8 Day Uganda Gorilla Trek, Wildlife & Gorilla Safari

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8 Day Uganda Gorilla Trek, Wildlife & Gorilla Safari

Day 1: Entebbe - Kampala – Mubende – Kibale Forest

Have breakfast to drive through Mubende to Fort Portal. You will pass through tea farms, traditional homestead, and reach the town that is located amidst the mountains of the moon. You will reach late in the afternoon to go visit the craters lakes regions near Ndali lodge and later dine and be entertained in some of the cultural dances of the country. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge / Kibale primate lodge.

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking / Bird watching

You will go search chimpanzees in the forest and this will enable you view other primates like the colobus monkeys, Mangabeys, baboons, Bush babies and many more. You will move with a guide who will make your walk informative and productive making it interesting. He will provide information on both flora and fauna. Have lunch and then in the afternoon you will go for a walk to Bigodi wetland sanctuary for plenty of birds and rare fauna and flora. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge or Kibale Primate Lodge

Day 3: Kibale Forest – Queen Elizabeth Park (Lauch cruise

Connect to Queen Elizabeth National Park after breakfast to follow the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Ranges. The journey will offer you with game enroute for 2 – 3 Hours. You should watch out for game like a leopard, hyena, elephant, buffalo, and the King of the Jungle Lion. You will reach in the afternoon to have lunch and then go for a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel where you will view Hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes and water birds at a close range. The boat trip gives a clear platform for photographing. Dinner and overnight Mweya Safari Lodge / Enganzi Lodge.

Day 4: Game drives / forest walk or primates trekking

Wake up very early in the morning, take a cup of coffee or tea very quickly and go for a prior to Dawn Game drive to catch up with the early risers and predator returning to their conceal outs. This drive will reward you with game like Lions, elephants, buffaloes, hyenas, jackals, bush bucks, bush pigs, and many more. You will retire from the game drive for full/late breakfast and later lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon you may go for a nature walk / forest walk and caves exploration in the Maramagambo forest or the Kyambura/Chambura gorge for chimpanzees, monkeys, Mangabeys and many more. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge / Enganzi lodge .

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth – Ishasha sector – Bwindi Forest

You will go for an early morning game drive for game viewing and then drive to Bwindi through the Ishasha sector. This sector offers one an opportunity to viewtree climbing lions. You will reach the park in the late afternoon to dine and spend the night at the Gorilla Forest Camp / Gorilla Mist Camp.

Day 6: Gorillas in the mist

Have breakfast to transfer to the park headquarters for briefing before setting off to the forest in search for gorillas. The time you will take searching these humble apes in unpredictable however it ranges between 2-8 hours depending on their movement. The activity requires you to go through steep rocks climbing up and down making it tiresome however, the thrill of encountering these giant primates erases the poor memories you went through in trying to find them. Dinner and over night at Gorilla Forest Camp / Gorilla Mist Camp.

Day 7: Bwindi – Lake Bunyonyi

Drive to lake Bunyonyi after break fast with lots of game viewing en-route. The activities here include canoeing/boat trip to different beautiful islands found on this lake, bird watching, sun bathing, nature walk among others. Dinner and overnight in Arcadia Cottages.

Day 8: Lake Bunyonyi – Drive back to Kampala

You have breakfast to drive back to Entebbe. You will stop in any town of your wish for lunch and at the Mpambire drum makers to have a glimpse in the methods used to make drums that have lasted for generations.

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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
  • 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