5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari

This 5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari takes you to the misty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to more than half the population of the World’s remaining 1004 Mountain Gorillas and former dwelling place for the Batwa, a native tribe expelled from the forest when it was gazette as a national park.

You’ll also drive off the bitten path into Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s second largest national park where leopards and other animals roam the Mweya Peninsula, chimpanzees and other primates inhabit the Kyambura Gorge, trails lead to bat caves and to huge volcanic explosion craters, boats on the Kazinga Channel cruise past hippos and crocodiles and where the Ishasha plains are home to tree-climbing lions and the elusive shoebill stork.

The highlight of Safari will be trekking the Mountain Gorillas in the Bwindi Jungles and watching these giant apes as they feed, communicate, play and bond with their young. You will interact with the Batwa people to learn about their former life as gatherers, hunters, warriors, blacksmiths, and herbalists while they dwelled in the Bwindi Forest. 

5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari Highlights

Equator experience

Scenic landscapes

Gorilla trek in Bwindi

Cultural exposure

Game drives

Boat cruise on Kazinga channel

5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari Activity Schedule

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

Day 2: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 3: Gorilla tracking and Cultural exposure

Day 4: Travel to Queen Elizabeth, Game Drive, Boat launch

Day 5: Game drive and return to Kampala

Detailed 5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by your assigned Safari driver guide who will transfer you to Kampala to a hotel booked for you. In case you have had an early flight to Uganda, you will have a complementary brief tour of the city of Kampala.

Midrange Options: Koki Hotel/ Imperial Hotel  

Accommodation: Koki Hotel

Meal Plan: Full Board Basis

A hidden gem nestled in the vibrant city of Kampala, Uganda. With a prime location and unparalleled amenities, they offer an unforgettable stay for our discerning guests. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be greeted with warm hospitality and immersed in a world of comfort and tranquility.

At Koki Hotel, they offer an array of premium services to ensure your stay is truly memorable. From an attentive staff to the top-notch facilities, they go above and beyond to exceed guest’s expectations.

Day 2: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

After an early breakfast, you will set off on a journey from Kampala and travel westwards to Bwindi for approximately 9-10 hours. You have a brief stop at the Equator for a chance for you to stand in two hemispheres at the same time and take some photographs. Continue the journey through the beautiful verdant rolling hills of this part of the country. You will stop in Mbarara town for lunch and then continue to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where you will have the overnight.

Midrange Options: Four Gorillas Lodge/ Gorilla Safari Lodge / Lake Mutanda Resort/ Gorilla Mist Camp.

Luxury options: Mahogany Springs Lodge / Buhoma Lodge / Rushanga Gorilla Safari Lodge.

Accommodation: Four Gorillas Lodge

Four Gorillas lodge

Meal plan: Full Board Basis

Four Gorillas lodge Uganda offers the best Luxury Accommodation of all worlds to those who travel to Bwindi Forest National Park. In this oasis of privacy, serenity and rejuvenation, there are no crowds, just Mountain Gorillas as well as the soothing sound of birds, rustling trees, soft breezes and breath-taking views – the Four Gorillas Lodge is the closest to the headquarters of the Bwindi National Park, only 10 minutes away from the Gorilla tracking and briefing center.

The Four Gorillas Lodge in Bwindi National Park Uganda offers perfect contemporary luxury while satisfying the human craving to become one with nature and our fellow apes.

Day 3: Gorilla tracking and Cultural exposure

After an early delicious Wildlife and Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari breakfast you will go to the park headquarters where you will be briefed by the guides before you begin the trek into the thick Bwindi forest jungle for the giant mountain gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is renowned for its impressive Mountain Gorillas.

While the time it takes to trek the Gorillas is unpredictable, the thrill of spending time observing these gentle apes, once sited, as they feed, communicate, play and bond with the young is an awesome experience that leaves lasting memories of a lifetime.

Return to your lodge for a rest and later go for a cultural walk to interact with and learn about the lifestyles of the local people. You will participate in captivating traditional performances presented by Women’s groups or orphaned children groups.

Midrange Options: Four Gorillas Lodge/ Gorilla Safari Lodge / Lake Mutanda Resort/ Gorilla Mist Camp.

Luxury options: Mahogany Springs Lodge / Buhoma Lodge / Rushanga Gorilla Safari Lodge.

