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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

Welcome to Uganda

Welcome to Uganda

Today you arrive in Uganda - famously known as the Pearl of Africa because of its great diversity and beauty. Our representative and your private guide will receive you at the airport and then transfer you to your accommodation. With all of the incredible wildlife, culture, and natural heritage that this country has to offer, we know that you're keen to get started. After briefing from your private guide, we shall let you rest as you prepare for the next day's adventure.

Entebbe is the main air gateway to Uganda. It stands on the lush northern shore of Lake Victoria – the world's second-largest freshwater body. It's a very relaxed and low-rise city, offering a good choice of lakeshore restaurants, abundant greenery, and some of the best urban bird watching anywhere in Africa.

Main Destination:
Entebbe (City)
Accommodation:
Karibu Entebbe
  • Mid-range guest house located in Entebbe (City)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 2

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast, you will start your journey to the Murchison Falls National Park in northern Uganda. You will make a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track the mighty rhinos - one of the Big 5. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is the only place in Uganda where you will find rhinos. Thereafter continue to Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda's largest and oldest national park. Here you might encounter four of the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo).

Expect to see plenty of giraffes and other wildlife as you approach Pakuba Safari Lodge, which stands on the east bank of the Albert Nile. The lodge sits alongside the ruins of a government hotel that served as a private retreat for President Idi Amin in the 1970s. Idi Amin died in exile in Saudi Arabia in 2003. All rooms at Pakuba Safari Lodge have air-conditioning, fitted nets, and a private balcony. You also have access to the hotel's swimming pool with Nile and wildlife views.

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:
Pakuba Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Murchison Falls NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 3

Game Drive and Nile River Safari

Game Drive and Nile River Safari

Take the early morning game drive to the delta circuit where there’s a possibility of spotting the elusive leopards, Jackson's hartebeest - known for their short memory, large concentrations of Uganda Kobs, and buffalo herds. The high supply of prey means the unavoidable pride of lions. Look out for the reddish patas monkeys, the fastest primate species in the world. Patas monkeys can sprint at speeds up to 34 mph. The top running speed for a human is between 13 to 20 miles per hour.

In the afternoon, take a safari cruise on the Nile until you get within a few meters of the bottom of the Murchison Falls. From your vantage point, you will see the Nile's beauty perfected as it forces itself through a seven-meter cleft in the rocks and plunges 45 meters below. Described as the most exciting thing to happen to the Nile along its 6,000km journey from the source in Uganda to the Mediterranean in Egypt, the 43m-high Murchison Falls on the Nile is also the centerpiece of this wildlife park.

Main Destination:
Murchison Falls National Park
Accommodation:
Pakuba Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Murchison Falls NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 4

Explore to of Murchison Falls, Transfer to Kibale

Explore to of Murchison Falls, Transfer to Kibale

Today you transfer south to Kibale National Park. On your way out of the park, tour the top of Murchison Falls, as the River Nile crushes down through Murchison Falls National Park. As you travel south to Kibale National Park, the road takes you along the amazing Albertine escarpment - the western Great Rift Valley of Africa. Enjoy great views of the landscapes, Lake Albert, and the beautiful landscapes along the edge of the Great Western Rift Valley. You will also go past the foothills of the Rwenzori mountains, Africa's 3rd highest mountain after Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya. The Rwenzori Mountains, also known as the Mountain of the Moon, are one of the few remaining global ranges with tropical glaciers. You will get to your safari lodge in the afternoon. Your is a small and tranquil family-friendly lodge that combines a wonderful forested setting on the park boundary with accommodation in spacious and stylish cottages. Bird-watchers will be in their element here.

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:
Turaco Treetops Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge bordering Kibale NP (Chimps) without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 5

Track chimpanzees, Meet the Locals

Track chimpanzees, Meet the Locals

The opportunity to see chimpanzees in the wild is one of the most memorable of all safari activities. Getting close to these creatures that share so much of our DNA is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and the excitement of walking through the forest and knowing that they are close will stay with you forever. Kibale National Park is best known for its population of about 1,000 chimpanzees. The park is one of the most diverse and impressive rainforest reserves in Africa. It is famous for its remarkable primate population and is often referred to as the "Primate Capital of the World." An impressive 13 primate species, including the chimpanzees, as well as red colobus monkeys, L'Hoest's monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, and several others, call this place home. In the afternoon, walk through the village and meet the locals, and if you can share a cup of tea or coffee with them. Discover the ideal blend of modern comfort and an authentic traditional experience.

Main Destination:
Kibale National Park (Chimps)
Accommodation:
Turaco Treetops Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge bordering Kibale NP (Chimps) without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 6

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Today you will leave the forested lands for the rolling savannas and woodlands. Protecting a tract of acacia woodland quite unlike any other habitat in Uganda, Lake Mburo National Park forms a convenient, popular, and thoroughly worthwhile addition to any safari. A visit here isn't so much about the Big Five as it is about admiring the hilly setting, exploring the atmospheric wetlands, and enjoying the high concentrations of herbivores such as zebra, giraffe, hippo, warthog, impala, and bushbuck. Your accommodation Rwakobo Rock Lodge is known for its picturesque setting and panoramic views, as it is situated on a rocky outcrop with stunning vistas of Lake Mburo and the surrounding landscapes. The lodge includes comfortable and eco-friendly cottages, a restaurant serving local and international cuisine, and various activities. Take a community tour to experience the life of the cattle keepers and their famous Ankole longhorn cattle.

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:
Rwakobo Rock Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Lake Mburo NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 7

Safari Walk with the Wildlife of Lake Mburo

Safari Walk with the Wildlife of Lake Mburo

Set out early in the morning for a walking safari with your guide and ranger from the Uganda Wildlife Authority. The absence of big cats like the lion makes Lake Mburo National Park a favorite for walking safaris. Walking will bring you up close to the zebras and the giraffes—giving you a different experience compared to being in a game-drive vehicle. Feel as close as you possibly can to the animals and the landscape when you come with us on this walking safari in Lake Mburo National Park.
Other activities (optional) you can take are a boat ride on Lake Mburo, mountain biking or horseback safari in the park.
Later transfer to Kampala. You will make a stopover at the equator - a great photo opportunity at the center of the world.

Main Destination:
Lake Mburo National Park
Accommodation:
Fairway Hotel & Spa
  • Mid-range hotel located in Kampala (City)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 8

White-water rafting on the Nile

White-water rafting on the Nile

We leave early for the River Nile which is east of Kampala. Our more adventurous guests all rate rafting the Nile as a highlight of their time in Uganda. It's a thrilling activity, but very safe due to the high standards of guides and equipment. Between navigating rapids such as the notorious Bad Place (ranked Grade 5), there are flat stretches where you can swim and admire the lush equatorial scenery. Our rafting experience can be tailored to individual needs allowing guests with different rafting abilities to enjoy the Nile. We head to the most southern stretch of the Nile, shortly after it flows out of Lake Victoria, to enjoy the lush tropical scenery, prolific birdlife, and poignant location close to the source of the world's longest river. Optional activities are kayaking, quad-biking, mountain biking, bungee jumping on the Nile, tubing, or horse riding.

Main Destination:
Nile River
Accommodation:
Adrift River Club
  • Mid-range lodge located in Jinja (Town)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 9

Enjoy the Nile River Neighborhood

Enjoy the Nile River Neighborhood

Today is your day to relax after the safari around Uganda. You can choose to spend the morning along the Nile or visit the source of the Nile - the world's longest river. Take a boat cruise to the point at which the Nile River leaves Lake Victoria, and begins its 6000km journey to Egypt. It is your day, your way. Your private guide will be with you throughout this time. If you are into more activities, you have options of a horseback safari, visiting the markets in Jinja, mountain biking or quad biking through villages, or taking a dip into the Nile on a bungee. Transfer to Kampala. Depending on time of arrival, visit the craft markets shopping for souvenirs and gifts.

Main Destination:
Jinja (Town)
Accommodation:
Fairway Hotel & Spa
  • Mid-range hotel located in Kampala (City)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 10

Transfer to Entebbe for Journey Back

Transfer to Entebbe for Journey Back

As your family adventure to Uganda comes to a close we hope you take back great experiences and beautiful memories that will live with you. We wish you a safe onward journey back home and look forward to seeing you again next time you go on safari.
Safari Njema from the Kwezi Outdoors team.

Main Destination:
Entebbe International Airport (Entebbe)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • 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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