19 Days Across Uganda Safari

19 Days Across Uganda Safari [Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzees, Golden Monkeys, Water Rafting, Sipi Falls, Murchison Falls, Lake Bunyonyi]


Embark on an epic 19 Days Safari journey across Uganda, immersing yourself in the diverse landscapes and rich cultural tapestry of this East African gem. Your 19 Days Across Uganda Safari adventure begins in Jinja, where the mighty Nile River originates, offering thrilling white water rafting experiences and tranquil boat rides to the source of the Nile. From there, venture to the majestic Sipi Falls in the scenic foothills of Mount Elgon, where cascading waterfalls plunge into emerald-green pools, providing the perfect backdrop for hiking and exploration. Continue your 19 Days Across Uganda Safari expedition to the remote wilderness of Pian Upe Reserve, a hidden gem teeming with rare wildlife and stunning landscapes, offering unforgettable game drives and lion tracking experiences.

Next, journey to the rugged beauty of Kidepo Valley National Park, renowned for its vast savannah plains and abundant wildlife. Explore the park on exhilarating game drives, encountering herds of elephants, giraffes, and buffalo against the backdrop of the iconic Morungole Mountains. Delve into the rich cultural heritage of the Karamojong people, gaining insight into their traditional way of life and ancient customs. As your 19 Days Across Uganda Safari adventure unfolds, marvel at the thunderous power of Murchison Falls, where the mighty Nile River funnels through a narrow gorge, creating a breathtaking cascade. Embark on exhilarating boat safaris along the Nile, spotting hippos, crocodiles, and a myriad of bird species along the way.


Transitioning to the lush forests of Kibale National Park, prepare for an enchanting chimpanzee tracking expedition, where you’ll observe these intelligent primates in their natural habitat. 19 Days Across Uganda Safari Journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park, home to the legendary tree-climbing lions and a wealth of other wildlife species. Explore the park on game drives and boat safaris, encountering elephants, leopards, and an array of birdlife against the stunning backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains. Your 19 Days Across Uganda Safari adventure reaches its pinnacle with gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, an unforgettable encounter with these endangered giants in their misty mountain habitat.

Conclude your expedition with golden monkey tracking and a cultural immersion with the Batwa people in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, before relaxing amidst the serene beauty of Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mburo National Park. Round off your 19 Days Across Uganda Safari journey with a visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, where you’ll observe rescued chimpanzees thriving in their forest sanctuary, and a thrilling shoebill tracking adventure in the pristine wetlands of Mabamba Swamp.

19 Days Across Uganda Safari Highlights

  • Day 1: 2 Friends Guesthouse, Jinja
  • Day 2: Source of the Nile Cruise and Transfer to Sipi Falls in Sipi
  • Day 3: Rafiki Lodge Sipi, Mount Elgon
  • Day 4: Transfer to Pian Upe Game Reserve
  • Day 5: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Day 6: Full Day Adventure in Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Day 7: Kidepo Valley National Park Game Viewing Safari
  • Day 8: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 9: Full Day Adventure in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 10: Ziwa Rhino Tracking and Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
  • Day 11: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest National Park
  • Day 12: Drive to Northern Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 13: Ishasha Sector and Drive Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Day 14: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest and Batwa Cultural Tour
  • Day 15: Golden Monkey Tracking in Mgahinga National Park
  • Day 16: Early Morning Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Day 17: Enjoy a 5 Hour transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
  • Day 18: Transfer to Ngamba Island Sanctuary with Stopover Equator Crossing in Kayabwe
  • Day 19: Shoebill Tracking in Mabamba Swamp and Departure

Detailed 19 Days Across Uganda Safari

Day 1: 2 Friends Guesthouse, Jinja   

Situated on the northern shores of Africa’s largest lake, in southern Uganda, Jinja is the second largest city in Uganda and is famous for being located at the source of the Nile. The rapids on the Nile make Jinja the white-water rafting capital of East Africa. It is also known as the adventure capital of Uganda. While the main attraction is undoubtedly rafting down the Nile, there are also a variety of other adrenaline filled activities such as: quad biking, bungee jumping, kayaking, mountain biking and horse riding. Other popular activities include: browsing the colourful Jinja market, viewing the faded grandeur of the crumbling colonial architecture lining the streets and joining a bicycle tour to soak up the spectacularly scenic surrounds.

