Uganda Safaris

Classic Africa Safaris brings a total of over 75 years combined experience to its customers. We endeavour to ensure that every safari runs smooth. We take pride in our work and do our best to demonstrate that you are in capable hands. We pay attention to detail, and are flexible whenever possible to accommodate our customers.

Please remember though, that you are in Africa, and no matter how capable we are, things don’t always work or operate as you are accustomed to. Patience, a sense of adventure and humour should be brought with you.

All of our safaris include:

  • Airport transfers
  • Meet and Greet upon arrival
  • Departure services
  • Additional guides as needed
  • Comfortable, modern, 4X4 vehicles, customized for maximum viewing with open roof hatches. These are usually Toyota Land Cruisers, or comparable vehicles
  • Professional, experienced drivers, and guides who are knowledgeable in all aspects of Uganda and Rwanda Safaris
  • All accommodations and meals as stated in your chosen itinerary
  • All excursions as stated in your chosen itinerary, which includes any park fees and taxes
  • Emergency International communications available
  • Books available in the vehicles to help identify the flora and fauna
  • Umbrellas, bean bags, blankets, in the vehicles
  • Courtesy bag which includes tea, coffee, biscuits, and paper napkins
  • Coolers in our vehicles
  • Bottled water in vehicles ONLY
  • Map of Uganda

What is NOT included in our safaris:

  • Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Beverages (however, bottled water is included in the vehicles only)
  • Items of Personal nature

Following, please find suggested itineraries.

These are suggestions only and changes can be made to suit you and your clients’ requirements.

6 Day Uganda Safari

Mountain Gorilla Silverback smile

This short itinerary’s primarily focus is two visits to the endangered mountain gorillas.
 
We arrive into Entebbe in the morning and after a safari briefing drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Enroute we will have our first taste of Africa and share in the delights of the roadside towns, local villages and rural countryside. There are always some many new sights to behold along the road. Game drives in Lake Mburo National Park will offer views of zebra, hippos, many antelopes, including the bush buck, water buck and Thomson’s gazelle. There is also the chance of seeing the elusive leopard.
 
Three nights are spent in the lush rainforests of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Hiking through forest in search of the mountain gorillas is a once in the life time opportunity. The suspension and excitement mounts as you near closer to these incredible creatures. Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of these gentle giants is an extremely special privilege and an encounter unparalleled in most likely the whole of Africa.

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8 Day Uganda Safari

Chimpanzee habituation experience

This itinerary combines visits to three national parks in Uganda, Kibale Forest National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Lake Mburo National Park. Kibale Forest is an enchanting and exotic environment home to at least 60 mammal species, remarkably 13 of which are primates. It also has a rich diversity of birds. An exploration under the shady green canopy will brim with discoveries to delight botanists and butterfly lovers alike. The most alluring and rewarding activity in Kibale Forest is tracking for habituated chimps. The opportunity to gain a privileged insight into the daily lives of man’s closest relative is one which will be cherished and remembered for a number of years. It is then onto Bwindi Forest – a magnificent luxuriant swathe of rainforest across the ridges of the Albertine rife valley. It is in this ancient rainforest that we encounter a famous and endangered resident, the mountain gorilla. All of the tiredness of the hike is magically lifted away as we first hear the mutterings and feeding noises of these mighty primates. We are allowed to venture closer to the gorilla family with our trained guide giving directions and advice. The chance to be so close to them and share in their moments will never be forgotten.

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10 Day Uganda Safari

Hornbill

This itinerary combines visits to 4 National Parks in Uganda, these include, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Lake Mburo National Park. Queen Elizabeth National Park resides in a fertile, equatorial area and has beautiful scenery with two lakes connected by a channel over-looking a high peaninsula. It is Uganda’s most popular and accessible savannah reserve. Whilst in QENP, activities include game drives in the rolling savannah plains, home to 95 recorded mammal species and more then 610 species of birds. A boat trip on the Kazinga channel is not to be missed and provides excellent photographic opportunities of both water birds and mammals such as elephants, lions and antelope species who come down to the water to drink. Kazinga channel also has one of the largest populations of hippos. These activities combined with the chimp trekking in Kibale Forest NP and gorilla trekking in BINP make this safari a complete African adventure.

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10 Day Uganda Safari (midrange)

Elephant with tusks

This new mid range itinerary gives everything that the standard 10 day itinerary does, but with a little more consideration for the budget traveler in terms of accommodations. The itinerary includes visits to 4 National Parks, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Lake Mburo National Parks. In the rainforests of Kibale Forest there will be the two opportunities to trek for the chimpanzees. Trekking twice allows for the observations of the chimpanzees during a different section of their daily lives, once in the morning and then again in the afternoon. Game drives and a shared boat trip on the Kazinga channel whilst at Queen Elizabeth National Park will reward your senses with the sights and sounds of the open savannah and lush grasslands of this spectacular wildlife reserve. The highlight of the safari is a hike in the Bwindi forests in search of the rare mountain gorilla. An hour spent with one of the habituated gorilla families will provide a lifetime of memories. You will watch the infants and juveniles tumble and play alongside their mothers and as your eyes spot the shining back of the mighty Silverback the hairs on your arms tingle as the excitement mounts and you realise the opportunity which you have been given to share this experience with your fellow trekkers and this incredible apes.

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10 Day Scheduled Charter

Uganda Kob

Scheduled flights are now available in Uganda and this itinerary is designed around two scheduled flights, thus eliminating two of the longer drives in the standard itinerary. This itinerary combines visits to 3 national parks, including Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Kibale Forest National Park is home to our closest relatives, the chimpanzees, here you get the opportunity to trek these primates in their natural habitat. We then drive for 3 hours to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the Great Rift Valley and explore the wilderness of the savannah grasslands as well as cruise along the Kazinga channel. Our next stop is Bwindi rainforest, home to the mountain gorillas. Trekking through the African jungle in search of these mighty apes is a once in the lifetime experience.

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11 Day Active Uganda

Lion

This itinerary combines all of the great places in Uganda, but with a bit more exploration on foot. In this itinerary we visit 4 of the national parks in Uganda: Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Lake Mburo National Park. The exciting insert into this itinerary is an additional day in Bwindi Forest, where you walk through the rainforest from the North to the South. You not only get the opportunity to gorilla trek twice and in two different locations of the forest, but also spend the day walking through the forest at your own pace along meandering trails with your expert guide. This is an excellent chance to experience the sights and sounds of the rainforest environment without the focus of the gorillas.

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13 Day Uganda Safari

13 Day Uganda Safari

This itinerary combines visits to 5 National Parks in Uganda, including Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Lake Mburo National Park.


 

Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest park and protects a chuck of untamed African savannah bisected by the mighty River Nile. One of the attractions of Murchison Falls NP is its namesake. The dramatic Murchison falls is where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Murchison Falls NP is occupied mainly by lush and unrefined grasslands. The diversity of wildlife in the park is astonishing and includes 4 of the Big Five – elephants, lions, buffalo and leopards. It is also the most accessible park in Uganda for seeing hundreds of giraffe. A boat trip on the Nile is a must as the Nile boosts one of the densest hippo and crocodile populations in the world. The boat trip will also provide an opportunity for an encounter with a wild population of the rare shoebill.

 

This 13 day itinerary gives you a taste of everything Uganda has to offer. The variety of different habitats and environments in Uganda is nearly unbelievable and this itinerary offers them all. From wild, open savannahs to rich, refreshing rainforests and also the shimmering freshwater crater lakes.

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Classic Africa Safaris is 100% Carbon Neutral

Carbon Neutral 2012

As part of our corporate social responsibility program Classic Africa Safaris is carbon neutral. We are the FIRST safari company in Uganda and Rwanda to become carbon neutral, and one of the first safari/travel companies in East Africa to officially 'GO GREEN'.