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Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Ecologically respectful, contemporary-yet-classic in style, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp blends in sensitively with the dramatic African mountain landscape and, situated uniquely inside the national park, you are only minutes away from the start of your gorilla trekking adventure.  Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp’s unique interpretation of camp living offers unrivaled seclusion and space in the ancient rain forest in one of Africa’s most remarkable landscapes. Due to its location, it’s not unusual for the gorilla families to visit the camp itself.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp bedroom

Located in one of the remotest areas of Africa, these comfortable canvas spaces are dressed with indigenous prints and furniture made from natural materials. Beds are draped in neutral-toned linens, and local artifacts set a scene that ensures memorable moments both inside and out the accommodation. Each tent has a spacious, stone-walled bathroom with private sections, and a free-standing bath for a relaxing soak after a day’s trekking. The trees around the camp light up in the morning when the sun starts shining, and thanks to there being so few tents, the camp retains an intimate, exclusive feel, enabling you to experience Africa’s magic with the lightest of footprints yet with practically every modern convenience.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp dining

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp’s communal area stars a comfortable lounge with a well-stocked bar and elegant dining area, bestowing great views over the verdant rain forest. Come dusk, under star-strewn skies, and accompanied by the night-chorus, guests gather around the central campfire and swap stories of that day’s adventures. Mealtimes lend a taste of the destination: expertly prepared dishes promise simple flavors and showcase fresh local ingredients — try traditional smoked beef in peanut sauce served with kalo (millet bread). Candlelit alfresco dining is also available on your tent’s private deck.

Uganda Wildlife, Gorilla & Chimpanzee Adventure


Entebbe | Murchison Falls | Kibale Forest | Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary | Queen Elizabeth National Park | Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Tour Length: 9 days

From:  $6,295 per person

Uganda Explore with Gorilla Trekking black and white colobus monkeyOur Uganda Wildlife, Gorilla & Chimpanzee Adventure safari tour allows you to immerse yourself in Uganda’s untamed playground, home to the world’s most spectacular animals and experience the thrill of gorilla trekking. The most affordable of its kind, this best-selling itinerary includes intimate encounters at three national parks filled with quintessential African wildlife, two incredible forests that are home to the great apes and authentic cultural experiences.  This ‘once in a lifetime’ trip is neatly woven together by the charm and charisma that exudes from the Ugandan people you will meet along the way on our Uganda Wildlife, Gorilla & Chimpanzee Adventure safari.

Uganda Wildlife, Gorilla & Chimpanzee Adventure Safari Itinerary

Day 1  Arrive Entebbe (1 night)
Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, where you are warmly greeted and transferred to your nearby hotel.

Day 2   Entebbe / Murchison Falls National Park (2 nights)
Uganda Explore with Gorilla Trekking Murchison Falls

Enjoy an early breakfast before embarking on your journey to Murchison Falls, and be ready for your first game drive in the evening. Inspired by the breath-taking splendor of the wild landscapes of Murchison Falls National Park, and the history and culture of the Bunyoro region of Uganda, Kabalega Wilderness Lodge will amaze you with its allure and unique location adjacent to one of the biggest natural reserves in Uganda. It comprises of individual safari cabins spread throughout 7 acres of bristling bushes on the banks of the streaming waters of the mighty River Nile.

Day 3  Murchison Falls National Park

This amazing day begins with an early wake-up call before sunrise for your morning game drive. The park is home to elephant, buffalo, lion and leopard along with hippos, giraffe, as well as several antelope and monkey species.

Uganda Explore with Gorilla Trekking Paraa boat rideAfter lunch, it is time for a boat ride along the Nile to the foot of Murchison Falls, allowing you to feel the awesome power and beauty that comes when the world’s longest river is forced through a 7-meter gap before dropping 40 meters as is continues its journey to the Mediterranean Sea. This unforgettable trip on the River Nile harks back to the days of the intrepid explorers of days gone by.

Conclude the day with an evening game drive appreciating the sunset over the Nile.

Day 4  Murchison Falls /  Kibale Forest National Park (2 nights)

An early morning drive for about 7 hours to Kibale Forest Park via Hoima Town, which serves as stopping point midway between Murchison Falls National Park and Kibale Forest National Park.

