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Magic of Nature - Discover Uganda with gorilla trekking, game-drives, boat-cruises, stops in the countryside and meetings with the friendly people.

Let us show you the Magic of nature in Uganda on this safari including all the big highlights. You're given the chance to experience the animals of the savanna and the primates in the forests with Gorilla and Chimps trekking as well as game-drives and boat-cruises. Learn about the culture and meet the friendly people of Uganda.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $2950
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 15 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited Uganda Uganda
Parks visited Bwindi Impenetrable, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, Lake Mburo
Activity level Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Boating
Travel through Uganda starting with zebras in Lake Mburo NP, continuing on to beautiful Lake Bunyonyi for stunning views and on to one of the highlights of the trip the gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable NP. Leave the mountains behind and head to Queen Elizabeth NP making a stop in Ishasha for tree-climbing lions. Spend two days at Queen Elizabeth NP searching for animals on the savanna during game-drive and boat-cruise as well as going chimps trekking and getting close to the culture during a village walk. Leaving Queen Elizabeth NP we head towards Murchison Falls NP via Nkuruba's beautiful nature and rich primate opportunities. When in Murchison Falls we explore the park, go for a boat-ride on the Nile and visit the top of the falls. On the way back to Kamapala we go via Ziwa rhino sanctuary before finishing off with a city tour in Kampala before heading for the flight in Entebbe.

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport
At Entebbe Airport you meet your safari guide and transfer to the Hotel. 
Overnight in Mamaland guest home. (Dinner)

