- Meet our closest relatives on chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park
- Hike through the dense rain forest of Bwindi National Park to observe the last free-ranging mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
- Enjoy a bush picnic and unique encounters with tree-climbing lions in the famous Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The Pearl of Africa
A Journey to the Chimpanzees and Gorillas
Already Winston Churchill called Uganda – thanks to its scenic beauty and diversity – the pearl of Africa. Here, the impressive expanse of the African Savannah meets the magic of dense rain forest. A fabulous fauna and flora make the country one of the most varied destinations and its national parks one of the most beautiful on the African continent.Request
From € 8.650 per person
Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe
After landing in the early evening, you will be warmly welcomed by your local guide to Uganda’s former capital, Entebbe and a private transfer will take you to your hotel.
Here you will recover from the long journey before setting off on your adventure into the jungle tomorrow.
Hotel: Protea Hotel By Marriott Entebbe - 1 Night
"Protea Hotel" is located directly on the beach and has a beautiful outdoor pool. The accommodation is decorated in an authentic design and has a restaurant with sea view and a bar.
The Standard Room is equipped with everything you need. Here you can sit back and relax.
Day 2: Continue to Kibale National Park
After breakfast, a transfer will take you back to Entebbe airport. Here you will board an airplane and take off towards Kibale National Park, which you will reach after an approx. 1-hour flight. From the airstrip of the national park, you will continue by jeep to your lodge.
After check-in, a light lunch awaits you at your idyllically located lodge. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to participate in a nature walk through the national park, observe birds and other animals and enjoy the view of the shimmering crater lake. If you feel like relaxing, use the pool with sundeck and unwind.
Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking & Bagodi Swamp
Today takes you into the depths of the rain forest to observe habituated chimpanzees up close on a 2 to 4 hour trekking tour.
Kibale National Park has one of the largest primate densities in the world, making it an ideal place to experience our closest relatives in their natural habitat. After this unique experience you will explore the Bagodi Swamp in the afternoon. On boardwalks you will walk through the wetland, which is home to numerous wild animals.
Day 4: Activities in Kibale National Park
Today you have the opportunity to do the following activities in Kibale National Park:
First, you can take a walk on the crater Rim. The duration is about 1.5 hours, you have a great view over Lake Kyaninga and can observe many animals such as monkeys and birds.
Another option would be to hike into the crater and soak up the magical atmosphere. Here you will find a variety of special birds.
There is also the possibility to visit the locals. Here you can have a closer look at the life in the area in 3 hours. Here you can get to know the locals and learn a lot about their life and everyday life. An extraordinary experience that will remain in your memory.
Hotel: Kyaninga Lodge - 3 Nights
Immediately in front of the breathtaking backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the Rwenzori Mountains lies the luxurious "Kyaninga Lodge". Deeply rooted in tradition, the facility was built in an authentic yet comfortable style. This makes your stay a unique African experience.
The spacious rooms are tastefully designed with lots of wood and offer access to a private terrace with spectacular views of Lake Kyaninga and the Rwenzori Mountains.
Nature walk in Kibale National Park
Excursion to Bagodi Swamp
Day 5: Continue to the Queen Elizabeth National Park
After a delicious breakfast, you will leave Kibale National Park with your private guide and head to your next stop. You will reach Queen Elizabeth National Park after about 4 hours of driving through a constantly changing landscape.
The drive from Kibale National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park already serves as your first game drive, where you can spot elephants, buffalo, monkeys and birds, as well as (with a bit of luck) hyenas and leopards. The highlight of this stage: a picnic in the middle of the bush.
You will reach your camp in the late afternoon, where you will recover from the journey. In the evening, an authentic dinner awaits you.
Day 6: Game drives & boat trip on the Kazinga Channel
Today there are two game drives on the program. Already at dawn you will drive in a 4×4 off-road vehicle through the different vegetation zones of the national park. Numerous large and small animals will cross your path and with a little luck you will also spot one of the rare tree-climbing lions in the ramifications of the trees.
In the afternoon there will be a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel and in the evening you can end the day with a good dinner in your camp.
