14 DAYS UGANDA TOUR GORILLA TREKKING, CHIMPANZEES, BIG 5 GAME VIEWING, COMMUNITY & SCENERY SEEING TOURS

14 Days Uganda Tour – SAFARI OVERVIEW

14 days Uganda tour

Your 14 days Uganda tour is 13 nights/14 days tour in Uganda that starts and ends in Entebbe. The tour takes you for the ultimate gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking adventures plus memorable wildlife game viewing and cultural experiences.

Your adventure begins with rhino tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary before going for a Uganda wildlife safari in Kidepo National Park, one of the most pristine wildernesses in Africa or the world.

You will visit Uganda’s biggest park, Murchison Falls National Park to see many animals and the world’s most powerful waterfalls, and thereafter, continue for the chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park which offers the best chances to see wild chimpanzees – man’s closest relatives.

Your next stop is Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you’ll hopefully see 4 of the Big 5, tree-climbing lions, thousands of hippos, and 611 bird species.

A real highlight of this 14 days Uganda tour is the chance to encounter a family of rare mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park. And after, go relax on scenic Lake Bunyonyi before moving to Lake Mburo National Park.

You can book/customize this Uganda safari to your specific interests and budget.

Days Uganda Tour– PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Chimpanzee tracking on foot in Kibale Forest
  • Rhino tracking on foot in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Safari game drives in Uganda savannah parks
  • Tracking rare tree-climbing lions of Ishasha
  • Game walking safari in Lake Mburo NP
  • Boat trip to the bottom of Murchison Falls
  • Boat trip on Kazinga Channel
  • Visiting the top of Murchison Falls
  • Canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Interactive community village cultural tours
  • Uganda Equator crossing experience

14 Days Uganda Tour – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary/Gulu Town

Day 2 & 3: Kidepo Valley National Park/Karamajong Community Tour

Day 4 & 5: Murchison Falls National Park

Day 6 & 7: Kibale National Park/Bigodi Community

Day 8 & 9: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 10: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day 11 & 12: Lake Bunyonyi

Day 13: Lake Mburo National Park

Day 14: Uganda Equator Crossing Kayabwe.

14 Days Uganda Tour – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Transfer to Gulu. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route for rhino tracking.

Day 2: Drive to Kidepo Valley National Park & enjoy a game drive upon arrival.

Day 3: Morning game drive in Kidepo & afternoon Karamajong Community tour.

Day 4: Whole day transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Night game drive.

Day 5: Morning game drive & afternoon boat trip to the bottom of Murchison Falls

Day 6: Visit the top of Murchison Falls & transfer to Kibale Forest National Park.

Day 7: Morning chimp trekking in Kibale & afternoon Bigodi community walk

Day 8: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Enjoy a game drive on arrival.

Day 9: Morning game drive in Kasenyi & afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise

Day 10: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. En-route game drive In Ishasha in search of tree-climbing lions.

Day 11: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation.

Day 12: Canoe Ride & Island Hopping At Lake Bunyonyi.

Day 13: Relaxed breakfast & transfer to Lake Mburo National Park.

Day 14: Morning game walk in Mburo. Transfer to Entebbe via Uganda Equator.

14 Days Uganda Tour – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Transfer To Gulu. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary En Route For Rhino Tracking.

You’ll be picked up from the hotel in Entebbe at 6.30 am and then head off on a 7-8 hour drive to Gulu. Passing through ever-changing landscapes, bustling roadside markets, and quiet rural villages, you break off the journey at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for the rhino tracking on foot. Ziwa is home to Uganda’s only wild Rhinos.

You go on 2 hours guided trek to find the white rhinos and also see several other wildlife such as antelopes and birds. After the adventure, have lunch at Kabalega dinner and continue to Gulu Town for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Highlight Of The Day: – Rhino Tracking On Foot

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Gulu Churchill Courts Hotel

Mid-range:- Gulu Churchill Courts Hotel

Budget: – Gulu Churchill Courts Hotel

Drive distance & time: – Approx.  422km or 7-8 hours

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

  • Transfer to Gulu
  • Rhino tracking

Day 2: Drive To Kidepo Valley National Park & Enjoy A Game Drive Upon Arrival.

After breakfast at 7 am, embark on 3-4 hour drive to the Kidepo. Arrive at your lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the evening, enjoy a game drive in Kidepo National Park, one of the African most pristine wilderness. You explore the golden savannah plains teeming with many wild animals.

