5 Days Gorillas and Wildlife Safaris


Safari overview

Vis­it­ing two of Ugan­da’s most endowed safari loca­tions on a 5‑day goril­la and wildlife safari is the ide­al way to make five days of the year unfor­get­table. Ugan­da is a coun­try with a diverse range of plants and ani­mals, and it is home to half of the world’s moun­tain goril­la species. These days will be spent in the coun­try’s west­ern sec­tion, at Bwin­di Impen­e­tra­ble Nation­al Park, which is home to the endan­gered moun­tain goril­las and the Bat­wa Pyg­mies, who live in the jun­gle. The most pop­u­lar nation­al park in Ugan­da is Queen Eliz­a­beth Nation­al Park, which is home to lions that can climb trees. Goril­la trekking, a game dri­ve, a boat trip, and an option­al cul­tur­al expe­ri­ence are all on the itin­er­ary. Kam­pala is where the jour­ney begins and concludes.

Detailed Trip

Day1: Trans­fer to Bwindi

Today, our dri­ver guide will greet you in Ugan­da, the pearl of Africa. With a brief intro­duc­tion to what the extra­or­di­nary 5‑day tour entails, you will be wel­comed. The remain­ing tales will take place dur­ing the adven­ture in Queen Eliz­a­beth and Bwin­di Nation­al Parks. You will dri­ve to the Park in the south-west­ern sec­tion of Ugan­da after hav­ing a glass of juice. This route, which takes 9 to 11 hours and includes a lunch stop along the way, trav­els through rur­al areas. Once you get at the lodge in one of the park’s four sec­tions, sign in, have din­ner, and call it a day.

Day2: Goril­la trekking

Enter a world of trees, birds, and your cousins, the goril­las, after a sun­rise break­fast at the resort. Nev­er go into this jun­gle by your­self. When you arrive at the park’s admin­is­tra­tive cen­ter, a ranger guide wel­comes you, checks your iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, and des­ig­nates a goril­la fam­i­ly for you to track. Fol­low­ing the brief­ing, track­ing con­tin­ues where the apes left off the pre­vi­ous day for the fol­low­ing 1 to 8 hours, depend­ing on the direc­tion and dis­tance trav­eled. The major­i­ty of a goril­la’s day is spent scout­ing out new areas, where they build nests, before call­ing it a day. They are not alone in the wilder­ness. Numer­ous bird species, dif­fer­ent species of mon­keys, for­est crea­tures, and more may be seen.

After you locate the goril­las, you get an hour to take pic­tures and inquire about their way of life in the wild. Watch as moth­ers nurse their young, sil­ver­backs pose with the troop, and more. After eat­ing lunch, head back to the lodge. Pre­pare your­self for the evening by relax­ing in the lodge or vis­it­ing the Bat­wa com­mu­ni­ty, home to some of the world’s short­est indi­vid­u­als and the wood­land sto­ries where their great-grand­fa­thers for­mer­ly lodged. After din­ner and overnight, call it a day.

Day3: Bwin­di to Queen Eliz­a­beth NP

After a leisure­ly break­fast, wake up and check out of the accom­mo­da­tion to trav­el to Queen Eliz­a­beth Nation­al Park, a med­ley of won­ders. You will go the ishasha route, where a wildlife dri­ve last­ing approx­i­mate­ly two hours will take place in the hopes of view­ing the tree climb­ing lions loung­ing at the tops of the trees. In Queen and Lake Man­yara nation­al parks in East Africa, there are tree climb­ing lions, which set them­selves apart from oth­er lion species. Before trav­el­ing to your lodge in or near the park, where you will end the day’s jour­ney with din­ner and an overnight snooze, you will have lunch in the same area.

Day4: Game dri­ve and Boat cruise

Start the day off right with a hearty break­fast at the lodge, and then go on a reward­ing game dri­ve with your dri­ving guide. At the gor­geous savan­nah plains of the park, this takes rough­ly 3–4 hours. The like­li­hood of run­ning into numer­ous hunters and graz­ers is great when the tim­ing is good. Lions, leop­ards, warthogs, ele­phants, cape buf­faloes, Ugan­da Kobs, water­bucks, oribis, and oth­er ani­mals are includ­ed on the list. The list for today includes some of the more than 500 bird species, includ­ing crest­ed cranes, egrets, eagles, and oth­ers, as well as rare plants.

Joy will return to the lodge for lunch fol­low­ing the wildlife view­ing expe­ri­ence, and will then go on a boat trip in Kazin­ga Chan­nel in the late after­noon. Here, you may shoot pic­tures while gaz­ing at hip­pos, croc­o­diles, and a vari­ety of aquat­ic birds, not to men­tion crea­tures quench­ing their thirst on the riverbank.

Day5: Deper­ture

You will check out of the lodge fol­low­ing a morn­ing break­fast and be trans­ferred to Kam­pala or Entebbe Inter­na­tion­al Air­port. This 7–8‑hour pic­turesque dri­ve includes a pho­to stop at the equa­tor where you can also see a demon­stra­tion of how the plan­et is divid­ed into the north­ern and south­ern hemi­spheres. Before con­tin­u­ing the trip to the drop-off loca­tion, you will eat lunch there and make some sou­venir purchases.

End of safari

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