Ultimate Uganda Safari (12 Days)
A 12 day private
safari from Entebbe, visiting Mountain Gorillas in Uganda
(Bwindi Impenetrable Forest), enjoying Chimpanzee trekking
in the forests of Kibale and/or Chamburu Gorge, game viewing
in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and the famous Murchison
Falls National Park on the Nile river.
Tracking gorillas through misty, seemingly impenetrable
forests can be an exhausting process as the paths are often
slippery, entangled and wet. However, this effort is quickly
forgotten the minute you encounter these beautiful
creatures. They instantly capture your full attention with
their acrobatic antics and cacophony of grunts, screeches
and chest beating.
On arrival at Entebbe
International Airport you will be met by a Wild Frontiers
representative and transferred to Hotel No 5, or similar.
Entebbe is a small, quiet town located on the shores of Lake
Victoria and is easy to explore on foot, boda bodas (local
motorbike) or taxis. Soak up the local markets filled
with clothes and crafts, shop for souvenirs in curio shops,
or explore the Botanical Gardens on Lake Victoria.
Enjoy the wide variety of
restaurants serving many different cuisines as well as
several bars and clubs where you can sample the local beer,
catch a game of football and chat with the local Ugandans,
known for their open, friendly nature.
Nestled in the leafy suburbs
of Entebbe, Hotel No.5 is a stylish boutique hotel. With all
luxurious rooms opening onto the garden and swimming pool,
this is a great option for guests looking for an intimate
stay in a tranquil setting. Make yourself at home – unwind
beside the swimming pool, pamper yourself with a spa
treatment, or work up a sweat in the hotel gym. Attention
to detail , outstanding dining and an attentive guest
experience are synonymous with Hotel No 5.
Today you will depart early after breakfast to Murchison
Falls National Park with lunch en route. In Murchison
National Park, we will spend three nights at Baker's
Lodge on a full board basis.
Opened in 2015, Baker’s Lodge boasts eight beautifully
appointed safari suites on raised decks, set along the
southern bank of the mighty Nile River. Named after the
English explorer Samuel Baker – the first European to view
and name the Murchison Falls – the lodge rests amongst large
shady trees and wetland areas. Guests enjoy an abundance of
bird life along the water’s edge and hippos and elephants
are regular visitors.
With a thatched central lounge, dining and bar area, and
a refreshing swimming pool, the eco-friendly lodge offers an
‘Africa of olde’ feel. Built on raised wooden decks to take
full advantage of cool breezes and spectacular river views,
each spacious thatched cottage includes a fan, room safe,
and beautifully appointed bathrooms with solar-heated
showers and some also featuring baths.
Days 3 and 4
Spend two full days enjoying this
beautiful area. The game in Murchison is exceptional, and
four of the “big five” (Cape buffalo, elephant, lion,
and leopard) can be spotted, especially in the North of the
A cruise to the bottom of the
falls as well as a Delta Cruise for bird watching/ game
viewing are included.
Overnight Baker’s Lodge including
all meals and local drinks. After breakfast embark on a morning Delta cruise, and an
afternoon game drive. Overnight Baker's Lodge on a full
At a glance:
- located on the southern bank of the Nile River, Murchison
- an intimate lodge with only eight luxury cottages
- swimming pool
- free WiFi, central charging
area and safes in every room
- eco-friendly, with fans in
bedrooms , flush toilets and running water
central dining and lounge areas
- boat jetty for easy
collection of guests by our own boats
- elevated central
dining and lounge areas
- outside dining area near the Nile
River (weather permitting)
- game drives, bush walks,
bird-watching and community projects
- river cruises from
the lodge as well as private river cruises for special
families and children are welcome
for the Nile Perch
- chimpanzee tracking in the Budongo
- bird-watching with local specialist guides
Today a full days’ drive (7-8
hours) with picnic lunch as you head to Kibale Forest.
Kibale is an enchanting ancient forest, and supports an
incredible range of flora and fauna. Rich in wildlife, it is
most noted for its primate population including red-tailed
monkey, diademed monkey, olive baboon, chimpanzee, black and
Two nights in the area allows
time for chimpanzee trekking in the forest. Optional
excursions include a guided forest walk, visit to the Bigodi
Swamps, or the Vanilla Farm close to Ndali.
Overnight Primate Lodge or similar, including all meals (no
Today is sure to be
exhilarating! Chimpanzee trekking can be exciting as they
are often very active, moving through the forest canopies,
so you may find yourself following a family through dense
Of course sightings cannot be
guaranteed as they are wild animals, but the chances of
seeing them are very good. Once amongst the Chimpanzees,
spend approximately an hour observing and following them.
Afternoon at leisure. Overnight Primate Lodge or similar.
Depart to Queen Elizabeth National
Park, a drive of approximately 3-4 hours. This park set in
the Great Rift Valley is home to a wide variety of wildlife
including elephants, lions, hippos, buffalo, Uganda kob,
baboon, and many species of birds. The northern Mweya area,
traverses the equator and is dominated by the scenery of
crater lakes, is often occupied by large flocks of
A boat trip from Mweya along
the Kazinga Channel, which joins Lakes Edward and George,
provides one of the most memorable experiences offered by
the park. Continue onto the southern sector of the park, a
2-3 hour drive.
