Simply Uganda Gorillas and Game
Tree-climbing lions are an attraction at Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth National Park  
Cape buffalos, Ishasha.  
Uganda kobs perpetuating the population in Ishasha  
Candelabra trees, Queen Elizabeth National Park.  
African bush elephants are found in Queen Elizabeth National Park  
Queen Elizabeth NP is an excellent location for Leopard  
Long-crested eagle in Candelabra tree  
Black-headed gonolek, Mweya  
Kyambura Gorge, where in season, Chimpanzee can be sought  
Chimpanzees in Kyambura Gorge  
Giant Forest hog, one of the park's more unusual mammal attractions  
There is a research programme in the park studying Banded mongoose  
African skimmers flying over Kazinga Channel  
Black-bellied bustard, Ishasha  
The beautiful evergreen Afromontane forests of Bwindi  
Bronze sunbird, Bwindi  
Silverback Mountain gorilla, Bwindi  
UWA ranger and Mountain gorilla watching one-another in Bwindi  
Backbone of Uganda's ecotourism industry: Bwindi's Mountain gorillas  
Johnston's chameleon, Bwindi  
Lagden's bush-shrike, Bwindi  
9 day tour
Including flights and transfers
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Tour Highlights

  • Mountain gorillas at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Prolific game viewing at Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Diverse birdlife including a selection of Albertine Rift Endemic species
  • Quintessential African bush scenery in Queen Elizabeth National Park
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Simply Uganda Gorillas and Game


This private, fully guided individual tour takes in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to track the endangered Mountain gorillas, staying at the lovely Buhoma Lodge.  Then travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a stay at Ishasha Wilderness Camp and then two nights in the Mweya Sector, the northern part of this wildlife-rich national park.

You will be able to enjoy excellent wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth and also in season, Chimp tracking in Kyamburu.

At Bwindi, asisde from visiting the amazing Mountain gorillas, you can also explore this beautiful evergreen rainforest which presents one of the most gratifying forest birding experiences to be had in Africa, and visit the resident Batwa community.  

As is the case with any Uganda tour. this trip can very easily be modified or combined with a beach extension to Zanzibar - ask us for details.

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Day 1
Day 1
Welcome to Uganda!
Depart on a daytime* international flight to Entebbe.
On arrival this evening into Entebbe Airport, your professional driver-guide will welcome you. You will be transferred to Boma Hotel where you stay overnight with breakfast included.
* If you arrive earlier today off an overnight flight for example, let us know and we'll arrange an activity for you, should you wish.
Accommodation: Boma Hotel
Day 2
Day 2
Entebbe - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (flight)
You will be transferred to the airport for the Aerolink light aircraft flight to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, departing around 10h15.
On arrival at the airstrip at 11h25, you will be met and transferred by 4-wheel drive vehicle to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Stay for 3 nights at the very comfortable Buhoma Lodge in a spacious en- suite cottage, with all meals included.
Even in the grounds of the property, some wonderful birds such as the Ross's turacou (pictured here) may be spotted - this species has been known to nest around the lodge.
Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge
Day 3
Day 3
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
The lodge is a 5 minute walk to the Park HQ and trailhead. After breakfast you will be escorted to the HQ to meet your guides for your Gorilla tracking experience.
An early morning hike into the forest on the slopes of the volcanoes, led by experienced trackers will bring you amongst a family of Mountain Gorillas. These massive primates are extremely rare, only approximately 1,063 in the wild.
Tracking the Gorillas may be fairly strenuous - it may take anything from about 45 minutes up to a few hours to reach one of the resident habituated family groups.
Mountain Gorillas are wild animals, as such sightings cannot be guaranteed, however the success rate is well over 90%.
Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge
Day 4
Day 4
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
You have the option of a second Mountain gorilla tracking excursion,subject to permit availability. (Uganda gorilla permits are currently US$700 - November 2022 update).
Alternatively, we highly recommend a guided nature walk, especially for birding enthusiasts. During these guided walks, species such as the robust Blue monkey (pictured), are seen quite often.
Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge
Day 5
Day 5
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Ishasha (Queen Elizabeth National Park)
After breakfast, depart on the 2 - 3 hour drive northwards to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you stay in the lovely riverside Ishasha Wilderness Camp with all meals and game-related activities included.
During the balance of the day, you will be taken for a game drive.
Accommodation: Ishasha Wilderness Camp
Day 6
Day 6
Queen Elizabeth National Park: Ishasha - Mweya Sector
Your driver-guide will take you for a game drive in search of resident wildlife, which here includes lions with a propensity to climb into trees. From Ishasha, drive up to Mweya, the northern sector of the national park, and stay 2 nights at Katara Lodge with all meals included.
Accommodation: Katara Lodge
Day 7
Day 7
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Mweya Sector
Your day will be taken up with wonderful game viewing and a a launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel, well known for its wildlife and aquatic bird life.
Accommodation: Katara Lodge
Day 8
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Entebbe (flight) and Departure
This morning you will be transferred by road to Kasese airstrip for early afternoon (14h20) Aerolink flight to Entebbe international Airport.
You will be transferred Papyrus Guest House in Entebbe, where you have the use of a day/evening room and where you may wish to have dinner.(Cost of room and meal for own account).
Evening transfer to Entebbe Airport to check in for the late night flight back home.
Day 9
Arrive back in London (or selected other UK airports, if you have travelled from the UK)

