9-day trip

A Ugandan Adventure

From 11430 PP

Overview

Chimps, safari and gorillas

Discover Uganda’s wild side on this safari to Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Parks staying at a selection of handsome lodges renowned for their work supporting communities and conservation efforts.

In QENP, you’ll be staying beside the great green Kyambura Gorge, known as the valley of apes and one of the best places to encounter chimpanzees in Uganda. In the surrounding savannah plains, track lions and leopards with a researcher, and take a boat down the meandering Kazinga Channel past hippo pods, crocodiles, elephants and more.

Then hike through the Bwindi’s rainforests and Mgahinga’s bamboo blanketed volcanoes on two gorilla treks to spend life changing hours with families of gorillas, watching as they play, feed and socialise. Along the way you'll meet wonderful people at inspiring community projects such as coffee roasting co-operative, a cocktail bar and authentic cultural exchanges.

Highlights

Trip highlights

  • Two gorilla treks in Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Parks

  • Walking with a troop of chimpanzees in Kyambura Gorge

  • Lion tracking in Queen Elizabeth National Park

  • Community and cultural experiences from coffee roasting to cocktail making

Inclusions

What's included

  • Eight nights of luxury accommodation

  • Tours, two gorilla trekking permits and safari activities

  • Internal flights and private transfers

  • Price per person based on two people sharing

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    Queen Elizabeth National Park
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    Kyambura Gorge
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    Chimpanzee trekking
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    Tracking leopards in Queen Elizabeth National Park

An unforgettable trip with a positive impact

Created to maximize the benefits to people and place, while minimizing the environmental footprint.

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    Community & Culture

    Properties and experiences that uplift and empower local communities.

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    Conservation

    Supports wildlife projects, protected areas and ecosystem regeneration.

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    Footprint

    Lodges and camps chosen for their sustainability credentials and initiatives.

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Days 1 — 2

Overnight in Entebbe

You’ll be met on arrival into Entebbe and driven the short distance to a charming guesthouse for a relaxing overnight. Depending on when you land, there might be time to explore Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake, and watch the sunset from a beach bar before dinner. Tomorrow the adventure begins with an early morning light aircraft flight.

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Lake victoria at sunset

Days 2 — 5

Kyambura chimps and lion tracking

Land in Kasese on the edge of Queen Elizabeth National Park, then drive to a comfortable lodge on the edge of the verdant Kyambura Gorge, your base for the next three nights. A highlight here is meeting chimpanzees in their natural habitat, following below as they swing from the branches in the canopy high above the valley floor.

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Days 5 — 7

Meet Bwindi's gorillas

Drive south by the shores of Lake Edward, through rural settlements and tea plantations, to a village right on the edge of the aptly named Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, an ancient and incredibly important protected rainforest home to colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, colourful birds and, most famously, some 400 mountain gorillas, around half of the world's population. Learn about the park and village life during your first afternoon here in preparation for tomorrow’s trek.

Dense Bwindi forest, key area for gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda
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Days 7 — 9

Mgahinga mountains

Take a short flight over the forest to the southwesternmost corner of Uganda and a small but significant national park, Mgahinga, which forms part of a much larger conservation area bordering Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park and Virunga in the DRC. The striking landscape contains three conical volcanoes, blanketed in rainforest and a vital home for mountain gorillas.

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