New 8 Day Uganda Group Gorilla Trekking Safari

This 8 Day Uganda Group Gorilla Trekking Safari will get you even closer to the action whilst on safari. You will not find a more comprehensive safari that lasts 8 Days anywhere else!

Cost per person sharing - $2,221
Single room supplement - $391
Gorilla Permit in Bwindi- $600
Chimp Permit in Kibale Forest- $150
Please note that all permits and park entry prices are priced as per the Uganda Wildlife Authority prevailing rates & are subject to change.
Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest
Hippo Yawning on the Kazinga Channel
Elephants on the Kazinga Channel

8 days


Amazing Price


4 National Parks


Min 2 Pax

National Parks:

  • Lake Mburo National Park
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Kibale Forest National Park
Accommodation:

  • Airport Guest House – Entebbe
  • Rwakobo Rock – Lake Mburo
  • Mahogany Springs Lodge – Bwindi
  • Parkview Safari Lodge – Queen Elizabeth
  • Kibale Guest Cottages – Kibale Forest
Departure Dates:

  • 05th – 12th  Jan
  • 02nd – 09th  Feb
  • 01st – 08th  Mar
  • 05th – 12th  Apr
  • 03rd – 10th  May
  • 07th – 14th  Jun
Departure Dates:

  • 05th – 12th  Jul
  • 02nd – 09th Aug
  • 06th – 13th  Sept
  • 04th – 11th  Oct
  • 01st – 08th  Nov
  • 06th – 13th  Dec

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe

Welcome to Uganda! On arrival, you will be met at the Airport by a Let’s Go Travel representative who will escort you to your safari vehicle and will introduce you to your Driver who will also be your Guide. The first stop will be a short drive to your accommodation where you will be able to relax and contemplate the adventure that lies ahead.

Day 2: Entebbe - Lake Mburo National Park

Your Ugandan safari adventure begins in earnest with a trip to Lake Mburo National Park. You will head west on a scenic drive towards the heartland of the Ankole Kingdom. There will be lunch en route and you will arrive at the lodge in time for an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Mburo. This is one of the best ways to see the diverse wildlife that the Park has. After the boat ride, you will head back to the lodge for a relaxing evening and dinner.

Day 3: Lake Mburo National Park - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

The day will begin with an early morning game drive. The park has a variety of wildlife that almost contradicts its small size in comparison to the other parks in Uganda. These include leopards, Eland and Rothschild’s giraffe which have recently been reintroduced. However, the highlights of the park have to be the Burchell’s zebra and eland which are only found in two National Parks in Uganda. After breakfast, the safari will continue to westwards towards Bwindi leaving the Ankole Kingdom, heading towards Bwindi and the Kigezi Kingdom, home of the remarkable mountain gorillas.

 

Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park - Gorilla Trekking

Gorilla Trekking requires an early start that will see you transfer to the Park Headquarters for a briefing with the Uganda Wildlife Authority guides. Locating the Gorillas can take a few hours or the whole day depending on how far they have moved from the place they spent the previous night. For conservation purposes, the amount of time allowed with the Gorillas is 1 hour. As you trek through the forest you will appreciate why the forest is called impenetrable. There is also a multitude of other animals that you might encounter including antelopes and rare monkeys not to mention the beauty of the forest itself. Once you have completed the trek you will return to the lodge, for a well-earned rest and time to reflect on a truly magical experience.

At Let’s Go Travel we try and support the communities that we interact with as part of the business we run, with a view to minimising the impact we have on communities as well as ensuring that they too benefit from our operations. One such community in the Buhoma area of Bwindi is called Ride 4 a Woman. You will get to visit these incredible women and learn more about their story

Day 5: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park - Queen Elizabeth National Park

With your Gorilla Trekking experience still fresh in your memory it will be time to head north to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The landscape changes as you move away from the thick forest into the open savannah lands. You will begin to notice the traditional home steds and farms that characterise this area. Entry to the Park will be via its southern sector also known as the Ishasha sector. This area is famous for its tree climbing lions and this will be your opportunity to try and find them after you have had lunch at the lodge with the entire afternoon dedicated to looking for them. After which you will return to the lodge for a relaxing evening and dinner.

