12 DAYS WILDLIFE SAFARI IN UGANDA TRIP – GORILLA TREKKING, CHIMPANZEE TRACKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SCENERY & COMMUNITY TOURS

12 Days Wildlife Safari In Uganda Trip – SAFARI OVERVIEW

The 12 Days Wildlife Safari In Uganda Trip is 11 night/12-day Uganda wildlife safari tour that starts and ends in Entebbe/ Kampala, featuring Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable Lake Mburo National Parks, Lake Bunyonyi, Bigodi & Ruboni Community tours.

This 12 days wildlife safari in Uganda trip begins in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary with rhino tracking on foot. Continue to Murchison Falls National Park, a classic savannah reserve named after a stunning waterfall formed as the world’s longest river explodes through an 8 meters rocky gap in the rift valley escarpment. Marvel at these dramatic falls and enjoy classic game drives and Nile launch cruises to see hundreds of Hippos, massive Crocodiles, Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffalos, Giraffes, Antelopes, Birds, and more.

From Murchison, drive south to Kibale Forest Park – a diverse, dense rainforest with 1500 wild chimpanzees, numerous monkeys, dazzling butterflies, and gorgeous forest birds. Trek into the forest to meet a community of roving chimps and marvel at how similar they are to humans. Then walk in the adjacent Bigodi Village to get a real feel for African rural life in Uganda.

Leave the pristine rainforest behind and journey through the incredibly scenic Rwenzori Mountains or Mountains of the Moon to the extensive grassland of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here, embark on game drives in search of big games including the rare Tree-Climbing Lions and Giant Forest Hogs.

You will also cruise on the Kazinga Channel to view some of Africa’s densest concentrations of hippos. And don’t forget your binoculars: with a staggering 611 recorded bird species, Queen is one of the world’s premier bird-watching destinations.

Next, travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking in a majestic forest that is home to half of the Earth’s 1063 Mountain Gorillas. This is likely to be the top highlight of your trip: an hour spent with these beautiful, gentle giants of the forests is a memory you’ll keep for a lifetime. After your gorilla trek, move to magical Lake Bunyonyi to rest and relax. End this amazing 12 days Uganda wildlife safari tour with a game walk in Lake Mburo National Park.

You can book or customize this unforgettable wildlife safari in Uganda to fit your budget and Uganda safari interests.

12 Wildlife Safari In Uganda Trip – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Chimpanzee tracking on foot in Kibale Forest
  • Rhino tracking on foot in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Interactive community village walks/tours
  • Game drives in 3 iconic savannah parks: Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, & Lake Mburo
  • Visiting the top of Murchison Falls
  • Afternoon boat trip to the bottom of Murchison Falls
  • Boat cruise to the Nile River Lake Albert Delta Area in Murchison Falls NP
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Search for the rare tree-climbing lions of Ishasha
  • A whole day of relaxation at the magical Lake Bunyonyi
  • Traditional lunch at Igongo Culture Centre
  • Game walk in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Photoshoots at the Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe
  • Enjoying beautiful views of the Rwenzori Mountains
  • Sensational bird watching
  • Canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi (optional)

12 Wildlife Safari In Uganda Trip FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1, 2 & 3: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary & Murchison Falls National Park

Day 4 & 5: Kibale National Park & Bigodi Community

Day 6 & 7: Ruboni Community & Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 8: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 9 & 10: Lake Bunyonyi

Day 11: Igongo Cultural Centre & Lake Mburo National Park

Day 12: Kampala/Entebbe

12 Wildlife Safari In Uganda Trip SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala/Entebbe to Murchison Falls National Park. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route

Day 2: Morning game drive & an afternoon Nile launch cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls

Day 3: Private Nile delta boat cruise & evening game drive in Murchison Falls National Park

Day 4: Visit the top of Murchison Falls & transfer to Kibale National Park.

Day 5: Morning chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest & afternoon Bigodi Community Walk.

Day 6: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Visit Ruboni Community on the foothills of Mount Rwenzori en route & enjoy a game drive upon arrival.

Day 7: Morning game drive in Kasenyi plains, afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise, & evening game drive along the Channel track.

Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Enjoy an en-route game drive in the Ishasha sector in search of tree-climbing lions.

Day 9: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation

Day 10: Whole day relaxation on Lake Bunyonyi

Day 11: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. Have a traditional lunch stop at Igongo Cultural center & do an evening game drive upon arrival. Optional night game drive.

