15 DAYS UGANDA SAFARI TOUR GORILLA TREKKING, CHIMPANZEE TRACKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING & COMMUNITY TOURS

15 Days Uganda Safari Tour – SAFARI OVERVIEW

Your 15 days Uganda Safari Tour is a 14 nights/15-day safari Uganda tour offering Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee tracking, Rhinos, wildlife & community tours, starting and ending in Kampala or Entebbe

15 Days Uganda SafariThe 15 days Uganda safari tour starts with rhino tracking on foot in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, you’ll begin with a night in Gulu before going to Kidepo National Park, one of Africa’s most pristine wildernesses. Here, explore the golden savannah plains on game drives to see Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Hyenas, Elephants, Buffalos, and more. Also, visit the Karamojong Village near and experience their unique culture which is still authentic.

After the incredible wilderness of Kidepo, visit the biggest park in Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park, which is home to 76 mammal species and the world’s strongest waterfall! Enjoy game drives and boat cruises on the Nile with sights of hippos, crocs, elephants, Giraffes, Lions, etc…Next, take a trip to Kibale Forest – the primate capital of the world. Embark on a chimpanzee trekking adventure to see man’s closest relatives up close. Continue to Queen Elizabeth Park which boasts over 600 bird and 95 animal species, including the rare tree-climbing lions.

Then travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for the once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking adventure in this lush, green forest haven which is home to half of the about 1000+ mountains gorillas left in the world. And, after the adventure, you’ll visit Lake Bunyonyi for much-needed relaxation. A game walk in Lake Mburo National Park will round up your 15 days Uganda safari.

You can book as is, or customize this 15 days Uganda Safari Trip and enjoy the best safari adventure in Uganda.

15 Days Uganda Safari Tour – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  • Gorilla trekking in Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • 15 Days Uganda Safari

    Black Rhino At Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

    Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda on foot in Kibale Forest

  • Rhino tracking on foot in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Exploring Kidepo Valley, Murchison Falls, and Queen Elizabeth Parks on game drives
  • Tracking the rare tree-climbing lions of Ishasha plains
  • Game walk in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Boat cruise along the Nile River to the bottom of Murchison Falls
  • Nile delta boat safari in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Visiting the top of Murchison Falls
  • Boat trip on Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Canoe ride and island hopping on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Karamojong tribe cultural tour near Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Cultural village walk in Bigodi Community near Kibale National Park
  • Traditional lunch at Igongo Culture Centre in Mbarara
  • Photoshoots at Uganda Equator landmark Kayabwe

15 Days Uganda Safari Tour – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary & Gulu

Day 2 & 3: Kidepo Valley National Park

Day 4, 5, & 6: Murchison Falls National Par

Day 7 & 8: Kibale National Park.

Day 9 & 10: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 11: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 12 & 13: Lake Bunyonyi

Day 14: Igongo Cultural Centre & Lake Mburo National Park

Day 15: Uganda Equator Crossing Kayabwe.

15 Days Uganda Safari – SAFARI HIGHLIGHT

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala/Entebbe to Gulu. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Day 2: Drive from Gulu to Kidepo Valley National Park. Enjoy a game drive upon arrival.

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

Day 4: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park. Undertake a night game drive.

Day 5: Morning game drive & afternoon Nile launch cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls

Day 6: Enjoy a Nile-Lake Albert Delta boat cruise with bush breakfast & an evening game drive

Day 7: Visit the top of Murchison Falls & transfer to Kibale National Park.

Day 8: Morning Chimp trekking in Kibale Forest & afternoon Bigodi Community Village Walk

Day 9: Have a relaxed breakfast & transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP. Enjoy a game drive on arrival.

Day 10: Morning game drive, afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise & evening game drive.

Day 11: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP. Enjoy an en-route game drive in the Ishasha sector in search of tree-climbing lions.

Day 12: Gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation.

Day 13: Canoe ride, island hopping & relaxation at Lake Bunyonyi.

Day 14: Enjoy a relaxed breakfast & transfer to Lake Mburo. Traditional lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Centre and evening game drive on arrival.

Day 15: Morning game walks in Lake Mburo NP & transfer back to Kampala via Uganda Equator.

15 Days Uganda Safari Tour – SAFARI HIGHLIGHT

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala/Entebbe to Gulu. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Day 2: Drive from Gulu to Kidepo Valley National Park. Enjoy a game drive upon arrival.

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

Day 4: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park. Undertake a night game drive.

Day 5: Morning game drive & afternoon Nile launch cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls

Day 6: Enjoy a Nile-Lake Albert Delta boat cruise with bush breakfast & an evening game drive

Day 7: Visit the top of Murchison Falls & transfer to Kibale National Park.

