14 DAYS UGANDA SAFARI TOUR, GORILLA TREKKING, CHIMPANZEE TRACKING, WILDLIFE SAFARI IN UGANDA TOUR

14 Days Uganda Safari Tour – SAFARI OVERVIEW.

14 Days Uganda Safari Tour

Tree Climbing Lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda

14 days Uganda safari tour is a 13 night/14-day safari in Uganda tour offering gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, searching for the rare tree-climbing lions, cruising on the Kazinga Channel, hiking the Rwenzori Mountains, cultural interactive tours, relaxing Lake Bunyonyi, and more. This 14 days Uganda tour begins from and ends in Entebbe, an attractive, verdant town in central Uganda, located on a magical peninsula in Lake Victoria, the world’s biggest tropical lake.

From there, head southwest with a stop at the Uganda Equator line crossing for stunning photographs before reaching Lake Mburo National Park for a game walking safari in search of zebras, giraffes, elands, impalas, buffalos, and more. Then undertake a whole-day interactive cultural visit to the Banyankore community. Continue southwest with a stop at the Igongo Cultural Center Museum. Arrive at Lake Bunyonyi Uganda, Africa’s second deepest lake dotted with 29 magical islands. Explore the island communities in a locally made dugout canoe.

Drive to the wonderful Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Forest for a trek through the dense jungle to find a family of gorillas going about their day each with its personalities, from cocky adolescents and wise mothers to young ones rolling through the bamboo under the ever-watchful eye of a dominant male, called Silverback. Also, enjoy a cultural performance from the Batwa (pygmy) people.

Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park, a park of diverse landscapes with rolling savannah, acacia woodland, lakes, rivers, wetlands, rainforest, and extinct volcanic crater cones with lakes. Mammals are plentiful, tree-climbing lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, antelopes, and this is a birder’s paradise. Enjoy game drives and a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel, the world’s highest concentration of hippos is here. Move to the Rwenzori Mountains National Park for a whole day adventure hike into this Africa’s highest mountain range at 5019m.

Proceed to the Kibale National Park Forest to track and see our closest relatives, the Chimpanzees close up in their natural habitat on foot. Travel to Fort portal for a leisure walk around the town. Cycle in the Mpanga tea estate, visit Amabere cave- famous for its stalactites which are linked to the rich Chwezi culture and hike to the dramatic Fort Portal Crater Lake field. Your final destination Kampala city for a city tour.

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14 Days Uganda Safari Tour FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1: Entebbe

Day 2 & 3: The Equator, Lake Mburo National Park, & Banyankore community.

Day 4: Igongo Cultural Museum & Lake Bunyonyi

Day 5 & 6: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 8 & 9: Kasese – the Rwenzori Mountains area.

Day 10: Kibale National Park.

Day 11: Fort Portal Area

Day 12: Mpanga tea estate, Amabere caves, Fort Portal Crater Lake field & Kampala.

Day 13: Kampala

Day 14: Departure

14 Days Uganda Safari Tour PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

Discover the central and western regions of the ‘Pearl of Africa’.

Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Chimpanzee tracking on foot in Kibale Forest National Park

Game walking safari in Lake Mburo National Park

Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Searching for the uncommon tree-climbing lions of Ishasha plains

Cruising on Kazinga Channel to view some of the world’s densest hippo concertation

Canoeing on the magical Lake Bunyonyi

Whole day adventure hike on the Rwenzori Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site

Leisure walk in the beautiful Fort Portal town

Cycle in the Mpanga Tea Estate

Visit the legendary Amabere cave and hike to the dramatic Fort Portal Crater Lake field

Meet the locals and explore the Banyankole and Batwa indigenous cultures

Stunning photo shoots at the Uganda Equator crossing, Kayabwe

Visit Igongo Cultural Museum

Whole day tour of Uganda’s capital, Kampala

14 Days Uganda Safari Tour – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Arrive in Uganda via Entebbe International Airport & transfer to the hotel

Day 2: Drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Make an en-route stop at the Equator crossing Kayabwe & embark on an evening game walk on arrival in the park.

Day 3: Whole-day interactive cultural tour to the Banyankore community.

Day 4: Travel to Lake Bunyonyi. Make an en-route stop at Igongo Cultural Museum & undertake a canoe paddle on arrival.

Day 5: Island Hopping on Lake Bunyonyi & transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day 6:  Gorilla trekking in Uganda – Bwindi & Batwa performances in the evening at the lodge.

Day 7: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Do a game drive in the Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions and other fantastic games.

Day 8: Morning game drive, afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise & transfer to the Rwenzori Mountains area.

Day 9: Whole Day Adventure Hike in the Rwenzori Mountains National Park.

Day 10: Visit the Ruboni Community Craft Village in Kasese & transfer to Kibale National Park. Day 11: Do chimpanzee trekking Kibale & connect to Fort Portal for a leisure walk in Fort Portal town or relaxation at the lodge.

Day 12: Cycle in Mpanga tea estate, visit Amabere caves, hike to Fort Portal Crater Lake field & transfer to Kampala.

Day 13: Whole-day Kampala city tour.

Day 14: Departure

14 Days Uganda Safari Tour DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1 of the 14 Days Uganda Safari Tour: Arrive in Uganda via Entebbe International Airport & Transfer to the Hotel.

Arrive in Uganda following the flight from your respective country of origin. You land at Entebbe International Airport, located on a magical peninsula in Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. You’re met by a Prime Uganda Safaris representative and transferred to your accommodation for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Depending on your arrival time, a half-day trip to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary can be arranged at an additional cost.  This could also be arranged at the end of your safari if you prefer. Other options include a tour to the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, where there are a variety of visitors’ programs including behind the scenes ‘work’ with the animals or a ‘chimpanzee close up’, a luxury boat cruise on Lake Victoria, a canoe ride in Mabamba Swamp in search of the shoebills or a leisurely walk in Entebbe Botanical Gardens

The highlight of the day: – Sighting the serene waters of Lake Victoria as you touch down Entebbe Airport.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Protea Hotel Entebbe/Serena Lake Victoria Resort

Midrange/Standard: – Boma Hotel Entebbe/2 Friends Beach Hotel Entebbe/Lake Heights Hotel Entebbe

Budget/Basic: – Acacia Boutique Hotel/Airport Guesthouse Entebbe

 Meal Plan: – Dinner

 Drive distance & time: – Approx. 3-5km or 10-20 minutes

 Activities & Services of the day include:-

  • Pick up from the airport & transfer to the hotel

Other optional activities you can choose to do on this day include:-

  • Canoe ride in Mabamba Swamp in search of the incredible Shoebill birds
  • Boat trip to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary on Lake Victoria
  • Visit Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) on Lake Victoria shoreline
  • Sunset boat cruise on Lake Victoria

Day 2 of the 14 Days Uganda Safari Tour: Drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Make an En-Route Stop at the Equator Crossing Kayabwe & Embark on an Evening Game Walk on Arrival in the Park.

After breakfast at your place of stay in Entebbe at around 6.30 am, embark on a 240km (3-4 hours) drive southwest to Lake Mburo National Park. This 370km2 park is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and a famous spot for birders. The park hosts 350 bird species and 68 species of mammals including several wildlife species not easily seen elsewhere in Uganda.

You break this journey to Mburo after driving for about 77km from Kampala at Uganda Equator Kayabwe for stunning photographs between the Earth’s northern and southern hemispheres. You can also opt for geographical water experiments that are carried out here to demonstrate the geographical separation of the two earth’s hemispheres.

Retreat from the break and proceed to the park. On arrival, check-in at the lodge, have lunch, and simple relaxation. In the early evening, embark on a thrilling game walking safari amongst the wild mammals of this beautiful savannah park, exploring a range of wild game such as Plains Zebras, Rothschild’s Giraffes, Impalas (an elegant antelope), Topis, Cape Buffalos, Defassa waterbucks, Warthogs, Oribi, and Common elands (the world’s second-largest antelope) not forgetting the special acacia associated birds like. You hike Kazuma hill for magical scenic views in Uganda. Retreat from the activity for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The highlights of the day: – The Uganda Equator crossing experience and the evening game walk in Lake Mburo NP.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Mihingo Safari Lodge

Mid-range:- Rwakobo Rock/Arcadia Cottages Mburo/Mpogo Safari Lodge

Budget: – Eagles Nest Mburo

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
  • Uganda Equator Experience
  • Evening game walking safari

Optional activities you can choose to do on this day include:-

  • Evening boat cruise on Lake Mburo
  • Evening game drive
  • Horseback safari inside the park
  • Night game drive for a chance to see nocturnal animals such as bush babies, pottos, white-tailed mongoose, and perhaps even a leopard.

Day 3 of the 14 Days Uganda Safari Tour: Whole-Day Interactive Cultural Tour to the Banyankore Community.

