Guided Uganda Safari

Witness the mountain gorillas in Uganda with this safari! Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a habitat of close to half of the remaining gorillas in the whole world. That is why the government of Uganda saw it fit to habituate these endangered species to prevent their extinction. Gorilla tracking was introduced to facilitate, support, and protect these gentle giants.


  • Gorilla tracking
  • 1 visit to Uganda Equator
  • English-speaking driver guide
  • Includes park entrance fees and gorilla permit
  • Daily meals and drinking water
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Intermediate


2 activity days in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 8

Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport

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  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace

During the safari, you will be staying in an accommodation provided by Simba Africa Expeditions. The options are:

  • Upmarket: Buhoma Lodge / Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
  • Mid-range: Silverback Lodge
  • Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Simba Africa Expeditions Gorilla Safari in Uganda Itinerary

Day 1: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

As per briefing on the day before the safari, you will be picked from the hotel / place of residence at exactly 06:30 after breakfast to avoid the early morning traffic jam in the city. You will travel south-westwards through the districts of Wakiso, Mpigi, and Masaka while viewing the local livelihoods of the communities in the central region of Uganda.

Then, you will connect to Mbarara where you make a stopover for lunch at Agip Motel / Igongo Cultural Centre. After lunch, you will proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through Bushenyi District, part of Kasese, through the southern section of Queen Elizabeth National Park. If you're lucky, you could see the tree climbing lions and other big games such as elephants, topis, and buffaloes.

You will continue to see the magnificent greenery and rolling hills of Kigezi and Kanungu districts which connect to Buhoma and parts of the Bwindi Forest. You will arrive in Bwindi at around 17:30 to have dinner and stay overnight.

  • Meals: lunch and dinner

Day 2: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You will wake up very early in the morning at 06:00 for breakfast. Then, you will proceed to the gorilla tracking briefing point to be briefed about the safety guidelines and be allocated to your guides and groups for the gorilla tracking. Setting off at exactly 08:00, the guide will make sure you have packed lunch and enough drinking water.

Day 3: Kampala / Entebbe

After having breakfast, you will embark on the return trip back to Kampala / Entebbe. You will have lunch en-route at Agip Motel / Igongo Cultural Centre. Then, you will have a second stop over at the Uganda Equator where you can buy souvenirs, stretch your leg, and know a few facts about the equator. Finally, you will enjoy dinner with the office tour manager before proceeding to the final leg of the trip and be dropped off at Entebbe International Airport (EBB) for your return flight.


On this safari, you will visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. Uganda accounts for more than half of the remaining mountain gorillas. The only other two countries that are still the home for these great apes are the neighboring Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has up to 12 groups / families of habituated mountain gorillas that are available for gorilla trekking expeditions. It lies in Southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Great Rift Valley.


Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and pure bottled drinking water will be served for you during the safari. The foods that are served are normal meat and fish. For any special dietary requirements, please communicate it early with Simba Africa Expeditions while you are making a reservation.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

You can enjoy Kampala city tour at your spare time.

What's included

  • 1 visit to Uganda Equator
  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport transfers or pickup and drop-off at your hotel in Kampala / Entebbe
  • Driver allowances
  • English-speaking driver guide
  • En-route lunch
  • Gorilla permit (600 USD per person)
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Meals per itinerary
  • Park entry fees
  • Park ranger fees
  • Pure bottled drinking water or soda

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Laundry
  • Luxury drinks
  • Personal expenses (shopping and cigarettes)
  • Personal insurance
  • Porter fee while tracking
  • Uganda visa

How to get there

Please book your flight and arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Simba Africa Expeditions' driver will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

Airport: Entebbe International Airport Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 14 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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