5 Days Queen & Bwindi Adventure Safari

This 5 Days Queen & Bwindi Adventure Safari : gives you a chance to explore Uganda’s gifts of nature through visiting one of the most magnificent parks with their unique attractions. Queen Elizabeth National Park is well known for its tree climbing lions and one of the most visited National Park, beautiful with very rewarding wildlife and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park popularly known as home mountain gorillas which are among the endangered species in the world today.

Tour Highlights

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 2: Game drive and Launch cruise

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 4: Gorilla trekking- Bwindi Impenetrable Forests

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you will be picked by our representative/guide from your residence/hotel and will brief you about the entire safari trip. Thereafter continue with your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park. A stop over shall be made at the Equator line for some refreshments and photography. Lunch shall be in Mbarara town, after continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park. On arrival, we shall check-in, unwind, dinner and overnight at the lodge.


  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation Options

  • Mweya safari lodge (Luxury)
  • Enganzi Game lodge (Mid-range)
  • Simba safari camp (Budget)

Day 2: Game drive and Launch cruise

Enjoy an early breakfast, thereafter go for a dawn break game drive through the game trails of the “medley of wonders”. Here expect to see different wildlife heading to their feeding grounds like the African elephants, Cape buffaloes, Impalas, Elands and many more. After, we shall go back to the lodge for lunch as we prepare for an afternoon boat cruise. Here  you will have a closer view of the aquatic life like; the hippos, crocodiles and array of birds along the water banks, some wallowing and also cooling down the hot temperatures.


  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation Options

  • Mweya safari lodge (Luxury)
  • Enganzi Game lodge (Mid-range)
  • Simba safari camp (Budget)

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

After an early breakfast, we shall check out of the lodge and embark on our journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park via Ishasha where on a lucky day, you will be able to spot many climbing lions lounging on the trees and enjoying the sun. Lunch shall be on our way, thereafter continue to Bwindi and we may reach the lodge late in the afternoon, check-in, unwind, dinner and overnight.


  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation Options

  • Buhoma lodge (Luxury)
  • Nkuringo Gorilla camp (Mid-range)
  • Buhoma community Rest camp (Budget)

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking- Bwindi Impenetrable Forests

Enjoy an early breakfast, thereafter proceed to the park headquarters for some briefing by the Park rangers about the behavioral and ecological aspects of the Gorillas. The trekking experience is such a memorable one since these endangered species are human-like in nature. While trekking for the Gorillas, the rangers will continue explaining to you about other unique aspects about them. This activity may take about 2-8 hours depending on the location and movement of the gorilla families. After allocating where they will be, one hour will be granted to interact with them and take photos. After we shall go back to lodge for a hot lunch, later dinner and overnight.


  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation Options:

  • Buhoma lodge (Luxury)
  • Nkuringo Gorilla camp (Mid-range)
  • Buhoma community Rest camp (Budget)

Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala

After an early breakfast, we shall check out of the lodge and embark on our journey back to Kampala. We shall have lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre in Mbarara town and also a chance to visit the museum for some time .Later, proceed to the Kampala/ Entebbe for your post-tour and this will depend on the departure flight scheduled.

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  • Gorilla permits
  • Park entrance fees
  • All activities
  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • Transport transfers (Kampala/ Entebbe)
  • Water while on the safari


  • Tips
  • Gratitude
  • Hard beverages
  • Phone calls


Standard 4X4 Safari Vehicles

Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari vehicles. Each Safari vehicle comes with a professionally trained driver/guide with fuel for the whole safari. We also have very comfortable super customs which can carry up 6 people with their luggage also have small vehicles like Alphads, Harrier and much more that can carry 4-5 people.


  • Stop over at the Equator line.
  • Game drive
  • Boat cruise
  • Mountain Gorilla trekking.
  • Visit to the Mbarara Museum

Optional Activities

Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Chimpanzee tracking

The only habituated chimpanzee community in Queen Elizabeth National Park inhabits an isolated strip of riparian forest in the 100m deep Kyambura River Gorge, which runs for 16km on the park’s eastern boundary with quite easy to locate the chimps by sound, and once you’ve found them, they can usually be approached quite closely. Guided chimp-tracking excursions depart twice-daily and permits cost US$50 inclusive of the guide but excluding the park entrance fee.

Lion tracking

Lion tracking involves learning much more about the habits of the king of the wild in natural plains of kasenyi with in the national park. Lions with radio collars are tracked by a researcher who use the radiation trackers to monitor the movement of the lions with the radio collars. Lion tracking is one of the most interesting experimental tourism activities in Uganda. Limited numbers of participants are allowed to a natural habitat. This means if you are to join the team you have to book in advance in order to spare a place. This activity lasts for 2-3 days and only twice a day; in the morning around 8am and late afternoon. The coast of a lion permit authorized by Uganda Wildlife Authority is US$60 for international tourists and UGX 100,000 for the members of the East African Community.


The park contains over 600 bird species making it a must visit destination for birder to Uganda. Migratory birds are seen from November to April however birds can be seen throughout the year. Hot spots for the best birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park include; Kazinga Channel, Kasenyi Area, Mweya Peninsula, Maramagambo Forest, Ishasha Sector, Lake Kikorongo, Katunguru Bridge area and Katwe Area.  Watch out for the shoebill, Martial Eagle, Black rumped Buttonquail, African Skimmer, Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl, Black bee-Eater, White-Tailed Lark, White –winged Warbler.

Maramagambo Forest

The immense Maramagambo Forest, which runs west from the Katunguru-Ishaka Road almost as far the shore of Lake Edward, is largely inaccessible to tourists, the only exception being the northeastern tip around the crater lakes Nyamasingiri and Kyasanduka. The vastness of this forest is alluded to in its name, which derives from local phrase meaning ‘the end of words’ and refers to a legend about a group of young people who got lost there many years ago and took so long to find their way out and they were unable to speak when they returned home.

Activities in Bwindi

Village walk in Bwindi

This 3 hour stroll through Buhoma and its margins immerses visitors in the customs and practices of the Bakiga and Batwa people. The tour takes in varied activities such as farming, brewing local beer, dispensing traditional medicines and concludes with dancing displays by members of the Batwa community.

Birding watching in Bwindi

Birders with a limited amount of time in Buhoma are strongly urged to stick to the Munyaga River Trail, which starts on the edge of the park behind the gorilla tracking trailhead and follows the same old road through the forest south of Buhoma as the waterfall trail. The open road provides better birding opportunities than a narrow forest path and on a good morning you could hope to see over 60 bird species. Among the common species seen include; the great blue turaco, black bee-eater, red-tailed bulbul, bar tailed trogon, Doherty’s bush-shrike, white bellied robin-chat and much more.

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