This 4 day Gorilla trekking safari tour in Uganda is one of the many Gorilla safari trips in Uganda organised by Prime Uganda Safaris and Tours to search for gorillas. It is one of the short gorilla tours in Uganda that takes you to the best place to see mountain gorillas in Africa in the shortest time possible.
This short gorilla tours is arranged to offer you the opportunity to see the rare mountain gorillas only viewed in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo all on the African continent. You will not only trek gorillas but see Uganda`s wildgame as well, for example three of the big five that can easily be seen in each of Uganda’s national parks. This 4 days Uganda Gorilla trek will leave you wanting to see more of mountain gorillas in Uganda as well as wildlife, so please book with us and get a life time Africa gorilla safari memory.
Detailed 4 days gorilla safari itinerary
DAY 1: Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Safari
Your Uganda gorilla trek safari starts early in the morning after breakfast. Drive from Kampala towards the west and have a stop at the Equator for handicrafts and photos plus demonstrations. 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, the gigantic Elephants, Hogs, Lions, Buffaloes, Duikers, Hyenas, and many antelope species.
After lunch, you will have an evening 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga channel into Lake Edward. 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 plus crocodiles drinking and resting at water edges. The cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. You will then Have dinner and spend your overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge / Budget Institute of ecology.(BLD) or any other lodge your choice.
Day 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi
The day start with having 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, Hyena, Leopards, as well as the lions and lots of Birds. After the game drive, embark on the trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Maramagambo and Ishasha. Along the road via Ishasha you will have an opportunity to seethe tree climbing lions, more antelopes, the waterbucks, Kobs, elephants, and buffaloes. You will arrive and rest at the exquisite Gorilla forest Camp where you will dine and spend the overnight.
Day 3: Bwindi Gorilla safari
After an early morning breakfast you will be briefed by your tour guide and after start your gorilla trekking journey in Uganda, 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 majorly the endangered mountain gorillas, elephants, buffaloes, giant forest hogs, the rare golden monkey, black-fronted Duikers, bushbucks, leopards to mention but a few.The charming mountain gorillas form the highlight of the park, the time and terrain/track taken while looking for these beautiful primates varies 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 life time 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!!”.
Your overnight shall be at Buhoma homestead/Buhoma community Camp (FB) unless you have a personal choice
Day 4: After your breakfast embark on the transfer to Kampala via Mbarara in Igongo Cultural Center for lunch (Traditional dishes) but also you will visit the cultural museum here and embark on your drive to Kampala. On arrival in Kampala by 5.00 p.m local time you immediately embark on a mini famous Kampala tour which makes the end of your gorilla safari holiday in Uganda. You will spend your overnight at The Lodge-Lweza for easy transfer to the Air Port.