5Days Gorilla Wildlife Safaris – Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth Nation park -Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime with our 5day Gorilla, Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth Safari in Uganda. Featuring magical moments in the misty Bwindi Impenetrable forest in search of the elusive Mountain Gorillas, a once in a lifetime boat adventure on Lake Mburo and an unmissable Safari at in the world renowned Queen Elizabeth National Park, this is an experience you will never forget.
Whether you are itching to see the tree climbing lions of the Ishasha plains or simply want to take an iconic insta pic on the Ugandan Equator at Kayabwe, your adventure will be nothing short of perfect from the very start. Let’s find out more about this remarkable five day adventure, shall we?
Trip Highlights of 5Days Gorilla Wildlife Safaris – Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth NP
Day 1 – Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 2 – Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Day 3 – Transfer To Queen Elizabeth
Day 4 – Explore Queen Elizabeth
Day 5 – Track Kyambura Chimpanzees Then Transfer To Kampala
Arrival at Entebbe airport. Your guide will be there waiting for you. Pick up and proceed to your accommodation.
Other Attractions Available on this day are a visit to UWEC ( Uganda Wild Life Education Center) Entebbe Zoo this attraction is optional this is dependent on your arrival time in Uganda this is recommended for Visitors who arrive to Entebbe before 13:00 PM. Local Time ( Extra fees are Charged For UWEC )
The adventure begins with a trip to Lake Mburo National park where, after a stop to take pictures at the Uganda Equator at Kayabwe, you will soon be surrounded by the undulating green hills of the Western-Ankole region.
Lake Mburo National Park is home to Lake Mburo which is part of a massive 50 kilometre long wetland system linked by a swamp. An incredible five of the 13 lakes lie within the park’s borders and offer the potential for visitors to see the most amazing of bird and animal wildlife.
Just watch out for the hippos! Speaking of wildlife, this is certainly one of the stand out moments of your trip if wildlife is what you are after. A variety of animal species await your arrival such as the aforementioned hippos, zebras, leopards, jackal, warthog, 29 species of antelope, giraffe ( Ugandan Giraffe grow to around 18 Feet in height!), majestic elephants and hundreds of bird specials. Uganda has over 1062 species of birds and 364 species of animal, some of which are endemic only to Uganda. Your overnight stay is at the delightful Mihingo Lodge.
As dawn arrives on day two, we move on to the world famous Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will be treated to more game viewing thanks to an epic game drive.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site and promises to deliver on all fronts, but is especially pleasing for bird lovers. With just over 612 species of birds recorded, it’s one of the only parks in the world with more than 600 species of birds.
Species to look out for include: Papyrus canaries, Great Blue Turacos White Naped Pigeons, Chapins flycatcher and the Black-rumped Buttonquail. Iconic indeed! After a day of memories we prepare you for a night time Kazinga Channel boat ride. We lay our heads for the night atMweya Safari Lodge.
On day three we head to the magnificent Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where we will stir your emotions on an unmissable morning game drive through the Ishasha sector.
If you are lucky you may see the rare but famous tree climbing lions!An uncommon and unusual event, the lions, if found remain in trees in prides of up to 50 in a tree! Our day splits for lunch at the Savannah Resort Hotel and, after a day of African sightseeing and bush viewing we continue through to Buhoma lodge for a night’s rest before an incredible adventure the following day.
Incredible. Life-changing. Beautiful. Heart-stopping. Those are just some of the words visitors have used to paint the experience of day four of your trip. Why? Because you are off to track one of the most camera shy and elusive animals on the planet – the Mountain gorilla.
With an estimated 900 left in the world, the Mountain Gorilla is both rare and delicate in its existence and is regarded by Ugandans as a national treasure, so treat them well! It’s an early start to the day as there is much to cover, including an all-important briefing on gorilla tracking etiquette- a must when seeking out such a shy animal.
The forest is not called the Impenetrable Forest for nothing and you will discover why these gentle giants thrive in these sacred lands. If luck is on your side and you stumble across the gorillas you will spend the day with them before heading back to Bird Nest Lodge on Lake Bunyonyi for an evening of epic tales and dinner.
Day five is all about taking in the final chapter of an incredible experience. What better way to do that than on a canoe, slowly meandering along Lake Bunyonyi, said to one of the deepest lakes in Africa, and certainly one of the most beautiful of them all.
Your adventure wraps up with a drive back to driving back to Kampala to catch your flight home, via a short lunch stop at Mbarara town, one of the fastest growing cities in Uganda.