Travel to the heart of Uganda and experience amazing rivers, waterfalls, cuisine, wildlife, mountain ranges, boat rides, beaches and many more.
Definitive Wildlife Uganda Safari
- Travel to Jinja to whitewater raft
- See the spectacular waterfalls on Sipi River
- Marvel at toothsome Hippo and Crocodile
- Discover the cultures and traditions of Buganda
Day 1: Kampala, UgandaOn the first day of your safari in Uganda you arrive at the Entebbe International Airport where you will be met by a representative who will transfer you to Kampala, Mamba Point or similar.
Day 2: Jinja, UgandaOn day 2 of your safari in Uganda enjoy breakfast before departing to Jinja, the second largest town in Uganda. It is characterised by the Asian quarters, the brewery industries and the colourful gardens. Visit the Source of the Nile from Lake Victoria, the monument of Gandhi, then proceed to the 'Bujagali Falls', the spectacular rapids on the river Nile a few kilometres from the source.
Try the unforgettable emotion of the white water rafting, which is one of the main attraction in Jinja. Lunch at Bujagali, where fresh tilapia fish and local food are served. Afternoon drive to Mbale for dinner and overnight at Mbale Resort Hotel.
Day 3: Sipi Falls, UgandaOn day 3 of your safari in Uganda enjoy breakfast then go for a nature walk to the Sipi Falls, 4 spectacular waterfalls on the river Sipi which originates from Mount Elgon. The starting point is the 'Crow's Nest', a camping and lodging site which organizes community projects and training of local guides.
You will see the caves and plantations of coffee, matooke and sugar cane. Ensure that you have packed a lunch for the day. In the evening return to Jinja for dinner and overnight at Sunset Hotel International.
Day 4: Murchison Falls, UgandaDay 4 of your safari in Uganda starts with breakfast followed by a panoramic drive northwest through the famous Luwero Triangle. Stop over at Masindi Hotel for lunch. Proceed to the Murchison Falls National Park, the largest protected area in Uganda, whose name is derived from the falls on the Victoria Nile, which divides the Park into 2 sectors.
Relax a bit at a situated site on the top of the spectacular falls, where you can see the Nile's perfected beauty, and marvel as it compresses and squeezes itself from over one kilometre wide through an 8 metre canyon.
The 43 metre drop of the falls crates a thunderous roar and a beautiful rainbow in a plume of spray- the best thing to ever happen to the Nile. Enjoy dinner and overnight at the Paraa Safari Lodge with unique view of the Nile.
Day 5: Paraa Safari Lodge, UgandaAfter an early morning cup of tea on your safari in Uganda, embark on a game drive to the Northern bank where your guide will help you spot Elephant, Lion, Cape Buffalo, Rothschild's Giraffe, Hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck, Spotted Hyena and Leopard. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Take a break and relax by the swimming pool. After lunch you will safari upstream by boat to the calm Victoria Nile and the base of the falls within close proximity to the 'Devil's Cauldron'. There you can marvel at toothsome Hippo and Crocodile and over the 17 kilometre stretch you may see Elephant, Waterbuck and Uganda Kob.
This is also a habitat of many bird species, including Goliath Herons, Egyptian Geese, Pelican Bee-eater, Kingfishers, Hornbill, Cormorants and the rare Shoebill Stork. After taking photos at the Murchison Falls you will return for dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge.
Day 6: Ndali Safari Lodge/Rujuna Hilltop Guest House, UgandaOn day 6 of your safari in Uganda the tour drives to Murchison Falls Southwest via the Albertine Escarpment of the Western Rift Valley after breakfast. You drive through Hoima, the town of the Bunyoro Kingdom, passing through verdant countryside, tea plantations and traditional homesteads.
You reach the colourful and pretty town of Fort Portal, the capital of the Tooro Kingdom, in the shadow of the fabled 'Mountains of the Moon', the Rwenzori. Dinner and overnight at the Ndali Safari Lodge/Rujuna Hilltop Guest House with a spectacular view of the mountain range.
Day 7: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park , UgandaOn day 7 of your safari in Uganda, you enjoy breakfast before the tour drives to the Kibale Forest National Park for primate viewing. The activity starts at 8 o'clock in the morning. A half day search for Chimpanzees and other primates. The guides will provide detailed explanation of not only the primates, but all the forest's flora and fauna, ensuring that your walk is both informative and exciting.
Lunch can be arranged by Kanyanchu Tourist Centre. On the way there, do not miss the beauty of the Kasenda Crater Lakes, which dominates all the surrounding areas with the possibility of amazing, panoramic views. A visit to Bigodi Swamp eco tourism site is amazing and the tour will encounter beautiful flora and fauna. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Safari Lodge/Rujuna Hilltop Guest House.
