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Uganda Gorilla Trek & Safari

June 2024


With a tapestry of landscapes, excellent wildlife watching and welcoming locals, a safari to Uganda is unique from anywhere else. Join us as we get up close with some of the most magnificent primates in the world. This experience packed safari tour includes a gorilla trek, a chimpanzee trek and rhino trekking. Uganda is a nature and wildlife lovers dream including majestic mountains, rolling hills of the tea plantations, the source of the longest river in the world and of course the big five. If you want to see everything Africa has to offer in one trip than this is the trip for you.


Signature Moments

  • Be in awe just steps away from mountain gorillas
  • Watch the African sun set over the Nile
  • Trek endangered Rhinos in their natural habitat
  • Smile back at a chimpanzee watching you from his tree perch
  • See the Big Five and so much more


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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 14 Nights deluxe accommodations
  • Airport assistance and transfers
  • All meals
  • Private Land Cruiser transportation throughout
  • Gorilla Trekking permit
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Games drives
  • ATV safari
  • Sunset Nile Cruise
  • Kazinga Channel Cruise
  • Batwa Culture Trail tour
  • Golden Monkey Trekking
  • Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Lake Mburo visit and game drive
  • Ziwa Rhino Trekking
  • Murchison Falls Visit and game drive
  • Bottled water throughout tour
  • Gratuities
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Women's Travel Club tour host
Day 1
Women's Travel Club Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Safari - Entebbe
Welcome to Uganda!

Upon arrival at the airport today you will be met by a local guide and transfer to your hotel.
The adventure begins tonight. We will have a quick welcome meeting before dinner, after introductions, your tour leader will review the details of your tour. Then we will enjoy our first dinner together and get better acquainted.
Accommodations: Protea Hotel

Day 2
Women's Travel Club Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Safari - Nile River

This morning we will depart Entebbe for Jinja. Famous as the historic source of the Nile River, Jinja is now the adrenaline capital of East Africa, with many activities available. Once in Jinja we will settle into our fabulous lodge on a private island overlooking the Nile. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax or take part in one of the many optional activities.
Accommodations: Wild Waters Lodge

Day 3
Women's Travel Club Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Safari - Nile River

Get ready for some excitement! Today we set out on an ATV Safari, through the farms, forest and small villages along the banks of the River Nile. This in a excellent way to get acquainted with the landscape and people of Uganda. You don't need to know how to ride an ATV, they are semi automatic, very easy to ride and we will have a lesson before we set out.
After dinner this evening we will relax on a beautiful sunset cruise on the Nile. Nothing beats an African sunset and particularly one over the Nile.
Accommodations: Wild Waters Lodge

Day 4
Women's Travel Club Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Safari - Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

After breakfast we depart for the Ziwa Rhina Sanctuary, sit back and relax as we make our way through the East Ugandan countryside.
Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch located in Nakasongola district is the proud home of the only wild rhinos in Uganda. Presently the sanctuary is home to twenty two (22) southern white rhinos.
Accommodations: Amuka Lodge

Day 5
Women's Travel Club Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Safari - Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Rhino Trekking - Murchison Falls

Enter the territory of the southern white rhinos on foot. Well-trained rangers will guide you through the bush to where the rhinos are on the day of your visit.
You will get the opportunity to watch these endangered, magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. As these rhinos are free to move around on 7 000 hectares of land, it is often necessary to drive to the areas where the rhinos are, before taking the bush trek.

