5 Days Uganda Luxury Trip SAFARI OVERVIEW.

Are you on a search for a spectacular 5 days luxury Uganda trip is 4 nights, 5-day luxury safari in Uganda offering gorilla trekking in Bwindi, and remarkable wildlife game viewing in Queen Elizabeth park that will definitely give you a unique safari adventure in Uganda sleeping in luxury/top-notch lodges/accommodation?

This 5 days luxury Uganda safari will definitely offer you an incredible Uganda gorilla trekking encounter when you visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site known to have the world’s biggest number of endangered mountain gorillas.

You will be fascinated to see the amazing wild animals of Uganda as you visit Queen Elizabeth National Park. While on this safari, you will experience the true meaning of luxury as you get to fly to Queen Elizabeth Park which reduces the travel time from 6-7 hours to only 1-2 hours and stay in some of the classic and contemporary lodges in these parks.

This safari offers a relaxing boat cruise on the second deepest lake in Africa with priceless scenic views as well as unique African community walks on some of the 29 islands of Lake Bunnyonyi visiting local schools, hospitals, and homes

This Uganda safari trip can be customized to suit your special safari interests.

We wait to hear your views about what you want to have in this unique 4 nights and 5 days luxury Uganda trip itinerary!

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5 Days Uganda Luxury Trip – SAFARI PRIME ACTIVITIES. 

   Having a magical encounter with the Mountain Gorillas in the jungles of Bwindi

   The spectacular Kazinga channel boat cruise which exposes you to the wild water dwellers.

   Expect to be amazed by the exciting wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

   Encountering the majestic tree-climbing lions of Ishasha is something very memorable

   Enjoying a soothing boat cruise on Lake Bunnyonyi

   Having a chance to stand in 2 different hemispheres of the world at the same point


  Day 1 & 2:  Queen Elizabeth National Park

  Day 3 & 4: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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5 Days Uganda Luxury Trip SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS.

  • Day 1: Fly to Queen Elizabeth National Park and engage in an evening game drive to see amazing unique wildlife & the Big5.

  • Day 2: Enjoy a morning game drive and an afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel to enjoy a lot of game viewing

  • Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi and enjoy an en-route game drive in the Ishasha sector in search of the rare tree-climbing lions

  • Day 4: Enjoy remarkable Gorilla trekking in Bwindi & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening boat cruise for scenic views.

  • Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala as you enjoy sights of local people going on with their day, and unique scenery viewing.


Day 1: Fly to Queen Elizabeth Park and engage in an evening game drive experience 

The first day of this 5-day Uganda luxury safari begins with an early morning pick up at 6:30 am from your hotel or place of residence within Kampala or Entebbe by one of our highly skilled safari driver guides using one of our 4×4 safari cars. You will transfer to Entebbe airport where you catch your morning flight to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

As you take to the skies, you’re in for stunning encounters with the beautiful landscape of Uganda which is impressive from the skies as it’s mainly composed of big lush green expanses and undulating hills.

Upon landing at Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will be welcomed by our highly experienced safari guide who will lead you on this safari adventure, you will now drive to your lodge where you will receive an emphatic welcome from the lodge staff who will be wearing broad and genuine smiles that are a true signature of Uganda’s hospitality from lodge’s staff.

You will be escorted to your grand and impressively decorated guest room that will earn you a fine African wilderness living experience with a touch of class to it. after settling down in your blissful room, you can come out of your and relax at the lodge’s lounge area as you sip on any of the wide assortment of tropical drinks available at the lodge’s bar while soaking in the impressive views of the rolling savanna plains of Queen Elizabeth Park.

Later on, you will savour a delicious lunch meal that has been exquisitely handcrafted using a wide assortment of freshly picked and purely organic Ugandan ingredients by a team of expert chefs whose main goal is to take your taste buds on an incredible Ugandan culinary journey.

After having this lunch, you will embark on an evening game drive as you explore the savanna plains of Kasenyi that are filled with an incredible amount of wild game which includes African bush elephants, Cape buffaloes, Topis, Waterbucks, Spotted hyenas and if you get lucky you might come face to face with the kings of the African savanna the lions or the stogy leopards who might be traversing these plains while on hunting escapade.

