This wildlife and primate safari is a highlight of Uganda’s famous and amazing destinations, taking you to a range of habitats to encounter a host of wildlife and enjoy exquisite scenery. Experience primate tracking through tropical rainforests and spend time with Uganda’s mountain gorillas and chimpanzees.
Also, view game during boat rides on some of the country’s most beautiful stretches of water. This safari also allows time to interact with local communities to learn about their culture and participate in some of their traditional activities.
At a Glance
|Price||Dates||N°· of nights||N°· of pax||Holiday type||Weather||Price includes|
|From £5,550 per person based on twin share, single supp £450||21 Oct – 5 Nov’23||14 nights in country and 1 night of air travel||12 people||Group trip||Temperature range of 17 – 25 C||Flights from the UK, all transfers (private), accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and all activities as per itinerary|
The Boma Hotel - Entebbe
Set in tropical gardens in a leafy suburb, a few minutes’ drive from Entebbe International Airport, the Boma Hotel provides the perfect surroundings for guests and is a convenient stop over when entering the country via the city’s international airport. Enjoy the large tropical hotel garden teeming with birdlife. It’s well worth taking a walk around, there are several hidden alcoves with seating areas, perfect for relaxing with a book or a drink.
Accommodation: all en-suite rooms with private verandas are tastefully decorated in an eclectic African European style to reflect the local culture. Hand carved furniture and local artwork are sourced locally to support nearby communities.
Days 2 - 3
Twiga Safari Lodge - Murchison Falls
Twiga Safari Lodge, located on the fertile banks of a major tributary of the Nile, is ideally poised to explore the wild Murchison Falls Conservation Area. You have the chance of seeing lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, baboon, and a host of other African species, along with the river bounty, flocks of shoebill storks, hippo, and the greatest concentration of crocodiles in the country. This intimate camp offers consistent, gracious service in stunning surroundings.
Accommodation: eight exclusive cottages situated on the bank of the river Nile in Mubaako Paraa opposite the Murchison falls National Park. A design which fuses camping tents with African thatched cottages elevated off the ground. All cottages have en-suite bathrooms, a campfire area and WiFi.
Days 4 - 6
Turaco Treetops - Kibale National Park
Turaco Treetops is Kibale Forest’ newest semi-luxe lodge. An excellent, eco-friendly, spacious lodge creating an uncomplicated, and warm-hearted atmosphere and offering guests a unique experience in the forest with stunning views over the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains. Immerse yourself in nature in the lodges’ 5.2 hectares of rain forest, neighbouring the lush Kibale National Park, famous for its chimpanzees. Explore the forest and see chimpanzees up close.
Accommodation: Turaco Treetops offers its guests a unique jungle experience, without compromising on comfort. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with flushing toilet and hot shower, extra long beds, bed linen, towels and mosquito nets and a balcony with comfortable couch.
Days 7 - 8
The Bush Lodge - crater lakes region
In western Uganda, surrounded by the Queen Elizabeth National Park and bordering the Kazinga channel, the lodge has a truly unique setting. With the tented camp on the river, high up on the bank with views of hippo pods. An excellent base for your safari activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Early morning game drives through Kasenyi Plains or the Ishasha sector. Boat tours on the Kazinga channel cruising just meters from hundreds of hippos and buffalos.
Accommodation: 12 en-suite self-contained bandas, spaciously placed between the indigenous bush. The rooms are built on a raised wooden platform and made from a combination of canvas and local materials. Huge mosquito netted windows allow a 180-degree view and ensures a close to nature experience.
Ishasha Jungle Lodge - tree climbing lions
Surrounded by riparian forest vegetation and acacias Savannah, Ishasha Jungle Lodge is a small eco-friendly lodge, entirely made with local materials and African art. Located just 2 km from the Katokye Gate of the Queen Elizabeth National Park along River Ntungwe. The lodge is in an arena of photographic views, a perfect location for your photographic safaris and game drives in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Accommodation: raised en-suite wooden deck cottages, spacious rooms, and bathroom, all finished with canvas. Mosquito netting hanging from ceilings covering each sleeping area. The eco-lodge uses clean energy and power. Solar systems give 24hr power and hot water to all cottages.
Days 10 - 12
Engagi Lodge - gorilla tracking in Bwindi
Engagi Lodge in Bwindi is a modern lodge in a breathtaking setting offering stunning views over the forest canopy. The lodge is situated in a large tract of land contiguous to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and runs from the main road to the Park Headquarters down to the Munyaga river. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa and the diversity of species is a feature of the park.
Accommodation: en-suite cottages, spaced out and hidden in the foliage. Each cottage has either double or twin beds, a bathroom with flushing toilets and hot and cold running water. All have private verandas where guests can enjoy their morning tea or coffee as they watch out over the forest canopy.
Days 13 - 14
Mihingo Lodge - community visit
Mihingo is a luxurious, family-owned lodge in a magical setting adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park. Perched high on a rocky kopje, whose pre-Cambrian granite boulders were formed over 500 million years ago, it has spectacular views over a vast savannah landscape. Designed to blend in with its fragile surroundings, this environmentally friendly lodge offers comfort, relaxation, an infinity pool overlooking the valley below and the experience of being at one with nature.
Accommodation: luxury, spacious, canvas tented rooms with en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water, showers, and flush loos. All rooms are designed to provide guests with privacy and tranquillity and sensitively designed to complement the local environment with great attention to detail.