5 day Luxury Safari in Uganda
Are you looking to take a luxury safari in Uganda, without spending so many hours on the road? We believe we have just the tour for you! This 5 day tour will see you fly into Uganda’s most popular national park for a game drive and also visit the iconic mountain gorillas, all the while staying at Uganda’s finest and most luxurius lodges.
Available at scheduled arrival time
English. Other languages available on request.
- Experienced and qualified guide
- Hotel Accomodation
Welcome to Uganda
You will be picked up from the airport by a representative of your hotel (Hotel Number 5) who will take you on the 15 minutes drive to your hotel.
About Hotel Number 5
Nestled in the leafy suburbs of Entebbe, Hotel No.5 is a stylish boutique hotel with luxurious rooms each of which opens onto the beautiful garden and swimming pool. This hotel is a great place to have a restful and intimate stay in a tranquil setting. You will be able to relax and unwind after your travel and be treated to a sumptuous dinner! If you arrive early enough and are not too tired, don’t miss the opportunity to explore Entebbe town. Just speak to the hotel reception and they will be sure to arrange a drive through the town for you. Any activities today will be at your cost.
Flight to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Today, you will kick start the day with a delicious breakfast after which it’s off to Entebbe International Airport to catch your flight to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Your flight will depart from Entebbe at 12:30pm and arrive at the destination at 2:25pm.
About Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is 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 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. Besides its outstanding wildlife attractions, Queen Elizabeth National Park has a fascinating cultural history. There are many opportunities for visitors to meet the local communities and enjoy storytelling, dance, music and more.
Afternoon game drive
On arrival at the park, you wil take a 1 hour drive to Mweya Safari Lodge, your accommodation for the night. Once you are settled in, it’s time for your afternoon game drive in the well maintained tracks of the park. This will be the start of many great adventures to come!
About Mweya Safari Lodge
The Lodge is located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains – the ‘Mountains of the Moon'. Mweya Safari Lodge offers visitors a spectacular experience of luxury in the wilderness. Each room at Mweya Safari Lodge has a breathtaking view of the Kazinga channel. You can watch the forest hogs grazing the grass outside, as well as the odd curious hippo! The cuisine is of the highest quality, presenting a range of exquisite Continental, Indian and International cuisine.
Game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Today you will take a long morning game drive through the iconic Queen Elizabeth National Park. With an astonishing 5000 hippos, 2500 elephants and over 10,000 buffalo thriving in its grasslands and shorelines, Queen guarantees sightings of some of Africa’s most iconic species. Hearing the elephants’ calls reverberate around Queen’s crater-filled valleys is a magical experience. And of course, you should be able to see the iconic tree climbing lions!
Boat safari on the famous Kazinga Channel
In the afternoon, get ready for a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel which joins Lake George and Lake Edward. On this boat safari, you will catch the many animals that come to the water to drink including hippos, crocodiles, elephants, buffalo, eland and a range of beautiful birds.
Evening drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After this, you will game drive your way out of the park and travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for the experience of a lifetime. You’ll stay at the remarkable and intimate Buhoma Lodge,
About Buhoma Lodge
Buhoma Lodge, a beautiful abode hidded within the forest with spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. One of only two lodges situated within the National Park, it’s a short walking distance from the meeting point for gorilla tracking and other activities in the area. An elevated central lounge area, complete with bar, dining and spa facilities, offers a cozy, comfortable environment with fireplaces which give warmth in the cool evenings.
Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
This is the day you have been waiting for! Today you will encounter the Uganda’s prized possession, the Mountain Gorillas! This is experience is sure to leave a lasting impression! The gorilla tracking can last a few hours to a whole day. After this, you can relax, unwind and be hosted to a sumptuous dinner back at your lodge.
About Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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.
Flight from Kihihi back to Entebbe
In the morning, your driver will be waiting to drive you to Kihihi Airstrip where you will take your flight back to Entebbe International Airport. Your flight will depart at 9:45am and arrive in Entebbe at 11:25pm. Of course, if you would like to extend your stay at the beautiful Buhoma Lodge, just let us know and we will be delighted to arrange this for you.
International Flight Home
From Entebbe you can catch your international flight back home.