6 Day Gorilla Habituation & Wildlife Safari


6 Day Gorilla Habituation & Wildlife Safari

Day 1: Arrival & Transfer to Bwindi

Pickup from Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda.

Take a brief Kigali City Tour. Visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site where you will learn about the 1994 Rwanda Genocide that saw almost a million people dead in just a few days.

Have Lunch in Kigali and Travel to Southern Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Travel via Cyanika Border, you will have a stopover at the Twin Lakes of Bulera and Ruhondo. Then continue past the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, and on a clear day you will take great photos of the 3 Virunga Mountains: Sabinyo, Muhabura and Gahinga Mountains.

Continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in South Western Uganda.

Overnight at Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury)

Day 2: Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi Forest

The guide will pick you up after early breakfast, and drive you to the Rushaga Outpost of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Get briefed about the ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’ of gorilla trekking and how you should behave while with the gorillas within the forest. Guided by a UWA Ranger Guide, start the hike into the impenetrable jungle to look for the endangered mountain gorillas.

The Gorilla Habituation Experience can take 6-10 hours depending on the movements of the mountain gorillas within the forest. Tracking involves walking up steep and densely forested hills before finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation. Upon meeting the mountain gorillas, you will stay with these giant apes for 1 hour enjoying observation and photography.

After the gorilla trek, return to the park offices for your certificate. In the afternoon Go for Batwa Experience and get to learn about their past life within the forest.

Overnight at Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury).

Day 3: Take a Nature Walk to the Waterfalls

Early in the morning go for a nature walk in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Hike to the waterfalls in the park. After the hike, travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This National Park is a UNESCO World Biosphere and has one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game reserve in the world! Almost 100 mammal species and a remarkable 606 bird species can be found. Elephants, Lots of hippos, the elusive giant forest hog and the handsome Uganda kob all regularly sighted.

Evening Game Drive in the Park. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury).

Day 4: Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park

Go for a morning Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

After the game drive go back to the lodge for mid-morning breakfast and lunch.

In the afternoon go for the launch cruise along the Kazinga channel. The boat rise is rewarding with sightings of a diversity wildlife including schools of hippos, crocodiles, and many bird species that can be seen on the shores of the lake.

Overnight at the Luxury Camp near the Lake at Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury).

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking & Travel to Lake Bunyonyi

In the morning go for a chimpanzee tracking adventure in Kyambura or Kalinzu Forest.

Chimpanzees are some of the endangered apes that you can encounter in Uganda. I am to discuss with the head guide about which area we should consider for chimpanzee tracking.

After the chimpanzee tracking expedition, transfer to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale a district commonly known as the Switzerland of Africa because of its beautiful scenic areas and weather. You will have lunch in Kabale town after which you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation.

Dinner and overnight stay at Bunyonyi Bird Nest Lodge.

Day 6: Half Day Excursion at Lake Bunyonyi, Travel to Entebbe

Breakfast will be served early morning and after you will go for the boat tour on the lake to one of the islands. The lake has almost 38 small islands and each was named according to the bird species that reside on the island.

After the tour, embark on a return trip to Kigali or Entebbe.

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  • Airport transfers
  • Full board accommodation
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Guiding fees
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • A 4×4 comfortable safari vehicle good for game viewing and photographing
  • Gorilla permits
  • Chimpanzee trekking permits
  • Primate tracking permits
  • Professional full-time English speaking driver-guide


  • International flights
  • Visas (where applicable)
  • Laundry services
  • Beverages and drinks
  • Tips
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary