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Safari Overview – 21 Days/ 20 Nights

Discover Uganda’s most beautiful national parks on this long Uganda safari. Spend 21 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 long tour takes you to all the most exciting safari destinations in Uganda including, Kidepo Valley national park, Queen Elizabeth national Park, Murchison Falls, Bwindi, Sipi Falls, Lake Mburo, Lake Bunyonyi and Mabamba shoebill excursion for a memorable Uganda holiday experience.

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Day 1

Safari Overview

Safari Overview

Uganda’s geography & climate is defined by its location in the basin of the east and western wings of the Great East Africa Rift Valley. Uganda lies on the elevated basin which rises between the eastern and western branches of the Great Rift Valley. Discover Uganda’s most beautiful national parks on this long Uganda safari. Spend 21 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 long tour takes you to all the most exciting safari destinations in Uganda including, Kidepo Valley national park, Queen Elizabeth national Park, Murchison Falls, Bwindi, Sipi Falls, Lake Mburo, Lake Bunyonyi, Jinja and Mabamba shoebill excursion for a memorable Uganda holiday experience.

Arrive – Entebbe

Arrive – Entebbe

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, Ganyana safari driver/guide will meet and greet then transfer you to your accommodation in Entebbe.

Day 2

Transfer to Jinja and Explore the Source of the Nile

Transfer to Jinja and Explore the Source of the Nile

Transfer to Jinja the first industrial town of Uganda. You will visit the source of the Nile. You will stopover at Ssezibwa falls and take some photos. At the source of the Nile enjoy an evening sunset boat ride also get a chance to see the mighty River Nile (longest river in Africa).

Day 3

Transfer to Sipi falls

Transfer to Sipi falls

Sipi Falls is a series of three waterfalls in eastern Uganda in the district of Kapchorwa, northeast of Sironko and Mbale.

Day 4

Hiking Sipi Falls

Hiking Sipi Falls

Encounter the Sipi falls – a series of three raging waterfalls. Enjoy a guided village walk. You will explore the coffee plantations and see how Arabica coffee is locally grown and processed.

Day 5

Transfer to Moroto

Transfer to Moroto

Start your journey to Moroto town, off the beaten track by going through the tribes, hoping for a market day to visit the tribes; bumpy roads with a scenic reserve area and a total village set up are the highlights here.

Day 6

Drive to Kidepo valley national park.

Drive to Kidepo valley national park.

Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park. Where you will embark on a game drive in Kidepo valley in anticipation of seeing herds of buffaloes, zebras, elephants, hyenas, and cheetahs.

Day 7

Full day Kidepo Valley National Park

Full day Kidepo Valley National Park

Head out for a cultural tour to the Karamojong people for a truly unique experience. Enjoy a 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.

Day 8

Transfer to Murchison Falls National park.

Transfer to Murchison Falls National park.

Leave the park in the morning and transfer through Gulu Uganda’s biggest town in the North. Continue through the flat scenic landscapes with local villages and enjoy the Ugandan countryside. Murchison Falls National Park is the largest national park in Uganda.

Day 9

Full day Murchison falls – Game drives and Boat trip

Full day Murchison falls – Game drives and Boat trip

Enjoy breakfast in the wilderness after the morning game drive. The boat cruise on the placid Victoria Nile to the bottom of the magnificent Murchison Falls where the Nile plunges through a narrow crevice is among the activities of the day. Evening game drives are also very good, they also increase on your game count in this large national park.

Day 10

Top of the falls visit and relax at the lodge

Top of the falls visit and relax at the lodge

Visit the top of the falls as this is the highlight of Murchsion falls. The Nile squeezes through an 8m wide gorge and plunges with a thunderous roar into the “Devil’s Cauldron”, creating a trademark rainbow.

Day 11

Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Drive to Kibale National Park. Reach the park and go for nature walk in Bigodi Swamp.

Day 12

Chimpanzee Trekking

Chimpanzee Trekking

Kibale’s most popular activity is the Kanyanchu Primate Walk. Thirteen species can be sought, and a good variety of diurnal monkeys invariably encountered, but the stars of this trail are the chimpanzees.

Day 13

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park. You will pay a visit to Lake Katwe located in Mweya Peninsular and tour the local community.

Day 14

Full day Queen Elizabeth – Game drives and boat cruise

Full day Queen Elizabeth – Game drives and boat cruise

Enjoy both morning and evening game drives in search for wildlife. The boat trip offers excellent bird watching opportunities as well as the chance to see elephants, warthogs and kobs. The banks of the channel are home to a rich variety of wildlife.

Day 15

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park.

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park.

Set out for a game drive in the Ishasha area bracing yourself for a chance to see the rare tree-climbing lions. After proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park in preparation for your next day Gorilla trek. If time allows, you can visit the batwa.

Day 16

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest

gorilla trekking can take 4-8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. After trekking, meet your driver and transfer back to the hotel where you will unwind as you reflect on the memorable gorilla trek.

Day 17

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, it has almost 32 Islands and is a good stop over for relaxation from trekking Mountain Gorillas. Upon arrival, you will go on a boat ride, which will enable you visit most of the islands on the Lake.

Day 18

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Start on a long journey to Lake Mburo national park. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Mburo. Later head out for an evening game drive, with a game drive.

Day 19

Transfer back to Entebbe

Transfer back to Entebbe

Start your journey back to Entebbe. You will make a stopover at the Equator, take photos and buy some souvenirs. Uganda is one of the few countries in the world where the imaginary line that divides the earth into two half passes. Later head back to Entebbe

Day 20

Visit Mabamba Swamp for Shoebill excursion and Entebbe city tour

Visit Mabamba Swamp for Shoebill excursion and Entebbe city tour

Transfer to Mabamba Swamp on the shores of Lake Victoria. You will explore the swamp in search of the infamous Shoebill Stork, Enjoy a city tour of Entebbe.

Day 21

Departure

Departure

Breakfast will be served early, and the driver will transfer you to Entebbe International Airport in time for your flight.

Day 1: Arrive – Entebbe


On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, Ganyana safari driver/guide will meet and greet then transfer you to your accommodation in Entebbe.

Accommodations options:

Luxury:  Lake Victoria Hotel
Mid-range: Admas Grand Hotel
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 2: Transfer to Jinja and Explore the Source of the Nile and white water Rafting


Transfer to Jinja the first industrial town of Uganda. You will visit the source of the Nile. You will stopover at Ssezibwa falls and take some photos. At the source of the Nile enjoy an evening sunset boat ride also get a chance to see the mighty River Nile (longest river in Africa).

Accommodations options:

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

Day 3: Transfer to Sipi falls


Sipi Falls is a series of three waterfalls in eastern Uganda in the district of Kapchorwa, northeast of Sironko and Mbale.

Accommodations options:

Luxury:  Sipi River Lodge
Midrange: Rafiki Lodge Sipi
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 4: Hiking Sipi Falls


Encounter the Sipi falls – a series of three raging waterfalls. Enjoy a guided village walk. You will explore the coffee plantations and see how Arabica coffee is locally grown and processed.

Accommodations options:

Luxury:  Sipi River Lodge
Midrange: Rafiki Lodge Sipi
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 5: Transfer to Moroto


Start your journey to Moroto town, off the beaten track by going through the tribes, hoping for a market day to visit the tribes; bumpy roads with a scenic reserve area and a total village set up are the highlights here.

Accommodations options:

Luxury:  Mount Moroto Hotel
Midrange: Karamoja Safari Camp
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 6: Drive to Kidepo valley national park


Start your journey to Moroto town, off the beaten track by going through the tribes, hoping for a market day to visit the tribes; bumpy roads with a scenic reserve area and a total village set up are the highlights here.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 7: Full day Kidepo Valley National Park


Start your journey to Moroto town, off the beaten track by going through the tribes, hoping for a market day to visit the tribes; bumpy roads with a scenic reserve area and a total village set up are the highlights here.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 8: Transfer to Murchison Falls National park

Leave the park in the morning and transfer through Gulu Uganda’s biggest town in the North. Continue through the flat scenic landscapes with local villages and enjoy the Ugandan countryside. Murchison Falls National Park is the largest national park in Uganda.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 9: Full day Murchison falls – Game drives and Boat trip


Enjoy breakfast in the wilderness after the morning game drive. The boat cruise on the placid Victoria Nile to the bottom of the magnificent Murchison Falls where the Nile plunges through a narrow crevice is among the activities of the day. Evening game drives are also very good, they also increase on your game count in this large national park.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 10: Top of the falls visit and relax at the lodge


Visit the top of the falls as this is the highlight of Murchsion falls. The Nile squeezes through an 8m wide gorge and plunges with a thunderous roar into the “Devil’s Cauldron”, creating a trademark rainbow.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 11: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park


Drive to Kibale National Park. Reach the park and go for nature walk in Bigodi Swamp.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 12: Chimpanzee Trekking.

Kibale’s most popular activity is the Kanyanchu Primate Walk. Thirteen species can be sought, and a good variety of diurnal monkeys invariably encountered, but the stars of this trail are the chimpanzees.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 13: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park


Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park. You will pay a visit to Lake Katwe located in Mweya Peninsular and tour the local community.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 14: Full day Queen Elizabeth – Game drives and boat cruise

Enjoy both morning and evening game drives in search for wildlife. The boat trip offers excellent bird watching opportunities as well as the chance to see elephants, warthogs and kobs. The banks of the channel are home to a rich variety of wildlife.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 15: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park


Set out for a game drive in the Ishasha area bracing yourself for a chance to see the rare tree-climbing lions. After proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park in preparation for your next day Gorilla trek. If time allows, you can visit the batwa.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 16: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest


Gorilla trekking can take 4-8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. After trekking, meet your driver and transfer back to the hotel where you will unwind as you reflect on the memorable gorilla trek.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 17: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi


Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, it has almost 32 Islands and is a good stop over for relaxation from trekking Mountain Gorillas. Upon arrival, you will go on a boat ride, which will enable you visit most of the islands on the Lake.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 18: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park


Start on a long journey to Lake Mburo national park. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Mburo. Later head out for an evening game drive, with a game drive.

Accommodations options:

Luxury:  Kigambira Safari Lodge
Midrange: Mburo Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 19: Transfer back to Entebbe


Start your journey back to Entebbe. You will make a stopover at the Equator, take photos and buy some souvenirs. Uganda is one of the few countries in the world where the imaginary line that divides the earth into two half passes. Later head back to Entebbe

Accommodations options:

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

Day 20: Visit Mabamba Swamp for Shoebill excursion and Entebbe city tour


Transfer to Mabamba Swamp on the shores of Lake Victoria. You will explore the swamp in search of the infamous Shoebill Stork, Enjoy a city tour of Entebbe.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 21: Departure


Breakfast will be served early, and the driver will transfer you to Entebbe International Airport in time for your flight.

Persons Date Price per person
1 pax Any Date $10,309
2 pax Any Date $9,794

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
  • Drinking water

Excludes


  • Tips and gratuities
  • All items of personal nature
  • International flights
  • Alcoholic drinks

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