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Highlights of Uganda

Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park & Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

From $7200 per person in low season
From $7800 per person in high season

based on 8 nights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

  • Full Board

  • Gorilla Trekking

  • Chimpanzee Trekking

Based on two people sharing. 

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At a Glance

  • 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

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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.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. To start planning your vacation

Itinerary

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 unspoiled 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.

  1. Fly to Entebbe

  2. Days 1-2: Kampala and Entebbe

    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.

    Accommodation: The Boma Hotel (1 night)

  3. Days 2-4: Kibale Forest

    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.

    Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge (2 nights)

  4. Days 4-6: Queen Elizabeth National Park

    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.

    Accommodation: Ishasha Wilderness Camp (2 nights)

  5. Days 6-9: Buhoma

    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.

    Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge (3 nights)

  6. Fly from Entebbe

Experiences

  • Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel

    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.

  • Chimp trekking in Kibale Forest

    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.

  • Game Drives - Queen Elizabeth National Park

    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 Uganda

    Gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is the highlight of visits to Uganda, to see the fascinating mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

  • Hot air ballooning in Queen Elizabeth National Park

    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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Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park & Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

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