Uganda, Rwanda & Tanzania.


Only a limited number of permits are available in each gorilla park. It is therefore essential to book well in advance. Permits need to be paid for at the time of the initial safari booking so that they can be purchased immediately, each permit as per now it is costing about US $600 and in Rwanda it costs US $750 permit per person. Delay in payment can result in permits not being secured. Those going gorilla tracking need to be properly equipped and should consult wild trails safaris tour consultant for more information. To protect gorillas from disease, no children under 15 or people with illnesses may go tracking.

Trackers must be fit and in good health as tracking in thick forest at heights up to 3,000m traversing steep-sided mountains and ravines can be tough, arduous and wet.

Porters at a cost of US $20 can be hired to carry equipment. Part of the gorilla permit fee goes to communities living around the gorilla parks.

Permits purchased for tracking are non-refundable except in specific circumstances.

In the event of medical issues on the day of tracking, the park authorities may, at their discretion, agree to a partial refund of the permit cost, providing a medical certificate is submitted. Wild Trails Safaris can only make a refund to an agent/client if the park authorities agree to the provision of a refund. In the event of national park or border closures, security changes or gorillas going out of range, a refund is at the discretion of the authority and is not within the company’s control.
Obtaining a gorilla permit therefore is not a guarantee of seeing a gorilla. One hour is allowed with the gorillas, at a distance of at least 7 metres.

Flash photography is not allowed, so fast film is useful. Personal DVD recorders are allowed.

Professional film makers require permission and need to purchase filming permits.

At the national parks you will meet your ranger who explains the rules for tracking gorillas and will take you up to the gorillas.

East Africa’s healthy climate makes it possible to get on with life with a minimum of fuss. You have to take precaution against malaria by taking anti-malarial two weeks before arrival. All kinds of anti-malaria is available in drug shops and there are doctors who have been in the country for many years who will treat malaria successfully.
Nearly all-African doctors are good at treating most tropical diseases. Some malaria strains now are resistant to treatments like malaria-quine or quinine, so its is better to always take precautions such as using mosquito repellents, creams or sleeping under treated bed-nets. You could also put on long sleeved shirts, socks and occasionally use sprays in your room. You are meanwhile advised to drink bottled mineral water, although tap water in most places can be drunk without problems.

Some visitors to East Africa find a problem coping with fresh vegetables or fruit salads served in hotels, but the problem is usually not that of parasite infection but a change in climate for visitors. You should be able to drink most fresh juices and salads served in most decent hotels. Otherwise washing vegetables or fruits in a tincture of vinegar or salt is recommended. You might want to swim in most of the lakes or rivers, but a precaution should be taken against Schistomiasis (bilharzias).

Compulsory vaccinations:
There was an outbreak of Yellow Fever in northern Uganda in December 2010. You should ensure that your vaccination is up to date before arriving in Uganda. You should also take a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate with you, as you may be asked to produce this when travelling onward from Uganda to other countries.

Recommended immunizations:
Very urgently recommended are vaccination against hepatitis A and typhoid fever. From October to May is recommended vaccination against meningococcal meningitis. In case of a longer stay, is recommended vaccination against hepatitis B and against cholera. For those travelers who will not stay mainly in the towns, is recommended vaccination against rabies. People over 30 years should be re-vaccinated against diphtheria and polio. Before travelling you should check, if you are vaccinated against tetanus and measles.

  • Chimpanzee track: The chimpanzee track will be done at Nyungwe national park in Rwanda.
  • Game drive Safaris: This will be done on the Savannah plains of Lake mburo National Park, Akagera national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Lake Manyara national park, Serengeti national park and Ngorongoro national park with chances of seeing the wildlife from close quarters.
  • Boat trip: You will have a bout ride at the source of the Kazinga Channel, and Lake Mburo national park.
  • Ishasha: Search for the tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Bwindi Impenetrable national park: Meet the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi National Park
  • Bwindi community: Visit the local people and/or the pygmies and experience their local way of living
  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park


  • Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe – Uganda
  • Day 2: Drive to Lake Mburo national park- Boat ride
  • Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth n.p –game drive & boat ride
  • Day 4: Game drive and Game drive
  • Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable n.p
  • Day 6: Gorilla tracking (optional activity), Community walk or Pygmy tour
  • Day 7: Transfer to Rwanda- Nyungwe national park
  • Day 8: Chimpanzee trek , Nature walk to the falls
  • Day 9: Transfer to Kigali- visiting genocide memorial
  • Day10: Transfer to Akagera national park- game drive
  • Day 11: Akagera national park- full day game drive
  • Day 12: Kigali Airport, transfer to Arusha
  • Day 13: Transfer to lake Manyara
  • Day 14: Game drive in Lake Manyara N.P.
  • Day 15: Arrival in the Serengeti
  • Day 16: Full day of game drives in Serengeti N.P.
  • Day 17: Game drives Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater
  • Day 18: To Arusha, flight back home.

Map showing journey route

Day 1: Arrival Entebbe
Our company professional driver/guide will be at Entebbe Airport to pick you up from your flight and takes you directly to your lodge in Entebbe. Depending on the hour of your arrival, you may be able to explore the sites in and around Entebbe.

You will stay in a nice hotel with spacious rooms. The coffee and local meals are wonderful and there are plenty of different species of birds in the gardens overlooking Lake Victoria.
Accommodation: Boma hotel.

Meal plan: Dinner.

Travel time: 20 minutes from the airport.

Activity: Airport pick up


Day 2: Transfer to Lake Mburo n.p- game drive
After breakfast, you will be taken to Kayabwe the famous area for the equator where you will have photographs taken when you standing on the equator and you will also experience to equator experiment of how water spins clock wise and anti-clock wise. later you will continue your journey to Lake Mburo National Park which is one of Uganda’s smallest parks, but certainly not to be underestimated. It is the only Ugandan national park (besides to Kidepo Valley NP) which is home to zebra, eland and impala, as well as an abundance of other wildlife.

The lake itself is full with hippos and crocodiles! You will stay just outside the park boundaries, but it will feel like being in the middle of the park. From your verandah and restaurant you have a great view over the park and its wildlife.

Accommodation: Rwakobo rock lodge.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Travel time: 5 Hours.

Activity: Game drive



Day 3: Boat Ride on Lake Mburo – Game drive & Boat ride
This morning you will have a game drive to look for elands, water bucks, impala, buffalo, giraffe, topi and warthogs. you will also have a chance of viewing different species of birds which are abundant in lake mburo national park

 Later afternoon you will drive to queen elizabeth national park, arriving late afternoon to your boat ride on the kazinga channel to look for different species of birds, crocodiles, hippos, antelopes coming to drink water. after boat ride you will go to your lodge for overnight.

Accommodation: Ihamba lake side lodge.

Meal plan: Breakfast & lunch.

Travel time: 4 hours of game.

Activity: Morning Game & sun set boat ride


Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park.
This morning you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth the Uganda’s second largest park, located at the base of the majestic Rwenzori Mountain range, adjacent to Lake Edward and Lake George. The park has prolific game, including gazelle, Uganda kob, warthog and water buck. Lions are often sighted both in and at the entrance to the park. Be prepared for huge numbers of hippo and elephant, and keep your eyes peeled for a leopard lazing in the sunshine,

 this afternoon you will go for the boat ride on kazinga channel  to look for schools of hippos, crocodiles, birds and animals that come to drink water like the leopard , lion and all the antelopes, not to forget the elephants.

Accommodation:Ihamba Lake side lodge.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Activity: Game drive & Boat ride

Travel Time: 4 hours



Day 5:  Queen Elizabeth n.p – Bwindi
Today you drive to south of queen Elizabeth national park to look for tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector by doing a game drive. Then in the afternoon you will have lunch at Ishasha river to see a school of hippos.

The drive is rewarding with the best scenery and mountain table set up.

You will arrive late afternoon at your lodge set in the beautiful town of Buhoma.

Accommodation: Haven lodge – Bwindi.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Travel time: 7hours of activity & road trip.

