Gorilla Kingdom Safari: 7 Days

Our magical Gorilla Kingdom Safari takes you to the best locations in Africa for a close up encounter with the famous Mountain Gorilla. There are about 780 gorillas in the world and about half of that population lives in Uganda; more specifically in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Gorilla families can also be found in the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park but these may cross into Rwanda and are not easy to track.

You will have the opportunity to visit both parks and experience the world of the gorilla as a unique and once in a lifetime adventure as the ancient Bwindi Forest, dating back to the last ice age and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, provides an incredible backdrop for a once in a lifetime adventure.

Gorilla Kingdom Safari: 7 Days

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport
On day 1 of your safari, your experienced driver/ guide will pick you up at the airport and take you to your accommodation. You will be given a short briefing and answers to any questions you might have regarding your upcoming safari.

Accommodation Options 4 to 5 stars
- The Boma ***** (DBB)
- Lake Victoria Serena Hotel ***** (DBB)
- Protea Hotel Entebbe **** (DBB)
BB=Bed & Breakfast • DBB=Dinner, Bed & Breakfast • FB=Full Board

Accommodation Options 3 to 4 stars
- Karibu Guest House ***** (DBB)
- Airport Guest House ***** (DBB)
BB=Bed & Breakfast • DBB=Dinner, Bed & Breakfast • FB=Full Board

Day 2: Entebbe - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Transfer to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for your gorilla tracking adventure. Almost half of all Mountain Gorillas live in Bwindi and the park itself is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its expanse of ancient tropical forests dating back to the last ice age.

After your arrival, you have the option to hike through Bwindi Forest is spectacular, offering high jungle canopies populated by over 350 species of tropical birds, including 23 endemic to this particular area. Here you can also encounter a variety of primates and monkeys such as Chimpanzees, L’Hoest’s Monkey, Blue Monkey as well as the Black and White Columbus Monkey and enjoy sensational forest landscapes dotted with impressive waterfalls.

Accommodation Options 4 to 5 stars
- Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge ***** (FB)
- Gorilla Forest Camp ***** (FB)
- Buhoma Lodge **** (FB)
BB=Bed & Breakfast • DBB=Dinner, Bed & Breakfast • FB=Full Board

Accommodation Options 3 to 4 stars
- Mahogany Springs ***** (FB)
- Silverback Lodge ***** (FB)
- The Gorilla Resort ***** (FB)
BB=Bed & Breakfast • DBB=Dinner, Bed & Breakfast • FB=Full Board

Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park / North (Buhoma)
In the morning, you venture out on a trek into the dense and tangled forests past beautiful water falls with sunlight filtering through the dense foliage of the jungle canopy. Today’s activity represent another major highlight of your Ugandan safari as you can visit the world famous Mountain Gorillas. On this tracking adventure, you will have the exhilarating opportunity to visit the Mountain Gorilla’s natural habitat of shady bamboo thickets and relish sensational views of lush green rainforests, alive with the cacophonous calls of tropical birds. Nothing however can prepare one for the impact of encountering a mountain gorilla close up, twice the size of an average man, yet remarkably gentle and tolerant of human visitors.

Accommodation Options 4 to 5 stars
- Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge ***** (FB)
- Gorilla Forest Camp ***** (FB)
- Buhoma Lodge **** (FB)
BB=Bed & Breakfast • DBB=Dinner, Bed & Breakfast • FB=Full Board

Accommodation Options 3 to 4 stars
- Mahogany Springs ***** (FB)
- Silverback Lodge ***** (FB)
- The Gorilla Resort ***** (FB)
BB=Bed & Breakfast • DBB=Dinner, Bed & Breakfast • FB=Full Board

Day 4: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Today, you will go on an adventure to track the endangered Golden Monkeys and experience the Batwa Trail:

Option 1 - Golden Monkey Tracking: Trekking into the forests of Mgahinga to visit the rare Golden Monkeys. They are considered the smallest of the primates and are an endangered species. Named after their golden appearing colour, with black limbs and a crown on their head, these monkeys are a lovely species to observe and can only be found in three countries worldwide.

Option 2 - Batwa Trail: You will also venture to visit the Batwa Trail which was initiated by the Batwa Forest People of southwestern Uganda and has been implemented with the support of the International Gorilla Conservation Programme in a partnership with the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).

Batwa guides take visitors on an extensive hike along the mountain trails of the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to share with them the secrets of this primeval forest; with the additional opportunity to experience the life and culture of their people. The visit includes a music performance and a hunting and gathering demonstration. The Batwa forest people are the oldest inhabitants of the Great Lakes region and are mentioned in Egyptian records dating back 4.000 years.

Accommodation Options 4 to 5 stars
- Mount Ghahinga Lodge ***** (FB)
- Mutanda Lake Resort **** (FB)
BB=Bed & Breakfast • DBB=Dinner, Bed & Breakfast • FB=Full Board

Accommodation Options 3 to 4 stars
- Travellers Rest ***** (FB)
- Gorilla Valley Lodge ***** (FB)
- Bunyonyi Overland Resort ***** (FB)
BB=Bed & Breakfast • DBB=Dinner, Bed & Breakfast • FB=Full Board

Day 5: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Today, you will venture on a hike of the famous Virunga Volcanos:

Option 1 - Volcano Trekking: Experience an exhilarating climb on either one of the three Virunga Volcanoes that are situated in or straddling the border with Uganda. The climbs vary in degrees of difficulty and lengths. Whichever you choose, the experience is bound to be a memorable event indeed:

Mount Muhabura: At 4,127 meters, this is the second highest of the volcanoes and represents the border region between Rwanda and Uganda. It offers fantastic views of at least 5 of the volcanoes in the area and the climb itself is considered demanding, is often very steep and may take a day to achieve.

Mount Sabinyo: Should you choose to try your climbing luck on this volcano, this can be demanding and sometimes difficult, so you need to be fit for a good long climbing session. The volcano is about 3.645 meters high and the climb may take 7 to 8 hours.

Mount Gahinga: At 3.474 meters, Mount Gahinga is the smallest of three and therefore also the easiest and fastest to climb. Gahinga once had a crater lake on top which whoever changed into a lush swamp over time.

Accommodation Options 4 to 5 stars
- Mount Ghahinga Lodge ***** (FB)
- Mutanda Lake Resort **** (FB)
BB=Bed & Breakfast • DBB=Dinner, Bed & Breakfast • FB=Full Board

Accommodation Options 3 to 4 stars
- Travellers Rest ***** (FB)
- Gorilla Valley Lodge ***** (FB)
- Bunyonyi Overland Resort ***** (FB)
BB=Bed & Breakfast • DBB=Dinner, Bed & Breakfast • FB=Full Board

Day 6: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park - Lake Mburo National Park
Time to say goodbye to the Bwindi forest, the gorillas and the jungle. Arrival at Lake Mburo National Park in the morning, which is the smallest of the park in Uganda but should not be underestimated. Here, you will discover a variety of savannah type wildlife such as Impala antelope and for the bird watcher, there is also the chance of encountering an abundance of tropical birds during a boat tour of lake Mburo.

You can further enjoy a game drive, bush walk, safari on horseback or mountain bike through the Lake Mburo National Park, famous for its scenic landscapes and dazzling variety of antelopes as well as large herds of zebras. Giraffes were recently added to the park, which were translocated there from other national parks.

Accommodation Options 4 to 5 stars
- Mihingo Lodge ***** (FB)
- Mburo Safari Lodge **** (FB)
BB=Bed & Breakfast • DBB=Dinner, Bed & Breakfast • FB=Full Board

Accommodation Options 3 to 4 stars
- Eagle’s Nest ***** (FB)
- Rwakobo Rock ***** (FB)
- Mantana Tented Camp ***** (FB)
BB=Bed & Breakfast • DBB=Dinner, Bed & Breakfast • FB=Full Board

Day 7: Lake Mburo National Park - Entebbe
Time to say goodbye. In the morning and before you depart for Kampala, you can enjoy another game drive through the park. The afternoon drive back to Kampala also offers the additional opportunity to take a photo at the Equator crossing. Return Drive to Entebbe and airport transfer / departure from Entebbe airport.

Optional: After breakfast and relaxation, proceed to the Airport.

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  • Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest
  • Search of the tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Visit to a local primary school
  • Chimp tracking in Kibale Forest
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