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Uganda Wildlife Safari

Inspirational safari holiday to Uganda

A wildlife-focussed trip, get to grips with 2 of Uganda's most beautiful regions, Bwindi Forest and Queen Elizabeth National Park, and see their fascinating wildlife, including Uganda's famous gorillas and chimps. At Kyambura Gorge Lodge, in Queen Elizabeth National Park 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. You will also enjoy chimpanzee trekking at Kyambura Gorge. At Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge you will stay in a unique banda in the forest. The lodge is well located to allow easy access into Bwindi Forest for your gorilla tracking. There is also the opportunity for community interaction, including the local Batwa Pygmies.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Entebbe International
  • 3 nights - Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
  • 3 nights - Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge, Bwindi, Uganda
  • Ends - Transfer to Entebbe International for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Uganda
  • Nights Icon 6 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
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Highlights

  • Once-in-a-lifetime encounters with Ugandas endangered gorillas
  • Unrivalled seclusion and space in the ancient rainforest
  • Tracking chimps in the sunken forest of Kyambura Gorge
  • See hippo, buffalo and elephant on a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel
  • Authentic encounters with the Pygmy/Batwa community
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Entebbe International

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Day 1 - 4

Arrive at Entebbe Airport and connect onto a light aircraft flight to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. A guide will be at the airstrip to take you to your camp.

  • 3 nights

Kyambura Gorge Lodge
All Inclusive | Standard Banda
Uganda

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Day 4 - 7

Today your guide will drive you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, via the Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

  • 3 nights

Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge
All Inclusive | Banda
Uganda

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Day 7

After a road transfer to Kihihi Airstrip you will fly to Entebbe by light aircraft. Here you will connect with your onward flight home.

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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 or per family sharing 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 where applicable
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Light aircraft transfers as per itinerary
  • 2 x gorilla tracking permits in Bwindi National Park [age restriction: 15 years minimum]
  • 1 x boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • 1 x chimpanzee tracking permit in Kyambura Gorge [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

Our trips offer 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
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Primate Trekking Icon Primate Trekking
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • 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.

  • Lion
    Lion
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Gorilla
    Gorilla
  • Flamingo
    Flamingo
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Chimp
    Chimpanzee
  • Colobus Monkey
    Colobus Monkey
  • Bushbuck
    Bushbuck
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
Sample Itineraries

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