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Ultimate Uganda Escape Vacation

Inspirational safari holiday to Uganda

A trip for those wanting to get to fully explore Uganda. Together with your private guide you will explore rainforests, savannas and mountains and encounter a host of wildlife. There's also plenty of opportunity to engage with the local people.

Visit Jinja, Murchison Falls National Park, 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 white water rafting the river Nile, 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
  • 3 nights - Wildwaters Lodge, Jinja, Uganda
  • 2 nights - Paraa Safari Lodge, Murchison Falls, Uganda
  • 2 nights - Kyaninga Lodge, Kibale, Uganda
  • 2 nights - Mweya Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
  • 2 nights - Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
  • 3 nights - Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi, Uganda
  • Ends - Transfer to Entebbe International for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Uganda
  • Nights Icon 14 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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

  • A private driver to help you appreciate the landscapes
  • Gorilla and chimp tracking experiences
  • Tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Lush forests, snow-capped mountains, crater lakes and grasslands
  • Hippo pods, elephant herds and rich birding
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 where you will be met and driven to your lodge in Jinja.

  • 3 nights

Wildwaters Lodge
All Inclusive | Cottage
Uganda

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Paraa safari lodge breakfast on the terrace 1280
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Day 4 - 6

Today you will have an early morning start for Murchison falls, with stops at places of interest. Proceed to the Nile and cross by ferry straight to the lodge.

  • 2 nights

Paraa Safari Lodge
Full Board | Deluxe Room
Uganda

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Kyaninga lodge breakfast on the terrace 1280
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Day 6 - 8

Today you will continue your journey with your private driver towards Kibale.

  • 2 nights

Kyaninga Lodge
Full Board | Cottage
Uganda

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Mweya safari lodge swimming pool and deck 1280
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Day 8 - 10

Today you will make your way to Queen Elizabeth National Park, following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range most of the journey.

  • 2 nights

Mweya Safari Lodge
Full Board | Deluxe Room
Uganda

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Day 10 - 12

Today, you will head out to the Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

  • 2 nights

Ishasha Wilderness Camp
Full Board | Safari Tent
Uganda

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Sanctuary gorilla forest camp gorilla trekking 1280
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Day 15

Today you will be transferred back to the Kihihi airstrip for your onward flight via light aircraft to Entebbe Airport. Here you will connect with your onward 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
  • 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
  • 2 x gorilla tracking permits in Bwindi National Park [age restriction: 15 years minimum]
  • One chimpanzee tracking permit in Kibale National Park [age restriction: 15 years minimum]
  • One boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • White Water Rafting, Horseback Ride Experience, Visit to Rhino Sanctuary, Boat ride on the Nile, Batwa Cultural Experience
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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
  • Primate Trekking Icon Primate Trekking
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights Icon Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • Quad Biking Icon Quad Biking
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Horseriding Icon Horse riding
  • Watersports Icon Watersports
  • 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.

  • Uganda Cob
    Uganda Cob
  • Shoebill
    Shoebill
  • Pels Fishing Owl
    Pels Fishing Owl
  • Nubian Giraffe
    Nubian Giraffe
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • 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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