This 15-day Uganda safari offers you an abundance of wildlife, scenery, and cultural experiences of areas we visit.
Gorilla and chimp tracking may be the highlight of this safari, amazing opportunities of seeing Rhinos, lions, hippos, buffaloes, leopard, elephants, and several species of birds and an abundance of dense green forest.
Enjoy the thundering Murchison Falls in the north of Uganda and the crate lakes is the western and southwestern of the country.
• Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
• Game drives in Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Parks
• Boat cruises in Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth National Parks
• Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park
• Nature walk in Bigodi Swamp
• Crater Lakes
• Tree Climbing Lions of Ishasha
• Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest
• Boat ride in Lake Mburo National Park
• Photo session at the Equator
Day 1: Arrival
Our friendly guide will welcome you to Uganda at Entebbe airport and transfer you to your hotel in Kampala. Enjoy the fresh weather because of Lake Victoria – 2nd largest lake in the world.
Day 2: Rhino Tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Have an early breakfast and depart for Murchison Falls. The journey is a magical adventure with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary route to track Rhinos. Continue on to Murchison falls and proceed to the top of the falls where you will behold the Nile forced through a 7-meter gorge with a thunderous fall before your very own eyes.
Day 3: Game drive and Boat cruise on River Nile
Murchison Falls National park is the biggest in Uganda and offers fulfilling game viewing opportunities. Start the day with a game drive on the northern bank of River Nile, where we look out for giraffes, elephants, hartebeest, Buffaloes, Leopards, Lions and different bird species. In the after-noon, the safari will continue on River Nile. The relaxed boat safari provides more opportunities for spotting a variety of animals and birds. Enjoy the falls from below also known as the ‘devils cauldron’.
Day 4: Drive to the Chimps in Kibale Forest NP
Today we depart for the home of Chimpanzee in Kibale National Park. Kibale forest is home to 13 species of primates with the main attraction being chimpanzee tracking. On this journey, you have stunning views as you pass small villages, local markets and several bird life. Lunch will be on the way to your lodge in a town.
Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking in the Primate Capital of East Africa
Chimpanzee tracking is a fulfilling adventure that takes you deep in the tropical forest across streams of water. You may also have sightings of red-tailed monkeys, black-and-white Columbus monkeys, butterflies, and birds calling from the canopies. With the help of your guide, you will locate the chimps. Enjoy picture moments and watch them as they play and feed. After lunch – visit Bigodi Village and swamp known for its rich diversity of birds and primates depending on the availability of time.
Day 6: Discover Queen Elizabeth National Park
Today after breakfast, our tour continues to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will enjoy views of several crater lakes and the mystical Rwenzori Mountain ranges. On arrival in the park, we proceed to the lodge for lunch and a boat cruise on Kazinga channel.
Day 7: Wild Queen Elizabeth National Park and tree climbing Lions
The animals in their different families, clans, and groups are out starting on their day. Watch the animals in their natural habitat and notice the difference with those caged in zoos. After a short game drive we proceed to Ishasha, famed for the tree-climbing lions. It is not easy to sight these but we shall mount a search with the help of rangers. Lunch will be a picnic or at the lodge.
Day 8: Expedition to the Gorillas in Bwindi Forest
Today we start journey to the home of the gentle giants of Bwindi. This fulfilling journey takes us through the Kigezi highlands with great scenery of terraced hills. The road will offer you our famed ‘African massage’. Lunch will be along the way or at the lodge depending on time arrival.
Day 9: Gorillas trekking in the Mist
The highlight of your safari is meeting the gentle giants of Bwindi! Enjoy the fullness of the impenetrable forest abounding with life, which is host to several species of birds, butterflies, primates, mammals. Eventually with help of your guide who is also a park ranger, you will find yourself face to face with the enormous and rare mountain gorillas. The trekking experience takes anything from on hour (rarely) to about 8hours to accomplish. However, you only have one hour with gorillas to capture your finest moment. Suggested activities for those not interested in gorilla tracking is a community village walk or short guided forest walk.
Day 10: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
As you reminisce on your gorilla experiences we depart for Lake Bunyonyi, the 2nd deepest lake in Africa. Enjoy stunning sceneries – interlocking hills terraced by the locals as they practice farming. Churchill, the great British diplomat, named this whole place the “Switzerland of Africa.”
Day 11: Lake Bunyonyi Islands Tour
Take a canoe ride to some of the 29 Islands that will give you an overview of the cultural and history of the area. You can dive in the lake for a swim, go bird watching, and hike up a steep hill for better views.
Day 12: Journey to the home of Zebras and Cultural Museum
The journey to Lake Mburo NP is through beautiful landscapes, plantations, and farms. Have a visit to a culture Museum- exhibiting the life of the native people of the area. Arrive in the park later that afternoon and take a boat trip on Lake Mburo.
Day 13: Drive to Kampala
After an early breakfast, we take a game drive and proceed to Jinja, with a stopover at the famous Equator line.
Day 14: Explore Jinja
In Jinja, the Nile finds its origin; visit the Source of River Nile where it starts its 4000 km journey through Africa and a great challenge for rafters. Take a boat ride to the source and have a relaxed day in Jinja.
Optional activities: Horse Riding, Water Rafting
Day 15: All good things end – Departure!
Say goodbye to the Pearl of Africa! We hope you had a fantastic time in the wild and with the people of Uganda. We look forward to hosting you again.