Welcome to Entebbe

Unless you have reason to rush into Kampala, Entebbe makes a nice, chilled-out introduction to Uganda, and many visitors prefer to base themselves here for a few days rather than in Kampala's traffic-choked streets. It’s also the ideal place to end your trip if you’re stuck with one of the many early-morning flights out of Uganda’s only international airport.

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$4780 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7 Day Gorilla Trekking Adventure

Day 1: ArrivalOn the day of your arrival, we will meet you at the Entebbe International Airport and transfer you to the Papyrus Guesthouse; your accommodation for tonight.Overnight: Papyrus Guest House (B&B)Day 2: Entebbe – Bwindi Impenetrable National ParkAfter an early breakfast and briefing, we will fly you to Kisoro in southern Uganda. During the short flight, you will be able to see Uganda´s beautiful landscape from high up. We will pick you up from the airstrip once the plane lands, and begin our 2 hour journey to Nkuringo. Overnight: Nkuringo Gorilla Camp Day 3: Gorilla TrekkingAt 8:00 AM, the gorilla trekking will start with a detailed briefing about gorilla etiquette. Once we find them, we will be allowed to spend 1 hour with them.Overnight: Nkuringo Gorilla Camp Day 4: Forest Nature walk - Bwindi Forest You will have the opportunity to undertake a full day of trekking, accompanied by our local guides through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Overnight: Nkuringo Gorilla Camp Day 5: Community Walk and Canoe excursion on Lake Mutanda Depart Nkuringo after breakfast with your safari guide to commence a walk to Lake Mutanda after having been dropped by your safari vehicle at Rubuguri Junction. Here, a 9km walk to the north shore of the lake is conducted where the dugout canoe team will rendezvous at the Rwajenje landing site with you to complete a traverse of the lake over 2 and 1/2 hours to the southern shore. From the southern shore, it is a 90 minute walk into Kisoro town. Overnight: Volcanoes Mgahinga Lodge Day 6: Golden Monkey Tracking Mount Gahinga National Park is at 33 km, the smallest national park, but its flora and fauna and the 3 volcanoes offer a wide range of activities. Golden Monkeys are a unique species which can only be found on the volcanoes of the Virunga and in Nungwe forest in Rwanda. The tracking and viewing activity is generally conducted over a 4 to 5 hour window. Optional activity – Mt Sabinyo Volcano ClimbTracking Approx 8 hoursAfter breakfast, proceed to Mgahinga National Park head quarters for a briefing before starting a Volcano climb of Mount Sabinyo. Mt. Sabinyo, at 3,669m, takes about eight hours to cover the 14km round trip, following a steep ridge up to the peak this trek will be conducted in the company of your Nkuringo Walking Safari guide.Overnight: Gahinga LodgeDay 7: Transfer to Kisoro Airstrip – Entebbe We will drive back to Kisoro for your flight back to Entebbe.

