Gorillas, Lions & Chimps safari – 4 days

Get the most out of your time during this 4 days Uganda safari letting you trek in the jungle for chimps and gorillas as well as look for tree-climbing lions in Ishasha and experience a cruise to see hippos and more on Kazinga channel.



  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Kalinzu Forest


Learn more about Uganda’s national parks.



Day by day itinerary:


Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Meet your guide and start off early from Kampala for your gorilla trekking adventure. Be prepared for a long day in the car (the journey takes around nine hours). Along the way you will make a stop by the equator for some photos and have lunch in Masaka or Mbarara depending on the time. Continue on to to Bwindi mountain Gorillas through the neck of the impenetrable forest enjoying stunning views.

Overnight in Gorilla mist camp 


Day 2: Gorilla trekking day- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & transfer to Ishasha

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the home to the forest giants that are cousins to human beings, the 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 the lodge by the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park. The Ishasha sector is known for its tree-climbing lions, a behavior that these big cats only have in a few places.

Overnight Topi Lodge Ishasha


Day 3: Ishasha game-drive and Boat-cruise on Kazinga channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park

In the early morning we head in to Ishasha to search for tree-climbing lions in the fig-trees, but also to see buffaloes, elephants, topis and more. Our journey then continues with the exciting drive to the main part of Queen Elizabeth NP with chance of seeing baboons and other monkeys along the way.After lunch we head for a classic highlight of the 3pm 2hrs Boat cruise on the famous Kazinga channel, a 36kms channel linking Lake George to Lake Edward. From the boat you can spot land and water adapted Hippopotamuses yawning and some slashing canines to each other, the National Geographical society killing machine the Nile Crocodile gaping along the banks, savannah version of Pigs the Warthog- Pumba of the award winning Lion King are a hallmark sign in this animal home as well as many different birds.

Overnight Pumba safari cottages


Day 4: Chimps trekking in Kalinzu forest and transfer to Kampala/Entebbe

After breakfast we leave the lodge and drive over to Kalinzu Forest. Here you enter the forest in a group with a specialized guide to experience a jungle walk and search for chimpanzees. After the trek you continue on the journey to Kampala/Entebbe. Have lunch along the way. Get back to Kampala/Entebbe in the late afternoon.


In conservation we trust´ Bon voyage!


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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.
Payment options: We accept international bank transfer, card payment through PesaPal (adds 3,5% charge) and cash payment if you are in Uganda.


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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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