best of Uganda Safari

15 Days Best of Uganda Safari

The 15 Days best of Uganda Safari adventure tour will start in Entebbe / Kampala and will end in Kampala or Entebbe in Uganda. This will bring you to the best of Uganda’s national parks and other important tourism places. These will include Murchison falls National Park, Kibale forest national park, Semliki national park Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mburo National Park Ziwa rhino sanctuary. Here you will be open to both wildlife of the Savannah and tropical forest species including rare mountain gorilla and our closest relative the Chimpanzee.

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Safari Highlights for 15 Days best of Uganda Safari

  • Rhino tracking in Ziwa Sanctuary
  • Visit the top of Murchison falls
  • Mountain Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest
  • Relax at the beautiful lake Bunyonyi
  • Enjoy the Game drives in the Savannah of Murchison Falls NP, Queen Elizabeth NP and Lake Mburo National Park
  • Search for the tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector of queen Elizabeth national park
  • Enjoy the Boat ride on the Nile River in Murchison Falls National Park and Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Meet the Chimpanzee in Kibale Forest Np
  • Enjoy the Game walk in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Meet the local people including the Pygmies.

15 Days best of Uganda Safari Itinerary:

Day 1; Arrival and transfer to your hotel

Upon arrival at Entebbe international Airport, You will be welcomed by one of our experienced tour driver/ guide who will transfer you to your hotel for overnight stay. SHARATON HOTEL KAMPALA KARIBU GUEST HOUSE ENTEBBE/ 2 FRIENDS BEACH HOTEL ENTEBBE/PAPYRUS GUEST HOUSE ENTEBBE.

Day 2: Early morning transfer to Murchison falls national park

An early morning start after breakfast, you will meet your 15 days best of Uganda safari Safari Guide and depart to Murchison falls National Park, with a scenic drive to the park and lunch en route. You will have en route visit to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking. Reach Murchison Falls National Park with a visit to the top of the falls for a remarkable sight and sound of the Nile crushing through a narrow gorge. Dinner and overnight stay ; PARAA SAFARI LODGE/ PAKUBA SAFARRI LODGE/ FORT MURCHISON 

Day 3: Full day in Murchison, game drive in the morning and boat cruise in afternoon

On this day, you will have you breakfast then go for morning game drive where you stand chances to see and take pictures of Savannah game such as Elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, hartebeests, Uganda kobs, warthogs, oribi as well as birds of different species then later you will return back to your lodge for lunch break. After lunch the guide will take you to the jetty where you will board the boat to the bottom of the falls that will reward you with hippos, crocodiles, possibly Elephants and water bucks coming to drink water at a closer view. On the falls, you will be allowed enough time take pictures and thereafter return back to the lodge for your dinner and overnight stay at; PARAA SAFARI LODGE/ PAKUBA SAFARRI LODGE/ FORT MURCHISON 

Day 4: Early morning game drive & transfer to Hoima town

A relatively early morning start, after your breakfast your guide will take you for the game drive for more chance to see animals like lions, leopards, elephants, hyenas, jackals, buffaloes, Giraffes, warthogs, hartebeests, Uganda Kob, waterbucks among others. On return from game drive Safari, you will transfer to Hoima town for and overnight to shorten the journey to Kibale national park the next day. Dinner and overnight stay at; HOIMA CULTURAL LODGE/ HOTEL KONTIK

Day 5: Transfer to Kibale forest national park

After your relaxed breakfast, you will start your journey heading to Kibale forest National Park for around 6 hours, the home to our closest relative chimpanzee. Here over 13 primate species are recorded including the red colobus and the chimpanzee, besides these, there are around 350 bird species recorded making it the best place for primates and bird watching in Uganda. You will then proceed and check in to your lodge in preparation for your chimpanzee trek the next day at; PRIMATE LODGE KIBALE/ CHIMPANZEE FOREST GUEST HOUSE/ KIBALE SAFARI CAMP.         

Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking experience & Bigodi wetland Sanctuary walk

On this day after your breakfast you will assemble at the ranger station ready for your chimpanzee tracking, you will then be briefed about the do’s and don’ts while with chimpanzee thereafter proceed your trek which will take you 3 to 4 hours. After tracking you will go for lunch break, later go for Bigodi wetland sanctuary for more primate and bird watching walk that will take approximately 3 hours. You will then return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at; PRIMATE LODGE KIBALE/ CHIMPANZEE FOREST GUEST HOUSE/ KIBALE SAFARI CAMP.         

Day 7: Nature walk in Semliki national park & explore the crater region

After your breakfast, you will be driven to a scenic route to Semliki National Park where you will do morning nature walk to see variety of monkey, birds and visit Sempaya hot springs. On your return, you will have lunch and thereafter explore the crater region for scenery view later return to the lodge for your dinner and overnight stay at; KYANINGA LODGE/ MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON HOTEL/ RWENZORI GUEST HOUSE

Day 8: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park & visit salt Lake Katwe.

