Classics Itinerary

Located at the heart of the African Continent, Uganda is a country truly gifted by nature and well deserves the title of “Pearl of Africa”.

Uganda is best known for viewing the endangered mountain gorilla's, chimpanzees and other primates as well as being home to savannas teeming with wildlife, tropical rainforest's, spectacular waterfalls, shimmering lakes and rivers as well as the glacial peaks of the Rwenzori mountains 'Mountains of the Moon'.

Uganda is Africa's most complete birdwatching destination and, with more than 1000 species recorded. These include the Shoebill, Great Blue Turaco, Black-and-White Casqued Hornbill and Green Broadbill. Many visitors have found birding to be very rewarding in this country.

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport 

Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by your  safari guide who will assist you with your luggage and transfer you to your accommodation in Kampala.

Day 2: Overnight at DOLPHIN SUITES BB

This morning we will leave Kampala at around 8am and we will drive through the famous Luwero Triangle. On the way we will stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where we will go rhino trekking for about an hour. After having lunch we then continue for Murchison Falls National Park. On arrival at the park we will stop at the top of the falls which will be a fantastic sight. Here the Nile, the longest river in the world, is forced through a narrow gap in the rock (only 7 meters wide ), before ferociously plunging down 43 meters. 

Day 3: Overnight at FORT MURCHISON FB

This morning an early wildlife drive, where you can see elephants, buffalo, giraffes lion, Uganda kob,  warthog and many other animals. After Lunch we can go for a boat trip along the Nile. On this trip you can see the crocodiles, hippos and a lot of birds. If you are lucky you can even see the rare and prehistoric looking Shoebill, which is a cross between the dodo and a dinosaur. The boat takes you to the base of the falls where you will stop for photo opportunities. 

Day 4: Overnight at FORT MURCHISON FB

This morning enjoy your breakfast and then we will depart with a packed lunch for Kibale National Park. The drive will take approximately 6 hours.

Day 5: Overnight at Kibale FOREST CAMP FB 

This morning you will meet up with a ranger to track habituated chimps in Kibale National Park. These delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. The Incredibly diverse forest is home to over 13 species of primates including red colobus monkey, the rare L'hoest, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bushbabies. A network of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded including the endemic Prirogrine's ground thrush. 

Just after lunch we shall depart for Queen Elizabeth (3/4 Hours ) 
we shall arrived just before evening 

Day 6: Overnight at BUSH LODGES FB 

This Morning we shall go for a game drive and we shall take packet lunch with us. ON our lunch we shall see the crates lake.  The park covers a total area of 1978km2 and is deservedly Uganda’s most popular protected area. It enjoys a stunning location on the rift valley floor between Lake George and Lake Edward. The varied habitats are home to 95 mammals and 612 bird species. In the afternoon we shall go for a boat ride on the Kazinga Channel. This will give you the opportunity to view wildlife up close : hippo's huff and spray mere feet away from the boat ,buffalo linger in the shallows. The shores of the channel are also home to an array of birds including pink backed pelicans,pied and malachite kingfishers,saddle billed stork and many others. After this wonderful afternoon , a slow drive back to the lodge just in time for dinner. 

Day 7: Overnight at BUSH LODGES FB 

A relatively early morning start, to drive to Bwindi ?kisoro Impenetrable Forest, about an 5/6 hour drive, though though the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park where the famous tree climbing lions live. 
We shall have a packet lunch and we shall arrive at the lodge before dark. 

Day 8: Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Lodge FB 

Wake early for a hearty breakfast  to give you the energy needed for Gorilla Trekking.  Before 8am report to the ranger station for registration and a talk by one of the rangers. The guides will then take you through the bush , pushing your way through the undergrowth, to track the gorillas. (Please note this trek can take from 2 to 7 hours). A reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. Sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them 'talk' to one another and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant Silverback. After trekking enjoy a well-deserved rest at the lodge. 

Day 9: Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Lodge FB 

After breakfast you will start your drive to Lake Mburo with packed lunch, the journey will take about 6hrs. Lake Mburo park is only 260 sq. km being the smallest of the Uganda’s savanna National Parks. It's mosaic habitat, dry hillside, rocky outcrops, bushes thickets, open and wooded savanna forests, lakes and swamps are home to a surprising diversity of plants and animals. Including Zebras, Impala, Buffaloes, and birds, comprising bill storks which are found nowhere else in the country.

In the afternoon we shall do a game drive and we shall be back at the lodge just before dinner. 

Day 10: Overnight at Leopard Rest Camp FB 

This morning an early breakfast and  we shall depart with a packed lunch  to Entebbe International Airport. (about a 4/5  hour drive). 
Please note we have to be in Entebbe International Airport 3 hours before your departures.