Uganda, better known as the “Pearl of Africa”, is a country filled with national parks and game reserves with enticing promises of wildlife sightings. On an Uganda safari, you carve through the wilderness and witness an overwhelming intimacy with splendid flora and fauna the country has to offer.
Day 1- Kampala city
Day 2- Murchison Falls
Day 3 – Murchison Falls
Day 4 – Kibale
Day 5 – Queen Elizabeth
Day 6 – Queen Elizabeth
Day 7 – Bwindi
Day 8 – Lake Bunyonyi
Day 9- Jinja
Day 10- Jinja/ River Nile
Day 11- Entebbe /Airport
Day 12- Fly home
Day 1: Transfer from Entebbe Airport to Kampala
Arrive Entebbe International Airport, your drive will transfer you to Kampala, it
will take you 1 hour drive to your hotel
Full Board Accommodation- African Tribe Hotel
Day 2: Kampala to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (Rhino Tracking) to Murchison Falls National Park (Visit to Top of Falls)
You will be picked up around 6:30 am from your hotel in Kampala (or Entebbe) and kick
start this day’s adventure with an exciting road trip to Murchison falls National Park. Along
the way you will make a stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where rhinos are being
reintroduced to the wild in Uganda so that you have a complete feel of the African Big five
mammals as it is the Rhinos, out of the big five that are missing in Murchison Falls National
You will have lunch at the sanctuary and embark on an exciting road trip to Murchison falls.
Upon arrival inside the park, you will drive to top of the Falls. You will be amazed by the
beautiful landscape while occasionally sighting warthogs and other wildlife with a drive to
the top of the Falls whose views are breathtaking. About 300 – 400 cubic meters per second
of Nile water force through a tiny gorge of about 7 meters to plunge into a violent tempest in
a whirlpool about 42 meters below. It is such a beautiful sight with incredible picture
Full Board Accommodation- Twiga Safari Lodge
Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park (Game Drives and Boat Ride)
After your early morning breakfast, our driver guide picks you up for the early game drive.
Explore the major game trails especially in the northern bank for good game spotting
including lots of Elephants, Lions, Giraffes, Antelopes, Jackals, Hyenas, Uganda Kobs,
Waterbucks, Jackson’s Hartebeests and hopefully the elusive Leopards among others.
Later on, get your lunch break and some relaxation for an indefinitely short time. Later we set
out for the afternoon Boat Ride on the Victoria Nile which is the high spot of any Murchison
Falls Safari for you get to spot lots of animals at a close encounter. You will have to spot lots
of hippos, Nile crocodiles, Elephants, Buffaloes, and many other animals that come to drink
water, refresh and cool themselves off the scorching sun and some animals to eat the fresh
grass along the river banks.
Full Board Accommodation- Kabalega Resort
DAY 4: Murchison Falls National Park to Kibale National Park
MAfter a healthy breakfast, you will be transferred to Kibale forest National Park, the capital
world of Primates such as chimpanzee, baboons and monkeys. Upon arrival, you will check
in at your lodge for dinner and peaceful rest at your lodge as you get prepared for the next
day’s wildlife adventure in the tranquil forest.
Full Board Accommodation- Isunga Lodge
DAY 5: Chimpanzees trekking in Kibale National Park
After your morning breakfast, your driver will take you to the park information centre were
you will be briefed together with other guests about what to do and not to do while trekking
chimpanzees. Thereafter you will set out to look for the chimpanzees in the forest and
experience unforgettable. Trekking might take 2 to 4 hours of which it is based on the
location of chimpanzees.
In the process of seeing chimpanzees, you will be able to see also different birds, monkeys
the black and white colobus, grey cheeked Mangabey, golden monkeys among others, and
various trees species as you walk through the forest.
In the afternoon, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park (1 -hour) and immediately join an
evening game drive inside the park. Try to find Ugandan kobs, Elephants, lions, leopard and
the huge giant forest hog and warthog.
Full Board Accommodation – Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge
DAY 6: Full day game drive and Boat ride in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Morning game drive in the park, Rise up early enough to have breakfast and engage in yet
another drive through Ishasha area where you will see more game among which will be the
tree climbing lions in this park, after lunch you will have a 2-hour boat trip on the Kazinga
Channel between Lake George and Lake Edward and see African Fish Eagle hunt, lots of
herons and egrets and of course large numbers of hippos. With their short-tempered nature
hippo bulls will start fighting very quick to defend their territories, the opportunity to take
some awesome action pictures.
See the fishermen of the nearby village sail out to fish and enjoy another game drive in the
Full Board Accommodation – Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge
DAY 7: Drive to Bwindi National Park (5 – 6 hours)
After an early morning breakfast, you will have to checkout of the lodge then, drive to
Bwindi National Park for gorilla trekking.
Bwindi National Park is home to the endangered mountain gorillas. This fascinating
mountain forest hosts chimpanzees and spectacular birds. There are 23 of the 24 Albertine
Rift endemic bird species including Blue-throated Broadbill, bar-tailed Trogon and other
beautiful forest species. You shall relax this afternoon and be fit and ready for the gorilla
trekking the next day.
Full Board Accommodation- Gorilla Safari Lodge
DAY 8: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorilla Trekking) to Lake Bunyonyi
You will have an early morning breakfast at 6:30 am and with packed Lunch you will move
to the Park headquarters to join other trackers in a briefing about the gorilla trekking rules at
7:30 am. You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the
Gorillas, which can take you 1-8 hours. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but
crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access by tourists. You will will stay with
Gorillas sometime once sited and later transferred to Lake Bunyonyi.
The drive will be in the beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of
Africa’ because of its unique cool weather despite being near the Equator. This lake is said to
be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa
(900 meters deep) and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to
swim as it is bilharzia free.
Note : Depending on your time of arrival at Lake Bunyonyi, you can pay the extra amount for
the activity (Community Walk, Canoe Ride, Boat Ride, Bicycle Ride, Bird Watching and Cray
Fishing…) directly at the accommodation and do the activity on this day or on the next day
before departing back to Kampala (or Entebbe).
Full Board Accommodation- Paradise Eco Hub
DAY 9: Lake Bunyonyi to Jinja (Lake Victoria / River Nile
On this day of your adventure in Uganda, you can choose to have an optional activity in the
early morning and later after breakfast, you will start heading to Jinja Uganda, On the way
you will have Lunch before reaching Jinja.
Arriving late to Jinja town on Lake Victoria and Nile River after your Safari, Gorilla and
Accommodation – Dinner and overnight at living waters Resort.
DAY 10: Boat cruise to the Island and Nile sunset cruise. Jinja boat cruise to Samuka Island excursion
The Samuka Island is one of the only true of-shore resorts in Jinja. It’s seated on a 15 acre
piece of land and wholly occupied by the resort.
Depart from the Jinja Sailing Club on a 12 seater capacity. We sail down to the Source of the
Might River Nile and thereafter embark on another 45 minute sail to Samuka Island, here we
take a view and picture moment of the Island while on the Boat and thereafter embark on
another 30 minute boat ride as we return to sailing club. (Please note that we do not
disembark the boat on arrival at Samuka.
Nile Sunset Cruise
Let the good times keep rolling as the sun sets on the majestic Nile River, take to the water
and enjoy the awesome nibbles, refreshingly cold drinks and the great views. Don’t forget to
bring your camera to capture not just the sunset, but an array of bird life and beautiful vistas
Note: We will do town tour between the boat rides.
Accommodation- Dinner and overnight at Living waters Resorts
DAY 11: Half-day white water rafting on the River Nile in Jinja
Half day white water rafting trip on the Nile offers an adventure experience in Uganda at the
source of the Nile River in Jinja. This day, leave early in the morning after breakfast on
Reaching the Nile, you will meet the group with the official briefing on how to rafting the
Nile and gain it’s fun time. With also tips of how you will get out of trouble just incase.
So after all that’s is said, you will join the group on the safety boat and also there will be
some other local kayak masters who will be as life savers and the have lots of expertise in the
About the Nile: The Nile is a long river flowing northwards regarded as the world’s longest
river measuring 4258 miles shared by eleven countries on the eastern side of the African
continent namely Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Egypt, Congo, Burundi, Rwanda,
Eritrea, South Sudan and Sudan. The Nile continues its journey to North Africa until it pours
into the Mediterranean Sea.
After lunch, your driver will take you to Entebbe for one overnight before you catch flight
back home– 2.5 hours’ drive.
DAY 12: Fly back home
Your driver will take you to the airport to catch up flight back home
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