Day 12: Morning game walk in Lake Mburo National Park & transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe

12 Wildlife Safari In Uganda Trip DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Transfer From Kampala/Entebbe To Murchison Falls National Park. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary En Route.

Your 12 days Wildlife Safari in Uganda Trip departs from your place of stay/hotel in Entebbe or Kampala.

Our professional guide will pick you up at 6.30 am. Embark on a 311km (5-6 hours) drive northwest to Murchison Falls National Park. Pass traditional Ugandan villages and bustling towns and then branch off at Nakitooma in Nakasongola district after about a 115km (4-5 hours) drive. Divert from the main road for another 7km drive to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – home to Uganda’s only wild white rhinos. Ziwa is a conservation project by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to reintroduce rhinos into Uganda’s other protected areas.

Here, embark on a 2-hour rhino tracking on foot with an expert local ranger guide. It is an incredible experience to see these prehistoric-looking heavyweights on foot.

After rhino tracking, have lunch at nearby Kabalega dinner. After lunch, continue on a further 1-hour drive into Murchison Falls National Park. At 3,840km2, this Uganda’s largest park contains a variety of big game, antelopes, primates, and over 450 bird species. The longest river in the world, the Nile, flows through the heart of the park on its 6700km journey from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean Sea. The centerpiece of the park is might Murchison falls where this Nile River explodes through an 8-meter rocky gap in the rift valley escarpment.

Arrive at your lodge early in the evening for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Highlight Of The Day: – Rhino tracking on foot

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Paraa Safari Lodge/Bakers Lodge

Mid-range/Moderate: – Pakuba Safari Lodge/Murchison River Lodge

Budget/Basic: – Hornbill Bush Lodge/Red Chilli Rest Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approximately 311km or 5-6 hours

Activities & Services Of The Day:-

  • Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Rhino tracking on foot in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Other Optional Activities You Can Choose To Do On This Day Include:-

  • Evening game drive in Murchison
  • Night game drive in Murchison

Day 2: Morning Game Drive & An Afternoon Nile Launch Cruise To The Bottom Of Murchison Falls.

Kicks off your day with a fresh cup of Ugandan coffee at the lodge at around 6.00 am.

Then go on an amazing 3-4 hours game drive in the northern sector of Murchison Falls National Park. The drive will take you across the savannah, Borassus Palm Forest, and grassland down to Lake Albert. The area is home to Lions, Leopard, Hyena, Giraffes, Buffalo, elephants, Jackson Hartebeest, Oribi, Waterbucks, Uganda Kobs. The park has a wide variety of birdlife including the Secretary Bird, Black Chested Snake Eagle, Tawny, and Marshal Eagles Carmine, and Swallow-Tailed Bee-Eaters

After the game drive, return to your lodge for a rest and lunch before embarking on a thrilling three hours afternoon boat cruise along the Nile to the bottom of the falls. Starting from Paraa Jetty at 2 pm, the boat cruise takes you on the calm waters of the Nile, watching huge Nile Crocodiles basking in the sun, hippos submerged in water, as well as buffaloes wallowing and elephants showering at the riverbank. You also see hundreds of special water birds including Goliath herons, Kingfishers, Fish eagles, and – if you’re lucky – you can even see the iconic Shoebill.

You finally dock in a small bay a few meters away from the thundering waterfall. From a vantage point at the base of the falls, you witness the power of Murchison Falls, arguably the world’s most powerful. It is not very big or wide like some you may have seen before. But think of the world’s longest river which is 50 meters wide exploding through an 8-meter rock gap before falling 45m below. It is a truly remarkable experience!

Return to your lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Highlight Of The Day: – The afternoon Nile launch cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Paraa Safari Lodge/Bakers Lodge

Mid-range/Moderate: – Pakuba Safari Lodge/Murchison River Lodge

Budget/Basic: – Hornbill Bush Lodge/Red Chilli Rest Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services Of The Day:-

  • Morning game drive in the northern section of Murchison Falls National Park
  • Afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of the falls

Other Optional Activities You Can Choose To Do On This Day Include:-

  • Sportfishing for the Nile Perch – the world’s largest freshwater fish
  • Hot air balloon safaris
  • Community village visits
  • Night game drive inside the park

Day 3: Private Nile Delta Boat Cruise & Evening Game Drive In Murchison Falls National Park.

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at around 9.00 am.

