On this 10-night Uganda gorilla safari, you will experience more than just game drives in East Africa. You also have the opportunity to see firsthand the incredible beauty of the Kibale National Park and the Queen Elizabeth National Park. From the volcanic crater lakes to the exotic Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, this is a safari that will dazzle your senses.
Uganda Gorilla Safari with Ker & Downey
Suggested journey at a glance: 11 days/10 nights including game viewing and gorilla trekking in Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
This suggested itinerary is just one way to see Uganda on your own customized Ker & Downey journey. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you; contact us to get started planning, and read on to see one example of what’s possible on a handcrafted Uganda gorilla safari.
Kibale National Park
The wonder of Uganda, the “Pearl of Africa,” awaits the discerning traveler. After a night of rest in Kampala, start your Uganda gorilla safari in Kibale National Park and your low-profile cottage at Crater Safari Lodge. Situated on the edge of a crater lake and a short drive away from Kibale, the lodge is your gateway to chimpanzee trekking in the national park. The region offers a wealth of flora and fauna, including over 300 species of birds and 13 species of primates; it is most famous for the large population of chimpanzees. Trek through the habituated community nearby and explore the diversity of the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Move on to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kyambura Game Lodge, perched on the edge of the savannah grasslands of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Find fantastic views as far as the eye can see over the park, the Rift Valley escarpment, and the majestic Rwenzori Mountains. This is an excellent game viewing location, and the area offers some of the best bird watching in all of East Africa. While you are here, enjoy game drives and a boat ride along the hippo- and crocodile-crowded banks of the Kazinga Channel.
Continue your exploration of Queen Elizabeth National Park at Ishasha Wilderness Camp. Situated inside the Southern Ishasha sector of the park on the Ntungwe River, you may see exciting animal encounters close to the tents. Venture on game drives to explore the area’s different species. Look for the region’s tree climbing lions which can usually be spotted resting in the branches of large fig trees nearby.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Conclude your adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will spend several nights at the incredible Gorilla Forest Camp. This is Uganda gorilla safari heaven. Discover the mountain gorillas that call this forest home, as well as almost 350 species of birds, 200 species of butterflies, and over 300 species of trees. Trek the forest with your expert guide to visit the habituated gorilla groups, one of the most memorable experiences you can have on safari. This ending offers a sense of fulfillment and discovery that will fill your heart as you return home.
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