  • Destination: Jinja City
  • Accommodation: 2 Friends Guesthouse (Mid-Range), Wild Waters Safari Lodge (Up Market)
  • Activities: Quad Biking, Bungee Jumping, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, and Horse Riding
  • What to See? Source of the Nile, River Nile, Jinja
  • Meal Plan: Lunch, Diner, Drinking Water

 

Day 2: Source of the Nile Cruise and Transfer to Sipi Falls in Sipi

  • Source Of the Nile

While the world’s longest river (6650km) has sources in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Burundi the out flow of Lake Victoria has always been accredited as being the source of the Nile.  In 1858 while travelling with Burton, John Speke “discovered” Lake Victoria and guessed it to be the source of the Nile.  This was confirmed when Henry Stanley circumnavigated the Lake and came across the Ripon Falls where the great river begins.

  • Sipi Falls Sipi

Situated along the border of Uganda and Kenya, Mount Elgon is the oldest and largest solitary volcano in East Africa and has one of largest intact calderas in the world. This extinct shield volcano is split by the Uganda/Kenya Border with a Mount Elgon National Park in both countries. It measures an impressive 80 kilometres in diameter and rises over 3000 metres above sea level. Mount Elgon is home to a variety of rare plants and abundant wildlife. The area also offers excellent climbing and walking along Koitobos, the highest peak on the Kenya side, reaching up to 4200 metres.

  • Destination: Sipi Falls
  • Accommodation: Rafiki Lodge Sipi (Mid-Range), Rafiki Lodge Sipi (Up Market)
  • Activities: Source of the Nile River Boat Cruise, and drive to Sipi Falls
  • What to See? Source of the Nile, Sipi Falls
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner, Drinking Water
White Water Rafting Jinja Uganda

White Water Rafting Jinja Uganda

Day 3: Rafiki Lodge Sipi, Mount Elgon

Sipi Falls

Sipi Falls is home to a series of three spectacular waterfalls, which you can admire from a distance or right up close. Sipi Falls is situated just outside Mount Elgon National Park, site of an incredible number of bird species as well as being the largest volcanic base in the world.

  • Destination: Sipi Falls
  • Accommodation: Rafiki Lodge Sipi (Mid-Range), Rafiki Lodge Sipi (Up Market)
  • Activities: Hike to the Sipi Falls
  • What to See? Sipi Falls
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner, Drinking Water

 

Day 4: Transfer to Pian Upe Game Reserve

Pian Upe Game Reserve

Located in the northeastern reaches of Uganda, the Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve is set on a stretch of semi-arid land covering an area of over 2500 square kilometres. It is the largest wildlife reserve in the country and the second-largest protected area in Uganda, after the Murchison Falls National Park, which is one of the most beautiful natural attractions in the country. Visitors can view the spectacular peaks of Mount Kadam, learn about the local Karamaja cultures, and spot an array of wildlife including cheetah, leopard, lions, spotted hyena, buffalo, greater kudu, eland, topi, oribi, dik-dik, and the last of Uganda’s roam antelope.

  • Destination: Pian Upe Uganda
  • Accommodation: Pian Upe Uganda Wildlife Authority Bandas (Mid-Range), Pian Upe Uganda Wildlife Authority Bandas (Up Market)
  • Activities: Wildlife Adventure in Pian Upe
  • What to See? Buffalos, Giraffes, Antelopes
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner, Drinking Water

 

Day 5: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park   

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Kidepo Valley National Park

One of Uganda’s most stunningly beautiful reserves, the remote Kidepo Valley National Park stretches across the Karamoja region of northeast Uganda. Broad swathes of savannah are studded with hills and rock clusters, traversed by the forest-flanked Lorupei River. The park is home to roughly 80 mammal species, 28 of which are found at no other park in the country, and is particularly well known for its rich population of raptors, as well as over 450 species of bird. Visitors can look forward to excellent wildlife sightings including greater and lesser kudu, eland, lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, and a variety of plains game.

  • Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Accommodation: Savannah Kidepo Safari Lodge (Mid-Range), Apoka Safari Lodge (Up Market)
  • Activities: Scenic drive from Pian Upe to Kidepo Valley
  • What to See? Buffalos, Giraffes, Antelopes, Elephants, Lions
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner, Drinking Water

 

Day 6: Full Day Adventure in Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park Game Viewing Safari provides guests with an opportunity to see some of the large collections of mammal species residing in the national park, including greater Kudu, Chandler’s Mountain reedbuck, elephant and bush pig to name a few. The game viewing safaris explore the Kidepo valley that has astounding landscapes and magical sceneries. The area is dry most part of the year, most mammals shift to areas with water and fresh pasture.

  • Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Accommodation: Savannah Kidepo Safari Lodge (Mid-Range), Apoka Safari Lodge (Up Market)
  • Activities: Scenic game drive in Kidepo Valley
  • What to See? Buffalos, Giraffes, Antelopes, Elephants, Lions, Zebras
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner, Drinking Water

 

Day 7: Kidepo Valley National Park Game Viewing Safari

19 Days Across Uganda Safari

Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park Game Viewing Safari provides guests with an opportunity to see some of the large collections of mammal species residing in the national park, including greater Kudu, Chandler’s Mountain reedbuck, elephant and bush pig to name a few. The game viewing safaris explore the Kidepo valley that has astounding landscapes and magical sceneries. The area is dry most part of the year, most mammals shift to areas with water and fresh pasture.

  • Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Accommodation: Savannah Kidepo Safari Lodge (Mid-Range), Apoka Safari Lodge (Up Market)
  • Activities: Scenic game drive in Kidepo Valley, Karamojong Cultural Experience
  • What to See? Buffalos, Giraffes, Antelopes, Elephants, Lions, Zebras, Karamojong People
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner, Drinking Water

 

Day 8: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

  • Murchison Falls National Park

Stretching from the shores of Lake Albert, Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest National Park. The Nile River flows through the middle of the park creating the impressive Murchison Falls which is the park’s major attraction. The landscape features dense rainforest, undulating savannah and a diversity of abundant wildlife. Visitors can enjoy prime game-viewing along the Buligi Circuit. The forests are home to numerous primates, including Chimpanzees, and near the river, buffalo, elephants and Rothschild-Giraffes can be seen. Other commonly spotted wildlife include: lions, antelope, waterbucks, hippos and crocodiles.

  • Destination: Murchison Falls National Park
  • Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge (Mid-Range), Nile Safari Lodge (Up Market)
  • Activities: Scenic drive from Kidepo Valley to Murchison Falls
  • What to See? Buffalos, Giraffes, Antelopes, Elephants, Lions
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner, Drinking Water

 

Day 9: Full Day Adventure in Murchison Falls National Park  

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Murchison Falls National Park

       

The Murchison Falls National Park Game Drive takes place in the Murchison Falls National Park. The main areas of the drive are the Delta, Buligi Peninsula and the southern section which is known as the heart of Murchison. The Delta allows visitors an opportunity to see Lions, while the triangle of grassland in the Buligi Peninsula provides an opportunity to see elephant, buffalo, antelopes, and giraffes. This grassland is bound by the Victoria Nile entering Lake Albert with the Albert Nile flowing out of it. Lions, leopard, and waterbirds along with hippos can also be spotted here. Much of the southern part is populated with dense bush and forest, where lions and giraffes can also be seen.

  • Murchison Falls Boat Trip

Launches run from Paraa to the base of the Falls.  The three-hour return journey is for many a highlight of a trip to Murchison. Along the river there are thousands of hippos, enormous crocodiles, amazing bird life a possible sighting of the rare shoebill.