Pricing Information & Dates

9 day tour, from £6740 per person
Price Includes:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Guide
Itinerary Dates From Price
01 Jul 2022
30 Sep 2022
Price Includes
* International flights from London Heathrow or selected other UK airports (economy class seating)
* airport taxes
* internal flights
* all private 4-wheel drive vehicle transportation
* 1 night at Boma Hotel, bed & breakfast
* 3 nights at Buhoma Lodge with all meals
* 1 night at Ishasha Wilderness Camp with all meals
* 2 nights at Katara Lodge or similar with all meals
* Private guiding services
* Park fees
* Game drives and a launch cruise.
* 1 Uganda Gorilla permit per person
* 1 Forest Walk in Buhoma, Bwindi

Single Room Supplement: approx. £490
Price Excludes
* items of a personal nature
* visa (US$50)
* drinks, any additional activities, travel insurance

A luggage restriction of 15kgs per person applies on internal flights; soft bags only
Price Notes
* Do let us know if you are not travelling from the UK, and would therefore not require international flights.

* If you wish to combine this trip with a beach stint for example at the Kenya coast or on Zanzibar, we'll be please to arrange this for you.

* Should you wish to Travel on your own as a Single Traveller staying in One Single Room it will cost an additional £1,930.

Tour Route Map

  1.   Kampala, Entebbe & Jinja
  2.   Bwindi
  3.   Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation on this Tour

Boma Hotel
Boma Hotel
Kampala, Entebbe & Jinja, Uganda
Boma Hotel Boma Hotel is our accommodation of choice in Entebbe. It is very conveniently located just a 5 minutes drive from Entebbe International Airport, so makes for the perfect pre or post safari......
Buhoma Lodge
Buhoma Lodge
Bwindi, Uganda
Buhoma Lodge Buhoma Lodge is one of the original lodges in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, situated diagonally opposite the park entrance, about five minute’s walk to the gorilla......
Ishasha Wilderness Camp
Ishasha Wilderness Camp
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Ishasha Wilderness Camp Ishasha Wilderness Camp is a tented safari camp in the remote, unspoilt Ishasha region of Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park. On a beautiful spot by the river, it is......
Katara Lodge
Katara Lodge
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Katara Lodge Our clients enjoy this property, which is perched on an impressive escarpment close to the national park (16km from Katunguru Gate). Views of the savannah below, as well as of Lake......

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'All the lodges were very good, with great food, rooms were nice and the staff. Excellent choice of accommodation.  The gorilla trekking was great, the round trip lasted about 7 hours.  

David was a fabulous guide and fun to be with, he was very knowledgeable and answered every other question he was asked. Gorilla trek was the highlight, the boat trip was great too'.


October 4, 2016
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