The Summarized, 5 Days best of Uganda Safari Itinerary
- Day 1: Entebbe to Kampala
- Lake 2: Kampala to Kibale National Park
- Day 3: Chimpanzee treks at kibale to Bwindi
- Day 4: Buhoma gorilla trekking
- Day 5: Bwindi to Kampala to Entebbe
DAY 01: ARRIVAL – ENTEBBE AIRPORT -TRANSFER TO KAMPALA
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our company representative who will then take you to Serena Kampala Hotel or Cassia Lodge or ken Rock Hotel or any Hotel of your choice for an overnight and dinner.
Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner
DAY 02: KAMPALA – KIBALE NATIONAL PARK
Leave Kampala after breakfast for the fascinating drive through papyrus swamps and thick jungle of the Nile Delta to Kibale National Park just under the Ruwenzori Mountains. Afternoon guided walk in the crater lakes area of the park for outstanding cultural visit.
Overnight at Kyaninga Lodge/Ndali Lodge (Lodge facility) or Mountains of the Moon (Mid Lodge) or Chimps Nest (Budget facility).
A stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled “Mountains of the Moon”.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 03: CHIMPANZEE TREKS AT KIBALE – BWINDI
Half day search of chimpanzee and 10 other primate including phoestes, red Colobus, blues, and red tailed and grey cheeked mangabey. The guide will provide detailed explanations, not only on primates, but also on all the forest fauna and flora and will ensure that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and seeing primates at close quarters.
After lunch, proceed to Bwindi via Queen Elizabeth National Park and here you may spot many wildlife including Elephants, Buffaloes, among others. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds, valleys, hilltops and papyrus swamps.
Dinner and overnight stay at either Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs/Gorilla Safari Lodge or Sliver back Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge or Buhoma community Bandas/Wagtail Eco Camp.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
DAY 04: BUHOMA GORILLA TREKKING
Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth.
The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but it’s well worth the effort. The afternoon is spent on a village walk. The Buhoma Village Walk gives you a great opportunity to see how the people surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It also is a great way to support the local community in a direct way. The Walk begins with your guide at Buhoma Community Rest Camp and is most informative, rewarding to the average visitor. It will amaze you how resourceful the local people are as you see and learn their ways.
Dinner and overnight stay at either Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs/Gorilla Safari Lodge or Sliver back Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge or Buhoma community Bandas/Wagtail Eco Camp
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
DAY 05: BWINDI – KAMPALA – ENTEBBE
Return to Kampala, then Entebbe, with lunch enroute with stopover at Igongo cultural centre to explore the life style of the Ankole and Bahima, thereafter proceed at the Equator Uganda before your evening departures home.
Meal plan: (Breakfast, Lunch)
End of tour
- 4 nights’ Accommodation as per the itinerary
- 4*4 safari vehicle with popup roof famous for off-the-beaten-track Big 5 Safaris
- Bottled drinking water
- Bwindi Gorilla trekking permit – $600 per person
- Services of an English Speaking Driver/guide.
- Community visit fees
- Pickup and Return airport transfers
- International & Domestic flights (if not mentioned above)
- Personal insurance and baggage insurance
- Visa fees wherever applicable.
- All drinks & meals unless stated above.
- Porter fees while trekking Gorillas
- All tips and porterage.
- Laundry, massages and other personal expenses e.g. mini-bar & telephone unless otherwise stated
- Any other services not mentioned above and other optional/additional activities.