A 5 days’ safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park starts and finishes in Kampala. The safari takes you to Queen Elizabeth National Park which is located in Western Uganda. During your safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will have a view of the Pearl of Africa with its game and birdlife. Because of the different habitats, the lakeshore, the variety seems endless.
Day 1: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, travel by road from Kampala which is approximately 3-4 hours (230km) to the park headquarters. It has an estimate of 68 different species of mammals such as Topi, Impala, Zebra, Buffalo, Eland, Roan antelope and leopard, Hyenas and jackals. After the view, have an enroute lunch while proceeding to Queen Elizabeth National Park to have a glimpse of the animal and bird life that is found in the park. You will have dinner and an overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Katara Lodge/Enganzi Lodge(FB).
Day 2: Game drives and Launch cruise
This morning you enjoy the wide bio-diversity of habitats that Queen Elizabeth National Park contains- nearly 100 types of mammal and 600 diverse birds. Some of the wildlife include warthogs, oversized forest hog, buffalo, delightfully horned Uganda Kob, extraordinary aquatic sitatunga antelope, Topi, waterbuck, elephant and leopard. Retire from the game drive for late breakfast and lunch at the lodge. After Lunch, you will have a launch cruise on the Kazinga channel that connects Lakes Edward and George. Kazinga Channel alone is said to contain the world’s largest concentration of hippos and plenty of water birds, but interestingly not enough crocodiles. You will have dinner and an overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Katara Lodge/Enganzi Lodge (FB).
Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After breakfast travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the Ishasha Sector. Along the journey, you will come in contact with the country’s’ famous display of the equator and later having lunch at a stop over in Mbarara town. Overnight at Mahogany Springs/Lake Kitandara Tented Camp/Buhoma Community Bandas (Full Board)
Day 4: Gorilla trekking
After breakfast, an early start of the mountain gorilla’s trekking through the forest and up the slopes which requires stamina and patience but the first encounter with these mighty animals will be a truly memorable one. This is done by the lead of experienced guides. After spending some time observing these magnificent creatures, you can have a guided nature walk in the forest or relax at the lodge. Overnight at Mahogany Springs/Lake Kitandara Tented Camp/Buhoma Community Bandas (Full Board)
Day 5: Return to Kampala
After a morning breakfast, retracing your steps through this green and pleasant land. We will return back to Kampala stopping en-route for lunch and arriving in the early evening.