Activity:  game drive & Road trip



Day 6: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest
Today is the big day for gorilla trekking for those who have paid for their gorilla tracking permit, meet Uganda’s gentle giant! For most people this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda. The gorillas you will track belong to one of nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts mountain gorillas and Duikers. It also hosts five other species of primate, 113 species of mammal, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds. (Each Gorilla Permit costs $600)

En route, your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. Your track will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorilla family. The time taken to track the gorillas can be as few as 2 hours to as many as 7 hours. Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’. For those who will not participate in the gorilla tracking, you will have to visit the short pygmies the Batwa tribe the shortest people who used to leave in the Bwindi forest over 100years ago, you will visit the pygmy’s home where

they will demonstrate how they used to live in the forest, they will share with you their stories of their lives and how they have managed to live by themselves as the Batwa tribe in a community.

Accommodation: Haven  lodge – Buhoma

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Travel time: 3-6 hours of gorilla tracking.

Activity: Gorilla tracking & Batwa visit



Day 7: Transfer to Nyungwe National park
After breakfast your guide will drive you to Nyungwe national park, you will leave Buhoma, drive through bwindi forest, you will arrive to the border of Uganda and Rwanda, where you will get a stamp to cross to Rwanda, after

crossing the border you will be in a country of a thousand hills, later you will arrive to Nyungwe national park

You will arrive late afternoon  at your guest house which is close to the Nyungwe park head quarters and a few kilometers to Nyungwe national forest park.

Accommodation: Gisakura Guest house.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Activity: Road Trip

Travel time: 7 hours


Day 8: Chimpanzee track  &  Water fall hike.
Today you will experience some serious monkey business! Nyungwe National Park boasts the highest number of primate species in the world, including the chimpanzees. Approximately 3,000 chimpanzees live in the wild in

Rwanda, which makes it a perfect place to spot them! (For those who opted to go Chimpanzee tracking and paid for your permit this is your best opportunity to track them, each permit costs $150). An experienced ranger will take you to the chimp tracking in the morning or afternoon; you might also see other monkey species that live here. Once you locate the chimpanzee you will have a full hour of eye-to-eye contact with them. Since they are wild animals,

we can never guarantee you to see them and might have to settle with hearing their hoots and hollers.

For those who don’t like going for Chimpanzee tracking there

is an option for you, Nyungwe Water fall Hike will be a rewarding experience

Accommodation: Gisakura Guest house.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Activity: Chimpanzee tracking & Water fall Hike



Day 9: Nyungwe to Kigali
Oooops! it time to get back to civilization, this morning after you lovely breakfast, you will park up and head to Kigali

the city of Rwanda,  the fast growing city in Africa, after the genocide that wiped thousands of Rwandan people. you will arrive in the afternoon, and have a short city tour before its dark.

You will visit the craft market, food and fruits market and Kigali commercial town center.

Then later you will head your hotel.

Accommodation: Step Town Motel.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Activity: City tour

Travel time: 6 hours




Day 10: Travel to Akagera National park
In the morning you will have early breakfast and head straight to Akagera national park with is located in the east

north of the country Rwanda, it will take you 4 hours to get there by lunch time. After lunch you will have a late afternoon game drive to look for lions, zebras, topis, giraffes, Leopard, hippos, different species of birds and not to mention great scenery.

Accommodation: Akagera Game lodge.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Travel time: 4 Hours

Activity: Game drive


Day 11: Akagera National park- Game Drive
This morning at around 7am you will have a full day game drive in Akagera national park of Rwanda where you will look for giraffes, lions, leopards and other animals.

This park has a different scenic view and many lakes pounded in the park through the national park.

In the afternoon you might either go for a game drive if you arrive at Akagera national park on time, .

Accommodation: Akagera Game lodge.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Activity: Game drive full day





Day 12: Transfer to Kigali

This morning at 8:30 after you morning breakfast you will leave Akagera national park and head Kigali city where you will visit some of the genocide memorial sites , craft market and city tour, thus you will have a local dish meal at lunch time on arrival to Kigali. Tonight you will sleep in at Step town motel  in Kigali city. This nice mid-range accommodation has an en-suite bathroom and comfortable beds for a good night sleep.

Accommodation: Step town motel.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Activity:Road trip

Travel time: 4 Hours drive




Day 13:Transfer to Tanzania!

This morning after your breakfast your driver guide will drive you to Kanombe airport and have your inland flight to Arusha Tanzania. On arrival at Arusha airport in Tanzania the driver/guide will be waiting to pick you up from your flight and transfer you to Ilboru Safari Lodge; a pleasant lodge with a beautiful garden and swimming pool. Harmoniously woven into the surrounding African landscape, Ilboru Safari Lodge rests at the base of the majestic Mt. Meru.

