Uganda’s Ultimate Expedition: A Journey to See Chimpanzees, Gorillas, and Lions

8 Days
From $4,771
Activity Level
4X4 Landcruiser
Comfort Level

Trip Overview

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda
Day 2: Road trip to Kibale Forest National Park
Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking
Day 4: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 5: Park Game drive and Boat ride
Day 6: Visit Lake Mutanda and Bwindi Forest
Day 7: Mountain Gorilla Trekking
Day 8: travel to Kigali


Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

Welcome to Uganda! An AA Safaris tour driver will be waiting for you at the pickup point at Entebbe airport to take you to your hotel in Kampala. On the way, you’ll be able to enjoy the views of Lake Victoria and the beautiful Ssese beach. You’ll also pass by street markets with fresh produce as you make your way to Kampala. Once you arrive at your hotel, you can start exploring the capital city and all it has to offer. Some popular activities in Kampala include taking a boda-boda ride, visiting Nakasero market, and checking out the Uganda museum. Please note that the cost of transportation and any other expenses during this day will be your responsibility.

Meals included: No Meals
Accommodation: Speke Resort Munyonyo
Day 2: Road Trip to Kibale Forest National Park Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking in the Park

Located south of Fort Portal, the tropical rainforest of Uganda is home to the highest density of primate species in the world, making it the perfect place for a rewarding hike. After arriving at your hotel, you can relax and rest up for the next day’s activities. In the morning, an experienced park ranger will take you on a tour of the forest to observe chimpanzees as they go about their daily routines of playing, hunting, and more. After lunch, you can go on a nature walk through the Bigodi wetland sanctuary, where you’ll see a variety of butterflies, reptiles, and over 200 different bird species. Additionally, the sanctuary is home to 8 different primate species, making it a truly wildlife-filled experience. Alternatively, you can opt to have lunch in the community outside of the park and learn about their culture through activities such as arts and crafts, music and dance, and folklore. Just let your AA Safaris Tour consultant know which option you prefer during the booking process.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge
Day 4: Head to Queen Elizabeth National Park Day 5: Enjoy a Game Drive and Boat Ride in the Park

Queen Elizabeth National Game Park is a beautiful and scenic place, featuring a combination of bushland, savannah grasslands, forests, and wetlands. The Kazinga Channel flows through the park, connecting Lake George and Lake Edward, which attracts a diverse array of wildlife and birds due to the ample water sources available for survival. The park is also home to one of the largest populations of hippos in the world. You can choose to go on an evening or night game drive to spot the savannah inhabitants such as elephants, buffalos, warthogs, kobs, and antelopes as they wake up. In the afternoon, you can relax on a boat ride along the Kazinga Channel, where you may see crocodiles, hippos, and buffalos cooling off in the water. The animals may be unbothered by your presence, allowing you to take close-up photos. Alternatively, you can opt for a hike through the Kyambura gorge, also known as the “valley of apes” due to its abundance of primates such as vervet monkeys, chimpanzees, baboons, and red-tailed monkeys.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge
Day 6: Explore Lake Mutanda and the Bwindi Forest Day 7: Go Mountain Gorilla Trekking Day 8: Journey to Kigali

As you drive southwest towards Bwindi, allow yourself to be mesmerized by the lush vegetation that wraps around the hills of Kisoro. Explore the volcanoes and relax by the calm waters of Lake Mutanda, surrounded by islands and a hilly terrain inhabited by both humans and wild animals.

Uganda is home to 50% of the world’s population of rare and endangered mountain gorillas, which reside in the Bwindi forest. There are currently 13 gorilla families in Uganda, and you’ll have the opportunity to track one of them as they go about their daily routine. You’ll be accompanied by a park ranger who will serve as your guide throughout the encounter. The walk into the Bwindi forest will be on well-maintained paths, but be sure to dress appropriately as the forested slopes can be muddy and slippery, with tangled vines depending on how deep into the forest you need to trek. When you reach the gorilla family, you’ll observe them in silence as they play, hunt, groom, and possibly even copulate.

After your encounter with the gorillas, you can choose to go for a swim in the lake or a morning bike ride. After breakfast, you’ll set off for the Uganda-Rwanda border and be driven to the Kigali International Airport, arriving 3.5 hours before your departure flight. Make sure your travel documents are in order and consider getting a Rwanda visa early. AA Safaris recommends taking a flight that departs after 4 pm to allow for enough time at the airport. If you’re interested in staying an extra night or more in Kigali to extend your tour, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you at an additional cost. This marks the end of your safari.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Mutanda Lodge


Join AA Safaris on an 8-day journey through the breathtaking landscapes of Uganda. From the moment you arrive to the final day of your trip, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the wild beauty of Uganda’s flora and fauna. Start your mornings by relaxing with the wild animals in the parks and make the wilderness your classroom for the duration of the tour. Visit national parks such as Kibale forest, Queen Elizabeth, and Bwindi forest, where you can participate in chimpanzee encounters, go on wildlife safaris, and have the chance to see mountain gorillas. Your journey through Uganda will begin in Uganda and end at the Kigali international airport.


Speke Resort Munyonyo
Our luxurious rooms – Presidential Suites, Presidential Cottages, Executive Rooms, Superior Rooms are bright, spacious residences, filled with beautiful views of Lake Victoria and the resort’s tropical garden. Sheltered under charming, traditional African, modern contemporary and furnished with rich natural fabrics, the rooms and cottages are also equipped with the latest modern technologies, complimentary high speed Internet for up to four devices and 24-hour services, for our guests’ utmost convenience. Guests of Speke Resort Munyonyo and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort are guaranteed a stay unlike any other offered by luxury hotels in Uganda.
Kyaninga Lodge
Relax, Unwind, And Explore Untouched Africa In Luxury
Mweya Safari Lodge
Mweya Safari Lodge offers visitors an unforgettable experience. Located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mweya Safari Lodge is surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains aptly described as the 'Mountains of the Moon'.
Mutanda Lodge
Perched on a Lake Mutanda peninsula in the shadow of the Virunga Mountains, the resort offers comfortable accommodation combined with the most beautiful views on planet earth. It is a perfect base for gorilla trackers, lake loungers, volcano hikers and bird lovers as well as those looking for a mystical place in nature.

Availability and Prices

Jan 21 - 31, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 4,771
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 6,586
Per Person
Feb 5, 2020 - Jan 31, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 4,771
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 6,586
Per Person
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