20 Days Best Uganda Safari Holiday Vacation Gorillas & Chimpanzee Tracking, Wildlife Seeing, Community/Culture Tours, Beautiful Scenery Viewing, Source Of The Nile Tour & Sipi Falls Adventures

20 Days Best Uganda Safari Holiday Vacation – SAFARI OVERVIEW

20 Days Best Uganda Safari Holiday Vacation is a 19 night/20-day safari in Uganda tour that starts and ends in Kampala. This 20 Days Best Uganda Safari Holiday trip Gorillas & Chimpanzee Tracking, Wildlife Seeing, Community/Culture Tours, Beautiful Scenery Viewing, Source Of The Nile Tour & Sipi Falls Adventures

You will begin your 20 Days Best Uganda Safari Holiday Vacation with an eastern Uganda adventure tour, including visits to Ssezibwa Falls, Mabira Forest, the source of the Nile, and Sipi Falls at Mt. Elgon. After the eastern adventures, you travel northeast for a classic safari in the isolated wilderness of the Kidepo Valley National Park, one of Africa’s most prized, less explored destinations.

Visit Murchison Falls National Park to see many animals and the world’s strongest waterfalls, and thereafter you go on guided chimpanzee treks in the majestic Kibale Forest and see how many of the other 12 primate species you can spot.

You then go for a safari in Queen Elizabeth NP before going for the highlight of the trip which is the mountain gorilla trekking adventure in the great Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. And after, you go relax at the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi before ending off your 20 Days Best Uganda Safari Holiday Vacation with a game walk in Lake Mburo NP.

You can book/customize this tour and have a rewarding 20 Days Best Uganda Safari Holiday Vacation!

20 Days Best Uganda Safari Holiday Vacation – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest
  • Boat cruise to the source of the Nile River in Jinja
  • White water rafting on the Nile in Jinja
  • Nature walks in Mabira forest & at Ssezibwa Falls
  • Sipi falls hike & coffee tours
  • Game drives in savanna game parks
  • Track tree-climbing lions of Ishasha plains
  • Boat trip to the bottom of Murchison Falls
  • Nile delta boat safari in Murchison Falls NP
  • Visiting the top of Murchison Falls
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • Canoe ride & relaxation at Lake Bunyonyi
  • Community cultural interactive tours
  • Game walk in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Uganda Equator Crossing Experience

20 Days Best Uganda Safari Holiday Vacation – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1: Ssezibwa Falls, Mabira Forest & Source of the Nile in Jinja

Day 2 & 3: Sipi Area/Mount Elgon.

Day 4, 5, & 6: Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve & Kidepo Valley National Park

Day 7, 8, &9: Murchison Falls National Park

Day 10 & 11: Kibale Forest National Park & Bigodi Community

Day 12, 13, 14, & 15: Queen Elizabeth National park

Day 16: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 17 & 18: Lake Bunyonyi

Day 19: Lake Mburo National Park

Day 20: Uganda Equator

20 Days Best Uganda Safari Holiday Vacation  – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Transfer to Jinja. Visit Ssezibwa Falls, Mabira Forest, & take a boat cruise to the Source of the Nile.

Day 2: Half-day water rafting on Nile River & transfer to Sipi Area/Mount Elgon.

Day 3: Sipi Falls hike & coffee tour experience.

Day 4: Drive to Kidepo Valley National Park via Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve.

Day 5: Unlimited game drives in Kidepo National Park.

Day 6: Morning game drive in Kidepo & afternoon Karamajong Community tour.

Day 7: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park.

Day 8: Morning game drive & an afternoon trip to the bottom of Murchison Falls.

Day 9: Nile Delta boat cruise with bush breakfast. Evening game drive

Day 10: Visit the top of Murchison Falls & transfer to Kibale National Park.

Day 11: Morning chimp trekking in Kibale & afternoon Bigodi Community walk.

Day 12: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park & enjoy a game drive on arrival.

Day 13: Morning game drive in Kasenyi & afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise.

Day 14: Crater Lake & Baboon Cliff view drive in Queen Elizabeth NP. Transfer to the southern Ishasha sector and enjoy a sundowner.