Wake up for breakfast at around 6.00 am and connect to Enyemebwa Centre to catch up with the herdsmen getting up to do the milking and their daily routine. Arrive and get the milking equipment including the tying rope and the milking pot to actively participate in the traditional hand milking of the world-famous Ankole long-horned cattle.

From milking, participate in sick animal treating, caring for cows like brushing their body using the locally made fiber brush known as Enkuyo, and then set out to grade in the wilderness. Enjoy the stimulating sounds that are made by the herdsmen as they get out to the grazing field. Be mesmerized by the cows know how to align themselves forming a line headed by those that have the special character of leading others.

Retreat from the encounter and visit the traditional hut where you find the women churning milk in the churning gourd. From here, you can explore the extensive banana plantations where you learn about various banana types and their respective use. You can participate in pruning and weeding using local methods and then participate in initial arrangements for traditional lunch.

Take a break from that and rush to the well with red soil that is used for smearing the soil-made water trough, smear the trough and fill it with water and then wait for the cattle to come and water them accordingly.

You can also opt to have a bull slaughtered and grilled traditionally for you where you can also have it alongside the delicious local sauce that is made without fire called Eshabwe. Join the women as they clean milk pots and smoking them with the help of handmade ceramic and specially chosen tree and grass Species, making crafts and calf pen arrangements.

In the evening after the cows have settled in their Kraal, you attend to the traditional performances including citations, dancing, and singing. It is a whole-day encounter that allows you to gain a deep immersion of the local culture. Retire for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Mihingo Safari Lodge

Mid-range:- Rwakobo Rock/Arcadia Cottages Mburo/Mpogo Safari Lodge

Budget: – Eagles Nest Mburo

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Full–day Banyankole community tour

Optional activities you can choose to do on this day include:-

  • Cycling tour in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Birding in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Sportfishing in Lake Mburo
  • Game drive
  • Boat cruise

Day 4 of the 14 Days Uganda Safari Tour: Travel to Lake Bunyonyi. Make an En-Route Stop at Igongo Cultural Museum & Undertake a Canoe Paddle on Arrival.

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at around 8.30 am and set off southwards. You’re slowly heading for Africa’s second deepest lake, the picturesque, irregularly-shaped Lake Bunyonyi and her islands that make it undisputedly one of the most beautiful areas of Uganda.

On the way, you make a fascinating stop at Igongo Cultural Center about 12km from Mbarara to visit the largest private museum in Uganda. Discover the culture- ways, traditions, and history of western Uganda. There are sculpture and charts that display a lot of history and the well organize interpretation offered by the site guides make it thrilling to encounter.

Retreat from the activity and continue on the scenic drive to Lake Bunyonyi. As you approach it you see it snaking along the spectacular landscape. It is dotted with 29 islands of various shapes and sizes, surrounded by a ring of intensively terraced farms, their greenery accenting this mystical lake like a lovely frame and it is no wonder that Lonely Planet called it “A scene from Lord of the Rings”.  The lake attracts a variety of birdlife – over 200 species, and the name Bunyonyi aptly means ‘place of many little birds.  Otters are also frequently seen fishing in the lake.

It’s a perfect spot to relax and swim or take a ride on a traditional dugout canoe. On arrival, you have your lunch and then embark on an exciting canoe paddle that gives you a local tour of navigation and is an active activity yet recreational. You have the opportunity to crack stories with the local fishermen and the Islanders connecting to and from the Islands. Retire in the evening for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of the day: – Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Birdnest @Bunyonyi Resort

Mid-range/Moderate: – Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort/Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort

Budget/Basic: – Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

 Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 Drive distance & time: – Approx. 199km or 4 – 5 hours

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Visit Igongo Cultural Centre Museum
  • Canoeing

Optional activities you can choose to do on this day include:-

  • Swimming in Lake Bunyonyi
  • Local community tour
  • Relax and chill out at the resort at Lake Bunyonyi. Enjoy nature, peace around you, read a book, or drift away in a hammock

Day 5 of the 14 Days Uganda Safari Tour: Island Hopping on Lake Bunyonyi & transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Have your breakfast at around 8.00 am and then embark on a whole island exploration on a boat. Explore Bucuranuka (Upside down) Island which is believed to have buried a group of male revelers who refused to share their abundant stock of beer with an old lady who had embarked on a canoe to join them. Unfortunately for the drinking party, the woman was a sorceress. She returned to her canoe, paddled a safe distance away, and then used her magical powers to overturn the island-drowning everybody in the party and then flip it back the right way up as if nothing had happened.

Visit the Akampane (Punishment Island) 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.

