Highlights of Uganda Safari

11 Day Group Safari

Safari Description:

Spend your vacation exploring the highlights of Uganda and discover the very best this incredible country has to offer. Explore the beautiful national parks in search for Chimpanzees and Gorillas where close–up encounters with these remarkable primates will leave a lasting imprint on your mind. Enjoy boat cruises to along with game drives to experience the nature from different angles.

Safari Highlights:

Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch; Murchison National Park & boat cruise; Kibale National Park for chimp tracking; Bigodi Swamp; Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kazinga boat cruise; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for Gorilla trekking

Main Attractions:

Uganda: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Gorilla Trekking, Murchison Falls Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Map & Short Itinerary:


Day 1 Best Western Premier Garden Hotel
Day 2&3 Paraa Safari Lodge Murchison Falls
Day 4&5 Turaco Treetops
Day 6&7 Park View Safari Lodge Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 8&9 Mahogony Springs Lodge Bwindi
Day 10 Mihingo Lodge Lake Mburo
Day 11 End of safari at Entebbe/Kampala

Map & Itinerary
Length 11 days
Safari Type Group Safari
Price From US$ 4585
Countries Uganda
Accommodation Accommodation
Group Size Maximum 12 people
Single Supplement Yes
Please Note Subject to availability of accommodation
Departures Set Departure Dates

Departure Dates:

01 September | 04 October | 07 November | 11 December | 14 August | 17 September | 19 August | 26 December | 29 July

Comfort Level:

Accommodation Comfort3 Star

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 Best Western Premier Garden Hotel, Entebbe

Arrive in Uganda, Meet and greet at Entebbe Airport from where you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the ay is spent at own leisure.

Day 2&3 Paraa Safari Lodge or similar, Murchison Falls

Our destination from Entebbe takes us to Murchison Falls. En–route visit the Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch hosting the only wild rhinos in Uganda and home to around 19 southern white rhinos. From here, onward to the stunning Murchison Falls, located within one of Uganda’s oldest conservation areas. Murchison National Park is situated in the northern part of Albertine Rift Valley, where the massive Bunyoro Escarpment amalgamates into the enormous plains of land traditionally inhabited by the Acholi people.
On day 3, enjoy a morning game drive in the park searching for wildlife including elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hartebeest and oribi. Continue to the launch site for a 3hour boat ride combined with a cheese and wine cruise. A highlight of any visit to Murchison Falls Conservation Area is the boat trip to view the magnificent Murchison Falls. Hippos and crocodiles are abundant and you will see plenty of game and bird life. Return to the lodge for lunch, followed by an evening game drive.

Day 4&5 Turaco Treetops Lodge, Kibale – CHIMP TREKKING

Depart after an early breakfast, passing through verdant countryside and traditional homesteads and farms. Kibale Naional Park contains one of the loveliest and most varoed tracts of tropica;l forest in Uganda. Forest cover, interspersed with patches of grasslands and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau.

On day 5, trek mans closest genetic relative, the cheeky Chimpanzee on a trekking excursion in the Budongo Forest. Watch as  they leap amongst the tree canopy or perhaps forage or relax on the forest floor. In the afternoon you will go for a guided walk in Bigodi Swamp to look for different bird species like the Shining Blue Kingfisher, the Blue Throated Roller and other rare species.

Day 6&7 Park View Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Your journey continues as you enjoy a beautiful morning drive through the dramatic landscape of the Crater Lakes. In the afternoon, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, understandably, this National Park is Uganda’s most popular tourist destination with its diverse ecosystems from sprawling savanna, canopied and humid forests, to sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands.
Day 7: Enjoy a morning game drive to further enjoy this remarkable area and during the afternoon embark on a wonderful Kazinga Channel boat cruise.

