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Best Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda

Posted by on February 13, 2021

Private Luxury Gorilla Safaris in Uganda

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

During Post-COVID Times – a Private Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safari is the Safest Choice


Luxury Gorilla Trekking SafarisPrivate Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda, the Pearl of Africa. Incredible Encounters with the Gentle Giants of the Forest, the endangered Mountain Gorillas. Uganda is home to over half of the Mountain Gorillas in all of Africa.

Visit the gentle giants in the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest that CNN named as the most beautiful place on earth or the Virunga Volcanoes’ sides in Mgahinga Gorilla Park.

Stay in smaller, select Luxury Lodges that cater to your needs while on Safari in Uganda. You can choose the lodges that you wish to stay in based on your preferences. 

Uganda is not only the Premier Primate destination but also a choice Wildlife one. Ten national parks include Kidepo Valley Park, one of the most remote parks in East Africa, a lost Eden, Africa, as it was fifty years ago. You can easily spend a week or longer in the Pearl of Africa on a Safari.

Why Choose Us for a Luxury Safari in Uganda?

Our Private Luxury Gorilla Safaris are uniquely personalized following your input. We only offer and always have private Safaris. Group Safaris during Post-COVID-19 are not recommended.  Private is what the discerning post-coronavirus traveler is looking for. 

For over a decade, our focus has been personalized, private, luxury, Hakuna Matata No-Worry Safaris in the Pearl of Africa, Uganda. We do not dabble in all kinds all over the African continent. There is only one thing that we do – memorable Ugandan Primate and Wildlife Safaris, where the outcome of a safari is more important than the income.

Our luxury Safaris give you the power to choose. The safaris listed here are suggestions that we most often redesign for you.  

It is Only Uganda that gives you the power of choice for your Encounter with the Gentle Giants of the Forest.

Contact us to plan your private Luxury PrimateWildlife Safari in a Post-COVID world.


Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safaris Choices – Only Uganda gives you the Power of Choice

You can pick the below for your Safari.

  • Choose Normal Gorilla Trekking or the all-day Gorilla Habituation Experience Trek: You can choose the Normal trek where you are for one hour with a gorilla family, and there are a total of eight trekkers, or You can have “More Time with a Gorilla Family” – 4 hours on an all-day trek (maximum of four trekkers) on the Habituation Experience that is available only in Uganda.
  • Choose between two Gorilla Parks with different terrain:  Only in Uganda can you can trek on the side of the brooding Virunga Volcanoes in Mgahinga Gorilla Park or the ancient Afro-Montane Rainforest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Many choose both and trek gorillas in both parks.
  • Choose PrivateTrekking:  It is just you and the Rangers on a private trek. There are no other participants on either the regular trek or the Gorilla Habituation Experience.
  • Choose the Airport for arrival and departure:   You can Fly into Rwanda and Trek in Uganda, Take Fly-In Safaris from Entebbe, Fly in from the Masaai Mara in Kenya. Your Safari can begin in Kigali and end in Entebbe.
  • Choose additional Parks for an extended primate and Wildlife Safari: There is much more to do and see in the Pearl of Africa. Uganda is one of the most biodiverse countries globally, and its parks and wildlife reserves reflect that. There also Authentic Cultural Encounters with Forest’s original People are now Conservation Refugees – the Batwa People.  Relax and Chill -Out after the Trek along Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mutanda, the River Nile, or Lake Victoria with its sandy-beached hidden, tropical islands.

Need more Reasons for a Luxury Gorilla Safari in Uganda – read here.


 Best Luxury Gorilla Trekking & Habituation Experience Safaris-Uganda 

Luxury Gorilla Safaris that begin in Kigali will find it a 3-Hour Drive Time to Mgahinga Gorilla Park and a 4-Hour Scenic Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. 


3-Day Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safari- Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 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 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 in the morning. 


3-Day Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla Park from Kigali:

Here you have 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 for less. Stay the exclusive Mount Gahinga Lodge in the shadows of the Volcanoes.

Enjoy the Gentle Giants of the Forest, Golden Monkeys, and the Batwa People in 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.

Mgahinga Gorilla Park is the closest Gorilla Park to Kigali. It only takes a three-hour drive


3-Day Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari – Rushaga- Bwindi Forest – from Kigali:

On this 3-Day Luxury Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari, you can fly into Kigali, Rwanda. From there, 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. 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 add the Golden Monkeys.

