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Pros

  • Great Wildlife Viewing

  • Beautiful Waterfalls and Scenery

  • Game viewing by boat

  • Shoebills

  • Budongo for Chimps is close by

Murchison Falls National Park

Cons

  • Long drive from Kibale (9hrs)

  • Long drive from Entebbe (6hrs)

  • Flights are expensive

Recommended Accommodation

Bakers Lodge

Recommended Accommodation

Apoka

Cons

  • Expensive flights to get there

  • Logistically does not combine well with other regions in Uganda

Pros

  • Best Wildlife Viewing in Uganda

  • Amazing Culture (Karamoja)

Kidepo

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Entebbe

Kampala

Recommended Accommodation

Stay in Murchison Falls and Day Trip

Cons

  • Chimpanzee trekking not as well run as in Kibale

Budongo

Pros

  • Chimpanzees

  • Day Trip from Murchison Falls

Recommended Accommodation

Kyaninga for longer stays with more activities

Primates Lodge for proximity to Chimps

Cons

  • Chimp Treks can get busy

Kibale Forest

Pros

  • Chimpanzee trekking

  • Variety of smaller Primates

  • Good birding

  • Stunning Crater Lakes

  • Combines well with Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth

Pros

  • Famous for Tree Climbing Lions

  • Combines very well with Bwindi

  • Famous for tree climbing lions

Ishasha

Cons

  • Safari not as good at Serengeti or Mara

  • Not as much activity variety as Queen Elizabeth NP

Recommended Accommodation

Ishasha Wilderness

Recommended Accommodation

Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Kasenyi Safari Camp

Cons

  • Safari not as good at Serengeti or Mara

  • Limited good accommodation options

  • Chimp Trekking in Kyambura a little hit or miss

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Pros

  • Good Safari Destination

  • Combines well with Bwindi and Kibale Forest 

  • Great Variety of Activites, Game Drives, Boats, Chimpanzees, lion tracking.

Recommended Accommodation

Gorilla Forest Camp (Sanctury)

Buhoma Lodge

Cons

  • Can get busy

  • Ruhija approx 1h30 drive if Gorilla Trekking is there

Bwindi North / Buhoma

Pros

  • Gorilla Trekking

  • 6 Gorilla Families between Buhoma and Ruhija

  • Lots of Accommodation options

  • Kihihi Airstrip close by

Lake Victoria

Pros

  • Gorilla Trekking

  • 8 Gorilla Families between Buhoma and Ruhija

  • 1 Gorilla Family for Habituation treks

  • Kisoro Airstrip close by

  • Wide variety of other activities, hikes, birding, canoeing, Batwa

  • amazing views of the Virunga volcanoes and Bwindi

Bwindi South / Nkuringo

Cons

  • Rushaga approx 45mins drive if Gorilla Trekking is there

  • Further away from Queen Elizabeth NP but still combines well

Recommended Accommodation

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Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

Recommended Accommodation

Mgahinga Lodge

Cons

  • Limited accommodation

  • Golden Monkeys not as big a draw as Gorillas and Chimps

Mgahinga

Pros

  • Golden Monkeys

  • Virunga Volcanoe Climbs

  • Combines well with Bwindi

Pros

  • International Arrival Point

  • Hotels close to Airport 

  • Amazing activities, Shoebills (Mabamba Swamp), Chimps (Ngamba Island)

Cons

  • No high end hotels

Recommended Accommodation

Boutique Hotel No.5

Papyrus Guest House

Entebbe

Cons

  • Limited accommodation

Recommended Accommodation

Mihingo

Rwakobo Rock Lodge

Lake Mburo

Pros

  • Good stop over if driving Entebbe to Bwindi

  • Variety of water and land activities

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