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Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth Parks Tours - 5 Days

Summarized itinerary

  • Day1: Transfer from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth national park.
  • Day2: Game drive and boat cruise.
  • Day3: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park.
  • Day4: Gorilla trekking.
  • Day5: Transfer to Kampala.

5 Day Uganda Wildlife Tour to Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth National Parks

Queen Elizabeth national park is the best option for a memorable Uganda safari – for herds of Uganda kobs in mating arena, elephants, lions, hippos, hyenas, waterbucks, giant forest hog, topi and a number of birds ranging from forest, water and savanna species.

All this entire wildlife immersed in a magnificent landscape made of scenic crater lakes and grassy hills. Bwindi impenetrable forest is found not far from queen Elizabeth national park and it is home to half of world’s population of mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking is the only way to encounter the habituated mountain gorillas face to face and also to view lots of other forest creatures.

Day 1
Day1: Transfer from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park

The driver/guide picks you from the hotel and start the journey to Queen Elizabeth national park, en-route stop over for photographs at the equator, have lunch in Mbarara then proceed to the park as you marvel at the breath taking scenery, tea plantations, the open grasslands, long horned Ankole cattle, and many others. Dinner and overnight at the lodge


  • Luxury: Mweya safari lodge
  • Mid-range: Ihamba Safari Lodge
  • Budget: Simba safari camp

Day 2
Day 2: Game Drive and Boat Cruise

Begin the day with a cup of coffee before embarking on a game drive along the queen’s mile plus the Kasenyi trail. This activity offers you a chance to sight elephants, antelopes, lions, buffaloes, warthogs and many others. Return to the lodge for breakfast and lunch.

In the Afternoon, go for boat cruise on kazinga channel and encounter some wildlife like school of hippos, reptiles, water birds and other wildlife on the banks of the water body drinking water. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

  • Luxury: Mweya safari lodge
  • Mid-range: Ihamba safari lodge
  • Budget: Simba safari camp

Day 3
Day3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Have breakfast, and start your journey to Bwindi impenetrable national park the home of endangered mountain gorillas. This park accommodates half of the mountain gorilla population in the world and it has 14 habituated gorilla groups.

On this journey, you will get a chance to spot the climbing lions of Ishasha sector which are famous in Queen Elizabeth national park. You will have a lunch en-route after proceed to the park. Dinner and overnight at the park.

  • Luxury: Gorilla safari lodge
  • Mid-range: Bakiga lodge
  • Budget: Broadbill forest camp

Day 4
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest

In the morning, after having breakfast, you will go to the park headquarters for a briefing from the park rangers about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas. Then start the trekking encounter in the forest, the activity which involves hiking through the thick forest searching for the gorillas.

And when you meet them, you are only allowed to stay amidst the gorillas for only one hour then descend to the park headquarters and later to your lodge for refreshment and lunch. You will spend the evening at the lodge relaxing and meditating.

  • Luxury: Gorilla safari lodge
  • Mid-range: Bakiga lodge
  • Budget: Broadbill forest camp

Day 5
Day 5: Transfer to Kampala

After breakfast, set off for your journey back to Kampala and have a lunch en-route in Mbarara at Igongo cultural hotel. Proceed to your journey, until you have another stopover at the equator for craft shopping and memorable photos.

The driver will drop you to your hotel or to the airport for your departure flight.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Accommodation
  • English speaking guide/drive
  • All activities as detailed in the itinerary
  • Water
  • WI-FI

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Tips
  • Laundry services
  • Beverages
  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the itinerary.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth Parks Tours