Visit Uganda for a reputable 18 days Uganda Safari exploring a fountain of Uganda Safari destinations, listed in world’s travel magazines, featuring culture and enormous Uganda Safari insighsts catchy with all nature offerings. A memorable Uganda Safari comes along with Visiting magical Uganda best attractions inclusive of Murchison falls, Mountain Elgon Hiking Safari,Mountain Gorilla tracking Bwindi in Bwindi Impenetrable forest,Kibale National Park a jungle reowned for all Chimpanzee tracking Safaris, Lake Bunyonyi the deepest lake in Africa, Kidepo Valley National Park, Queen elizabeth National Park and then the iconic Source of the Nile activitieslike rafting and Kayaking, Boat Rides at the source of the Nile and nature walks all offer an adventorous Safari.
How are you prepared for a long holiday trip on the countryside, We know how you feel about Optimizing the best Safari budget/mid-range/luxury for your memorable experience, Our 18 days Uganda safari takes you to the finest paradisematic Pleistocene jungles in the Pearl of Africa in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth as we set you to the virgin un explored habitats down the Savannah plains of East Africa. The kind of feeling makes it almost unorthographic life mixed with varieties of Uganda activities that include; Gorilla tracking Bwindi, Chimpanzee tracking Kibale, Best Birding destinations, Uganda wildlife zones with the 5 big Africa wildlife, Visiting Source of the Nile-the longest river in the world, Camping in the wilderness(Optional), Bush breakfasts and dinners, Guided nature walks, Culture encounters, Volcanoes Mountain Hiking, Game drives, Hiking falls to the summit, Abseiling and much more.
Day 1: Pick up from Entebbe Airport/ Kampala City
Arrive at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda, Our Driver/Guide will pick you from the Airport in a safari tour Van, He/she will allocate you a place for a short stay depending on your arrival time, usually we opt for Anderita Beach Hotel, a famous corporate Hotel in Uganda, for relaxation after your long journey.
Day 2: Transfer to Jinja, Source of the Nile Activities
Breakfast in the Morning. Drive to the Eastern part of Uganda via the tea and Sugar cane farms. Enroute with a halt to Sezibwa falls, Have a short walk around and view its nature along other beautiful sceneries. Proceed to Jinja via Mabira Forest Reserve in Buikwe District, between Lugazi and Jinja. This is one of the best birding places in Uganda where you Sight at over 300 Bird species like tit hylia, purple-throated cuckooshrike, Jameson’s wattle-eye, Nahan’s partridge, Yellow and grey long-billed curlew among others.
Proceed to Jinja town, and tour the Source of Nile flowing Northwards to form a voluminous corridor powering to the Karuma Falls with its banks reverting to the western side to form the inviting Murchison Falls flowing onwards to the Northern territory of Lake Albert, Well, enjoy a boat cruise along the source and Later on, head for Accommodation at one of the famous cooperate hotels in the region; the smile Hotel
Day 3: Transfer to Mount Elgon
Have a breakfast in the Morning, drive to Mbale via the tirinyi road dominated by a beautiful scenery of rocky hills pointing towards the communities around the settlement areas stretching from the heart of mount Elgon. check into the Sipi River Lodge: have lunch, Relax, later resume for a trek via the rocky environment towards Sipi falls with its fascinating caved rocks in the area.
Transfer to the border of Uganda and Kenya, to visit Mount Elgon north of Kisumu and west of Kitale, the solitary extinct shield volcano coils us to feel the Northern Uganda serenity with the Vehicle circuits leading to animal viewing areas, Self-guided walking trails, Hiking to Endebess Bluff and Koitoboss Peak, Primate and bird watching, Cave explorations, Camping photography
Encounter with the local communities of Bagisu, the Sapiinjak, the sabaot and the Ogiek around Mountain Elgon, see different cultivation mechanisms on steep slopes as we head for Mount Elgon. Explore some of the visible five major peaks of mount Elgon: ie; Wagagai (4,321 metres (14,177 ft)) in Uganda, Sudek (4,302 metres (14,114 ft)) on the Kenya/Uganda border, Koitobos (4,222 metres (13,852 ft)) a flat-topped basalt column in Kenya, Mubiyi (4,211 metres (13,816 ft)) in Uganda, Masaba (4,161 metres (13,652 ft)) in Uganda. See Uganda wildlife safaris species in the Mount Elgon National park: antelope and duiker, as well forest monkeys, including the black-and-white colobus and blue monkey, Red-tailed monkey. And in Evening Hours, Drive back to Sipi River Lodge for a dinner and an over night
Day 4: Visit Kidepo Valley National Park
An Early breakfast sets us to free through the cold wind breezes around in the Northern Savannah plains, drive towards kitgum town, have lunch and continue towards the park in Kaabong District northeastern Uganda. Later Check into the park in the evening at Nga’moru wilderness camp, This is where we shall have a dinner and an over night.
Day 5: Game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park
Have a Breakfast in the Morning, Drive through the rugged savannah Game trails, explore the game park sceneries. The magical Park is dominated by Mount Morungole (2,750 metres) and transected by the Kidepo and Narus rivers in the Karamoja Region, the park is carpeted by the shorter red oat grass, taller bunchy Guinea grass, fine thatching grass and some parts with whistling thorny acacias.