There is also Bushara with its impressive forest cover and the eucalyptus forest, Kyahugye Island with its resort environment with wildlife including the Impala, Zebra, Debrazza monkey, and Waterbuck not forgetting the Njuyeera/Sharps Island which is known as the traditional leprosy healing center. The hopping experience exposes you to the local life of the Island communities including the process of brewing local beer. Retreat from the activity and embark on the 55- 85 km (1-3 hours) drive to Bwindi, passing through the fascinating Kigezi Highlands with a cool temperate climate and rugged terrain that has earned them the dub as the Switzerland of Africa. Arrive in the evening for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of the day: – Experiencing the magical scenery of Lake Bunyonyi on a whole day island hopping adventure in a boat

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Gorilla Forest Camp/Buhoma Lodge/Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Mid-range/Moderate: – Gorilla Valley Lodge/Bakiga Lodge/Silverback Lodge

Budget/Basic: – Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance and time: – 55- 85 km or 1-3 hours

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Island hopping at Lake Bunyonyi

Other optional activities you can choose to do this day include

  • Interactive cultural tour in the surrounding countryside
  • Mountain biking

Day 6 of the 14 Days Uganda Safari Tour: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi & Bakiga Performances in the Evening at the Lodge.

This is a special day dedicated to mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda, a bucket list experience that naturalists from all over the world dream of doing! Have your breakfast at the lodge at 6.00 am and transfer to the respective park headquarters to get briefed by the expert local guides. At 8 am, you embark on an exhilarating trek within the impenetrable forest in search of these great mountain creatures. The wonderful 321 km² Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site inhabited by nearly half of the world’s population of Mountain gorillas, about 459 individuals at last count.

Gorilla trekking takes 2-8 hours including the 1 hour of direct encounter with the gorillas. The trek is tiresome as the forest can be quite wet and the going fairly steep. But trust me, the bit of exercise is very well rewarded by meeting these incredible creatures. This is one of the most moving wildlife experiences in Africa – arguably in the world. Put down your camera and sit awhile, just observing their social rituals, the keenness of their relationships, and the depth and range of their emotions. There are only a few hundred of these gentle giants left the planet, and watching them at the brink of potential extinction is, for many, a life-changing experience.

Although the gorillas are the highlight, other mammals that you be can find on your trek include Black-and-white colobus, L’Hoest’s monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, and Blue monkeys plus a believable number of birds. Following the trek, have a picnic lunch and return to the starting point for your gorilla trekking certificate. Retreat from the activity and transfer back to the lodge for relaxation. In the evening, you are treated to the thrilling traditional performances of the local tribal groups of the Bakiga and Batwa depending on their preference. Their dances and songs are thrilling and would definitely make your evening colorful.

The highlight of the day: – The face-to-face encounter with the endangered Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Gorilla Forest Camp/Buhoma Lodge/Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Mid-range/Moderate: – Gorilla Valley Lodge/Bakiga Lodge/Silverback Lodge

Budget/Basic: – Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Batwa cultural performance at the lodge in the evening

Other optional activities you can choose to do this day:-

  • Gorilla Habituation Experience to spend 4 hours with a gorilla family which is semi-habituated
  • Birding
  • Village Community Walk

Day 7 of the 14 Days Uganda Safari Tour: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Do A Game Drive in the Ishasha Sector in Search of Tree Climbing Lions and Other Fantastic Game.

Have a relaxed breakfast at 8.30 am. Depart Bwindi and travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park driving through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park named Ishasha well known for its legendary tree-climbing lions and several other fantastic species of mammals including elephants, buffalos, Topis, Uganda kobs, and others. Continue on the drive to the north of Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The 1,978km² Queen Elizabeth National Park is a park of diverse landscape: rolling savannah, acacia woodland, lakes, rivers, wetlands, rainforest, and extinct volcanic crater cones with lakes. As a result, it has one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any nature reserve in the world including over 95 species of mammals, 10 species of primates, and 610 bird species.

The highlight of the day: – Encountering the rare tree-climbing Lions in Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth NP.

Accommodation:-

  • Upmarket/Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge/Mazike Valley Lodge/Katara Lodge
  • Midrange/Standard: Enganzi Game Lodge/Bush lodge/Kasenyi Safari Camp
  • Budget/Basic: Pumba Safari Cottages/Park View Safari Lodge

 Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 Drive Distance & time: – Approx. 130-220km or 4-7 hours

 Activities & Services of the day:-

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

Optional activities you can choose to do on this day:-

  • Second gorilla trekking encounter in Bwindi
  • Birding in Bwindi
  • Village Community Walks around Bwindi, visiting traditional homes, local orphanages or schools, banana brewing demonstrations and even meeting traditional medicinal healers.
  • Night game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 8 of the 14 Days Uganda Safari Tour: Morning Game Drive, Afternoon Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise & Transfer to Rwenzori Mountains Area.

