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21 Days Uganda Comprehensive Safari

Tour Overview

Take on this twenty-one days Uganda comprehensive safari to give you exposure to the most famous national parks in Uganda that come along with stunning views that are going to sweep you off your feet. You are going to fully engage in the most enjoyable activities during this safari among which is the gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable, hike to the top of Murchison falls, chimp trekking, boat cruise along the kazinga channel and more other various activities.

Tour Highlights

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  • DAY 1: Arrival at Entebbe airport.
  • DAY 2: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park.
  • DAY 3: Morning game drive and nature walk.
  • DAY 4: Transfer to lake Bunyonyi, an evening canoe paddle.
  • DAY 5: Enjoy a sun rise boat cruise at the lake and transfer to mgahinga gorilla national park.
  • DAY 6: Golden monkey tracking or Batwa heritage trail and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park.
  • DAY 7: Gorilla trekking and nature walk.
  • DAY 8: Transfer to queen Elizabeth national park.
  • DAY 9: Game drive and launch cruise.
  • DAY 10: Morning chimp trekking in Kyambura Gorge, and transfer to kasese.
  • DAY 11: Do whole day Mount Rwenzori Hiking and transfer to kibale national park.
  • DAY 12: Chimp trekking and Bigodi nature walk.
  • DAY 13: Transfer to Hoima take a visit to the Bunyoro Kitara Heritage Trail.
  • DAY 14: Hoima to Murchison falls National park.
  • DAY 15: Game drive and launch cruise.
  • DAY 16: Transfer to kidepo Valley National park.
  • DAY 17: Do morning game drive and Karimojong community tour.
  • DAY 18: Trek to Morungole mountains to the native Karimojong.
  • DAY 19: Transfer to sipi Area. Don game drive in Pian Upe Game Reserve en route.
  • DAY 20: Trek sipi falls and then transfer to Jinja.
  • DAY 21: White water rafting and depart to Kampala.

Activity highlights

  • Chimpanzee trekking Kibale and Bigodi Nature Walk
  • Queen Elizabeth Game drive and Kazinga boat cruise
  • Ishasha sector tree-climbing lion viewing
  • Mountain Gorilla tracking and Batwa pygmies cultural encounter

21 Days Uganda Comprehensive Safari: Detailed Itinerary

 Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport

Upon your arrival, you will be picked by your trained guide from the adventure in the wild safaris who will drive you to one of the hotels in Kampala. Relax for some time and have your meals. In case you arrive in time you will have a city tour, if you do not, you will have dinner at the hotel and then rest preparing for the next day. Therefore, on this day all the activities to be done will depend on the time you arrive.

Accommodation Options:

  • Forest Cottages (budget)
  • Cassia Lodge(mid-range)
  • Kampala Serena Hotel(luxury)

Destination:  Kampala

Day 2: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

After your morning tea, your trained tour guide will pick you at the lodge and transfer you to lake Mburo national park. This journey will take you over 3 to 4 hours to reach the park. On your arrival, you will be checked in at the park entrance and directed to the lodge where you will spend your overnight. You will have your lunch and then do an evening boat cruise where you will get to see a number animals such as the hippos, crocodiles, zebras to mention but a few. From there you will get to your lodge have dinner and rest for the next day.

Accommodation Options:

  • Chimpanzee Forest Guest House(budget)
  • Kibale Forest  Camp (mid-range)
  • Primates Lodge(luxury)

Destination: Kibale National Park

Day 3: Morning Game Drive and Nature Walk

You will wake up very early in the morning, have your morning tea and then set off for your morning game drive in the park where you will get to see a number of animals such as the zebras, impalas and so many others. From there you will get back to the lodge have your lunch and get back in the evening for your evening nature walk in the park where you will get to enjoy the banyankole community and also get to see the beautiful landscape of the rolling hills of acacia. You will get back to the lodge have dinner and then rest preparing for the next day.

Day 4: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi and Evening Canoe Paddle

After your morning tea, you will wake up early in the morning, grab your self a cup of coffee, and then you will probably start off your journey to lake bunyonyi which is so far the deepest lake in Uganda. On your arrival, you will be checked in and then directed where to spend your overtime as you relax. You will have your lunch and then go for an evening canoe paddle ride as you get to explore the beautiful lake. From there, you will get back to the lodge refresh, have dinner at bird nest then rest.

Accommodation Options:

  • Bush Lodge(budget)
  • Marafiki Safari Lodge(mid-range)
  • Mweya Safari Lodge(luxury)

Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 5: Enjoy Boat Cruise and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

On this early morning, you will wake up, have your morning break fast and then get back to lake bunyonyi to have your morning boat cruise as you enjoy the sun rise on the lake. More so you will get to explore the islands around the lake which are so amazing and rolling. You will get to the lodge  have your lunch and then embark on your journey to mgahinga national park.

