16 Days of best Uganda

DURATION
16 DAYS | 15 NIGHTS
Safari Overview

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe airport and transfer to the lodge.

Day 2: Kampala city tour.

Day 3: Transfer to Murchison falls national park via Ziwa Rhino sanctuary

Day 4: A game drive and a boat trip in Murchison falls national park.

Day 5: Visit the top of falls and transfer to Hoima.

Day 6: Transfer to Kibale forest national park.

Day 7: Chimpanzee trekking in the morning and Bigodi swamp walk in the afternoon.

Day 8: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park and an evening game drive.

Day 9: A morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise.

Day 10: Transfer to Ishasha southern sector of Queen Elizabeth national park and an evening game drive.

Day 11: A morning game drive and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.

Day 12: Gorilla tracking and Batwa community visit in the evening.

Day 13: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park.

Day 14: A morning game drive and later transfer to Jinja.

Day 15: After breakfast, you will go for white water rafting. 

Day 16: Transfer back to Kampala for your flight back home. 

                         


Safari/Trip details
  • 1 - ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT

    Arriving at Entebbe international airport, You will be warmly welcomed by a  Gorilla Sights Safaris representative and transfer to your lodge for briefing, dinner, and overnight.


  • 10 - TRANSFER TO ISHASHA SECTOR

    After breakfast, you will have a game drive as you depart for the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth national park famed for the tree-climbing lions, arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. Relax and later go for an evening game drive and come back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.


  • 2 - KAMPALA CITY TOUR

    After breakfast, you will explore the vibrant and chaotic city of Kampala.

    discover historical and political sites including the Uganda Parliament, the ancient tombs of the Kabakas, where the Buganda tribe laid their kings to rest, Baha'i temple, old Kampala Gaddafi mosque.

    Kampala is full of culinary wonders. Taste some of the eclectic cuisines of the region including the local cuisines, Indian, Turkish, French, etc.


  • 3 - TRANSFER TO MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK VIA ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY

    After breakfast, you will depart for Murchison falls national park passing via Ziwa rhino sanctuary for rhino trekking, have lunch and embark on the journey to Murchison falls national park.


  • 4 - MORNING GAME AND A BOAT CRUISE

    This morning, you will depart for an early morning game drive across the rolling plains of Uganda's largest national park returning later to the lodge for breakfast. The 3893 square kilometers park is a home of 76 mammal species that include elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, giraffes, jackals, antelopes among others, 451 bird species include secretary bird, black chested snake eagle, Abyssinian ground hornbill, northern carmine bee-eaters among others.

    And later after lunch, depart for a boat cruise to the bottom of the Murchison falls where River Nile thunders through a 7 m squeezed gorge plunging 43 meters into the devil's cauldron on its way to Lake Albert. The banks are densely populated with crocodiles, hippos, and a range of other animals that come to drink and cool their bodies ie elephants, waterbucks among others. Thereafter transfer back to your lodge.


  • 5 - VISIT THE TOP OF THE FALLS AND TRANSFER TO HOIMA

    After breakfast, you will visit the top of the Murchison falls in the morning and later transfer to Hoima to break the long journey to Kibale forest national park.


  • 6 - TRANSFER TO KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

    This morning, you will have breakfast and transfer to Kibale forest national park, Kibale forest is home to 13 extraordinary primate species that include chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, Guereza colobus, L'Hoest monkeys, and the elusive forest elephants. You will arrive in the evening and proceed to your lodge for dinner and overnight.


  • 7 - CHIMPANZEE TREKKING AND BIGODI SWAMP WALK

    You will have an early morning breakfast and go chimpanzee trekking along the network of forest trails seeing habituated chimpanzees squabbling and swinging from the trees is an exhilarating experience. you will spend the morning in the forest returning to the lodge in time for lunch.