The highlight of the day: Enjoy the scenic views of Uganda as you fly to Queen Elizabeth Park-a park visited and named after the Queen of England Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary)

Accommodation: –

  • Luxury/ Up market: Mweya Safari Lodge / Katara Safari Lodge / Elephant Plains Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Flight distance & time: Approx. 417km or 1-1.5 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Game drive
  • Kazinga boat cruise

Optional activities: –

  • Afternoon birding session in the park
  • Nocturnal walk in the forest

Flights will be communicated to you upon booking depending on availability at that time.

Day 2: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park for a morning game drive and boat cruise

Today you will wake up early in the morning at 6:00 am for breakfast after which you will embark on a 2-3 hours drive covering 157km to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Upon your arrival to the park, you will engage in a morning game drive in the Kasenyi sector as you several of the wild game that calls this park their home.

With counts of wild game including the big four of the big five like lions, leopards, buffaloes and elephants, antelope species like waterbucks, Kobs, bushbucks among others, jackals among other wild game.

The stretch to Kasenyi and the Mweya peninsular offers you the best of these. You settle for lunch at Tembo restaurant in the Mweya peninsular after which you gather at the Mweya jetty to embark on a thrilling boat cruise on the 45km long Kazinga Channel.

The cruise takes 2 hours with the possibility of encountering aquatic species such as Nile Crocodiles and Hippos not forgetting other wild game that tends to congregate on the channel shores to consume water.

Retreat from the activity and embark on a mini-game drive experience along the Kasenyi drive as you transfer to the lodge for your dinner and an overnight stay.

The highlight of the day: Enjoy a stunning Kazinga boat ride that will leave you fascinated by the beauty of the Kazinga wildlife and scenery.

Accommodation: –

  • Luxury/ Up market: Mweya Safari Lodge / Katara Safari Lodge / Elephant Plains Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range/ Moderate: Enganzi Game Lodge/ Mazike Valley Lodge
  • Budget/ Basic: Pumba Safari Lodge / Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Game drive
  • Kazinga boat cruise

Optional activities: –

  • Afternoon birding session in the park
  • Nocturnal walk in the forest

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi National Park with an en-route game drive in the Ishasha sector

You will wake up early in the morning at 6:30 am for breakfast then get comfortable into our 4x4safari car and begin your 2-3 hours journey towards the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth Park.

On arrival here, you will engage in a stunning game drive in this sector while you search for the tree-climbing lions that have made this park and particularly this sector a must-visit place for numerous African safari adventurers who are interested in having encounters with these rather unique lions as they usually find them taking a mid-morning rest while lodging their bodies in between tree branches.

After your game drive which lasts between 3-4 hours, transfer to a convenient lodge in this park sector for your lunch break which also helps you stretch your body for a while before you then embark on the remaining part of your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

A sighting of the tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector logged in between tree branches is the highlight of the day.


  • Top-Notch / Exclusive: Gorilla Forest Camp/ Buhoma Lodge
  • Luxury/ Upmarket: Haven Lodge Buhoma
  • Mid-range/ Moderate: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
  • Budget/ Basic: Trekkers Tavern Ruhija

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance &time: Approx. 140- 240 or 6-8 hours

Activities & Services

  • Transfer to Bwindi
  • Game drive in Ishasha

Day 4: Engage in a gorilla trekking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for a relaxing boat cruise

Today, you will have an early morning breakfast served at 6:30 am comprising of a wide assortment of bites ranging from truly delicious tropical organic fruits to freshly baked confectionaries aimed at giving you an energy boost for the gorilla trekking in Bwindi experience ahead of you where you get to meet one of the gorilla families in this park for a full hour.

Depart from the lodge with your packed lunch and gather at the park centre where you will be welcomed by the park sector warden who will take you through the history of gorilla conservation in this particular park sector and Bwindi park in general.

At the Bwindi gorilla trekking briefing area, you will enjoy the cultural performance from the local Batwa people who will showcase their musical skills to you. With your armed ranger in the lead, embark on a trek, searching for your allocated gorilla family.

