Uganda Wildlife Discovery

​The beautiful Central African country of Uganda is one of the continent’s most surprising. Although best known for the population of mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, there are many other wildlife experiences to discover.

Journey Overview

The beautiful Central African country of Uganda is one of the continent’s most surprising. Although best known for its population of mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, there are many other wildlife experiences to discover. In Kibale Forest Reserve, track chimpanzees in the wild, spot tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park and at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park bed down at the luxurious Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, your base for gorilla tracking adventures.

Journey Highlights

  • Venture out on a forest trek to view habituated chimpanzees at Kibale National Park
  • Choose your activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park, from game drives to launch trips to forest and crater walks
  • Track the endangered mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Visit A&K Philanthropy’s inspiring community projects at Bwindi
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Entebbe

On arrival, transfer to your stylish new boutique hotel nestled in the leafy suburbs.

Hotel No 5

Day 2: Entebbe – Kibale National Park

Much of today is spent on the road to Kibale National Park in the far west of the country (approx 6 hours). Set against the backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the mystical Rwenzori Mountains, Kibale has one of the highest diversities and concentration of primates of any park in Africa. It is home to a large number of endangered chimpanzees, as well as the red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey. Arrive at Ndali Lodge, located on the rim of Lake Nyinambuga with views over the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains. Ndali features eight cottages with en suite bathrooms and private verandas.

Ndali Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 3: Kibale National Park

Kibale is one of Africa’s premier destinations for chimpanzee tracking. Today you head out with your tracker in search of these engaging creatures. The forest is also home to over 300 species of birds, with six endemic to the park, and other mammals including leopard, rare forest elephants, buffalo, giant forest hog and half a dozen species of antelope.

Ndali Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 4: Kibale National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Drive south (4 hours) to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The game density here is high and it supports some of the largest herds of elephant in Uganda. There is prolific plains game and a good number of predators.

Ishasha Wilderness Camp | Meals: BLD

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park

At Ishasha, game drives through the park by day and night are included. Resident wildlife includes Spotted hyena, leopard, hippo, elephant, buffalo, waterbuck and a population of tree climbing lions.

Ishasha Wilderness Camp | BLD

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

This morning continue south to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Arrive at your luxurious Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, with eight private comfortable, canvas tents situated uniquely inside the national park, meaning you are only minutes away from the start of your gorilla tracking adventure.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp | Meals: BLD

Days 7-8: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi is home to many primates including colobus monkeys and chimpanzees but is most notable for its population of the critically endangered mountain gorilla. Spend the next two days trekking through the forest to locate one of the habituated gorilla families. The walk is demanding, up and down steep forested slopes and through thick jungle vegetation, however sighting the gorillas in the undergrowth is an inspiring moment! Spend time observing the family as they interact with each other, play and forage.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp | Meals: BLD

Day 9: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Depart Entebbe

Transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Entebbe and onward connections.

Meals: B

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Hotel No 5, Entebbe

Uganda Wildlife Discovery

A quaint suburban retreat within the bustling city of Entebbe, the boutique Hotel No.5 makes for an elegant base to relax at the start or... Read more

Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Uganda Wildlife Discovery

Ishasha Wilderness Camp is an exclusive tented camp that offers quality accommodation in the unspoilt remote southern sector of Queen Eli... Read more

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Uganda Wildlife Discovery

Located deep in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in western Uganda, this intimate lodge offers luxury in the midst of one of Africa's most ... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

As this suggested itinerary can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking.

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey.

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