Gorilla Safaris


Budget: From $1,410 per person for 4 people travelling


  • Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Tree climbing lions in Ishasha
  • Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel
  • Photos of at the equator
  • Lake Bunyonyi

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Drive via Equator to Queen Elizabeth Park for Evening Game Drive

Set off at 06:30am for Queen Elizabeth National Park via the equator crossing for photos. Drive through the scenic rural countryside making a stopover for lunch in Mbarara town. Thereafter, proceed further southwards, eventually starting the descent into the rift valley where panoramic views of the Albertine rift valley await you. You will arrive in the park where you will embark on an evening game drive if time permits. Whilst on the game drive look out for the big cats like lions and leopards and other big game like elephants and buffalo. In addition, enjoy the sunsets of the savannah and the mountain ranges before you return to the lodge for the night’ stay.

Accommodation:Park View Lodge/Marafiki Lodge (Midrange) or UWA Banda rooms(Budget)

Day 2: Morning Game Drive & Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel and Lake Edward

Arise in time for early breakfast, thereafter proceed for early morning big game viewing as you drive along the circuits. Look out for elephants, lions, buffaloes, kobs, warthogs, waterbucks and other small mammals as you drive through the savannah grasslands o the park. You will also see the numerous crater lakes of the area as well as numerous bird species that inhabit this scenic park.

Break for lunch at the Mweya Peninsula also known as “the beautiful place”. .

In the afternoon, head for a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel. Enjoy the beautiful sights along the lake shores teeming with "loser “buffalo herds, hippos and crocodiles as well as numerous birds including pink backed pelicans, plovers, Kingfishers and many other birds species that reside in this avian paradise. .

Return to the accommodation of your choice for dinner and overnight. .

Accommodation:Park View Lodge/Marafiki Lodge (Midrange) or UWA Banda rooms(Budget)

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Drive via Ishasha sector to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After a leisurely breakfast embark on the journey through Queen Elizabeth as you make your way to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This is arguably one of Uganda’s most scenic route as the journey takes you through savannah grasslands and tropical rainforests.

Stop for lunch and a game drive in the Ishasha sector where with a little luck, you will get to see the elusive tree climbing lions of Ishasha sector. Thereafter, embark on the final leg of the journey to Bwindi where you will arrive in the late evening hours.

Accommodation:Bakiga Lodge(Midrange) or Broadbill Forest Camp(Budget)

Day 4: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Arise early for breakfast, head to the park office at 08:00am for briefing. Thereafter, the rangers will walk you down the narrow forest paths through thick undergrowth, with the bird sounds in the background as you search for the gorilla families.

Tracking can take between 2-6 hours. However, once found the experience of watching these incredible primates in their natural habitat is well worth every ounce of energy expended on the tiring forest trails. It is most advisable for trackers to be in good physical condition before embarking on the trails. Get in close proximity with the gorillas as you quietly observe these pacific primates in their natural habitat. Watch the gorillas eat, groom and play.

After the days tracking return to the lodge for dinner and the night’s stay.

Accommodation:Bakiga Lodge(Midrange) or Broadbill Forest Camp (Budget)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Arise at leisure and enjoy breakfast in Bwindi as you watch the morning sun rising along with mist emanating from the forest. Thereafter embark on a 2 hour journey to Lake Bunyonyi.

You will get a chance to swim or canoe in the lake or simply unwind in what is arguably Uganda’s most beautiful lake island.

Accommodation:Arcadia Cottages(Midrange) or Crater Bay Cottages(Budget)

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6: Full day relaxation at Lake Bunyonyi

This is another day spent in Lake Bunyonyi where a host of activities await you. You can choose to hike as you enjoy scenic views in one of Uganda’s most beautiful places. If the weather permits enjoy a canoe boat ride on the lake. You could as well opt to spend the day swimming or relaxing at the lake shore reading a book.

Accommodation:Arcadia Cottages(Midrange) or Crater bay cottages(Budget)

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7: Transfer to Lake Mburo for Night Game drive

After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National Park where you will arrive in time for lunch. Enjoy a leisurely evening before embarking on a night game drive where you will search for the night hunters such as the leopard and lions among other nocturnal dwellers.

Accommodation:Rwakobo Rock/Arcadia Lodge(Midrange) or Leopard Rest Camp(Budget)

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8: Drive to Jinja/ Kampala/Entebbe

After a leisurely breakfast, embark on the drive back to Entebbe or Kampala with a stop at the equator. Take pictures the centre of the world and take some time to buy souvenirs at the numerous craft shops here. Your driver will then take you to the airport for your flight or to your hotel if you are staying an extra night.

You can also opt to go biking in the park or for a bush walk for a chance to get close wildlife encounters.

Accommodation:No accommodation planned

Meals: Breakfast