Uganda gorillas and chimps safari

Get up close and personal with the great apes in the Pearl of Africa.

Guide Price

From £4,995 | $6,850 per person (based on 2 adults sharing)


7 nights

Best Months

June - February




Our Uganda gorillas and chimps safari includes two of Africa’s most epic wildlife experiences – gorilla trekking and tracking chimpanzees in the wild.

Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda Rwanda

Itinerary overview

Over a period of seven nights and eight days, you’ll experience the wonders of a primate safari in the highlands of Western Uganda.

Activities included

On our incredible Uganda gorillas and chimps safari, you’ll walk with chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, where they are found in great numbers. Spending time with our closest genetic relatives and observing their behaviour is truly special.

You’ll then journey on to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for the highlight of any Uganda safari holiday: gorilla trekking. Mountain gorillas are only found in two location in Africa, one of which is Bwindi, where 50% of their number are found. A day of gorilla trekking involves walking through pristine rainforest, followed by an hour spent in the company of a gorilla family. You’ll be amazed at how they interact; their social hierarchy, and how they tend their young. This hour will be one to live on in the memory forever.

Pricing and considerations

This itinerary can be enjoyed all year round, but for the best time to visit Uganda for easiest trekking conditions is June to October, and January to February.

Whilst we recommend Uganda for people of all ages, the minimum age for gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking is 15 years.

Our guide price for this itinerary is from £4,995 / $6,850 per person (based on 2 adults sharing), using our best value accommodation in low season.

All our luxury family safari holidays are designed on an individual basis, so this will vary depending on time of year, activities, transport methods and choice of accommodation. The best way to start planning is to contact us.

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Uganda safari Entebbe lake view


Day 1

You’ll arrive in Entebbe international airport and will be welcomed by your driver who will take you to your nearby hotel in a private vehicle.

Entebbe is a charming town on the shores of Lake Victoria. There are a selection of hotels in the quiet suburbs near the airport, which are perfect for a rest after a long journey.

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Ndali Lodge Kibale Uganda

Kibale National Park

Day 2 - 4

This morning, you’ll be transferred back to Entebbe airport for your light aircraft flight to Kasese in Western Uganda.

Upon arrival, you’ll be struck by the spectacularly beautiful surrounds, in the foothills of the Rwenzori mountains. Your guide will meet you and drive you to Ndali Lodge in the nearby crater lake district.

Ndali Lodge is situated on the rim of one of the largest crater lakes and you’ll be able to settle into the gorgeous surrounds.

The following morning, you’ll journey to Kibale National Park for your chimpanzee safari. You’ll also have a day to explore the area, or just relax at the lodge.

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Uganda safari Bwindi Impenetrable forest gorilla luxury

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Day 5 - 7

You’ll be driven back to Kasese for your onward light aircraft flight to Kihihi. From there, you’ll be driven to Buhoma on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Buhoma is a charming village with incredible views out to the national park. Get up early to enjoy coffee on your terrace whilst the mist clears from the forest canopy.

This will be your base for the gorilla trekking that begins the following morning. Gorilla trekking can take a couple of hours, or the whole day, depending on where the gorilla family are located in the forest.

You’ll also have a day at leisure to explore Buhoma and experience some of the wonderful other activities to be found here. We recommend a bird safari walk through the forest, and a visit to one of the many community collectives helping to bring education and investment to this part of Uganda.

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Uganda safari Entebbe lake view


Day 8

On the final morning, you’ll be driven back to Kihihi and take a light aircraft flight back to Entebbe for your onward journey.

Talk to us about your next big adventure.
Call: +44 (0) 1242 908 720  or   Request a quote
Talk to us about your next big adventure.
Call: +44 (0) 1242 908 720  or   Request a quote
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Why travel with Coral Tree?

We are the specialists in luxury Africa family safari holidays

We are Africa experts and also parents. We understand what makes a memorable family adventure.

Our knowledge and connections are unsurpassed

We have been living and working in African tourism for over two decades.

Every journey is tailored with your specific wishes in mind

No off-the-shelf packages or cookie-cutter itineraries. Unique family safaris.

Each trip funds grassroots conservation and girls education projects

You pay no more for the privilege, we support causes close to our hearts.

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