Day 1: Kampala – Lake Mburo National Park
On our 5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari we start with a drive south westwards and stop at the Mpigi Drum Makers. Watch as they make drums using traditional methods. Have another stop at the equator for photographs and souvenirs. Drive by local communities and the rolling plains of Ankole. Continue on to Lake Mburo National Park arriving in time for an afternoon boat ride. Overnight stay at accommodation of your choice.
Day 2: Lake Mburo National Park – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Early morning game drive and enjoy the rich biodiversity including large herds of zebra, impala, gigantic eland, topis and a variety of bird species. Return to the lodge for a late breakfast and transfer to Bwindi Forest National park, a home of half of the world’s mountain Gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs.
Day 3 : Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Enter the forest at dawn and enjoy the beauty and freshness of the forest, home to more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas. After a short briefing by the guides, proceed through the dense bush to trek for these endangered animals depending on where they built their nest the previous night. For conservation purposes, time allowed with the Gorillas is 1 hour. Observe the gentle giants as they feed and play. If we have a free afternoon, we shall go for a 3 hour village walk. Take note of the livelihoods of the local communities, visit a traditional herbalist, black smith and a local brewery to see how beer is brewed using local methods. Enjoy the traditional dances offered by the community. If we have time, we can visit Bwindi hospital and see how we can help the local community. Dinner and Overnight.
Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Queen Elizabeth National park
We shall drive through the country side passing through traditional home stead and farms. Continue on to Queen Elizabeth through the southern part of the park (Ishasha sector). Arrive in time for an afternoon boat trip along the Kazinga channel. This is a home of a variety of water birds and on a hot day, hippos, elephants, buffaloes and waterbucks can be sighted as they bathe and drink water at the water edge. Crocodiles are occasionally sighted along the channel banks. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kampala
Get up ready for an early morning game drive. The park’s diverse ecosystem of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Look out for buffaloes, lions, elephants and other wild life in their natural habitat. Return to the lodge for a late breakfast and transfer to Kampala arriving late in the afternoon.
End of the Safari
Please note that this is a guideline program that maybe customized according to travelers’ needs and preferences. The variations are normally made to improve the tour and your experience.