21 DAYS UGANDA SAFARI TOUR – GORILLA TREKKING, CHIMPANZEE TRACKING, WILDLIFE GAME VIEWING, MOUNTAIN HIKING, COMMUNITY VISITS, JINJA & SIPI FALLS ADVENTURES

21 Days Uganda Safari – SAFARI OVERVIEW

Your 21 days Uganda safari is a 20 night/21 days safari in Uganda itinerary that starts and ends in Kampala. This three-week adventure-filled safari begins with an eastern Uganda tour, including visits to Ssezibwa Falls, Mabira Forest, the source of the Nile, and Sipi Falls on Mt Elgon. From the east, you continue northeast for a classic safari in the remote, unspoiled wildernesses of Kidepo Valley National Park.

You then travel west to Murchison Falls National Park which is home to lots of wildlife and the world’s strongest waterfalls! Move south to Kibale National Park for a trek to see chimpanzees – our closest genetic relatives – before going for an adventurous 2-day trek in the Mountains of the Moon’, the Rwenzori Mountains.

You then head down southwest for a wildlife safari in the extensive grasslands of Queen Elizabeth NP, before continuing for the popular gorilla trekking adventure in the rainforest jungle of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. And after, go relax at the scenic Lake Bunyonyi. End your 21 days Uganda safari in Lake Mburo NP.

You can book/customize this tour and have a rewarding 12 Days Uganda Safari Tour in Uganda!

21 Days Uganda Safari Tour – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Chimpanzee tracking on foot in Kibale Forest
  • Two-day trek in the Mountains of the Moon
  • Track tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Boat cruise to the source of the Nile in Jinja
  • Water rafting on the Nile River in Jinja
  • Sipi falls hike & coffee tours
  • Nature walks in the Mabira forest & at Ssezibwa Falls
  • Wildlife game drives in savanna game parks
  • Safari boat cruises on the Nile River & Kazinga Channel
  • Visit the top of Murchison Falls
  • Canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Visit a local village for cultural interactions
  • A walking safari in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Uganda Equator Experience

21 Days Uganda Safari Tour – 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: Kidepo Valley National Park & Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve.

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

Day 10 & 11: Kibale National Park & Bigodi Community

Day 13 & 14: Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Day 14, 15, & 16: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 17: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day 18 & 19: Lake Bunyonyi

Day 20: Lake Mburo National Park

Day 21: Uganda Equator.

21 Days Uganda Safari Tour – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

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

Day 2: Half-day white-water rafting on the Nile. 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. Evening game drive in Murchison Falls NP.

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: Drive to Kasese. Visit Ruboni village in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains

Day 13: Ascend from the base of the Rwenzori Mountains to Sine Camp at 2,596m

Day 14: Descend to the base of the Mountain & transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP.

Day 15: Morning game drive in Kasenyi & afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise.

Day 16: Crater Lake & baboon cliff view drive. Then transfer to the southern Ishasha sector, home of tree-climbing lions.

Day 17: Morning game drive in Ishasha Sector & transfer to Bwindi National Park.

Day 18: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation.

Day 19: Canoe ride, island hopping, & relaxation at Lake Bunyonyi.

Day 20: Relaxed breakfast & transfer to Lake Mburo National Park.

Day 21: Morning game walk in Mburo. Travel back to Entebbe via Uganda Equator.

21 Days Uganda Safari Tour – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

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

You’ll be picked up from 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 was the source of the Nile boat cruise in Jinja.

However, along the way, you visit 2 interesting spots, beginning with Ssezibwa Falls, a beautiful tranquil waterfall that is a key cultural heritage site in Buganda. Take a guided trek for an hour to explore the waterfalls and surrounding wildlife, as well as learn about the cultures and customs related to the waterfalls.

Then continue to Mabira Forest, which is home to a variety of monkeys, birds, and butterflies. 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: – Source Of The Nile Boat Cruise

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Lemala Wildwaters Lodge

Mid-range: – 2 Friends Guesthouse/Haven Eco River Lodge

Budget: – Explorers River Camp

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
  • Visit Ssezibwa Falls
  • Mabira Forest nature walk
  • Boat cruise to the source of the Nile

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

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel at 7 am, check out, and head to the Itanda area of the Nile River in Jinja, which is 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 foothills of Mount Elgon – arguably the most beautiful waterfall in Uganda.

