Trails of Uganda : Gorilla and Chimp Trekking Itineraries

Our team have been hard at designing the perfect holiday itineraries for the Pearl of Africa, utilising two lodges recently welcomed onto the Sun Destinations portfolio of unique destinations. The Trails of Uganda series of carefully curated itineraries ensures that guests experience the highlights of Uganda without having to hassle with the logistics themselves. We’ve sorted out all of the “nitty gritty” for our guests, ensuring that all details are taken care of, right from arrival to departure. We’ve partnered with a few lodges in the Queen Elizabeth National Park so that we can introduce the much-needed safari element to a gorilla trekking holiday.  

Here are our suggested itineraries for Gorilla and Chimp Trekking in Uganda. Our team will quite happily tailor-make these itineraries to suit holiday styles and budgets.

3 Night Gorilla Trekking Entebbe – Flying

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This teaser tour introduces you to the Ugandan landscape, and the mountain gorillas of Bwindi. The itinerary includes gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, with a bonus visit to the neighbouring Batwa Pygmy community. A fly-in itinerary ensures you experience unique aerial views of the Pearl of Africa.

Gorilla Safari Lodge Portrait

Gorilla Safari Lodge Batwa

3 Night Gorilla Trekking Kigali – Driving

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This teaser tour introduces you to the Ugandan landscape, and the mountain gorillas of Bwindi. The itinerary includes gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest with a bonus visit to the neighbouring Batwa Pygmy community. This driving itinerary ensures you experience the scenery of both Uganda and Rwanda.

Uganda Sunset Scenes

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

4 Night Gorilla Trekking Entebbe – Flying

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This short break tour introduces you to the Ugandan landscape, and the mountain gorillas of Bwindi. The itinerary includes gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest AND a gorilla habituation experience. Enjoy a bonus visit to the neighbouring Batwa Pygmy community. A fly-in itinerary ensures you experience unique aerial views of the Pearl of Africa.

Uganda Rivers from Above Uganda Crater Lakes Face of Gorilla Gorilla in the Forest Jungle Gorilla Safari Lodge Batwa People

4 Night Gorilla Trekking Kigali – Driving

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This short break tour introduces you to the Ugandan landscape, and the mountain gorillas of Bwindi. The itinerary includes gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest AND a gorilla habituation experience. Enjoy a bonus visit to the neighbouring Batwa Pygmy community. This driving itinerary ensures you experience the scenery of both Uganda and Rwanda.

Gorilla Safari Lodge Gorilla Safari Lodge Stairs Gorilla Safari Lodge Portrait Gorilla Safari Lodge Pygmys Gorilla Safari Lodge Gorillas

5 Night Chimp Tracking & Gorilla Trekking – Driving

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This 5 night driving tour introduces you to the scenery of the Ugandan landscape, the mountain gorillas of Bwindi, the chimpanzee of Kibale National Park; and the local cultures in the Pearl of Africa. Enjoy gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest, a one-of-a-kind experience; and a bonus visit to the neighbouring Batwa Pygmy community.

Enjoy tracking chimpanzee in Kibale Forest, a walk to the “Top of the World” to view the crater lakes, and a visit to Wilson’s Village. There will be additional time for alternate activities at both lodges. This itinerary is mainly via road, but does include a short and scenic flight from Kisoro to Entebbe.

Sunsets at Crater Safari Lodge Blue Lakes of Crater Safari Lodge Balcony of Crater Safari Lodge Crater Safari Views Crater Safari Lodge Views

5 Night Chimp Tracking & Gorilla Trekking – Flying

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This 5 night fly-in tour introduces you to the scenery of the Ugandan landscape, the mountain gorillas of Bwindi, the chimpanzee of Kibale National Park; and the local cultures in the Pearl of Africa. Enjoy gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest, a one-of-a-kind experience; and a bonus visit to the neighbouring Batwa Pygmy community.

Enjoy tracking chimpanzee in Kibale Forest, a walk to the “Top of the World” to view the crater lakes and a visit to Wilson’s Village. There will be additional time for alternate activities at both lodges. This itinerary is mainly flight based, but does include short and scenic drives through the lush regions of Uganda.

Uganda Crater Lakes Coffee and Crater Views in Uganda Gang of Chimpanzee in the Tree Gorilla Group in the Forest

6 Night Chimp Tracking, Gorilla Trekking & Habituation – Flying

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This overview tour introduces you to the scenery of the Ugandan landscape, the mountain gorillas of Bwindi, the chimpanzee of Kibale National Park; and the local cultures in the Pearl of Africa. Enjoy gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest, a one-of-a-kind experience; and a bonus visit to the neighbouring Batwa Pygmy community. You will also enjoy a gorilla habituation experience, an activity unique to the area.

Enjoy tracking chimpanzee in Kibale Forest, a walk to the “Top of the World” to view the crater lakes, and a visit to Wilson’s Village. There will be additional time for alternate activities at both lodges. This itinerary is mainly via road, but does include a short yet scenic flight from Kisoro to Entebbe.

Uganda Community Uganda Chimpanzee Shout

Up Close with Gorillas

6 Night Itinerary Chimp Tracking Safari Gorilla Trekking – Driving

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This tour introduces you to the scenery of the Ugandan landscape, the mountain gorillas of Bwindi, the chimpanzee of Kibale National Park, the wildlife of Queen Elizabeth National Park; and the local cultures in the Pearl of Africa. Enjoy gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest, a one-of-a-kind experience; and a bonus visit to the neighbouring Batwa Pygmy community.

Enjoy tracking chimpanzee in Kibale Forest, a walk to the “Top of the World” to view the crater lakes, and a visit to Wilson’s Village. There will be additional time for alternate activities at both lodges. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a brief safari and sunset cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park, a haven for big game and predators. This itinerary is mainly via road, but does include a short yet scenic flight from Kisoro to Entebbe.

Queen Elizabeth Flamingo Vlei Queen Elizabeth Hippos Queen Elizabeth Elephants

7 Night Chimp Tracking, Safari & Gorilla Trekking – Driving

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This tour introduces you to the scenery of the Ugandan landscape, the mountain gorillas of Bwindi, the chimpanzee of Kibale National Park, the wildlife of Queen Elizabeth National Park; and the local cultures in the Pearl of Africa. It’s the ultimate jungle and safari experience. Enjoy gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest, a one-of-a-kind experience; and a bonus visit to the neighbouring Batwa Pygmy community. Enjoy tracking chimpanzee in Kibale Forest, a walk to the “Top of the World” to view the crater lakes, and a visit to Wilson’s Village.

There will be additional time for alternate activities at both lodges. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park, a haven for big game and tree-climbing lions. The Kazinga channel in the park is perfect for a sundowner cruise, and offers an opportunity to indulge in a water safari. This itinerary is mainly via road, but does include a short yet scenic flight from Kisoro to Entebbe.

Queen Elizabeth Flamingoes Queen Elizabeth Crocs Queen Elizabeth Lechwe Queen Elizabeth Lions

Children of Uganda Coffee in Uganda Batwa Dancing Uganda Basket Weaving in Uganda

 

 

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