15 DAYS UGANDA ADVENTURE SAFARI ∣ UGANDA VACATION TOUR PACKAGE

15 Days Uganda Adventure Safari − SAFARI OVERVIEW

15 days Uganda adventure safari is a 14 nights/15 days Uganda vacation tour package that offers you a great opportunity of experiencing the famous Mountain gorillas, the charismatic Chimpanzees, the legendary Big Five of African mammals, the source of the world’s longest river (the Nile), the world’s most powerful waterfall (the Murchison Falls), the magical Lake Bunyonyi and more. This 15 days adventure safari in Uganda starts and ends in Kampala. It is a relaxed trip providing ample time for relaxation and recreation.

Kick-off your tour in Jinja for whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, and relaxation at the source of the Nile River. Move to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track wild Rhinos on foot before continuing to Murchison Falls National Park, a wonderful park blessed with the Nile River, the world’s most powerful waterfalls, and 76 mammal species; lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, and giraffes. Enjoy a thrilling game drive, the Nile launch cruise to the bottom of the falls, and hike to the top of the falls. Then travel to Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve before heading to Kibale National Park for your Chimpanzee tracking safari in Uganda.

Proceed to Semuliki for the Sempaya nature walk, and a cultural visit to the Batwa pygmy community. Move to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game drive in search of the rare tree-climbing lions and several other mammals. Enjoy a stunning boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, home to the world’s densest concentrations of hippos.

Continue to the mighty Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for a Uganda gorilla trekking tour adventure into the misty jungle of this ‘impenetrable forest’. From Bwindi, undertake a scenic drive to the dramatic Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for a whole day of volcano hiking before visiting Lake Bunyonyi for island hopping and relaxation. End this great 15 days Uganda adventure safari with a game walking safari and boat cruise in Lake Mburo National Park.

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15 Days Uganda Adventure Safari – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Chimpanzee tracking on foot in Kibale National Park

White-water rafting along the Nile River in Jinja

Bungee jumping into the historic Nile River

Game drives in Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth National Parks

Game walking safari in Lake Mburo National Park

Game drive in Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve

Boat cruises on the Nile River, Kazinga Channel, and Lake Mburo

Hiking to the top of the world’s most powerful waterfall, Murchison Falls

Climb/hike Sabinyo volcano in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Island hopping/canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi

Searching for the rare tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth NP

Rhino tracking on foot in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

A nature walk in the community-run Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary

15 Days Uganda Adventure Safari – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1: Jinja – Source of the Nile River

Day 2 & 3: Murchison Falls National Park & Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route.

Day 4:  Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve

Day 5 & 6:  Kibale National Park & Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary

Day 7, 8 & 9: Semuliki National Park & Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 10: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 11 & 12: Mgahinga National Park

Day 13: Lake Bunyonyi

Day 14: Lake Mburo National Park

Day 15: Kampala

15 Days Uganda Adventure Safari − SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Drive to Jinja−Source of the Nile River. Do white-water rafting & bungee jumping.

Day 2: Travel to Murchison Falls NP with rhino tracking on foot Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route.

Day 3: Enjoy a morning game drive, afternoon Nile launch cruise & a hike to the top of the falls

Day 4: Relax at the lodge. Transfer to Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve in the afternoon.

Day 5: Relax at the lodge. Undertake an afternoon drive to Kibale National Park

Day 6: Morning Chimpanzee trekking adventure & afternoon walk in Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary

Day 7: Travel to Semuliki for a Sempaya nature walk & a visit to the Batwa community. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP.

Day 8:  Enjoy a morning game drive & an afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise

Day 9: Relax at the lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 10: Drive to Bwindi. Search for in search of tree climbing lions Ishasha sector en route.

Day 11: Undertake a Gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi & transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla NP

Day 12: Hike Mount Sabyinyo, an extinct volcano rising to 3,669m

Day 13: Undertake a scenic drive to Lake Bunyonyi, do Island hopping & relax

Day 14: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park & undertake a boat ride on Lake Mburo

Day 15: Enjoy a game walking safari in Lake Mburo NP & drive to Kampala

15 Days Uganda Adventure Safari − DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1 Of The 15 Days Uganda Adventure Safari: Drive To Jinja−Source Of The Nile River. Do White Water Rafting & Bungee Jumping.

 

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White Water Rafting Uganda Safari Tour

After breakfast at 6.30 am at your place of stay, depart Kampala for Jinja, a large historical town of Uganda famed for the source of the Nile, one of the most iconic places in Africa – the point at which the longest river on Earth exits the world’s largest tropical lake to begin its long journey to the Mediterranean Sea through the deserts of Sudan and Egypt. On your way to Jinja, travel through impressive landscapes on the outskirts of Kampala before entering into the sugarcane plantations of Lugazi and the tropical rain forest of Mabira.

 

On arrival, get onto the rafts to undertake a challenging half-day whitewater-rafting adventure along the historic Nile River. The source of the Nile is one of the world’s most spectacular white-water rafting destinations. Expect long, rollicking strings of Grade IV and V rapids, with plenty of thrills and spills. You raft in the company of expert guides who are at your rescue in case the waters push you off the raft. The crowd cheers from the locals on the river bank enjoying the free sights of your struggle with waters will make you part of the community.

Retreat from the activity, relax a little, and connect to the bungee jumping site. You’re tied with the latex rubber in the ankles that allows you to slope for over 44m down the waters of the Nile from the cliff safely. Enjoy the great adventure with the wind rushing through your air, the views of the cliff, and the views of the sky which combine to generate a lasting experience. Retire from the Jinja adventure and return to Kampala for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of the day: – White-water rafting and bungee jumping adventures at the source of the legendary Nile River.

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, and Dinner.

 Drive distance & time: Approx. 80km or 2-3 hours

 Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Transfer from Kampala to Jinja
  • White water rafting and bungee jumping
  • Transfer back to Kampala

Optional activities you can do on this day:-

  • 2- hours boat cruise to the source of the Nile River
  • Kayaking on the Nile River
  • Quad biking along the Nile River
  • Mountain biking along the Nile River

Day 2 Of The 15 Days Uganda Adventure Safari: Travel To Murchison Falls NP With Rhino Tracking On Foot Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary En Route.

 

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Ziwa Rhinos At Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary In Uganda

Enjoy your breakfast at around 7.30 am at your place of stay in Kampala and undertake a 311km (5 to 6 hours) panoramic drive northwest to Murchison Falls National Park, the largest of Uganda’s 10 national parks blessed with a high diversity of habitats, the world’s most powerful waterfalls, the Nile River, over 451 bird species and 76 species of mammals including the world’s largest population of Rothschild’s giraffes.

 

On the way to Murchison, enjoy amazing views of the flat landscapes of central Uganda, before branching off at Nakitooma for a 7km drive to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the proud home of the only wild rhinos in Uganda. Here you get the opportunity to undertake 2 hours on-foot rhino tracking expedition. The sanctuary is endowed with over 22 re-introduced Southern white rhinos. The activity begins with a briefing from an expert ranger and thereafter you proceed to track the Rhinos.

While at the sanctuary you may also encounter a range of other wildlife species including Uganda kobs, oribis, bushbucks, waterbucks among others, and several bird species. This activity is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and should not be missed! After the activity, settle for lunch at Kabalega dinner and continue to Murchison Falls National Park arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of the day: – Rhino tracking on foot Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Accommodation:-

 Upmarket/Luxury: – Bakers Lodge/Paraa Safari Lodge

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

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

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 375km or 7-8 hours

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Drive to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Rhino tracking in Ziwa

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

  • Bush dinner
  • Night game drive in Murchison

Day 3 Of The 15 Days Uganda Adventure Safari: Enjoy A Morning Game Drive, Afternoon Nile Launch Cruise To The Bottom Of The Fall & A Hike To The Top Of Murchison Fall In Murchison Falls National Park.