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park

An early morning game drive will give you another chance to find the tree climbing lions. This will be followed by breakfast and continuing the safari northwards. You will arrive at the lodge around lunchtime after which it will be time for your boat cruise on the Kazinga Chanel, one of the highlights of visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park. The boat ride is a round trip beginning at the Mweya Peninsula and lasting around 3 hours. The Channel is a 32-kilometre long natural channel that links Lake Edward and Lake George. The channel has one of the world’s largest concentration of hippos, numerous Nile crocodiles, buffalo, elephants and a whole host of birds. including African fish eagles, kingfishers, Herons, storks and skimmers. After the boat ride, there will be just enough time to visit The Kataara Women’s Poverty Alleviation Group a women-led social enterprise in the area before returning to the lodge for a relaxing evening and dinner.

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Kibale Forest National Park

With the anticipation of your Chimpanzee Trek, the safari will head further north into the Kibale Forest region. You leave the Rwenzururu Kingdom and journey into the heart of the Tooro Kingdom towards the principal city Fort Portal. Look out for the King of Tooro’s grand palace on top of the largest hill in the area.

The Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is a part of the Magombe Swamp just south of Kibale National Park. A visit to the sanctuary enables you to see rare mammals and birds, like the webbed feet sitatunga as the great blue turaco call this place home. However, if you aren’t lucky enough to see them there are still plenty of other animals, including bush pigs, black and white colobus monkeys and over 200 species of birds that inhabit the swamp. The Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is a community-based programme that supports local residents and encourages a healthy link between tourism and the community it affects.

Day 8: Kibale Forest National Park ( Chimpanzee Trekking ) - Entebbe

Your Chimpanzee Trekking experience has finally arrived! It begins at the Uganda Wildlife Authority HQ at Kayanchu Gate where your trekking group will head into the forest with a guide after a short briefing. About 1 hour before your group sets off an advance party of guides will have entered the forest to locate where the Chimpanzees spent the night. Once located the advance party send a radio message back to your trekking group so that you can navigate through the forest.

During the trek, you will also get to see the different birds, animals and plant species within the forest. Once you locate the Chimpanzees you can only spend one hour with them this ensures that the Chimpanzees don’t become accustomed to human contact.

After an exhilarating experience with the chimpanzees you will begin your return trip to Entebbe. The journey will see you leave the Kiblale Forest National Park in the Tooro Kingdom and head eastwards back to the Buganda Kingdom. The relaxing ride back to Entebbe will allow you to reminisce about the amazing time you have spent in Uganda and all the wonderful experiences you have had.

Lunch en-route

As your time in Uganda has come to an end, we truly hope you have had a memorable experience that you will remember for many years to come. Have a safe onward journey and we hope that Uganda will always be close to your hearts!

New 11 Day Uganda Group Gorilla Trekking Safari

This 11 Day Uganda Group Gorilla Trekking Safari leaves no stone unturned in western Uganda. From the mighty Murchison Falls to the tranquillity of Lake Mburo via stunning Queen Elizabeth National Park, vibrant Kibale Forest and of course Magnificent Bwindi. You won’t get a better safari to truly experience what Uganda is all about.

