Private Uganda Gorilla Safari

Private Uganda Gorilla Safari

This private tour visits Uganda's most famous wilderness areas, Queen Elizabeth NP, famous for its tree-climbing lions, and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of the endangered mountain gorilla. It serves as a brilliant introduction to Uganda's wildlife, and can also be incorporated into a longer, tailor-made option.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Entebbe

    Upon arrival at Entebbe Airport you will be met by a local representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at the Boma (B&B basis).

  2. Day 2: Entebbe – Queen Elizabeth National Park

    After an early breakfast, you will be collected from the Boma and driven to Entebbe Airport, where you board a domestic flight to west Uganda. The flight departs around 8am and takes 1½ hours.

  3. Day 3: Safari in Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth National Park

    After breakfast, embark on a guided game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park. You’ll focus on the plains of Ishasha, where you can hope to see kob, topi, warthog, buffalo and, of course, the rare tree-climbing lion (though note they are often active in the morning and less likely to be spotted in the trees!)

  4. Day 4: Queen Elizabeth to Bwindi National Park (4-5 hours)

    After breakfast, continue your journey south, leaving Queen Elizabeth National Park and entering the foothills of Bwindi.

  5. Day 5: Gorilla-tracking in Bwindi

    The highlight of your tour: a meeting with the gentle giants of Bwindi! It's impossible to give a precise schedule for this day of the itinerary, as it will depend very much on the location of the gorilla families.

  6. Day 6: Departure

    Transfer to Kihihi Airstrip for your flight to Entebbe and connecting flight home. Depending on your international flight schedule, you will depart Kihihi either early morning or afternoon.

Price guide

Price based on two travellers in shared twin/double accommodation and subject to availability at the time of booking.

6 days from £2755pp


6 days from £2755pp


The entire trip ran like clockwork and everything exceeded our expectations.

Reggie and Greg


The baby chimp eyed me casually while sucking on his closely clutched straw, as I looked at him in amazement.