This afternoon we drive the Murchison Falls National Park. Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda's largest wildlife reserve. Four of the Big 5 can be found in the park along with a plethora of other wildlife. Murchison is the world's most powerful waterfall that emits about 300 cubic meters per second.
This evening we will enjoy a dusk game drive. On the lookout for some of the amazing inhabitants of Murchison.
Accommodations: Sambiya River Lodge

Day 6
Women's Travel Club Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Safari - Kibale National Park

After breakfast we will set out for Kibale. We will have stops including lunch along the way. The highway system in Uganda is very limited and it is possible to have incidents come up that will delay us along the way.
Kibale national park just outside Fort Portal is made up of dense tropical rainforest, within which dwell enormous numbers of primates. Our lodge is located deep in the forest and right next door to the starting point for the Chimp trekking.
Accommodations: Primate Safari Lodge

Day 7
Women's Travel Club Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Safari - Chimpanzee Trekking
Chimpanzee Trekking

Wake up for breakfast and set off for chimp tracking in the jungle rainforest. Sit quietly and listen to the great chimps cracking and the soft sweet sounds of the birds being heard in the air, this will take about 2-5hours. Besides the chimps, other primates like; Grey Vervet monkeys, Red tailed monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkey, Blue monkeys, Red colobus monkeys, Black and white monkeys, Mangabay monkeys, Olive baboons, Potto and many others may also be seen.
Accommodations: Primate Safari Lodge

Day 8
Women's Travel Club Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Safari - Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, drive from Kibale NP to Queen Elizabeth NP. The park boosts the highest biodiversity rating of any game park in the world with its dense swamps, incredible crater lakes, open savannah and rainforests. On your way you will enjoy great scenery of hills, forests and Tea plantations.
Accommodations: Kasenyi Safari Lodge

Day 9
Women's Travel Club Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Safari - Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park

An early cup of coffee to warm up the body for the morning game drive, we shall observe a number of early risers like leopards, hyenas, lions, the Uganda kobs, antelopes, Waterbucks, Warthogs, African giant elephants, herds of Buffaloes and many more will be seen plus birds like; Wood billed, Red collared, Green crombs, Yellow billed, Grey treated starting, purple indigo, Lender bill quelas, masked weaver, Grosbeak weaver, Copper sunbird among others.

After the game drive, go back to the lodge for breakfast and rest along the pool as lunch comes.
After lunch go for a stress free Launch cruise, so interesting on the Kazinga channel, buffalos, hippos, crocodiles will be seen around the edge of the channel as they cool off and birds like, the water bucks, noisy hornbills, the two species of pitas, African grey parrots, rare shoebill, Egyptian geese, yellow billed stork, white pelicans and many others.
Accommodations: Kasenyi Safari Lodge

Day 10
Women's Travel Club Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Safari - Tree Climbing Lions
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Very early in the morning after breakfast, you will set off for Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park via Isasha Sector with a possibility of see tree climbing lions. On your way you will enjoy scenery views of different mountains and beautiful plantations. Arrive at Buhoma in Bwindi. Check in at the hotel and relax preparing for your gorilla trek the following day.
Accommodations: Bwindi Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Day 11
Women's Travel Club Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Safari - Gorilla Trekking
Gorilla Trekking

Early morning after breakfast, you will go for gorilla tracking but before tracking, you will be briefed by the Ranger at 7:30 am and at 8:30am with packed lunch, you will start to track Nkuringo family group Mountain Gorillas. And when you find, walkyou shall spend almost an hour enjoying them and observing the kind of life they live, this will be a great achievement since these great giants are unpredictable.

This walk will take around 4 - 6 hours depending on which group you are tracking and where you will meet the gorillas. After tracking return to the hotel and relax.
Accommodations: Bwindi Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Day 12
Women's Travel Club Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Safari - Cape Buffalo
Batwa Culture Trail

Wake up to a leisurely breakfast and prepare for yet another adventure around the park as you visit these indigenous natives the Batwa. The Batwa are Uganda’s marginalized people and are viewed with derision by most of the Ugandan Nationals.

