Uganda | Highlights of Uganda

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Main Info

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa, bordered by Kenya, Sudan, Congo, Rwanda, and Tanzania. It is a tremendously lush country, dotted with lakes and rivers (the most famous being the Nile) and the west is fringed by the glacier-capped Rwenzoris Mountains. One of the most striking features is the lushness of the country, from the air much of the country seems to shimmer. Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompassed a portion of the south of the country including the capital Kampala. Endless lakes, rivers, waterfalls and wetlands make Uganda a lush tropical haven, and its borders seem naturally geographical: Lake Victoria dominates the South, her blue waters funneling into the Nile River which journeys the length of Uganda. Mountains form the Western borders, the Virunga volcanoes and the legendary and mysterious Rwenzori Mountains, known as the “Mountains of the Moon”. The far North stretches towards the Sahara and the East transforms into arid plains.

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What’s Included

Arrival and departure transfers 
1 nights in Hotel No 5  or similar
2 nights in Chameleon Hill Lodge or similar
1 nights in Primate Lodge Tents  or similar
2 nights in Kabalega Wilderness Lodge or similar 
2 nights in Katara Lodge or similar 
22 meals: 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners
All park entrances fees
Transport in 1 4×4 vehicle
English Speaking tour guide on tours
1 litre bottle of mineral water per person per day while on a road safari
1 Gorilla permit per person as specified in the itinerary. Gorilla viewing is subject to availability of permits, which are limited. Any gorilla permits required should be purchased when booking. There is a minimum age limit for gorilla tracking which is strictly 15 years. Gorilla permit prices are subject to change without warning

Not Included

Any optional excursions
Optional tours or visits
Tips for guides, drivers, and specialist guides
Anything that is not specified as included

Personal expenses
 All International Flights + Taxes 

Tour Details

Duration: 9 days & 8 nights

Travel Style: Guaranteed Departure

Minimum Passengers: 2
Based on double occupancy

Type of Service: Shared
Small group experience | All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

VISA Requirements: Yes
A visa is required for travelers with a valid US passport.

Physical Rating: 2 – Average
Some tours may include light hiking, stairs, and rough off-road adventures.

Service Level: Standard
Tourist class accommodations and mix of public and private transports and tours, select meals included.

Please Note

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.

DAY 1 | ARRIVAL- Entebbe

Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

| Overnight in Entebbe 

DAY 2 | Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Your guide will pick you up at 6:30 am and head to the airport for your morning flight out to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. You will land at Kisoro airstrip  and will be transferred for about 2 hrs to Chameleon Hill Lodge (or similar), your base for Gorilla tracking for the next 2 nights. This rainforest is located in south-western Uganda, at the junction of the plain and mountain forests. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park covers 32,000 ha and is known for its exceptional biodiversity, with more than 160 species of trees and over 100 species of ferns. Many types of birds and butterflies can also be found there, as well as many endangered species, including the mountain gorilla.

|Overnight in Bwindi National Park 
|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 3 | Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Breakfast at your hotel. After an energizing breakfast, you will embark on your gorilla trek. Before 8 am report to the ranger station for registration and briefing by one of the rangers; the guides will then lead you through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. The trek can take anywhere from half an hour to 7 hours – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking boots. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas – sadly enough there are only about 650 of these beautiful creatures left. You are allowed exactly one hour with the gorillas before returning to the base station.

|Overnight in Bwindi National Park 
|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 4 | Queen Elizabeth National park

Breakfast at your hotel. This morning we head to Queen Elizabeth National Park (about 4-5 hrs drive).The drive takes us past Volcanic crater lakes, with breathtaking game and some of the best bird watching in East Africa (about 500 different bird species).Late afternoon we take a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel, 32 kms long. This water system has the highest concentration of hippos in the world and we will get quite close to them. See also crocodile, buffalo and other game that drink from the channel, also marvel at the abundant ornitholife that is supported here.

|Overnight in Queen Elizabeth National Park 
|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 5 | Queen Elizabeth National Park

Morning game drives in the park as well as evening game drives.

| Overnight in Queen Elizabeth National Park 
| Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 6 | Queen Elizabeth National Park-Kibale NP

Breakfast at your hotel.  After we drive for about 2 hours to Kibale Forest Park. Primate Lodge Kibale’s principal edge is their location, tucked deep in the forest and right next door to the starting point for Chimpanzee tracking excursions. This afternoon we will go chimp tracking in Kibale Forest National Park. After our briefing, we embark on the chimp tracking which takes about 2-3 hours depending on where the chimps are. On the trek you can see other primates such as grey-cheeked mangabeys along with red tailed and blue monkeys. Your expert guide will share the secrets of the forest’ flora and fauna, ensuring that the trail is both informative and enjoyable.

