Best of Uganda


This small group or private tour gives you chance to explore Uganda’s national parks, encounter gorillas and chimpanzees, and really get to know the country and its people. Depending on your budget and the experience you are looking for, we offer a choice of accommodation to suit your needs.

Day 1

One of our friendly local guides will pick you from the airport and escort you to the hotel for your overnight stay in Kampala or Entebbe.

Day 2

After an early breakfast, drive to the most beautiful area of Uganda, Murchison falls National Park. You will have chance to explore Masindi and continue on to the top of the falls.

Day 3

The day starts with an early morning game drive, before returning to the Lodge for a late breakfast. After lunch, you will go for a cruise to the bottom of the falls to see the hippos and crocodiles. Murchison Falls is the point where the mighty River Nile explodes through a narrow gorge before flowing down to become a placid river whose banks are thronged with hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks and buffaloes. The vegetation is characterized by savannah, riverine forest and woodland. Wildlife includes lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, hartebeests, oribis, Uganda kobs, chimpanzees and many bird species including the rare shoebill.

Day 4

Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park in Fort Portal town. You can enjoy the crater lakes of the region on your way to your lodge.

Day 5

The day starts with a briefing at the headquarters of Kanyanchu before going on the chimpanzee trek in Kibale Forest. In the afternoon you will go for a walk in Bigodi Swamp, an area of wetland that is alive with a rich variety of birds, mammals and forests. Lake Mburo National Park is only 370sq km and the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks.

Day 6

Drive to Queen Elizabeth National park, arriving in time for lunch.

Day 7

Get up ready for a morning game drive, heading for the mating grounds of the Uganda Kobs and returning to the lodge for a late breakfast. After lunch, a cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural strip that joins Lake Edward to Lake George, and is one of the highlights of the safari for many visitors.

Day 8

After an early breakfast, you have the option of an overnight stay at Ishasha Wilderness Camp. This exclusive tented camp offers top quality accommodation in an unspoilt remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Tree climbing lions can sometimes be spotted resting in the branches of the large fig trees, and there are excellent game viewing opportunities for buffalo, elephants, kob, topi and other species of antelope.

Day 9

An early morning game drive in Ishasha sector provides some of the most alluring game viewing areas in the country, including the tree climbing lions. Afterwards you will depart for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on the edge of the Western Rift Valley, home to half of the world’s population of mountain gorilla, 346 species of birds and over 200 species of butterflies.

Day 10

Enter the forest at dawn and enjoy the beauty and freshness of the park. After a short briefing by the guides, proceed through the dense bush to trek to see these endangered animals. You will come face-to-face with one of the gorilla groups, and spend an unforgettable hour watching the gorillas as they feed their young or play, all under the watchful eye of a mighty silverback.

Day 11

Transfer to the wetlands and savannah of Lake Mburo National Park, home to several species of mammals including zebras, impalas, elands, topi, buffaloes and birds, and a surprising diversity of plants and other animals.

Day 12

The day starts with a game drive through the fringing swamp area to enjoy the rich biodiversity and bird species like the African Finfoot, Lilac Breasted Roller, Handsome Francolin and the Black-bellied Bustard, as well as predators like leopards, hyenas and jackals. After an early lunch, transfer to Entebbe and arrive in time for your flight home to the UK.