15 Days Uganda Gorilla & Wildlife Adventure Safari

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The highlight of African adventure safaris, is this combined Uganda gorilla and Wildlife adventure safari. The 15 days suggested gorilla and wildlife adventure safari brings close to what nature offers while in the Pearl of Africa. This trip takes you to trek gorilla, watch some of the major big games, track chimpanzees, volcanic hiking, golden monkey tracking, wildlife viewing, boat cruse among so many to engage. The trip will take you to western Uganda, it starts from Kampala, goes to Lake Mburo, Bwindi Impenetrable, Mgahinga, Lake Bunyonyi, Queen Elizabeth and ends back to Kampala.

Each of the day starts with a breakfast, lunch and dinner for the meal course. This trip suggestion is a mid-luxury trip and an all-inclusive, as mentioned in all the inclusive of the trip below.

Trip summary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Uganda via Entebbe International Airport
  • Day 2: Drive to Mabamba Swamp and Transfer to Lake Mburo
  • Day 3: Horse Riding and Boat ride
  • Day 4: Game drive and Transfer to Bwindi
  • Day 5: Gorilla trekking
  • Day 6: Batwa community visit and Visit Lake Mutanda
  • Day 7: Golden Monkey Tracking and Nature Walks
  • Day 8: Sabinyo Volcanic Hiking and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Day 9: Enjoy a relaxed moment at Lake Bunyonyi
  • Day 10: Transfer to Ishasha and Track Tree Climbing Lions
  • Day 11: Game Drive and Boat cruise
  • Day 12: Visit Kyambura to Track Chimpanzees
  • Day 13: Mongoose Tracking
  • Day 14: Transfer back to Kampala
  • Day 15: Kampala City Tour and Drive Entebbe International Airport to Fly back

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Uganda via Entebbe International Airport

Upon reaching Entebbe airport, Early Trail Expeditions Uganda driver guide will be ready to pick up and transfer you to your hotel in Kampala and take a rest until next day to start on your journey. Your driver will as well guide through on how the trip will look, and will let you rest. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Accommodation (midrange): Golf Course Hotel

Day 2: Drive to Mabamba Swamp and Transfer to Lake Mburo

This day will drive to Mabamba swamp for bird watching. Will take a boat ride to search for the rare shoe bill stock within the swamp. Mabamba is known for bird watching. After the bird watching then will take a drive to Lake Mburo National Park with a lunch en-route at the Equator. Reaching the park in the evening hours will check-in at your lodge. Will take a night game drive on torches which starts at pm, this incredible night game drive gives an opportunity to watch predators actively hunting. Then return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation (midrange): Arcadia Lodge

Day 3: Horse riding and Boat ride

Today after a delicious breakfast, take an incredible horse ride from Mihingo lodge. The horse ride takes you into the adventure hub to fetch wild encounters in a close range. The absence of elephant in the parks it very easy to do a horse ride with a guaranteed safety. A horse ride takes several trials and the hours to spend in the wilderness depends on the guest’s selection.

Then following the horse ride, will take an afternoon boat ride on Lake Mburo the Larges Lake in the park. The boat ride thrills comes with sceneries of cliffs, hills, various vegetation harboring various wildlife species including crocodiles, hippos among others. Then will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation (midrange): Arcadia Lodge

Day 4: Game drive and Transfer to Bwindi

This morning will take a morning game drive through various tracks watching variety of animals moving to their grazing zones. Herds of buffalos, impalas, elands, Uganda Kobs among other species. After will just continue with the drive through Mbarara city to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. With Lunch in-route will reach the park in the evening hours, enter the park using Nkuringo gate at the extreme end of the park southwards and check-in to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation midrange: Nkuringo Gorilla Camp

Day 5: Gorilla trekking

This day following your served breakfast, you have to rush to Nkuringo trekking starting point reaching here before 7:30am for the briefing. Then trekkers will be grouped in 8 individuals per group assigned to an armed and then roll into impenetrable rolling landscape hiking through the inflatable thick terrain of the forest. Remember to wear long pants, jungle boots, carry at least 1 litter of drinking water and rain proof gears. Trekking may take 30 minutes to 6 hours, walking and searching for the endangered giants. Gorilla are followed considering where they had their previous night, and meeting them, trekkers have an hour before them. Watching gorillas is one of the few mesmerizing moments in the wild, looking face to face with the silverback you realized these are really human closest relatives.

Accommodation midrange: Nkuringo Gorilla Camp

Day 6: Batwa community visit and Visit Lake Mutanda

Today will take a morning drive following the jungle served breakfast to the Batwa community. Reaching at the community it’s a learning center for all about these people known as the forest pygmies who once co-lived in the forests with the gorillas. However, following their forced evictions by early 1990s, today these people decide to organize stories and traditional performances in songs and dances to earn a living in such a way. Then will continue to Lake Mutanda and take a boat ride to the lake. Drive to check-in at your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Mutanda Lake Resort

Day 7: Golden Monkey Tracking and Nature Walks

Today is a special day to enroll into the jungle, following your energizing breakfast, will hurry to go and track the endangered golden monkeys. The golden monkeys are only endemic to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. The beautiful and nice looking golden monkeys live in communities of over 30 individuals and more. These monkeys are habituated meaning tracker can have that close-up moment. The track in volcanic forests of Mgahinga can last for about 30 minutes to 3 hours and when found the brownish monkeys you have an hour in their presence.