Primate Lodge edge is its location, tucked deep in the forest and right next door to the starting point for chimpanzee tracking excursions. All of the nine spacious and en-suite luxury cottages, each secluded deep in the forest for maximum privacy and a natural living in nature‘ feel with comfortable arm chairs, a reading table and an adjoining large veranda with excellent views to the forest.

Day 5 Kibale Forest National Park / Queen Elizabeth Park (2 nights)

Your once in a lifetime chimpanzee trekking experience has finally arrived! After breakfast, you will travel to the Uganda Wildlife Authority Headquarters, receive a proper briefing by your guide before you embark on the chimp trekking which takes about 2-3 hours depending on where the chimps are. On the trek you can see other primates such as grey-cheeked mangabeys along with red tailed and blue monkeys. Your expert guide will share the secrets of the forest’s flora and fauna, ensuring that the trek is both informative and enjoyable.  Breakfast and Lunch at Primate Lodge luxury cottages

In the afternoon, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park (about 3 hours drive). The drive takes you past volcanic crater lakes and, on a clear day, one can see the famous Mountains of the Moo and the Rwenzori Mountains.

Enjoy a relaxed game drive late afternoon in the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 6 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Uganda Wildlife, Gorilla & Chimpanzee Adventure Kazinga Channel wildlifeEnjoy a morning game drive in the park followed by one of the highlights of visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park in the afternoon, a 3-hour boat ride along the Kazinga Channel that links Lake Edward and Lake George.

This water system has the highest concentration of hippos in the world and you will get quite close to them and other animals on the riverbanks. Expect to see crocodiles, buffaloes and other game that drink from the channel, and also marvel at the abundant birdlife that is supported here.

Day 7 Queen Elizabeth Park / Bwindi Forest National Park (2 nights)

Uganda Wildlife, Gorilla & Chimpanzee Adventure tree climbing lionsWith the Kazinga Channel and the game drives in the northern part of the park experiences ticked off your list, Queen Elizabeth National Park has a parting gift for you as you head south. The Southern Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is called the Ishasha Sector.  Ishasha Sector is famous for the fig tree climbing lions that inhabit this area. Driving this way will give you an opportunity to catch a glimpse of these lions, which make a great photo.

Day 8 Bwindi Forest National Park

We hope your camera is charged and you are ready for what lies ahead because your bucket list Gorilla Trekking experience has arrived! An early start will see you transfer to the Park Headquarters for a briefing with the Uganda Wildlife Authority guides. An advance party of guides will have gone ahead into the forest to locate where the gorillas slept the previous night and will have begun tracking their movements. These guides will communicate with your team via a walkie-talkie and the trek into the forest will begin.

Uganda Wildlife, Gorilla & Chimpanzee Adventure gorillas in BwindiLocating the gorillas can take a few hours or the whole day depending on how far they have moved from the place they spent the previous night. Once they are found, for conservation purposes, the amount of time allowed with the gorillas is one hour. As you trek through the forest you will appreciate why the forest is often called impenetrable.

There is also a multitude of other animals that you might encounter including antelopes and rare monkeys not to mention the beauty of the forest itself. Once you have completed the trek you will return to the lodge, for a well-earned rest and time to reflect on a truly magical experience.

Day 9 Bwindi / Entebbe / Departure 

With your Uganda Wildlife, Gorilla and Chimpanzee Adventure experience still a vivid memory, it is time to begin your journey home. After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Kihihi for your flight back to Entebbe, which is included in your package.

On your flight back from Bwindi to Entebbe, you will be afforded a fantastic view of Bwindi, The Impenetrable Forest, from the air. From this high up you can also see the mountains and forests in Congo and Rwanda. On arrival in Entebbe, you will be able to continue your journey home.

Four Gorillas Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Four Gorillas Lodge is located at the peripheral of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Rushaga sector and offers the best of all worlds to those who travel to Bwindi Forest National Park. In this oasis of privacy, serenity and rejuvenation, there are no crowds, just Mountain Gorillas as well as the soothing sound of birds, rustling trees, soft breezes and breath-taking views – the Four Gorillas Lodge is the closest to the headquarters of the National Park, only 10 minutes away from the Gorilla tracking and briefing center.

