Trip reference number: ITN-UGA006
Trip Operator: Rainbow Tours
An exclusive tailor-made fly-around safari with experienced safari guides in comfortable vehicles together with charter flights. This safari combines luxury, style, service and authenticity to provide a wonderful adventure, outstanding scenery and an unforgettable Uganda experience.
The journey takes you to parts of Uganda that remain wild and unspoilt , you can enjoy wild life viewing at comfortable safari lodges that are intimate and stylish yet remote and authentic.
Please note that some of the internal flights require a minimum of 4 passengers to operate so may be subject to availability (or change in fare).
Day 1 Depart from London Heathrow to Entebbe on an overnight flight via Nairobi.
Day 2 On arrival in Entebbe, you will be met and transferred by road to the Lake Victoria Serena which has beautiful terraced rose gardens leading down almost to the lake shore, for a 1 night stay with breakfast included.
Day 3 Transfer to the airport for morning a short light aircraft flight that takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest which is in southwest of Uganda. Here you will stay for 3 nights at the splendid Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge in a stone cottage with all meals and drinks included. The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is said to be 25 000 years old at an altitude from 1200 - 2600 meters. The five rivers and a high annual rainfall attract an amazing 120 mammal species, 350 species of birds, 202 species of butterflies and over 200 species of trees.
Day 4 Today is one of the highlights your trip to Uganda as you spend the day Gorilla trekking. After your early morning meeting you are separated into groups to search for the 400 gorillas remaining in several stable groups in the park which has seen a steady increase due to the protection of population. You will have a picnic lunch depending on your trek after which you will return to the lodge for the evening.
Day 5 Today you will have your second trek about 45 minutes drive away from the lodge. While the success rate of Gorilla treks is quite high, we do suggest a second one so that you can actually take time away from your camera and truly experience this once in a life time activity. Just being active in such a beautiful surrounding is an experience in itself. After lunch you will return to the lodge for the night.
Day 6 A morning light aircraft flight takes you to Semliki National Park for a 2 night stay at Semliki Safari Lodge with all meals and drinks included. This lodge has only 8 tented rooms all with four poster beds, Persian carpets and en suite bathrooms. This afternoon will be at leisure to enjoy this Western Rift Valley reserve which boasts Riparian forest, gallery rain forest, borassus palm forest and short & high grass savannas, where chimps exists next to your traditional Western Ugandan species and some of the big five such as elephant, lion and buffalo.
Day 7 A morning boat trip on Lake Albert, give you a chance to search for the rare shoebill as well as multitude of other aquatic birdlife, villages and maybe even spot a hippo or two. The afternoon will be a game drive back to the lodge with sundowners en route.
Day 8 Today you will fly from the west of Uganda to the northeast to Kidepo Valley National Park. Here you will stay at the charming Apoka Lodge with all meals and drinks included. The park is a mere 1442km squared and has vast herds of buffalo, giraffe, water buck and zebra followed by the predators which include lion, cheetahs and leopard. Take advantage of the activities on offer here; visits to the local Lorukul village, walking safaris, game drives, night drives and hikes
Day 9 Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives and walking safaris. Do take the time to enjoy of their walking safaris which follow dry sandy river beds, go up rocky outcrops to take in the views and taking time to follow game movement from the little things all the way up to tracking lions.
Day 10 Another morning of game drives. Take time to enjoy the lodge facilities such as the large rock pool which overlooks the active waterhole and savannah plains or bathe under the stars in your outdoor tub.
Day 11 This morning you will have your final game drive before being transferred to the airport for your international flight back to the UK via Nairobi.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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