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A Uganda Adventure

  • Duration11 nights
  • StyleSafari and gorilla trek
  • When to GoYear round
  • Price GuideFrom $8,767 Per Person
Uganda is often referred to as the Pearl of Africa, it is a country of dramatic landscapes and the highest density of primates in Africa. This 12 Day itinerary encompasses all the highlights Uganda has to offer: Murchison Falls where you will take a boat trip to the falls and the enormous Nile Crocodiles, Kibale Forest where you will get to experience the chimpanzees, Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will spot the famous tree-climbing lions, and of course, Bwindi National Park which is home to the mighty mountain gorillas. You finish your trip on a private island surrounded by the Nile waters. Your safari experience will include both private and shared activities, with professional guides, rangers and local experts with you at all stages.

A a Glance

  • Day 1
    • Entebbe

      • Private transfer from the airport to your hotel to the first luxury lodge on Lake Victoria
  • Day 2 & 3
    • Murchison Falls

      • Morning transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
      • Walking safari with the opportunity to see White Rhinos
      • Game drive to Lake Albert to see amazing wildlife
      • Boat ride up the Nile
  • Days 4 - 6
    • Kibale National Park

      • Private transfer and flight from Kasese to Kibale National Park
      • 2 nights at different luxury lodge
      • Chimpanzee trek with an experienced ranger
  • Day 7 & 9
    • Bwindi National Park

      • Three nights in another stunning lodge
      • Game drive in Ishasha, home to tree-climbing lions
      • Hike to seek mountain gorillas in their natural habitat
  • Days 10 - 12
    • Jinja

      • 2 nights at a unique lodge built on an island surrounded by the Nile River
      • Choose from a range of activities including white water rafting, jet boating, horse riding
  • Meet Our Expert

    Gemma DSouza Expert profile

    Gemma D Souza

    Africa Specialist

    With family roots in Kenya, it became a continent I have naturally gravitated towards. I’ve traveled extensively around East and Southern, working with luxury camps, guides, and rangers for over eight years. I am enthralled by Africa and would happily talk about this diverse continent’s wildlife, cultures and experiences all day, every day.

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    What's Included

    • 10 nights in Luxury Lodges on a full board basis
    • 1 night Lake Victoria on a bed & breakfast basis
    • Transportation in a 4x4 Land cruiser jeep with a pop up roof, and an experienced English speaking guide
    • All park fees and chimpanzee permits
    • Gorilla Permits (one per person)
    • Flight: Bugungu – Kasese Airstrip
    • House alcoholic drinks except premium brands
    • Expert safari trip planning and 24/7 support from our dedicated staff

    What's not Included

    • Your international flights – please contact your travel expert if you require assistance with flights
    • Any drinks not included int he safari package
    • Gratuities for local guides
    • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance
    • Visas if required

    Day by Day Itinerary

    • Day 1


      Lake VictoriaEntebbe Uganda

      You will met on arrival in Entebbe International Airport by a private, local guide/driver. They will welcome you into Uganda – a country home to arguably, the friendliest people on the planet! Your guide will then drive you to the Serena Lake Victoria Hotel. This hotel has a range of facilities and sits on the shores of the mighty Lake Victoria – the perfect view for your first night in Uganda.

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      • Hotel No5 Swimming pool 1

        Hotel No.5

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      • Lake Victoria Serena 420280

        Serena Lake Victoria Hotel

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    • Day 2 & 3

      Murchison Falls National Park

      Murchison FallsWhite rhino Uganda

      After breakfast you shall start your tour with your private driver/guide. Your first stop is the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Enjoy a guided walking safari to trek with the White Rhinos that have been re-introduced in Uganda. In the afternoon you will drive to the legendary Murchison Falls.

      Another game drive will take you across savannah, Borassus Palm Forest and grassland down to Lake Albert. The area is home to Lions, Leopard, Hyena, Buffalo, Elephant, Jackson Hartebeest. Oribi, Waterbucks, Uganda Kobs. The park has a wide variety of bird life including the Secretary Bird, Black Chested Snake Eagle, Tawny and Marshal Eagles Carmine and Swallow Tailed Bee-Eaters.

