Destination

Immerse yourself in the green land, scenic, culturally based, the pearl of Africa. Uganda was loved by the great explorers due to its green vegetation, compacted wildlife, the overwhelming water bodies like Lake Victoria the second largest fresh waters after Lake Superior, and being the genesis of the world’s longest river Nile, the curvaceous hills and mountains, the culture and traditions enabling it earn the honor of being the pearl of Africa.

Practically trek to the home of the gorillas, dodge the unending tree veins, feel the louder chimpanzees our closest cousins, cruise on the Nile, and get a nature shower from the permanent splashes of the devil’s cauldron. You will tentatively enjoy the dream-able bush meals with either stunning sundowners or sunrises, being in Uganda is always rewarding and a place for all nature lovers.

The country has 10 major national parks both savannah and tropical rain forests, rich in flora and fauna and each destination has a special attraction. It favors both leisure travelers and adventure travelers. Being in the arm of the Rift Valley, Uganda is known globally to be among the major birding spots in the world with key Albertine endemics and a hot spot for the big 5.

Safari Highlights

Primate close encounters, mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, and other primate species like the red-tailed monkeys and colobuses.

Delta exploration and the Falls Nile cruise.

Wilderness picnics and sunset encounters

Game drives and scenic viewing

Shoebill tracking

Safari inclusions

English speaking guide

Meals and accommodation

All Activities as mentioned in the program

Drinking water full-time

Complementary drinking coffee while on safari 

4*4 safari vehicle

Gorilla permits | chimpanzee permits

Safari exclusions

Visas and tips

Souvenirs

Additional activities

Wines/spirits/beers

Itinerary Details

A Rare Chance To Tentatively Interact With Mountain gorillas And Chimpanzees

Day 1-2 Entebbe - Uganda | Shoebill Tracking

Upon arrival from your long flight, you will be welcomed by our team member who will lead you to your next accommodation. Relax and stretch your body from the long flight. On the second day wake up early, and cruise on the boat to the Mabamba swamp to rub shoulders with mighty shoebill. The shoebill is one of the greatest encounters while on a safari in Uganda, the living dinosaur or the whale’s head is the great wonder foraging within the marshes surrounding Lake Victoria. You always change boats upon arrival, the reason is that the activity should be small and light to be pushed in the marshes, the activity takes 1-3 hours and 1 and a half hours to and from the swamp. Have a relaxed afternoon, either way, choose to walk around by yourself as Entebbe town has a lot to offer like the local markets, bars maybe you might sip on one for the day, shopping malls, botanical gardens rich in birds and a home botany lover, the botanical gardens is also the oldest in Africa and famous for having featured in the Tarzan in the jungle in the early 50s Meals and accommodation: Hotel No.5 | alternative

Day-3 Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary | Murchison Falls Top visit

Ziwa rhino sanctuary is the only natural home of the white rhinos in Uganda which had gone into extinction in the early 70s due to instabilities and serious poaching. Located on the same road as Murchison Falls National Park, it is a great idea to visit these massive creatures which will be the first highlight of the Big 5. Not only the rhinos, the sanctuary is rich in a variety of savannah bird species and other wildlife species such as bushbucks, warthogs, vervet monkeys, pangolins, and much more. The government of Uganda and the private entities re-introduced them back in the early 2000s and doing a great job to enable them to survive with a promising number and to re-introduce them back into the wild when the target number is hit. You will have a hot meal from the sanctuary restaurant and after that embark on your journey to the great home wildlife. Visit the top of the falls, hike, and see more wonderful aerial views of the falls, you will get a natural shower from the permanent splashes from the waters that form a rainbow. Feel the vibrations and witness how almost all the Nile waters are squeezed into a narrow gorge 8 meters wide and 43 meters deep, interesting how the natural turbines stimulate your happiness as you see the river flow gently after the falls. After viewing the strongest falls in the world, drive to your next accommodation where you will have a relaxed evening. Meals and accommodation: Pakuba safari Lodge | Alternative

Day 4 Private Nile Delta Boat ride | Game drive

River Nile links to the waters of Lake Albert where it proceeds to southern Sudan and Egypt before joining the Mediterranean Sea. It’s a home of several aquatic species both birds and mammals, you will be changed enough to spot hippos, elephants foraging along the river shores, crocodiles, lots of birds like herons, fish eagles, Hamerkops, kingfishers, and more so it's peaceful and among a major highlight of the safari. You will then connect to your safari vehicles from a different location after the delta experience, have a bush picnic, and later on start a real safari drive in search of savannah specials like lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, and much more. Have a great time in the wild with no rush, you will come back to the lodge when you think you have had enough for the day and this will give you room to either eat a hot lunch or go with your packed lunch for more wilderness experience. Your meals and accommodation will be at Pakuba safari Lodge or alternative lodge

