Nile Cruises, Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking on this extraordinary Uganda safari 

This itinerary is for those who want to see a different side of Africa. A boat cruise down the Nile allows you to gaze upon all manner of wildlife – from hippo and crocodiles to rare and elusive birds – after which you’ll trek for gorillas and chimpanzees, both the ultimate in bucket-list experiences. This extraordinary Uganda safari will also give you the option of taking part in a gorilla habituation experience, which allows you to spend even longer with these gentle giants.

Add overnight stays in show-stopping properties, a game drive, and the chance to see one of Africa’s most spectacular waterfalls up close, and you have a trip to Africa unlike any other.

Extraordinary Uganda Safari: 11 Days/10 Nights

DAY 1:

Arrival Entebbe, Hotel No.5

DAYS 2, 3 & 4:

Fly to Murchison Falls National Park, Nile Safari Lodge or Paraa Safari Lodge

DAYS 5 & 6:

Fly to Fort Portal, Kyaninga Lodge

DAYS 7 & 8:

Fly to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Bwindi Lodge

DAYS 9 & 10:

DAY 11:

Fly back to Entebbe, depart

Highlights

  • This 11-day extraordinary Uganda safari fly-in begins with an overnight stay at Hotel No 5 in Entebbe.
  • From here, fly to Baker's Lodge in Murchison Falls National Park. See the spectacular Falls, where the entirety of the Nile River squeezes itself through a 25-foot cleft in the Rift Valley wall before plunging over 140 feet down with a thunderous roar.
  • Cruise downstream to the Nile Delta, spotting elephant, hippo, crocodiles, and a dazzling variety of water birds. Go on a game drive and spot elephant, giraffe, buffalo, lion, leopard, hyena, and bat-eared fox.
  • Fly to Kyaninga Lodge, near Kibale Forest National Park to trek for chimpanzees, and spend one hour observing them.
  • Fly to Bwindi Lodge, just outside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Trekking for mountain gorillas may be fairly strenuous, lasting from 30 minutes up to six hours at high altitudes, but the experience has been described as one of the most profound wildlife encounters in the world.
  • See parts of Bwindi most people miss on a walk through the forest down to Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (your luggage will go ahead by road). Enjoy a second gorilla trek, or take part in an exclusive four-hour gorilla habituation experience, where you’ll get a deeper understanding of gorilla behaviour.

Price

$11,768-$12,980 (using Paraa Lodge) or $12,918-$15,480 (using Nile Safari Lodge) per person sharing. Internal flights, gorilla and chimp trekking permits included. For travel in 2022.


Note that the minimum age for trekking is 15 years.

Optional activities in lieu of 2nd trek
Bwindi Forest walk = $70pp
Buhoma community visit = $30pp
Batwa (Pygmies) visit = $85 pp

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Hotel No.5

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Murchison Falls National Park

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Kyaninga Lodge

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Bwindi Lodge

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Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

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Entebbe

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