Kidepo is home to 77 mammal species and nearly 500 bird species, including many that are found nowhere else in Uganda such as; ostriches, cheetahs, bat-eared foxes, caracals, and aardwolves. Other animals in Kidepo include Buffalos, Zebras, Giraffes, Buffaloes, Hyenas, Lions, Leopards, and Waterbucks. After your first game drive, return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Highlight Of The Day: – Evening Game Drive In Kidepo

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Apoka Safari Lodge

Midrange: – Kidepo Savannah Lodge/Ng’Moru Wilderness Camp

Budget: – Kidepo Savannah Lodge/Apoka Rest Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

  • Transfer to Kidepo
  • Game drive in Kidepo

Optional Activity:- Night game drive

Day 3: Morning Game Drive In Kidepo & Afternoon Karamajong Community Tour.

Wake up at 6.00 am, have a quick breakfast, and set off for a beautiful 4-hour game drive in the Kidepo’s incredible wilderness.

Enjoy the stunning sunrise over the rugged horizon and savanna grasslands and observe plenty of animals when you drive through the savanna grasslands of the Narus Valley in the south of the park. The Narus valley contains most of the park’s animals as it is the permanent water source of Kidepo and is the greenest part of the park. After the game drive, return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch.

In the afternoon, visit a traditional Karamajong Manyatta (homestead) for cultural encounters. The Karamojong are nomadic pastoralists and proud people with a well-preserved and iconic culture. They still live their traditional lifestyle which has not been affected much by modernization. Learn about their traditions and customs, unique housing, ornaments, and crafts, and later be treated to a traditional dance.

Highlight Of The Day: – Morning Game Drive In Kidepo

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Apoka Safari Lodge

Midrange: – Kidepo Savannah Lodge/Ng’Moru Wilderness Camp

Budget: – Kidepo Savannah Lodge/Apoka Rest Camp

Activities & Services:-

  • Morning game drive in Kidepo
  • Afternoon Karamojonjo community village tour

Optional Activities:-

  • A nature walk in Kidepo
  • Night game drive in Kidepo

Day 4: Transfer To Murchison Falls NP. Night Game Drive.

Enjoy an early breakfast at 7 am, check out, and embark on a 7-8 hour drive to Murchison Falls NP. You’ll have a stopover in Kitgum town for lunch, arrive in Murchison in the late afternoon, freshen up and relax at the lodge.

At around 7 pm, embark on a 2-hour night game drive with an armed ranger.  Explore the park’s dark plains, looking for the unusual nocturnal animals such as hyenas, lions, leopards, civets, genets, porcupines, bushbabies, nightjar, and grazing hippos.

Highlight Of The Day: – The Scenic Drive To Murchison

Luxury: – Paraa Safari Lodge/Bakers Lodge

Midrange: – Murchison River Lodge/Pakuba Safari Lodge

Budget: – Hornbill Bush Lodge/Red Chilli Rest Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 400km or 7-8 hours

Activities & Services:-

  • Drive to Murchison Falls
  • Night game drive

Day 5: Morning Game Drive & Afternoon Boat Trip To The Bottom Of Murchison Falls.

Wake up for an early tea/coffee at 6 am and set off for a morning 4-hour game drive. Explore the vast palm-dotted savannah plains in the northern area of the park which harbors a huge variety of animals. Look out for Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions, Leopards, Giraffes, Hyenas, Hippos, Warthogs, Antelope, Monkeys, etc. Return to your lodge for a rest and lunch.

In the afternoon, transfer to Paraa for a relaxing 3-hour boat cruise on the Nile to the bottom of Murchison Falls. You’ll see many Hippos, Crocodiles, Elephants, Buffaloes, and other games that come to drink and cool off in the water. Waterbirds are abundant such as Kingfishers, Cormorants, Herons, Fish Eagles, and Bee-Eaters.

When the boat gets to the base of the spectacular Murchison Falls, enjoy the amazing views of the world’s strongest waterfall where the 50 meters wide Nile River squeezes through a tiny cleft of 8 meters between the rocks to fall 45m into the devil’s cauldron. It is a truly amazing experience!

Highlight Of The Day: – Boat Trip To The Bottom Of Murchison Falls

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Paraa Safari Lodge/Bakers Lodge

Midrange: – Murchison River Lodge/Pakuba Safari Lodge

Budget: – Hornbill Bush Lodge/Red Chilli Rest Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

  • Game drive
  • Boat cruise

Optional Activities:-

  • Nile delta boat safari
  • Sportfishing
  • Hot air balloon safari

Day 6: Visit The Top Of Murchison Falls & Transfer To Kibale Forest National Park.

After breakfast at 8 am, check out of the lodge and drive to the top of Murchison Falls to view the longest river in the world and the world’s strongest waterfall from a different perspective. After observing the falls, drive southward to Kibale National Park. The journey is filled with scenic views of the Albertine Rift escarpment and the lush and verdant countryside.

