Simply Uganda Gorillas and Game
Tree-climbing lions are an attraction at Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth National Park  
Young Mountain gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park  
Buhoma Lodge is well located overlooking the rainforest  
Colobus monkeys can be seen at Bwindi  
Elephants are found in Queen Elizabeth National Park  
10 day tour
Including flights and transfers
Prices from
£4850 - £5485

Tour Highlights

  • Mountain gorillas at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Amazing game viewing at Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Birdlife galore!
  • Unsurpassed scenery
I'm enquiring about: Simply Uganda Gorillas and Game
I'm enquiring about: Simply Uganda Gorillas and Game

Simply Uganda Gorillas and Game

Uganda

This private, fully guided individual tour takes in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to track the endangered Mountain gorillas, staying at the lovely Buhoma Lodge.  Then travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a stay at Ishasha Wilderness Camp and then one night in Mweya, the northern sector of this national park. You will be able to enjoy excellent wildlife viewing from here as well as optional activities such as Chimp Trekking in Kyamburu, Bwindi Forest walk and the Batwa walk. This tailor made tour can easily be modified, or combined with a beach extension to Zanzibar.


Day 1
Departure:
Depart from London Heathrow to Entebbe on an overnight flight via Nairobi
Day 2
Arrival: Entebbe
On arrival in Entebbe airport, purchase your visas and meet your professional driver-guide. You will be transferred to Boma Hotel where you stay overnight with breakfast included. Ask us for details about possible optional excursions for the afternoon, depending on your interests.
Accommodation: Boma Hotel
       
Day 3
Day 3
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
You will be transferred to the airport for the two hour light aircraft flight to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. (This saves a 10 hour drive). On arrival at the airstrip you will be met and transferred by 4WD vehicle to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Stay for 3 nights at Buhoma Lodge in a spacious en suite cottage with all meals included.
Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge
           
Day 4
Day 4
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
The lodge is a mere five minute walk to the gorilla trekking centre. After breakfast you will be escorted to the National Parks headquarters to meet your guides for your gorilla trekking experience. An early morning trek into the forest on the slopes of the volcanoes, led by experienced trackers will bring you amongst a family of Mountain Gorillas. These massive primates are extremely rare, only approximately 800 in the wild. Trekking may be fairly strenuous; up to six hours or longer is not uncommon – at relatively high altitude. Mountain Gorillas are wild animals, as such sightings cannot be guaranteed, however the success rate is well over 90%.
 
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located in South-western Uganda, covering parts of Rukungiri, Kisoro, and Kabale Districts. It is situated in a hilly countryside, which, together with some remnant lowland forest outside the boundary, constitutes an important water catchment area for many rivers, supplying the agricultural land of the surrounding region. This is the richest forest in Uganda, in terms of the number of plant species, as the area is one of the few large expanses of forest in East Africa where lowland and montane communities merge. The valley bottoms contain a dense ground cover of herbs, vines, and shrubs with only a few trees hence its name, the impenetrable forest. This is one of the richest faunal communities in East Africa. There exists about one half of the world’s population of the endangered mountain gorillas.
Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge
           
Day 5
Day 5
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Today you will have the opportunity of an optional second gorilla trek or choose to admire the views from this beautifully located lodge in the rain forest. The lodge has various activities to offer such as a forest walk or a community walk.
Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge
           
Day 6
Day 6
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Ishasha
Today is your optional second gorilla trek, or alternatively you could go on a birding walk through the forest, visit the local Batwa Pygmy community.
 
This afternoon you will be transferred to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park which will take about 2-3 hours for an overnight stay at Ishasha Wilderness Camp with all your meals, park fees and game drives included.
Accommodation: Ishasha Wilderness Camp
         
Day 7
Day 7
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Today you will spend the morning and afternoon out on game drives in search of the famous tree climbing lions found in this part of the park. Stopping for lunch back at the lodge.
Accommodation: Ishasha Wilderness Camp
         
Day 8
Day 8
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Mweya
Today you continue about 3 - 4 hours north into the Mweya sector of the national park for 2 nights at Mweya Lodge. A full day of game viewing in search of the more elusive animals you may have missed the day before. You will also be taken on a launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel, well known for its wildlife and aquatic bird life.
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge
       
Day 9
Departure: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Entebbe and onward flight
This morning you will be transferred by road to Kasese airstrip for the mid-morning light aircraft to Entebbe international Airport. Check in for the mid afternoon flight back to London Heathrow via Nairobi.
Day 10
Arrival
Arrive back in London.

Pricing Information & Dates

10 day tour, from £4850 - £5485 per person
Price Includes:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Guide
Itinerary Dates From Price
01 Mar 2017
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31 Mar 2017
£5485
01 Apr 2017
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31 May 2017
£4850
01 Jun 2017
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31 Oct 2017
£5485
01 Nov 2017
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30 Nov 2017
£4850
01 Dec 2017
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31 Dec 2017
£5485
Price Includes
* International flights from London Heathrow via Nairobi
* airport taxes
* internal flights
* all 4WD transportation
* three nights at Buhoma Lodge with all meals,
* two nights at Ishasha Wilderness Camp with all meals
* all private guiding services
* park fees
* game drives
* one Gorilla permit per person.

Single room supplement: £490
Price Excludes
* items of a personal nature
* visa (US$50)
* drinks, any additional activities, travel insurance

A luggage restriction of 15kgs per person applies on internal flights; soft bags only

Tour Route Map

  1.   Bwindi
  2.   Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation on this Tour

Boma Hotel
Boma Hotel
Kampala, Entebbe & Jinja, Uganda
Boma Hotel Boma Hotel is our accommodation of choice in Entebbe. It is very conveniently located just a 5 minutes drive from Entebbe International Airport, so makes for the perfect pre or post safari......
       
Buhoma Lodge
Buhoma Lodge
Bwindi, Uganda
Buhoma Lodge Buhoma Lodge is one of the original lodges in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, situated diagonally opposite the park entrance, about five minute’s walk to the gorilla......
           
Ishasha Wilderness Camp
Ishasha Wilderness Camp
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Ishasha Wilderness Camp Ishasha Wilderness Camp is a tented safari camp in the remote, unspoilt Ishasha region of Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park. On a beautiful spot by the river, it is......
         
Mweya Safari Lodge
Mweya Safari Lodge
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Mweya Safari Lodge Mweya Safari Lodge is set on a peninsula with spectacular views of both the Kazinga Channel and the Rwenzori or 'Mountains of the Moon', this large, newly renovated lodge......
       

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Reviews

 

 

'All the lodges were very good, with great food, rooms were nice and the staff. Excellent choice of accommodation.  The gorilla trekking was great, the round trip lasted about 7 hours.  

David was a fabulous guide and fun to be with, he was very knowledgeable and answered every other question he was asked. Gorilla trek was the highlight, the boat trip was great too'.

 

Atherton
October 4, 2016
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