Best Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safaris In Uganda

Posted by on May 26, 2019

Safe Private Luxury-Gorilla & Wildlife Safaris in Uganda

Exclusive Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safaris-Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & Mgahinga Gorilla Park.


Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safaris-Uganda that combine authentic Primate Adventure with a focus on  Authentic Experience, your safety, and wellbeing, your privacy and uninterrupted time.

 

Luxury Safaris that are beyond mere self-indulgence and the opulence that once was a norm has dissipated into the Luxury of Experience where an encounter with the Gentle Giants is the purpose of your visit to Uganda, and the lodge provides that harmonious backdrop to your once in a lifetime experience.

Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda are affordable without compromising the Trekking Experience, or the quality lodges are available to you on your Safari. 

We Know Gorillas. We Know Uganda, we live and work here.  We also know our Clients, their wishes, preferences when it comes to lodges, convenience, and comfort. 

Only Uganda gives you the power of choice when it comes to your Encounter with the Gentle Giants of the Forest.

  • Normal Gorilla Trekking where you are one hour with a Gorilla Family on a 3-5 hour trek where the  Permit Price is 600 USD.
  • More Time with a Gorilla Family – 4 hours on an all-day trek on the Habituation Experience that is available only in Uganda.
  • Private Trekking where it is just you, the trackers and porters but no other participants.
  • More Add-Ons such as Chimpanzee Trekking, Golden Monkey Trekking, the Tree Climbing Lions of Ishasha, Wildlife Game Drives & Boat Cruises.
  • Authentic Cultural Encounters with the original People of the Forest who are now Conservation Refugees – the Batwa People.
  • Relax and Chill out after theTrek along Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mutanda in Uganda, and Lake Kivu in Rwanda.

Best Luxury Gorilla Trekking & Habituation Experience Safaris-Uganda for 2019 – 2020

Luxury Gorilla Safaris that begin Kigali, Rwanda from where it is 3-Hours Drive Time to Mgahinga Gorilla Park and a 4-Hour very Scenic Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest which CNN Travel picked in 2019 as the World’s most beautiful Place.  Mgahinga Gorilla Park was chosen as the 3rd Must Photograph Spot in the World – this from online research commissioned by Huawei.


 3-Day Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safari- Bwindi from Kigali:

The most comfortable and most economical starting point for this 3-Day Gorilla Trekking Safari is to fly into Kigali – Rwanda where we meet you.  You can stay overnight in Kigali, or we meet your flight at the Kigali Airport and take you to the Southern Region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Stay in a luxury or exclusive Lodges Clouds Mountain Lodge or the Upmarket Gorilla Safari Lodge right in Rushaga.

The gorilla trek can take place in either Nkuringo or the Rushaga area in the southern region of Bwindi Forest.  A four-hour drive saves you over a thousand dollars per person on a 3-Day Safari. Return to Kigali – Golden Monkey Trekking can be included on the third day of the Safari.


 3-Day Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla Park

This is another one-of-a-kind Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda- Trek the Giants of the forest not in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest but in the Mountains that Cook – the Virunga Volcanoes.

Replicate the trekking you find in Rwanda in Uganda with one added plus, and your luxury will cost you the same or less as a moderately priced Safari would in Rwanda without any compromise.  Stay at the exclusive Mount Gahinga Lodge in the shadow of the volcanoes and enjoy the Gentle Giants of the Forest, Golden Monkeys, and the Batwa People of Mgahinga Gorilla Park.

There are limited permits available for this park in Uganda, and you have to plan well in advance to ensure that you have gorilla permits and lodging space.


 3-day Luxury Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari from Kigali

On this 3-Day Luxury Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari, you can fly into Kigali, Rwanda and take the most scenic drive through Rwanda’s mountainous region with terraced hills and vast tea plantations through the Kigezi Highlands of Uganda and along Lake Mutanda with its many islands ringed by the Virunga Volcanoes.

You are on an all-day Trek and with a Gorilla Family for 4-hours, there a maximum of 4 participants, researchers and trackers will you insight into the daily lives of the Gentle Giants of the Forest. There are only four permits, and the Safari must be booked well in advance.

More and more of our clients are taking this safari since it is a rare, one of a kind experience that no other country offers, only in Uganda can you spend 4 hours with a Gorilla Family.


 4-Day Twice Gorilla Trekking Safari in 2 Parks -from Kigali

This is twice gorilla Trekking Safari with two different Groups in two various parks and two different terrains.

