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5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

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Safari overview for 5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari organized by Mum and Dad Uganda Tours

This 5 days 4 nights Uganda wildlife safari will start and end in Kampala city Uganda capital, the tour will take you to one of the most visited parks in Uganda including Bwindi impenetrable national park for gorilla trekking. Bwindi impenetrable national park is known for hosting the highest number of these remaining apes in the world.

The tour will also take to Queen Elizabeth national park a home to a wide biodiversity of wildlife species including the tree climbing lions that live in the Ishasah extension of the park. Game viewing and boat cruise along the Kazinga channel will be the major highlight for this tour while in the park.  Both Bwindi and Queen national parks are located in the south western part of the park.

Brief itinerary for 5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable
Day 2: Gorilla trekking-forest walk
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth via the Ishasha sector
Day 4: Game drive & afternoon boat cruise
Day 5: Morning game drive – Depart to Entebbe/Kampala

Full Itinerary for Uganda Wildlife safari 

Day 1: Travel to Bwindi impenetrable 

You will be picked from either Entebbe or hotel in Kampala by our safari guide/ driver gets you briefed about the safari and later drive you to south western part of Uganda to Bwindi impenetrable national park a home to giant gorillas. The journey you passing via beautiful sceneries and rolling hills. You will have two stopovers before reaching the park one at the Equator to buy crafts and take photos and another in Mbarara for lunch. From here you will continue to the magnificent forest and home to mountain gorillas and other primate species reaching in the evening. Check into your booked accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation option:

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge | Gorilla Safari Lodge

Midrange: Silverback Lodge | Gorilla Mist Camp|Haven lodge

Budget: Bakiga Lodge | Buhoma Community Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Drinking Water throughout

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla trekking safari-village walk

After a cup of tea or coffee, the guide will take you to the park headquarters for a short briefing about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas and also get allocated to the gorilla group to trek. Bwindi national park host the highest number of these gentle giants in the world almost a half of the remaining mountain gorillas live in this park. Not only gorillas but also the park is a home to other species like butterflies, plants, primates, mammals, butterflies, frogs, among others.

Gorilla trekking experience last between 1-8 hours since meeting them depends on where they spent their last night from and once they are met you are strictly allowed only one hour with the gorillas taking photos as well as watching their behaviors . Just in case some of you are not interested in tracking gorillas, you can go for a short guided forest walk or Village walk to the Batwa community. Retire at the lodge.

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation option:

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge | Gorilla Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Silverback Lodge | Gorilla Mist Camp|Haven lodge

Budget: Bakiga Lodge | Buhoma Community Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Drinking Water throughout

Day 3: Travel to Queen Elizabeth via the Ishasha sector

On this day after breakfast you will be driven to Queen Elizabeth national park passing through the Ishasha sector an extension of Queen Elizabeth national park which is well known for tree climbing lions and other wildlife species such as monkeys, kobs, buffaloes, elephants, birds among others. Search for tree climbing lions and later drive to the park. Upon arrival at the park you will check in at the lodge, enjoy a yummy lunch relax in the evening you may go for a guided game drive and search for various game species that reside in the park including buffaloes, elephants antelopes. Dinner and Overnight.

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge | Elephant Plains Game Lodge|Kyambura game lodge

Mid-Range: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge | Elephant Hub Lodge

Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages | Bush Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

Day 4: Game drive & a boat cruise – Kazinga Channel

After breakfast at the lodge go for an early morning game drive through the park for an opportunity to see the early risen species such as the hyenas, wildebeest and many other  different wildlife species like water bucks, lions, elephants, , giraffes, antelopes, buffaloes, leopards, warthogs, plus a variety of  bird species.

You will also view different crater lakes in the park. After this 3 hours game drive, head back to the lodge for lunch and relaxation as you prepare for the afternoon 2 hour boat cruise along the Kazinga channel. The kazinga channel connects two lakes George and Edward and it’s a beautiful place to see more species of wildlife along the shores, it’s a home to over 560 hippos; also birds and other animals like crocodiles, elephants, antelopes among others will be seen. Return to the lodge and have dinner and overnight.

Tree Climbing Lions in Ishasha - Mum and Dad Uganda Tours

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge | Elephant Plains Game Lodge|Kyambura game lodge

Mid-Range: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge | Elephant Hub Lodge

Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages | Bush Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

Day 5: Morning game drive as you Depart to Kampala

Wake up for a hearty breakfast at the lodge and then after, you will first have a morning game drive as you drive out of the, have lunch en-route at the Equator, from here you will continue to Kampala/Entebbe to meet your departure flight back if scheduled on this day.

End of  tour

Included in the 5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

Professional driver guide (English speaking)

Transport (a 4WD vehicle)

Full board Accommodation

Game drives/boat cruise

Bottled drinking water on board

Touring (park entry fees and photography)

Excluded  in the 5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

Visas and International flights

Hotel fees in Kampala especially those on the eve of and the night after the trip

Extra activities especially those not included in the itinerary

Personal expenses (laundry services, tips, beverages/drinks

Important to note while trekking on a  5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

  • No flashlight camera is allowed when taking photos of gorillas and if your camera has, please turn it off
  • Keep a distance of 7 meters at all times away from mountain gorillas
  • Keep your voices low while on the trek but feel free to ask as many questions as possible
  • Do not go for gorilla trekking if you are not feeling well
  • Do not smoke, drink or eat in the presence of gorillas
  • Keep within your group and never surround gorillas
  • Only persons above 15 years are allowed to trek gorillas
  • You have only an hour to have face to face encounter with gorillas