5 Days Uganda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari
This 5 Days Uganda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari is one of the most spectacular tour packages Uganda has ever had, it comes with a lot of delicacies on your table, which include mesmerizing wildlife encounters in the mighty Queen Elizabeth National Park, Batwa cultural immersion, chimpanzee trekking and gorilla trekking in Kibale forest and Bwindi impenetrable national park respectively. It is an introduction to a life of nature and biodiversity.
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala city to Kibale forest national park
From the city of Kampala, drive to Kibale forest national park through dense jungles and papyrus swamps of Mityana and Mubende districts. Located at the foothills of Rwenzori mountain is the mighty Kibale forest national park. Having arrived, be part of the afternoon guided walk which will introduce you to the neighboring crater lakes and supernatural community/cultural experiences.
Retreat to your accommodation area for relaxation, dinner and overnight in preparation for the next day.
Day 2: Trekking chimpanzees in Kibale forest national park and travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Kibale forest national park is home to over 500 chimpanzees; this makes it one of the best areas famous for trekking chimpanzees in Uganda and Africa as a whole.
After having a delicious breakfast, go for briefing and know what is required of you before diving into the forest. You are then guided into the dense forest and the expedition kicks off in a few minutes.
Chimpanzees have been habituated to humans since 1992; they are also fond of feeding on fig tree fruits. It is in this guided walk that you get a chance of viewing as many chimpanzees as possible, you enjoy them make life, feed, mate, play and socialize. What an amazing experience!
Kibale forest national park sits on an area spanning 795 square kilometers and is predominantly occupied by equatorial rain forest terrain making it a host to myriad of wildlife species and support some of the popular primates in the world (13 primate species e.g. bush babies, blue monkeys and grey-cheeked mangabeys).
As soon as you are done with the walk, continue on the trip to Queen Elizabeth national park in the south, take insights and watch a number of game while on the drive. The evening boat cruise at Kazinga channel introduces you to hippopotamuses, buffaloes and other species. It is here that you as well watch quite a number of birds such as the saddle bill stork, Malachite kingfisher and pink-backed pelicans.
Located on the rift valley floor between lakes Edward and George, touring mountains around, Queen Elizabeth National Park sits on an area of over 1978 square kilometers (Uganda’s largest national park). The park is dominated by euphorbia tree-studded savannah and grasslands which bring out its clear beautiful picture making it a reliable tourist destination. Over 612 species of birds and 95 mammal species find their being in Queen Elizabeth National park.
Go at the booked lodge in the park and spend a night.
Day 3: Morning game drive. Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Immediately after a morning cup of coffee, embark on a morning game drive and explore Queen Elizabeth national park more as you go through areas of Kasenyi. Continue through Ishasha sector of the park via the impressive crater lakes of the western rift valley escarpment. You have an opportunity of watching climbing lions in addition to Elephants, Buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, Waterbucks and several bird species.
Go ahead and drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park – the home of mountain gorillas and several primate species like the blue and red-tailed monkeys.
Day 4: Trekking gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park
On forth day of the 5 Days Uganda gorillas & wildlife safari, attend to guides from Uganda Wildlife Authority as they take you through the dos and don’ts of trekking and as soon as you are done with breakfast in the morning.
Next on the schedule is of course diving into thorny thick vegetation of Bwindi forest and the trekking has already begun before you know it. The expedition lasts for about six hours implying that you may need a reasonable degree of fitness and sturdy walking shoes. Meeting gorillas is an event every trekker is always waiting for, you are given a full hour of spending with these apes as you take pictures and watch them socialize, mate, feed and play. You must enjoy them communicate to one another. It is always a moment turned into memory!
Dare not to miss an optional afternoon walk to the community. This is a moment of meeting the neighboring communities who are passionate about welcoming people from different corners of the world. They will bless your day with their traditional dances, foods, herbs, to mention but a few.
Retreat to your place of accommodation for relaxation and overnight as you meditate on how your day was well spent.
Day 5: Returning to Kampala and departure
Check out of the lodge as soon as you are done with breakfast and bid farewell to Bwindi impenetrable national park. You will have lunch in the city of Kampala at any hotel of your choice and then come to the climax of your five-day safari with an exit international flight through Entebbe airport. This will mark the end of your 5 days Uganda gorillas & wildlife safari.