Day 8: Morning Chimp trekking in Kibale Forest & afternoon Bigodi Community Village Walk

Day 9: Have a relaxed breakfast & transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP. Enjoy a game drive on arrival.

Day 10: Morning game drive, afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise & evening game drive.

Day 11: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP. Enjoy an en-route game drive in the Ishasha sector in search of tree-climbing lions.

Day 12: Gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation.

Day 13: Canoe ride, island hopping & relaxation at Lake Bunyonyi.

Day 14: Enjoy a relaxed breakfast & transfer to Lake Mburo. Traditional lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Centre and evening game drive on arrival.

Day 15: Morning game walks in Lake Mburo NP & transfer back to Kampala via Uganda Equator.

15 Days Uganda Safari Tour – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Transfer From Kampala/Entebbe To Gulu. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

At around 6.30 am, you’ll be picked up from your hotel in Kampala/Entebbe and driven to Gulu Town in the north. This will be a 7-8 hour drive through ever-changing landscapes, bustling roadside markets, and quiet rural villages.

Break up the journey with a stopover at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track Uganda’s only wild rhinos on foot. An expert ranger guide will take you on a 2-hour bushwalk and find the 32 white rhinos. After rhino tracking, have lunch at the nearby Kabalega Dinner. Continue to your hotel in Gulu Town for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Highlight Of The Day: – Tracking wild white rhinos on foot

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Gulu Churchill Courts Hotel

Mid-range/Moderate:- Gulu Churchill Courts Hotel

Budget/Basic: – Gulu Churchill Courts Hotel

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

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services Of The Day:-

  • Pick up from your hotel in Kampala/Entebbe
  • Drive from Kampala/Entebbe to Gulu
  • Enroute rhino tracking on foot in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

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

Enjoy an early breakfast at around 7.00 am. Then depart from Gulu and drive to the Kidepo NP. This will be a 3-4 hour drive, arriving at your lodge for lunch and relaxation.

In the evening, undertake a game drive in the wildness of Kidepo which has consistently been featured in top travel publications such as CNN Travel Magazine as one of the best Africa safari parks. Kidepo boats 77 mammal and 475 bird species. Many of Kidepo’s animals cannot be found anywhere else in Uganda. These ostriches, cheetahs, bat-eared foxes, caracals, and aardwolves. Other animals include Zebras, Elephants, Buffalos, Giraffes, Hyenas, Lions, Leopards, and Waterbucks. Return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Highlight Of The Day: – Game drive in the beautiful Kidepo National Park landscape

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Apoka Safari Lodge

Mid-range/Moderate: – Kidepo Savannah Lodge/Ng’Moru Wilderness Camp

Budget/Basic: – Kidepo Savannah Lodge/Apoka Rest Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services Of The Day:-

  • Driving from Gulu to Kidepo National Park
  • Late afternoon/evening game drive in Kidepo

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

  • Night game drive in Kidepo

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

Wake up at 6.00 am for a quick breakfast and then go for a 4 hours game drive in the incredible wilderness of Kidepo. Enjoy the stunning sunrise over the rugged horizon and savanna grasslands, as well as abundant wildlife as you drive through the savanna grasslands of the Narus Valley in the south of the park. The Narus valley contains Kidepo’s only permanent water source and is the park is the greenest part. Therefore, it has the most animals in Kidepo.

In the afternoon, visit the Karamojong Village near the park to learn about their unique way of life which is still authentic. The Karamojong will show you their distinctive housing called the “Manyatta”, as well as tell you about their customs and entertain you with a traditional dance. Return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Highlight Of The Day: – Morning game drive in the incredible wilderness of Kidepo.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Apoka Safari Lodge

Mid-range/Moderate: – Kidepo Savannah Lodge/Ng’Moru Wilderness Camp

Budget/Basic: – Kidepo Savannah Lodge/Apoka Rest Camp

Activities and Services of the day:-

  • Morning game drive in Kidepo National Park
  • Afternoon Karamojong tribe cultural tour

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

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

Day 4: Travel To Murchison Falls National Park. Undertake A Night Game Drive.

At 7 am, have your breakfast, check out and leave Kidepo for Murchison Falls National Park. It will be a drive of around 7-8 hours to get there. Pass through the impressive landscapes of northern Uganda. Make an early lunch break in Kitgum town. Arrive late in the afternoon in Murchison National Park, freshen up, and relax at the lodge. At around 7.00 pm, embark on a night game drive. Look out for unusual nocturnal animals such as hyenas, lions, leopards, civets, genets, porcupines, bushbabies, nightjar, and grazing hippos. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Highlight Of The Day: – The scenic road trip and night game drive in Murchison Falls NP

Luxury/Upmarket: – Bakers Lodge/Paraa Safari Lodge

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

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

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Drive to Murchison Falls
  • Night game drive in Murchison Falls National Park

Day 5: Morning Game Drive & Afternoon Nile Launch Cruise To The Bottom Of Murchison Falls

Wake up at 6.00 am for a cup of tea or coffee to warm you up before embarking on a 4-hour game drive in the northern section of Murchison Falls NP. With its palm-dotted savannah plains, the northern sector is home to most of the park’s animals.

Traverse several game viewing tracks, keeping an eye out for Giraffes, Buffaloes, Elephants, Warthogs, Hyenas, and various species of antelope such as Oribi, Kob, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Topi, Waterbuck, and Bushbuck. You have a good chance of spotting cats like Lions, Jackals, and Leopards. After the game drive, return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch.

At 2 pm, enjoy a relaxing 3-hour boat cruise on the Nile with wonderful views of Hippos, Crocodiles, Elephants, Buffalos, and Waterbirds. The boat cruise takes you to the bottom of Murchison Falls – the world’s strongest waterfall. Marvel at the 50m wide Nile River squeezing through a tiny cleft of 8m between the rocks to fall 45m into the devil’s cauldron, as it is known. It is a truly amazing experience! Return to your lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Highlight Of The Day: – A relaxing afternoon boat trip to the bottom of Murchison Falls

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Bakers Lodge/Paraa Safari Lodge

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

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

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services Of The Day:-

  • Morning game drive in Murchison Falls NP
  • Boat cruise to the Bottom of Murchison Falls

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

  • Nile delta boat safari
  • Sportfishing along the Nile River
  • Hot air balloon safari & bush breakfast
  • Community village visits near Murchison Falls

Day 6: Enjoy A Nile-Lake Albert Delta Boat Cruise With Breakfast On Board & An Evening Game Drive

After breakfast, embark on a 5-hour (20-kilometer) boat trip from Paraa to the Nile delta area, where the Victoria Nile empties into Lake Albert. The delta teems with numerous waterbirds, but the ultimate prize is a glimpse of the shoebill. Sightings of this rare bird, resembling something from the dinosaur era, are excellent here.

This boat cruise is also a great way to view stunning scenery, the everyday routines of local fishermen who catch tilapia from their wooden canoes in Lake Albert, and, of course, many animals. It is not unusual to see hippos in the river or elephants and crocs on the banks.

One of the highlights of the 5-hour boat ride is a stop along the banks for a superb bush breakfast served by your private chef. Return to the lodge for lunch and then prepare for your evening game drive to look for animals you could have missed on the first game drive.

Highlight Of The Day: – The Nile Delta boat safari & bush breakfast

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 the falls

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

  • Hot air balloon safari with a bush breakfast
  • Fishing for the Nile Perch along the Nile River

Day 7: Visit The Top Of Murchison Falls & Transfer To Kibale National Park.

After breakfast at 8.30 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.

You will enjoy the scenic drive along the Albertine rift valley and through the lush, green countryside. You arrive in the beautiful Fort Portal town in time for lunch.  Enjoy lunch in one of the best restaurants in the town and then continue on a 1-hour drive south to Kibale National Park – an extensive tract of lush, green rainforest – reputed to harbor the highest density of primates in all of Africa, including over 1500 chimpanzees – our closest genetic relatives.  Arrive at your lodge in the late afternoon for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Highlight Of The Day: – The visit to the top of Murchison Falls

Accommodation:-

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

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

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

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Activities & Services Of The Day:-

  • Driving to Kibale Forest National Park

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

  • Take a night walk in Kibale Forest in search of nocturnal creatures like Bushbaby and Potto
  • Hike to Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru Caves and Fort Portal Crater Lake Field
  • Cycle in Mpanga Tea Estate

Day 8: Morning Chimp Trekking In Kibale Forest & Afternoon Bigodi Community Village Walk

After breakfast at 6.30 am, transfer to Kibale Forest National Park Visitor Centre for the chimp tracking adventure. Meet the park guides at the park office by 7 am for briefing and thereafter continue for 2-5 hours trek in the evergreen Kibale Forest and track down a community of habituated chimpanzees on foot.

As you trek in the lush flora, you’ll see many other primates and a keen birder will observe some of the park’s 375 bird species. On encountering the chimps, marvel at how similar they are to humans. Observe them, groom, eat, socialize, hunt, play, or patrol. Spend one hour with them, after which you return to the briefing point for a packed picnic lunch. After lunch, go for the Bigodi community walk to spend time with the local people and learn more about their day-to-day lives. Visit men making local banana beer, banana juice, and waragi gin.

