5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari

The 5 Day Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari includes gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, two game drives, and a boat tour in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
You will travel through the rain forest in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Southwestern Uganda to see a family of mountain gorillas in the Rushaga area.

During gorilla trekking in the Rushaga sector, you will learn more about the various daily routines of mountain gorillas, such as how they associate, mate, feed, and groom each other, as well as have the opportunity to photograph them in their natural habitat.

You will go on two game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Western Uganda, the first on the Kasenyi Track and the second in the Ishasha sector while en route to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
You can witness Cape Buffaloes, African Lions, African Bush Elephants, and Leopards along the Kasenyi track in Queen Elizabeth National Park's northern sector.

A boat tour in Queen Elizabeth National Park takes you via Kazinga Channel in Kasese District, which connects Lake Edward and Lake George, two freshwater lakes. The Kazinga canal is a 32-kilometer-long natural channel with an average depth of 8 meters.

Expect to see one of the world's largest concentrations of hippos, Nile Crocodiles, aquatic birds, and a variety of other species roaming along the Kazinga channel's banks on a boat ride.

5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari price includes

·         Gorilla permit

·         2 Game drives

·         A boat cruise

·         Park entrance fees

·         Bottled water

·         Accommodation for 4 days plus meals as per the itinerary

·         Ground travel using 4×4 Land Cruiser

·         Ranger guide, safari driver service for 5 days

·         All activities excluding optional ones in the itinerary

·         All relevant government taxes to be paid


5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari price Excludes

·         Tipping

·         Souvenirs

·         Laundry fees

·         Insurance

·         Visa fees

·         Porter

·         Air ticket

·         Telephone calls

·         Accommodation after your safari

·         All optional safari activities

·         Cigarettes

·         Alcoholic drinks

·         Porter fees


Day 1

Kampala – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Meet your Africa Reveal safaris guide for a briefing about what to anticipate on the 5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari after breakfast at a Kampala hotel.

Leave Kampala for Queen Elizabeth National Park in Western Uganda, a 7-hour trip via Masaka and Mbarara, in a 4WD Land Cruiser with a pop-up roof for an incredible view of wildlife while on a game drive.

Along the way, you'll stop at the Uganda Equator, a historical site at Kayabwe on the Masaka road. At the landmark of the Equator, you will do a water experiment/demonstration of the carioles effect to gain an understanding of how movement changes direction when going to the left or right on a rotating body.

The Northern and Southern hemispheres or poles cross the Equator, with the Northern hemisphere representing clockwise rotation and the Southern hemisphere showing anti-clockwise rotation.

Water experiments can also be carried out at the Equator crossing to investigate how water moves and drains differently in either hemisphere. This experiment can be carried out or demonstrated on both sides of the Equator, as well as on the Equator itself.

You can also buy products at the Equator from local community-run craft vendors, such as baskets and jewelry such as bracelets, necklaces, and bangles.

You also get the opportunity to snap as many shots as you want before heading to the Igongo Cultural Center for an en-route lunch. Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park after lunch for relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 2

Game drive and boat cruise

After breakfast, depart for a guided wildlife drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park's northern sector, Kasenyi Track/Plains.

Queen Elizabeth National Park's game drive

Expect wonderful encounters with wildlife species such as Lions, Buffaloes, Elephants, warthogs, antelopes including Uganda Kobs, and hundreds of birds on your 2-4 hour game drive in your 4WD Land Cruiser.

After your wildlife drive, relax with a lunch at the lodge before catching an afternoon boat tour at 2:00pm.

The boat trip will take place on Kazinga Channel, a 32-kilometer-long natural channel that connects Lake George and Lake Edward, and you will see hippos, Nile crocodiles, aquatic birds, and big herds of elephants on the land during your 2-3-hour launch voyage. Return to your Queen Elizabeth National Park lodge to rest, dine, and spend the night.

Day 3

Game drive at Ishasha sector and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast, depart from your lodge at 8:00 a.m. for a morning game drive through the Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the park's southern edge. You'll be taking a lunch with you.

At Ishasha, you'll see a lot of tree climbing lions seeking shade and relaxation in the tree branches due to the harsh sun.

Proceed to Rushaga sector, the southern gorilla trekking sector in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, for lunch in the shade. Check into your lodge for a night of relaxation, food, and rest.

Day 4

Gorilla Trekking & Batwa cultural experience

Breakfast will be served early in the morning, followed by a transfer to the Rushaga sector/trailhead for a briefing on gorilla trekking rules and regulations at 7:00 a.m. Bring a packed lunch or energy-boosting snacks, as well as bottled water, to the Rushaga trailhead.

The park ranger leading the briefing will also assign you to one of the nine gorilla families in Rushaga: Nshongi, Mucunguzi, Kahungye, Busingye, Mishaya, Bweza, Kutu, Rwigi family, and Bikingi family. The park guide conducts you through a 2-6 hour gorilla trekking trip in the Rushaga region at 8:00 a.m.

Your gorilla trekking adventure in Rushaga will include hiking through lush flora and steep slopes, with one hour to spend with a gorilla family if you come across one.

Gorilla Mountain

This includes knowing more about their behaviors, including as feeding habits, grooming, mating, and socialization, as well as taking as many images as possible.

All of this will be revealed to you by the park guide, who will also translate the mountain gorillas' peculiar body movements. While trekking to observe mountain gorillas, you will also come across other primates and a variety of medicinal plant species.

Return to the lodge after your hour with the gorillas to relax, have lunch, and take a walk to the Batwa settlement for a cultural experience in the evening.

Interacting with Batwa pygmies who have lived in Bwindi Forest for over 500,000 years as hunters and gatherers, learning about traditional hunting and gathering practices, and learning about traditional fire-making methods

Before you return to the lodge for leisure, dinner, and an overnight stay, the Batwa pygmies will perform cultural dances for you.

Day 5

Return to Kampala

9-hour trip back to Kampala through the picturesque highlands of the Kigezi district.

Have lunch on route and stop at Mpambire Village, which is noted for its royal drum manufacturers. Learn how African drums are manufactured before connecting with Kampala.

End of 5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari