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Highlights of Uganda

  • Duration6 Nights
  • StyleGorilla trekking max 6 people
  • When to GoYear round
  • Price GuideFrom $6,085 Per Person
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.

At a Glance

  • Day 1
    • Entebbe

      • Private transfer to your hotel on arrival, with the rest of the day at leisure
  • Days 2 & 3
    • Kibale National Park

      • Private transfer to your next luxury lodge with remainder of the day at leisure.
      • Early breakfast before a guided trek to find chimpanzees in their natural habitat
  • Day 4
    • Queen Elizabeth National Park

      • Morning game drive to seek lion, buffalo, elephant, hippo, hyena and the elusive giant forest hog.
      • Boat ride safari on the Kazinga Channel
  • Days 5 & 6
    • Bwindi National Park

      • Private game drive to Ishasha famous for tree-climbing lions
      • Transfer to park's headquarters
      • Small group (max 6) trek to seek mountain gorillas
  • Day 7
    • Entebbe

      • Private transfer from airstrip to Entebbe for international departure
  • 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

    • 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
    • Gorilla Permits - one permit per person
    • Flight Bwindi National Park to Entebbe
    • House alcoholic drinks except premium brands
    • Expert safari trip planning
    • 24/7 support from our dedicated staff

    What's not Included

    • As we have clients from all over the world. Our itineraries do not include flights.
    • Gratuities for local guides
    • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance
    • Visas if required

    Day by Day Itinerary

    • DAY 1

      Entebbe

      Untitled design 2020 10 29T142848.730Lake Victoria Entebbe

      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.

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      • Hotel No5 Swimming pool 1

        Hotel No.5

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        Serena Lake Victoria Hotel

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    • Day 2 & 3

      Kibale National Park

      Kibale National Park UgandaChimp Kibale 1

      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. Relax for the afternoon and evening, enjoying the views, swimming pool and the friendly staff at your service.

      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.

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      • Kyangina Lodge Exterior 1

        Kyaninga Lodge

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      • Ndali Lodge View Towards The Rwenzori Mountains 1

        Ndali Lodge

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    • Day 4

      Queen Elizabeth National Park

      Untitled design 2020 10 29T142928.132Kazinga Channel 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.

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      • Kyambura Gorge Lodge Pool Area 2

        Kyambura Gorge Lodge

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      • Elephant Plains Game Lodge 420280

        Elephant Plains Lodge

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    • Day 5 & 6

      Bwindi National Park

      Ishasha Lion in a treeBwindi National Park

      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.

      Here is 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.

      Accommodation Options:

      • 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 7

      Entebbe

      Untitled design 2020 10 29T143050.810Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Uganda 2

      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.

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