Hotel: Mazike Valley Lodge - 2 Nights
Mazike Valley Lodge offers a fabulous location surrounded by beautiful nature and scenery. It is not only located on the edge of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, but also offers views of the Maramagambo Forest and the Kazinga Channel. Here you can escape from everyday life from the very first moment.
The lodge and the rooms are built in safari style and offer a fabulous view of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Why not make use of the pool and enjoy the wonderful surroundings that surround you.
Game drives in off road vehicle
Boat trip on the Kazinga Channel
Day 7 & 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park (southern area)
After breakfast you will drive with your guide to the southern part of the park. For the next 2 days there will be game drives in the 4×4 jeeps and you will enjoy a sundowner in the park while the African sun is setting.
Hotel: Ishasha Wilderness Camp - 2 Nights
"Ishasha Wilderness Camp", located in the lesser known southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park, enchants with its unique location directly on the banks of the Ntungwe River. In the depths of the national park, the wilderness and its wildlife can be enjoyed undisturbed, making a stay at Ishasha Wilderness Camp a unique nature experience.
The ten spacious Tented Rooms are situated directly on the banks of the Ntungwe River. The private veranda offers a beautiful view of the nearby river bank, where from time to time an elephant quenches its thirst.
Game drives in off-road vehicle
Hot drinks & water
Day 9: Continue to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Your safari adventure continues. In the morning, you will set off with your private guide to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which you will reach after about 4 hours of driving.
Around noon you will arrive at the Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, the only one located directly in the national park. After a lunch camp, a first hike to the nearby village is already waiting for you. You will get an insight into the daily life of the Bakiga community and visit a local school. In the evening you can pamper yourself in the small spa of the hotel. Traditional treatments are performed with fragrant products from local plants and provide deep relaxation.
Day 10 & 11: 2 days Gorilla Trekking
On the first day you start after a rich breakfast to a first trekking. In a group of maximum eight participants you will go with a guide in search of rare mountain gorillas.
After leaving the paved road behind you, the most exciting part of the trekking begins. You will walk up the slope on logs over streams and across a carpet of roots, leaves and ferns. Always ahead is your guide, cutting a swath through the dense foliage with a machete. The more densely you penetrate into the jungle, the less light penetrates downward. Via walkie-talkie, scouts who have already left before your group will pass on the position of the gorillas to your guide – so a successful sighting is likely. How long you will have to be on the road, however, cannot be estimated in advance.
Tomorrow you will head into the jungle again to spot another mountain gorilla family in the dense vegetation of the Bwindi National Park.
Hotel: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp - 3 Nights
Nestled in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, "Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp" is so uniquely situated that gorilla families often visit the camp with its eight deluxe tents directly in camp. The only luxury camp in this area is the perfect base for tours into the jungle to discover the majestic animals. Relax here in the middle of the jungle in the cozy lounge and bar area, dine under the open sky or indulge in the camp's mini spa.
The exclusive tents are spacious and comfortable - your personal luxurious retreat in the middle of the jungle. Each tent has a large bathtub from which you can look directly into the treetops while relaxing in the warm water. A personal waiter will also be happy to bring you a cocktail, which you can enjoy on the veranda of your tent.
2 days gorilla trekking
Batwa community walk
Day 12: Home Journey
After breakfast, it is time to say goodbye to Bwindi National Park and its impressive inhabitants. A private transfer will take you back to the airstrip and you will start your journey home via Entebbe. In Entebbe you will have a day room to refresh yourself before boarding the international flight.
- VIP Meet & Greet at Entebbe airport
- 11 nights according to itinerary
- Meals & activities according to the accommodation description
- All Game Drives on a Private basis & the Batwa excursion
- Chimpanzee- & Gorilla Trekking
- Chimpanzee & Gorilla Trekking Permit Fees
- Activities in Kibale National Park & Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Private Guides & private Transfers
- Flight from Entebbe to Kigali and from Bwindi to Entebbe
- All National Park entrance fees
- Day room at Protea Hotel on the day of departure
- Taxes & Fees
- Visa Fees
- Personal expenses & tips
- Optional extensions
- Optional activities, expenses and meals not described in the program
- Travel insurance, such as travel cancellation insurance