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Experience some of Uganda's best highlights and view its exceptional wildlife on this 9-day safari adventure.

Start off in the Kibale Forest, as you head into the jungle in the company of chimpanzee researchers, to observe chimpanzees in their natural habitat, before travelling to the famous Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Continue on to the mighty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and go on an exciting trek to find the African mountain gorilla. Absorb the stunning landscapes and people of Uganda as you drive through the western region of this magnificent country.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Guided 4x4 road safari
  • Follow chimpanzees in the Kibale Forest
  • Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Walk the foot of the Ruwenzori Mountains
  • Stand with one foot in each hemisphere
  • Cruise down the Kazinga Channel
  • Trek gorillas in the Bwindi Forest
  • Go bird watching on Lake Mburo

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Entebbe

On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will transfer to the Airport Guesthouse Entebbe for the night. The rest of the day is yours to relax at the hotel or explore the energetic city and visit the many shops and markets.

Days 2-3

Track chimpanzee in the Kibale Forest

Depart from Entebbe and travel through the central part of the country, passing the rural towns of Mityana, Mubende and Kwenjojo on the way. Arrive at the town of Fort Portal, situated at the base of the sweeping Ruwenzori Mountains. After lunch, continue along the rolling hillside past scenic Crater Lakes to the Kibale Forest Camp in the Kibale Forest National Park.

Early the next morning, embark with Kibale's researchers into these tropical forests to track the local chimpanzee population. See the chimps in their natural environment and marvel at how similar they are to humans.

Days 4-5

Spot hippos on the Kazinga Channel

Say goodbye to the Kibale Forest as you make your way south through rich farmland, travelling on the slopes of the Ruwenzori Mountains - one of Africa's largest mountain ranges. Cross the equator before reaching the renowned Queen Elizabeth National Park.

After enjoying lunch at the Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge, set off on a game drive in Uganda's prime game viewing region and be on the lookout for elephant and buffalo. As these are the breeding grounds of the Uganda kob, you will be sure to see them grazing in the grass.

Continue your game viewing in the park the following day as you explore the network of tracks in search of the animals you have not yet seen. In the evening, embark on a cruise of the Kazinga Channel, home to the largest concentration of hippo.

Days 6-7

Trek with the gorillas of Bwindi

Head south through the national park to the Ishasha Plains and enjoy a short game drive to spot the plains' well known tree-climbing lions. After seeing these brilliantly adapted creatures you'll exit the park and travel through the rolling hills of central Africa as you make your way to the Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge in the great Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

An early morning will see you off on a chance-of-a-lifetime experience of tracking the mountain gorillas of Uganda. A professional guide will lead you along, searching for these gentle giants, but be prepared for a long trek as they are not always easy to find. The trek will prove well worth it when you see these marvellous creatures in their natural habitat.

Day 8

Go bird Watching on Lake Mburo

Heading out this morning with a packed lunch, make your way to the Lake Mburo National Park via the town of Mbarara - the largest urban centre in western Uganda. Continue to the park and look out for the herds of Ankole cattle on the way to the entrance.

After checking in at the Mihingo Lodge, you can enjoy a relaxed boat trip on the lake to admire the abundant bird life of the region.

Day 9

Enjoy one last game walk

Start your last morning with a guided bush walk to a nearby natural salt lick, frequented by the local wildlife. After the walk you’ll head back to Entebbe International Airport where your tour will come to an end.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees for National Parks
  • Return airport transfers by Airport Guesthouse Entebbe
  • Bush/game walk and boat cruise in Lake Mburo National Park
  • 1 night accommodation on bed and breakfast basis
  • 7 nights accommodation on full board basis
  • Private 4WD vehicle with experienced naturalist Driver-Guide
  • Gorilla Permit per person for Bwindi Forest
  • Chimp Habituation Permit per person for Kibale Forest
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 02 Jan 2014 - 19 Dec 2014 $4565

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Diederik van den Hoeke

Diederik van den Hoeke

Africa Safari Expert

"The perfect trip for the Africa Fanatic longing for a 'different type of experience’. Spend a whole day with the Chimp Researchers in the Kibale Forest, track the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi's Impenetrable Forest and spice this all up with a 'touch' of wildlife in Queen Elizabeth & Lake Mburo National Park."

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