32 Days Uganda Safari Adventure

This 32 day Uganda Safari Adventure takes on a month long journey to discover the charms and beauty of Eastern , western and southwestern Uganda  for landscapes, wildlife, gorillas, chimps and culture.
Duration
32 Days
Destination
Uganda
Travellers
2

The Best Month in Uganda Mountains, Waterfalls, Wildlife, Gorillas & MORE

This 32 day Uganda Safari Adventure takes on a month long journey to discover the charms and beauty of Eastern , western and southwestern Uganda  for landscapes, wildlife, gorillas, chimps and culture.
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This 32 day Uganda Safari Adventure takes on a month long journey to discover the charms and beauty of Eastern , western and southwestern Uganda  for landscapes, wildlife, gorillas, chimps and culture.

What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Entebbe International Airport
Return Location
Entebbe International Airport
Price includes
  • 1 Chimp tracking permit per person
  • 1 Gorilla tracking permit per person
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bottled drinking water throughout the safari
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Ground transportation in 4WD safari car
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary
  • Park / Activity Fees
Price does not include
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Visa fees

32 day Uganda Safari Adventure

Quick Overview

This 32 day Uganda Safari Adventure takes on a month long journey to discover the charms and beauty of Eastern , western and southwestern Uganda  for landscapes, wildlife, gorillas, chimps and culture.

You will start by exploring the nearby Entebbe and Kampala, and then continue to Jinja for white water rafting on your way to hike in Sipi Falls. From the east, you will go to Murchison Falls National Park for wildlife safaris and then go to Kibale & Semuliki for chimpanzees, waterfalls, hotsprings and volcanic crater lakes.

After the chimps, you will explore the savannahs of Queen Elizabeth NP for wildlife, and then go to Bwindi for gorilla trekking and cultural encounters. We shall proceed to Mgahinga to hike Sabinyo and stand in 3 countries at once, and then go to lake Bunyonyi for some relaxation.

You will end the trip by visiting Lake Mburo where you will see so many zebras, and then coming back to Kampala before your departure.

By the last day, you will not only be in love with Uganda, but you will also be part of Uganda.

This tour is designed to be suitable for group and family vacation safaris. The general pace of the trip is relaxed and yet every day is still packed with interesting activities to bring you the very best of Uganda. Go to all the well-known attractions and spots, as well as some which are less ‘explored’.

Highlights

Destinations: Entebbe, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Kampala, Mabira, Jinja, Sipi, Murchison Falls N.P, Kibale N.P, Semuliki NP, Queen Elizabeth NP, Ishasha, Bwindi Impenetrable N.P, Mgahinga Gorilla N.P, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mburo N.P

Activities:City Tours, Chimpanzee sanctuary visit, Game drives, Hiking, Nature Walks, Batwa Cultural Experience, Gorilla tracking, Nile adventure sports, Boat cruise, Mt. Sabinyo Hike, tracking tree-climbing lions, chimp tracking, bird watching, visit the hot springs on Semuliki, visit craters.

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Day 1:

Arrival in Entebbe, Transfer to your hotel

Today you will arrive at Entebbe International Airport and your safari guide will be ready to welcome you to Uganda.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Airport Guest House
  • Midrange: Boma Guest House
  • Luxury: Hotel No. 5

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2:

Entebbe Tour & Ngamba Chimpanzee Island

This sleepy town has great views of the second largest lake in the world - Lake Victoria. Entebbe was the colonialists’ administrative center and has many buildings that date back to Uganda's early days.

While in Entebbe, you will visit the Uganda Wildlife Education Center and the beautiful Botanical Gardens where in the midst of the spectacular flora, you will see vervet monkeys and a Red colobus monkey that escaped from the nearby zoo.

You will proceed for the 45-minute boat ride to Ngamba Island to view chimpanzees that have been saved from poaching or orphan situations in the wild. These chimps have been nursed back to health are also set free to roam this island in Lake Victoria.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Airport Guest House
  • Midrange: Boma Guest House
  • Luxury: Hotel No. 5

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:

Drive to Kampala for City tour

After breakfast, you will drive from Entebbe to Kampala. This short drive takes 30 minutes to 1 hour - depending on the traffic jam.

Kampala is Uganda's capital and biggest city, with a population of more than 3 million. Situated on seven major hills, several areas command fantastic views of the surroundings, including Lake Victoria.

A guided tour will point out the highlights including Kasubi Tombs, Uganda Museum, Craft Centre, Owino Market, Kabaka's Lake, Kibuli Mosque, Bahai Temple, Namirembe Cathedral, Namugongo Martyr's Shrine and more.

After a city tour,you will have some free time to explore the city, meet the people and do some shopping. You will get to experience the nuances of a busy African city in ways that locals don't even notice.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Hotel Sojovalo
  • Midrange: City Blue Hotel
  • Luxury: Sheraton Hotel
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4:

Drive to Jinja. City Tour

Depart from Kampala, heading east to Jinja passing the coffee, tea and sugar plantations and colourful roadside fruit/vegetable markets First stop, at Mabira Forest to see primates, birds and butterflies and then on to the Owen Falls Dam and the submerged source of the Nile. After lunch, you will spend the afternoon relaxing at Bujagali Falls.

This city was previously the industrial capital of Uganda. It is best known for the source of the Nile at the now submerged Rippon Falls. Owen Falls Dam, located just downstream from the source of the Nile, provides power for Uganda, parts of Kenya and Rwanda.

Nearby is Bujagali Falls, where several rapids are situated close together. From here enjoy the scenery or take a white water rafting trip on the mighty Nile. The Nile starts its 4000-mile journey to the Mediterranean from Lake Victoria.
Join us to see the source of the Nile and the surrounding environs.

After breakfast, we shall leave Kampala and head east for Jinja city - with a stop over at Mabira forest for a forest walk. In Mabira forest, you will see some primates, birds and very old trees that make this one of Uganda's special forests.

On the way, you will also see some tea and sugarcane plantations, as this is one of Uganda's major sugar producing areas. You will reach Jinja in time for lunch and a city tour to explore Uganda's original industrial hub.

In the afternoon, you will take a 2-hour boat ride to the source of the Nile. This is where the Nile river starts its 4000-mile journey to the Mediterranean from Lake Victoria. Look out for the monuments along the ride - especially that of Gandhi, erected after his ashed were spread into the Nile. You may step out of the boat for pictures at the source of the Nile.

Afterwards, you will drive to your lodge on the River Nile for the night. 

Accommodation

  • Budget: Gately on the Nile
  • Midrange: Haven Lodge
  • Luxury: Wildwaters Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5:

Halfday Whitewater Rafting, Relax + Optional Activities

After breakfast, you will go for white water rafting on the Nile.

You will be fitted out with life jackets and helmets before heading off downriver to the start point. Once down at the river’s edge, you will receive a detailed safety briefing, before launching into the river for some practical action.

During the rafting, you will go through meandering parts of the Nile with beautiful scenery and challenging rapids where your adrenaline will soar to new levels.

This is an exciting activity which doesn't require you to have previous experience. Your experienced guides will make sure that you enjoy battling it best rapids in the world.

After lunch, you will have the option to either relax at the lodge or endulge in more of Jinja's adventures. There are many optional activities and you can choose which ones will complete your experience of East Africa's adventure capital.

Optional activities in Jinja

  • Bungee Jumping
  • Kayak the Nile
  • Quad Biking
  • Horseback Riding  for three hours ride
  • Sunset Cruise (minimum 5 passengers)

Accommodation

  • Budget: Gately on the Nile
  • Midrange: Haven Lodge
  • Luxury: Wildwaters Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6:

Drive To Sipi Falls Via Mbale Town

After breakfast at leisure, you shall check out from your accommodation to drive to Mbale town. The drive takes only 3 hours. Mbale town is located in the foreground of Mountain Elgon – an extinct volcano. Here you may have a tour around the town and to Wanale Ridge, the cultural grounds for the Bamasaba people famous for biennial circumcision ceremonies. You shall proceed to Kapchorwa at the base of Mt. Elgon overlooking Sipi waterfalls. You will then proceed to your accommodation and check in for the night.   

Accommodation

  • Budget: Lacam Lodge
  • Midrange: Mbale Resort Hotel
  • Luxury: Sipi River Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7:

Sipi Falls Hike & Coffee Community Tour

From the lodge, you shall walk to Sipi Falls. These are a series of 3 waterfalls. You shall walk to the base of the falls and relax while taking a dip in the cool water of the falls, located at the base of Mt Elgon. Along the walk, you will also be able to visit a coffee farm on the slopes of Mt. Elgon. Coffee farming is the leading economic activity in the region. At the farm, you will be introduced to the local methods of coffee growing, harvesting, processing and post-harvest handling. Return to your lodge later in the evening. 

Accommodation

  • Budget: Lacam Lodge
  • Midrange: Mbale Resort Hotel
  • Luxury: Sipi River Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8:

Mt Elgon to Murchison Falls National park

After an early breakfast, drive to Murchison Falls National Park arriving in the evening.

This is a long day of driving that will take you through Ugandan countryside as you move from the East with flat plains to the west with undulating hills and forests.

You will have time for stopovers to buy street food and fruits from small town markets.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge
  • Midrange: Kabalega Wilderness Lodge
  • Luxury: Bakers’ Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8:

Morning game drive, Boat cruise to bottom of the falls

The day will start with an early breakfast, and you will then go for a morning game drive to see wildlife. Murchison Falls National Park is the largest in Uganda with 76 mammal and 451 bird species.

Elephants, Cape buffalo, Rothschild's giraffe, Uganda kob, hartebeest and waterbuck are commonly seen. You may also spot Oribi, bushbuck, Bohor Reedbuck, bush duiker, warthog and bush pig. Large carnivores include lions, leopards and spotted hyenas.

After lunch, you will go for a boat safari upstream of the calm Victoria Nile. En route, marvel at the toothsome hippos and crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch where you may also see elephants, waterbuck and Uganda Kob besides the Nile.

This is also a zone of many bird species like the Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. The boat will stop just a few metres from the sinister, frothing and bubbling base of the falls. 

You will then return to the starting point, and this time the water's direction will make the cruise take half the time. Your guide will be waiting to take you back to the lodge.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge
  • Midrange: Kabalega Wilderness Lodge
  • Luxury: Bakers’ Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10:

Boat cruise to Nile Delta, Top of the Falls

In the morning, we'll take another boat cruise on the Nile, but downstream - to the Delta on Lake Albert. This offers even better opportunities for seeing more hippos, elephants, enormous Nile crocodiles and many special birds like the shoe bill stork.

Other bird species you will see include Secretary Bird, Abyssinian Roller and Ground Hornbill, Pied Kingfishers, Red-Throated Bee-Eaters, Goliath Heron, Saddle-billed Stork, Sacred Ibis, Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Black-headed Lapwing, Little Bittern, Osprey, Red-necked Falcon, Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Vinaceous Dove and Grosbeak Weaver.

You will return to the lodge for lunch, and some relaxation before visiting the top of the falls later.

In the afternoon we will visit the "top of the falls" for your chance to view the magnificence of the Nile. Here you will get to see the waters of the Nile as they squeeze through a narrow 7-metre gap to produce the thundering falls that you will be feeling from below your feet.

After your first moment with the falls and some photography, you will go to your lodge for relaxation and an overnight stay.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge
  • Midrange: Kabalega Wilderness Lodge
  • Luxury: Bakers’ Lodge
Day 11:

Drive to Kibale National Park

After your breakfast, you will leave Murchison Falls and drive south to Fort Portal Town. This drive will take you around 5 hours through lush countryside, farms and small towns.

You will reach Fort Portal in time for lunch after which you will proceed for 30 minutes to your lodge near Kibale National Park.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Kibale Forest Camp
  • Midrange: Primate Lodge
  • Luxury: Papaya Lake Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12:

Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park

After breakfast, you will go for a chimp tracking briefing by the park officials and then proceed to start your search for chimpanzees in the forest.

The tracking is led by an experienced ranger who will provide detailed information about the chimps, other primates and the entire ecosystem of the forests - making your walk enjoyable and insightful.

Upon meeting the chimpanzees, you will spend about 1 hour with them before heading back to the starting point of your hike. The whole experience takes about 3 to 4 hours depending on the pace of the group and the movement of the chimps.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Kibale Forest Camp
  • Midrange: Primate Lodge
  • Luxury: Papaya Lake Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13:

Bigodi Swamp Walk, Hike to crater lakes

After breakfast, your guide will take you to visit the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary to see smaller mammals and primates - such as the red colobus monkey and the sitatunga. The guided circular trail offers great opportunities to see up to 6 primate species and many birds in a short period.

The Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is a community led conservation project that works to protect the Magombe swamp ecosystem, and support the local community through funds from the guided tours.

In the afternoon, we will take a walk and visit several crater lakes in the area near Kibale National Park.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Kibale Forest Camp
  • Midrange: Primate Lodge
  • Luxury: Papaya Lake Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14:

Mahoma Falls, Craters & Nkuruba Forest

In the morning, go for a hike through the beautiful countryside to see volcanic crater lakes and continue on to the Mahoma Falls. You can relax at the falls, and even take a dip at the bottom before returning to the lodge for lunch.

In the afternoon enjoy a guided walk through Nkuruba forest and wetland area, learning about the monkeys, birds and trees found in this Nature Reserve.

Continue to the top of the World View the stunning scenery at the ‘Top of the World’ viewpoint. Overlooking three crater lakes and the nearby Kibale National Park.

Accommodation
Kluges Guest Farm

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15:

Day trip Semuliki National Park - Day trip

Drive to Semuliki National Park for birding and the popular hotsprings.

Visit the popular male and female hotsprings, whose story is as steeped in old tradition as it is in the geography of the rift valley.

You will also do bird watching in the forest to see some rare birds which are not common anywhere else in Uganda. Semuliki's ecosystem combines the wilderness of both Eastern Africa and that of central Africa - just across the border in DR.Congo.

Accommodation
Kluges Guest Farm

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16:

Kibale To Queen Elizabeth National Park

In the morning, visit the botanical gardens and Tooro Royal Palace before continuing to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Your journey to from Fort Portal to Queen Elizabeth will follow the mystical Rwenzori mountain range and you will reach in time for a game drive on your way to the lodge.

Uganda kobs, water bucks and elephants are plentiful in the park and will welcome you soon enough. Other animals like lions, hippos, leopards, hyenas and buffalo can also be seen.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Simba Safari Camp
  • Midrange: Marafiki Lodge
  • Luxury: Mweya Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 17 & 18:

Wildlife safari game drives & Kazinga channel boat cruise

For 2 whole days, you will explore Queen Elizabeth National Park through safari game drives and a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel.

On the game drives, you will see animals such as lions, leopards, giant forest hogs, Cape buffaloes, elephants, Uganda kobs, hippos, warthogs and bushbucks.

You will also take a 2-hour boat cruise on Kazinga channel and into Lake Edward.

This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and many animals will be seen drinking at the water's edge. The Kazinga channel launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Simba Safari Camp
  • Midrange: Marafiki Lodge
  • Luxury: Mweya Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 19:

Drive to Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth N.P, wildlife game drive

We shall start the day early and head south to the Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The part of the park is well known for the tree-climbing lions.

Ishasha's woodland and savannah landscape is ideal for more wildlife viewing. Animals like elephants, buffaloes, hippos, antelopes, leopards, and of course - the strange tree-climbing lions.

Much of today will go to your game drives in Ishasha and will end with an evening with a sun downer at the perfect spot inside the park.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Savannah Resort Hotel
  • Midrange: Enjojo Lodge
  • Luxury: Ishasha Camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 20:

Game drives in Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth N.P

Today, you will explore even more of Ishasha sector's wilderness. If you didn't get enough of the tree-climbing lions, this is the day to satisfy that - along with all the other animals.

The scenic beauty, the size of the euphorbias and combination of riverine forest, Savannah plain and equatorial forest makes for a memorable day in the wild.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Savannah Resort Hotel
  • Midrange: Enjojo Lodge
  • Luxury: Ishasha Camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21:

Ishasha Sector to Bwindi Impenetrable National park

In the morning, you will drive through the "Switzerland of Africa" area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads that ascend to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Up on reaching your lodge/hotel, you will check in and relax as you await meeting gorillas the next day.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Buhoma Rest Camp
  • Midrange: Engagi Lodge
  • Luxury: Mahogany Springs Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 22:

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable N.P

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to the park offices for a briefing about gorilla trekking. After the briefing, you will be assigned the gorilla family and experienced ranger guide to lead your gorilla tracking experience.

The rangers are experienced and know the forest very well and will lead your hike to see the gorillas. Your hike goes through dense untamed rain forest, steep slopes and simple trails and it can take 2-8 hours depending on how the gorillas move around.