Along the way keep your eyes and ears on the lookout for several of the 350 bird species that are found in this park that might come your way, you will also be in a position to see some of the other primates here such as the Black and white colobus monkeys, L’hoest monkeys, different species of lizards such as the 3 horned chameleon and many more.

On seeing the gorillas, count yourself among the lucky people who have managed to see these endangered mountain giants in their natural habitat. You will be granted a full hour with these magical beings to watch them as they go about their daily lives and if you’re lucky you might get to see the young gorillas break the 7-meter rule as they get closure to you to have you incorporated in their games.

After the full hour of enjoying the Mountain Gorillas, you will transfer back to the park centre where you get awarded a Gorilla tracking certificate for your tracking efforts.

From Bwindi, you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi where you get to relax from the rather a bit tedious gorilla trekking experience. Upon arrival to this beautiful tropical gem of the Kigezi highland, you will be fascinated by the tranquil waters of this lake and the numerous islands that are dotted all over this lake hence leading to its famous name The Lake of a Thousand Islands.

Take a relaxing boat cruise on the waters of this lake as you are taken through the history behind several of these islands such as Akampene island which is also known as the Punishment island where young girls who had got pregnant were thrown and left to die alone, the upside-down island which legend has it that it was cursed by an old lady when the young people who lived on that island refused to give her beer, she cursed it and it turned upside down hence having them all drowned. From this boat cruise, transfer to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

The highlight of the day: Gorilla trekking and seeing them in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Accommodation: –

  • Luxury/ Upmarket: Birds nest @ Bunyonyi
  • Mid-range/ Moderate: Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort
  • Budget/ Basic: Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: Approx. 55-85 km or 1-3 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Gorilla trekking

Optional Activities: –

  • Nature walks in Bwindi
  • Batwa community walks
  • Birding

Day 5: Transfer to Kampala with an en-route stop at the Equator point in Kayabwe

You will wake up at 6:00 am to the sweet melodies of birds that will be singing their hearts off to the dawn of a new day and this will fairly make you understand why this Lake is called Bunyonyi which means a Lake of many small birds as you will hear interjecting voices of many birds singing together in uniformity as they welcome the day. Grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea and choose from any of the available wide selection of confectionaries.

After having breakfast, you will embark on the transfer to Kampala 420km and Entebbe 470km from Lake Bunyonyi. During this 470km return journey to Entebbe, you will drive through the rolling hills of Mirama which will fascinate you given how the locals here have managed to tame these wildlands by cultivating along these steep slopes.

Along the way back you will encounter many local men carrying farm produce on their bicycles headed towards the nearest local markets.

You will make an en-route stop for lunch at Igongo country hotel and just a few kilometres outside Mbarara town to enjoy a locally inspired lunch traditional buffet and if you wish, you can try out the Ishabwe dish which is a local delicacy in this region. After having this sumptuous lunch buffet, you will proceed and visit the 1520AD solar eclipse monument which is found in Biharwe village.

From here another exciting road stop will be made at the Equator point in Kayabwe where you get to have an equator experience on how to differentiate the Northern from the Southern hemispheres and also have a photo moment.

After this, you will proceed with the rest of your journey back to Entebbe airport where your safari will come to an end as you catch your departure flight back home.

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

Drive distance & time: Approx. 450km or 7-9 hours

Activities & services: –

  • Equator experience
  • Transfer to Kampala

END of the 5 Days Uganda Luxury Trip

5 Days Uganda Luxury Trip SAFARI INCLUSIONS:-

   Full-time English professional safari driver-guide

   4×4 safari van/ 4×4 Safari land cruiser with pop up roof for game viewing with functional A/C

   Full board accommodation

   Gorilla & chimpanzee trekking permit fees

   Boat cruise fees

   Wi-Fi Internet on board the safari vehicle

   Bottled water

5 Days Uganda Luxury Trip SAFARI EXLUSIONS:-

  •    International &domestic flight fees
  •    Visa fees
  •    Laundry services
  •    Items of personal nature
  •    Gratuities and tips
  •    Other beverages/ drinks
  •    Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary above

5 Days Uganda Luxury Trip – GETTING THERE