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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

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

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. You will be briefed about your 21 days Uganda safari. Head to the lodge to relax, later have lunch and dinner.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Day 2

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

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

You will enjoy an early breakfast, transfer to Jinja, and the first industrial town of Uganda. You will visit the source of the Nile. Enjoy White water Rafting and later At the source of the Nile enjoy a boat ride and also get a chance to see the mighty River Nile (longest river in Africa) starting its journey all the way to the Mediterranean Sea and also view the Speke Monument. Later check in the lodge, have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Day 3

Transfer to Sipi falls

Transfer to Sipi falls

Rise early in the morning, have breakfast, then transfer to Sipi Falls in Kapchorwa district. The spectacular Sipi Falls that has its origins from Mountain Elgon and you will have a chance to view the caves, plantations of coffee, matooke along the way. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the sun setting, later have dinner.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Day 4

Hiking Sipi Falls

Hiking Sipi Falls

After breakfast, you will 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. Later head to the lodge, relax and have dinner.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Day 5

Transfer to Moroto

Transfer to Moroto

After breakfast 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. On reaching Moroto, we shall immediately check in to the hotel, have a rest and watch the sun set in the evening. Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Day 6

Drive to Kidepo valley national park.

Drive to Kidepo valley national park.

On this day, we shall make our trip to Kidepo Valley National Park. Wake up to a hot cup of Coffee / tea and drive 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, Rothschild giraffes, hyenas, and cheetahs. You will enjoy a slow drive, you can be sure to seize picture moments while on your game drive, and you can have stops at any moment. Then we shall drive to the lodge check in and spend the evening at leisure admiring the wilderness. Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Day 7

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. 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 head back to the lodge for lunch. 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. Later transfer back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Day 8

Transfer to Murchison Falls National park.

Transfer to Murchison Falls National park.

Wake up Early for breakfast then 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. You will have lunch enroute. Arrive at the park in you will check in the lodge immediately to relax and enjoy the park views. Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Day 9

Full day Murchison falls – Game drives and Boat trip

Full day Murchison falls – Game drives and Boat trip

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. After lunch, go for the evening game drive in the Northern sector of the park, on a good day, you will 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

Accommodation

Day 10

Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Early morning after breakfast, on your way to Kibale you will head to the southern part of Murchison and view the top of the falls and enjoy the Magnificent Murchison falls as they squeeze their way through a gorge in the rocks and plunges with a thunderous roar into the “Devil’s Cauldron”, creating a trademark rainbow. Then transfer to Kibale National Park. Travelling on both asphalt and unpaved roads, you pass through traditional Ugandan Villages where you see people at work tending their traditional crops of maize, sorghum and beans. The lush rolling hills of this region provide good photo opportunities. As you approach Fort Portal in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, you enter Uganda’s famous tea plantation region. A carpet of green spreads before you, as far as the eye can see, and seems an unusual contrast to the countryside through which you have just passed. After dinner, you might be interested in the optional forest walk in the evening to see the nocturnal primates such as the bush baby, which has a surprising night cry, and potto.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Day 11

Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale national park

Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale 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 chimpanzees are commonly found feeding on fig tree fruits in the game park. The guided walk offers a great opportunity to learn more about chimpanzees and other primates along with the various creatures of the jungle. Kibale national park covers 795km squared mostly equatorial rainforest terrain. This national park is home to numerous forest wildlife species, boasting one of the highest concentrations of primates in the world. The 13 primate species include black and white colobus monkeys etc.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Day 12

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park.

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park.

Today, you will wake up ready for breakfast and check out of your lodge. You will then embark on a journey to Queen Elizabeth national park. You will arrive ready for lunch and later on the evening, pay a visit to the salt lakes of Katwe and tour the local community. You will head to the lodge, have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Day 13

Full day Queen Elizabeth – Game drives and boat cruise

Full day Queen Elizabeth – Game drives and boat cruise

At 6.00a.m wake up for an early morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park exploring the area along Kasenyi and Queens’s Mile. Wildlife sightings include elephants, lions, buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, waterbucks, warthogs and various bird species, after head back to the lodge for breakfast . In the afternoon, you will embark on a two- hour boat trip on Kazinga channel, getting up close to hippos, buffalos and other 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. This ride will leave you with an amazing experience on water. When back on the shores, you can still have an evening game drive which is optional, then ride back to the lodge for dinner and night.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Day 14

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park.

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park.

