The 8 days classic Safari is a phenomenon primate and big game adventure in Mabamba swamp for the elusive Shoebill, gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park, chimpanzees in Kibale Forest park, and the primate capital of the world.


You will have the magnitude, to explore the shady vegetation of Queen Elizabeth national park the second biggest in the country as you cruise on the Kazinga channel for the big game viewing while on water, proceed further south for the tree-climbing lions as you get closer to Bwindi for gorilla trekking, and later the odds will be facing to the central via lake Bunyonyi and lake Mburo national which has lots to see as the only living dinosaur the Shoebill waves the final chapter of the trip.


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Safari inclusions

English speaking guide

Meals and accommodation

Activities as mentioned in the program

Drinking water

4*4 safari vehicle

Gorilla permits-800$/1500$

Safari exclusions

Visas and tips


Additional activities


Itinerary Details

Day 1. Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park for chimpanzee trekking

Upon your arrival from the airport/hotel, you will be picked up from your destination location and transferred to the primate capital of the world, Kibale national park. Enjoy the chaotic exit of Kampala city suburbs motorcycles and taxis crossing each other and people making it more interesting, the route has a lot of green and beautiful landscapes, as you get closer to the cutting edges of the Rwenzori snow-capped mountains, and endless tea plantations. Have lunch along the way and stopovers for leg stretch and photography, check in at your lodge in the evenings, and have an individual treat.

Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP

Wake up early morning and have a morning enzyme booster, take with you a packed lunch and enough drinking water, good hiking shoes, and rain gear, at around 7:30 am, your guide drives you to the briefing grounds, you will be located into your respective groups as you are joined by other travel enthusiasts of the day, the ranger guide leads to the virgin forest where chimpanzee echoes and other primates are making the forest more entertaining, you will be given 1 hour for viewing and photographing these apes, later on, transfer to queen Elizabeth national park via the magnificent crater lakes as your drive at the footprints of the Rwenzori mountains. This will enable you to drive through the park towards your lodge as you feed your eyes with the endless landscapes and wildlife.

Day 3: Game Drive and Boat Cruise at Kazinga Channel

After having a beautiful day with the chimps, the big game viewing would be an awe booster, you will wake up early morning for sunrise and looking the big cats which are lions, and leopards, since they are always active during the morning hours, the park also has several elephants, water-backs, kobs, buffaloes and many others. After the early wild game search returns to the lodge for lunch and goes for the magnificent boat cruise at the Kazinga channel the biggest in the world, enjoy lots of hippos, and elephants playing in the waters, and lots of birds like the African fish eagle, crocodiles and the cool breeze from Lake Edward and George as you are in between them. After the activity comes back to the lodge for sunset and relaxation.

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi for gorillas Via Ishasha, home of Tree-Climbing lions.

Face further the south part of the country as you drive to Bwindi, the home of mountain gorillas. Get a chance to pass via Ishasha which is the southern sector of the park in search of the tree-climbing lions, find their sagging legs up the trees, resting for shade, later proceed to your lodge at the edges of the Bwindi as you wait for the gorilla trekking day.

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

It’s a day like no other as you traverse the hills and mountains of the ancient forest Bwindi looking for the great apes. It’s always a short, medium, or long walk depending on where the gorillas are located, it's one's energy and cameras on this note that is required. The experience is given 1 hour for viewing when you find the gorillas, your ranger guide will be following the directions from the rest of the team with a walkie-talkie, rain gear, long-cleaved shirts, and trousers are required, enough drinking water and a snack is key. You will later come back from the forest and transfer to Bunyonyi Lake for relaxation and cool breath in the waters, with an option of visiting the pygmies, the once-forest people, and a boat cruise at the lake to have a detailed explanation of the 29 islands and way of living.

Day 6: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park for Evening Game Drive & Birdwatching

Have a lazy morning wake up, have your breakfast as you enjoy the bird calls around the lake, and then later drive through the curved corners of the Kigezi highlands, get covered by the morning mist and fog in the valleys as you face the central, check in at your lodge for lunch and later in the after lunch hours go for an evening game viewing and as you move at minimal pace while enjoying the birds, and other unique species like the Giraffes, Elands, leopards, warthogs, zebras, and lots buffaloes, it's considered the home of zebras and impalas in the country. The park has the advantage of also conducting a night game drive looking for nocturnal animals.

Day 7: Nature Walk | Birdwatching | Transfer to Mabamba Swamp for Shoebill Tracking

It’s a different experience when you walk in the wild with help of the ranger guide getting closer to the plants, and animals with further explanations. Have a chance to take a shot at giraffes, zebras, giraffes, impalas, and many other animals while on foot. It’s indeed the whispers of the wild as the birds sing from all corners of the park, the park also has horse riding which is privately arranged. After the walk transfer to Mabamba which is about 5 hours from the park.

Day 8: Shoebill Tracking and Airport Transfer

At the shores of Lake Victoria is the Mabamba swamp the Ramsar site which inhabits the mighty Shoebill stork, the bird is big enough to be visible and an experience beyond borders, it takes about 2-4 hours while on the engine local boat to penetrate through the marshy wetland. Lots of other birds are seen like Yellow-billed Ducks, kingfishers, geese, and many others. This signs out the experience magically as you say farewell to Uganda, after this, you are taken to the airport or hotel for re-freshening depending on your flight schedule. Note: we are flexible for comfortable changes in the program.

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