$2344 Private & Custom Tours

4 Days Fly - in Gorilla Safari

DAY 1: SCHEDULED FLIGHT TO BWINDI Fly on a scheduled (daily) flight to Kisoro Airstrip Upon arrival at Kihihi, you’ll be met by a Only One Safaris ’ representative and driven to Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest; approximately one and half hour’s drive. There are a variety of optional activities that can be done this afternoon (time permitting), these include:- Village Community Walk (Optional) Embark on a community walk through the local villages surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.  Optional activities include visits to a traditional home, local orphanage or school, banana brewing demonstrations and even meeting traditional medicinal healers.  This three to four hour walk is easily tailored to your individual schedule and interests. Canoe Excursion on Lake Mutanda (Optional) Transfer to the Gorilla Junction for coffee and meet with walking safari guide. Conduct the walking safari to embark on dugout canoe on Lake Mutanda piloted by local fishermen. You will then continue walking through the villages to then rendezvous with your vehicle to transfer to Nkuringo. Accommodation: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge Meal Plan: Full board arrangement DAY 2: GORILLA TRACKING ACTIVITY Gorilla tracking activity, certainly one of the most exciting days of your safari; today you will be gorilla tracking. Breakfast will be served early and lunch will be packed. The briefing is at 8 am. Your guide will give you highlights of specific details about the way of life of the gorillas you will be tracking. The hike can take anything from one to seven hours. Once you reach the gorillas, you are allowed to spend one hour with them as you stand 6 meters away Overnight at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge – private en-suite cottage (FB) Day 3: FOREST WALK OR COMMUNITY WALK You have the opportunity to undertake a full day trekking, accompanied by our local guides through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest one of the most diverse habitats on earth and home to 120 species of mammals, 200 varieties of tree and more than 50 reptiles You will rendezvous with your vehicle in the village of Nteko on the DR Congo border to be transported 10km back to Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge Accommodation: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge DAY 4: SCHEULED FLIGHT KISORO – ENTEBBE Transfer to Kisoro Airstrip to catch scheduled flight to Entebbe, the flight arrives in Entebbe at about 11:00am, and you will transfer to Papyrus Guesthouse for day-room use to then transfer later in the Evening for flight outbound Entebbe.

$3500 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4 Days Murchison Falls Safaris

DAY 1: ENTEBBE - MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK. Relaxed Morning in Entebbe with optional morning excursion and later transfer to Entebbe International Airport to connect with Aerolink flight at 12:30pm arriving at 13:30hrs at Pakuba airstrip, where your guide will be waiting for you and transfer you to your lodge in Murchison Falls National Park. After checking into your Lodge you will have a heartily lunch and later in the afternoon to relax by the pool side and enjoy being pampered by the friendly Lodge staff. You will have an evening game drive in search of wildlife, like the Giraffes, elephants, warthogs, bushbucks and many others. Accommodation: Baker’s Lodge Meal Plan: Full board arrangement DAY 2: MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK After breakfast we will set off for a game drive on northern bank of the Nile, giving you a greater chance of seeing animals such as giraffes, elephants, lions, hartebeest and different species of birds. After Lunch, the safari will be continued with a boat cruise on the river Nile to the base of Murchison Falls. Look out for the Nile crocodile, hippos, water bucks and a variety of bird species. Upon reaching the bottom of the waterfalls you will disembark and climb your way up to the Top of the Falls where you will be rewarded with amazing views of the Nile. Accommodation: Baker’s Lodge Meal Plan: Full board arrangement DAY 3: MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK – BUDONGO FOREST After an early morning breakfast, we will set off for Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest, we will arrive just in time for our packed lunches and later proceed for briefing with the UWA rangers, giving us instructions on the different behaviors as we approach the Chimpanzees in the wild. Later after an hour or two with our closest cousins, we shall drive back the northern sector of Murchison falls National Park. We arrive the lodge just in time for dinner and get a good night`s rest in preparation for next days` activities and flight back to Entebbe. Accommodation: Baker’s Lodge Meal Plan: Full board arrangement DAY 4: MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK TO ENTEBBE. This morning, after your breakfast, you will enjoy a morning game drive in search of more wildlife, later return to the lodge for your lunch and then check out and proceed to Entebbe with aero-link domestic flight, your guide will transfer you to Pakuba airstrip for your afternoon at 13:45hrs arriving Entebbe airport at 16:30hrs. Your Papyrus Guest house driver, will be waiting at the arrivals to transfer you to your guest house for an overnight at Papyrus Guest house. BB

