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17 Days nature, wildlife, gorillas and primates at its best

Safari Overview – 17 Days/ 16 Nights

Discover Uganda’s most beautiful national parks on this long Uganda safari. Spend 17 Days on a Safari in Uganda and get an opportunity to visit all different sites and places that make Uganda the Pearl of Africa. This safari takes you to all the most exciting safari destinations in Uganda including; Lake Bunyonyi, Bwindi Impenetrable National park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Semliki National Park, Kibale National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley national park, Matheniko, Pian Upe Game Reserve, Sipi Falls ( MT Elgon) and Jinja.

Day 1

Arrival at Entebbe

Arrival at Entebbe

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, Ganyana safari driver/guide will meet and greet then transfer you to your accommodation in Entebbe. Later head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Safari Overview

Safari Overview

Discover Uganda’s most beautiful national parks on this long Uganda safari. Spend 17 Days on a Safari in Uganda and get an opportunity to visit all different sites and places that make Uganda the Pearl of Africa. This safari takes you to all the most exciting safari destinations in Uganda including; Lake Bunyonyi, Bwindi Impenetrable National park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Semliki National Park, Kibale National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley national park, Matheniko, Pian Upe Game Reserve, Sipi Falls ( MT Elgon) and Jinja.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Lake Victoria Hotel

Midrange: Admas Grand Hotel

Meal plan: Full board

Day 2

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, Boat cruise

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, Boat cruise

After breakfast, you will start on a long journey to Lake Bunyonyi. As we drive along Mpigi- Masaka highway, we shall make a stopover at the Equator, take pictures and buy some souvenirs. You shall have a stopover in Mbarara town for lunch and then proceed to Lake Bunyonyi a magically, stunningly beautiful lake in Uganda to relax and chill out. Check-in to your lodge and go for a boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi. You can decide to go for swimming at the lodge. You will enjoy seeing the African sun set on Lake Bunyonyi.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Bunyonyi Safari Resort

Midrange: Bunyonyi Safari Resort

Meal plan: Full board

Day 3

Nature walk and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Nature walk and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Breakfast will be served early and after head out for nature walk, guide will be with you so that you do not get lost and tell you the amazing history of Lake Bunyonyi and how they live around Lake Bunyonyi. Lunch on the way as you transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The dense forest which is a home of the remaining mountain Gorillas in the world. Visit the Batwa community which will expose you to their culture basing on how they live, dance, and also hearing stories concerning their culture which will leave you amazed. Have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mahogany Springs Lodge

Midrange: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Day 4

Transfer to Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Transfer to Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park

You transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park through the Ishasha Plains in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park for another epic game drive. Ishasha is famous for its iconic tree-climbing lions that climb trees to catch the cool breezes and spot prey. After your game drive, head to the lodge, check-in then later have dinner and overnight.

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest

The long-awaited day is here when we shall encounter the Gorilla forest to meet and greet with the world’s most gentle primates in one of the dense tropical rainforests of the world that will reward you with once in a lifetime unending smiles and memories after setting eyes on the massive ‘Mountain Gorillas’. The trekking is never easy or hard, it’s always fun walking through the jungle and experiencing what life is like in the forest. The hike might be short or long depending on the Gorilla movements.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Midrange: Ishasha Jungle Lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Day 5

Game drive and Boat Safari on the Kanziga Channel

Game drive and Boat Safari on the Kanziga Channel

After breakfast, enjoy the game drive and view different species of birds and variety of wildlife such as, Uganda Kob, Defassa Waterbuck, Buffaloes, Elephants, zebras, Giant forest hog, Oribi and when lucky a leopard and Lion among others. After lunch embark on a boat safari along the Kazinga channel with beautiful views of birds, hippos and many more as Lake George connects to Lake Edward. Later visit the baboon cave. Head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Kyangabi Crater Resort

Midrange: Kyangabi Crater Resort

Meal plan: Full board

Day 6

Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Early morning after breakfast, we continue driving through the undulating highlands of Southwestern Uganda on our way to the greener and beautiful Fort Portal area. Have lunch in fort portal. Head to the Lodge and relax, later have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Chimpundu Lodge

Mid range: Kibale Forest Camp

Meal plan: Full board

Day 7

Chimpanzee Trekking

Chimpanzee Trekking

Our day starts with an early breakfast before meeting our tour guide on a briefing of chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest. We then head off on foot to track the chimpanzees of Kibale national park, home of an impressive 500 chimpanzees. The dense jungles are considered the best place to view chimpanzees in Africa. The guided walk offers a great opportunity to learn more about chimpanzees and other primates along with the various creatures of the jungle. This national park is home to numerous forest wildlife species, boasting one of the highest concentrations of primates in the world.

