Our 5 Days Gorilla and Wildlife safari combines both Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for gorilla trekking and Queen Elizabeth National Park for a wildlife safari experience with in the southern sector also commonly known as Ishasha and famous for its rare tree climbing lions.

From Entebbe we fly on scheduled flight to Kihihi airstrip, pick up and transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park in anticipation for the Gorilla Trek which is a major highlight of the trip. Gorilla tracking can be done at 4 designated locations including Nkuringo, Rushaga, Ruhijja and Buhoma with a total of 18 Gorilla habituated families that can be tracked every single day. On your day of tracking visitors are allocated different families in the groups of 8 people and are allowed to view the Gorillas maximum of one hour per day.  Trekking time depends on the group allocated to, ranging from 3 to 8 hours. After this unforgettable adventure, it will be time to head queen Elizabeth National Park -Uganda’s Most famous National Park amongst all the 10 Nationals parks, the park sits on 1,978 square kilometers and hosts 95 species of mammals and 600 species of birds, 10 species of primates including chimps in Kyambura Gorge, we shall visit the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth Park, a sector that is famous for its tree climbing lions among other wild animals that can be seen in the Ishasha plains including buffalos, elephants, topis, kobs and different species of monkeys.  After the game drive you will fly back to Entebbe.

Safari Highlights:

  • Return Domestic flight from Entebbe to Bwindi
  • One day Gorilla trekking
  • Visit the local pygmies and Buhoma community including the Hospital
  • Visit to the Ride 4 a woman
  • One night in Entebbe
  • Park entrance fees
  • Wildlife safari experience in Queen Elizabeth
  • Sundowner with a game drive

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Entebbe Airport   – Entebbe Hotel (Approx. 10 -30 mins drive)

On your arrival at Entebbe Airport, your will be met and welcomed by our representative. He will be your tour and driver guide for the rest of the days you will be in the country. After the interaction and brief introduction, you will be transferred to your preferred Hotel in Entebbe for Overnight stay. Bed and Breakfast

Accommodation Options:

  • Papyrus Guest house (BUDGET)
  • Boma Guest House/2 Friends Guest House/Best Western Hotel (MIDRANGE)
  • Hotel No. 5/Lake Victoria Serena Resort (UPMARKET)

 

Day 2: Entebbe to Kihihi – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Early morning after breakfast, your driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to the Airport for your flight to Kihihi Airstrip. Upon arrival at the Airstrip, you will be welcomed by your Lodge guide who will drive you straight to your Lodge for the rest of the day. Afternoon participate in the community walk around the park including Buhoma Hospital, Ride 4 a Woman project and the Batwa community. The activities involved include visits to a traditional home, banana brewing with demonstrations of how local Waragi is made, meeting traditional medicinal healers and also visiting the local orphanage and school. Return to your Lodge in the evening for Dinner and overnight stay. (Lunch and Dinner)

Accommodation Options:

  • Ride 4 A woman /Bakiga Lodge/Gorilla Mist Camp – (BUDGET)
  • Buhoma Haven Lodge/Silverback Lodge/Engagi Lodge (MIDRANGE)
  • Mahogany Springs Lodge/Bwindi Lodge /Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (UPMARKET)

 

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

The day is finally here for your unforgettable life time experience of meeting face to face with the giant mountain Gorillas. You will start your day with an early breakfast at your lodge and then transfer to the Park headquarters (Depending on which location you have booked your accommodation) for briefing. There are 4 sectors in which Gorilla trekking takes place with in Bwindi Forest. The northern side of the park is comprised of Buhoma and Ruhija Sector and the southern side comprised of Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors. After Briefing, you will start on your day’s trek. Searching for the gorillas may take like 2-5hrs depending on where they were last spotted the previous day. Once they have been spotted, you will be given one hour to take videos, photos and also get a chance to ask the rangers and the guides any questions about these giant apes.  Besides the great Apes, the forest is also a home to other wildlife and bird species such as butterflies, primates, mammals, frogs and so on which all can be seen along the way to the Gorillas. After seeing the Gorillas, you will then head back to your lodge and retire for the rest of the day. The whole day activity can take between 5 to 9hrs. Packed Lunch and hiring porters are highly recommended. If time permits, you will also visit the Ride 4 A Woman project in Buhoma and get a chance to interact with local women and also learn about their variety of hand work crafts made out of local materials like basket weaving and knitting. Dinner and overnight stay at your Lodge. Full Board

Accommodation Options:

  • Ride 4 A woman /Bakiga Lodge/Gorilla Mist Camp – (BUDGET)
  • Buhoma Haven Lodge/Silverback Lodge/Engagi Lodge (MIDRANGE)
  • Mahogany Springs Lodge/Bwindi Lodge /Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (UPMARKET)

 

Day 4: Bwindi to Queen Elizabeth National Park (Ishasha Sector)

After your morning breakfast, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the southern sector also known as Ishasha. Spend the whole day on a game drive in search for the rare tree climbing lions. These are famously found in fig trees. Have an evening sundowner with a few drinks to end the evening game drive. Overnight at your Lodge. Full Board

Accommodation Options:

  • Enjojo Lodge – Tents (BUDGET)
  • Enjojo Lodge – Cottages MIDRANGE)
  • Ishasha Wilderness Camp (UPMARKET)

 

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park (Ishasha Sector) to Entebbe

Early morning game drive in search for what you missed out on the previous day’s game drives. Later depending on the time of your domestic flight, you will be driven to Kihihi Airstrip to catch up with your flight back to Entebbe. Upon arrival at the Airport, connect with your onward flight to your next destination. (Breakfast and Lunch)

END OF OUR 5 GORILLAS AND WILDLIFE SAFARI EXPERIENCE

What is Included

  • Accommodation and full board basis
  • One Gorilla Permit per person
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Internal local flights
  • Sightseeing with private guide as per the itinerary
  • Transfers as detailed

What is excluded

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa

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