15 Days wildlife safari Uganda.
Day 1: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park.
Pick up by your guide from the Hotel in Kampala or Entebbe in the morning after breakfast and transfer you to Murchison falls through the Luwero triangle. On the way, visit Ziwa rhino sanctuary where you will track rhinos and have lunch at the restaurant.
Proceed to the park, visit the falls at the top where you will see the magnificent falls passing through the 7m gap with rocks and form the Victoria Nile. After head to the lodge, have supper and overnight.
Day 2: Game drives & Boat Cruises.
On this day, enjoy breakfast at the lodge and set out for a 2 hours game drive in Uganda’s largest protected area with a variety of wildlife such as leopards, hippos, lions, warthogs, buffaloes, elephants, antelopes, giraffes, waterbucks as well as different bird species.
After the drive, back to the lodge and have lunch, then have a 3 hours boat cruise on the Nile where you will see a number of animals along the banks such as elephants, hippos, crocodile, antelopes, and also monkeys and birds will be spotted along to, sail to the bottom of the falls where you will hike for about 1 hour and 30 minutes after which you will return to your lodge for dinner and Overnight stay.
Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest.
Wake up early and after breakfast checkout from your lodge and have a drive out of the park to Kibale Forest via Fort portal. Kibale Forest is one of Africa’s beautiful rain forests and home to 13 primates and most common ones are Chimpanzees, it is also a great place for birders since it harbours over 325 bird species. Driving to this park great scenic views are spotted along the way. Have a nature walk in the evening in the park, dinner and an Overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking Uganda safari.
Breakfast, head to the park head offices for briefing and after set out for Chimpanzee tracking through the forest. Remember that only 1 hour is given to trackers when they meet with the chimpanzees and other primates can be spotted such as the Red Tailed Monkeys, LHoest’s Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, Black & White colobus Monkeys among others and also elephants, antelopes, buffaloes can be spotted in the forest.
In the evening, walk through the Bigodi wetland where you will see birds, baboons, bush babies among other wildlife species. Have dinner and Overnight.
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Immediately after breakfast set off for a 4 hours’ drive to Queen Elizabeth which is one of Uganda’s outstanding wildlife National parks such as over 600 bird species, mammals like elephants, buffaloes among others. During the journey you will enjoy great views including the Rwenzori ranges. On reaching the park go for a game drive in the evening where you will see a number of animals. Dine and sleep at the lodge.
Day 6: Game drive & Boat cruise – Queen Elizabeth Park.
Today after breakfast go for an early morning game drive through the park where you will see different wildlife species like waterbucks, lions, elephants, hartebeests, giraffes, antelopes, buffaloes, leopards, warthogs, also view different crater lakes.
After the 3 hour drive, head back for lunch as you prepare for the afternoon 2 hour boat cruise on Kazinga channel which is home to over 550 hippos; also you will birds and other animals like crocodiles, elephants, antelopes among others. Return and have dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Game drive full day.
Waking up so early and set out to again see these animals in their distinctive clans, families, and groups, this game drive can be taken through the Ishasha sector looking out for elephants, leopards, buffaloes, waterbucks, and various colorful birds and tree climbing lions.
Day 8: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park- Home of Zebras.
After breakfast, embark to the 4 hours and 30 minutes’ drive to Lake Mburo National Park- among Uganda’s smallest parks with lunch en route you will be passing through stunning sceneries, farms, and plantations. The park is home to a big number of Zebras, also impalas, oribis, buffaloes, warthogs, waterbucks and also over 332 bird species made it their home.
When you arrive in the park- in the afternoon go on a boat cruise along Lake Mburo, take enough photographs.
Day 9: Safari on foot and Horseback riding.
In the morning you will join the ranger on a walking safari in Lake Mburo. This gives you the opportunity to see animals at a close range. Expect to see zebras, topis, giraffes, and waterbucks.
After lunch enjoy 4 hours horseback riding safari in the park. It gives you an opportunity to experience wildlife at a more close range. During this exciting activity expect to see impalas, zebras, buffaloes, and water-bucks. Then return to the lodge and relax. Arcadia lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 10: Sportfishing.
The lake contains 6 species of fish whereby tilapia is the commonest
Day 11: Game drive and Transfer to Kampala.
After early morning breakfast, embark on a morning game drive. During the game drive, you have a chance to spot a variety of animals and birds. Then return to your lodge for Lunch.
Day 12: City tour full day.
After breakfast drive to Kampala city center, visit the fresh fruit market in Nakasero and Owino market. Go on a shopping spree at the African craft market on Buganda road.
Visit some of the religious places like Gaddafi Mosque, Rubaga, and Namirembe cathedral as well as the Buganda Kingdom Palace and Kasubi Royal Tombs. Later to Entebbe for dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 13: Entebbe excursion.
After breakfast, you will drive to the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) former (Entebbe Zoo). While at UWEC expect to see a variety of animals such as; lions, elephants, rhinos, impalas, giraffes, eland, warthog and otters.
The center also has a variety of bird species like the peacock, shoebill stork, grey-crowned and parrots. Visit the herbal garden to see a number of medicinal plants. Activities at UWEC include; Beach games, Forest walks, Donkey and camel rides, Noah’s ark rides. In addition, there is a children’s play center.
Other visit places include; reptile village, Botanical gardens and Kigungu landing site.
Day 14: Ngamba island full day.
After breakfast cruise to Ngamba Island on the waters of Lake Victoria, which is about 50-60 minutes on a speed boat.
Upon arrival at the sanctuary, you will be directed to the visitor’s canter, you will be introduced to the project, its history, residents and their plight.
On a full day, you will receive a personal orientation by a chimpanzee caregiver and view feeding of the chimpanzees. Note that full day visitors will view 2 feedings from the visitors’ raised platform area along the edge of the sanctuary fence. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 15: Departure.
Early in the morning after breakfast, take the speedboat back to Entebbe and afterward, drive to Entebbe International Airport to catch your flight back home.
- Airport transfers
- Ground transport per 4WD safari vehicle
- Services of an English-speaking driver/guide
- Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
- Three meals a day, apart from where it is BB
- Drinking bottled water in the safari vehicle
- All Park entrance fees
- Chimpanzee permit
- All the mentioned activities except for the optional ones.
- International flight
- Visa (USD 50 per person)
- Meals and drinks not mentioned
- Items of personal nature
- Tips & laundry service
- Any deviation from the suggested program
- Airport transfers