Day 1:   

An early morning start from Kampala takes you south-west and across the Equator. The drive takes you through savannah grasslands seeing banana plantations and herds of Ankole cattle with their incredible long curving horns.  Then you ascend into the Kigezi highlands, known as the "Switzerland of Africa", with terraced farming and mountain scenery and drive through to Buhoma.  Overnight at excellent accommodation.

Day 2:   

Enter the sanctuary at dawn and enjoy the beauty and freshness of the forest, home of the mountain gorillas.  After a short briefing by the guides, proceed through dense bush to trek for these endangered animals.  Other primates also live in the forest including the black-and-white colobus monkey, red tail monkey and chimpanzee.  Return to the accommodation for dinner and overnight.


Day 3:   

Re-enter the forest for a second exciting day of gorilla tracking.  Return to the accommodation for dinner and overnight.


Day 4:  

Depart from the forest for Lake Bunyonyi, the lake of little birds, renowned for its variety and abundance of avian.  Enjoy a canoe ride on this beautiful narrow lake surrounded by green hills.  Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 5:   

Return to Kampala after breakfast.


A note for Trekkers:        Remember to bring heavy leather gloves, stout hiking boots, long sleeves shirts, long pants, a light back-pack, and water-bottle.


  1. Reduce this package to our 3 day Gorilla Express by eliminating Days 3 and 4 above. A similar itinerary applies for trekking in Djomba or Mgahinga, which may be substituted based on permit availability and client approval.  Book 4-12months in advance to avoid disappointment.