Classic Uganda

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Best time to go: January to February, June to AugustDecember

10 Nights | from £6,145pp

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hike through Kibale’s lush rainforest, looking for chimpanzees
  • Spot some of the 600 bird species of Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Cruise the Kazinga Channel for close hippo encounters
  • Spend magical moments with mountain gorillas in Bwindi National Park
  • Laze in a rock-top lodge, gazing over Lake Mburo

Day 1 UK / Entebbe
Maximise your time by flying overnight to Entebbe, via Nairobi.

Day 2 Entebbe
Winston Churchill described Uganda as the ‘Pearl of Africa’. It’s here that the jungles of West Africa meet the savannahs of East Africa, creating a destination that’s as wild as it is diverse. Settle in at The Boma Entebbe, an exclusive guesthouse set amid tropical gardens, to prepare for a real adventure.
The Boma Entebbe | Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Entebbe / Kibale Forest
Soak up the sights of rural Uganda on the drive west to Kyaninga Lodge. The stilted cottages here sit by Kyaninga Lake, a stone’s throw from Kibale Forest National Park, with views to the legendary Mountains of the Moon.
Kyaninga Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 4 - 5 Kibale Forest
Kibale’s rich rainforest is the natural habitat of 12 primate species and over 300 species of bird. Take guided walks through the lush greenery, looking for families of chimpanzee and red colobus mon-keys chattering and swinging through the trees.
Kyaninga Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Kibale / Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park, a three-hour drive from Kibale, is one of the world’s best birding destinations – more than 600 species have been recorded here. Kyambura Lodge, at the eastern edge of the park, offers fantastic views over the wilderness to the Rwenzori Mountains.
Kyambura Gorge Safari Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth is a diverse wilderness. As well as brilliant birding, the park also encompasses the Kazinga Channel, home to the world’s highest concentration of hippos – take a boat trip to get up close. The park is also famed for its tree-climbing lions (be sure to scan the branches of the huge fig trees), while the winding Crater Drive is the best way to peer into the numerous craters, some filled by lakes, that pock the valley floor.
Kyambura Gorge Safari Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Queen Elizabeth National Park / Bwindi
Today you will be driven to Bwindi National Park, home to just over half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. And the opportunity to track these rare, magnificent, strangely human animals is one of the very greatest travel experiences. Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, a luxury tented camp resting on a mountainside, is an ideal base for gorilla treks.
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Gorilla trekking
You’re only allowed to spend an hour in the company of a habituat-ed gorilla group – but what an hour. Expert guides will lead you through the dense jungle so you can sit and watch these powerful, playful charismatic creatures in their natural environment – a privilege few get to experience. Permits are mandatory, and sell out months in advance, so book in advance to make sure you don’t miss out on 60 minutes of magic.
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Bwindi National Park / Lake Mburo
Wind down at rock-top Mihingo Lodge. This eco-friendly camp sits near the pools, forests and savannahs of Lake Mburo National Park. Views from each private tent stretch over the lakes and a sea of green, while the dining area looks out on a waterhole and salt lick, popular with local wildlife.
Mihingo Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Lake Mburo / Entebbe
Enjoy one last drive to return to the leafy environs of The Boma and raise a cold bottle of Nile Gold to your final night in Uganda.
The Boma Entebbe | Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 Entebbe / UK
Head to Entebbe Airport today for your flight home via Nairobi.

Pricing
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide this 12 day suggested holiday will cost from £6,145 per person, based on two sharing, excluding international flights.

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Fly to

Entebbe

flying time

8 hours 15 minutes

time difference

GMT +3 hours

Visas

Required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required

Best time to travel

December - March, June - September

Weather

With a tropical climate, the hottest months are December to February. The main rainy season tends to be between April and May and then again from October to November. Due to the altitude the mountain air is a lot cooler. The best times to visit are Uganda are from December to March and from June to September.

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