The primate capital of Africa, this small landlocked country in the heart of the continent delivers breath-taking scenery, an incredible array of wildlife, and heart-stopping encounters. In the ancient impenetrable forest of Bwindi, almost half the world’s population of mountain gorillas roam the mist glad hills, whilst Kibale Forest National Park is the world’s best location for chimpanzee trekking.
The diverse landscape of the Queen Elizabeth National Park ensures a varied safari experience, from traditional games drives to see tree climbing lions, cruises along the Kazinga Chanel to uncover hippos and crocodiles wallowing in the shallows and even walking safaris through the spectacular Kyambura Gorge. Climb to the top of the Murchinson Waterfall where the Victoria Nile River forces through a 7m wide gap and thunders over the edge.
Try adrenaline fuelled white-water rafting along the Nile from Jinja or advanced hikers could tackle the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains. Experience the secret nocturnal world of the spotted hyena, leopard, bush pigs and white-tailed mongoose on a night drive in Lake Mburo and look out for the endangered golden monkey in Mgahinga National Park.
Trendy cities and incredibly friendly people, volcanic crater lakes, butterfly filled woodlands, tropical rainforests, dramatic waterfalls, and diverse wildlife experiences - Uganda is most certainly a primate wonderland, and so much more!
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This small group adventure offers a taste of both Rwanda and Uganda at Intrepid Travel’s Premium level, offering comfortable accommodation and special experiences, led by a highly experienced guide. With a gorilla permit included, the trip takes in a day trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to spend an unforgettable hour with the mountain gorillas.
Stay at the carbon neutral Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge for three nights, waking up each morning to the incredible views of the forest canopy. Spend an evening dining with a park ranger, to hear the incredible stories of a life spent in the wilderness and their unique relationship with the gorillas. Visit the Nyamata Genocide Memorial Centre and Museum for a deeper understanding of Rwanda’s devastating history. Stop off at the equator, taste the famous Rwandan ‘Rolex’ dish, the genuine warm hospitality of the people, the utterly breath-taking scenery, and the heart-stopping moments with endangered Mountain Gorillas. (INT)
Premium Small Group Tour Includes:
From £3,969 per person
Price based on two people sharing accommodation. Selection of dates available, single suppliment available.
The Uganda Explorer begins in the vibrant and charming town of Entebbe, before heading out the mystical and atmospheric Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, famed for its excellent gorilla trekking opportunities. This UNESCO heritage site is a natural wonderland which remains a supremely wild and remote setting for gorilla interactions.
The Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park provides the opportunity to see more of Ugandas wildlife, meanwhile in the Northern Queen Elizabeth Park, the Kasinga Channel is home to the world’s largest population of hippos and the crater lakes shimmer pink with flocks of flamingos. Complete this journey in Kibale Forest National Park, the primate capital of Africa and home to numerous species, including black and white colobus, grey cheeked mangabey, red tailed monkey and many more, not to mention the birds and butterflies bejewelling the skies with their bright colours. (CDA)
Truly Individual Holiday Includes:
From £4,699 per person
Price based on two people sharing accommodation. All elements of this trip can be tailormade to suit you. Simply enquire below.