7 Day Uganda Gorilla, Wildlife & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari

Tree-climbing lions, Queen Elizabeth National Park

7 Day Uganda Gorilla, Wildlife & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari

Day 1: Murchison Falls National Park

You will get briefed about the camping safari and then drive off to Murchison Falls national park passing via through Budongo forest and enjoy the spectacular views across Lake Albert from the rift valley escarpment. Picnic lunch en route and continue reaching late afternoon.

Overnight, dinner and accommodation atNile safari camp/ Murchison River Lodge/ Paraa safari lodge.

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking at Kaniyo Pabidi Forest

Early morning breakfast and then proceed for the tracking of the noisy chimps and other primates crashing through Kaniyo Pabidi forest. Take note of the colourful birds squawking in through the forest canopy.

Have packed lunch and then take an afternoon launch cruise upstream the falls which takes around three hours.

Return in the evening for dinner and overnight at Nile Safari camp/ Murchison river lodge/ Paraa safari lodge.

Day 3:Kibale Forest National Park.

After breakfast drive to Kibale Forest National Park. You will have lunch en route and get to Kibale in the afternoon.

Have nature walk in the forest and get to see different animal species and primates such as colobus monkey, Mangabeys, red tailed monkeys and the rare specie L’Hoest monkey.

Return in the evening, dinner and overnight at Kibale Primate lodge/ Ndali lodge/ Mountains of the moon hotel.

Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking.

After an early morning breakfast you will go to Kanyanchu tourist centre and get briefed by the authority guide before you proceed to track chimpanzees in the forest.

Chimpanzees are one of man’s closest relations and therefore seeing them is a wonderful adventure. This will take you two to three hours depending on how soon you will be able to see the chimpanzees. The guide will take you through the thick forest and while giving you information about the different tree species in the forest which will make your walk interesting and informative. You will have a chance to see more of the red tailed monkeys, Mangabeys, grey cheeked monkeys and also listen to the sounds of the birds in the forest.

You will then return for late breakfast and have your packed lunch then proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari lodge / Jacana Lodge / Enganzi Lodge.

Day 5: Kyambura Gorge Primates Trekking

After breakfast in the morning, you will go for a nature walk in the Maramagambo Forest to see different tree species, primates, the bat colony and the blue lake.

After lunch take a launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel where different animals such as hippos, elephants, buffaloes, and an array of water birds can be seen. Go on the hunt for the tree-climbing lions lounging on old fig trees in the Ishasha region.

Dinner and Overnight at Jacana/ Mweya safari lodge /Enganzi Lodge.

Day 6: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

After breakfast, depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest passing either via Ishasha, the home of the tree climbing lion, or take the alternative route through cultivated expanses. This will depend on the road situation. Explore the village and the native communities if time allows.

Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp / Mahogany Springs / Gorilla Mist Camp.

Day 7: Gorilla Safari – Bwindi Impenetrable national park

Take early morning breakfast and proceed to the forest for gorilla tracking. Remember you need jungle boots since gorilla tracking involves walking up steep densely forested hills before finally coming across the endangered gorillas camouflaged in the dense tropical vegetation.

Depart for Kampala in the afternoon reaching late evening. Dinner and overnight at Cassia Cottages/ Sheraton hotel/ Tourist Hotel/ Holiday Express.

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  • Airport transfers
  • Full board accommodation
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
  • A 4×4 comfortable safari vehicle good for game viewing and photographing
  • 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