12 days from £6225pp plus international flights.
In a 12-day holiday you can really get to see most of the main highlights in Uganda. This itinerary is one suggestion of how you might like to do this, but given that this is a tailor made holiday, we can tweak this as you like.
Since this trip covers a lot of ground, you should be aware that there are some long drives. However, the journey really is all part of the fun. Apart from a few main roads, much of Uganda's roads are graded gravel and earth. This makes journeys slower and more interesting and there is village life all along the roadsides, so you will be doing a lot of waving! Bear in mind that in the rainy season, journeys can become very difficult.
You will have a private driver/guide throughout your trip, and all your accommodation is all very good quality.
Starting in Murchison Falls in the north, you slowly make your way down through Kibale Forest, into Queen Elizabeth National Park, on to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and finally return to Entebbe.
Within this exciting itinerary you will be able to enjoy wildlife game drives, a boat cruise to the foot of Murchison Falls, chimp trekking, another boat cruise in the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth NP, and, of course, gorilla trekking - the highlight of the trip for many.
We recognise that this is an expensive trip when based on only two people travelling together (as this has been costed), but the price drops considerably if there are more people in your party.
Another day to enjoy Murchison Falls wildlife, bird life and spectacular landscapes. Your guide will help you spot and identify different species, building up your zoological knowledge. You can also visit Kaniyo Pabidi Ecotourist site which has one of the largest forests in the country home to 9 different primate species and hundreds of types of birds and butterflies. There may be an option for chimpanzee trekking today, too. Full board
Today has been left free for you to do as you wish. One option is a second gorilla trek, another opportunity to spend time among these amazing animals. This needs to be booked and paid for in advamce. Alternatively you might like to join a guide on a walk through the local village with chances to visit the school and a traditional healer. A guided walk to a waterfall in Bwindi Forest, and bird and butterfly watching are also popular pasttimes, and you are welcome to relax and take life easy at Buhoma Lodge, maybe treating yourself to a visit to the spa. Excursions are payable locally. Full board
On the final day you have breakfast at Buhoma Lodge and are then driven to Kihihi airport where you catch a flight to Entebbe, where this holiday ends. Breakfast
Guide price from (pp sharing): £6225 (ex. international flights)
Price notes: 2019 guide price pp based on 2 sharing: 01 – 30 Nov 2019 from £6225. 01 – 31 Dec 2019 from £7380. 2020 guide price pp based on 2 sharing: 01 Jan - 31 Mar & 01 - 31 Dec 2020 from £7445. 01 Apr - 31 May & 01 - 30 Nov 2020 from £6315. This is a private tour, and rates are reduced for 4 or 6 people travelling together.
11 nights twin share accommodation in good quality hotels, lodges and camps; transfers as specified; services of a driver/guide; private vehicle; flight Kihihi to Entebbe; meals as specified; bottled water on safari; 1 gorilla trekking permit; 1 Kibale chimpanzee trekking permit; park entry fees; game drives in QENP, Murchison Falls and Mburo; boat cruise om Kazinga Channel QENP, delta cruise, and Murchison foot of the falls cruise
International flights and taxes; visa; travel insurance; drinks; tips; optional excursions such as guided walk in Bwindi forest, Bwindi community visit, Batwa community visit, Ishasha community project fee, Bigodi swamp walk in Kibale, Ziwa rhino sanctuary; Christmas/New Year/Easter supplements; personal expenses
You need to fly into and out of Entebbe for this trip (unless you're adding on other services). Return flights from the UK will start at around £850 per person. We usually book these for you.
Departure dates: This private tailor made trip through Uganda can be taken at any time to suit you subject to availability.
A small tented lodge just downstream from Murchison Falls offering boat trips, game drives and chimp trekking.
A comfy lodge in Buhoma, perfect as a base to trek to see the mountain gorillas of Bwindi Forest.
Exclusive tented camp in an remote, unspoilt area of southern Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Good lodge in Kibale Forest, perfect for chimp tracking and forest trails.
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Time: GMT +3 hours
Flight time: Direct from UK flights 3 times a week or daily via Nairobi.
Language: English is the official language, with Luganda and Swahili also widely spoken.
Visas: Visas are required for UK citizens which can be purchased on arrival at the airport. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months.
Health: No compulsory vaccinations but several are recommended and you should take malaria prophylactics.