Combine a unique safari experience in Uganda, for the more adventurous, with the spice island of Zanzibar. This trip takes you to Queen Elizabeth National Park and the wilderness of Ishasha where lions prefer to lounge in the trees, then on to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for the unforgettable experience of tracking the endangered mountain gorillas. You will then head to the rustic island paradise of Zanzibar to enjoy white sandy beaches, warm azure oceans and romantic tropical nights.
Day 1 Depart from London on an overnight flight to Entebbe via Nairobi.
Day 2 On arrival into Entebbe Airport, you will be met and transferred to the Boma Guest House for a 1 night stay with breakfast included. After you have had a chance to settle in and enjoy a lovely lunch on the patio, take a walk through the lush, tropical gardens, alive with the sounds of birds and even a resident troop of Black White Colobus Monkeys.
Day 3 After breakfast transfer to the airport for your light aircraft flight to Queen Elizabeth National Park for two days of game viewing around the Ishasha sector of the park. On arrival you will be met by your professional and knowledgeable Ugandan English speaking driver and guide who will be with you for the next four nights, transporting you in your private comfortable four wheel-drive vehicle for the duration. Stay two nights at the luxurious Ishasha Wilderness Camp, all meals included.
Day 5 Today we head to the magnificent Bwindi Forest, about a three hour drive, through scenic rural African villages. Arrive at Buhoma Lodge for a 2 night stay, all meals included.
Day 6 Today is the highlight of your safari experience as you encounter the wild mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. An early start with a briefing at park head quarters, then depart with guide to your appointed gorilla family, trekking can take anything from one hour to eight hours so be prepared for long day out in the forest. Once you find your family you will have one hour to spend with these magnificent creatures which will more than make up for any arduous hiking.
Day 7 Your guide will transfer you to the airstrip, bidding him a sad farewell you board a light aircraft flight to Entebbe to connect with your regional flight to Zanzibar. On arrival you will be met and transferred by road Zanzibar Palace for a 1 night stay in a suite with breakfast included.
Day 8 This morning you will be met by your English speaking guide who will take you on a walking tour of the historic city of Stone Town. After which you will be transferred by road to Kichanga Lodge for a 4 night stay in a Garden View Bungalow with breakfast and dinner included.
Day 14 Road transfer to the Zanzibar Airport for overnight flight to London Heathrow via Nairobi.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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