Classical Uganda Safari

10 Day Fly-In Safari

Safari Description:

This ultimate and memorable road and fly–in safari through Uganda visits many of top safari regions, renowned for primates, and includes a wonderful scenic flight to Bwindi, with three nights in the area to allow the opportunity of trekking gorillas twice, enjoying a community walk or some forest birding. There is also the chance for exciting chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest, game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park and bird–watching considered to be some of the best in Africa. This is all–round wildlife adventure and run as a scheduled safari with set departure dates and a small group size.

Safari Highlights:

Tracking mountain gorilla – an ultimate wildlife experience; exciting chimp tracking; cultural experience; scenic flight and all–round wildlife adventure and game viewing in Uganda.

Main Attractions:

Uganda: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Map & Short Itinerary:


Day 1 Hotel No.5 Entebbe
Days 2–4 Buhoma Lodge Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Days 5&6 Ishasha Wilderness Camp Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 7 Elephant Plains Lodge Queen Elizabeth National Park
Days 8&9 Primate Lodge Kibale Forest National Park
Day 10 Return to Entebbe

Map & Itinerary
Length 10 days
Safari Type Fly-In Safari
Price From US$ 5438
Countries Uganda
Accommodation Accommodation
Group Size Maximum 6 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 Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel, the remainder of the day is free to relax or explore

Day 2  Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

This morning, a wonderful scenic flight will take you from Entebbe to Kihihi airport and from here a 90minute drive through local villages and bumpy mountain roads takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a World Heritage Site and one of East Africa’s richest eco–systems with over 120 mammal and 345 bird species.  Perhaps best–known as being home to nearly half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas. Buhoma offers eco–friendly accommmodation overlooking this pristine rain forest

Day 3&4 Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest GORILLA TRACKING

Today heralds one of the most rewarding and humbling wildlife activities – gorilla tracking and coming face to face with one of the intelligent and gentle giants is something words cannot aptly describe and it certainly worth the hike to get there. An hour is spent among the group as you watch the family group feed, relax or observe the youngsters playing  or running around – like most youngsters, their energy seems boundless. Led by the male silverback, their power and size is daunting and really are gentle giants.  On day 4 there is the option for a second visit or perhaps explore the Bwindi area on forest walks,visit local communities or the Batwa pygmy village. Sightings are not guaranteed (though are 95%) and the hike can be strenuous but it is a truly rewarding and memorable day.

Day 5&6  Ishasha Wilderness Camp, South Queen Elizabeth National Park

Onward to the Ishasha Community Uplift Project and immerse yourself with an interactive tour with local Ugandans, seeing a little of how they traditionally live before making our way to Queen Elizabeth National Park. There is a wealth of wildlife from famed tree–climbing lions, to endemic Uganda kob antelope, as well as huge herds of elephants and buffalo, as well as perennial and migratory birds.  Day 6 brings a full day exploring this wonderful historic park known for its rich bio–diversity finishing off with a bush sun–downer

Day 7 Elephant Plains Lodge , North Queen Elizabeth National Park

Journeying north to the Mweya section of the park, enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along the famed Kazinga Channel – a haven for numerous birds, many of which migrate to warmer climes.  The cruise also offers a spectacular view of local fishing villages and the gorgeous Mweya Peninsula.

Day 8&9 Primate Lodge, Kibale Forest National Park  CHIMP TRACKING

A brief photo stop at the equator before continuing ot Kyambura Gorge and chimp tracking where the forest comes along at the noise and activity of chimps as they move quickly through the forest and treetops. As one of the closest relatives to humankind, watching their behaviour is both entertaining and perhaps a little unnerving! Note sightings are not guaranteed.  You’ll also enjoy chimp tracking at Kibale! During your stay,in the wildlife–rich location, watch out for other primates including red–tailed monkey, diademed monkey, olive baboons an black & white colobus. It’s also a terrific loation for birds with around 300 species and up to 150 species of butterfly

Day 10 Entebbe

Return to Entebbe, arriving back in late afternoon

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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