2024 Ultimate Gorilla Trekking And Queen Elizabeth Itinerary
The habituated mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are a major draw for visitors to Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Reserve. Visit two of Uganda’s most popular parks in just five days on the 5 Day Bwindi Gorillas & Wildlife Safari: Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth. On this five-day safari in Uganda, you’ll spend two days in Bwindi tracking endangered mountain gorillas before moving on to Queen Elizabeth National Park to observe a wide variety of other animals. This 5-day Bwindi Gorillas & Wildlife Safari typically begins and ends in Kigali, Rwanda, but it can be modified to begin in Kampala, Uganda.
Detailed Itinerary: Gorilla Trekking And Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and Transfer to Bwindi National Park.
Day 1 of your 5 day gorilla trekking and Queen Elizabeth National Park safari begins with a pick-up in Kigali and a tour of the city. pick you up from the Kigali International Airport. Meet your guide and head out on a quick sightseeing trip across Kigali. The Kigali Genocide Memorial, Camp Kigali, the Presidential Palace, Kimironko Market, Caplaki Craft Village, and the Nyamirambo Women’s Center are just a few of the stops on your city trip.
Lunch in Kigali, then a ride to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Ugandan park. The district of Kanungu in southwestern Uganda is where you’ll find the national park. Gorilla trekking trips in Uganda frequently visit the national park. The dense woodlands of Bwindi national park are home to an estimated 459 mountain gorillas. Dinner and lodging at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Heights Lodge, or Buhoma Silverback Lodge await you upon arrival in Bwindi.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park
If you want to go gorilla trekking, your guide will pick you up from your lodge at 6 a.m., so make sure you eat breakfast early. Depending on which gorilla family you intend to follow, you will make a short trip to the park headquarters in Buhoma or the park’s southern region. You must arrive at Buhoma by 7 a.m. for an 8 a.m. briefing with the park’s head ranger, after which you will be split into groups of eight people, one of which will be assigned to follow a specific group of gorillas. The tracking begins promptly at 8:30 AM, so be on time every day.
Fifteen habituated gorilla groups can be followed from four different trailheads in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. There are 15 habituated gorilla groups in Bwindi National Park; three of these groups are located in the Buhoma area in the northwest of the park, four are in Ruhija in the park’s eastern region, and eight are in Nkuringo and Rushaga in the park’s southern region.
There are never more than eight people in a tracking party, and each group is accompanied by a park guide and ranger. Depending on how quickly and readily the gorillas are found, tracking could take anywhere from one to eight hours. When you find a bunch of gorillas, you will spend one hour with them. Get your gorilla trekking certificate at the park headquarters and meet your guide to be driven back to your lodge after your gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Forest. Get some sleep and eat some food.
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park & Lion Tracking Experience.
Wake up and eat breakfast at your lodge before your transfer to Queen. Inspect your
Visit Queen Elizabeth National Park after a night at the lodge. The park is in the western Ugandan region of Kasese. It is one of Uganda’s most popular national parks, and for good reason: the park’s savannah provides excellent opportunities to see a wide variety of animals. From Bwindi, the park may be reached in roughly 2 hours. You should check into your lodge and eat lunch as soon as you get to the park.
After a peaceful lunch at the resort, you can set out on a lion tracking expedition.
The lion tracking event will occur later in the day. The Ishasha area is where you will have the best chance of seeing the tree-climbing lions of Queen. You’ll be searching for lions with the help of high-tech tracking gadgets with a park ranger and a team of researchers. You’ll get to see the lions in their natural habitat up close and personal if you participate in this activity. Return to Pumba Safari Cottages or Mweya Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight accommodations.