5 Days Gorilla Safari Uganda.

5 Days Gorilla Safari Uganda. This safari includes trekking Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest. Bwindi impenetrable forest is home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Then an amazing wildlife tour in Queen Elizabeth National Park in search for the tree climbing lions in Ishasha, and track chimpanzees in Kyambura gorge.

Detailed Tour Itinerary: 5 Days Gorilla Safari Uganda

Day 1: Transfer Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park

Today early morning you will meet our driver-guide from Twende Expeditions who will drive you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Stopover at Mpambire traditional drum makers and the Uganda Equator. You will see the beautiful plantations of bananas and coffee as well as the long-horned Ankole cattle. Have lunch in Mbarara town and then continue to the park. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community Rest Camp.(B.L.D)

Day 2: Gorilla trekking and Batwa pygmies

After breakfast, you will transfer to the park headquarters and be briefed by the park wardens about this activity.   At 8:00am you will set out to the Gorilla groups led by park guides and rangers. Dressed in hiking boots, walking sticks, rain jacket some drinking water and packed lunch, you will move into the forest. The duration for your search is unpredictable as it is determined by the movements of the gorillas; however on finding the gentle giants you will spend about an hour with them; taking photographs, videos and observing their amazing way of life. In the evening you will visit the Batwa pygmies in their new communities.

Later you will return to Buhoma Community Rest Camp for dinner and overnight (B.L.D).

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, See Tree Climbing lions

After your breakfast, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park driving through Ishasha-the southern part of this park. As you drive in search of the tree climbing lions, you will see their prey grazing in the plains. Dine and spend the night at Simba safari camp (B.L.D).

5 Days Gorilla Safari Uganda
Lions in Queen Elizabeth on a hot afternoon

Day 4: Game Drive  and Boat Cruise in Queen Elizabeth

A morning game drive in the Park gives you a chance to the see early risers like; Lions, elephants ,buffaloes, warthogs, antelopes and if lucky a leopard. You will return for lunch at your lodge and in the afternoon take a thrilling 2 hours boat cruise on the beautiful Kazinga Channel. During the cruise you will see hippos, crocodiles, variety of bird species, wild animals as they come to drink water. Dinner and spend your night at Simba safari camp. (B.L.D)

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking (optional) – Return to Kampala

After breakfast, set out to Kyambura gorge to track Chimpanzees at an extra fee of $50 per person. Later return to Kampala. Or transfer to Entebbe International airport in time to catch your flight back home.

End of 5 Days Gorilla Safari Uganda.

Price per person in USD is

1pax 2pax 3pax 4pax 5pax 6pax
$2,119 $ 1,557 $ 1,408 $ 1,343 $ 1,291 $ 1,260

Price Includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • Ground transport per 4WD safari vehicle
  • Services of an English-speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary, based on double room
  • Three meals a day, apart from your stay in Kampala
  • Drinking bottled water in the safari vehicle
  • All Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla permit (USD $600 per permit)
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones.

Price Excludes: 

  • International flight
  • Visa (USD $ 50 per person)
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips & laundry service
  • All drinks apart from those served for breakfast
  • First and last night’s accommodation in Kampala or Entebbe
  • Any deviation from the suggested program

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