5 Days Gorilla Tracking & Queen Elizabeth National Park

This 5 Days Gorilla Tracking Safari and Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth

5 Days Gorilla Tracking & Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth NP.

Overview

This 5 Days Gorilla Tracking & wildlife safari takes us to Bwindi Impenetrable forest, home to the internationally renowned mountain gorillas and former forest people then proceeds to Queen Elizabeth National Park that holds the greatest biodiversity of wildlife including the tree climbing lions, buffaloes, leopards, elephants and hippos, and take the exciting launch cruise on the Kazinga channel.

Safari Highlights

  • Equator experience
  • Scenic landscapes
  • Gorilla trek
  • Cultural exposure
  • Game drives
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga channel

Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met by our safari guide who will transfer you to Kampala to a hotel booked for you. In case you have had an early flight to Uganda, you will be taken on a brief tour of the city of Kampala and brief you about the next day’s start of the 5 Days Gorilla Tracking & wildlife adventure we’ll  embark on.

Day 2: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
After an early breakfast you will set off onto the awaited 5 Days Gorilla Tracking adventure from Kampala and travel westwards to Bwindi for approximately 9-10 hours. You have a brief stop at the Equator for a chance for you to stand in two hemispheres at the same time and take some photographs. You will continue the journey through the beautiful verdant rolling hills of this part of the country. You will stop in Mbarara town for lunch and then continue to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where you will have the overnight.

  • Lower Budget: Buhoma community Rest camp / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp / Travellers Rest Hotel Kisolo  / Gorilla Valley Lodge
  • Moderate: Gorilla Resort Bwindi /Gorilla Safari Lodge / Silver Back Lodge / Lake Kitandara Camp / Chameleon Hill Lodge / Lake Mutanda Resort.
  • Up market: Mahogang Lodge / Buhoma Lodge / Rushanga Gorilla Satari Lodge.
  • Meal plan: Dinner.

Day 3: Gorilla tracking and Cultural exposure

Our 3rd day of the 5 Days Gorilla Tracking & wildlife sets off after an early breakfast then we go to the park headquarters where we’ll be briefed by the guides before you begin the search in the thick Bwindi forest for the giant gorillas. Bwindi National Park is renowned for its impressive mountain gorillas, although it is unpredictable for how long you will track before finding them since it all depends on their movement. Though the time spent to track down these Gorillas is unpredictable, the thrill of spending time and observing these gentle giant gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure that will leave you with long lasting memories of a truly unique experience. You will return to your lodge for a rest and later go for a cultural walk to interact with the local people. You will participate in captivating traditional performances presented by Women’s groups or orphaned children groups.

  • Lower Budget: Buhoma community Rest camp / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp / Travellers Rest Hotel Kisolo  / Gorilla Valley Lodge
  • Moderate: Gorilla Resort Bwindi /Gorilla Safari Lodge / Silver Back Lodge / Lake Kitandara Camp / Chameleon Hill Lodge / Lake Mutanda Resort.
  • Up market: Mahogang Lodge / Buhoma Lodge / Rushanga Gorilla Satari Lodge.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch,  Dinner.

Day 4: Travel to Queen Elizabeth, Game Drive, Boat launch

You will have an early breakfast and then travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park entering it through the Ishasha sector renowned for the tree climbing lions. You will have a game drive along the way during which you will see Lions, various Antelope species, Elephants, Hyenas, Leopards and Buffaloes. You will later in the afternoon go for a two hour boat cruise down the Kazinga Channel that connects Lakes George and Edward. The cruise takes you through the highest population of Hippos and you will see a profusion of animals drinking on the water shores. This launch cruise rewards you with a great opportunity to take photos, watch birds and see the water animals.

  • Luxury Lodge: Mweya Safari Lodge: Katara Lodge/ Jacana Lodge 
  • Mid-range moderate:  Bush Lodge (in rooms) / Simba Safari Camp in rooms/ Buffalo Safari Resort/ Enganzi Lodge/ Ihamba Safari Lodge
  • Budget facility: Kazinga Channel View Lodge/ Simba Safari Camp in tents/ Bush Lodge in tents  
  • Meal Plan: Dinner.

Day 5: Game drive and return to Kampala

You will set out for a game drive along the Queens mile and the Kasenyi track inside the park to see leopards, mangoose, Lions, Uganda kobs, Elephants, hyena, waterbucks, Cape buffaloes, Topi, Warthogs, and several small animals plus birds after which you will set off for the return journey to Kampala with lunch enroute. No accommodation and meals provided.

This safari package includes;

  • Transportation (type of car ) 4WD min van with pop up roof for excellence safari view.
  • Gorilla permit (a US $600 value)
  • Game drive
  • Boat launch
  • All fuel for the trip.
  • Driver / guide.
  • Guide ranger fees.
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary.
  • All activities are described in the itinerary.
  • Park fee is according to the program.
  • Meals are according to the program.

However, the package excludes:  Personal Expenses like:, tobacco, telephone, drinks, laundry, porter fee, personal insurance, Visa , and tips to guides

End of the 5 Days Gorilla Tracking & Wildlife Safari

 

 

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