The next two nights will be enjoyed
at Ishasha Wilderness Camp. This exclusive 10 tented camp
offers the only luxury accommodation in the remote southern
sector of Queen Elizabeth. Set on the banks of the Ntungwe
River, the eco-friendly Ishasha Wilderness Camp is an
idyllic retreat for people who truly enjoy remote
The thatched central lounge and
dining area offers a comfortable area for guests to enjoy
wholesome dining, although meals are often served ‘al
fresco’ next to the river. The outdoor fireplace is the
perfect place for guests to relax with sundowners and wind
down after an exciting day’s game viewing. Overnight
at Ishasha Wilderness Camp including all meals and local
Day at leisure to enjoy game viewing
in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Ishasha area is famed
for its unusual tree climbing lions.
Watch the African sun set as you
enjoy bush sundowers.
Overnight at Ishasha Wilderness
Camp including all meals and local drinks.
A 2-3 hour drive takes you to
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a world heritage site.
Stop en-route at the Ishasha community project.
Bwindi National Park, located
in south western Uganda on the edge of the Great Rift
Valley, is considered the most diverse forest in Uganda.
Home to over 120 mammals, 345 species of birds, 200 species
of butterflies, and 160 species of trees, Bwindi is one of
the richest ecosystems in East Africa. The park
contains almost one half of the world’s population of the
endangered Mountain Gorilla, making it an extremely valuable
Set within the National Park
and just steps away from the Gorilla Trekking headquarters,
Buhoma Lodge offers cosy accommodation in wooden chalets
with uninterrupted views of the pristine rain forest canopy.
Renowned for its warm welcome and attentive service, Buhoma
is an eco friendly lodge operating on solar power, and has
been constructed using sustainable local materials.
Each of the ten wooden chalets
has a private verandah and enormous windows, giving
spectacular views. Awaken to chattering forest birds, and
watch out for the occasional mountain gorilla that has
ventured right in to visit the lodge. Overnight Buhoma
Lodge, including all meals and local drinks.
Gorilla Tracking – Bwindi
Impenetrable Forest National Park
Few words can describe the thrill of
today’s lifetime experience! Coming face to face with
mountain gorillas is a rare wildlife encounter that is
exhilarating, humbling and enthralling. Experienced guides
and trackers will accompany your party on an early morning
trek into the dense rain forest on the steep mountain
Please note that gorilla
tracking is strenuous with treks ranging from 45 mins up to
eight hours, at high altitudes in hot African conditions.
The thrill of the hour you spend quietly observing these
gentle giants once you find them is so worth the trek to get
there! Although mountain gorillas are wild animals and
sightings cannot be guaranteed, viewing success rates are
Head back to Buhoma Lodge for a
complimentary massage after your trek, or explore the
surrounding Bwindi community. Overnight at Buhoma Lodge with
all meals and local drinks included.
Those with additional
pre-purchased permits will depart for a second gorilla
tracking experience. Guests not tracking have the day free
to explore the Bwindi area – optional activities include
forest walks, a visit to a local school/orphanage/hospital
or Batwa pygmy village, and some local curio shopping.
Overnight at Buhoma Lodge with all meals and local drinks
* Please note that days 10 and
11 are interchangeable depending on when we can secure
Depart after breakfast for your
light aircraft scheduled flight from Kihihi to Entebbe.
$7,750 per person sharing
(Based on 2 persons sharing)
6,395 per person sharing
(Based on 4 persons sharing)
$5,845 per person sharing
(Based on 6 persons sharing)
2020 Kibale Chimp Permit:- $200 per permit
2020 Gorilla Tracking Permits:- $700 per one permit, $770
for the second gorilla tracking permit.
- Meet & greet service
- Airport transfers in Entebbe
- 1 night accommodation at Hotel
No.5 including breakfast
- 3 nights accommodation at
Baker’s Lodge including all meals and local drinks
- 2 nights accommodation at
Primates Lodge including all meals (no drinks)
- 2 nights accommodation at
Ishasha Wilderness Camp including all meals and local
- 3 nights accommodation at
Buhoma Lodge including all meals and local
drinksServices of driver/guide
- Park entry fees
- Game drives in Murchison Falls
- Bottom of the Falls Cruise &
Nile Delta Cruise
- Game drives in Queen Elizabeth
- Kazinga Channel boat cruise
- Ishasha Community
Flight Kihihi- Entebbe has been included in above price,
currently estimated at USD300. Should prices increase
due to circumstances beyond our control, we will need to
recost accordingly. Total weight limit is 15kgs in SOFT
USD 40 per
en route to
USD 20 per
walk Bwindi including park fees
USD 70 per
USD 30 per
USD 85 per
trek including purchase fee
USD 670 per
person (USD 770 per person from July 2020)