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    $3800 p/p in USD
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Dark Hills Uganda

  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda



Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget, Mid Range

Tour Overview

The safari allows you to see the diverse flora and fauna of Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is known for its abundant wildlife, including African elephants. African buffalo, Ugandan kobs, hippos, waterbucks, warthogs and more. It’s also home to 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species, and is known for chimpanzee trekking and tree climbing lions. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is most notable for more than 400 gorillas, half of the world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas. Cycle between the fascinating wildlife in Lake Mburo National Park which has a vast population of wildlife ranging from zebra, eland, buffalo, oribi, deffasa water back, leopard, and so on and enjoy a boat safari at Kazinga channel, home to a wide range of animals and birds, including one of the world’s largest concentrations of hippos (around 2000) and countless crocodiles.

Kabakas Place
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth
Kampala City

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Chimpanzee Safari, Gorilla Safari, Guided Safari, Trekking Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Bwindi Impenetrable NP, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo, Kampala
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, Zebra, Antelope, Forest Pig, Ugandan Kob, Hippo, Crocodile, Bush Buck, Giraffe, Waterbuck, Warthog
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Game Viewing, Trekking, Boat Cruise, Mountain Bike
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle, Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Kampala, end in Entebbe
  • Minimum age:

Safari Highlights

  • Riding between zebras
  • Ugandan snack called “Rolex”
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Climbing lions game drive
  • Visiting 3 national parks
  • Close encounter with the wildlife
  • Crossing the Equator


WHAT TO BRING Pocket money Sunscreen raincoats closed shoes Mosquito repellents DOs AND DON’Ts DURING CHIMP AND GORILLA TRACKING Water: Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking can be very tiresome and you need to refill your tank as the trek goes on. It is advisable to park a few water filtrations tablets before you come for the trek. Boots: You will need good waterproof comfortable shoes. Sometimes it rains during the trek, so skid-proof shoes can come in handy. Rain Jacket: You are advised to carry a rain jacket because if rains very often in Bwindi Impenetrable forest Snack: You can carry a light snack to give you some energy during the walk in the forest Trouser and Shirts Bwindi forest is covered with thick undergrowth, therefore light trousers and long-sleeved shirts are advised. Socks: You will have to tuck the trousers into the socks to avoid insects crawling inside. Gloves: You will need Gardening gloves because you will be grabbing tree branches, leaves, name it, and some can be thorny. Camera: Carry a good camera (no flash ) to capture this lifetime experience WHEN WITH THE GORILLAS AND CHIMPS Maintain a 7m (21ft) distance from the gorilla and the Chimpanzee Smoking, eating, and drinking are not permitted on the tour If you must sneeze or cough, cover your face and turn away from the gorillas and Chimpanzees, as they can catch coughs and colds from humans. Visits are limited to one hour per group per day

Price Per Person – USD

  • From USD 4,700 for 1 person
  • From USD 3,800 per person for 2 people traveling
  • From USD 3,400 per person for 3 or more people traveling

What's Included

  • Full board accommodation
  • Hotel/airport pick up and drop off
  • English speaking guide
  • Cycling guide, bike & helmet
  • 2 x guided bike rides
  • Gorilla & chimpanzee tracking permits
  • All park entry fees

What's Excluded

  • Tips for the guides
  • Souvenirs
  • Flight tickets
  • Visa processing
  • Drinks during and after the meals
  • Personal health/third-party/travel insurance


  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Dark Hills Uganda
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Dark Hills Uganda‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Our driver will be waiting for you at the airport, ready to take you to your lodging where you will spend your night. Depending on your arrival time, there are lots of exciting activities to do in Kampala/Entebbe, like visiting the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, Reptile Village, or even a Kampala city tour.

After a filling breakfast, all roads will lead to Uganda’s smallest park that is known for zebras – Lake Mburo National Park. This route offers you a great opportunity to have a stopover at the Equator, which not only serves as a great spot for photos but an opportunity for a quick stretch. After some afternoon refreshments and check-ins, we explore this wild land on two wheels. The afternoon ride on the borders of the park while viewing some of the fascinating wildlife like zebras, Ugandan kobs, and hard-to-miss warthogs is an experience like no other.

A longer ride on the borders of the park is a guarantee of seeing a more spectacular range of wildlife. After this exhilarating adventure, you get some chill in the afternoon – reading a book perhaps or getting lost in the wonders of nature, as you gear up for yet another exciting activity – a night game safari to see more wildlife. The main focus of the night game safari is to see the nocturnals; leopards, hyenas, bush babies, and many more.

About 185km from Lake Mburo lies Queen Elizabeth National Park, one of Uganda’s largest national parks with a high biodiversity range. You should get there in time for lunch. Thereafter, enjoy an afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel that connects Lake Edward and George. This channel attracts a wide range of aquatic animals predominantly hippos and Nile crocodiles.

The earliest bird catches the worm, and this is definitive of the morning game drive. Offering you great insights into the lives of our ‘morning’ wild counterparts; lions, buffaloes, hippos, elephants, waterbucks, warthogs and much more. This should cover the rest of the morning and after a bit of chill time, head out for chimp trekking. Well scientists say that chimps are humanity’s closest living relatives, so perhaps this experience will give you a great insight into how true this is.

Go on a morning game safari to Ishasha which is famous for its unique tree-climbing lions. This Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is dominated by candelabra trees with big branches that allow lions to hang up there. There are also the savannah word land trees like the acacia trees. Afterwards you will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, also a sanctuary for colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, and many birds such as hornbills and turacos. It is most notable for the 400 Bwindi gorillas, half of the world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas.

After an early breakfast, the guide will pick you up and take you to the starting point for gorilla tracking. There will be a briefing as you’re given groups/tracking team. Gorilla tracking might take up to 8 hours so you will be provided packed lunch. Afterward, the guide will be waiting to take you back to the hotel to freshen. There are also optional activities like community visits in the afternoon.

This day off allows you time to connect with the wilderness or read a book. However, some activities can be arranged; community visits, and more

Early in the morning after breakfast, we shall start our journey back to Kampala, you will cross the Uganda equator for the second time, viewing the mountain ranges, if time allows, see crater lakes where you will be dropped at your hotel or the airport.

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