5 Days Gorilla and Wildlife Safari in Uganda is a trip to the famous Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi impenetrable national parks that are in position to provide a magnificent view of the rift valley floor that occupies Lake Edward and George and also enjoy the Gorillas from a close range observing adults feeding, groaning and resting as the youngsters play and move backward and forward in a pleasantly comical demonstration.
You will be picked by our guide at 7:00am from Kampala and embark on your journey to the famous Queen Elizabeth National park. The Park covers an area of about 1978 km2 and its position provides a magnificent view of the rift valley floor that occupies Lake Edward and George. The park has one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any national park in the world as its well known to be habitat of about 95 mammals along with 612 species of birds. You will briefly stop at the equator in Masaka town for a photo moment and en-route lunch, as you Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you can do an optional evening Game drive depending on the time that you will reach. The journey takes 5-6 hours.
After early breakfast, you will catch up with the early risers as your driver takes you for the morning game drive. It is an amazing experience to have great chances of spotting other wild animals like; Buffalo, Uganda kob (Uganda national antelope), Elephants, Hippos, Lions, Leopards, water bucks, warthogs and many other wild animals.
After that excellent drive, you will return to your lodge for relaxation. After lunch, you will go for an amazing launch cruise on Kazinga Channel where you will have exciting and unforgettable memories as one of the highlights of your tour. There also a water sail which provide a magnificent platform for photography taking and across the board game viewing. As you retire from the boat cruise, you will drive back to the hotel for your dinner and overnight.
Today after your relaxed Breakfast, Embark on your journey to Buhoma location near the famous Bwindi impenetrable National park. This park is mostly famous for the rare mountain gorillas and the drive to the park is incredibly scenic, passing through various local villages and the lush green countryside & hills which characterize so much of south western Uganda. Once you are in the forest park, it is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa and the diversity of species is a feature of the park. It provides habitat for some 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds, 220 species of butterflies, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos and many endangered species. Bwindi is among the most diverse forests in East Africa with more than 1,000 flowering plant species including 163 species of trees and 104 species of ferns. The journey takes 4 hours.
After your breakfast, along with your packed lunch, you will report to the park premises for registration by 8:00am and be briefed by Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger guides. You will then start to trek through the bumpy bushes in search for the amazing Gorillas. There is as well a greater opportunity of seeing other species like the birds, monkeys, chimpanzees, beautiful butterflies among others. The trek could take 1-8 hours but depending on the luck of the day and once you come across these interesting creatures, it is a really an exciting experience watching them protest or playing with each other and its really a special moment being with these fabulous human like primates. The time allowed to be with these gorillas in Uganda is 1 hour and every minute of the experience is worth the time you spent in search for them. As you retire from the forest, you could take an optional activity like visiting the pigymies or you can relax at the lodge.
Today is the last day of your trip! After your breakfast, begin your journey back to Kampala as you view beautiful scenaries along the way. You will have lunch on route thereafter proceed and have another stop over at the equator for the water experiment if you happen to have missed it on the 1st day of your trip. Proceed with the journey, your driver will drop you at your accommodation in Kampala or Entebbe. The journey takes 7-8 hours.