Trek the Gentle Giants of the Forest in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO world heritage site while staying in the exclusive Clouds Mountain Lodge or the upmarket Gorilla Safari Lodge.

After the first Gorilla Trek drive to Mgahinga Gorilla Park where you stay at the exclusive Mount Gahinga Lodge in the shadows of the Mountains that cook, the Virunga Volcanoes.

Trek the Nyakagezi Group in Mgahinga Gorilla Park and the Golden Monkeys that are found there.

Return to Kigali, Rwanda for your flight out, the drive time from Mgahinga Gorilla Park to Kigali is a mere 3-Hours. Save 1,800 USD on Permits per person over Rwanda – Trek where Luxury Safaris remain affordable.


 5-Day Luxury Twice Gorilla Trekking Safari – Mgahinga Gorilla Park & Bwindi Impenetrable Forest:

This Safari takes you Gorilla Trekking in two different parks in Uganda. First, it Trekking in the Virunga Volcanoes in Mgahinga Gorilla Park and then it is off to trek Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.  Two kinds of trekking experiences on the same safari.

The safari begins and ends in Kigali Rwanda, as all of our Safaris, this is a private Safari where you stay at a luxury Lodge either in between the two parks, or spend two nights in the exclusive Mount Gahinga Lodge just outside of Mgahinga Gorilla Park and then two nights at the unique Clouds Mountain Lodge or Gorilla Safari Lodge in Rushaga.

This Safari includes Batwa Cultural Encounters plus Golden Monkey Trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla Park.


 5-day Luxury Gorilla – Chimpanzee Habituation Experience Safari (with a flight between Bwindi and Kibale Forests:

This Safari begins in Kigali- Rwanda – Trek the Mountain Gorillas on a Gorilla Habituation Experience All-day Trek and then fly to Kibale Forest where you spend all day with a Chimpanzee Group on a Chimpanzee Habituation Experience Safari.

You have the option of flying from Entebbe to Bwindi Forest, onward to Kibale Forest after the Gorilla Habituation Experience and then fly back to Uganda.

Due to flight availability, the order above cannot be reversed on this Safari staying in Luxury Lodges in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Kibale Forest.

This Safari is presently only offered by Kabiza Wilderness Safaris.


 5-Day Luxury Gorilla – Volcanoes – Golden Monkey Safari – Mgahinga Gorilla Park from Kigali:

This is the Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda with small drive-times.

Mgahinga Gorilla Park is just 3 hours from Kigali, Rwanda.  Stay at the exclusive Mount Gahinga Lodge with its world-class standards and service.

Climb one of the 3-Volcanoes, moderate fitness level required, trek the Nyakezi Family with its 3 Silverbacks, trek the Golden Monkeys, meet the first people of the Forest on the Batwa Trail and more.

This Safari is for the physical active looking for a challenging and one-of-a-kind Safari experience. The Safari can also be done as a fly-in Safari from Entebbe, Uganda.


 7-Day Luxury Gorilla – Chimpanzee Habituation Experience – Wildlife Safari – Our Most Popular Luxury Safari:

This luxury 7-Day Habituation Experience Wildlife safari begins in Kigali Rwanda, and you fly out of Entebbe in Uganda. During your seven days you spend 4 hours with a gorilla family, all day with a gorilla group, see the tree climbing lions of Ishasha, game drives in Queen Elizabeth Park and a wildlife and boat ride on the Kazinga Channel.

Spend six nights in some of Uganda’s exclusive and luxury Safaris where you most often have a splendid scenic View, excellent meals, and great service.

Fly into Kigali, Rwanda and out of Entebbe, Uganda.


 7-Day Luxury – Twice Gorilla Trekking-Hiking-Climbing Safari:

This is a one-of-a-kind Gorilla – Hiking-Climbing, Canoeing Safari that might test your level of fitness and endurance.

A unique Luxury Safari that you will not find offered elsewhere. Which includes twice gorilla trekking, once on each end of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.  A hike through Bwindi – a Hike down to Lake Mutanda with a dugout canoe ride across the Lake.

Top it off with two days of activities in Mgahinga Gorilla Park where you have the choice as to what you want to do.

The Safari begins and ends in Kigali Rwanda for your convenience. You can add days and activities to this safari.


