Chimps, Gorillas & Wildlife

About your trip

Uncover Uganda's natural wonders on an expedition to meet its captivating primates. Witness the magnificent mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Park and the lively chimpanzees of Kibale Forest. Traverse the country's stunning terrain, from lush forests to rolling hills, immersing yourself in its diverse beauty and wildlife.

Your safari day-by-day

Day 01 | Arrival in Entebbe

Your journey begins with your arrival in Entebbe, where you’ll be warmly welcomed by your tour guide for the safari. After clearing customs, you’ll be transferred to your guesthouse for a comfortable overnight stay.

Stays: Boma Guesthouse, Karibu Guesthouse

Day 02 | Transfer to Kibale National Park

Today, you’ll embark on a scenic journey to Kibale National Park, renowned as the primate capital of East Africa. En route, you’ll witness the breathtaking landscapes of vast tea plantations and crater lakes, with the majestic Rwenzori Mountains forming a dramatic backdrop.

Stays: Turaco Treetops, Guereza Canopy Lodge

Day 03 | Chimpanzee Trekking & Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kick-start your day with an exhilarating chimpanzee trek through the dense foliage of Kibale Forest. As you venture deeper into the forest, listen for the distinctive calls of these remarkable primates, leading you to unforgettable encounters in their natural habitat. Later, continue your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park, a treasure trove of diverse ecosystems and wildlife wonders.

Stays: Buffalo Safari Lodge, Kasenyi Safari Camp

Day 04 | Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Awaken to the sounds of the wild and embark on an early morning game drive in the vast savannah plains of Kasenyi. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of the iconic African Big Five and an array of other wildlife species roaming freely in their natural habitat. After a delicious lunch, set out on a leisurely boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel. Marvel at the abundance of birdlife, crocodiles, and hippos that inhabit the tranquil waters, offering unparalleled opportunities for wildlife viewing and photography.

Stays: Buffalo Safari Lodge, Kasenyi Safari Camp

Day 05 | Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park

Bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth National Park as you embark on a scenic road journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Enveloped by the towering Virunga volcanoes, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to nearly half of the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population.

Stays: Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge, Mutanda Lake Resort

Day 06 | Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest

Today marks the pinnacle of your safari adventure as you embark on a once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking expedition in Bwindi Forest. Accompanied by experienced guides and trackers, venture into the heart of the forest in search of these elusive primates. As you encounter a gorilla family in its natural habitat, marvel at the sheer beauty and majesty of these gentle giants, forging a profound connection with nature that will leave an indelible mark on your soul.

Stays: Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge, Mutanda Lake Resort

Day 07 | Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, depart Bwindi Forest and journey to Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda’s smallest savannah park. Enjoy a leisurely drive through picturesque landscapes adorned with acacia woodlands and rolling hills, dotted with an abundance of wildlife.

Stays: Kigarama Wilderness Lodge, Rwakobo Rock Lodge

Day 08 | Return to Entebbe

On your final day, savor a hearty breakfast before embarking on a morning game drive or guided nature walk in Lake Mburo National Park. Explore the park’s diverse habitats and wildlife species, soaking in the natural beauty and tranquility of the savannah. Later, journey back to Entebbe, with a stop at the Equator for a unique photo opportunity.

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