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4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari

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Day 1: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kazinga Channel boat safari in the afternoon

Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Western Region
The Uganda gorilla trek and Wildlife safari starts early in the morning at 5:30am from your place of stay in Kampala after breakfast with the safari guide picking you up to head to Queen Elizabeth National Park 417km about 7 hours’ drive in the southwest of Uganda. Drive from Kampala towards the west and have a stop at the Equator for handicrafts and amazing photos plus demonstrations that justify the geographical separation between the north and the southern hemisphere. After this continue with your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park fronted by the magnificent Rwenzori Mountain range for much of your journey. Once in Queen Elizabeth National Park, settle for lunch after which you will connect to the Mweya jetty for an afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga channel departing at 2pm. You will have an evening 2-hour boat cruise running along the Kazinga channel that stretches from Lake George to Lake Edward covering 45km distance. This cruise offers you an opportunity to see at close range the highest concentration of water submerged Hippos, surrounded by over 550 species of migrant and resident birds plus crocodiles drinking and resting at water edges. The cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching, and game viewing. You retreat from the boat cruise and do an evening game drive along the Channel track to explore wild-game in their evening moments. Continue to the lodge for overnight
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge

Day 2: Do a morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth NP and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Western Region
The day starts with breakfast, then embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi tracks in the park. You will expect to see cape Buffaloes, Elephants Topi, Kobs, Warthogs, Waterbucks, Hyena, Leopards, as well as the lions and lots of Birds. After the game drive, embark on the trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Ruhija 218km arriving in the evening for dinner and overnight
Duration: 5 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Midrange: Gorilla Mist Camp

Day 3: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable NP and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening boat cruise

Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Western Region
After an early morning breakfast, you will be briefed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger guide at 8am and after start your gorilla trekking journey in Uganda, you will enter into the amazing rainforest (gorilla sanctuary) as it offers an exciting, heavily forested and dense landscape interacted by plenty of animal trails that provide access for tourists tracking these resident animals. Mammals here include majorly the endangered Mountain Gorillas, elephants, buffaloes, giant forest hogs, black-fronted Duikers, bushbucks, leopards to mention but a few. The charming Mountain Gorillas form the highlight of the park, the time and terrain/track taken while looking for these beautiful primates varies according to their movements. Once tracked, observing, spending time with and photographing these gentle, peaceful and shy gorillas in Uganda is a unique, breath-taking, inspiring, and thrilling lifetime memorable adventure that leaves you desiring to have it again but takes one hour. As one of our clients lamented, ‘‘I will forever want to track and keep with these lovely animals and if acceptable, I would stay with them every day!!”. After your one hour with the gorillas, return from the 2 – 8-hour trek to the starting point and transfer to the starting point to embark on the transfer to Lake Bunyonyi driving through fascinating Kigezi Highlands which locals apply terracing method to cultivate their slopes deriving impressive scenic landscape. You arrive at Lake Bunyonyi in the afternoon and embark on the boat cruise to explore the second deepest Lake in Africa with a count of 29 Islands. Retire for relaxation, dinner, and overnight
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Midrange: Lake Bunyonyi Rock – resort

Day 4: Transfer from Lake Bunyonyi back to Kampala

Stop At: Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda
After your breakfast embark on the transfer to Kampala via Mbarara and settle at Igongo Cultural Centre for lunch (Traditional dishes) but also you will have an option to visit the cultural museum here and embark on your drive to Kampala. You can make an en route at the Equator for more photos and passing through the gift shops to secure yourself memorabilia as a commemoration of your gorilla and wildlife safari in Uganda.
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick up from the guests' place of stay in Kampala or Entebbe


  • Entebbe Airport, Entebbe Uganda
4 days
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Private transportation
  • Gorilla trek permit Bwindi, Park entry fees, Boat fees, Full board accommodation, tour activities
  • Tips, Laundry services,Other Beverages,International & domestic flights, Visas, Optional activities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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I should start with one thing you might find unusual which was that Cate (the lady that helped me plan my Safari) asked me to pay for it before getting there through a pesapal transfer (which is some sort of paypal). I am mentioning this because I also did some research at that
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Prime Safari Tours: Excellent service with great communication skills, always available via email or WhatsApp, easy to get a hold of. You guys planned our trip so well & gave us the best vehicle & a terrific guide (Dennis). Cate & Samuel are a great team to work with, we
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We had a great experience with prime safaris during our 4 day trip in Rwanda and Uganda. Cate was super patient with us answering all our questions and even generated multiple quotes for our trip. She even suggested an additional stop in our itinerary which turned out to be a
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By: Prime Safaris & Tours
268 reviews
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Murchison National Park
I travel with a group of interns to Uganda once a year for medical work in the north of the country. For the third
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Struan T
London, United Kingdom
Dennis the Extraordinaire!
Prime Safari organised a wonderful trip for my wife and I (late 20's early 30's) to visit Uganda, Rwanda and DR
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Wonderful experience!
We had such a fantastic time on this trip. My husband and I have been on safaris/hikes in Kenya, South Africa and
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Georgiana Elena L
London, United Kingdom
Best trip
I should start with one thing you might find unusual which was that Cate (the lady that helped me plan my Safari)
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Tworore B
Jinja, Uganda
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Los Angeles, California
Terrific company, Always available via email or WhatsApp.
Prime Safari Tours: Excellent service with great communication skills, always available via email or WhatsApp,
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Excelente hospitality and costumer service
We had a great experience with prime safaris during our 4 day trip in Rwanda and Uganda. Cate was super patient
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Kampala, Uganda
Gorilla Trekking, Lake Bunyonyi and Queen Elizabeth National Park
The skill of a guide can be seen in the moment of the unexpected. I made this trip with Jerom, he made me know and
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Rwanda and Uganda, including Murchison Falls National Park.
We decided on the itinerary and Prime Safaris delivered great transport and outstanding driver/guides. Godfrey
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Amazing trip to Queen Elizabeth, Ishasha and Bwindi
Our guide, Godfrey, was an amazing host, always making sure we were comfortable and that we had a once in a
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Robert was awesome guide/driver during Uganda Safari!
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Melbourne, Australia
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I did a number of tours around Africa and my experience with Prime Safari's was by far the best. The vehicle was
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