Cost per person sharing - $3,190
Single room supplement - $519
Gorilla Permit in Bwindi- $600
Chimp Permit in Kibale Forest- $150
Please note that all permits and park entry prices are priced as per the Uganda Wildlife Authority prevailing rates & are subject to change.
Chimpanzee Relaxing - Game Viewing
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Big Silverback Mountain Gorilla

11 days


Incredible Price


5 National Parks


Min 2 Pax

National Parks:

  • Murchison Falls National Park
  • Kibale Forest National Park
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kasenyi Sector
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Lake Mburo National Park
Accommodation:

  • Airport Guest House – Entebbe
  • Pakuba Lodge – Murchison Falls
  • Kibale Guest Cottages – Kibale Forest
  • Parkview Safari Lodge – Queen Elizabeth
  • Enjojo Lodge – Queen Elizabeth
  • Mahogany Springs Lodge – Bwindi
  • Rwakobo Rock – Lake Mburo
Departure Dates:

  • 26th – 5th Jan
  • 16th – 26th  Feb
  • 22nd Mar – 01st Apr
  • 19th – 29th  Apr
  • 24th May – 03rd Jun
  • 21st Jun – 01st Jul
Departure Dates:

  • 19th – 29th  Jul
  • 23rd Aug – 02nd Sep
  • 20th – 30th  Sept
  • 18th – 28th  Oct
  • 22nd Nov – 02nd Dec
  • 20th – 30th  Dec

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe

Welcome to Uganda! On arrival, you will be met at the Airport by a Let’s Go Travel representative who will escort you to your safari vehicle and will introduce you to your Driver who will also be your Guide. The first stop will be a short drive to your accommodation where you will be able to relax and contemplate the adventure that lies ahead.

Day 2: Entebbe - Murchison Falls National Park

An early morning rise will enable you to begin your safari and head towards Murchison Falls National Park, travelling north to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary which will be the first scheduled stop, where you will have lunch after which you Rhino Trekking expedition. You will have the opportunity to observe the rhinos at a very close and safe distance. The safari will then continue north towards Murchison Falls National Park which is split into its northern and southern sectors by The Nile that runs east to west through the Park. The majority of visitors access the park from the south and have to cross over to the north at the Paraa Ferry Crossing point using a regular vehicle ferry. On the north bank of the river, networks of game tracks explore the Buligi sector in the west and Chobe in the east.

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park

A game drive in Murchison Falls is incredible. The park is home to all of the Big 5 with the exception of the rhino. Also, resident are the hippo, buffalo, giraffe as well as several antelope and monkey species. The park also boasts the Nile – Lake Albert Delta which is home to a large number of birds including African fish eagles and the rare shoebill storks.

After lunch, it will be time for a boat ride along the Nile to the foot of Murchison Falls, be sure to have your cameras ready for this one. Expect to see birds perched on tree branches ready to hunt, mammals drinking or cooling down in the river and reptiles basking in the sun on the river banks. One of the highlights of the boat ride is getting up close to Murchison Falls itself.  After a full day in the park you will return to your lodge for a relaxing evening.

Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park - Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast you will head south westwards to Hoima Town which acts as a midway stopping point between Murchison Falls National Park and Kibale Forest National Park. There is an interesting blend of rural and town life which you will not get to see anywhere else in Uganda. This is effectively a transfer day that gets you to Kibale Forest National Park. On arrival you will head straight to the lodge to relax and look forward to the adventures you will have in Kibale.

Day 5: Kibale Forest National Park - Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest

Your Chimpanzee Trekking experience has finally arrived! It begins at the Uganda Wildlife Authority HQ at Kayanchu Gate where your trekking group will head into the forest with a guide after a short briefing.  Once located the advance party send a radio message back to your trekking group so that you can navigate through the forest. During the trek, you will also get to see the different birds, animals and plant species within the forest. Once you locate the Chimpanzees you can only spend one hour with them this ensures that the Chimpanzees don’t become accustomed to human contact.

After lunch, you will visit The Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is a part of the Magombe Swamp just south of Kibale National Park. A visit to the sanctuary enables you to see rare mammals and birds, like the webbed feet sitatunga as the great blue turaco call this place home.  The Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is a community-based programme that supports local residents and encourages a healthy link between tourism and the community it affects. After a whole day in Kibale Forest, you will head back to the lodge for a well-earned rest.

