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5 Days Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, and Lake Mburo National Parks Safari and Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
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Uganda Wildlife Safari

Lakeside Tours and Travel would like to invite you to experience this wonderful safari in Uganda. Also known as the Pearl of Africa, Uganda is the ultimate tourist destination in Africa. This safari will take you through both Uganda’s savannah and forested national parks of Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo, and Bwindi respectively. You will be able to explore Uganda’s wildlife and experience the warm hospitable nature of the nation as you go through the country.

Key information

  • Private safari
  • Minimum or maximum group size: Minimum 2 persons, maximum 6 persons
  • Children policy: Children from the age of 12 years old are allowed to participate under the supervision of a parent or guardian.
  • Starting point and ending point: Kampala
  • Languages: English, French, Spanish and German speaking guides
  • All park fees (including 600 USD gorilla permit) are included.


  • 3 days with game viewing
  • Ground transportation in private 4WD vehicles
  • Chance to see gorillas, lions, antelopes, hippos, and rhinos
  • Visit Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, and Lake Mburo National Parks
  • All meals as well as water and snacks during safari provided
  • Park fees and gorilla permit included
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers


5 activity days
Group size: 2-6 participants
Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport
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During this safari in Uganda, you will spend two nights at Gorilla Mist Camp or Bakiga Lodge, one night at Enganzi Lodge, and another night at either Arcadia Cottages or Rwakoobo Rock cottages.


Day 1: Kampala to Bwindi

The drive from Kampala to Bwindi normally takes 9 to 11 hours with the biggest portion being newly constructed tarmac roads. The remaining small portion of the bumpy road is so beautiful thus referred to as the “Switzerland of Africa”. Depending on gorilla permits availability, you may track the mountain gorillas either in the northern or southern part of Bwindi. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Mist Camp or Bakiga Lodge.

Day 2: Mountain gorilla tracking

After an early morning delicious breakfast, you will be transferred to the park office headquarters with some times packed lunch for briefing and then go for gorilla trekking in the thick Bwindi impenetrable forests. You may spend an hour with the gorillas after a hike that ranges between one to seven hours. Later in the evening, undertake a brief nature walk to the Batwa community. Also available are craft shops and drinking joints. Overnight and dinner at Gorilla Mist Camp or Bakiga Lodge.

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

This day, an early wake up for breakfast and go tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector as they enjoy a rest in the fig tree branches in the morning sunset. Different species antelope are a big attraction in these grassland plains. Proceed for lunch at Mweya lodge as you prepare for an afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel between Lakes Edward George. The rich wildlife along this channel characterized by a high concentration of hippos and birds which makes it, the best birding spot in Africa is worth mentioning. Overnight at Enganzi Lodge.

Day 4: Depart from Queen Elizabeth to Lake Mburo National Park

Immediately after breakfast transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, a haven for impalas and rhinos, small antelopes, zebras, and many other herbivorous. Enjoy an afternoon boat ride on Lake Mburo. Accommodations include Arcadia Cottages or Rwakoobo Rock Cottages.

Day 5: Lake Mburo to Kampala

After breakfast, undertake a game drive to the salt-lick area where a variety of animals converge to enjoy the salty soil in this place. Later drive out of the park through the eastern Nshara Gate and proceed to Kampala with en route stopover at the Uganda Equator arriving in the evening in Kampala. Drop off will be at the airport for your flights back home.


This safari will cover some of the top destinations in Uganda including Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Lake Mburo National Park.

Lake Mburo National Park.

Lake Mburo National Park is a compact gem, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years. It is home to 350 bird species as well as zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

  • Size: 321 square kilometres
  • Altitude: 1,160 to 2,607 meters above sea level

Bwindi was gazetted as a National Park in 1991 and declared a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 1994.

Spread over a series of steep ridges and valleys, Bwindi is the source of five major rivers, which flow into Lake Edward.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda's oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked.

This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

  • Size: 1,978 square kilometres

Queen Elizabeth spans the equator line; monuments on either side of the road mark the exact spot where it crosses latitude 00.

The park was founded in 1952 as Kazinga National Park and renamed two years later to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II.

The park is home to over 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile

wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for a classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.

Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kob.


All meals, as well as water and snacks in the vehicle, are included in the price. All food allergies and dietary restrictions must be disclosed to Lakeside Tours and Travel at the time of booking but they cannot guarantee that dietary needs or restrictions can be accommodated.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation on full board basis
  • Airport pickups and transfers
  • All activities included in the itinerary
  • All meals
  • Boat cruise
  • Car hire (safari vehicle suitable for game drives)
  • Drinking water while on safari
  • Game drives
  • Gorilla permits each 600 USD
  • Guide/drivers allowance
  • Fuel
  • Park entrance fees

What's not included

  • Additional accommodation before or after the tour
  • Cigarettes
  • Drinks like beers, sodas, and wines
  • International flights
  • Items of personal nature
  • Visas

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Entebbe International Airport Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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