11 nights
Fly & Drive
Uganda South
Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth NP, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

By Vehicle Travel by road to No.5 Boutique Hotel
1 night No.5 Boutique Hotel Entebbe

The No.5 Boutique Hotel is a pleasant and much more private alternative to the corporate hotels in Entebbe. Its close proximity to the International Airport makes it the perfect stopover before or after your Uganda trip. The hotel's ten en-suite rooms are located in the main building, five of which are on the lower floor with direct access to the garden and five on the upper floor with a small balcony. The annex building is occupied by apartments that are rented for longer periods of time.

The No.5 restaurant offers international cuisine on a high level and an impressive selection of fine wines from South Africa. In the center of the green garden lies the large swimming pool where you can relax and mentally prepare yourself for your Uganda trip (or recall your journey before heading back to your home country). There is also a little spa offering massages next to the swimming pool.

Location
No. 5 Boutique Hotel is located only about 10 minutes from the International Airport.

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Transport Mode Your private Uganda guide expects you!
Our Uganda guide can't wait to welcome you warmly. You have a private vehicle at your disposal, which is equipped with all the trimmings and is built to reliably master even the most difficult road conditions. Our guides are among the best in Uganda and will provide invaluable background information about the country and its people. Once in the game parks, his trained eyes will spot animals that would otherwise be missed.

By Vehicle Travel by road to Ndali Lodge
2 nights Ndali Lodge Kibale Forest National Park

This charming colonial-style lodge consists of an elegant main house and eight cozy cottages with views of the Rwenzori Mountains to the west. The mountain peaks are clearly visible on a good day and especially in the evening at sunset, the view is simply spectacular.

Ndali Lodge occupies a beautiful spot and guests can experience the rural atmosphere of Uganda in a very authentic way. The gardens are enchanting and offer various corners where you can read and relax. At the back of the main house there is a pergola from where the Nyinambuga crater lake can be seen.

Ndali is run by the owner couple.

Location
Kibale National Park (795 km²) is home to 13 different primate species. Especially the chimpanzees are a magnet for many visitors to Uganda. About 1,500 chimpanzees live in Kibale Forest, as well as the largest population of colobus monkeys in East Africa.

Ndali Lodge is located on the edge of the imposing Nyinambuga Crater Lake, about 10km west of Kibale Forest. The land around Ndali is privately owned and still operated in the traditional way.

The lodge is about 45 minutes drive from the starting point of the chimpanzee trekking. Queen Elizabeth National Park can be reached within two hours.

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Transport Mode Chimpanzee Trekking at Kibale Forest
Kibale National Park (795 km²) is home to 13 different primate species. Especially the chimpanzees are a magnet for many visitors to Uganda. About 1,500 chimpanzees live in Kibale Forest, as well as the largest population of colobus monkeys in East Africa.

You will visit one of these chimpanzee groups today. The trek starts at Kanyanchu Visitor Centre and usually takes two to four hours of easy trekking with your rangers. The actual time with the chimpanzees is limited to one hour.

By Vehicle Travel by road to Kyambura Gorge Lodge
2 nights Kyambura Gorge Lodge Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kyambura Gorge Lodge offers eight remarkably tasteful bandas with double or twin beds. The wooden floors, high ceilings and carefully chosen interior design give the rooms style and grandeur - your perfect home away from home in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Four of the rooms, the Deluxe Bandas, are larger and provide even more space.

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All rooms are equipped with en-suite bathrooms, flush toilet, double washbasins, shower and a private balcony. The rooms are named after the chimpanzees of Kyambura Gorge and are slightly elevated on a hillside. Enjoy views across Queen Elizabeth National Park to the snow-capped peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains, which are clearly visible on good days.

The lodge has vast grounds - in the middle of it sits the beautifully restored main house, which was a coffee roastery once. The old building has been carefully restored and transformed into a modern living room. If the weather permits, meals are served on the terrace. There is also a beautiful swimming pool and spa.

Location
Kyambura Gorge Lodge is located on the eastern border of Queen Elizabeth National Park, just outside the park. This is absolutely no disadvantage as the game drives in the northern part are done on the Kasenyi plains. These are easily accessible via the bridge that crosses the Kazinga Channel at Katunguru.