After an early breakfast at 6.00 am, embark on a 3-4 hours Uganda wildlife safari game drive in the savannah plains of the Kasenyi sector. Kasenyi, apart from the great wildlife, is also one of the prettiest parts of the park, especially in the golden light of the morning. Look for Elephants, Buffalos, Lions, Leopards, Hyenas, Waterbucks, Bushbucks, Uganda kobs, Hippos, and various other creatures.

Also, look out for special bird species including Grey-crowned crane, Red-throated spurfowl, Yellow-throated longclaw, White-backed vulture, White-headed vulture, Long-crested Eagle, Black-bellied bustard, African Skimmer, and Brown Snake Eagle, to name just a few. Return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch.

In the afternoon, drive to Mweya Jetty for another remarkable, unforgettable activity planned; the 2-hour boat trip on the 40 Kazinga channel which flows between Lakes George and Edward. One of the world’s densest concentrations of hippo lives here, as well as large numbers of elephants, crocodiles, and water birds like African Open-billed, Yellow-billed, and Saddle-billed Storks; Marabou storks, African spoonbills, African jacana, Water Thick-knee, and Pink-backed Pelicans. Retreat from the activity and drive to Kasese, on the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains or Mountains of the Moon for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Equator Snow Lodge

Midrange/Standard: – Sandton Hotel Kasese

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 56km or 1-hour drive

Activities & services of the day include:-

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

Optional activities you can choose to do on this day:-

  • Lion tracking in Queen
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge/Kalinzu Forest
  • Birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 9 of the 14 Days Uganda Safari Tour: Whole Day Adventure Hike in the Rwenzori Mountains National Park.

Have a hearty breakfast this morning around 6.30 and transfer to Nyakalengija park station to embark on the whole day hike to the Rwenzori Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994. Truly the stuff of legend, these Ptolemy’s fabled “Mountains of the Moon”, the Rwenzori, means “rain-maker” in the language of the local Bakonjo people who also consider the mountain to be a throne of their God, Kitasamba.

This mountain range with its permanently snow-capped peaks (including the third-highest in Africa at 5109m) gifts you impressive sights of rare flora including giant lobelias and groundsels. You can have the views of the peaks at a distance, the sights of glaciers flowing down the mountain are beautiful not forgetting the savannah landscapes of Queen Elizabeth Park, the rift valley lakes of George and Edward, and Kasese town below.

You have lunch on the mountain and retreat in the evening around 5 pm for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Equator Snow Lodge

Midrange/Standard: – Sandton Hotel Kasese

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & services of the day include:-

  • Whole day adventure hike on the Rwenzori Mountains

Optional activities you can choose to do on this day:-

  • Birding in the montane forest; Bee-eaters, Robins, Rwenzori turacos, Sunbirds, and Barbets are some of the 217 species found in Rwenzori
  • Bulemba-Ihandiro Cultural Trail experience that takes you through the holy valley and other sites of great cultural significance to the Bakonjo tribe.

Day 10 of the 14 Days Uganda Safari Tour: Visit the Ruboni Community Craft Village in Kasese & Transfer to Kibale National Park.

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at around 9.00 am and then visit the Rwenzori Art Foundation which apparently the only bronze casting center in the whole of Africa. Its gallery features impressive works of art where you can choose to get memorabilia. The foundation also offers the opportunity to participate actively in the casting process. From the Art foundation, you proceed to visit the Ruboni Community craft village where you have an opportunity to participate in African craft making and also view a range of already made crafts. Retreat from the activity and transfer to Kibale National Park for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The 795km2 Kibale National Park is one is the natural habitat for an amazing 13 primate species, and contains the highest primate density of any area on earth including over 1500 chimpanzees, Black-and-white colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, Uganda red colobus, Uganda mangabeys, Olive baboons, L’Hoest’s monkeys, Blue monkeys, Vervet monkeys, Bushbabies and Potto.  Some of the trees are 50 to 60m (150 to 180 feet) in height and provide a majestic canopy for the profusion of rain forest life, including 375 bird species and 250 butterfly species.

The highlight of the day: – Cultural interactive tour to Rwenzori Art Foundation and Ruboni Community craft village.

