5 Days Bwindi Gorilla & Queen Elizabeth wildlife Safari

life tour

Overview

This 5 Days Bwindi Gorilla safari & Queen Elizabeth wildlife tour is an amazing trip for gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking and wildlife tours including a game drive and boat cruise. The 5 days trip takes you to Queen Elizabeth National Park for wildlife viewing and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking.
Chimpanzee tracking will be at Kyambura Gorge of Queen Elizabeth National Park. You take game drives at Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of the tree climbing lions and other mammal species. From Queen Elizabeth National Park, you then transfer to Bwindi forest.
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park
Mountain Gorilla trekking is such a lifetime experience lasting about 2-6 hours. The permit cost is for a single trek per person for persons above the age of 15 years. The trip is private and can start any time of the year for any number of persons.
Trip Highlight
  •  Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park with a stop at the equator line
  •  Day 2: Game drive and Launch cruise at Queen Elizabeth National Park
  •  Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking at Kyambura Gorge and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
  •  Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest
  •  Day 5:  Return to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport.

Itinerary

Day 1
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park with a stop at the equator line

From a lodging facility in Kampala, your Uganda safari guide will pick you up for a transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The journey to south western part of Uganda starts with the first stop at the equator line about 84km from Kampala.
Here you have a photography time at the world’s centre line and have a few experiments, after then you continue with the drive having lunch en route. You continue with the drive towards south western Uganda arriving in the evening just in time for check in, dinner and an overnight stay.
Drive Time: 6 – 8 hours

Day 2
Game drive and Launch cruise at Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, drive towards Kasenyi and visit the crater lakes, Edwards and George which has been popularly marked as the mating ground for several antelopes, particularly for the Uganda kob. You may be lucky to also sight more wildlife that may include lions, buffaloes, elephants, and other animals. Head back to your lodge for lunch and then proceed on an afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga channel. Enjoy the rays of the setting sun on the launch cruise. Return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight

Day 3
Chimpanzee trekking at Kyambura Gorge and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Following breakfast at your lodging facility you embark on the drive to Kyambura Gorge for chimpanzee trekking. The Kyambura Gorge is also known as the valley of apes situated in the far eastern corner of the park. Approximately 1km across at its broadest point and about 100 meters deep, this is one of the scenic places a traveler can ever visit. During the trek, look out for the birds residing by the riverine swamps and forest such as herons, kingfishers, fish eagles, and much more.
After the trek, you’ll have lunch then after transfer on a road drive through the ishasha sector popular for tree climbing lions to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Arriving in the evening after enjoying the backdrop of the kigezi highlands you reach in time for dinner at a booked lodging facility.
Drive Time: 5 – 6 hours

Day 4
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest

Early breakfast, proceed with packed lunch and a bottle of water into the tropical rainforest for gorilla trekking activity. Receive prior briefing by the ranger officials by 8:00am then head straight into the forest. The trek is unpredictable and could last up to 6 or more hours. Watch these creatures as they feed, play and grumble to each other while you take their pictures.
Dinner and overnight like the previous night.

Day 5

After a beautiful night in the foot hills of the gorilla land, you embark on the road drive back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport for a departure flight. You will have lunch en route and can purchase any craft materials at several souvenir shops along the way if you wish to. Your Masai Mara Holidays Uganda safari guide ensures you get to your preferred end of 5 days Uganda safari destination safely.