Visit traditional healers and learn about herbs and local medicines. Also, visit Bigodi Women’s Group for handicrafts demonstrations. Return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Highlight Of The Day: – Tracking wild chimpanzees on foot in Kibale Forest

Accommodation:-

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

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

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

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services Of The Day:-

  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Bigodi village community walk

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

  • Night forest walk

Day 9: Have A Relaxed Breakfast & Transfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park. Enjoy A Game Drive On Arrival.

At 9.30 am, after a leisurely breakfast, travel from Kibale to Queen Elizabeth National Park. It’s a 2- to 3-hour drive with breathtaking vistas of the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains along the way. Arrive at your accommodation for relaxation and lunch.

After lunch, go on a game drive to discover the stunning landscapes of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park is a popular Uganda wildlife safari destination due to its beautiful landscape, which includes tropical rainforests, moist acacia woodlands, rolling savanna plains, sprawling grassy hills, a series of sparkling crater lakes, freshwater lakes, fertile wetlands, and a lovely backdrop of the Mountains of the Moon in the distance. The stunning landscapes are home to approximately 95 animal species and 611 bird species! After the 2-hour game drive, return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Highlight Of The Day: – Late afternoon/evening game drive in Queen Elizabeth NP

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Mweya Safari Lodge/Kyambura Gorge Lodge

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

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

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services Of The Day:-

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

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

  • Night game drive

Day 10: Morning Game Drive, Afternoon Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise & Evening Game Drive.

Enjoy an early breakfast at 6 am. Then go on a 4-hour game drive in the scenic savannah plains of the Kasenyi sector. Lions, buffalos, hyenas, hippos, waterbucks, bushbucks, kobs, Warthogs, and Forest hogs are some of the animals to look for. Return to the lodge for some relaxation and lunch.

In the afternoon, embark on a thrilling 2-hour boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel which begins at 2.00 pm. You’ll see some of the world’s densest concentrations of hippos, as well as many Nile crocodiles and countless water birds. Herds of elephants and buffalo will also be seen walking down to the shoreline to cool off. After the boat cruise, enjoy a short game drive along the channel track as you head back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Highlight Of The Day: – The 2 hour afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise

Accommodation:-

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

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

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

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services Of The Day:-

  • Morning Kasenyi savannah plains game drive
  • Afternoon boat cruise on hippo-filled Kazinga Channel

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

  • Chimpanzee tracking in the forested Kyambura Gorge or Kalinzu Forest
  • Lion tracking in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Night game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 11: Transfer To Bwindi Impenetrable NP. Enjoy An En-Route Game Drive In The Ishasha Sector In Search Of Tree-Climbing Lions.

Wake up for a breakfast at 8.00 am and embark on a 4-7 hour drive to Bwindi National Park. Along the way, have a short game drive in the southern Ishasha plains of Queen to spot the plains’ famous tree-climbing lions. After seeing these brilliantly adapted creatures, exit the park and travel through the rolling hills of southwestern Uganda as you make your way to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Despite its rather intimidating name, Bwindi is a tropical rainforest wonderland. Its 321km2 of untouched rainforest was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. The park is a sanctuary for half (459) of the world’s population of mountain gorillas, endemic birds, and many monkeys. Arrive at your lodge in the evening for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

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

Accommodation:-

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

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

Budget/Basic: – Trekkers Tavern Cottages/Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Driving to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Tracking the rare tree-climbing Lions

Day 12: Gorilla Trekking Adventure In Bwindi & Transfer To Lake Bunyonyi For Relaxation.

After an early breakfast at 6.30 am, transfer to Bwindi National Park headquarters for the once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking adventure. Report to the park office by 7.00 am to meet the ranger guides for briefing allocation of the gorilla family.

Bwindi has up to 19 habituated groups and each group is assigned not more than 8 travelers. After the briefing, set off on a relatively difficult trek of 2-8 hours in the dense jungles to find a habituated gorilla family. Once you find them, spend one hour 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.

Then return to the starting point to receive your gorilla trekking certificate. Enjoy your packed picnic lunch and depart for Lake Bunyonyi, about 90 minutes away. You will drive through the fascinating Kigezi Highlands where locals apply a terracing method to cultivate their slopes, making for an impressive and scenic landscape. Arrive at your lodge on the shore of the lake for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Highlight Of The Day: – The face-to-face encounter with the giant Mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Birdnest @Bunyonyi Resort

Mid-range/Moderate: – Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Gorilla trekking
  • The scenic drive from Bwindi to Lake Bunyonyi

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

  • Community village walks around Bwindi

Day 13: Canoe Ride, Island Hopping & Relaxation At Lake Bunyonyi.