Kyambura Gorge is situated close to the lodge. Descending the steep gorge and crossing the log bridges over the river requires some agility and fitness. Chimp Trekking requires a permit, which is issued in advance and the trekkers must be accompanied by an official ranger.

Kazinga Channel connects Lake Edward and Lake George, named after Queen Victoria's son, Edward VII and his successor, George V. The boat trips start at Mweya Lodge, which can be reached in about an hours drive.

A drive from Kampala / Entebbe takes about seven hours. Kibale Forest and the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park can be reached in about three hours.

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Transport Mode Boat trip on Kazinga Channel
The 36km long Kazinga Canal connects Lake Edward and Lake George, named after Queen Victoria's son, Edward VII and his successor, George V. The boat trips start from the Mweya Peninsula and take about two hours, travelling along both banks of the river. With a bit of luck, you will see many elephants and buffalos on the river banks, as well as hippos, crocodiles and many birds. You also pass a fishing village with very beautiful coloured boats.

By Vehicle Travel by road to Ishasha Wilderness Camp
2 nights Ishasha Wilderness Camp Queen Elizabeth National Park

Ishasha Wilderness Camp is a classic safari camp with ten guest tents that all feature en-suite bathroom, shower and running water. The camp was built in a romantic location on the banks of Ntungwe River under shady trees. Guests who do not expect too much luxury and enjoy a typical safari camp in the middle of the wilderness will love this camp.

The open main building comes with a large dining and lounge area. Down by the river is a fire pit where guests can sit around the open fire in the evening and enjoy a drink.

Location
Ishasha Wilderness Camp is located in the southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Bwindi Forest can be reached in about two hours. The northern section of the Queen Elizabeth National Park (Mweya Peninsula, Mweya Lodge) in about 3 hrs, depending on the road conditions. Kihihi Airstrip is about 45 minutes from the camp.

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Transport Mode Sundowner at Ishasha
After your evening game drive, enjoy a sundowner in the park overlooking the savannah of Ishasha. A Gin Tonic never tastes better than when accompanied by the setting African sun.

By Vehicle Travel by road to Gorilla Forest Camp
2 nights Gorilla Forest Camp Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

The ten tents at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp are elevated on wooden platforms and provide comfort and relaxation after a day spent tracking gorillas. Each tent features two queen sized beds and an ensuite bathroom with a large bathtub that looks straight into the jungle canopy as well as an indoor shower. Guests can also enjoy the rainforest from their private veranda. Smaller monkeys can often be observed from here, skillfully prancing around in the trees.

Gorilla Forest Camp is a high quality camp with good food and professional service with a personal attendant to cater for to guests’ every need. From the parking lot a steep staircase leads up to the lodge, where guests are greeted by a signboard with the message 'made it!'. The open and tasteful main building includes a cozy lounge, a dining area and a well-stocked bar. A staircase leads down to a well-kept lawn with a fireplace where guests meet for sundowners.

A variety of treatments are offered at the small in-house spa.

Location
Gorilla Forest Camp is located on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the northern part of the National Park, in the so-called Buhoma sector. The camp occupies an elevated position on the mountain side and features great views of the mountains and the rainforest. An ideal location for mountain gorilla trekking and bird watching within Bwindi National Park. The camp is located inside the National Park.

Travel time to Gorilla Forest Camp from Entebbe is around nine hours. Flights from Entebbe to Kihihi Airstrip take about one hour and from there it is only a one-hour drive to camp.

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Transport Mode Gorilla Trekking Bwindi / Buhoma
Gorilla trekking starts in the morning from the rangers headquarter and can take as little as two hours or as much as six hours, depending on where the gorillas are. Only 8 guests are allowed per gorilla group and the maximum time spent with the gorillas is strictly 1 hour. The walk may include trekking through dense forest, sometimes including steeper climbs and guests need a bit of endurance and good footgear but will be rewarded with a life changing experience. Four different gorilla groups can be visited in the Buhoma sector. They are called Rushegura, Habinyanja, Katwe and Mubare.

