Dominant male gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest National Park, Uganda

South Africa and Uganda Luxury Safari: Big Five, Gorillas and Chimpanzees

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Uganda, South Africa

Places Visited

Timbavati Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger, Kruger National Park, Entebbe...

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Suggested Duration

13 Days

The Big Five and the big primates, an epic safari that takes you from South Africa’s Kruger to the enigmatic forests of Uganda. In 13 days, you combine the wildlife highlights of a continent, immersed in the beauty of the Big Five, then baffled by the antics of gorillas and chimpanzees. Tailored for first-time visitors to the continent, this is a luxury journey that celebrates the wild wonder of both South and East Africa, with tree-climbing lions and hippo cruises among the extras.

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Trip Highlights

  • Marvel at the intensity and intimacy of a gorilla trekking experience, enjoying an hour with a wild troop in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Get close to the complete Big Five in Timbavati Private Game Reserve, leopards and lions among those in abundance in this western swathe of the Greater Kruger ecosystem
  • Find yourself in a mysterious forest surrounded by chimpanzees, a habituation experience in Kibale evoking enchantment and excitement
  • Discover the complete profusion of life in Kruger with two days in South Africa’s famous national park, home to huge populations of the savannah animals
  • Uganda is filled with unique wildlife experiences, and you stop for a day in Queen Elizabeth National Park, searching for rare tree-climbing lions and taking a boat cruise past hippos
  • Five days of safari in South Africa allows you to mix the activities and experiences and nighttime game drives and game walks present new perspectives on the famous savannah
  • Journey back in time, exploring the traditions of rural Uganda and taking a peek at the old Colonial capital on the shores of Lake Victoria
  • Daily flight connections now connect South Africa and Uganda, a four-hour journey connecting two very different countries with contrasting wildlife experiences

Starting Price

$12,735 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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