Arrive Entebbe airport where you will be met and transferred to the beautiful old colonial-style The Boma.
This is a small, family run guest house located in the suburbs of Entebbe. A converted residential house, which offers quiet, relaxed accommodation with a homely atmosphere. Each room is unique and has en-suite facilities. It has good facilities including a formal dining area, where they serve excellent food, a bar and also an outside terrace overlooking the swimming pool.
Travel to Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda’s fourth national park. At the centre of the park lies LakeMburo, which together with 14 other lakes in the area form part of an extensive wetland system. This is the best place to see the gigantic eland and also has prolific buffalo, warthog, topi, zebra, impala, eland, kilpspringer, oribi, sitatunga, Defassa waterbuck and leopard.
Various activities are available including game drives, walks or a short boat ride, depending on preferences and availability.
Mantana Tented Camp is situated high up on a hillside off the main route to the park headquarters with views stretching far and wide. Each of the 9 tents are on private decks spectacular view, its own bathroom area with hot “bush” showers, eco friendly toilet systems and a dressing area. A central area provides dining and bar facilities. Lighting is by solar power. Meals are excellent.Our lodge consists of individual cottages with their own private veranda and has an ambience all of its own.
Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Reserve, estimated to be 25,000 years old and has a rich diversity of fauna. Over 90 mammal species including 9 primate species, apart for the Mountain gorillas, giant forest hogs and 345 bird species.
Buhoma Homestead Guest Lodge is one of the original camps at Bwindi, situated on the edge of the sanctuary, the lodge has beautiful views over the forest canopy. Accommodation is in rustic thatched chalets with solar lighting, en suite bathrooms and private verandah.
The highlight of the safari is next with the opportunity for two full days of gorilla tracking. The degree of difficulty of these treks is not high but an ability to walk at a moderate pace, for a couple of hours, is required. Sometimes the gorilla families may be very close to the access roads in which case a hike of a few minutes is even possible. Expect to get within a few meters of these wonderful animals!
Also enjoy a forest walk, visit to the local Bwindi orphanage or a community walk, which will allow you to see how the local Ugandans live, grow their crops, brew the local brew as well as the school, the local church in the area and more.A network of shady forest trails and a multitude of bird species make this a very special place.
After your gorilla treks, drive to the unspoilt, remote southern sector Queen Elizabeth National Park and enjoy a day of exploration.
From open savannah to rainforest, dense papyrus swamps and crater lakes and Lake Edward, this national park has one of the highest bio-diversities of any game park in the world. With the RuwenzoriMountains hovering in the distance, this is an excellent wildlife area for game viewing, including several species of antelope, elephants, Uganda kob, crocs, hippos and probably the largest herds of buffalo in Africa occur here. The remote Ishasha plains in the south west of the park is famous for the lions that climb trees.
The exclusive Ishasha Wilderness Camp with twin bedded East African meru styled tents is situated in the wooded area on the banks of the Ntungwe River, with en-suite private bathroom and dressing area providing “bucket” showers with hot water and an eco friendly toilet system.
Game drive through the Queen Elizabeth National Park to Mweya Safari Lodge . Game drives and a cruise on the lake up the fabulous Kazinga Channel and the waterfalls. On day 8 you will depart the lodge early morning for Kyambura chimp trekking.
Overnight at the very comfortable Mweya Lodge which provides some of the best accommodation and service facilities in Uganda. Amenities include a swimming pool, the Tembo bar and an elegant air-conditioned restaurant with a global cuisine.
Enjoy an early morning Kyambura chimp trekking after which you will drive to the Kibale area – this area offers great hikes including a swamp walk and a community walk to the local farm village to see the school and local people.
On day 9 you will visit Kibale Forest National Park, prime Uganda rainforest and home to a remarkable 13 primate species including the very rare Red Colobus, L’Hoest’s monkey, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bushbabies. Here you’ll have a chance to track Kibale’s remarkable chimps. A network of shady forest trails and a multitude of bird species make this a very special place.
Primate Lodge in Kibale is an exclusive eco-lodge situated in the heart of Kibale Forest National Park. The eight luxury safari tents are raised on a wooden platform and covered by a grass-thatched roof, perfectly blending with the natural environment.
Game drive out of the park and on to Entebbe.
Transfer by boat to Ngamba Island located on Lake Victoria. This chimpanzee sanctuary allows guests to watch and learn about chimpanzees from resident researchers. Depending on final physical assessment, you may opt to join one of the programs where visitors get the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a Chimpanzee Caregiver or taking a forest walk with chimpanzee juveniles.
Overnight in East African ‘Meru’ Tents with comfortable beds and eco-friendly en suite shower, toilet and basin. The tents are mounted on wooden decks with verandas overlooking the lake.
Return to Entebbe airport directly for your flight out.
We can create a customized safari itinerary to match your availability or your budget – just ask! And the safari can be done individually, with a group of friends or family and with your own Tour Leader if you’d prefer.