5 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Queen Elizabeth wildlife safari overview

The 5 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Queen Elizabeth wildlife safari is a popular safari in Uganda that tailor’s gorilla trekking and a wildlife safari. This safari features an equator experience, gorilla trekking, boat cruise and a game drive in the 2 safari parks of Bwindi impenetrable national park and Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Gorilla trekking is done in 2 destinations in Uganda and Bwindi impenetrable national park is the best gorilla trekking safari Uganda destination because of the “impenetrable” forest and the many gorilla families that count to about half of the remaining mountain gorillas.

Queen Elizabeth national park is home to numerous wildlife and the second popular visited park by tourists on Uganda wildlife safaris. Here are wild animals like Lions, African leopard, African buffalo, Ugandan kob, African bush elephant, crocodiles and many more. There are also over 300 bird species that those on Uganda birding safaris can sight too.

5 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Queen Elizabeth wildlife safari highlights

Day 1: Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by your professional Uganda safari guide who will brief you about the safari then drive you to your preferred hotel or lodge in either Kampala or Entebbe for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2: You will be driven from your lodging facility to Bwindi impenetrable national park. Along the way you will stop at the equator 80km from Kampala and have lunch in Mbarara.

Day 3: After an early morning breakfast, you go for gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Day 4: You will be driven by your driver guide from Bwindi impenetrable national park to Queen Elizabeth National park via the ishasha sector where you can sight the tree climbing lions. In the evening you do a boat cruise at the kazinga channel.

Day 5: Your driver guide will drive you to the park headquarters for a morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National park then after return to Kampala or Entebbe international airport for departure.

5 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Queen Elizabeth wildlife safari detailed itinerary

Day 1 of your 5 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Queen Elizabeth wildlife safari

When you arrive at Entebbe international airport which is Uganda’s national airport, you will be welcomed by your professional safari driver guide. You will be driven to your preferred accommodation facility for relaxation, dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2 of your 5 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Queen Elizabeth wildlife safari

5 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Queen Elizabeth wildlife safari By 7:00am, your driver guide will be at your accommodation facility to take you to the amazing road trip to Bwindi impenetrable national park. After about 80km from Kampala-Uganda’s capital you will stop at the equator for photography, have lunch in Mbarara and then continue for dinner and an overnight at your preferred accommodation in Bwindi impenetrable national park.

 

Day 3 of your 5 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Queen Elizabeth wildlife safari

5 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Queen Elizabeth wildlife safari After breakfast in your beautiful lodging facility, you will be driven to the park headquarters for your Uganda gorilla trekking safari experience. Briefing starts at 8:00am with the park rangers who will go with you to the jungle for about 2-5 hours in search of the mountain gorillas. The gorilla sector you trek depends on what your Uganda gorilla tour operator booked for you earlier and the gorilla family is allocated during the briefing. You will trek alongside 7 other trekkers on their gorilla trekking safari in Uganda. After spending 1 hour in the presence of the gentle giants you will return to the park headquarters where you will meet your driver guide who will drive you to your lodging facility for relaxation, dinner and an overnight.

Day 4 of your 5 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Queen Elizabeth wildlife safari

5 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Queen Elizabeth wildlife safari After a hearty breakfast, you will be driven in your 4×4 safari vehicle to Queen Elizabeth national park via the ishasha sector which is popular for tree climbing lions. When you arrive at the park you will check in to your booked accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National park have lunch and then go for an evening boat cruise at either 2:00pm or 4:00pm at the Kazinga channel.

 

 

Day 5 of your 5 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Queen Elizabeth wildlife safari

5 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Queen Elizabeth wildlife safari

 

By 7:00am, you will be in the park for a morning game drive that will last about 2-4 hours. After the game drive, you will return to your lodging facility, refresh, have a meal, check out and start the drive back to Kampala or Entebbe international airport.

 

The gorilla trekking safari experience is not only about Bwindi impenetrable national park but you can also opt for a Uganda gorilla trekking tour at Mgahinga gorilla national park which is also home to mountain gorillas. In Rwanda and Congo, you can go for a gorilla safari Rwanda or Congo gorilla safari and trek mountain gorillas in Volcanoes national park and Virunga national park respectively.

I can’t tell you how it is like to trek and meet a mountain gorilla. You might get scared and excited at the same time, just plan your next safari and have your own experience to tell.