The overview

5-day safari uganda begins and concludes in Kampala. This Uganda safari excursion will begin with a drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for the ultimate gorilla adventure. With over 500 gorillas making this park their home, it is home to about half of the world’s remaining gorilla population.

You will be transferred from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s most popular game park. Famous for the tree climbing lions found in Ishasha, it is also home to hippos, elephants, buffalo, leopards, and the elusive tree-climbing lions, as well as a wide variety of birds.

This safari highlights

  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Boat cruise along Kazinga channel
  • Spotting of rare tree climbing lions
  • Stopovers at Uganda Equator crossing point and Igongo cultural center
  • Scenic drives
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Batwa trail experience

Detailed Itinerary 5-day safari uganda

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi national park

After an early breakfast, you will be picked up from your Entebbe hotel and driven for 7 hours to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You’ll stop at the Equator to snap pictures, test the water, and inspect the ships. You will next go to Mbarara, where you will stop for lunch at the Igongo Cultural Center before continuing on to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which is located around 450 kilometers to the west. On your way to the Ruhija region of the park, you pass through the rolling hills of Mbarara and Kabale. Arrive in the evening and settle into your lodge for dinner and a good night’s sleep.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 2: Gorilla tracking and Batwa trail experience

After an early breakfast, meet the driver for the drive to the park headquarters for a briefing on gorilla trekking rules and standards. Following the briefing, you will be allocated a gorilla family to travel with, and the journey will begin in the jungle with an expert park guide. Because gorillas forage for food, gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can last from 30 minutes to 6 hours. When the mountain gorillas are found, you are allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat to learn more about their behavior and habits, observe them feeding, breastfeeding, and grooming young ones, take photos, and record the moments to show people back home after the safari.

You go on an escorted community walk on the Batwa path in Bwindi in the late afternoon to learn about the villagers’ livelihoods. You will visit an ancient herbalist to discover how to prepare native medicine to treat a variety of human issues, a blacksmith to see how he makes common objects, and a brewery to learn how to make local beer using traditional methods. Traditional village dances will keep you delighted as well. Dinner and an overnight

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park via Ishasha Sector

Exit Bwindi and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s second largest protected region, after an early breakfast. The drive takes approximately 3 to 4 hours. Enjoy a wildlife drive through the Ishasha sector, where you will see elephants, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, hippos, and many bird species, as well as tree climbing lions lying up in acacia/fig tree branches. You will eat lunch on the route to Queen Elizabeth National Park after the wildlife drive in the Ishasha area, and then check into the lodge for leisure, dinner, and an overnight stay.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 4: Game drive and afternoon boat cruise along Kazinga channel

After a cup of tea, go on a wildlife drive over the savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park’s Kasenyi district. Kasenyi is also one of the park’s most picturesque areas, especially before dawn, when the first rays of sunlight fall over the savannah. An early morning wildlife drive boosts your chances of seeing nocturnal and predator species before they retreat to their dens. Lions, leopards, hyenas, buffaloes, elephants, Uganda Kob, warthogs, baboons, jackals, waterbucks, bushbucks, and grazing hippos are all possible sightings. After the game drive, return to your hotel for leisure and lunch.

After lunch, enjoy a boat ride through the 32-kilometer-long Kazinga strait, which connects Lake Edward and George. You’ll witness hippos, crocodiles, monitor lizards, and buffalos along the canal, which are all abundant in this area. Elephants and antelopes frequent the channel to cool off, drink, and eat the fresh grass. The Channel is frequented by Pied and Malachite Kingfishers, African Fish Eagles, Cormorants, Skimmers, Saddle-billed Storks, and Pelicans. Enjoy the serenity and quiet of this magnificent African day as you sail by tiny fishing towns. Later in the evening, return to your lodge for supper, leisure, and overnight.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala

After a leisurely breakfast, you will check out and begin the 6-7 hour exciting road drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kampala, which is 417 kilometers distant. You will experience thrilling road stops at various places along the journey designed to give you a respite from the drive, allowing you to stretch your legs and interact with the locals. Arrive in Kampala late at night. You will be dropped off at the airport or at your accommodation, bringing this safari to a close.

Meal plan: All meals are included

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Inclusions of this safari

  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer

Meals as specified in the day-by-day section and drinking wate


  • International flights and visa
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips to guides
  • Personal items like souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees,
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Medical insurance