A boat trip from Paraa to the Delta where the Victoria Nile enters Lake Albert offers excellent game viewing and birding opportunities and takes about five hours.

  • Murchison Falls Top of the Falls Walk

Some of the most powerful moving water in the world, the top of Murchison Falls sees the entirety of the Nile River squeeze itself through a mere 7-meter gap; an epic display of nature’s power. A trail runs down the side of the gorge, allowing the opportunity to view the main falls, and the second “Independence” falls. The views are spectacular and the spray of the falls really refreshing. The walk takes approximately 45 minutes and requires average fitness.

  • Destination: Murchison Falls National Park
  • Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge (Mid-Range), Nile Safari Lodge (Up Market)
  • Activities: Scenic Game Drives, Boat Cruise, Hike to the Top of Murchison Falls
  • What to See? Buffalos, Giraffes, Antelopes, Elephants, Lions, the Murchison Falls
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner, Drinking Water

 

Day 10: Ziwa Rhino Tracking and Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park        

White Rhino Tracking in Uganda

White Rhino Tracking in Uganda

    

  • Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale Forest National Park, situated in Western Uganda, is famous for its high density of primates, breathtaking crater lakes, and thick, beautiful jungle. Thirteen primate species inhabit the beautiful tropical forest, including red-tailed monkey, L’Hoest’s monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, red colobus, and black and white colobus monkeys. Visitors may spot some of the 300 bird species and 250 butterfly species, and buffalo, forest elephants, leopards, bushbucks, and sitatungas also live in the park but are generally shy. The area is decorated by around 50 enthralling crater lakes and numerous pristine hiking trails. Several cultural tours are on offer which delve into the rich traditions of the Batoro people, giving travellers a chance to see Batoro dancing, singing and traditional healing up close.

  • Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Located north of Kampala in the Nakasongola district of Uganda, The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is the only place in the country with wild rhinos. Currently home to twenty-two southern white rhinos, the sanctuary offers rhino trekking, shoebill trekking, canoeing, bird watching, and night walks. Visitors may also spot a range of other species including Uganda kobs, oribis, bush bucks, and water bucks. The prehistoric-looking shoebill stork is one of the most sought-after birds in Uganda, and the sanctuary is one of the only places where they can almost always be seen. See over 300 bird species along bird trails through the woodlands, swamp and savannah, and take a guided night walk, where you will be introduced to extraordinary night sounds and sensations, including a beautifully clear night sky and several nocturnal animals.

  • Destination: Kibale Forest National Park
  • Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Lodge (Mid-Range), Kyaninga Safari Lodge (Up Market)
  • Activities: Enjoy Rhino Tracking in Ziwa and Sceni Drive to Kibale Forest
  • What to See? White Rhinos, Kibale Forest
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner, Drinking Water

 

Day 11: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest National Park

Chimpanzee Tracking in Uganda

Chimpanzee Tracking in Uganda

The most favourite of Kibale’s walks embarks on from the Kanyanchu Visitor center at 08.00 & 15.00 and lasts 2 to 3 hours. Chimpanzee are the most sought-after primate by visitors, but you should look out for the black & white colobus, red tailed monkey or the grey cheeked mangabey. Your 19 Days Across Uganda Safari guides will be able to show you pittas & different bird species and will give details of the tradit of the plant species within the forest. This walk is for 6 people in a group.

  • Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary

The Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is a community development enterprise located on the fringe of Kibale National Park where guided 19 Days Across Uganda Safari tours are conducted along a path through the wetland at time along boardwalk trail.  Bigodi is a birder’s paradise with 138 bird species having been identified there including the crowd please Great Blue Turaco. The sanctuary is also home to 8 primate species including the black and white colobus, red colobus, mangabey, red tail, vervet, and L’Hoest.

  • Destination: Kibale Forest National Park
  • Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Lodge (Mid-Range), Kyaninga Safari Lodge (Up Market)
  • Activities: Enjoy Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest and Bigodi Wetland Walk
  • What to See? Kibale Forest, Chimpanzees, Bigodi Wetland
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner, Drinking Water

 

Day 12: Drive to Northern Queen Elizabeth National Park  

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Queen Elizabeth National Park

One of the most popular parks in Uganda, the Queen Elizabeth National Park lies in the western region of the country. In the northern part of the park, visitors can look forward to boating along the Kasinga Channel, which is home to the largest population of hippos in the world and an abundance of Nile crocodiles. Along the banks, an incredible number of birds and wild animals flock to the river’s edge. At Kyambura Gorge, fondly known as ‘Valley of the Apes’, chimpanzees are at home in a world of lush tropical rainforest spread with canopies, and three salty crater lakes are decorated with swathes of pink flamingos. On the western shore of Lake George, the vast Kasenyi Plains are inhabited by lions and several interesting bird species.

  • Wild Frontiers Kazinga Channel Kingfisher Boat

Wild Frontiers Kazinga Channel Kingfisher Boat is a leisurely boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Passengers may encounter herds of elephant, buffalo and antelope, families of warthog, large groups of hippos, and crocodiles basking on the shore.  Kazinga’s shores are a haven for numerous birds, including many migratory species as they make their way south to warmer climates. The cruise also provides a spectacular view of the beautiful Mweya Peninsula and life in local fishing villages set along the banks.

  • Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth

The Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth takes place in the open grasslands of Kasenyi in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park is a primary game viewing area due to the variety of wildlife which includes antelopes, elephants, buffalos, and lions. Visitors will be accompanied by an experienced 19 Days Across Uganda Safari guide able to track down these animals.

  • Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Accommodation: Twin Lakes Safari Lodge (Mid-Range), Mweya Safari Lodge (Up Market)
  • Activities: Enjoy Game Drives, Boat Cruise, and Culture in Queen Elizabeth
  • What to See? Lions, Kazinga Channel, Elephants, Buffalos, Leopards, Antelopes
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner, Drinking Water

 

Day 13: Ishasha Sector and Drive Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

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    Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Located in southwestern Uganda, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is said to be Africa’s oldest rainforest. It is world-renowned for its excellent gorilla-sighting opportunities – the forest is home to half of the remaining mountain gorillas on earth. This gorilla experience takes place among a rugged landscape of dense jungle, cascading waterfalls, sparkling mountain streams, deep valleys, and steep ridges. The untouched forest has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its breathtaking natural beauty and unique ecological significance, and aside from the amazing gorilla interactions, there are other drawcards such as a network of forest walks, over 340 species of bird to spot, and a variety of brightly-coloured butterflies to identify. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the spectacular Virunga Volcanoes, three of which are still active.

  • Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth

The Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth takes place in the open grasslands of Kasenyi in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park is a primary game viewing area due to the variety of wildlife which includes antelopes, elephants, buffalos, and lions. Visitors will be accompanied by an experienced 19 Days Across Uganda Safari guide able to track down these animals.

  • Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Accommodation: Gorilla Mist Camp (Mid-Range), Kiho Gorilla Lodge (Up Market)
  • Activities: Explore Tree Climbing Lions in Ishasha and Transfer to Bwindi Forest
  • What to See? Tree Climbing Lions, Misty Bwindi Forest
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner, Drinking Water

 

Day 14: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forst and Batwa Cultural Tour

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Gorilla trekking in Uganda & Rwanda

Situated near the base of the Virunga volcanoes, near Uganda’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, the little town of Kisoro is primarily used as a base for excursions into the surrounding mountains, which are famous for being one of the only places on earth where you can witness mountain gorillas in the wild. The area is home to an astonishing abundance of wildlife including 11 different species of primate, lion, leopard, giraffe, elephant, buffalo and zebra, and countless bird species. Highlights in the area include: visits to a Pygmy village; swimming or canoeing in the scenic Lake Mutanda; or hiking the spectacular Virunga volcanoes. The town itself hosts a local market where you can buy a wide variety of goods ranging from fresh fruits to fabrics. There are also plenty of shops along Kisoro’s main street, which are known for their skillfully produced handicrafts.

Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Wake early for a hearty breakfast to give you the energy needed for gorilla trekking. Before 8:00 am, report to the ranger station for registration and a talk by one of the rangers. The 19 Days Across Uganda Safari guides will then take you through the bush, pushing your way through the undergrowth, to track the gorillas. (Please note this trek can take from 30 minutes to 5-6 hours). A reasonable degree of fitness is required, as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. Sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them ‘talk’ to one another, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male, the Silverback. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas. It’s amazing to think there are only about 650 of these beautiful creatures left.

  • Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Accommodation: Gorilla Mist Camp (Mid-Range), Kiho Gorilla Lodge (Up Market)
  • Activities: Enjoy Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest
  • What to See? Mountain Gorillas, Misty Bwindi Forest, Virunga Volcanoes
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner, Drinking Water

 

Day 15: Golden Monkey Tracking in Mgahinga National Park       

Golden Monkey Tracking

Golden Monkey Tracking in Africa

With only a small number remaining in the world, the Golden Monkey can be found in the foothills of the volcanic mountains of Mgahinga National Park in Uganda and in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Characterised by its bright golden body, cheeks and tail, with contrasting black limbs, crown and tail end, these playful primates are a pleasure to watch. Whether you choose to do this on the Rwandan or Ugandan side, the walk will take you from the bamboo stands and forested gorge on the lower levels of the volcanoes to the elevated heath and moorland higher up.

Batwa Experience and Batwa Craft Banda

The Batwa Experience was created by the displaced Batwa pygmies to educate their children and to share their amazing heritage and traditions with the world. Since 1992, the Batwa have been unable to live in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, their ancestors’ home. Yet they have not forgotten the old ways.

Step back in time to see how the Batwa lived for millenia in the Bwindi, one of the most beautiful jungles on earth and home of the famous mountain gorillas. Enjoy an incredible day hike in the rain forest with Batwa guides, see how the Batwa lived and hunted, learn about medicinal plants, and watch for animals and birds.

  • Destination: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Accommodation: Mount Gahinga Lodge (Mid-Range), Kiho Gorilla Lodge (Up Market)
  • Activities: Enjoy Golden Monkey Tracking in Mgahinga Forest
  • What to See? Golden Monkeys, Misty Mgahinga Forest, Virunga Volcanoes
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner, Drinking Water

 

Day 16: Early Morning Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

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lake Bunyonyi

Located in southern Uganda, Lake Bunyonyi is said to be the second deepest lake in Africa and is home to a variety of water birds, giving it the name ‘place of little birds. This spectacularly scenic lake is dotted with gorgeous misty islands and surrounded by verdant, undulating, terraced hillsides. It is also a popular stop-off on the way to the famed gorillas that live nearby and unlike many lakes in East Africa, it is crocodile, hippo and bilharzia free. Highlights include camping on one of the islands, swimming in the lake’s crystal-clear waters, bird watching, canoeing, and hiking.

Boat Cruise in Lake Bunyonyi

The Boat Cruise in Lake Bunyonyi is a great way to experience the tranquillity and quietness of the lake. The lake comprises of 29 islands each with a unique story. Visitors can spot various birdlife which includes Herons, cardinal woodpecker and African Harrier Hawk.

  • Destination: Lake Bunyonyi
  • Accommodation: Bunyonyi Safaris Lodge (Mid-Range), Arcadia Safari Lodge (Up Market)
  • Activities: Full Day Adventure at lake Bunyonyi
  • What to See? Islands of lake Bunyonyi
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner, Drinking Water

 

Day 17: Enjoy a 5 Hour transfer to Lake Mburo National Park     

Lake Mburo National Park

Uganda Wildlife Safari

  

Situated in the southwestern region of Uganda, Lake Mburo National Park is an easily accessible, compact little gem. Renowned for its impressive biodiversity, Lake Mburo National Park shelters almost seventy mammal species and over 300 avian species in its forests, swamps and grasslands. This spectacular landscape features open plains of savanna interrupted by rocky ridges, forested gorges and lush dense woodland. Crocodiles, hippos and a myriad of water birds are found in and around the five lakes, of which Lake Mburo is the largest. Other commonly spotted wildlife include: impala, oribi, eland, zebra, buffalo, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hyena, hippo and reedbuck.

Game Drive in Lake Mburo

The Game Drive in Lake Mburo passes a variety of landscape features including acacia woodland, wetlands, grassy hillsides, rock outcrops and seasonally flooded valley floors. Early morning and late afternoon are the best times to roam the park in search of wildlife.

On a game drive in this park, one is assured of spotting Zebra, Buffalo, Impala, Warthog and Waterbuck. Visitors can also enjoy night drives making this an ideal activity to spot nocturnal animals such as bushbabies, pottos and perhaps even a leopard.

  • Destination: Lake Mburo National Park
  • Accommodation: Mpogo Lodge (Mid-Range), Rwakobo Safari Lodge (Up Market)
  • Activities: Enjoy Scenic Drive to Lake Mburo, Have Nature walk and Evening Game Drive
  • What to See? Lake Mburo, Giraffe, Zebras
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner, Drinking Water

 

Day 18: Transfer to Ngamba Island Sanctuary with Stopover Equator Crossing in Kayabwe

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Uganda Equator Crossing

Situated on a peninsula in Lake Victoria, the former seat of Uganda’s government, Entebbe is just a short drive from the current capital and offers plenty to keep visitors amused. This charming town features tree-lined streets and serves as an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding area. Tourists can look forward to spending days on beautiful beaches along the banks of Lake Victoria, stroll through the fields and forests of the magnificent Botanical Gardens, or pay a visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a haven for country’s orphaned chimps.

  • Destination: Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
  • Accommodation: Papyrus Guest House (Mid-Range), Protea Hotel Entebbe (Up Market)
  • Activities: Enjoy Chimpanzee Tracking in Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
  • What to See? Lake Victoria, Chimpanzees, Ngamba Island
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner, Drinking Water

 

Day 19: Shoebill Tracking in Mabamba Swamp and Departure

Shoebill Tracking in Mabamba

Shoebill Tracking in Mabamba

Resting on the edge of Lake Victoria in Uganda, Mabamba Swamp is a prime wetland birding site that spans a massive 16,500 hectares. It forms part of the list of Wetlands of International Importance. Featuring a network of marsh-filled waterways, this magnificent wetland provides the ideal habitat for the most sought-after bird in Uganda – the shoebill, as well as 260 other bird species. Visitors can enjoy a shoebill boat tour, meet the local fishermen and sample an array of locally grown fresh fruit. Other species to look out for include: blue swallow, papyrus gonolek, pigmy goose, swamp flycatcher, white-winged warbler, and many more. Don’t miss the opportunity to soak up the beautiful sunset over Lake Victoria – Africa’s largest freshwater lake.

  • Destination: Entebbe Airport Back Home
  • Accommodation: No Accommodation
  • Activities: Shoebill Tracking in Mabamba Swamp
  • What to See? Lake Victoria, Shoebills
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinking Water

19 Days Across Uganda Safari Inclusions and Exclusions

Included

  • Airport transfer
  • Full board accommodation as per the itinerary
  • 4WD safari vehicle
  • Coffee tour
  • Permits for trekking Gorillas and Chimpanzees,
  • Game drives
  • Boat trips
  • Park fees
  • Services of an English-Speaking 19 Days Across Uganda Safari Driver/guide.
  • Guided nature walks
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • Rhino trekking
  • Top of the falls visit
  • Boat trip to the source of the Nile.
  • Sipi falls visit
  • Lunch enroute
  • Community visit
  • Cultural visit to Kidepo
  • Nature/bush walks
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Our assistance.

19 Days Across Uganda Safari Exclusions

  • Other drinks apart from bottled water
  • Laundry
  • Tips to local guides
  • Telephone expenses
  • Porter fees while trekking Gorillas and chimpanzees
  • Cigarettes

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