On this private trip you travel comfortably with a private minibus with pop-up roof and your personal ranger along all the highlights of the country. You visit the beautiful national parks of Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth in search of cape buffalo, hippos, crocodiles, elephants, leopards, chimpanzees and the legendary tree-climbing lions. You meet the hospitable locals and a new surprise behind every bush
Obviously the absolute epitome of your trip is a eye to eye contact with the enormously impressive mountain gorilla's in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. An intense and unique experience you wil never forget, that's is for sure!
Day 1 - Brussels > Entebbe > Kampala
Today you board your flight towards an amazing African adventure. Your guide/driver welcomes you at Entebbe airport. Immediately you notice the aroma of the African continent that seems to rise from its soil. Deliciously different! The transfer to your lodge in Kampala takes about 1h15 and is followed by a full briefing of what you can expect during your trip.
Day 2 - Kampala
You visit the Kampala crafts market and the national museum of Uganda. Evening at leisure.
Day 3 - Kampala > Lake Mburo (B-L-D)
Lake Mburo National Park is a 4 hour’s drive from Kampala. Here, your first exciting afternoon 'game drive' is scheduled. Prepare to see zebra and antelope, but what else will you spot? Your true adventure is starting now.
Day 4 - Lake Mburo > Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (B-L-D)
You start the day with a beautiful sunrise, a hearty breakfast and a morning walk around Lake Mburo. After lunch you exchange Lake Mburo for the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The 3-hour ride feels like a 15-minute drive thanks to the stunning natural settings and authentic villages along the way.
Day 5 - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park > Queen Elizabeth National Park South (B-L-D)
Today you will experience the absolute epitome of your trip as you go gorilla tracking! Rangers will keep your jungle exploration on the right track. Once you spot gorillas, you remain in their company for a whole hour. Bet you never felt time fly by as supersonic-ally while you do not know where to look first! An encounter beyond words which is immortalized by a gorilla spotting certificate! You continue to Ishasha in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Mind you: the mountain gorillas move around freely and so the trekking can be intense (cf section 'Good to Know').
Day 6 - Queen Elizabeth National Park South > Queen Elizabeth National Park North (B-L-D)
A three hour game drive through the Queen Elizabeth National Park should provide you with the opportunity to see tree climbing lions. In the afternoon you enjoy the comfort of your lodge and enjoy the magnificence of the your surrounding natural setting.
Day 7 - Queen Elizabeth National Park South > Kampala > Entebbe (B)
An early morning game drive is the ideal moment of the day to spot a pride of lions in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. A quick last glimpse and time has come to return to Entebbe in time for your return flight home.
Day 8 - Brussels
All Belgian nationals travelling on a Belgian passport (children and babies included) must be in possession of an international e-passport (electronic) containing min. 2 blank pages, valid for at least 6 months upon departure from Uganda. An e-visa must be purchased via the website https://visas.immigration.go.ug/.
Travelers with a non-Belgian nationality and / or travelers travelling on a foreign passport are invited to spontaneously report this matter to the Connections travel consultant and shall contact their respective embassy (s) or Consulate (ate) to obtain the latest updates concerning all current travel requirements and documents.
Have a safe and carefree trip: travel fully insured with our Protections travel insurance! Our Protections insurance policies offer various formulas in order to offer you the widest possible cover (with even a fly-on-time, natural catastrophes and epidemics) for both single journeys or for the entire year. We guarantee you the best protection at the best price.
The tours in our brochures are just a few examples of travel itineraries possible. Our trips can be tailored to suit your specific needs. If you want to book a specific destination or combine it with a mini-tour then we will gladly make you a tailor-made offer. For a personalised day-by-day program please contact our destination experts.
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For Uganda a proof of Yellow Fever vaccination is required and you will be asked to show your vaccination card or booklet at Customs. To verify the latest updates on health requirements, please surf to ganda://www.itg.be
+2h (Winter) +1h (Summer)
Uganda shillings (UGX); 1 EUR = 4,255.5 UGX * 10000 UGX = 2.35 EUR (12/12/2017)
Bring cash Dollars (small notes) Credit cards are convenient and widely accepted and ATMs are readily available.
Tipping is important and customary in Africa as it forms an integral part of the wages. Some guidelines: Foresee €2/pers./day for your guide and driver. Restaurants usually expect a 10%-15% tip (if not automatically charged to your bill). In lodge you leave 5USD a day for the cleaning staff, and the bellman is happy with 1USD a suitcase. Adapt as you see
Uganda is a perfect year-round holiday destinations. The rainy seasons last from March till May with rain peaks in April which make roads impassable and trails used for Chimp tracking more slippery & from August to November with peaks in November. Mind you rainy season does not necessarily mean it will rain all day long. Often it indicated a heavy but short downpour of rain foloowed by sunshine and pleasant temperatures.
Dry season January & February, June & July.
Average Temperatures in Uganda (°C):
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- Your return flights on Brussels Airlines and airport taxes
- 6 nights accommodation incl. breakfast in listed lodges or equivalent
- 1 night aboard the plane during your inbound flight
- Mentioned transfers in private minibus with pop-up roof (upgrade to jeep at surcharge)
- Admission to listed parks
- All programmed game drives, trekkings & activities
- Meals as indicated (B= Breakfast, L = lunch, D= Dinner)
- Your Gorilla Tracking Permit (value $ 600/pp)
What's not included?
Good to Know
Age restriction: Only children 15 years of age and up are allowed to join on the gorilla trekking.
The trekking tin search of the mountain gorillas has an adventurous character. Since the animals roam freely, you may expect that spotting the group of gorillas can take anywhere from an hour to half a day. A good physical condition, great stamina and endurance as well as adapted footwear are essential. The terrain can be difficult and slippery depending on the weather. The level of effort and degree of exertion varies from average to high. Please make sure you take this into account.
For a surcharge of €179/pp sharing you travel along the itinerary in a 4x4 jeep with more legroom and comfort.