 Day 2: Transfer to Lake Mburo NP
Start early from Kampala to transfer to Lake Mburo, the ‘Zebra magnet'. We stop over and take photo poses at the equator and continue driving past the town of Masaka. Shortly we reach Lake Mburo national park and drive out to the vast savanna dotted with acacia and shrubs, as we game drive in for view of Zebras, Topis, Warthogs, cape buffaloes and impalas. Check in at the lodge and have a relaxed evening.
Overnight in Rwakobo rock. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 Day 3: Early morning safari walk and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Get early up for a safari walk in Lake Mburo np to visit the hyenas den, chance to see Leopards, zebras, waterbucks, birds, buffaloes in there day break jungle life! After the safari walk get back to the lodge for breakfast before setting off with Lake Bunyonyi as the target destination. This is  a lake at 1800 meters above sea level in an area with superb rich views and with small resident and exotic bird species singing.It is in this coolest area in Uganda below 10C some nights! It’s also a rare Bilharzia free lake (You can swim).
Overnight Bushara islands. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 Day 4: Relaxation at Lake Bunyonyi
Enjoy a free day by the lake with a shortlist of possible activities such as canoeing and visiting village islands. Option- hiking on Bushara trail along the lake-shores, return to the hotel and relax, afternoon canoe ride Lake Bunyonyi with small Resident and exotic bird species singing. (Possible mix with the locals or relax with the Orphans group performers)
Overnight Bushara islands. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 Day 5: Gorilla trekking day- Bwindi Impenetrable forest
Early breakfast, which gets you ready for the exciting day. Set off for the drive to Bwindi as we descend and ascend you through the magical cultivated hills it’s a beautiful drive through the neck of the impenetrable forest and it gets you to a point of over 2650 meters above sea level. Arrive at the gorilla trekking starting point and set off for your big adventure to see the great giants of the misty mountains. Besides the mountain gorillas this Impenetrable Forest is full of birds, butterfly and plant species plus forest hog; forest Elephants, Statungas and Duikers. After the trek your guide picks you and brings you to the lodge to relax.
Overnight Gorilla mist camp (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ishasha
Leave the mountains of the gorillas in the morning and drive towards Queen Elizabeth national park. Enter the Ishasha part of Queen Elizabeth national park for a game-drive to see topis, the southern version of elephants and hopefully get the tree-climbing lions high in the fig tree branches. Continue on through Queen Elizabeth national park after the game-drive and arrive at the lodge in the afternoon.
Overnight in Pumba safari cottages beautiful cliffs. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 7: Game-drive and boat-cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park 
Explore Queen Elizabeth national park in the cool morning with an early morning game-drive that exposes us to diverse animals, Big 5 members Elephants, Buffalos, big cats- Lions, Leopards more times in the evening, warthogs- Hunchback carnivals like Hyenas and many more species that are residents to this park are spotted along the Circuits as we drive along. There is a rich bird life especially our version of storks in the wetland sports as we reach the Flamingoes in the salt lakes. At 3 pm you get ready for the Classic highlights on the 2hrs Boat cruise on the famous Kazinga channel, a 36kms channel linking Lake George and Lake Edward. You have the chance of spotting land and water Adapted Hippopotamuses Yawning and some slashing canines to each other and the National Geographical society Killing machine the Nile Crocodile gaping along the Banks! Savannah version of Pigs the Warthog- Pumba of the award winning Lion King are a hallmark sign in this Animal home! Of Mamaland Uganda. With your Binoculars along the peninsula you have a magnificent view of Birds, animals like the ever playing African Elephants in Waters as we sigh and reset Fatigue and stress, to point zero (it’s a must on this day’s game view).
Overnight in Pumba safari cottages beautiful cliffs. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 8: Chimps trekking in Kalinzu forest and relaxed afternoon
After breakfast we head for the close by Kalinzu forest for chimps trekking. Enjoy a walk in beautiful jungle and meet the chimpanzees. Get back to the lodge for lunch after the trek and have a relaxed afternoon. You can either relax at the lodge or go for a village walk in the area. 
Overnight in Pumba Safari cottages. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 9: Transfer out of Queen Elizabeth towards Nkuruba
Leave the area of Queen Elizabeth national park with Nkuruba as the target. Pass by local markets and drive further north-west wards with the Rwenzori ranges (Longest in Africa) in View or Drive through the Crater lakes in the Hills through! Transfer through the crater areas with an eve targeting, monkey species Black and white colobus - red colobus, red tailed monkey, grey cheeked mangabeys more in the forest area - colored aviation creatures-butterflies various Bird species like the native Great blue Turaco. All in the environs of the forest can be viewed on a lucky day. The Nkuruba area if need be is around the mahoma falls, so possible to go hiking.
Overnight Nkuruba campsite cottages. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 10: Transfer to Hoima
It’s a long drive 4,½ hours to cut off the distance tomorrow, a couple of fruits during the drive the pressure and fatigue is lessened with punctuation of stopovers at scenery like tea plantations along the drive ways - typical African village setup in the far countryside offer us chances of stretching, as we check in late afternoon.
Overnight in Paradise kontiki hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 11: Transfer to Murchison Falls national park (the Giraffe Paradise!) and boat-cruise  
After breakfast relaxation in the gardens, transfer to Murchison Falls np with the target to be at the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon you go for the 2-5pm 3 hours boat ride to the base of the Falls where you get to see the Hippos (You have never seen more hippos yawning, Grooming in there Pods anywhere else than here- Believe me you), Nile Crocodiles, Elephants and a variety of beautiful bird species along the banks. If you are a keen birder this might be your magnet to catch them. This is a magnificent classic highlight on our 1st day in this great animal home, as an explosive dash of water at close range gushes through a narrow crevice.
Overnight in Red Chilli rest camp. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 12: Experience Murchison Falls NP
An early cup of tea/coffee before crossing the Nile with a ferry to start this morning's game-drive. Explore the broad savanna for sights of big cats hunting, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, plus more as the checklist of mammals in Murchison Falls np reaches 76. We continue browsing the circuits to the Delta point for a cocktail of Birds and mammals, drive out after lunch with a punctuation of stopovers at scenery like the Rift valley escarpment on Lake Albert, Uganda’s lowest point! 
Overnight in Budongo Eco Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 13: An early forest walk and transfer to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
If you are a keen birder this forest walk in Budongo might be your magnet to catch some forest species. Transfer to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary which is a project for the few remaining rhinos in Uganda. Go trekking the rhinos in the evening or early morning. 
Overnight Ziwa rhino sanctuary (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 14: An early transfer to Kampala
Leave the Rhino Sanctuary after trekking (if it was not possible on day 13) and head towards Kampala. Just out of Masindi after early lunch along the highway your guide will point out to the Popular Luwero triangle that started the revolution during the Post Idi Amin Era. Arrive in Kampala in the afternoon. 
Overnight in Mamaland guest home (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 15: Flight Day with City tour
Optional choices for Kampala city tour; visit an orphanage, optional African handcrafts shopping, Historical Kasubi tombs and visit the historical monuments like the Catholic and Protestant cathedrals and perhaps fishing villages. Transfer to Entebbe depending on flight time. (Breakfast & Lunch)

  ‘In conservation we trust,

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Rwakobo Rock
  • Gorilla Mist Camp
  • Pumba Safari Cottages

Meet the gorillas of the misty mountains in Bwindi, take in the breathtaking views and afterwards drive through ...

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