Day 6: Golden Monkey tracking and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After your morning tea, you will be picked up by your trained tour guide at your lodge who will take you the park headquarters to have a briefing about the rules and the regulations of trekking the golden monkeys. From there you will then get to the jungle and then start looking for the monkeys. Once you get the monkeys, you will be given time to spend with them and take photos. From there, you will get to the lodge have lunch and then transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Accommodation Options:

  • Broad bill camp(budget)
  • Gorilla Mist Camp / Ichumbi Gorilla lodge(mid-range)
  • Chameleon Hill Lodge (luxury)

Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 

Day 7: Gorilla Trekking and Nature walk

You will have to wake up very early in the morning, have your morning tea and then by 7 am you will be picked up by your guide to the park headquarters to have a short briefing on how to do the gorilla trekking. Then by 8 am you will be divided into groups of 8 people. You will then enter into the park and start the trekking. Once you get the primates, you be given ample time to stay with them as you are having fun and taking photos. From there, you will get back to the lodge have lunch and relax preparing for an evening guided nature walk where you will get the local people there and get to interact with them. You will get to know what they do to earn a leaving. From there you will get to lodge have dinner and relax.

Day 8: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park 

After grabbing yourself a cup of tea, you will be picked by your guide who will drive you to queen Elizabeth national park. Upon your arrival, you will be checked in at the park entrance and then directed to the lodge where you will spend your overnight. You will have your lunch and then go for an evening game drive where you will get to see a number of animals such as the elephants, the lions, the leopards to mention but a few. From there, you will get back to the lodge, have dinner and then get back to the lodge to have dinner and then rest for the next day

Day 9: Game Drive and Boat Cruise 

After the morning tea, you will be picked by your guide and then taken to the park for a morning game drive where you will get to the ishasha sector and see the tree climbing lions. You will get the experience, take the photos and then get back to the lodge to have lunch. You will relax for some time and then go to the kazinga channel for a launch cruise where you will get to see a number of animals such as the hippos, the crocodiles, buffalos to mention but a few. You will get back to the lodge, have your dinner and then rest as you prepare for the next day.

Day 10: Morning Chimpanzee Trekking and Transfer to Kasese 

After your morning tea, you will be picked up by your trained tour guide who will drive you to the park headquarters to have a briefing about how to trek the chimpanzees. You will then be divided into groups of 10 to 12 members who will enter the jungle and start the trekking. Once you get these primates, you will be given ample time to stay with them as you are taking the photos. You will get to the lodge, have lunch and then set off to be transferred to kasese where you will get to see the slopes of the mythical Rwenzori mountains which are also known as the mountains of the moon.

Day 11: Mountain Rwenzori Hiking and Transfer to Kibale National Park 

You will wake up early in the morning, grab yourself a cup of tea and then get to mountain Rwenzori which is also known as the mountains of the moon with your packed lunch. You will hike to the mountain which will take you almost a full day. While on the mountain, you will get to see a number of animals such as the impalas, the lions, elephants to mention but a few. From there, you will then transfer to kibale national park via the Rwimi to get relaxed.

Day 12: Chimpanzee Trekking and Bigodi Nature Walk 

After your morning tea, your trained tour guide will pick you from the hotel where you spent your night and he will drive you to the park headquarters where you will get a short briefing on the rules and the regulations of tracking the chimpanzees. After having got all the rules, you will enter into the jungle and start off the trekking. Once you get the chimps, you will be allowed to stay with them for over one hour having fun with them and taking the photos. You will then be driven back to the lodge to have lunch as you prepare for your evening bigodi nature walk where you will get to find the local people in the community and jazz with them. More so you will interact with them about their ways of leaving and what activities they do earn a leaving. After there, you will head back to the lodge refresh up, have dinner and then prepare for the next day.

Day 13: Transfer to Hoima and Visit the Bunyoro Kitara Heritage Trail

After having taken your breakfast, your trained tour guide will pick you from the hotel where you spent your night and then transfer you to hoima passing through a very impressive and peaceful city of fort portal till you reach hoima. Upon your arrival, you will be checked in and then directed to the lodge where you will spend your overnight. You will have your lunch and then take a visit to the Bunyoro Kitara Heritage trail. In this walk, you will get to interact with the people in this place and then get to explore the royal tombs of the kings of Bunyoro. You will interact with the people and get to know their traditional ways and the different types of foods they eat. From there, you will be driven back to the lodge, refresh up yourself, have dinner and then rest.

Day 14: Hoima to Murchison Falls National Park 

After your morning breakfast, your trained guide will pick you up from the lodge where you spent a night and then transfer you to Murchison falls national park the largest national park in Uganda. On your way to the park, you will get to see the beautiful magnificent landscape of the Albertine rift valley not forgetting the Karuma falls which are so attractive to almost every client who goes to Murchison falls. Upon your arrival, you will be checked in and then directed to the lodge where you will spend your overnight. We assume that by the time you arrive it will already have got too late so their will be no activity to be done. You will have dinner and then rest preparing for the next day.

Day 15: Game Drive and Launch Cruise 

After grabbing yourself your morning tea, you will be picked up by your trained guide from your hotel and then transfer you to the park for the morning game drive where you will get to see a number of animals while there such as the elephants, the lions, the leopards to mention but a few. You will then drive back to the lodge to have your lunch, relax a bit and then go for a launch cruise on the Nile river where you will get to see a number of animals such as the crocodiles, the hippos and so many others. You will be driven by your guide back to the lodge to relax and have dinner preparing to rest.

Day 16: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park  

Immediately after your morning breakfast, your guide will transfer you to kidepo national park found in the northern part of Uganda in the dry savannah being boarded by South Sudan and Kenya. Upon your arrival, you will be checked in and then directed to the lodge where to spend your overnight.

Day 17: Morning Game Drive and Karamojong Community Tour 

Very early in the morning after having your morning breakfast, your trained tour guide will pick you from the lodge where you spent your night and then drive you to the park for the morning game drive. During your game drive, you will get to see a number of animals such as the buffaloes, the cheetah, the warthogs to mention but a few. From there, you will drive back to the lodge, have lunch and then prepare for the Karimojong nature walk in the afternoon where you will get to interact with the Karimojong  pastoralists and get to interact with them as you know what  they do to earn a leaving. More so, these pastoralists will take you around their homes as they show you their cows, sing for you, show you how they milk the cows to mention but a few. You will then get to your lodge have dinner and then rest.

Day 18: Trek to Morungole Mountain to the Native Karamonjong 

On this beautiful day, you will have to wake up very early in the morning, grab yourself a cup of coffee and then set off to the Morungole mountains where you will find the native Karamojong who were also referred to as the original inhabitants of the area. The mountains of Morungole will give you great views of the Karamojong plains together with the South Sudan mountains. From there, you will have to drive back to the lodge rest, have your meals and rest.

Day 19: Transfer to Sipi Area and Game Drive in Pian Upe Game Reserve 

After grabbing yourself a cup of coffee, you will be picked up by your trained guide from the lodge where you slept and then transfer you to the sipi area. Upon your arrival, you will be checked in and then directed to a place where you will spend your overnight. You will relax, have lunch and then go for a game drive in the Pian Upe game reserve where you will get to see a number of animals such as the jackals, Civets, hyenas, leopards to mention but a few. From there, you will drive back to the lodge have dinner and then rest.

Day 20: Trek Sipi Falls and Transfer to Jinja 

After your morning breakfast, you will be picked up by your trained guide from the lodge to the sipi falls. This is really an interesting activity because it involves seeing the beautiful land scape of the Gisu  and the good looking flows of water from the falls. From there, you will get to the lodge, have your lunch and then transfer to jinja where you will get to see the sugar plantations and rice plantations along the way to jinja. Upon your arrival in jinja, you will check in in your lodge, have your dinner and then rest.

Day 21: White Water Rafting and Depart to Kampala 

Wake up very early in the morning, grab yourself a cup of coffee and then go for white water rafting in the Nile where by you will enjoy the game when you see the boat going to the bottom in the water and then up again. This will take you some good quite of time. From there, you will go for your lunch at the lodge, and then set off for Kampala where you will check in at the Africana hotel, have dinner and then rest. This marks the end of your safari.

End Of Tour

Includes & Excludes

Tour includes

Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking permits
All activities on itinerary & park entry fees
Accommodation and meals
Transport in Standard Safari vehicle
Professional Tour Guide

Package Excludes

International Flights
Items of Personal Nature
Tips and Gratuity

Getting There

The trip will start from Entebbe or Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park to Lake Bunyonyi to Mgahinga National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park to Mountain Rwenzori to Kibale National Park to Bunyoro Kitara Heritage Trail to Murchison Falls National Park to Kidepo Valley National Park to Pian Upe Game Reserve and End in Entebbe or Kampala Uganda.

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    WHY BOOK THIS TOUR

    Tour can depart on any day of the week.
    Tour can be customized
    Transportation in Landcruiser or minivan with pop up for game viewing
    Suitable for solo travelers
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