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Track the impressive and endangered mountain gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Take part in game drives and treks; experience safari from several perspectives
Take off over Queen Elizabeth National Park in a hot air balloon, followed by a delicious bush breakfast back on land
Kibale Forest is home to 13 species of primate, the highest concentration and widest variety in East Africa
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 best time to visit is usually July to February. The hottest months are from December to February. There is higher humidity between March and May, when the long rains fall, and the short rains fall from early October to mid December.
Located on the equator, surrounded by the Great Rift Valley, Uganda is home to a wide variety of landscapes and habitats. Ranging from the open savannah to verdant rainforest, Uganda's rich assortment of wildlife thrives due to the diverse terrain of the country.
Explore this rugged wilderness, trekking through the unspoilt forests of Kibale and Bwindi in search of mountain gorilla and chimpanzee, and visit Queen Elizabeth National Park to admire its rich variety of wildlife.
Your itinerary starts in Entebbe, where you have a one-night stay in anticipation of tomorrow's adventure. Unwind by the turquoise waters of the swimming pool, explore the nearby botanical gardens or relax with dinner overlooking Lake Victoria.
This morning you will embark on your journey to Kibale through interesting towns and villages on a private transfer. In Kibale you will have the chance to trek through the forest in search of its most famous inhabitant, the chimpanzee. Join your expert guide and explore the forest's paths, keeping your eyes peeled for not just the chimpanzee, but also bush pig and forest elephant. Walk through Bigodi Swamp in search of a variety of monkey and the great blue turaco, amongst many other bird species in this expansive wetland.
From Kibale, drive up to Queen Elizabeth National Park and head for the Ishasha region, in the remote, southern sector of the park. Drier than the north of the park, this woodland area is home to the exquisite tree-climbing lion. Here you can experience safari from the comfort of your private vehicle, and look out for elephant, buffalo and of course the park's lion. Other activities available include a cruise on the Kazinga channel home to vast numbers of hippos, elephants, crocodiles and impressive numbers of birds, as well as intimate bush breakfasts and dinners.
After a final game drive, travel down to the south-western corner of Uganda, and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to the famous mountain gorilla. This is one of the few places in the world where you can trek to see the elusive mountain gorilla in its natural habitat, as Bwindi contains around half of the world's population of this endangered species. A once in a lifetime opportunity, watch as the families interact and the infants play in their forest home. When you are not out enjoying your gorilla trekking experience, get to know the vibrant local community that borders this National Park on an educational village visit or take nature walks in the dense lush forest. At the end of your adventure you will fly back to Entebbe by light charter to catch your flight home.
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.
Kibale Forest in western Uganda is home to 13 different species of primate, and is the main area for chimpanzee trekking in the country. Sighting rates are high, and you will have the incredible opportunity to get up close to these fascinating animals.
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.
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.
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