 

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The Nile Launch Cruise In Murchison Falls National Park Uganda Safari

Have an early breakfast at around 6.30 am and set off on a 3- 4 hours morning game drive in the northern section of Murchison Falls NP, a beautiful portion of the park with rolling savanna grassland dotted with impressive stands of Borassus palms, acacia trees, and riverine woodland. Search for Lions, Leopards, Buffalos, Elephants, Giraffes, Hyenas, Oribi, warthogs, Hartebeests, Waterbucks, Bushbucks, Hippos, Uganda kobs, Patas monkeys, Olive baboons, and Crocodiles. Also encounter a variety of special birds include the pre-historic like Shoebills, the well-named Goliath heron, elegant Grey-crowned cranes (Uganda national bird), the turkey-like Abyssinian ground hornbills, Secretary birds, Saddle-bellied storks, Denham’s bustard, Squacco Heron, and Kingfishers, to name just a few.

 

Retire from the activity, return to the lodge for relaxation and good lunch.  After lunch, drive to Paraa jetty for what will surely be one of the highlights of this 15 days Uganda adventure safari trip: the 3-hours afternoon boat cruise along the Nile River to the bottom of the Murchison Falls which starts at 2 pm.

You cruise slowly cruises eastward along an archetypically African stretch of the Nile, fringed by Borassus palms, acacia woodland, and mahogany stands, before finally docking in a small bay a few hundred meters away from the crashing waterfall. As you cruise, marvel at hundreds of hippos, giant Nile Crocodiles, herds of buffalos, elephants, waterbucks, Uganda kobs, unique birds such as Piapiac, t Shoebill, Rock Pratincole, Goliath heron, African jacana, African fish eagle, pied and malachite kingfishers, African skimmer, Saddle-billed stork and much more.

On arrival at the bottom of the falls, embark on a 45 minutes hike to the top of the Murchison Falls. These falls are arguably the world’s most powerful! They’re 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 squeezing through a narrow cleft of up to 7 meters and fall 45 meters down. After this incredibly exciting activity, we will return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of the day: – The afternoon boat cruise on the Nile to the bottom of Murchison Falls.

 Accommodation:-

 Upmarket/Luxury: – Paraa Safari Lodge/Bakers Lodge

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

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

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services of the day:-

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

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

  • Bush breakfast
  • Hot air balloon safari
  • Birding
  • Sport Fishing for Nile Perch

Day 4 Of The 15 Days Uganda Adventure Safari: Relax At The Lodge. Transfer To Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve In The Afternoon.

Have a relaxed breakfast today at around 9.00 am. At around midday, settle for lunch, and then check out the lodge to undertake a very scenic 120km (4 hours) drive south to the Albertine Rift area, marked with spectacular steep escarpments, the extensive rift valley flats, and fantastic views of Lake Albert. Upon arrival, check-in at your lodge in the incredibly scenic Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve and has superb views over Lake Albert. Then embark on an evening game drive in the reserve you enjoy the wildlife and sunset views over the lake and rolling hills.

Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve covers an area of 87km2.  There are no predators in the reserve, but good numbers of antelopes, some Buffalos, Warthogs, Uganda kob, bush duiker, oribi, warthog, bushbuck, bushpig, and colobus monkeys. The have is rich in birds with over 450 species recorded. Retreat from the activity for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of the day: – The scenic drive through the Albertine rift area and evening game drive in Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve.

Accommodation:-

Accommodation: – Lake Albert Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 120km or 4 hours

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Relaxation at the lodge in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Drive to Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve
  • Evening game drive in Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve

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

  • Fishing for Nile Perch in the Lake Albert
  • Mountain biking in Kabwoya
  • Quad biking in Kabwoya
  • Night game drive in Kabwoya Reserve

Day 5 of the 15 Days Uganda Adventure Safari: Relax at the Lodge. Undertake an Afternoon Drive to Kibale National Park.

Have enough time to enjoy your sleep at the lodge before taking a late breakfast at 10 am. A bush breakfast arrangement can be organized as well. After breakfast, set off southwards towards Kibale NP. Reach Fort Portal, another naturally scenic area of Uganda situated in the shadow of the legendary ‘Mountains of the Moon.

Have late lunch in one of the best restaurants in town and then continue to Kibale National Park, a 795km2 forest park, home to the highest diversity and concentration of primates in Africa. The park is home to 13 species of primates including over 1500 chimpanzees, Black-and-white colobus monkeys, Uganda red-colobus monkeys, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Red-tailed monkeys, Vervet monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, Blue monkeys, Pottos, and Bushbabies. It contains a total of 70 mammal species, 375 species of birds, and 250 species of colorful butterflies

You reach your accommodation in the evening and settle in. Here you get seduced by forest smells and sounds, spot primates swinging through the trees, and observe rare birds and beautiful butterflies fluttering around. A magical place indeed! Have a relaxation, dinner, and overnight. Tomorrow an exciting, adventurous Chimpanzee tracking encounter awaits!

The highlight of the day: – The scenic drive from Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve to Kibale National Park.

Accommodation:-

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

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

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

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx.  240km or 4-5 hours

Activities & services of the day:-

  • Drive from Kabwoya to Kibale National Park

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

  • Visit Amabeere Cave and hike to the Fort Portal Crater Lake Field
  • Nocturnal walk in Kibale to see nocturnal creatures like Pottos, Bushbabies, and Tree hyrax.

Day 6 Of The 15 Days Uganda Adventure Safari: Morning Chimpanzee Trekking & Afternoon Walk In Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary.

 

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Bigodi Wetland Walking Safari In Uganda Kibale National Park

Wake up for breakfast at around 6.00 am. After breakfast, pack your lunch and transfer to Kanyanchu Visitor Centre to meet the expert local ranger guide. At around 8.00 am, the guide gives you a short briefing on the chimpanzee tracking experience as well as dos and don’ts. Top on the list: avoid getting too close. This is not only for your safety but also for the safety of Chimps as our diseases and virus can easily spread to them due to shared DNA.

 

After the briefing, you’re accompanied by the ranger guide into the forest to see Chimps in their natural habitat and marvel at how similar they are to humans. Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale lasts 2-5 hours. Contact time with chimpanzees is limited to one hour; group size is limited to 6 visitors and participants must be aged 12 or over. As you track in the depth of the lush green forest, you’re surrounded by bird songs, colorful butterflies, and monkeys. Finally, you approach the chimps which have been fully habituated and thus offering you an opportunity to draw closer, watching them (from a safe but intimate distance of 8-10 meters), and take pictures.

Retire from the activity, connect to the starting point where you connect with your company guide, and settle for your packed lunch. Then connect to community-run Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for a 2 hours swamp walk in this eco-tourism site which hosts 200 bird species and several primates. You can opt to undertake a cultural to Bigodi village and craft center to explore the local way of life. Retreat from the activity for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of the day: – Tracking a troop of wild chimpanzees on foot in Kibale National Park

Accommodation:-

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

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

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

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & services of the day:-

  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale
  • A nature walk in the Bigodi Wetland

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

  • Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Kibale
  • Birding in Kibale
  • A night nature walk in Kibale Forest

Day 7 Of The 15 Days Uganda Adventure Safari: Travel To Semuliki National Park, Hike Along The Sempaya Nature Trail, Visit Batwa Community At Ntandi & Transfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park.

 

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Sempaya Hot Springs In Semuliki National Park Uganda

At around 9.30 am, have your breakfast and then embark 78km (2-5 hours) drive to Semuliki National Park. This 220km² forest park is situated on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, harboring intriguing wildlife including 440 bird species, Mona monkeys, Anubis baboons, De Brazza’s monkeys, Black-and-white colobus monkeys, Grey-cheeked mangabeys, Chimpanzees, Red-tailed monkeys, Forest buffalos, Forest Elephants, Water chevrotains, Zenker’s flying mice and Pygmy antelopes.

 

On arrival in Semuliki, undertake a 2-4 nature walk along the Sempaya Nature Trail to view the Sempaya hot springs, primates, and birds. There are 2 hot springs: the “male” hot spring is known as Bitente and the “female” hot spring, the geyser is called Nyansimbi. The geyser spouts up to 2 meters into the air from an opening in a low salt sculpture. The emerging water has a temperature of over 100 °C and the surrounding pools are hot. You can boil some plantain or eggs to have picnic bites. Retreat from the activity and connect to Ntandi to visit the Batwa (a tribe of hunter-gatherer people) who were evicted in the forest of Semuliki to pave way for conservation. They dance for you and tell you stories of their hunter-gatherer lifestyle.

