5 Days Uganda Safari

The 5 Days Uganda safari is a perfect package to explore the Pearl of Africa in the shortest time possible. The trip takes you to Kibale Forest for chimpanzee trekking, Queen Elizabeth for lion tracking plus kazinga channel boat cruise and to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National park for mountain gorilla trekking. The trip starts and ends in Entebbe Uganda

Trip Activities

• Chimpanzee trekking
• Game viewing
• Boat cruising
• Lion tracking
• Mountain gorilla trekking

Trip summary

Day 1: Transfer to Kibale Forest NP- Afternoon Chimpanzee trekking
Day 2: Transfers to QENP -Afternoon boat cruise
Day 3: Game Viewing/lion tracking & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Day 4: Mountain gorilla trekking
Day 5: Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Kibale Forest NP- Afternoon Chimpanzee trekking

In the early morning, our company driver guide will pick you up from Entebbe airport or your hotel in Entebbe and transfer to KFNP. Enjoy the 6 hours scenic drive with beautiful views of Uganda’s rolling hills, green vegetation and hospitable people on the way. You will have lunch en route and reach the park in the afternoon. Proceed to Kanyanchu information center for briefing about chimpanzee trekking and registration. At 2:00pm, start off the hike into the jungle forest to trek chimpanzees. The loud shouts laughs and hooting of chimpanzees from a distance will notify you, which direction to take. Spend an hour in the presence of a chimpanzee community, embrace their human-like characters, take photos, capture videos and have fun with man’s closet relatives. Dinner and overnight stay at Chimpanzee Forest Guest House/ Kibale Forest Camp.

Day 2: Transfer to QENP – Afternoon boat cruise

Wake up early, have a cup of coffee, check out of the lodge and set off to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The distance is roughly 3 hours drive via fort portal – Mpondwe road. Check into the lodge, refresh and have lunch. In the afternoon, join a boat cruise at Kazinga channel. Enjoy the cruise on the calm waters of kazinga channel, which connects Lakes Edward and George. Also, a boat cruise offers you great views of numerous birds and water animals seen at the riverbanks. The cool breezes give you a fresh feeling. Dinner and overnight stay at Engazi Lodge.

Day 3: Game Viewing/lion tracking & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Arise early and go for game viewing in the open plains of the park to catch up with early risers hunting and grazing before retiring for day rests. Expect to see numerous animals like elephants, lions, leopards, impalas, elands, Topis, waterbucks, warthogs, Uganda kobs and hippos at a close range. Alternatively, go for the experimental lion tracking in the plains of kasenyi. There you will follow up lions in the wilderness, and learn intensively about their lifestyles with the help of the research team. Return to the lodge for late breakfast, and wait for lunch. In the afternoon, drive out of the QENP through ishasha sector home to the tree-climbing lions. You may see some tree-climbing lions up in the trees above you. Proceed to Bunyonyi for an overnight stay at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort.

Day 4: Mountain gorilla trekking

Today you will get up very early, have breakfast and with your packed lunch transfer to the respective Bwindi forest park headquarters for registration and pre gorilla trekking briefing. There you will be put into groups of eight and allocated a gorilla family. At 8:00 am, start off the hike into the jungle in search of the gorillas. Hiking time may be short or long but you are assured of meeting the gentle giants. On reaching gorillas, spend an hour in their company, enjoy their social behaviors, take pictures and have fun. Hike back, meet your driver-guide and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort.

Day 5: Departure

Have morning breakfast, check out and drive to Kampala to catch up with your connecting flight at Entebbe international airport.
End of the tour

Tour Inclusions

• Gorilla permit
• Chimpanzee permit
• Lion tracking fee if done
• Park entrance fee
• Full-time English speaking guide
• Bottled drinking water
• Kazinga channel boat cruise
• Accommodation & meals
• All activities in the itinerary
• Miscellaneous
• Government taxes

Tour exclusions

• International flights
• Visa fees
• Alcoholic beverages
• Personal expenses (shopping)
• Tips
• Porters fee if any
• Extra activities not in the itinerary