The Batwa have lived their lives to current generations by hunting and gathering in the forest. The visit to the Batwa invariably involves songs and a dance demonstration, and once the music begins goryou can’t help but notice that they project a genuine pride in themselves.
This afternoon we will drive to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Mgahinga gorilla national park is a home of about 39 mammals including the mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks, duikers, giant forest hogs, about 115 bird species and three Virunga volcanoes that is mount Muhavura which is 4127 meters above the sea level, mount Gahinga which is 3474 meters above the sea level and mount Sabinyo which is 3645meters above the sea level. Expect amazing scenery along the way, nowhere are the mountains more majestic than the Virunga volcanoes.
Accommodations: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge

Day 13
Women's Travel Club Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Safari - Golden Monkey
Gorilla Trekking

Today we have an opportunity to have another Gorilla Trek. After the briefing you will start trekking in the jungle with an experienced guide which takes about 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on where the mountain gorillas are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food.

During trekking you will be able to see other primate species, birds, different plant and tree species among others and once the gorillas are found you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you an opportunity to learn about their behaviors, habits, watch them feed, breastfeed, play, take photos and record the moments. If you do not wish to do a second gorilla trek you will have this day to relax and enjoy our lodge.
Accommodations: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge

Day 14
Women's Travel Club Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Safari
Golden Monkey Trekking - Lake Mburo Park

Mgahinga gorilla national park also offers golden monkey trekking which is an interesting and active activity that involves moving into the forest in search of the golden monkeys. Mgahinga gorilla national park is the only destination in Uganda that harbors the endangered golden monkeys and trekking starts in the morning with a briefing at the park headquarters just like gorilla trekking.

After the briefing you will start trekking in the forest in search of the golden monkeys which takes about 30 minutes to 3 hours depending on where the golden monkeys are located. Trekking of the golden monkeys in Mgahinga gorilla national park is not so strenuous like gorilla trekking because golden monkeys live in lower areas, during trekking you will look out for fresh leftovers of bamboo shoot because golden monkeys do not leave behind clear evidence of their previous day’s location. Once the golden monkeys are found you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their environment which gives you an opportunity to observe their behaviors, watch them jump from one tree to another, take photos with flash cameras, record the moments among others. This afternoon we will make our way to Lake Mburo National Park. Lake Mburo National Park is well know for the impala though it has a vast population of wildlife ranging from zebra, eland, buffalo, oribi,deffasa water back, leopard ,hyena, hippo, reed back. The park Offers alot of animals for the traveler to enjoy his/her safari. The park also has different bird species including the famous shoebill, stork, African fin foot, pelican, heron, Crested Crane among others.
Accommodations: Mihingo Lodge

Day 15
Women's Travel Club Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Safari
Depart - Entebbe

This morning we have time for one last game drive and then it is time to return to Entebbe and start our journey home.
Time to say good-bye to this beautiful destination and fabulous friends you have made along the way. We will transfer to the the International airport this afternoon.

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.


Important Details & Pricing

Double Occupancy - TBA
Single Occupancy - TBA

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Deposit of TBA
Second deposit of TBA

Final Payment due - TBA

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.


Activity Level

Moderate - High Activity
Most of the tour is at a fairly relaxed pace, however, special note needs to be taken on the treks
Rhino Trekking - Be prepared to walk at least two hours through uneven terrain. Most of the walking is on flat land and at a relaxed pace. We may have to go off paths and walk through shrub and low bush.
Chimp Trekking - Chimp Trekking will average about 3 hours. It is through the forest and expect to go off the paths and encounter rough and uneven terrain. The area is fairly flat. You will walk at a moderate to quick pace.
Gorilla Trekking - Expect a difficult trek. Your trek can take from 4 to 6 hours (or more in extreme circumstances). You will be on uneven terrain and often off of paths. The trek will be uphill and downhill as the gorillas live in the mountains. Porters are available for assistance and are very much recommended.
Golden Monkey Trekking - This trek will also average about 3 hours. The Golden Monkeys live in the bamboo at the base of the volcano so not a lot of elevation but be prepare to go off the trail and have uneven terrain.


Important Note

Human diseases can be passed to primates. In extreme circumstances, if you are sick you may not be able to participate in the Chimp Trekking, Gorilla Trekking or Golden Monkey Trekking.


