8 Days

Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee Trekking & Big Game Safari Uganda Safari

$4,100 per person


The Best time of Travel is Jan – Dec

This safari takes us deep into the lush green rain forests of Uganda. From the forest of Kibale into Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. We’ll watch lions and other predators on the prowl in the savannah grasslands of Queen Elizabeth, then go gorilla trekking in Bwindi.

  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Big game drives in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Boat cruise on river Nile
  • Scenic views of Lake Bunyonyi


Day 1: Pick up & Drive to Murchison Falls Via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino trekking

Set off at 07:00am for Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Upon arrival, head to the offices for a briefing. Thereafter your ranger/guide will lead you into the savannah grasslands in search of the rhinos. Spend an hour watching the rhinos as you listen to the great conservation efforts that have led to the reintroduction of white rhinos in Uganda wilderness.


After a lunch break, proceed to Murchison Falls National Park via the top of the falls. Experience the scenic sights of the wild as the sun sets over Murchison Falls, the world’s most powerful waterfall.


Thereafter head to the lodge for dinner and the night’s stay.


Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Morning Game Drive & afternoon boat cruise

After your breakfast, enjoy a morning game drive in the northern sector of Murchison Falls. Look out for night dwellers including the leopards, lions and hyenas, which, with a little luck, we will see before they retreat to the coolness of the thickets in the afternoon hours.


After lunch, head out for a cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls as you enjoy the unique sights of aquatic wildlife such as hippos, crocodiles and aquatic birds and the breathtaking views of the water falls.
After this eventful Nile cruise, return to the lodge for dinner and the night.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Drive to Fort Portal

Awaken early to start on your 6 – 7 hour drive to the beautiful town of Fort Portal. You will arrive in the late afternoon hours and settle in at the lodge for the night’s stay.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park for Chimpanzee Trekking

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth for afternoon Chimpanzee trekking. Trek and see the chimps at proximity. Enjoy your 1 hour with them observing their behavior. Afterwards, proceed to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Drive via Ishasha sector to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast, depart for Bwindi going through the Ishasha sector famous for tree climbing lions. Search for these big cats for a few hours before proceeding to Bwindi Forest.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

On this 8 Day Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee Trekking, Rhino 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 7: Lake Bunyonyi

Spend the morning at your leisure. In the afternoon, we will start our excursion to Joshua’s Island where we are in for a treat and a feel of the local life in Lake Bunyonyi. Learn to make a rolex and see how traditional millet beer is made as you hang out at local bar and in a homestead. Option of hiking, quad biking and swimming in the lake are also on offer.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Drive to Entebbe

After breakfast we’ll embark on an 8 – 9 hour drive back to Entebbe where we will arrive in the evening hours.


Accommodation: No accommodation
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

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What To Carry

  • Passport copy
  • face masks (N95/surgical)
  • personal sanitizer
  • Both short/long sleeved shirts
  • raincoat
  • Both short/trousers
  • swimming costume
  • small torch
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen
  • insect repellent
  • a good camera
  • refilling water bottle
  • extra cash in local currency and a pair of keen eyes!

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