5 Day Gorillas and Lion Tour

5 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Queen Elizabeth safari

The 5 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Queen Elizabeth safari takes you to Queen Elizabeth national park for a great game drive along the Kasenyi track for game viewing including the Buffalos, Elephants, Warthogs, Lions, among others. You will also have launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel where you will see the Hippos, crocodiles, and other bird species.

This 5 day safari package further takes Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for your gorilla trekking experience in Uganda

Your 5 Day Safari Highlight

  • Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 2: Game Drive and Launch Cruise
  • Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala or Airport

Itinerary for the 5 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Queen Elizabeth safari

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you will drive to western Uganda along the western rim of the Great Rift Valley. En route to the Park stopover at the Equator for water experiment and photographs; also stop over at Mpigi (Mpambire drum village) where you can be able to watch the ceremonial drums made out of local materials.

Proceed and have lunch in Mbarara town and then proceed and reach Queen Elizabeth National Park in the evening. The Park is also located on the foothills of Mountain Rwenzori (Mountains of the Moon).

Day 2: Game Drive and Launch Cruise

5 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Queen Elizabeth safariEarly morning after breakfast, you will set out for the game drive along the Kasenyi track for game viewing including the Buffalo, Elephant, Warthog, Lion, leopards, etc. After this, return to the lodge for lunch and later depart for the 2 hours launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel. Here you will encounter a close look at the Hippopotamus, crocodiles, and lots of bird species.

Dinner and overnight stay at Simba Safari camp for budget/Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge or Irungu Forest Safari Lodge for mid-range and Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Safari Lodge for Luxury

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

After breakfast, you will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the Ishasha sector an area commonly known for the rare tree-climbing lions. After the game drive in Ishasha, have lunch, and later proceed with your journey to Bwindi reaching in the evening.

Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Resort Camp or Gorilla Forest Camp for Luxury/ Lake Kitandara tented camp or Silverback Lodge for mid-range/Buhoma community Bandas or Wagtail Safari Camp for Budget

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

5 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Queen Elizabeth safariAfter early morning breakfast, gather at Buhoma the Park headquarters for a briefing from the Ranger Guide of Uganda Wildlife Authority. You will be briefed about the Gorilla tracking protocol and once this is done, you will set out with your packed lunch and penetrate the Jungle forest to search for the rare Mountain Gorillas. The time taken to track gorillas is unpredictable and it can take 2- 10 hours.

Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Resort Camp or Gorilla Forest Camp for Luxury/ Lake Kitandara tented camp or Silverback Lodge for mid-range/Buhoma community Bandas or Wagtail Safari Camp for Budget

Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala

After breakfast, you will transfer back to Kampala with lunch en-route in Mbarara town. Reach Kampala in the late afternoon. Drop off will be at your Hotel or Aiport.

Tour costs include the following

  • Gorilla Tracking permit
  • Park fees (non-residents)
  • All activities that are shown in the itinerary
  • Professional driver/ tour guide
  • All transfers (airport pick up and drops)
  • All Taxes
  • All transportation
  • Meals (as specified in a day by day section)
  • Drinking water all days

Tour costs Excludes

  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and after the trip
  • Tips
  • Government imposed increased of taxes and park fees
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visas etc)
  • Laundry
  • Extra activities

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