Then embark on your 12 days Wildlife Safari in Uganda Trip by spending another full day exploring the scenic landscape of Murchison Falls National Park and its wildlife. Start with a private (4-5 hour) 20km boat cruise from Paraa to the Nile Lake Albert Delta Area, the best place in Africa to see the mighty shoebill. Also, look out for other special bird species such as Pel’s Fishing Owl, Long-toed Lapwing, Saddle-billed Stork, Red-throated Bee-Eater, Goliath Heron, and African Darter.

See Hippos in the water, as well as Elephants, Buffalos, Giraffes, Waterbucks, and Crocodiles on the water’s edge. End your trip at the confluence of the Victoria Nile and Albert Nile. It’s at this point the Nile flows south into Lake Albert and then continues into Sudan and eventually to the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt. Return to your lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the early evening, around 4 pm, you go on an evening game drive to discover more of Murchison Falls National Park’s wildlife. From, the game drive, return to your lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Highlight Of The Day: – Cruising downstream the Nile River to the delta area

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Bakers Lodge/Paraa Safari Lodge

Mid-range/Moderate: – Pakuba Safari Lodge/Murchison River Lodge

Budget/Basic: – Red Chilli Rest Camp/Hornbill Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services Of The Day:-

  • Morning game drive
  • Afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of the falls

Other Optional Activities You Can Choose To Do On This Day Include:-

  • Hot air balloon safari
  • Sportfishing along the Nile River
  • Visit the Mubako community for exciting cultural performances
  • Night game drive

Day 4: Visit The Top Of Murchison Falls & Transfer To Kibale National Park.

Have your breakfast at the lodge at around 8.30 am.

Then embark on a drive to the top of Murchison Falls National Park to see these stunning waterfalls from a different perspective. Admire the world’s longest river as it crashes through the narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment before falling 45m to what has been termed the “devil’s cauldron” below, forming a plume of spray marked by a thunderous roar and a permanent rainbow.

After witnessing the spectacular falls, embark on a scenic 366km/6 hours drive southward to Kibale National Park. Pass green countryside of farms and traditional homesteads on the Albertine Rift escarpment. Enjoy a lunch stop in the beautiful town of Fort Portal, which is located in a lush, tea-growing region at the base of the mystic Mountains of the Moon.

After lunch, continue on a 1-hour drive south to Kibale Forest National Park – the best place to see wild chimpanzees in Africa. The chimps are commonly found feeding on fig tree fruits in the forest and have been habituated to humans since 1992. Kibale covers 776 km². This national park is home to numerous forest wildlife species, boasting the highest density and diversity of primates in Africa. The 13 primate species include Anubis baboon, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Bushbaby, Potto, L’Hoest’s, black-and-white colobus, red colobus, red-tailed, and blue monkeys.

Arrive at your lodge in the late afternoon for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Highlight Of The Day: – Visiting the top of the powerful Murchison Falls

Accommodation:-

Upmarket/Luxury: – Crater Safari Lodge/Kyaninga Lodge/Kyaninga Lodge

Midrange/Standard: – Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse-Cottage/Kibale Forest Camp

Budget/Basic: – Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse -Main house/Kibale Forest Camp – non-self-contained tents

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 366km or 6 hours

Activities & Services Of The Day:-

  • Transfer to Kibale National Park

Optional Activities You Can Choose To Do On This Day:-

  • Night walk in Kibale Forest to see nocturnal creatures like Potto, Bushbabies, and Serval.

Day 5: Morning Chimpanzee Trekking In Kibale Forest & Afternoon Bigodi Community Walk.

This great day starts with an early breakfast at around 6.30 am.

Then transfer to Kanyanchu Tourism Centre in Kibale to do your Chimpanzee tracking activity which begins promptly at 8 am. Begin with a briefing from expert park rangers who will be your guides for the activity. After the briefing, head to the majestic rainforest in search of the man’s closest relative on foot.

Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda Kibale National Park Forest lasts about 2 to 5 hours and over the years has had a 95% success rate of seeing some of the park’s 1,500 Chimpanzees. There are also several other amazing wildlife you will see in Kibale’s lush flora as you track chimps. The park’s chimpanzees have been fully habituated, thus offering you an opportunity to draw quite close to them and take as many photos as you wish! You have a full hour to enjoy these marvelous creatures munching fruit, swinging in trees, socializing, patrolling, mating, and making hooting calls – an unforgettable experience that you’ll treasure forever.

After your amazing chimp encounter, return to the starting point to enjoy your packed picnic lunch and catch your breaths after all the excitement.

After lunch, the adventure doesn’t stop, as you visit Bigodi Community. Bigodi is located in the Toro Kingdom close to Kibale Forest. You will take a village walk to explore the daily life of the Batooro people. You will meet traditional healers, men making local banana beer, and visit Bigodi Women’s Group for handicrafts demonstrations. It is a group of 150 weavers who have been working together for more than 15 years to master their skills. They sell baskets, mats, bags, and jewelry made from local materials.

The income from these activities is invested in education, health, sanitation, and improving the livelihood of residents.

Return to your lodge for some rest, dinner, and overnight.

Highlight Of The Day: – Chimpanzee tracking on foot in Kibale Forest

Accommodation:-

Upmarket/Luxury: – Crater Safari Lodge/Kyaninga Lodge/Kyaninga Lodge

Midrange/Standard: – Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse-Cottage/Kibale Forest Camp

Budget/Basic: – Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse -Main house/Kibale Forest Camp – non-self-contained tents

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services Of The Day:-

  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Bigodi village community walk

Optional Activities You Can Choose To Do On This Day:-

  • Night forest walk in Kibale Forest National Park

Day 6: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Visit Ruboni Community On The Foothills Of Mount Rwenzori En Route & Enjoy A Game Drive Upon Arrival.

Enjoy your breakfast, this morning at around 8.30 am.

Leave the pristine rainforests of Kibale behind and head down to the extensive grasslands of Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is a 2-3 hours drive through a scenic area of crater lakes and rolling hills. Make a stop in Kasese on the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains – Africa’s tallest mountain range – to explore the Ruboni Community. Discover the cultural traditions of the Bakonzo people that have lived on the foothills of Rwenzori for centuries. Experience their way of life, the crops that they grow, their art and craft, not forgetting impressive music, dance, and drama.

After this encounter, continue on the drive to Queen Elizabeth Park, arriving at your lodge in time for a late lunch. After lunch, embark on an afternoon game drive to explore the stunning landscapes of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This is Uganda’s most popular savannah reserve and with good reason! It is situated on the Equator on the scenic floor of the Great East African Rift Valley.

The park’s beautiful lakes, rolling savannah, emerald forests, acacia woodland, and fertile wetlands make it a haven for big game including over 5000 Hippos, many Elephants, tree-climbing Lions, Buffalos, Antelopes as well as 10 primate species including chimpanzees. Queen is also a premier destination for birding in Uganda with a whopping 611 recorded species of Uganda birds.

After your game drive, return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Highlight Of The Day: – Ruboni Community visit and the scenic views of the Rwenzori Mountains

Accommodation:-

Upmarket/Luxury: – Mazike Valley Lodge/Mweya Safari Lodge,

Midrange/Standard: – Enganzi Game Lodge/Bush lodge/Kasenyi Safari Camp

Budget/Basic: – Pumba Safari Cottages

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services Of The Day:-

  • Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Exploring Ruboni Village on the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains
  • Afternoon game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Optional Activities You Can Choose To Do On This Day Include:-

  • Night game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 7: Morning Game Drive In Kasenyi Plains, Afternoon Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise, & Evening Game Drive Along The Channel Track.

Enjoy an early breakfast at around 6.30 am and set off to the park again.

Your early morning game drive takes around 3-4 hours in Kasenyi plains. This section, apart from the great wildlife, is also one of the prettiest in the park, especially in the golden light of the morning. You have a chance to tick some impressive big games such as Elephants, Buffalos, Lions, Leopards, Hippos, Hyenas, and Giant Forest Hogs. There are also numerous antelopes such as Uganda Kobs, Bushbucks, Waterbucks, and other smaller creatures.

After the game drive, return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon, you will continue with your 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Uganda Trip with another wonderful activity planned, the 2-hours boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. Starting at 2 pm from Mweya Jetty, this boat cruise is a real must-do activity when visiting Queen. It offers you a chance to cruise just meters from hundreds of Hippos, Elephants, Buffalos, and countless Crocodiles.

Expect over 100 species of waterbirds, including the African Skimmer, Pink-backed Pelican, Great White Pelican, African Openbill Stork, Yellow-billed Stork, Saddle-billed Stork, Water Thick-knee, and White-winged Tern.

After the boat cruise, enjoy a short game drive along the channel track as you head back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Highlight Of The Day: – Seeing hundreds of hippos on the afternoon Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise.

