Uganda Gorillas Safari

Discover the Best of Uganda on this 8 day safari from mountain gorilla trekking to searching for the famous tree-climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

This 8 day safari offers you the best of Uganda, from mountain gorilla trekking to searching for the famous tree-climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Depending on where gorilla permits have been secured for a particular departure, gorilla viewing will take place in either Uganda or Rwanda (1 gorilla permit is included). The safari operates for a minimum of 2 people travelling together and accommodation is in comfortable hotels and lodges.

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8 days/7 nights
Departs daily ex Entebbe


  • Encounter wild mountain gorillas, a profound wildlife viewing experience
  • Trek through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Visit Ngama Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary (optional)
  • Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park, renowned for tree-climbing lions
  • Cruise on the hippo-rich Kazinga Channel
  • Trek Chambura Gorge in search of chimpanzees

Sample Itinerary

Best of Uganda

8 days/7 nights

Day 1


Arrival transfer from Entebbe Airport to Boma Lodge or similar. Afternoon optional visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary (time permitting and at extra cost) where orphaned chimpanzees have been relocated.

Day 2

Bwindi National Park

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Bwindi and onto Buhoma Lodge or similar. Afternoon forest walk or cultural visit may be enjoyed. BLD

Days 3/4

Bwindi National Park

Accompanied by an experienced guide and armed ranger, set off this morning in search of gorillas. These amazing animals are often deep within the forest and it may take up to six hours to find them. Once you locate the gorilla family group, you may spend up to one hour watching and photographing them. Mountain gorillas are wild animals, and as such sightings cannot be guaranteed; however over 90% of visitors see them. On day 4, you have the option of a forest walk, a second gorilla trek (permit not included) or an optional community walk. Overnight Buhoma Lodge or similar. BLD

Day 5

Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP)

After breakfast, drive to the Ishasha sector of the QENP, renowned for tree-climbing lions. Option to visit the Ishasha Community Project en route. Overnight at Ishasha Wilderness Camp. BLD

Day 6

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Spend the day gameviewing in the QENP. Overnight at Ishasha Wilderness Camp. BLD

Day 7

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Set out on a game drive in the Myena area of QENP followed by a boat cruise on the hippo-rich Kazinga Channel. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or similar. BLD

Day 8

Tour ends

After breakfast, trek Chambura Gorge to look for chimpanzees before transfer to Entebbe by air. Meet and greet on arrival for transfer to the international airport or downtown location. BL

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Best of Uganda

Discover the Best of Uganda on this 8 day safari from mountain gorilla trekking to searching for the famous tree-climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

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Uganda Overview

Why should I travel to Uganda? Uganda offers a wide variety of experiences, from classic big game viewing in the Queen Elizabeth National Park to mountain gorilla and chimpanzee trekking. There are many pristine rainforests with unique fauna and flora including within the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kibale Forest and the Rwenzori National Park. Uganda also has a rich culture with over 30 languages spoken by many different tribes, ranging from the regal Buganda and Bunyoro to forest-dwelling Batwa pygmies.

When is the best time to see Gorillas in Uganda? Gorilla trekking can take place at any time of year with April/May and November being wetter. However, be aware that rain occurs all year round. For general game viewing safaris, the best time to go is during the dry season (between June and September).

What is the climate in Uganda? Although Uganda is on the Equator, much of the country is at relatively high altitude and temperatures are very pleasant (25°-28°C). The mountain areas where gorillas are found can be cool to cold. Rain falls throughout the year but is heaviest between Mar-May and Oct-Nov.

What can I combine Uganda with? Uganda can be combined with neighbouring Kenya or Tanzania and we highly recommend including renowned game parks such as the Masai Mara or the Serengeti into your itinerary.

How to get to Uganda? The Ugandan capital of Entebbe can be reached by air from Nairobi in Kenya, Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, with Emirates from Dubai and with SAA from Johannesburg.

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