$4727.40 Multi-day & Extended Tours

12 Day Rwenzori Trek with Safari

Day 1: Arrival Entebbe International Airport and transfer to Papyrus Guesthouse for overnight stay.Day 2: Entebbe: After breakfast and briefing, take off to Mt Rwenzori National Park (also known as the Mountains of the Moon). Enjoy lunch in Fort Portal and continue to Mihunga where we overnight.Day 3: Trek to Nyabitaba (2650m). Start the trek to Nyakalengija trail head (1600m). We will follow the trail along the Mubuku River to then cross the Mahoma River before climbing through Podocarpus Forest.Day 4: Trek to John Matte Hut (3350m) . Follow a small trail dropping down through the forest to the Kurt Shafer Bridge, below the convergence of the Bujuku and Mubuku Rivers. The forest gradually turns into a bamboo zone where the trail is slippery and moss covered. Day 5: Trek to Bujuku Hut (2900m). The trail crashes down to cross the Bujuku River and enters Lower Bigo Bog, home of giant lobelias. We will cross the bog to the Upper Bog before continuing to Lake Bujuku where for views of the highest mountain.Day 6: Trek to Elena Hut. After Bujuku, we will climb the boggy trail up the slopes west of the lake, passing through the paranormal groundsel gully and then ascend to the Scott Elliott Pass (4372m).Day 7: Ascent to Mt. Stanley (5109 metres) to Kitandara Hut (4027m). If you don't wish to climb the peak, have a more restful day walking from Elena Hut (4541 metres) to Lake Kitandara (4023m). Continue to climb a further three hours to Margherita peak (5109 metres) and later down to Kitandara Hut. Day 8: Trek to Guy Yeopman Hut (3260m). Climb from the base of Mt. Baker to the south side of the mountain to the Fresh Field Pass (4280m). From there we can view the Congo to the west, Mt. Stanley to the north. From the pass, the boggy trail will continue downwards, passing the rock shelter at Bujangalo, the base camp for the historic expedition by the Duke of Abruzzi in 1906.Day 9: Trek to Nyakalengija Trail Head (1600m ASL). Safari extension to Queen Elizabeth National Park hence spend the overnightDay 10: Queen Elizabeth National Park. Proceed to Park for the AM Game drive in the Kasenyi sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park the tracks through Kasenyi, the North Kazinga Plains offer virtually guaranteed of Wildlife.In the afternoon conduct boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. O/N at Mweya Safari LodgeDay 11: Lake Mburo NP. After breakfast proceed to Lake Mburo National Park. Enroute stopover at the Igongo Cultural Centre for lunch and learn about the culture of the Western Uganda tribe. Proceed to the Lodge; you can view game from your room. O/N at Mihingo Lodge Day 12 – Lake Mburo National Park to Entebbe .The wildlife-rich eastern banks of Lake Mburo can be explored during a tranquil two-hour boat trip. Depart after early lunch with coffee break at the Equator to then transfer to Entebbe International Airport for Flight.

