Shoebill Safaris

5 Days Gorilla tracking Mgahinga & Queen Elizabeth N.P/

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Trip summary

Mgahinga National Park is Uganda’s smallest National Park. Despite the size it’s another home to Uganda’s rare Mountain Gorillas and it’s an important habitat to the endangered Golden is also known to be the only place where the Gold meets the silver. Mgahinga gorilla National Park has a huge cultural heritage of the Batwa community. Queen Elizabeth, one of Uganda’s popular destination is an ideal habitat for classic big game like Elephants, Hippos, Buffalos, lions and over 600 bird species, This park boasts ten primate species including Chimpanzees as well as crater lakes and Kazinga channel. Trees climbing loins around Ishasha are epic.


Trip Details

You will be picked by your safari guide from Shoebill safaris and transfer to the western part of Uganda. Several stop over’s on the way as you enjoy the lush Ugandan vegetation and the beautiful scenery of the pearl of Africa. stop over in Mbarara for lunch at Igongo Cultural center and embark on your journey. Look out for are the gentle slopping hills of Ntungamo and the Kigezi meandering terraces as you proceed to Kisoro arriving in the evening. Possible evening visit to the Batwa community.
Dinner and overnight

After your early morning breakfast, head to the park headquarters briefing ready for the most thrilling activity of a lifetime. meeting with a silver back is the highlight of any Gorilla trip to Uganda. Those who love hiking will love Mgahinga National Park even more. Expect to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter the gorillas. The trekking is worthwhile as you have a close encounter with these forest giants. Enjoy them as they eat, play and rest. Gorillas live in groups/families just like human beings and as you watch them you will realize that they run and interact just as we do in our homes. Even in the jungle the baby gorillas will always be babies as the Silver back constantly reminds them he is fully in charge. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. Return to you lodge and relax.
Dinner and overnight

Breakfast, possible Golden monkey tracking before we begin the journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Lunch en-route at a local restaurant proceed to Ishasha Jungle Lodge for Dinner and overnight.
Dinner and Overnight

With parked breakfast we transfer from Ishasha sector to Kasenyi area part of the Park. We shall go through Ishasha plains for chances of tree climbing lions. Bush breakfast and continue to Kasenyi Safari Camp. Afternoon boat cruise on the famous Kazinga Channel, evening game driver for more game like Uganda Kobs, lions, elephants, buffaloes and other wild animals in their natural habitat.
Dinner and overnight


After breakfast begin the journey back to Kampala. Lunch enroute, Stopover at the equator for a memorable photography. Have a chance to stand both at the Southern and Northern hemispheres. Several souvenir shops have variety of handmade crafts making it a great stop for shopping. Proceed arriving in the evening. Departure or Overnight.


  • Gorilla permit
  • A professional  English speaking Guide (Spanish speaking guide +50 U$ per day)
  • Transportation in 4WD Vehicle with pop up roof
  • Park Entrance fees and game drive fees
  • All relevant government tax.
  • Golden Monkey Tracking Permit
  • Water while on the Tour

Excluded services

  • Flight and visa fees
  • Souvenirs,
  • Tips
  • Any soft drinks and any personal purchases
  • Other optional activities or those not included in the program.



Day 1: Nkuringo Gorilla Camp Cottages (upmarket), Travellers Rest Hotel (midrange) – Full Board

Day 2: Nkuringo Gorilla Camp Cottages (upmarket), Travellers rest Hotel (midrange)-Full Board

Day 3: Ishasha Jungle Lodge (Full Board)

Day 4: Kasenyi Safari Lodge (Full board)

Day 5: Entebbe View Airport Guest House(B,L)

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