Accommodation:-

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

Midrange/Standard: – Kibale Forest Camp/Turaco Tree Tops/Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse

Budget/Basic: – Kibale Forest Camp/Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & services of the day include:-

  • Visit Rwenzori Art Foundation and Ruboni Community craft village.
  • Transfer Kibale Forest Park

Other optional activities you can choose to do on this day include:-

  • Night nature walks in Kibale to see nocturnal creatures like Pottos, Bushbabies, and Tree hyrax.

Day 11 of the 14 Days Uganda Safari Tour: Do Chimpanzee Trekking Kibale & Connect to Fort Portal for a Leisure Walk-In Fort Portal Town or Relaxation at the Lodge.

Enjoy your breakfast at 6.30 am, pack your lunch and transfer to Kanyanchu Visitor Centre for your Chimpanzee tracking safari in Uganda on foot, one of the major highlights of this 14 days Uganda safari tour. The encounter starts at 8.00 am with a briefing from the excellent local park rangers who are also your guides for the activity. After the briefing, embark on a jungle trek in search of man’s closest relative and marvel at how similar they are to humans. The activity lasts about 2-5 hours and contacts time with the chimps is limited to 1 hour.

As you track chimps look for other primates that inhabit Kibale. You also have a chance to see a variety of birds as Kibale is home to 375 bird species including the highly sought Green-breasted pitta, African pitta, African grey parrots, Great blue turaco, Black-and-white casqued hornbills to mention a few. Finally, approach the chimps which have been fully habituated (accustomed to human) and thus offering you an opportunity to draw closer, watching them (from a safe but intimate distance of 8-10 meters) and take pictures.

After your one hour with chimps, return to the starting point where you connect with your company guide.  Settle for your packed lunch after which you embark 26 km (1 hour) drive to Fort Portal town. You spend an afternoon with the Batooro people who are the local inhabitants of the area and encounter their famous traditional ceremony called Empaako or giving the pet name. You have an opportunity to go through or watch the Batooro rituals as regards this event. You have yourself a pet name like Appuli, Akiiki, Araali, and Amooti among others. Alternatively, you can opt to undertake a Fort Portal town walk or relax at the lodge.

The highlight of the day: – Encountering chimpanzees, our closes living genetic relatives in their natural habitat.

Accommodation:-

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

Midrange/Standard: – Mountains of the moon Hotel/Turaco Tree Tops

Budget/Basic: – Rwenzori view guest house

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & services of the day include:-

  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Transfer to Fort Portal for a leisurely walk around the town or relaxation at the lodge

Other optional activities you can choose to do on this day include:-

  • Full day Chimpanzee Habituation Experience (CHEX) in Kibale
  • Birding in Kibale National Park

Day 12 of the 14 Days Uganda Safari Tour: Cycle in Mpanga Tea Estate, Visit Amabere Caves, Hike to Fort Portal Crater Lake Field & Transfer to Kampala.

Have breakfast at around 7.30 am and undertake a cycling tour in Mpanga Tea Estate. The green tea plantation is spread over a beautiful undulating landscape with endless scenic views which makes it ideal to encounter on your mountain bikes. On your cycling, you encounter the estate staff plucking tea and you are free to participate in the exercise to gain the exact touch.

Retreat from the activity and embark on a heritage tour to Amabere cave, named after the live stalactite formation, Amabeere ga Nyinamwiru, (literally breast of Nyinamwiru). The cave’s breast-like features are believed to have belonged to Nyinamwiru, the daughter of King Bukuku who is said to have been very beautiful that no man could leave her alone. When the king became weary of receiving marriage proposals from unsuitable suitors, he took the extreme measure of cutting off his daughter’s breasts to make her less attractive.

However, even this was inadequate to discourage Nyinamwiru’s numerous admirers, so the king hid her away in the cave now known as Amabere. The Batembuzi King Isaza discovered her here and impregnated her with a son. Because she lacked breasts, Nyinamwiru remained in the cave with her baby, feeding him the cloudy limestone “milk” that drips from the cave’s stalactites. The boy who was nurtured by the stalactite formation grew up to become King Ndahura, the founder of the Bachwezi dynasty, which ruled over the Bunyoro Kitara Empire for centuries.

