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5 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari and Wildlife Safari / 5 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari & Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth Park

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Overview of the 5 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari and Wildlife Safari / 5 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari & Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth Park

This 5 days Uganda gorilla safari begins from Kigali Rwanda for a spectacular Kigali city tour then transfer to Uganda for a spectacular gorilla trekking safari Uganda. During your safari Uganda, you have an opportunity to engage in a thrilling mountain hiking adventure to the peak of Sabinyo range. Engage in a spectacular gorilla safari Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda then climax your visit Uganda experience with a short Uganda wildlife safari encounter in Queen Elizabeth national park. A gorilla trekking safari Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a memorable event which gives you an opportunity to meet a family of these gentle giants in their natural habitat given the fact that Bwindi is home to over 400 mountain gorillas with 18 gorilla families that are ready to give you an exciting Uganda gorilla tour rendezvous experience. This 5 days gorilla tour Uganda is also coupled with a Uganda wildlife safari experience with a tour Uganda journey to queen Elizabeth national park which is a hot bed of a wide variety of wild mammals totaling to close to 90 mammal species which range from African bush elephants, lions, cape buffaloes, Pumbas, leopards, topis and a wide range of ungulates. In case you have an undying love for birds, well, this safari Uganda visit to queen Elizabeth will serve you just right as you have a chance to spot several of the 600 bird species that are found in this great tropical Africa savanna paradise.

Highlights of the 5 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari and Wildlife Safari / 5 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari & Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth Park

Day 1 of the 5 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari and Wildlife Safari: Pick up from your hotel and embark on a Kigali city tour and a border crossing into Uganda via Cyanika border crossing point

Day 2 of the 5 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari and Wildlife Safari: Hiking the Sabinyo peak of the Mgahinga ranges and transfer to upper Bwindi

Day 3 of the 5 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari and Wildlife Safari: Engage in a gorilla trek safari Uganda in Bwindi

Day 4 of the 5 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari and Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Queen for a morning game drive and an afternoon boat cruise

Day 5 of the 5 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari and Wildlife Safari: Have a morning game drive and transfer back to Kampala.

Detailed itinerary of the 5 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari and Wildlife Safari / 5 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari & Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth Park

Day 1 of the 5 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari and Wildlife Safari: Day 1 of this Uganda tour commences with an early morning pick up from any of the hotels in Kigali city and begin your thrilling Rwanda city tour. This 1 day Kigali city tour takes you on a sightseeing experience of various iconic sites in Rwanda’s capital Kigali. You will visit the genocide monument which The Nyimirambo market, the genocide museum, the Richard Kandt house of natural museum and the Presidential Palace. After having this truly insightful Kigali day trip, have a nice lunch then begin your Uganda safari road adventure to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. During this drive expect to encounter the famous rolling hills of Rwanda which you drive through as you head to Uganda- Rwanda border crossing point of Cyanika which is 137km or 4 hours drive from Kigali. The crossing into Uganda brings you to a whole new world as there is an imminent change in the temperatures as its get a little bit colder but this shouldn’t dampens your moods on this Uganda safari tour to Mgahinga as the sun will definitely come up to warm you up especially on a clear day. Check out the terrain that gets really more hilly and all covered by a forest blanket. You will also enjoy a nice African massage feeling as the tour Uganda drive is majorly done on murram roads.

Luxury: Mount Gahinga Lodge

Mid Range: Travellers Rest Kisoro, Tourist Hotel Kisoro, Lake Chahafi Resort

Budget: Amajembere Iwacu Community Camp, Golden Monkey Guest House, Countryside Guest House.

Day 2 of the 5 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari and Wildlife Safari: Wake up early in the morning have a heavy breakfast to energise for the Uganda hiking safari experience ahead of you on this Uganda tour adventure of a lifetime as you get to hike the breathtakingly beautiful Sabinyo range which is one of the 8 Virunga ranges that are shared amongst the countries of  Rwanda, Uganda and Congo. The hike to the top of Sabinyo comes with beautiful sightings of a variety of wildlife and on a lucky day, you may get to cross paths with the unbelievably cool and totally fascinating mountain gorillas as Mgahinga National Park is home to the Nyakagezi gorilla family. If you miss the gorillas, all hope shouldn’t be lost because you still have a chance to run into the shy but beautiful golden monkeys which are only found here. This Sabinyo hike saves the best for last because when you get to the top, you will totally fall in love the impeccably gorgeous views of the most of the Virunga ranges, you will also be able to explore the various valleys at the top of his peak which led the local people here to refer to this peak as Sabinyo which means old man’s gum given its serrated appearance when observed from a distance. You also have an opportunity to be in three countries of Rwanda, Uganda and Congo at the same place and time as this peak with no visa required given this peak shares the boundaries for all these countries. After enjoying the magnificent views at the top of this Sabinyo, trek back to the park then drive to Bwindi in preparation for your next Uganda safari tour activity which is a gorilla tour Uganda spectacle.

