Uganda in 9 Days

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Entebbe
Kibale National Park
Mburo Lake
Queen Elizabeth National Park
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Accommodation
All transfers.
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Delve into the abundant wildlife of Uganda on a journey through it's most emblematic national parks. Start your adventure in Entebbe and head into the evergreen rainforests of Kibale National Park to track Chimpanzees and admire the untouched natural beauty of the region. Continue to enjoy exceptional game-viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo

9 days trip including flights*

7 days and 6 nights in destination

1

LON - EBB

2

LON - EBB

Entebbe

3

Kibale National Park

4

Kibale National Park

5

Queen Elizabeth N. Park

6

Queen Elizabeth N. Park

7

Lake Mburo National Park

8

EBB - LON

9

EBB - LON

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board

Arrive at your departure airport ready to check-in for a flight * to Entebbe. Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Entebbe

Arrive in Entebbe, location on the shores of Lake Victoria in the centre of Uganda. Transfer to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure, relaxing after your journey or exploring the sights of Entebbe. There's a lot to see here, from the abundant Botanical Gardens to the Wildlife Education Centre and the scenic shoreline of Lake Victoria itself. Overnight stay in Entebbe. 

3rd Day: Entebbe - Kibale National Park

After a safari briefing, set off early to Kibale Forest National Park, enjoying the changing landscapes as you leave the city behind. Stop for breakfast along the way and upon arrival, check-in at the lodge. Kibale is a huge protected rainforest, known for being the home of a large number of primates such as chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys and grey-cheeked mangabey. In the late afternoon, enjoy a sightseeing tour around the scenic crater lakes near Ndali. Overnight stay in Kibale.

4th Day: Kibale National Park

Breakfast at the lodge. In the morning register at the Park Offices and begin an exciting Chimpanzee Tracking Excursion. Go in search of man's most genetically similar animal, and begin with a trek through the rainforest until you make the first sightings of the Chimpanzees. Watch as the group go about their daily activities such as feeding, climbing, raising their young and noisily interacting with each other while enjoying informative insights from your expert guide. Return to the lodge and in the afternoon head out on a guided walk through Bigodi Swamp, home to a wide array of amazing bird species. Soak up the natural beauty of the environment before returning to the lodge. Overnight stay in Kibale.

Included
Chimpanzee Tracking Excursion
5th Day: Kibale National Park - Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, set off for Queen Elizabeth National Park, home to some of the highest biodiversity of any game park on the planet! Thousands of kilometres of open savannah and rainforest encompass a wide array of mammal and bird species, making it an exciting destination for all nature lovers. Enjoy the landscapes as you make your journey to the lodge, arriving in the afternoon. Overnight stay in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

6th Day: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Set off early for a sunrise game drive in Uganda's most popular national park for the best chance of spotting the abundant wildlife of the region including lions, buffalo, elephants and nocturnal animals such as hyenas and leopards, with the beautiful soundtrack of morning bird song to accompany you. Return to the lodge for a late breakfast and relax at your leisure. Later, set off for an afternoon Launch Cruise on the Kanziga Channel, famous for its hippos, Nile crocodiles and buffalo. Overnight stay in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

7th Day: Queen Elizabeth - Lake Mburo

Breakfast at the lodge. Leave towards Lake Mburo National Park, situated on the border of Tanzania and how to various species of savannah animals including lions, hyenas, zebras and giraffes, as well as water-loving animals such as hippos and crocodiles who can be found by the lake. Enjoy fantastic game-viewing as you make your way towards the lodge. Arrive and relax for a while before enjoying an afternoon game drive. Overnight stay in Lake Mburo.

8th Day: Lake Mburo - Entebbe - Night on board

Breakfast at the lodge. This morning, head back to Entebbe, stopping at the Equator, where you can stand in both hemispheres at once. Arrive in Entebbe and transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board.

9th Day: UK/Ireland

Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.

Accommodation: 6 Nights

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Included activities

If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Included

Included activity for day 4

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

Chimpanzee Tracking Excursion

Go in search of man's most genetically similar animal. Trek through the rainforest until you make the first sightings of the Chimpanzees. Watch as the group go about their daily activities and gain insights from an expert guide.

What's included: Full time ranger guide.

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Entebbe - UK/Ireland.
  • 6 nights accommodation in Charm category lodges and hotels.
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  • 6 breakfasts.
  • Transfers in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle.
  • Game drives and park entry fees as indicated in the itinerary with English speaking guide.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Boat Trip in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Water whilst on safari.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

Please note: The minimum age requirement for the Gorilla Tracking Excursion is 15 years of age. For the Chimpanzee Tracking Excursion, the minimum age requirement is 12 years of age. Unfortunately, children under these ages are not permitted to participate in these excursions.

  • Entry requirements
    Passport with a minimum of six months validity.
  • Visa
    A visa is required to enter the country. This must be requested online before travel via the following link: https://visas.immigration.go.ug/
  • Currency
    Ugandan Shilling
  • Language
    English and Swahili
  • Electricity
    240 V. Adapter required
  • Health
    Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.
  • Time zone
    UTC + 03:00.
  • Tourist Office website
    http://www.visituganda.com/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

 

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