Accommodation:-

Upmarket/Luxury: – Mazike Valley Lodge/Mweya Safari Lodge,

Midrange/Standard: – Enganzi Game Lodge/Kasenyi Safari Camp/Bush lodge

Budget/Basic: – Pumba Safari Cottages

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services Of The Day:-

  • Morning game drive in Kasenyi Plains
  • Afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise

Optional Activities You Can Choose To Do On This Day Include:-

  • Lion tracking
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge or Kalinzu Forest
  • Night game drive inside the park
  • A nature walk in the Maramagambo forest – home to forest birds and monkeys
  • Coffee tours

Day 8: Transfer To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Enjoy An En-Route Game Drive In The Ishasha Sector In Search Of Tree-Climbing Lions.

After breakfast at around 8.00 am, leave Queen’s savannah to head even further south.

Before leaving the park, enjoy a short game drive in the Ishasha sector trying to spot the plains’ famous tree-climbing lions. It is believed that these rare lions climb into trees to get away from the heat on the ground – the breeze is much cooler up in the branches! After seeing these brilliantly adapted creatures, exit the park and travel through the rolling hills of southwestern, small villages, plantations, and fields, on the way to your lodge in or near Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Few things are more inspiring than standing on a hilltop in Bwindi and taking in the mist-swathed valleys, echoing with the haunting calls of exotic birds and primates. When you’ve made the effort to negotiate enough of the terrain to find yourself in the presence of a 220kg adult male Mountain Gorilla and his family, the encounter takes on a whole other level of intensity.

The 321km2 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to half (459) of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas which live in family groups of 5 to 30 individuals. It protects 120 species of mammals, 351 bird species, 220 species of butterflies, and over 27 species of reptiles, as well as over 1,000 flowering plant species including 163 species of trees and 104 species of ferns.

You arrive at your lodge in the early evening and check in and relax. You will already feel the excitement to start to build for tomorrow’s activity. A trek through the thick and dark rainforests of Bwindi in search of the great apes definitely ranks among the world’s premier wildlife encounters. After a delicious dinner, you are off to bed for a good night’s rest.

Highlight Of The Day: – Finding the rare tree-climbing lions of the Ishasha sector

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Haven Lodge Buhoma/Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp/Buhoma Lodge

Mid-range/Moderate: – Gorilla Mist Camp/Agandi Uganda Eco-Lodge/Ichumbi Lodge

Budget/Basic: – Trekkers Tavern

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & time: – Approx. 218km or 4-7 hours

Activities & Services Of The Day:-

  • The scenic drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Game drive in Ishasha in search of the tree-climbing Lions

Day 9: Mountain Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi & Transfer To Lake Bunyonyi For Relaxation.

Today is the day you have been waiting for… the gorilla trek!

After big morning breakfast at around 6.00 am, transfer to the park headquarters to be briefed on the rules of gorilla trekking at 8.00 am. Then you and the other 7 trekkers will embark on a trek to see these beautiful, gentle giants of the forests. The trek takes 2-8 hours and is relatively difficult because of the steep slippery slopes and the high altitude. Your ranger guides will be coordinating with the advance trackers by radio to guide you into the gorilla’s last know location.

The trek will prove well worth it when you meet up with the gorilla family you’ve been assigned, the impact can be almost overwhelming. Baby gorillas are often very curious, and silverbacks are implausibly huge. The 60 minutes of watching, listening, and breathing in their forest home are utterly unforgettable. Quite simply, there is no other wildlife experience like this.

After the encounter, return to the starting point to receive your gorilla trekking certificates. Enjoy a packed picnic lunch and depart for Lake Bunyonyi, about 90 minutes away. Travel through the impressive Kigezi Highlands where locals apply a terracing method to cultivate their slopes, making for a fascinating scenic landscape. Arrive at Lake Bunyonyi in the late afternoon. Bunyonyi – meaning “place of many little birds” – is Africa’s second deepest lake, formed over 10,000 years ago when a river was dammed by lava. The beautiful lake is dotted with 29 islands.

You have some to relax at the resort, before having your lovely dinner, and overnight.

Highlight Of The Day: – Gorillas trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Birdnest @Bunyonyi Resort

Mid-range/Moderate: – Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & time: – Approx. 52km or 90 minutes

Activities & Services Of The Day:-

  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Evening boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi

Optional Activities You Can Choose To Do On This Day Include:-

  • Birding in the Bwindi Buhoma sector of Bwindi

Day 10: Whole Day Relaxation On Lake Bunyonyi.

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at around 9.00 am.

You’re free to admire the beauty of the lake and its surrounding hills.

