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Uganda Big Fives, Chimp and Gorillas





10 days

Tour Description

Experience this Uganda Wildlife Safari Adventure, seamlessly blending nature, culture, and wildlife, letting you soak up Uganda’s stunning national parks. Begin your journey by exploring Queen Elizabeth National Park, known for its abundant wildlife, including numerous mammals and over 600 bird species. Next, venture into the lively world of primates at Kibale National Park, home to famous chimpanzees and 12 other primate species. Then, journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, get up close with the majestic mountain gorillas, with over 400 calling it home. Marvel at the incredible power of Murchison Falls, the world’s strongest waterfall, as you enjoy boat rides and wildlife safaris. Experience the excitement of rhino-tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary before unwinding in comfortable accommodations surrounded by nature’s soothing sounds. Take in the breathtaking beauty of Lake Bunyonyi, renowned as the “lake of a thousand birds” with its 29 picturesque islands. Finally, Lake Mburo National Park,  home to roaming zebras and a testament to Uganda’s showcasing Uganda’s incredible wildlife diversity. This unforgettable journey promises to get you into the wild beauty of Uganda, leaving you with cherished memories to last a lifetime.



  • Discovering wildlife
  • Meeting chimpanzees and primates.
  • Encountering mountain gorillas
  • Experiencing Murchison Falls and boat rides.
  • Rhino-tracking.
  • Relaxing in comfy accommodations in nature.
  • Enjoying Lake Bunyonyi’s scenic beauty.
  • Exploring Lake Mburo and spotting zebras

Accommodation Options

  • Budget
  • Mid-Range
  • Luxury

Transportation Options

  • Safari Van (4×4)
  • LandCruiser (4×4)
  • Domestic flights


  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Ground transportation
  • English speaking guide
  • 9 x mid-range accommodations
  • All park entries
  • All activities indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Amref evacuation insurance
  • Safe bottled drinking water
  • The costs of other optional activities
  • Extra nights before or after the tour
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips for the guides
  • Personal insurance
  • Flight tickets
  • Visa processing

Tour Amenities

Comfortable Transportation
Free Wireless Internet
Knowledgeable Guides
Laundry Service
Meals & Refreshments
Permits & Entrance Fees
Smoking Allowed
Wildlife Viewing

Tour Plan

Welcome to Uganda, known as the Pearl of Africa! Our friendly team at Dark Hills Uganda will greet you warmly and make sure you have a comfy place to stay. Get ready for an exciting trip full of awesome adventures and meeting amazing animals.

Meals: No meals
Accommodation: Via Via

Start your adventure with a ride from Kampala to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, where big rhinos live. Walk with a guide to see them up close and learn how they're kept safe. Next, journey to Murchison Falls National Park, famous for its stunning beauty and diverse wildlife. It's a vast park with tall trees, rivers, and plenty of animals like elephants and lions. You'll visit the top of the falls for an incredible view, watching the mighty Nile River cascade down a narrow gorge. It's a sight you'll always remember! Feel the ground shake and marvel at nature's power before getting ready for more fun. Then, check into your lodge and relax, preparing for the adventures of the next day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Murchison Falls River Lodge

Get ready for an unforgettable day at Murchison Falls National Park, where you'll encounter a variety of animals! Jump into a safari vehicle and venture through different areas of the park with your guide. Keep your eyes peeled for elephants, giraffes, lions, buffalos, and more along the way. Your guide knows all the prime spots to spot them! In the afternoon, hop on a boat safari along the Victoria Nile River. Get up close to hippos, crocodiles, and an array of bird species. Then, witness the mighty Murchison Falls, where the river surges through a narrow gap. It's a sight to behold! After all the excitement, return to your lodge to unwind and recharge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Murchison Falls River Lodge