During your gorilla trek, the rangers will share a lot of information and insights about the gorillas and the forest. You can ask any questions you have and they will answer you.

Upon meeting the gorillas, you will spend 1 hour with them, watching them play, eat, groom and go about their day. You will ask more questions, get to take pictures and take in the moment of peace among the gorillas.

After your time with gorillas, you will hike back to the starting point for your gorilla trekking certificate.

You will go back to the lodge to refresh and relax for the rest of the day.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Buhoma Rest Camp
  • Midrange: Engagi Lodge
  • Luxury: Mahogany Springs Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 23:

Batwa Cultural Experience & Village Tour

On this day, you will get to visit the Batwa pygmies and learn about their incredible culture, and then visit the village for another experience of the Bakiga tribes people.

The Batwa are a small tribe of hunter-gatherers who used to live in Bwindi Forest untill 1994 when the forest was turned into a national park - relocating them to a new outside world. They used to live harmoniously in the forest, relying on it for food and shelter, and are some times refered to a the keepers of the forest.

For the Batwa experience, you will learn about their traditions and norms, including fire making, hunting and some epic old stories.

In the afternoon, you will visit the village and meet the dorminat tribe of the area - the Bakiga. You will visit the traditional homesteads, local moonshine making spot, black smith and generally enjoy meeting the people who get to say they are born and raised in this beautiful area.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Buhoma Rest Camp
  • Midrange: Engagi Lodge
  • Luxury: Mahogany Springs Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 24:

Forest trail to the waterfalls, Optional 2nd gorilla trek

Starting the day early, you will have an option for going on a second gorilla trek.

If you are not going to see the gorillas, you can go into the forest and explore the waterfall trail. On the way, you will see some primate species, birds and enjoy the embrace of the forest and nature.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Buhoma Rest Camp
  • Midrange: Engagi Lodge
  • Luxury: Mahogany Springs Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 25:

Bwindi to Mgahinga National park

After breakfast, you will leave Bwindi and transfer to the nearby Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Mgahinga is nearby and you will have a lovely drive to enjoy the stunning views on your way. You will reach the lodge in time for lunch and an afternoon of rest and relaxation.

Accommodation
Travellers Rest Hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 26:

Hike Mount Sabinyo

Like an old man, the time has eroded Mt. Sabyinyo’s crown. This volcano offers 3 challenging peaks to climb.

A climb up the mountain takes one up a ridge along the eastern side of the climb to the peak. If you are to continue, the climb to the peak it involves walking a ridge with breath-taking drops into gorges of Rwanda and Uganda, a dual experience you will achieve here.

Finally, the hike up to the peak is steep with several ladders and mush scrambling. You are guaranteed to get your hands dirty en-route to peak. Once on top, you will be standing in Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda at the same time.

The journey takes about eight hours round trip to cover the 14km stretch.

Accommodation

Travelers Rest Hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 27:

Mgahinga to Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, you will leave Mgahinga to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale - some 2 hours away.

Lake Bunyonyi is a popular destination for relaxing and you will reach in time for lunch - the rest of the day being free for relaxation.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Bunyonyi Overland Camp
  • Midrange: Arcadia Cottages
  • Luxury: Birdnest Resort
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 28:

Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi, Village walk

After breakfast, you can hire a canoe and explore the surroundings of lake. Drift quietly to the several small islands and enjoy the rich birdlife, as well as learning about the various islands.

Return for lunch and then take on a Bird Walk in Mukoni Village. Pass small farms and enjoy the spectacular view as you look out for many birds. Generally, 40 to 50 different species may be seen on this walk, including the African Hobby, Black Kite, Swamp Flycatcher, Scarlet-chested, Bronze and Red-chested Sunbirds, White-headed Saw-wing etc.

We will also have a chance to visit the local pygmy community

Accommodation

  • Budget: Bunyonyi Overland Camp
  • Midrange: Arcadia Cottages
  • Luxury: Birdnest Resort
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 29:

Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park. You will drive through the countryside, descending from the highlands of Kabale to the lower areas Ntungamo and Mbarara.

You will stop for lunch in Mbarara and then continue to Lake Mburo National park, reaching in time for a boat cruise around the lake for a view of hippos, crocodiles and other animals and birds around the shores.

