Bwindi Forest National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park are Uganda's two most iconic locations, and with this itinerary you will get a chance to take in the very best of the parks. You will be accompanied by your own private driver/ guide throughout your safari and we have chosen some of our favourite adventure properties. To break up the journey to the gorillas in Bwindi, you will have a stop-over at Mihingo Lodge with a magical setting of vast savannah, adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park. You won't necessarily have the time to fully explore the park, however, you will have the time to take a dip in the infinity pool which overlooks the valley below where buffalo, eland, impala, warthogs, bush buck and zebra can be seen at the waterhole.
It's then time for your gorilla tracking experience staying at Buhoma Lodge in Bwindi National Park. During your Gorilla Tracking, experienced wildlife guides, along with trackers and porters, will accompany you through the ever-green forest. The journey, through dense foliage and up steep climbs, leads you to lifetime experience of viewing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. After finding the gorillas, you will have an opportunity to be within meters of these magnificent apes, sharing in their daily lives and experiencing their day-to-day activities. With an estimated 850 mountain gorilla population in the world, spending one hour with a gorilla family is a once in a lifetime experience.
In Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will visit two contrasting areas of the park, staying at Mweya Lodge and Ishasha Wilderness Camp. You will primarily enjoy game drives keeping a watch out for lion, elephant, cape buffalo, warthog, leopard, hyena, waterbuck, Ugandan Kob, and many more. There's the opportunity to enjoy a unique boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through high concentrations of hippos and a wide variety of animals may be seen drinking at the water's edge. In the park you will also enjoy chimpanzee trekking at Kyambura Gorge. Besides chimpanzees, Kyambura Gorge is home to numerous primates which include baboons red-tailed monkeys, black and white Colubus, and Vervet monkeys among others. In the Ishasha area of the park, there's more big game but the area is particularly famous for its tree-climbing lions.
Whatever your budget, our travel experts will work with you and give expert advice to make the very most of your available time and funds. They will guide you on the best time of year to travel, select the best value destinations and secure the little ‘add-ons’ that will make your tailor-made trip that extra bit special.
We are confident that we will offer highly competitive rates direct from our supplier network but we are always happy to compare with other quotes to ensure you secure the best value.
Catch your overnight flight from Philadelphia International Airport to Entebbe International
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met by a member of the Mahlatini team who will transfer you by road to your camp in Lake Mburo National Park.
Today you will transfer to Bwindi National Park.
Today you transfer to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Today you will transfer to the Mweya sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Today you will transfer to Entebbe International Airport where you will connect with your onward flight home.