You get to Fort Portal town in time for lunch, after which you shall continue on a 1-hour drive south to Kibale. Kibale National Park is an extensive tract of dense tropical rainforest – reputed to harbor the highest density and diversity of primates in all of Africa – a record of 13 species.

Highlight Of The Day: – Visiting The Top Of Murchison Falls

Accommodation:-

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

Midrange: – Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse/Kibale Forest Camp

Budget: – Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse/Kibale Forest Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Activities & Services:-

  • Transfer to Kibale

Optional Activity: – Night Forest Walk

Day 7: Morning Chimpanzee Trekking & Afternoon Bigodi Community Walk.

Wake up for early breakfast at 6 am and transfer to the visitors’ center by 7 am to meet the rangers and other fellow trackers. After the pre-tracking briefing from the park rangers, begins the 2-5 hours trek to find the Chimpanzee – our closest genetic relatives – and observe plenty of life supported by the evergreen forest.

Kibale is home to Uganda’s biggest population of Chimpanzees – about 1500 individuals. On the trek, you also have a chance to see many other primate such as L’Hoest’s Monkey, Red Colobus, Black-and-white colobus, Baboons, etc. The bird lover will observe some of the 375 bird species in the park. On encountering the chimps, you have one hour to observe them, groom, eat, socialize, play, or patrol.

After your chimpanzee experience, return to the starting point for your packed lunch. Thereafter go for a village walk in the Bigodi community to spend time with the local people and learn more about their day-to-day lives.

Highlight Of The Day: – Chimpanzee Tracking

Accommodation:-

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

Midrange: – Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse/Kibale Forest Camp

Budget: – Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse/Kibale Forest Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Bigodi village community walk

Optional Activity: – Full day Chimpanzee Habituation Experience

Day 8: Transfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park. Enjoy A Game Drive On Arrival.

After a relaxed breakfast at 9 am, check out of the lodge and depart for Queen Elizabeth NP. It is a 2-3 hour drive with incredibly scenic views of the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains en route. Arrive at your lodge for relaxation and lunch.

After lunch, enjoy a game drive in the park. Queen Elizabeth National Park’s beautiful lakes, rolling savannah, emerald forests, and fertile swamps make it a haven for over 95 species of mammals. The park is home to an incredible 611 species of birds and rare tree-climbing lions.

Highlight Of The Day: – Evening Game Drive

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Mweya Safari Lodge/Mazike Valley Lodge

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

Budget: – Pumba Safari Cottages/Bush Lodge (Non-Self Contained Tents)

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

  • Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Ruboni Village cultural tour
  • Evening game drive

Optional Activity: – Night game drive

Day 9: Morning Game Drive In Kasenyi & Afternoon Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise.

After early breakfast at 6 am, go for a 4-hour game drive in the scenic Kasenyi plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is home to many animals. Look out for lions, buffalos, elephants, hyenas, hippos, waterbucks, bushbucks, kobs, Warthogs, Giant forest hogs, etc. Return to the lodge for some relaxation and lunch.

At 2 pm, go for a 2-hour afternoon boat safari on Kazinga Channel. The cruise offers you a chance to view some of the world’s densest concentrations of hippos and waterbirds. After the 2 hours 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: – Boat Cruise On Kazinga Channel

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Mweya Safari Lodge/Mazike Valley Lodge

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

Budget: – Pumba Safari Cottages/Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

  • Morning game drive
  • Afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise

Optional Activities:

  • Lion tracking in Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Chimp tracking in Kyambura Gorge/Kalinzu Forest
  • Katwe Salt Lake visit

Day 10: Transfer To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. En-Route Game Drive In Ishasha In Search Of Tree-Climbing Lions.

After breakfast at 8 am, embark on a 4-7 hour drive to Bwindi. Along the way, enjoy a short game drive in the southern Ishasha plains of Queen Elizabeth NP to spot the plains’ famous tree-climbing lions. Exit the park and travel through the rolling hills of southwestern Uganda to the great Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Despite its rather intimidating name, Bwindi delivers the most wonderful jungle adventure in Africa. It is a sanctuary for half (459) of the world’s population of mountain gorillas and an astonishing number of endemic bird species, plus a healthy population of monkeys.