    Later in the afternoon, you will have a visit to the Bigodi wetland sanctuary which is rich in bird species, vegetation, and wildlife. this is also a great opportunity to support local tourism initiatives which benefit social and economical development in the area.


  • 8 - TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

    After breakfast, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park venturing into the crater lakes, hike, and later continue to the park. It has the highest bio-diversity ratings of wildlife in Uganda. It's  Uganda's second-largest national park, the 1978 square kilometers has everything from open Savannah to rain forests. Queen Elizabeth national park has over 100 mammals species, and an outstanding 606 bird species, making it a premier safari destination. You will have a game drive and proceed to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.


  • 9 - GAME DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE

    In the morning, you will have a game drive to the Kasenyi area where animals converge like elephants, buffaloes, antelopes for its an open Savannah and lions for big herds of prey and then return to the lodge for breakfast.

    In the afternoon, take a cruise along the Kazinga channel, home of the largest concentration of schools of hippos, herds of elephants, buffaloes among others that come to drink and cool their bodies.

    The Kazinga channel also attracts a tremendous variety of bird species ie African fish eagle, open-billed stork, kingfishers among others because of fish. You will head back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.



  • 11 - GAME DRIVE AND TRANSFER TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

    After breakfast, you will have a game drive in search of pride of lions hanging on fig trees, herds of Topis and elephants and later depart for Kisoro passing via Kihihi and Kanungu with the beautiful scenery of hills and valleys of the terraced farming, arrive at the lodge in the afternoon have lunch and relax and await the following day's activities.


  • 12 - GORILLA TRACKING

    You will have an early breakfast, and prepare for the Gorilla tracking exercise, you will transfer to the park headquarters for briefing and later trek down the network of trails to track the rare Mountain Gorilla. Don't forget your lunch boxes and the gears to track. The exercise is for the whole day but it's well worth the effort. There are always ranger guides with you to ensure your safety and to interpret flora and fauna and also the communications of the primates most especially the gorillas. Your guide will pick you in the evening and head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.


  • 13 - BATWA COMMUNITY VISIT AND TRANSFER TO LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

    After breakfast, you will go to the Batwa community in Nyakabande where you will be entertained and then drive to Lake Mburo national park. You will do a game drive as you enter the park.

    Lake Mburo is an extension of the Tanzanian plains with big herds of Zebras Impalas, Elands, and other Savannah species. For birders, this is the best spot for the African finfoot, papyrus Gonolek, bush shrikes, etc. You will go for an evening game drive and head back to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.


  • 14 - TRANSFER TO JINJA

    After breakfast, have a game drive and then proceed to Jinja. Have a stopover to look at drum makers, the equator where you will be able to stand on both Southern and Northern hemispheres at once, have lunch and then proceed with the journey to Jinja.

    Jinja is located at the northern end of Lake Victoria in South Eastern Uganda. It has a very pleasant climate with great temperatures. Jinja offers lots of activities to venture into and more so a very relaxing beautiful environment.


  • 15 - WHITE WATER RAFTING

    After breakfast, you will go for a 4-5 white water rafting activity on River Nile and a 25 km journey down the Nile. You will later come back and relax at your hotel for the night.


  • 16 - TRANSFER TO ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    After breakfast, you will embark on the journey to Entebbe for your flight back home.



                               "ADVENTURE FOR MEMORIES"



Safari Inclusions  
  • All meals and accommodations as per itinerary.
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable 4/4 safari vehicle 
  • Park entry fees.
  • Services of a full time English speaking guide
  • All game drives
  • All boat trips 
  • Gorilla tracking permits
  • Chimpanzee trekking permits
  • Bigodi swamp walk.
  • White water rafting.
  • All airport pick ups and drops.
  • All government levies / taxes.
  • Rhino trekking.
  • All activities as stipulated in the itinerary.

Safari Exclusions  
  • Personal insurance 
  • Phone calls and bar bills 
  • Laundry fees
  • Airfares
  • Driver guide's gratuity
  • All other services of person nature.

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