You also have a choice of taking a canoe ride on the lake to explore some of its major islands, discovering the exciting histories behind them. For example, you can visit the Akampane or Punishment Island, the place where unmarried girls who became pregnant would be exiled. Here, they faced one of two possible fates. Any man who did not own sufficient cows to pay for an untainted bride was permitted to fetch the disgraced girl from the island and make her his wife. Failing that, the girl would usually starve to death.

Alternatively, you can hike one of the hills around Lake Bunyonyi, swim in the lake, zipline across the lake, or go for a community walk and visit a local school.

Highlight Of The Day: – Boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi

Accommodation:-

Luxury/ Upmarket: – Birdnest @Bunyonyi Resort

Mid-range/ Moderate: – Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services Of The Day:-

  • Boat cruise and relaxation on Lake Bunyonyi

Optional Activities You Can Choose To Do On This Day Include:-

  • Zip ling
  • Community visits
  • Hiking

Day 11: Transfer To Lake Mburo National Park. Have A Traditional Lunch Stop At Igongo Cultural Center & Do An Evening Game Drive Upon Arrival. Optional Night Game Drive.

Have breakfast at around 9.00 am and then leave Lake Bunyonyi for your final park of the trip.

Continue your 12 days Wildlife Safari in Uganda Trip with a drive northeast, through Uganda’s meandering landscape of rolling hills and lush banana plantations – known as one of the most scenic roads in the country. Passing mystical villages often veiled in mist, exchanging waves with friendly locals, and admiring the impressive Ankole cattle (their horns are unusually large), you’ll fully understand just why Uganda is such a hidden gem of a destination.

The drive all of the morning, and you will make a stop at the Igongo Cultural Centre and museum for a traditional lunch.

After lunch, drive to Lake Mburo National Park, a perfect overnight stop-over. Although the heavyweights such as elephants are missing, the great mix of wetland and woodland habitats makes for a wide range of Uganda mammals and Uganda birds, and Mburo’s tranquil atmosphere and soothing views provide welcome relief after a long Uganda safari.

You will reach your stunningly-located lodge in time to freshen up. Then you will have your excellent farewell dinner after an amazing tour through the “Pearl of Africa”, as you watch the African night creep closer over the waters of Lake Mburo.

The highlight of the day: – Game drive and the relaxing atmosphere of Lake Mburo National Park

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Mihingo Lodge

Mid-range/Moderate: – Rwakobo Rock/ Mpogo Safari Lodge

Budget/Basic: – Eagles Nest Mburo

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 199km or 4 hours

Activities & Services Of The Day:-

  • Transfer to Lake Mburo
  • Evening game drive in Mburo Park

Optional Activities You Can Choose To Do On This Day Include:-

  • Night game drive to seek the nocturnal animals that call Lake Mburo their home.

Day 12: Morning Game Walk-In Lake Mburo National Park & Transfer Back To Kampala/Entebbe.

After your early morning breakfast at 6.30 am, undertake a nature walk, your last “safari activity” of your 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Uganda Trip. This is one of the most interesting game walks in Uganda, in a beautiful area with a knowledgeable local guide. On the walk look out for antelopes like Common Eland, Waterbuck, Impala, Topis, Bushbuck, and Klipspringer among others, as well as Hyaena, Buffalo, Giraffe, Zebra, and Warthog. All this in a beautiful savannah landscape dotted with great Acacia trees.

After the walk, embark on a 240km/3 to 4 hours drive to Entebbe. However, there is one more surprise in store! Make a stop at the Ugandan Equator crossing at Kayabwe, where you can stand with one leg in the Northern hemisphere while the other remains in the Southern! It makes for great photographs and memories. It is also an impressive site for purchasing memorabilia to take back home as a memento of this incredible safari in Uganda. You reach the Entebbe International Airport for your departing flight.

The highlight of the day: – Walking amongst the wild mammals of Lake Mburo National Park

Meal Plan: – Breakfast

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 240km or 3-4 hours

Activities & Services Of The Day:-

  • Game walk in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Drive back to Entebbe

Optional Activities You Can Choose To Do On This Day Include:-

  • Morning game drive in Lake Mburo Park
  • Cycling tour in Lake Mburo Park
  • Horseback safari in Lake Mburo Park
  • Banyankole community tour

End of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari In Uganda Trip

12 Wildlife Safari In Uganda Trip − SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van/4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross-border safaris)

12 Wildlife Safari In Uganda Trip − SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)