5 Days Uganda safari

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Description

5 Days Uganda safari package is designed for travelers who are interested in short safari to see mountain gorillas and view general wildlife in one of Uganda’s national parks. The 5 days tour includes gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park, two game drive in Queen Elizabeth (including one to spot tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector) and a launch cruise along the Kazinga channel. Uganda is blessed with amazing tourism destinations. No wonder Winston Churchill described her as “The Pearl of Africa”. This 5 day safari in Uganda will help justify Churchill’s words. Let’s discuss a little about the two national parks beginning with Bwindi.

Itinerary

Day 1: Pickup and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

You  will be picked you up from the airport in Entebbe on arrival or from your hotel to start your 5 days Uganda wildlife safari. After the briefing, you will start the 6 hour journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Queen Elizabeth is located in the south western part of the country which is arguably the most scenic. Expect to catch sight of lakes, rivers, mountains, forests, national parks and other physical features. Take time to observe the countryside, the amazing Ankole cattle and the local people working in their gardens or doing business in small trading centers. The driver will stop at the equator crossing, the Igongo cultural Centre and in local markets to check out fresh tropical fruits. The equator crossing is particularly interesting because it is where the earth’s southern and northern hemispheres are separated. Lunch will be taken along the way (Probably at the Igongo Cultural Centre).

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge

Meals Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Game drive and boat cruise

You will set off early from your lodge after breakfast for an early morning game drive to spot early risers, nocturnal mammals and predators before they retreat to their hideouts. The early morning game drive is one of the most popular activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Expect to spot hippos, buffaloes, antelopes, leopard, lions and a collection of both resident and migratory birds. The game drive takes about 3 hours and could be done in the Kasenyi or Mweya plains. After the game drive, you will return to the lodge for lunch and rest. At 2.00 pm, the company driver will transfer you to the Kazinga Channel for the afternoon boat cruise. The Channel is a magnet for all wildlife in the park. It boasts of a great variety of bird species – more than any other single destination in Africa. Expect to spot crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes and hippos bathing or swimming in the waters. The launch cruise takes between 2 to 3 hours.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Game drive in Ishasha to see tree climbing lions – Transfer to Bwindi national park

You will wake up to sumptuous breakfast and get ready to transfer to Bwindi. Before leaving for Bwindi, you will have a final game drive in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Tree climbing 5 days Uganda Wildlife safarilions are only found in Uganda, Tanzania and South Africa. They are very few but Uganda has about 4 prides. Kruger National Park in South Africa has 1 pride while Tanzania’s lake Manyara has 2. The lions are said to love trees because it protects them from bugs living on lower ground. From the top of their trees, they can have an aerial view of their prey and plan where to go during the night. After spotting the lions on top of acacia and fig trees, you will set off for Bwindi impenetrable forest and have lunch along the way. Once you arrive at your lodge in Bwindi, shower and relax by the lodge premises.

Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Tracking gorillas in Bwindi – Visit the Batwa Pygmies

Wake up early morning and take breakfast then proceed to the park head quater for Briefing about gorilla trekking that takes place at 7:00 am by and is conducted by park Guides/Rangers at the head offices. All trackers must be at the park by this time and must attend the briefing to get an overview of what to expect during the trek. Gorilla tracking in Bwindi involves choosing from among 15 habituated gorilla families. You will be allocated one based on your age and overall fitness. After the briefing, you will go into the jungle looking for the primates. Tracking gorillas can be challenging but it is worth every penny. The one hour spent with the gorillas in the wild is a once in a lifetime experience and you will never forget it. Moreover, you get an opportunity to observe other forest creatures like monkeys, chimpanzees, birds and butterflies. Prepare to take as many photos as you can but also instructions from your guide. Stay calm and never make sudden movements that could alert the gorillas. After your one hour with the gorillas, you will return back to the starting point where you will meet our guide to take you back to your hotel for lunch and rest.

Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala for departure

On this day you will wake up at your own leisure depending on your flight arrangements. Take breakfast and wait for the Guide to come pick you up. The driver will start the 8 hour journey from Bwindi to Entebbe while making several stops along the way. If you didn’t visit the Igongo Cultural Centre or the equator crossing, this will be the time to do so. You will also have a great chance to stop at the Buganda royal drum makers for a chance to see these giant communication devices being built using skills transferred from their ancestors. The driver will drop you at airport or your hotel in Kampala/Entebbe if you are still in the country.

End of Tour


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