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Uganda: Gorilla Trekking + Safari Holidays + Tours

Uganda is a premier wildlife destination - as over 10 different species of primates can be found in this lush country, including the severely endandered mountain gorilla.  Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Holidays and Primate Tours offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view these magnificent creatures in the wild, as well as chimpanzees and a wide range of plains game and their predators, including the tree-climbing lion.
 
Dubbed the 'Pearl of Africa' by Winston Churchill, Uganda is a lush and scenic country. Vast Lake Victoria, the largest in Africa, forms its southern border whilst Lake Albert and Lake Edward in the Great Rift Valley define its western limit. Murchison Falls National Park offers some of the best game viewing in all of Africa. Uganda is also home to over 1,000 bird species, making it one of the top birding destinations on the continent.
 
Uganda boasts the highest concentration of primates in the whole of Africa, including 50% of the world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas. Coming face-to-face with these magnificent creatures on Uganda gorilla trekking safari holidays and primate tours is an experience that is at the top of many people’s travel wish list and it doesn’t disappoint! Gorillas are found living in family groups on the slopes of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in the southwest of the country, near the border with Rwanda.
 
Uganda gorilla trekking safari holidays and primate tours are not complete without viewing the chimpanzees of Kibale Rainforest, the river-based wildlife of Queen Elizabeth National Park and the tree- climbing lions of Ishasha.
 
For expert advice on Uganda gorillas trekking safari holidays and primate tours to see chimpanzees, contact our friendly team on 01582 766122 today. We can also tailor make a holiday to your exact requirements. Download our Uganda brochure (PDF 0.6 Mb)
 
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & Mgahinga
Following a family of gorillas and their silverback males is a life-changing experience. However you do need to be reasonably mobile to walk through these steep equatorial rainforests in search of them, as they are constantly moving. Expect to walk 1 to 4 hours each way, in steep and sometimes muddy conditions. Once you reach a gorilla family all the effort of the trek will be forgotten, as the encounter is almost without fail a very moving one.
 
You must be over 15 years to track gorillas and not have any colds or infections, as they have little immunity to human germs. On Uganda gorilla trekking safari holidays and primate tours, it is essential to wear good walking boots, long trousers and gloves for protection, as you scramble through the forest. Plan to pay a porter to carry your backpack as you need to carry 2-litres of water, a packed lunch, rain gear and light fleece, as early mornings in the rainforest can be chilly. A walking stick will be provided to help with the steep ascents, if you don’t bring your own.
 
The family of gorillas that you track are habituated and are remarkably relaxed about the presence of humans, but important rules should be observed, such as remaining 7 metres from any gorilla – although some of the younger ones may let their curiosity get the better of them! On Uganda gorilla trekking safari holidays and primate tours you will have strictly one hour to observe the behaviour of the gorillas, a rare privilege indeed.
 
Murchison Falls National Park
This outstanding wildlife reserve is situated in the northwest of the country, on the shores of Lake Albert, and is divided into two sections by the mighty Nile River that flows through it. This is the premier wildlife reserve in Uganda and one of the finest in the world. It is home to predators such as lion, hyena and leopard as well as huge herds of elephant, buffalo, giraffe, Jackson’s hartebeest, warthog, baboon and waterbuck – all easily seen on the open terrain. Observing these rolling hills alive with the movement of thousands of Uganda kob (an antelope similar to an impala) is truly unforgettable on Uganda gorilla trekking safari holidays and primate tours.
 
A boat ride to the base of the Murchison Falls is a must, followed by a hike to the top of the falls. Here the upper Nile dramatically plunges 40 metres through a narrow gorge, before widening into a fast flowing river. Birdlife is abundant and you will see many pied kingfisher fishing and nesting along the river banks, as well as numerous pods of hippo.
 
Murchison Falls is most easily accessed by light aircraft from Entebbe. However you can also travel overland with your own driver/guide, stopping along the way at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, which is home to the only wild rhino in Uganda.
 
Kibale Rainforest
Chimpanzees are our closest animal relatives, sharing 98% of our DNA, so observing their behaviour in the wild is another thrilling primate experience on Uganda gorilla trekking safari holidays and primate tours. Chimpanzees spend much of their time nesting high in the forest canopy, but as the day warms up they drop to the cool forest floor to feed and this is where the most exciting encounters occur – as chimps are more boisterous than their larger gorilla cousins. Seeing the chimps is never guaranteed, but your best opportunity is in Kibale Rainforest, which has a success rate of over 90% and relatively easy terrain.
 
Almost 1,500 chimpanzees live in Kibale, as well as 12 other primate species including the Black-and-white colobus, Red colobus, Red-tailed monkey, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Blue monkey, Bush baby, Vervet monkey, L’ Hoest’s monkey and Olive baboon. The forest is rich in birdlife, with over 300 recorded species. Chimpanzees can also be tracked in Budonga Forest, Kyambura Gorge and Semuliki National Park. Expect to walk up to 3 hours, as the chimps move very quickly through the trees.
 
Queen Elizabeth National Park
This is Uganda’s most visited game reserve, due to its proximity to the gorillas and relatively easy access from the capital of Kampala. It is bordered by Lake Edward and the Ishasha River to the west, with the Kazinga Channel dividing the park as it flows from Lake George in the northeast. On Uganda gorilla trekking safari holidays and primate tours, a highlight of any visit to this park is a boat ride on the Kazinga channel where you will see thousands of buffalo, hippo and elephant cooling off along its shores. The channel is also a magnet for great flocks of water birds which gather to fish – including a variety of pelican, eagle, vulture, kingfisher, stork, spoonbill, cormorant, ibis and many others.
 
Almost 100 mammals can be found here, including 20 predators and many antelope including the Uganda kob, bushbuck, topi and semi-aquatic sitatunga. During the dry season most of the wildlife migrates from the Kasenyi Plains to the lakes and rivers, but patience will be rewarded with sightings of lion, hyena and maybe even leopard. The Ishasha Plains in the southwest of the park are renowned for their tree-climbing lions.
 
Lake Mburo National Park
On Uganga gorilla trekking safari holidays and primate tours, Lake Mburo is the usual stopover if travelling overland back to Entebbe with your own driver/guide. Lake Mburo offers excellent plains game viewing and is the best place in the country to see eland, zebra, topi and impala. You can also enjoy horse riding and walking safaris here.
 
Kidepo Valley National Park
Less visited, the rugged and semi-arid savanna of this park in the far northeast of the country offers an another big game fly-in safari experience that complements all Uganda gorilla trekking safari holidays and primate tours.
 
Jinja
Uganda's second largest city, Jinja is the place to go for adrenalin activities. Here the Nile River has its source and its thundering rapids, up to grade 5, offer some of the safest white water rafting in the whole world, as there are no submerged rocks, hippos or crocodiles. Afterwards visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary on Ngama Island and relax on the shores of Lake Victoria, with over 3,000 islands - the perfect end to Uganda gorilla trekking safari holidays and primate tours.
Small Group Gorilla Tour Uganda: Bwindi + Chimp Safari
UYA9E
9 NIGHTS
FROM £2,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This exciting escorted small group Gorilla Tour to Uganda visits Bwindi Impentrable Forest & includes chimp trekking in Kibale rainforest in the beautiful Crater Lakes region; a safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park & a boat ride on the Kazinga Channel, where you will see large herds of elephant, buffalo & superb birding. All tour transfers, gorilla & chimp permits included. 8 departures per year (min 2/max 6). Min age 15 yrs.
Escorted Small Group Gorilla Tour Uganda Bwindi Chimp Trekking Safari
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Gorilla Tour, Uganda
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Escorted Small Group
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Kibale Rainforest
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Chimp Trekking
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Crater Lakes
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Safari in Queen Elizabeth Park
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Boat Ride on Kazinga Channel
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Gorilla Trekking
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Uganda Gorilla Tour & Safari
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Gorilla Tour, Uganda
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Escorted Small Group
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Kibale Rainforest
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Chimp Trekking
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Crater Lakes
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Safari in Queen Elizabeth Park
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Boat Ride on Kazinga Channel
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Gorilla Trekking
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Uganda Gorilla Tour & Safari
Uganda: Murchison Falls + Chimps + Gorilla Trekking Safari
UPA7E
7 NIGHTS
FROM £2,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Combine Murchison Falls - Uganda's premier game park - with gorilla trekking on this safari holiday to Uganda,  travelling overland with your own private driver/guide. Track chimps in Budongo Forest & enjoy a boat ride on the Nile River. Then drive via Lake Mburo to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to see endangered mountain gorillas. All transfers, park fees, gorilla & chimp permits included on this vacation. Min age 15 yrs.
Gorilla Trekking Safari Holiday Uganda Track Chimps  Murchison Vacation
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Gorilla Trekking Safari Holiday
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Entebbe Uganda
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Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary3
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Murchison Falls Park
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Boat Ride on Nile River
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Bird Watching
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Track Chimps in Budongo
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Batwa Pygmies
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Gorillas & Chimps Vacation
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Gorilla Trekking Safari Holiday
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Entebbe Uganda
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Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary3
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Murchison Falls Park
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Boat Ride on Nile River
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Bird Watching
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Track Chimps in Budongo
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Batwa Pygmies
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Gorillas & Chimps Vacation
White Water Rafting on Nile: Jinja + Gorilla Safari, Uganda
URD7E
7 NIGHTS
FROM £2,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This adventurous holiday ticks two great 'bucket list' boxes - white water rafting down grade 5 rapids at the source of the thundering River Nile at Jinja in Uganda & a gorilla safari holiday tracking an endangered mountain gorilla family in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Also stand on the equator & enjoy safari game drive in Lake Mburo National Park. All transfers and gorilla permits included. Min age 15 yrs.
White Water Rafting Nile Jinja Uganda Gorilla Safari Holiday Vacation
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Uganda Safari Holiday
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White Water Rafting
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River Nile, Jinja
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Cross Equator
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Lake Mburo National Park
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Gorilla Safari Holiday
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Community Village Walk
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Kigali
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Gorilla Trekking Vacation
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Uganda Safari Holiday
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White Water Rafting
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River Nile, Jinja
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Cross Equator
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Lake Mburo National Park
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Gorilla Safari Holiday
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Community Village Walk
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Kigali
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Gorilla Trekking Vacation
Tracking Mountain Gorillas: Masai Mara Safari + Uganda
KRU7N
7 NIGHTS
FROM £3,295
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Experience the thrill of tracking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest in Uganda, combined with a Big Five safari in the famous Masai Mara in Kenya, on this very special 'once-in-a-lifetime' primate safari. Track on foot a family of these magnificent endangered creatures, including the dominant silverback male - a memory you will cherish forever. All transfers, game drives & gorilla permits included.
Tracking Mountain Gorillas Bwindi Uganda Safari Masai Mara Kenya Primate
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Kenya Safari
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Masai Mara Game Reserve asai Mara
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Big-5 Game Drives
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Plains Game & Elephants
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Lion Prides
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Kigali, Rwanda
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Uganda Primate Safari
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Tracking Mountain Gorillas
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Golden Monkeys
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Kenya Safari
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Masai Mara Game Reserve asai Mara
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Big-5 Game Drives
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Plains Game & Elephants
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Lion Prides
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Kigali, Rwanda
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Uganda Primate Safari
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Tracking Mountain Gorillas
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Golden Monkeys
Tanzania + Uganda: Serengeti Safari + Gorilla Tracking
TRB7J
7 NIGHTS
FROM £3,895
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This exciting gorilla tracking holiday is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to combine trekking to observe endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda, with a Big 5 safari in the famous Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Trek through tropical rainforests to see these magnificent primates. Light aircraft flight, all transfers, game drives, park fees & gorilla permits included.
Gorilla Tracking Trekking Bwindi Uganda Big Safari Serengeti Tanzania
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Tanzania
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Mount Kilimanjaro
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Arusha
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Serengeti National Park
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Big 5 Safari
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Uganda
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Gorilla Tracking
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Golden Monkeys
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Trekking to Mountain Gorillas
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Tanzania
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Mount Kilimanjaro
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Arusha
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Serengeti National Park
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Big 5 Safari
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Uganda
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Gorilla Tracking
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Golden Monkeys
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Trekking to Mountain Gorillas
Gorilla Tracking Uganda: Chimps + Queen Elizabeth Park
UPC9E
10 NIGHTS
FROM £4,395
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This classic gorilla tracking private tour allows you to explore the primates of Uganda in depth & see up to 10 different species. Track chimps in Kibale rainforest, track lion in Queen Elizabeth Park, view wildlife by boat on the Kazinga Channel. Then track endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest - creating memories of a lifetime. All transfers, park fees, chimp & gorilla permits included. Min 15 yrs to track gorillas.
Gorilla Tracking Uganda Chimps Lion Queen Elizabeth Park Boat Kazinga
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Gorilla Tracking, Uganda
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Chimps of Kibale Rainforest
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Lion Tracking
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Queen Elizabeth Park
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Boat Ride on Kazinga Channel
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Game Drive
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Ishasha Plains
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Endangered Mountain Gorillas
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Kigali
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Gorilla Tracking, Uganda
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Chimps of Kibale Rainforest
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Lion Tracking
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Queen Elizabeth Park
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Boat Ride on Kazinga Channel
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Game Drive
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Ishasha Plains
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Endangered Mountain Gorillas
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Kigali
Uganda Flying Safari: Gorilla Trekking + Murchison Falls
URA8E
8 NIGHTS
FROM £4,495
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This luxury Uganda Flying Safari holiday combines gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, with a big game safari in magnificent Murchison Falls National Park - one of the best wildlife parks in Africa. Take a boat ride down the Nile River, climb Murchison Falls & track chimps in Budonga Forest. All light aircraft flights, game drives & gorilla permits included. Min 15 yrs to track gorillas.
Luxury Uganda Flying Safari Holiday Gorilla Trekking Murchison Falls
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Luxury Uganda Flying Safari
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Entebbe
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Gorilla Trekking
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Batwa Pygmies
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Murchison Falls
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Game Drives
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Boat Ride on Nile River
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Bird Watching Holiday
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Chimp Trekking
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Luxury Uganda Flying Safari
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Entebbe
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Gorilla Trekking
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Batwa Pygmies
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Murchison Falls
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Game Drives
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Boat Ride on Nile River
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Bird Watching Holiday
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Chimp Trekking
Uganda Safari (Private Guide): Murchison Falls to Bwindi
UPE12E
11 NIGHTS
FROM £4,990
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
On our Uganda safari holidays you can choose to travel overland with your own private guide to experience the abundant wildlife of Murchison Falls National Park, the chimps of Kibale rainforest, tree-climbing lions & river-based game in Queen Elizabeth Park & the gorillas of Bwindi. Ideal for special interests such as photography or birding. All transfers, game viewing & gorilla permits included. Min age 15 yrs.
Uganda Safari Holidays Private Guide Murchison Elizabeth Gorillas Bwindi
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Uganda Safari Holidays
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Private Guide
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Rhino Sanctuary
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Murchison Falls National Park
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Chimps of Kibali Rainforest
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Queen Elizabeth National Park
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Kazinga Channel Boat Ride
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Ishasha Tree Climbing Lions
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Gorillas of Bwindi
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Lake Mburo National Park
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Uganda Safari Holidays
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Private Guide
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Rhino Sanctuary
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Murchison Falls National Park
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Chimps of Kibali Rainforest
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Queen Elizabeth National Park
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Kazinga Channel Boat Ride
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Ishasha Tree Climbing Lions
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Gorillas of Bwindi
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Lake Mburo National Park
Bird Watching, Uganda: Murchison Falls to Bwindi
UPK12E
12 NIGHTS
FROM £4,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
On this specialist bird watching holiday in Uganda you will travel with your own expert birding guide & visit all the key birding vacation hot-spots including Mabamba Swamp, home of the elusive Shoebill stork, Budongo Forest, Murchison Falls, Kibale Rainforest, Bwindi & Lake Mburo. This holiday can be tailor made, with optional gorilla trekking. Birding guide, all transfers & park fees included.
Bird Watching Holiday Uganda Birding Vacation Shoebill Kibale Bwindi
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Bird Watching Holiday, Uganda
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Shoebill, Mabamba Wetlands
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Royal Mile, Budongo Forest
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Murchison Falls
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Kibale Rainforest
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Chimp Trekking
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Queen Elizabeth Park
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Bwindi Gorillas
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Lake Mburo
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Birding Vacation, Uganda
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Bird Watching Holiday, Uganda
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Shoebill, Mabamba Wetlands
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Royal Mile, Budongo Forest
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Murchison Falls
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Kibale Rainforest
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Chimp Trekking
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Queen Elizabeth Park
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Bwindi Gorillas
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Lake Mburo
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Birding Vacation, Uganda
Gorillas & Ethiopia: Tana + Simien Mountains + Laibela
YPU12A
12 NIGHTS
FROM £4,998
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This holiday combines the amazing experience of trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda to see magnificent mountain gorillas, with the cultural highlights of Ethiopia - including the ancient monasteries on Lake Tana, endemic wildlife in the Simien Mountains, the palaces of Gondar & St Georges church in Lalibela. All transfers, gorilla permits & specified sightseeing included.
Holiday Gorillas Ethiopia Lake Tana Simien Mountains Church Lalibela
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Holiday: Gorilla & Ethiopia
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Addis Ababa
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Lake Tana Monasteries
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Simien Mountains
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Gondar Palaces
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Lalibela
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Church of St George
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Gorillas of Uganda
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Kigali
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Holiday: Gorilla & Ethiopia
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Addis Ababa
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Lake Tana Monasteries
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Simien Mountains
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Gondar Palaces
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Lalibela
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Church of St George
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Gorillas of Uganda
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Kigali
Primate Safari Uganda & Rwanda: Gorillas, Chimps + Monkeys
UPR10K
10 NIGHTS
FROM £5,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
View over 10 different primate species on this magnificent Primate Safari that travels through Uganda & Rwanda. Trek to see endangered mountain gorillas in both Bwindi & Volcanoes National Park, track chimps in Kibali, view river-based wildlife in Queen Elizabeth Park, search for rare golden monkeys & other apes. Also hike to Dian Fossey grave. All transfers, game viewing & permits included. Min age 15 yrs.
Primate Safari Uganda Rwanda Gorillas Chimps Monkeys Apes Dian Fossey
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Primate Safari
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Uganda & Rwanda
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Chimp Tracking, Kibale Forest
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Queen Elizabeth National Park
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Boat Ride on Kazinga Channel
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Gorilla Trekking
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Volcanoes National Park
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Dian Fossey Grave Hike
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Golden Monkeys & other Apes
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Primate Safari
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Uganda & Rwanda
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Chimp Tracking, Kibale Forest
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Queen Elizabeth National Park
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Boat Ride on Kazinga Channel
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Gorilla Trekking
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Volcanoes National Park
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Dian Fossey Grave Hike
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Golden Monkeys & other Apes
Grand Uganda Flying Safari: Murchison Falls + Ishasha + Gorillas
UPD12E
12 NIGHTS
FROM £5,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This comprehensive Grand Uganda flying safari holiday includes Uganda's premier game reserve, Murchison Falls; tracking chimps in Kibale rainforest; the wildlife of Queen Elizabeth Park; tree-climbing lions of Ishasha & trekking to se endangered mountain gorillas at Bwindi. English speaking guide, light aircraft flights, gorilla permits & all game viewing included. Min 15 yrs to track gorillas.
Grand Uganda Flying Safari Holiday Murchison Falls Park Ishasha Gorillas
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Grand Uganda Flying Safari Holiday
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Murchison Falls
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Boat Ride on River Nile
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Chimps of Kibale Forest
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Queen Elizabeth Park
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Kazinga Channel Boat Ride
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Lion Tracking
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Ishasha Plains
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Endangered Mountain Gorillas
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Grand Uganda Flying Safari Holiday
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Murchison Falls
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Boat Ride on River Nile
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Chimps of Kibale Forest
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Queen Elizabeth Park
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Kazinga Channel Boat Ride
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Lion Tracking
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Ishasha Plains
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Endangered Mountain Gorillas
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