Gorilla Trekking
Best of Uganda

From $2985.00
9 day adventure
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Uganda really does have it all, and in this trip we take you on adventure encompassing its star attractions. There's hiking in mist-shrouded forest to see mountain gorillas, going on game drives and boating safaris, paddling in dugout canoes on the gorgeous Lake Bunyonyi, white-water rafting on the Nile, and so much more! The variety, beauty and adventure of it all will gift you with lifetime memories.

Highlights

Go on an epic safari

Go on an epic safari

Uganda has some beautiful national parks. It boasts the Big Five, which includes endangered black rhinos.

See endangered mountain gorillas

See endangered mountain gorillas

Trek through dense mountain forest to see a gorilla troop in its natural habitat!

Canoe on Lake Bunyonyi

Canoe on Lake Bunyonyi

We paddle in traditional wooden dugout canoes to the islands of beautiful Lake Bunyonyi.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 | Arrival day

    Arrival day

    Today we fetch you from Entebbe International Airport and head to the very pretty Lake Mburo National Park. Relax after your travels, take a dip in the pool if you want, and soak in the postcard-perfect view.

  • Day 2 | Lake Mburo National Park

    Lake Mburo National Park

    We relax in the park today, which is home to the likes of zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, top, reedbuck and baboon. The park is 20% wetland, so it's very lush. The highlight of the day, which we highly recommend, is going on a guided bicycle safari in the early evening.

  • Day 3 | Explore Lake Bunyonyi

    Explore Lake Bunyonyi

    Today we head to Lake Bunyonyi where you have the option of quad biking among the green terraced hills and visiting some of the local villages. This beautiful lake contains 29 islands of varying sizes and is possibly the second-deepest lake in Africa. The name Bunyonyi actually means 'birds', so bird lovers are in for a treat!

  • Day 4 | Canoe to the islands

    Canoe to the islands

    Today we spend more time enjoying the lake. You can paddle in traditional dugout canoes to some of the islands of Lake Bunyonyi for lunch and an explore. There are no crocs in Lake Bunyonyi, so you can swim and even take a fun zip line into the water! There's also plenty of great hiking trails. Later we drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

  • Day 5 | Trek to see mountain gorillas!

    Trek to see mountain gorillas!

    Today we hike through Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to find a gorilla troop. The hike is a treat in itself, as the forest is an ancient and pristine one, full of diverse wildlife. Then, the pièce de resistance is spending an hour in the company of a gorilla troop! Watch them groom themselves, munch on fruit, leaves and shoots, and maybe see the infants at play. It's a truly unforgettable experience.

  • Day 6 | Trek to see chimpanzees

    Trek to see chimpanzees

    Today we drive north to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive through valleys and past farms is incredibly pretty. We check into our lodge and then later head to Kyambura Forest to go chimpanzee tracking. Similar to gorilla trekking, today's outing includes a guided hike to find a chimpanzee troop. Did you know that the chimp is the closest species in terms of DNA to humans?

  • Day 7 | Game drives

    Game drives

    Queen Elizabeth National Park is a world-class game park where you can see lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, cheetahs and the list goes on. Today we go on a game drive, or as many as you want! There's also the option of going on a boat safari in the park! The cruise on Kazinga Channel brings us up close with the likes of hippos and crocodiles. This evening there's the option to head to see Lake Katwe and the salt pans lining its shores.

  • Day 8 | Visit the Equator and Kampala

    Visit the Equator and Kampala

    Today we drive east towards Kampala, the capital city, stopping over at the Equator sign for lunch. Who can resist snapping a group pic while straddling the Earth's most famous line?? We then spend the afternoon and evening in the city, exploring the rich culture and nightlife. We recommend heading to dinner at Ndere Cultural Centre, where guests are treated to a traditional dance performance.

  • Day 9 | Departure day

    Departure day

    We take you to the airport and bid you adieu – hoping we'll see you again soon!

Meet our Local Leaders

Dan Kabagoza

Dan Kabagoza

Dan is a proud Ugandan, which is why we call him UganDan! He knows his country like the back of his hand, so can be trusted to show you the very best sides of the Pearl of Africa. He's also a great character, so don't be surprised if you fall in love with him and claim him as your new best friend!

Ibrahim

Ibrahim

In the words of one of our clients: "Ibrah always has a smile on his face and stars in his eyes when he speaks of Uganda and its amazing wildlife. Trust him to infect you with his joy and wonder – while he tells you stories and facts about the people of his country and the animals roaming it."

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