Uganda Camping Tour

Included Highlights

Duration: 12 Days (10 nights Camping, 2 nights Cabin)

Lake Mburo National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and surrounding villages
Gorilla trek
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Tree Climbing Lions – Ishasha
Village walks
Birding walks
Chimpanzee trek (permit included)
Kazinga channel
Rwenzori (Mountains of the Moon)
Murchison Falls and Murchison Falls National Park
Victoria Nile boat trip
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Uganda 13 Day Camping Tour

Uganda: “The Pearl of Africa”, offers a unique diversity of wildlife, natural beauty, and friendly inhabitants that all combine to make this country one of Africa’s hidden gems. This tour includes the obvious attractions of trekking in indigenous forests to see wild gorillas and chimpanzees, as well as exploring vast water-ways, mystical villages hidden in mist, and the lesser known sights of Tree Climbing Lions, huge pods of hippopotamus, and of course, the endless variety of plains animals.

This tour endeavours to explore the scenic beauty of Uganda, its people, and its wildlife. We will cover approximately 2000km, some of it on extremely bad roads, but the rewards are unequalled.
Weather, roads, and other local conditions will influence the route chosen on each tour and we may run the tour in reverse if required, clients should be flexible in this regard. Clients should be equipped with an open mind and a spontaneous disposition in order to best enjoy the superb offerings of Uganda.
Clients fly into / out of Entebbe airport. Transfers and pre / post tour nights can be booked through Drifters for the Lake Heights Hotel near Entebbe or Adrift Camp in Jinja. Meals are available.

(Clients fly into / out of Entebbe airport. Transfers and pre / post tour nights can be booked through Drifters for the Lake Heights Hotel near Entebbe or Adrift Camp in Jinja. Meals are available.)

Rates & Departure Dates

CODEStart DateEnd DateRate
DR-UGA-2-121823.12.201804.01.2018€ 1.845,- + Permit
DR-UGA-1-011906.01.201918.01.2019€ 1.995,- + Permit
DR-UGA-2-011920.01.201901.02.2019€ 1.995,- + Permit
DR-UGA-1-021903.02.201915.02.2019€ 1.995,- + Permit
DR-UGA-2-021917.02.201901.03.2019€ 1.995,- + Permit
DR-UGA-1-031903.03.201915.03.2019€ 1.995,- + Permit
DR-UGA-2-031917.03.201929.03.2019€ 1.995,- + Permit
DR-UGA-3-031931.03.201912.04.2019€ 1.995,- + Permit
DR-UGA-1-041914.04.201926.04.2019€ 1.995,- + Permit
DR-UGA-2-041928.04.201910.05.2019€ 1.995,- + Permit
DR-UGA-1-051912.05.201924.05.2019€ 1.995,- + Permit
DR-UGA-2-051926.05.201907.06.2019€ 1.995,- + Permit
DR-UGA-1-061909.06.201921.06.2019€ 1.995,- + Permit
DR-UGA-2-061923.06.201905.07.2019€ 1.995,- + Permit
DR-UGA-1-071907.07.201919.07.2019€ 1.995,- + Permit
DR-UGA-2-071921.07.201902.08.2019€ 1.995,- + Permit
DR-UGA-1-081904.08.201916.08.2019€ 1.995,- + Permit
DR-UGA-2-081918.08.201930.08.2019€ 1.995,- + Permit
DR-UGA-1-091901.09.201913.09.2019€ 1.995,- + Permit
DR-UGA-2-091915.09.201927.09.2019€ 1.995,- + Permit
DR-UGA-3-091929.09.201911.10.2019€ 1.995,- + Permit
DR-UGA-1-101913.10.201925.10.2019€ 1.995,- + Permit
DR-UGA-2-101927.10.201908.11.2019€ 1.995,- + Permit
DR-UGA-1-111910.11.201922.11.2019€ 1.995,- + Permit
DR-UGA-2-111924.11.201906.12.2019€ 1.995,- + Permit
DR-UGA-1-121908.12.201920.12.2019€ 1.995,- + Permit
DR-UGA-2-121922.12.201903.01.2020€ 1.995,- + Permit

Please note that from 19 March 2019 all Gorilla permit rates will increase to USD 615,- per permit.

Pre-Departure Information

For this tour, an open and flexible mind is essential to deal with the detours, delays and other inconveniences encountered in Africa. A sleeping bag, towel and pillow are required for this tour. When required to we will run this itinerary in reverse.

A valid passport is required by everyone. The tour will visit Uganda. It is the client’s responsibility to insure they have the appropriate visas required for this trip to all the country we visit. Some nationalities might need to obtain visas before departure as they cannot be obtained at the border.

Precautions against malaria are advisable and Yellow Fever inoculations are required.
A small daypack is advisable for the treks. The recommended currency for this tour is the US Dollar, all currency notes should be dated 2006 or later.

Our price includes all transport, accommodation, entry fees and permits, one gorilla trek (local payment) and one chimpanzee trek, game drives, walks, group equipment, professional guides and most meals. Alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, curios, tips, visas, taxes, and optional excursions are for the client’s own expense.

Before departure, clients will be required to enter into an agreement pertaining to our booking conditions and general information. Clients are required to have their own comprehensive personal travel insurance.

