7 Day: Discover Uganda Safari

    This itinerary is ideal for first time visitors to Uganda who have limited time to tour the country.

    • From: $3595pp for 6 nights.

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    Highlights: Entebbe - Ishasha - Bwindi


    7 Day: Discover Uganda Safari Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrive Entebbe

    On arrival at Entebbe International airport and after clearing customs and immigration formalities, you will be transferred to the Boma Guest House. The Boma is set in tropical gardens in a leafy suburb, a few minutes’ drive from the Airport.

    The rest of the day is free to relax or if time permits, enjoy some sightseeing.

    Overnight: Boma Guest House
    Meal Plan: D

    Day 2: Entebbe - Ishasha

    After breakfast, take a charter flight to Ishasha. Ishasha is a vast low-lying savannah plain lying south of the equator in the Albertine Rift Valley.

    Ishasha Wilderness Camp is situated inside the southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the Ntungwe River. This small and exclusive tented camp offers quality accommodation and services in this unspoilt remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park famous for its tree climbing lions that can sometimes be spotted resting in the branches of the large fig trees in the area.

    After lunch spend the afternoon game viewing, relaxing or exploring the area.

    Overnight: Ishasha Wilderness Camp
    Meal Plan: B,L,D

    Day 3: Ishasha

    Today go on a game drive in search of the famous tree climbing lions. Ishasha is home to a variety of wildlife including elephant, lion, hippo, leopard, buffalo, the Uganda kob, baboon, and birds. Bird-watching is particularly good during the summer months (Oct-Nov) for migratory species as well as other endemic species.

    Overnight: Ishasha Wilderness Camp
    Meal Plan: B,L,D

    Day 4: Ishasha - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

    After a leisurely breakfast, drive to Bwindi National Park. Bwindi is host to the highest concentration of primates on earth, including the majestic mountain gorilla, one of the rarest animals on the planet. It is estimated that 65% of the world’s surviving population of mountain gorillas, about 460, live within Bwindi’s boundaries.

    Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is nestled deep inside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, in Bwindi National Park. The camp is the only accommodation located within the National Park, offering guests an unrivalled location, including the best bird and wildlife viewing in the Bwindi area.

    Spend the day relaxing and enjoying an activity of your choice.

    Overnight: Gorilla Forest Camp
    Meal Plan: B,L,D

    Day 5: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Nationla Park

    After an early breakfast this morning, you will receive a briefing from your gorilla tracking guide. Tracking commences every morning from the park headquarters at 8.30 am.

    The gorillas you will track belong to one of the 'habituated' family groups in Northern Bwindi. For several years each group has undergone an extremely delicate process that has gradually made them used to the presence of humans. Experienced guides will accompany the tracking, many of who have been involved in the habituation process themselves. Once the gorillas are located, the group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. A look into the deep and expressive brown eyes of these giants is surely one of the most unforgettable wildlife encounters that Africa has to offer.

    Overnight: Gorilla Forest Camp
    Meal Plan: B,L,D

    Day 6: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Nationla Park

    Bwindi is also home to the Batwa Pygmies, who are the oldest inhabitants of the Great Lakes region of Central Africa. These hunter gatherers, whose existence was first recorded over 4000 years ago, have a rich, deep culture and history that they are very happy to share. A visit to their community is a unique cultural experience unlike any other and will assist in helping conserve their community and way of life.

    You can also take a bird walk. Bwindi boasts over 300 bird species, including 24 that are endemic to these highlands straddling Uganda, Rwanda and the Congo – the “Albertine Rift Endemics”. There are also over 200 species of butterflies found in the park. A local expert will guide you on this fascinating walk.

    Overnight: Gorilla Forest Camp
    Meal Plan: B,L,D

    Day 7: Bwindi - Entebbe - Depart

    After breakfast take a charter flight back to Kayonza airstrip and later to Entebbe in time for your international departure flight.


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    •  The details make the difference. All our accommodation, drivers and guides have been carefully selected by location and service as well as their contribution to conservation or the community.

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