Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos

Tour highlights

  • Rhino trekking
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Cultural encounters
  • Bird watching
  • Game drive
  • Boat cruise
  • Sport fishing
  • Nature walk
  • Hiking

Day 1: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park.  

Upon the arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be welcomed by representatives of Prime Tours Uganda. Embark on journey to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary which is approximately 115km and takes around 2hours via Bombo road. Visit the White Rhinos, these are not found elsewhere. Proceed northwards and make a brief stopover at Karuma falls for photo shooting and watching the troops of baboons that come at the roadside.

You will have lunch in Kitgum town at Boma Hotel/Jaflo Gardens/Inland restaurant. Proceed with a distance of about 297km from Ziwa Rhino sanctuary to Kidepo Valley National Park which takes a round 5hours. At the arrival at the park, check in at the lodge, and in the evening you will have a guided nature walk. Dinner and overnight stay Apoka Safari lodge/Nga Moru Wilderness Camp/Kidepo Savannah lodge.

Day 2: Game drive

Have early morning breakfast at 6:30am. Go for game drive where you expect to see large herds of buffalos, elephants, giraffes. Chances are there also for seeing lions, leopards. Have lunch back at your lodge. Relax and cool off the sun’s heat as you swim in the swimming pool.

In the early evening, you will be taken for African cultural safaris so you can know more about the way of life of the Karamojong. Dinner and overnight stay Apoka Safari lodge/Nga Moru Wilderness Camp/Kidepo Savannah lodge.

Day 3: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park.

Take your early morning breakfast. You will have a safari drive as you look out for various wild animals. Check out of the lodge and then embark on the journey to Murchison Falls National Park which is 323km with around 5hours driving from Kidepo valley National park. After reaching the park, check in at the lodge, have lunch and take a little rest.

In the early evening at around 4:00pm, go for the prior arranged boat cruise to the Albertine Delta. Dinner and overnight stay Paraa Safari lodge/Pakuba Safari lodge/Yebo lodge.

Day 4: Sport fishing and Nature walks

Take your early morning breakfast at 7:00am. Go for sport fishing in the park. Murchison falls National Park is quite rewarding for the avid angler. There are great opportunities to land a large Nile Perch “mputa” or Cat-fish “semutundu”. Other fish include Tiger fish, Electric cat-fish, Tilapia, “Ngara” and many more. You will have your lunch at your lodge.

In the afternoon, go for nature walks into the park. The vast landscapes and varied scenery of Murchison Falls National Park and the surrounding Conservation Area can be explored on foot. Trails through Kaniyo Pabidi and Rabongo Forests provide sightings of many primates and birds, while around the Nile Delta, 2-4 hour guided swamp walks offer possible Shoebill sightings. Dinner and overnight stay Paraa Safari lodge/Pakuba Safari lodge/Yebo lodge.

Day 5: Chimpanzee habituation experience

Have your early morning breakfast. Go for chimpanzee habituation experience. The whole day will be spent tracking chimpanzees and watching them go about their routine activities.

You will have packed lunch while in the forest. In the evening turn back at the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Paraa Safari lodge/Pakuba Safari lodge/budongo Eco lodge.


Day 6: Transfer to Rwenzori Mountains National Park.

Take your early morning breakfast. start the journey to Rwenzori mountains natinal park in Western Uganda, drive 12km to Kilembe at Kyanjuki where the initial climbing of about 2km to mountain Rwenzori national park starts from. Hike to Nyabitaba hut.While proceeding, you get the opportunity to see Kilembe copper mines where copper and cobalt are extracted from. Ascend to the mountain through a verdant rainforest along the Kyambogho ride where Mubuku valley is seen below. also expect to see colobus monkeys, birds are also encountered in abundance like the Rwenzori turaco, the colorful Three-Horned chameleon and many others. Hike to the first camp. Dinner and overnight stay Nyabitaba hut.

Day 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

After your early morning breakfast, descend the mountain. Embark on journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park, and upon the arrival at the park, check in at the lodge and thereafter you will be taken for guided game drive through the Kasenyi plains. Here it is amazing that chances of seeing lions are often high. Have your lunch at the lodge.

In the afternoon, head on to Ishasha region, the most remote section of the park. Expect to see the famous tree climbing lions, large herds of elephants and Buffalos scattered among the savannah grasslands. Dinner and overnight stay Mweya Safari Lodge/Irungu forest safari lodge/Engiri game lodge.

Day 8: The Bat cave and Boat cruise

After your morning breakfast at 7:30am, visit the cave in the park. Tucked beneath the shady canopy of the Maramagambo Forest is the “Bat Cave”. The cave has a viewing room from which visitors can observe the resident bats and pythons. You will have lunch at back at your lodge.

In the early evening, go for a boat cruise on Kazinga channel. Here expect to see schools of hippos swimming in the waters and other game by the shores. Dinner and overnight stay Mweya Safari Lodge/Irungu forest safari lodge/Engiri game lodge.

Day 9: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Take your early morning breakfast at 8:00am. Start the 273km journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with around 5hours driving via Kabale-Mbarara road. You will have lunch in Kabale at Café Barista/Café Royal/Kyamp’s restaurant.

Proceed to the park and check in at lodge, freshen up and go for a guided nature walk and Batwa trail experience. Dinner and overnight stay Buhoma community lodge/Gorilla resort/Silverbacks Lodge.

Day 10: Gorilla trekking and Bird watching.

Have your morning breakfast. Go for gorilla trekking experience. Once a gorilla group is located spend an hour with these large apes, the mountain gorillas. After then you will turn back at the lodge relax a bit and enjoy your lunch.

In the afternoon, proceed for bird watching. There are about 350 bird species in the park with 23 bird species being endemic to the Albertine Rift and 14 being recorded nowhere else in the country for example The African green broad bill, short-tailed warbler, blue-headed sunbird, Rwenzori night jar among others.  Retire in the evening at the lodge for dinner and overnight stay Gorilla resort/Silverbacks Lodge/Buhoma community lodge.

Day 11: Depart to Kampala

Enjoy your morning breakfast. Then start the journey back to Kampala. You will have a stopover in Mbarara at Café Havana/Agip motel/Shaheen restaurant. Proceed with the journey and you will be dropped at the location of your choice or at the Entebbe Airport for your departure flight.



NO. OF PAX 1 2 3 4 5 6
PRICE ($) 6,500 6,400 6,250 6,090 5,920 5,740


Tour Inclusions

  • A 4×4 Safari vehicle
  • Full board accommodation
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla permit
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Launch cruise
  • Tour activities as per the itinerary
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Government levies & taxes
  • Professional English speaking guide

Tour Exclusions

  • Visa costs
  • Insurance costs
  • Personal expenses
  • Laundry costs
  • Extra food and drinks
  • Tips

Commonly Visited Gorilla Destinations

Bwindi Impenetrable national park a large primeval forest located in the South Western part of Uganda is a home to over half the worlds 1,000 mountain gorillas.


Bwindi Impenetrable national park


Bwindi Impenetrable National park is found in southwestern Uganda in Kanungu district. It covers an area of 332kms. When we talk of gorillas in Uganda, we talk of Bwindi and this is Africa’s oldest rainforest, it hides much more than just gorillas but more other wild animals but when gorilla tracking became an activity it made it even more appealing. Bwindi is commonly known for its 400 endangered gorillas with many families, Batwa trails, the Batwa are the first and last forest people who anciently lived in the forest for a long time also known as hunters, gatherers and fierce warriors and 350 bird species. Buhoma as one of the gates apart from gorillas it’s the right place for bird watching.

Bwindi impenetrable National Park is found in southwestern Uganda in Kanungu district, when we talk of gorillas we talk of Bwindi, but it not being the only activity, Bwindi has a variety of activities all incredibly good and as Gorilla Trips Africa here are some of the activities

Gorilla Tracking
Gorillas in Bwindi are habituated making them less dangerous and this is one of great activity done, the tour guides guide tourists through the forest on their way to track gorillas, gorillas act more like humans which keeps you wondering about God’s will, you can interact with them offer them yellows and even can have pictures with them creating memorable moments. Bwindi has a number of gates for example Buhoma gate with three gorilla  groups habituated, Nkuringo gate with two groups , Ruhija with four groups of gorillas habituated, and Rushaga with the most habituated groups and others are still under habituation with six groups

Gorilla Habituation Experience
During habituation Gorillas are tamed to be more of human, not to be dangerous around people, tour guides will take you through the process they go through while habituating the gorillas, it’s a terrifying experience but worth to go through and this is so because the gorillas are not yet fully habituated, this is most popular at Rushaga gate it being with the large gorilla habituation

Batwa Trail
Experience the ancient life of Batwa people. The Batwa trail is a celebration of the forest first people and still they are the last forest people who are also known as hunters, gatherers and fierce warriors. When you get a chance to see them you can see the forest in their lives and all through their eyes, this trail is guided by the Batwa guides who provide insights into their traditional forest life and culture. It runs  from the lower slopes of the muhavura and Gahinga volcanoes and ends in the Batwa community, throughout the trail you will be surprised all through for example showing you how incredibly  they made fire using friction of sticks, having a taste of the wild berries which they used to eat before going to hunter, seeing the huts the built using the tree leaves lastly after reaching the Batwa community you will get the unforgettable performance of your life since the Batwa are well known for their music and dance.

Nature Walks
Tourists who have a short time for nature walk usually do it near river Munyanga and river Ivy on the way you get an opportunity to see baboons, monkeys and birds. And if you continue to the Batwa pygmy community you will be surprised by the energetic dance of the Batwa, you will meet woman making craft giving you and opportunity to buy craft from the Batwa. Nature walk to the Mubwindi swamp is the right spot for the birders and if you use the path of the forest descending through the majestic rainforest it will give you great scenery of the green nature. Amazingly the name Bwindi came from Mubwindi swamp.

Bird watching
Bwindi is one of the best birding destinations in Uganda the pearl of Africa, it being the oldest forest in Uganda surely means it’s the ideal habitat for the variety of bird species, Bwindi is estimated to have around 350 bird species for example Jameson’s Antpecker, pink-footed puff back, Waller, crested Guinea fowl, Barred long-tailed cuckoo, Grey crowned crane, White headed saw wing and so many more. Migratory birds are present from November to April and if you want the main spot for bird watching is along Buhoma waterfalls trails.


Mgahinga Gorilla national park


Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is in the southwestern corner of Uganda, located in Kisoro district although the volcanoes stretch to the far parts of Rwanda and DRC. Mgahinga National Park was gazzetted in 1991 despite it being declared an area of game sanctuary in the early 1930s by the British Administration and it covers 33.9 square kilometers. As the name “Mgahinga” suggests, the park was mainly established to protect gorillas that inhabit the depth of the forest, other than that the park has a significance to culture “the Batwa culture”. Most importantly Mgahinga National Park has great features which are the beautiful extinct volcanoes, a great fauna, primates which include mountain gorillas and golden monkeys, bird species include handsome francoin, red throated alethe, Rwenzori batis, collared apalis, mountain masked apails, stripe-breasted tit, blue- headed sunbird, strange weaver, red –faced woodland warber, regal sunbird, Rwenzori turaco among others.

Top Activities Done At Mgahinga National Park

Gorilla Trekking

Mgahinga National Park is the right place for gorilla trekking and that’s so because it has half of the world’s Gorillas thus making it the most popular activity done at Mgahinga, it has one habituated gorilla family called “Nyakagezi Gorilla family” and this family at times moves to the parts of Rwanda and DRC. Gorilla trekking at Mgahinga usually starts from 8:30 in the morning and it takes 3-8 hours, trackers take visitor through the routes to the place they had left Gorillas a day before and that’s where they begin the trekking from, Gorillas are habituated making them less dangerous to humans. All in all Gorillas trekking is best done in dry seasons because it makes the hikes easier for tourists.

Golden Monkey Trekking

Mgahinga National Park is the best place for Golden Monkey trekking and it’s among the most interesting activities done for primate safari, the estimated number of golden monkeys at Mgahinga is 3000-4000. If you participate in this activity you will have an excitement of your life time since it offers you an opportunity to view, take pictures of the monkeys before heading back to the lodges.

Volcano Hiking

At Mgahinga Gorilla National Park despite Gorilla trekking visitors have an opportunity for hikes to the summit of Mountain Muhabura which requires more than one day to hike it but still tourists who prefer a one day hike can opt Gahinga trail aa their best and this takes 6 hours. During this hikes you will come across various bird species, also have a view of the famous extinct volcanoes.

Batwa Trail

Batwa are also known as the forest people. While at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, the Batwa trail begins from the Muhavura cave with the Batwa guides who will give you an insight of their ancient life and culture in the forests where they lived in harmony with the gorillas. Batwa people lived as hunter-gatherers, built houses using tree leaves but later they were displaced from the park although some are still with in the park taking part in tourism as tour guides and others as porters.

Bird Watching

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the ideal place for birders because its blessed and enriched with over 180 bird species all unique in one way or the other and these birds can be spotted in the wetland areas , forests, Buffalo wall among others. These unique bird species include Rwenzori turaco, regal sunbird, strange weaver, mountain masked apails, stripe-breasted tit, handsome francoin, red throated alethe, collared apalis among others.

Garama Cave Exploration

Beneath a plateau northern edge of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park you will come across the great Garama Cave lying on the length of 342meters and this believed to have been used as a retreat and council for the Batwa where they met to solve conflicts and problems among Batwa members.


Volcanoes national park

Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park also referred to as Parc National des Volcano in French and Pariki y’Igihugu y’Ibirunga in Kinyarwanda local language. The park is situated in the north-western province of Rwanda in a small town called Musanze formerly Ruhengeri.

The park is the oldest national park in the African continent and harbors the endangered Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda. Gorilla tracking is Rwanda’s main tourism activity. Volcanoes National Park borders Virunga National Park in DRC and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in south-western Uganda. Besides its huge population of Mountain Gorillas, it also harbors the endangered Golden Monkeys, primate specie that apparently offers the best diverse tourism activity within the national park at the moment.

Volcanoes National Park also shelters five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga massifs which are: Mount Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo: covering over 160 km2 of rain forest and bamboo. The park acted as a base for American zoologist Dian Fossey.

Fauna of the forest in addition to endangered species of mountain gorilla includes: golden monkeys, buffaloes, black-fronted duiker, hyenas then bushbucks. A few reports also clam that a small number of elephants can be found at the park but on very rare occasions. The bird life spans at 178 species, with about 12 of the main species and 15 of the subspecies being endemic to the Virunga conservation area and the great Ruwenzori Mountains.

The Volcanoes National Park is one of the three other only habitats for Mountain gorillas on the planet and the only possible destinations for Mountain gorilla trekking expeditions in Rwanda. The rainforests are at a higher altitude and temperatures are generally lowest in the African region. The tropical sun brings with it effects of heat, evaporation of vapor and rain forming. In Volcanoes National Park, it rains at any time regardless of the season. Factor is the volcanic soils that are fertile and very rich in plant mineral content, resulting in an evergreen rain forest; some parts have bamboo trees, small patches of shrubs and grassland areas, swamp and wetland vegetation in the valleys, and heath on the tips of the volcanoes. These are the ideal conditions for the survival and the existence of the Mountain gorillas and other unique wildlife species.

Mammal species

Volcanoes National Park is a rich ecosystem, a habitat with vibrant and unique mammal species. Mountain gorillas and Golden monkeys are most recognized than other wildlife species because the Virunga volcanoes region is their only habitat on earth. There is high mammal presence in the park, though harder to spot because of hilly and rugged terrain, coupled with  a thick and enclosed rainforest. The mammals in such habitat adapt to a solitary or pair lifestyle, shy away from intruders and are very aggressive if cornered. Save for rare physical encounters, there are signs that indeed show Forest elephants, buffaloes, bushpigs, bushbucks, giant forest hogs, spotted hyenas, bushbucks, duikers, vervet and colobus monkeys and other primate species reside in the park. Volcanoes National Park is very popular as a Rwanda gorilla trek and Golden monkey tracking destination. There are other Rwanda travel destinations to easily spot and have maximum interaction with the rest of mammal species.

Predominant activities include:

Gorilla tracking, Golden Monkey tracking, twin lakes visit, mountaineering, visiting Dian Fossey’s tomb, Iby’Iwacu cultural village and other community visits.

Rwanda is an exciting destination with a number of national parks in addition to the famous Volcanoes national park; say the Akagera and Nyungwe national parks plus Lake Kivu for water excursion.