Queen Elizabeth National Park: Lion Tracking, Gorilla Trekking, and Chimpanzee Expedition

8 Days
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4X4 Land Cruiser
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Trip Overview

Join us on a thrilling expedition to track lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park, as well as experience the wonder of gorilla and chimpanzee encounters. This tour will take you through the breathtaking landscapes of Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you will have the opportunity to observe lions in their natural habitat and learn about their behavior and habits.

In addition to lion tracking, you will also have the chance to witness the incredible intelligence and social dynamics of gorillas and chimpanzees up close. This tour offers a unique opportunity to learn about these amazing primates and their role in the ecosystem, all while immersing yourself in the beauty of Uganda. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Day 1: Arrival in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 2: Morning lion tracking and afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga Channel

Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking in the forest

Day 4: Mountain gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Park

Day 5: Afternoon nature walk in the park

Day 6: Horseback game ride through the jungle

Day 7: Guided nature walk through the park

Day 8: Departure from Kampala/ Entebbe


Day 1 - 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lion Tracking, and Boat Cruise

AA Safaris provides a complete tour experience for those visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park, beginning with a warm welcome and airport pickup by one of their guides. Your tour will start in Entebbe, where you will have the chance to see the shores of Lake Victoria and enjoy the breeze as you pass by local beaches. You will then take the newly constructed highway to the capital city of Uganda, arriving in just 10 minutes.

From there, you will embark on a 5-6 hour journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Along the way, you will make a stop at the equator for a photo opportunity and a chance to shop for souvenirs at the nearby arts and crafts stores. When you arrive at your preferred accommodation, you will check in, have lunch, and prepare for an evening game drive where you will see many of the animals as they prepare to rest for the night.

The next morning, you will have the opportunity to go on a game drive to track the tree-climbing lions as they wake up, hunt, and lounge in the savannah. You will also have the chance to see other animals such as caracal cats, leopards, hippos, buffaloes, kobs, and elephants. After returning to your lodge for brunch, you will head out to explore the Kazinga Channel on a boat cruise, where you will see a variety of bird species and wild game drinking, bathing, and grazing along the shores. You will have the opportunity to take beautiful photos from the boat as you pass by the shores. In the evening, you will return to your lodge for dinner and a good night’s rest.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge
Day 3 - 4: Chimpanzee Trekking and Mountain Gorilla Tracking at Bwindi Impenetrable Park

After waking up to a healthy meal, you will go chimpanzee trekking at Kyambura gorge. This stunning location is home to chimpanzees and features a cave-like gorge formed by thickly dense trees. After a briefing from your guide, you will begin the trek, which can last anywhere from two to seven hours. It is important to wear appropriate clothing and gear for the trek, including hiking boots, a walking stick, thick gloves, and long pants to protect yourself from muddy and slippery ground and thorny plants along the trail.

After the trek, you will start the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where you will spend the night. The next morning, you will have a heavy breakfast before being driven to the trekking assembly point for a briefing and division into groups. You will meet your guide and begin the mountain gorilla trek, which is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. As with the chimpanzee trek, it is important to wear appropriate clothing and gear and remember to stay hydrated. You should also refrain from feeding the gorillas, mimicking their sounds, or using flash photography when taking photos.

After the trek, you will have the opportunity to visit the local community outside the park and learn about the rich culture of the Batwa people through their art, crafts, music, dance, and folklore. When you return to your lodge, you will be content in the knowledge that you have learned about a new way of life and experienced the culture of the locals.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Arcadia Cottages
Day 5 - 7: Nature Walk Along the Munyaga River, Horseback Game Ride, and Guided Nature Walk in Lake Mburo National Park

A guided nature walk along the Munyaga River will allow you to see a variety of birds and wild game. After the walk, you will travel to Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest park in Uganda.

The next morning, you will have the unique opportunity to go on a horseback game ride through the park. You will ride alongside herds of zebras, antelopes, and buffaloes as they run for exercise and head to the shores of Lake Mburo to quench their early morning thirst. While at the shore, you will see hippos and crocodiles, as well as a variety of other wildlife such as impalas, giraffes, leopards, hyenas, lions, sitatungas, and bohor reedbucks. After having brunch, you can go on a canoe ride on the lake and watch as birders observe a variety of birds. You can choose to relax on the smooth sail or join in on the rowing as you take in the peaceful beauty around you.

Later in the morning, you will go on a nature walk in Lake Mburo and visit the salt lick, where you may see small birds or animals. You will then go on a boat ride to see where Lake Mburo connects with 13 other lakes and watch the birds as they sit on the water.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Mihingo Safari Lodge, Mihingo Lodge
Day 8: Departure from Kampala/ Entebbe

As you drive back to Kampala/Entebbe, you will have the opportunity to make a stop at one of the towns along the way for some quick shopping. When you are finished, you will be dropped off at the airport or your chosen departure point.

Meals included: No Meals
Accommodation: No accmmodation


This Uganda tour package offers an unforgettable experience in some of the country’s most beautiful and iconic locations. First, you will visit Queen Elizabeth National Park, the most visited game reserve in the country due to its vast array of fauna and flora. This park is famous for its tree-climbing lions in Ishasha and chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge.

Next, you will tour Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which is renowned for its mountain gorillas. The number of these gorillas has recently increased and the local community surrounding the park has a rich culture to share with visitors.

Finally, you will travel to Lake Mburo, where you will be awestruck by the beauty of zebras and hippos, and have the opportunity to go horseback riding as you watch the wild game thrive in harmony with the fauna.


Mweya Safari Lodge
Arcadia Cottages
Mihingo Safari Lodge
Mihingo Lodge

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Apr 4, 2020 - Jan 31, 2021
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Apr 4 - Jan 31, 2020
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