Group Size

Minimum - 6 ladies
Maximum - 14 ladies


  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities on meals not included or personal expenses
  • Optional Activities including second Gorilla Trek
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel


Hosted by:

Women's Travel Club tours are hosted tours. Your tour host is in addition to local tour guides. Your Women's Travel Club tour host is your tour conceierge and there to make sure every part of the tour runs smoothly. Our trained hosts are seasoned travelers who are with you every step of your tour so that you only have to worry about enjoying yourself and having fun.
The Women's Travel Club Tour Host for this tour is TBA.


Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to
Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed.

Arrive to Entebbe
Depart from Kigali

Please complete the form to request flight options for your tour. The Women's Travel Club Flight Department will work with you to arrange the best options. Our Flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST, per tour.

Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

Insurance Quote
Women's Travel Club Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Safari
Papyrus Guest House

Offering all the amenities of a small and charming guest house, Papyrus has quickly acquired the reputation of a home away from home. When staying with us, guests find the comforts of a modern home in a traditional setting, always accompanied by the dedication and warm hospitality Ugandans are known for.

Women's Travel Club Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Safari
Wild Water Lodge

Located on roughly six hectares on Kalagala Island, Wildwaters Lodge lies on a unique private island mid-stream within the mighty River Nile in Uganda: around 25km downstream from Jinja in eastern Uganda. It’s in a sublime location, and only reached by boat which makes it a very adventurous place to stay.

Women's Travel Club Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Safari
Amuka Lodge

Experience Africa as it was meant to be seen from Amuka Lodge, nestled in a pristine woodlands forest, in the heart of the world-renowned Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Amuka Lodge brings you breathtaking encounters with Uganda’s only wild rhinoceros as well a wide array of birds and wildlife.

Women's Travel Club Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Safari
Primate Safari Lodge

Experience the world renowned Ugandan hospitality amidst unrivaled nature, scenery and serenity in the heart of Kibale rainforest National Park, Uganda’s primates’ paradise and home to over 13 different species of primates, numerous other mammals, reptiles, butterflies and birds. Primate Lodge Kibale’s principal edge is our location, tucked deep in the forest and right next door to the starting point for Chimpanzee Tracking.

Women's Travel Club Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Safari
Kasenyi Safari Camp

Kasenyi Safari Camp is strategically located on the rim of lake Bunyampaka in the Kasenyi savannah of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The camp has an elevated dining structure that is meticulously thatched. The tents are on platforms with a thatched canopy roof. There are eight tents all with en-suite bathrooms, spacious living areas and private decks. Many animals frequent the camp during day & at night. Lion prides,hippo, leopard, buffalo, elephant, waterbuck, kob, hyena and wart hog are frequently seen. The night comes alive with sounds of hyenas howling and lions roaring.

Women's Travel Club Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Safari
Nkuringo Bwindi Safari Lodge

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is situated on the South of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park with stunning views over Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, the magnificent Virunga Volcanoes and the Great Albertine Rift Valley. There are 18 individually hand-crafted cottages, each offering the tranquillity of the rainforest, the atmosphere of a mountain chalet and the warm hospitality Ugandans are known for.

Women's Travel Club Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Safari
Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotels

Our Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel in Musanze (Ruhengeri) located on the road going to Kinigi is the perfect starting point to go for different activities that the Volcanoes National Park is offering but also gives you lot of opportunities to rest and to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of our lodge.

Women's Travel Club Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Trek & Safari
Kigali Serena Hotel

On an enchanting boulevard in the heart of Kigali, Rwanda, in a secure location just a five-minute walk from the CBD, lies Kigali Serena Hotel. A distinctively rich blend of Rwandan heritage, art and culture with contemporary 5-star comfort in 148 sophisticated rooms and suites, Serena Kigali hotel provides a private and peaceful retreat.

Extra Hotel Nights

Often ladies will book a night at the first hotel prior to the tour. This gives them a chance to relax after a long flight and settle in before the tour starts. Let us know if you would like pricing and information on the hotel.
Follow this link to request pre or post tour hotel nights.

Hotel Request