Kidepo Valley National Park is a habitat to touristic 86 mammal species in the park, encounter with spotted hyenas coming back from the dens, Congo lions targeting or feasting on their Preys, Tanzanian cheetahs, leopards, wild dogs, elephants, giraffes, zebras, Cape buffaloes, bat-eared foxes, Rothschild’s giraffes, ostriches, hyenas, jackals, antelopes
The Game drive along river Narus gives a finest view point to the perennial swamps, water pools along the Narus River in the middle of undulating grassland and bushland mosaic savanna, Nile crocodiles and birds. After the Drive, Retire back shortly to the Nga’moru lodge for lunch and come back proceeding with the game drive till evening hours and return to our lodge for a dinner and overnight
Day 6: Transfer to Murchison falls National Park
We first have our breakfast in the morning, Drive to Murchison falls National Park through the semi-desert northern plains, Have lunch from the Global Village in Pakwach district and have a short rest in the camp and Finally proceed with the Journey and later have Dinner and an overnight at fort Murchison lodge
Day 7: Game drive, Boat Cruise Murchison Falls Park
Breakfast in the morning, Ferry crossing to the Game Park, then a Game drive along the Nile river Bank to the Savannah grasslands. We have been in this paradisematic countryside, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth when you step in the Murchison falls wilderness on your 18 Days wildlife safaris Uganda, Murchison park is a voluminous park of its kind, it straddles to occupy adjacent districts of Buliisa, Nwoya, Kiryandongo, and Masindi north western Uganda.
Our trained guides have knowledge about where the murchison wildlife mammals tend to hide from, Spot out big cats, Elephants, Giraffes, Buffalos and many other mammals. Browsing drive circuits continues to the Delta which in dominated by big numbers of Birds and mammals. Highly recommended for those intending to do birding. Finally, A boat ride in the afternoon hours which gives you iconic sightings to the Maneless zebras, Giraffes, Hippos, Nile crocodiles, elephants, vast number of waterbirds like the rare shoe-billed stork, Herons, Horn-bills, blue turacos, Kingfishers, Fish Eagles etc. Thereafter, Retire back to the lodge. Accommodation and Dinner at fort Murchison lodge.
Day 8: Transfer to Kibale National Park for Chimps
Morning breakfast, check out of the park and a drive via lake Albert to the escarpments of the rift valley, Drive to Hoima town, have lunch at the kolping Hotel, Resume our journey through Mabale, kagadi towns, see the local communities, trading centres, thatched houses. Drive 55km to fortportal town and continue through the widening tea plantations, And later Check into chimps nest restaurant for dinner and overnight.
Day 9: Chimpanzee trekking Kibale National Park
Morning breakfast, Drive to Kibale National park headquarters for a morning lecture about these Primates-chimpanzees and their way of life at Kibale, Later, Along witht the game ranger, penetrate the moist evergreen rain forest for chimpanzee tracking exercise in the park. Kibale Forest is the only place that sights out an iconic mark to the ancient origin of Uganda’s wilderness still holding the presence of both lowland and montane forests in whole of eastern Africa on its 766 square kilometres of land.
Kibale National Park gives you a chance to encounter with other 12 primate dwellers in the forest like the Uganda mangabey, Ugandan red colobus, L’Hoest’s monkeys, black-and-white colobus, blue monkeys, elephants, duikers, bushbucks, sitatungas, bushpigs, giant forest hogs, common warthogs, African buffalo, leopards, African golden cats, servals, different mongooses and many others. Retire back for lunch at the chimps nest lodge, have a short relaxation or adventure the Bigodi Swamp Nature walks and thereafter have a dinner and an overnight at Chimps nest restaurant
Day 10: Transfer to Semuliki National Park
The morning fresh breezes sets us ready for a breakfast, drive 2 hours and a half through the meandering roads with pointing hills adjacent to the road trails till we reach Semuliki National Park in Bwamba county with a comparative flat to gently undulating landform enclosing its remoteness in the Bundibugyo District, in western Uganda. This is one of the newest formed national parks or reserves, the virgin un explored east Africa’s only lowland tropical forest is seen to be in this magical park.
Most of our clients we take to this iconic National park, they enjoy bird watching especially sighting at shorebirds along the salty deposits around the hotsprings, gamedrives in the flat gently undulating Savannah grassland, Hiking through the Kirumia trail which is over 13 kilometres, Visiting the Semuliki hot sprongs where the water is hot enough to cook eggs – So we shall go with our Eggs and prrove whether the juice is worthy the squeeze, Nature views at rivers Semuliki and Lamia which are major watering points to the semuliki wildlife species.
Day 11: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Early morning, head for the Semuliki Game drives in the park to spot at the semuliki wildlife species, Semuliki is a habitat to over 60 mammal species like leopards, mona monkeys, duikers, pygmy flying squirrels, buffaloes, hippos, water chevrotains, elephants, civets and Many others, The game drive also exposes us to birding places to sight at over 400 bird species like lyre-tailed honey guide, horn-bills, eagles, etc.
