The Bwindi safari combines the best of gorilla trekking in Uganda and wildlife viewing as you camp in Uganda. Famous for mountain gorilla trekking safari, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park protects more than half of the remaining mountain gorillas in Uganda while Queen Elizabeth National Park offers you the opportunity to cross the equator as you view its almost 100 mammal species and an incredible 606 bird species
Please note the following regarding Gorilla Permits
Gorilla permit prices are subject to change without warning.
Prices for gorilla safaris are based on clients staying together.
Gorilla viewing is subject to the availability of permits, which are limited.
Separate quotes are available, on request, for clients wishing to stay at other properties.
All gorilla permits need to be purchased at the time of booking or a deposit equivalent to 50% of the cost of the safari paid, whichever is higher.
We may customize any of our itineraries to suit you. You are at liberty to reduce or add a number of nights, change a hotel (upgrade/downgrade), change a given routing, etc.
Day 1 Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Safari
Your Uganda gorilla trek safari starts early in the morning after breakfast. Drive from Kampala towards the west and have a stop at the Equator for handicrafts and photos plus demonstrations. After this continue with your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park fronted by the magnificent Rwenzori Mountain range for much of your journey. Once in Queen Elizabeth National Park, a game drive in the park is highly rewarding for you will view a range of wild animals including Leopards, the gigantic Elephants, Hogs, Lions, Buffaloes, Duikers, Hyenas, and many antelope species. After lunch, you will have an evening 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga channel into Lake Edward. This cruise offers you an opportunity to see at close range the highest concentration of water submerged Hippos, surrounded by over 550 species of migrant and resident birds plus crocodiles drinking and resting at water edges. The cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching, and game viewing. Meals and overnight at Bushcamp Lodge or Similar – full Board
Day 2 Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi
The day starts with having breakfast, then embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi track and Queen’s mile in the park. You will expect to see cape Buffaloes, Elephants Topi, Kobs, Warthogs, Waterbucks, Hyena, Leopards, as well as the lions and lots of Birds. After the game drive, embark on the trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Maramagambo and Ishasha. Along the road, via Ishasha you will have an opportunity to see the tree-climbing lions, more antelopes, the waterbucks, Kobs, elephants, and buffaloes. Meals and overnight at Silverback Lodge or Similar – Full Board
Day 3 Bwindi Gorilla safari
After early morning breakfast, you will be briefed by your tour guide and afterward start your gorilla trekking journey in Uganda. Mammals here include majorly the endangered mountain gorillas, elephants, buffaloes, giant forest hogs, the rare golden monkey, black-fronted Duikers, bushbucks, leopards to mention but a few. The charming mountain gorillas form the highlight of the park, the time and terrain/track taken while looking for these beautiful primates varies according to their movements. Once tracked, observing, spending time with and photographing these gentle, peaceful, and shy gorillas in Uganda is a unique, breathtaking, inspiring, and thrilling lifetime memorable adventure that leaves you desiring to have it again but takes one hour. As one of our clients lamented, ‘‘I will forever want to track and keep with these lovely animals and if acceptable, I would stay with them every day!!”. Meals and overnight at Silverback Lodge or Similar – Full Board
Day 4 Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe
After your breakfast embark on the transfer to Kampala via Mbarara in Igongo Cultural Center for lunch (Traditional dishes) but also you will visit the cultural museum here and embark on your drive to Kampala. On arrival in Kampala by 5.00 p.m local time you immediately embark on a mini famous Kampala tour which makes the end of your gorilla safari holiday in Uganda.
- All accommodation on Half Board (HB), Full Board (FB) or Bed & Breakfast (B&B) basis as quoted in the text
- Safari vehicle and fuel
- English speaking tourist guide
- 1 gorilla permit per person (Bwindi) per person USD $700
- Game drives and walks
- Entrance fees to the national parks
- All boat tours
- water in the vehicle during the tour
- Visa fees
- Drinks / alcoholic drinks
- Additional meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Activities not part of the described program
- International travel insurance