Transfer to Semliki National Park

Transfer to Semliki National Park

Later Transfer to Semliki national Park. Head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Semliki Safari Lodge

Mid range: Nyaika Hotel

Meal plan: Full board

Day 8

Explore Sempaya Hot Springs

Explore Sempaya Hot Springs

After breakfast, we will transfer to the northern part Semliki National park. Get a chance to visit the amazing and wonderful Sempaya hot springs the most attention-grabbing attraction in in this park, at the springs, you will witness water boiling it’s self-using the natural forces. The strength and hotness of the springs are amazing as one can boil eggs and matooke in a few minutes, its ready to eat.

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Have lunch on the way and transfer to Murchison Falls National Park, then head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Paraa Safri Lodge

Mid range: Fort Murchison Lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Day 9

Morning cruise and Game drive in Murchison Falls

Morning cruise and Game drive in Murchison Falls

Early breakfast and enjoy a boat cruise on the placid Victoria Nile to the bottom of the magnificent Murchison Falls where the Nile plunges through a narrow crevice. You will be able to see the Nile crocodile, bloat of hippos and a variety of bird species. Hike up to the top of the falls and enjoy the Magnificent Murchison falls as they squeeze their way through a gorge in the rocks and tumbles 43m below flowing westwards into Lake Albert. After lunch go for the evening game drive in the Northern sector of the park, on a good day, you may have a chance to see animals like buffaloes, antelopes, lions, elephants and many more. Bird species may include the Black chest snake Eagle, blue napped mouse birds, the secretary bird and many more. Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Paraa Safri Lodge

Mid range: Fort Murchison Lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Day 10

Drive to Kidepo valley national park.

Drive to Kidepo valley national park.

Wake up to a hot cup of Coffee / tea and embark on a drive to Kidepo Valley National Park. You will have lunch enroute, then head to the lodge check in and spend the evening at leisure admiring the wilderness. Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Adere Safari Lodge

Mid range: Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Day 11

Full day Kidepo Valley National Park

Full day Kidepo Valley National Park

On this day, we shall do a Game drive and a cultural walk. You will enjoy breakfast as you admire the true wilderness and an out of the world experience! When breakfast is done, you will set out for another rewarding game drive through the open savannah, rocky outcrops, forests and rings of mountains. Drive extensively up to Kanangorok Hot Springs and brace yourself for photo opportunities and chances of catching sight of more wildlife especially lions sitting on the rocks as they scan the park for possible prey. Drive back to the lodge to relax and have lunch. In the afternoon, head out for a cultural tour to the Karamojong people for a truly unique experience. They are a very interesting group of people with a unique culture visible in their way of dressing, cooking, dancing and other daily life activities. Later transfer back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Adere Safari Lodge

Mid range: Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Day 12

Game drive and Cultural Visit in Matheniko

Game drive and Cultural Visit in Matheniko

After an early morning game drive, head to Matheniko Game reserve which is a home to a respectable collection of wildlife including large cats and antelopes. Have lunch, then you will visit the community and the rock paintings. Later head to the lodge in Moroto district for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mount Moroto Hotel

Mid range: Mount Moroto Hotel

Meal plan: Full board

Day 13

Game drive in Pian Upe and Transfer to Sipi falls

Game drive in Pian Upe and Transfer to Sipi falls

Rise early in the morning have breakfast, transfer to Pian Upe Game Reserve and enjoy a game drive which presents an opportunity to spot rare animals like cheetahs, ostriches and roan antelopes and other animals. You will also come across different bird species. Later transfer to Sipi Falls, check in the lodge for relaxation dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Sipi River Lodge

Mid range: Rafiki Lodge Sipi

Meal plan: Full board

Day 14

Explore the Sipi falls

Explore the Sipi falls

You will encounter the Sipi falls – a series of three raging waterfalls. After exploring the falls, you will go for a hike up Mount Elgon. The most common route starts in Budadiri and continues via the Sasa trail to the summit, and then descends down the Sipi trail back to the Sipi falls. Hikes around the falls offer breath-taking views across Lake Kyoga, the Karamoja plains and the slopes of Mount Elgon

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Sipi River Lodge

Mid range: Rafiki Lodge Sipi

Meal plan: Full board

Day 15

Transfer to Jinja

Transfer to Jinja

After an early morning breakfast, you will drive to Jinja located in southern Uganda. At the source of the Nile enjoy a boat ride also get a chance to see the mighty River Nile (longest river in Africa) starting its journey all the way to the Mediterranean Sea. Later head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Jinja Nile Resort

Mid range: 2 Friends Hotel Jinja

Meal plan: Full board

Day 16

Explore the Source of the Nile and Transfer to Entebbe

Explore the Source of the Nile and Transfer to Entebbe

You will enjoy an early breakfast, we shall visit the source of the Nile. At the source of the Nile enjoy a boat ride also get a chance to see the mighty River Nile (longest river in Africa) starting its journey all the way to the Mediterranean Sea. Later have lunch and enjoy a city tour in Jinja and head to Entebbe

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Lake Victoria Hotel

Mid range: Admas Grand Hotel

Meal plan: Full board

Day 17

Departure to the Entebbe Airport

Departure to the Entebbe Airport

After an early morning breakfast, you later transfer back to the Entebbe in time for your flight back home.