Later check out the lodge, and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park – the most popular toured Uganda National Park, The road drive takes us through the rocky escarpments with a chance to look at the mountains of the moon – Mount Rwenzori pointing to the sky. Proceed and have a stopover at Katara lodge in Kasese town for lunch and a short relaxation.
Evening hours prepare for the Kazinga channel Boat cruise, this is a phenomenon long channel that connects the voluminous lakes Albert and George, and greatly forms a rewarding dominant part of the independent Queen Elizabeth Park. The Boat cruise on the channel exposes you to one of the world’s largest concentration of hippos and numerous Nile crocodiles. see many grazing hippos, elephants, Busking crocodiles, water loving bird species. Drive to Marafiki lodge for an Overnight
Day 12: Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Early morning, set out for the Game drives in the 1,978 square kilometres sized land pulling inwards from the adjacent lake George in the north eastern part to lake edward in south western part gaped between by the joinery of kazinga channel connecting these two lakes. encounter with the Queen Elizabeth wildlife in the diverse ecosystems that include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, that make it the ideal habitat for wildlife. And later drive back to Marafiki safari lodge in the evening for a dinner and an overnight.
Day 13: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Early morning, We visit Queen Elizabeth National Park Volcanic features on the park side, sight at the volcanic cones and deep craters in the Park that resulted from the ancient series of violent volcanic explosions believe to be dating years back. Visit the Kasese Crater deposits which are salt mining grounds, see and learn how the locals extract salt from the Lake katwe deposits using their hands and local tools.
After the experience, Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest across the Ishasha Sector plains; expect to see Ishasha tree climbing lions, Nunerous kobs and other wildlife grazing in the park. Proceed and later have lunch at Savannah Resort Hotel, then proceed to Bwindi. Have your Dinner and an overnight at Buhoma community rest camp
Day 14: Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
A conducive environment sets us for Gorilla trekking briefing exercise in the Park, Bwindi holds half of the world’s population of the highly endangered mountain gorillas living in this voluminous jungle. Along with your hiking boots, gloves, jacket as guided in our itinerary for your 18 days wildlife Uganda Safari.
Have fun by coming close to these gorilla giants that are friendly to socialize with. Spend 1 hour with these forest giants and later retire back for other Bwindi Expedition options or relaxation, we drive back to the rest camp in Buhomma community for a dinner and an over night
Day 15: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi the deepest lake in Africa
Early breakfast, Explore more adventures as we drive through Bwindi forest to the steep slopes that point to kabale town. Sport the different cultivation mechanisms on the steep slopes towards the town. And from here we have lunch from Overland camp for lunch. Drive to lake bunyonyi at Over Land Camp, have dinner and over
Lake Bunyonyi is referred to as the “Place of many little birds” by the locals, It’s geographically marked south western Kisoro and Kabale towns where it forms borders with Rwanda. Being an iconic tribute, the lake appears on the Ugandan 5,000 note. We shall drive to this historical land to have the realm of truth at our hands.
Day 16: Lake Bunyonyi Africa Deepest Lake – Activities
Finally after our long journey on the dirty roads, We explore different activities like sun bathing relaxation moments, Optional Canoeing and have a simple walk around the village. Evening boat ride on lake Bunyonyi with chances of spotting the fish eagles, hippos and crocodiles. Later, come back to our camp for lunch, relaxation, evening shore breezes with clear skies and then have an Overnight.
Visit the Cultural Akampene (Punishment Island) which is remembered for its cultural norms, the locals-Bakiga people used to leave unmarried pregnant girls on this swampy island where they would die of hunger or else trying to swim to the adjacent land(Way back then, swimming skills were to a less extent practiced by the natives). This was culturally an abomination and was this was mainly to intimidate the rest.
Day 17: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
After your breakfast, transfer to the smallest of Uganda’s Savannah Lake Mburo National park, Lake Mburo has vast top things to do and see in the Park, the mburo plains offer refuge to mburo wildlife life like zebras, hippos, impalas, warthogs, elands, buffaloes, jackals, leopards, and over three hundred (300) bird species.
check into the park as you drive through the game trails with chances of Sighting at zebras, elands, topis, waterbucks. And long horned cattle over a thousand herds grazed by the Banyankole tribes. Hereafter, Have lunch at Mihingo lodge and later have an Overnight at the mburo safari lodge.
Retire Back, Transfert to Kampala/ Entebbe Airport
Wake up early morning for a breakfast, Check out of the lodge, enjoy nature walks in the Parks with vast options to numerous mburo national park activities for a short while. Drive back to the area of pick up in Entebbe – Kampala in preparation for your flight that evening as prior organized by the Africa’s leading tour travel companies.
Whats included on 18 days wildlife Uganda safari
- All Park entry fees
- All activities (unless labeled as optional)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
- All taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinking Bottled water
Whats excluded, 18 days birding Uganda Safari
- International flights (from/to home)
- Mountain Gorilla Permits
- Additional accommodation before and at end of the tour, if needed
- Tips/ Tipping locals or guide
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees