5 Days of Bwindi Gorilla Trek & Queen Elizabeth, Fly-In & Road

Tour Plan


Status:Open All year

Vehicle used: 4/4 Land Cruiser

Accommodations: Luxury Tented Camps/Lodge

Bwindi – 2 Nights, Queen Elizabeth Park – 2 Nights

Activities: Gorilla tracking, photography, nature walks, sightseeing, boat ride & birding.


Day 1: Entebbe – Transfer to Bwindi by flight

You will board a mid-morning flight to Bwindi. Arrive in Kihihi Aistrip and be picked by lodge’s guide and transfer you to Bwindi, Buhoma section. The day is spent on leisure or guided community walks.

Overnight: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp/Bwindi Lodge/Buhoma Lodge

Meals: Lunch & Dinner


Day 2: Trekking Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi National Park

The day will start with early breakfast at the lodge/camp then transfer to park’s headquarters for briefing by park rangers of rules and regulations of gorilla trek. You will be allocated a family to visit. Thereafter, begin the trek which can take 3-8 hours depending on location of the allocated family and also speed of your group. This trek is a guided one. Expect to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you meet the gorillas. But it will be worthwhile as you observe them closely while they eat, play and rest. A unique and unforgettable experience! Trek back after picnic lunch to the start point and be driven to the lodge/camp for relaxation.

You will carry packed lunch on this day.

Note: For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour.

Overnight: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp/Bwindi Lodge/Buhoma Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 3: Bwindi – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth by road, Approx. 3 – 4 hours

After breakfast, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park to arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive is at 3/4p.m.

Overnight: Kyambura Gorge Safari Lodge/The Bush Lodge

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 4: Queen Elizabeth – Game drive and boat cruise

Have breakfast then depart for a morning game drive till lunch time. Return to the lodge for lunch and later have a boat ride in Kazinga Channel where you will meet a good number of birds, see elephants walking on the shores of the lake and the locals going about their activities.

Overnight: Kyambura Gorge Safari Lodge/The Bush Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 5: Queen Elizabeth – Transfer to Entebbe by flight

Have breakfast then a transfer to the airstrip for a flight to Entebbe.

Meals: Breakfast


Age limit for gorilla trek is 16 years

Fitness is key for the gorilla trek

Pack light

  • Internal flights; Entebbe – Kihihi (Bwindi) & Queen Elizabeth – Entebbe
  • 1 Gorilla Permit which includes park entry fees to Bwindi National Park (Subject to any government increment)
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Transfer to tracking point and back
  • 4-Night accommodation on full board basis
  • Park entry fees
  • Boat cruise in Kazinga Channel
  • Services of a professional tour guide
  • Transport and game drives in a 4/4 Land Cruiser
  • International flights from home and back
  • Tips & porterage
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Other personal items
  • Optional Activities: Balloon ride ($450 per person), Maasai Village visit and any other activity not in the tour description above
Rates depend on:
  • Number of people traveling
  • Date or month (hotels have different rates throughout the year)
  • Any other special request i.e. children and their ages and students

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