Land of the Primates
Uganda in 9 Days • 7 Nights in Destination
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. Enjoy exceptional game-viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo. The most intrepid travellers can extend their adventure into the impenetrable forest of Bwindi, home to mythical mountain gorillas.
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.
Arrive in Entebbe, meet your guide and transfer to the hotel. A charming town, Entebbe is situated on the shore of Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, relaxing or exploring the town for a chance to experience the local culture. Overnight stay in Entebbe.
Breakfast at the hotel. Set off to Kibale Forest National Park, enjoying the changing landscapes as you leave the town behind. Arrive in the afternoon and check in at your 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. Overnight stay in Kibale.
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 to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Overnight stay in 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.
Breakfast at the lodge. Drive south through the Ishasha area, famed for its tree-climbing lions, towards Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Spend the journey admiring the spectacular natural landscape. Continue to the southern sector of Bwindi, the iconic national park home to the elusive and endangered mountain gorillas. Arrive at the lodge and spend the rest of the day relaxing at your leisure. Overnight stay in Bwindi.
Early breakfast at the lodge and set off to the Park Offices to register for your exciting Gorilla Tracking Excursion. Be assigned a particular family of Gorillas and head into the magical rainforest, abundant with colourful birds, butterfly and animals species, until you finally reach the group of Gorillas. Watch in awe as these majestic animals go about their daily lives, grooming, feeding and interacting with each other. It is an unforgettable experience to see Gorillas in the wild. Trek back to base and return to the lodge. Overnight stay in Bwindi.
Breakfast at the lodge. Leave Bwindi and drive towards Lake Mburo National Park, situated on the border of Tanzania and home 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 overnight stay in Lake Mburo.
Breakfast at the lodge. This morning enjoy either a game drive or a fascinating guided forest walk (30USD) to get up close to the local wildlife. Afterwards, head back to Entebbe, stopping at the Equator, where you can stand in both hemispheres at once, and visit the Royal Drum Makers of Mpambire, masters of making hand-made drums. Arrive in Entebbe and transfer to the airport for your flight back to the US. Night on board.
9 days trip including flights*
8 days and 7 nights in destination
NYC - EBB
NYC - EBB
Kibale National Park
Queen Elizabeth N. Park
Queen Elizabeth N. Park
Lake Mburo National Park
EBB - NYC
* 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.
Accommodation: 7 Nights
*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative hotels with the same quality: Airport Guesthouse, Sunset Entebbe.
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. Visit fee included.
Sunrise Game Drive in 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, and elephants with the beautiful soundtrack of morning bird song to accompany you.
Boat trip on the Kazinga Channel
Enjoy a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Watch the local hippos cooling themselves in the water as buffalos linger in the shallows. Spot unique birdlife such as pelicans, cormorants and the African jacana.
Gorilla Tracking Excursion
Set off an exciting gorilla-tracking excursion! Accompanied by an expert guide, head into the magical Bwindi forest, until you reach your assigned family of mountain gorillas. Watch in awe as these majestic animals go about their daily lives.
What's included: Full time ranger guide.
The price includes
- Included in all our trips. more information
- Departures from main US airports.
- International flights: US - Entebbe - US.
- 7 nights accommodation in Charm category lodges and hotels.See hotels included
- 7 breakfasts.
- Transfers in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle.
- Game drives and park entry fees as indicated in the itinerary.See itinerary
- All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
- Boat Trip in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
- Water whilst on safari.
- English-speaking guide during the whole trip.
- Gorilla tracking permits .
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase
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 requirementsPassport with a minimum of six months validity.
- VisaA visa is required to enter the country. This must be requested online before travel via the following link: https://visas.immigration.go.ug/
- CurrencyUgandan Shilling
- LanguageEnglish and Swahili
- Electricity240 V. Adapter required
- HealthPlease consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.
- Time zoneUTC + 03:00.
- Tourist Office websitehttp://www.visituganda.com/
Flights are non-refundable and non-amendable. 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.
Chidren: 2 - 12 years old.
If you have reduced mobility/require the use of a wheelchair and prefer to go at your own pace, please contact our customer service team at +1 888-488-0592 or via our contact form.
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All in all a wonderful holiday.
We were very impressed with all aspects. The accommodation in all the venues was very good and we were very well looked after. The excursions were varied and interesting.