Uganda gorilla tour & Murchison Falls

“Using internal flights and 4x4 transport means you see more of Uganda in just 10 days; a dramatic northern park and gorillas in the southwest. ”

Highlights

Entebbe | Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary | Murchison Falls National Park | trek with wild chimpanzees | hike the Murchison Falls | river safaris | Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park | game drives | Bwindi Impenetrable Forest | two treks to see mountain gorillas | optional: visit community projects; guided hikes | sunset dugout canoe cruise on Lake Victoria

Please feel free to contact the Help Desk team if you need any advice on your vacation plans. We're always happy to help!

Toll free 1-866-821-6866

Map

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Uganda gorilla tour & Murchison Falls

Environment

Any person lucky enough to who trek the Mountain Gorillas in Uganda contributes to the continued survival of a population numbering less than 900 remaining in the wild. Buying a gorilla permit funds the various rangers, guides, vets and support personnel whose daily task it is to monitor and ensure the welfare of these wonderful creatures. The same concept applies for the trekking of Chimpanzees, whose numbers are not quite so dire, but are still very endangered and again benefit immensely from tourist visitors.

As well as being an annual corporate sponsor, we donate $15 of your vacation price directly to the Uganda Conservation Foundation, a key player in protecting not just our primates, but other magnificent wildlife such as our elephant and lion populations. We also give you the option to match this donation should you wish.

In selecting accommodation for this itinerary, we have only used small lodges or camps; each with their own Responsible Tourism policy. Most run on solar power and harvest rain-water in order to minimise their footprint on the beautiful natural reserves in which they are situated. Most of these camps are built using locally sourced materials where available.

This particular itinerary uses both 4x4 Land Cruiser to access Murchison Falls then light aircraft to access Bwindi Forrest. This is not only a more efficient use of your time on vacation, but we’ve actually calculated that for a small group of people; using a scheduled light aircraft for a one hour flight has a lower carbon footprint than the 10+ hour drive in a 4x4.

Community

We are a grass-roots Ugandan company; hence the vast majority of your vacation price goes directly to supporting Ugandan service providers, wildlife foundations, Ugandan people and their families.

Being based in Uganda, we’re not paying big rent for some flashy sales office and all the overheads that come along with it. So not only can we give great value for money, you know that the end recipients of the money you are paying are real people here in Uganda, many of whom you will meet when you travel with us.

On this trip you will visit the Budongo Eco-Lodge where you will stay and track chimpanzees on Days 2 & 3. In 2008 we spent a year working for the Jane Goodall Institute helping set this project up and are happy to still be able to support it by sending clients to enjoy it. Any community or wildlife excursion that we feature, we’ve ensured no-one is being exploited and all involved benefit positively from the exercise.

As another part of our lodge/camp selection criteria; we ensure that the lodges we use recruit the majority of their staff from the local area. As many lodges are in rather remote locations, employment and training opportunities for local people are not as abundant as for those whom live in Uganda’s towns. This way you’ll be sure to experience the local culture (Uganda has over 35 tribes and over 40 different spoken languages!) and know your stay contributes to supporting families in the local area.

In addition to our contribution to the Uganda Conservation foundation, an additional US$15 per person from each trip sold is added to a fund which every six months (or when there is a reasonable amount) is donated to a deserving charity or organisation in our local community. We only approach parties whom we know personally and ones that do not already benefit from large amounts of funding. This way we are directly involved and can ensure the money is spent effectively. Current potential recipients are an Entebbe street-dog neutering project, development of a small recycled glass business, or an extension to the animal housing facilities at the USPCA in Kampala.

Popular similar vacations

Uganda gorilla tracking and wildlife safari vacation

Uganda gorilla tracking and wildlife safari vacation

A wonderful gorilla and wild life experience in Uganda

From £1500 10 days excluding flights

Uganda wildlife and activity vacation

Uganda wildlife and activity vacation

Experience the Pearl of Africatrue African adventure

From £2400 15 days excluding flights

Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara

Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara

Superb safari and trip to see gorillas

From US $4185 - US $6665 15 days excluding flights

Uganda tailor made safari

Uganda tailor made safari

Your dream African wildlife adventure

From £1500 12 days excluding flights

Convert currencies