After morning breakfast, you will be transferred to Queen Elizabeth national park the second largest protected area, with huge number of animal species and bird species than any other park in Uganda, its location within the floor of the rift valley gives it great scenery for photography, and has two rift valley fresh water lakes connected together by Kazinga channel that hosts huge number of hippopotamus. Expect to see them on close views. Once you enter the park, you will visit salt lake katwe game viewing en route thereafter proceed to the lodge for your dinner and overnight stay at; MWEYA SAFARI LODGE/ ENGANZI LODGE/ QUEEN ELIZABETH BUSH LODGE

Day 9: Game drive in the morning & boat trip on Kazinga channel in afternoon

On this day after early morning breakfast or cup of tea or coffee, you will set off to kasenyi plains for your early morning game drive. Here you stand chances to see animals of the Savannah like Elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, warthogs, Uganda Kobs, birds, lions and lucky enough leopards. On return, you will have lunch break and later in the afternoon take a boat cruise on Kazinga channel . The boat acts as a platform where you can easily view hippos, birds, Nile Crocodiles and sometimes buffaloes and elephants coming to drink this will take you two hours and later game viewing on the way back to the lodge for your dinner and overnight stay at; MWEYA SAFARI LODGE/ ENGANZI LODGE/ QUEEN ELIZABETH BUSH LODGE

Day: 10: Transfer to Ishasha & Game drive in the afternoon

After your relaxed breakfast, you will transfer to ishasha the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park which is famous for tree climbing lion that are seen clinging between the fig trees. On arrival there, you will do afternoon game drive in search of them and other Savannah animals such as elephants, Uganda Kobs, waterbucks, topi which are only found here in this park later check in to your lodge for your dinner and overnight stay at: ISHASHA WILDERNESS CAMP/ ISHASHA JUNGLE LODGE/ ENJOJO LODGE

Day 11: Game drive and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

On this day after your breakfast, you will go on for a game drive to try more chances for tree climbing lions and other game animal, take a visit to Ishasha River to see more hippopotamus later you will be driven to Bwindi impenetrable National Park, the home to the world’s few remaining mountain gorillas, this will take 2 to 5 hours depending on the where your gorilla permits reads as Bwindi has four gorilla tracking zones. You will later check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at; SANCTUARY GORILLA FOREST CAMP/ BUHOMA HAVEN LODGE/ BAKIGA LODGE

Day 12: Gorilla tracking Bwindi & community walk.

Early in the morning after your breakfast, you will report at the park office well prepared with packed lunch, drinking water, and dressed in trekking attire for your gorilla trekking experience. Attend the briefing by the ranger guide about the DO’S and DON’TS of gorilla tracking. You will then enter the forest together with range guide and start your gorilla tracking adventure, which may take 3-6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas in their natural habitat. You will stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour once you encounter them. On return from Gorilla trekking you will go for Community walk to experience and learn about local culture and meet the pygmies/ Batwa who were forest dwellers before they are evicted from forests, alternatively you can drive to Lake Bunyonyi and spend your night near the lake. Dinner and overnight stay at SANCTUARY GORILLA FOREST CAMP/ BUHOMA HAVEN LODGE/ BAKIGA LODGE

Day 13: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.

After your breakfast on 13th day of your best of Uganda Safari, you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda’s deepest and the most beautiful lake located between the rolling hills of kigezi, which are commonly known as Switzerland of Uganda. Upon arrival you will go for the boat ride to visit historical islands including punishment island where girls who could get pregnant before their marriage was punished from, you will the return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at; BIRDNEST RESORT LAKE BUNYONYI/ ARCADIA COTTAGES /LAKE BUNYONYI ROCK RESORT

Day 14: Drive to Lake Mburo National Park & do Game drive

After your morning breakfast, the guide will transfer you to Lake Mburo National Park, lunch on the way then proceed to the park as you view animals along the way. This is Uganda’s smallest Savannah park where you stand chance to see impalas besides there are plain Zebras, buffaloes, hyenas, dwarf mangoes, giraffes, topi and leopards on lucky occasions. proceed and check in to the lodge for relaxation. Later in the evening go for night game drive in search of nocturnal like leopards bush babies thereafter head back to the lodge for overnight stay at; MIHINGO LODGE/ RWAKOBO ROCK LODGE/ LEOPARD REST CAMP

Day 15: Game drive/game walk & transfer to Kampala/ Entebbe Airport

On this day you will wake up, take your morning breakfast afterwards go out for the game drive Safari. You will search of game animals such as Impalas, giraffes, Plain zebra, Elands, Topi, buffaloes among others. After game drive safari, you will end your 15 days best of Uganda Safari by driving to Kampala with a stopover at the equator for photography and craft shopping. Proceed to Kampala or Entebbe if it’s your scheduled departure time as you are ending your Safari with us.

The price of 15 Days Best of Uganda Safari includes;

  • Transport in Comfortable 4 WD Safari Vehicle with fuel
  • 14 Nights’ Accommodation, 15 Days
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Airport transfers.
  • Mineral water all days provided in vehicle
  • Service of an English-speaking driver guide
  • Nature walks
  • Gorilla trekking Permit
  • Community walk
  • Boat cruise
  • cultural experience.
  • Game drives
  • Permit for chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park in Uganda
  • Nature walk in Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary
  • Park entry fees as per itinerary

The Price 15 days best of Uganda Safari excludes;

  • Tourist visas for Uganda
  • Personal travel/medical insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary (i.e. meals in Kampala and Entebbe booked on B&B basis)
  • Optional activities or excursions not mentioned
  • Tips to the driver, ranger guide and all expenses of a personal nature e.g. beverages like alcohol, telephone calls, internet, and laundry services
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Applicable government taxes, imposed after the date of quotation
  • Any other items not specified in this itinerary
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