Accommodation

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Clouds Mount Gorilla Lodge/ Mahongany Springs Camp/Silver Buck Lodge.

Mid-range: Icumbi Gorilla Lodge/ Gift of Nature Lodge/ Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge

Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp/ Conservation Through Public Health/ Ruhija Community Camp.

Kahuzi-Biega National ParkDay 3 of the 5 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari and Wildlife Safari: The third day of this gorilla safari Uganda kicks with a morning breakfast then transfer to the park center. On arrival to the park center indulge yourself in a short briefing for about 30 minutes as you are guided about the dos and the don’ts while engaging in a gorilla tour Uganda spectacle. On meeting the gorillas you indulge in a meet and greet with our long lost cousins whom we share 96% of DNA with. You are entitled to an hour to be mesmerized by these incredible giants after which you begin trekking back to the park center where you get awarded with a gorilla trekking certificate for your trekking efforts which means so much towards the conservation of these gentle giants. Transfer back to the lodge for relaxation as you wait for dinner to be served.

Accommodation

Luxury options: Mweya safari lodge, Elephant plains lodge, Park view safari lodge kyambura, Ishasha wilderness camp, Mazike valley safari lodge.

Mid-range options: Simba safari lodge, Enjojo Lodge, Jacana safari lodge, Ihamba lakeside safari lodge, kyambura gorge lodge, king fisher safari lodge kichwamba.

Budget options: The Observatory, UWA bandas, Pumba safari lodge

Day 4 of the 5 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari and Wildlife Safari: Wake up early in the morning and start your transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park for the ultimate safari Uganda encounter with the wild mammals of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive from Ruhija to Queen Elizabeth lasts about On arrival here, engage in an exciting game drive which gives you the best opportunity to sight the tree-climbing lions that are found in this area. Proceed with this drive to the northern sector of Queen where you will have your lunch from then transfer to the Mweya jetty for a relaxing boat cruise over the Kazinga channel. This gives you the best chance to view the various water animals that live here like the numerous schools of hippos and the jaw-dropping and enormous Nile crocodiles. Expect to have a bird watching safari Uganda spectacle as this channel is rich with a variety of waterbird species. After this boat cruise, enjoy an evening game drive around the channel while following the channel track. Finally, make your to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation

Luxury options: Mweya safari lodge, Elephant plains lodge, Park view safari lodge kyambura, Ishasha wilderness camp, Mazike valley safari lodge.

Mid-range options: Simba safari lodge, Enjojo Lodge, Jacana safari lodge, Ihamba lakeside safari lodge, kyambura gorge lodge, king fisher safari lodge kichwamba.

Budget options: The Observatory, UWA bandas, Pumba safari lodge

Day 5 of the 5 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari and Wildlife Safari:  The final day of this gorilla trekking Uganda tour is quite relaxed as you wake up a bit late have breakfast checkout of the lodge and engage in another round of game drive after which you embark on a road trip to Kampala or Entebbe for a flight back home.

Have you ever hear of the lowland gorillas, the lowland gorillas are closely related to the mountain gorillas that you have encountered during your just concluded Africa gorilla safari to Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You can make a congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park Congo which is home to these majestic species of gorillas. Kahuzi Biega National Park is found in the eastern side of D.R. Congo. Kahuzi Biega Park Congo is famous for its eastern lowland gorillas which are the pinnacle safari attractions in Kahuzi Biega National Park Congo. The eastern lowland gorillas are closely related to the elusive mountain gorillas that are found in Congo, Uganda and Rwanda. Other tourist attractions in Kahuzi Biega National Park include chimpanzees, monkeys as well as numerous bird species. Tourists activities in Kahuzi Biega National Park Congo include gorilla trekking and birding. While on a Congo safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park, you can decide to stay at any of the Congo safari accommodations in Kahuzi Beiga National Park and these include Orchids Safari Lodge, Exodus Hotel Bukavu, Lake Side Hotel Bukavu

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