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Classic Uganda Safari

Inspirational safari holiday to Uganda

Take in the very best that Uganda has to offer from mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest, to tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Together with your private guide you will explore rainforests, savannas and mountains and encounter a host of wildlife. This adventure vacation is as much about the scenic journey as it is about the destinations.

Visit Lake Mburo, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kibale National Park, staying in a highly recommended lodges which are largely small and well located for your activities. Highlights include tracking gorillas and chimpanzees, game drives and boat cruises in search of big game and interactions with the wonderful Ugandan people.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Entebbe International
  • 2 nights - Ndali Lodge, Kibale, Uganda
  • 2 nights - Katara Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
  • 2 nights - Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
  • 2 nights - Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi, Uganda
  • 1 night - Mihingo Lodge, Lake Mburo, Uganda
  • Ends - Transfer to Entebbe International for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Uganda
  • Nights Icon 9 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari

Tailor-made itineraries

Every Mahlatini trip is custom created to your exact travel wishes – no readymade tours or set departures. Get in touch with our experts to start creating your bespoke itinerary.

Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
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Highlights

  • Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Tree-climbing lions and other big game in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Lush forests, snow-capped mountains, crater lakes and grasslands
  • Tree-climbing lions, hippo pods, elephant herds and rich birding
  • Utterly charming and genuinely warm Ugandan people
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Entebbe International

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Day 1 - 3

Arrive at Entebbe Airport where your private guide will meet you and drive you to your lodge on the outskirts of Kibale National Park.

  • 2 nights

Ndali Lodge
Full Board | Standard Room
Uganda

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Katara lodge swimming pool 1280
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Day 3 - 5

Today you will be driven to the Mweya Sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

  • 2 nights

Katara Lodge
Full Board | Cottage
Uganda

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Day 5 - 7

Drive today to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

  • 2 nights

Ishasha Wilderness Camp
All Inclusive | Safari Tent
Uganda

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Day 7 - 9

The journey today is to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for your gorilla tracking.

  • 2 nights

Buhoma Lodge
Full Board | Cottage room
Uganda

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Day 9

Drive to the Lake Mburo National Park today.

  • 1 night

Mihingo Lodge
Full Board | luxury tented room
Uganda

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Day 10

Today you will journey with your guide back to Entebbe Airport to catch your international flight home.

We've got you covered

Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • Meals and accommodation as per itinerary
  • All road transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • Game drives while on safari
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Private professional English speaking safari guide
  • Transportation with exclusive use of 4X4 safari vehicle as per itinerary
  • One chimpanzee tracking permit in Kibale National Park [age restriction: 15 years minimum]
  • One boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • One gorilla tracking permit in Bwindi National Park [age restriction: 15 years minimum]
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Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
  • Premium brands whilst all inclusive
Indulge your passions

ACTIVITIES

This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Primate Trekking Icon Primate Trekking
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights Icon Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Horseriding Icon Horse Riding
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Kids Club Icon Family Activities
  • Cycling Icon Cycle Tour
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walk
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Excursion
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Zebra
    Zebra
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Impala
    Impala
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Gorilla
    Gorilla
  • Flamingo
    Flamingo
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Chimpanzee
    Chimpanzee
  • Colobus Monkey
    Colobus Monkey
  • Bushbuck
    Bushbuck
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
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