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With a Kenyan father, Indian grandparents, and a Portuguese surname, travel is in my blood. I am enthralled by East Africa and would happily talk about Africa’s wildlife, cultures and experiences all day, every day.

Gemma D'Souza

Africa Specialist

+1 844 879 7838

Overview

  • from $5,091 PP
  • 6 Nights
  • Gorilla trekking max 6 people
  • Year round
  • Medium
  • 10 hours from London / 18 hours from New York

Highlights

Uganda is the perfect destination for those looking for adventure and unforgettable experiences. This week-long itinerary takes you through three major national parks: 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. Your safari experience will include both private and shared activities, with professional guides, rangers and local experts with you at all stages.

Our Flexi - Promise

  • 10% deposit to book

    Book your trip with us and pay a reduced deposit with the rest 90 days before your departure

  • Full Flexibility

    If you are not comfortable travelling, you have the right to cancel and get a refund up to 45 days before your departure

  • ATOL & ABTOT Protected

    Your trip with us is fully financially protected by our travel insurers. Peace of mind guaranteed.

  • No Change Fees

    We will not charge you any admin fees if you would like to change your travel dates or destination with us

What's Included

Uganda
  • 6 nights in luxury lodges on a full board basis
  • 1 night in Entebbe 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 (excluding gorilla permits)
  • Gorilla Permits, at the time of writing, are USD $700 per person - subject to change by the parks board
  • Flight Bwindi National Park to Entebbe
  • House alcoholic drinks except premium brands
  • Expert safari trip planning
  • 24/7 support from our dedicated staff

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Entebbe

Lake Victoria, Entebbe, 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! You will transfer to No.5 Boutique Hotel which is a lovely hotel offering an intimate feel, comfortable rooms and delicious food. Take the time to relax, eat, drink and sleep, ready for your adventure tomorrow morning.

Day 2 Kibale National Park

Kibale National Park, Uganda

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be met by your private driver/guide and begin driving to your first destination – Kibale National Park. This drive will be approximately six hours but you can stop as much or as little as you’d like on the way. You will pass tea plantations and Fort Portal along the way which is a good opportunity to stop and stretch your legs. You will arrive at Papaya Lake Lodge which offers breath-taking views across the valley and crater lakes. Relax for the afternoon and evening, enjoying the views, swimming pool and the friendly staff at your service.

Day 3 Kibale National Park

Kibale National Park, Uganda

You will have an early morning breakfast before you head out for your chimpanzee trek! 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 behaviours 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 nights at Kyambura Gorge Lodge – the height of luxury.

Day 4 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

You will begin your day with a morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park. This 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. Spend the 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.

Day 5 Bwindi National Park

Bwindi National Park, 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. As you will have your own driver/guide and vehicle, you can enjoy the safari at your own pace, looking out for wildlife at all moments. When you arrive at Bwindi National Park, you will spend the next two nights in Bwindi Lodge – a stunning lodge offering an exceptional location and overall service.

Day 6 Bwindi National Park

Bwindi National Park, Uganda

Today is the day you have been waiting for… the 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.

Day 7 Entebbe

Bwindi National Park, Uganda

After a breakfast in Bwindi Lodge, you will be transferred to the airstrip to fly to Entebbe. As you fly over south western Uganda, you will see the rolling hills, the thick vegetation and local farms. It is a great way to end your adventure in Uganda and reflect on the unforgettable experiences you have done over the past week. Once you land, you will be met on arrival and transferred to the international airport to connect onto your flight home.

What's not Included

  • As we have clients from all over the world. Our itineraries do not include flights. If you would like us to include flights in your trip, we are happy to do so. Please speak to your travel specialist at the planning stage to include them.
  • Gratuities for local guides
  • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance
  • Visas if required

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