This 6 day trip will give the best of South Western Uganda, from watching lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park to a mesmerizing mountain gorilla experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The trip combines the best of Uganda's wildlife, landscapes and cultural encounters within 6 days.

Day 1: Arrive in Uganda

You will be picked from Entebbe Airport by a guide driver. You will then be brought to your booked hotel of choice in Kampala. If you arrive on time, we will take you around Kampala for city tours.

Day 2: Drive to Bwindi

Together with our experienced guide driver, you will drive to Kisoro in the south-western part of Uganda. You will stop at the Equator for photograph opportunity and proceed for lunch at Igongo Cultural Center in Mbarara. You will drive across beautiful parts of the countryside with great landscape sceneries and after Kabale town, you will be welcomed by bamboo forests and superb views over the Virunga Mountains. You will be booked into a lodge of choice, from luxury to budget and that will determine your meal plan.

Day 3 - Gorilla Tracking

This time, be ready for a rare encounter with one of gentle giants- the Mountain Gorilla. This is no doubt the absolute highlight of a tour to Uganda for most visitors. It is a humbling experience to stand metres from man’s distant cousins as they eat rest, play and bond with their young ones.

After a briefing by park authorities, you will embark on a forest trek lasting from a few hours up to a full day, depending on the location of the gorillas as they range spontaneously in the thick forest.

There are 10 habituated gorilla families and you will be privileged to encounter and spend time with one of the families that can be visited by a group of eight people per day! Bwindi Impenetrable Forest also hosts five other species of primates, 113 mammals, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds. So, this is more than a gorilla destination.

You will enjoy an exciting journey along forested slopes, bushes and bamboo before you ultimately reach the gorilla family. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly awesome and emotional experience.

Day 4: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth through interesting and captivating landscapes. Stop in Ishasha sector for the tree-climbing lions. On lucky day, you will find these self-styled kings of the jungle hunting! After the lion experience, you check in your hotel room and enjoy the best experience in the heart of the most beautiful savanna park.

Day 5: Game Safaris and Kazinga Channel Launch

After an early breakfast, go for a long game drive starting just in time to see game as they have their “breakfast”. This park offers variety of wildlife, be assured of a classic African safari experience, the tracks through Kasenyi, the North Kazinga Plains and the Ishasha Sector offer virtually guaranteed buffalo, antelope and elephant sightings, along with warthogs and baboons. Our experienced guide in the early morning or at dusk will help you track down a pride of lions, and maybe even the odd leopard.

In the afternoon, you will have a boat launch on Kazinga Channel, the oasis for many of the fascinating species that inhabit the park! Taking a boat tour along Kazinga Channel will give you a chance to cruise just meters from hundreds of enormous hippos and buffalos while elephants linger on the shoreline.

With a guaranteed seat on the boat and great views, there you will be entertained to over 60 bird species that can be spotted during the trip while expert ranger guides narrate the creatures’ stories.

Day 6: Return to Kampala through Fort Portal

After breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala through Fort Portal. This return drive gives an opportunity to view the misty ranges of Rwenzori Mountains. Please let us know if you want us to arrange accommodation for this night. You have time to depart to Entebbe Airport as this journey takes up to 10 hours, favuorable for flights scheduled from 10 pm and upwards.

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