Chimps & Gorillas of Uganda

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5.0 Based on 13 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Safari
  • Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Wildlife
  • Gorilla and chimpanzee tracking
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  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 14
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Entebbe, Uganda
  • Ends Entebbe, Uganda
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Track chimpanzees and other primates in Kibale Forest
  • Search for the elusive tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth N.P.
  • Spend a magical hour with Mountain gorillas in Bwindi
  • Discover just how friendly and hospitable the Ugandan people are
Start and end in Entebbe, the trip Chimps & Gorillas Of Uganda is a guided wildlife trip that takes 10 days. You will travel through Kibale Forest National Park, Entebbe, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and 3 other destinations in Uganda. Chimps & Gorillas Of Uganda is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Uganda is renowned for its abundant wildlife. With landscapes ranging from savannah to lush forests the animal count is high: over 300 mammal species and more than 1,000 types of birds. This trip is a true adventure into the heart of Africa. Kibale Forest is possibly the best place in the world to track chimpanzees whilst Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to hippos, elephants, buffalo, leopards and elusive tree-climbing lions as well as a huge variety of birds. Continuing on our journey we reach Bwindi where we have the option of tracking the gentle giants of the forests, Mountain gorillas.
5 - Excellent
Based on 13 reviews
A superb trip which will stay with us for a long time...
5 - Excellent
“A fantastic trip with almost daily opportunities to see a huge range of game, wildlife and birds. The chimpanzee trekking was great with two very different encounters, the safari park game drives were superb and the gorilla trekking in Bwindi was absolutely amazing, again with two very different encounters. The chance to see these incredible creatures close up really is a once in a lifetime experience which we thoroughly enjoyed. Uganda is a really very beautiful country and our fellow travellers, leader and guide all worked together to make this a incredibly memorable holiday.”
Chimps and Gorillas Uganda
5 - Excellent
“A wonderful holiday with unforgettable experiences.”
Chimps and Gorillas of Uganda
5 - Excellent
“The main objective of the holiday was to see chimps and gorillas. The local organisation was well set up to see both of these and we had excellent sightings, and while nothing is certain, one would be very unlucky not to see them both. In addition we saw a lot of other animals including lions, giraffes, elephant, buffalo and various antelope. While this was not a dedicated bird watching trip we nevertheless saw and identified almost 170 species including such specialities as Crowned Crane, Finfoot and the weird, but much sought after, Shoebill Stork.”
Chimps and Gorilas of Uganda Holiday
4 - Very Good
“A busy trip to see unique animals and some interesting birds. Particularly good for primates. Quite a few early starts. Most accommodation in basic lodges. Food good. Local people friendly and willing to show us round. The holiday gave me an insight into how people live with basic amenities. Wonderful scenery, particularly towards the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The gorilla trek is tough and the advice to hire a porter to help you with the terrain is good to accept. I would definitely go on this holiday again.”
  • Day 1: Start Entebbe; drive to Kibale Forest.
  • Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale; visit Bigodi wetlands.
  • Day 3: Optional second chimpanzee trek; to Queen Elizabeth N.P.
  • Day 4: Game drive in Queen Elizabeth N.P.; boat safari on the Kazinga Channel.
  • Day 5: Game drive in the Ishasha region of Queen Elizabeth N.P.; to Buhoma.
  • Day 6: Mountain gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
  • Day 7: Optional second Mountain gorilla trek.
  • Day 8: To Lake Mburo N.P.
  • Day 9: Game drive; optional game walk or boat safari.
  • Day 10: Drive to Entebbe; visit Mabamba swamp en route to search for Shoebill storks; end Entebbe.
  • 9 nights in a mixture of hotels and lodges , All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 10 lunches and 9 dinners.
  • Travel by specially designed 4WD vehicles
  • All transport and listed activities
  • (if booking incl. flights)
  • Reasonable fitness required for chimpanzee and gorilla tracking
  • Tour leader throughout
  • 1 chimp permit and 1 gorilla permit
  • Any international flights to/from Entebbe are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Chimps & Gorillas of Uganda tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Chimps & Gorillas of Uganda tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 17 June 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 17 June 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Chimps & Gorillas of Uganda tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Chimps & Gorillas of Uganda tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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