So, after the track refresh with lunch-route and in the afternoon hours will take a simple nature walk looking for birds, trees, and several species which reside in the forest. The nature walk goes around under the lead of an armed ranger guide. After the forest nature walk, return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation midrange: Mount Gahinga Safari Lodge

Day 8: Sabinyo Volcanic Hiking and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Today will en-roll to hike this amazing Mt. Sabinyo. After taking your energizing breakfast, then will take a trek alongside experienced ranger guide who will be leading you. Trekking mount Sabinyo can last for about 7 hours to and from, it’s the most famous trekked volcano in the Virunga Massif. The trek covers about 8hrs taking a distance of about 14kkm, and reaching at the peak you then stand at 3669m above sea level. The trek goes through hikes and slope via hills and valleys until reaching the peak. Reaching the peak of you realize that you’re standing at the border of three countries Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo. Afterwards will seat in your 4×4 safari vehicle exhaustively and drive to Lake Bunyonyi at your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation (Midrange): Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Day 9: Enjoy a relaxed moment at Lake Bunyonyi

Today, take an early morning drive to this gorgeous historical Lake Bunyonyi. This lake is the 2nd deepest lake in Africa, and jeweled with a simple and unique landscape view. Reaching at the lake you will take a boat ride to one of the islands. Then will check-in at your lodge and relax under the melodies of many small birds like the name suggests. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Accommodation Midrange: Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Day 10: Transfer to Ishasha and Track Tree Climbing Lions

This morning transfer to Ishasha sector Queen Elizabeth National Park, will take an afternoon game drive while tracking the possibility of watching the big five. The Ishasha sector in famous for hosting the amazing prides who always finds easy to have a warm day spend under tree branches. The tracking is accompanied by the wider view of wildlife. Then, will drive to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation midrange: Elephant Plain Lodge

Day 11: Game Drive and Boat cruise

Today early morning with your packed breakfast will drive to Kasenyi section of Queen Elizabeth National Park for an incredible game drive. The meaning of driving with packed breakfast is to enjoy morning bloody sunrise with a bit, it’s very amazing. One of the rewarding game drive with variety of wildlife species including; elephants, Uganda kobs, bushbucks, buffalos, lions, warthogs among so many species to watch accompanied by several bird species.

In the afternoon hours with lunch en-route will drive to the Mweya peninsular, for a boat cruise on Kazinga channel. The wild boat cruise is an opening of watching more animals. Several animals are seen coming to the channel banks to draw water and the aquatic life seen either socked in water or lousily relaxed at water banks. Then, after will drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation (Midrange): Elephant Plain Lodge

Day 12: Visit Kyambura to Track Chimpanzees

Today will take a morning drive Kyambura gorge east of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The gorge is a tropic depression within the rift valley. The gorge is known for chimpanzee tracking and bird watching. Here you will take a guided walk through the forests of Kyambura and as well will track chimpanzees here. Afterwards with lunch en-route will take a drive to Ishasha sector, then will take the afternoon hours to track these amazing pride. The tree climbing lions remain special for Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Take sometimes of relax off alongside your lunch-en-route and later transfer back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation (Midrange): Elephant Plain Lodge

Day 13: Mongoose and Lion Tracking

Today will take the experiential moment to enter into the wilderness. These are unique adventure experiences for ONLY Queen Elizabeth National Park. Experiential adventures means, with an experienced ranger guide you will roll into the jungle with an intension of purposely tracking lions and mongoose. The adventure is done on radio trackers which indicate where lions are at the moment, then you drive there. It’s rarely a greater moment and nothing can be compared to this adventure. Then will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation (Midrange): Elephant Plain Lodge

Day 14: Transfer back to Kampala

Today, take a relaxed breakfast, and later take a morning drive back to Kampala with lunch en-route in Mbarara at Igongo cultural center. Also consider a stopover at the Equator for photography. You will reach in Kampala by evening hours and drive to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation (midrange): Golf Course Hotel

Day 15: Kampala City Tour and Drive Entebbe International Airport to Fly back

Today enjoy a relaxed day in Kampala, after your morning breakfast take a city walk through downtown and crown it with a visit to Mengo palace and Bulange building. These are two significant building in the history of Buganda, Mengo palace is the official palace of the Kingdom and Bulange is the administrative block of Buganda kingdom. Then your driver will pick you afterwards and takes you for lunch, then will drive you to Entebbe International Airport for your next flight back home.

On behalf of Early Trial Expedition Uganda, our driver guide will say goodbye to you. Then, take your flight back to your home. We believed after this trip you become our next ambassador for Early Trail Expeditions Uganda in your country and area. Thank you!

Trip inclusive;

  • 4×4 safari vehicle
  • All trip fuel
  • All meals and soft drinks
  • All Park entrances
  • All planned trip activities
  • Gorilla permits
  • Chimpanzee permits
  • Golden monkey permit
  • Volcanic hiking
  • Accommodation
  • Driver guide

Exclusive;

  • Visa and air ticket
  • Laundry
  • All hard drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips
  • All international flights