Four Gorillas Lodge interior

The Four Gorillas Lodge in Bwindi Forest Uganda offers perfect contemporary luxury while satisfying the human craving to become one with nature and our fellow apes. Our signature cottages are surrounded by dense forest and feature upscale elegance within a cozy homesteading. Facilities include an atmospheric restaurant and bar as well as a gift shop. Designed to be eco-friendly, it is elegantly integrated into a rain forest setting. Our restaurant serves a full buffet breakfast and we also offer activities like Bwindi gorilla trekking, nature walks, hiking and many Read More. All rooms are en-suite and the on-site restaurant serves up a mouth-watering menu of both local and international cuisine with a patio area that provides an internet connection with the forest canopy.

Four Gorillas Lodge bedroom

Parkview Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Parkview Safari Lodge bedroomParkview Safari Lodge is located at the outskirts of Queen Elizabeth National Park, overlooking panoramic views of the “medley of wonders” and capturing the beauty of the park in a most memorable way. The building style is a combination of modern and local materials, opening up to the wilderness beyond. The lodge reflects true African ambiance and hospitality, providing comfort to our esteemed guests. This is a home away from home! Our unique cottages are endowed with en-suite bathrooms, private balcony with spectacular views to the park and Bunyaruguru hills.

Parkview Safari Lodge view

Parkview Safari Lodge has specious rooms with beautiful view of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The lodge also has a swimming pool, sauna and steam bath to enhance our clients relax after a very long game drive and other park activities. All communal areas of the lodge open out onto decks with superb views. The variety of recreational space makes a visit both exciting and relaxing. A shaded patio provides an ideal venue for meals and relaxed hours during your stay.

Kabalega Wilderness Lodge, Murchison Falls

Inspired by the breath-taking splendor of the wild landscapes of Murchison Falls National Park and the history and culture of the Bunyoro region of Uganda, Kabalega Wilderness Lodge will amaze you with its allure and its unique location adjacent to one of the biggest natural reserves in Uganda. It comprises of individual Safari Cabins spread throughout 7 acres of bristling bushes on the banks of the streaming waters of the mighty River Nile.

All the lodge structures are made from an architectural balance of mud and wood, and the roof is thatched with handpicked grass from the rolling plains of the neighboring villages. The walls are plastered African style with mud and wattle with a contemporary twist. The lodge is tastefully decorated with rustic safari furnishings and fixtures handcrafted from carefully selected local and natural materials. The cabins and dinning all feature an open design to offer you a feeling of oneness with nature and breathtaking uninterrupted views of the magnificent and wild surroundings ensuring that your unique safari experience continues even when at the lodge.

Kabalega Wilderness Lodge bedroom

Kabalega Wilderness lodge derives its name from Omukama (King) Chwa II Kabalega, also Kabalega (18 June 1853 – 6 April 1923), who was the ruler of Bunyoro in Uganda from 1870 to 1899 and is considered the greatest King in the history of Uganda. The Bunyoro Kingdom is the home of Murchison Falls National Park; our lodge is a tribute to this great King and the people and culture of Bunyoro.

At Kabalega Wilderness Lodge, experience the true essence and adventure of an African Safari in Murchison Falls National Park, one of the wildest destinations East Africa has to offer. Our cabins are inspired by African techniques and garnished with contemporary fittings, offering a truly native and luxurious safari experince. Enjoy Bush Dining as you wine and dine under the starry night sky around a flaming campfire or in our thatched and decked restaurant immersed in the wild African bush.

Kabalega Wilderness Lodge balcony

Serena Lake Victoria Resort & Spa, Entebbe

Serena Lake Victoria Resort & Spa is a vision of charming Mediterranean architecture, pastel colour palettes and lush, green fairways overlooking the sparkling waters of Africa’s largest lake. With its terraced rose gardens, rustic bridges, arched pool terrace and shaded colonnades, this privileged enclave feels more like a Tuscan hillside village than a five-star golf resort and spa on the outskirts of Kampala.  Featuring splendid views of Lake Victoria, Deluxe Rooms are appointed with either one queen or two twin beds, a dressing table, a workstation, a seating area, a balcony and a lavish marble bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Serena Lake Victoria Resort & Spa

Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Ishasha Wilderness CampIshasha Wilderness Camp is located within the southern Ishasha section of Queen Elizabeth National park adjacent to Ntungwe River. It’s a famous habitat for the tree climbing lions. It is the only lavish camp in the Ishasha section.  A luxury, eco-friendly camp, Ishasha Wilderness camp is well designed with luxury tents, in the African style, that are fully self contained.  It is an idyllic retreat for those travelers who truly enjoy the wilderness. Being within the park, wildlife freely passes through the camp.  Elephants can be seen bathing in the river, buffalo enjoy grazing and resident troops of Black-and-White Colobus and vervet monkeys are frequently viewed.


