Let us show you the Magic of nature during this 15 days Uganda safari, including all the big highlights. You’re given the chance to experience the animals of the savanna and the primates in the forests with Gorilla and Chimps trekking as well as game-drives and boat-cruises mixed with culture and scenic nature.
Day by day itinerary for our 15 days Uganda safari:
DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT ENTEBBE AIRPORT
At Entebbe Airport you meet your safari guide who takes you to the hotel in Entebbe to relax and be ready to set off for the 15 days Uganda safari the next morning.
Overnight Tilapia Lodge
DAY 2: TRANSFER TO LAKE MBURO NP
Start early from Kampala to transfer to Lake Mburo, the ‘Zebra magnet’. We stop over and take photo poses at the equator and continue driving past the town of Masaka. Shortly we reach Lake Mburo national park and drive out to the vast savanna dotted with acacia and shrubs, as we game drive in for view of Zebras, Topis, Warthogs, cape buffaloes and impalas. Check in at the lodge and have a relaxed evening.
Overnight in Rwakobo rock
DAY 3: EARLY MORNING SAFARI WALK AND TRANSFER TO LAKE BUNYONYI
Get early up for a safari walk by the lodge for chance to see zebras, impalas, waterbucks, birds, buffaloes in there day break jungle life! After the safari walk get back to the lodge for breakfast before setting off with Lake Bunyonyi as the next target destination during this 15 days Uganda safari. This is a lake at 1800 meters above sea level in an area with superb rich views and with small resident and exotic bird species singing.It is in this coolest area in Uganda below 10C some nights! It’s also a rare Bilharzia free lake (you can swim).
Overnight Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort
DAY 4: RELAXATION AT LAKE BUNYONYI
Enjoy a free day by the lake with a shortlist of possible activities such as swimming, hiking, canoeing and visiting other islands. (activities this day are optional and not included in the price)
Overnight Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort
DAY 5: TRANSFER BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK & COMMUNITY WALK
Have a relaxed breakfast before we set of for the journey to Bwindi Forest, the home of the mountain gorillas. The drive takes you through the magical cultivated hills it’s a beautiful drive and it gets you to a point of over 2650 meters above sea level. Have lunch along the way or at the lodge depending on time. Take a community walk in the village to see how the people in the mountains live and how the Batwa people used to live in the forest. Then you can relax at the lodge in the evening taking in the views of the mountains and forest.
Overnight Buhoma Community Rest Camp
DAY 6: GORILLA TREKKING DAY- BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK & TRANSFER TO ISHASHA, QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Early breakfast, which gets you ready for the exciting day of mountain gorilla trekking, the highlight of this 15 days Uganda safari. Arrive at the gorilla trekking starting point and set off for your big adventure to see the great giants of the misty mountains. You trek in a group with a specialized guide and get to spend one hour with the mountain gorillas. Besides the mountain gorillas this Impenetrable Forest is full of birds, butterfly and plant species plus forest hog; forest Elephants, Statungas and Duikers. After the trek your guide picks you and start the journey to the lodge by the southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park. The way takes you from the forest covered mountains, to cultivated hills, villages and on to the savanna of Ishasha part of Queen Elizabeth national park. Arrive at the lodge for a relaxed evening.
Overnight in Topi Lodge
DAY 7: MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME-DRIVES IN ISHASHA, QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
In the early morning we will drive off in the adventurous vast savannah of the Ishasa sector of Queen Elizabeth NP, known for its tree-climbing lions. Here we have chance to see Topis, buffaloes, elephants and hopefully find the lions high in the Fig tree branches. This is one of two areas in Africa where lions have the habit of regularly climbing trees to take a rest. After the morning game-drive we drive back to the lodge for lunch and a bit of rest before it is time to head out again for a second chance to search for lions during the afternoon game-drive.
Overnight in Topi Lodge
DAY 8: TRANSFER FROM ISHASHA TO NORTHERN PART OF PARK AND BOAT-CRUISE IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast we start the journey northwards on the adventurous road leading through the park to the northern part of Queen Elizabeth NP as we continue our 15 days Uganda safari. Along this road you can be lucky to see elephants, monkeys and even big cats. After lunch at 3 pm you get ready for the Classic highlights on the 2hrs Boat cruise on the famous Kazinga channel, a 36kms channel linking Lake George and Lake Edward. You have the chance of spotting land and water Adapted Hippopotamuses Yawning and some slashing canines to each other and the National Geographical society Killing machine the Nile Crocodile gaping along the Banks! Savannah version of Pigs the Warthog- Pumba of the award winning Lion King are a hallmark sign in this Animal home! Of Mamaland Uganda. With your Binoculars along the peninsula you have a magnificent view of Birds, animals like the ever playing African Elephants in Waters as we sigh and reset Fatigue and stress, to point zero (it’s a must on this day’s game view).
Overnight Pumba safari cottages beautiful cliffs
DAY 9: CHIMPS TREKKING IN KALINZU FOREST AND RELAXED AFTERNOON WITH POSSIBLE VILLAGE WALK
After breakfast we head for the close by Kalinzu forest for chimps trekking. In this tropical rainforest a community of around 80 habituated chimps live as well as beautiful birds and other forest creatures.Enjoy a walk and hopefully have an exciting meeting with the chimpanzees. Get back to the lodge for lunch after the trek and have a relaxed afternoon. You can either relax at the lodge enjoying the view or go for a village walk in the area letting you see village life and a nearby crater lake.
Overnight in Pumba Safari cottages.
DAY 10: TRANSFER TO THE CRATER LAKES AREA BY KIBALE FOREST & WALK TO CRATER LAKE
Leave the area of Queen Elizabeth national park with the crater lakes area as the target. Pass by local markets and drive further through the crater areas. Check in at the lodge and go for a walk taking you to see beautiful views of a crater lake and hopefully some interesting primates such as Black and white colobus – red colobus and red tailed monkey plus colorful butterflies and various Bird species like the native Great blue Turaco.
Overnight Isunga Lodge
DAY 11: TRANSFER TO LODGE BY MURCHISON FALLS NP
It’s a long day in the car today during our 15 days Uganda safari as we drive up towards Murchison Falls NP. We target to have lunch in Hoima and make the journey easier by a couple of fruits during the drive as well as with a punctuation of stopovers at scenery like tea plantations along the drive ways – typical African village setup in the far countryside offer us chances of stretching. The last part of the journey we drive through Murchison Falls NP so you can get a first taste of what Uganda’s biggest national park has to offer.
Overnight Hornbill Bush Lodge
DAY 12: GAME-DRIVE AND BOAT-CRUISE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE FALLS, MURCHISON FALLS NP
Take a morning game-drive to explore the broad savanna for sights of big cats hunting, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, plus more as the checklist of mammals in Murchison Falls national park reaches 76. We continue browsing the circuits to the Delta point for a cocktail of Birds and mammals. In the afternoon you go for the 2pm boat ride on the Nile to the base of Murchison Falls where you get to see the Hippos (You have never seen more hippos yawning, Grooming in there Pods anywhere else than here- Believe me you), Nile Crocodiles, Elephants and a variety of beautiful bird species along the banks. If you are a keen birder this might be your magnet to catch them. After the boat your guide picks you to make the drive back to the lodge.
Overnight Hornbill Bush Lodge
DAY 13: TRANSFER TO JINJA VIA ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY FOR A TREK WITH RHINOS
After breakfast we leave the lodge to make the journey to Ziwa rhino sanctuary where they are working on reintroducing rhinos to Uganda. Go trekking the rhinos with a specialized guide to see these impressive animals close-up. We then continue the journey to the town Jinja.
Overnight Kingfisher resort Jinja
DAY 14: VISIT SOURCE OF THE NILE AND THEN TRANSFER TO ENTEBBE (OPTION OF RAFTING ON THE NILE).
This day on our 15 days Uganda safari we visit the source of the mighty river Nile, you go out on a boat-ride on the river to see it close-up. Have lunch in Jinja and then start the journey to Entebbe taking you through Kampala where the guide can point out some main sights. Arrive in Entebbe in the late afternoon/evening depending on traffic.
– An optional activity this day is to go white water rafting on the mighty river Nile (There are options of half day and full day rafting. Let us know when booking if you are interested in this and we will make arrangements.
Overnight in Tilapia Lodge
DAY 15: FLIGHT DAY after 15 days Uganda safari
In time for your flight your guide (or the guesthouse staff) drops you at the airport after an unforgettable 15 days safari in Uganda, discovering the magic of nature.
– If you have an afternoon or evening flight it is possible to add a visit to Uganda Wildlife Educational Center (UWEC) or the botanical gardens in Entebbe, optional and not included in the stated price.
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Price: The price depends on number of people and accommodation level. Contact us with your inquiry to get the best price for your safari.
Included: Accommodation, meals, safari car, fuel, guide, park entries, gorilla permits (if applicable) and activities mentioned in the itinerary. Plus water in the car and a couple of fruits along the way.
Excluded: International flights, visas, drinks, tips and personal expenses.
Accommodation: In general accommodation mentioned in the itinerary is good places on budget to mid-range level (with the exception of luxury safaris). The accommodation can be adapted to your price range of budget, mid-range or luxury. Of-course a mix is also possible. Take a look here for links to the website’s of the lodges we regularly work with.
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During this popular safari you’ll experience the amazing mix that Uganda can offer! This includes chimps trekking in Kibale Forest and Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest. As well as game drives on the savannas in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo National Park. As an extra you visit Mabamba Swamp to search for the Great Shoebill Stork.
Search for the Big 5 and trek for mountain gorillas as well as chimps. Four of the Big 5 roam freely in National Parks in Uganda, this is the lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant. The 5th of the Big 5 is the rhino, that was hunted to extinction in Uganda in the 80’s, but is now being reintroduced thanks to the great efforts of Ziwa Rhino sanctuary.
Start off by driving up to the north of Uganda to experience Kidepo Valley National Park with its untouched wilderness. From there start the journey to the south with highlights of boat-cruise, game-drives and chimps trekking on the way, as well as changing nature and friendly people. In the south you will meet the gentle giants of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the Mountain Gorillas.
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