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  
9 day tour
Including flights and transfers
Prices from
£3285 - £3439
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 Forest 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 two nights in Mweya, the northern sector of this national park. You will be able to enjoy excellent wildlife viewing here. This tailor made tour can easily be modified, or, combined with a beach extension to Zanzibar.

The itinerary uses Emirates for international flights but we will be pleased to quote based on other international carriers servicing the Entebbe route. 


Day 1
Departure:
Depart from London Heathrow to Entebbe on an overnight Emirates flight via Dubai (this is a recommendation only - you might prefer to consider carriers such as Ethiopian Airlines or KLM).
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 Guest House
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 2 nights at Buhoma Lodge in a spacious en suite cottage with all meals included.
Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge
 
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
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 6
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Mweya
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, you then continue about 3 - 4 hours north into the Mweya sector of the national park for 2 nights at Mweya Lodge
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge
 
Day 7
Queen Elizabeth National Park - Mweya
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 birdlife.
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge
 
Day 8
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 Emirates flight back to London Heathrow via Dubai
Day 9
Arrival
Arrive back in London (or selected other UK airports) from Dubai.

Pricing Information & Dates

9 day tour, from £3285 - £3439 per person
Price Includes:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Guide
Price Includes
* International flights from London Heathrow or selected other airports via Dubai on Emirates (economy class seating)
* airport taxes
* internal flights
* all 4WD transportation
* two nights at Buhoma Lodge with all meals,
* three nights at Ishasha Wilderness Camp with all meals
* all private guiding services
* park fees
* game drives
* one Gorilla permit per person.

Single room supplement: £330
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

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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