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5 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari, Uganda Wildlife Tour, Chimpanzee trekking Safari Uganda

5 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari – Overview

The 5 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari, Uganda Wildlife Tour, Chimpanzee trekking Safari Uganda features incredible Chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzu Forest Reserve, extensive wild game viewing in Kasenyi sector, Ishasha sector for tree climbing lions and the Kazinga Channel boat safari, Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and relaxation at Lake Bunyonyi – the lake of a thousand Islands with boat ride.

5 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari – Highlights

  • Day 1: Pick up from Kampala / Entebbe at 7am to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Equator stop & afternoon game drive upon arrival
  • Day 2: Do Chimpanzee Trekking in Kalinzu Game Reserve, afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel & channel track game drive
  • Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Ishasha sector game drive in the south of Queen Elizabeth NP in search of tree climbing lions & other wildlife
  • Day 4: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and drive to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening boat cruise and relaxation
  • Day 5: Transfer from Lake Bunyonyi back to Kampala / Entebbe or Kigali Rwanda

5 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari – Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up From Kampala / Entebbe to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Pick up from Kampala / Entebbe at 7am and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park 417km about 7 hours’ drive.

A stop will be made at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for amazing photo shoots before proceeding on the journey enjoying the views of Ankole range lands with likely sights of Ankole long horned cattle and the Zebras along with Impala straying from the nearby Lake Mburo National Park.

Enjoy traditional lunch at Igongo restaurant after which you proceed to the park for an afternoon game drive looking out for Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions, Leopard, Hyena, Defassa water-bucks, Kobs among others.

Accommodation: Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages, Mid-range: Enganzi Game Lodge, Luxury: Mazike Valley Lodge

Day 2: Do Chimpanzee Trekking in Kalinzu Game Reserve, Afternoon Boat Cruise Along The Kazinga Channel & Channel Track Game Drive

Undertake an amazing Chimpanzee trekking encounter in Kalinzu Forest Reserve adjacent to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Chimpanzee trekking starts at 8am and in the company of an armed ranger guide, you head to the luxurious mature forest of Kalinzu in search of these great ape members.

Enjoy the sights of nice flora, birds and monkeys. Upon reaching Chimps, you spend one hour with then viewing them, taking photo shoots and learning more about them.

The entire Chimp walk lasts between 2 – 5 hours. From the activity, connect to Mweya peninsular (lunch at the lodge or Tembo restaurant) and embark on the Kazinga Channel boat safari departing at 2pm.

Enjoy the 2 hour majestic boat cruise with likely sights of Hippos, Nile crocodiles, wild game on the shores including Buffaloes and a range of birds like the African simmers, Great Cormorants, Saddle billed stork, Kingfisher among others.

Return at 4pm and do an evening game drive along the channel track as you head back to the lodge for relaxation.

Accommodation: Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages, Mid-range: Enganzi Game Lodge, Luxury: Mazike Valley Lodge

Day 3: Ishasha Sector Game Drive & Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Depart the lodge after breakfast for Ishasha sector to do a game drive in search of tree climbing lions and other wild game. Settle for lunch after which you proceed on the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Accommodation: Luxury: Haven Lodge Buhoma, Mid-range: Gorilla Mist Camp

Day 4: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Drive to Lake Bunyonyi For An Evening Boat Cruise And Relaxation

It’s a great day dedicated for an adventure encounter with the endangered Mountain Gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest marked with dense forests, rugged terrain with steep hills and narrow valleys is home to a minimum of 400 Mountain Gorillas thriving in this flourishing natural habitat.

The trek commences at 8am from the respective tracking point, go through briefing and later head to the forest in search of these amazing Great Ape species.

The trek lasts 2 – 8 hours with one hour of actual gorilla viewing. Enjoy the interpretation from the ranger guide and feel free to take photos (Camera flash off).

Return from the activity and slope down to Lake Bunyonyi making enjoying incredible views of the fascinating Kigezi Highlands and the overlooking Virunga Volcanoes.

Spend the evening relaxing at Lake Bunyonyi and do a boat ride to explore this amazing scenic lake (2nd deepest in Africa) with a range of 29 Islands.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Birdnest @Bunyonyi Resort, Mid-range / Standard: Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Day 5: Transfer From Lake Bunyonyi Back to Kampala / Entebbe or Kigali Rwanda

Settle for breakfast, and then transfer back to Kampala 437km about 7 hours’ drive. The Safari can as well end in Kigali Rwanda which would be 196km about 4 hours’ drive.

End of The 5 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari, Uganda Wildlife Tour, Chimpanzee Trekking Safari Uganda

Getting There

Safari Inclusions

Airport transfers Transportation by safari van Accommodation and meals as per itinerary Gorilla permits, one per person to be paid in advance Driver allowances En-route lunches Visit the equator and Igongo cultural Center.

Safari Exclusions

personal nature expenses of excludes: laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, Air fare, Visa, drinks, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigarettes.

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