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4 Days Uganda Safari – Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Wildlife Viewing in Queen Elizabeth Park & Lake Bunyonyi Tour

4 Days Uganda Safari, Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Safari in Uganda Tour

4 Days Uganda Safari – OVERVIEW

4 Days Uganda Safari is a 3 nights 4-day Uganda safari tour offering unforgettable Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and wildlife game viewing drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is a perfect Gorillas and wildlife short Uganda tour experience.

This 4 days in Uganda safari tour features one of the most popular Uganda National Parks – Queen Elizabeth National Park with its counts of wild animals of Uganda including the lions both land-dwelling and tree climbing, African elephants, the Cape Buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, waterbucks, spotted hyenas, leopards, side stripped jackals, the aquatics of Kazinga Channel where one of the world’s biggest concentration of Hippos occur and the Nile Crocodile which is the second largest reptile on the world scale.

The 4 days Uganda Safari Tour also takes you Mountain gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – a UNESCO world heritage site and a habitat with a minimum of 465 mountain gorillas out of the 1063 total of the number of mountain gorillas that are known to thrive in the world making it the biggest Mountain Gorilla conservation herb in the world with 19 gorilla families.

The gorilla destination of Bwindi is also a rich habitat for Afro-montane flora, and counts of Uganda birds including the African broadbill which is found in Ruhija and Congo, and forest animals like duikers and forest elephants. The magical hills offer impressive scenery and a sightseeing experience.

The recreation encounter on Lake Bunyonyi known as the Lake of a Thousand Islands because of its 29 Islands presents moments of rejuvenation following a day-long gorilla trekking experience.

4 Days Uganda Safari Tour – PRIME SFARI ACTIVITIES

Gorilla Trekking Experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

A Boat Cruise On Kazinga Channel & Lake Bunyonyi

Game Drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park

The Uganda Equator Live Adventure

Traditional Lunch Tasting at Igongo Cultural Centre Mbarara


Day 1: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 2 & 3: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Lake Bunyonyi

Day 4: The Uganda Equator/Kampala/Entebbe Airport

4 Days Uganda Safari Tour – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Transfer From Kampala/Entebbe to Queen Elizabeth Park & Have a Relaxing Evening Coat Cruise on Kazinga Channel Upon Arrival

Day 2: Undertake An Early Morning Game Drive in the Kasenyi Sector, Then Proceed to Bwindi via the Ishasha Sector, In Search Of Tree Climbing Lions.

Day 3: Undertake Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park Then Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi For Relaxation, A Boat Cruise & Community Tours

Day 4: Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe Via The Uganda Equator Line For Photo Sessions and Souvenir Buying.

4 Days Uganda Safari – Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Viewing Safari – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY:-

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Do a Boat Cruise in The Afternoon      

The Uganda gorilla trek and wildlife safari start early at 6:30 am from your place of stay in Kampala after breakfast the safari guide picks you up to head to Queen Elizabeth National Park 417km about 7 hours drive in the southwest of Uganda.

Drive from Kampala towards the west and have a stop at the Equator for handicrafts and amazing photos plus demonstrations that justify the geographical separation between the north and the southern hemisphere.

After this continue with your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park fronted by the magnificent Rwenzori Mountain range for much of your journey.

Once in Queen Elizabeth National Park, a game drive in the park is highly rewarding for you will view a range of wild animals including Leopards, gigantic Elephants, Hogs, Lions, Buffaloes, Duikers, Hyenas, and many antelope species.

Connect to your lodge for check-in and lunch after which you will connect to the Mweya jetty for an afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga channel departing at 4 pm. You will have an evening 2-hour boat cruise running along the Kazinga Channel that stretches from Lake George to Lake Edward covering a 45km distance.

This cruise offers you an opportunity to see at close range the highest concentration of water submerged Hippos, surrounded by over 550 species of migrant and resident birds of Uganda plus crocodiles drinking and resting at water edges. The cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching, and game viewing.

You retreat from the boat cruise and do an evening game drive along the Channel track to explore the wild game in their evening moments. Continue to the lodge overnight.

Accommodation: Luxury /Up market:Mweya Safari Lodge – Deluxe rooms/Katara Lodge, Midrange/Standard: Enganzi Game Lodge/Marafiki Safari Lodge, Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages

Day 2: Do a morning game drive and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The day starts with breakfast, then embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi track and Queen’s mile in the park. You will expect to see cape Buffaloes, Elephants Topi, Kobs, Warthogs, Waterbucks, Hyenas, Leopards, as well as lions, and lots of Birds.

After the game drive, embark on the trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Ishasha.

Along the road, via Ishasha you will have chances to spot tree-climbing lions found in this section in the whole of Uganda, and Ishasha’s short trees offer rewarding close looks other than that of Lake Manyara in Tanzania where the tree-climbing lions are also found on a world scale.

Ishasha also supports Buffaloes, Elephants, Waterbucks, and Kobs which can be viewed en route to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation: Luxury /Upmarket:Haven Lodge Buhoma, Midrange / Budget:  Gorilla Mist Camp

Day 3: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening boat cruise

After early morning breakfast, you will be briefed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger guide at 8 am, and after starting your gorilla trekking in Uganda journey, you will enter into the amazing rainforest (gorilla sanctuary) as it offers an exciting, heavily forested, and dense landscape interacted by plenty of animal trails that provide access for tourists tracking these resident animals.

Mammals here include mainly the endangered mountain gorillas, elephants, buffaloes, giant forest hogs, black-fronted Duikers, bushbucks, and leopards to mention but a few. The charming mountain gorillas form the highlight of the park, and the time and terrain/track taken while looking for these beautiful primates vary according to their movements.

Once tracked, observing, spending time with, and photographing these gentle, peaceful, and shy Gorillas in Uganda is a unique, breathtaking, inspiring, and thrilling lifetime memorable adventure that leaves you desiring to have it again but takes one hour. As one of our clients lamented, ‘‘I will forever want to track and keep with these lovely animals, and if acceptable, I would stay with them every day!!”.

After your one hour with the gorillas, return from the 2 – 8-hour trek to the starting point and transfer to the starting point to embark on the transfer to Lake Bunyonyi driving through fascinating Kigezi Highlands which locals apply terracing method to cultivate their slopes deriving impressive scenic landscape.

You arrive at Lake Bunyonyi in the afternoon and embark on the boat cruise to explore the second deepest Lake in Africa with a count of 29 Islands. Retire for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Birdnest @Bunyonyi Resort, Midrange / Budget: Lake Bunyonyi Eco – resort

Day 4: Transfer from Lake Bunyonyi back to Kampala

After your breakfast embark on the transfer to Kampala City via Mbarara and settle at Igongo Cultural Center for lunch (Traditional dishes) also you will have an option to visit the cultural museum here and embark on your drive to Kampala.

You can make an en route at the Uganda Equator Line for more photos and pass through the gift shops to secure yourself memorabilia as a commemoration of your gorilla and wildlife safari in Uganda.

END of the 4 Days Uganda Safari – Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Viewing Safari 

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4 Days Uganda Safari, Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Safari Uganda Tour General Safari Inclusions

  • Uganda Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Uganda Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross-border safaris)

4 Days Uganda Safari, Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Safari Uganda Tour General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages/drinks of a personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)
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