15 Days Best of Uganda Wildlife safari taking you to explore a number of Uganda national parks. Safari activities for this package include the top of the fall, game drives, boat cruises, chimpanzee tracking, gorilla trekking, Water Rafting in Jinja, visit to the local communities and a lot more.
NB: This safari can be tailor made to fit all your favorite activities and national parks not mentioned in this given package. Feel free to contact us for your personal customized Uganda safari.
- DAY 1: Arrival and Pick up
- Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
- DAY 3: Game drive and Launch Cruise
- DAY 4: Transfer to Kibale National Park
- Day 5: Kibale NP – Semliki NP
- DAY 6: Chimpanzee Tracking & Bigodi swamp Tour
- DAY 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National PARK
- DAY 8: Game Drive and Launch Cruise
- DAY 9: Transfer to Bwindi National Park
- DAY 10: Gorilla Trekking Adventure
- DAY 11: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
- DAY 12: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
- Day 13: Game drive and transfer back to Kampala
- Day 14: Transfer to Jinja
- Day 15: Water Rafting in Jinja and transfer to Kampala
DAY 1: Arrival – Pick Up from Airport
Meet our company tour guide at the Entebbe International Airport, who will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel in Kampala. You will have an optional Kampala city tour depending on your arrival time and desire to and later drop off at hotel for dinner and overnight stay at Kampala Serene Hotel / Sheraton Hotel / Cassia Lodge
DAY 2: Transfer from Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park
Breakfast at hotel – your driver guide will pick you up for your journey to Murchison Falls. Make your journey through the famous Luweero triangle – this zone was a serious battle ground in the early 1980’s. Have a lunch stopover in Masindi town. Proceed to the beautiful Murchison falls thereafter, hiking to the top of the falls. Enjoy the breathtaking view, complete with a rainbow scene. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge/ Sambiya River Lodge/ Red Chili Rest Camp
DAY 3: Game drive and Launch Cruise
Today you will enjoy an early breakfast and head out for a morning game drive in the Northern sector of the Park. Look out for some of the big Five animals such as Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes and if you are Lucky, you will be able to see Leopards. You will also be able to see animals such as Rothschild giraffe, Warthogs, Waterbucks, Bushbucks and also other Antelopes. Return back for lunch and in the afternoon, experience the 3 hours launch cruise along the Nile. This will get you close to the bottom of the falls and en route, you will be able to see a variety of Hippos, Crocodiles, and a lot of other animals alongside the river banks taking water. If you are lucky, you can also spot the rare shoe bill stork and other variety of bird species in the area. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge/ Sambiya River Lodge/ Red Chili Rest Camp
DAY 4: Transfer to Kibale National Park
After your morning breakfast drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal which rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon. The drive takes approximately 8 hours. Arrival late evening and check into your hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Chimpanzee guest House/Chimp Nest/CVK/Kibale Forest Camp/Primates lodge/Ndali lodge
Day 5: Kibale NP – Semliki NP
Have an early breakfast and set out to tour the Semliki hot springs and crown the day in the pygmy villages located near the Ituri Rainforest. The visit to the villages has proven to be an interesting cultural experience. The guide will have lunch arranged for you to be served as a picnic while you experience the “real Africa”. Dinner and overnight stay at Chimpanzee guest House/Chimp Nest/CVK/Kibale Forest Camp/Primates lodge/Ndali lodge.
DAY 6: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale National Park & Bigodi swamp Tour
After breakfast we visit Kibale Forest National Park, home to the highest concentration of primates in East Africa. The most famous of its 13 species is the Chimpanzee, our closest relative. Kibale 1450 Chimpanzee represent Uganda’s largest population of this endangered primate. Kibale is also a home to the rare I’Hoest’s monkey. Other primates include the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon to mention but a few. So you will enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and many others. Return back to your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon set out for the Nature walk in Bigodi swamp. Here you will enjoy various bird species and also other primates. Bigodi is considered as a bird watchers paradise because of the very many bird species that can be viewed from the swamp. Dinner and overnight stay at Chimpanzee guest House/Chimp Nest/CVK/Kibale Forest Camp/Primates lodge/Ndali lodge.
