6 Days in Uganda: An Unforgettable Chimpanzee & Gorilla Trekking Adventure

This exciting  Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking Safari in Uganda gives you an exclusive encounter with Uganda’s Primates -Chimpanzees and gorillas. This tour takes you to Kyambura gorge and Queen Elizabeth National Park in whole, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Lake Bunyonyi. This is a customizable tour which will give an experience that we believe will be a lifetime memory.

6 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Chimp tracking Adventure Safari

The pick-up will be from either; the Hotel or from the Entebbe Airport upon arrival. The assigned Professional English-speaking Tour Driver-guide will pick you up and hit the road to Lake Mburo National Park. Mburo is a compact gem, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Entebbe/Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah National Parks but home to 350 bird species as well as animals such as: Giraffes, Zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, waterbuck, hippo, and the elusive leopard among others. On arrival, we shall check in and if we still have some time available, we can proceed for a late afternoon-to-evening game drive. Otherwise, we shall check in and have the evening at leisure – relaxing.


(Hyena Hill Lodge-Budget Level)


  • Dinner
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Transfer time: Approx. 4 hours.

Have an early morning breakfast and head out for the Mburo morning park (bush) walk in the presence of an armed Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger-guide. On this morning guided walk, you will have the opportunity to encounter (at close range): Zebras, Giraffes and Eland, Topi and other antelope, Cape buffaloes among others. You may take the Trail to the top of the hills to see Lake Mburo and beyond. Thereafter, return to the accommodation for checkout and embark on a transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Upon arrival at Queen Park, have short rest and then proceed out for game viewing. During the game drive, we have opportunity to encounter; herds of buffalos or elephants, lion pride, elusive leopard, warthogs, a number of antelopes among others. Thereafter, we shall return to the accommodation and you will take rest.

Accommodation: (Irungu Forest Safari Lodge-Budget Level)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transfer Time: 3 hours.

Have  breakfast and proceed for the Chimpanzee tracking in the Kyambura gorge. The gorge is home to habituated Chimpanzees plus other primates including baboons, monkeys and also bird species. Today, you will spend the early part of the day tracking chimpanzees here. Thereafter, return to the accommodation for some rest time and lunch. After lunch, you will go for a 2-hour boat trip on the Kazinga Channel that connects Lakes George and Edward. During the trip, the sight of wildlife including giant hippos, elephants and crocodiles among others will fascinate you. You will also see many varieties of birds at the water shores. After the boat trip, you can proceed for a brief late afternoon game drive and thereafter, return to the lodge.

Accommodation: (Irungu Forest Safari Lodge-Budget Level)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transfer Time: Approx. n/a.

Wake up early and proceed for an early morning game drive in the Kasenyi plains. Be on the look for Cape buffalos, herds of elephants, lions, leopards (though hard to spot) among others. Return to the lodge and check out then head to Ishasha sector in search of tree-climbing lions. The chance of spotting these lions is about 70% though sometimes they are hard to spot (most especially when they are down in the grassland looking for prey). Should you get to spot them, the sight is picturesque and memorable. From Ishasha, we shall continue to the accommodation at the edge of Bwindi National Park (Ruhija sector) – arriving in the evening (around 5 or 6pm).

#Optional (extra cost USD 120$): You may consider experiential lion tracking that will see you join a member of the predator research team who will eventually lead you to this expedition. The lions to be tracked have radio collars attached on them and through a complex designed radio system, you are fully assured of seeing the lions.

Accommodation: (Broadbill Forest Camp-Budget Level)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transfer Time: 6 hours.

After an early  breakfast , proceed to the rangers’ post. You will receive some briefing (from a ranger guide) on the dos and don’ts during trekking. Thereafter, you will enter the Bwindi Forest for your adventure. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular! The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. Once you have located a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle but endangered giants is unforgettable. Return to the accommodation, check out and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of (2,200 – 2,478m) but it’s the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water that make it most magical — you could admire them all day.

Accommodation: (Itambira Island-Tree House-Budget Level)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transfer Time: Approx. 2-3 hours.

Have a relaxed breakfast at the accommodation with spectacular view of the Bunyonyi little islands just right in front of you and thereafter embark on your return journey to Entebbe Airport. Expect en route stopovers in Mbarara town for lunch and the Uganda Equator line mark in Kayabwe for some memorable photos and maybe buying some art pieces of interest. Proceed with the journey arriving late afternoon/evening for drop off at the airport. We hope to see you (or any referral) when next, you visit and thanks for choosing Saunterland Africa Tours!

Main Destination:

  • Entebbe International Airport


  • No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)


1 pax
USD 2900

2 pax
USD 2080 pp

3 pax
USD 1930 pp

4 pax
USD 1830 pp

5 pax
USD 1780 pp

6 pax
USD 1720 pp

Price Includes
    • Meals specified and accommodation with en suite facilities (private bathroom, toilet).
    • Ground transportation in a comfortable 4×4 safari car.
    • Applicable park entrance, activity fees.
    • [1] Professional English-speaking Tour Driver-guide.
    • [1] Gorilla trekking permit per person participating.
    • [1] Chimp tracking permit per person participating.
    • Bottled water while on safari.
    • [1] Complimentary airport/hotel pick-up and drop off.
    • Activities as stipulated (except those stated as optional).
Price Excludes
  • Accommodation on the day before the tour departs
  • Accommodation on the last day
  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Phone calls and bar bills.
  • Personal/travel insurance.
  • Driver guide’s gratuity (recommended).
  • All Other Services of a personal nature (e.g. LAUNDRY, Flight ticket(s).
  • Entry visa into Uganda (Click à Here).
  • All kinds of drinks except water.
  • Any activity stated as “OPTIONAL”.

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