Day 6: Kibale Forest National Park - Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today you will leave Kibale Forest and head towards Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will initially stop off at a women’s social enterprise group. A visit to the group will enable to find out more about how this incredible enterprise works and be inspired by the individual stories that the women have. The safari will continue to Queen Elizabeth arriving in time for lunch and then an afternoon boat ride. One of the highlights of visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park is the boat ride along the Kazinga Channel. The boat ride is a round trip beginning at the Mweya Peninsula and lasting around 3 hours. The Channel is a 32-kilometre long natural channel that links Lake Edward and Lake George. After the boat ride, you will continue to your lodge for a relaxing evening.

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park

The day will begin with an early morning game drive in Kasenyi sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is a great place to see view differing landscape and ecosystems in Uganda. After breakfast, you will transfer from the North Eastern sector of the park to the Southern sector also known as the Ishasha sector. On arrival, you will go for a game drive in the Ishasha sector gives you a chance to see the famous tree climbing lions that can be seen hanging out of large fig trees. No one really knows why lions in this area climb trees but there are many theories surrounding this behaviour. After a long day, you will return to your lodge for a relaxing evening.

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

With the Kazinga Channel and the Game drives ticked off your list, It will be time to leave Queen Elizabeth National Park and continue your journey towards Bwindi and the Gorillas, where the adventure of a lifetime awaits you! This section of the safari will see you enter the traditional area of Kigezi Kingdom which is the southernmost Kingdom on Uganda.

Day 9: Bwindi National Park - Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Your Gorilla Trekking experience is finally here, an early start will see you transfer to the Park Headquarters for a briefing with the Uganda Wildlife Authority guides. Locating the Gorillas can take a few hours or the whole day depending on how far they have moved from the place they spent the previous night. For conservation purposes, the amount of time allowed with the Gorillas is 1 hour. As you trek through the forest you will appreciate why the forest is called impenetrable. There is also a multitude of other animals that you might encounter including antelopes and rare monkeys not to mention the beauty of the forest itself. Once you have completed the trek you will return to the lodge, for a well-earned rest and time to reflect on a truly magical experience.

At Let’s Go Travel we try and support the communities that we interact with as part of the business we run, with a view to minimising the impact we have on communities as well as ensuring that they too benefit from our operations. One such community in the Buhoma area of Bwindi is called Ride 4 a Woman. You will get to visit these incredible women after your Gorilla Trek and learn more about their story

Day 10: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park - Lake Mburo National Park

With your Gorilla Trekking experience still a vivid memory, it is time to leave the Gorillas and the Kigezi Kingdom all behind and head towards Lake Mburo National Park and into the heartland of the Ankole Kingdom.  You will arrive after having lunch en- route and head straight to the Lake. One of the best activities to do in Lake Mburo is a scenic boat ride on the lake. This is one of the best ways to see the diverse wildlife that the Park has. The boat ride can be done at dawn or dusk depending on your safari itinerary and will normally take around 2 hours. After the incredible boat ride, you will return to your lodge for dinner.

Day 11: Lake Mburo National Park - Entebbe

Your first activity of the day will be an early morning game drive. The park has a variety of wildlife that almost contradicts its small size in comparison to the other parks in Uganda. The park doesn’t have any large cats apart from leopards. Lake Mburo has a large variety of antelopes and Rothschild’s giraffes have recently been reintroduced. However, the highlights of the park have to be the Burchell’s zebra and eland which are only found in two National Parks in Uganda.

After breakfast, it will be time to head back. During this final leg of the trip, you will leave the Ankole Kingdom and head back into the Buganda Kingdom, heading eastwards towards Entebbe.

As your time in Uganda has come to an end, we truly hope you have had a memorable experience that you will remember for many years to come. Have a safe onward journey and we hope that Uganda will always be close to your hearts

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