included in the itinerary.
  • Alcoholic drinks/wines, Laundry, and any other service of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance and other activities

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