6 Days Uganda Gorilla, Chimpanzee & Wildlife safari


This is an impressive Uganda gorilla safari tour with fascinating encounters. The tour takes you to visit the thrilling Gorillas of Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable National park, this Uganda tour also takes you for a marvelous wildlife encounter to Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park. It further includes impressive boat cruises with vast birding encounters.

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to your hotel

You will be welcomed by a representative of Friendly Gorillas Safaris who will transfer you to your hotel in Kampala. Depending on the time of arrival, our guide will take you on a city tour for an exciting introduction to the capital. Visit some interesting and historical sites, including the Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, the Uganda Museum, and of course the African Craft Village. We also advise you to have money changed today.

Luxury: Kampala Serena
Midrange: Forest Cottages/2 Friends Hotel
Budget: Forest Cottages
Meals: all meals

Day 2: Drive from Kampala to Bwindi

Very early in the morning, we leave Kampala for a long journey towards the western part of Uganda. It is a full-day drive but via a scenic route. On our way, we will pass the equator where we will stop for photos and shopping. We will have lunch in the calm town of Mbarara and proceed our drive through the verdant countryside. You will pass traditional homesteads and have panoramic views of the surroundings and later you will arrive for dinner lessening and overnight at your favorite lodge.

Luxury: Volcanoes Safari Lodge /Engazi Game Lodge
Midrange: Gorilla Havens Lodge/Gorilla Mist Lodge
Budget: Broadbill Cottages
Meals: all meals

Day 3: Gorilla trekking encounter at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

This is the day you have been waiting for. You will have an encounter with the gentle giants of Bwindi! Settle for breakfast at 6 am and connect to the respective park headquarter to catch up with the briefing at 8 am about the conduct of gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. In the company of the ranger guides very armed for protection against any wild attack, you traverse the forest marked by lush flora, magical birds, and other fauna like duikers in search of the impressive mountain gorillas where over 400 of them are known to be thriving in the impenetrable forest. The steep hills intercepted by deep valleys and streams present a challenging hike which is an experience of itself. The one hour with the gorillas is magical as you see them forage, socialize, the young ones play and the silverback demonstrating it might lure you to take as many photos as you can. Retreat from the encounter and transfer for an evening boat ride in Lake Bunyonyi before returning to your favorite lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Luxury: Bird’s Nest Lodge
Midrange: Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort
Budget: Rock Resort/Lake Bunyonyi overland

Day 4: Bwindi – Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you can choose to have a guided village walk for a closer meeting with the local community. Learn about their way of living as you walk through coffee, tea, and banana plantations. Afterwards, we depart to Queen Elizabeth National Park. We will pass the southern sector of the park, called Ishasha, and known for the tree-climbing lions. While we continue to our accommodation in the middle of the national park you will likely spot some wildlife like kobs, waterbucks, and warthogs.

Luxury: Engazi Game Lodge/Buffalo Safari Lodge
Midrange: Elephant Hab Safari Lodge
Budget: Pumba Safari Lodge
Meals: all meals

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda Safaris

After an early breakfast from your hotel, set off at 6 am and connect to the park to embark on the game drive activity at 7 am exploring the magical wildlife of Queen Elizabeth National Park. You drive through Kasenyi plains exploring the Kob’s mating ground and the extensive grassland and woodland that supports a myriad of wild game including the Cape Buffaloes, the African elephants, Defassa Waterbuck, Bushbucks, the Uganda Kobs, the side-striped jackal, the leopard, spotted hyenas, the lions among other species. Retreat from the 3 – 4 hour activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation and lunch after which you connect to the Mweya jetty for an afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise for a possible sight of herds of Hippos, the Nile crocodiles, the water birds on the shores and a range of wild game drinking water from the channel. Upon retreating from the cruise, connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Luxury: Engazi Game Lodge/Buffalo Safari Lodge
Midrange: Elephant Hab Safari Lodge
Budget: Pumba Safari Lodge/Bush Lodge

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kampala

After breakfast you will drive through a grassland area, all of a sudden we come across an amazing gorge one hundred meters deep, covered with tropical rain forest. You will hike into the gorge of the Kyambura River in search of the wild chimpanzees. It is a beautiful walk through the river valley, home to many birds and butterfly species.

After one of these activities, we will have an experience of a lifetime and unforgettable memories you will say goodbye to the Pearl of Africa. Depending on the time of departure you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home. We are looking forward to seeing you again!


  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • 1 Gorilla tracking permit
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. (Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.)
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)

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    Best time to visit Uganda

    Uganda is open all-year-long, the best wildlife viewing months in Uganda are during the Dry season from late June to October.

    The most commonly asked Ugandan questions! The solution is straightforward! You are welcome to visit Uganda at any time of the year! It’s a hot and humid atmosphere here.

    The cost of a safari, which is normally higher during peak season, maybe the difference. We offer discounts in May and April, and if you are traveling in groups, we offer a $150 discount on a Uganda safari gorilla permit.

    June to October –Dry Season. Wildlife is easier to spot.

    November to May –Wet Season

    The scenery is beautiful and green Rates drop because it’s the low season.

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