Itinerary Highlights

  • Gorilla tracking in Bwindi
  • Tree-climbing Lions in Ishasha
  • Abundant game-viewing in Mweya
  • Chimp tracking in Chamburu Gorge
  • Birdlife galore
  • Bwindi Forest walk
  • Kazinga Channel boat trip

What's Included

  • Flights
  • Accommodation Throughout
  • Travel Guide
  • Transfers
9 nights from £5,495 - £5,795 per person
(Single person supplement from £625)
All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist
Rainbow Specialists
0203 131 5311
An incredible journey into Uganda - this set departure includes return domestic flights to Bwindi/Queen Elizabeth National Park allowing you maximum time in wonderful national parks, where you can enjoy your Uganda wildlife experience.
Highlights in this itinerary include searching for the awe- inspiring Mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest; Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge of Queen Elizabeth National Park; multiple game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park with its diverse wildlife, including the famed tree-climbing Lions of Ishasha and visiting the Uganda kob mating grounds in that sector of the park.
Uganda delivers some of the best birdwatching opportunities in Africa, with over 1,000 different taxa on the species list.  Star attractions include and extraordinary, monotypic Shoebill and the beautiful Ross's turacou which has been known to nest in the grounds of Buhoma Lodge.  
Enjoy comfortable and highly rated accommodation, excellent professional driver-guides and custom- made 4WD safari vehicles.
Two gorilla tracking opportunities are available with this itinerary, subject to permit availability. 
We recommend making your request at the time of booking so that Uganda gorilla permits can be secured promptly to avoid disappointment.
PLEASE NOTE: order of parks can be changed to suit availability of permits and lodges.
2023 Scheduled Dates (starting and ending in Entebbe):
9 July (Sunday)
14 July (Friday)
20 July (Thursday)
09 August (Wednesday)
18 August (Friday)
20 September (Wednesday)
21 October (Saturday)
15 November (Wednesday)
20 December (Wednesday)
2024 Scheduled Dates (starting and ending in Entebbe)
02 January 2024 (Tuesday)
11 January (Thursday)
04 February (Sunday)
18 March (Monday)
12 April (Friday)
10 May (Friday)
09 June (Sunday)
03 July (Wednesday)
22 July (Monday)
21 Aug (Wednesday)
15 Sept (Sunday)
16 Oct (Wednesday)
16 Nov (Saturday)
21 Dec (Saturday) 
All these departures are guaranteed to operate on a minimum of 2 participants.


2023 PRICES:

Low season: per person sharing in twin /double room: from £5,495 (Low season: April, May, November). Single room supplement: £398

High season prices: per person sharing in twin/double room: from £5795. Single room supplement is £575

2024 PRICES:

Low season: per person sharing in twin /double room: from £5,830 (Low season: April, May, November). Single room supplement: £342

High season prices: per person sharing in twin/double room: from £6355. Single room supplement is £633








On arrival into Entebbe off your international flight from London Heathrow or selected other UK airports, you will be met and transferred to Boma Hotel for an overnight stay, breakfast included.
Transfer to Entebbe airport for your morning light aircraft flight To Kihihi airstrip. On arrival you will be met and transferred by road about an hour to Bwindi First National Park, for a 3 night stay at Buhoma Lodge, all meals included. The afternoon you will have the opportunity for a forest walk or village walk. Birding is especially fantastic in this rainforest, with sought after specials including the lovely Ross's turacou, which has nested in the grounds of this lodge before. A short walk along the level dirt road from the lodge to the national park can deliver an astonishing variety of bird sightings in rapid succession.
Early morning rise and briefing for the departure of your Gorilla trek which can take 2-8 hours depending on the troop you select to visit and the duration it takes to find them. Much deserved quiet time this afternoon or enjoy walks around the forest.
Staying at   Buhoma Lodge
You have the option today for a second gorilla tracking experience, or you might prefer a guided nature walk in the national park. (It is an exceptionally rewarding place for birding and small forest wildlife).
Staying at   Buhoma Lodge
This morning drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park about a 2-3 hour drive, with a community visit en route, arriving late afternoon at the lovely and highly praised Ishasha Wilderness Tented Camp for a 2 night stay, all meals included.
Morning and afternoon game drives in the Queen Elizabeth National Park's Ishasha sector. Savour your time in the quintessential African setting here, as you seek out some of the abundant wildlife and birdlife finding protection in this wonderful park.
Morning game drive as you transfer to the Mweya Peninsula and an afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga Channel, an area renowned for its aquatic wildlife - expect to see plenty of Hippopotami, large Nile crocs and various ungulates coming to drink at the channel. As can be expected in any of the country's parks, the birdlife here is phenomenal. Day ends at Elephant Plains Lodge or similar for a 2 night stay with all meals included.
Early morning chimp tracking at Kyamburu Gorge. This steep, forested gorge is on the north-east boundary of the park and its dense vegetation harbours Chimpanzees and other forest wildlife. Do note that the chimps move seasonally depending on the supply of ripe wild figs. (If this excursion is not done, we will arrange a game drive instead). Return light aircraft transfer in the afternoon to Entebbe where you will be met on arrival and assisted with checking in for your evening flight out. *** Please note: accommodation for tonight in Entebbe is NOT included in the pricing. Should you wish to stay in Entebbe, please let us know so we can advise and arrange for you.
Arrive home after a wonderful holiday!
Jack Brooker