This morning, you will check out of the lodge and set out for a game drive in the Ishasha area bracing yourself for a chance to see the rare tree-climbing lions. The climbing lions can be seen lounging in the fig trees during mid- morning as they rest from the previous night's strenuous hunt! However, it is not a guarantee that the lions will be seen. Sometimes it depends on the luck and time of reaching the area. After proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park in preparation for your next day Gorilla trek.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Day 15

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you will drive to the park headquarters for briefing with your packed lunch and later go for gorilla trekking, this could 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.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Day 16

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, you will depart for Lake Bunyonyi, which is one of the deepest lakes in Africa. Lake Bunyonyi 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. Each Island is named according to the bird species found on the Island and some were named because of their purposes for example the Punishment Island, which is the smallest and was used by the Bakiga people to drop their girls who got pregnant before marriage. You will also learn a lot more about the Islands and the people that inhabit them and after the Boat ride, return back to the Lodge for relaxation while you watch the beautiful sunset.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Day 17

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park and Boat cruise

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park and Boat cruise

After breakfast, you will start on a long journey to Lake Mburo national park. Check in the lodge and have lunch. After lunch in the afternoon, enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Mburo. Later head out for an evening game drive, with a game drive en-route having a chance to see a number of wildlife and zebras since Lake Mburo is the home for zebras, for resting, swimming, personal interests as well as enjoying the scenic views of Lake Mburo.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Day 18

Transfer to Entebbe

Transfer to Entebbe

On this day, you will wake up ready for breakfast. As we drive along Mpigi- Masaka highway, we shall make a stopover at the Equator, take photos and buy some souvenirs. You will have lunch enroute. Later head back to Entebbe

Accommodation

Accommodation

Day 19

Visit Mabamba Swamp for Shoebill excursion

Visit Mabamba Swamp for Shoebill excursion

Meet with your driver guide and transfer to Mabamba Swamp on the shores of Lake Victoria. At Mabamba Swamp, you will set out on the water in a local canoe guided by an expert birder. You will explore the swamp in search of the infamous Shoebill Stork, the Grey Crowned Crane, Uganda’s National Bird, Saddle-billed Stork, African Fish Eagle and Malachite Kingfisher. Later head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Day 20

Covid 19 testing, shopping and local market visits

Covid 19 testing, shopping and local market visits

Early in the morning after breakfast you will go for covid 19 testing then later visit the craft centers and do some shopping like African art pieces, clothes, hats, bracelets, among others. Head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Accommodation

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. You will be briefed about your 21 days Uganda safari. Head to the lodge to relax, later have lunch and dinner.

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


You will enjoy an early breakfast, transfer to Jinja and the first industrial town of Uganda. You will visit the source of the Nile. Enjoy White water Rafting and later At the source of the Nile enjoy a boat ride and also get a chance to see the mighty River Nile (longest river in Africa) starting its journey all the way to the Mediterranean Sea and also view the Speke Monument. Later check in the lodge, have dinner and overnight.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 3: Transfer to Sipi falls


Rise early in the morning, have breakfast, then transfer to Sipi Falls in Kapchorwa district. The spectacular Sipi Falls that has its origins from Mountain Elgon and you will have a chance to view the caves, plantations of coffee, matooke along the way. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the sun setting, later have dinner.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 4: Hiking Sipi Falls


After breakfast, you will 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. Later head to the lodge, relax and have dinner.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 5: Transfer to Moroto


After breakfast 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. On reaching Moroto, we shall immediately check in to the hotel, have a rest and watch the sun set in the evening. Dinner and overnight.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 6: Drive to Kidepo valley national park


On this day, we shall make our trip to Kidepo Valley National Park. Wake up to a hot cup of Coffee / tea and drive 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. You will enjoy a slow drive, you can be sure to seize picture moments while on your game drive, and you can have stops at any moment. Then we shall drive to the lodge check in and spend the evening at leisure admiring the wilderness. Dinner and overnight.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 7: Full day Kidepo Valley National Park


On this day, we shall do a Game drive and a cultural walk. 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 head back to the lodge for lunch. 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. Later transfer back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 8: Transfer to Murchison Falls National park

Wake up Early for breakfast then 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. You will have lunch enroute. Arrive at the park in you will check in the lodge immediately to relax and enjoy the park views. Dinner and overnight.

