Bucket-list Uganda national parks trip with gorillas, chimps & game drives

Entebbe, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi National Park & Lake Mburo National Park

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Kibale National Park

Lake Victoria View Guest House, Entebbe

Lake Victoria View Guest House, Entebbe

Lake Victoria View Guest House, Entebbe

Entebbe, Uganda

Lake Victoria View Guest House, Entebbe

Lake Victoria View Guest House, Entebbe

Lake Victoria View Guest House, Entebbe

Entebbe, Uganda

Rwenzori View Guesthouse, Kibale Forest National Park

Rwenzori View Guesthouse, Kibale Forest National Park

Rwenzori View Guesthouse, Kibale Forest National Park

Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Buffalo Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Buffalo Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Buffalo Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Buffalo Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Buffalo Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge, Bwindi National Park

Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge, Bwindi National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge, Bwindi National Park

Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge, Bwindi National Park

Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge, Bwindi National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Lake Bunyonyi, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Rwakobo Rock, Lake Mburo National Park

Rwakobo Rock, Lake Mburo National Park

Rwakobo Rock, Lake Mburo National Park

Rwakobo Rock, Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park

Rwakobo Rock, Lake Mburo National Park

Rwakobo Rock, Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park

See gorillas, chimps, and spectacular scenery on a bucket-list Uganda escape

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You'll start your holiday with one night in a Double room at Lake Victoria View Guest House, Entebbe, including breakfast. 

Next, you'll spend one night in a Double room at Rwenzori View Guesthouse, Kibale Forest National Park, including breakfast and lunch. 

Then, you'll spend two nights in a Twin or Double room at Buffalo Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park, including breakfast, as well as lunch on your second day.

After, you'll spend two nights in a Double room at Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge, Bwindi National Park, including breakfast and lunch.

Finally, you'll spend one night in a Double room at Rwakobo Rock, Lake Mburo National Park, including breakfast.

This offer also includes a range of tours and excursions with an English-speaking guide, as per the itinerary: a chimpanzee tracking excursion; a sunrise game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park; a Launch Cruise spotting wildlife on the Kanziga Channel; a gorilla tracking excursion; game-viewing en-route to Lake Mburo National Park; a game drive or a guided forest walk in Lake Mburo National Park; a stop at the Ugandan Equator; and a visit to the Royal Drum Makers of Mpambire, masters of making handmade drums.

Travel insurance can purchased for additional costs directly with our supplier, Exoticca, after booking and must be selected before final payment. Please note your final payment is due 60 days before your departure. More information can be found on our supplier's own website.  

Return flights are included from your selected departure airport to Entebbe, Uganda. One piece of hand luggage and one piece of hold luggage allowance per person is included, as per the airline's terms and conditions.

Shared transfers are included throughout.

Please note that at the time of booking, your name must be filled out exactly as per your passport (including any middle names). This is in order to accurately book flights and for any required visa invitation letters.

Please be aware that our supplier, Exoticca, will require a copy of the valid passports in order to process the reservation.

A visa is required to enter Uganda and must be requested online before travel via the following link. Please check all requirements before travel: https://visas.immigration.go.ug/.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 41% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the supplier's online rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 26/09/2019, leaving from London Heathrow, two people may book this holiday (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £2,099 per person, per stay, compared to the supplier's online rate of £3,549 per person, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 41%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 05/06/2019.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

This holiday is supplied by Exoticca and is ATOL protected (11248).

Journey through Uganda’s breathtaking national parks, observing gorillas, chimpanzees and other incredible wildlife – with all travel, safari-style stays game drives and more

Day 1: Entebbe - Kibale National Park

You’ll touch down in Entebbe, from where you’ll be whisked off to Kibale Forest National Park, your first destination. On the way, you’ll be taken on a scenic tour of Ndali’s Crater Lakes – be sure to have your cameras at the ready, because this will be your first of many photo ops. Meals: breakfast

Day 2: Kibale - Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today, you’ll head out on a guided chimpanzee trek through the rainforest, where you’ll observe our primate kin in their natural surroundings and learn all about their habits. In the afternoon, you’ll transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park for another safari-style tent stay, where animals freely roam and may even pay you a visit as you eat dinner under the stars. Meals: breakfast and lunch

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park

You’ll rise before the sun the next day in order to set out on a sunrise game drive through the national park, where you’ll have the chance to spot lions, buffalo, elephants, leopards, and hyenas – if you’re lucky. In the afternoon, you’ll take to the water for a cruise down Kanziga Channel, home to hippos, crocodiles, and buffalo. Meals: breakfast and lunch

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Bwindi National Park

You’ll take the scenic route driving to your next destination of Bwindi National Park. En-route, you’ll pass through Ishasha with its famous tree-climbing lions, and stop for a picnic lunch. You'll then arrive at the iconic national park, where endangered silverback mountain gorillas who call this national park home. Meals: breakfast and lunch

Day 5: Bwindi National Park

You’ll spend the day in search of these regal primates, making your way through the rainforest until you reach them. You’ll observe them grooming, interacting, feeding, and going about their lives – a truly incredible sight to behold. Meals: breakfast

