Journey Deep Into Uganda's Bwindi National Forest

Journey Deep Into Uganda's Bwindi National Forest



Uganda is the perfect setting to find the stars of this itinerary: chimpanzees and mountain gorillas. You'll spend nine days tracking these majestic creatures through their homeland.

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Uganda is a land of contrasts. You can drive from mist-shrouded volcanic mountains to an immense freshwater lake, past undulating hills of tea plantations that give way to tangled jungle and rainforest with the musical accompaniment of chaotic, cacophonous birdlife.

This flora is the perfect setting to find the stars of this itinerary: chimpanzees and mountain gorillas. You'll spend eight days tracking these majestic creatures through their homeland, stopping along the way at some of the country's best outposts to take it all in. Snow-capped peaks, tropical, sandy, freshwater beaches, and smiling faces everywhere. It’s all here on this safari—a true feast for the senses.

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Day 1

Kampala, Uganda



Upon arriving in Kampala, immediately be swept away to the beautiful Lake Victoria Serena for your first night in Uganda. The Serena Lake Victoria is a series of Tuscan-style buildings, widely spaced around terraced rose gardens. Enjoy lavish suites with a laid-back, relaxed feel. This may be a stopping point on your way to the heart of the adventure, but we’ve hand selected this resort for you.  An inviting spa, delectable cuisines from across the globe, a championship golf course, and the cool waters of the pool combine to create a perfect welcome to this exhilarating country.


Days 2, 3, 4

Queen Elizabeth NP



The next morning, you’ll fly to Kasese and take a scenic drive to Kyambura Gorge Lodge, your basecamp for the next three nights. The contemporary style of Kyambura contrasts perfectly with the ruggedly beautiful gorge landscapes that surround you.Here you’ll meet the chimpanzees you’ve waited for.  For a chance to see our closest animal relatives face to face you’ll have to understand their mobile lifestyle, but the walk itself is truly enchanting.  Kyambura Gorge offers more than chimpanzees though; satiate your wildlife enthusiast with trips to Kasenyi plains for lions and large herds of Uganda kob.  The Mweya peninsula is one of the best places to look for leopard as well.  An afternoon cruise down the Kazinga Channel will bring you alongside herds of elephant, buffalo, and one of the greatest concentration of hippo in Africa! 


Days 5, 6, 7, 8

Bwindi National Forest



On day five in Uganda, you’ll drive on to Bwindi National Forest (keeping your eyes peeled for tree-climbing lions along the way!). Bwindi Lodge is your final destination, and where you’ll spend three incredible nights in a glass-fronted stone and timber cottage. Bwindi National Park is known around the world for being home to over 120 species of mammal, 350 species of birds, 202 species of butterflies, 200 species of trees, and of course, the mountain gorilla. Experts believe 350 gorillas remain in stable groups in the park, and it’s your goal to track and observe them. Though, with your privileged location just across a stream from Bwindi National Park, spying a mountain gorilla making a visit to camp is not unheard of!  Picture this: you are sitting up on a ridge, above the clouds, looking across to the Virunga volcanoes. Ahead of you is the primordial, mysterious and impenetrable forest that is Bwindi. As you sit there, drinking your chilled wine, or your brewed coffee, or your freshly squeezed juice or your amber colored whisky, you smile. In the kitchen a gorgeous meal is being prepared, and tomorrow after breakfast you will set off for your first of two days tracking the gorillas. Two days walking in the footsteps of these majestic creatures, seeking them out as they camouflage themselves in the thick vegetation. That precious, unforgettable, inspiring moment of finally coming across a family of gorillas is why you came to this incredible land, and we think you’ll remember it for years to come.



  • Track and observe playful chimpanzees in the famous Queen Elizabeth National Park

  • Spend two entire days gorilla tracking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

  • Watch for gorillas making their way right through camp during your stay at Bwindi Lodge

  • Observe Uganda's other rich wildlife, like the tree-climbing lions on the drive through Bwindi National Park

  • Go on a boat trip down the Kazinga channel for a unique vantage point of elephant, buffalo, and hippo




Journey Deep Into Uganda's Bwindi National Forest


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