Uganda’s flora and fauna combination means you can watch the tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth, experience the Batwa culture in Bwindi, and throw in a visit to the primate capital of the world, Kibale. Few things get better in a Uganda trip, explore what this looks like soon.
Best Safari Tours Uganda: How it happens
Day 1: Arrival Entebbe International Airport O/N The Boma Guest House
Day 2: Entebbe / Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary onto Murchison Falls National Park O/N Murchison River lodge
Day 3: Boat cruise, Game drive O/N Murchison River Lodge
Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park O/N Turaco Treetops
Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking O/N Turaco Treetops
Day 6: Rubarika Farm visit / Queen Elizabeth National Park O/N Elephant Hab Lodge
Day 7: Game drive / Kazinga channel O/N Elephant Hab Lodge
Day 8: Transfer to Ishasha Sector O/N Ishasha Wilderness Camp
Day 9: Game drive/ Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park O/N Mahogany Springs Lodge
Day 10: Gorilla Trekking Safari O/N Mahogany Springs Lodge
Day 11: Transfer to L. Mburo National Park O/N Mihingo Lodge
Day 12: Back to Entebbe/ departure
Arrive Entebbe international airport where you will be met by a representative from Swanair Travel and Safaris who will then transfer you to your Hotel in Entebbe. There are several optional activities available in Entebbe: visit the Mabamba swamp a habitat to several bird species, you could also go for a sunset cruise on L. Victoria or visit the Uganda Wild life education Centre – The Zoo. O/N Overnight/The Boma Guest House – FB
Start for Murchison Falls National Park, such an amazing destination, Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area. En route visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking. A hot Lunch enroute. Proceed to Murchison Falls NP. Besides the wide range of wide life in the area, this park has the magnificent Murchison falls of the Nile River running through- the waters are forced through a narrow gap in the rock about 6 m (about 20 ft) wide. It is a breath-taking scenery at the top of the falls. Go for an evening game drive and proceed to the lodge. O/N Murchison River Lodge- FB
Go for a game drive in park: you will be able to see numerous wild animals including; Elephants, lions, the giraffe to mention and several others. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, we shall go for a boat cruise on the Nile towards the bottom of the falls, and with this wonderful experience you will be able to see crocodiles and hippos and other game feeding by the Nile banks! This is among the memorable experiences one cannot afford to miss in the park. O/N Murchison River Lodge- FB
After and early breakfast, start journey towards the South to Kibale Forest National park- the largest habitat to Uganda’s Chimpanzees. We shall have a packed lunch today. Drive through Hoima, enjoy several attractions on the way including several tea plantations. Arrive Kibale in the evening, proceed to your Lodge for dinner: O/N Turaco Treetops- FB
After an early breakfast, be at the UWA starting point for chimpanzee tracking, thereafter, enter the thick forest which is a home of several primates including Chimpanzee. Chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes, are known as intelligent communicators. Chimpanzees differ from human beings by only 1 percent of their genetic material, making them our closest relative. They are among the wonders of the world making it the best experience to track their habitat watching them at a close range. Lunch and then go for the bigodi swamp walk. This is a home to several bird species, enjoy the sounds of song birds in the wilderness. O/N Turaco treetops -FB
After an early breakfast, and before you drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, visit Rubalika Farm and participate in one or two farm activities as part of a cultural experience on your trip, lunch and proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park- a home to a variety of wildlife including elephants, leopard, lions, hippos, buffalo, Uganda Kob, baboon and many species of birds. With both a riverine and savannah habitat, the northern Mweya area, traversed by the equator and dominated by the scenery of crater lakes, is often occupied by large flocks of flamingos. Visitors will find vast numbers of Uganda’s unique and strange Euphorbia, or “candelabra” tree. The many nearby crater lakes and mountain ranges provide a beautiful backdrop for your journey. O/N Elephant Hab- FB
Early this morning as the African sun breaks, venture out for a game drive to look for big cats, elephant, buffalo and many antelope species. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a 32-kilometre-long natural channel linking Lake Edward and Lake George. Kazinga’s shores are dotted with herds of buffalo, hippos wallowing without a care, and countless bird species. Kazinga’s shores are a haven for numerous birds, including many migratory species as they make their way south to warmer climates. The cruise also provides a spectacular view of the beautiful Mweya Peninsula and life in local fishing villages set along the banks O/N Elephant Hab- FB
After breakfast, set out for the Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth National Park, rich with wildlife including warthog, water buck, bush buck, leopard, Ugandan kob, elephants, countless bird species and even the rare giant forest hog. The Ishasha sector of the park is known for its famous tree climbing lions sometimes found lying about in the branches of the native fig trees. O/N Ishasha Jungle Lodge-FB
Enjoy your breakfast, and before driving you drive to Bwindi National Park, go for an early morning game drive, thereafter, proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park- located in south western Uganda on the edge of the Great Rift Valley- considered the most diverse forest in Uganda. The park contains almost one half of the world’s population of the endangered Mountain Gorilla, making it an extremely valuable conservation site. Bwindi is also home to several endangered bird species with very limited ranges, and acts as an important catchment area for many rivers, supplying water for agriculture in the surrounding region. Dinner and overnight. O/N Buhoma Lodge (High end)/ Mahogany springs (Mid-range)/Haven Lodge (Low budget).-FB
Go for the Gorilla trekking safari-after an early breakfast, you will transfer the park offices where the activity starts. Following briefing from the park officials, accompanied by you guides for the day and your porter, you will enter into the Forest. The rainforest is stunning as it offers a striking, heavily forested and dense landscape habitat for numerous primates. Animals in this forest include the endangered mountain gorilla, the rare golden monkey, elephants, black-fronted duikers, bushbucks, giant forest hogs as well as other animals. This park is best known for the mesmerizing gorillas. The Gorilla tracking experience can be a challenging one due to the terrain, none the less, an awesome and exciting adventure that will leave you with long lasting memories of a truly unique travel experience O/N Mahogany Springs Lodge-FB
This morning you depart for Lake Mburo National Park, approx. 6-7 hours’ drive. Enjoy game drives in the park in the afternoon. Lake Mburo National Park is home to elands, Burchell’s zebras, impalas and a wide variety of bird species. Free of carnivores, Lake Mburo provides a unique opportunity to see the park on foot and the chance to view vast numbers of diverse hoofed animals. Lake Mburo National Park works with local communities to create an environment in which domestic livestock peacefully coexist with the park’s native wildlife. Overnight at Rwakobo Rock Lodge -FB
In the company of a ranger guide, and before driving to Entebbe, embark on a nature walk in Lake Mburo where you may have the chance of viewing the grazers like the Zebras, bush bucks, elands, Impalas, grazing local cattle and a vast number of birds. Visit the salt lick area where a number of animals gather to enjoy the salty taste of soil.
Drive back to Entebbe, approx. 5-6 hours with an en-route stop at the Equator. Proceed to the airport for your late international flight out.
The price tables listed here are subject to availability at the time of booking and changes without prior notice. The prices stated are PPS – Per Person Sharing in a Double / Twin Room, with the Single Supplement cost listed at the end of each table. Activities and accommodation options of this safari itinerary can be tailored to individual requirements and preferences.
Price Per Person Sharing (PPS) in a Double / Twin Room
Transport Options: /4×4 Customised Safari land cruiser
2 pax travelling / PPS from
US $5, 195
3 pax travelling / PPS from
US $4, 750
4 pax travelling / PPS from
US $4, 530
Single supplement Per Person from: US $ 565
Deposit: 30% of the safari price within 7 days of written tour confirmation.
Balance: Full balance due within 56 days prior to arrival.
Reservations within 45 days or less prior to arrival: Immediate full prepayment due.
This safari proposal is subject to availability at the time of booking and may be subject to changes without prior notice.
If accommodation options or safari activities listed in this itinerary are not available at the time of booking, suitable alternatives will be offered.
The following wildlife permits are required to be paid together with the deposit for this safari:
The cost for the above permits is non-refundable. In case of cancellation, we shall endeavour to resell tickets through the available official channels. A language specific driver/tour guide is available against a surcharge.
For internal charter and/or scheduled local flights, the following baggage restrictions apply: 15 kgs in softsided bags.