5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari – Turaco Uganda Safaris

5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari in Uganda are way too small and short time to explore every corner of the beautiful Pearl of Africa, however, they can still take you to adventure the Mountain gorillas which are the most endangered world species only left in three countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo as well as the tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector.

These 5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari involve both gorilla permits worth 600 USD per person which will become $700 by July-2020 in the final costing. The 5 Days Uganda Wildlife safari trip involves wildlife viewing especially the most sought species; the tree climbing lions found in only two places in East Africa, the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National park in Uganda and in Tanzania.

You will then proceed to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, home to more than 400 mountain gorillas, a species that is endemic to only three countries of Rwanda, Uganda and the DR Congo.

5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari: Highlights

  • Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Day 2: Morning game drive and a launch cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • Day 3: Lion tracking in Ishasha sector and Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park
  • Day 4: Mountain Gorilla trekking
  • Day 5: Departure

5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari: Details

  • Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

Early morning after breakfast, be picked up by a knowledgeable and experienced tour guide from the airport or the lodge where you will have spent the previous night and start on the journey to Queen Elizabeth National park in western Uganda.

The journey itself is an experience of its own, you will have a stopover at the equator line that divides the world into two hemispheres and experience the water experiment that shows how water spurs to different directions in the opposite hemispheres.

Have a lunch stopover in Mbarara at Igongo cultural center and proceed directly to the park. On the way, you will have views of the beautiful scenery of the Kigezi hills and many other stunning wonders.

ACCOMMODATION

LUXURY – Mweya safari Lodge

MIDRANGE –Ihamba safari Lodge

BUDGET – Simba safari camp

  • Day 2: Morning game drive and a launch cruise on Kazinga Channel

In the morning, after an early breakfast, embark on the safari vehicle for a morning game drive through the park that will expose you to elephants, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, warthogs, hyenas, leopards, lions, waterbucks, and many others. You will also have spectacular views of the numerous craters and crater lakes rolled in the valleys of hills.

5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

African Bush Elephant in Queen Elizabeth Park

In the afternoon, having had a palatable lunch meal, have a relaxation with a boat ride on the Kazinga channel, probably the longest channel in the world and have striking views of the huge masses of hippos, crocodiles and several bird species.

ACCOMMODATION

LUXURY – Mweya safari Lodge

MIDRANGE –Ihamba safari Lodge

BUDGET – Simba safari camp

  • Day 3: Lion tracking in Ishasha sector and Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

Early morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to the Ishasha sector to track the tree climbing lions as we drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park, the prime home of mountain gorillas in Africa, with almost three-quarters of the total population of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world.

ACCOMMODATION

LUXURY – Buhoma Lodge

MIDRANGE –The Haven Lodge

BUDGET – Buhoma campsite

  • Day 4: Gorilla trekking

Early morning at 7 am, head to the park headquarters for a simple briefing from the local tour guide. Be divided into groups of eight people to trek one gorilla family. Gorilla trekking involves walking into the jungle in search of the mighty apes in their natural setting. On encountering them, spend a magical hour with the gorillas, watching them conduct their daily lives, spot the juveniles play from one tree branch to another and also the silverbacks watch over their families.

In the afternoon, after lunch, you can go for an optional cultural encounter with the Batwa pygmies, the ancient people of the forest believed to be the first inhabitants of Bwindi forest. Explore the lives of the local Batwa, watch traditional performances and also have a taste of the local cuisines.

ACCOMMODATION

LUXURY – Buhoma Lodge

MIDRANGE –The Haven Lodge

BUDGET – Buhoma campsite

  • Day 5: Departure

In the morning after breakfast, drive back to Kampala, or directly to the airport to catch up with the flight back home.

Price inclusions

Gorilla permits

Lion tracking

Entrance fees to the park

A professional English speaking guide.

Vehicle and all ground transfers.

Fuel

Drinking water in the vehicle

Game viewing

Accommodation and meals

All activities as per your itinerary

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