Uganda as a stand-alone wildlife holiday destination is often overlooked in favour of busier, more popular African destinations. Yet Uganda is home to over 1,000 bird species including the rare shoebill stork and offers the chance to witness wildlife spectacles such as tree climbing lions and over 15 different primate species, not to mention activities such as gorilla tracking. Take adrenaline adventures on the River Nile or simply enjoy the wonderful hospitality of the friendly Ugandan people.
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On arrival in Entebbe, you will be transferred to the shores of Lake Victoria where you will arrive in time for lunch (payable locally). Stay 1 night at the Lake Victoria
Golf Resort & Spa. In the early evening, take an optional sunset cruise over the
tranquil waters of the lake. (B)
After breakfast, drive west to Kibale National park via Fort Portal in the shadows of
the Mountains of the Moon. Check into Primate Lodge for a 2-night stay. (B, L, D)
Following breakfast and a briefing by your guide, spend the morning tracking down
a family of chimpanzees. You will spend an hour observing them going about their
business in the forest, from feeding and playing to grooming, screeching and
looking after their young. In the afternoon join a nature walk through Bigodi swamp
before returning to your lodge. (B, L, D)
After an early breakfast, proceed south alongside the majestic Rwenzori mountains
to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Arrive in time for dinner at Simba Safari Lodge (or
similar) where you will spend 2 nights. (B, L, D)
Take an optional hot air balloon flight at dawn, followed by a bush breakfast. Then head out on a morning safari to view Ugandan wildlife, from plains wildlife such as kobs to lions and buffaloes. After lunch, take a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel, a 33-km-long, pre-historic, natural waterway that joins Lake Edward and Lake George. Observe large schools of hippopotamuses, Nile crocodiles and elephants wallowing on the river banks. (B, L, D)
Head out after breakfast to the southern sector of the park in search of the tree-
climbing lions in the spectacular Ishasha sector of the park. Continue to Bwindi
National Park, arriving in time for lunch. Check into Mahogany Springs for 2 nights. I
n the evening, go on a village walk to meet the local people and engage with the
communities who protect the gorillas. (B, L, D)
Rise early to prepare for a gorilla trekking experience that will last between 3 to 8
hours, depending on where the gorilla family is resting. Once you locate the gorillas,
spend an hour face to face with the silverback and his family as they feed, play and
wrestle. Return to Mahogany Springs. (B, L, D)
Leaving the gorilla's behind, continue to Lake Mburo National Park with a wildlife
drive en route. Spend the night at the delightful Mihingo Lodge. There is the option
of a night drive after dinner, one of the few places in Uganda where you can watch
the wildlife after sunset - a fantastic opportunity to spot nocturnal species. (B, L, D)
Take an early bush walk before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Continue to
Kampala, the capital city. En route you will pass the equator, where you will make a
stop for lunch and a photo opportunity. You will be dropped off at the airport in
time to check in for your international flight. (B, L)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
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Located in the heart of Kampala and surrounded by Kampala's Seven Hills, the Serena Kampala Hotel is centrally located but feels like an oasis in the middle of the city, with its 3-hectare gardens. The hotel has 152 rooms and suites with Ugandan and international style decoration. All rooms have 24-hour room service, air conditioning, wireless internet access, in-room satellite television, a minibar, private safe, tea and coffee-making facilities and their own private balcony or terrace. The hotel amenities include a rooftop terrace, a rock-sculptured pool terrace, three restaurants, two bars and the Moorish palace of the Maisha Mind Body and Spirit...
Located in one of the most intimate, secluded and beautiful parts of the Bwindi National Park, Mahogany Springs offers privacy and serenity blended with optimal comfort in a spectacular setting. This lodge is the perfect base from which to begin your gorilla tracking or birdwatching adventures. The gorillas have been known to visit the lodge and coming face to face with one of these peaceful creatures is an indescribable experience. One of the most popular features is the huge panoramic terrace that stretches around the front of the building and provides a balance between the sounds of the river and the views of the forest. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the terrace or just relax here and enjoy the views. Every room also has its own private terrace with panoramic views of the surrounding...
Mihingo Lodge is a peaceful and exclusive retreat adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park. It features ten rooms which are built on wooden platforms with stilts, covered by a thatched roof. Suspended under the thatched roof is a spacious and comfortable tent equipped with en-suite bathrooms with stunning views, including hot and cold running water, showers, and flush toilets. Each luxury tented room is set on a private piece of the lodge's property, enabling guests to enjoy the tranquil environment in complete seclusion. Placed in varied settings, some rooms are situated in a forest, some with a lake view, and some on rocky outcrops. Activities at Mihingo Lodge include game drives. Game walks, boat trips and massage can be arranged at extra...
Located in the heart of Kibale National Park, in an ideal location for chimpanzee tracking, the Primate Lodge Kibale consists of eight Meru style tents on raised platforms and seven comfortable forest cottages with private verandas, all with en suite facilities and a small sitting area. The tents and cottages are carefully spaced to ensure privacy while affording views of the forest canopy where it's possible to glimpse white colobus monkeys and a host of birdlife. The lodge's restaurant, also located among the lush greenery, serves both local and international cuisine while the comfortable bar and lounge area are excellent places to relax after a day in the forest chimpanzee tracking. There are also opportunities for guided nature walks both by day and night, as well as a tree house hide located in the forest...
The Simba Safari Camp offers comfortable safari accommodation located right on the border of the Queen Elizabeth National Park only 2km from the equator. Located on a hill, it offers spectacular views of Lake George, the Kazinga Channel and the savanna plains stretching to the horizon. The camp offers a number of comfortable guestrooms, dormitory rooms as well as a well-established camp site. A variety of meals and drinks are served from the open-air restaurant with an adjacent bar and sitting area. The camp's location makes it an ideal base from which to explore the Kasenyi plains while wildlife such as elephants and buffaloes can often be viewed from the...
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The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is home to some of the few remaining...
The Kibale National Park forms a contiguous block with the more southerly Queen Elizabet...
Kampala is the capital city of Uganda and the largest urban centre in the country...
Lake Mburo National Park is a geographical extension of the Tanzanian plains and is home...
Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of Uganda's most popular national parks combining...