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9 Days Gorilla Tracking and African Safari in Uganda

  • Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary - Kibale Forest National Park - Queen Elizabeth National Park - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park


Gorilla Trekking and Chimp Safaris Uganda

Enjoy your days in this Gorilla safari with visits to Uganda Wildlife Education Center, Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Budongo forest, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Wild Discoveries Safaris organizes safaris into affordable but remarkable and unforgettable packages available in both budget and luxury editions. They aim to promote ecotourism and conservation in Uganda and other parts of East Africa


  • Game drives
  • Visit to Bigodi wetland
  • Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking
  • Launch cruise on the Kazinga channel
  • Ground transportation in a safari vehicle
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • 8 activity days
  • English
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Day 1

Wild Discoveries Safaris' guide will warmly welcome you on arrival at the Entebbe International Airport (EBB) or at your hotel in Entebbe or Kampala. For the former, you will be transferred to your hotel where you will be briefed about you safari by the guide. Depending on the time of arrival, you are advised to have your money changed on this day and you may also have the chance to visit Kampala city, about one hour drive from Entebbe.

Day 2

After breakfast, you will visit the Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC), and thereafter proceed to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary (CSWCT). Set on the shores of Lake Victoria. UWEC is formerly the Entebbe Zoo which exists to educate the public on conservation of wildlife with emphasis on the young generation.

It boasts of a wide variety of indigenous wildlife species housed in semi-natural settings depicting three of Uganda’s ecosystems: wetland, savannah, and forests. The animals include chimpanzees, rhinos, lions, giraffes, leopards, and a wide range of free ranging birds among others. CSWCT provides orphaned chimpanzees a secure home to live while educating visitors and local communities about these remarkable species, and the importance of conserving their fragile forest habitats.

You shall be provided an informative talk by the sanctuary staff, view either a morning or afternoon feeding of chimps, swimming on the equator, view a neighboring fishing village, bird watching and other wildlife encounters, or just sunbathe and relax.

Day 3

Early morning, you will drive to Kibale Forest National Park. Lunch will be served in Fort Portal, a town named after a British special commissioner for Uganda, Sir Gerald Portal, whose statue graces the main road of the town. Thereafter, you will proceed to your overnight accommodation.

Day 4

You will start this day with chimpanzee trekking at 08:00. The trekking takes about four hours, during which you may also get a chance to see ten other primates and several bird and butterfly species. Kibale tropical forest is home to a number of forest wildlife, most notably 13 species of primates, including chimpanzees, and 375 species of birds. After trekking, you will have lunch and then visit Bigodi wetland, a community-based project.

Day 5

Early morning, you will drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will travel through Fort Portal and reach Mweya Peninsula in Queen Elizabeth National park at about midday, with a magnificent view over Kazinga channel. You will check in at your accommodation, have lunch, and in the late afternoon, you will go on a two-hour launch cruise on the Kazinga channel where you will view animals and birds along the waters.

Day 6

Very early in the morning after breakfast, you will go for a three to four hour chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge. The chimp population is quite mobile and viewing is unpredictable, but the walk is enchanting. Alternately, one can go for a nature walk in Maramagambo Forest to see other primates and visit the Blue Lake. In the afternoon, you will take a game drive to Kasenyi Kob mating ground.

Day 7

After breakfast, you will head towards the south, passing the southern sector of the national park. This part is called Ishasha sector and is famous for the tree climbing lions. While driving through a verdant countryside, you will pass traditional homesteads and enjoy panoramic views. In the afternoon, you will arrive at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home of the endangered mountain gorillas. You will have dinner and overnight stay at your selected lodge.

Day 8

You will head to the briefing point at the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park headquarters and from here, you will be briefed about the do's and don’ts while in the jungle forest with the gentle giants. You will be provided with walking sticks and you are also advised to have your lunch packed with enough drinking water. The gorillas share with humans 95% of their genes and staring into their pondering eyes is as overwhelming as it is awesome.

After tracking, you will travel back to the lodge, relax, dine, and have an overnight stay.

Day 9

You will take a cup of coffee or tea before you start your return journey to Kampala. Lunch will be served in Mbarara town, thereafter have a stopover at the equator and proceed to Entebbe for the night.

  • Launch cruise on the Kazinga channel
  • Nature walk in Maramagambo forest
  • Stop for lunch at Fort Portal town
  • Stop for lunch in Mbarara town
  • Stopover at the equator
  • Visit Bigodi wetland, a community based project
  • Visit Ishasha to see the climbing lions

This safari will take place in Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda.

You will be provided with daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Your meals are included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
(If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Enjoy the tour
  • Explore the camp and lodge grounds
  • Forest walk in Bwindi
  • Go stargazing
  • Interact with the locals
  • Observe the animals
  • See the stunning views
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Chimp tracking permit
  • Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Game drives
  • Ground transportation in a safari vehicle
  • Launch cruise on the Kazinga channel
  • Mineral water in the safari vehicle
  • Nature walk in Maramagambo forest
  • Park entrance fees
  • Ranger fees
  • Transfers to and from Entebbe International Airport (EBB)
  • Visit to Bigodi wetland
  • Forest walk in Bwindi (50 USD per person)
  • Gorilla permit (600 USD per permit)
  • International flights
  • Laundry service
  • Tips
  • Visa (50 USD per person)

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Wild Discoveries Safaris will pick you up from the airport.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.


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    "We had an amazing adventure with Wild Discoveries Safaris in Uganda and I would definitely recommend Wild Discoveries Safaris."

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Kampala, Uganda

Wild Discoveries Safaris is a registered Ugandan ecotourism and conservation company committed to promoting responsible tourism practices that benefit both conservation and communities.

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9 days / 8 nights

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The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.

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