11 Day Highlights of Uganda Scheduled Safari

Overview

Spend your vacation exploring the highlights of Uganda and discover the very best this incredible country has to offer. Explore the beautiful national parks in search for Chimpanzees and Gorillas where close–up encounters with these remarkable primates will leave a lasting imprint on your mind. (#) Enjoy boat cruises to along with game drives to experience the nature from different angles.

Highlights

Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch; Murchison National Park & boat cruise; Kibale National Park for chimp tracking; Bigodi Swamp; Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kazinga boat cruise; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for Gorilla trekking

Departures

Scheduled Group Safari 

Countries

Uganda

Itinerary

Day 1 2 Friends Beach Hotel, Entebbe

Meet and greet at Entebbe Airport, transfer to your hotel and the remainder of the day is free to relax

Day 2&3 Paraa Safari Lodge or similar, Murchison Falls

Our destination from Entebbe takes us to Murchison Falls. En–route visit the Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch hosting the only wild rhinos in Uganda and home to around 19 southern white rhinos. From here, onward to the stunning Murchison Falls, located within one of Uganda’s oldest conservation areas. Murchison National Park is situated in the northern part of Albertine Rift Valley, where the massive Bunyoro Escarpment amalgamates into the enormous plains of land traditionally inhabited by the Acholi people.
On day 3, enjoy a morning game drive in the park searching for wildlife including elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hartebeest and oribi. Continue to the launch site for a 3hour boat ride combined with a cheese and wine cruise. A highlight of any visit to Murchison Falls Conservation Area is the boat trip to view the magnificent Murchison Falls. Hippos and crocodiles are abundant and you will see plenty of game and bird life. Return to the lodge for lunch, followed by an evening game drive.

Day 4 Hoima Cultural Lodge – CHIMP TREKKING

This morning join a chimp treking excursion and have the chance to view Man’s closest genetic relative – these cheeky primates are guaranteed to entertain. We continue via the Albertine Escarpment of the western Rift Valley to Hoima

Day 5 Primate Lodge, Kibale

Depart after an early breakfast, passing through beautiful verdant countryside and traditional homesteads and farms. Kibale National Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau. In the afternoon join a guided walk in Bigodi Swamp to look for different bird species including the shining blue kingfisher, blue throated roller and other rare species .

Day 6&7 Park View Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park CHIMP TRACKING

After an early breakfast, start your Kibale Chimp trekking experience to search for these lively and often noisy primates – watch as they leap amongst the tree canopy, or perhaps forage or relax on the forest floor – they will certainly entertain you. In the afternoon, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, understandably, this National Park is Uganda’s most popular tourist destination with its diverse ecosystems from sprawling savanna, canopied and humid forests, to sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands.
Day 7: Enjoy a morning game drive to further enjoy this remarkable area and during the afternoon embark on a wonderful Kazinga Channel boat cruise.

Day 8&9 Mahogany Lodge, Bwindi GORILLA TREKKING

After breakfast, enjoy game viewing via Ishasha en–route to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The next morning, enter the forest and start your Gorilla trek. This is sure to be one of the most memorable wildlife encounters you will have – be in awe of the size yet gentleness of a huge silverback; the familiarity of a gorilla hand compared to those of a human, the way the family interacts with each other and the playful, entertaining youngsters

Day 10 Mihingo lodge, Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, depart Bwindi and drive to Lake Mburo National Park (approximately 4–5 hours’ drive). Enjoy a late afternoon boat cruise 

Day 11 Entebbe/Kampala

After breakfast, you will depart Lake Mburo and drive to Kampala/Entebbe. Time permitting you can stop for curio shopping and a photo opportunity at the Equator

Accommodated

2019 Rates

(Price pp based on twin share)

US$4,715

Single Supplement: Yes - 2020 US$999

Accommodation - Day 1&2 Friends Beach Hotel Entebbe
Day 2&3 Paraa Safari Lodge Murchison Falls
Day 4 Hoima Cultural Lodge
Day 5 Primate Lodge Kibale
Day 6&7 Park View Safari Lodge Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 8&9 Mahogony Lodge Bwindi
Day 10 Mihingo Lodge Lake Mburo
Day 11 End of safari at Entebbe/Kampala

Notes: 2021 (January–December)

Single Supplement US$999
Park Fees & Activities US$550
German or French Guided Departures US$65

Low Season - 1/1/2021 to 12/1/2021, High Season - 1/1/2021 to 12/31/2021

Group Size

4 to 12