Overview of the 5 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga & Uganda wildlife safari in Queen Elizabeth
This 5 Days Congo gorilla safari Virunga & Uganda wildlife safari in Queen Elizabeth national park is a 5 days Virunga national park gorilla trekking safari in Congo and Queen Elizabeth National Park wildlife safari in Uganda. This safari offers you a chance to tour East and West Africa in a single trip featuring the equator experience in Uganda, game drive and boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National park Uganda and gorilla trekking in Virunga national park Congo. This safari starts Upon arrival at Entebbe international airport in Uganda and ends in Kigali international airport Rwanda.
Your professional Uganda safari guide will be there waiting for you at Entebbe international airport and upon arrival you will be briefed about the safari and then start the drive to Queen Elizabeth national park. You will stop at the equator crossing in kayabwe for a great experience as you cross from the northern hemisphere to the southern hemisphere. There after you continue with the drive in your 4×4 safari vehicle for dinner and an overnight stay at a close accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National park as you prepare for a game drive and boat cruise on the next day. On the third day of your trip, you will cross the border from Uganda to Congo where you will have dinner and an overnight at a close accommodation in Virunga national park. After a rest, the next day you will do gorilla trekking in Virunga national park before departing from Kigali international airport in Rwanda.
Highlights of the 5 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga & Uganda wildlife safari in Queen Elizabeth
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe international airport and drive to Queen Elizabeth National park. You will stop at the equator for a discovery experience.
Day 2: You will do a morning game drive and then an evening boat cruise at kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Day 3: Your driver guide will transfer you across the Ugandan border to Virunga national park in Congo. This drive features a lot of beautiful sightings.
Day 4: After a hearty break fast, you will go for your Congo gorilla safari experience at Virunga national park.
Day 5: After a relaxed breakfast in Congo, you will be driven to Kigali international airport for your departure flight.
Day by day itinerary of the 5 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga & Uganda wildlife safari in Queen Elizabeth
Day 1 of your 5 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga & Uganda wildlife safari in Queen Elizabeth
Your professional driver guide will be at the airport to warmly welcome you to Uganda. After meeting and greeting, your driver guide will brief you about the safari then start the drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park (398km) for your Uganda wildlife safari experience. At Kayabwe, 80km from Kampala you will stop for an equator experience as you discover why you weigh 3kg less at the equator line, it’s a memorable experience. The drive is approximately 7 hours without stops therefore early arrival is recommended. When you arrive at the park you will check into your booked accommodation in Queen Elizabeth national park for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 2 of your 5 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga & Uganda wildlife safari in Queen Elizabeth
Your driver guide will be ready to drive you to the park headquarters for an early morning game drive before 7:00am. The morning game drive starts at 7:00am since it’s the time the park entrance gates open. The game drive lasts about 2-4hours after which you return to your hotel or lodge for a meal and relaxation. This is the best time for wildlife photography as the predators and prey are at the best time of action. After about 2 hours of relaxation, you will drive to the Kazinga channel for the evening boat cruise that starts at 2:00pm. The boat cruise is one of the best activities on a safari in Uganda as you cruise past numerous crocodiles and hippopotamuses.
Day 3 of your 5 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga & Uganda wildlife safari in Queen Elizabeth
After your last breakfast from your hotel or lodge in Uganda your driver guide will start the road trip to Virunga national park in for your gorilla trekking safari in Congo. You will drive through the ishasha sector where you can sight the elusive tree climbing lions. The drive to Virunga national park is about 100km with an estimate drive time of 3 hours since it includes a border crossing. Upon arrival at your booked accommodation in Virunga national park, you will relax and have an overnight stay.
Day 4 of your 5 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga & Uganda wildlife safari in Queen Elizabeth
Get ready to wake up before 8:00am to go for gorilla trekking. Briefing is done at the park headquarters before 8:00am and it is during this time that you will be reminded of the gorilla trekking etiquette and then after you head to the jungle with the ranger in search of the gorillas. Each 8 tourists trek a single gorilla family. The activity is strenuous and therefore require some bit of physical fitness as you hike the forest though the group treks at the pace of the slowest trekker. Gorilla trekking lasts about 2-5 hours and only one hour can be spent gazing at the curious, playful and joyful gentle giants. After trekking, you will meet your driver guide at the park headquarters who will transfer you back to your hotel for a rest.
Day 5 of your 5 days Congo gorilla safari Virunga & Uganda wildlife safari in Queen Elizabeth
Every amazing thing comes to an end, on this 5th day, you will wake up to your last breakfast in Congo then drive to Kigali international airport in Rwanda. This road trip of about 7 hours offers the best chance to sight beautiful sceneries of the Virunga massif which is also a place for Uganda gorilla safaris and gorilla safari Rwanda tours. Depending on the time of arrival in Kigali and flight departure you can do a Kigali city tour then head to the airport to your departure flight either to your next destination or back home.
Congo is blessed to be one of the three countries that host mountain gorillas alongside Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park and Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park. Virunga national park hosts 8 habituated gorilla families of which you will only spend a single hour with one of the families.
End of your 5 Days Congo gorilla safari Virunga & Uganda wildlife safari in Queen Elizabeth
How much fun can you have in just 5 days? You just cant explain it, Plan to safari Uganda, Congo and Rwanda in a single safari and have a great taste of Africa.