*Restaurants with both international and local cuisines
*A well designed lounge and dining area
*Solar power for lighting as well as charging simple gadgets.
*Camp fire place to keep you warm all night.
*Wake up calls
*A fully stocked bar.

Primate Lux Lodge, Kibale Forest

Experience the world renowned Ugandan hospitality amidst unrivaled nature, scenery and serenity in the heart of Kibale Rain Forest National Park, Uganda’s primates’ paradise and home to over 13 different species of primates and numerous other mammals, butterflies and birds at Primate Lux Lodge, tucked deep in the forest and right next door to the starting point for chimpanzee tracking excursion.

All of Primate Lux Lodge’s nine spacious and en-suite Luxury Cottages, each secluded deep in the forest for maximum privacy and a natural ‘living in nature’ feel, come complete with 2x Double size Bed or 1x King Size Bed, a sitting area with two comfortable arm chairs, a reading table and an adjoining large veranda with excellent views to the forest.

Primate Lux Lodge

Lodge amenities include a spacious dining terrace, a well-stocked bar, complimentary room service, a secluded lounge area with a small library, an evening camp fire, laundry service (at a small fee) as well as free WiFi in the public areas. Primate Lux Lodge welcomes you to experience the amazing wonders of the African jungle, the greatest variety and concentration of primate species found anywhere in Africa as well as excellent food by our chef ‘Bos’ and the warmest service and hospitality from our friendly staff – we assure you an all rounded memorable accommodation experience.

Mazike Valley Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Mazike Valley Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park is located  on the escarpment of the  Albertine Rift Valley facing the open savanna of Queen Elizabeth Park with its wildlife and the Kyambura Gorge, which BBC once called “The Lost Valley”, with its chimpanzee tracking and birding. Mazike Valley Lodge has seven, very spacious thatched cottages that are self-contained with bathtub and shower.  Furnished in African style with locally made furniture and a wide open view from the deck.  There is a swimming pool for a refreshing dip after a day on game drives with views of the savanna below.

Katara Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Katara Lodge cottage interiorKatara Lodge is situated on the Great Rift Valley escarpment with uninterrupted views of the savannah, Lake Edward and the Virunga and Rwenzori mountain ranges beyond.  Katara Lodge offers accommodation in eight luxurious thatched cottages, hand-crafted using local materials and carved into the hillside by the Katara village community.  The cottages combine wooden floors, grass thatched roofs and canvas which can be folded away to reveal uninterrupted views of Queen Elizabeth National Park stretching out below.  Cottage bathrooms are luxuriously fitted with a romantic roll top bath or invigorating rain shower, with heated water supplied using solar thermal energy.  Guests will enjoy the beautiful views from the main lounge and relax and swim in the inviting outdoor pool.

Katara Lodge main lounge

Trackers Safari Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Trackers Safari Lodge bedroomTrackers Safari Lodge in Uganda’s Greater Bwindi National Park exudes the romance and beauty of the mighty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest while offering every modern comfort and convenience.  Its classic safari experience is unsurpassed with gorilla viewing and the most qualified gorilla tracking team in Uganda.  Your exclusive adventure will provide detailed insights into the complex and fascinating ecosystems of the Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Booking is full board. Includes drinks and food, top shelf liquors and bottled wine extra. Local beer, juice, water, coffee, tea, milk, house/carafe wine is free.

