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Select Safaris Africa is here to organize short safari that can let you tour Uganda's best safari destinations in the shortest time possible. These short Uganda safaris are organized in a way that you are able to carry out various tourist activities in Uganda's top National Parks such as gorilla tracking or chimps trekking, birding safaris, game viewing and 1 day executions or tours such as the Kampala tours, Jinja tour and the Ngamba Island tour. Our Short Uganda Tours/Uganda safaris are arranged to take you to the various National parks such as Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi Impenetrable national park, Murchison Falls national park and Lake Mburo national park. These safaris offer you the opportunity to see the rare mountain gorillas which can only be seen in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as at least three of the big five that can easily be seen in each of Uganda's national parks. This 4 days Uganda Gorilla safari is one of our Short Uganda safaris/Uganda tours that we offer.
Detailed Safari Itinerary
DAY 1: Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Safari
Uganda gorilla safari, starts early in the morning after breakfast. Drive from Kampala towards the south-west and have a stop at the Equator for handicrafts and photography. 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 a game drive in the park is highly rewarding for you will view animals including Leopards, the gigantic Elephants, Hogs, Lions, Buffaloes, Duikers, Hyenas, and many antelope species. After lunch, you will have an evening 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga channel into Lake Edward. 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 will then Have dinner and spend your overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge / Budget Institute of ecology.(BLD) or any other lodge of your choice.
Day 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi
The day start with having breakfast, then embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi track and Queen's mile 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 via Maramagambo and Ishasha. Along the road via Ishasha you will have an opportunity to see the tree climbing lions, more antelopes, the waterbucks, Kobs, elephants, and buffaloes. You will arrive and rest at the exquisite Gorilla forest Camp where you will dine and spend the overnight.
Day 3: Bwindi Gorilla safari
After an early morning breakfast you will be briefed by your tour guide and after start your gorilla trekking journey, 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, the rare golden monkey, 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 apes is a unique, breathtaking, inspiring, and thrilling life time 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!!". Your overnight shall be at Buhoma homestead/Buhoma community Camp (FB) unless you have a personal choice
Day 4: Drive Back to Kampala
After your breakfast embark on the transfer to Kampala via Mbarara and lunch can be arranged for you (Traditional dishes) on your way. On arrival in Kampala by 5.00 p.m local time you immediately embark on the famous Kampala tour which makes the end of this Uganda safari. You will spend your overnight at The Lodge-Lweza for easy transfer to the Air Port.