We create every trip to Uganda based on the specific wishes of each individual client we work with. Everyone is different, hence every trip we design is unique and different, tailor-made to our clients’ desires and individual requirements.
That said, there are many ways in which to experience Uganda and it can be hard to know where to start planning a trip. Below are a few itinerary ideas which can be used as a starting point to design your own bespoke journey.
The best way to experience Uganda’s highlights without following the traditional safari circuit. Explore both ends of the astounding Albertine rift valley, on safari along the Nile in the incredible Murchison Falls National Park and then experiencing the mystery of Bwindi National Park and its resident Mountain Gorillas.
This trip can be tailored as a 7-day itinerary (fly out on Day 7) or 10 days, with the additional time spent traversing Bwindi Forest on foot and trekking the gorillas again on the other side of Bwindi Forest.
This experience is designed for true primate enthusiasts and those looking to stay in some of the most beautiful forest habitats found in Africa. Starting in Entebbe then spending two nights in the Nkuringo area, perched above Bwindi Impenetrable Forest under the backdrop of the impressive Virunga Volcano Range.
Here you will undertake your first trek to the Mountain Gorillas before moving further south to Mgahinga National Park, staying for 3 more nights. Nestled amongst mountain vegetation, this will be the starting point for your second Gorilla trek as well as a visit to the beautiful and inquisitive Golden Monkeys, found in the alpine bamboo forests on the mountain slopes.
Experience the magnificence of both Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Kibale Forest National Parks whilst staying in some of Uganda’s best placed lodges for trekking both the majestic Mountain Gorillas and the lively Chimpanzees.
This trip is perfect for those on a shorter time-frame who wish to experience Uganda’s primates and their unique forest environments.
Tailored to those wanting to make the most of the diversity in wildlife and habitats that Uganda has to offer. Starting off in the captivating western region of the country, you will visit ancient crater lakes and trek the incredible Chimpanzees in the world-renowned Kibale Forest.
Followed by a more traditional safari experience in Queen Elizabeth National Park, where as well as safari by 4×4, you will also safari on boat and visit Chimpanzees in the truly unique habitat of Kyambura Gorge. In the Southern sector of the park, you will have the chance to spot the famous tree-climbing lions of Ishasha.
Travelling further south, you’ll spend 2 nights in the magnificent Bwindi Forest. Explore this exceptional jungle environment and trek the famed Mountain Gorillas.
Before returning to Entebbe, you will stay in Lake Mburo National Park, with the chance to spot leopard, giraffe and eland, amongst many other species of wildlife.
This itinerary is perfect for people short on time but wanting to visit the incredible Mountain Gorillas, or those who have been on safari in Africa and wish to include a Gorilla experience as part of their trip. Fly into either side of Bwindi National Park, both of which offer a good range of accommodation options, before undertaking your Gorilla trek the following day.
You can choose to add an additional day trekking the Gorillas or relax in the jungle surroundings the next day, before flying back out to Entebbe.
The ultimate family safari trip, suitable for families with children too young to trek Mountain Gorillas (you must be 15 to do this). First spend 2 nights in Entebbe, searching for the prehistoric-looking Shoebill Stork amongst the papyrus reed beds and experiencing the delights of Entebbe on your own street food tour.
Next, travel to Murchison Falls National Park for four nights, experiencing 4×4 and boat safaris on the Nile in this magnificent park, as well as trekking Chimpanzees and walking with rhinos in the nearby reserves.
Finally head to the ‘Source of the Nile” in Jinja, where you and your family can spend an entire day white-water rafting down the river Nile as well as a Quad Biking adventure along the banks.
This short excursion to the source of the River Nile can be added onto the end of most of our Uganda itineraries. Stay at the unique Lemala Wild Waters Lodge, situated on its own island, surrounded by rapids on the river Nile and blessed with an abundance of tropical vegetation, birdlife and red-tailed monkeys.
If you wish you could spend a full, exhilarating day white-water rafting, or take the time to relax and decompress after your safari holiday.