5-Day Uganda Adventure: Gorilla Trek Experience and Queen Elizabeth Park Chimpanzee -Wildlife Safari
Dive headfirst into a 5-day Ugandan adventure that gives you more bang for your buck. With moderate pricing, this safari pulls out all the stops—from eyeing wildlife in Queen Elizabeth Park to getting up close and personal with a gorilla family in Bwindi’s Ruhija area. If that’s not enough, we even throw in an optional visit to the scenic Lake Bunyonyi.
Feel like shaking things up? Flip the itinerary and start your journey in Entebbe, winding down in Kigali, Rwanda.
A crowd-pleaser, this safari rolls wildlife spotting, gorilla trekking, and an optional lake visit into one action-packed five-day extravaganza.
One of our Fly into Rwanda and Trek Gorillas in Uganda Safaris
5-Day Uganda Adventure: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Experience–Wildlife Safari Highlights:
- Intimate Gorilla Trekking Experience in Bwindi
- Scenic Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth Park
- Wildlife Safaris in Elephant-Rich Queen Elizabeth Park
- Chimpanzee Tracking – Kyambura Gorge – QEP
- Comfortable and Affordable Accommodation Options
Day 1: Journey from Kampala to Bwindi
Depart from your accommodation in Kampala at 6 a.m., avoiding the morning rush, and set off for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park. Your English-speaking driver navigates the 4-wheel drive vehicle through Uganda’s picturesque landscapes, stopping for lunch in Mbarara. Arrive at Bwindi, the sanctuary for over half of the world’s mountain gorillas, in the late afternoon.
Accommodation: Bakiga Lodge
Day 2: The Gorilla Trekking Adventure
After breakfast, head to the park offices to receive your orientation. Join a small group, limited to 8 participants, and embark on your trek. Packed lunches are provided. The trek can last anywhere from a few to 7 hours, depending on gorilla movements.
Highlights: The unparalleled thrill of face-to-face encounters with mountain gorillas.
Evening: Optionally explore local communities, guided by a local expert who offers insights into the daily lives of the indigenous people.
Day 3: Transition to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ishasha Region
Begin your day with an early breakfast before driving to Ishasha, the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Your route depends on current conditions, as advised by your driver. During a game drive in Ishasha, look out for its famed tree-climbing lions.
Accommodation: Choose from recommended stays like Ishasha Wilderness Tented Camp or Savannah Resort Hotel, before proceeding to your lodging near Mweya in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Day 4: Exploring Queen Elizabeth National Park
Kick off your day with a sunrise breakfast overlooking the African savannah. Embark on a morning game drive to witness diverse fauna, including lions and leopards, along with a rich variety of birds. Return for lunch and some downtime before an exhilarating boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel.
Highlights: Up-close encounters with hippos, elephants, and a plethora of bird species during your boat cruise.
Evening: Return to your accommodation for a tranquil night amid the savannah landscapes.
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kampala via Kyambura Gorge
After breakfast, opt for a primate walk in Kyambura Gorge, home to chimpanzees and other primates like Columbus and velvet monkeys. Whether or not you choose the primate walk, the gorge is a must-see. Afterward, begin your journey back to Kampala, marking the end of your unforgettable Ugandan adventure.
Here are the things we offer in the above 5-Day Private Safari:
- Gorilla Trekking Permit
- Transportation in 4×4 Private Safari Vehicle with a pop-up roof and English-speaking driver/guide
- Lodging including all meals except drinks
- Entrance to Parks, including Vehicle
- Game drives with Wildlife Expert
- Kazinga Channel Boat Safari
- Optional Chimpanzee Tracking in Kyambura Gorge for an extra 55 USD/person
- Complimentary Bottled Water for the journey
- Equator Visit
It does not include alcoholic beverages and drinks, laundry, or any other purchases you might make.
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