A combined Gorilla Trekking and Habituation Experience on a Uganda safari

6-Day gorilla safari Uganda and tree climbing lions


Embark on an exciting 6-Day gorilla safari Uganda and tree climbing lions through Uganda’s premier national parks. This journey takes you from the wildlife-rich savannas of Queen Elizabeth National Park to the dense forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, then to the serene waters of Lake Bunyonyi, and finally to the wildlife haven of Lake Mburo National Park. Experience Uganda’s breathtaking beauty and biodiversity while staying in comfortable midrange accommodations.

6-Day gorilla safari Uganda
6-Day gorilla safari Uganda and tree climbing lions

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Your adventure begins with your arrival at Entebbe International Airport. Upon arrival, you will be met by our professional driver-guide and briefed on the safari. From Entebbe, embark on a scenic 7-8 hour drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, passing through lush landscapes and small towns. Upon arrival, check in to your midrange lodge such as Enganzi Game Lodge, Park View Safari Lodge, or Bush Lodge. Relax and enjoy the evening in the park, with dinner served at your lodge.

Accommodation Options:
– Enganzi Game Lodge: Offers beautiful views of the park, comfortable rooms with en-suite bathrooms.
– Park View Safari Lodge: Features spacious cottages, a swimming pool, and a restaurant.
– Bush Lodge: Provides a unique experience with tented camps and bandas, all with en-suite facilities.

Day 2: Game Drive and Boat Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Start the day with an early morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, exploring the Kasenyi Plains known for their large lion prides and herds of Uganda kob. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel, home to hippos, crocodiles, and various bird species. Return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation Options:
– Enganzi Game Lodge
– Park View Safari Lodge
– Bush Lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast, drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through the Ishasha sector, known for tree-climbing lions. This 5-6 hour journey leads you to the lush, mountainous terrain of Bwindi. Check in to midrange accommodations like Buhoma Haven Lodge, Silverback Lodge, or Rushaga Gorilla Camp. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided nature walk or a cultural visit to a local community. Dinner will be at your lodge.

Accommodation Options:
– Buhoma Haven Lodge: Eco-friendly bandas with private verandas.
– Silverback Lodge: Close to park headquarters with spacious rooms.
– Rushaga Gorilla Camp: Offers stunning views and comfortable safari tents.

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After an early breakfast, head to the park headquarters for a briefing on gorilla trekking. Embark on a trek through dense forest to find a gorilla family. Spend a magical hour observing these gentle giants. Return to the lodge for rest. Optional activities include a community walk or a guided forest walk. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Accommodation Options:
– Buhoma Haven Lodge
– Silverback Lodge
– Rushaga Gorilla Camp

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, a 3-4 hour drive. Lake Bunyonyi is known for its stunning scenery and numerous islands. Check in to midrange accommodations like Birdnest Resort, Arcadia Cottages, or Bunyonyi Overland Resort. Enjoy activities such as swimming, canoeing, or visiting local communities. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Accommodation Options:
– Birdnest Resort: Comfortable rooms with lake views.
– Arcadia Cottages: Private balconies overlooking the lake.
– Bunyonyi Overland Resort: Various accommodation options with excellent lake views.

Day 6: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park – Departure

After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National Park, a 5-6 hour journey. Lake Mburo is known for its savanna landscapes and diverse wildlife. Head out for a short game drive and transfer back to Entebbe for your departure with a stopover at the Uganda Equator.

Inclusions and Exclusions

– Gorilla trekking permit
– Park entry fees
– Professional English-speaking driver-guide
– Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
– Accommodation as per itinerary
– All meals as specified
– Bottled water in the safari vehicle
– Community visit (optional)
– Boat safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
– Game drives in Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Parks
– Boat trip on Lake Bunyonyi

– International flights
– Visa fees
– Travel insurance
– Personal expenses (e.g., tips, souvenirs, laundry)
– Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (unless specified)
– Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary

How to Get There

By Air:
Fly into Entebbe International Airport (EBB). From Entebbe, you can take a charter flight to Mweya or Kasese airstrip near Queen Elizabeth National Park, or opt for a road transfer from Entebbe or Kampala.

By Road:
A 4×4 safari vehicle will pick you up from Entebbe or Kampala. The drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park offers scenic views and takes approximately 7-8 hours.

Tips for the Journey:

– Carry light snacks and water.
– Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
– Bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
– Have a rain jacket in case of rain.
– Ensure your camera and phone are fully charged.


A 6-day gorilla safari in Uganda offers a blend of adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion. With visits to Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi, Lake Bunyonyi, and Lake Mburo National Parks, this itinerary provides an unforgettable wildlife experience. Enjoy comfortable midrange accommodations, expert-guided tours, and well-planned logistics. Contact us for further information or to book your safari. Thank you for choosing Pamoja Tours and Travel for your Ugandan adventure.

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