Arrival:


  • Complementally pick up from Airport/ hotel
  • Accommodation before/end of trip can be arranged at an extra cost

Day 1: Arrive – Entebbe


On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, Ganyana safari driver/guide will meet and great then transfer you to your overnight accommodation in Entebbe. You will be briefed about your 15 days Uganda safari.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Lake Victoria Hotel
Midrange: Admas Grand Hotel
Meal plan: Full board

Day 2: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, Boat cruise


After breakfast, you will start on a long journey to Lake Bunyonyi. As we drive along Mpigi- Masaka highway, we shall make a stopover at the Equator, take pictures and buy some souvenirs. You shall have a stopover in Mbarara town for lunch and then proceed to Lake Bunyonyi a magically, stunningly beautiful lake in Uganda to relax and chill out. Check-in to your lodge and go for a boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi. You can decide to go for swimming at the lodge. You will enjoy seeing the African sun set on Lake Bunyonyi.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Bunyonyi Safari Resort
Midrange: Bunyonyi Safari Resort
Meal plan: Full board

Day 3: Nature walk and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.


Breakfast will be served early and after head out for nature walk, guide will be with you so that you do not get lost and tell you the amazing history of Lake Bunyonyi and how they live around Lake Bunyonyi. Lunch on the way as you transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The dense forest which is a home of the remaining mountain Gorillas in the world. Visit the Batwa community which will expose you to their culture basing on how they live, dance, and also hearing stories concerning their culture which will leave you amazed. Have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury:  Mahogany Springs Lodge
Midrange: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full board

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP


The long-awaited day is here when we shall encounter the Gorilla forest to meet and greet with the world’s most gentle primates in one of the dense tropical rainforests of the world that will reward you with once in a lifetime unending smiles and memories after setting eyes on the massive ‘Mountain Gorillas’. The trekking is never easy or hard, it’s always fun walking through the jungle and experiencing what life is like in the forest. The hike might be short or long depending on the Gorilla movements. You transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park through the Ishasha Plains in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park for another epic game drive. Ishasha is famous for its iconic tree-climbing lions that climb trees to catch the cool breezes and spot prey. After your game drive, head to the lodge, check-in then later have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Kyangabi Crater Resort
Midrange: Kyangabi Crater Resort
Meal plan: Full board

Day 5: Game drive and Boat Safari on the Kanziga Channel


After breakfast, enjoy the game drive and view different species of birds and variety of wildlife such as, Uganda Kob, Defassa Waterbuck, Buffaloes, Elephants, zebras, Giant forest hog, Oribi and when lucky a leopard and Lion among others. After lunch embark on a boat safari along the Kazinga channel with beautiful views of birds, hippos and many more as Lake George connects to Lake Edward. Later visit the baboon cave. Head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Kyangabi Crater Resort
Midrange: Kyangabi Crater Resort
Meal plan: Full board

Day 6: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park


Early morning after breakfast, we continue driving through the undulating highlands of Southwestern Uganda on our way to the greener and beautiful Fort Portal area.  Have lunch in fort portal. Head to the Lodge and relax, later have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Chimpundu Lodge
Midrange:  Kibale Forest Camp
Meal plan: Full board

Day 7: Chimp trekking and transfer to Semliki National Park


Our day starts with an early breakfast before meeting our tour guide on a briefing of chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest. We then head off on foot to track the chimpanzees of Kibale national park, home of an impressive 500 chimpanzees. The dense jungles are considered the best place to view chimpanzees in Africa. The guided walk offers a great opportunity to learn more about chimpanzees and other primates along with the various creatures of the jungle. This national park is home to numerous forest wildlife species, boasting one of the highest concentrations of primates in the world. Later Transfer to Semliki national Park. Head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Semliki Safari Lodge
Midrange: Nyaika Hotel
Meal plan: Full board

Day 8: Explore Sempaya Hot Springs and transfer to Murchison Falls NP


After breakfast, we will transfer to the northern part Semliki National park. Get a chance to visit the amazing and wonderful Sempaya hot springs the most attention-grabbing attraction in in this park, at the springs, you will witness water boiling it’s self-using the natural forces. The strength and hotness of the springs are amazing as one can boil eggs and matooke in a few minutes, its ready to eat. Have lunch on the way and transfer to Murchison Falls National Park, then head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury:  Paraa Safari Lodge
Midrange: Fort Murchison Lodge
Meal plan: Full board

