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5 Days Uganda Gorillas & Wildlife Holiday. Uganda safari in QENP and Bwindi

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Duration

5 Days 4 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

This 5 day Uganda safari will take you to 2 of Uganda’s favourite tourist sports – Bwindi Impenetrable and Queen Elizabeth National parks.

You will be able to see savannah wildlife such as elephants, lions, leopards, hippos and more, as well as the endangered mountain gorillas of Bwindi.

The trip starts from Kampala and goes to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will see the animals on a game drive as well as a boat cruise along the kazinga channel. You will then proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where you will hike through the thick forest for your personal encounter with one of the habituated gorilla families in the park.

You will end your trip by driving back to Kampala with interesting stops along the way.

This trip is ideal for someone who is limited on time and still intends to see both wildlife and gorilla on their holiday. Look through the detailed day-by-day program to get a full picture of how the trip would flow for you.

As with all our safari packages, we can customise the program to fit your personal preferences. Just reach ut to us and we’ll be eager to help you.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kampala / Entebbe International Airport
  • Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Bwindi impenetrable forest
  • Mpigi royal drum makers

Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth Park

Your tourist driver/guide will pick you up from Kampala at your accommodation /place of residence and drive to Queen Elizabeth Park.
You will pass through Fort portal town with lush green countryside and you will be following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey.

Accommodation at Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury) or Kasenyi Safari Camp (Comfort)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park

You will find an abundance of wildlife in this park plus grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, crater lakes and much more. An early morning game drive within the park will provide with excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephants, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Topi and bush buck. Return to your lodge for Lunch. In the Afternoon, your guide will take you for a 2 – 3 hour boat trip on the famous Kazinga channel, a perfect chance to take as many photos as you want while birding. Quite a number of hippos can be seen, plus buffaloes and elephants. The park has a prolific bird life and boosts with over 600 bird species.

Accommodation at Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury) or Kasenyi Safari Camp (Comfort)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

We drive to Bwindi in south western Uganda passing through the terraced hillsides, with farms & households in Kabale, also known as the “Switzerland of Africa” winding your way down to Bwindi impenetrable forest ready for gorilla trekking the next day.

Accommodation at the Bunyonyi Overland Camp (Standard), Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Comfort), Silverback Lodge (Luxury)
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Early morning after breakfast, you will get ready to encounter the Uganda gorillas living in the Bwindi forests. This spectacular forest offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape which is incredibly dense, crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. Mammals recorded include the endangered Mountain gorilla, rare golden monkey, buffalo, elephant, black-fronted duiker, bushbuck, leopard, and giant forest hog. Bwindi forest park is best known for its fascinating gorillas. The time is taken and the terrain varies according to the movements of the primates but normally between 2 – 7 hours.
The thrill of observing the gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure. The gorilla is a shy and peaceful animal and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact.

Accommodation at the Bunyonyi Overland Camp (Standard), Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Comfort), Silverback Lodge (Luxury)
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala

Today your guide will transfer you back to Kampala, with a stop-over at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers where you will be able to watch ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations. There will also be time to stop at the equator for photographs. You arrive in Kampala in the early evening which marks the end of your holiday.

Meal plan: Breakfast & Lunch

Included/Excluded

  • Transport in a 4WD vehicle with pop-up roof.
  • All fuel for the tour
  • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide.
  • Accommodation and Meals on Full Board (Breakfast Lunch and Dinner)
  • Park-entrance fees for all National parks
  • All activities described in the itinerary
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person
  • Drinking water throughout the safari.
  • International air fares
  • Entry visa Uganda
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation.
  • A porter for during the gorilla tracking’s (someone who carries your daypack).
  • Personal (medical/travel) insurance
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)

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