From the caves, hike the Fort Portal Crater field and summit the famous Kyeganywa hill for impressive views of the crater lakes and crater hollows below and the Rwenzori Mountains on a clear day. Retreat from this activity and embark on a 300km 5-6 hours drive to Kampala for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of the day: – An adventurous hike to Amabere Cave and the scenic Fort Portal Crater Lake Field.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Speke Resort Munyonyo/Kampala Serena Hotel/Sheraton Kampala Hotel

Midrange/Standard: – Cassia Lodge

Budget/Basic: – Biyem Hotel/Nexus Resorts Nansana

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx.  300km or 5-6 hours

Activities & services of the day:-

  • Cycling in Mpanga Tea Estate
  • Visit Amabeere Cave
  • Hike to the Fort Portal Crater Lake Field
  • Transfer to Kampala

Day 13 of the 14 Days Uganda Safari Tour: Whole-Day Kampala City Tour.

Have a relaxed breakfast at around 8.30 am and then embark on a whole day city tour of Kampala. Greater Kampala is the capital city of Uganda with exciting local people of various cultural diversities. Get the opportunity to interact with the locals, visit historical sites and take photographs of your choice. You can start by visiting the Kabaka’s palace on Mengo hill a great opportunity to discover several fascinating stories about the history of the Buganda Kingdom, the Culture of Baganda, their norms and customs.

Visit Uganda National Mosque, located at the Old Kampala Hill, the origin of Kampala city. This is one of the largest mosques in Africa, capable of holding almost 25,000 worshippers. Climb the mosque’s distinctive tower structure, (the minaret) and enjoy the unrivaled views of the city at an angle of 360 degrees that gives unique photography of the Kampala city setting.

Have your lunch in one of the best restaurants in Kampala and then proceed to Uganda National Museum and African Crafts Village where you can buy gifts and souvenirs at your own cost. End your tour with a visit to the Christ Our Vision Child Care where Prime Uganda Safaris supports counts of orphans some of which are HIV positive. Have a relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of the day: – Touring Uganda’s capital, Kampala

Accommodation:-

Upmarket/Luxury: – Kampala Serena Hotel/Sheraton Kampala Hotel/Speke Resort Munyonyo

Midrange/Standard: – Cassia Lodge

Budget/Basic: – Nexus Resorts Nansana/Biyem Hotel

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Transfer to Kampala
  • Photo session at Uganda Equator

Day 14 of the 14 Days Uganda Safari Tour: Departure.

This is the last day and is entirely dedicated to your departure. You can do some last-minute shopping and connect to Entebbe International Airport for your flight departure back home.

Meal Plan: – Breakfast

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Transfer to Entebbe International Airport

End of the 14 Days Uganda Safari Tour

Getting There For Your 14 Days Uganda Safari Tour

Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations

4X4 Safari Landcruisers For Hire In Ugand & Rwanda

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One of the best known 4×4 WD that you can use for your safari in Uganda’s Parks and Rural countryside.Our car hire is based on limited mileage and applies to travel within Uganda.( Terms and conditions apply. Read More

4X4 Safari Vans For Hire In Uganda Rwanda

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Looking for 4X4 Safari Vans for hire in Uganda, Prime Uganda Safaris is available to your service. We have customized safari vans that have 4 wheel drive and have demonstrated the capacity to access distant Uganda Safari destinations and across borders such as Rwanda. Read More

4X4 Minivan|Coaster|Mini Buses For Hire in Uganda Rwanda

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We have minivans for hire to groups of eight up to twelve. Make sure to find the class to suit your large group.In this Category, we have 4X 4 Safari Mini bus with capacity ranging from 6 seater to 14 seater and they’ve got a pop up roof for game viewing purposes. These have got diesel powered engines and come with a driver guide but excluding fuel.( Terms and conditions apply). Read More

Accommodations/ Safari Lodges/ Safari Hotels to Your Safari Destinations

More lodging options in Bwindi

Gorilla Valley lodge-accommodation in bwindi

Gorilla Valley lodge is a midrange / standard accommodation establishment that is located in Rushaga region in the south of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

More lodging options in Murchison falls

Bwana Tembo Safari Camp - accommodation in murchison falls np

Bwana Tembo Safari Camp is a midrange / standard accommodation establishment owned and operated by an Italian family that came to Uganda in the year 1986. Bwana Tembo Safari Camp is positioned at 10km from the Tangi gate to the north of Murchison Falls National Park.

More lodging options in Murchison falls

Bwana Tembo Safari Camp - accommodation in murchison falls np

Bwana Tembo Safari Camp is a midrange / standard accommodation establishment owned and operated by an Italian family that came to Uganda in the year 1986. Bwana Tembo Safari Camp is positioned at 10km from the Tangi gate to the north of Murchison Falls National Park.

