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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Rhino Trekking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Rhino Trekking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Our trip starts as our guide-driver picks you up to transfer you to Northern Uganda. Your destination for today is Kidepo Valley National Park. On the way, we will make several stopovers like restroom stops, a gas station stop, and a lunch stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

At Ziwa, we will track rhinos accompanied by an armed ranger. We will be briefed before the trek and given guidelines on how to behave around the rhinos. We will also have lunch here before we proceed to Kidepo Valley National Park. Dinner and overnight are at Kidepo Savannah Lodge.

Main Destination:
Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch
Accommodation:
Kidepo Savannah Lodge (Budget Tent)
  • Budget lodge bordering Kidepo Valley NP without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Game Drive in Kidepo National Park

Game Drive in Kidepo National Park

After an early breakfast, we will go for a morning game drive. There is a lot to see, especially the cheetahs and ostriches that will hopefully cross our path. We return for lunch at the lodge and do the Karamojong experience later in the evening. Here, we get to know how this group of people live in their community and learn about their social, economic, and cultural practices. We even get a chance to try out the cultural dance of the Karamojong, their dress code, and, if interested, buy some souvenirs to take back home.

The Karamojong are very unique in their way of living with a primitive character which has kept their culture preserved and norms followed by its people for this long. Dinner and overnight are at Kidepo Savannah Lodge.

Main Destination:
Kidepo Valley National Park
Best Time To Visit September to March (Dry season)
High Season September to March (The park rarely gets crowded)
Best Weather September to November (End of the rains)

Wildlife in Kidepo Valley NP

ElephantCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraCommon
GiraffeOccasional
LionOccasional
CheetahOccasional
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HyenaOccasional
HippoNone
Accommodation:
Kidepo Savannah Lodge (Budget Tent)
  • Budget lodge bordering Kidepo Valley NP without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

We have breakfast at leisure before driving to Murchison Falls National Park. The park obtained its name from the mighty Murchison Falls (formerly known as Kabalega Falls). It accommodates a lot of wildlife and is known as Uganda's largest national park. We relax for the evening and have dinner and overnight at the Red Chilli Rest Camp.

Main Destination:
Murchison Falls National Park
Best Time To Visit December to February (Easier to spot animals)
High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather June and July (Less rain and lower temperatures)

Wildlife in Murchison Falls NP

ChimpanzeeOccasional
ElephantCommon
GiraffeCommon
BuffaloCommon
HippoAbundant
LionOccasional
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ZebraNone
Accommodation:
Red Chilli Hideaway
  • Budget hotel located in or near Kampala
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Game Drive in Murchison Falls National Park

Game Drive in Murchison Falls National Park

We leave very early with a packed breakfast as we rush try to find the big cats in open space before they seek shelter from the sun. If we're lucky, we'll spot everything on our checklist in this beautiful national park. We will return for lunch and do an afternoon boat cruise. The boat cruise takes us to the bottom of the mighty Murchison Falls. We'll spot animals at the banks of the river like Nile crocodiles, hippos and many more. You can hike from the bottom of the falls to the top where your driver will be waiting for you (optional). Otherwise, the boat returns to Paraa and you can visit the top of the falls by vehicle.

We return for dinner and overnight at the campsite on the riverbank. Camping is an amazing experience with the true feel of the park and its inhabitants, offering a memorable safari trip.

Main Destination:
Murchison Falls National Park
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Inside Murchison Falls NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 5

Transfer to Fort Portal

Transfer to Fort Portal

Today we drive to Fort Portal town, Uganda's tourist town. We will have lunch at the Gardens in Fort Portal before we transfer to Kibale Forest. Upon arrival, we will check in at the accommodation and relax for the rest of the day. There are also some optional activities on offer like walks and hikes. In the evening, enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Kibale National Park (Chimps)
Best Time To Visit December to February and June to July
High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather June to July and December to February (Least rain)

Wildlife in Kibale NP

ElephantOccasional
BuffaloOccasional
LeopardVery Rare
HippoRare
LionRare to None
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ZebraNone
Accommodation:
Nkuruba Bandas
  • Budget banda located outside Kibale NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale National Park and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale National Park and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After an early breakfast, our driver will transfer you to the UWA briefing point where you will be taken through the guidelines for chimpanzee trekking. You will be grouped with other tourists. An armed ranger will escort you into the tropical rainforest to trek the chimpanzees in their natural habitats.

Chimpanzees are referred to as our closest relatives among primates as they share 98.8% of human DNA. The trek will take about 3 hours. On our return, we can relax for a while. Later, we will do a swamp walk for some bird watching which will conclude with a community walk for a coffee, beer brew, and local herbalist experience. We have lunch in the afternoon and then drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. We will check in at Irungu Lodge, have dinner, and spend the night.

Main Destination:
Kibale National Park (Chimps)
Accommodation:
Kibale Forest Camp (Camping)
  • Just outside Kibale NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7

Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park

We do a morning game drive, have lunch at Mweya, and do a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. On our return, we will pay a visit to the crater fields of the park before we return to the lodge to relax and refresh. Dinner and overnight are at Irungu Lodge.

Main Destination:
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Best Time To Visit January to February and June to July (Dry seasons)
High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather June to July and January to February (Less rainfall)

Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth NP

ChimpanzeeOccasional
ElephantCommon
LionCommon
BuffaloCommon
HippoAbundant
LeopardOccasional
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ZebraNone
Accommodation:
Irungu Forest Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8

Tree-Climbing Lions at Ishasha

Tree-Climbing Lions at Ishasha

Today we drive to Ishasha to see the tree-climbing lions. Later, we will check in at Enjojo Lodge. Ishasha is a section of Queen Elizabeth National Park where lions climb trees because of the high temperatures on the ground that force them into the trees where it is cooler. We will have lunch here and relax. Later, we will do an evening game drive in search of the lions before we return for dinner and overnight at Enjojo Lodge.

Main Destination:
Ishasha Sector (Queen Elizabeth NP)
Accommodation:
Enjojo Lodge (Camping)
  • Near Ishasha Sector
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

We will enjoy breakfast before we proceed on the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Our accommodation depends on where there are permits available for the gorilla tracking. We will choose the closest, most comfortable accommodation from where we can start our activity.

Main Destination:
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)
Best Time To Visit June to August and December to February
High Season June to September (Gorilla permits are scarce)
Best Weather June to July and December to February (Less rainfall)

Wildlife in Bwindi NP

Accommodation:
Broadbill Forest Camp
  • Budget tented camp located just outside Bwindi NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 10

Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

We head to the briefing point for the gorilla trekking. After our activity, we drive to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale and will have dinner and overnight at our booked accommodation. We can relax for the day and partake in optional activities like hiking, canoeing and fishing (extra cost).

Main Destination:
Lake Bunyonyi
Accommodation:
Lake Bunyonyi Lodge
  • Mid-range cottage located in or near Lake Bunyonyi
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 11

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

We drive to Lake Mburo National Park and do an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight are at the Eagle's Nest. In this national park, you will spot many zebra and eland. Lake Mburo is also home to impala, from which Uganda's capital city obtains its name.

Main Destination:
Lake Mburo National Park
Best Time To Visit June to August and December to February
High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather June, July and January to February (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Lake Mburo NP

BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoCommon
GiraffeOccasional
LeopardOccasional
HyenaOccasional
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LionRare
Accommodation:
Eagle's Nest
  • Budget tented bush camp bordering Lake Mburo NP without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 12

Return to Kampala

Return to Kampala

We will do a boat cruise on Lake Mburo and then drive back to Kampala. Lunch will be on the way with a stopover at the Equator and then a transfer to the airport.

This marks the end of our trip.

Main Destination:
Entebbe International Airport (Entebbe)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.
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  • This tour is offered by Augur Tours & Travel, not SafariBookings.
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  • If you request changes to this tour, the advertised rates will likely change.
  • This group tour requires a minimum of 2 people to run.
  • The exact order, contents and rates of this tour is subject to availability.
  • If an accommodation is fully booked, the operator will suggest a comparable alternative.
  • Gorilla tracking permits are subject to availability.