Transport Mode Trekking the Bwindi Forest
Instead of a tedious seven-hour drive around the park by vehicle, you will hike from Buhoma sector of Bwindi directly to the southern part of Bwindi. The trekking takes about four hours and is accompanied by a ranger and a guide who will explain flora & fauna and of course point out the beautiful birds. Keep your eyes open for chimpanzees - they also live in good numbers in the Bwindi Forest. Shortly after leaving Buhoma, the Munyaga waterfalls are worth a little detour. At the other end of the forest, after crossing a little bridge, the path climbs out of the valley to the village of Nteko, where a transfer vehicle will be waiting to take you to your accommodation.

By Vehicle Travel by road to Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
2 nights Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is located in southwestern Uganda, perched high on a hill, with sensational views of the Virunga volcanoes that stretch from Uganda via Rwanda into the Democratic Republic of Congo. At night, the glow of the Nyiragongo volcano shimmers in the distance. This view alone is already worth the nightly rate.

Clouds Lodge is the perfect base for exploring the natural habitat of the mountain gorillas of Bwindi. The Nkuringo group of gorillas can be reached in about 1.5 hours on foot. A truly unforgettable and touching experience.

The lodge is also considered a pioneer for ecotourism in Uganda and its involvement with the local people. Regional artists have contributed to the design of the lodge interior. In return guests of Clouds Lodge have preferential access to the Nkuringo sector and priority in the allocation of permits to this sector.

Built of local volcanic stone, the lodge's eight chalets (two of which are family rooms) have spacious en-suite bathrooms, a large sitting room with double-sided fireplace and beautiful views over the valley from your private veranda.

Location
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is located in the Nkuringo sector at the southwestern gate of Bwindi National Park. At an altitude of 2,100 meters, Clouds Lodge sits on Nteko Ridge and offers spectacular views of the mysterious Virunga Mountains and the fertile lands of the Great Rift Valley.

Travel time to Clouds Lodge from Entebbe is a whopping 10 hours. Flights from Entebbe take 1 hour 15 minutes to Kisoro Airstrip. The road transfer from the airstrip to the lodge is just over an hour.

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Transport Mode Gorilla Trekking Bwindi / Nkuringo
Gorilla trekking starts in the morning from the rangers headquarter and can take as little as two hours or as much as six hours, depending on where the gorillas are. Only 8 guests are allowed per gorilla group and the maximum time spent with the gorillas is strictly 1 hour. The walk may include trekking through dense forest, sometimes including steeper climbs and guests need a bit of endurance and good footgear but will be rewarded with a life changing experience. In the southern sector of Bwindi you have the choice of trekking at Nkuringo or Rushaga.

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Basic Information
Individual journey. A professional guide will accompany you on this trip. The journey will be planned on your preferred dates.

Duration 11 nights. Min 2 guests. Trip vice versa possible. Weight limit of luggage 15 kg. Luggage in one soft bag only.
You fly from Entebbe to Queen Elizabeth / Kasese and from Bwindi back to Entebbe (The alternative is an 7-8 hours road transfer). Your private guide will meet you at the airstrip and will accompany you for the duration of your trip.
Inclusive / Exclusive
Includes all transfers from Entebbe to the hotels/camps to Entebbe
  • No.5 Boutique Hotel: Double Room. Breakfast.
  • Ndali Lodge: Double Room. All meals.
  • Kyambura Gorge Lodge: Standard Banda. All meals, drinks (except premier brands), laundry service.
  • Ishasha Wilderness Camp: Double Room. All meals, drinks (except premier brands).
  • Gorilla Forest Camp: Double Room. All meals, drinks (except premier brands), laundry service.
  • Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge: Double Room. All meals, drinks (except premier brands), laundry service.
Includes all game drives, park fees, chimp trekking at Kibale Forest, boat trip on Kazinga channel, 2 x Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest, 4 hrs transfer walk through Bwindi.
Not included are international flights, gratuities, compulsary comprehensive travel insurance, visa fees, local airport fees, personal purchases.

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Bwindi Forest
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Queen Elizabeth NP
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Kibale Forest
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