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Gentle Giants

An unforgettable wildlife experience as we tour four of Uganda’s fabulous national parks, and track the silverback gorillas in their Impenetrable Forest

You climb up a railway instead of a beanstalk and at the end is a wonderful new world.” So said Winston Churchill of this awesome country. Coming face to face with a mighty mountain gorilla, in its own natural habitat, is a magical, memory-making moment, which we save for last on this stunning Ugandan safari. On a round-trip from easy-tempo Entebbe, we first journey north to Murchison Falls National Park, bisected, east to west, by the Victoria Nile racing through a tight gorge before plunging over the falls, and famed as the location of the classic ‘50s film, The African Queen. Turning southwest and echoing the national border, we reach Kibale National Park, boasting the highest diversity and population density of primates in Africa. With the bird and butterfly haven of the Bigodi Wetlands at its southern edge, Kibale connects to form a 180km wildlife corridor with Queen Elizabeth National Park, which hems Lake George, Lake Edward and the Kazinga Channel linking the two; and encompasses Ishasha wilderness. The UNESCO Natural World Heritage miles of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are home to the (estimated) 400 mountain gorillas, about half of their total number on Earth. Not quite ‘impenetrable’ but no stroll in the park, we track the gentle giants along rough tracks and rock-strewn streams, beneath dense and bird-filled tree canopies.


  • Flight  - 1 night
  • Kampala  - 1 night
  • Murchison Falls National Park  - 2 nights
  • Kibale National Park  - 2 nights
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park  - 2 nights
  • Bwindi National Park  - 2 nights
  • Return flight  - 1 night
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Tour Highlights

  • Gorilla trekking at Bwindi Forest
  • Boat trip to Murchison Falls
  • Track chimpanzees at Kibale NP
  • Look for rare tree-climbing lions
  • Boat safari on the Kazinga Channel
  • Prolific wildlife on game drives

An unforgettable wildlife experience as we tour four of Uganda’s fabulous national parks, and track the silverback gorillas in their Impenetrable Forest


On occasion lunch will be a boxed lunch.

Trekking on day 10 may be between 2 and 6 hours, it may be over uneven ground with inclines.

A reasonable level of mobility and fitness is required.

Luggage is limited to a soft bag of 15kgs including hand luggage.


Latitude Hotel - Kampala

4-star hotel located in Kampala with beautiful views over the city and among indigenous orchid-filled trees atop of Makindye Hill. Restaurant, bar, pool, gym, spa and Wi-Fi (free). 47 air conditioned rooms with safe, mini-bar, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Paraa Safari Lodge - Murchison Falls

3-star lodge located in the north west of Uganda overlooking the River Nile. Facilities include a restaurant, bar and swimming pool. 54 rooms with fans and balcony.
2025 departures

Chimpundu Lodge - Kibale National Park

4-star lodge located in the Kibale Forest National Park, offering luxury accommodation in scenic surroundings. Restaurant, bar, pool and Wi-Fi (free). 21 rooms with balcony, safe, minibar, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.

Mweya Safari Lodge - Queen Elizabeth National Park

4-star lodge located on a peninsula in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains, described as the 'Mountains of the Moon'. Facilities include a restaurant, bar and swimming pool. 46 rooms with fan, safe and balcony doors.
2025 departures

Mahogany Springs Lodge - Bwindi National Park

4-star lodge perched up high overlooking Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, with sweeping views of the valley and forests that surround it. Restaurant, bar and Wi-Fi (free). 12 rooms with private balcony, safe and mosquito net.

Extension Options

Lake Victoria Extension

“Nalubaale” Lake Victoria, named after his Queen by the explorer John Hanning Speke is Africa’s largest, and the largest tropical lake in the world. Spend two nights at the 4-star Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa, breakfast daily.

Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa - Lake Victoria

Beautifully situated on the shores of Lake Victoria with pool and sundeck, terraced rose garden, tennis courts, gym and spa.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
Ethiopian Airlines from Heathrow

February 8 (Saturday)
September 13 (Saturday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, transfers, 9 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 9 lunches, 9 dinners, transportation in 4x4 Land Cruiser, entrance fees, chimpanzee trekking permit, gorilla trekking permit, local guides, porterage, itinerary as described, services of expert local guides and representative. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, overseas airport taxes, optional excursions, visa procurement, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • Single Supplement
  • £965
Flight Options
  • Ethiopian Airlines Business Class
  • On request, please call
  • Qatar Airways from Heathrow
  • On request, please call
Privately Guided
  • Privately guided options available
  • On request, please call
Tour Only
  • Arrival or departure transfer
  • £50
Extension Options
  • Lake Victoria Extension (2 nights)
  • £325
  • Single Supplement
  • £215

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