Uganda Safari for Women

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

This trip takes you through Uganda at relaxed pace, combining activity with cultural exchange, relaxation throughout. Your female tour guide will accompany you throughout the tour, providing insight and interpretation as you experience the sights and sounds of this wonderful country. You will travel from Entebbe to Kampala, across to Lake Mburo and finally to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest near the Congo border.

Ladies, we would like to challenge you to step out and do something for you. Swap your designer handbag for a backpack, dump the heels for hiking boots, grab your sense of adventure and mom, daughter or BFF, and join us on this well planned ladies only Uganda Safari.

Tour Highlights

  • Gorilla Trekking adventure in the jungles of Bwindi Forest
  • Game Drive in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Holiday relaxing in the beautiful Lake Bunyonyonyi area
  • Countryside road trip and experience.

Gorilla Trekking for Women Only

Places To Visit

Kenya, Uganda, Lake Nakuru National Park, Mau Mau Escarpment, Eldoret, Kampala, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Bunyoni, Bwindi National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Jinja, Rift Valley, Nairobi

Departure Dates

Flexible and customizable for private departures.

When to Go

This safari circuit is best visited during the east African dry season, which spans roughly from June – October and January – February annually. In recent years, the dry seasons have been increasing in length due to the effects of climate change, so there is some flexibility with these months if necessary. During this period, guests will experience the best game viewing in the spare and dry bush. Furthermore, the climb through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest will be the most pleasant – and dry – during this time. While this is the high season for tourism, the parks visited are generally quiet year round and crowds will not be a major concern.

If however you have chosen this package in order to experience lush landscapes and rich birdlife – and do not mind sporadic daily rain showers – you may be happier during the rainy season.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Upon arrival at Entebbe airport, you will be met by our representative and transfer 10 mins to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: The Boma GuestHouse | Meal Plan: Dinner

Day 2: Explore Kampala City

We spend a relaxing morning ambling around Kampala’s boutiques, art galleries and craft markets, with a spa treatment this afternoon. In the evening, we can enjoy a sumptuous dinner at the Khana Khazana, Kampala’s famous North Indian restaurant.

Accommodation: Cassia Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Kampala – Lake Mburo National Park

On day 3 we will travel westwards to Lake Mburo National Park. After lunch at the lodge, we will head out for an afternoon nature walk in the park.

The national park is home to 68 mammal species, including zebra, impala, buffalo, as well as 315 species of bird, one of which is the rare shoebill stork. Its sculptured landscape with rolling grassy hills and idyllic lake shore has a varied mosaic of habitats – forest galleries, seasonal and permanent swamps and rich acacia wood valleys which all support a wealth of wildlife..

Accommodation: Mihingo Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Game Drive in Lake Mburo National Park

We will enjoy a horseback safari across the rolling plains of the park in search of the wildlife that abounds here. For novice riders, shorter rides are available, or perhaps a game walk is more your style.

This afternoon, we enjoy an optional boat trip on Lake Mburo to view the area’s hippo and birdlife population, or laze by the pool overlooking the plains far below.

Accommodation: Mihingo Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Lake Mburo – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

On day 5 we drive into the scenic Kigezi Highlands of south western Uganda and make our way to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage site is ancient and breathtakingly beautiful. The lodge is owned by the local community, but is run to a very high standard, making it one of the best lodges in East Africa, and a fitting base for our gorilla adventure. Later this afternoon, we can relax at the lodge.

Accommodation: Bunyonyi Overland Camp
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

The day’s tracking of mountain gorillas is sure to be a highlight of your trip. The gorillas we are allowed to track belong to either one of six habituated family groups. For up to five years each, these groups have undergone a delicate process that has gradually brought them to tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day.

The time taken to track the gorillas can be up to several hours and once they are located, our group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them.

Accommodation: Bunyonyi Overland Camp
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Second Gorilla Trekking Experience (Optional)

We will have the opportunity of gorilla tracking in the forest once more.

The park comprises 331 square kilometres of jungle forests and contains both montane and lowland forest and is accessible only on foot. In addition to the incredible gorillas, the park is also a sanctuary for colobus monkeys, chimpanzees and many birds such as hornbills and turacos.

Accommodation: Bunyonyi Overland Camp
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Bunyonyi – Entebbe

We will transfer to Entebbe at Boma Guesthouse for relaxation. (This is dependent on the time of your onward flight.) Later in the day, we will be transferred back to Entebbe airport to check in for our international departure flight.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Price Includes:

  • Accommodation in standard twin rooms
  • Meals as indicated in the daily meal plan
  • All road and air transfers as indicated
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • The services of your female tour leader in Kampala only
  • Park fees
  • 2 Gorilla Tracking permit per person
  • All activities described in the itinerary, unless specified as extras
  • Mineral water, tea and coffee in the vehicle
  • Medical evacuation cover (to Nairobi)

Not Included:

  • International airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Passport/Visa fees. VISA’s are required for this country
  • Airport departure taxes if any
  • Drinks other then water with meals
  • Gratuities for driver, guides
  • Personal Expenses
  • Meals not listed

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