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5 Days Uganda Safari Tour, Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Impenetrable national Park, Wildlife Viewing Tour Queen Elizabeth Park

5 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Overview.

The 5 Days Uganda Safari Tour is a 4nights/5 days Uganda tour to trek and see gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and enjoy game viewing in wildlife Queen Elizabeth National Park.

The 5 days Uganda safari covers Uganda’s two great destinations namely; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – the home to a minimum of 460 Mountain Gorillas suitable for Gorilla trekking, Queen Elizabeth National Park – the home to a range of wild game including the Big four (Lions, Elephants, Leopard & Buffalo), Kazinga Channel- the herb for the biggest number of hippos in the whole world dubbed the Hippos Paradise and the Ishasha sector – the home to the unique tree-climbing lions.

The 5 days Uganda safari includes Lake Bunyonyi as an added destination with a nice evening recreation experience, a boat ride on the second deepest lake in Africa, and community tours around the Lake Bunyonyi.

5 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Highlights.

  • Day 1: Pick up from Kampala / Entebbe, transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP via Fort Portal with sights of Fort Portal tea estates & Rwenzori Mountains. Evening game drive upon arrival.
  • Day 2: Game drive in Kasenyi sector in upper Queen, an afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel & channel track game drive.
  • Day 3: 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 Safari Tour – Detailed Itinerary.

Day 1: Pick up From Kampala / Entebbe, Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP via Fort Portal.

Pick up from Kampala /Entebbe after breakfast at 6:30am and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Fort Portal.

Enjoy the views of Mubende inselbergs, lush Tea estates, Fort Portal town where you will have lunch and the famous Rwenzori Mountains – with snow peaks.

Enjoy an evening game drive in the Kasenyi sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park upon arrival before proceeding to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

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

Day 2: Game Drive in Kasenyi Sector in Upper Queen, an Afternoon Boat Cruise Along the Kazinga Channel & Channel Track Game Drive   

Undertake game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park’s Kasenyi sector starting at 7 am looking out for Lions, Spotted Hyena, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Defassa water-buck, Topis, Uganda kobs among others.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is also home to 600 bird species some of which you can explore on this trip.

The game drive lasts 3 – 4 hours. In the afternoon, engage in Kazinga Channel boat safari departing at 2 pm from Mweya.

The cruise along the 45km long Kazinga channel lasts for 2 hours offers good views of Lake Edward, aquatics like Nile crocodiles, Hippos, water birds like Cormorants, African skimmers, a range of storks among others.

The wild game tends to come to drink water from the channel and is amazing to explore. Upon return, drive along the channel track with possibilities of exploring wild game en route to the lodge

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

Day 3: Ishasha Sector Game Drive in The South of Queen Elizabeth NP in Search of Tree Climbing Lions & Other Wildlife  

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: 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: 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 Safari Tour.

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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