From Semliki, connect back to Fort Portal and undertake a 3 hours’ drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This is one of the world’s most biologically diverse national parks hosting over 610 bird species and 95 species of mammals including the rare tree-climbing lions.  Retire for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of the day: – The hike to Sempaya hot spring in Semuliki National Park.

Accommodation:-

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

Mid-range/Moderate: – Enganzi Game Lodge/Bush Lodge/Kasenyi Safari Camp

Budget/Basic: – Park View Safari Lodge/Pumba Safari Cottages

 Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & services of the day:-

  • Drive from Kibale to Semuliki National Park
  • Hike along the Sempaya Nature Trail
  • Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP

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

  • Birding in Semuliki National Park
  • Night game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 8 Of The 15 Days Uganda Adventure Safari: Enjoy A Morning Game Drive & An Afternoon Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise In Queen Elizabeth Park.

 

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Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise Safari In Uganda In Queen Elizabeth National Park

After a hearty breakfast this morning, embark on a 3-4 hours game drive in the classic savannah plains of Kasenyi sector of Queen Elizabeth NP. If you slept inside the park, the activity commences at 6.00 am and at 7.00 am if slept outside. The vast grasslands of Kasenyi, aside from being a great wildlife watching spot, is one of the prettiest sectors of the park, particularly in the golden light of the morning. During the game drive, search for Lions, Leopards, Buffalos, Hyenas, Giant forest Hogs, Warthogs, Uganda kobs, Hippos, and various smaller creatures.

 

Also, you 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 do a game drive along the channel track as you connect to the lodge for your overnight.

The highlight of the day: – Boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel.

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

 Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Morning game drive in Kasenyi sector
  • Afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga channel
  • Evening game drive along the channel track

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

  • Bush breakfast
  • Cultural interactive village visits
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge/Kalinzu Forest
  • Birding

Day 9 Of The 15 Days Uganda Adventure Safari: Relax at the Lodge In Queen Elizabeth National Park.

This is dedicated to your relaxation. You have a free day enjoying the lodge to the maximum relaxing at your private balcony amidst soothing fresh air, with the eyes lost in the vastness of scenic rift valley landscapes. The free Wi-Fi keeps you connected and you can share the memories with the people back home.

The highlight of the day: – Relaxation in Queen Elizabeth NP at private lodge balcony as you view the stunning scenery of the rift valley landscapes.

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

 Activities & Services of the day include:-

  • Relax at the lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park

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

  • Bush breakfast
  • Cultural interactive village visits

Day 10 Of The 15 Days Uganda Adventure Safari: Transfer To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Do A Game Drive En-Route in Ishasha Sector In Search of Tree Climbing Lions.

Have a relaxed breakfast at around 9.00 am and embark on a 130-220km (4-7 hours) drive south to the mighty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Before leaving Queen, undertake a short game drive in Ishasha plains in search of the plain’s famous tree-climbing lions. After encountering these legendary creatures, exit the park and drive through the rolling hills of southwestern Uganda as you make your way to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Situated at the edge of the Rift Valley on an area of 321 km², Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a montane tropical rainforest wonderland. Declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994, the park is incredibly biodiverse and breathtakingly beautiful with dense steamy jungle, deep valleys, steep ridges. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 459 mountain gorillas – almost half of the world’s population. Aside from gorillas, Bwindi is hosts another 9 primate species including Chimpanzees, L’Hoest’s monkeys, Black-and-white colobus, Olive baboons, Red-tailed monkeys, and Blue monkeys.

In addition to primates that swing their way through the treetops, other mammals roam the forest paths of Bwindi, including Forest elephants, Duikers, Giant forest hogs, Bush pigs, Golden cats, Jackals, Civet, and numerous other small mammals. Bwindi is an exceptional forest birding destination in Africa hosting 351 bird species including 23 Albertine rift endemics.

