25 Day Exclusive All Around Uganda Safari and Adventure

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Place Visited

Jinja, Pian Upe, Kidepo Valley NP, Murchison Falls NP, Kibale Forest NP, Queen Elizabeth NP, Bwindi NP, Mt. Mgahinga NP, Lake Mburo NP

   Itinerary highlights

  • Scenic drive to Jinja
  • Boat cruise to the source of River Nile
  • White Water rafting Experience
  • Visit Sipi Falls for a Hike and Photography
  • Scenic drive to Pian Upe Wildlife Game Reserve
  • Scenic drive to Kidepo Valley NP
  • Cultural Encounters In Kidepo
  • Scenic drive to Murchison Falls NP for a game drive
  • Scenic drive to Kibale Forest National Park
  • Chimpanzee Tracking Experience and Bigodi Wetland Walk
  • Scenic drive to Queen Elizabeth NP for an evening game drive
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga channel
  • You’ll visit Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National park to search for tree climbing lions.
  • Scenic drive to Bwindi Impenetrable NP
  • Gorilla Tracking Experience
  • Scenic drive to Mgahinga NP for Batwa Cultural Trail Experience
  • Golden Monkey Tracking
  • Scenic drive from Mountain Mgahinga National Park to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Scenic drive to Lake Mburo National Park

  Price Includes

  • Gorilla and Chimpanzee permits
  • Golden Monkey Tracking
  • Game drive and Boat cruise
  • Transport in a 4 wheel drive car plus an English speaking driver guide
  • Accommodation and meals

  Exclusions

  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses-alcoholic drinks, laundry, tips, telephone bills and souvenirs
  • Air fares

Overview

Our 25 Days Exclusive All-Around  Uganda Safari and Adventure, will take you to all-round through Uganda’s most iconic attractions and places one should visit on his safari in Uganda, this tour will give you an opportunity to visit the prime attractions in Uganda.

This tour is open to any dates throughout the year and depending on availability we will book for you your gorilla trek in either Buhoma, Nkuringo, Rushaga or Ruhija, as well this tour can be tailor to best fit in your budget and interests ranging from accommodation requirements, transport and meals throughout the tour.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Transfer to Jinja via Sezibwa Falls for a boat cruise to the source of River Nile and overnight at 2 Friends Beach Hotel on Full board basis.

After an early breakfast, you will meet your guide again and drive to Jinja through Mabira. You can opt to stop and buy some souvenirs, and Sezibwa falls then proceed to Jinja where you will do a boat cruise to the source of the Nile.

Meal Plan: Full Board.

Drive time: 3 hours’ drive.

Accommodation: 2 Friends Beach Hotel

Day 2
White water rafting experience and drive to Sipi Falls for overnight at Sipi River Lodge on full board basis.

After an early breakfast, you will go for a half-day of heart-pounding thrills as you charge through the Grade 3-5 rapids, be amazed by the breathtaking scenery with some wildlife. Our qualified and friendly river guides will keep you informed of what’s coming next. After you will drive to Sipi Falls via Mbale town found on the slope of Mountain Elgon national park for overnight.

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: Sipi River Lodge

Drive time: 5-6 hours’ drive

Day 3
Visit Sipi Falls for a hike and photography and drive to Pian upe wildlife game reserve for overnight at UWA bandas on full board basis.

After breakfast at your Lodge you will start a hike to Sipi falls, this hike takes you through the waterfalls trails, giving you an opportunity for great photography. After Sipi falls experience you will drive to Pian Upe wildlife game reserve for an evening game drive and overnight.

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: UWA Bandas

Drive time: 2-3 hours’ drive

Day 4
Morning Guided Game drive and drive to Kidepo valley National park for overnight at UWA Bandas on full board basis.

After breakfast, you will do a morning game drive in search of missed animals after you will drive to Kidepo valley national park for an overnight. Kidepo Valley National park has been identified as one of Africa’s most magnificent wilderness worth visiting for an authentic African safari, re-known for its unique Big game favourites including elephants, big herds of Buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, elands, rare cheetah and ostriches. This is also an area of rich authentic traditional African culture dotted with the Manyattas of the fiercely traditional Karamojong pastoralists.

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: UWA Bandas

Drive time: 4-5 hours’ drive

Day 5
Game drives in Kidepo Valley National Park: Overnight at Kidepo Savannah Lodge on Full Board.

