Uganda September 2024

      34 reviews
      Sep 15 - 24, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 6
      Uganda September 2024

      34 reviews

      Sep 15 - 24, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 6

      About this trip

      Description of the trip and location.Spending time with gorillas in the wild is the greatest wildlife encounter on Earth according to David Attenbrough. Who are we to argue with the great maestro himself?

      Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. 

      The remote, unspoilt parks teem with wildlife such as the famed East Africa big game species of lion, elephant and buffalo as well as primates and over a thousand species of birds.

      Uganda, and its neighbour Rwanda, share the unique responsibility of conserving a population of critically endangered mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, funded in no small part through the trekking fees levied on visiting guests.

      Mountain gorillas are one of the world’s most endangered species, with only some 600-700 left in the wild. These magnificent animals live in small troops, each within its own defined boundaries and each with several females and their young being led by a single dominant male – the Silverback. Distinct from their cousins who live in the open plains and lowland forests of West Africa, mountain gorillas are normally found in at an altitude of between 1500m and 3650m.


      Spend 10 days with Anna and a group of amazing ladies in Uganda

      Step into an experience of a lifetime and trek the wild mountain gorillas in Bwindi National Park - this will be an encounter you will never forget!

      A once in a lifetime chance to experience the ultimate wildlife encounter on safari 

      A full day Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale National Park - chimpanzee habituation experience. 

      Together with a team of researchers, you will follow the chimpanzees in the jungle as they feed, play, groom and go on with their day to day activities. 

      Game drives in a open top land cruiser search of wildlife

      Safari Boat Cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of elephant, lion, hippo, buffalo, leopard & crocodile to name a few

      Search for primates including L-hoestes, Red-colobuses, Blues, Red-tailed and grey cheeked mangabeys swinging through the dense forests

      Spot the famous tree climbing lions of Ishasha

      Visit the Batwa Tribe

      Take a bike tour in Fort Portal to explore the villages and interact with the locals

      Enjoy a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward

      Take a canoe trip to explore the 29 Islands around Lake Bunyonyi

      Key Information


      Airport pick up and drop off from Entebbe Airport

      9 nights accommodation - on a shared basis - single rooms available upon request. An additional fee will be required. 

      All meals as per itinerary 

      Permits for Gorria Trekking and Chimp Habilitation

      Transfers throughout the tour

      Park fees

      Professional guides

      AMREF evacuation insurance is also included – we will evacuate you to the nearest private hospital but you are required to have medical insurance to cover medical bills from that point.

      Pre-Departure Support

      24hr On-Site Support

      Airport Drop Off


      International Airfares 

      Drinks / Meals not mentioned


      All items of a personal nature 

      Gratuities and Tipping 

      Travel Insurance 

      What’s included

      • Accommodation
      • Transportation
        All transportation as outlined in the itinerary.
      • English speaking guide
      • Excursions and visits
        All trips, excursions & visits as outlined in the itinerary.
      • Airport transfers
        Airport pick up & drop off.
      • Meals
        All meals as outlined in the itinerary.
      • Flights
        International & domestic.
      • Additional excursions
        Any extra trips, visits or activities NOT outlined in the itinerary.
      • Additional meals
        Any extra food, meals or snacks NOT outlined in the itinerary.
      • Alcoholic beverages
        Alcoholic drinks & extra beverages NOT outlined in the itinerary.
      • Tips & Personal expenses
        Personal spending money & money for tips.
      • Travel insurance.
        Travel insurance is compulsory for this trip.
      • Visa
        Any personal visa which may be required for this trip.

      Available Packages

      Trip Price
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      Deposit: $1,000

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      What will happen when you arrive?

      Outline of arrival information

      •Airport name 

      •Airport transfer outline

      •Who will meet them at the airport

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      Anna’s first trip was amazing from start to finish. Accomodation, the hikes, the team and the company of 22 amazing women. If you are not sure you could do it, give it a go, you might surprise yourself. Can’t wait for my next adventure x
      By Alison Jane O for Peak District Hiking Weekend on Nov 22, 2023
      I had a great trip. Nice to meet so many lovely women. The weather on Saturday was sunny and nice. I would go again!
      By Sonja J for Peak District Hiking Weekend on Nov 22, 2023
      So the leader Anna was very welcoming, all accommodation clean , and as you would expect at a hostel. The food was satisfactory but not particularly inspiring, but again it would be what was expected in the premises. The timetable of the two walking days did not really take into account the daylight hours, and the distance that a lot of the group had driven. I would have preferred to set off earlier, especially as the weather was so glorious. The abilities of the group could have led to a two group day. There were some who really struggled, and those who were there to walk in, were left feeling a bit in limbo at the top of the hills. The sad situation of Anna losing a relative did not deter her, and she kept her chin up, whilst obviously concerned for her family st home. The only other query I thought of was whether there should be a deeper questionnaire re fitness/ activity.. this may support the grouping etc if that was considered viable. Anevening speaker would have been interesting, maybe local rescue charity members, who like to chat and install a few safety tips onto the listeners..? The talk on altitude walking ended up with too many what if questions around medicine rather than sharing the guides actual experiences..
      By Jo F for Peak District Hiking Weekend on Nov 21, 2023
      Great location and wonderful mix of women to share the weekend with. A late start to Saturday morning meant arriving back at the hostel late and tired but the yoga was perfect before dinner. Hosts were great and food was fantastic which made up for lack of working lights and shower in our room.
      By Joe Q for Peak District Hiking Weekend on Nov 21, 2023
      It was a lovely, well planned weekend. Anna very thoughtfully did a mingling exercise on the first evening which was a great way for us solo travellers to mix with other ladies. Would definitely recommend and attend another of Anna’s holidays.
      By Vicky S for Peak District Hiking Weekend on Nov 21, 2023
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