The Best of the South West; Safari & Great Apes

starting from $7,200

Combine the traditional African Safari with encounters with the Great Apes for a truly wild experience. This itinerary takes you through some of Uganda’s most beautiful landscapes and lodges with options to either fly or drive into the South West. Either way you are destined for an exclusive and enchanting journey into Uganda’s wilderness. 


  • Gorilla Trek in Bwindi & Watch Chimps Swing in the Canopy above you in Kibale 

  • An opportunity to spot the elusive Tree-Climbing Lions of Ishasha 

  • Dive into a beautiful crater lake for a swim or try stand-up-paddle

  • Enjoy A True Water Based Safari on the  Kazinga Channel Boat Trip

  • Diverge into the Local Culture and Community Immersion with Tea Processing and Batwa Traditions

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Day 1   (Extraordinary Adventures)

Embark on a thrilling flight from Entebbe to Kihii, setting the stage for an extraordinary adventure.

After a delectable lunch, dive into the local culture with a visit to a nearby village. Immerse yourself in the community's warmth and discover the unique facets of the Community Hospital.

Explore the intricacies of tea processing at the lodge and delve into the ancient traditions of the Batwa Pygmies. Luxuriate in the evening at the Lodge, surrounded by the enchanting sounds of the wilderness. 

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Day 2   (The Majestic Encounter with Gorillas)

Brace yourself for the pinnacle of the journey – the Gorilla trek in the heart of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Spend an hour with these incredible animals and soak up the encounter of a lifetime. 

Retreat to the comfort of Bwindi Lodge, relishing the day's adventure in the lap of luxury. 




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Day 3   (A Scenic Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Home of the Tree-Climbing Lions)

Embark on a picturesque drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ishasha, where the unique behaviour of tree-climbing lions unfolds.

Settle into the refined elegance of Kyambura Gorge Lodge for a night of serenity.

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Day 4   (A Day of Safari Splendor)

Begin the day with a thrilling game drive, indulging in breakfast amidst the untamed beauty of the Bush.

Return to the lodge for a lavish lunch before setting sail on the Kazinga Channel for an afternoon boat trip.

Retire to Kyambura Gorge Lodge, where luxury seamlessly merges with the wild.

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Day 5   (Farewell to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Welcome to Ndali Lodge)

After a hearty breakfast, embark on a final drive as you bid adieu to Queen Elizabeth National Park.  

Arrive at Ndali Lodge, where the spirit of adventure is complemented by the exquisite charm of the surroundings. Stand up paddle board in the crater lake, or just jump in for a swim. Ndali is a very special place.

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Day 6   (Chimpanzee Encounters and Wetland Wonders)

Spend the morning with the lively chimp families of Kibale Forest, an exhilarating experience.

In the afternoon, explore the avian paradise of Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, a haven for bird enthusiasts.

Revel in the luxury of Ndali Lodge, where each moment is a celebration of nature's wonders. 



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Day 7   (Homeward Bound from Kasese to Entebbe)

Conclude the journey with a morning flight from Kasese to Entebbe, cherishing the memories of a week filled with awe, adventure, and the untamed beauty of Uganda.

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