From the Source of the Nile on Lake Victoria to the snow capped Ruwenzori range, the montane forests of the Virunga volcanoes to the desert plains of Karamoja, Uganda is an equatorial country of astonishing contrasts. No other area in Africa can match its amazing diversity of habitats and its richness is reflected in its ever burgeoning bird list of over 1000 species with appealing scenery and wildlife hence ‘The Pearl of Africa’.

Trip Highlights

  • Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Wildlife Safaris in savanna national parks
  • Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest National Park
  • Visit Lake Bunyonyi & Relax at the Beautiful Shores of the Island
  • Go for White Water Rafting in Jinja, the Adventure Capital of Uganda
  • Ssese Island Holiday

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    Day 1: Kampala City Tour
    After breakfast, Our guide will pick you up from the hotel. Go for a Kampala city tour. You will visit different cultural and historical sites. These include the Kings Palace, Kasubi Royal Tombs, National Theatre Crafts Centre. In the afternoon, travel to the nearby Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, a place where the Ugandan Matryrs were burnt to ashes. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Stay at Fair Way Hotel (Budget) / Cassia Lodge (Midrange) / Serena Hotel (Luxury)

    Day 2: Tour Murchison Falls National Park
    The guide will pick you up in the morning and embark on a journey to the Murchison Falls National Park. The drive takes you through panoramic views as you travel North -West. Have astopover at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the only place where you can see rhinos in Uganda. Go for rhino tracking within this sanctuary, a breeding place for white rhinos that became extinct from uganda in the 1970s. After the walk, have lunch. Travel through Masindi town to Murchison Falls National Park. Drive to the Top of the Falls, a vintage point where you will view the spectacular River Nile and its beautiful environs. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Fort Murchison Camp (Budget) / Pakuba Safari Lodge or Murchison River Lodge (Midrange) / Paraa Safari Lodge or Bakers Lodge (Luxury)

    Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park Tour
    Go for an Early morning game drive at 0630hrs. Go for a game drive through the northern part of the Murchison Falls National Park, Expect to see wild animals like giraffe, buffaloes, hartebeests, African elephants and many others. Try out your luck and look out for some cats that include lions, leopards etc. There are lots of birds that include black crested snake eagle, bee-eater, shoebill. Drive across borasus palm forest and savanna down to Lake Albert where Albert Nile leads North to Sudan. Lunch and proceed for boat ride to the bottom of Murchison Falls, spectacular experience with numerous animals like Nile crocodiles and hippos. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

    Day 4: Murchison Falls NP – Kibale Forest
    After breakfast, drive to Fort Portal (6hrs drive). The journey takes you the Albertine Rift, a region known of great scenery and lots of attractions. Travel through Masindi, Hoima, Kagadi, Kibale and Kyenjojo. You will have lunch en-route. There are lots of interesting places to see that include homesteads, the activities and lifestyle of people. If you love agritourism, there are sugarcane, tea, banana, coffee and cocoa plantations. You will arrive in Fort Portal late in the evening for dinner and overnight. Overnight at Kibale Safari Lodge or Mountains of the Moon (Budget) / Kibale Guest House (Midrange) / Primates Lodge or Ndali Lodge or Kyaninga Lodge (Luxury)

    Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest
    After breakfast, transfer to the Kanyanchu Visitor Centre of Kibale National park. Get briefed about chimpanzee tracking within the forest. Hike into the forest on the search for the wild chimpanzees that inhabit the forest. Kibale Forest is known to host the highest density of chimpanzees in the world, and the chance to see them in the wild is about 95%. Walk through the chimpanzee colony and enjoy their company for one hour. Return to the lodge for Lunch. In the afternoon take a nature walk to the Bigodi wetland, a fascinating area, located in Magombe swamp. Return to the lodge in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Kibale Safari Lodge or Mountains of the Moon (Budget) / Kibale Guest House (Midrange) / Primates Lodge or Ndali Lodge or Kyaninga Lodge (Luxury)

    Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
    After breakfast, travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Fort Portal – Kasese Road. Proceed to the lodge for check in. In the afternoon, proceed for a unique boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. The trip takes you through possibly the highest hippo concentration in Africa. Enjoy spectacular game viewing and photography of birds, as well as animals along the shores of the lake. These include hippos, elephants and other wild animals that come to the lake to drink water at the edge of the channel. Dinner and overnight at the Bush Lodge (Budget) / Buffalo Safari Lodge or Enganzi Lodge (Midrange) / Mweya Lodge or Katara Lodge (Luxury)

    Day 7: Game Drives & Nature Walk in QENP
    Early wake up. Go for game viewing at 0645hrs. Enjoy a safari through the magnificent ecosystem of grassy plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park is characterized by different ecosystems that include tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters. There is a lot of incredible wildlife that include the tree climbing lions, leopards, giant forest hog, cape buffalo, elephants, topi etc. After lunch, drive to Maramagambo Forest. Take a nature walk within the forest. Visit the bat colony, a cave colonized by bats and pythons. Dinner and Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge / Mweya Ecological Institute.

    Day 8: Queen Elizabeth NP – Bwindi Forest
    After breakfast, travel through the Ishasha Sector, a place known for hosting the tree climbing lions. Continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, driving through the southern arm of Queen Elizabeth National park. Have picnic lunch en-route and continue to the park. Dinner and overnight at
    BUHOMA: Buhoma Homestead (Budget) / Buhoma Haven Lodge (Midrange) / Mahogany Springs (Luxury)
    RUHIJA: Gift of Nature Lodge (Budget) / Bakiga Lodge or Gorilla Mist Camp (Midrange)
    RUSHAGA: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge (Budget) / Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Midrange) / Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury)

    Day 9: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest
    After early breakfast transfer to the park outpost. You will get briefed on gorilla trekking from a ranger guide. Enter the Gorilla Sanctuary for exclusive gorilla trekking adventure in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The hike takes you through the dramatic steeply forested landscape of Bwindi. Upon meeting the mountain gorillas, you have up to one hour to watch these great apes. Make use of the hour by learning about the gorillas and taking their photographs. At the end of the 1 hour embark on a return hike to the outpost. Have Lunch. Relax at the lodge. Overnight at the previous lodge.

    Day 10: Lake Bunyonyi
    After breakfast, drive through the Great Rift Valley to the Lake Bunyonyi, a popular place for relaxation in Uganda. Take a boat trip on Lake Bunyonyi in a traditional canoe. Visit one of the islands that are located within Africa’s deepest lake. You can take a community tour and get authentic  cultural interactions with the local people living in the islands. Lunch, Overnight at Bunyonyi Overland Camp (Budget) / Arcadia Cottage (Midrange) / Bunyonyi Bird Nest (Luxury)

    Day 11: Lake Mburo National Park
    Drive through Kabale to Mbarara, the land of Milk! Continue to Lake Mburo National Park, one of the best places to see Zebras, elands and other wildlife. Lunch en-route. In evening, go for boat trip and nature walks for sightseeing of crocodiles, hippos and birds like pelican. Dinner and overnight at Rwonyo Campsite (Budget) / Rwakobo Rock Lodge (Midrange) / Mihingo Lodge (Luxury)

    Day 12: Game Drives, Transfer from Lake Mburo National Park
    Morning game drive seeing animals like antelopes, hippos and many others. Proceed to Sesse Islands through Masaka town and to Bukakata landing site where you will cross by ferry to the island. Lunch at the island. Dinner and overnight at Ssese Palm Beach or Brovad Sands Lodge (Midrange)

    Day 13: Ssese Island
    Relax at the Ssese Island Lodge.

    Day 14: Leave Ssese Islands for Jinja
    Drive back to Bukakata landing site, where you will cross by ferry and through Masaka. Have a stopover at the Equator. Continue to Jinja, the adventure capital of Uganda. You will arrive in Jinja late afternoon. Take a boat ride to visit the Source of River Nile. Dinner and overnight in Jinja Nile Resort (Luxury)

    Day 15: White Water Rafting
    Spend the day in Jinja for Water Rafting at the Source of the Nile or going on bicycle/quad bike or even doing Bunjee Jumping.Alternatively,viist animal sanctuary and botanic garden in Entebbe or just head back to the airport depending with your flight time

    End of the Tour

    Game Viewing Safari Uganda

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