4 Nights, 5 Days Uganda Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Nairobi - Kigali
Afternoon flight from Nairobi to Kigali. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your Hotel for an overnight stay on a Bed & Breakfast Basis
Note* We are starting the Trip from Kigali, Rwanda as its Easier to get to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for the Gorilla Experience from here rather than from Entebbe or Kampala
Day 2: Kigali - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Pick up from your hotel and proceed for the Kigali Genocide Memorial Tour. After the tour you will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest via the border. Dinner and overnight stay in Bwindi on an All Inclusive Basis
Kigali Genocide Memorial Museum
This is the resting place for over 250,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda. Visiting the Genocide museum, you will have an opportunity to understand all about the genocide, the events which led up to the events of 1994 and the history of genocide in Rwanda.
Day 3: Bwindi (Gorilla Trekking) - Queen Elizabeth National Park
This morning you will have to wake up very early to get ready for the Gorilla Trekking Experience, one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. There are now only 650 left in the world! Expect to adventurously track through the Impenetrable Forest before you encounter any gorillas which is definitely worthwhile as you observe them closely while they eat, play with the young ones, rest and act like Humans. A unique and inspiring experience which one can’t miss! The Gorilla is a shy and peaceful animal and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact. There are always Park Guides with you who interpret the flora and fauna and the lifestyle of the Gorillas.
*Please note* that trekking in search of the gorillas can take from 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on how far the group family you are tracking is. When you get to them, you will take 1 hour with them.
After Trekking, you will have a 4-6 hours drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park an open savanna park and the second largest national park in Uganda following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range. You will be transferred to Queen Elizabeth National park for dinner and overnight stay on a Full Board Basis
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a bio-diverse, mountainous area in southwest Uganda. It's home to many of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, who feed on roots, leaves and fruits from the park’s many tree and fern species. Restricted numbers of viewing permits help protect the endangered gorilla families. In the park, rough paths weave amid dense forests, which are home to many butterflies and birds.
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Boat Cruise, Chimpanzee Trekking
After breakfast you will go for the morning Chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu Forest in Western Uganda. Kalinzu Forest is home to different Species of Primates like the Chimpanzees, the Blue Monkeys, Vervet Monkeys, Black and White Colobus
Monkeys. Over 70 chimpanzees have been habituated can be tracked in the Forest Reserve. Through different forest trails with the ranger guide, you will track through the forest till when you get to the Chimpanzees. When you get to them, you will spend one hour with them. You will also hike up to the Kishunja Hill Viewpoint, one can behold the entire Forest Canopy, great parts of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and some Peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains.
You will then proceed for lunch at the Lodge. At 2pm, you will go an afternoon unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward which will start from the peninsular to Lake Edward and offers excellent platform for photography, bird watching
and game viewing. The boat cruise will end at 4pm. You will then have an evening game drive before proceeding to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kob. As well as its outstanding wildlife attractions, Queen Elizabeth National Park has a fascinating cultural history.
Day 5: Entebbe - Nairobi - Departure
After breakfast, you will transfer for 7 hours to Entebbe Airport for return International Flight
1 Night Stay in Kigali on a Bed & Breakfast Basis
Kigali Genocide Memorial Excursion
1 Night Stay in Bwindi Impenetrable forest on Full Board Basis
Gorilla Tracking Excursion including Permits
2 Nights Stay in Queen Elizabeth National Park on a Full Board Basis
Chimpanzee Tracking Experience with Permits and Boat Cruise in the Kazinga Channel
Items of a Personal Nature
Tips and Gratitude's
Beverages not stated in the Itinerary