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


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. After lunch, go for the evening game drive in the Northern sector of the park, on a good day, you will 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.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 10: Transfer to Kibale Forest National park


Early morning after breakfast, on your way to Kibale you will head to the southern part of Murchison and view the top of the falls and enjoy the Magnificent Murchison falls as they squeeze their way through a gorge in the rocks and plunges with a thunderous roar into the “Devil’s Cauldron”, creating a trademark rainbow.  Then transfer to Kibale National Park. Travelling on both asphalt and unpaved roads, you pass through traditional Ugandan Villages where you see people at work tending their traditional crops of maize, sorghum and beans. The lush rolling hills of this region provide good photo opportunities. As you approach Fort Portal in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, you enter Uganda’s famous tea plantation region. A carpet of green spreads before you, as far as the eye can see, and seems an unusual contrast to the countryside through which you have just passed. After dinner, you might be interested in the optional forest walk in the evening to see the nocturnal primates such as the bush baby, which has a surprising night cry, and potto.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 11: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale 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 chimpanzees are commonly found feeding on fig tree fruits in the game park. The guided walk offers a great opportunity to learn more about chimpanzees and other primates along with the various creatures of the jungle. Kibale national park covers 795km squared mostly equatorial rainforest terrain. This national park is home to numerous forest wildlife species, boasting one of the highest concentrations of primates in the world. The 13 primate species include black and white colobus monkeys etc.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 12: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park.


Today, you will wake up ready for breakfast and check out of your lodge. You will then embark on a journey to Queen Elizabeth national park. You will arrive ready for lunch and later in the evening, pay a visit to the salt lakes of Katwe and tour the local community. You will head to the lodge, have dinner and overnight.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 13: Full day Queen Elizabeth – Game drives and boat cruise


At 6.00a.m wake up for an early morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park exploring the area along Kasenyi and Queens’s Mile. Wildlife sightings include elephants, lions, buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, waterbucks, warthogs and various bird species, after head back to the lodge for breakfast . In the afternoon, you will embark on a two- hour boat trip on Kazinga channel, getting up close to hippos, buffalos and other 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. This ride will leave you with an amazing experience on water. When back on the shores, you can still have an evening game drive which is optional, then ride back to the lodge for dinner and night.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 14: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park


This morning, you will check out of the lodge and set out for a game drive in the Ishasha area bracing yourself for a chance to see the rare tree-climbing lions. The climbing lions can be seen lounging in the fig trees during mid- morning as they rest from the previous night’s strenuous hunt! However, it is not a guarantee that the lions will be seen. Sometimes it depends on the luck and time of reaching the area. After proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park in preparation for your next day Gorilla trek.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 15: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park


After an early morning breakfast, you will drive to the park headquarters for briefing with your packed lunch and later go for gorilla trekking, this could 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 16: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi


After breakfast, you will depart for Lake Bunyonyi, which is one of the deepest lakes in Africa. Lake Bunyonyi 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. Each Island is named according to the bird species found on the Island and some were named because of their purposes for example the Punishment Island, which is the smallest and was used by the Bakiga people to drop their girls who got pregnant before marriage. You will also learn a lot more about the Islands and the people that inhabit them and after the Boat ride, return back to the Lodge for relaxation while you watch the beautiful sunset.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 17: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park and Boat cruise


After breakfast, you will start on a long journey to Lake Mburo national park. Check in the lodge and have lunch. After lunch in the afternoon, enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Mburo.  Later head out for an evening game drive, with a game drive en-route having a chance to see a number of wildlife and zebras since Lake Mburo is the home for zebras, for resting, swimming, personal interests as well as enjoying the scenic views of Lake Mburo.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 18:Transfer to Entebbe


On this day, you will wake up ready for breakfast. As we drive along Mpigi- Masaka highway, we shall make a stopover at the Equator, take photos and buy some souvenirs. You will have lunch enroute. Later head back to Entebbe

Accommodations options:

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

Day 19: Visit Mabamba Swamp for Shoebill excursion


Meet with your driver guide and transfer to Mabamba Swamp on the shores of Lake Victoria. At Mabamba Swamp, you will set out on the water in a local canoe guided by an expert birder. You will explore the swamp in search of the infamous Shoebill Stork, the Grey Crowned Crane, Uganda’s National Bird, Saddle-billed Stork, African Fish Eagle and Malachite Kingfisher. Later head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodations options:

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

Day 20: Covid 19 testing, shopping and local market visits


Early in the morning after breakfast you will go for covid 19 testing then later visit the craft centers and do some shopping like African art pieces, clothes, hats, bracelets, among others. Head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

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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