Day 5 Morning Wildlife search | Afternoon private Boat ride to the Falls

Have an early breakfast and drive for a fantastic game viewing and photography session, you will be helped by your guide to search for lions and leopards in case you missed them the previous day. Afterward, a comeback for refreshing and lunch and proceed for the launch cruise facing the thunderous Murchison Falls, the cruise will take 2-3hours and you are luckily enough able to spot the Nile crocodiles, hippos, elephants, giraffes, lots of birds like carmine bee-eaters, fish eagles, giant kingfishers, pied kingfishers, skimmers and much more. You will then drive back to your accommodation for a relaxed evening as you are enjoying the sunset on the Nile.

Day 6- Brief morning game drive | flight to Kibale Park | after lunch chimp tracking

Wake up early morning, have your breakfast, and have your last game viewing in the Murchison Falls National Park, who knows you might spot something new and each day is different with new experiences. You will be taken to the next inbound flight which will shorten your distance to the primate capital. The flight will take about 2 hours and on arrival, you will be picked up and taken for chimpanzee tracking or lodge depending on flexibility. Later on, immerse yourself in the Kibale jungle, walk to the chimps with a ranger guide, and take with you enough drinking water, a snack, and good jungle attire. Kibale Park is known for 13 primate species such as the chimpanzees, red colobus, sooty mangabey, red-tailed monkeys, mantled guereza, olive baboon, potato, and much, more. Home of about 375 bird species and key Albertine endemics, 250 butterfly species, more mammals like elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, duikers, and much more. Meals and accommodation: Ndali Lodge | alternative

Day 7 Morning Nature Walk | Transfer To Ishasha Home Of Tree Climbing Lions

The western part of Uganda is beautified by lots of mountains and crater lakes, walk around the community, experience coffee making, and local gin making from the plantain, hike to one of the crater lakes, and later on drive to Ishasha. Drive through the scenic fort portal Kasese road connected to the savannah land of the medley of wonders. Have a chance to enjoy the open savannah and forest of maramagambo, it’s a great world out there driving 3-4 hours in the wilderness. High chances of spotting lots of wildlife like elephants, buffaloes, and Uganda kobs, and to birders it’s a great drive along Edward. Checking into your lodge and having lunch and relaxing, you will have an option of going for an evening drive or a sunset treat in the wilderness marking the end of the day. Meals and accommodation: Ishasha Wilderness Camp

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Day 8 Morning Game drive | Transfer to Bwindi

Search for tree-climbing lions at ease, and encounter more new species like the Topis, Ishasha is the great home of Uganda kobs, elephants, buffaloes, hyenas, birds, leopards, and much more. You will drive around this southern sector, go back to the lodge for lunch, and after transfer to Bwindi by road. It’s a great drive via the green mountains filled up with tea and coffee, and lovely people. Arrive at the lodge for an overnight stay as you are warming up for the gorilla experience. Meals and accommodation: Buhoma Lodge | alternative

Day 9 Gorilla tracking | Ride 4 a Woman project visit

The day to tick out the dream is here, go for a briefing and be distributed to respective gorilla families, and start from there or drive to the nearest starting point. Dodge the forest veins, hike, and slope down, some areas have rivers more enjoyable, and take photos while In the jungle. While with gorillas, you are required to have a musk and spend 1 good hour viewing. You will be given more instructions by the ranger guide on dos and don’ts while with gorillas and as well trekking to the great apes. Your phones and camera batteries should be charged, you should travel with spare SD cards for your cameras, rain jackets, good hiking shoes, long pants, and shirts are recommended. After the gorilla experience, relax and visit the women's project managed by a local woman who has a great story. It’s a great initiative on how she is engaging the women into hands which Is helping them earn a living and your support is always appreciated. Meals and accommodation: Buhoma Lodge

Day 10 Fly Back To Entebbe | Back Home

You will be driven to Kihihi airstrip after your breakfast as you will be saying bye to Uganda. The flight to Entebbe takes 2 hours shortening the long drive of 10 hours on the road. You will be picked up by our company representative and taken to your hotel of choice or airport which marks the end of the trip.

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