Today after your breakfast at the Lodge, you will spend both morning and afternoon doing game drives in the savannah plains of Kidepo Valley National Park. This park hosts a great variety of animal species in comparison to any other Ugandan parks. Of the Eighty species recorded in 1971, Twenty-eight weren’t known to exist in any other park within Uganda. Carnivore species distinctive to Kidepo are the Hunting dog, Bat-eared Fox, Cheetah, Striped Hyena, Caracal and the aard Wolf.

The more uncommon ungulates are: the greater & Lesser Kudu, roan antelope, Chandler’s mountain Reedbuck, beisa oryx, Klipspringer and Bright’s Gazelle, have been greatly decreased by poachers within the past few years. Among the other big ungulates are elephants, oribi, Burchell’s zebras, Jackson’s hartebeests, bush pigs, bohor reedbuck, warthogs, Rothschild giraffes, defassa waterbucks, cape buffaloes, elands, bush duskier and bushbucks.

Five primate species are found within the park of which the most endemic in the Kavirondo bush baby. Carnivores existing include lions, side-striped jackals, leopards, black-backed jackals, various small cats as well as spotted hyenas.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Day 6
Visiting the Karamanjongo Villages or/ Game Drives to explore cultures of these pastoral people. Overnight at Kidepo Savannah Lodge on Full Board.

After breakfast, you will visit the homes of the Karamajongo, interact with the elders and get to know more about the lifestyle, culture and behaviours of the onetime pastoral group or choose to do more game drives on the day.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Day 7
Drive to Murchison Falls National Park for an evening game drive: Overnight at Pakuba Safari Lodge on Full Board basis.

After breakfast, you will drive to Murchison Falls National Park which is Uganda’s largest protected area of 500kmsq formed by Murchison falls national park and the contiguous Karuma and Bugungu wildlife reserves, the park is uniquely known for River Nile which traverses this wilderness, dividing grasslands roamed by big game roaming the savannah grasslands from the north to the southern banks.  . Depending on where you will be staying, afternoon game drive will be rewarding.

Drive time: Approximately 5-6 hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Day 8
Morning Delta Cruise and afternoon water fall boat cruise. Overnight at Pakuba Safari Lodge on Full Board Basis.

Early morning departure from the lodge with picnic Lunch and transfer to catch the morning boat at the Jetty point,  you will spot several herds of buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, Jacksons Hartbeast, Giraffes, Elephants, several bird species and other wild animals as they flock River Nile to drink water.

In the afternoon you will come back for another boat cruise to continue upstream to the base of the falls to observe how water squeezes in a narrow gorge to later explode in what has been referred to the strongest and powerful falls on planet earth. Return to the Lodge for overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Day 9
Morning and afternoon game drive. Overnight at Pakuba Safari Lodge on Full Board Basis

After an early breakfast will head to the park to experience its beauties with multiple Game drives along the Nile Delta stretch to see various animals as they go about there day, among these include Lions, Leopards, Jackal, Elephants, Giraffe and several other species of Albertine Rift birds. You will return for lunch and a swim relaxes at the lodge then head back later for more game viewing as the animals have the last meal of the day.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Day 10
Drive to Hoima Town via the top of the falls visit and Escapements: Overnight at Kontik Hotel or Hoima Cultural Lodge on Full

After a lazy breakfast, you will drive to Hoima via the top of Murchison Falls and the Escarpment of the Albertine Rift Valley which is just on your way from Murchison Falls National Park to Hoima, Depending on the nature of the road, you will have good views of Lake Albert. Check-in at the lodge and go for a cultural walk or relaxation at the lodge.

Drive time: 4-5 hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Kontik Hotel/Hoima Cultural Lodge

Day 11
Transfer to Kibale Forest National park via Amabere Caves for cultural experience of the history of the caves and a hike to the top of Nyakasura Hills overnight at Chimpanzee forest Guest house on full board basis.

You will drive to Kibale Forest National Park via Fort Portal town for Lunch and visit Amabere Caves for cultural, hiking Nyakasura caves, geographical and historical encounters. After you will procced to Kibale forest for check-in at the Lodge and overnight.

Drive time: Approximately 4 hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Chimpanzee Forest Guest House

Day 12
Chimpanzee tracking experience and Bigodi Wetland walk and overnight at Chimpanzee Forest Guest House.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kibale National Park headquarters at Kanyakyu to join other trekkers for briefing and eventual chimpanzee trekking. You will be led by a well-trained ranger/guide who will take you for a guided primate walk inside Kibale Forest National Park. This forest is best known for the number and variety of resident 13 species of primates which you may encounter during your trek and later you will return to the Lodge for overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Chimpanzee Forest Guest House

Day 13
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park for an evening game drive and overnight at Elephant Hab Lodge on full board basis.

After breakfast you will drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park for 2 nights at Elephant Hab Lodge/Buffalo Resort Lodge, the park is located along the Equator in South-Western Uganda. Queen Elizabeth national park is Uganda’s most popular and diverse conservation area situated in the western rift valley floor with a variety of habitats including grassland, acacia woodland, forest and water which has enabled it to sustain a wide variety of wildlife among them the Big 4 animals which you will enjoy viewing while you stay here.

Accommodation: Elephant Hab Lodge/Buffalo Resort Lodge.

Accommodation type: Low Mid-range/High Budget but open to upgrade

Meal Plan: Full Board/with packed Lunch

Day 14
Morning game drives for wildlife viewing and afternoon Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National park overnight at Elephant Hab Lodge on full board basis.

After an early morning breakfast, you will go for game drives in Kasenyi plains for wildlife viewing you will have a chance to see the big herds of Buffalos, Antelopes, Uganda Kobs, Warthogs among the wildlife and return to the lodge for lunch then later in the afternoon you will do a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel by far known as the highlight of all activities in this park. This boat cruise offers a chance to spot over 400 species of water birds, many wild animals as they flock this channel for drinking water and above all, Kazinga channel has the highest concentration of hippos in the whole world

Accommodation: Elephant Hab Lodge/Buffalo Resort Lodge.

Accommodation type: Low Mid-range/High Budget but open to upgrade

Meal Plan: Full Board/with packed Lunch

Day 15
Transfer to Ishasha sector Queen Elizabeth national park, for an evening game drive to search for late grazers and tree climbing lions and overnight at Topi Lodge on Full Board basis.

On this day, after an early morning breakfast, you will drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park Ishasha section for 1 night at Enjojo Lodge/Ishasha Jungle Lodge, you will arrive in the lunchtime hours check-in at the Lodge and have lunch, then relax at the lodge, you will later go for an evening game drive to search for tree-climbing lions and other late grazers after you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Enjojo Lodge/Ishasha Jungle lodge

Accommodation type: Low Mid-range/High Budget but open to upgrade

Meal Plan: Full Board/with packed Lunch

Drive time: 2 hours’ drive.

Day 16
Game drives in Ishasha sector to search for tree climbing lions while encountering other wildlife and overnight at Topi Lodge on Full board basis.

On this day, after early morning breakfast, you will go for game drives in Ishasha plains for viewing Tree Climbing lions depending on your luck that day, you will as well have an opportunity of viewing other wildlife.

Accommodation: Enjojo Lodge/Ishasha Jungle lodge

Accommodation type: Low Mid-range/High Budget but open to upgrade

Meal Plan: Full Board/with packed Lunch

Day 17
Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park for overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge/Trekkers Tavern Cottages on Full Board Basis.

On this day after your breakfast at the lodge, you will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National park in South Western Uganda where you will spend two nights. This journey is about 4-5 hours’ drive but very enjoyable as you will be driving through various local communities and towns along the road, the drive as well takes you through the beautiful cascading and rolling hills of Kigezi region. You will arrive at the lodge in the afternoon hours have your lunch and check-in for overnight.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tavern Cottages.

Accommodation type: Low Mid-range/High Budget but open to upgrade

Meal Plan: Full Board.

Drive time: 2-3 hours’ drive.

Day 18
Gorilla tracking experience Day and do optional activities around the park and overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge/Trekkers Tavern Cottages on Full Board Basis.

After early morning breakfast, you will drive to the Park headquarters for registration and joining others for a gorilla trekking briefing about the dos and the don’ts during your Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour.

Once this is done, you will trek through the tropical rain forest of Bwindi your ranger guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you from half an hour to three-quarters of the day. During your trek, you will have a chance to encounter other wildlife including, various bird species and tree species which your guide which give you information about to make the trek enjoyable. This is indeed an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful endangered Creatures. You will be awarded a certificate for participating in gorilla trekking and thus contributing to the conservation of mountain gorillas.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tavern Cottages.

Accommodation type: Low Mid-range/High Budget but open to upgrade

Meal Plan: Full Board/with packed Lunch

Day 19
Transfer to Mgahinga National park for Batwa cultural trail experience and overnight at Lake Chahafi Resort.

