6 Day Gorilla Lion & Big Game Safari

On this action packed safari enjoy tracking mountain gorillas and big game safaris and the dramatic landscapes of south western Uganda. Hike through the thick forest undergrowth to the lush green dwellings of the mountain gorillas. Get in close proximity of the gorillas, so close you will be able to hear their breathing. Watch as they go about their daily chores in their natural habitat in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy this rare privilege of a close encounter and for the intrepid travellers, take the chance to stare into the pensive brown eyes of these gentle giants who share 95% of their genes with humans. Located in south-western Uganda, Bwindi covers an area of 331sqkm of jungle forests and contains both montane and lowland forest. The park is home to not only the estimated 880 surviving mountain gorillas, but 120 species of mammals, 348 bird species, 220 butterfly species, 27 frog species, 1000 flowering plant species including 163 tree species, 104 species of ferns and a sanctuary for colobus monkeys and chimpanzees.

On this safari too, visit the exquisite Lake Bunyonyi islands and explore Queen Elizabeth National park from the edge of the Albertine rift valley to the beautiful Mweya Peninsula, Kazinga channel and through to the remote pristine Ishasha sector which is home to the famous tree climbing lions.




Day 1:Day 1: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park for evening game drive
Day 2: Morning game drive and Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
Day 3: Morning drive towards Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Day 4: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Day 5: Transfer from Bwindi for Lake Bunyonyi islands
Day 6: Visit equator crossing and drive back to Kampala, Jinja or Entebbe Airport.

Starting point: Jinja, Kampala or Entebbe Airport


Lake Bunyonyi 3



Recommended Visiting Time: January to December

Wildlife: : Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee, L’Hoest’s Monkey, Topi, Colobus, Mongoose, Lion, Leopard, African Elephant, African Buffalo, Giant Forest Hog, Tree pangolin, Eland, Honey Badgers, Nile Crocodile and Zebra.

Birds: Shelley’s Crimson Wing, African Fish Eagle, African Finfoot, Barred Warbler, Shoebill, Malachite Kingfisher, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Papyrus Gonolek, African Green broad bill, Yellow-billed Stork, Egyptian Goose, Hamerkop, Red-chested Cuckoo, Variable Sunbird, Greater flamingo, Black bee-eater, Rufus Bellied Heron, Great Blue Turaco, Giant Kingfisher and Saddle-billed Stork

Sights and Attractions: Bwindi Impenetrable forest, Eastern Rift Valley Savannah grasslands, Lake Edward, Lake George, Papyrus swamplands, Crater lakes and Mweya Peninsula “The Beautiful Place”

Conservation Areas: Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park


Number of Persons Budget Option Mid-range Option
1 $2,250 $2,300
2 $1,550 $1,700
3 $1,420 $1,625
4 $1,350 $1,550

Price is only a guide and will be confirmed upon enquiry. Final price will be based upon number of travellers and is based on two adults sharing a room. 

Inclusive: Gorilla permits, Accommodation (Shared rooms),transportation in custom built 4X4 safari van, English speaking guide, Conservation/park entry fees, all activities listed in the itinerary, bottled drinking water and some meals as listed in itinerary.

 Exclusive: International air fares, Uganda Visa fees, personal travel insurance, tips and meals not listed.

Contact us for a detailed itinerary and further customisation of this tour.

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