Day 9: Morning cruise and Game drive in Murchison Falls


Early breakfast and enjoy a boat cruise on the placid Victoria Nile to the bottom of the magnificent Murchison Falls where the Nile plunges through a narrow crevice. You will be able to see the Nile crocodile, bloat of hippos and a variety of bird species. Visit the top of the falls and enjoy the Magnificent Murchison falls as they squeeze their way through a gorge in the rocks and tumbles 43m below flowing westwards into Lake Albert.  After lunch go for the evening game drive in the Northern sector of the park, on a good day, you may have a chance to see animals like buffaloes, antelopes, lions, elephants and many more. Bird species may include the Black chest snake Eagle, blue napped mouse birds, the secretary bird and many more.  Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury:  Paraa Safari Lodge
Midrange: Fort Murchison Lodge
Meal plan: Full board

Day 10: Drive to Kidepo valley national park.


Wake up to a hot cup of Coffee / tea and embark on a drive to Kidepo Valley National Park. You will have lunch enroute, then head to the lodge check in and spend the evening at leisure admiring the wilderness. Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Adere Safari Lodge
Midrange: Kidepo Savannah Lodge
Meal plan: Full board

Day 11: Full day Kidepo Valley National Park


On this day, we shall do a Game drive and a cultural walk. You will enjoy breakfast as you admire the true wilderness and an out of the world experience! When breakfast is done, you will set out for another rewarding game drive through the open savannah, rocky outcrops, forests and rings of mountains. Drive extensively up to Kanangorok Hot Springs and brace yourself for photo opportunities and chances of catching sight of more wildlife especially lions sitting on the rocks as they scan the park for possible prey. Drive back to the lodge to relax and have lunch. In the afternoon, head out for a cultural tour to the Karamojong people for a truly unique experience. They are a very interesting group of people with a unique culture visible in their way of dressing, cooking, dancing and other daily life activities. Later transfer back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Adere Safari Lodge
Midrange: Kidepo Savannah Lodge
Meal plan: Full board

Day 12: Game drive and Cultural Visit in Matheniko


After an early morning game drive, head to Matheniko Game reserve which is a home to a respectable collection of wildlife including large cats and antelopes. Have lunch, then you will visit the community and the rock paintings. Later head to the lodge in Moroto district for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Mount Moroto Hotel
Midrange: Mount Moroto Hotel
Meal plan: Full board

Day 13: Game drive in Pian Upe and Transfer to Sipi falls


Rise early in the morning have breakfast, transfer to Pian Upe Game Reserve and enjoy a game drive which presents an opportunity to spot rare animals like cheetahs, ostriches and roan antelopes and other animals. You will also come across different bird species. Later transfer to Sipi Falls, check in the lodge for relaxation dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Sipi River Lodge
Midrange: Rafiki Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full board

Day 14: Explore the Sipi falls


You will encounter the Sipi falls – a series of three raging waterfalls. After exploring the falls, you will go for a hike up Mount Elgon. The most common route starts in Budadiri and continues via the Sasa trail to the summit, and then descends down the Sipi trail back to the Sipi falls. Hikes around the falls offer breath-taking views across Lake Kyoga, the Karamoja plains and the slopes of Mount Elgon.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Sipi River Lodge
Midrange: Rafiki Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full board

Day 15:Transfer to Jinja


After an early morning breakfast, you will drive to Jinja located in southern Uganda. At the source of the Nile enjoy a boat ride also get a chance to see the mighty River Nile (longest river in Africa) starting its journey all the way to the Mediterranean Sea. Later head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Jinja Nile Resort
Midrange: 2Friends Jinja
Meal plan: Full board

Day 16: Explore the Source of the Nile and Transfer to Entebbe

You will enjoy an early breakfast, we shall visit the source of the Nile. At the source of the Nile enjoy a boat ride also get a chance to see the mighty River Nile (longest river in Africa) starting its journey all the way to the Mediterranean Sea. Later have lunch and enjoy a city tour in Jinja and head to Entebbe.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Lake Victoria Hotel
Midrange: Admas Grand Hotel
Meal plan: Full board

Day 17: Departure

After an early morning breakfast, you later transfer back to the Entebbe in time for your flight back home.

Persons Date Price per person
1 pax Any Date $13,902
2 pax Any Date $13,507

Includes


  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Park Entrance fees
  • Car hire in 4×4 safari Vehicle
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • Refreshments like water
  • All accommodation & Meals
  • All activities
  • All Taxes /VAT
  • A professional driver /guide
  • Fuel
  • Chimpanzee Tracking permits
  • Gorilla permit
  • Covid-19 Test arrangements

Excludes


  • Tips and gratuities
  • All items of personal nature
  • International flights
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Covid- 19 Test

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