To behold nature is to specifically behold the wild, Uganda presents some of the most daring encounters across the region, with its roaring lions and hovering hippos, so questions of where to go for the best game drives in Uganda are answered here. Combine the best of experiences, whether it is a nighttime game drive or the emotionally calming waters of Kazinga Channel. Experience Uganda truly, and commence your trip with a uniqueness unmatched.
Wildlife Uganda Safari: How it happens
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport O/N The Boma Guest House
Day:2: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park, approx. 6-7hours drive time O/N Twiga Safari Lodge
Day 3: Boat Cruise, Game drive- Murchison Falls NP O/N Twiga Safari lodge
Day 4: Drive approx. 6 hours to Kibale Forest National Park O/N Turaco Treetops
Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking O/N Turaco Treetops
Day 6: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park O/N Elephant Hab Lodge
Day 7: Game drive, Boat cruise on Kazinga channel O/N Elephant Hab Lodge
Day 8: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park O/N Haven Lodge Buhoma
Day 9: Gorilla Trekking Safari Bwindi North O/N Haven Lodge Buhoma
Day 10: Forest- walk from North Bwindi to Bwindi South O/N Travellers Rest Hotel
Day 11: Mgahinga/ Muhabura hike O/N Travellers Rest Hotel
Day 12: Drive to L. Mburo National Park O/N Rwakobo Rock
Day 13: Drive Back to Entebbe/ departure
You will be met by a representative from Swanair Travel and Safaris, greet and transfer to your hotel/guest house. While in Entebbe, there are several optional activities available depending on your arrival time; Visit to the Botanical gardens, a sunset cruise on Lake Victoria or a visit to the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC). O/N The Boma Guest House BB
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 Twiga safari 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 Twiga Safari 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, drive 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
Drive approx. 4hrs 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. O/N Haven Lodge Buhoma- FB
Go for the Gorilla trekking-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 Haven Lodge Buhoma- FB
You will have an early breakfast before you start the most interesting nature- walk in Bwindi. The Ivy trail walk takes approx. 3hrs. This activity will not only offer spectacular views of jungle canopies with sensational forest landscapes and chance to see some of the over 350 species of tropical birds, it will also help to prepare the body muscles for the Muhabura hike the following day. You will come out at Nteko and transfer to Kisoro town for overnight. O/N Travellers Rest Hotel FB
Transfer to the hike starting point- At 4,127 meters, Muhabura is the second-highest of the volcanoes and represents the border region between Rwanda and Uganda. It offers fantastic views of at least 5 of the volcanoes in the area, and the climb itself is considered demanding and may take a day to achieve. Alternatively, we can go for a second gorilla tracking in Mgahinga National Park – 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
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 for a phot op. Proceed to the airport for your late international flight out.
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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 Customed Safari land cruiser
2 pax travelling / PPS from
US $4, 760
3 pax travelling / PPS from
US $4, 275
4 pax travelling / PPS from
US $4, 030
Single supplement Per Person from: US $455
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.