Observing and photographing mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable NP will probably be the highlight of this trip. A boat tour on the Kazinga Channel at Queen Elisabeth NP or on Mburo Lake with the observation of pelicans, hippos and other wildlife complete this journey.
Due to the limited permits for gorilla trekking, this trip must be booked very early in advance. (at least half a year before departure)
Experience up close mountain gorillas is probably the most exciting and impressive animal experience in the world. This 7-day journey takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable NP, where approximately 50% of the world's population live on mountain gorillas. On a hike through an almost impenetrable rainforest, you will be accompanied by experienced rangers to search for the mountain gorillas. An encounter is almost certain, as the mountain gorillas move within a day at most 1 km.
This exciting trip is rounded off with a visit to the tree lions in Ishasha, the Chimpanzees in Kalinzu forest and a boat trip of Mburo Lake NP.
Due to the high demand for the Gorilla permits, a timely booking of the trip is required. The minimum age for gorilla trekking is 15 years.
Day 1: Arrival to Bwindi Impenetrable NP
You will be picked up from the airport or your hotel in Entebbe and taken to Bwindi Impenetrable NP.
Day 2: Gorilla-Trekking
More than 300 mountain gorillas live in the rainforest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This is about 50% of the world total population. The Bwindi NP is the best accessible park for gorilla watching. In a group of max. 8 people accompanied by guides and trackers will go in search of one of the people accustomed group. To protect the animals, the maximum time for photographing and observing the animals is limited to 30 minutes. Gorilla Trekking Permits need to be booked well in advance and are only valid for one day.
Day 3: Hike through the rainforest
In the Bwindi Impenetrable NP are many beautiful hiking trails where you can watch birds, has beautiful views of the Virungavulkane or can walk to waterfalls. You can also choose which Nature Trail you will hike.
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth NP
Visit the most popular park in Uganda with Queen Elizabeth Park. Wide savannah landscape, rainforest, lakes and wetlands characterize this park.
On a guided game drive you can observe the typical animals of the African savannah landscape in addition to Impalas and Uganda Kobs.
During a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel, aquatic animals can be observed up close.
Day 5: Tree lions in Ishasha
After the eventful first day of the trip, we drive on the second day to the tree lions in the Ishasha region of the park.
Alternatively, you can go on a trekking tour in the Kyamba Gorge Game Reserve to a chimpanzee group accustomed to humans.
Day 6: Mburo Lake NP
At Mburo Lake NP, you will have a guided boat tour and a guided game drive. This national park is known for its zebra population. On the game drive you can enjoy the picturesque landscape with its many hills, rocks and good vantage points.
Alternatively, you can hike to a park lookout hill to enjoy the spectacular views of the many lakes, or hunt for bird watching in the Rubanga Forest.