Day 15: Full-day Ishasha game drive in search of tree-climbing lions & other wildlife.

Day 16: Transfer to transfer to Bwindi. Community tour on arrival.

Day 17: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation.

Day 18: Canoe ride, island hopping, & relaxation at Lake Bunyonyi.

Day 19: Relaxed breakfast & transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Day 20: Morning walking safari in Lake Mburo NP. Travel back to Kampala via Uganda Equator.

20 Days Uganda Safari – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Transfer To Jinja. Visit Ssezibwa Falls, Mabira Forest & Take A Boat Cruise To The Source Of The Nile.

You’ll be picked up from the hotel in Kampala at 6.30 am so that you avoid the morning traffic jam in the city and be able to do all the day’s activities in time without rushing. Your highlight of the day is the boat cruise to the source of the River Nile in Jinja.

However, en route to Jinja, you visit interesting spots, beginning with Ssezibwa Falls, a beautiful serene waterfalls that is a significant cultural heritage site of Buganda Kingdom. Take a 1 guided hike to explore the waterfalls and surrounding wildlife. Also, learn about the cultures and traditions associated with the waterfalls.

Then continue to Mabira Forest which is home to a variety of monkeys and birds. Go on a 2-hour forest walk to get up close to beautiful nature. After Mabira, continue to Jinja and have lunch by the Nile. After lunch, you’ll take a boat trip to the Source of the River Nile – the world’s longest river.

Highlight Of The Day: – Boat trip to the source of the Nile River

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Lemala Wildwaters Lodge

Mid-range: – Haven Lodge Jinja/2 Friends Hotel Jinja

Budget: – Source of the Smile Guesthouse

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Activities & Services:-

  • Pick from your hotel in Kampala & transfer to Jinja
  • Hike Ssezibwa Falls
  • A nature walk in Mabira Forest
  • Boat cruise to the source of the Nile

Optional Activity: – Zip lining adventure in Mabira forest

Day 2: Half-Day Water Rafting On Nile River & Transfer To Sipi Area/Mount Elgon.

Have a leisurely breakfast at your hotel at 7 am, check out, and head to the Itanda area of the Nile River, a world-class whitewater rafting destination. Itanda features up to 9 rapids along a 20km stretch, with four of them being Grade 5! At the end of the experience, you get to have lunch. After lunch, continue east to the Sipi Falls region in the Mt Elgon foothills – arguably the most beautiful waterfall in Uganda.

Highlight Of The Day: – White-water rafting along the Nile River

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Sipi River Lodge

Mid-range: – Mbale Resort Hotel

Budget: – Kapkwai Forest Cottages

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx.  195 km or 3-4 hours

Activities & Services:-

  • White water rafting along the Nile River
  • Transfer to Sipi Area/Mt Elgon

Optional Activities:-

  • Bungee jumping into the Nile
  • Horseback riding along the Nile
  • Kayaking on the Nile
  • Jinja city tour/drive
  • Mountain biking & Quad biking

Day 3: Sipi Falls Hike & Coffee Tour Experience.

Wake up for breakfast then start your Sipi Falls hike at about 8 am. Sipi is made up of a series of 3 pretty waterfalls created by the Sipi River as it cascades downstream from the top of Mount Elgon into the Kyoga Basin.

You’ll hike to each of the waterfalls, begging with the topmost coming down to the last one, which is the biggest falling 100m. The trek to each of the 3 waterfalls covers about a 7km trail and can be done in 3 hours on average.

Return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. After lunch, go on the coffee tour to learn about the entire coffee process at a nearby family farm. Pick the coffee berries, deshell and grind them with a traditional mortar and pestle, and roast them on an open fire, before – the best part – finishing with a fine cup of strong Arabica coffee.

Highlight Of The Day: – Sipi Falls Hike

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Sipi River Lodge

Mid-range: – Mbale Resort Hotel

Budget: – Kapkwai Forest Cottages

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

  • Sipi Falls hike
  • Coffee tour/visiting coffee farm

Optional Activities:-

  • Day hike in Mount Elgon National Park
  • Abseiling over the 100-meter high Sipi Falls

Day 4: Drive To Kidepo National Park Via Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve.

