Experience an abundance of wildlife, scenery, and cultural experiences on this 15 day Uganda Safari. For most people mountain gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking are the highlight of this safari. There are amazing opportunities of seeing numerous exotic animals like Rhinos, lions, hippos, buffaloes, leopard, elephants, and several species of birds. Enjoy the thundering Murchison Falls and the crater lakes is the western and southwestern of the country. This journey will bring you close to nature and culture – Uganda, the Pearl of Africa!

Uganda Safari Highlights:

  • 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

On your arrival, Kagera Safaris representative will welcome you to Uganda at Entebbe airport and transfer you to your hotel in Kampala. Enjoy the breeze from Lake Victoria – 2nd largest lake in the world.

Apricot Gesthouse

Cassia Lodge

Day 2:  Rhino Tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Have an early breakfast and depart for Murchison Falls National Park. The journey is a magical adventure with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary route to track Rhinos.

rhino tracking ziwa rhino sanctuary uganda

After this fulfilling experience and photo session, we proceed to the ‘top of the falls’ where River Nile is forced through a 7-meter gorge with a thunderous fall. Proceed to your lodge for the night.

Day 3: Game drive- Nile Boat Safari

Murchison Falls National park is the biggest in Uganda and offers fulfilling game viewing. Start with an early game drive on the northern bank of River Nile, where we look out forgiraffes, elephants, hartebeest, Buffaloes, Leopards, Lions and different bird species. In the after-noon, the safari will continue on River Nile – Nile boat safari. The relaxed boat safari provides more opportunities for spotting a variety of animals and birds and falls from below.

giraffes murchison falls national park

Day 4: Drive to the Chimps in Kibale Forest NP

Today we depart forthe home of Chimpanzee in Kibale National Park. Kibale forest is home to 13 species of primates with the main attraction being chimpanzee tracking and bird watching. The journey to this tropical forest passes villages and colorful road markets. Lunch will enroute or packed.

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking in their natural habitat – Uganda Primate Safaris

Chimpanzee tracking is a fulfilling adventure that takes you deep in the tropical forests with streams of water and abundant wildlife. On your trek, you might have sightings of red-tailed monkeys, black-and-white Columbus monkeys,butterflies, and birds calling from the canopies. With the help of your ranger guide, you will locate the chimps. Enjoy picture moments and watch them as they play, groom, and feed. After lunch visit Bigodi swamp – a community projectknown for its rich diversity of birds and primates depending on the availability of time.

chimpanzee in kibale forest national park

Day 6: Wildlife safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park – Uganda tours 

Today after breakfast, our wildlife tour continues to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Enjoy views of several crater lakes and the mystical Rwenzori Mountain ranges. On arrival in the park, have lunch and take a boat safari on Kazinga channel. The boat safari is a great way to enjoy water, animals, birds and photography.

Day 7: Uganda Wildlife Safari – Queen Elizabeth National Park,

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. We drive to watch them and 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 – Mountain gorillas. The journey takes us through the terraced hillsof Kigezi highlands. Lunch will be along the way or at the lodge depending on time of arrival. Take your well-deserved rest at your hotel in the lodge.

Day 9: Mountain Gorilla trekking – Uganda Gorilla Safaris

mountain gorillas uganda

Mountain gorillas are true gentle giants found in Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda. Bwindi impenetrable forestis abounding with life hosting species of birds, butterflies, primates, mammals, and trees. Your ranger guide will guide you to in conjunction with early trackers to the enormous and rare mountain gorillas deep in the jungles of Bwindi. The trekking experience takes anything from on hour (rarely) to about 8hoursto accomplish,  you only have one hour with gorillas to capture your finest moment. For those not interested in gorilla tracking can take 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 named the “Switzerland of Africa” by Churchill, the great British diplomat.

lake bunyonyi

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. Most notable is the story of the ‘punishment island’. You can dive in the lake for a swim, go bird watching, or hike up a steep hill for better views.

Day 12: Journey to the home of Zebras and Cultural Museum

lake mburo national park

Lake Mburo National Park is a small gem in south western Uganda – enroute to you pass through beautiful landscapes, plantations, and farms. Our lunch will be at Igongo cultural Museum- exhibiting the life of the native people of the area.We will in the park later that afternoon and take a boat trip on Lake Mburo.

Day 13:Kampala – Uganda Equator

After an early breakfast, we take a game drive and proceed to Kampala, with a stopover at the famous Equator line. Have lunch in the city or Equator depending on arrival time and proceed to Jinja.

uganda-equator

Day 14: Discover River Nile – White water Rafting

In Jinja, the Nile finds its origin; visit the Source of River Nile where it starts its 4000km journey through Africa. You shall have a whole days rafting experience.

rafting the nile in jinja

Optional activities

Quad bike safari, bungee jumping, horseback safari

Day 15: End of the Classic African Safari

Say goodbye to the Pearl of Africa! We hope you had a fantastic time in the wild and with the people of Uganda. Buy souvenirs, have a local dish for lunch, and transfer to the airport.


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