Highlight Of The Day: – Nile River White Water Rafting

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 over the Nile River
  • Horseback riding along the Nile
  • Nile River Kayaking
  • Mountain biking around Jinja City
  • Quad biking around Jinja

Day 3: Sipi Falls Hike & Coffee Tour Experience.

After breakfast at 8 am, start your Sipi Falls hike. Sipi is made up of a series of 3 beautiful waterfalls created by the Sipi River as it cascades downstream from the top of Mt Elgon into the Kyoga Basin.

You’ll hike to each of the waterfalls, beginning 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. Then, 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.

Wake up for an early breakfast at 6.30 am.

Begin your long drive northeast to Kidepo. After about an hour’s journey from Sipi Falls, visit Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve for your first safari experience. Pian Upe is one of the unspoiled Uganda safari spots, 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. 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

Optional Activities:-

  • Night game drive in Kidepo

Day 5: Unlimited Game Drives In Kidepo National Park.

Enjoy a good breakfast at 6 am. Then go on a game drive in Kidepo, which is home to a variety of wildlife species that cannot be seen in any other park in Uganda such as Ostriches, Cheetahs, Aardwolf, Bat-eared Fox, Black-backed Jackal, Caracal, and Kudus. Other wildlife included Lions, Leopards Elephants, Buffalos, Zebra, Giraffe, Kob, Topi, Elands, Waterbuck, and nearly 500 bird species!

Your game drive starts in Narus Valley in the south of the park. The Narus 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 National Park.

Later, head to the Kidepo Valley in the north of the park which 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 Village Tour.

After breakfast at 7 am, go for another 3 hours game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park. Explore more game viewing tracks to see more animals and birds.

Return to the lodge for lunch and some relaxation.

In the afternoon, visit a large Karamojong homestead which is known as “Manyatta” for cultural encounters. The Karamojong people, who are closely related to the Masai 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 treated to 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
  • Visit Ik people
  • Night game drive in Kidepo

Day 7: Travel To Murchison Falls National Park.

At 7 am after breakfast and depart Murchison Falls National Park. This will be a drive of 7-8 hours, through northern Uganda’s spectacular countryside.

You have lunch in Kitgum Town before arriving in Murchison in the late afternoon for relaxation, dinner, and overnight. Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest and oldest national park. This park is a great place for wildlife safaris in Uganda because it has so many animals and birds. It is bisected by the longest river in the world on which the world’s strongest waterfall is located.

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 or 7-8 hours

Activities & Services:-

  • Transfer to Murchison Falls NP
  • Night game drive

Day 8: Morning Game Drive & Afternoon Trip To The Bottom Of Murchison Falls.

At 6 am, after breakfast, go on a 4-hour game drive in Murchison Falls Park. Explore the beautiful northern section, which contains over 80% of the park’s animals. Look out for the towering Rothschild’s Giraffes, Cape Buffalos, African Elephants, Lions, Antelopes, Common warthogs, Patas Monkeys, Leopards, Spotted hyenas, etc.

Return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation.

At 2 pm, set out for a leisurely 3-hour afternoon boat cruise upstream the Nile, spotting the river’s large populations of crocodile, hippo, waterbirds, as well as other wildlife like buffalo and elephants slaking their thirsts in the world’s longest river.

You’ll pause a little distance from the base of the falls or the Devil’s Cauldron, where you witness the 50m wide Nile River bursting through an 8m rocky gap, exploding into the world’s strongest waterfall! It’s an intimidating base!

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 In Murchison Falls NP.

At 7 am, go on a 5-hour morning boat cruise from Paraa to the delta area where the Victoria Nile flows into Lake Albert.

The delta is home to a variety of waterbirds species, but the ultimate prize is sighting prehistoric-looking shoebill stork.

This boat trip is also an excellent opportunity to explore the area’s beautiful scenery, many hippos, massive Crocs, and Elephants. You’ll have a stop along the Nile 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 on Nile River
  • Hot air balloon safari

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

After breakfast at 8 am, drive to the top of Murchison Falls to view the world’s strongest waterfalls from a different perspective.

After the waterfalls, 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 Kibale Forest National Park – renowned for having Africa’s highest primate density – a total of 13 primate species.

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

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

Enjoy a good breakfast at 6:30 am, transfer to the park visitor center in Kibale National Park for a chimpanzee trekking adventure. Chimp trekking gives you a rare opportunity to see some of Kibale Forest’s 1500 wild chimpanzees.

