5 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari In Uganda
Duration: 5 days Super Easy
Why we love this tour
This all-inclusive Wildlife Safari will offer you the best sightings of several mammals including the tree-climbing lions, primates, birds such as shoebills, reptiles like lizards, butterflies, and plenty of savanna grassland and tropical forest.
- Explore Queen Elizabeth National Game Park
- Observe local wildlife like elephants, lions, and crocodiles
- Enjoy a personalized experience during this all-inclusive tour, no need to plan anything!
- Enjoy Gorilla Tracking and meet Gorillas in their natural habitat
Day 1: Transfer From Kampala Directly To Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park
Transfer to Bwindi: On the first day of your 5-day Uganda Primates & Wildlife Safari, you will be picked up at 8:00 a.m. from your Kampala hotel, Entebbe international airport, or anywhere else in Kampala City as directed by your tour guide/driver, and will begin the journey to Bwindi via the Kampala- masaka-mbarara-kabale road. Igongo Cultural Center: In Mbarara, take a break for lunch at the Igongo Cultural Centre. Your driver will then take you directly to Bwindi National Park, where you will check in at Buhoma Haven Lodge, freshen up, have dinner, and spend the night.
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking
Gorilla Trekking: On the second day of your 5-day Uganda Primates & Wildlife Safari, get up around 5:30 a.m., have breakfast, pack your lunch box provided by your lodge, and meet with your driver who will take you to the headquarters for a briefing before you begin your journey to trek the mighty gorilla. A qualified game ranger will accompany you via numerous pathways through the thick blush and towering impenetrable forest at precisely 8:00 a.m. in search of a habituated Gorilla family that is used to humans. This route takes between 2 and 5 hours to complete, depending on your speed and the gorilla family's position. Once you've found a gorilla family, you'll have only one hour with them to interact with them while learning about their eating routines, lactation, copulation, and other behaviors. Keep your eyes open in the forest during Gorilla trekking for the chance to see a variety of animals, including over 200 tree species, 120 mammals, including elephants, frogs, over 350 bird species, and butterflies. After your trek, meet up with your driver, who will drive you back to the lodge, where you can freshen up and embark on a community encounter. During the community encounter, you will have the opportunity to meet the Batwa clan, Uganda's shortest people, who will demonstrate how they used to live in the bush and how they obtained food by hunting and collecting in the impenetrable jungle. You'll enjoy the Batwa people's entertainment as they sing and dance for you to their traditional song, and you'll end your day smiling as you return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Transfer To Queen Elizabeth
On day 3 of your 5 Day Uganda Primates & Wildlife Safari, get up early, have breakfast served, check out of the lodge, and meet up with your driver at 8:00 a.m. to begin your journey from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Your driver will brief you on what to expect in Queen Elizabeth National Park along the trip. After a 3–4 hour journey, you will arrive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you will check-in at a park view hotel, have lunch, take a cold bath, and participate in the Tree Climbing Lions Experience. Join your driver for a tour of the park's tree climbing lions, which can be located in the ishasha sector in the south. The indolent lions will be seen snoozing in the tree branches, hiding from the scorching sun and biting flies. Evening Game Drive: After seeing the lions, go on an evening game drive to see some lions in the eastern sections of the Kasenyi Plains, as well as several nocturnal creatures emerging from their hideouts in quest of food in the park. For dinner and the night, return to your lodge.
Day 4: Morning Game Drive and Evening Boat Cruise
Prepare to witness a lot of animals on the fourth day of your 5 Days Uganda Primates & Wildlife Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Get up around 5:30 a.m., have breakfast, and meet with your driver to get started. Around 6:30 a.m., in the Kasenyi plains, where a diversity of species is congested. This journey gives you a better chance of seeing the nocturnal mammals before they retire to their dens. Several animals, including buffalos, elephants, and Uganda kob, will be observed grazing on the kasenyi plains' fresh green bushy grassland. This gaming drive will last approximately 5-6 hours. Return to the lodge for lunch after the wildlife drive and warm up for an evening boat tour on the Kazinga channel, which is located on the Mweya Peninsular. Cruise on a boat: The evening boat ride begins at 2:00 p.m. and will take you around the Kazinga channel, which is home to several hippos, so expect to see plenty of them yarning and bathing. Several herbivore herds, including Buffalos, Uganda Kob, Elephants, and others, can be observed quenching their thirst along this channel. Drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight after the boat tour.
Day 5: Chimpazee Tracking and Transfer Back To Kampala/Entebbe
Chimpanzee Trekking: You will need to get up a little earlier than usual, prepare yourself, eat breakfast, pack your lunch box, snacks, and plenty of water, then meet your driver who will drive you to the office for a briefing on how to trek the chimps, and then set off to begin the Chimpanzee trekking process in Kyambura Gorge. The morning trekking usually starts early in the morning, when you will be able to see the chimpanzees just waking up from their night's sleep in their nests. Your visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park should include a stop at Kyambura Gorge. The Kyambura Gorge Sector is located within Queen Elizabeth National Park and is mainly known for chimpanzee trekking. You will be escorted deep into the dense gorge of savannah grassland by an armed tour guide in search of habituated chimpanzees, and once a group has been found, you will be permitted one hour in the presence of these timid primates to discover more about their behaviors, including feeding and mating. Chimpanzee trekking takes 2-6 hours, depending on your pace and the distance traveled by these primates in their search for food in the bush. After your trek, you will meet your driver who will transport you to the lodge, where you will check out, exit the park, and begin your journey to Kampala. Note: If you are staying in Kampala for the night, your driver can take you for an evening city walk around Kampala streets and the Nakasero market, after which he will return you to your lodge and your trip will be over.
Need to know before you go
- Wireless Internet available
- This experience requires good weather. if it’s canceled due to poor weather, you will be offered a different date or a full refund
- A current valid passport is required on the days of travel
- Recommended for pregnant travelers at medium stage for exercise, No heart problems or other seroius medical conditions
- Children must be accompained by an adult
- Please bring comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, jacket and sun screen
Free cancellation policy for bookings cancelled more than 48 hours prior to the start of the adventure.
Kampala pick-up (to be decided with the guide)
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