$7353 Multi-day & Extended Tours

10 Days Classic Uganda Primate Tour and Community Work

Day 1- Arrival at Entebbe Airport& transfer to Papyrus Guesthouse on BBDay 2 - Entebbe – Kibale Forest National ParkAfter breakfast, set off for KINP. This park offers some of the most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. The drive takes 5 -7 hours, in time for lunch in Fort Portal. After lunch, shake off the long drive with a walk to the famous “top of the world” along the crater lakes. O/N: Ndali Lodge, FBDay 3 - Chimpanzee tracking - Queen Elizabeth National Park Start early by tracking chimpanzees in KINP. Learn about the flora and fauna of the national park. After the tracking, drive leisurely southwards to QENP, the most popular park in Uganda. It offers diverse ecosystems, classic big game,10 primate and over 600 bird species. Explore the park in a extensive evening game drive. O/N: Katara Lodge, FBDay 4 - Queen Elizabeth National Park Spend the day exploring the park further, with an early morning game drive, then a boat trip on Kazinga Channel followed by the drive southwards to the Ishasha sector, re-known for tree climbing lions.O/N: Ishasha Jungle Lodge, FBDay 5 - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Drive further south to BINP one of Uganda´s oldest and most diverse rainforests, home to more than 320 mountain gorillas, 400 plants, 120 mammal and over 350 species of birds. Walk for 7 hours through the forest from Buhoma to Nkuringo on the southern side. O/N: Nkuringo Gorilla Camp En-suite Cottage, FBDay 6 – Gorilla tracking Start the most exciting day of your safari with an 8am briefing about gorilla etiquette. Hike the impenetrable forest till you find the gorillas. For 1hour you are allowed to watch those majestic giants! Depending on the duration of the track you can either relax in the afternoon at the lodge or go for another walk around and explore the village.O/N: Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge, FBDay 7 – 8 – Community Work Use your profession, talents and gifts to serve! Construction, Carpentry, Farming, Art, etc. Join our “voluntourism program” and spare 2 days on your safari to serve in the community. All skills are welcome.O/N: Nkuringo Gorilla Camp En-suite Cottage, FBDay 9 - Walking& canoe excursion Lake Mutanda – transfer to Lake BunyonyiExplore the Nkuringo area by spend the day walking and canoeing. Our Walking Safari guide will take you past villages, farms, churches. At Lake Mutanda, enjoy your lunch before getting into the dugout canoes that will take you to the other side. Sit back, relax and enjoy. Meet up with your vehicle for transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, the deepest Crater Lake in Uganda.O/N: Bird’s Nest Lake Bunyonyi, FBDay 10 – Lake Bunyonyi – Entebbe – Late evening flight transferAfter Breakfast depart L. Bunyonyi for Entebbe, with lunch en-route at Igongo Cultural centre in Mbarara, then proceed via the Equator for a coffee break enroute. Day room-use at Papyrus Guesthouse, and later transfer for evening flight back home.

$5400 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Day Best of Uganda Gorilla Safari and Wildlife Experience

Day 1: On your arrival, meet your guide at Entebbe International Airport who will transfer you to Papyrus Guesthouse  for your accommodation.Day 2: Entebbe – Bwindi Impenetrable National ParkAfter an early breakfast and briefing, fly to Kisoro in southern Uganda. During the short flight you will be able to see Uganda's diversity. Be picked up from the airstrip and driven up to Nkuringo. After lunch, there will be a community walk with one of our guides from the camp. Overnight at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge.Day 3: Gorilla TrekkingTransfer to the visitor’s reception to track a Nkuringo Gorilla group in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park after you’ve been briefed at 8:00am. Once you have found the gorillas, you will be able to spend an hour with them observing. Your time in the forest cannot be pre-determined as every day is different from the previous. Return to your vehicle and proceed directly back to the lodge.Day 4: Kisoro - EntebbeYou will be driven back to Kisoro for your flight back to Entebbe. Arriving at Entebbe International Airport, there will be a connecting flight to Kidepo to wait for. The flight takes approximately 2.5-hours to Kidepo. Be picked up from the airstrip and dropped off at Apoka Lodge for check-in. There will be time to relax and have lunch. After, there will be an evening game drive through Kidepo. Overnight at the Apoka lodge.Day 5: Kidepo Valley National ParkAfter an early morning breakfast, set off for a 2-3 hour game drive to Kidepo Valley National Park in search of lions, cheetahs and leopards. Return to the lodge to enjoy the mid-morning with an open swimming pool within sight of the wildlife from the lodge. The lodge offers a viewing platform for wildlife and often at night you will hear the lions and hyenas. Lunch will be served following an evening game drive. Overnight at Apoka lodge.Day 6: Kidepo Valley Park – Cultural visitKidepo is a wildlife bonanza where you can either conduct a morning nature walk accompanied by a ranger escort or take another game drive. In the afternoon, visit the nearby village of Karamojong. The Karamojongs are related to the Masai in Kenya and were mostly nomadic pastoralists. They have been recently been introduced to farming and agriculture. Learn more about the culture and their dance. Overnight at Apoka Lodge.Day 7: Morning Game DriveAfter the morning activities and lunch, you will be transferred to Entebbe. You will be at the Papyrus Guesthouse for day use. Transfer to Entebbe International Airport for your evening flight.