Today, at about 7.00 am, enjoy breakfast as you marvel at the scenic beauty of Lake Bunyonyi – Africa’s second deepest lake. The lake is dotted by 29 islands and is ringed by terraced rolling highlands. After breakfast, go on a canoe ride and island hopping around the lake. Explore the scenery and some of the lake’s major islands to learn about the traditions attached to them.

Perhaps the most intriguing is the Akampane Island/Punishment Island. It is where unmarried girls who became pregnant were brought by their fathers and punished by abandoning them on this island. The girls would starve to death or drown when attempting to swim back to the mainland. For a girl to become pregnant before marriage was shameful to the family. This practice was a common practice in south-western Uganda but has long been abandoned!

Following the canoe journey, you’ll spend the remainder of the day resting.

Highlight Of The Day: – Canoeing on the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort

Mid-range/Moderate: – Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services Of The Day:-

  • Canoeing and island hopping on Lake Bunyonyi

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

  • Swimming in Lake Bunyonyi
  • Zip ling across lake Bunyonyi
  • Hiking to the top of the highlands surrounding Lake Bunyonyi
  • Visiting Batwa Pygmy Community

Day 14: Enjoy A Relaxed Breakfast & Transfer To Lake Mburo. Traditional Lunch Stop At Igongo Cultural Centre And Evening Game Drive On Arrival

After a leisurely breakfast at around 9.30 am, leave Lake Bunyonyi for Lake Mburo. Drive northeast through the beautiful Ugandan countryside, villages, agricultural plantations, and the town of Mbarara. Visit the Igongo Cultural Centre for a traditional meal en route.

Then continue to Lake Mburo, keeping an eye out for herds of Ankole cattle on the way to the entrance. Lake Mburo NP has 26000 hectares of wetlands, lakes, savannah grassland, and vast acacia forest. With over 350 bird species, it is a popular destination for birders.

The park offers some serene game viewing on nature walks, boat cruises, game drives, cycling tours, and horseback rides. On arrival, check into the lodge before heading off to explore the park. Drive around the game trails and see the beautiful savannah while observing a variety of animals and birds. Many herbivores like Zebras, Impalas, Topis, Elands, buffaloes, and giraffes may be seen in Lake Mburo, however, cats are not so lucky. Leopards and hyenas are abundant yet elusive.

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

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

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Mihingo Lodge

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

Budget/Basic: – Eagles Nest Mburo

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Activities & Services Of The Day:-

  • Drive from Lake Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo National Park
  • Evening game drive in Lake Mburo NP

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

  • Tour Biharwe Eclipse Monument
  • Explore Igongo Museum
  • Enjoy an evening boat cruise on Lake Mburo
  • Undertake a night game drive to see leopards and other nocturnal creatures in the park

Day 15: Morning Game Walks In Lake Mburo NP & Transfer Back To Kampala Via Uganda Equator.

After early morning breakfast at 6.00 am, take a 2 hours guided walk in Lake Mburo NP to experience the beautiful savanna and see the animals up close. Then embark on a 4-hour drive back to Kampala/Entebbe. You have an en-route stop at Ugandan Equator crossing at Kayabwe, where you can stand with one leg in the Northern hemisphere while the other remains in the Southern! It makes for fantastic photos and memories. It’s also a great place to buy souvenirs to take home as a reminder of your fantastic safari in Uganda.

You arrive at Entebbe Airport in preparation for your departure flight.

Highlight Of The Day: – Nature walk in Lake Mburo National Park

Meal Plan: – Breakfast

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

Activities & Services Of The Day:-

  • Morning game walk in Lake Mburo NP
  • Drive from Lake Mburo back to Entebbe or Kampala
  • Photoshoots at Equator Crossing Landmark

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

  • Horse ride safari in Lake Mburo NP
  • Cycling in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Banyankole community cultural experience

End Of The 15 Days Uganda Safari Tour

15 Days Uganda 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/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)

15 Days Uganda 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)

15 Days Uganda Safari− GORILLA TREKKING TIPS

  • Be prepared for any weather – hot, humid, chilly and rainy
  • Pack a waterproof jacket or coat for your Gorilla trekking
  • Bring a warm sweater or fleece as it is often cold at the outset
  • Bring a pair of good quality hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses are also recommended.
  • Pack some dried fruit, nuts, or trail mix for some extra energy and plenty of water.
  • Waterproofing for your camera and absolutely no flash

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