5 Days Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Impenetrable National parks Trip


5 Days Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Impenetrable National parks Trip allows you to explore some of Uganda’s most amazing features. You will see the beautiful giants of the forest; the mountain gorillas in Bwindi and numerous wildlife species like the lions, elephants, buffaloes, warthogs and others in Queen Elizabeth National park.

Trip highlights

Day 1: Travelling from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National park

Day 2: Boat cruise and visiting the salt lake of katwe

Day 3: Game drive and travelling to Bwindi

Day 4: Trekking the gorillas and cultural encounters

Day 5: Travelling back to Kampala

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Travelling from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National park

The safari will begin with pickup from the hotel where you slept the previous night in Kampala. Using Kampala masaka then Mbarara Bushenyi road covering a distance of about 420 kilometers with stopovers in Kayabwe, mpambile drum village along Masaka road and Igongo cultural center in Mbarara for lunch and photographs.

Day 2: Boat cruise and visiting the Salt Lake of katwe

The boat cruise is to begin at around 11.00 am and you are expected to be at the starting point before this time. The boat ride is done on the natural strip of water connecting the two lakes of Edward and George called kazinga channel, it is about 40 kilometers. On the cruise you are going to see crocodiles, schools of hippos resting in the shallow waters. During the boat cruise you are to see and hear different birds signing and these among others include Cormorants, Martial Eagles, African spoons and the African Skimmers.

In the afternoon you are to visit the salt lake of katwe in the north of Mweya. This lake during the dry its salty waters concentrate forming salt pans at the bottom of the lake. There is also a historical Germany salt factory in the place.

Day 3: Early morning game drive and transfer to Bwindi

In the early morning you are to be driven through the savannah grasses of queen Elizabeth national park, the park is a home to about 95 mammal species which among others include elephants, leopards, buffaloes and about 600 bird species. During the game drive you to see the unique tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector. These big cats climb the trees to have a perfect view of the prey in the savannah grasslands.

You will later transfer to Bwindi national park the home to mountain gorillas in Uganda with a stopover for lunch. You will later proceed to your lodge for check in.

Day 4: Trekking the gorillas and visit to the Batwa communities

The trekking of the mountain gorillas is to be begin in the morning at the park headquarters with a short briefing taking about an hour to seven hours locating these forest giants in the thick vegetation covers. However, during the trekking you are to see different vegetation types, bird species and other primates such as the red tailed monkeys and the olive baboons. After locating the mountain gorillas you are to spend an hour watching and interacting with them.

Visiting the amazing Batwa people is yet another interesting activity after the amazing gorilla experience. The way these people conduct their lives with little impact of modernization, their traditional songs and dances is an unforgettable experience.

Day 5: Travelling back to Kampala

After an amazing experience from two national parks you are to travel back to Kampala after breakfast in Bwindi a distance which will take about 9 hours with stopovers for lunch and refreshments. On reaching Kampala you will be driven to the hotel where you will spend the night.

End of your amazing trip