Gorilla Trekking
Best of Uganda

From $3,190
9 day adventure
#outdoor#active#wildlife

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 and chimpanzees, going on game drives and boating safaris, paddling in dugout canoes on the gorgeous Lake Bunyonyi, 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 and cave hike

    Arrival and cave hike

    Today, we fetch you from Entebbe International Airport and head to the scenic region of Fort Portal, known for its beautiful crater lakes. In the afternoon, we enjoy a hike to the fascinating Amabere (or Nyakasura) Caves and Falls.

  • Day 2 | Trek to see chimpanzees

    Trek to see chimpanzees

    This morning, we head into Kibale Forest on a chimpanzee habituation experience. This gives you the chance to spend four hours watching the antics of these facinating apes. Did you know that the chimp is the closest species in terms of DNA to humans? Along the way, keep a look out for the other 12 species of primates which call the forest home.

  • Day 3 | Our first game drive!

    Our first game drive!

    Today we travel through southeast through green countryside to reach Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park, famed for its beautiful scenery and varied wildlife, shares its western border with Lake Edward. We enjoy an afternoon game drive, during which we'll hopefully spot tree-climbing lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, cheetahs and more.

  • Day 4 | Kazinga Channel boat safari

    Kazinga Channel boat safari

    We head out for another exciting game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park. There's also the option today of going on a boat safari on the Kazinga Channel. This is an exciting option as it affords you a different perspective of the park, and brings us into close quarters with many water birds as well as the likes of hippos and Nile crocodiles.

  • Day 5 | Safari and drive to Bwindi

    Safari and drive to Bwindi

    This morning we enjoy one last game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, hopefully seeing even more species of wlidlife. We then drive south towards the mist-shrouded mountains of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, one of the last remaining homes to endangered mountain gorillas.

  • Day 6 | Trek to see mountain gorillas!

    Trek to see mountain gorillas!

    Today, we go on a guided hike in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to find a gorilla troop! The hike itself is a treat, 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. Later, we drive to Lake Bunyonyi.

  • Day 7 | Canoe to Bunyonyi's islands

    Canoe to Bunyonyi's islands

    We spend time enjoying the lake and its surrounds today. Activity options include paddling in traditional dugout canoe to some of the lake's islands 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 Lake Mburo Nattional Park.

  • Day 8 | Lake Mburo cycling safari

    Lake Mburo cycling safari

    We relax in the park today, which is home to the likes of  leopards, hippos, hyenas, zebras, elands, buffaloes, reedbucks and baboons. The park is 20% wetland, so it's very lush. The highlight of the day is going on a guided bicycle safari in the morning. This is one of the few parks in Uganda where you can also enjoy nigh-time and horseback safaris.

  • Day 9 | Equator visit and departure

    Equator visit and departure

    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 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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