8 -Day – Gorilla – Lion – Wildlife – Chimpanzee Safari:

On this private luxury Safari, you can choose the exclusive Gorilla Habituation Experience – the CHEX-Chimpanzee Habituation Experience that is all day with a Chimpanzee Saari and the Lion Tracking Research with the Uganda Carnivore Project.

Activities that you will not find on the average Uganda Safari Itinerary.  – three out of the ordinary activities.

On the featured activities, there are permit and space restraints, and we suggest that you book six months in advance with us.

This is one of the most popular safaris that we offer.  It has smaller drive times plus you see more of Uganda.

We allow you to choose your favorite lodges and will advice yo as to which one might be best suited for you.


Longer Luxury Gorilla Safaris that begin in Entebbe-Uganda


 10-Day Luxury Primate Habituation Experience Safari:

This is a one-of-a-kind safari where you spend 4 hours with a Gorilla Family, all-day with a group of Chimpanzees and 5 hours with the Golden Monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla Park.

This is a Wild Luxury Safari where you stay in some of Uganda’s best luxury lodges while you trek through Western Uganda.

The Safari begins in Entebbe and ends in Kigali, and it can be reversed if you wish.

This is one of the popular itineraries with lovers of primates since it maximizes the times them.  This, like all of our safaris, can be customized into the safari that you would like.

We can reverse this safari and begin in Kigali – Rwanda ending in Entebbe – Uganda.


 12-Day Highlights of Uganda Luxury Great Apes and Big-5 Wildlife Safari: 

This Luxury Great Apes and Wildlife begins and ends in Entebbe.  We can start this safari in Kigali if you would like a bit of creativity.

The Safari takes you through 5 of Uganda’s Parks, places that will show you that Uganda is much more than Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzee but a prime wildlife destination in the heart of Africa.

You have the choice of luxury, exclusive or upmarket lodges along the way which bring that added plus of comfort to the safari.

This is a primate plus the Big 5 Safari, moderate fitness level is required for this safari.

The Safari can be adjusted to your liking depending on your input and wishes.


Luxury Fly-in Gorilla Safaris from Entebbe

The Safaris listed here start in Entebbe with a flight over just one hour to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla Park.  Beginning in 2019 you can fly from the Masai Mara in Kenya to Entebbe in the morning and take a connecting flight to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the Afternoon.

Any Gorilla Safari in either Bwindi Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla Park can be made into a fly-in Safari for you.


 3-Day Fly in Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safari from Entebbe:

Fly from Entebbe to either Kihihi near Buhoma or Kisoro for the Mgahinga Gorilla Park, or the Rushaga or Nkuringo area of Bwindi Forest.  This is a 1/2 hour flight and 1 hour from the landing strip to the lodge where you choose to stay.

Your Driver-Guide will meet you with Vehicle and take you to your lodge.  This is the shortest way time-wise to get to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla Park.

There are upmarket, luxury, and exclusive lodges to stay near your Primate Trek on the next day.  If you remain in the northern area of Buhoma, you can add two days and stay at the exclusive Ishasha Wilderness Camp where you track the Tree-Climbing Lions that are found here.

This Safari should be booked six months or more ahead of Time.


3-day Fly-In Luxury Mountain Gorill a Habituation Experience Safari:

This is one of the most convenient ways to reach the southern area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where you can take part in a Mountain Gorilla Habituation Experience. You fly from Entebbe to Kisoro, where your driver-guide meets you and taking to the lodge of your choice. This safari can be done using upmarket or moderate lodging in the Rushaga or Nkuringo area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Nkuringo Lodging would be 40 minutes drive to Rushaga on the morning of the Habituation Experience. Other things are added on to this safari such as a village visit in Nkuringo and a Forest Walk with the original people of the forest, the Batwa Pygmies in Buniga Forest. 3-day Gorilla Habituation Fly-In Safari.


 5-Day Fly-in Gorilla Trekking & Tree-Climbing Lions & Wildlife Safari:

On this 5-Day-Luxury Fly-in Safari, you are taking Gorilla Trekking in the Buhoma Area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and the Wildlife including the Tree-Climbing Lions found in the Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth Park.

You Fly to Kihihi which located conveniently close to both the Buhoma Area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and  Ishasha.  There is no long drive time involved, and the focus is on Mountain Gorillas and Wildlife.

In Buhoma you have a wide array of luxury lodges to choose from including several exclusive ones.

There is only one luxury lodge in Ishasha since that is more off of the beaten tourist path.

