4 Days Uganda Safari

Day 1: Transfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park; Do A Boat Cruise In The Afternoon

Around 6:00 am, the driver will pick you up from where you are staying in Kampala after breakfast to start your Uganda gorilla trekking and wildlife safari vacations. You will be driven 420 kilometers (a six hours drive) to Queen Elizabeth Park which is the most popular park in Uganda with over 95 species of mammals but rhinos are not among them.

This drive goes towards the west that includes a stop at Kayabwe for equator experiments and photoshoots at the Uganda equator crossing monument before proceeding through beautiful countryside of scenic tea and banana plantations as we proceed to Queen Elizabeth NP.

Upon arrival, have lunch, check-in at the lodge then go for two hours boat cruise on Kazinga Channel starting at 2pm. During a cruise expect to see more than 100 hippos submerged in water as well as countless crocodiles basking along channel edges, elephants bathing and hippos wallowing in mud plus over hundred bird species counting saddle-billed stocks, pelicans, cormorants, storks etc.

Therefore this is perfect for photography, bird watching and game viewing. Retreat from boat cruise and have an evening game drive along channel track where Uganda kobs, bushbucks waterbucks topiis warthogs are spotted then continue to lodge for overnight.


Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge/Katara Lodge

Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge/Marafiki Safari Lodge

Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages

Day 2: Do a Game drive in Ishasha Sector In Search For tree-climbing Lions Then Proceed To Bwindi via Ishasha Sector

After breakfast around 8am set off for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is 160 kilometers (a four hours drive) from Queen Elizabeth Park through Ishasha sector in the south of Queen where we expect to see tree-climbing lions resting on big fig tree branches as they can be spotted during day time while lying up there.

Upon having such an encounter continue with the drive through rolling hills of southwestern Uganda to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

The name Bwindi might sound scary but actually it’s a tropical rain forest that was gazetted as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 and also harbors more than half of the world’s remaining 1,063 mountain gorillas, 350 bird species including 23 Albertine endemics, 120 mammal species etc. Arrive at lodge in evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.


Luxury: Haven Lodge Buhoma/Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp/Buhoma Lodge

Midrange: Gorilla Mist CampIchumbi Lodge and Agandi Uganda Eco-Lodge

Budget: Trekkers Tavern Cottages/Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Day 3: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking; Transfer To Lake Bunyonyi For An Evening Boat Cruise

After an early breakfast transfer to Bwindi National Park headquarters with packed lunch for a life time memorable adventure (gorilla trekking). Report at park office for briefing at 8am and get assigned gorilla family to track.

Bwindi has more than nineteen groups of gorillas that have been used to human presence and eight visitors are assigned to each group. After the briefing, guests embark on fairly tough treks of 2 to 8 hours in search for the gentle giants. When they meet them, one magical hour is spent watching them communicate, feed, and groom while marveling at the huge size of the silver back before taking many photographs of this memorable encounter.

They then return to the starting point for a gorilla trekking certificate, packed lunch and depart for Lake Bunyonyi. Here they go for a boat cruise on Africa’s second deepest lake with 29 islands. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight.


Luxury: Bird Nest @ Bunyonyi Resort

Mid-range/Budget: Lake Bunyonyi Eco-resort

Day 4: Transfer From Lake Bunyonyi Back To Kampala

After breakfast transfer back to Kampala via Mbarara; have lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre (best known for its delicious traditional dishes). You can also visit cultural museum hereafter continue with your drive back to Kampala or with another stopover at The Equator for more photographs and souvenir shopping as memory of your Uganda Gorilla safari and wildlife experience.