Trackers Safari Lodge is easily accessible by air and road and is located in Bwindi National Park .  Expect luxurious accommodation, exceptional cuisine, welcoming service and thrilling gorilla viewing combine to create an unforgettable luxury safari experience. Trackers Safari Lodge is made up of eleven cottages including two family cottages, all of which are very spacious and comfortable with all of the facilities one could need, including beds draped in mosquito nets, private terraces overlooking the forest, writing desks and plenty of storage space. The en-suite bathrooms have walk-in showers and there is always sufficient hot water. The main part of the lodge is the best equipped in the whole area, with a lovely bar and dining area, a health club with a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi and the area’s only swimming pool.

Trackers Safari Lodge exterior

Kasenyi Safari Camp, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kasenyi Safari CampKasenyi Safari Camp is strategically located on the rim of lake Bunyampaka in the Kasenyi savannah of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The camp has an elevated dining structure that is meticulously thatched, so too the tents are on platforms with a thatched canopy roof. There are four tents all with en-suite bathrooms, spacious living areas and private decks. Many animals frequent the camp during day and at night. Lion prides, hippo, leopard, buffalo, elephant, waterbuck, kob, hyena and warthog are frequently seen.

Papaya Lake Lodge, Kibale Forest

Papaya Lake Lodge bar loungePapaya Lake Lodge exists in a place surrounded by the lush, evergreen landscapes of the Ugandan Great Crater Lakes region, set between two extinct volcanoes, close by the turquoise waters of Lyantonde and Kifuruka lakes, and with thrilling views over the majestic Ruwenzori Mountain Range.  An oasis of nine luxurious cottages, a restaurant and beautiful pool set on its own scenic terrace; a place established with great passion, esteem for local culture and the high attention detail that makes life worth living.

Papaya Lake Lodge offers nine spacious and bright cottages. They are all situated on the extinct volcano crater’s slope and have breath-taking views of the Lyantonde Lake. Each of the cottages offers complete privacy, hidden from view by a green wall of sympathetic treetops.  Eight of the cottages feature two beds (one king-size and one single), local stone-decorated bathrooms with shower units and verandas equipped with deckchairs.Papaya Lake Lodge cottage

Ndali Lodge, Kibale Forest National Park

Ndali LodgeNdali Lodge is amazingly situated on the rim of a flooded caldera lake, approximately 10km to the west of Kibale Forest National Park.  The park’s trail head for chimpanzee tracking is only an hour from the lodge.  Ndali Lodge occupies a site forming part of a tea estate that once belonged to Major Trevor Price and his friend Hugh Naylor. The present-day lodge opened in 1996, and today it is run by Trevor’s grandchildren Aubrey and Lulu.

Ndali Lodge is designed in the beautiful colonial style with elegant public areas and eight very comfortable cottages, thus ensuring its guests an exclusive, unique experience.

Hotel No 5, Entebbe

Hotel No 5 Entebbe exteriorLocated ten minutes from the airport, with all luxurious rooms opening onto the garden and swimming pool area, Hotel No. 5 is a great option for guests looking for an intimate stay in a tranquil setting whilst in Entebbe. Make yourself at home – unwind beside the swimming pool, pamper yourself with a spa treatment, or work up a sweat in the hotel gym.  Enjoy your dining experience at our restaurant, where carefully planned menus are paired with an international wine list and served with pride. Attention to detail and an attentive guest experience are synonymous with Hotel No. 5, making it the perfect choice for a restful stay in this busy town.

At a glance

  • Located ten minutes from Entebbe airport
  • Ten luxury rooms (5 twin and 5 double)
  • Restaurant / Swimming Pool / Spa / Gym

Mahogany Springs Safari Lodge, Bwindi Forest

Mahogany Springs Safari Lodge is located in the northern side of Bwindi Forest area of western Uganda.  Set in farmland around 2km from the park gate at Buhoma, the accommodations are spacious with large double doors and beautiful windows.

Mahogany Springs Safari Lodge terraceOnce you enter Mahogany Springs Safari Lodge’ main building, you will experience a marvel of expert interior design work throughout intertwined with spaciousness and very high levels of comfort. There are a number of awe-inspiring features within the main building: One of the most popular features is the huge panoramic terrace that stretches around the front of the building and provides a balance between the sounds of the river and the views of the forest. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the terrace or just sit here all day soaking up the views. There is an impressive intricately designed bar with a great selection of wines and beverages. Guests love to relax in our living room area that has a double-sided fireplace, book/DVD library (with portable DVD players) and board games. There is also a shop within the main building that has crafts, clothes and a large selection of souvenirs from around Uganda.

Mahogany Springs Safari Lodge diningThe restaurant is set within the main building and guests can choose to dine inside with the coziness and warmth of the glowing fire or ‘al fresco’, outside on the terrace with the sounds and delights of nature. From the rising of the sun through to the day’s end, the main building with its panoramic terrace, restaurant and shop provides guests with many features to soak up and enjoy.

Each room has its own private exquisitely designed terrace with panoramic views of the surrounding area. There are power points in the rooms as well as a dressing table/desk. Rooms have large en-suite bathrooms with a gorgeously designed open terracotta shower. For added comfort and peace of mind all have an advanced mosquito net system that wraps around the entire area of the beds.


Unforgettable Moment #67

Our chimp tracking in Kibale started quite early, with mist still rising from the forest floor. We saw chimps up high in the trees and heard their calls echoing through the forest. They came down and we started to meet them at a very close proximity.

Be wary of where you stand, as their toilet habits are not restricted to the ground!

Uganda Gorilla Trekking

Entebbe | Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda is surreal and unlike any other experience in Africa. The atmosphere of the trek through the jungle mist is unreal. With each step your anticipation builds and the reward of seeing the last remaining mountain gorillas in the world is spectacular. The setting, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, is arguably one of the most mystical in all of Africa.

Uganda, also known as the Pearl of Africa, is located in east-central Africa and through the Swahili language united with its East African neighbors Kenya and Tanzania. The land is richly fertile, and Ugandan coffee has become both a mainstay of the agricultural economy and a favorite of connoisseurs around the world.

Tour Length: 4 days

From $1,995 per person sharing

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Entebbe (1 night)
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met and assisted by a Great Safaris representative and transferred to Serena Lake Spa and resort for an overnight.

Day 2 Entebbe / Bwindi Forest (2 nights)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the Airport for your flight to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, enjoy the magnificent scenery of Uganda’s mountain landscape during your flight. On arrival at Kihili airstrip, you will be transferred for about 1hour to Mahogany springs Lodge, your base for Gorilla tracking for the next 2 nights.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is known for its exceptional biodiversity, with more than 160 species of trees and over 100 species of ferns. Many types of birds and butterflies can also be found there, as well as many endangered species, including the mountain gorilla.

Day 3 Bwindi
After an energizing breakfast, you will embark on your gorilla trek. Before 8 am report to the ranger station for registration and briefing by one of the rangers; the guides will then lead you through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. The trek can take anywhere from half an hour to 7 hours – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking boots. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas – there are only about 650 of these beautiful creatures left. You are allowed one hour with the gorillas before returning to the base station.

In the afternoon, you will go for a community visit, the neighboring communities are organized to give visitors an opportunity to explore and discover the behavior and lifestyle of the Batwa & Bafumbira.

Day 4 Bwindi / Entebbe / Departure
After breakfast, bid farewell to the Forest as you transfer to the airstrip for your flight back to Entebbe for your onward afternoon departure flight back home.

Kyaninga Lodge, Kibale Forest

Kyaninga LodgeKyaninga Lodge is located in the Fort Portal area of western Uganda. This lodge is in a spectacular setting about 7 km northeast of the town, overlooking a large crater lake and with distant views towards the Rwenzori Mountain.

Kyaninga Lodge is a remarkable construction, set on stilts and cascading along the rim of the crater. Public areas are very attractive and the eight guest rooms are very large and comfortable.


  • Walks to the crater lake
  • Swimming pool at the lodge
  • Golf in Fort Portal
  • Chimp tracking and habituation
  • Tennis and croquet at the lodge
  • Birding in Kibale Forest
  • Walks to Bigodi swamp, a community based initiative


Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge terraceClouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is located in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest area of western Uganda.

Set on the quieter southern side of the forest, this genuinely high-end lodge is set on a hilltop, with views to the southwest. It has elegant public areas and just eight stone cottages, all fitted out and serviced to the highest standards.


  • The main activity is gorilla tracking, usually to the local Nkuringo group
  • Additional walks and cultural visits area also possible
  • Mountain biking
  • Birding
  • Massages
  • Walks from Clouds to Northern Bwindi, Buhoma can also be arranged