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

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 & time: – Approx. 130-220km 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 11 Of The 15 Days Uganda Adventure Safari: Undertake A Gorilla Trekking Adventure In Bwindi of Impenetrable National Park Forest & Transfer To Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

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Gorillas In Uganda – Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest

Today, enjoy what many people define as a life-changing experience: a face-to-face encounter with the gentle giants of Bwindi of Impenetrable Forest on foot!  After an early breakfast at around 6.30 am, pack your lunch and all your gorilla trekking essentials. Then undertake a short drive to the respective park headquarter where you meet the expert local ranger guides. At 8.00 am, the guides give you a briefing about the Mountain Gorillas and how the gorilla trekking experience is conducted.

 

After the briefing, embark on a trek to find the gorillas, our cousin which shares about 98% of our DNA. A Gorilla trekking in the dense forest of Bwindi is relatively difficult and needs some stamina. It usually takes 2- 8 hours and may reach altitudes of almost 2000m above sea level. The forest also can sometimes be wet, muddy, and uncomfortable, but the sheer thrill in coming across a habituated family group of gorillas, dominated by a giant male Silverback, more than outweighs any difficulty. An adult male can weigh up to 220kg and reach 6 feet in height but gorillas are placid and gentle; watching their movements are like seeing a mirror image of yourself. Contact time with gorillas is limited to one hour but coming face to face with a family of mountain gorillas is indeed a life-changing experience that will be etched on your mind forever.

After your one hour with the gorillas, have a picnic lunch and return to the starting point to connect to the lodge, check-out and transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park 204km from Buhoma, 146km from Ruhija, 53km from Rushaga and Nkuringo driving through the impressive Kigezi Highlands arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

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

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Mount Gahinga Lodge

Mid-range/Moderate: – Lake Chahafi Resort

Budget/Basic: – Traveler’s Rest Kisoro

 Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & time: – Approx. 90km or 3 hours

 Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

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

  • Gorilla Habituation Experience.
  • Birding in Bwindi

Day 12 Of The 15 Days Uganda Adventure Safari: Hike Mount Sabyinyo, An Extinct Volcano Rising To 3,669m.

After a hearty breakfast at around 6.30 am, pack your lunch and your mountain hiking essentials. Transfer to Ntebeko visitor center to embark on the hike to the peak of Sabyinyo Volcano at 3,669m above sea level. You first hike through regenerating forest, home to bushbucks and buffaloes before entering a beautiful bamboo forest where you might be lucky and see the beautiful golden monkeys.

The bamboo soon gives way to the fairy tale of an Afro-montane forest dominated by Hagenia trees whose boughs are laden with wispy old man’s beard. The forest hosts a variety of bird species including the striking Rwenzori turaco. As you hike further, the upper slopes support a cover of alpine moorland vegetation dotted with bizarre giant lobelias and groundsels. The path is very steep and there is a little wooden ladder along the way to prevent erosion and help you on more difficult parts of the ascent. The final part of the climb requires summiting three peaks linked by high-altitude saddles. Hiking up from the second to the third and the highest peak−located at a tripartite border of Uganda, Rwanda, and the DRC is particularly spectacular.

Depending on your fitness level and how many stops you make on the way, the hike can take anything from 7 to 10 hours. If it proves to be very strenuous for you or if you battle with the altitude, you can opt to turn back after summiting the first peak. That way, you still get to experience all the different vegetation zones and on a clear day, you’re rewarded with an amazing view from the top. Retreat from the climb to mark the end of the encounter

The highlight of the day: – Hiking the magnificent extinct 3,669m Sabinyo Volcano

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Mount Gahinga Lodge

Mid-range/Moderate: – Lake Chahafi Resort

Budget/Basic: – Traveler’s Rest Kisoro

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Hike Mount Sabinyo

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

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Golden monkey tracking
  • Cultural encounter with the Batwa people
  • Birding

Day 13 Of The 15 Days Uganda Adventure Safari: Undertake A Scenic Drive To Lake Bunyonyi, Do Island Hopping & Relax.

