5 Day Bwindi Gorillas, Chimps & Wildlife Safari

Elephant, Uganda

5 Day Bwindi Gorillas, Chimps & Wildlife Safari

Day 1:Kampala – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

In the Morning, you will be picked by your driver/guide from your hotel at around 7.00 am and proceed to the southwestern part of the country.

Stop at the equator for land mark photo taking and continue to Mbarara. Break for lunch on the way then precede to Bwindi National Park the home of Mountain Gorillas. The drive is long but enjoyable. Proceed south to Bwindi viewing the terraced hills of Kigezi Highlands once known as Switzerland of Africa.

Arrival at Bwindi will be in the evening. Dinner and overnight as you prepare for tomorrow’s event. Full Board.

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking – Bwindi

Morning after breakfast and with your packed lunch, you will be led to the place where briefing will take place. Guides are allocated to you and off you go to begin your adventure.

Time taken and the terrain vary (1- 8 hours) this depends on the movement of these gentle giants. The excitement of meeting face to face takes away the pain of some times long and tiresome trek.  Each encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in delightfully playful manner.

After tracking will walk back to your lodge for overnight. Full Board.

Day 3: Bwindi to Ishasha – Queen Elizabeth Park

After early breakfast head for Ishasha, which is the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, carry out a game drive where you may sight tree-climbing lions. Ishasha is dominated by acacia woodland and scrubland and features the meandering Ishasha River, banked by a riparian forest.

Dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Early morning game drives to see more animals that habit this park, that include predators like lions, leopard and other game. Over 500 bird species have been identified here, making it a Mecca for bird-watchers. They include the black bee–eater, 11 different species of kingfisher and several falcons, eagles and other raptors.  Queen borders Lake George and Lake Edward and Kazinga Channel in the western area of the Great Rift Valley escarpment connects the two lakes.

After lunch take a 2-hour launch cruise on the Kazinga channel. This waterway joins Lakes Edward and George and it is filled with schools of hippos, buffaloes with elephants at the banks. You are likely to meet grazing hippos, elephants, lions, spotted hyenas and leopards, bushbuck, waterbuck and stripped jackal and of-course the several warthogs.

After the launch cruise will drive to the lodge for dinner and over night.

Day 5: Bunyarunguru – Kampala

After breakfast you will be driven to Kyambura gorge for Chimpanzee tracking for a primate walk. After Kyambura gorge proceed to Kampala and continue to Entebbe with your packed lunch. Arrival will in the evening.

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  • Airport transfers
  • Full board accommodation
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Guiding fees
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • A 4×4 comfortable safari vehicle good for game viewing and photographing
  • Gorilla permits
  • Chimpanzee trekking permits
  • Primate tracking permits
  • Professional full-time English speaking driver-guide


  • International flights
  • Visas (where applicable)
  • Laundry services
  • Beverages and drinks
  • Tips
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary