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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

Arrival at Entebbe International Airport

Arrival at Entebbe International Airport

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, your adventure in Uganda begins. You'll be warmly welcomed by our friendly driver guide, who will provide a comfortable transfer to your luxurious hotel.

If your arrival is in the morning, take advantage of the opportunity to explore Kampala with a city tour. You'll visit iconic landmarks such as the Kasubi Tombs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the burial grounds of Buganda kings.

You will continue to the serene Bahai Temple, set amidst lush gardens and offering panoramic views of the city. You will complete your tour with a visit to Nakasero Fruits Market, where you can immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and interact with friendly locals. You'll enjoy all meals at the hotel, savoring delicious Ugandan cuisine.

Main Destination:
Entebbe International Airport (Entebbe)
Accommodation:
Hotel Africana
  • Mid-range hotel located in Kampala (City)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 2

Kampala to Jinja - Source of the Nile

Kampala to Jinja - Source of the Nile

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you will embark on an exciting journey eastward to Jinja, situated on the shores of Lake Victoria and famously known as the source of the majestic River Nile. Jinja is not only a place of historical significance but also offers a plethora of thrilling activities.

You will engage in adrenaline-pumping adventures such as white-water rafting, where you'll navigate through exhilarating rapids on the Nile River. Alternatively, opt for quad biking, boat rides, water biking, or tubing, all guaranteed to get your heart racing.

After an adventurous morning, you will savor a delicious lunch before visiting the picturesque Bujagali Falls, just a few kilometers from the source of the Nile. You will marvel at the cascading waters and take in the serene surroundings.

You will conclude your day with dinner and an overnight stay at the Mansion Jinja, a charming retreat offering comfort and tranquility.

Main Destination:
Jinja (Town)
Accommodation:
2 Friends Guest House
  • Mid-range guest house located in Jinja (Town)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 3

Jinja to Sipi Falls

Jinja to Sipi Falls

Following a sumptuous breakfast, you will depart Jinja and journey to Mbale via the scenic Tirinyi Road. Your destination is the magnificent Mount Elgon National Park, home to the stunning Sipi Falls. Upon arrival, you will embark on exploring Sipi Falls, a series of four breathtaking waterfalls nestled along the Sipi River, cascading from the slopes of Mount Elgon.

You will enjoy a leisurely hike, taking in panoramic views of the Karamoja valley below. Along the way, you'll be immersed in the local culture with a visit to a nearby village, where you'll have the opportunity to interact with the residents and learn about their way of life.

Don't forget to carry a packed lunch for a memorable picnic experience amidst the natural beauty of the falls. You will conclude your day with dinner and an overnight stay at Sipi River Lodge, a picturesque retreat nestled at the foothills of Mount Elgon, offering breathtaking views of the romantic Sipi Falls and the surrounding landscape.

Main Destination:
Sipi Falls (Highlight)
Accommodation:
Lacam Lodge
  • Budget lodge located at Sipi Falls (Highlight)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 4

Game Drive in Kidepo Valley National Park

Game Drive in Kidepo Valley National Park

As the sun rises, you will enjoy a delicious breakfast before embarking on a scenic drive northwards to Kidepo Valley National Park. This journey will take you through rugged terrain and remote landscapes, providing a glimpse into the untamed beauty of Uganda's wilderness.

You will traverse through Kitgum, experiencing the unique charm of the Karamoja region along the way. You will arrive at Kidepo Valley National Park, one of Africa's last untouched wilderness areas, and settle in at your Lodge, your home amidst the wilderness.

You will relax and unwind after your journey, anticipating the adventures that await you in the days ahead. You'll enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the lodge, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the African bush.

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:
Mara Safari Lodge Kidepo
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Kidepo Valley NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 5

Full-Day Game Drive in Kidepo Valley National Park

Full-Day Game Drive in Kidepo Valley National Park

You'll awaken to the call of the wild and fuel up with a delicious breakfast before embarking on a full day of adventure in Kidepo Valley National Park.

Prepare for a photographic game drive through the park's diverse landscapes, as you seek out its resident wildlife. Kidepo is renowned for its abundance of wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, and more. Keep your camera ready as you traverse the park's rugged terrain, capturing memorable moments.

You will explore the Narus Valley, known for its rich biodiversity, and opportunities to spot rare and elusive species such as bat-eared foxes, striped hyenas, and caracals. You'll marvel at the scenery as you journey through this pristine wilderness, encountering wildlife along the way.

You'll stop for a picnic lunch amidst the beauty of the park, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the African bush. You'll continue your game drive into the afternoon, exploring different habitats and searching for predators.

Main Destination:
Kidepo Valley National Park
Accommodation:
Mara Safari Lodge Kidepo
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Kidepo Valley NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 6

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

After a hearty breakfast, you will bid farewell to Kidepo Valley National Park and embark on a scenic journey to Murchison Falls National Park. This drive will take you through diverse landscapes, from rolling hills to lush forests, offering stunning views along the way.

You will arrive at Murchison Falls National Park in time for lunch, ready to explore Uganda's largest and oldest conservation area. You will check in at Murchison River Lodge, a charming retreat nestled on the banks of the majestic River Nile. You'll settle into your accommodation and take some time to relax amidst the tranquil surroundings.

In the evening, you'll enjoy a delicious dinner at the lodge, savoring the flavors of Ugandan cuisine prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. After dinner, you'll unwind with a stroll along the riverbank, taking in the sights and sounds of the African bush as the sun sets on another day of adventure.

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 7

Explore Murchison Falls National Park on a Game Drive and Boat Ride

Explore Murchison Falls National Park on a Game Drive and Boat Ride

After breakfast, you'll begin your adventure with an exhilarating game drive on the northern bank of the River Nile, where you'll have the opportunity to encounter a diverse array of wildlife.

Keep your eyes peeled for iconic African species such as elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, lions, leopards, and more as you traverse the park's vast savannah plains and dense woodlands. You'll capture stunning wildlife moments with your camera, immortalizing your encounters with Africa's majestic animals.

After your game drive, you'll return to the lodge, where you can relax before your afternoon adventure. You'll embark on a scenic boat ride where you see crocodiles and other wildlife coming to the river to drink.

You'll cruise along the river's waters, taking in the sights and sounds of the surrounding wilderness as you search for hippos, crocodiles, and birdlife. As you approach the falls, you'll feel the water spray your face and marvel at the sheer power and beauty of this natural wonder.

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 8

Murchison Falls to Albertine Rift Valley to Kibale National Park

Murchison Falls to Albertine Rift Valley to Kibale National Park

After a leisurely breakfast, you will bid farewell to Murchison Falls National Park and embark on a scenic drive towards the Albertine Rift Valley. You'll pass by Lake Albert, a shimmering expanse of water surrounded by lush vegetation, and marvel at the panoramic views of the Rift Valley escarpment as you journey towards Fort Portal.

You'll arrive in Fort Portal, the gateway to Uganda's famed Rwenzori Mountains, and check in at Ndali Lodge, a luxurious retreat nestled amidst rolling hills and tea plantations. You'll spend the evening relaxing at the lodge, enjoying the serene atmosphere and picturesque surroundings.

You'll indulge in a delicious dinner, savoring the flavors of local and international cuisine prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients. After dinner, you'll retire to your comfortable accommodation for a restful night's sleep, rejuvenating your body and mind for the adventures that lie ahead.

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:
Kibale Forest Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Kibale NP (Chimps)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 9

Primate Tracking and Bird Watching in Kibale National Park

Primate Tracking and Bird Watching in Kibale National Park

After breakfast, you'll make your way to Kanyanchu Tourist Center for a thrilling chimpanzee tracking experience in Kibale Forest National Park.

You'll join experienced guides as you trek through the dense forest, listening for the calls of chimpanzees and keeping an eye out for other primate species such as black-and-white Colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, and vervet monkeys.

After an exhilarating morning of tracking chimpanzees, you'll return to the lodge for lunch, where you can relax and recharge before your afternoon adventure.

In the afternoon, you'll embark on a bird-watching excursion to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, a haven for birdlife and other wildlife species. Keep an eye out for colorful bird species such as the great blue turaco, African grey parrot, and black-crowned waxbill.
As you explore the sanctuary, listen to the calls of birds and learn about their behaviors and habitats from your knowledgeable guide.

Main Destination:
Kibale National Park (Chimps)
Accommodation:
Kibale Forest Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Kibale NP (Chimps)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 10

Depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park

Depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you'll bid farewell to Kibale National Park and embark on a scenic journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Along the way, you'll soak in the landscapes and diverse wildlife as you traverse through Uganda's picturesque countryside.

You'll arrive at Queen Elizabeth National Park in time for lunch, where you'll be greeted by the park's breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife. A charming lodge nestled on the edge of the park, and settle into your comfortable accommodation.

In the afternoon, you will embark on a thrilling game drive through the park's vast savannah plains, where you'll have the opportunity to encounter a variety of wildlife species, including elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, and more. You'll capture stunning wildlife moments against the backdrop of the African bush.

After your game drive, you'll return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay, savoring the flavors of Ugandan cuisine prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

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:
Kasenyi Safari Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Queen Elizabeth NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 11

Wildlife Exploration in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Wildlife Exploration in Queen Elizabeth National Park

You will wake up to the sounds of the bush and enjoy a delicious breakfast before setting out on another exciting day of wildlife exploration in Queen Elizabeth National Park. You'll begin your adventure with an early morning game drive along the park's tracks, where you'll have the opportunity to encounter a diverse array of wildlife species in their natural habitat.

After your game drive, you'll return to the lodge for a late breakfast, where you can relax and recharge before your afternoon adventure. In the afternoon, you'll embark on a boat ride along the Kazinga Channel, a natural waterway that connects Lake Edward and Lake George. Here, you will see the highest concentration of hippopotami among many other species.

You'll cruise along the channel's calm waters as you spot crocodiles and a variety of birdlife. Listen to the calls of birds and the splash of water. After your boat safari, you'll return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Accommodation:
Kasenyi Safari Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Queen Elizabeth NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 12

Kyambura Gorge - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Kyambura Gorge - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast, you'll embark on an adventure to Kyambura Gorge for a chimpanzee tracking experience. You'll join experienced guides as you trek through the dense forest, listening for the calls of chimpanzees and keeping an eye out for other primate species such as black-and-white Colobus monkeys and red-tailed monkeys.

As you explore the gorge, you'll take in the sights and sounds of the jungle, marveling at the diverse plant and animal life that calls this area home. After your chimpanzee tracking experience, you'll continue your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to half of the world's remaining population of endangered mountain gorillas.

You'll settle into your comfortable accommodation and enjoy a delicious dinner, savoring the flavors of Ugandan cuisine prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. After dinner, you will relax by the fireplace and listen to the sounds of the forest as you prepare for the next day's adventure.

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:
Gorilla Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge bordering Bwindi NP (Gorillas) without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 13

Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Today is the day you've been waiting for —an unforgettable gorilla tracking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. After an early breakfast, you'll make your way to the park headquarters for a briefing on gorilla tracking. You will embark on a trek through the dense forest, led by experienced guides who will help you navigate the rugged terrain and track the gorillas' movements.

As you trek through the forest, keep an eye out for signs of the gorillas' presence, such as nests and fresh dung. When you finally encounter a gorilla family, prepare to be awestruck by the sight of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. You'll spend an unforgettable hour observing the gorillas as they go about their daily lives, feeding, playing, and interacting with one another.

You'll capture photos and memories that will last a lifetime before bidding farewell to the gorillas and trekking back to the park headquarters. After your gorilla-tracking experience, you'll return to the lodge.

Main Destination:
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)
Accommodation:
Gorilla Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge bordering Bwindi NP (Gorillas) without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 14

Bwindi Forest to Lake Bunyonyi

Bwindi Forest to Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, you will bid farewell to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and embark on a scenic journey to Lake Bunyonyi, known as the "Lake of a Thousand Islands." As you travel through the picturesque countryside, you'll soak in the stunning landscapes and vibrant local culture. You'll arrive at Lake Bunyonyi in time for lunch and check in at your lodge, a charming retreat nestled on the shores of the lake.

You'll settle into your accommodation and enjoy a delicious lunch, savoring the flavors of Ugandan cuisine with a stunning view of the lake. In the afternoon, you'll embark on a boat excursion on Lake Bunyonyi, exploring its numerous birds and hidden coves. As you cruise along the tranquil waters, take in the breathtaking scenery and keep an eye out for birdlife such as kingfishers, herons, and egrets.

You'll visit the famous Punishment Island and learn about its history before returning to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay, surrounded by Lake Bunyonyi.

Main Destination:
Lake Bunyonyi
Accommodation:
Arcadia Lodge Lake Bunyonyi
  • Mid-range lodge located at Lake Bunyonyi
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 15

Lake Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, you'll bid farewell to Lake Bunyonyi and embark on a journey to Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest of Uganda's savannah parks. Along the way, you'll enjoy stunning views of the countryside and pass through charming villages and bustling market towns.

You will arrive at Lake Mburo National Park in time for lunch and check in at your lodge, a cozy lodge nestled on the shores of Lake Mburo. You'll settle into your comfortable accommodation and enjoy lunch, savoring the flavors of Ugandan cuisine with a view of the lake.

In the afternoon, you'll embark on a game drive through the park, where you'll have the opportunity to encounter a variety of wildlife species, including zebras, impalas, elands, and buffalo. Keep your camera ready as you traverse the park's rolling hills and open savannah plains, capturing stunning wildlife moments against the backdrop of the African bush.

After your game drive, you'll return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

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:
Arcadia Lodge Lake Mburo
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Lake Mburo NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 16

Boat Ride on Lake Mburo

Boat Ride on Lake Mburo

After breakfast, you will embark on a morning boat ride on Lake Mburo, where you'll have the opportunity to encounter hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of birdlife. As you cruise along the tranquil waters, you'll take in the breathtaking scenery and soak up the peaceful atmosphere of the lake. After your boat ride where you see hippos, crocs, and birds, you will return to the lodge for breakfast and rest until lunch. In the afternoon, you will return to the park for another game drive. You will return later in the evening for dinner and an overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Lake Mburo National Park
Accommodation:
Arcadia Lodge Lake Mburo
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Lake Mburo NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 17

Entebbe International Airport

Entebbe International Airport

After breakfast, you'll transfer to Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight, marking the end of your unforgettable safari adventure in Uganda. Along the way, you will pause at the Equator for a photo opportunity and learn about the geographical significance of this landmark. You will bid farewell to the Pearl of Africa with fond memories and a promise to return someday. Safe travels!

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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