 


 8-Day Luxury  Fly-In Drive Gorilla-Chimpanzee Trekking Wildlife Safari

This safari has no long drive times – 2 1/2 hours is the longest time on the road in between 3 parks.  Luxury Lodges, Private Vehicle with the added convenience of flight, which gives you more time in the parks and less on the road.

This is one of our more popular Fly-In Safaris since it includes Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking plus the added wildlife and stunning scenery found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Kibale Forest.  We cover most everything in the safari but drinks at lodges and tips (some lodges serve complimentary non-premium beverages, wine, and beer.)

The Flight from and to Entebbe are with Aerolink Uganda in one of their Cessna Grand Caravan Planes with an excellent safety record.


 Combine the Great Migration with Gorilla Trekking and more in Uganda:

Have Breakfast in the Masai Mara after viewing the Great Migration and fly to Entebbe via Kisumu where you are given a Kenya Exit Stamp.  Arrive at Entebbe International Airport and hop on to Bwindi Forest arriving in the late afternoon where you can watch the Sunset over what CNN considers the most beautiful Place in the World in 2019.

We can arrange both the Great Migration Safari working with our Kenyan Partner, Phoenix Safaris, and the Gorilla Portion in Uganda.

This more direct route saves you time and travel wear and tear.  The flights are with Aerolink which is a regional Safari Airline using Cessna Gran Caravan Planes.


  Kabiza Wilderness Safaris for your Luxury Gorilla Safari?

We live here – we have evolved over the years into a leading Ugandan Luxury Safari Provider without the added cost of sales offices in London, Los Angeles, or Sydney.  We offer you the Best Value for your money on a Private Luxury Gorilla Safari with your choice of lodges, choice of vehicle and some of the best Driver-Guides in the business.

We know our customer’s mindset, we know their preferences, likes, and dislikes and we adjust a safari accordingly

The added difference is that we live here, we know Uganda, it is our home, we know the off-the-beaten-track locations in this country since we have done them ourselves.

For over a Decade, we have created safe, private Luxury Safaris in the Pearl of Africa – Uganda, and Rwanda, we stick with what we know best – Uganda.


What our Clients say about us:

We booked a 5 day "Gorilla and Chimpanzee" trek" safari with Kabiza Wilderness Safaris last year for 14 crazy 🇨🇦’s and loved every minute of it. These guys do a great job! From the "pre-planning" details, the information available on Kabiza's great website.... and the knowledge of the guides we travelled with was ALL amazing. Can’t wait to come back again..... working on another trip for next year! ❤️👍 Like Show more reactionsJoey and Christine Walker
I was hesitant at first but Jon from Kabiza Wilderness Safari made me feel comfortable navigating a system from the other side of the world. The advice provided for our five day gorilla/chimpanzee trekking was spot on. Our guide Remmy took care of us for five days. Again, if you are going on one of these treks, I strongly recommend that you take all the advice from their website. Were we do to this trip again, I would definitely use Kabiza Wilderness Safaris.Don Shearer
We are delighted that Jon arranged our ten day gorilla safari in Uganda. The organisation was excellent, we saw gorillas at close range and stayed in lovely accommodations. Our driver/ guide Omar was absolutely first class. I really cannot fault the trip and have no hesitation in highly recommending Kabiza to others. Seeing gorillas in the wild is one of life's beautiful experiences.Jan Shoulders
Jon was awesome to deal with, right from the get go, and he was very patient with my concerns about booking and paying monies to an organisation we found online. Transferring money was safe and easy. We sent Jon an idea of what we wanted to see and how long we had to play with and he gave us several itineraries to choose from. We booked more than 6 months in advance to secure our Gorilla permits and in the end chose to do 2 days in Uganda with the Gorillas, which we do not regret for 1 second.....we had the most amazing, once in a lifetime experience - both days were different and just as amazing. Brian as our guide for the trip, he was there to meet us at the airport and from then on, was there for anything we needed.....even to the point that when we were on our last Gorilla Trek and running out of time, he went and bought us our wooden Gorillas that we really wanted but had run out of time. We did have some down time and Brian made suggestions about what we could do and was happy to take us anywhere we wanted. The Dian Fossey Museum was a great stop to get some background, and then the Trek to her grave site and to where her cabin used to be, was very special, also very hard (we had mud up to our knees) but we would do it again in a heartbeat. We chose up market accommodation for the trip and we were not disappointed....great food, great customer service and great facilities. The drive to our accommodation in Uganda was both interesting and 'thrilling'! The roads are dirt and very uneven and at times narrow, thankfully Brian was very good at navigating the terrain and made us feel at ease. We have travelled quite a bit and had some unforgettable experiences, Kabiza have added to these and gave us a once in a lifetime experience that was worth every single cent. Everybody should have this experience, these are beautiful creatures that need our help (tourism $$) to ensure that they are there for centuries to come for all to enjoy.Mignon Furnell
Dear Fellow Travellers! I have been booking tours within Uganda with Kabiza for many years and they have always been an excellent Partner. From the very beginning of planning a wildlife tour to Uganda to the actual Safari they are a very trustful and reliable tour operator. The owners Jon & Geoffrey have been in the tourism business for along time and they do know their country very, very well when it comes to planning and operating a tour! All in all a great company to have a wildlife tour with! Thanks very much once again for the last tour in December 2018. Wolfgang from AustriaWolfgang Stolzlechner
Of the many wildlife and gorilla trekking tour operators available, I chose Kabiza Wilderness Safaris because I came across their incredibly helpful blog posts on gorilla trekking and found them to be straight forward and incredibly helpful. Even if you choose to go with someone else- read some of Kabiza's content and you'll have a better trip. After choosing Kabiza, Jon and his team's level of service was exemplary! Jon was fast and crisp in all of his email communications and he set up a tour that met our needs exactly. Our tour guide Carlos was wonderfully kind and helpful. He had us feeling at home in Africa within minutes of meeting him. The gorilla trekking itself was magical with Jon and his team being absolutely on point in quickly snagging some habituation permits that became available at the last minute. We stayed at lodges across different price points and each location was comfortable, clean and had it's own charm. Huge thank you to Jon, Carlos, and the rest of the Kabiza Wilderness Safaris team for a wonderful vacation!Ananda Ghosh
We recently returned from Uganda and Rwanda where we did a 4 day gorilla trekking tour, all arranged by Jon at Kabiza Wilderness Safari, and I have to say the experience was nothing short of phenomenal. From the beginning of planning the trip, Jon was very responsive and accommodating to all our requests. He listened to what we wanted and then made suggestions, which all turned out to be amazing, and all for a competitive price. Our driver Bosco was fantastic, very knowledgeable and personable, and all the the different lodges we stayed at throughout the trip were spot on. Mount Gahinga Lodge was fantastic, from the food, to the service and most importantly the proximity to the entrance of the park. Chameleon Lodge is another gem perched on top of Lake Mutanda, it's a little bit of a trek to get there, but the view makes it worth it. Overall the trip far exceeded our lofty expectations, which is a huge compliment to Jon and everyone at Kabiza. Seeing mountain gorillas up close in the wild is an experience unlike any other and something you'll never forget. I can't recommend Kabiza Wilderness Safari enough! You won't be disappointed.Paul Voisard
We just came back from an amazing 9 days safari started in Kigali and ended Entebbe. We did many parks, gorilla tracking x 2 etc ... From the first contact with Jon to the end, everything was perfect. Ask for Remmy as your driver. He has 10 years experience, he drives very well and safely in these bad Uganda roads. He showed to us many animals in the park , he tried hard and made sure we saw the lions and many more. We had many laughs throughout the roads. The car 4x4 was in good condition with a pop off roof. All the lodges Jon suggested were very good . We particularly loved Gahinga lodge ( near entrance of Mgagingha gorilla park ) , ishasha wilderness camp in Queen Elizabeth park and safari crater lodge in kibale. I asked other companies for prices and the price with Kabiza was very competitive even little lower than others. I enjoyed my trip and I highly recommand you Kabiza Wildwrness safaris . Thank you Remmy and Jon .Stephanie Cardinal
We have just returned from the most amazing and exciting trip to Rwanda and Uganda. Everything was above and beyond our expectations thanks to Jon and Kabiza Wilderness Safaris. From the early stages of planning, where Jon was extremely helpful and accommodating making sure we got the tour just perfectly tailor made to our wishes to the wonderful lodges, the incredible wildlife and the astonishing natural beauty of The Pearl of Africa. For anybody wanting a trip of a lifetime, we can warmly recommend Kabiza. Thanks a million, Jon - we hope to be able to return soon.tine altschuler

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