The beautiful Central African country of Uganda is one of the continent’s most surprising. Although best known for the population of mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, there are many other wildlife experiences to discover. In Kibale Forest Reserve, track chimpanzees in the wild, spot tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park and at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park bed down at the luxurious Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, your base for gorilla tracking adventures.
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Day 1: Arrive Entebbe
On arrival, transfer to your stylish new boutique hotel nestled in the leafy suburbs.
Hotel: Hotel No 5
Day 2: Entebbe – Kibale National Park
Much of today is spent on the road to Kibale National Park in the far west of the country (approx 6 hours). Set against the backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the mystical Rwenzori Mountains, Kibale has one of the highest diversities and concentration of primates of any park in Africa. It is home to a large number of endangered chimpanzees, as well as the red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey. Arrive at elegant Kyaninga Lodge, where the great Rift Valley meets the might Congo basin. Set against the stunning backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the Rwenzori Mountains, there are just nine spacious cottages on stilts made from hand-carved logs. A terrace leads down to a swimming pool overlooking the lake.
Hotel: Kyaninga Lodge, 2 nights
Day 3: Kibale National Park
Kibale is one of Africa’s premier destinations for chimpanzee tracking. Today you head out with your tracker in search of these engaging creatures. The forest is also home to over 300 species of birds, with six endemic to the park, and other mammals including leopard, rare forest elephants, buffalo, giant forest hog and half a dozen species of antelope.
Day 4: Kibale National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Drive south (4 hours) to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The game density here is high and it supports some of the largest herds of elephant in Uganda. There is prolific plains game and a good number of predators.
Hotel: Ishasha Wilderness Camp, 2 nights
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park
At Ishasha, game drives through the park by day and night are included. Resident wildlife includes Spotted hyena, leopard, hippo, elephant, buffalo, waterbuck and a population of tree climbing lions.
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
This morning continue south to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Arrive at your luxurious Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, with eight private comfortable, canvas tents situated uniquely inside the national park, meaning you are only minutes away from the start of your gorilla tracking adventure.
Hotel: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, 3 nights
Days 7 & 8: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi is home to many primates including colobus monkeys and chimpanzees, but is most notable for its population of the critically endangered mountain gorilla. Spend the next two days trekking through the forest to locate one of the habituated gorilla families. The walk is demanding, up and down steep forested slopes and through thick jungle vegetation, however sighting the gorillas in the undergrowth is an inspiring moment! Spend time observing the family as they interact with each other, play and forage.
Day 9: Bwindi – Depart Entebbe
Transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Entebbe and onward connections..
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|Departs Daily from Entebbe|
|Low Season||From $12,565.00||Price on Application|
|High Season||From $14,920.00||Price on Application|
|Meals:||8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches. 7 Dinners|
|Transport:||Airport Transfers & Air-Conditioned Vehicle|
|Flights:||Charter Flight: Bwindi National Park - Entebbe|
|Accommodation:||8 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||Local English Speaking Driver / Guide|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.