At 6.30 am, wake up for an early breakfast and begin your long drive northeast to Kidepo National Park. After about an hour’s journey from Sipi Falls, visit Pian Upe Reserve for your first safari experience. Pian Upe is one of the unspoiled Uganda safari attractions-spots/tourist attractions in Uganda, yet to be explored.

Go on a game drive to witness the wildlife, and some of the wildlife you’ll encounter include zebras, antelopes, and buffaloes. If you’re lucky, you might spot a Cheetah. After the safari in Pian Upe, continue driving to Kidepo where you’ll arrive in the evening for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Highlight Of The Day: – Safari game drive in Pian Upe

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Apoka Safari Lodge

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

Budget: – Kidepo Savannah Lodge/Apoka Rest Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

  • Game drive in Pian Upe
  • Transfer to Kidepo NP

Day 5: Unlimited Game Drives In Kidepo Valley National Park.

After breakfast at 6 am, enjoy a full-day safari game drive in Kidepo. Kidepo is home to several wildlife species that cannot be seen in any other Uganda national parks such as Ostriches, Cheetahs, Bat-eared Fox, Black-backed Jackal, Caracal, Kudus, etc. Other wildlife includes lions, Leopards Elephants, Buffalos, Zebra, Giraffe, Elands, Waterbuck, Hartebeest, Warthog, and nearly 500 bird species!

You’ll start your game drive in Narus valley in the south of the park. The valley contains the permanent water sources of the park and is the greenest part of the park. It, therefore, has the most animals in Kidepo.

Later, head to the Kidepo Valley in the north of the park. The Valley is dry compared to the south and has fewer animals. It is however a beautiful wilderness and has special features such as the dry river sandy beds, hot springs, and mountains.

Highlight Of The Day: – Game drive in the pristine wilderness of Kidepo

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Apoka Safari Lodge

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

Budget: – Kidepo Savannah Lodge/Apoka Rest Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

  • Full-day game drive in Kidepo

Optional Activities:-

  • Night game drive

Day 6: Morning Game Drive In Kidepo & Afternoon Karamajong Community Tour.

At 7 am, have an early breakfast and leave for another safari in Kidepo. Explore more game viewing tracks to see more animals. You also have a chance to see many unusual birds such as Southern ground hornbills, Secretary bird, Abyssinian Roller, Abyssinian Scimitarbill, Clapperton’s Francolin, etc. After your 3 hours of a game drive, return to the lodge for lunch and some relaxation.

In the afternoon, visit a large Karamojong homestead which is known as “Manyatta” for cultural immersion. The Karamojongs, who are closely related to the Masai people of Kenya, continue to practice their traditional way of life, unaffected by modernization. Learn about their traditions, see their distinctive housing, ornaments, and crafts, and be delighted afterward with a traditional dance.

Highlight Of The Day: – Karamajong community village tour

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Apoka Safari Lodge

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

Budget: – Kidepo Savannah Lodge/Apoka Rest Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

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

Optional Activities:-

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

Day 7: Travel To Murchison Falls National Park.

At 7.30 am after breakfast, check out, and depart Murchison Falls National Park. The 7-8 hour trip passes through some of northern Uganda’s most spectacular countryside. You’ll have lunch in Kitgum Town before traveling to Murchison Falls in the late afternoon for relaxation, dinner, and overnight

Highlight Of The Day: – The scenic drive through northern Uganda

Luxury: – Bakers Lodge/Paraa Safari Lodge

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

Budget: – Red Chilli Rest Camp/Hornbill Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Activities & Services:-

  • Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Night game drive

Day 8: Morning Game Drive & Afternoon Nile Launch Cruise To The Bottom Of Murchison Falls.

After breakfast at 6 am, go on a 4-hour game drive in Murchison Falls NP, Uganda’s largest park. The park is bisected by River Nile on which the powerful Murchison Falls is located which gives the park its name.

You’ll explore the park’s beautiful northern section, which contains over 80% of the park’s wild animals. Look out for Giraffes, Buffalo, Elephants, Lions, Antelopes, Warthogs, Patas Monkeys, Leopards, Baboons, Hyenas, Warthogs, etc.

