Uganda Safari Itinerary

3 Days Uganda or Rwanda Gorilla Safari.

Gorilla Tracking Safari in Bwindi in Uganda Or Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

Join a 3 Days gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National park Uganda or Volcanoes National park in Rwanda with Gorilla Trek Africa. The 2 parks shelter the highest number of mountain gorillas in the wold hence offer you ultimate gorilla encounters.

Day 1: Kampala – Bwindi Forest or Kigali to Volcanoes National park
Arrive at Entebbe international airport, meet our diver guide and transfer to Bwindi forest via Kampala Masaka Mbarara Kabale route. Enjoy Ankole beautiful sceneries, take photographs at the equator with and proceed for an en route lunch at Igongo Cultural centre in Mbarara. Reach Bwindiin the evening for an overnight at Mahgany springs lodge, Bwindi Forest Lodge.
Alternatively, Arrive at Kigali International airport, meet our driver guide and drive to Volcanoes National park in northwestern Rwanda. You will enjoy the scenic drive through the rolling hills of Rwanda which make your safari more enjoyable. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Gorilla Solution lodge.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking and Cultural Visits
Wake up early, have breakfast and at 7:00 am transfer to any headquarters of the respective gorilla national park (Bwindi or Volcanoes). At around 8:00 am, you will transfer to the trekking starting point and follow various trails in the forest in search of the gorillas. This may take you between 2-6 hours but the experience is surely memorable. On reaching the gorillas, you will spend an hour observing their behaviors and taking photographs after which you will descend back to the lodge forest. If you are trekking in Volcanoes National park, you have high chances of seeing gorillas earlier than in Bwindi. Later in the day, go for cultural encounters. In Bwindi, you will visit Batwa pygmies in the boundaries of the forest while in Rwanda, visit the Ibyiwacu community village to learn more about Rwanda culture. visit the Batwa pygmies, the traditional forest dwellers who will demonstrate to you about their forest life. Dinner and overnight at the lodge (Day 1).

Day 3: Drive Back to Kampala or Drive back to Kigali for the return flight

Transfer back to Kampala, briefly stop at the Equator for photographs, connect to Entebbe Airport for your scheduled flight. In Rwanda, drive back to Kigali, have a short city tour and connect to Kigali International airport for your return flight.

End of the Tour

4 Days Bwindi Gorillas & Queen Elizabeth  Wildlife Safari

This tour package is ideal for tourists with less time for adventure in Uganda .Visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking and Queen Elizabeth national park for game viewing. Both parks are a must go for most visitors to the Pearl of Africa – Uganda and the two are the most popular places to visit while on holiday in Uganda. The following activites can be done during this tour Gorilla trekking, Ishasha tree climbing lions, Boat cruise along the Kazinga channel and Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge.

Below is the detailed itinerary:

Day 1: Kampala/Entebbe – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
In the morning our company guide will pick you from your hotel and transfer you to the northern sector of Bwindi impenetrable rain forest for gorilla tracking. The beautiful scenery referred to as the “Switzerland of Africa” will be a big spectacle as you traverse the vast country side.
Arrive early enough in either Ruhija or Buhoma in preparation for gorilla trekking the next morning. This evening, a community walk to the Pygmies (Batwa) may lighten your safari. Attend the traditional dance and songs from these “Aborigines” of Uganda who left the forest recently following Uganda Wildlife Authority’s move to boost the conservation of the mountain gorilla in this natural forest. Dinner and overnight at Bwindi Forest.

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Tracking.
Get up early at 6:00 and report to the Park headquarters with your packed lunch for briefing by the senior park ranger guide. You will then set out to track the gentle giants through thick vegetation as you hike up and down slippery slopes. Be vigilant to listen to their vocal communications and follow them until you finally come eye-eye with them. An hour with them is a guarantee as you observe and learn their habits while taking photos.
It is an extraordinary feeling, sitting in the dense rain forest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas. If you have the energy this afternoon, take a guided walk on the Munyaga River trail, which entails crystal clear waterfalls, a variety of flora, butterfly species and an array of birds. This is a haven for primatologists and ornithologists. The other option is taking a guided community walk among the Batwa inhabitants of the park.

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park.
After breakfast drive via Ishasha – the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth national park in quest for the rare tree climbing lions whilst not avoiding sights of antelopes like kobs, gazelles, and bush bucks among others. Arrive for lunch at Mweya lodge and  after a boat will be ready to set off for a 2 hours boat cruise along the Kazinga channel connecting lakes George and Edward which will reward you with close range views of crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, elephants and a variety of birds like pelicans, African skimmer, African fish eagle and a lot more of water birds. Dinner and Overnight in the park.

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking Or Game drive
This morning, you may choose between chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge or a game drive following the Kasenyi trail in search for lions and other predators as well as a variety of game including Lions, Leopards,  kobs, warthogs, Elephants, buffaloes among the park’s 100 mammal species. Later, before noon, transfer back to either Kigali City in Rwanda or Kampala in Uganda arriving late in the evening for overnight or connect to Entebbe airport depending on your departure flight plan.

5 Days Bwindi Gorillas & Queen Elizabeth  Wildlife Safari

This tour package is ideal for tourists with less time for adventure in Uganda .Visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking and Queen Elizabeth national park for game viewing. Both parks are a must go for most visitors to the Pearl of Africa – Uganda and the two are the most popular places to visit while on holiday in Uganda. The following activites can be done during this tour Gorilla trekking, Ishasha tree climbing lions, Boat cruise along the Kazinga channel and Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge. 

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park via Kampala – Masaka road (7hrs drive) en route making a stopover at the equator for photography and Mbarara for lunch. Later transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park. It is roughly a 3 hours drive from Mbarara to Queen Elizabeth national park. Overnight stay at  the lodge includes is F/B

Day 2: Game drive and Launch cruise along Kazinga Channel
In the morning enjoy a game drive to the northern sector of the park – Kasenyi plains in search for leopards and lions. As you drive along Kasenyi track expect to encounter big herds of elephants, buffalos, Uganda Kobs, warthogs, Defassa waterbuck, bushbuck and giant forest hogs among others. Return to the lodge for a hot lunch before undertaking a launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel at 2:00 pm. The launch experience will bring you closer to big herds of elephants, hippos and a plethora of migrant and endemic birds among others. At 6:00 pm return to the lodge for your dinner and relaxation.

Day 3: Ishasha – Bwindi national park
After breakfast at 8:00 am transfer to Ishasha – the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth national park in search of tree climbing lions. It is approximately an hour’s drive from Mweya to Ishasha Gate. At 10:00 am lions begin climbing fig trees as they seek shelter in the tree branches from the scorching sunshine and relaxing after a night and morning feast on the antelopes.

At 13:00 O’clock transfer to Savannah Hotel for a hot lunch and later proceed to Bwindi national park for an evening Batwa (Pygmies) community walk. Overnight stay at Gorilla Forest Camp /includes is F/B.

Day 4: Gorilla Tracking Adventure
Wake up very early in the morning for your breakfast and then hike to the park headquarters, which is a few meters from your lodge for a briefing by the park ranger before commencing the gorilla trek at 8:30 am. Gorilla tracking is a strenuous exercise but ranked the most rewarding wildlife experience. The time is taken to encounter these apes ranges from an hour to several hours depending on their movement in the jungle. Overnight stay at Gorilla Forest Camp / Mahogany Springs.

Day 5: Departure
After breakfast transfer back to the airport either Entebbe or Kigali. It is more than 8 hours drive to Entebbe from Bwindi; whereas it is a 4 to 5 hours drive to Kigali international airport.