After your breakfast, you will drive to Mgahinga National Park for check-in at the Lodge and Lunch then later in the afternoon you will go for Batwa cultural trail experience this walk will expose you to other attractions in the park before returning back to your hotel for overnight. The Batwa, or ‘Twa people are one of the last groups of short-statured people also known as ‘pygmy’ people, and until Mgahinga Montane forest area was gazetted as a National Park they lived a hunter-gather lifestyle in the forest. They are now some of the poorest people in the world with a high infant mortality rate and low life expectancy.

As the original dwellers of this ancient jungle, the Batwa were known as “The Keepers of the Forest.” The history of these small-statured people is long and rich. The Batwa survived by hunting small game using arrows or nets and gathering plants and fruit in the rain forest. They lived in huts constructed of leaves and branches, moving frequently in search of fresh supplies of food. The Batwa lived in harmony with the forest and its creatures, including the mountain gorillas, for millennia. Some anthropologists estimate that pygmy tribes such as the Batwa have existed in the equatorial forests of Africa for 60,000 years or more.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Lodge: Kisoro Traveler’s Inn/Lake Chahafi Resort.

Day 20
Full-day Golden monkey tracking and optional activities around the park and overnight at Lake Chahafi Resort.

After early morning breakfast, you will drive to the Park headquarters for registration and joining others for a Golden Monkeys trekking briefing about the dos and the don’ts during your Uganda Golden monkey Trekking Tour. Once this is done, you will trek through the montane forest of Mountain Mgahinga National park with your ranger guides to find the beautiful Golden Monkeys, which can take you from half an hour to three-quarters of the day.

During your trek, you will have a chance to encounter other wildlife including, various bird species and tree species which your guide which give you information about to make the trek enjoyable. This is indeed an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful endangered Creatures. Once you find them you will spend one hour encounter with them and then return to your lodge for relaxing and overnight.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Lodge: Kisoro Traveler’s Inn/Lake Chahafi Resort.

Day 21
Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for overnight at Crater Bay Cottages.

On this day you will drive from Mountain Mgahinga National Park to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale District. Lake Bunyonyi is one of the three Lava damned Lake which was formed when lava flowing from one of the volcanoes blocked a river channel and water was forced to flow back hence filling the space to create lake Bunyonyi.

Bunyonyi locally means small birds due to the abundance of small birds in this area. Lake Bunyonyi is said to be the deepest lake in Uganda and second deepest in East Africa, it as well as many traditional attachments by the local people. You will do a boat cruise as well visit the Batwa Pygmies having a chance to view the 1000 islands on the lake.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Lodge: Crater Bay Cottages/Birdnest Resort.

Drive time: 2-3 hours

Day 22
Morning Canoe Boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi to visit and view the 100 Islands and encounter the Batwa Pygmies.

On this day, after breakfast at your lodge, you will go for a canoe boat ride on the lake to visit and view the 1000 islands and encounter the Batwa pygmies.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Lodge: Crater Bay Cottages/Birdnest Resort.

Day 23
Transfer to Lake Mburo National park with stops at Mbarara for en-route lunch then proceed to the park for an afternoon game drive and boat cruise on Lake Mburo.

After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National Park through the small towns of Uganda. Make a stopover at Mbarara for lunch. Enjoy an en-route game drive as you drive to your lodge\hotel for check-in and lunch. After lunch, you will have a boat on the lake in search for hippos, crocodiles and water birds among others.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Lodge: Lake Mburo Safari lodge/Rwako Rock Lodge.

Drive time: 5-6 hours

Day 24
Morning walking safari experience and community walk for visiting local communities in and around Lake Mburo National park.

After breakfast, you will go for a morning walking safari, this gives you a chance to explore and experience nature on foot walking in Lake Mburo National park, this walk will give you a chance to encounter zebras, elands, the great Ankole Cattle, giraffes, elands, impalas which are only found here in Uganda, among other wildlife and plant life, on your way back you will visit local communities living within the park for cultural encounters and local life experience.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Lodge: Lake Mburo Safari lodge/Rwako Rock Lodge.

Day 25
Morning en-route game drive and transfer to Kampala/Entebbe via Equator crossing then proceed for drop off/your flight out to end the exclusive safari in Uganda.

This will mark our last day on this tour, after breakfast you will drive nack to Kampala/Entebbe via the Equator crossing then proceed for drop off or your flight out.

END OF TOUR.

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