5 Days Serengeti Safari & Gorilla Trek

5 Days Serengeti Safari & Gorilla Trek Uganda ($2000 Per Person)

5 Days Serengeti safari & gorilla trek Uganda itinerary is an African trip combined with wildlife (wildebeest) viewing and mountain gorilla trekking.

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park

Wildebeest migration forms the topmost spectacular sight of wildlife on the African continent and mountain gorilla trekking is a memorable primate tracking experience.

Have an awe-inspiring moment in the African wilderness of Serengeti National Park of Tanzania and the African tropical jungle in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park of Uganda.

5 days Serengeti National Park and Uganda gorilla safari include 2 days Serengeti safari and 3 days Bwindi gorilla safari.

With 5 days and 4 nights on this safari, the trip will start in Arusha and end at Entebbe International Airport. Combining Serengeti and gorilla trekking is best suitable for luxury travelers with comfortable luxury or mid-range accommodation.

Quick Tour Details

Duration: 5 days/4 night

Tour type: private

Tour cost: from USD 2000 per person

Activities: Game drives and gorilla trekking

The trip starts: Arusha

Trip ends: Entebbe International Airport

5 Days Serengeti wildebeest Safari & Gorilla Trekking Uganda Tour Highlights

  • Day #1: Early morning pick up from Arusha and transfer to Serengeti National Park.
  • Day #2: Have a morning game drive in Serengeti and return to Arusha.
  • Day #3: Pick up from Entebbe International Airport early morning and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day #4: Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Day #5: Early morning transfer back to Entebbe International Airport for a departure flight

Detailed Itinerary: 5 Days Serengeti Safari & Gorilla Trek Uganda

Day 1: Early morning pick up in Arusha and transfer to Serengeti National Park.

Early morning, your tour guide will pick you up from Arusha either at a hotel or place of residence. Have a briefing about the trip and board your safari vehicle for a transfer to Serengeti National Park. Have a cultural tour before reaching the park then check into the park for an evening game drive. Explore the park trails in search of wildlife and see as much action in the jungle as nature will provide that evening.

Some of the animals that can be spotted in the Serengeti plains include the wildebeest, hundreds of zebras, buffalos, and elephants, great predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and jackals. By sunset, check-in at an earlier preferred hotel for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Have a morning game drive and return to Arusha by afternoon.

Following breakfast or carry packed breakfast and head out to the park for a morning game drive. Have a chance to see several wildlife species at sunrise as they start their day for several hours. Morning game drives offer higher chances of seeing the big cats and predators including spotted hyenas.

After the game drive, take a road drive back to Arusha. You can spend the night in Arusha or take a flight to Entebbe International Airport and spend the night in Entebbe.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Pick up from Entebbe and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Either on arrival or from a hotel in Entebbe, you will be picked up for a transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The road drive takes several hours as you transfer to the far western region of Uganda where the mountain gorillas inhabit. Arrive in the evening and check into the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest

Gorilla trekking in Uganda - Bwindi Forest

Gorilla trekking in Uganda – Bwindi Forest

After an early breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters for a briefing on the rules and regulations for Uganda gorilla safaris.

During the briefing, a total of 8 tourists are allocated a single gorilla family depending on their hiking ability.

The trek starts with each group being accompanied by a park ranger talking about 2-6 hours depending on where the gorillas spent their previous night.

Upon seeing the gorillas a maximum of 1 hour is allocated in the presence of these gentle giants for photography and amazing moments.

After the trek, you return to the park headquarters where you receive a gorilla trekking certificate.

Your driver-guide then ensures a safe transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for refreshment and relaxation. Spend the night at a hotel near the deepest lake in the country.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Early morning road transfer to Entebbe International Airport for a departure flight.

From Lake Bunyonyi, you will be driven back to Entebbe International Airport for a departure flight. Arrive in Entebbe by afternoon and either has shopping or go straight to the airport depending on your flight time.

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

Drop off marks the end of 5 days of Serengeti and gorilla trek in Uganda

Safari cost includes

  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Knowledgeable English speaking guide
  • Meals
  • Mineral water
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Park entrance fees and taxes

Trip cost excludes

  • International flights
  • Internal flights
  • Visas
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Any changes to the itinerary
  • Accommodation before trip
Male and female lion growling and snarling during mating, captured in Serengeti.

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