4 Days Gorilla Trekking and Safaris in Uganda
The places you will explore on this safari include Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where you will do mountain gorilla trekking. You will then visit Queen Elizabeth National Park for wildlife safaris and boat cruise on Kazinga Channel.
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi Forest
Very early in the morning at 6:00 am after breakfast you will drive south west taking the Masaka – Mbarara road to head to Bwindi, the Gorilla sanctuary. The drive will take you through towns, homesteads, grasslands, and banana plantations to reach the park in the late afternoon. You will stop at the Equator for photographs and in Mbarara for lunch to reach in the evening. Check in your lodge and then if you are not tired you may go for a walk to the neighboring community. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla resort / Buhoma community on full board.
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
In the morning you will have heavy breakfast and with packed lunch you will transfer to the park headquarters for briefing and then later on at 9:00 am you will set off along the tracks in the thick forest to go search for these great apes. Depending on the movement of these humble giants the walk might take between 2-9 hours before you encounter the Gorillas. The walk is tiresome however meeting these great apes and spending some time with them while looking deep into their expressive brown eyes, is an exhilarating and heartbreaking wildlife encounter that Africa has to offer. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort / Buhoma community Bandas on full board.
Day 3: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, enjoy Wildlife and Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise
Very early in the morning you will have breakfast and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park. The journey will take you to enter the park through the Ishasha sector where you will have a game drive enroute. You should watch out for game like the tree climbing Lions, Uganda Kobs, and monkeys to mention. You will then drive to the park headquarters to reach in the afternoon. Later on you will go for a boat ride on the Kazinga channel that connects Lakes Edward and George. This launch cruise will reward you with game like hippos, buffaloes, and plenty of birds. For birders this is another paradise. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Enganzi Lodge on full board.
Day 4: Game Drive Safaris in the Park, leave for Kampala
Before sunrise you will go for a game drive in the pack to search for predator and nocturnal dwellers as they return to their hideouts. Expect species such as Elephants, buffaloes, side striped jackals, hyena, leopards, Lions, warthogs, Uganda Kobs, Giant forest Hogs to mention. After the game drive you will drive back to Kampala to reach in the evening.