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.
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.
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