Accommodation: Four Gorillas Lodge

Meal plan: Full Board Basis

Day 4: Travel to Queen Elizabeth NP, Game Drive, Boat launch

Have an early breakfast and then travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park entering it through the Ishasha sector renowned for the tree climbing lions. You will have a Wildlife and Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari game drive along the way during which you will see Lions, various Antelope species, Elephants, Hyenas, Leopards, and Buffaloes.

Will later in the afternoon go for a two-hour boat cruise down the Kazinga Channel that connects Lakes George and Edward. The boat safari cruise takes you through the highest population of Hippos and you will see a profusion of water animals and birds basking on the water shores. This boat safari cruise rewards you with a great opportunity to take photos at close range.

Luxury Options: Mweya Safari Lodge: Katara Lodge/ Jacana Lodge

Midrange options:  Bush Lodge (in rooms) / Simba Safari Camp in rooms/ Buffalo Safari Resort/ Enganzi game Lodge/ Ihamba Safari Lodge

Accommodation: Enganzi game Lodge

Enganzi game Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board Basis

The perfect gateway to the mighty Queen Elizabeth National park, a perfect setting to begin your journey into the wild. The captivating Enganzi Game Lodge is nestled on a hill bordering the Queen Elizabeth National Park and overlooking unspoilt bush in the cradle of western Uganda’s magnificent wild.

Day 5: Game Drive and return to Kampala

After breakfast set out for a game drive along the “Queen’s Mile” and the Kasenyi track to see leopards, mongoose, lions, Uganda kobs, elephants, hyenas, waterbucks, Cape buffaloes, Topi, Warthogs, and several small animals and birds. You will return to your lodge for lunch after which you will start the return journey to Kampala, arriving in the evening for your connecting flight back home.

Package cost offer includes the following services:

  • Exclusive Safari transport in custom made Safari 4x4WD Land Cruiser with AC
  • Services of English-speaking driver guides
  • Gorilla trekking Permit
  • Pick-up and drop-off to Kigali or Kampala
  • Bottled water
  • All Meals included
  • All Accommodations

Package cost excludes the following services

  • International and Visa entry charges to Uganda.
  • All items of personal use i.e. drinks, laundry, telephone calls, gratuities, personal travel insurances, etc.
  • Activities not listed in the itinerary



All visitors to Uganda must have a valid passport with at least 4 consecutive blanks pages.  Any applicable visa and/or relevant documentation are the responsibility of the traveller.  For further information on Visa requirements visitors are advised to contact their nearest Uganda Embassy or Consulate.




GMT +3


220 Volts/AC50Hz. Sockets are UK style, 3 pin square plugs. Power is from the UMEME in the city/major towns and generator with inverter back up in the Safari Lodges and Camps.


Foreign currency must be changed at the Bank, Bureau de Change, and Hotel/Safari lodge/Camp/Resort.   Major Credit Cards, Master card, Visa, American Express, are usually accepted throughout the country.  Where credit cards are accepted, the payment will normally be recorded in US$ regardless of the card’s default currency.


Dress is mainly informal and should be comfortable as well as practical. Something warm should be brought along for early morning and evenings. Safari clothes are available from hotels/lodges/camps.


Where possible, travel light. Baggage space on safari is limited to medium suitcase or soft bag per person plus reasonable amount of hand luggage. There is 15 Kilogram per person limit on all flights to the wildlife sanctuaries. Excess luggage must be stored in your arrival hotel.


You will find many different of opinion of what is safe and what is not. We recommend for peace of mind, to drink local Bottled Mineral water. It is important to drink plenty of water especially during the hotter months. We would recommend that guests drink at least 2 to 3 litres of water per day to limit the effects of dehydration. 


East Africa is a safe and secure destination; however, it is a good idea to take a few precautions.  Kindly consult your GP or local doctor at least 6 weeks before you travel, with regards:

Malaria prophylactics. East Africa is a known malaria area and preventive measures are essential. You are advised to take one of the recommended anti-malarial drugs.  Be sure to wear long sleeved shorts and trousers after sunset and spray the exposed parts of your body with a mosquito repellent spray

Remember to protect yourself from direct sun rays with sunscreen cream or safari hat.


For those guests with specific dietary requirement, please ensure we are notified prior to travel


As a guideline and dependent on how happy you are, we would suggest the following:

The General Hotel/Lodge/Camp Staff – Approximately U$ 10.00 per person per day

Driver Guides – Approximately US$ 15.00 to US$ 20.00 per person per day


Please be careful when photographing public buildings, airports, bridges, the national flag and people in uniform.  Ensure that you have sought permission before photographing local people and their villages.  If in doubt, please check with your guide.

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