Depending on your time of arrival you can do an optional activity organized by the lodge.

Accommodation: Ilboru Safari Camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Activity:Road trip/game drive

Travel time: 6 hours



Day 14: Lake Manyara N.P.

Today, after an early breakfast, you will be traveling to the first national park of this trip: Lake Manyara National Park.

On arrival you will stretch your legs during a 2 to 3-hour village walk in cozy ‘Mto Wa Mbu’. Here you will meet the local community, taste homemade banana beer, learn about the Makonde woodcarvings and listen to your guide who will tell you everything about the way of living in this village.
After the village walk, you will have a local lunch. Together with the highly respected Miss Bibi you prepare a delicious Swahili meal.

In the afternoon you enter Lake Manyara National Park. This is a small but very beautiful park offering breathtaking views, excellent game viewing and an incredible array of birdlife. You have a chance to spot zebra, baboon, warthog, giraffe, impala, elephant, hippo, wildebeest and the rare tree climbing lion.

Your accommodation for tonight is Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp. Take a refreshing dip in the inviting outdoor pool and enjoy the fantastic sunset with a cold drink on the veranda!

Accommodation: Manyara wildlife Safari Camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Activity:Game drive

Travel time: 2 hours




Day 15: The Serengeti

After breakfast, you depart for the most famous safari park in the world: Serengeti National Park.

The Serengeti hosts the most extensive population of wild animals on earth and has a complex and untouched ecosystem. Serengeti means “endless plains” in the language of the Masai, a description that the Serengeti completely lives up to. These endless plains have to be experienced to be fully appreciated!

You visit the heart of the Serengeti, Seronera Valley. This valley might be termed as the ‘classic’ Serengeti; short grass plains with all different kind of wild animals ranging from the impressive lion to the naughty mongoose. From the park entrance you game drive towards your accommodation for tonight.

After the incredible impressions of the Serengeti, you’ll have your overnight at Tortilis Camp where each safari-tent has an en-suite bathroom, modern furnishings and a private verandah.

Tonight you can share your Serengeti experiences around the campfire!

Accommodation: Tortilis Camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Activity:Game drive

Travel time: 2 hours



Day 16: Game drives in Serengeti National Park

Early in the morning you leave the camp for a full day safari! Most of the national park is open and grassy. Ultimately, the success of any safari lies in the number and quality of encounters with big cats. There are thousands of lions in the Serengeti and you have a fair chance to see cheetahs, although they are difficult to spot. And when it comes to leopards, the Serengeti rarely disappoints!

We will find you a nice picnic spot to enjoy your packed lunch and then you slowly continue your safari back to Tortilis Camp.

Keep your eyes open since you still have chances to see all kinds of animals roaming the plains, hidden behind bushes or resting in a tree. You never know when and were exactly you will spot wildlife.

Back at the lodge you will have an excellent dinner and some time to relax.

Accommodation: Tortilis Camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Activity:Game drive



Day 17: Game drives in Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater

Today you enjoy a long game drive on your way out of the beautiful Serengeti and continue to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. In the afternoon, you will have a game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater!
As an UNESCO World Heritage Site the crater offers a unique biosphere which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. There are very few places in the world where you can find such a large population of wildlife throughout the year. Deep within the crater, enclosed by towering walls, you have a good chance of spotting ‘The Big 5’: Lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. For the latter two you need a bit of luck as they tend to shy away. Approximately 30 000 animals live on the crater floor!

After this great experience, you drive to Country Lodge Karatu to enjoy dinner and an en-suite fireplace.

Accommodation: Country lodge Karatu

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Activity:Game drive




Day 18: Departure

Today is unfortunately the last day of your trip with Wild trails safaris Uganda!

Depending on the time your flight departs, there might be some time left today to do some optional activities in Arusha town at your own expense. The driver/guide will take care of your transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.  This is the end of hopefully a wonderful tour through Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya & Tanzania!

