Your tailor-made family safari to Uganda

Teen with chimps in Kibale National Park Boat Safari Kazinga channel Chimp Kibale National Park Uganda

With chimpanzee tracking having an age restriction of minimum 15 years, this family safari in Uganda is best suited for families with older teens and young adults. The trip focuses on two of Uganda's most iconic destinations; Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kibale National Park so you can be guaranteed of seeing the very best wildlife that Uganda has to offer. Added to this we have your own private vehicle and guide throughout the duration of your safari.

The journey begins with the drive over to Western Uganda through verdant countryside, traditional homesteads and farmlands. Before chimp tracking the following day, you will have a walk to the 'top of the world', a trail that gives you incredible views of the entire region with a clear view of the Ruwenzori mountains, crater lakes and Kibale Forest. Staying at Ndali Lodge you are near to Kibale Forest for your chimpanzee tracking. The guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates, but also on all the forest's fauna and flora, ensuring that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and primates in close quarters. After lunch, go for a walk in Bigodi - an eco-tourism swamp with rare and beautiful flora and fauna.

You will then journey on towards Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will stay in two contrasting areas of the park. Firstly at Mweya Lodge, you will enjoy game drives in this wildlife-rich area and experience a boat cruise which passes through high concentrations of hippos and a wide variety of animals may be seen drinking at the water's edge. There's also the chance to see yet more chimpanzees at Kyambura Gorge, home to numerous primates which include baboons red-tailed monkeys, black and white Colubus, and Vervet monkeys among others. Also, Kyambura gorge is one of the birding spots in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Whilst staying at Ishasha Wilderness Camp in the Ishasha sector of the park, 'super stars' of the area are the tree climbing lions that can regularly be seen snoozing on a limb on one of the fig trees. The Ishasha area is still pristine and untouched. Large herds of buffalo, kobs, and elephants are common in this part of Queen Elizabeth. You might also see the leopard, waterbuck, bushbuck and topi.

To avoid the long journey home, we have included a light aircraft flight back to Entebbe Airport where you will catch your international flight home.

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Day 1

Catch your overnight flight from Philadelphia International Airport to Entebbe International

Day 2

1 night at Hotel No.5 | Entebbe & Kampala

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 hotel.

Room Type: Deluxe Room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 3 - 4

2 nights at Ndali Lodge | Kibale

Today transfer to Kibale National Park.

Room Type: cottage Meal Basis: FB Full Board

Day 5 - 7

3 nights at Mweya Safari Lodge | Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today transfer to the Mweya sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Room Type: Standard Room Meal Basis: FB Full Board

Day 8 - 9

2 nights at Ishasha Wilderness Camp | Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today transfer to the Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Room Type: Safari Tent Meal Basis: FBS Full Board and Scheduled Safari Activities

Day 10

Today you will be transferred to Kihihi Airstrip for your onward flight via light aircraft to Entebbe International Airport. Here you will connect with your onward flight home.

Tailor-made itinerary from $33,800 For Family of 4

Includes

  • International flights from Philadelphia International Airport
  • 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
  • Light aircraft transfers as per itinerary
  • Private professional English speaking safari guide
  • Transportation with exclusive use of 4X4 safari vehicle as per itinerary
  • Complimentary bottled water while on safari
  • One chimpanzee tracking permit in Kibale National Park [age restriction: 15 years minimum]
  • One boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Excludes

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

Flights

  • Outward Flight:
  • Overnight from Philadelphia International Airport to Entebbe International
  • Return Flight:
  • Overnight from Entebbe International to Philadelphia International Airport

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