Days7
A Little of Everything

Kibale - Semuliki - Queen Elizabeth

This tour focuses on Uganda’s principal wildlife attractions and presents a little of the fascinating Buganda culture. One week to cover three national parks and the capital city makes for another fast paced safari.

We begin with chimpanzee tracking and a primate tour in Kibale Forest, head to the wildlife spectacle of Queen Elizabeth, enjoy a gorilla safari tour in Bwindi and finish with a cultural tour of the Buganda capital, Kampala.

Days1
Kampala - Fort Portal

As with most tours, we begin by driving to Fort Portal, the safari headquarters of western Uganda. This five hour journey takes us to the edge of Kibale Forest and is a great place for our first night’s stop over. There is chance to recover from the drive and entertainment by local dance troupes to provide you with a warm welcome.

Time depending, we can make a tour of the Fort Portal’s surroundings to get a feel for the area and enjoy the stunning backdrop of the Rwenzori mountains.

Days2
Kibale

Day 2 is spent in Uganda’s most accessible rainforest, Kibale. With over 13 primates (and the highest concentration of primates in Africa), viewing here is fantastic. Look out for L’Hoest’s monkeys, red colobus, black-and-white colobus, red-tailed monkeys and grey-cheeked mangabeys.

Our main activity however is chimpanzee tracking, which will take us into the forest as we follow the rapidly moving chimps for most of the morning.

The afternoon is focused on the great birdlife in Kibale, hoping to spot some of its endemic species.

Days3
Bigodi - Queen Elizabeth

We spend the morning around the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary on the look out for yet more primates and birds. Then it’s a two hour drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, arriving just in time for a boat trip down the Kazinga Channel. This is an outstanding journey and a favourite for many visitors to Uganda. You will see countless hippos, buffalo and a vast array of birds, possibly including the African fish eagle and the shoebill stork. Welcome to Queen Elizabeth!.

Days4
Queen Elizabeth - Bwindi

The northern circuits of Queen Elizabeth provide a variety of savannah and grassland mammals and stunning scenery. Our morning game drives here typically encounter lions, elephants, hyena, Uganda kob and topi. This park alone boasts 95 species of mammal, including 20 carnivores.

After lunch we make the journey to Bwindi Impentrable Forest National Park and prepare for tomorrow’s adventure.

Days5
Bwindi

Gorilla trekking. A unique experience and for many, their reason for coming to Uganda. We spend an hour with the magnificent mountain gorillas in Bwindi, but the trek can take several hours depending on conditions and the gorilla’s location. Trekking can be hard work but is worth every moment.

The afternoon is spent recovering or hiking in the foothills and visiting local communities, depending on how much energy you have left.

Days6
Bwindi - Kampala

We embark on the journey back to Kampala after breakfast. It’s a long trip, but is broken with various stops, and chances to see the Royal Drums Makers, the Ugandan Equator line and Mbarara town. We finally arrive in Kampala in the early evening and enjoy a much needed rest.

Days5
Bwindi

Gorilla trekking. A unique experience and for many, their reason for coming to Uganda. We spend an hour with the magnificent mountain gorillas in Bwindi, but the trek can take several hours depending on conditions and the gorilla’s location. Trekking can be hard work but is worth every moment.

The afternoon is spent recovering or hiking in the foothills and visiting local communities, depending on how much energy you have left.

UGANDA SAFARI TOURS

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Prices

Prices start from:

  • Budget: £1420
  • Comfort: £1586
  • Luxury: £1843

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Prices based on couples sharing and exclude international flights.