Uganda Gorilla Trek & Safari

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.


  • 12 Nights deluxe accommodations
  • Airport assistance and transfers
  • All meals
  • Private Land Cruiser transportation throughout
  • Gorilla Trekking permit
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Games drives
  • 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


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


Pre-Booking Only

Pre-book now to hold your spot. As soon as we have full details and pricing we will let you know. At that time you can decide if you would like to confirm this tour. If you do book you will save $100 off the tour as a thank you for showing us your interest.

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 members
Maximum – 14 members


  • International Airfare
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages not at all inclusive resort
  • Gratuities on personal purchases
  • Optional Activities including second Gorilla Trek
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel

Tour Host

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 concierge 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 Kirsten.

Roommate Matching Policy

Roommate matching is done as a courtesy and while most matches result in wonderful friendships, success is not guaranteed. If during the tour you decide you would no longer like to share a room with your roommate you will need to request (and pay for) a single room at all accommodations. This can be shared between the two people in the room if it is a mutual decision. If you are a very light sleeper or snore you may want to consider getting your own single room.


Flight Information

The Women’s Travel Club recommends booking flexible/refundable air tickets when possible.
Arrive to Entebbe, Uganda  – Entebbe International Airport – EBB – at any time on or before the first day of the tour.
Depart from Entebbe, Uganda  – Entebbe International Airport – EBB – after 5 PM on the last day of the tour.
If you would like assistance booking international flights for your tour please use the form below. The Women’s Travel Club Flight Desk 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


Protea Hotel Entebbe

This luxurious 4 star resort hotel is ideally located on the glistening shores of Lake Victoria and a convenient 1km from the Entebbe airport. Protea Hotel Entebbe offers a wide variety of services & amenities including a restaurant that offers an exciting and truly inviting a la carte menu 7 days of the week. Specialties include Tilapia and Nile Perch, while guests can also relax on the terrace and bar. It’s a hotel that complements your travel style. With elegant furnishings and a warm, inviting feel, the hotel’s decor and rooms create a luxurious atmosphere. The outside terrace, with its own special ambiance and superb lake views is the perfect place to take it all in.

Simbaya River Lodge

Sambiya River Lodge is a family run eco lodge in the Heart of Murchison Falls National Park, a twenty minute drive from the top of the famous falls.

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.

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.

Bwindi Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Ichumbi derived from the local Rufumbira dialect means ‘ a cool, comfortable home ‘. The lodging facility that is just 10 minutes’ walk to Rushaga gate of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, has a spectacular view of the park right from your room! It is designed to provide you with high end comfort and relaxation to be able to enjoy your Gorilla tracking experience, go birding watching and enjoy forest life surrounded by impressive landscape. At Ichumbi, your comfort is our ultimate goal.

Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge

The Lodge is a Peaceful Oasis where silence is broken by crickets, it is a destination of diversity,energy and culture. From the fancy colors that burst open in its blue skies to its charming sunset that leaves many of its visitors at a loss of words. Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge has 12 cottages in total which are categorized into Double, Twin, Single, Triple & a Family cottage. All cottages are en-suite, cozy & spacious where comfort is not compromised, they each have a private porch where privacy is guaranteed with fascinating views of lake Mulehe.

Mihingo Lodge

Mihingo is a luxurious, family owned lodge in a magical setting adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park. Perched high on a rocky kopje, whose pre-Cambrian granite boulders were formed over 500 million years ago, it has spectacular views over a vast savannah landscape. Designed to blend in with its fragile surroundings, this environmentally friendly lodge offers comfort, relaxation and the experience of being at one with nature.

An infinity pool overlooks the valley below where buffalo, eland, impala, warthogs, bush buck and zebra can be seen at the waterhole. On the rocks you may have the rare chance of seeing the resident family of Klipspringers.

** Occasionally, due to situations beyond our control, specific hotels may change. Any accommodation changes will be to a similar hotel.


Through our own clients and networking clubs we have realized a general desire for women to travel but they don’t always have a companion. We developed the Women’s Travel Club for these women to have a fun and safe group to travel with. We offer a wide range of destinations, so that there is something for everyone.

We have women of all ages, with the average being 45 to 65 years. However, we do have regular travelers anywhere from 30 years to over 80 years of age.

We do not include international flights in the price of our tours. Not including the cost of international flights in the cost of the tour allows members the flexibility to get the flight schedule, price and class of service that best suits them. The Women's Travel Club flight desk will be happy to help arrange your international flights.

Yes, we always negotiate the best possible single supplement rate for our trips. Single spots fill quickly and may be limited so we suggest you book early for a single spot.

Yes, each of our booking forms has an area for you to request to be matched with a roommate. We get some general information that will help us match you with a great new friend.

Canadian and US citizens require a visa to enter Uganda. The visa can be obtained online. Visit this link for more information and to apply for your visa - Uganda Online Visa Application

Average temperatures hover around 27°C/81°F in the afternoon and 16°C/61°F in the morning. It will be colder at altitudes above 1,300m/4,265ft, including the gorilla parks. June is the start of the dry season but it still might rain.

Yes, Uganda does require a Yellow Fever vaccination for all travelers. We also recommend that all travelers be up to date on their regular vaccinations along with Typhoid and Cholera. You should also take anti-malarial medication during this trip. Please contact a travel doctor or clinic for specific recommendations.

Gorilla trekking involves hiking through difficult terrain, thick vegetation, water bodies, hills and valleys. The activity can be very challenging and strenuous. You will be able to request a closer gorilla family to visit, which could make your trek easier. However, keep in mind that the family may move, increasing the distance of your trek. You will be able to hire porters to help you (which is highly recommended). Also, for anyone with mobility issues you can hire porters to carry you in a specially made chair.

Jun 01 - Jun 13 2024

Tour Level: Signature Tours,
Tour Type: Safari,