This 5 Day Uganda Wildlife Safari takes you through both Uganda’s Savannah and forested national parks of Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo and Bwindi respectively. Where you will be able to explorer Uganda’s wildlife and experience the warm hospitable nature of the nation as you go through the country.
Highlights for 5 Day Uganda Wildlife Safari Trip
- Gorilla tracking
- Game drives including a boat cruise along the mighty Kazinga Channel and tree climbing lions along ishasha sector.
- Game viewing in Lake Mburo national park.
- Day 01: Kampala to Bwindi
- Day 02: Mountain gorilla tracking
- Day 03: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
- Day 04: Depart from Queen Elizabeth – Lake Mburo national park
- Day 05: Lake Mburo – Kampala
Day 1: Kampala to Bwindi
The drive from Kampala to Bwindi normally takes 9 to 11 hours with the biggest portion being newly constructed tarmac roads. The remaining small portion of the bumpy road is so beautiful thus referred to as the “Switzerland of Africa”. Depending on Gorilla Permits availability, you may track the mountain gorillas either in northern or southern part of Bwindi. Our selection of lodges\hotels include – Gorilla Forest Camp, Mahogany Springs, Chameleon Lodge lake Mutanda for high end; Silverback lodge, Gorilla Mist Camp and Gorilla Safari Lodge for mid-range choice.
Day 2: Mountain gorilla tracking.
After an early morning delicious breakfast, you will be transferred to the park office headquarters with some times packed lunch for briefing and then go for gorilla trekking in the thick Bwindi impenetrable forests. You may spend an hour with the gorillas after a hike that ranges between 1 – 7 hours. Later in the evening undertake a brief nature walk to the Batwa community. Also available are craft shops, drinking joints, Overnight and dinner in any of the lodges above.
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
This day, an early wake up for breakfast and go tree-climbing lions in ishasha sector as they enjoy a rest in the fig tree branches in the morning sunset. Different species antelope are a big attraction in these grassland plains. Proceed for lunch at Mweya lodge as you prepare for an afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel between Lakes Edward George. The rich wildlife along this channel characterized with high concentration of hippos and birds which makes it, the best birding spot in Africa is worth mentioning. For accommodation, Mweya Safari Lodge luxury, Enganzi Lodge luxury, Ihamba Safari Lodge mid range, Katara Lodge; and for budget King Fisher Lodge and Simba safari Lodge, etc.
Day 4: Depart from Queen Elizabeth – Lake Mburo national park
Immediately after breakfast transfer to Lake Mburo national Park, a haven for “impalas”and rhinos, small antelopes, zebras and many other herbivorous. Enjoy an afternoon boat ride on lake Mburo. Accommodations include Arcadia Cottages, Mantana Tented Camp, Rwakoobo Rock cottages, etc,
Day 5: Lake Mburo – Kampala.
After breakfast undertake a game drive to the salt-lick area where a variety of animals converge to enjoy the salty soil in this place. Later drive out off the park through the eastern Nshara Gate and proceed to Kampala with en route stopover at the Uganda Equator arriving in the evening in Kampala.
End of the 5 Day Uganda Wildlife Safari.