5 Days Uganda gorilla tracking safari

5-days Uganda Gorilla tracking safari from Kigali is best for travellers who are interested in exploring Uganda mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This safari from Kigali gives you an option of doing either a gorilla trekking safari or a gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi and for Queen Elizabeth National Park you will do game drives as well as a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel, the highest concentration of hippos in Africa and many other wild animals that flock this channel for water. If you love wildlife experiences and Mountain gorillas the safari best suits your dream.

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5 Days Uganda gorilla tracking
Uganda gorilla tracking Bwindi

An itinerary for 5 days Uganda Gorilla tracking & wildlife safari

Day 1: PICK UP from Kigali and transfer to Queen Elizabeth

You will be picked up by Biiso Africa Safaris’ driver/guide from Kigali Airport or Hotel to start your journey to the Uganda side which is Queen Elizabeth National Park, taking about 6 hours to drive through Kabale with its rolling hills, Bunyaruguru is popularly known for its crater lakes. Enjoy a stunning view of the rift valley as you are approaching the National Park. Have a short relaxation at the lodge before heading to Kasenyi Plains for an evening game drive. On your game drive, you will sport several animals including antelopes, Cape buffaloes, African Elephants, and if lucky big cats like lions and leopards. Return to your booked lodge for dinner and overnight.

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Day 2: Game drive and Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel

Again head back to Kasenyi for another morning game drive to try to find what could have been missed the previous day. Have Lunch at the lodge and after you will head to the jetty along the Kazinga channel for the afternoon boat cruise. great opportunity to view animals like hippos, water birds, elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles, and much other wildlife. Have dinner and overnight.

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Day 3: Transfer Queen Elizabeth to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After your breakfast, head to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park a home to almost half of the world’s most endangered Mountain gorillas. Gorilla tracking experience is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure seeing them in their natural habitat is much more rewarding. Arrive at the booked lodge in time for relaxation, acclimatization, and overnight.

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Day 4: Gorilla tracking Bwindi forest National Park

Take your early morning breakfast, with your packed lunch ready, as Biiso Africa Safaris driver/guide will drive you to the park headquarters for a briefing about gorilla tracking. As Uganda Wildlife Authority guide will take you through dos and don’ts while with mountain gorillas and after that, transfer to the starting point of your gorilla trekking family. Gorilla trekking experience can be strenuous and a certain level of fitness is required. Lasting for 30 minutes to three-quarters of the day so one needs to prepare for both.

Besides that, your guide will provide you with information about trees, birds, and other wildlife in the forest until you encounter a gorilla family group. most importantly you will be allowed an hour of photography and observing them, as they go by their daily day activities and then trekking back to headquarters for your certificates. Dinner and overnight at Lodge.

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Day 5: Transfer back to Kigali Airport

After morning breakfast, you will be driven back from Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park to the desired destination or Kigali Airport for your flight back home.

5-Days Uganda Gorilla tracking and wildlife Safari includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Transportation by safari vehicle
  • Game drives
  • Boat ride
  • Gorilla tracking permit
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Driver allowances
  • Park entrance fee
  • En-route lunches

5-Days Gorilla trekking and wildlife Safari excludes

  • International flight
  • Rwanda Visa
  • Luxury drinks
  • Personal laundry
  • Tips to local guides
  • Porter fee while trekking
  • Personal insurance and shopping bills