You’ll meet the park guides by 7 am for briefing and at 8.00, you embark on a 2-5 hour trek in the forest to track chimps. You’ll spend one hour with the chimpanzees and return starting point for a packed picnic lunch.

In the afternoon, take a village walk through the Bigodi Community. Spend time with the friendly local people learning about the unique ways of life. Return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

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 Activity:- Full day Chimpanzee Habituation Experience

Day 12: Relaxed Breakfast & Drive To Kasese. Visit Ruboni Community On The Foothills Of The Rwenzori Mountains

At 9.30 am, after a leisurely breakfast, proceed to Kasese to tour the Ruboni Community. You’ll learn about the Bakonzo people’s way of life, who have lived in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains for centuries.

Visit the house of a traditional storyteller who will share educational tales about the area with you. During the village walk, meet the village blacksmith, the medicine man, storyteller, women crafts makers, and farmers

Highlight Of The Day: – Ruboni Community Village Tour

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Equator Snow Lodge

Mid-range:- Sandton Hotel Kasese

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time:- Approx. 50km or 1 hour

Activities & Services:-

  • Transfer to Kasese
  • Visit Ruboni Craft Village.

Day 13: Hike From The Base Of Rwenzori Mountains To Sine Camp At 2,596m

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at 6.30 am and go for your Rwenzori Mountains trek.

The adventure begins with a briefing with your guides at Kilembe (1,450m), before starting the trek at 8.30 am to Sine Camp at 2,596 meters.

You will hike through the tall trees of Afro Montane Forest Zone which hosts multitudes of birds and monkeys. At Sine Camp, you have wooden huts set between tall forest trees on a narrow ridge where you may sit and enjoy the beautiful forest while you look down at a long set of rapids and waterfall crashing over the rocks.

If you’re fit, you can proceed to Kalalama Camp at 3,134m where there are giant heathers. The camp also offers fantastic views of cliffs above, lowlands below, and Lake Edward in Queen Elisabeth NP.

Accommodation:- Sine Camp/Kalalama Camp

Hiking Distance & Time: – Approx. 1450m -2596m or 5-6 hours

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & services:-

  • Hiking in Rwenzoris

Day 14: Descend Back To The Base Of The Mountain & transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP.

If you slept at Kalalama Camp, you can hike a bit higher to observe the mosses growing on the ground before descending the mountain.

If you chose to stay in Sine Camp, you may either stroll straight down the forest path or trek up to Kalalama Camp to enjoy the views before returning to the park gate.

Debrief at base camp before continuing to Queen Elizabeth Park, Uganda’s most popular game park. The park features an incredible diversity of wildlife and landscapes, which include savannah grasslands, rainforests, acacia woodlands, sprawling grassy hills, lakes, and wetlands. These diverse habitats host over 95 mammal species and 611 bird species!

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Kyambura Gorge Lodge/Mweya Safari Lodge

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

Budget: – Pumba Safari Cottages

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

  • Descending the Rwenzori Mountains
  • Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park

Day 15: Morning Game Drive In Kasenyi & Afternoon Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise.

After enjoying an early breakfast at 6.00 am at the lodge, set off on morning 4 hours game drive in the beautiful Kasenyi plains and be on the lookout for elephants, lions, leopards,  buffalo, and many antelope species.

As these are the breeding grounds of the Uganda kob, you’ll be sure to see them grazing in the grass. Return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon enjoy a relaxing 2-hour boat trip on Kazinga Channel, home to the world’s largest concentration of hippos and countless water birds.

Highlight Of The Day: – Afternoon Kazinga Channel boat trip

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Kyambura Gorge Lodge/Mweya Safari Lodge

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

Budget: – Pumba Safari Cottages/Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

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

Optional Activities:-

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

Day 16: Crater Lake & Baboon Cliff View Drive. Then Transfer To The Southern Ishasha Sector, Home Of Tree-Climbing Lions.

After breakfast at 7.00 am, check out, and embark on a crater and Baboon Cliff view drive. You will follow a scenic route around the rims of extinct volcanic explosion craters filled, variously, with lakes, forest, and grassland.

You’ll explore the Katwe Salt Lake where a local community has been extracting salt for over 600 years.