      You will also take a boat ride up the Nile, to Murchison Falls. Once you are at the falls you will hike to the top of the falls where the Nile squeezes through a 7 meter gap and at the bottom you will see huge Nile Crocodiles basking in the sun.

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      • Bakers Lodge – Murchison Falls National Park 420280

        Bakers Lodge

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      • Nile Safari Lodge Exterior 1

        Nile Safari Lodge

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    • Day 4 & 5

      Kibale National Park

      Kibale National Park UgandaFort Portal Uganda

      After breakfast, you will fly to Kasese Airstrip and then drive to Kibale National Park, along the way you will pass many tea plantations. On the way you stop in Fort Portal. In the afternoon you will arrive at Ndali Lodge to stay for the night. The lodge is located on a hill with stunning views.

      You will meet your guide to go Chimp Trekking in the Kibale Naitonal Park.

      The park is home to 13 species of primate including chimpanzees. Kibale Forest is an extremely diverse and dense tropical forest – the perfect home for these wonderful primates. You will have a briefing at Kibale Forest headquarters to run through the logistics, safety features and the behaviors of chimpanzees. Once you have been assigned your group with a ranger, you will begin to trek the forest to find the chimpanzees.

      After your chimpanzee trek, you will continue on to Queen Elizabeth National Park which is beautifully scenic. Spend the next two night at Kyambura Gorge Lodge which is proudly part of the Volcanoes Portfolio. Everything here is perfection – the accommodation, the food, the drinks and the service.

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      • Ndali Lodge View Towards The Rwenzori Mountains 1

        Ndali Lodge

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      • Kyangina Lodge Exterior 1

        Kyaninga Lodge

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    • Day 6

      Queen Elizabeth National Park

      Kyambura Gorge Lodge Deluxe RoomKazinga Channel Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda

      You will begin your day with a morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park is home to over 100 mammal species including lion, buffalo, elephant, hippo, hyena and the elusive giant forest hog.

      In the afternoon, you will enjoy a boat ride on the Kazinga Channel. This will give you the opportunity to see elephant, hippo, crocodile and hundreds of bird species. It’s a truly beautiful experience.

      Accommodation Options:

      • Ishasha Wilderness Camp Lunch On River 1

        Ishasha Wilderness Camp

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      • Elephant Plains Game Lodge 420280

        Elephant Plains Lodge

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    • Day 7 - 9

      Bwindi National Park

      Ishasha Lion in a treeGorilla Trekking Bwindi Uganda

      On route to Bwindi National Park, you will drive through the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game drive. This area is called Ishasha which is famous for its resident tree-climbing lions.

      Here is where you’ll embark on your gorilla trek! After a big morning breakfast (you’ll need it for energy), you will be transferred to the park headquarters to be briefed on the logistics and rules of gorilla trekking. Each group includes 6 people, rangers, trackers and porters. Once assigned your group, you will begin your trek to find the gorilla group. This may be anywhere between 2 and 6 hours so be prepared and ready to hike! Once you find them, you will be allowed one hour to watch, observe and enjoy their presence. It is a humbling experience.

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      • Bwindi Lodge Common Area 2 1

        Bwindi Lodge

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      • Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge Bwindi 420280

        Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

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    • Day 10 & 11


      Wildwaters Lodge Jinja Horse ridingWild Waters Lodge Uganda white water rafting

      After an early breakfast, you will have a morning nature walk in the park, before you drive to Jinja. Established in 1907, Jinja is the second largest town in Uganda and also home to the Source of the River Nile.

      You will spend the next two nights at the Wild Waters Lodge, built on an island surrounded by the Nile River. The lodge offers water based activities, including white water rafting on the Nile, jet boating, kayaking or fishing. You may prefer to explore the local villages and farms on a bike or on horse back.

      Accommodation Options:

      • Lemala Wildwaters Lodge 420280

        Wildwaters Lodge

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      • The Haven Ecolodge – Jinja 420280

        The Haven Ecolodge

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    • Day 12


      Jinja NileWild Waters Lodge Uganda kayak

      This morning will enjoy a boat ride on the source of the Nile and a trip to the Jinja market to stock up on gifts to take home. You will then be transferred back to Entebbe for your onward flight connection.

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