Gorilla trekking in Uganda starting from Kigali with Ishasha – 4 days

Come for gorilla trekking in Uganda starting from Kigali. Be picked-up in Kigali in Rwanda and start the journey to Uganda. The great highlight is the meeting with the mountain gorillas, when you trek in the jungle and spend one hour around the mountain gorillas. Memorable is also the search for tree-climbing lions in Ishasha and relaxing by Lake Bunyonyi.



  • Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Bwindi Impenetrable NP
  • Lake Bunyonyi


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Day by day itinerary:


Day 1:Pick-up in Kigali and transfer to Uganda

Meet your guide and start off from Kigali for your gorilla trekking adventure (if flying in same day plan for a flight arriving around midday). Cross over to Uganda and continue on to the lodge by the edge of the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth NP. Ishasha is known for its tree-climbing lions, a rare behavior for these big cats.
Overnight in Topi Lodge



Day 2: Ishasha game-drive and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable NP

In the early morning we head in to Ishasha to search for tree-climbing lions in the big fig-trees, but also to see buffaloes, elephants, topis and more. After the game-drive we have lunch at the lodge and then make the beautiful drive up to the mountains of Bwindi. A journey that takes us from savanna on to villages, cultivated hills and forest covered mountains.
Overnight Gorilla Mist Camp


Day 3: Gorilla trekking day- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the home to the forest giants that are cousins to human beings, the mountain gorillas. Have an early breakfast before setting off for your gorilla trekking adventure with a specialized guide. Besides the gorillas this Impenetrable Forest is full of birds, butterflies and plant species plus forest hog, forest elephants, statungas and dikers. Enjoy the walk through the forest and spend one hour around the gorillas. After the gorilla trek your guide picks you and you make the journey to Lake Bunyonyi. Here you can relax while enjoying the beautiful scenery (and even take a swim if you manage the chilly water!)
Overnight Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort


Day 4: Transfer to Kigali

After breakfast we leave the lake and drive over to Rwanda headed for Kigali. If flying the same day plan for an afternoon flight.



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Price: The price depends on number of people and accommodation level. Contact us with your inquiry to get the best price for your safari.
Included: Accommodation, meals, safari car, fuel, guide, park entries, gorilla permits (if applicable) and activities mentioned in the itinerary. Plus water in the car and a couple of fruits along the way.
Excluded: International flights, visas, drinks, tips and personal expenses.
Accommodation: In general accommodation mentioned in the itinerary is good places on budget to mid-range level (with the exception of luxury safaris). The accommodation can be adapted to your price range of budget, mid-range or luxury. Of course a mix is also possible. Take a look here for links to the website’s of the lodges we regularly work with.
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Choose Mamaland Safaris for a Uganda Safari tailor-made to your wishes, time-frame and budget. We are a leading local tours and travel company based in Kampala Uganda at the heart of East Africa and we offer tailor-made safaris.

A Uganda safari with us can include game-drives on the savannas, bird-watching, chimps and gorilla trekking, community tourism, relaxation and much more. We can as well arrange combination safaris where Uganda is combined with Tanzania, Kenya or Rwanda.

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