Uganda home of the rare mountain gorillas, the big five and the primate capital of East Africa - Kibale National Park

Safari tour package:
A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Price per person*:
$4700 - $6100
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
14 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
Cultural safaris Cultural Birding safaris Birding Boating safaris Boating
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Safari Highlights:
Visit Kibale forest for Chimpanzees and a guided walk around the crater Lakes and Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of tree climbing lions before proceeding to Bwindi forest National Park. Relax and chill for Gorilla trekking in Bwindi one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth. Wind down with Lake Bunyonyi popularly known by many tourists as the ‘Switzerland of Africa ‘with a chance to visit the Batwa pygmies. Complete this memorable safari with a wild white water rafting experience on the River Nile in Jinja town, Uganda’s adventure capita

Day 1: Kampala –Kibale National Park
After breakfast, meet our driver/guide and transfer to Fort portal/Kibale forest national park with  lunch en-route. In the evening visit the guided scenic walk to the crater Lakes of Ndali and to the top of the World. Dinner and overnight at Kyaninga Safari Lodge (High end lodge) or Primate Lodge Kibale (Moderate facility) or Rwenzori View Guest House (Budget facility) Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 2: Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking & Bigodi walk
After breakfast, head to the park headquarters for briefing about the park and chimpanzee rules and regulations before heading into this tropical rain forest. Here search for the chimpanzees and other primates like the white and black Colobus, vervet monkeys, and mangabey among others. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the evening go to Bigodi wetland to search for the rare shoe bills, sitatungas and many more primates. Dinner and overnight at Kyaninga Safari Lodge (High end lodge) or Primate Lodge Kibale (Moderate facility) or Rwenzori View Guest House (Budget facility) Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 3: Kibale -Queen Elizabeth NP
After breakfast drive south into Queen Elizabeth National Park, with sightseeing and game viewing en-route. The afternoon is dedicated to a guided nature walk into Maramgambo Forest. Points of interest included the “Bat Cave” tucked beneath the shady canopy of the Maramagambo Forest and a Blue Lake. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge (High end lodge) or Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge (Moderate facility) or Simba Safari Camp (Budget facility) Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth NP
An early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile makes visitors encounter elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs lakes and a variety of birds. Your game drive will last up to 4 hours; thereafter return to the lodge for refreshments and breakfast. After lunch, a two hour boat ride along the famous Kazinga channel is an opportunity to encounter Hippo, Buffalo, Kobs, Elephants, warthogs etc. This trip also enables visitor chance to see a variety of countless bird species. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge (High lodge) or Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge (Moderate facility) or Simba Safari Camp (Budget facility) Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth NP-Ishasha –Bwindi
Leave for Bwindi through the Ishasha Sector; this takes you through the unique western rift valley escarpment. Take on a game drive in Ishasha sector – in search of tree climbing lions before proceeding to Bwindi forest National Park. Dinner and overnight stay at Mahogany Springs (High end lodge) or Gorilla Mist Camp (Moderate facility) or Trekkers Tarven Cottages (Budget facility) Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 6: Bwindi Gorilla tracking-Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast set off early with guides to track the gorillas. The thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Bring jungle boots and rain jackets because the park is often wet. Spend time in awe watching the gorillas go about their activities. Each gorilla safari encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a magnificent green swathe of dense rainforest, so ancient that survived the last ice age. A recently proclaimed World Heritage site, it’s one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth and its unique, precious flora sustains roughly half of the world population of mountain gorillas – believed to number just 720. There’s also a substantial chimpanzee population and research shows that Bwindi is the only forest in Africa in which these two apes live together. Thereafter drive to Lake Bunyonyi via Kabale a region popularly known by many tourists as the ‘Switzerland of Africa. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Bunyonyi Safari Resort (High end lodge) or Lake Bunyonyi Bird Nest (Moderate facility) or Crater bay cottages Bunyonyi (Budget facility). Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 7: Lake Bunyonyi
Morning cultural visit to the Batwa Pygmies community to explore their life style and do some birding along Lake Bunyonyi. Afternoon boat trip to the islands for a guided nature walk, sightseeing Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Bunyonyi Safari Resort (High end lodge) or Lake Bunyonyi Bird Nest (Moderate facility) or Crater bay cottages Bunyonyi. (Budget facility) Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 8: Lake Bunyonyi-Kampala –Lake Mburo National Park
Wake up to an early breakfast to head out along the scenery of a winding road, hills and valleys,  a terraced landscape and friendly people on a guided nature walk, before proceeding to Lake Mburo National Park. Dinner and overnight: Mihingo Lodge (High end Lodge) or Lake Mburo Safari Lodge (Moderate facility) or Eagle’s Nest (Budget facility). Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 9: Lake Mburo National Park – After an early breakfast go for a nature walk in the park accompanied by a game ranger, across the observation platform and via the salt lick. The observation platform overlooks an area of salty soil that wildlife often collect for a salt lick. Return from the nature walk to relax and unwind before heading out for a relaxed boat ride down the Eastern banks of Lake Mburo and the highlights of this activity include: several bird species, like the fish eagle, colorful king fisher and on a lucky day you might see the shoe bill, while the animals include: hippopotamus, Zebras, and buffalos among others. Dinner and overnight stay at Mihingo Lodge (High end lodge) or Lake Mburo Safari safari Lodge (Moderate facility) or Eagles Nest Lake Mburo (Budget facility) Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 10:  Lake Mburo National Park – Kampala. Today we depart for Kampala after a relaxed breakfast with lunch en-route and a stop at the equator for photography and a chance to select and shop curios to take home as unforgettable souvenirs from Uganda the pearl of Africa. Arrive Kampala in the early evening to rest and have dinner.  Overnight at Serena Hotel (High end Hotel) Cassia Lodge (Moderate facility) and Eureka Place Hotel (Budget facility) Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 11: Kampala City Tour - From your hotel of residence meet our safari guide in the morning to take you for the tour round Kampala City starting with Namugongo Shrine, the burial grounds for the Uganda martyrs. From there proceed to Uganda museum to look at items of old age. This is the biggest and oldest Museum in Uganda – open since 1908, drive to Baha’i Temple via Makerere University. Continue to visit the burial tombs of the Buganda Kings at Kasubi which were gutted by fire in recent years but are under reconstruction. Time permitting visit Namirembe and Rubaga Catholic Cathedrals, and Kabaka’s Palace in Mengo. Dinner overnight at Serena Hotel (High end Hotel) Cassia Lodge (Moderate facility) and Eureka Place Hotel (Budget facility) Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 12: Jinja –white water rafting - Have early breakfast and start off at about 6:30am for the drive to Jinja proceeding eastwards to Uganda’s adventure capital driving past, tea and sugarcane plantations, and Mabira tropical rain forest to be in time for a wild water rafting encounter. On arrival head to the assembling point for a briefing that will equip you for a wild adventure of white water rafting on the Nile to last a whole day. There will be a lunch break in between and the activity will be completed with an evening snack to reinvigorate and congratulate ourselves for conquering the Nile rapids. There after transfer to our overnight accommodation for a restful night. Dinner and overnight at Wild Waters Lodge (high end Lodge) Haven Lodge (Moderate facility) (budget facility)   Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 
Day 13: Jinja City Tour - A relaxed breakfast will usher you to a great start, for quad biking around the local Busoga village homesteads and farms for 1-2 hours or more before continuing to  learn about the town’s history and how it lost its industrial image and visit the source of River Nile. Today we have lunch in Jinja town thereafter return to Kampala with a visit to the souvenir shops at the African village before checking in for dinner and overnight. Hotel options are: Serena Hotel (High end hotel) Cassia Lodge (Moderate facility) and Eureka Place Hotel (Budget facility) Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 14: Today we depart Jinja early after breakfast on the assumption that it’s the day you fly home on an evening flight. We will have lunch in Entebbe before proceeding to check in for the flight home. Meal plan: breakfast and lunch.
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Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Kyaninga Safari Lodge
  • Primate Lodge
  • Rwenzori View Guest House
  • Mweya Safari Lodge
  • Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge
  • Simba Safari Camp
  • Mihingo Lodge
  • Serena Hotel Kampala
  • Cassia Lodge
  • Wild Waters Lodge

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African buffalo
African buffalo
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Baboon
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Bushbaby
Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee
Elephant
Elephant
Hippopotamus
Hippopotamus
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Horseback riding
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Fishing
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