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6-Day Gorilla Safari Tour

From US$ 1,490 per person
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • See the famous tree - climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Track Chimpanzees in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga channel
  • Game Drive to Kyambura Gorge, home to an abundant wildlife - from primates to wild animals
This tour is available all year-round and will take you to Queen Elizabeth National Park to see the famous tree - climbing lions, hippos, buffalo and elephants among other wildlife found within the Ishasha sector. The park has a diverse ecosystem, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands.

Bwindi Impenetrable National is home to a number of diverse wildlife including the famed Gorillas. A gorilla trekking experience is one of the major highlights of a safari in Uganda and one you should not miss.

Lake Bunyonyi, on the other hand, is the queen of all lakes with its lush, green - terraced hills with 29 beautiful islands.
Day 1 Arrival and drive to Queen Elizabeth National park 8 hours Eco lodge

Your guide will pick you up early in the morning. He will also provide briefing on your upcoming safari and afterwards, we make our way to Queen Elizabeth National Park passing through Masaka and Mbarara, which are metropolitan hubs in the western region of Uganda.

Along the way, you can chance upon Ankole Longhorn, a land race breed of cattle distinguished by its horns that can reach up to 8ft from tip to tip. There will be a stopover in Mbarara for a sumptuous lunch and a glass of refreshing Nile beer to cool off the heat.

Day 2 Game Drive at Kyambura Gorge 8 hours Eco lodge

We set out for an early morning game drive to Kyambura Gorge with the option to do a walking safari. Kyambura, which means the “Valley of Apes” is situated in the far-east corner of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This boasts of breathtaking landscapes and home to an abundant wildlife from primates to wild animals, and birds.

During the walk, you are likely to see chimpanzees and other monkeys, hippos, elephants, lions, and birds among many others. At sunrise, chances of seeing lions, hyenas and leopards are high.

Day 3 Chimpanzee Trekking/Bwindi Forest 8 hours Eco lodge

After breakfast, we board our safari vehicle and make our way to Karinzu forest for Chimpanzee Trekking. This trip is a continuation of the journey through Kagamba, Ntungamo, and finally Kabale town, a place regarded to be the Switzerland of Africa with its magnificent mountain views.

We then proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Situated Southwest of Uganda, this park holds the highest number of gorilla population in the world. You will stay in a cozy eco lodge situated within the community of Rubuguri, between 2 gorilla families of Rushaga and Nkuringo gorilla families. Know that Rushaga gorilla families hold the most number of gorillas than any other family in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day 4 Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 8 hours Eco lodge

This day is an adventure for another Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. We begin with an informative orientation from the briefing center. The rangers will conduct the briefing as well as lead you to the forest for a walk in search of Gorillas.

An up close encounter with the mountain gorillas is a once in a lifetime experience-a memory that Uganda will leave with you to cherish.

In the afternoon, we proceed to Lake Bunyonyi and make our way up to Arcadia Cottages, which offers one of the most stunning views of Lake Bunyonyi.

Day 5 Lake Bunyonyi Canoe Trekking, and Batwa Experience 8 hours Resort

Apart from its serene beauty, Lake Bunyonyi is also known as a place for little birds. In fact “Bunyonyi” translates to “place of many little birds”. Lake Bunyonyi encircles 29 islands of various shapes and sizes. You will embark on a canoe trek to enjoy its serene ambiance and breathtaking view, which has made this place synonymous to paradise.

Optional Activities:

This is a chance to visit or volunteer for the underprivileged children of Mwendo where you will be welcomed by traditional dances stemming from its rich history. You can also visit the pygmies community, a member of an ethnic group whose average height is unusually short. An adult pygmy male’s average height is less than 150 cm tall.

Day 6 Return to Kampala or Kigali 8 hours No accommodation

After breakfast, we ride a motorboat and land on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi. From there, we head back to either Kampala or Kigali in Rwanda.

what’s included
  • Government imposed increase of park fees and/or taxes
  • Park fees
  • Gorilla permits
  • Chimp permits
  • All activities
  • Meals
  • All accommodation
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
what’s excluded
  • Accommodation on the day before the tour departs
  • Accommodation on the last day
  • International flights
  • Tips
  • Personal items
  • Alcoholic Drinks
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 6 days
Minimum Participants 2 people
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Kampala, Uganda
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
other information
Gatatu Safaris Limited / Product Category: Safari
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