Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari

DURATION

6 Days

ACTIVITIES

Gorilla trekking | Game Drives | Boat safari

overview

Explore Uganda's highlights with this itinerary. Start with gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, encountering majestic gorillas in their habitat. Then head to Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives, spotting lions, elephants, and more. Enjoy a boat safari on the Kazinga Channel, observing hippos and crocodiles. Conclude the trip with a return to Entebbe. This adventure showcases Uganda's natural beauty and diverse wildlife in a compact package, ensuring an unforgettable experience.

Day 1 | Arrival in Entebbe

Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide who will transfer you to your accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala. You can relax and recover from your journey, or explore the nearby attractions such as the Entebbe Botanical Gardens or Uganda Wildlife Education Centre.

Day 2 | Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After an early breakfast, you will embark on a scenic drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in southwestern Uganda. The journey takes approximately 8-9 hours, but it offers stunning views of the countryside and traditional Ugandan villages along the way. You will arrive at your lodge near Bwindi in the evening, where you will have dinner and spend the night.

Day 3 | Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Today is the highlight of your safari. After an early breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters for a briefing about gorilla trekking etiquette and safety guidelines. Then, accompanied by experienced trackers and guides, you will venture into the dense forest in search of a gorilla family. The trek can vary in duration and difficulty, depending on the location of the gorillas. Once you find them, you will spend a magical hour observing these gentle giants in their natural habitat. After the trek, you will return to your lodge to relax and recount the incredible experience.

Day 4 | Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you will depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park, known for its diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes. The drive takes approximately 4-5 hours, and upon arrival, you will check into your lodge and have lunch. In the afternoon, you will embark on a thrilling game drive in the park, where you can spot elephants, lions, buffaloes, antelopes, and a variety of bird species. After the game drive, you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5 | Queen Elizabeth National Park

Spend a day exploring Queen Elizabeth National Park. Start with a game drive in different sectors, where diverse habitats reveal tree-climbing lions, herds of elephants, warthogs, and abundant bird species. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel, spotting hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, and a myriad of birdlife. After the boat safari, return to your lodge for a relaxing evening and dinner. Queen Elizabeth National Park offers an unforgettable wildlife experience with its varied landscapes and rich biodiversity.

Day 6 | Departure

After breakfast, you will check out from your lodge and begin the journey back to Entebbe. Along the way, you will have a chance to stop at the equator for a photo opportunity and some souvenir shopping. You will arrive in Entebbe in the late afternoon or early evening, depending on traffic and road conditions. Your guide will drop you off at the airport or your preferred accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala, marking the end of your memorable gorilla trekking and wildlife safari in Uganda.

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SUGGESTED LODGES

Mweya Safari Lodge
Enganzi Game Lodge
Kasenyi Safari Lodge
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Nkuringo Lodge
Buhoma Lodge

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