Uniquely Uganda Wildlife Safari

Kampala, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth Park & Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

On this unforgettable trip, meet one of our closest relatives in the animal kingdom—chimpanzees! We’ll have the chance to track chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, see the abundant wildlife of Queen Elizabeth National Park (think elephants, buffalo, lions, plus some 600 bird species!), and meet the rare mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Along the way, we’ll experience the warmth of Ugandan hospitality and learn more about their vibrant traditions firsthand through community-driven cultural experiences that give back directly to local communities. We’ll visit a women’s coop in Bwindi, meet with one of the oldest surviving indigenous tribes of Africa, and learn about the lives of the Ugandan youth during a visit to a school.

Did you know you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 15 or more travelers.

Itinerary at
a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

  • 1 night Kampala
  • 2 nights Kibale Forest
  • 2 nights Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • 3 nights Bwindi
  • 1 night Kampala

Tour Highlights

  • Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park
  • Bigodi Wetlands
  • "Mountains of the Moon" scenic drive
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Gorilla Trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Batwa Cultural Visit
  • Kampala School Exchange

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Flight from Bwindi to Entebbe
  • Ground transportation in an air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Accommodations at first class hotels and safari lodges
  • Porterage (1 bag per person)
  • 25 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 9 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours and park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Game-viewing drives and wildlife trekking (including trekking permits) as per itinerary
  • Experienced, English-speaking Safari Guide/Game Spotter

What to Expect

Max Group Size: 18 travelers

Activity Level: Strenuous

Expect most included touring to require walking, standing, and hiking periods of 4+ hours at a time (up to 2 times per day). Included touring may feature hikes, stairs, and/or climbs which may be on uneven terrain at potentially high altitudes. Learn More

Pacing Level: Moderate

Expect full-day tours most days with some limited free time at specific sites, for meals, and/or in the evenings. You can expect several early mornings and/or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 2+ nights (with limited 1-night stays). Learn More

Additional Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders

A valid passport is required for international tours. There are entry requirements for U.S. passport holders. Please visit our Passports & Visas page to learn more about any required actions, next steps, and additional costs.

Most of the days on this safari do not include extended walking/standing, but might instead include game drives that require an early start to the day, or driving on uneven terrain. The most strenuous activity on this tour is gorilla trekking in Bwindi, followed by chimp trekking in Kibale Forest in terms of the level of difficulty. These hikes do not require any technical training, and more moderate gorilla treks may be available upon request for clients who need it. (While we cannot guarantee this, we are always happy to make the request of park authorities.) Primate trekking does have a minimum age of 15 (no maximum) and it is recommended that guests are generally in good health to do the hike.

Guests who would prefer slower pacing might opt to skip one of the game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park to relax at the lodge, or might not opt for the second gorilla trek while in Bwindi.

For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Entebbe – Kampala

Karibu, or welcome, to Uganda! After checking into our Kampala hotel, we'll enjoy a welcome dinner this evening.

Accommodations: Latitude 0° Kampala or similar
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Kampala – Kibale Forest

Day 3: Chimp Trekking in Kibale Forest & Bigodi Wetlands Walk

Day 4: Kibale Forest – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 5: Game Drives & Boat Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest

Day 7: Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest

Day 8: Batwa Cultural Village

Day 9: Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest – Kampala

Day 10: Depart Kampala

Guided Tour Pricing

We are working diligently to secure future tour dates and pricing for this itinerary. Please fill out the "Request a Future Date" form linked below, and we will notify you once dates are available.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

Queen Elizabeth National Park Bush Dinner

Second Gorilla Trekking Permit