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Activities
  • Gorilla trek
  • Chimpanzee trek
  • Wildlife Safari
  • Day Walking
Accommodation
  • 4 nights safari lodge
  • 1 night permanent safari camp
  • 1 night hotel
Meals
  • 5 Dinners
  • 6 Lunches
  • 6 Breakfasts

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Trip Code: PWU

Trip highlights


  • Experience the colourful culture, along with beautiful forests and lakes, of the region
  • Search for tree-climbing lions and other wildlife in the Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Track Mountain Gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Undertake a jungle trek to encounter chimpanzees in their natural habitat
  • Travel by boat cruise in the Kazinga Channel

Perfectly crafted for animal lovers with hikes into the natural habitats of the Mountain Gorilla and chimpanzees of Uganda, as well as a wide variety of other wildlife species, the highlights in this superb itinerary are numerous. Tracking the mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is an unequalled jungle trek experience culminating in the thrill of standing within metres of a family, often including the imposing male silverback. Uganda is also known for its colourful culture, lush forests, beautiful lakes and some of the best bird watching in Africa with over 1000 different species. We will enjoy game viewing in the scenic savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park famous for its tree-climbing lions, and cruise along the tropical Kazinga Channel teeming with vast numbers of hippos and endemic birdlife. This trip showcases the diverse ecosystems of Uganda where East meets West, and is the perfect addition to any Africa itinerary.


On arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda, you shall be welcomed by your guide and transferred to the group hotel for overnight. Accommodation: Boma Guest House or similar

Meals:  Nil

After breakfast, you will drive to Kibale National Park. Along the way you will pass many tea plantations and have an opportunity to visit a tea plantation. We will also stop in Fort Portal and visit the Toro Palace. In the afternoon you will arrive at your accommodation. Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp or similar Approx. distance 340 km Approx. driving time 6 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

After an early morning breakfast, you will undertake a chimp trek. Note: the chimp permits are subject to availability - there are two slots in either the early morning (when they are often up in the trees feeding and more active) or at mid morning (when they often come down to take a nap as it is cooler on the forest floor and therefore closer and more relaxed). Both of these viewing slots are rewarding and interesting. Kibale’s 795 sq km National Park contains one of the most beautiful and varying tracts of tropical forest in the whole of Uganda. This is home to 13 species of primate including chimpanzees. The park’s highest point is at 1590m above sea level. After lunch we will proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park, and enjoy a game drive on the way to our lodge. Named after Her Majesty's Queen Elizabeth of England, it is Uganda's most popular and scenic game reserve. It stretches from the crater-dotted foothills of the Rwenzori range in the north, along the shores of Lake Edward to the remote Ishasha River in the south, incorporating a wide variety of habitats that range from open savannah, wetlands, crater lakes and rainforest. Accommodation: Kasenyi Safari Camp or similar Approx. distance 130 km Approx. driving time 4-5 hours (including game drive speed)

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we will have an early morning game drive. Queen Elizabeth National Park includes parts of Lakes Edward and George which are linked by the Kazinga channel. The park boasts the world’s highest bio-diversity rating with over 600 bird and 100 mammal species including lions, hippos, buffaloes, leopard, Spotted Hyena, elephants and the elusive Giant Forest Hog. The primates include Chimps, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Blue, Black faced Red Colobus, and Red tailed monkeys and Olive Baboons. Lunch at the lodge will be followed by an afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise. Accommodation: Kasenyi Safari Camp or similar Approx. distance 40 km Approx. driving time 3 hours game drive

Meals:  B,L,D

After breakfast, you will be driven to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, passing through the Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, famous for its tree climbing lions. Bwindi National Park is the habitat of half of the world’s Mountain Gorilla population and also home to chimpanzee, monkeys, elephants, small antelope and birdlife. Accommodation: Haven Lodge Buhoma or similar Approx. distance 150 km Approx. driving time 5 hours (including game drive speed)

Meals:  B,L,D

After an early breakfast, you will be taken to the Park Headquarters for a short briefing after which you will enter the forest and start your Gorilla trek (please note that a drive may be required to your trekking starting point). The trek can be anything from 2 hours to 6 hours or longer depending on the location of the Gorillas on the day. The terrain is rough, often over steep slopes covered with matted vegetation. You will be led by an experienced ranger who will tell you interesting facts about the flora and fauna and the lifestyle of the Gorillas. Be prepared for rain, mud and giant stinging nettles – long trousers, gloves and a waterproof jacket will help. The mountain gorillas have inspired travellers from all over the world to experience one of nature’s greatest interactions. Anyone who has witnessed the Mountain Gorillas of East Africa will strongly agree that it is a once in a lifetime experience that will never be forgotten. Afterwards we will drive to Lake Bunyonyi for overnight. Accommodation: Birds Nest Lodge or similar Approx. distance 60 km Approx. driving time 1.5 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

After breakfast, you will drive to Entebbe. Time permitting you can stop for souvenir shopping and a photo opportunity at the Equator. After lunch, transfer to Entebbe Airport, where the trip concludes. (Please note: earliest departure time is 21:00hrs). Approx. distance 550 km Approx. driving time 8-9 hours

Meals:  B,L


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Elevation

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Inclusions

  • 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners
  • airport transfers (day 1 and 7 only)
  • 4 nights in 3 star safari lodge on a twinshare basis
  • 1 night in 3 star permanent safari camp on a twinshare basis
  • 1 night in 3 star hotel on a twinshare basis
  • English speaking local driver-guide
  • private transport in a 4wd safari vehicle with pop up roof
  • game drives and excursions as listed in itinerary
  • national park and conservation fees (including gorilla and chimp permits) valued at US$750
  • mineral water while on tour
  • *payment is required for the Gorilla and Chimp permits at time of booking and is not refundable

  • international airfares and airport taxes
  • tips
  • items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • bottled water, aerated and alcoholic drinks
  • meals not specified in the itinerary
  • visa
  • travel insurance (compulsory)
  • optional activities

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Notes

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Gorilla and Chimp Permit Fee increases effective 1st July 2020 (US$150pp) which must be paid at time of booking

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Total Priceper person from

$3190USD

Your trip price includes:

  • Park Fees valued at USD$750
Options & Supplements*
  • Single SupplementUSD$450
  • Operates Daily: Year roundUSD$600
*Prices listed are per person

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