From £4,995 | $6,850 per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
June - February
Over a period of seven nights and eight days, you’ll experience the wonders of a primate safari in the highlands of Western Uganda.
- 1 night in Entebbe,
- 3 nights in the crater Lake District near Kibale National Park
- 3 nights in Buhoma, bordering Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
On our incredible Uganda gorillas and chimps safari, you’ll walk with chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, where they are found in great numbers. Spending time with our closest genetic relatives and observing their behaviour is truly special.
You’ll then journey on to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for the highlight of any Uganda safari holiday: gorilla trekking. Mountain gorillas are only found in two location in Africa, one of which is Bwindi, where 50% of their number are found. A day of gorilla trekking involves walking through pristine rainforest, followed by an hour spent in the company of a gorilla family. You’ll be amazed at how they interact; their social hierarchy, and how they tend their young. This hour will be one to live on in the memory forever.
Pricing and considerations
This itinerary can be enjoyed all year round, but for the best time to visit Uganda for easiest trekking conditions is June to October, and January to February.
Whilst we recommend Uganda for people of all ages, the minimum age for gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking is 15 years.
Our guide price for this itinerary is from £4,995 / $6,850 per person (based on 2 adults sharing), using our best value accommodation in low season.
All our luxury family safari holidays are designed on an individual basis, so this will vary depending on time of year, activities, transport methods and choice of accommodation. The best way to start planning is to contact us.
You’ll arrive in Entebbe international airport and will be welcomed by your driver who will take you to your nearby hotel in a private vehicle.
Entebbe is a charming town on the shores of Lake Victoria. There are a selection of hotels in the quiet suburbs near the airport, which are perfect for a rest after a long journey.Accommodation suggestion
Kibale National Park
Day 2 - 4
This morning, you’ll be transferred back to Entebbe airport for your light aircraft flight to Kasese in Western Uganda.
Upon arrival, you’ll be struck by the spectacularly beautiful surrounds, in the foothills of the Rwenzori mountains. Your guide will meet you and drive you to Ndali Lodge in the nearby crater lake district.
Ndali Lodge is situated on the rim of one of the largest crater lakes and you’ll be able to settle into the gorgeous surrounds.
The following morning, you’ll journey to Kibale National Park for your chimpanzee safari. You’ll also have a day to explore the area, or just relax at the lodge.Accommodation suggestion
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Day 5 - 7
You’ll be driven back to Kasese for your onward light aircraft flight to Kihihi. From there, you’ll be driven to Buhoma on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Buhoma is a charming village with incredible views out to the national park. Get up early to enjoy coffee on your terrace whilst the mist clears from the forest canopy.
This will be your base for the gorilla trekking that begins the following morning. Gorilla trekking can take a couple of hours, or the whole day, depending on where the gorilla family are located in the forest.
You’ll also have a day at leisure to explore Buhoma and experience some of the wonderful other activities to be found here. We recommend a bird safari walk through the forest, and a visit to one of the many community collectives helping to bring education and investment to this part of Uganda.Accommodation suggestion
On the final morning, you’ll be driven back to Kihihi and take a light aircraft flight back to Entebbe for your onward journey.
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