based on 13 nights inc. flights & selected experiences
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Based on two people sharing.
An all-encompassing 14-day itinerary, incorporating the very best of Uganda
Trek with mountain gorilla and chimpanzee in the country's unspoilt national parks
Witness the force of the Nile surging through the impressive Murchison Falls in northern Uganda
Stay on an island in the middle of the Nile, surrounded by thundering rapids and the numerous species of bird that inhabit the area
Uganda can be visited at any time of year. Most of Uganda enjoys the perfect tropical climate. Temperatures average about 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. The hottest months are from December to February.
It is generally rainy (particularly during the months of March to May, September to November), while the remaining months (December to February, June to August) comprise Uganda's two dry seasons.
A veritable melting pot of habitats, terrains and species, Uganda contains a hugely diverse ecosystem. From the grassland of Murchison Falls National Park to the dense expanse of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a wide variety of wildlife inhabits these conservation areas, allowing for a superb safari experience. This itinerary allows you to experience the very best that Uganda has to offer, not forgetting a breath-taking gorilla trek.
Your itinerary starts in Entebbe, where, on arrival at the airport you will be taken to your guest house in a quite area of town surrounded by lush green gardens. Here you will be able to relax and recuperate by the pool before the real adventure begins.
Today you take a private transfer through traditional Ugandan villages and towns to Murchison Falls, where you will stay on the banks of the Nile. With uninterrupted river views from your cottage, this is the perfect location to spot wildlife congregating at the water's edge. Enjoy a game drive, keeping your eyes peeled for elephant, leopard and lion, before heading out onto the river with the hopes of seeing hippo and crocodile from the comfort of your private boat. Visit Murchison Falls and walk to the top for a spectacular view of the river. For a different perspective, relax with a sunset cruise on the river, and admire the impressive sight of the Nile winding its way into the distance.
Your private driver will transfer you to Kibale Forest. During your stay you will experience your first trek with chimpanzee. A truly special encounter, you will have the chance to get incredibly close to the family as you watch how they interact and see how the infants play with each other. Close by is the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, a community-based conservation project that is home to a variety of primates and other mammals as well as some rare bird species.
Depart Kibale Forest and transfer to Uganda’s most well-known safari park, Queen Elizabeth National Park. Enjoy the superb views, the Mountains of the Moon in the distance, and go in search of the parks resident elephant herds, tree climbing lions and other game on 4x4 game drives. During your stay there is another opportunity to view chimpanzees in the wild within the astounding Kyambura Gorge, home to one resident population with a terrain very different to what you have witnessed in Kibale. A visit to Queen Elizabeth would also not be complete without a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel, home to vast numbers of hippo and a popular bathing spot for elephants, as well as impressive numbers of birds- a must for every birding enthusiast.
Your private driver will transfer on to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Here you will have two days to spend gorilla trekking, observing the families and admiring this extremely endangered species. These beautiful creatures cannot be found in any zoo, and half the world's population is found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, so this is a real once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Finally, you will fly east to Jinja, to stay at Wildwaters Lodge. Located on a private island in the middle of the Nile, Wildwaters is surrounded by the river's rapids, and is home to a wide variety of bird species. You will have the chance to spend the last few days of your trip relaxing, or alternatively continue the adventure with white water rafting, quad biking or kayaking, before heading home with truly unforgettable memories.
Embark on a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel through the Queen Elizabeth National Park, the most popular safari destination in Uganda, spanning the equator and home to over 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species.
Kyambura Gorge, also known as the 'Valley of Apes', is the only place in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, in the south-west of Uganda, where you can go chimpanzee trekking, in an incredible tropical-rainforest setting right by the Equator line.
To the south of Murchison Falls National Park is Budongo Forest, home to around 80 habituated chimpanzee, and the perfect location for adventurous and exciting chimpanzee trekking in a tropical rainforest.
Embark on game drives through Queen Elizabeth National Park, understandably Uganda's most popular tourist destination, set against the backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains, with the Kazinga Channel flowing through the park.
Explore the northern banks of the Nile in an exhilarating game drive through Murchison Falls National Park. With your expert guide, discover the park's grasslands as you head west and discover the area towards the Lake Albert delta.
Gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is the highlight of visits to Uganda, to see the fascinating mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
Soar over Queen Elizabeth National Park in your very own hot air balloon, taking in the incredible morning views of this diverse park. Spot wildlife from above, then return to land for a tasty bush breakfast.
Head away from Murchison Falls down a calm stretch of the Nile to the Lake Albert delta. A haven for birders, the Murchison Falls area is home to over 460 species of bird, many of which inhabit and visit the sprawling delta.
Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the mighty Nile river to the base of Murchison Falls and its spectacular 45-metre drop. Admire the sight of this magnificent force of water, and look out for a wide variety of wildlife on the way!
Hike to the top of Murchison Falls for a spectacular view of the Nile, its rapids, and the immense force of the water being pushed through the falls. Survey the river after its exciting journey, now calm and tranquil on its way to the Lake Albert Delta.
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