Set off on an exciting day of wildlife and nature exploration, combined with the beauty of Fort Portal, known as the "Tourism City of Uganda." Start with an optional early safari to see diverse animals in their natural habitat. Then, take a scenic drive to Fort Portal, surrounded by stunning lakes, forests, and mountains. Next, visit Kibale Rainforest National Park, famous for its lively chimpanzees and other primates. Explore the lush forest, filled with amazing sights and sounds of nature. Get ready for a day full of wildlife and beautiful scenery right in the heart of Uganda.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Turaco Treetops

Get ready for an exciting day of adventure! Start with a thrilling chimp trek in Kibale Forest National Park, home to one of the highest concentrations of chimpanzees in the world. As you venture into the forest's depths, guided by experienced trackers, you'll have the opportunity to observe these fascinating primates in their natural habitat. Keep your eyes peeled for other wildlife too, such as monkeys and various bird species. Don't forget to bring a raincoat in case it rains! After the trek, we'll take you to Queen Elizabeth National Park for more wildlife fun. Get ready to see elephants, lions, buffalos, and more. From exciting chimp encounters to amazing wildlife sightings, this day will be full of unforgettable experiences in Uganda's beautiful nature.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodges

Wake up early and go on a super fun morning safari to see awesome animals in the African wilderness. You'll see big lions, strong buffaloes, cool hippos, huge elephants, pretty waterbucks, and funny warthogs. Watch them doing their morning stuff and learn cool things about them. After the safari, have a yummy lunch before going on a boat ride in the cool Kazinga Channel. See lots of hippos, big elephants, and hear lots of birds singing. It's like being in a magical place with lots of animals and beautiful views. Later in the evening, go on another safari to see more animals before the day ends. This day is all about seeing amazing animals, making awesome memories, and feeling closer to nature.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodges

Start your day with breakfast before going on an awesome trip to the amazing Kasenyi plains, also called the Kasenyi sector. Look at the stunning views of the big grassy fields, where you can see cool antelopes like the Uganda Kob and lots of other animals. Then, as you drive to Bwindi National Park, you'll go through the famous Ishasha area. It's known for its special lions that like to climb trees – it's really cool to see! Get ready to be amazed by Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which is like a big home for lots of different animals. There are playful monkeys, funny chimpanzees, and lots of colorful birds like hornbills and turacos. But the biggest stars are the 400 gorillas that live here – they're super special and rare! Get ready for an awesome day exploring and seeing all the amazing animals in this incredible park.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Gorilla Mist Camp

Start your day with a tasty breakfast and get ready for an exciting adventure. Bring your lunch and head to the park office by 7:45 am to sign up and learn about gorilla tracking. Friendly guides will take you through the thick forest to find the gorillas. It might take a few hours, but you'll get closer to these amazing creatures on the trails. Meeting the gorillas is super cool and unforgettable! After that, relax and go to Lake Bunyonyi, known for its many islands and birds. Enjoy the peaceful scenery and think about the awesome day you had with Uganda's amazing wildlife. Lake Bunyonyi is a beautiful lake with 29 islands in southwestern Uganda. It's famous for its pretty views and lots of birds. You can explore the lake by boat, kayak, or canoe, and do fun things like swimming and fishing. It's a great place to relax and enjoy Uganda's natural beauty.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Habuharo Island

Head to Lake Mburo National Park, a cool place in Uganda known for its zebras. Watch these awesome animals roam around freely. On the way, stop for a tasty lunch at a local place in Mbarara, where you can try yummy food and learn about the culture. When you get to your hotel, take some time to relax and enjoy the peaceful afternoon. You can read a cool book or just enjoy being outside. Later in the day, get ready for a fun safari to see more cool animals. It's super exciting to explore the park and see all the amazing nature around you.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Rwakobo Rock

Having had fun at Lake Mburo, get ready for your journey to the airport in Entebbe, remembering all the good times. Before you get there, stop at the equator for a cool photo. It's a big line on the Earth, and it's neat to see. It's a nice way to remember your time in Uganda. If you want more time to explore, we can take you to your hotel so you can relax. We'll make sure your trip in Uganda is comfy and memorable. When it's time to go, we'll take you straight to the airport so you can catch your flight.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: Not Included

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