Classic Uganda in 9 Days

Highlights

  • Experience Chimpanzee, Lion and Gorilla tracking in their natural habitat
  • Explore the Kibale forest watching out for native primates and birds
  • Cruise down the beautiful Kazinga Channel
  • Visit a cultural conservation project
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What you'll do

Welcome to Entebbe!

Your holiday begins as you step outside Entebbe International airport into the warm Ugandan sunshine. Your guide will be there to welcome you and will escort you as you tour Uganda, enriching your experience by sharing their knowledge and love of their country and perhaps adding a few surprises along the way.

If you arrive early, there are lots of nice things to see and do in Entebbe – we recommend you visit the beautiful botanical gardens on the shores of Lake Victoria, just rel...Read All

Kibale Forest Tour

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Kibale national park in western Uganda (approx. 5 hours).

The journey to Kibale is scenic as you pass rolling hills, forests and tea plantations. You will stop in the busy town of Fort Portal for lunch before traveling the final hour to Kibale and checking-in to your lodge on the edge of the forest.

This is a stunning region, with lush green countryside, dotted with beautiful crater lakes, all set against the backdrop of the magnif...Read All

Chimpanzee Tracking in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today you have the exciting opportunity to walk through this beautiful tropical rainforest tracking a chimpanzee family. When you find them, you may spend one hour with them observing their natural behaviour, in their natural habitat. Your guide will tell you all about the chimps, the other flora and fauna in the forest, how they track forest animals and about the avifauna Kibale is famous for.

After lunch, relax and enjoy a scenic drive through the stunning crater lakes region and on ...Read All

Lion Tracking by Boat Cruise

Today provides another outstanding wildlife experience as you move out early to spend 2-3 hours with the big cat researchers. Participate in their activities on the day which may include monitoring species, climate and habitat, learning about tracking and how tracking devices are used and learning about the animals. This is an opportunity to go off-track, with experts, and get closer to the animals. You will obviously encounter other animals and birds along the way and are free to watch them ...Read All

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Having enjoyed the northern sector of this park, it’s time to head south to Ishasha – a 2 hour drive on which you are likely to encounter more animals along the way.

Ishasha is famous for its tree-climbing lions and you can search for these on a 2-hour game drive. The sector has a rich biodiversity and is home to elephant, buffalo, many different species of antelope and a wide variety of birds. The river here marks the border with DR Congo and there are often hippo to be found rest...Read All

Gorilla Tracking

Today brings one of the highlights of your safari: tracking the mountain gorillas.

At 07:30, you’ll receive a briefing at the Park HQ and then join your group, rangers and porters for a jungle walk, as you track your gorilla family. The rangers will go at your pace and always offer a helping hand, if necessary. Once you find your gorilla family, you have the privilege of spending an hour in their company; watching as they eat, groom, play or move through the forest. Memories you will...Read All

Cultural Conservation Project

This morning you’ll travel towards Lake Mburo national park (approx. 4-5 hours) . This route passes tea, coffee, matooke and pineapple plantations, forests and rolling green hills making it a beautiful landscape to travel through. You’ll also see roadside fruit markets, bustling trading centres and all manner of things on the road from motorbikes carrying far too many passengers to lorries laden with bananas heading to Kampala.

After lunch, you’ll have the chance to visit the...Read All

Safari Walk and Game Drive

Today, you have a full day to explore the park – one of Uganda’s smallest but most interesting parks. Although it does not have elephant and lion, it has large populations of some species not found in many other Ugandan parks such as Eland, Zebra and Impala.

Start by exploring the park on foot: getting closer to the animals, make use of hides and viewing towers and see things that would not be visible from the road such as dens, carcasses and animal tracks.

Then, in the ...Read All

Transfer to Entebbe

Start your journey back to Entebbe (4-5 hours). There will be lots of opportunities to stop and stretch your legs along the way, including time at the equator where you can have a photo moment with a foot in each hemisphere! Depending on your time of arrival in Entebbe, you can enjoy some shopping or relax and have coffee and cake.

Your guide will drop you at the airport for your flight home.

You will have some cherished memories from this amazing safari and hopefully plenty of ...Read All

What's included

Included

  • All meals are included, often at your lodge
  • Transfers from the airport to your accommodation
Your local host

Lesley Harris and Byaruhanga Michael

Our team provides you with a great local experience because we are on the ground in Uganda. We live here, speak the local languages, understand the cultures of the different tribes and regions and we are passionate about tourism. Between us, we have probably tried most of the tourism activities available throughout the country.

In addition, we actively work with community members to help them create tourism experiences like farm visits, home stays and boat trips with local fishermen. These provide our guests with an authentic insight into Ugandan life and ensure tourism supports community development.

We also employ the best professional guides who enrich holidays not only with their knowledge about wildlife but also their ... Read All

Our team provides you with a great local experience because we are on the ground in Uganda. We live here, speak the local languages, understand the cultures of the different tribes and regions and we are passionate about tourism. Between us, we have probably tried most of the tourism activities available throughout the country.

In addition, we actively work with community members to help them create tourism experiences like farm visits, home stays and boat trips with local fishermen. These provide our guests with an authentic insight into Ugandan life and ensure tourism supports community development.

We also employ the best professional guides who enrich holidays not only with their knowledge about wildlife but also their insights into culture, politics and history. They love their country and want to share it with you. And don’t forget, Uganda is famous for its friendly, welcoming people!

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FAQs

What meals are included, and can you cater to dietary requirements?

This itinerary has a full-board meal plan meaning breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided every day, often at your lodge. There will be opportunities to have both local and international cuisine and both vegetarians and vegans can be catered for with advance notice. All meals come with a soft drink or drinking water and additional drinks, including alcohol, can be bought from the lodges and restaurants.  You will be given a reusable water bottle which can be topped-up from a big bottle inside the vehicle throughout your holiday. Tea, coffee and some small snacks will also be available in the vehicle during certain activities like game drives.

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