5 Days Gorilla trekking and Game safari

This 5 days gorillla trekking and wildlife safari takes you to queen elizabeth national park for a game viewing safari before proceeding to the bwindi impenetrable forest national park for the once in a lifetime gorilla trekking experience.

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

You will be picked up from your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe International Airport and transferred to Queen Elizabeth National park in western Uganda. On your way you will make a stopover at the equator for the equator experience and photography if you please. Proceed to Mbarara town for lunch and continue your journey to Queen Elizabeth national park arriving in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at your preferred lodge.

Accommodation options: Simba safari camp (budget) or Park view safari lodge, Marafiki safari lodge or Twin lakes lodge (mid-range) or Mweya Safari lodge(luxury)

Drive time: Approximately 3 hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Game Drive & Launch Cruise – Queen Elizabeth

Go for an early morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park where you will spot a lot of wildlife including African elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, impala, among others and a lot of birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast, relax a bit and enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon, go for a launch cruise along the Kazinga channel inside Queen Elizabeth Park where you will come up close with hippos, crocodiles among other aquatic life and an array of birds on the bay! Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight. 

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi via Ishasha

Enjoy your breakfast and head southwest of Queen Elizabeth national park in search of tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector where on a lucky day, you will be able to spot many of them lounging on trees and enjoying the sun! Continue and proceed to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park arriving in the evening. Check in to your hotel, unwind, and enjoy dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation options: Rushaga gorilla havens lodge, Trekkers Tarven Cottages, Buhoma community rest camp (budget) or Ichumbi Gorilla lodge / Gorilla mist camp / Nkuringo Gorilla Safari lodge (mid-range) or Chameleon Hill Lodge / Mahogany springs(luxury)

Drive time: Approximately 7-8  hours (depending on tracking location)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Have an early morning breakfast and head to the park headquarters for briefing by the ranger guides before embarking on your gorilla trek. Head into the forest and trek until you find the gorillas. Gorilla trekking can take 2 to 8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. After finding the gorillas in Bwindi, you will be allowed only 1 hour and then return. Your driver / guide will drive you back to your hotel to relax and spend another night. 

Day 5: Transfer Back to Kampala

Enjoy an early morning breakfast and transfer back to Kampala with a stopover in Mbarara for lunch, arriving in Kampala in the evening. Drop off to your hotel in Kampala or the Airport for your onward flight marking the end of your Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth Safari

End of tour

Airport Transfers on first and last dayGorilla Permit at $600 Per Person
Accommodation and meals as per the itineraryItems of personal nature such as alcoholic drinks and laundry
Transport in 4×4 safari vehicleTips and gratuity
Services of an English speaking driver guidePre and post tour accommodation
All park entrance feesInternational airfares
Fuel for the entire tripUganda Or Rwanda Visa
Drinking water during the trip