Jack Brooker

All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist

Pricing Information & Dates

9 nights from £5,495 - £5,795 per person
(Single person supplement from £625)
All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist
Rainbow Specialists
0203 131 5311

Price Includes

  • Return International Flights as per the itinerary
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation and meals as specified
  • Transfers as specified
  • Activities and excursions as specified
  • All entrace fees on sightseeing tours as specified
- Return international KLM flights from London Heathrow or selected other UK airport via Amsterdam (economy class seating) - Accommodation and meals as specified (Full-Board on safari, and B&B in Entebbe) - Internal/Domestic scheduled flights: Entebbe – Bwindi and Mweya – Entebbe - Meet & greet service and Airport transfers to Entebbe/return - Transfers and transportation by road as per the itinerary, in private 4-wheel drive vehicle *** - The private services of a professional, English-speaking driver/guide+++ - Mineral water in safari vehicle - All excursions and game related activities as per itinerary - All park entrance fees/park permits. - Local guide and park ranger fees. - 1x Uganda Gorilla Permit per person - 1x guided Bwindi Forest Walk - 1x Kyambura Gorge Chimpanzee Permit/Nature Walk per person - Game Drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Ishasha - Kazinga Channel boat cruise - Ishasha Community project visit en-route from Bwindi to Ishasha *** Vehicles are very comfortable and sturdy: 4-wheel drive land-cruisers with game- viewing hatches; fridges or cool boxes; inverters for charging, and comfortable seating with plenty of leg-room. The vehicles are maintained in our Ugandan partners' own, fully-equipped workshops. All vehicles are fully insured and carry all the necessary tools, first aid kits, safari reference books and proper communications. +++ The driver-guides are experienced professionals, with a good knowledge of the flora and fauna of the region.

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions
- Visas (US$50, must be purchased on line in advance), - drinks, travel insurance, items of a personal nature - any additional gorilla permits (US$770 for a second permit including purchase fee and transfers to trailhead point). - any optional/ additional activities and medical precautions

Pricing Notes

Single room supplement £452 Additional Uganda gorilla permit if visiting the Gorillas twice: US$770 (includes transfers to/from the trailhead point). 2022 Scheduled Dates (starting and ending in Entebbe) 3 January 2022 (Monday) 13 February (Sunday) 19 March (Saturday) 22 April (Friday) 06 May (Friday) 04 June (Saturday) 16 July (Saturday) 29 July (Friday) 05 August (Friday) 20 August (Saturday) 18 September (Sunday) 16 October (Sunday) 04 November (Friday) 15 December (Thursday) These departures will operate on a minimum of two participants.

Why Choose Us?

Passionate travel experts

  • We've been leading wildlife travel since our first South Africa tours over 25 years ago
  • Our Travel Specialists have lived in their specialist area for years
  • We work with local guides to immerse you deeper in our diverse range of experiences

Personal & tailor-made

  • You'll speak to your own expert who'll share their first-hand knowledge
  • We'll make your itinerary seamless with 24/7 emergency contact available
  • Your Travel Specialist will listen to ensure you have the best chance of seeing the wildlife you love

Responsible by nature

  • We take care to actively contribute to the conservation of environments we visit
  • For select countries, we make a charitable donation on your behalf when you make your booking
  • We've partnered with conservation experts and NGOs to curate responsible tours
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