Handpicked Uganda

Trek to view the endangered mountain gorilla and chimpanzee in their natural habitat, an experience unsurpassed in the natural world.

This extraordinary safari includes a thrilling visit with the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, chimpanzee tracking in Chamburu Gorge and game drives and a boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park with its vast array of wildlife, including the famous tree climbing lions. Uganda boasts some of the best bird watching in Africa including the rare shoebill stork and the grey crowned crane.

Why we love it:

  • Trekking to see the endangered mountain gorillas living in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with the option of a second trek.
  • Game drives in the Ishasha section of Queen Elizabeth National Park, searching for tree climbing lions.
  • Additional option to visit Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary for a guided visit and up close experience.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Entebbe

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, a half day trip to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary can be arranged at an additional cost. This can also be organised at the end of the tour.

Day 2 - Entebbe - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Bwindi. This afternoon enjoy a forest walk or a cultural visit. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, located on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, is considered the most diverse forest in Uganda. Home to over 120 mammals, 345 species of birds, 200 species of butterflies and 160 species of trees, Bwindi is one of the richest ecosystems in East Africa. The park contains almost one half of the world’s population of the endangered mountain gorilla, making it an extremely valuable conservation site. (B)(L)(D)

Day 3 - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast, meet your guide and begin your gorilla tracking experience. The journey, through dense foliage and up steep climbs, is rewarded with the once in a lifetime experience of viewing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. You will have an opportunity to be within metres of these magnificent animals, sharing in their lives and experiencing their day to day activities. Following the trek, return to your accommodation and if time allows enjoy a guided afternoon forest or community walk. (B)(L)(D)

Day 4 - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Today there will be an option for a second gorilla trek or forest walk/community visit (must be pre booked and is an extra cost). (B)(L)(D)

Day 5 - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - Queen Elizabeth National Park

This morning drive to the Ishasha section of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Afternoon game drives looking for herds of buffalo, elephant, Uganda kob and the famous tree climbing lion. (B)(L)(D)

Day 6 - Queen Elizabeth National Park

Spend the day game driving in the Ishasha section of Queen Elizabeth National Park. (B)(L)(D)

Day 7 - Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel. You may encounter herds of elephant, buffalo and antelope, large groups of hippos and crocodiles basking on the shore. The cruise also provides views of Mweya Peninsula and life in a local village. (B)(L)(D)

Day 8 - Queen Elizabeth National Park - Entebbe

This morning travel early to the Chamburu Gorge to enjoy chimpanzee tracking. After the trek, depart to the airstrip for the flight back to Entebbe. (B)(L)

 

Please note: Small Group Discovery
Selected departures

Prices are based on low season travel 01/10/2018 to 31/03/2020


Travel Dates:
Specific travel dates apply

*per person share twin

8 days from

$6,989*

Includes

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • meals as per itinerary
  • transfers and flights as per itinerary
  • English speaking driver/guide, park fees, one gorilla and one chimpanzee trekking permit
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