Best of Uganda, Gorillas, Chimps & Game

8 Day Fly-In Safari

Safari Description:

Tracking endangered Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, searching for chimps in Kyambura Gorge, multiple game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park with its amazing selection of wildlife – including tree climbing lions, and an optional visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary on the beautiful Lake Victoria are just some of the very best reasons to visit Uganda. With excellent accommodation and professional guides this fully hosted safari through the Pearl of Africa is really something special – please note it is a scheduled safari with set departure dates and a small group departure.

Safari Highlights:

Mountain gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest; Tracking chimps in Kyambura Gorge – both recognised as top destinations to see primates Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives and tree–climbing lions; visit Chimp sanctuary; boat cruise on Kazinga Channel.

Main Attractions:

Uganda: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Gorilla Trekking, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Map & Short Itinerary:


Day 1 Hotel No.5 Entebbe
Day 2–4 Buhoma Lodge Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Day 5&6 Ishasha Wilderness Lodge Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 7 Mweya Safari Lodge Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 8 Entebbe – end

Map & Itinerary
Length 8 days
Safari Type Fly-In Safari
Price From US$ 4225
Countries Uganda
Accommodation Accommodation
Group Size Minimum 2 people
Single Supplement Yes
Please Note Subject to availability of accommodation
Departures On Request

Comfort Level:

Accommodation Comfort4 Star

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 Hotel No.5, Entebbe

Upon arrival at Entebbe you will be met and transferred to your hotel, the remainder of the day is free.

Day 2–4 Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest GORILLA TREKKING

This morning, enjoy a wonderful scenic light aircraft charter flight to Kihihi airstrip followed by a drive through local villages and along mountain roads arriving at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a World Heritage site. Bwindi is one of the richest eco–systems in East Africa and home to over 120 mammals, 345 bird species along with 200 species of butterflies and 160 tree species. The park contains an estimated one half of the world’s population of the endangered Mountain Gorilla, making it one of the most valuable conservation sites. Set within the National Park, and just metres away from the headquarters of the gorilla tracking lies Buhoma Lodge offering cozy accommodation in wooden chalets with uninterrupted views of the pristine rain forest.
Day 3: An early start this morning as one of the most captivating wildlife experiences imaginable awaits. Coming face to face with an endangered mountain gorilla is truly humbling and something words cannot aptly describe – the thrill of the hour spent observing these intelligent, gentle giants is well worth the hike to get there! Observe playful youngsters, or perhaps a silver–back will gaze at you, seemingly looking deep into your soul – it’s a humbling experience and one you’ll never forget
Day 4: Today, those with additional pre–purchased permits will head out a second gorilla tracking experience. Other clients have the day free to explore the Bwindi area and optional activities include forest walks to spot other wildlife and some of the bird species, a visit to a local school/orphanage/hospital or Batwa pygmy village, and some local curio shopping

Day 5&6 Ishasha Wilderness Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Our journey continues to the Ishasha Community Uplift project. Immerse yourself in Agartha’s ‘Taste of Uganda’ tour – an informative and interactive experience where you can experience a little of how a rural Ugandan lady lives – watch how local crops are transformed into staple food such as millet porridge and kalo bread. Located in the western arm of the Great Rift Valley – Queen Elizabeth National Park grasslands is home to a wide variety of wildlife including famous tree–climbing lions, elephants, leopard, hippos, buffalo, Uganda kob, baboon, and many species of birds. The southern Ishasha area includes the massive Maramagambo, one of the largest surviving natural forests in Uganda. Our days are spent on game drives looking out for the huge herds of buffalo, elephant and Uganda kob. finishing off with scenic bush sun–downers including drinks and snacks.

Day 7 Mweya Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park

We head to the ‘Mweya’ sector of the national park to enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a 32–kilometre long natural channel linking Lake Edward and Lake George. Kazinga’s shores are dotted with herds of lazy buffalo, pods of hippos wallowing without a care, and countless bird species

Day 8 Entebbe

Today is an early with the highlight being your chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge. The forest is alive with noise and the chimps may move quickly through the forest canopy jumping from one tree to another, however, if you are lucky, they may be resting on the forest floor or eating quietly. It’s an exhilarating and rewarding walk, in beautiful Ugandan scenery. Later fly back to Entebbe and connect with evening flight

How we rate our safaris

Namibia, Botswana and some other African destinations do not have a set star system that is familiar worldwide to many countries, however, as this is widely used, we have tried to replicate this format to give you an idea of the level of comfort during your safari. For example, a mobile camping tour in Namibia is given 1* and luxury accommodation increasing to 5*. Depending on your tour, there may be a bit of a mix of levels of comfort so please check if you are not sure.

1* or 1–2* Rated Safaris – Camping tours:

These are generally scheduled/small group or self–drive safaris (though a private–guided safari can also fall into this category if you wish to camp); the scheduled trips generally involve client participation where you may be expected to put up/take down your tent and assist with camp chores, dome tents and a ground mattress is supplied. For self–drive options this will often mean roof tents on the vehicle and all camping equipment. There may be the occasional night in simple accommodation but majority of nights are spent camping and most camp sites will have shared ablution facilities. If there is a good mix of both camping and accommodation, this may be rated at 1&2*. These are the most basic level of safaris offered and scheduled safari group sizes vary according to the trip and company – 1* tours are the most affordable option and geared for adventurous travellers who do not mind a bit of discomfort.

Accommodated Safaris

Standard/Mid–range safaris 2–3.5*

Standard accommodation style trips generally have no camping included (though on occasion with a specific activity such as a Delta or Serengeti excursion, or perhaps hiking, a couple of nights may be included). As a general rule this is not the case. With most small group/scheduled tours accommodation is generally 2/3* level – clean and affordable but generally without too many frills; rooms will have en–suite facilities, most will offer air con/fans in the rooms, swimming pools etc (not guaranteed), restaurant/bar facilities, though location can be a little further away from main place of interest this option offers excellent value for money for those seeking a bed each night! We try to indicate on each trip the level of comfort for the particular tour

Superior/Luxury Safaris 3.5–5*

A superior style of accommodation. Most lodges at this level will have air–conditioning or fans in the room though some accommodation establishments are technically “camps” as they may be partially build of canvas – these “camps” are permanent fixtures, generally built on a platform, and will have full and comfortable facilities – the occasional trip may have a more basic night or two involved depending on location to ensure clients can fully appreciate the region they are experiencing. Service is generally very good and most places (outside of towns/cities) will have just a few rooms/chalets. Tours in this bracket include very small group safaris (up to 8 clients), self–drive and private–guided options which are tailored to suit you. The luxury options offer a high standard of accommodation, facilities and service in the region with attention to detail – some “camps” /lodges will have private guides and vehicles, but all accommodation is the best available with personalized service and a quality or unique experience perhaps unavailable elsewhere or in a more moderate price bracket. Tours include fly–in safaris, self–drive and private–guided options.

Please note: this is a guideline only and each destination can vary – some areas in Southern Africa do not always have 5* accommodation (there are limited hotels outside of cities that have the same * grading accommodation) but will be best in the area, have limited volume of rooms and some of the best locations and experiences for clients that is outside of the normal “tourist/travel” route. This can include exclusive conservation regions and emphasis is place on clients having a unique experience rather than offering hairdresser type of facilities that may be found is hotels in cities in other countries. Please also remember that some of these locations can be remote so wifi may not always be available, nor a huge menu range.

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