by Agnes Mirembe

Destination: Uganda

Duration: 7 Days, 6 Nights

Challenge level: Moderate

Starting price: € 1,950

Is this Journey for You?

This journey will give you the opportunity to visit and witness endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. It’s blended with an ultimate game viewing experience of a typical safari. The cherry on top is you’ll get to meet local people, interact with them and learn so much about their culture. You’ll have a chance to support this local community by purchasing some of their unique handmade products.

 


Highlights
  • Guaranteed viewing of mountain gorillas at Bwindi, home to half the world’s remaining gorilla population
  • Batwa Pygmy cultural visit
  • Game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Boat ride on the Kazinga channel
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzo forest
  • Traditional coffee tour
  • Drive to where the real Equator line passes

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Entebbe


Welcome to Entebbe! Upon arriving at the airport, Agnes will be waiting for you after going through immigration. Meet & greet outside as we load your luggage onto the tourist van and transfer you to your hotel, which is about 15 min-20 min drive from the Entebbe Airport.

Day 2

Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park


Wake up on your first morning in beautiful Uganda and have a fulfilling breakfast at 8 am. Then, get ready for the driver to pick you up and transfer you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. In the afternoon, we’ll have a short stop at the Equator followed by another stopover in Mbarara town for a delicious local lunch.

As the evening nears, you’ll be transferred to your new accommodation where you can enjoy a nice dinner to unwind and rest for the rest of the night.

Day 3

Gorilla tracking & Batwa Pygmy cultural experience


Wake up early for an exciting day ahead! After a quick breakfast at 7 am, request for your packed lunch and get ready to be transferred to to the gorilla tracking briefing station with your guide. After experiencing the unique opportunity of sighting gorillas with expert trackers, head back to the lodge to freshen up and prepare next for your Batwa Pygmy cultural visit where you’ll meet a unique and lively community of forest-dwellers. Our adventurous day ends by heading back again to our lodge, enjoying dinner and resting for more adventurous days to come.

Day 4

Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park


Following an early morning breakfast at 7 am, your driver will pick you up and head from Bwindi to Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you’ll check into a new lodge, recharge with lunch.

You have the rest of the day free for yourself to enjoy the beautiful rustic and intimate lodge you’ll be staying at, which is set in the beautiful surroundings of the Bunyaruguru great crater field in Uganda.

Day 5

Early morning game drive & boat trip


Now that you’ve rested a little since your last big adventure, time for another one! After a super early morning breakfast at 6 am, we’ll head on to a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park for the day. In the afternoon, we’ll go back to the lodge for lunch, followed by a boat ride on the Kazinga channel. This boat cruise is extremely rewarding and promises viewings of an interesting array of wildlife, including one of the largest population of hippos in the whole world.

Day 6

Chimpanzee trekking & coffee tour


Catch an early morning breakfast then get ready for another adventure today: chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzo forest starting at 7 am. This forest reserve is home to a total of about 300 chimpanzees and a population of a myriad of other primates: baboons, blue monkeys, red-tailed colobus monkeys and more.

In the afternoon, we’ll head back to the lodge to recharge with lunch, then go on a traditional coffee tour at a local community nearby.

Day 7

Drive back to Entebbe


Your journey has, sadly, come to its bittersweet end. You’ll spend your last morning fueling up with breakfast, then driving back to Entebbe via the Equator for some last views of beautiful Uganda. You’ll be transferred to Entebbe international Airport in due time for your outbound flight. Farewell & we hope you take back fond memories with you.

Your Inclusions
Accommodation

6 nights accommodation in lodges and hotels

Meals

Full-board with 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners (excluding drinks)

Transportation

Airport transfers and all local transfers mentioned in itinerary

Private safari

Private 4×4 pup-up roof tourist van with expert local guide driver

Activities

All activities mentioned in itinerary, including park entry fees

Dedicated team

We take care of all your reservations, you just pack your bags and enjoy your trip! 24/7 in-country support by local team and our remote team

Travel preparations

International flights, travel insurance and entry visa to Uganda

Additional expenditure

Any extra accommodation, meal(s) and drink(s), transportation or activities not mentioned in itinerary. Also any extra spendings (Covid-19 PCR test, tips, souvenirs, telephones, etc.)​

Important Information

  • For the elderly worried about their physical abilities, you are all catered for during this tour no need to worry.  We will support you by organizing easy hikes and less walking to view the gorillas, with a local porter to help around.
  • Our Nomad can organize AMERAF evacuation insurance coverage for you.  This air lifts you to the nearest international hospital should you face any emergency health issues.
  • A gentle reminder while visiting all natural sites: as responsible travelers, we ask that you tread carefully so as not to disrupt the wildlife and rich flora.
  • Please note that itinerary details are subject to change due to unfavourable weather, local developments or other circumstances beyond our control. Our Nomad will ensure to minimize the effects of these changes on your experience, and they will keep you promptly updated.
  • With has received the WTTC’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travelers with assurance that we are implementing globally standardised health and hygiene protocols to ensure safer travels during post-Covid 19 era. We’re also committed to and actively incorporating the ATTA’s health and safety practices.

Your Journey Designer

Agnes Mirembe

Agnes comes from a land where nature, wildlife and man live as one – Uganda. She has always been passionate about the conservation of this land (and the rest of East Africa) and has spent a large part of her life working in its tourism industry, creating unique packages for foreign travelers to ensure they come out with an unforgettable experience. She is a firm believer that through tourism, one can reach out and empower the local populace.