5 days gorilla tracking and wildlife safari will bring you to two amazing national park of Bwindi impenetrable and queen Elizabeth, for wide range of sightings such as; highlight of mountain gorillas, culture, lions, elephants, buffaloes, hippopotamus, leopard, primates like, grey cheeked mangabeys, black and white colobus, red tailed monkey, vervet monkeys, l’hoest’s monkey, blue monkey, red colobus and olive baboon. A very endless checklist of bird species; African spoonbill, great white pelican, cormorants, martial eagles, vultures, flamingos, red-knobbed coot, whiskered tern, African jacana, African green broadbill, cream banded swallowtail. Among others. The panoramic sceneries of queen Elizabeth are breathtaking.
Itinerary for 5 days gorilla tracking and wildlife safari
Day 1: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Safari starts in the morning as our driver guide picks you from the hotel in Kampala or Entebbe, driving south west through big towns and numerous stops. Equator’s stop for the experiment of the change in hemispheres, this is a must stop for coffee, tea, stretching legs, souvenir shops. Continue to mbarara for lunch passing through lake Mburo national park, on lucky day sights of wildlife has been recorded; apart from the traditional long horned cattle, zebras and impalas have been sighted on this road. After lunch Bwindi impenetrable National park lies in proximity of 4-5 hours arriving in the evening. Check in at our lodge.
Day 2: Gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
A once in a lifetime experience is today, visiting the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat comes after a morning breakfast, with your tracking boots on, with enough drinking water and packed lunch, we drive to the park office for briefing. Here you meet other people how will be joining you for today’s tracking. After briefing you we led by a Uganda wildlife ranger guide together will escorts into the forest to see the gorilla family allocated to you. The trek can be short, medium, and long depending on the lucky of the day, surety is that you will see gorillas and the reward of seeing then compensates the effort. Recommended time with the gorilla is one hour and after your ranger will bring you back to the starting point where you will meet to drive guide to bring you back to the lodge, depending on the arrival time, an optional activity can be done (community walk). Dinner.
Day 3: Drive to queen Elizabeth national park
After breakfast we check out and drive to queen Elizabeth national park, entering through the southern sector of Ishasha. A game drive here is very rich, animals such as; elephants, big herds of buffaloes, leopard, hyenas, topi, Uganda kob not forgetting the tree climbing lions are seen in addition to colorful birds like; lilac breasted roller, double toothed barbet, white browed scrub-robin, white throated bee-eater. Stop for lunch before continuing to the northern sector of the pack. Check in at our booked lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Explore queen elizabeth and a boat trip along Kazinga channel
We start off early in the morning for a game drive. Animals seem to be more active at this time of the morning, good chances of seeing vast wildlife. Such as; Uganda Kobs, Elephants, waterbucks, buffaloes, lions, warthogs, leopards, giant forest hogs, amazing birdlife; African hawk eagle, grey kestrel, martial eagle, vareaux eagle owl, white browed coucal, Caspian tern, papyrus genelek. Return to the lodge for a hot lunch. After lunch, you will go for a 2 hour boat cruise along the Kazinga channel. This is a natural channel connecting two lakes of George and Edward. It a good habitat for hippopotamus, Nile crocodiles, monitor lizards, buffaloes, elephants, and also birds; king fisher’s, African fish eagles, African spoonbill, great cormorants, hamerkop, African darter, hadada ibis, cattle egret, fulvous whistling duck, squacco heron, among others. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: explosion crater lakes, depart for Kampala/Entebbe
Breakfast in the morning, check out. Go for another game drive this time into the explosion crater, a very unique track with less gaming but very scenic, beautiful lakes and sometimes herds of elephants, depending on your wish, you can just try your lions luck on the side of kasenyi plains and other wild game. After 3-4 hours of the game drive, we set off for Kampala or Entebbe driving through the amazing countryside. Stop for hot lunch on the way. Arriving in the evening.