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Uganda photographic safari – Focussing on Primates with 2 permits to see Gorillas


Tour Highlights

  • 2 Permits to see different families of mountain gorillas.
  • Chimpanzee tracking.
  • Nature walk staying at Turaco Treetops.
  •  Lion conservation working with lion researches.
  • Kazinga coat cruise know for its high concentration of hippos and birdlife.
  • Safari looking for tree climbing lions.
  • Meeting one of the oldest tribes in the world – the Batwa pygmy people.
  • Walking safari with wildlife hides and watch towers.
  • Mabamba swamp looking for shoebills.
  • Personal pick up from Entebbe Airport by your Wildlife Dreams guide.
  • Small groups of 4 people.
  • private 4×4 with guide.


Availability: 4 in stock (can be backordered)

Known as  The Pearl of Africa, Uganda is a wonder from the diversity of wildlife to her friendly people and stunning landscapes.  This safari will show you the best of Uganda including memorable jungle experiences, meeting with the endangered mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, fabulous game drives and nature walks, boat cruises on some of the most amazing bodies of water and glorious sightseeing.  Staying in beautiful accommodation, this safari offers an excellent introduction to the primate highlights of this wonderful country.

Please note:  All timings and routings are approximate and subject to change at short notice. Wi-fi can be slow, limited or unavailable in certain locations, especially in national parks.


£1500 deposit needed to secure gorilla permits and hotel accommodation per person.

DAY 1: Arrival Uganda. Evening arrival at Entebbe International Airport.

Staying at The Boma Hotel 

Dinner (depending on time of arrival)

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met by your guide who will take you to your hotel in Entebbe. They will be your guide throughout this safari.

Photo opposite of the kind of lodge your be staying in Uganda.



DAY 2: Drive to Kibale National Park.(B,L,D)

Staying at Turaco TreetopsKibale national park

Transfer to Kibale national park (approx. 5 hours). The route is incredibly scenic, passing through tea plantations and the lush green countryside which characterises so much of Uganda. In the afternoon, you will head to a community managed swamp for a nature walk. This is an initiative of the local people to conserve the environment. Their efforts have created a home to a number of primate species and birds on the wetland.


DAY 3: Chimpanzee tracking. Queen Elizabeth National Park (B,L,D)

Staying at Ihamba Safari Lodge

Chimpanzee tracking starts at 0800 after an early morning briefing. Your wildlife ranger will then lead you on a trek through the forest, tracking your chimp family. Once you find them, spend an hour in their company. Travel (approx. 2-3 hours) via the scenic Ndali-Kasenda crater field to Queen Elizabeth. Enjoy stunning surroundings at the lodge as you relax.


DAY 4: Lion tracking and afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel (B, L, D)

Staying at Ihamba Safari Lodge

06:00am Today provides another outstanding wildlife experience as you move out early to spend 2-3 hours with the lion researchers. Participate in their activities on the day which may include monitoring species, climate and habitat, learning about tracking and how tracking devices are used and learning about the animals. Take a 2-hour boat cruise on the majestic Kazinga Channel known for its high concentration of hippos. Look out for animals by the shores and many colourful birds. Undoubtedly one of the highlights of this park.


DAY 5: Ishasha sector of the park. Game drive. Evening conservation talk  (B,L,D)

Staying at Enjojo Lodge 

This morning, transfer to Queen Elizabeth’s Ishasha sector. This sector is 2 hours away from the northern sector and has a quite different landscape.  It is home to the famous tree-climbing lions and a great diversity of wildlife. You’ll take the best part of the day on a game drive in search of wildlife including the tree-climbing lions. In the evening, relax as you have a conservation talk with experts working hand in hand with community to promote wildlife conservation.


DAY 6:  Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Batwa community visit (B,L,D)

Staying at Engagi Lodge (Photo opposite)

After your breakfast, you head out on a short game drive and then make your way to Bwindi through the lush green countryside. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home of the endangered mountain gorillas and also a UNESCO world heritage site. In the afternoon, meet the community from one of the oldest tribes in the world – the Batwa pygmy people. Hear their story of how they lived in the forest in harmony with nature and learn about their traditional way of life then.


