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Tailor-Made Uganda: Realm of the Primate

9 days from $9,995

Embark on an exciting and independent journey through the diverse landscapes of Uganda, where you’ll have the opportunity to see habituated chimpanzees at Kibale National Park, catch a glimpse of tree-climbing lions at Queen Elizabeth National Park, and track endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You’ll enjoy scenic drives and game-viewing opportunities as you travel through the country, and you’ll have the choice to participate in a range of activities, such as forest and crater walks, game drives, and launch trips. The highlight of your trip will be the chance to track the endangered mountain gorilla, an unforgettable experience offered at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Uganda at a Glance

Uganda is a beautiful country located in East Africa that offers a wide range of attractions for travellers, including national parks, cultural sites, and stunning landscapes. It’s important to take some time to prepare and make sure you have a safe and enjoyable experience. First and foremost, you’ll want to consult your healthcare provider to ensure you’re up to date on all necessary vaccinations before your trip. This includes vaccines for diseases such as yellow fever, typhoid, and hepatitis A and B. You should also consider getting vaccinated for rabies if you plan on spending time in rural areas or participating in activities that may bring you into contact with animals. As far as the best time to visit Uganda, it really depends on what you’re looking to do and see. The dry seasons, which run from December to February and June to August, are generally considered the best times to visit as they offer more pleasant weather and better road conditions. However, Uganda is a year-round destination, and each season has its own unique beauty and attractions. Uganda is a largely conservative country with strict laws against homosexuality. During your time in the country, you should exercise caution and be mindful of local laws and customs – this includes avoiding public displays of affection.

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Currency

Uganda Shilling (UGX)

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Language

Swahili and English

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Visas

All travellers need a visa to enter Uganda

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Best Time To Visit

June – August & December – February

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Timezone

East Africa Time (GMT+3)

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Homosexual Activity

Illegal

Photo: Keith Kasaija

Photo: Simbi Yvan

9-day travel itinerary

DAY 1

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Arrive in Entebbe, Uganda

As you arrive in Entebbe, you'll transfer to your hotel in the stunning country of Uganda, known as the "Pearl of Africa." This gorgeous nation boasts breathtaking greenery, serene lakes, and towering mountains, as well as an incredible population of mountain gorillas, which make up half of the world's remaining population of these majestic creatures.

DAY 2

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Kibale National Park | Into the Forest

Embark on a scenic drive through the rolling hills of Uganda, dotted with picturesque tea estates, and make your way to Kibale National Park. This diverse tract of tropical forest is home to 300 bird species and a population of chimpanzees, as well as 11 other primate species, including mangabeys and a wide variety of butterflies. When you arrive at your lodge, you'll be surrounded by the stunning beauty of Lake Kyaninga and the Mountains of the Moon.

DAY 3

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Kibale National Park | Realm of the Chimpanzee

Start your day bright and early with a short drive to the beginning of your chimpanzee trek. These fascinating primates can often be found high in the trees, so be sure to bring your binoculars. As you hike through the forest, you may hear the occasional bark of a baboon piercing the silence. After your trek, return to the lodge for lunch and spend the afternoon enjoying one of the many activities offered by the lodge.

DAY 4

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Queen Elizabeth National Park | Uganda Views

Make your way from Kibale to Queen Elizabeth National Park, a spectacular destination that is home to a wide variety of animals, such as elephants, hippos, buffalo, and baboons. As you travel through the park, take in the stunning views of the rift valley and keep an eye out for the park's famous tree-climbing lions. Upon arrival at your camp, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the Rwenzori Mountains.

DAY 5

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Queen Elizabeth National Park | Elephants & More

Spend the day exploring the majestic national park on morning and evening game drives. As you venture through the region, you'll encounter a wealth of plains game, including topi, Uganda kob, buffalo, hippos, and some of the largest herds of elephants in the country. The park is located along the main migration corridor between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo – keep an eye out for spotted hyenas and, if lucky, leopards.

DAY 6

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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park | Lush Hills

Begin your day with a game drive as you leave the park, enjoying the picturesque views of local villages and farmlands. When you check in to your camp, located within the breathtaking Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you'll have the unique opportunity to set off on gorilla treks to track down these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. These placid animals may even pass through the camp, as there are no barriers separating you from the wildlife. This close encounter with nature is truly a rare and unforgettable experience.

DAY 7

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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park | Gorilla Encounters

Get an up-close and personal look at endangered mountain gorillas as you spend the day tracking and observing their surprisingly human-like interactions. You'll have the chance to spend up to an hour with these fascinating creatures, learning more about their behaviour and habits. After your trek, return to the lodge and take some time to relax or embark on another guided forest hike. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to get to know these magnificent animals and learn more about their world.

DAY 8

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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park | Jungle Adventure

During the day, continue your search for mountain gorillas, tracking them through the beautiful forests and observing their behaviour up close. In the evenings, return to the comfort and luxury of your lodge and take advantage of its amenities. This is the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the experience of tracking mountain gorillas while also enjoying some well-deserved rest and relaxation.

DAY 9

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Depart Entebbe

Return to Entebbe and enjoy a dayroom to relax until your connecting flight home.

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Get in touch if you would like us to arrange your Uganda trip. Did you have a different Uganda itinerary in mind? No problem. We tailor every trip to your individual travel style and passions so just let us know what you’re looking for.

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Exclusive insider-access opportunities and inspiring sightseeing

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English-speaking local guides

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Airport meet and greet with private transfers

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