Itinerary Highlights

  • Predators and plains game in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Gorilla tracking in Bwindi, Uganda
  • Luxuriating at the beach in Zanzibar
  • Some Zanzibari culture in Stone Town

What's Included

  • Flights
  • Accommodation Throughout
  • Travel Guide
  • Transfers
13 nights from £5,975 per person

Derek Schuurman

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

For first timers to Africa after a remarkable wildllife and beach experience, visit the Mountain gorillas in Uganda; seek the famed 'tree-climbing' lions and other wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park and then fly to Zanzibar for a beach break based at Kichanga. 

 

 

Itinerary

Depart from London Heathrow on the overnight Kenya Airways*** flight to Entebbe via Nairobi. ***This sample itinerary is based on Kenya Airways, but if you prefer to fly on another carrier, we'll be happy to tailor your itinerary accordingly.
On arrival into Entebbe Airport early this morning, you will be welcomed and transferred to the Boma Guest House for a 1 night stay with breakfast included. You will be taken on a trip to Mabamba Swamp, where there is a good chance of seeing the dinosaur-like Shoebill, pictured below. (We have done this and loved it, as have many previous guests). Alternatively, take a stroll around the Entebbe Botanical Gardens - or, if culture is your thing, we can arrange for you to visit Kampala - call us to chat about options.
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your light aircraft flight to Queen Elizabeth National Park for two days of game viewing around the Ishasha sector of the park. On arrival you will be met by your professional and knowledgeable Ugandan English speaking driver and guide who will be with you for the next four nights, transporting you in your private, comfortable 4-wheel-drive vehicle for the duration of your time in the Pearl of Africa. Stay two nights at the highly rated and beautifully located Ishasha Wilderness Camp, all meals included.
Enjoy a day of wildlife watching in the quintessential African bush setting with the lovely riverside Ishasha Wilderness Tented Camp, as your base.
After breakfast by the riverside, take a game drive out of Ishasha and head southwards to the lush, verdant Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where you stay for 2 nights at the comfortable Buhoma Lodge, all meals included. The drive takes about 3hrs,30min today and along the way, your driver-guide can enlighten you about Ugandan culture as you pass by villages and rural homesteads.
Very few wildlife experiences can compare with the thrill and intensity of spending time observing a habituated group of Mountain gorilla, and that is what's on the agenda for today. After an early start with a briefing at the park HQ, depart with your scout and trackers to one of the resident, habituated gorilla families, where you can spend an hour with them. While you do not need to be an athlete for gorilla tracking, time taken to reach these magnificent primates varies considerably - it can be as quick as 45 minutes, or, it can take a few hours to reach them. Terrain in Bwindi does include some arduous slopes, so a reasonable level of fitness is necessary. (During your briefing, you can enlist the services of excellent and very helpful porters, for a nominal extra charge).
Your driver-guide will transfer you to the Kihihi airstrip, where you board a light aircraft flight back to Entebbe and connect with your regional Kenya Airways afternoon flight to Zanzibar (via Nairobi). On arrival into Zanzibar this evening, you will be welcomed by our representatives and transferred by road to Zanzibar Palace for an overnight stay in a suite with breakfast included.
This morning you will be met by your English speaking guide who will take you on a walking tour of enchanting Stone Town. You will then be transferred by road to Kichanga Lodge for a 4 night stay in a Garden View Bungalow with breakfast and dinner included.
Chill at the beach or partake in activities such as snorkelling or kite-surfing.
Staying at   Kichanga Lodge
Some more R&R time on Zanzibar
Staying at   Kichanga Lodge
Your last day (unless you wish to extend your beach break) enjoying coastal time in Zanzibar.
Staying at   Kichanga Lodge
After the morning in Zanzibar, you will be transferred to Stone Town where you have sundowners and a rooftop dinner at Emerson Spice at 7pm, and the use of a day/evening room at Seyyida Hotel. In the late evening, you will be collected from Seyyida Hotel and transferred to Zanzibar airport to check in for the Kenya Airways flight departing in the early hours the next morning.
Before 01h00 you will be transferred to Zanzibar Airport to check in for the 03h40 Kenya Airways flight to Nairobi JKIA, where you connect on arrival with the 09h20 Kenya Airways flight to London, arriving back in Heathrow at 16h15 after a wonderful trip!

Derek Schuurman

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Pricing Information & Dates

13 nights from £5,975 per person

Derek Schuurman

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

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
* Kenya Airways flights (economy class seating) from London to Entebbe via Nairobi; Entebbe to Zanzibar and from Zanzibar back to London via Nairobi. * Light aircraft flights from Entebbe to Ishasha and from Bwindi to Entebbe * Airport taxes * All private transfers and transportation as per the itinerary * Mineral water, tea and coffee in your 4-wheel drive vehicle (Uganda) * Services of your dedicated, professional, English-speaking Ugandan driver-guide for the duration of your stay in Uganda * Park permits and park guide, scout and ranger fees * 1 Gorilla permit per person * Excursions and activities as specified

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions
* Beverages other than those in the vehicle * Visa fees * All expenses of a personal nature * Tips and gratuities to your driver/guide * Hotel/camp staff etc. * Medical precautions.

Pricing Notes

Luggage restriction of 15 kgs per person in soft bags only.

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

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  • 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

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  • 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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