TRAVEL RUBONI: 6-Day Gorilla & Lion Tour

Discover the unique mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest and watch lions on the savannas of Queen Elizabeth

National Park and make a boat safari on the great Kazinga Channel!!

Day 1: Welcome in Uganda!

Pick-up from the airport and transfer to your accomandation for the night by a hotel representative.

The Boma Hotel is set in tropical gardens in a leafy suburb, a few

minutes’ drive from Entebbe International Airport.

Journey Time: 1 hour

Accommodation: Boma Guesthouse

Meal Plan: No meals are inclusive.


Day 2: To Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s second largest park, located at the base of the majestic Rwenzori Mountain range,

The park has prolific game, including gazelles, Uganda Kobs, warthogs and waterbucks.

You stay overnight at the beautiful Mweya Safari Lodge, located in the heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the Mweya

peninsula. Watch wildlife from your private verandah and fall asleep to the roaring of lions on the distant savannah.

This truly is Africa!

Lions are often sighted both in the park and at the entrance to the park. Be prepared for huge numbers of hippos and elephants and keep your eyes peeled for a leopard lazing in the sunshine.

In the late afternoon you will go for a game-drive into the park.

Journey Time 8 - 9 hours

Accommodation Mweya Safari Lodge - Deluxe Safari tent

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 3: Park Game Drive & Boat Safari

Today you wake up early. A little before sunrise coffee, tea and donuts will be served in the lounge before we head out for a long game drive in time to see the first rays of light. You will search for all the wildlife in the park and are likely to come across elephants, buffalos, lions and many more.

A well-deserved brunch will be served back at the lodge in the late morning.

In the afternoon you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel which joins Lake George and Lake Edward.

Here, you will see a lot of hippos, as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. Y

Accommodation Mweya Safari Lodge, luxury tents

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Optional Activity: Lion Tracking :

For visitors who yearn to get up close to wild African fauna, a research trip is a rewarding adventure. This new and unique experience allows visitors to actively participate in monitoring some of lions in the park, using locator devices and learning habituation calls, as well as monitoring weather, surroundings and behavior. The results are added to researchers’ databases, contributing valuable information to the overall understanding of wildlife ecology - and helping to conserve this wonderful ecosystem. This will as well gives you a 95% chance to see the lions!  The number of people on each outing is limited in order to reduce stress on the animals and to increase the quality of the experience for visitors. ​The experiential tourism activities currently available are Mongoose Tracking, Lion Tracking, Hippo Census, and Bird Counts. Experiential tours lasts between one and three hours. They usually take place in the early morning or evening, or occasionally at night. All activities must be booked through the Visitor Information Centre in Mweya at least 24 hours in advance.

Costs: $85 us dollar p.p.


Day 4: Tree Climbing Lions

After breakfast you will game drive on your way out of the park. 

Afterwards. you will go to Ishasha, where you will look for the tree climbing lions: To escape from the heat during the day, the lions here have learned how to climb the fig trees. If you are lucky you might spot a few during your game drive, so keep your eyes open and look up!

Lunch will be provided at Ishasha Wilderness Camp in Ishasha.

After lunch you will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest ; home of the Mountain Gorillas.

For the night, you will stay at Bwindi Safari Lodge.

Get a good night's sleep because tomorrow you have to be fresh for the Gorilla trekking .

Journey Time: 5 hours + game drive time

Accommodation: Bwindi Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest

Today is the big day… prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the endangered Mountain Gorilla . For most people, this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boosts both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees - the only forest in Africa which can make this claim.

It also hosts five other species of primate, 113 species of mammal, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds. The gorillas you track belong to one of nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day.

Your track will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach

the gorilla family.

The time taken to track the Gorillas can be as few as 2 hours to as many as 7 hours. Once the Gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly humbling and

emotional experience. This is a fantastic opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’.

Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner

Day 6: End of Your Tour - Airport Transfer

After breakfast at the lodge, you will drive back to Kampala or Entebbe (Airport). stopping at the equator for the requisite

snapshot and a bit of souvenir shopping.

Accommodation for tonight is not inclusive in the itinerary. If you wish to depart tonight from Entebbe Airport, make sure your flight is at 8 pm or later. If you want us to book one (or more) nights in Kampala and/or Entebbe, please let us know.

Journey Time: 7-8 hours

Accommodation: Not included

Meal Plan: Breakfast, (packed) lunch

High season rates 2018/2019:

No. of Persons Rate Per Person

2 US$ 2900

3 US$ 2700

4 US$ 2600

Low season rates 2018/2019 (April- May -october- November):

No. of Persons Rate Per Person

2 US$ 2800

3 US$ 2650

4 US$ 2500


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Customizations are possible and always welcomed.

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