Uganda Fly-In Gorillas, Chimps & Wildlife


Safari Overview

The rainforests, gorges and lush savannah of Uganda are the scene for this 7-day adventure that has you seeking out primates like chimpanzees and gorillas in some of the country’s most pristine wildlife reserves.

You will fly into Kasese from the capital Entebbe before moving to Queen Elizabeth National Park where your lodge overlooks the magnificent Rwenzori Mountains. Queen Elizabeth offers many exciting activities like trekking chimps in Kyambura Gorge and cruising on the Kazinga Channel.

From there, you are driven to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to find endangered mountain gorillas but also for the opportunity to spot hundreds of species of endemic birds and butterflies and to learn more about rural life in Uganda by visiting community centres and Batwa villages.



  • Fly-in to Kasese from Entebbe
  • Trek chimpanzees in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Seek out gorillas in Bwindi
  • Photograph endemic birds, butterflies & orchids
  • Enjoy beautiful views of the Rwenzori Mountains
  • Go boating on the Kazinga Channel
  • Dedicated private guide throughout

At Entebbe International Airport, you will board a small aircraft for the 2-hour flight to Kasese, a small town near Lake George. Here, you will meet your expert guide who be with you every step of the way. The drive from Kasese to Kyambura Gorge Lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park should take about two hours – a great opportunity to get to know your guide and begin learning more about the plants, animals and birds that make up this mesmerising rainforest ecosystem.

Set on a former coffee plantation at the foot of the Rwenzori Mountains, Kyambura Gorge Lodge consists of a series of thatch-and-timber suites that are individually decorated in an eclectic style. Sundowners are taken on the airy verandah and meals at communal tables in the dining room.

Your days here start early as you set off in the cool of the morning to look for game like lion and Ugandan kob antelope on the Kasenyi plains while the dense thickets of the Mweya peninsula is the ideal hiding spot for notoriously shy leopard. Of course, the stars of the show are chimpanzees and nine other species of primate. Smaller than their gorilla cousins but no less charming, intelligent or expressive, chimp families can cover vast distances and the trek in Kymabura Gorge to find them will be filled all sorts of enchanting encounters.

You can also learn more about rural life in Uganda by meeting members of the Women’s Coffee Co-operative and the Omumushaka Dance Troupe. See how the Volancoes Safaris Partnership Trust has helped communities to reclaim wetlands, set up a beekeeping station and create the Empundu playground for children.

On your final afternoon, you will cruise the Kazinga Channel, which flows between Lakes George and Edward. One of the continent’s densest concentrations of hippo live here, as well as large numbers of elephants, crocodiles and waterbirds like African fish eagles and pelicans.


  • All meals
  • Complimentary massage
  • Current government taxes (subject to change without notice)
  • House alcoholic drinks (excluding premium drinks) and soft drinks
  • Laundry services
  • Selected activities


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature