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  • Experience the thrill of gorilla tracking
  • Look out for Uganda’s famous tree-climbing lions
  • Enjoy views over the Kazinga Channel
  • Plenty of wildlife-spotting opportunities

Day 1: Arrive at Entebbe International Airport

On arrival at the airport, your guide will meet you and take you to your hotel.

Day 2: Domestic flight to Kihihi Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Fly to Kihihi in the afternoon where your guide will drive you to your lodge, on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Later in the evening, enjoy a relaxed walk in the local village.

Day 3: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Drive to the Park headquarters for an early briefing. Your guides will lead you through the tropical rainforest in search of the gorillas. Spend an hour observing them.

Day 4: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Drive north to Queen Elizabeth National Park, known for its diversity. Enjoy a three-hour drive to the Ishasha sector where you will go on a game drive and search for the tree-climbing lions and other game. Continue to Mweya Peninsula where you will stay the night.

Day 5: Game drive and flight to Entebbe

Go on a dawn game drive, searching for lions, elephant, hippos and birds. Drive to the airstrip for your mid-afternoon flight to Entebbe. At Entebbe, connect for your return flight home.

Any of the activities below can be swapped for activities in this itinerary or you can extend this itinerary to add any of them. This may involve additional costs. We will be pleased to advise you about options and extensions.

 

  1. Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park
  2. Golden Monkey tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  3. Cultural experience with the Batwa tribe

Accommodation

To help us select the right accommodation for your safari (and in the absence of a complete national hotel classification system e.g. 1*–5*) we use four levels: high-end, mid-range, budget and backpackers. These terms can mean different things to different people but are helpful to an extent.

Air-conditioned rooms are not available in all hotels. Where AC is available, there is usually an extra charge.

Some locations have a limited choice of accommodation and so, to stay there, you must accept what is available. Where possible we prefer to work with responsible accommodation providers. This means hotels and lodges which are locally owned, employ local staff, support their community and protect the local environment.

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Transport

As standard, we use a spacious 7-seat, 4×4 safari Land Cruiser, with pop-up roof, fridge and phone/camera charging facilities. This is the perfect safari vehicle.

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Alternatively, we offer a slightly cheaper 7-seater, 4×4 safari van with a pop-up roof.

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For large group tours we use small buses called Coasters. These usually seat around 28 people, including 5 jump (fold-down) seats in the aisle. They do not have a boot/trunk so luggage is carried on the back seats which reduces the seating capacity. The overhead luggage shelves are small and can only accommodate small bags. Therefore, we recommend you do not over pack.

All vehicles include a driver/guide and fuel for your itinerary. Additional activities, not included in your itinerary, may incur an additional fuel charge. Our vehicles are comprehensively insured, in good mechanical condition and have seat belts fitted.

Please let us know if you have any special travel requirements. For example, if your group has disabled members we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

  • 2 domestic flights
  • 1 gorilla tracking permit each
  • Full-board, luxury, non air-conditioned accommodation
  • All entrance and other fees for the activities included in the itinerary
  • Mineral water in transit
  • All government taxes
  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as bar bills, phone calls, laundry services, gifts, crafts and personal shopping
  • Tips and gratuities (normally 5–10% and around $100 for your guide).

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