4 Days

Gorilla & Big Game Safari Uganda

$2,600 per person


Experience the ultimate safari thrill on this Uganda Bwindi gorilla trekking & Big game safari experience. We’ll start off with a visit in Uganda’s smallest savannah park, Lake Mburo National Park. Then trek into the luxuriant rainforest of Bwindi in search of the elusive mountain gorillas. Once found, spend up to an hour observing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Continue to the idyllic lake Bunyonyi, ‘the Switzerland of Uganda. <br
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Big game drives
  • Equator crossing for photos
  • Scenic Views of Lake Bunyonyi


Day 1: Drive Lake Mburo National Park for Evening Game Drive

Set off at 07:00am for Lake Mburo National Park. Drive through the scenic rural countryside making a stopover for lunch. Arrive in the park, have a siesta and thereafter head out for an evening game drive. With luck some of the big cats like leopard will be seen in addition to other big game like giraffes and buffalos.
Arrive at the lodge settle in for dinner and the night.
Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast, you’ll transfer to Bwindi. Arrive in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the late afternoon. Unwind in the peaceful forest side lodge as you prepare for the action filled day of gorilla trekking.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest + Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

On this 4 Days Gorilla Trekking & Big Game Safari, we’ll trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to the biggest number of mountain gorillas among all national parks. After briefing at 08:00 am, we’ll head into the depth of the jungle for what is a most unique wilderness experience. The rangers will walk you down the narrow forest paths through thick undergrowth. Once found, the rangers will brief us through the dos and don’ts before making any contact with the mountain gorillas.

We’ll spend up to 1 hour watching the gorillas in their natural habitat. We’ll get in proximity with the gorillas as you quietly observe the gorillas play, eat, forage, groom, sleep and if we are lucky, we’ll get to watch the gorillas mate. This once in a lifetime experience will give us unique insights into the life and social dynamics of the gorilla families. Gorilla watching also gives us a chance to observe the uncanny similarities between gorillas and human beings and gorillas with whom we share 98% DNA. If we are lucky, we will experience the playfully exuberant energy of the juveniles who often skip from branch to branch and play with heightened enthusiasm when in the presence of humans.

After seeing the mountain gorillas, we’ll break for a picnic lunch in the forest before embarking on the hike back to the gorilla lodge.

After a long day’s trek, embark on a journey to the rejuvenating Islands of Bunyonyi. Enjoy dinner at the lakeside as you unwind by the lake shores at the lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Drive back to Jinja/ Kampala

After breakfast start the 6-7 hour journey back to Jinja/Kampala.

Accommodation: No planned accommodation
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

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What To Carry

  • Passport copy
  • personal sanitizer
  • Both short/long sleeved shirts
  • raincoat
  • Both short/trousers
  • swimming costume
  • small torch
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen
  • insect repellant
  • a good camera
  • refilling water bottle
  • extra cash in local currency and a pair of keen eyes!

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