12 days from £5975pp 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 via Lake Mburo.
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
Guide price from (pp sharing): £5975 (ex. international flights)
Price notes: 2019 guide price pp sharing: LOW season – Apr - May & Nov - £5975. HIGH season - rest of year - £7085. 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; meals as specified; botted water on safari; 1 gorilla trekking permit; 1 Kibale chimpanzeee trekking permit; park entry fees; game drives in QENP, Murchison Falls and Mburo; boat cruise om Kazinga Channel QENP, cruise on Lake Mburo, 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.
The Boma Guest House in Entebbe offers comfortable accommodation and a 'country house' atmosphere.
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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.