DAY 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National PARK
After breakfast, you will drive to Queen Elizabeth National park. The journey will take you through the historical Kasese town with a clear view of the mountains of the Moon or the Rwenzori Mountain. As you enter the Park, you will have a game drive en route. Proceed with your journey to Mweya for a guided nature walk in the Maramagambo forest for primate watching and visits to the bat cave and the blue lake. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge/Simba Safari Camp/Ihamba Safari Lodge
DAY 8: Game Drive and Launch Cruise
After a fully served breakfast, you will set out for the morning game drive in the Kasenyi area. Here look out for animals such as the Lions, Buffaloes, Leopard, Elephants, Kobs, Antelopes, Spotted Hyena and the elusive giant forest hog. Return to your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, set out for the Launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel. This will give you the opportunity to view wildlife up close such as hippo’s huff and spray mere feet away from the boat, buffalo linger in the shallows. The shores of the channel are also home to an array of birds including pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork and many others. After this wonderful afternoon, a slow drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge/Simba Safari Camp/Ihamba Safari Lodge
DAY 9: Transfer to Bwindi National Park
Drive through the Switzerland of Africa area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through the Ishasha sector where you will have an opportunity to see the tree climbing lions, arriving in the evening. Dinner and Overnight at Gorilla Safari Lodge / Mahogany Springs Hotel
DAY 10: Gorilla Trekking Adventure
Before 8:00am, you will have breakfast and then transfer to the Ranger station for a briefing and guidance of the activity. After this, you will be accompanied by armed ranger guides in the forest to search for the Mountain Gorillas. You will pass through the forest, slashing at the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track gorillas. The time taken to track the Gorillas is unpredictable since it depends on their movements in search for food and shelter. However, it can take from 2 to 9 hours. Upon reaching the Gorillas, you will have one hour with them and this will enable you to sit down and watch them as they interact with each other, communicate and you are also free to take photographs and Videos. Return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Community Bandas/Gorilla Resort/Gorilla Mist Camp/Nkuringo Gorilla Camp/Wagtail Eco Safari Camp.
DAY 11: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
We will drive to Lake Bunyonyi, spending the night overlooking Uganda deepest lake, where you may try your hand at paddling at dugout canoe, or eating fresh water crayfish. Dinner and Overnight at either White Horse Inn or Heritage Lodge Habuharo or Bunyonyi Overland Camp
DAY 12: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
Early in the morning embark on a 3 hours drive to lake Mburo National Park. The scenic drive will take you through the Kabale region which is known as the Switzerland of Africa because of its topography full of hills and highlands. You will have lunch en route in Mbarara town and then later enter the Park through the Nshara gate. Upon arriving in the Park you will go for the boat ride on Lake Mburo. Look out for animals like Hippos, crocodiles and so on. Dinner and overnight stay at Mihingo Lodge/Mantana Luxury tented Camp/Arcadia Cottages.
Day 13, Game drive and transfer back to Kampala
After breakfast, you will go for the morning breakfast with in the park to search for animals like the herds of Zebra, Impala, Eland and other savannah species. Also look out for bird species like African Fin foot, Papyrus, Bush Shrike and so on. Later transfer back to Kampala with lunch en route at the equator. Dinner and overnight stay at Kampala Serene Hotel/Hotel Africana/Cassia Lodge/Hotel Rutch/Minister Village Hotel
Day 14, Transfer to Jinja
After breakfast, you will travel to Jinja with en route stopovers at Mabira Forest and Sezibwa Falls. Upon arrival in Jinja, you will visit the Source of River Nile which was discovered by John Hanning Speak. River Nile is the Longest River in Africa and flows from south to north toward the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt. Dinner and overnight in Jinja at Nile Anchors Palace/Jinja Nile Resort/Haven Lodge
Day 15, Water Rafting in Jinja and transfer to Kampala
After breakfast, you will go for the whole day rafting trip along the River Nile. You will be provided with all the necessary equipments and training needed for the activity. All white water rafting activity is open to people aged 16 and above. After the raft, transfer back to Kampala where drop off will at your Hotel in Kampala or at the Airport for your flight back home
End of Safari
This Safari Package Covers:
Water Rafting fees
Game Drive and Launch Cruise fees
Park entrance fees
Park Ranger Fees
All relevant Government Taxes
Full Board Accommodation and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary.
Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.
The Safari Excludes
Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities
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