5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari

Safari overview

Activities during this 5-day safari to see gorillas and other animals in Uganda make a lasting impression. The tour includes a fantastic safari vehicle, a top-notch driver guide, delicious food, and a diversity of flora and animals. It takes place in the south- western region of Uganda in East Africa. Mountain gorilla trekking and encounters with Batwa Pygmies are the top attractions in the famed Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which is located at the base of the enormous Virunga National Park.

In Queen Elizabeth National Park, there are boat tours and game drives. There are daily activities during the road trip. A flight is a faster and more comfortable choice. The journey begins and concludes at the international airport of Entebbe, or any other location of your choosing.

Detailed trip

Day 1: Pickup and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable N/Park

Once there, At the prearranged pickup location, be greeted warmly by our driver guide. Before heading out on the road to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the southwest of the country, you will be given a briefing on what to anticipate from the journey and handed a glass of juice. While driving, you will see the busy towns, abundant foliage and distant rolling hills.

During the nine to ten-hour journey, stop for lunch. You'll arrive in the park in the evening for dinner and the night.

Day 2: Sunrise gorilla trekking and Batwa encounter

After spending a delightful night at the lodge, rise early, feeling strong, and get ready to reunite with your favorite meal: the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas. You will drive to the information center after breakfast for a pre-trek briefing by the ranger guides, who will go over the dos and don'ts of trekking and assign you a gorilla family to track. More than 20 gorilla families, each headed by a strong dominant silverback are found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Even though the tracking exercise is fairly taxing, the instant you enter gorilla territory, your energy is rekindled. It takes between 2 to 7 hours to track the apes, plus an additional hour to snap pictures, watch the apes, and do other things.

Following a break for lunch and some rest, you'll join the Batwa for some fun in their cultural community. These individuals are characterized by their heights and are referred to as forest dwellers. You will complete the day with dinner and spend the night at the lodge after participating in traditional dances, touring the village, and other activities.

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP - Enroute tree climbing lion tracking

After breakfast, you will check out of the lodge and travel by way of the Ishasha sector, which is home to the extremely uncommon tree climbing lions, to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will have a brief break to monitor the lions and have lunch during this hour-long stop. After there, continue driving to your resort, where you'll check in and have a break. You can choose to go on a guided nature walk along the authorized trail paths, and you can end the day with a leisurely nap and dinner.

Day 4: Game Drive and evening Boat cruise

You will spend 3–4 hours in the bush looking for prey and predators that are free to wander as they hunt, graze, and more after indulging in the finest African coffee early in the morning. With a variety of animals, four of the big five cats, birds, and more, this park is the most popular in the nation. A few animals to keep an eye out for include the Uganda Kobs, zebras, Impalas, lions, leopards, giraffes, African elephants, Cape Buffaloes, warthogs, and more. The fact that they are not in cages makes finding them a stroke of luck.

You will spend the evening on a boat trip in Kazinga channel, where you can see a school of hippos, crocodiles, aquatic birds, and more, after a satisfying lunch. The experience lasts for about two to three hours, after which you'll go on a game drive at dusk to the lodge for dinner, a bonfire, and the night.

Day 5: End of Safari

This is the final and departure day after most of the animals on the checklist have been seen, including gorillas. However, you can still go on a dawn game drive on the wide Kisenyi plains with hopes of seeing some of the animals you adore but haven't seen, including elusive lions, leopards, and hyenas. After that, check out of the lodge and take a transfer to Entebbe International Airport, stopping along the way for lunch and to see demonstrations at the equator.

End of tour