The 5 Day Uganda Wildlife Safari is a fantastic package that includes wildlife watching and a launch cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park, as well as mountain gorilla trekking with Friendly Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. This trip can start and end in Kigali (Rwanda) or Entebbe (Uganda).
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park on the first day.
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via the Kampala-Masaka road (7 hours), with stops near the equator for photography and Mbarara for lunch along the way. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park after that. Queen Elizabeth National Park is about a three-hour journey from Mbarara.
Day 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park game drive and launch cruise along Kazinga Channel
Enjoy a wildlife drive in the morning to the park’s northern region, the Kasenyi plains, in search of leopards and lions. Expect to see large herds of elephants, buffalos, Uganda Kobs, warthogs, Defassa waterbuck, bushbuck, and enormous forest pigs when driving along the Kasenyi trail. At 2:00 p.m., return to the resort for a hearty lunch before embarking on a launch cruise through the Kazinga Channel. Among other things, the launch experience will bring you closer to large herds of elephants, hippos, and a variety of migratory and indigenous birds. Return to the lodge for supper and leisure at 6:00 p.m.
Ishasha – Bwindi National Park, Day 3
Transfer to Ishasha, the southern area of Queen Elizabeth National Park, after breakfast at 8:00 a.m. in quest of tree climbing lions. The journey from Mweya to Ishasha Gate takes around an hour. At 10:00 a.m., lions started climbing fig trees, seeking shade from the hot heat in the tree branches and reclining after a night and morning feast on antelopes.
Transfer to Savannah Hotel for a delicious lunch at 13:00 o’clock, then to Bwindi National Park for a Batwa (Pygmies) community stroll in the evening. Gorilla Forest Camp / Mahogany Springs is where you’ll spend the night.
Day 4: Tracking Gorillas Adventure
Get up early for breakfast and then stroll to the park headquarters, which is just a few meters from your lodge, for a park ranger briefing before the 8:30 a.m. start of the gorilla walk. Gorilla tracking is a physically demanding activity, yet it is regarded as the most gratifying wildlife experience. Depending on their activity in the bush, encountering these apes might take anything from an hour to several hours. Gorilla Forest Camp / Mahogany Springs is where you’ll spend the night.
5th Day: Departure
After breakfast, return to either Entebbe or Kigali airports. Entebbe is more over 8 hours away from Bwindi, and Kigali international airport is 4 to 5 hours away.