Ecologically, Uganda is where the East African savannah meets the West African jungle.
No where else on the continent of Africa can one observe lions prowling the open plains in the morning and track wild chimpanzees through the rainforest undergrowth in the afternoon, then the next day navigate tropical channels teeming with hippo and crocodiles before setting off into the misty mountains to spend time with the highly endangered mountain gorillas.

Sprawling across both sides of the equator, a network of national parks and protected areas offer the wildlife enthusiast an opportunity to experience Uganda’s biodiversity, not only the mesmerizing tracts of thorn bush savannah one tends to associate with equatorial East Africa, but also lush expanses of tropical rain forests, shimmering lakes and rivers heaving with aquatic life.

Uganda is home to a wide range of forest primates, with the star attraction being the endangered mountain gorilla. Coming into close contact with these gentle giants, is as humbling as it is thrilling, particularly when one realizes that there are some 700 individuals left in the wild that can only be found between Bwindi National Park and the Virunga Mountains. This verdant biodiversity is further attested by a bird checklist of over 1000 species.

Yet the country offers more than just wildlife. There is the mighty Nile River, punctuated by the spectacular Murchison Falls, and the snow capped peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains which provide a tantalizing challenge to dedicated mountaineers.

The country has long been a cultural melting pot, as evidenced by the existence of over 30 different indigenous languages belonging to five distinct linguistic groups, and an equally diverse mosaic of music, art and handicrafts.


GORILLA EXPRESS – 6 DAYS

  • DAY 1 – ENTEBBE
    Arrive Entebbe. Met and transferred to your hotel for overnight.
    Boma Lodge, B.
  • DAY 2 – BWINDI
    This morning transfer to the airport for a flight to Bwindi National Park. Afternoon forest walk or cultural visit.
    Overnight Buhoma Lodge or similiar, B, L, D.
  • DAY 3 – BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST
    An early morning trek into the forest on the slopes of the volcanoes will bring you amongst a family of Mountain Gorillas. Afternoon opportunity for forest walks with the guides or time to relax.
    Overnight Buhoma Lodge or similar, B, L, D.
  • DAY 4 – BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST
    Option of a forest walk in search of smaller primates or go on another gorilla trek with pre purchased permits.
    Overnight Buhoma Lodge, B, L, D.
  • DAY 5 – ISHASA
    Drive to Ishasha stopping at the local community project en route. Afternoon game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park to spot tree climbing lion plus other species in this beautiful park.
    Overnight in a tented camp, B, L, D.
  • DAY 6 – ENTEBBE
    Fly back to Entebbe to connect on departing flights, B.

Note: Optional excursion to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Reserve on Day 6.

LAND COST FROM:

  • $2875 per person sharing / $505 single supplement
    Valid Jan – Mar, Jun – Oct, & Dec 2017
  • $2670 per person sharing / $480 single supplement
    Valid Apr, May, & Nov 2017

Rates do not include gorilla permit of approximately $600 per person (subject to change) per trek / $450 per person (Apr, May, & Nov)

DEPARTURES: Available on request
*Christmas & Easter supplement applies
*International airfare available on request


CLASSICAL UGANDA SAFARI – 10 DAYS

  • DAY 1 – ENTEBBE
    Arrive Entebbe. Met and transferred to your hotel.
    Overnight Boma or similiar, B.
  • DAY 2 – BWINDI
    Transfer to the airport for a flight to Bwindi.
    Overnight Buhoma Lodge or similiar, B, L, D.
  • DAYS 3 & 4 – BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST
    An early morning gorilla trek into the forest on the slopes of the volcanoes will bring you amongst a family of Mountain Gorillas. Afternoon opportunity for forest walks with the guides or time to relax or additional optional gorilla trek. .
    Buhoma Lodge or similiar, B, L, D.
  • DAY 5 – BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST
    Drive to Ishasha stopping at the local community project en route. Afternoon game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park to spot tree climbing lion plus other species in this beautiful park.
    Ishasha Wilderness Camp, B, L, D.
  • DAY 6 & 7 – QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
    Spend 2 days in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Activities include game drives and a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel.
    Ishasha Tented Camp, B, L, D.
  • DAYS 8 & 9 – KIBALE FOREST
    Morning chimapanzee trekking at Chamburu Gorge. Drive to Kibale Forest for further chimpanzee tracking or an optional swamp walk.
    Tented Camp, B, L, D
  • DAY 10 – ENTEBBE
    Drive back to Entebbe via Kampala craft markets.

LAND COST FROM:

  • $4865 per person sharing / $855 single supplement
    Valid Jan –Mar, Jun – Oct 2017
  • $4490 per person sharing / $855 single supplement
    Valid Apr, May, & Nov 2017

Rates do not include permits:

  • Gorilla’s – $600 per person (subject to change) per trek / $450 per person (Apr, May Nov)
  • Chimpanzee’s – $50 – $150 per person (subject to change) per trek, depending on the location

DEPARTURES: Daily
*Christmas & Easter supplement applies
*International airfare available on request