Day 6: Bwindi National Park - Lake Mburo National Park

Now, trade rainforest for savannah as you make your way to Lake Mburo National Park, where lions, hyenas, zebras and giraffes roam free. By the lake, try to spot crocodiles and hippos – from a safe distance – while ogling spectacular views during a game drive. Meals: breakfast

Day 7: Lake Mburo National Park - Entebbe

A bush walk early the next morning will be your best shot at seeing all these amazing creatures up close, under the watchful supervision of an expert guide. After a late breakfast, you’ll pack up and head back to Entebbe, stopping on the way for lunch at the Ugandan equator – another worthy photo op. Meals: breakfast

Day 8: Entebbe

After one last night in Entebbe, you’ll reluctantly treanfer to the airport to catch your overnight flight to the UK. Meals: breakfast

Good to know


Please note that at the time of booking, your name must be filled out exactly as per your passport (including any middle names). This is in order to accurately book flights and for any required visa invitation letters.

This holiday allows you to spread the cost of your break by paying only the deposit upfront. The remaining balance is due at a later date and is to be paid directly to the holiday supplier (the exact date will be stated on your booking confirmation).
Lake Victoria View Guest House, Entebbe (one night)

Thanks to its scenic position overlooking Lake Victoria, incredible views come as standard at this humble abode, as do homely touches aplenty for a warm welcome. The property houses a number of charming guesthouses decked out with traditional furnishings and decor for a cosy home-from-home vibe, plus plenty of modern comforts. There's also a great restaurant onsite serving up breakfast, lunch and three-course dinners in a relaxed setting.

Amenities: restaurant, bar, lounge, gardens, Wi-Fi

Rwenzori View Guesthouse, Kibale Forest National Park (one night)

This family-run guesthouse sits in picturesque Fort Portal, surrounded by luscious tea fields and mountains for utter tranquility. From the simple and comfy guestrooms to the local arts and crafts dotted around, you're in for a traditional homely stay. There's also a lovely patio and gardens, plus a laid-back dining area, so you have everything you need for a pleasant stay.

Amenities: dining area, lounge, patio, gardens, Wi-Fi

Buffalo Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park (two nights)

The traditional-style lodges allow you to experience incredible safari-style camp lodging while still maintaining privacy. Simple, rustic furnishings allow for the beauty of the Queen Elizabeth National Park to take centre stage here, and it’s not an uncommon occurrence to see hippos and elephants wandering around the serene surroundings. Watch the wildlife roam from the large terrace, all before taking your dinner under a starlit sky.

Amenities: restaurant, bar, private lake, large terrace, Wi-Fi

Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge, Bwindi National Park (two nights)

Perched on a stunning peninsula overlooking Lake Mulehe and the Virunga Mountain Ranges, this eco lodge is welcoming and cosy with everything you should need for a comfortable stay. Each safari lodge-style room comes with a private veranda, breathtaking views and an en-suite, while elsewhere on the property you'll find a large outdoor terrace with even more views, plus an alfresco dining area where you can savour fresh flavours with homegrown ingredients.

Amenities: restaurant, outdoor terrace, open fireplace, activities

Rwakobo Rock, Lake Mburo National Park (one night)

With independent cottages interspersed around a hill, catching breathtaking sunset views from your Double room is a given at Rwakobo Rock. Designed with eco-friendly principles at heart and surrounded by wild savannah, grasslands, and woodlands. Spend your days out exploring the bush on game drives or splashing in the outdoor pool, and your evenings congregating by the fire pit. The restaurant serves home-style cooking making the most of the plentiful fresh produce and meat sourced from local suppliers.

Amenities: restaurant, bar, charging stations, camp fire
Buffalo Safari Lodge, Katunguru, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Mbarara, Uganda (your third destination)

Travel is included in this offer - see below for details.

Details

Return flights are included from London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Birmingham, Dublin, and Manchester to Entebbe, Uganda, with Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways (airlines subject to change).

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email from the tour operator Exoticca. This includes departure times as well as flight numbers.

Please check the luggage rules in the booking confirmation. More information can be found on the airline's website.

Please note that the prices of the tour operator are daily adjusted according to the exchange rate and may vary from the stated price.

Your outbound or inbound flight may be overnight, so please bear this in mind when planning the time you'll be away for.

At the time of booking, Exoticca will book the best available airfare for the selected date.

Please note that at the time of booking, your name must be filled out exactly as per your passport (including any middle names). This is in order to accurately book flights and for any required visa invitation letters.

Within seven days of confirming your booking with us, you'll receive an email from our supplier, Exoticca, with your final booking confirmation detailing the exact flight times confirmed for your specific reservation.

Please be aware that our supplier, Exoticca, will also call you directly to confirm your booking.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

The flights inclusive offer shown on this page is ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for Exoticca with ATOL number 11248 and your contract is with that company. Exoticca booking conditions are available from http://www.exoticca.com

For comprehensive travel, visa and health advice, please visit FCO Travel Advice

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Highlights

  • Embarking on once-in-a-lifetime gorilla and chimpanzee tracking excursions
  • Observing a plethora of compelling wildlife in their natural habitat, including hyena, lions, buffalo, crocodiles and more
  • Staying at five TripAdvisor Certificate Excellence-winning hotels for guaranteed good nights' sleep

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