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5 Days Gorilla Habituation and Wildlife safari

The 5 days gorilla habituation experience takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will get amazing encounters with unique wild species in their natural habitat.

Bwindi is home to half of the population of the world remaining mountain gorillas. Gorilla habituation is a process of training mountain Gorillas to live closer to people as they continue with their day-to-day lives, and this process takes up to 3 or more years.

Queen Elizabeth offers amazing game drives where you get to see tree-climbing lions which can only be found in Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth in Uganda. Game drives are usually conducted in the morning, afternoon, and at night.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

On the first day of your safari, you will be picked up by the driver/guide from either Kampala or Entebbe depending on your location and begin the journey to Bwindi Impenetrable forest after briefing.  You will have midway stopovers to check out the beautiful countryside and take great photos at the equator crossing. You will blessed with amazing scenery of hills, valleys, cattle, and locals among others as you head to Bwindi. The Gorilla habituation process takes place in the southern sector of Bwindi. You will transfer to your hotel for relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay.

Day 2:  The Gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi

You will have an early breakfast before heading for briefing at the park offices. While there, you will join other tourists and be informed about what to expect during the gorilla habituation experience. After the briefing, you will start trekking into the forest accompanied by Rangers, Trackers, and Researchers. You will be with the primates for four hours as you learn more about the gorillas.  As you track the gorillas, you will encounter several forest creatures including birds, butterflies, smaller primates, and insects. Listen and observe what the researchers are doing. You may be asked to participate in making gorilla calls, gathering samples or naming group members. After spending your four hours with the primates, you will go back to the lodge for rest and relaxation.

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day three takes you to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will be able to have magnificent views of Crater lakes, Mountains like Rwenzori and other features.  Upon arrival in the park, you will have a small game drive as we head to the lodge where you will have lunch and a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel. During the boat cruise, you can see animals like elephants, crocodiles, elephants, and birds. Head back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 4: Morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park

After morning breakfast, you will embark on a morning game drive on the savanna plains where you will have amazing encounters with the amazing wildlife species found in Queen Elizabeth National Park including lions, hyenas, leopards, buffalo, elephants, hippos, and plenty of elephants.  You will later return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation and later do an evening game drive which gives you an opportunity to spot the wildlife missed on the previous game drive. Relax and enjoy the sunset over the mountain ranges.

Day 5: Transfer to Entebbe Airport or Kampala

After breakfast you will check out your hotel and start your journey back to Entebbe Airport or Kampala depending on your schedule.

End of Safari.



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