From the boat, you will have a short game drive as you head to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Mpogo Safari Lodge
  • Midrange: Marafiki Lodge
  • Luxury: Mihingo Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 30:

Wildlife game drive & guided walking safari

After breakfast, proceed for a game drive and a safari walk under the escort of an armed ranger.

Among the animals you will see in Lake Mburo are zebras, giraffes, antelopes, elands, buffaloes, hippos, hyenas and over 100 species of birds.

The leisurely pace of a walking safari also provides excellent opportunities for the keen photographer. The Kopjes are particularly interesting and camouflage klipspringers and topis.

Due to cattle herding in the area, it is amusing to see zebra grazing alongside the long-horned Ankole Cattle peaceably.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Mpogo Safari Lodge
  • Midrange: Marafiki Lodge
  • Luxury: Mihingo Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 31:

Drive to Entebbe

Drive back to Entebbe stopping at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers en route where you will able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations.

There will also be time to stop at the equator for photographs. You arrive at Entebbe in the early evening.

Accommodation

  • Budget: Airport Guest House
  • Midrange: Boma Guest House
  • Luxury: Hotel No. 5

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 32:

Airport Transfer, Departure

After breakfast, transfer to Entebbe Airport for your onward flight. This will mark the end of your safari.

Accommodation

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Meal plan: Breakfast, -, -

Notes of Chimp & Gorilla Trekking

Here are some important things to know about tracking gorillas or chimps in Uganda and Rwanda.

  • Minimum age allowed to track chimps is 12 years old.
  • Minimum age allowed to track gorillas is 15 years old.
  • Tracking gorillas is quite strenuous and one should be physically fit to best enjoy the experience.
  • Anyone with signs of communicable diseases will not be allowed to track chimps or gorillas.
  • Maximum time allowed with the gorillas or chimps is 1 hour.

Packing Recommendation

Here are some general safari packing recommendations to consider. Your agreed itinerary will have recommendations based on your trip and schedule.

  • Lightweight rain poncho
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Sturdy hiking shoes
  • Waterproof trousers
  • gardening-type gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Wide brim hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera with extra batteries and cards
  • Your regular medication
  • Phone/gadget chargers

Visas for Uganda or Rwanda

Both Rwanda and Uganda have simple to use online visa self-service portals where you can apply and get your visa in a few days. Here are the full articles to guide you about visas.

Best time to visit Uganda or Rwanda

For most people, it is more pleasant and enjoyable to visit Uganda or Rwanda during the dry season months (June to September and December to February). The general climate is warm and sunny all year round, and you can visit at any time of the year.

If you don't enjoy crowds, the shoulder seasons are ideal since the tourist numbers are lower and the attractions are more intimate to explore.

Safety. Is its safe to visit?

Both Uganda and Rwanda are very safe countries to visit and live in. They are some of Africa's most visited countries and hailed for the friendly locals and warm welcoming smiles.

If you have any safety concerns or specifics your are worried about, simply reach out to us and we'll do everything to help you.

Why Choose Exclusive African Safaris

We are a full service Destination Management Company started and operating in Uganda since 2008. In more than 15 years, we have served guests from all parts of the world and helped them to enjoy wonderful experiences of the wild places, cultures and people in Uganda and Rwanda.

Choosing Exclusive African Safaris, is choosing to go with a trusted company whose wide network, experienced guides and staff will make sure that your safari experience is all that you wanted - and more.

Customizing your safari experience

All our safari packages can be customized and personalized to fit your budget, preferences and schedule. You can start the process through an already existing safari which is speaking to you - but not quite fully, and we shall tailor that trip to your wishes.

You can also directly reach out for us and request for a custom safari, and we shall work closely with you, start from scratch and build a safari that is 100% you.

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Exclusive African Safaris Ltd is a Uganda-based company with 15+ years of experience creating great holidays in Uganda and Rwanda.We know what it takes to meet and exceed your expectations.

Our Address

Exclusive African Safaris Ltd

Imani Complex, First Floor,
Suite L2L, Plot 6522.
Mulawa – Kira, Wakiso – Uganda

+256 772 887 484
info@exclusiveafricansafaris.com

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32 Days Uganda Safari Adventure

Duration
32 Days
Destination
Uganda
Travellers
2