In this 5 days wildlife and Gorilla tracking safari in Uganda, you will encounter what the wilderness has for long kept for you. Enjoy wildlife viewing in the vast savanna grassland of queen Elizabeth national park while on a rewarding game drive that exposes you to 4 of Africa’s big 5 (lions, leopards, buffaloes and elephants), as well as an amazing boat cruise in the famous Kazinga channel, home to a school of hippos and crocodiles.
Thereafter, you will have a wonderful moment with the endangered Mountain Gorillas (Human’s closest relatives) at Bwindi Impenetrable national park. Other activities include visiting the Batwa pygmies residing in the outskirts of the park, photography and watching the amazing views of the equator. You will start and end your sari at Entebbe international airport
Day 1: Pickup and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
On this first day of the trip, the driver guide whom the company has selected to handle your safari will be glad to meet you at the exact time and meeting point. He will brief you about the activities and the destinations to be visited, before embarking on a 6-7 hours’ drive to Queen Elizabeth national park (a medley of wonders) where you will watch several unique bird species, mammals, and plants.
The exciting drive exposes you to amazing green plantations, undulating hills, and unique sceneries spread across the way. You will have an enroute lunch and then followed by dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 2: Morning game drive and boat cruise
On this day, game viewing is the first activity of the day, after enjoying a delicious cup of coffee at your lodge. Thereafter, an expert guide will pick you up for the 3-4 hours’ game viewing exercise at the vast savannah grassland of Queen Elizabeth national park with several mammals such as elephants, buffaloes, Antelopes, giraffes and lions among others roaming around the park in search for food and water.
Additional attractions at this gifted destination include rare tree species and unique bird species such as the rare Rwenzori Turaco and crested cranes among others.
After enjoying the drive, you will have a lunch break and refreshment, before proceeding for a 2-3 hours’ boat cruise at the Kazinga channel that exposes you to a school of hippos, crocodiles and several mammals and birds drinking water by the lake shores. After the boat cruise, you will return to the lodge for refreshment, followed by dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest via Ishasha sector
On this day, breakfast comes first before checking out of the lodge for a 4 – 5 hour transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, an asylum to the endangered mountain gorillas found in only five destinations in the entire world namely, Virunga national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, and Mgahinga and Bwindi national park in Rwanda.
You will have a game drive at the Ishasha sector as you look out for the tree-climbing lions either resting on the tree branches or roaming on the ground before having lunch at the same area, and then proceeding to Buhoma sector for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Gorilla trekking and Batwa encounter
After breakfast, you will join other members at the park headquarter for pre trekking briefing by a knowledgeable park ranger who will give you a clue on the characteristics of the different gorilla families open for tracking, as well as verifying your tracking documents and remind you of the dos and don’ts governing the jungle.
Thereafter, he will escort you for the search, traversing the plains and unique tree species while encountering rare birds and primates around the jungle. This tracking experience lasts for approximately 2-6 hours, depending on the direction the creatures have taken, as well as your speed during the trekking session.
After the one hour of watching and taking photos of the gentle apes playing and feeding among other things, you will return to the lodge for lunch, followed by an amazing encounter with the Batwa pygmies that will excite you with their authentic cultural performances. Afterwards, you will drive back to the lodge for dinner and a nap.
Day 5: Departure – enroute visit at the equator
On this last day of your trip, you will have a relaxed breakfast and then check out of the lodge for a drive to Entebbe international airport for your flight to the next destination.
An enroute stop will be at the equator for photography and watching the magical demonstration by the experts. Thereafter, you will have lunch proceeding to the airport.
End of safari