 

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Lake Bunyonyi In Uganda Viewing Safari

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at around 9.00 am. Undertake a scenic 80km about (1 ½ – 2 hours) drive to the legendary Lake Bunyonyi (literally a place of little birds). This little magical lake is the second deepest Africa and its contorted shore encircles 29 islands, surrounded by spectacular steep terraced hillsides.

 

On your journey to Bunyonyi, drive through the fascinating Kigezi Highlands with a cool temperate climate and rugged terrain that has earned them the dub as the Switzerland of Africa. You take a relaxed ride, making stops for sightseeing and photography. On arrival, take a recreational canoe ride exploring some of the main Islands while interacting with other lake users. Explore the legendary Bucuranuka or 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 when 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. Retreat from the activity for relaxation dinner and overnight.

The highlight of the day: – Relax and chill out at the magical Lake Bunyonyi.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/ Upmarket: – Birdnest @Bunyonyi Resort

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

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 80km or 1 ½ – 2 hours

 Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Scenic drive from Mgahinga to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Canoe ride and relaxation at Lake Bunyonyi

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

  • Swimming
  • Lake Bunyonyi Community tour

Day 14 Of The 15 Days Uganda Adventure Safari: Transfer To Lake Mburo National Park & Undertake A Boat Ride On Lake Mburo.

Following a relaxed breakfast, you transfer to Lake Mburo National Park 199km about 4 – 5 hours’ drive. You make a lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Center 12km from Mbarara after which you transfer to Lake Mburo National Park.

Upon arrival, you undertake a cruise on Lake Mburo with possible views of the hippos, Nile crocodiles, unique bird species like the African finfoot, and extensive papyrus. Retire for overnight.

The highlight of the day:  – The boat ride on Lake Mburo.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Mihingo Lodge

Mid-range/Moderate: – Rwakobo Rock/Arcadia Cottages Mburo/ 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 National Park
  • Boat ride on Lake Mburo

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

  • Evening game walking safari
  • Evening game drive
  • Night game drive

Day 14 Of The 15 Days Uganda Adventure Safari:  Enjoy A Game Walking Safari In Lake Mburo NP & Drive To Kampala

Enjoy your breakfast at around 6.30 am and then team up with the Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger guide at Rwonyo, setting off to the extensive savannah stretches of Lake Mburo National Park on foot gaining possible views of Burchell’s Zebra, Rothschild’s Giraffe, Cape Buffalos, Common Elands (the world’s second-largest antelope), Impalas (only found here in the whole of Uganda), Defassa waterbucks, Warthogs, and other wild games as the checklist of mammals reach 68 species. You retreat from the 3 – 4 hour encounter and embark on the transfer to the lodge for relaxation and lunch and in the afternoon you embark on the drive to Kampala 240km about 4 hours’ drive. A stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for photo shoots and water experiments explaining the geographical divide between the north and southern hemispheres may not be missed.

The highlight of the day: – The game walking safari and boat cruise in Lake Mburo Park.

Meal Plan: – Breakfast & Lunch

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Morning walking safari
  • Transfer back to Kampala
  • Photoshoots at the Equator 

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

  • Horseback safari
  • Banyankole community tour

End of the 15 Days Uganda Adventure Safari

Getting There For The 15 Days Uganda Adventure Safari 

Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations

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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

15 Days Uganda Adventure Safari − 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)

25 Days Uganda Adventure Safari − 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 15 Days Uganda Adventure Safari

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Accommodation In Lake Bunyonyi

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Accommodation in Lake Mburo National Park

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

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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.

25 Days Uganda Adventure Safari − GORILLA TREKKING TIPS

  • Carry plenty of water and some quick calories. The trek is relatively tiresome.
  • Put on strong hiking shoes/boots
  • Wear a long-sleeved shirt/t-shirt, thick trousers.
  • Strong gardening gloves for protection against stinging plants are also recommended
  • Bring a warm sweater/fleece as it is often cold at the outset
  • Carry a rain jacket or poncho since it can rain at any time in the tropical rainforest of Bwindi
  • It is also a good idea to have sunscreen and sunglasses

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

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