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 to 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. It is a private Safari where you stay in the exclusive Mount Gahinga Lodge. The Lodge has a private trail to park headquarters. In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, spend two nights either 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 Entebbe for your flight out of the Country.

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

The Safari is at present only offered by Kabiza Wilderness Safaris. It has proven to be quite popular since it saves hours of drive-time. The drive from Bwindi Forest to Kibale Forest seven hours but only 20 minutes if you choose to fly.


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

Here is the Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda with short drive-times from Kigali.

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.

The Safari is for the physically active looking for a challenging and one-of-a-kind Safari experience. Gorilla Trekking, Volcano Cl.imbing, Golden Monkey trekking. You can add on a day, relax and chill out on Lake Mutanda, staying at the Chameleon Hill Lodge with its million-dollar views.

The Safari can also be done as a fly-in Safari from Entebbe, Uganda. Something that many do.


7-Day Luxury Gorilla – Chimpanzee Habituation Experience – Wildlife 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 Wildlife, and a 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.

It is one of the most popular luxury Safaris that we offer. It can be changed and modified to fit you. You can choose between upmarket and exclusive lodges for this safari.

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


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

It 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. The Safari 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 the Chimpanzee. There is also 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.

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

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

We allow you to choose your favorite lodges and advise you on which one might be best suited for you.


10-Day Luxury Primate Habituation Experience Safari:

It 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.

It 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.

Here is one of the great itineraries with lovers of primates since it maximizes the times. Like all of our safaris, the Safari 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:

The 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.

It is a primate plus the Big 5 Safari. A 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. You Y0ou 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.

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. It 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 a vehicle and take you to your Lodge. It 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. There you track the Tree-Climbing Lions that are found here.

The Luxury Gorilla Safari should be booked six months or more ahead of time.


3-day Fly-In Luxury Mountain Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari:

It is one of the most convenient ways to reach Bwindi ImpenetrablFoForest’s southern area southern areas, 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 to this Safari, such as a village visit in Nkuringo and a Forest Walk with Forest’s original people, the Batwa Pygmies in Buniga Forest.

Our 3-day Gorilla Habituation Fly-In Safari can be extended to include two days of the exclusive Gorilla Habituation Experience.


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 Tree-Climbing Lions, found in the Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth Park.

You Fly to Kihihi, which is 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.

Here is one of our more popular Fly-In Safaris. It includes Primate Trekking plus the added Wildlife and stunning scenery found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Kibale Forest.

We cover almost everything in the Safari but alcoholic drinks and sodas at lodges and tips (some lodges serve complimentary non-premium beverages, wine, and beer.)

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

One of our most popular fly-in Safaris


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 the wear and tear of overland travel. The flights are with Aerolink, which is a regional Safari Airlines using Cessna Grand Caravan Planes.

Kenyan immigration is cleaned in Kisumu, where you stop on the way to the Masai Mara and out to Entebbe. Obtain the convenient East African Tourist Visa for this safari.


 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, a selection of vehicles, and some of the best Driver-Guides in the business.

We know our clients’ mindsets know their preferences, likes, and dislikes, and 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.

When you plan your safari with us, you are dealing directly with the one carrying out and implementing your safari at the lowest price. Just compare our prices with prices offered by a travel agency in your country.

For over a decade, we have created safe, private Luxury Primate Safaris in the Pearl of Africa – Uganda.

Please take advantage of our Flexible Booking Policy.


Post-Covid-19 Safaris in Uganda – the Protocols – Rules and Regulations: 

2020 was the year the world stood still. Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport was closed from March of 2020 through October 1, 2020.  Many of us in tourism wondered when tourists would return?  Uganda was spared from the full scourge of the COVID-19 pandemic that swept the globe. With a population of 44 million people, Uganda has had 39,000 plus cases and only 363 but tragic deaths.

Argentina, with a similar population, has had over two-million cases with over recorded deaths. Uganda, due to early COVID-19 measures, has one of the best records in Africa.

Tourism COVID-19 Protocols have been put into place called Standard Operating Procedures. We, as a Ugandan

tour operator, abide by them and even exceed them. Your well-being is on our minds.

As for yourself, do everything you can to prevent getting—and spreading—COVID-19 in the first place: Wear a face mask, get tested if you think you have coronavirus, avoid crowds (and bars, and house parties), practice social distancing, only run essential errands, wash your hands regularly, disinfect frequently touched surfaces, and to get through this pandemic at your healthiest so that. You can take your Safari in Uganda.

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