DAY 7:  Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (B,L,D)

Staying at Engagi Lodge

The big day is here! Join your group for a briefing from your ranger at 07:30am. Thereafter, with your guide, enjoy the jungle walk to locate your gorilla family (taking, on average, two to six hours in total). Once with them, you are allowed to watch the gorillas for one hour as they eat, play, groom, swing, and sleep. Afterwards, have a relaxed community walk if time allows.

DAY 8: Second day with the mountain gorillas (B,L,D)

Staying at Engagi Lodge

07:30am Join your second group, and wildlife rangers, on this day, and head once more into the forest tracking a different gorilla family this time. Once with them, you are allowed an hour in their company. A humbling moment with these gentle giants!

The source of the Nile river starts in the Rwenzoris, Africa’s tallest mountain range that stretch across western Uganda shrouded in mist and teeming with glaciers, waterfalls and alpine lakes. These ‘mountain’s of the moon’ are the home of Uganda’s mountain gorillas and tracking them through this majestic habitat is one of the country’s most iconic experiences.

DAY 9: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park. Game drive   (B,L,D)

Staying at Rwakobo Rock 

Travel to Lake Mburo National Park (approx.  5 hours). This park is one of Uganda’s smallest but most interesting. Although it does not have elephant and lion, it has large populations of some species not found in many other Ugandan parks such as eland, zebra and impala. Settle into your lodge and relax as you prepare to head out for your later afternoon game drive.


DAY 10: Walking safari. Transfer to Entebbe (B,L,D)

Staying at The Boma Hotel 

07:00am Start your day with a 2-hour guided nature walk. You will explore the park on foot, getting closer to the animals such as giraffe, waterbuck, impala, zebra and beautiful birds, making use of hides/viewing towers and seeing things that would not be visible from the road such as dens, carcasses and tracks. At 10:00am you will travel to Entebbe, via the Equator, approx. 4-5 hours.


DAY 11:  Mabamba swamp for the Shoebill. Travel to Entebbe. Flight (B,L,D)

07:30am get on board for your journey to Mabamba by local motorised canoe, for an opportunity to search for the Shoebill and other birds on the shores of Lake Victoria. After, you return to Entebbe where you relax and visit the African craft market for souvenirs. Later, your guide will take you to the airport for your flight home.

Extra Day Optional 

If you do require a further night’s accommodation, this can be arranged to accommodate your flight times and maybe a further opportunity to search for the Shoebill in the Mabamba swamp.  This will be at an additional cost to the itinerary above.

• Transfers from airport to hotel and vice-versa by private air-conditioned car/van with driver.
• 10 nights lodge accommodations in single/ double/twin room with private facilities at the mentioned
or similar hotels as per itinerary inclusive of any applicable room taxes and service charges.
• Nature drives into the Park as per the itinerary by park private vehicle with Park naturalist.
• Full board meals included as mentioned B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner 
• Mineral water on board the vehicle.

• Return international airfares to Uganda..
• Any passport and visa fees.
• Any airport taxes.
• Any insurances including Travel, Personal and Medical.• Any immigration charges
• Any meals, alcohol and soft drinks except those specifically detailed in the itinerary.• Tips/ gratuities to drivers, guides,
waiters for included meals, tips to room boys.
• Laundry charges.
• Any massages/spa treatments, telephone calls, faxes or any other charges of personal nature.

Essential Info

Visa needs to be obtained before travel if required.

Internal Flights

Make sure you have a enough time from your international flight to your internal flight. Please leave at least 3 hours for delays, customs and transfer to internal flight.

All airfare as well as flight timings are subject to change by the
airlines without prior notice.

All prices shown are the best value prices applicable at the time of booking.  Booking prices are subject to change owing to ground product increases and currency rate fluctuations.


While seeing wildlife is never guaranteed

These are the species that we would hopeful see on your safari/tour.

Gorilla ,chimpanzee lion, leopard, elephant, gazelle , giraffe, Zebra, cheetah, hyena and many species of birds 

Tour Guide

Phil Gould

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