Return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the afternoon, set out for a relaxing 3-hour boat cruise on the Nile. Enjoy superb views of hippos, crocodiles, waterbirds, Buffalos, and Elephants. This cruise takes you to the bottom of Murchison Falls, where you witness the 50m wide Nile River bursting through an 8m rocky gap, exploding into the world’s strongest waterfall!

Highlight Of The Day: – Boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Paraa Safari Lodge/Bakers Lodge

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

Budget: – Hornbill Bush Lodge/Red Chilli Rest Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

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

Optional Activities:-

  • Sportfishing along the Nile River
  • Hot air balloon safari & bush breakfast

Day 9: Nile Delta Boat Cruise With Bush Breakfast. Evening Game Drive.

At 7 am, embark on a 5-hour boat cruise from Paraa to the delta area, where the Victoria Nile flows into Lake Albert. While the delta is home to many species of water birds in Uganda, the ultimate prize is sighting the shoebill. Even those not normally excited by birdlife won’t want to miss out on spotting this ancient-looking bird.

This 20km boat excursion is a must-do for birders, but it’s also an excellent opportunity to explore the area’s beautiful scenery and beautiful Uganda animals. Numerous hippos can be seen in the water, as well as massive Crocs and Elephants on the banks.

Among the trip’s highlights will be a stop along the riverbank for a delicious bush breakfast made by your private chef. Return to the lodge for lunch and then prepare for your evening game drive.

Highlight Of The Day: – The Nile Delta boat trip

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Bakers Lodge/Paraa Safari Lodge

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

Budget: – Hornbill Bush Lodge/Red Chilli Rest Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

  • Nile Delta boat safari
  • Evening game drive

Optional Activities:-

  • Sportfishing in the Nile River
  • Hot air balloon safari
  • Visiting Mubako Community

Day 10: Visit The Top Of Murchison Falls & Transfer To Kibale Forest National Park.

After breakfast at about 8 am, drive to the top of Murchison Falls to see the world’s strongest waterfalls from a different perspective. After witnessing the dramatic falls, drive south through the impressive scenery across the Albertine rift valley as you make your way to Kibale National Park.

You’ll reach the beautiful Fort Portal town just in time for lunch, after which you continue south to the Kibale Forest NP. Kibale is renowned for having Africa’s highest primate density – a total of 13 primate species including over 1500 wild chimpanzees – our closest genetic relatives.

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

Accommodation:-

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

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:-

  • Visiting the top of Murchison Falls
  • Drive to Kibale Forest National Park

Optional Activities:-

  • Night walk in Kibale Forest
  • Cycle in Mpanga Tea Estate
  • Visit Amabere Caves & hike Fort Portal Crater Lake field

Day 11: Morning Chimpanzee Trekking In Kibale Forest & Afternoon Bigodi Community Walk.

After early breakfast, transfer to the park visitor center in Kibale National Park for a Uganda chimpanzee trekking adventure. Chimpanzee trekking gives you a rare opportunity to see chimps in the forest instead of in a zoo.

Kibale is the prime destination for chimp safaris in Africa as it offers over 97% chance to see them. You’ll meet the park guides by 7 am at the park office and embark on a 2-5 hour trek in the forest to track a community of chimps. You’ll spend one hour with the chimps and return starting point for a packed picnic lunch.

After lunch, take a village walk through the Bigodi Community. Spend time with the friendly local people learning about the unique ways of life including making local banana beer, banana juice, and waragi gin, plus much more.

Highlight Of The Day: – Chimp tracking on foot

Accommodation:-

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

Midrange: – Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse/Kibale Forest Camp

Budget: – Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse/Kibale Forest Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

  • Chimp tracking
  • Bigodi community walk

Optional Activities:-

  • Full-day Chimpanzee Habituation Experience
  • A nature walk in the community-run Bigodi Wetland

Day 12: Travel To Queen Elizabeth National Park And Enjoy A Game Drive On Arrival.

After breakfast at 9 am, check out and embark on a 2-3 hour scenic drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Arrive in time for lunch and some relaxation at your lodge.

After lunch, have a comprehensive Uganda wildlife safari encounter of this Best Uganda Safari Holiday Vacation as you enjoy several Uganda safari game drives. Queen Elizabeth NP is Uganda’s most visited game park, owing to its incredible diversity of wildlife and landscapes, which include savannah grasslands, rainforests, acacia woodlands, sprawling grassy hills, lakes, and wetlands, all set against the beautiful backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains.

