This is a fantastic safari, chock full of Uganda’s most famous residents, chimps and gorillas plus all the wildlife of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Stay in fantastic small lodges, explore with a fabulous guide at your side and have your camera ready: there’s not a bad view in this whole, stunning country.
Tracy Stevens, one of Aardvark Safaris' Uganda experts
This seven day trip gives a great insight into the wildlife and scenery of this wonderfully diverse country. During the course of the itinerary you will track mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, spot tree climbing lions in Ishasha, and wonder at an incredible variety of bird life. It’s a perfect way to see much of what is on offer here in just a short trip.
Departures are throughout the year (please see the Rates & Dates tab).
Days 1 and
You arrive in Entebbe today where your private driver/guide will give you a briefing on your safari before setting off. You will drive through the historic town of Fort Portal before en-route to Ndali Lodge set within the ancient volcanic landscape just outside Kibale National Park.
Days 3 and 4
Today you will depart for the Queen Elizabeth National Park. On route you will drive past the Rwenzori Mountains and will have the opportunity to go for a short walk and take in the impressive views. Or if you would prefer you can drive straight to the park and enjoy a game drive there. The wildlife you see will depend on the season but generally, the Kasenyi plains are good for lion and the Mweya peninsula is excellent for a variety of animals.
Days 5 and 6
Today your safari will continue to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (takes approximately six hours). Road conditions permitting you will travel via Ishasha, home of the tree climbing lions, on your way to Bwindi Lodge.
Your two night stay at Bwindi Lodge is on a full board basis and includes all meals, drinks (excluding premium brands), laundry and one gorilla tracking permit per person.
Activities on offer here include gorilla tracking (one track included, second and subsequent tracks available on payment of supplement at the time of booking), community walks to local villages and projects, interactions with the Batwa pygmies and nature walks. The gorilla tracking is likely to involve walking up steep, densely forested hills before reaching the habituated family groups so requires a certain amount of stamina and can take most of the day. It’s definitely worth the effort and spending an hour with these magnificent creatures is truly exhilarating.
Early this morning you will depart for Kampala, enjoying the views of rolling hills and farmland along the way. You will stop for lunch on route, arriving back in Kampala in the late afternoon and heading to the airport in time to meet your onward flight.
2013 Travel Dates
2013 Scheduled Departure Costs ($)
*Please note these prices were correct at the time of posting based on the exchange rate. For an accurate quote, please contact us.