Highlight Of The Day: – Track Rare Tree-Climbing Lions Of Ishasha

Accommodation:-

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

Midrange: – Gorilla Mist Camp/Ichumbi Lodge/Agandi Lodge

Budget: – Trekkers Tavern Cottages

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Activities & Services:-

  • Transfer to Bwindi
  • Tracking tree-climbing Lions

Day 11: Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi & Transfer To Lake Bunyonyi

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

Enjoy an early breakfast at 6 am. Then transfer to the park headquarters for the gorilla trekking briefing at 7 am followed by allocation of the gorilla families and at 8 am set off into the forest to look for the gorillas. Trekking takes between 2-8 hours. Once you find the gorillas, spend some time listening to them communicating with one another. Marvel at the sheer size of the dominant adult male, called Silverback, and experience Africa’s most extraordinary wildlife encounter.

After the gorilla experience, return to the starting point to receive your gorilla trekking certificates. Enjoy your packed picnic lunch and drive to the gorgeous Lake Bunyonyi, about 90 minutes away for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Highlight Of The Day: – Gorilla Trekking

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Birdnest @Bunyonyi Resort

Midrange: – Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Activities & Services:-

  • Mountain Gorilla trekking
  • The scenic drive to Lake Bunyonyi

Optional Activity: – Gorilla Habituation Experience

Day 12: Canoe Ride & Island Hopping At Lake Bunyonyi.

Today, at about 7 am, enjoy breakfast as you marvel at the scenic beauty of Lake Bunyonyi. The lake is dotted by 29 islands and is ringed by terraced rolling highlands. After breakfast, go on a canoe ride on the lake.

Explore the scenery and some of the lake’s major islands to learn about the traditions attached to them. Bunyonyi is a local term that translates to “birds”, aptly named so as you’ll see the many birds. After the canoe ride, you will spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the beautiful views of the lake and the lush highlands.

Highlight Of The Day: – Canoeing On Lake Bunyonyi

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort

Midrange: – Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi

Optional Activities:-

  • Zip ling across lake Bunyonyi
  • Swimming
  • Hiking & nature walk
  • Batwa Pygmy tour

Day 13: Relaxed Breakfast & Transfer To Lake Mburo NP.

After a relaxed breakfast at around 9.30 am, depart Lake Bunyonyi for Lake Mburo NP. Drive northeast through the impressive Ugandan landscape, villages, and agricultural plantations. Make a stop at the Igongo Cultural Centre for a traditional lunch and thereafter, continue to the park.

Lake Mburo is a 26000 hectares park of wetlands, 5 lakes, savannah grassland, and extensive acacia woodland. It is a famous spot for serious birders with over 350 bird species. It offers some serene game viewing on nature walks, boat cruises, day and night game drives, cycling tours, and horseback rides.

Upon arrival, check into the lodge and then head off to explore the park. Drive through the game trails and enjoy the gorgeous savannah as you observe a variety of animals such as zebras, Impalas, buffaloes, giraffes, etc.

Highlight Of The Day: – Evening game drive

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Mihingo Lodge

Midrange: – Rwakobo Rock/Mpogo Safari Lodge

Budget: – Eagles Nest Mburo

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 199km or 4 hours

Activities & Services:-

  • Transfer to Lake Mburo
  • Evening game drive

Optional Activities:-

  • Boat cruise on Lake Mburo
  • Night game drive to see leopards

Day 14: Morning Game Walk-In Mburo. Transfer To Entebbe Via Uganda Equator.

After early morning breakfast at 6.30 am, go for 2 hours nature walk in Lake Mburo National Park to enjoy the lovely scenery and spot many animals up close. Thereafter depart for Entebbe to catch your flight back home.

Along the way, make a stop at Ugandan Equator crossing at Kayabwe to take photos and see how water turns in opposite directions on different sides of this imaginary line. It is also an impressive site for purchasing memorabilia to take back home as a memento of this incredible 14 days Uganda safari tour.

Highlight Of The Day: – Game walk in Lake Mburo NP

Meal Plan: – Breakfast

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

Activities & Services:-

  • Morning game walk
  • Transfer to Entebbe or Kampala
  • Photoshoots at Uganda Equator

Optional Activities:-

  • Horse ride safari in Lake Mburo NP
  • Cycling in Lake Mburo NP
  • Banyankole community tour

End Of The 14 Days Uganda Tour

14 Days Uganda Tour − SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Full-time English professional safari driver-guide
  • 4×4 safari van/4×4 Safari land cruiser with pop-up roof for game viewing with functional A/C
  • Full board accommodation
  • Gorilla & chimpanzee trekking permit fees
  • Boat cruise fees
  • Wi-Fi Internet on board the safari vehicle
  • Bottled water

14 Days Uganda Tour− SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

  • Visa fees
  • International & domestic flight fees
  • Laundry services
  • Items of personal nature
  • Gratuities & tips
  • Other beverages/drinks
  • Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary above

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