4 Days Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi safaris

4 Days Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth safari

This 4 days Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth safari tour takes you to both national parks of Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Impenetrable giving you a chance to have a look at a number of species within the parks’ boundaries. Like the tree climbing lions in the Ishasha province of Queen Elizabeth, mountain gorillas in Bwindi. Other species you can look forward to seeing include the elephants, hippos, several bird species, buffaloes, Uganda kobs and many others.

Highlights for the trip

  • Tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector
  • Game viewing in Queen Elizabeth
  • Boat cruise along the Kazinga channel
  • Gorilla tracking in Bwindi impenetrable national park
  • Sight Seeing and Nature Walks

Brief Itinerary

  • Day1: Arrival and transfer to queen Elizabeth national park
  • Day2: Game viewing and boat cruise and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day3: gorilla trekking
  • Day 4: transfer back to Kampala/ Entebbe

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala/Entebbe to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Upon arrival into the country our English-speaking driver will pick you up from the airport or alternatively you can opt to be picked from your hotel of residence in Kampala or Entebbe to start your journey to western Uganda. This is the starting for your 4 days Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth safari. Setting off from Kampala has to be early in the morning hours like 6:30am to avoid delays by the heavy traffic jam in the city. Enroute to Queen Elizabeth National Park, stop over at the Equator in Kayabwe for photos and then proceed to Mbarara city as you capture the beautiful scenes of nature i.e. hills and valleys and the beautiful people in different towns along the highway.

On reaching Mbarara city, have a stopover at Agip motel for lunch then proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park using the Mbarara-Kasese highway. Reaching Queen Elizabeth National Park will be late in the evening however, you will have an opportunity to take part in the evening game drive around the park giving you a glimpse to some of the wildlife nocturnal animals. This activity will be done after checking in your lodge where you will spend your night.

Accommodation options

  • Nyambura gorge lodge
  • Mweya Safari Lodge
  • Park view safari cottages
  • Simba safari lodge

Meal plan

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Travel time


Day 2: Game viewing, Boat cruise and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Wake up early and prepare this fun packed and exciting day. You will have your breakfast early, leave for the Ishasha province for a game drive where you will spot the tree climbing lions and other wildlife creatures as they roam through the park like the elephant buffalo, hyena etc.

From here you will head back to your lodge for lunch and right after lunch another exciting activity awaits you. A boat cruise along the Kazinga channel which joins lake George to lake Edward usually takes 2-3hrs and while here, you will get to see different bird species on the shore lines of the lakes, hippos, buffaloes, elephants and more. Heading back to your hotel after the activity is done may give you a chance to see other mammals in the park like the leopards, Hyenas, elephants, bushbucks, spotted hyenas, stripped jackal, waterbucks and more. After collecting your belongings from the hotel, a trip to Bwindi impenetrable national park will begin.

Upon arrival late in the evening, you will be welcomed to your hotel in Buhoma where you will have your dinner and rest after a long day in the wild.

Accommodation options in Queen Elizabeth National Park

  • Nyambura gorge lodge
  • Mweya Safari Lodge
  • Simba safari lodge

Accommodation options in Bwindi

  • Engagi lodge
  • Silverback hotel
  • Bwindi lodge
  • Bwindi guest house

Meal plan:

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Travel time:


Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You will have to wake up early in the morning, have your breakfast and once your done, you’ll be picked from the hotel to the Buhoma headquarters where you will be briefed on the guidelines to follow before heading to the jungle for gorilla tracking. Later together with guides and in a group made up of 8 people, you will be led into thick and dense forest of Bwindi that harbors almost half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking usually takes between 1-7hrs before contact is made.

Once contact is made, you are given up to 1hr to observe, take pictures with man’s closest relatives in their natural habitat. Nothing is as satisfying as such an activity where you get close to a human like creature that consists of 99 percent of our DNA. Head back to the headquarters after the activity is complete and here you will be awarded a certificate confirming that you participated in gorilla tracking in Uganda.

Your driver/guide will drive you back to where you will spend your evening while enjoying the sights and sounds from the forest, have dinner then rest preparing you for the next day.

Please note that children are not allowed to go for gorilla trekking. However, they will be taken for a guided nature walk with the help of a guide.

Accommodation options

  • Silverback hotel
  • Engagi lodge
  • Bwindi lodge
  • Bwindi guest house

Meal plan

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala/ Entebbe

Have your breakfast early in the morning and then hit the road back to Kampala or Entebbe. On your journey back to the city, you will once again have a chance to view the beautiful scenes of the landscape especially made up of hills and valleys.

Upon reaching Mbarara, you will stop over for lunch at Agip motel then proceed to Kampala or Entebbe airport. However, you can still choose to spend a night in Uganda and travel the next day to home.

Accommodation options

  • Engagi lodge
  • Bwindi lodge
  • Bwindi guest house

Meal plan


Travel time:


4 Days Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth includes

  • Ground transport with fuel inclusive
  • English-Speaking driver
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Drinking water within the Vehicle
  • Accommodation
  • Park fees
  • All meals
  • Game drives
  • Boat cruise

4 Days Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth exclusions

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Laundry
  • Personal purchases
  • Air fares
  • Telephone calls
  • Tips

What to pack for 4 Days Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth trip

  • Drinking water
  • Gardening gloves
  • Long sleeved shirts
  • Waterproof backpack
  • water proof hiking shoes
  • long trousers and stockings
  • waterproof camera
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