More lodging options in Mburo

mburo safari-lodge-accommodation in mburo

Mburo Safari Lodge is a midmarket inclined to Luxury accommodation on the border of Lake Mburo National Park. The lodge is positioned on a raised hill offering a panoramic view of the park.

More lodging options in Queen Elizabeth

Kasenyi Safari Camp - accommodation in queen elizabeth np

Kasenyi Safari Camp is positioned on Lake Bunyampaka rim the Queen Elizabeth National Park presenting midrange / standard accommodation establishment within Queen Elizabeth National Park.

More lodging options in Budongo

Budongo Eco Lodge- accommodation on a uganda safari

Budongo Eco Lodge is a midrange/ standard accommodation in the Kaniyo Pabidi forest an extension of Budongo Central Forest Reserve accessed through the Kichumbayobo gate in the south of Murchison Falls National Park.

Budongo Eco Lodge also has provision for the budget rooms that caters for the low cost travellers on safaris in Uganda.

More lodging options in Kibale

Papaya Lake Lodge- accommodation in kibale np

Papaya Lake Lodge is positioned at 350km from Kampala the Uganda’s Capital City on the boundary of Kibale National Park in the Ndali Kasenda Crater Field. The region in which it is located features twenty (20) extinct volcanic crater fields that present a range of lakes coming with unique shapes, color and size. The Papaya Lake Lodge also overlooks the magical Rwenzori Mountains that is snowcapped.

More lodging options in Kampala

Imperial Resort Beach Hotel- luxury accommodation in uganda

Imperial Royale Hotel opened in 2007 offering Luxury / Upmarket accommodation to the Uganda safari undertakers and other guests in Uganda.

More lodging options in Bunyonyi

Bunyonyi Safaris Resort - accommodation in bunyonyi on a uganda safari

Bunyonyi Safari Resort is a midrange / standard accommodation on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi in the Kagalama village overlooking the lake.

14 Days Uganda Safari Tour − 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 or 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)

14 Days Uganda Safari Tour − 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)

Price Per Person For The 14 Days Uganda Safari Tour

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Links Of The 14 Days Uganda Safari Tour Accommodations In The Featured Safari Destinations

Accommodation in Entebbe

  • Luxury accommodation in Entebbe
  • Midrange accommodation in Entebbe
  • Budget accommodation in Entebbe

Accommodation in Lake Mburo National Park

  • Luxury accommodation in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Midrange accommodation in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Budget accommodation in Lake Mburo National Park

Accommodation in Lake Bunyonyi

  • Luxury accommodation in Lake Bunyonyi
  • Midrange accommodation in Lake Bunyonyi
  • Budget accommodation in Lake Bunyonyi

Accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

  • Luxury accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Midrange accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Budget accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park

  • Luxury accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Midrange accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Budget accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation in Kasese

  • Luxury accommodation in Kasese
  • Midrange accommodation in Kasese
  • Budget accommodation in Kasese

 Accommodation in Kibale National Park

  • Luxury accommodation in Kibale National Park
  • Midrange accommodation in Kibale National Park
  • Budget accommodation in Kibale National Park

Accommodation in Kampala

  • Luxury accommodation in Kampala
  • Midrange accommodation in Kampala
  • Budget accommodation in Kampala

Visas for Uganda – do you need a visa to enter/tour Uganda?: Uganda entry, exit, and visa requirements

Passport

Any world traveler interested in a Uganda safari or a Uganda tour is required to be in possession of a valid passport issued by the respective country of origin. Uganda immigration Authorities require that the passport copy should be 6 months valid and must have at least one page where the stamp can be put.

Regarding the citizens of the East African Community, it can be noted that they do not require passports to enter Uganda. They can travel under the admissible temporary document and use their national identification cards for identification.

At Prime Safaris and Tours Ltd, your safety is our utmost priority. We have thus undertaken the necessary safety measures in compliance with the approved Standard Operating Procedures by the Governments of ALL African countries in which we operate with a goal of protecting our customers while traveling and on their Africa safari. The following guidelines will be applicable for your  Safari in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo, and other African Countries.

16 Days Uganda Safari Tour − GORILLA TREKKING TIPS

  • Carry plenty of drinking water and some quick calories (the trek is relatively tiresome)
  • Wear sturdy hiking shoes/boots
  • Put on a long-sleeved shirt/t-shirt, thick trousers, and gardening gloves
  • Bring a warm sweater/fleece as it is often cold at the outset
  • Bring a rain jacket or poncho since it can rain at any time in Bwindi
  • Having sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat is also a good idea at any time of the day

Follow this link to read more about gorilla trekking tips and advice.

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