Learn about the traditional salt mining process and continue on the drive to the baboon cliff where you will be able to view a variety of animals. Thereafter head south through the national park to the Ishasha Plains and enjoy a short game drive to spot the plains’ well-known tree-climbing lions.

Highlight of the day: – Finding the tree-climbing lions.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Mid-range: – Enjojo Lodge

Budget: – Enjojo Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

  • Crater lake and Baboon Cliff view drive
  • Searching for the tree-climbing Lions

Day 17: Morning Game Drive In Ishasha & Transfer To Bwindi National Park.

After an early breakfast at 7 am, undertake 3 hours morning game drive in Ishasha Sector. After the game drive, embark on a 4-hour drive to Bwindi National Park which is a dense jungle on rolling highlands.

This World Heritage Site is home to 459 gorillas of the world’s 1063 mountain gorillas, a variety of rare birds, and healthy populations of colobus monkeys. On arrival, check-in your lodge and relax, taking in the incredible views, or maybe stretch your legs with a birding walk in the lodge grounds.

You will then have your dinner, after which you are off to bed for a good night’s rest, for tomorrow you go gorilla trekking!

Highlight of the day: – Game drive in Ishasha

Accommodation:-

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

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

Budget: – Trekkers Tavern Cottages

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Activities & Services:-

  • Morning game drive in Ishasha
  • Transfer to Bwindi

Day 18: Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi & Transfer To Lake Bunyonyi.

After breakfast at 6.30 am, transfer to park headquarters for briefing from ranger guides. At 8 am, embark on the once-in-a-lifetime experience of trekking mountain gorillas in the wild. Trekking takes 2-8 hrs.

The forest can be wet, muddy, and uncomfortable. However, the sheer thrill of coming across a habituated family group of gorillas, dominated by a giant adult male, known as 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 movement is like seeing a mirror image of yourself.

After your 1-hour gorilla experience, return to the starting point for your packed picnic lunch and then leave for magical Lake Bunyonyi, about 90 minutes away for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Highlight Of The Day: – Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Birdnest @Bunyonyi Resort

Midrange: – Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Activities & Services:-

  • Gorilla trekking
  • The scenic drive to Lake Bunyonyi

Optional Activity:- Gorilla Habituation Experience

Day 19: Canoe Ride & Relaxation At Lake Bunyonyi.

After an early breakfast, go on a morning canoe excursion and island hopping on Lake Bunyonyi to enjoy the mystic views and relax in the cool weather.

Bunyonyi, which is dotted with 29 lush islands is the second deepest lake in Africa and one of the most beautiful as well. Visit some of the islands on the lake, learn about the traditions attached to them, and observe some 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.

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 on Lake Bunyonyi

Optional Activities:-

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

Day 20: Relaxed Breakfast & Transfer To Lake Mburo NP.

Enjoy an early breakfast at 7 am, check out, and head back northeast towards the charming Lake Mburo National Park.

You break up your journey at Igongo Cultural Centre in Mbarara town for a traditional lunch and thereafter proceed your accommodation to the park.

After checking in, set out for 2 hours evening game drive. Lake Mburo is the smallest of the savannah parks but its diversity is very impressive. It contains many herbivores such as Giraffes, Zebras, Oribi, Impalas, Elands, Buffaloes, Waterbuck, Topi, Reedbuck, Bushbuck, Warthogs, Hippos, Sitatunga, etc. Leopards and Spotted hyenas are also abundant, but elusive.

Highlight Of The Day: – Game Drive In Lake Mburo NP

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Mihingo Lodge

Mid-range: – Rwakobo Rock

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
  • Evening game drive

Optional Activities:-

  • Boat cruise on Lake Mburo
  • Night game drive

Day 21: Morning Game Walk In Mburo. Travel Back To Entebbe Via Uganda Equator.

After an early breakfast at 6 am and set out for a 2 hours nature walk in the park accompanied by an armed ranger. Expect to observe plenty of nature up close.

The leave for Entebbe. You make a stopover at the Uganda Equator for some picture moments and also purchase some crafts before continuing 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

Optional Activities:-

  • Horseback safari in Lake Mburo NP
  • Cycling safari in Lake Mburo NP
  • Community tours

End Of The 21 Days Uganda Safari Tour

21 Days Uganda Safari Tour − SAFARI INCLUSIONS

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

21 Days Uganda Safari Tour − SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

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