Day 8&9 Mahogany Lodge, Bwindi – GORILLA TREKKING

After breakfast, enjoy game viewing via Ishasha en–route to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The next morning, enter the forest and start your Gorilla trek. This is sure to be one of the most memorable wildlife encounters you will have – be in awe of the size yet gentleness of a huge silverback; the familiarity of a gorilla hand compared to those of a human, the way the family interacts with each other and the playful, entertaining youngsters

Day 10 Mihingo lodge, Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, depart Bwindi and drive to Lake Mburo National Park (approximately 4–5 hours’ drive). Enjoy a late afternoon boat cruise.

Day 11 Entebbe/Kampala

After breakfast, and a morning game drive you will depart Lake Mburo and drive to Kampala/Entebbe. Time permitting you can stop for curio shopping and a photo opportunity at the Equator.

How we rate our safaris

Namibia, Botswana and some other African destinations do not have a set star system that is familiar worldwide to many countries, however, as this is widely used, we have tried to replicate this format to give you an idea of the level of comfort during your safari. For example, a mobile camping tour in Namibia is given 1* and luxury accommodation increasing to 5*. Depending on your tour, there may be a bit of a mix of levels of comfort so please check if you are not sure.

1* or 1–2* Rated Safaris – Camping tours:

These are generally scheduled/small group or self–drive safaris (though a private–guided safari can also fall into this category if you wish to camp); the scheduled trips generally involve client participation where you may be expected to put up/take down your tent and assist with camp chores, dome tents and a ground mattress is supplied. For self–drive options this will often mean roof tents on the vehicle and all camping equipment. There may be the occasional night in simple accommodation but majority of nights are spent camping and most camp sites will have shared ablution facilities. If there is a good mix of both camping and accommodation, this may be rated at 1&2*. These are the most basic level of safaris offered and scheduled safari group sizes vary according to the trip and company – 1* tours are the most affordable option and geared for adventurous travellers who do not mind a bit of discomfort.

Accommodated Safaris

Standard/Mid–range safaris 2–3.5*

Standard accommodation style trips generally have no camping included (though on occasion with a specific activity such as a Delta or Serengeti excursion, or perhaps hiking, a couple of nights may be included). As a general rule this is not the case. With most small group/scheduled tours accommodation is generally 2/3* level – clean and affordable but generally without too many frills; rooms will have en–suite facilities, most will offer air con/fans in the rooms, swimming pools etc (not guaranteed), restaurant/bar facilities, though location can be a little further away from main place of interest this option offers excellent value for money for those seeking a bed each night! We try to indicate on each trip the level of comfort for the particular tour

Superior/Luxury Safaris 3.5–5*

A superior style of accommodation. Most lodges at this level will have air–conditioning or fans in the room though some accommodation establishments are technically “camps” as they may be partially build of canvas – these “camps” are permanent fixtures, generally built on a platform, and will have full and comfortable facilities – the occasional trip may have a more basic night or two involved depending on location to ensure clients can fully appreciate the region they are experiencing. Service is generally very good and most places (outside of towns/cities) will have just a few rooms/chalets. Tours in this bracket include very small group safaris (up to 8 clients), self–drive and private–guided options which are tailored to suit you. The luxury options offer a high standard of accommodation, facilities and service in the region with attention to detail – some “camps” /lodges will have private guides and vehicles, but all accommodation is the best available with personalized service and a quality or unique experience perhaps unavailable elsewhere or in a more moderate price bracket. Tours include fly–in safaris, self–drive and private–guided options.

Please note: this is a guideline only and each destination can vary – some areas in Southern Africa do not always have 5* accommodation (there are limited hotels outside of cities that have the same * grading accommodation) but will be best in the area, have limited volume of rooms and some of the best locations and experiences for clients that is outside of the normal “tourist/travel” route. This can include exclusive conservation regions and emphasis is place on clients having a unique experience rather than offering hairdresser type of facilities that may be found is hotels in cities in other countries. Please also remember that some of these locations can be remote so wifi may not always be available, nor a huge menu range.

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