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Uganda is a welcome splash of green in a predominantly arid continent. Its dense forests give shelter to some of the last remaining mountain gorillas on Earth. People travel from far and wide to spend an hour in their presence, watching them graze, groom, sleep and play. Our safari specialists, having experienced the country beyond its prized wildlife attract...
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Overview

Trip type
Private Guided
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Full schedule

What's this trip about?

    Uganda is a welcome splash of green in a predominantly arid continent. Its dense forests give shelter to some of the last remaining mountain gorillas on Earth. People travel from far and wide to spend an hour in their presence, watching them graze, groom, sleep and play. Our safari specialists, having experienced the country beyond its prized wildlife attraction, will arrange your gorilla encounter and recommend how to spend your holiday in Uganda before or after. We can arrange a safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, giving you a chance to see the Big Five, including tree-climbing lion. On boat trips along the Ishasha River, you can look for water-dwelling birdlife, hippo pods and elephant herds lining the banks. Or, trek with a guide through Kibale Forest National Park for a chance to see its 13 species of primate, including chimpanzees, red colobus and L’Hoest’s monkeys, and grey-cheeked mangabeys.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityEntebbe
End CityJinja

Travel Themes

  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Safari

Destinations

  • Africa
  • Uganda

Attractions

  • Entebbe
  • Murchison Falls National Park

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Game drive
  • Nature
  • Rafting
  • Relaxing Retreat
  • River cruise
  • Safari
  • Wildlife viewing

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Itinerary

Day 1 : International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Entebbe.

Day 2 : Murchison Falls National Park

You will be met on arrival by your private driver/guide and will set off on your exciting journey north to the Murchison Falls National Park, through some fantastic scenery. Arriving into the park in the mid afternoon, you'll have time to settle into your room at Nile Safari Lodge and relax.

Day 3 : Murchison Falls National Park

A day to enjoy game viewing in Murchison Falls, home to elephant, hippo, buffalo, giraffe, lion and more. A great way to spend the day is to do a game drive in the morning followed by a boat safari in the afternoon.

Day 4 : Budongo Forest Reserve

Visit the top of the Murchison Falls this morning before you drive south to the Budongo Forest Reserve where you will go chimp tracking. Led by your guide, search for these lively primates before staying overnight in an eco-lodge in the heart of the forest.

Day 5 : Jinja

After breakfast, you will have the opportunity to go rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary before you continue on to Jinja. Arriving in the afternoon, settle into your luxurious room at Wildwaters Lodge, your base for the next two nights.

Day 6 : Jinja

Enjoy a boat trip on the Nile today in the original and refurbished African Queen (made famous in the film of the same name starring Humphrey Bogart). Other excursions you can enjoy whilst here (payable locally) include white water rafting, quad biking, horse riding and a village walk.

Day 7 : International return flight

Depart this morning for Entebbe Airport.

Day 8 : International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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Price per day$513
Last Updated: 2/23/2024

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