5 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Wildlife Safari In Queen Elizabeth National Park & Lake Mburo National Park
Overview of the 5 Days Uganda Safari Tour
The 5 Days Uganda Safari Tour is an amazing 5 days safari Uganda tour offering Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth & Lake Mburo National Parks.
The 5 Days Uganda Safari starts from Kampala City and it takes visitors to the rolling savannah combretum of Queen Elizabeth National Park where they may have an account of the unique wildlife including the tree-climbing lions of Ishasha, the elephants, leopard, buffaloes, and lions. From there, the safari connects visitors to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where they will have the best experience on earth to interact with the delightful apes in their natural Impenetrable forest habitat.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to enjoy the sights and views of exclusive birds protected in Bwindi, and explore the local Batwa community trails among others. Visitors on this Uganda safari will also have that golden chance to visit the Lake Mburo National Park which is unique savannah national park of its own in Uganda. The park houses the rare Impala (from which Kampala City derived its name), unique elands Zebras, Burch ell’s Zebras, Topi, and bush backs.
Lake Mburo located in the Centre of the park offers opportunities for you to experience a boat cruise which is highly rewarding with the views and sights of crocodiles, hippos, as well as stunning water birds.
Highlights of the 5 Days Uganda Safari Tour
- Day 1: Transfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park & En-Route Lunch In Fort Portal Town
- Day 2: Do An Early Morning Game Drive & Transfer To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Day 3: Do An Early Morning Mountain Gorilla Tracking & Afternoon Cultural Walk To The Local Batwa Community.
- Day 4: Transfer From Bwindi Impenetrable To Lake Mburo &Do An Afternoon Boat Cruise
- Day 5: Do An Early Morning Game Drive & Transfer Back To Kampala With An En-Route Stopover At The Uganda Equator, Mpambire Drum Makers & Departure
Description of the 5 Days Uganda Safari Tour
Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park & En-route Lunch in Fort Portal Town
After taking breakfast, you will be picked up by your experienced driver-guide to start your 5 Days Uganda safari tour and embark on a drive distance of 417kms about 6-7 hours drive from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park-Uganda’s finest wildlife safari destination. The drive will take them through the charming scenic landscape of western Uganda.
Arrive in Fort Portal town –the only scenic town dubbed the tourism town in Uganda for a lunch stopover. Afterward, they will advance with the drive distance of 144kms to Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving late in the evening like at 6-7 pm and then they drive to their pre-booked lodge for Diner and overnight stay.
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Enganzi Lodge (Midrange/Standard) or Pumba Safari Cottages (Budget/Basic).
Day 2: Do Early Morning Game Drive & Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After taking an early morning cup of tea, visitors will start their precious day with a fascinating early morning wild game drive in the rolling savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive will take them through Kasenyi which is a dwelling point for a broad number of wildlife including elephants, buffaloes, lions, and waterbucks.
The sights and views of an elusive leopard, defassa waterbuck, Uganda kob, Side stripped Jackal; Oribis among others might not be missed. Retreat from the 3 – 4 hour game drive activity to transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The drive will take them through the most popular Ishasha sector where visitors will have the possibility of meeting the tree climbing lions that tend to lie on the branches of fig trees and also have stopovers for Lunch.
Afterward, continue with the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.
Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp (Midrange/Standard) or Broadbill Forest Camp (Budget/Basic)
Day 3: Do an Early Morning Mountain Gorilla Tracking & Afternoon Cultural Walk to the Local Batwa Community.
On this special day, visitors will wake up very early in the morning; take an exuberant breakfast to give them the energy needed to hike the hills in the slippery trails of Bwindi forest when searching for the rare mountain gorillas. After breakfast, they will continue with their packed lunch to the park’s headquarters for early morning registration& briefing about the codes of conduct when trekking the Mountain gorillas.
In this session, visitors will meet other trekkers and be divided into groups of eight trekkers who are allowed to visit one habituated gorilla group. Afterward, they will be led by UWA ranger guide to trek the gorillas in the thick creepers and undergrowth of afro monotone vegetation of Bwindi and this will take them between 2-8 hours depending on the movement of the mountain gorillas. Once up close to the group, a memorable, magical one hour is given to visitors to be with these gentle giants.
They can decide to sit in the forest among the Gorillas, listen to them grumble to each other, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male-the Silverback. It is an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful yet endangered Creatures. When the one hour is done, they will retreat back to the trailhead and proceed to the lodge for refreshment and late lunch.
After lunch and relaxation, their driver guide will drive them to the nearby Batwa community for a refreshing cultural walk. Here visitors will be guided by a local guide who will take them to the different communities to see how people have managed to survive through farming. They will see and study how local brews are processed from fresh Bananas and forest remedies to get beer and Waragi. After that interesting cultural encounter, they will drive back to their respective lodge for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp (Midrange/Standard) or Broadbill Forest Camp (Budget/Basic).
Day 4: Transfer From Bwindi Impenetrable to Lake Mburo & Do an Afternoon Boat Cruise
Transfer from Bwindi Impenetrable national park to Lake Mburo national after their early morning breakfast. The drive journey of about 6-7 hours without en-route stopovers will take visitors through engrossing sceneries dotted with tea, coffee plantations, and beautiful local people. On arrival at the park, they will enjoy their lunch at the park while marveling at the wildlife roaming the parkland. After lunch, they will embark on an afternoon boat cruise which sets off at 2:30 pm on the majestic waters of Lake Mburo.
The boat cruise takes them across 2-3 hours of maximum adventure. Not only does the boat trip offer them the opportunity of encountering the game drinking on the lakeside, but it also draws them closer to counts of Hippos, Nile Crocodiles, and a range of water birds such as the colorful Kingfishers, magnificent Fish Eagles, Hammerkops and their enormous nests and even the prehistoric-looking Shoebill. Retreat back from the activity to their lodge for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Mihingo Safari Lodge (Luxury), Arcadia Cottages Mburo (Mid-Range), Eagle’s Nest (Budget).
Day 5: Do an Early Morning Game Drive & Transfer Back to Kampala With En-route Stopover at the Uganda Equator, Mpambire Drum Makers & Departure.
Following an early morning breakfast, embark on the interesting game drive through the park in search of wild game. The connection of game tracks found in the eastern part of the park passes through a variety of beautiful landscapes such as acacia woodland, wetlands vegetation, and savannah grassland which supports the survival of different wildlife grazers including gigantic eland antelope, zebras, waterbucks, Klipspringer and the rare Topi, impala, warthog, oribi, buffalo, Defassa reedbuck.
After the early morning game drive which takes 2-3hours, depart Lake Mburo driving back to Kampala. The journey to Kampala will take visitors through farmed hillsides and pristine rangelands of the land of milk (Ankole region) to the Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe, where they will also have a stopover for fascinating water experiments and amazing photo shots and Mpambire Drum shop where they will have a view of local drums.
Thereafter, they will continue with the drive to Kampala City. On arrival, the driver guide will drive visitors back to their Kampala lodge or Entebbe international airport for their scheduled flight back home.
End of Safari of the 5 Days Uganda Safari Tour
General Safari Inclusions
- Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
- Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
- Full Board Accommodation on Safari
- Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
- Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
- Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
- Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
- Bottled water while on safari
- Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)
General Safari Exclusions
- General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
- Laundry Services
- Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
- International Flights (Arranged on request)
- Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
- Optional Activity fees
- Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
- Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
- Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)
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