Uganda Safari & Gorilla Trekking


May 31-June 13, 2017
HMSC Study leaders: Elizabeth Ross, PhD and Zarin Machanda
Group Size: 6-12 guests
Pricing: $15,695 per person based on double occupancy

Explore Uganda—the “pearl of Africa” as described by Sir Winston Churchill—on this 13 day safari, which combines wild life viewing with local conservation and education projects. Highlights include thrilling encounters with two wild apes: the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and the chimpanzees of Kibale National Park. Explore the River Nile near its source during two days in Murchison Falls National Park, renowned for its many bird species and famous falls. Enjoy game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park and take a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. Visit an NGO that supports conservation through education and health projects and join school children in building beehives to help keep elephants out of their fields. This magnificent country is rewarding for the first-time traveler or a veteran of African safaris.

Schedule by Day

  • May 31: Depart the U.S.
  • June 1: Entebbe, Uganda / Arrive, meet and greet and transfer to your hotel
  • June 2: Fly to Murchison Falls National Park., Top of the Falls Walk
  • June 3: Game Drives & Bottom of Falls Boat Cruise
  • June 4: Morning flight to Kibale area / Transfer to lodge and afternoon activities to suit / Crater walk / Farm visit
  • June 5: Kibale / Chimp Tracking
  • June 6: Kibale /Community activities including visit to Kasiisi Project and beekeeping
  • June 7: Boat Cruise Kazinga Channel / Katwe Salt Mines Visit
  • June 8: Game-viewing drives
  • June 9: Game-viewing drives
  • June 10: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • June 11: Gorilla Tracking / Bwindi National Park
  • June 12: Optional Second Gorilla Trekking
  • June 13: Flight to Entebbe / Flight home


$15,695 per person based on double occupancy


  • 1 night and a day room at Boma Guest House in Entebbe
  • 2 nights at Baker's Lodge in Murchison Falls National Park
  • 3 nights at the Ndali Lodge in Kibale National Park
  • 1 night at Kyambura Gorge Lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • 2 nights at the Ishasha Wilderness Tented Camp in Southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • 3 nights at the Buhoma Lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
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