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A Taste of Uganda

Permits Included!We don't like extras, so the costly Gorilla tracking & Chimpanzee habituation permits have been included with this tour. Learn more
Explore the many sides of picturesque Uganda, the 'pearl of Africa', from its wildlife and scenery to vibrant culture. Spend an incredible day tracking chimpanzees, tour volcanic crater lakes, and go in search of the 'Big 5'. Visit a local village and hike through the Impenetrable Forest to see mountain gorillas.Primate ParadiseOur touring begins in the Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda's primate paradise. Here the star attraction is the chimpanzees but we may also encounter red colobus and L'Hst's monkeys.Look out for the 'Big 5'!Other highlights in Uganda include the Katwe Explosion Craters, a dramatic series of extinct volcans. We also visit the Queen Elizabeth National Park and enjoy a game drive keep an eye out for hippos, elephants, leopards, lions and more! We then travel through the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced slopes, blue lakes and stunning panoramic views! Close EncountersA real highlight, a visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for our first humbling experience with the famous mountain gorillas. Stand just metres from man's distant cousins as they eat, rest and play - a truly magical experience!

Inclusions

Travel

  • Meet & greet on arrival and private airport transfers
  • Economy-class flight within Uganda
  • Exclusive use of 4WD vehicle

Accommodation & Meals

  • 8 nights in African-style hotels & lodges (3-4 star)
  • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 8 dinners

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking locally based driver/guide
  • Professional trackers while trekking

Entrance Fees & Permits

  • Entrance fees to all national parks are included
  • Chimpanzee habituation permit (approx US$220)
  • Gorilla tracking permit (approx US$600)

Sightseeing

  • Visit the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, a community based conservation project
  • Join the Kibale researchers and Chimpanzee habituation team to study and habituate the chimpanzees
  • Drive to Fort Portal to see Amabere nga nyina mwiru to see the breast and history of the first Baganda people and foot mark of man
  • Visit to the Crater Lakes, formed from ancient volcanic activity between 8-10 thousand years ago
  • Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park at the scenic foothills of Mt Rwenzori
  • Be mesmerised by the breathtaking views of Lake Bunyonyi
  • Drive through the Switzerland of Africa known as the Kigezi Highlands
  • Gorilla Tracking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park while standing just metres from man's distant cousins as they eat, rest and play
Tour Provider Bunnik Tours
Number of Days
9
Price From
AUD $9,185
Start Location
Uganda
End Location
Uganda
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
20
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Private
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
01 Jan 201931 Dec 2019Fully BookedAUD $8,965 
ItineraryExpand
A Taste of Uganda

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 1. Arrive Kampala

Welcome to Uganda! After being met and transferred to your hotel enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. [D]

Day 2. Kampala - Kibale National Park

Today you travel to Kibale National Park, a beautiful tropical forest habitat that is home to an abundance of wildlife including species of primate. It's one of the best destinations in the world for chimpanzee tracking. Spend the afternoon in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, a paradise of biodiversity! [B,L,D]

Day 3. Kibale National Park

An early start this morning to join the Kibale researchers and chimpanzee team as they study and habituate the chimpanzees. A truly unforgettable day! [B,L,D]

Day 4. Kibale National Park - Queen Elizabeth National Park

Drive to Fort Portal to see the stunning waterfalls and stalactite caves of Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru. Later you'll travel along the foothills of Mt Rwenzori and explore the Katwe Explosion Craters - a series of extinct volcans, which were the site of particularly violent eruptions in the past. Today, the volcans have formed breathtaking crater lakes. [B,L,D]

Day 5. Queen Elizabeth National Park

Experience your first game drive in Uganda's most popular savannah this morning. Later you'll visit the Lake Edward floodplains where you might spot the occasional leopard and tree-climbing lion. [B,L,D]

Day 6. Queen Elizabeth National Park - Lake Bunyonyi

Head south to beautiful Lake Bunyonyi - the name means "place of many little birds". [B,L,D]

Day 7. Lake Bunyonyi - Mutanda Lake

Today you venture through the spectacular Kigezi Highlands to Mutanda Lake. This afternoon you'll explore the village of Mukozi, visiting the nursery school, a craftmaker and a traditional healer. [B,L,D]

Day 8. Mutanda Lake

A magical encounter with the mountain gorillas today in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park! You'll trek through the forest with the help of a professional tracker to find them in their natural habitat and watch as they feed, play and bond with their young. [B,L,D]

Day 9. Mutanda Lake - Kampala

This morning you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Kampala and your onward journey. [B]