South West Special Low Season Deal

South West Special LOW SEASON

The South West Special takes you on an epic safari in Uganda for an unbeatable low price! Uganda is a unique holiday destination thanks to its natural diversity, and this road trip route showcases that perfectly, as you travel from savannah safari destinations to lush rainforest and scenic volcano lakes. We think Uganda is the most beautiful country in the world, and after this particular journey, we believe you'll be convinced too! 

Budget option: Accommodation offered on 'lazy camping' option where possible. B&B

Mid-range option: Accommodation in Self contained safari tents or double rooms. B&B

Check the day to day itinerary

Day 1 of 8

Start: Entebbe or Kampala
Destination: Eagle's Nest | Lake Mburo National Park.
Drive: 225 km | 5+hrs.

Today you will receive your vehicle. Take the ferry to cross Waiya Bay in Lake Victoria, or the take a off-road short cut to Mpigi, and connect via lovely back roads to the main highway going to Lake Mburo National Park. With your fair share of kilometres in your pocket you will reach Eagle's Nest, a little gem of a lodge hidden in the savannah. On your way to the lodge through the national park, you are guaranteed to see a variety of antelopes, warthogs, and zebras.

Accommodation: Eagle's Nest

Day 2 of 8

Enjoy: Lake Mburo National Park

Enjoy a day in the park. With no dangerous predators (although the story goes that there’s one lion who visits from time to time), Lake Mburo is the best place to go on a guided safari either walking, mountain biking or horseback riding. Moreover, this is one of the few national parks to go for night game drives, which give you the chance to see some of the rare nocturnal animals like mongoose, hyena, serval cat and leopard.

Accommodation: Eagle's Nest

Day 3 of 8

Start: Eagle's Nest | Lake Mburo National Park
Destination: Gorilla Valley | Bwindi National Park
Drive: 260 km | 5+ hours.

Drive to the Kigezi Highlands, perhaps the most fertile and scenic region of Uganda: a landscape of expansive blue lakes and steep terraced slopes tumbling southwest towards the rainforest of Bwindi National Park.

Accommodation: Gorilla Valley

Day 4 of 8

Enjoy: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

The scenic views from the lodge are well worth spending a day looking at, as you watch the forest in front you taking on all shades of green. It's even better to enjoy the forest with its hairy inhabitants - the gorillas! Gorilla trekking permits are not included in this offer, but we can organize them for you if you request it.

Accommodation: Gorilla Valley

Day 5 of 8

Start: Gorilla Valley | Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Destination: Bush Lodge | Queen Elizabeth National Park
Drive: 270 km | 6 hours

Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s oldest national park. From open savannas to green rainforests, dense papyrus swamps and crater lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward, it is little wonder that Queen Elizabeth National Park boasts one of the highest rates of biodiversity of any game park in Africa.

Accommodation: Bush Lodge

Day 6 of 8

Enjoy: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Enjoy a full day of safari in the park. Boat trips on the Kazinga Channel offer great game viewing, as do the game drives around Mweya Lodge and the Northern Circuit. Further southwest, the remote Ishasha plains are famous for their tree climbing lions while the Kyambura Gorge is home to habituated chimps. The nearby Maramagambo Forest has a wide variety of forest monkeys and the dozens of crater lakes scattered across the park are often filled with beautiful pink flamingos.

Accommodation: Bush Lodge

Day 7 of 8

Start: Bush Lodge | Queen Elizabeth National Park
Destination: Kibale Forest Camp | Kibale National Park
Drive: 120 km | 3 hours. 

Drive to Kibale Forest near the pleasant colonial town of Fort Portal. Kibale is a 800 km2 tropical rainforest home to 13 primate species and an impressive range of birds. You will spend the night at Kibale Forest Camp in the middle of the rainforest. If you leave early enough, you will have time to go for the afternoon chimp trekking (optional).

Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp

Day 8 of 8

Start: Kibale Forest Camp | Kibale National Park
Destination: Entebbe or Kampala
Drive: 320 km | 6 hours 

An bumpy road takes you to back to Kampala or Entebbe, where you hand in the vehicle and perhaps enjoy a well-deserved ice cold beer!

Special Low Season Deal

Low season discount - Self Drive Special

Uganda is a unique holiday destination thanks to its natural diversity, and this road trip route showcases that perfectly, as you travel from savannah safari destinations to lush rainforest and scenic volcano lakes. We think Uganda is the most beautiful country in the world, and after this particular journey, we believe you'll be convinced too!

Nature Lodges and Roadtrip Uganda have teamed up to offer you a self-drive safari low season special for trips departing in April and May. 

Nature Lodges are a range of intimate, eco-friendly, small-sized lodges and camps in Uganda, renowned for their excellent price to quality ratio.

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Road conditions & travel time

On average, you will spend two nights at each location. On a travel day, you will be driving for around 6 hours, without factoring in time for lunch, photo stops etc. 

Road conditions are usually good year round. Most of the roads described in the route are asphalt pavement, with the occasional pothole and a large number of speed bumps.

Roads inside Uganda's national parks are generally good dirt tracks. Offline navigation is easier if you download Maps.me on your smart phone before you go. More travel tips can be found in our on the road section. 

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Prices

Price for a double

Price is per person, in Euros.

Price includes 7 nights accommodation on the basis of Bed & Breakfast, 8 day Toyota RAV4 rental, vehicle pick-up and drop-off in Kampala/Entebbe included.

Want to visit the Gorillas & Chimps? Add USD $790 per person.
Want to do the South West Special with a driver-guide? Add €280.

 
Toyota RAV4 2 pax
Budget, per person
€ 439  
Mid range, per person
€ 549  

 

Price for 4 persons

Price is per person, in Euros.

Price includes 7 nights accommodation on thebasis of Bed & Breakfast, 8 day Toyota RAV4 rental, vehicle pick-up and drop-off in Kampala/Entebbe included.

Like to visit the Gorilla's & Chimps? Add USD $790 per person.
Like to do the South West Special with a driver - guide? Add €280.

 
Toyota RAV4 4 pax  
Budget, per person
325  
Mid range, per person
439  

 

Book the South West Special Low Season deal today!

Spoil yourself with a safari adventure in Uganda for an unbeatable low price - low season special deal only available in April and May.

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What's included?

Included

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Comprehensive car insurance
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Roadmap and Bradt Travel Guide
  • Airport transfers

Optional

  • Chimp permit ($ 150 pp)
  • Gorilla permit ($ 600 pp)