|Overnight in Kibale Forest National Forest 
|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 7 | Kibale Forest National Park –Murchison Falls Park

After breakfast, we will head to Murchison Falls National Park (about 6-7 hrs drive).

|Overnight in Murchison Falls National Park
|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 | Murchison Falls National Park

Game drives in the park in the morning. After lunch, you will take a boat trip on the Nile. The evening will continue with game drives in the park.

|Overnight in Murchison Falls National Park
|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9| DEPART – Entebbe

After breakfast, head back to Entebbe for about 6 hours. You will have the opportunity to freshen up in dayrooms reserved for your convenience then you will be transferred to the Airport in time to check-in for your onward flight connections.

|  Breakfast
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Call us at (800) 983-5352 or contact us using the button below to get a quote and booking details

The rates displayed below are for the listed travel dates only. The travel dates for this tour package cannot be changed or altered. 

 Hotel No 5 

Located in Entebbe, 1.4 miles from Victoria Mall, No.5 Boutique Hotel provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. With a bar, the property also features a shared lounge, as well as a garden. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, a shuttle service, a shared kitchen and free WiFi.

All units are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a kettle, a bidet, a hairdryer and a desk. At the hotel every room is fitted with a wardrobe and a private bathroom.

Chameleon Hill Lodge

It is impossible to miss, as it comprises a row of very brightly coloured structures on top of a high ridge! To one side, are the communal buildings. These include three turret-like variations on the rondavel theme, creating the impression of a castle. The interiors are just as colourful. There is a stylish lounge with comfy sofas, a few books, a cosy fireplace, and amazing views of the lake and beyond. The lodge’s dining area contains smart separate tables flanked by upright chairs, and is adjacent to a well-stocked bar! The dining area also flows out on to a deck. Here, you can sit and relax with a drink while enjoying the superb scenery all around you! Teas and coffees are available in the dining area throughout the day, and there is free Wi-Fi throughout the communal buildings.

 Katara Lodge

Only a 20 minute drive away from the vast Queen Elizabeth National Park, Katara Lodge is a small, cosy lodge that boasts sweeping views of the surrounding savannah plains. Thanks to its excellent positioning, the lodge is a great base for those wishing to explore the National Park. With a diversity of habitats and scenery, including papyrus swamps, forest and the impressive Kyambura Gorge, guests are treated to around 600 species of bird and almost 100 species of mammal to discover. 

Primate Lodge 

Experience the world renowned Ugandan hospitality amidst unrivaled nature, scenery and serenity in the heart of Kibale rainforest National Park, Uganda’s primates’ paradise and home to over 13 different species of primates and numerous other mammals, butterflies and birds. Primate Lodge Kibale’s principal edge is our location, tucked deep in the forest and right next door to the starting point for Chimpanzee tracking excursion as well as the incredible Chimpanzee Habituation, really, two of the most genuinely breath-taking wildlife experiences on the planet.

All of our nine spacious and en-suite Luxury Cottages, each secluded deep in the forest for maximum privacy and a natural ‘living in nature’ feel, come complete with 2x Double size Bed or 1x King Size Bed, a sitting area with two comfortable arm chairs, a reading table and an adjoining large veranda with excellent views to the forest. The seven mid-level Forest Cottages are private and en-suite with spacious bathrooms, 2x Twin size Beds or 1x King Size Bed as well as a spacious veranda over-looking the rain-forest with lounge chairs. The popular double storied ‘Elephant Banda’ has an upstairs bedroom fitted with a giant King size Bed and a downstairs living room where we can also place a smaller extra bed. As a double occupancy, it is very popular with honeymooners, anniversaries and the ‘hopeless romantics’ who can also enjoy private lounging and dining at the extensive upstairs veranda that seems to go right into the forest.

 Kabalega Wilderness Lodge 

Inspired by the breath-taking splendor of the wild landscapes of Murchison Falls National Park and the history and culture of the Bunyoro region of Uganda, Kabalega Wilderness Lodge will amaze you with its allure and its unique location adjacent to one of the biggest natural reserves in Uganda. It comprises of individual Safari Cabins spread throughout 7 acres of bristling bushes on the banks of the streaming waters of the mighty River Nile.

Important Notice

Some useful info about our tours (land packages).

UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)

All tours and entrance fees are included

 All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES

 International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates


A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates

Price are based on double occupancy

Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.

All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.

Travel insurance is highly recommended.

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