Accommodation: Not included

Meal plan: Breakfast & lunch

Activity:Transfer to Airport

Travel time: 6 hours







This safari starts from Entebbe then to Lake Mburo national park,  Queen Elizabeth national park, Ishasha, Bwindi, Nyungwe national park, Kigali, Akagera national park, Arusha, Lake Manyara national park, Serengeti national park, and Ngorongoro crater.

Safari price:

 Type of Safari: Mid-range Safari
 1 Traveler pays:  US $ 6,984
 2 people traveling together: each person pays:  US $ 5,994
 Group Safari, Each person pays: US $  5,674
 Single supplement, each person pays: US $ 580


 International Group Safaris 2017-18:

This is a join-in Safari in which a mix of people from all ages (above 16) and nationalities are welcome to join. The Safari dates are guaranteed departures with a minimum of 5 people.


Gorilla trekking:

  • In case you don’t want to go for gorilla trekking on this trip then you will do other activities as your group friends are gorilla trekking, those who will not go for gorilla trekking will pay less price. You subtract US $ 448 from your safari price.


  • It is not possible to ‘reserve’ gorilla and chimpanzee permits so we will buy them only after your booking and down payment. Permits also depend on availability.

Single supplement:

  • This is when some people on this trip would like to travel with others and share everything but when it comes to Accommodation they would like not share the room with other people, each prefers to have a single room. That’s why they have to pay extra fee on top of the safari price we call it  “single supplement”


Guide/ driver  1
Type of Vehicle  Land cruiser/Mini van bus
Duration  18 days, 17 nights
Meals  17 Breakfast, 18 Lunches, 17 Dinners
Accommodation Type  Mid-range Lodge/ Hotel
Countries to visit  Uganda, Rwanda & Tanzania

* Rates include 18% VAT imposed by the Tanzanian and Uganda government

Flight with Rwanda-air 

One intercontinental flight with Rwanda-air is included from Kigali airport to Kilimanjaro Airport. Please note that in case you choose another flight with different flight times this might mean that you have to spend an extra night in Kigali.

Wild Trails Safaris Uganda- is not responsible for any changes in the flight fares while you are in the process of booking. We can hold the flight fare for a maximum of 48 hours before the payment has to be made. We can only book the flight once the money is received on our account.

The bookings with the lodges mentioned in the programme depend on availability. Reservations will only be made after your booking.

In case the mentioned lodges are not available during the requested period, we will do our best to book a lodge in the same class for you (of course we will only do this after consulting you).

Uganda  18 Days safari (What you are paying for)


Chimpanzee permit International air fares;
A  Gorilla  permit Entry visa Uganda and Rwanda
All three meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Alcohol drinks,
Park entrance fees & English speaking driver/guide Activities optional activities
17 game drives in 6 national parks A porter for during the gorilla tracking
Community visits & Transport in a 4WD minibus Personal (medical/travel) insurance
All Accommodation as in program & vehicle fuel Tips and gratuities to rangers and driver/guide
Tree climbing lions venture laundry and souvenirs
Flight from Kigali to Kilimanjaro Tanzania All soft drinks
2 Boat rides All expenses of a personal nature


Clients are advised to give a fair, reasonable tip to the local guides, cleaners, drivers, hotel staff, etc. We advise you to only give tips when you are truly happy with the service provided.

Tipping suggestions:

Your driver/guide:  $5 dollars per person/per day
Porters:  $5 dollars per half day (3 – 4 hours)
Hotel porters:  $2 dollar per bag.
Rangers/ local guides:  $15 dollars per activity (in total)
Restaurants:  5 – 10%
Hotel staff $1 – $2 dollars per person/per night







This safari starts from Entebbe then to Lake Mburo national park,  Queen Elizabeth national park, Ishasha, Bwindi, Nyungwe national park, Kigali, Akagera national park, Arusha, Lake Manyara national park, Serengeti national park, and Ngorongoro crater.

Scheduled Departure dates:

1st June 2017- 18th June 2017 1st June 2018- 18th June 2018
1st July 2017- 18th July 2017 1s July 2018- 18th July 2018
1st August 2017- 18th August 2017 1st August 2018- 18th August 2018
1st November 2017- 18th November 2017 1st November 2018- 18th November 2018
5th December 2017- 22nd December 2017   6th December 2018- 23rd December 2018

Note: For those who have their own departure dates please contact us for your departure dates.