Great Apes Uganda tour – gorilla tracking Bwindi, chimpanzee tracking Kibale Forest and Ngamba Islands
A Uganda holiday trip including Gorilla Tracking, Ngamba Islands, Kibale Forest chimp trek, Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo Wildlife Safari, launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel and a safari walk.


10 Days Days

Tour Type



  • Day 01: Entebbe
  • Day 02: Ngamba Island
  • Day 03: Kibale Forest
  • Day 04: Chimpanzee tracking
  • Day 05: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 06: Wildlife Safari and a launch trip on the Kazinga Channel
  • Day 07: Kyambura chimp trek, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Day 08: Gorilla tracking day
  • Day 09: Lake Mburo Park
  • Day 10: Departure


  • Airport transfer to/from Entebbe Airport
  • Ground transport per private 4WD safari vehicle (Landcruiser)
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary, based on shared double room
  • Meals as described in the itinerary
  • Bottled mineral water in the safari vehicle
  • Bottled Entrance fees for national parks
  • Activities and excursions mentioned in the program
  • 1 Permit for chimp tracking in Kibale Forest @USD200 each


  • Flights
  • Visa (USD $50, available online before arrival)
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person @ US$700
  • Optional activities
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Porters during gorilla and chimpanzee trekking
  • Tips and gratuities
  • AMREF Evacuation Air Ambulance insurance

Travel Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival Entebbe

You will be met at the Entebbe International airport by our driver guide and transffered to your hotel in Entebbe, overnight Best Western Garden Hotel .

Day 2

Visit Ngamba Island

After breakfst transfer to the jetty for a motorised boat trip to Ngamba Island for a close encounter with chimpanzees. On arrival at the Island you will be directed to the visitors centre to learn more about the chimps and their lifestyle. You will be able to view and photograph thse fascinating apes in their natural environment from only a few metres away. In the afternoon you will take a boat ride back to Entebbe, overnight Best Western Garden Hotel Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

Day 3

Drive to Kibale Forest

After breakfast depart for Kibale Forest. Your drive takes you through the beautiful countryside passing traditional homesteads and tea farms. Fortportal rests in the shadows of the fabled Mountains of the Moon. Overnight Turaco Treetops Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4

Chimpanzee Tracking

Early in the morning have a visit to Kibale Forest National Park to track chimpanzees, popularly known for ti's greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzees, and other primates like monkeys, and many others. After lunch you will participate in the Bigodi Swamp walk, and initiative of the local community. The swamp is known for it's reach diversity of birds and primates. Overnight Turaco treetops Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5

Queen Elizabeth National Park

This morning on the Great Apes Uganda trip you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park driveing passed the towering Rwenzori mountains with a short game drive on your way to your lodge. Overnight Mweya Lodge Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6

Wildlife Safari and a launch trip on the Kazinga Channel

The day begins early as you take on a morning wildlife safari and head for the mating grounds of the Uganda kobs in Kasenyi. You will search for the elusive lions, elephants, buffaloes and other wild animals in their natural habitat before returning for lunch. In the afternoon take on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. Thanks to the abundant birdlife that is sighted, and elephants, buffaloes and hundreds of hippos that are cooling off at the shores, this cruise will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari. Overnight Mweya Lodge Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7

Kyambura chimp trek, Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast you will drive to Kyambura gorge driving through a grassland area, all of a sudden you will come across an amazing gorge of one hundred metres deep, covered with tropical rain forest. You will hike into the gorge of Kyambura River in search of the wild chimpanzees. It is a beautiful walk through the river valley, home to many birds and butterfly species as well. After this activity you will then drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest passing through the Ishasha sector of the park that is if road conditions allow in search of the tree climbing lions, arriving in Bwindi in the evening. Overnight Engagi Lodge Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8

Gorilla tracking day

This morning after breakfast you will drive a short distance to the park headquarters for your gorilla tracking. There will be a briefing from the guides on your trek. You are advised to take a picnic lunch with you and at least some two litres of water. After the trek return to the lodge for dinner. Overnight Engagi Lodge Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9

Drive to Lake Mburo

After breakfast you will drive to Lake Mburo half way between Bwindi and Entebbe passing through the Ankole hills. Game drive on your wy to the lodge, after lunch there will be a boat ride on the lake. Overnight Mantana Tented Camp Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10


Early morning cup of coffee then off for a nature walk guided by a ranger, return to the lodge for breakfast then transfer to Entebbe to connect with your international flight out. En-route there will be a stop at the equator for photos and shopping. Meals included: Breakfast and lunch End of safari

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