Day 8: Mweya Safari Lodge, UgandaOn day 8 of your safari in Uganda guests enjoy an early breakfast before proceeding to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. the tour follows the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range for most of the journey.
A game drive en route may be rewarded with a view of Waterbuck, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, Spotted Hyena and a variety of antelope species. Arrive early for lunch at Mweya Safari Lodge with its wonderful location on top of Mweya peninsula.
Enjoy the unique 2 hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of Hippos and many animals can be seen drinking at the water's edge.
This launch cruise offers an excellent opportunity for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colourful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.
Day 9: Queen Elizabeth National Park, UgandaAfter a cup of coffee on day 9 of your safari in Uganda, embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens Mile in the Park and expects to see Lion, Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Warthog, Spotted Hyena, Mongoose, Waterbuck, Kob and Leopard, plus a lot of small animals and birds.
You will then reach the Lake George. Drive back to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon drive to the splendid Crater Lake's region for some sight seeing. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.
Day 10: Mountains Gorillas, UgandaOn day 10 of your safari in Uganda enjoy breakfast then proceed to the Ishasha sector of the Park via Maramagambo Forest. Have a midday game drive in search of the rare tree climbing Lion which you can see only in this region of Uganda.
Here lives a population of Lions who enjoy resting in the fig trees when the day is warm. The landscape is an open savannah with a variety of acacia trees. Lunch will be served at the Savannah Hotel. Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for dinner and overnight at Buhoma Homestead.
Day 11: Buhoma Homestead, UgandaOn day 11 of your safari in Uganda the tour leaves early for entry into the Gorilla sanctuary at Bwindi Forest. This rainforest is spectacular as it offers a dramatic, heavily forested and dense landscape criss crossed by numerous animals' trails, allowing access for tourists.
This Park is best known for the fascinating Mountain Gorillas, where the time taken and terrain varies according to the movements of these marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time with and observing the gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting experience.
The Gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact with each other. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Homestead.
Day 12: Arcadia Cottages, UgandaEnjoy early morning breakfast on day 12 of your safari in Uganda. The tour then takes guests on a scenic journey to Kabale through the beautiful terrain of rolling hills to an area referred to as the 'Switzerland of Africa'. Stop over at the Bakiga Museum in Kabale to discover the culture of the people living in the area.
Lunch at Arcadia Cottages, with a unique and amazing panoramic view of the lake Bunyonyi, the deepest in Uganda. Enjoy an afternoon boat ride on the lake to various islands for bird viewing and sight seeing. Return to Arcadia Cottages for dinner and overnight.
Day 13: Lake Mantana Tented Camp, UgandaEnjoy breakfast on day 13 of your safari in Uganda before driving to Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest in Uganda. Lunch at Mbarara at Lake View Regency Hotel. Afternoon game drive in search for beautiful Impalas, Zebras, Cape Buffalos, Eland, Oribi and Topi. Along the game drive many visitors enjoy a boat trip on Lake Mburo.
The Park is a very good opportunity for bird watchers who will enjoy more than 250 species of bird found here, including Papyrus Gonolek, Brown-faced lapwings, Carruther's cisticolas, the extraordinary White winged Warbler and Bare-faced Go-away bird. Candlelit dinner at the Lake Mantana Tented Camp under canvases in the heart of the African Bush underneath the starlit African sky.
Day 14: Ssese Palm Beach Resort, UgandaAfter breakfast drive to Entebbe to board the ferry boat which will take you to Ssese Islands, an archipelago of 84 islands on Victoria Lake. Enjoy the navigation on the lake, which looks like an immense and peaceful sea. You reach the beautiful beach of Lutoboka, on Bugala Island for dinner and overnight at Ssese Palm Beach Resort in cottages, which are located directly on the beach.
Day 15: Ssese Palm Beach Resort, UgandaSpend the day relaxing in this uncontaminated water. You will be surprised by such a pleasant atmosphere. Optional activities include sport fishing or boat hire to explore the other islands. Full board at Ssese Palm Beach Resort.
Day 16: Africana Hotel, Kampala, UgandaAfter breakfast board the ferry boat to return to Entebbe. Spend the day at leisure and for shopping in Kampala. A city tour of the capital town can be arranged to see the most relevant cultural and traditional sites of Buganda. Dinner and overnight at Africana Hotel or similar.
Day 17: Entebbe, UgandaReserved for the transfer to Entebbe International Airport.
- Accommodation in hotels or lodge/bandas
- Accommodation in double room
- Accommodation for full board treatment,
- Soft drinks for the meals
- All the transfer in private means 4x4 Land Cruiser
- English speaking Driver/Guide
- Entrance fees, taxes and 'Gorilla permit'
- Ferry Boat to Ssese Islands
- Air ticket
- Tourist insurance
- Entrance visas
- Extra drinks and tips
- Everything not directly mentioned in the programme