Pre - Post Tour Accommodation

PRE tour accommodation at the Lake Heights Hotel and POST tour accommodation at the Adrift River Camp or Lake Heights Hotel can be arranged through Drifters or your travel representative. Due to limited availability, clients will be booked on a sharing basis at Adrift River Camp.

Please note that we strongly advise against flying out on the day that the tour ends. Drifters will not be held responsible for missed flights on this day. We generally travel long distances and late arrivals are common.

ACCOMMODATION ON TOUR: Please note that linen will be provided at the Lake Heights Hotel, BUT you will need a sleeping bag and pillow for the rest of the tour.

• Batteries can be charged from a 220 volt source pre tour departure and every day on the truck while the truck is driving from a 12 V inverter.

• Currency exchange opportunities on tour: Arrival at Entebbe Airport. Small amounts at Lake Heights Hotel, on the morning of Day 1 and at the Supermarket on the very first day of your tour. (please note that it is better to Exchange larger Notes eg. $100 or $50 as the exchange rate you get is much better for larger notes and ANY DOLLAR NOTES DATED OLDER THAN 2009 WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN UGANDA

• Limited Laundry facilities: Lake Heights Hotel (Essential washing only)
• Internet facilities: Lake Heights Hotel and Kluges Guest Farm

On Safari

All our tours require participation from all group members. This entails assisting with the food preparation, washing of dishes, keeping the truck clean and the setting up of camp.
Please keep in mind that flexibility and an open mind will greatly contribute to an enjoyable safari.
We are travelling in developing countries, please do not expect the punctuality you have come to expect in first world countries. Things do not always run according to plan, however we do endeavor to run according to the itinerary as best as possible.

Optional Activities

Whitewater Rafting
Full day rafting $140
Half day rafting $125

Bungee Jump $115
Bungee Jump x2 (3rd jump free) $165

Family Rafting
Family Float Trip – Adult $50
Family Float Trip – Kids (2-12 years) $30
1-day Family trip – Adult $125
1-day Family Trip (Kids 5-12 years) $80
1-day Family (2x parents + 2 kids) $380

T-shirts – short sleeved $20
T-shirts – long sleeved $25
Rafting and Bungee photos, with our flash $50
Photos for rafting, client with own flash $30
Photos for rafting, with our flash $35
Rafting Video $45
Rafting video and photos $70
Photos for Bungee, per print $10 per photo
Photos for bungee, with own flash $20
Photos for bungee, with our flash $25
Photos for Bungee, Rafting and video $95
Horse Riding Safari USD 85

Pygmy Village visit – rate is negotiable on arrival with the local people

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Rhino Tracking ± USD 45.00
Vehicle Hire USD 25 per vehicle (Max 6) if vehicles are required to get a bit closer.

Please Note:
Optional Activities can be booked on arrival. No bookings are made in advance.
Rates are subject to change without notice.
Activities are subject to availability.
Activities are weather dependent.

Important Information


Please ensure that you are in possession of valid travel documents for Uganda. If you have any queries in this regard, please do not hesitate to contact us. Although we will endeavor to assist, we do not accept any liability or obligation for your travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that your passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months after your intended stay. All passport holders must obtain visas when traveling to Uganda.
Visas are not readily obtainable at the Airport in Uganda. We recommend that these visas are obtained prior to departure.
Telephone numbers: Ugandan High Commission, Pretoria: (012) 342 6031/2/3
Or visit Uganda Tourism at
Make two photocopies of valuable documents such as your passport, tickets, visas and travelers cheques. Keep one copy with you in a separate place to the original and leave another copy with someone at home.


US Dollars cash is the preferred option when traveling in Uganda. We suggest a combination of small denomination notes (USD 1,5,10, 20, 50) as well as USD 100 bills – make sure they are post 2004 and have “large heads” on them. Foreign currency is not widely accepted outside of Kampala, however there are plenty foreign exchange bureaus in Kampala and changing money is easy.
Travellers cheques are difficult to change and really bad rates of exchange generally apply.
There is at least a 5 % surcharge when using a credit card and they are not accepted in many places at all.
Drifters trucks have safe-keeping facilities for extra cash/flight tickets/passports.


It is compulsory that all passengers make arrangements for adequate travel insurance to financially safeguard against unforeseen circumstances. If you need further information please do not hesitate to contact us. Drifters do not accept responsibility for any loss, injury, damage, accident, fatality, delay or inconvenience experienced whilst on tour. You will be required to complete and sign a full indemnity prior to tour departure.


A Yellow Fever vaccination is required and must be done no later than 10 days prior to your departure. Strongly recommended additional vaccinations are Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid and Hepatitis.
Malaria prophylaxis is essential. Please consult with your general practitioner regarding this. Resistant strains of Malaria occur in Uganda and adequate chemo-prophylaxis is essential. Prevention is better than cure; please use insect repellent on exposed areas after sunset. Malaria is a very common ailment in Africa; however adequate preventative measures greatly reduce the risk of contracting the disease.

Personal medication

Please bring along any personal medication that you might need on your tour as specific medication could be difficult to find or might not be obtainable in most places we visit. General medication for headaches, colds and fever are easy to get.Please also inform your guide of any medical conditions. This information will be received professionally and kept confidential.

For more info with regards to Yellow Fever please visit the following link

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