5 days Uganda gorilla trekking & Wildlife safari in Uganda overview
The Uganda gorilla trekking safari will start and end in Kampala. This Uganda gorilla trekking safari takes you for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, west across the Albertine Rift Valley. Most importantly, this Uganda gorilla trekking safari takes you to meet mans’ closest relative.
Here you will view the terrain of the forest, the plant, animal life, and bird life plus some butterflies, then head to Queen Elizabeth National Park for the launch trip on the Kazinga channel and game driving. Kazinga channel is a very powerful boat ride destination, positioned between Lake Edward and Lake George in the western arm of the Great Rift Valley.
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
After your early morning breakfast in Kampala, you will be briefed about the Uganda gorilla trekking safari, afterwards head to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest while driving through the Switzerland of Uganda, Kabale. This is a journey of about 7 hours, so prepare!
You shall make a stopover at Uganda’s Equator for fantastic photo shot before proceeding to Bwindi for an evening nature walk will lead you to the Munyaga Waterfall and a chance to see Primates such as the Grey Cheeked Mangabey Blue monkeys and other species.
Day 2: Uganda Gorilla Tracking safari at Bwindi
Have your early morning breakfast to give you the needed energy for today’s adventure. This is the day you will meet the incredible Uganda mountain gorillas. Take with you packed lunch and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla. One of the most exciting wildlife experiences while heading to the ranger headquarters for the gorilla activity briefing.
In the Uganda gorilla trekking safari we track the gorillas and the tracking tends to take about 6 hours depending on how fast the habituated gorilla family is found. With the help of experienced guides, you will search and find a fully habituated gorilla family and spend time encountering them. After finding a gorilla family, you have up to one hour to stay with as you watch these adorable species play and associate with each other. It’s amazing to listen and observe the gorillas in the forest while they marvel and grumble at each other. This is your opportunity to take charming pictures with these cousins. Remember not to scare them.
Other mammals that you have maximum possibility to sight see here include; the rare golden monkey, buffalo, elephants, black-fronted dike’s, bush bucks, leopards, giant forest hogs.
Return to your lodge for a relaxed afternoon or an optional forest walk.
Day 3: Wildlife Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
After having your early breakfast, you will check out of your accommodation with the memories of the Uganda gorilla trekking safari with gorilla tracking involvement and you are off for your Uganda wildlife safari to Queen Elizabeth. The journey to Queen Elizabeth will take you through as you experience the tree climbing lion sector of Ishasha enroute as you proceed to the lodging of your choice in Ishasha or around the Mweya part of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After having your lovely lunch and little relaxation, you will embark on a remarkable afternoon game drive in search of the parks mammals including lions, leopards, elephants, hyenas, bush pigs, monkeys, warthogs, antelopes of different kids. Retreat from this activity and return to your favorite lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Wildlife and Game Viewing At Queen Elizabeth
In the morning, you will have breakfast at your lodge in Queen Elizabeth Park then you shall go for a game drive. While on the game drive, you will watch wildlife on their way back from the night hunt and these will include lumbering elephants, lions, and running warthogs with tails raised up. Remember, Queen Elizabeth offers stunning views of the Rwenzori Mountains.
Then it is time to return to your accommodation for relaxation and lunch. Do not forget to change your camera batteries since you will be going for a boat trip which is the park’s highlight for every visitor. The Kazinga Channel is shared by Lake Edward and Lake Gorge, running 40 kilometers between the two lakes.
In the afternoon, you will have a boat ride or boat cruise. The channel is a home to many birds seen in the middle of the boat cruise, school of hippopotami, buffaloes, and warthogs. Nothing like the swarms of pelicans on the shore, birds flying all over the channel and the boat takes you slowly as you take your Uganda wildlife pictures along the shores. A rewarding game viewing in the afternoon, to say the least.
You will return to your accommodation facility for dinner and a quiet evening at your lodge in the midst of the African savannah.
Day 5: Chimpanzee Tour and Drive to Kampala
In the morning, you will be transferred to Kyambura Gorge for your exciting chimpanzee tracking safari before you travel back to Kampala. Kyambura Gorge alone is worth a visit without tracking the chimps. You will spend an hour with chimpanzees that are found there. You will then return to your lodge for lunch before your journey to Kampala. You will also stop at the equator for photos, gift, and craft shopping. You will reach Kampala in the evening hours.