These diverse habitats harbor over 95 species of mammals and 600 bird species! Return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of the day: – Game drive in Queen Elizabeth NP

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Mweya Safari Lodge/Kyambura Gorge Lodge

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

Budget: – Pumba Safari Cottages

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

  • Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Evening game drive

Optional Activities:-

  • Night game drive

Day 13: Morning Game Drive In Kasenyi Plains & Afternoon Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise.

After early breakfast at 6.30 am, go out into the Kasenyi plains for a game drive and spot a range of animals and experience the beautiful scenery.

Animals to look out for include lions, elephants, buffaloes, Leopards, several species of antelopes, etc. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon take a thrilling 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel starting promptly at 2 pm.

The channel is a stream of water joining 2 lakes Edward and George. It hosts a lot of wildlife on and along the banks, such as; hippos, crocodiles, monitor lizards, buffaloes, and lots of water birds among others.

Highlight Of The Day: – Kazinga Channel boat trip

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Mweya Safari Lodge/Kyambura Gorge Lodge

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

Budget: – Pumba Safari Cottages/Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

  • Morning game drive
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel

Optional Activities:-

  • Chimp tracking in Kyambura Gorge/Kalinzu Forest
  • Lion tracking
  • Night game drive

Day 14: Have Crater Lake & Baboon Cliff View Drive. Then Transfer To The Southern Ishasha Sector & Enjoy A Sundowner.

Enjoy breakfast at 7.00 am, check out, and embark on a scenic crater drive. Follow a scenic route around the rims of extinct volcanic explosion craters. Visit the Katwe Salt Lake where a local community has been extracting salt for over 600 years. Because of the salty condition of this lake, it cannot support any animals within it, but you’ll be able to view animals at the baboon cliff.

Thereafter, drive for about 2 – 3 hours to the remote southern Ishasha Sector, famous for its rare tree-climbing lions. There are also other animals to be seen such as elephants, antelopes, etc.  Check in at your lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the late afternoon, enjoy sundowners arranged by your lodge at a secluded viewing point. Here you can savor the last views of the landscape before a stunning African sunset closes the chapter on this day.

The highlight of the day: – Exploring the Katwe Salt Lake Community

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Mid-range: – Enjojo Lodge – Private Cottage

Budget: – Enjojo Lodge – Self-Contained Tent

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

  • Visiting Katwe Salt Lake
  • Game drive in Ishasha in search of the tree-climbing Lions

Day 15: Full-Day Ishasha Game Drive In Search Of Tree-Climbing Lions & Other Wildlife.

Have a relaxed breakfast at around 9.00 am. Then undertake a full-day game drive in Ishasha looking out for the unusual tree-climbing lions.

These are not a distinct species of lions but lions in this area have adapted to climbing the fig trees, especially after the morning hunt to spend the hot afternoon chilling up and catching the cool breeze. Other common games here include Topis Elephants, Buffaloes, Hyena, Waterbucks, Bushbucks, Uganda kobs, and more.

The highlight of the day: – Finding the rare tree-climbing lions of Ishasha Sector.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Mid-range: – Enjojo Lodge – Private Cottage

Budget: – Enjojo Lodge – Self-Contained Tent

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

  • Game drive in Ishasha in search of the tree-climbing Lions

Optional Activities:-

  • Community walk
  • Bush breakfast in the park

Day 16: Transfer To Transfer To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park And Enjoy A Community Tour On Arrival.

After breakfast at 8.00 am, check out of your lodge and embark on a 4-hour drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is a dense jungle on rolling highlands. The park is home to half the world’s population of mountain gorillas, rare birds, and many monkeys. You will check in to your lodge, have lunch, and relax.

In the evening, embark on a community village walk and learn about the community’s impressive hospital that started as a small clinic under a tree. You’ll also discover the traditional hunter-gatherer practices of the Batwa – the indigenous people of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

The highlight of the day: – A community village walk around Bwindi

Accommodation:-

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

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

Budget: – Trekkers Tavern Cottages

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance &time: – Approx. 218km/4 hours

Activities & Services:-

  • The scenic drive to Bwindi
  • Community village walk around Bwindi

Day 17: Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi & Transfer To Lake Bunyonyi For Relaxation.

