World Journeys | Best of Uganda

Gorillas, chimpanzees and wildlife! Uganda is known as the “Pearl of Africa” and we can see why. This safari combines the once in a lifetime opportunity of tracking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, with chimp tracking in the Chamburu Gorge plus game viewing and bird watching in Queen Elizabeth National Park, including tree-climbing lions. Travel in a small group to maximise your itinerary in a cost effective way, or private departures are available on request.

  • Summary


    8 Days / 7 Nights from NZD $8,995*



    Type of Journey

    Wildlife, Active, Smallgroup


    • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest • Queen Elizabeth National Park • Gorilla Trekking

  • Departure Dates

    5 Feb; 18 Mar; 12 Apr;
    10 May; 9 Jun; 3, 22 Jul; 21 Aug;
    15 Sep; 16 Oct, 16 Nov; 21 Dec
  • What's Included

    Tour Includes

    • Small group tour with expert game rangers and local guides
    • Personal meet and greet on arrival
    • Transfers and transportation
    • Scheduled flight transfers
    • Park entry fees (excluding tracking permits)
    • Sightseeing and activities
    • 7 nights’ accommodation
    • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners

    Not Included

    • Gorilla Trek fees are additional, non-refundable and subject to change – US$700 per trek (increasing to US$800 from 1 July 2024)
    • Chimp trek permit costs are additional, at US$50 per trek (increasing to US$100 from 1 July 2024)
    • Gratuities

  • Pricing

    Description Twin

    Apr; May; Nov
    Jan-Mar; Jun-Oct; Dec



    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply. Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Day 1: Entebbe
    On arrival in Entebbe you will be met by your local representative and transferred to your accommodation. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

    Day 2: Entebbe > Bwindi
    Transfer to the local airport for your flight to Bwindi (approx. 1.5 hours), which is your base from where you will trek to visit the elusive mountain gorillas. On arrival, transfer to your accommodation (approx. 2 hours by road). Partake in an optional forest walk or cultural visit this afternoon.

    Day 3: Gorilla Trekking
    Enjoy gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

    Day 4: Gorilla Trekking > Ishasha
    Enjoy an optional forest walk or a community walk. A second gorilla trek opportunity is also available, but must be pre booked. Afternoon drive to Ishasha (approximately 2-3 hours) visiting the Ishasha Community Project en-route (if time permits). Two nights at your wilderness camp.

    Day 5: Ishasha
    Spend today game viewing in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

    Day 6: Ishasha > Kazinga
    Enjoy a morning game drive in the national park followed by a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. Continue to your second wilderness camp for a 2 night stay.

    Day 7: Kazinga > Kyambura > Kazinga
    Drive to Chamburu for chimp trekking and also enjoy another game drive in Queen Elizabeth Park.

    Day 8: Kazinga > Entebbe
    Start your day with a morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth Park before your return flight to Entebbe where services end. Depending on the time of your departure flight you may need to overnight in Entebbe at additional cost. Please do not book an international flight departing before 7pm.

  • Booking Conditions

    • A minimum of 2 people is required for the tour to operate
    • Permit price is per trek, per person and must be prepaid upon reservation to secure permits
    • Private departures are available on request


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