This safari will take you to 6 Uganda national parks and other destinations such as Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Kampala city and the equator. You will participate in many activities such as Rhino trekking, game drives, boat cruises, chimpanzee habituation, gorilla and monkey trekking, community tours and nature walks. The safari starts and ends in Kampala/Entebbe airport.

Day 1: Transfer from Entebbe to Murchison falls national park and stop over at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary

Our driver guide will pick you from Entebbe airport and straight away head to Murchison falls national park in the north western side of Uganda, a journey taking 5-6hours drive. The park is known for its most powerful waterfall in the whole world. You will have a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino trekking and lunch before you continue to Murchison falls national park. You will later proceed with your journey and upon reaching the park you will visit the top of the falls for a remarkable experience. You will have your dinner and overnight in the accommodation of your choice.

Accommodation options: Paraa Safari Lodge/Pakuba Safari Lodge/Red Chili Rest Camp

Day 2: Murchison Falls National park: Game drive and afternoon boat cruise to bottom of the falls.

Wake up and have an early morning breakfast and set off for game drive in search for the game. Expect to view lots of wildlife such as leopard, lions, African elephants, buffalos, water bucks, giraffes among others in their natural savannah environment. You will later return to the lodge for lunch and head for a launch trip on river Nile where you will view schools of hippos, crocodiles, different bird species such as Egyptian geese, goliath heron among others. Drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation options: Paraa Safari Lodge/Pakuba Safari Lodge/Red Chili Rest camp

Day 3: Transfer from Murchison NP to Kibale national park.

After your breakfast, you will be transferred to Kibale national park which is a home of 13 primates including chimpanzees. This journey passes through the plains of Albertine region, marked with banana and tea plantations. You will stop over in fort portal at gardens restaurant for lunch and later proceed to your accommodation facility of your choice.

Accommodation option: Kyaninga Lodge/Crater Safari Lodge/Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse

Day 4: Chimpanzee habituation

Have breakfast very early in the morning, and head to Kanyanchu information center for briefing before you start chimp habituation activity. It will take the whole day as you observe the life of chimpanzees right way from waking up, playing, feeding, grooming and setting another nest for the next night.

While in the forest you will observe other animals such as black and white colobus monkey, baboons, Vervet monkeys and different bird species such as the great blue turaco among others.

After this dramatic experience, descend from the forest, join your driver guide who will drive you back to the lodge for dinner and accommodation.

Accommodation options: Kyaninga lodge/Crater Safari lodge/Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse

Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP and afternoon boat cruise.

Set off to Queen Elizabeth national park after breakfast with a beautiful sun rising from the Kibale forest. 

Check in the lodge, have lunch and later embark on the tremendous boat cruise on Kazinga channel which is 45km long connecting Lake Edward to Lake George. During this 2 hours experience, expect to view a number of wildlife including abundant bird population such as pied kingfishers, crocodiles, hippos and elephants, buffalos, Uganda Kobs at the banks of the channel. After the bait cruise, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation options: Mweya Safari Lodge/Park View Safari Lodge/Pumba Safari Cottages

Day 6: Morning game drive and afternoon community walk.

Wake up early in the morning and have breakfast, you will meet the ranger guide for briefing and head for a game drive in Kasenyi sector where you will view predators such as lions, hyenas, leopards among others. Other attractions are elephants, Uganda Kob, warthogs, waterbucks, buffalos and different bird species.

In the afternoon after your lunch, visit Kasoga community with unique features of people who will welcome you with traditional Bakonjo / Basongola dances. It’s an amazing experience you don’t need to miss out. Later return to the lodge for your overnight and dinner.

Accommodation options: Mweya Safari Lodge/Park View Safari Lodge/Pumba Safari Cottages

Day 7: Morning game drive and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Have a relaxed breakfast and head to Ishasha sector for a game drive, where you will spot tree climbing lions and different unique birds of Uganda. Later transfer to Bwindi national park which is a home of almost half of the remaining mountain gorillas.

Later check in at your lodge for overnight stay and dinner.

Accommodation options: Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge / Bakiga Lodge / Broadbill Forest Camp

Day 8: Gorilla trekking and transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Head to the park headquarter after your breakfast and be briefed about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas then proceed to track an allocated gorilla family. Upon meeting them, have one hour to interact with gorillas. While trekking, you have chances of meeting other animals resident in the forest including monkeys, baboons, forest elephants, and verdant flora.

Descend back to park headquarters and immediately transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National park arriving later in the evening to check in at the lodge and have your dinner.

Accommodation options: MountGahinga Lodge / Travelers Rest hotel/ Golden Monkey Guesthouse

Day 9: Golden monkey trekking and Batwa cultural encounter.

You will go for golden monkey trekking immediately after briefing by the park rangers. Along the trek, also view other primates in Mgahinga national park such as baboons, black and white colobus monkeys among others. Later trek back to the loge for lunch and in the afternoon, visit the Batwa community whose life depend on the forest, their traditional dance and meals are the most exciting.

In the evening, head back to the lodge for your dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation options: MountGahinga Lodge / Travelers Rest hotel/ Golden Monkey Guesthouse

Day 10: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park and afternoon boat cruise.

Have a relaxed breakfast and transfer to lake Mburo national park. It’s a 4-hour drive passing through Kabale and Mbarara towns. Have lunch at Igongo cultural hotel and continue to the park.

At 2:00pm, embark on a magnificent boat cruise on Lake Mburo. This boat cruise rewards you with interesting views of unique bird species as well as mammals. Among others while you are in Lake Mburo, you will see zebras, impalas, Topis, antelopes and giraffes. Later you will check in the lodge for your dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation option: Mihingo Lodge/Arcadia Lodge/Eagles Nest Lodge.

Day 11: Nature walks and transfer to Kampala

You will have a morning a nature walk after your relaxed breakfast which will take about 2hours leading you to the salt pan where you encounter various animals. Later you will transfer to Kampala with a stopover at the equator in Kayabwe for photography, experiment, craft shopping and lunch. Later proceed to Kampala for an overnight and dinner.

Accommodation option: Le Petit Village/Cassia Lodge/Sheraton Hotel Kampala

Day 12: City tour and transfer to Entebbe international airport.

After your breakfast you will be picked from your hotel and go for Kampala city tour, to visit places such as Namugongo martyrs shrine, Baha’i temple, Nakasero fruit market, Kasubi tombs, Gadhafi mosque and so much more. You may also visit the Kampala craft market to buy yourself a souvenir to take home for memories.

Transfer later to Entebbe airport to check in for your flight marking the end of this 12 days Uganda adventure safari.