5-Day Gorilla Safari Trekking in Uganda

5 Days
From $3,170
Activity Level
4X4 Land Cruiser
Comfort Level

Trip Overview

Day 1: Road Trip from Kampala to Bwindi National Park;

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Tracking;

Day 3: Travel to Lake Mburo National Park;

Day 4: Wildlife Walk and Return to Kampala;

Day 5: Kampala City Tour


Days 1 and 2: Road Trip from Kampala to Bwindi National Park and Mountain Gorilla Tracking

On this first day of your safari with Arrive Africa Safaris, you will be welcomed by a tour guide at the Entebbe airport or picked up from your hotel and driven to Kisoro through the Kigezi hills using the Masaka-Mbarara highway. You will arrive at your accommodation in the evening and rest in preparation for the next day’s gorilla trekking.

On the second day, it is important to dress appropriately for the trekking experience, including wearing gloves, long pants, and light but waterproof clothes. After an early breakfast, you will be driven to the park headquarters for a briefing before heading into the Bwindi forest to search for the mountain gorillas. The tracking may take anywhere from 1 to 9 hours, depending on when you find the gorilla family you will be tracking. During this time, you will have the opportunity to watch the gorillas play, feed, hunt, and interact with each other. After the trek, you will return to your lodge for dinner and rest.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: No accmmodation
Day 3: Journey to Lake Mburo National Park

After a hot breakfast, you will begin the drive to Lake Mburo National Park, with a stop for lunch in Mbarara town. When you arrive at the park in the afternoon, you will go on a boat cruise on Lake Mburo, which allows you to see animals resting by the lake shores and various bird species that live near the water. You will also go on a late evening game drive to see a variety of wild game, particularly zebras and impalas. Afterwards, you will retire to your hotel for the evening.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Mihingo Lodge
Day 4: Wildlife Walk and Return to Kampala

On Day 4, you will embark on a wildlife walk through the national park with a park guide, where you will see a variety of animals and plants such as zebras, impalas, elands, antelopes, and buffaloes. After the walk, you will begin the journey back to Kampala, with a stop at the Equator to purchase local authentic Ugandan arts and crafts. You will spend the night at a hotel that has been reserved for you by AA Safaris.


Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: No accmmodation
Day 5: Kampala city tour

On the last day of your safari, you’ll get to see the best that Kampala has to offer. From the fascinating Uganda Museum to the beautiful Bahai Temple, you’ll be able to explore the city with an experienced tour guide from AA Safaris. You’ll also visit the historic Kasubi Tombs and the Uganda Martyrs Namugongo, two important cultural sites that offer a glimpse into the country’s rich history. After the tour, you’ll be taken to Entebbe airport to catch your flight back home, bringing an end to your amazing safari adventure.

Meals included: Breakfast Only
Accommodation: No accmmodation


This 5-day tour immerses you in the wild and allows you to experience the tranquility of nature, surrounded by animals and plants. At the end of the tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the vibrant capital city of Uganda, Kampala, and its various attractions.


Arcadia Cottages is set on a 3 acre property surrounded by native forest and gardens. It offers self-contained cottages with a fireplace and a spa bath. Guests enjoy free on-site parking and a day spa. Each cottage offers beautiful garden views, a glassed-in conservatory and a fully equipped kitchen. Each cottage is equipped with reverse cycle air conditioning and Wi-Fi is available in most cottages. Relax in the day spa with a massage, facial or body scrub. Reception can organise Puffing Billy train rides, hot balloon rides, winery tours and visits to local restaurants. Arcadia Cottages is just 3 minutes' walk from the National Rhododendron Gardens and 7 minutes' walk from Olinda. It is 10 minutes' walk to the famous Cloudehill Gardens. SkyHigh Mount Dandenong Observatory Restaurant is 8 minutes’ drive away.
Mihingo Lodge
Mihingo is a luxurious, family owned lodge in a magical setting adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park. Perched high on a rocky kopje, whose pre-Cambrian granite boulders were formed over 500 million years ago, it has spectacular views over a vast savannah landscape. Designed to blend in with its fragile surroundings, this environmentally friendly lodge offers comfort, relaxation and the experience of being at one with nature.

Availability and Prices

Apr 3, 2020 - Dec 31, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 2,395
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 3,170
Per Person
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
  • All gratuities
  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Alcoholic beverages