Start with an early morning breakfast at 6.30 am. Pick a lunch box and transfer it to the park office for a briefing from an expert ranger guide, before embarking on the once-in-a-lifetime experience of trekking mountain gorillas in the wild that will be the highlight of this Best Uganda Safari Holiday Vacation.

Finding these great apes takes 2-5 hours, depending on conditions and how far the gorillas have moved. A certain level of stamina is required to combat the humidity and sometimes steep trails, but you’ll always be under the careful guidance of an expert ranger guide. Upon finding a family, spend one hour quietly observing as they groom, play, and communicate with each other.

Trekking back to the starting point, the procession is usually quiet, as you and your fellow trekkers reflect on your encounters with these human-like creatures, recalling soulful gestures, expressions, and interactions. Enjoy your packed picnic lunch and embark on a 1½-hour scenic drive to the magical Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation.

The highlight of the day: – Gorilla trekking in Bwindi

Accommodation:-

Upmarket: – Birdnest @Bunyonyi Resort

Midrange: – Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Activities & Services:-

  • Gorilla trekking
  • The scenic drive to Lake Bunyonyi

Optional Activity: Gorilla Habituation Experience

Day 18: Canoe Ride, Island Hopping, & Relaxation At Lake Bunyonyi.

Enjoy breakfast and take an early morning canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi to enjoy the mystic views and relax in the cool weather. Dotted with 29 lush islands, Bunyonyi is Africa’s second deepest lake and one of the most beautiful as well.

Visit some of the islands, learn about the traditions attached to them, and observe some of nature. Bunyonyi is a local term that translates to “birds”, aptly named so as you’ll see the many birds. After the canoe ride, spend the rest of the day resting to cool off from this long Best Uganda Safari Holiday Vacation.

Highlight Of The Day: – Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort

Mid-range: – Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

  • Canoeing and island hopping on Lake Bunyonyi

Optional Activities:-

  • Swimming
  • Zip ling across Lake Bunyonyi
  • Hiking the highlands
  • Visiting the Batwa Pygmy communities

Day 19: Relaxed Breakfast & Transfer To Lake Mburo NP

Enjoy an early breakfast at 7 am, and leave for Lake Mburo National Park. Make a stopover at Igongo Cultural Centre in Mbarara town for a traditional lunch and thereafter proceed to Lake Mburo, the smallest of the savannah parks but its diversity is very impressive. The park is famous for the presence of many herbivores such as Giraffes, Zebras, Impalas, Elands, Buffaloes, Waterbuck, Bushbuck, Warthogs, etc. You’ll then continue to your accommodation. Later set out for an evening game drive.

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

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Mihingo Lodge

Mid-range: – Rwakobo Rock/Mpogo Safari Lodge

Budget: – Eagles Nest Mburo

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Activities & Services:-

  • Drive from Lake Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo Park
  • Evening game drive

Optional Activities:-

  • Enjoy an evening boat cruise on Lake Mburo
  • Night game drive to see leopards

Day 20: Morning Walking Safari In Lake Mburo. Travel Back To Entebbe Via Uganda Equator.

After an early breakfast at 6.30 am, set out for a nature walk into the park accompanied by an armed ranger. Expect to observe plenty of nature up close.  After close to two hours in the bush return to the lodge for breakfast, check out, and leave for Entebbe. You make a stopover at the Uganda Equator for some picture moments and also purchase some crafts as souvenirs for your Best Uganda Safari Holiday Vacation. Thereafter continue to Entebbe International Airport to prepare for your departure flight.

Highlight Of The Day: – The Game walking in Lake Mburo

Meal Plan: – Breakfast

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

Activities & Services:-

  • Morning game walk
  • Drive back to Entebbe or Kampala
  • Photoshoots at Equator Kayabwe

End Of The 20 Days Best Uganda Safari Holiday Vacation

20 Best Uganda Safari Holiday Vacation − 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

20 Days Best Uganda Safari Holiday Vacation − 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