5 Days Uganda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari in Uganda

Uganda Gorilla Tours

Uganda Wildlife Tours

The 5 Days Uganda Gorilla & wildlife safari takes you through Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park. It involves trekking gorillas in Bwindi and viewing wild game in Queen Elizabeth. The critically endangered mountain gorillas that are endemic to only three countries in the whole world with Uganda having the highest count of them, makes it justifiable to undertake gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi. The blend of scenery in the crater area and the wild game including the tree climbing lions, antelopes, leopard, buffalo, elephant among others enriches your 5 days Uganda gorilla and wildlife safari.

Bwindi and Mburo national park


Safari Highlight

Day 1: Travel by road to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 2: Do gorilla trekking

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park & do crater drive.

Day 4: Do game drive & boat cruise

Day 5: Transfer to Kampala.


Day 1: Travel by road to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Embark on the journey to the southwest of Uganda after an early breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala. After 77km, you will make a stop at the Equator crossing – Kayabwe for photo shooting and participating in the water experiments to evidence the separation of the northern and southern hemispheres. A continuous drive through the farmed hill sides and the urban environments of Masaka will eventually lead you to another stop at Igongo cultural center 12km to Mbarara town for lunch. The delicious meal at Kahwa Kanuzire restaurant will give you a taste of traditional cuisine. Proceed on your drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to arrive in the evening for relaxation and overnight.

Drive distance: 527km Drive time: 10 hours

Accommodation: Gorilla forest Camp (Upmarket/luxury), Engagi lodge (Midrange/standard) or Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget/Basic).

Day 2: Do gorilla trekking

After your early morning breakfast, gather at the Park Headquarters Buhoma for briefing from the park rangers about the conduct of gorilla trekking activity. After the short briefing, you embark on the challenging trek through the impenetrable jungle of Bwindi with its rugged landscape involving valleys, swamps, steep slopes and rocky areas amidst amazing jungle sounds and bird songs which is an attraction in its self. You will finally come across these endangered apes in thriving in their ancient habitat foraging or socializing. You will marvel at the gorillas as they welcome you, interact and finally say bye when your one hour with them is used up. The opportunity to take as many photos as you can is availed to you while asking questions to your guide about these apes is up to your discretion. Retreat from the activity to the lodge for relaxation.

Trekking duration: 2 – 8 hours.

Accommodation: You will have dinner and overnight at your previous lodge.

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park & do crater drive

After breakfast transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park – the highest visited Game Park in Uganda. You will pass through Ishasha sector where you have chances of spotting tree climbing lions lying on the tree branches in the midmorning sun. In the afternoon, you can do a crater area drive and pay a visit to the salt lake to have a great scenic view of the explosion craters which by failure to have outlets have turned to be salt lakes. Retire for overnight.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Upmarket/luxury), Enganzi lodge (Midrange/standard) or Mama land Pumba Safari Camp (Budget/Basic).

Day 4: Do game drive & boat cruise

Wake up for an early morning 3 – 4 hour game drive though the Kasenyi tracks where you will have chances of viewing a range of wildlife. Some of these include; lions, elephants, Buffaloes, Antelopes, jackals, among others. You will marvel at them as they gather what to put in their stomachs and others taking a rest. The savannah landscape in which they thrive is an attraction in its self. Return to the lodge for relaxation till lunch time after which you will gather at Mweya for a launch cruise on Kazinga channel at 3:00pm. The 2 hour launch cruise takes you through the offers of the 45m long Kazinga channel including impressive views of the Nile crocodiles, Hippos, abundant bird life and a range of wild game quenching their thirst along the channel waters. Return to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation: You will have dinner and overnight at your previous lodge.

Day 5: Transfer to Kampala.

After breakfast, embark on the return journey to Kampala. You will make a stop at Igongo cultural center 12km past Mbarara for lunch. You can also visit the cultural museum and the 1520 AD eclipse monument before continuing to Kampala to mark the end of your safari tour.

End of safari


General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)


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