4 Days Gorilla and Tree Climbing Lions - 4 Days


4 Days Gorilla and Tree Climbing Lions

Uganda is famous for it’s highland gorillas, being one of only three countries where they are found.

Looking into the gentle and familiar eyes of a giant cousin is an experience.

You will never forget along with the stunning mist shrouded mountain scenery of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

On this safari you can couple this magical experience with a big game safari in the tranquil Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth NP.

Alongside topi, elephant and leopard is another Ugandan oddity; lions up trees!

7days mountain goriilla and chimpanzee trekking

Start Kampala (Day 1)
Day 1 Ishasha (Queen Elizabeth NP)
Day 2-3 Bwindi NP
End Kampala (Day 4)


Tour Features

Budget tour

This budget tour uses lodges and tented camps.

Shared tour

On this shared tour, you will join a group of other travelers. Max 8 people per vehicle.

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.

Cannot be customized

The accommodations and destinations of this tour cannot be changed.

Suitable for single travelers

Single travelers can join this group tour.


Minimum age of 15 years

The minimum age for this tour is 15 years.

Day 1
Day 1 Kampala, the equator and on to Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth NP

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

• You'll be collected from the airport.

• Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

After an early start we will head west to the equator for coffee and onto Mbarara for lunch.

We’ll then head on through the wetlands and tea plantations of western Uganda.

And down on to the plains of the Queen Elizabeth conservation area, arriving at our lodge in the late afternoon.

We may have time for an evening game drive, in search of hyena, leopard elephant and of course, those lions up a tree,

or you may just feel like watching the sunset from the tranquility of your lodge bar.

Main Destination:

Ishasha Sector (Queen Elizabeth NP)

Best Time to VisitJanuary to February and June to July (Dry seasons)

High SeasonJune to September (Peak time for Uganda)

Best WeatherJune to July and January to February (Less rainfall)


Enjojo Lodge (Cottage)

• Mid-range lodge located in or near Ishasha

Meals & Drinks:

• Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2
Big Game Drive and Journey up to the Misty Forests of Bwindi

After an early start we’ll go for a game drive in the Ishasha sector of the park. While enjoying the wilderness, we’ll be on the lookout for the famed tree climbing lions and healthy population of hyena as well as elephant, topi, hippos and many antelopes. After lunch at the lodge we’ll take the winding road travelling through the lakes, forests and mountains of western Uganda. We reach our destination overlooking the Ruhija sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the late afternoon.

Main Destination:

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Best Time to VisitJune to August and December to February

High SeasonJune to September (Gorilla permits are scarce)

Best WeatherJune to July and December to February (Less rainfall)

Wildlife in Bwindi NP

GorillaCommon, ChimpanzeeRare, ElephantRare

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Broadbill Forest Camp

• Budget tented camp located just outside Bwindi NP

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3
Gorilla Trekking

Today’s the day! After a briefing from your ranger you head on foot to find your gorilla group. The walk can be anything from 30 mins to 4 hours but is usually in the 1-2 hour range. The going can be tough, the terrain steep, vegetation lush and the weather wet but when you finally come across the magnificent beasts it will all be worthwhile! You will spend one hour with them, observing their day to day activities at close quarters, following them through the forest. The time will fly but the memories will stay with you forever.

Please note:

If you are sick you will not be able to visit. Gorillas are so closely related to us that they can catch all of our diseases but may not be so well equipped in recovering from them. Their safety is paramount.

A reasonable level of fitness is required for this trek.

Good walking shoes, waterproof jacket and long trousers are essential. You are welcome to take photographs but you must use a camera where you can turn the flash off.

Main Destination:

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park


Bunyonyi Overland Resort

• Budget resort located in or near Lake Bunyonyi

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinks not included

Day 4
Lake Bunyonyi Back to Kampala/Entebbe

An early start and breakfast overlooking this beautiful lake before the long drive back to Kampala or Entebbe.

Main Destination:



No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

• Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

• Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

• You'll be dropped off at the airport.

Important to Know

• Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.

• This tour accepts children who are 15 years and older.


  • • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • • Gorilla permits(One per person, non-resident)
  • • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • • A professional driver/guide
  • • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • • All Taxes/VAT
  • • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)


  • • International flights(From/to home)
  • • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • • Tips(Tipping guideline US$5.00 pp per day)
  • • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Accommodation & Meals

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
  • Day



  • 1

Enjojo Lodge (Cottage)Mid-range lodge in or near Ishasha (Queen Elizabeth NP)

Lunch & Dinner Included

  • 2

Broadbill Forest CampBudget tented camp just outside Bwindi NP

All Meals Included

  • 3

Bunyonyi Overland ResortBudget resort in or near Lake Bunyonyi

All Meals Included

  • 4

End of tour(No accommodation)

Breakfast & Lunch Included

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Price From USD $ 1,598/person
Total $ 1,598 USD