We Love —
- With this once in a lifetime opportunity, discover bustling Cape Town, the wildlife of Kruger National Park, the thrilling city of Johannesburg and Uganda's National Parks and expansive scenery.
- The highlight of this tour is undoubtedly a Gorilla Trekking Experience through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park - only a handful people are allowed on this exclusive trek each day!
- Throughout your holiday, stay in a variety of stylish, authentic and perfectly placed hotels, and enjoy delicious dining opportunities.
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Carefully selected by our experts especially for you
Your Destinations —
Offering fantastic views of the city, Table Mountain dominates the skyline. For natural surroundings, there are gardens, beaches and vineyards all close by. Cape Town is steeped in history and many of the museums and monuments have much to tell. For a cosmopolitan and lively experience, visit the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and seek out its wide variety of shops, restaurants and craft markets.
Kruger National Park
This must be high on the list of "musts" for any visit to South Africa. Travel between July to November for ultimate game-viewing, as this is when the park is dry and animals congregate around the water sources. After the short December rains, the bush is verdant and lush and birdlife is at its finest. It is also the calving season when hordes of wildebeests are born every day.
Uganda - Entebbe & Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Famously called the Pearl of Africa by Winston Churchill, Uganda is one of the only three locations in the world to be home to the rare Mountain Gorilla (the other being the Virunga Massif, Congo and Mgahinga National Park Rwanda), and offers its visitors the chance to visit these beautiful creatures up close, in one of the most exclusive settings on the planet - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Our Offer —
3-night stay in a Studio at the Bantry Bay Suite Hotel 4* in Cape Town
3-night stay in a Standard Lake/River View Room at the Elandela Private Game Reserve & Luxury Lodge 4* in Kruger National Park
1-night stay in a Standard Room at the Garden Court O.R. Tambo International Airport 4* in Johannesburg
3-night stay in Standard Rooms in Entebbe (The Boma Hotel) and Bwindi (Mahogany Springs Lodge) on an Escorted Gorilla Trekking Tour
Your Itinerary In Brief —
Day 1: Arrival in Cape Town
Day 2: Cape Town
Day 3: Cape Town
Day 4: Cape Town - Kruger National Park
Day 5: Kruger National Park
Day 6: Kruger National Park
Day 7: Kruger National Park - Johannesburg
Day 8: Johannesburg - Entebbe, Uganda
Day 9: Entebbe - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 10: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 11: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Entebbe - Departure
Your Escorted Gorilla Trekking Tour Itinerary —
Please Note: During your stay in Cape Town, Kruger National Park & Johannesburg, you will enjoy free time or will embark on game drives as per your hotel's schedule. The following itinerary is valid during your time in Uganda, where you will enjoy a 3-day/4-night Gorilla Trekking Tour.
Upon arrival in Entebbe, you will be transferred to your hotel, where you'll spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 2: Entebbe - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After breakfst, return to the airport to board a flight to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This biodiverse, mountainous area in south west Uganda is home to many of the world's remaining mountain gorillas, who feed on roots, leaves and fruits from the park's many tree and fern species. Restricted numbers of viewing permits help protect the endangered gorilla families. Upon arrival at your hotel, you will have time to relax and prepare for tomorrow's early start and your gorilla trek.
Experience a very early start to your day and enjoy your gorilla trekking tour - one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth with the opportunity to come face-to-face with endangered mountain gorillas as they feed, play and groom just a few feet away from you. During your trek, you will be accompanied by an experienced ranger and the whole trek will take between 2-6 hours, but is well worth the effort. As you trek, the ranger will relate interesting facts about flora and fauna as well as the lifestyles of the gorillas.
Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Entebbe - Departure
After breakfast, take a morning flight back to Entebbe, during which you can enjoy the beautiful aerial view of south western Uganda, with its hills and thick vegetation along with farmland. Upon arrival in Entebbe, you will board a flight back home.
Gorilla Trekking License Information
Currently the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) - the government body responsible for tourism in Uganda - sells 152 gorilla permits per day visiting 19 habituated gorilla families spread over 4 sectors of Bwindi National Park. There are also 8 gorilla habituation permits available each day in Bwindi forest located in 2 habituation gorilla families south of Bwindi forest. All gorilla tour permits are issued from the UWA offices in Kampala which permits tourists to trek and see gorillas in their natural habitat. Trekking permits are only issues at the UWA head offices in Kampala and cannot be purchased from the forest headquarters.
The small numbers of guests allowed on these tours both benefit visitors and the animals themselves, as it protects the gorillas and their natural habitat and allows tourists to feel as though they gain a more exclusive trekking experience.
Your Tour Hotels —
During their tour, our members will stay at the following hotels.
Kruger National Park: 3-night stay in a Standard Lake/River View Room at the Elandela Private Game Reserve & Luxury Lodge 4* on a Full Board Dining Basis (breakfast, lunch and evening meal served at the main restaurant - excludes drinks).
Johannesburg: 1-night stay in a Standard Room at the Garden Court O.R. Tambo International Airport 4* on a Bed and Breakfast Board Basis.
Entebbe: 1-night stay in a Standard Room at the The Boma Hotel on a Bed and Breakfast Board Basis.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: 2-night stay in a Standard Room at the Mahogany Springs Lodge on a Full Board Dining Basis (breakfast, lunch and evening meal served at the main restaurant - excludes drinks).
All Hotels Sleep up to
Please note: If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.
Your Journey —
Flights: Included with Emirates and South African Airways
Outbound from London Heathrow: 22.15 pm, 16.50 pm or 20.40 pm
Arrival in Dubai: 08.05 am (+1), 02.45 am (+1) or 06.35 am (+1)
Outbound from Dubai: 09.05 am or 03.50 am
Arrival in Cape Town: 16.45 pm or 11.35 am
Outbound from Cape Town: 10.50 am
Arrival in Hoedspurit: 13.10 pm
Outbound from Johannesburg: 09.30 am
Arrival in Entebbe: 14.30 pm
Inbound from Entebbe: 16.25 pm
Arrival in Dubai: 22.50 pm
Inbound from Dubai: 02.30 am
Arrival in London Heathrow: 07.50 am
All flight times are local.
Luggage: 20 kg checked baggage and 7 kg hand luggage
Transfers: This offer includes return shared airport transfers in Cape Town, a shared transfer from Hoedspruit Airport to Elandela and a shuttle transfer to Johannesburg. In Uganda, all transfers, domestic flights and transport to and from the starting point for the gorilla trek are included.
For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly.