21 Days Uganda Wildlife and Cultures Safari

At the start of the 21 Days Uganda Wildlife and Cultures Safari, Our Guide will warmly welcome you on arrival and visibly encounter Uganda’s most picturesque parks with enormous wildlife and amazing landscapes. Encounter unique cultures and the Wondulust Gorillas in the Mist, Chimpanzees in their Natural Habitat, and much unique wildlife and widespread landscapes. Choose it as a lifetime do list to Visit Uganda.

21 Days Uganda Wildlife and Cultures Safari DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe

You will be picked up by our driver/guide who will transfer you to Airport link Entebbe overnight. He will brief you about the tour and what time to pick you up on the second day. Depending on the time of arrival you are advised to have your money changed on this day, and you may also have the chance to visit Kampala Town, about one hour drive from Entebbe

Accommodation: Protea Hotel (Marriott).

Day 2: To Kidepo Valley National Park

Early morning after breakfast, we will leave Entebbe for Kidepo Valley National Park, which is in the northern part of Uganda. We will stop at the Ziwa Rhinos Sanctuary for tracking the Rhinos. You will have a quick lunch and then proceed to Kitgum overnight at Cactus Hotel Kitgum

21 Days Uganda Wildlife and Cultures SafariDAY 03: To Kidepo National Park

After breakfast proceeds to Kidepo Valley National Park, check in at your hotel, and later have an afternoon game drive in the beautiful Kidepo valley national park.

This National park ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. From Apoka, in the heart of the national park, a savanna landscape extends in all directions, far beyond the gazetted area of 1442km2, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges.

Budget accommodation:- Kidepo Savannah Lodge (Self-contained Tents) Comfortable accommodation: – Kidepo Savannah Lodge (Non-Self-contained Tents)

DAY 04: Morning game drive and cultural experience.

Kidepo Valley inhabits one of the most exciting faunas of any Ugandan park, with over 80 species of mammals, several of which are endemic to Kidepo National Park like the cheetah, the striped hyena the Caracal, and over 465 bird species including the ostriches.

In the afternoon visit, the Karamojong village to learn more about their culture, music, and dance Karamoja has a cattle culture and the Karamojong are notorious as cattle raiders. Unlike most other Ugandans, many Karamojong shun western-style clothes and instead wear a “traditional” dress of a blanket-like shawl, often in red and black. The women wear elaborate beadwork.

Budget accommodation:- Kidepo Savannah Lodge (Non-self-contained Tents) Comfortable accommodation: – Kidepo Savannah Lodge (Self-contained Tents)

DAY 05: To Murchison Falls National Park

Early in the morning after breakfast, then leave for Murchison falls national park the northern sector with lunch along the way. The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids.

The mighty cascade drains the last of the river’s energy, transforming it into a broad, placid stream that flows quietly across the rift valley floor into Lake Albert. There are a lot of animals to see on your way to the hotel through the park such as elephants, giraffes, and buffaloes; while hippos, Nile crocodiles, and aquatic birds are permanent residents.

We reach Fort Murchison just outside the park boundaries later in the afternoon. Here we will stay and with a cool drink and a fabulous view over the river Nile, the evening will come with all the noise of an African night.

Driving time: ± 5 hours

Budget accommodation: – Fort Murchison Tents Mid: self-contained tents / Pakuba lodge.

DAY 06: In Murchison Falls National Park

Early morning head for a game drive on the northern bank of the River Nile. Your guide will help you spot elephant, lion, cape buffalo, Roth child’s giraffe, hartebeest, waterbuck, Oribi, bushbuck, bohor reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard.

After lunch, go for a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls. Here you will see the River Nile said to be the 2nd longest river in the world crush through a narrow gorge and form the magnificent Murchison fall.

While on the cruise you will see hippos, crocodiles, elephants, waterbuck, and Uganda Kob among others. This is also the zone of many birds, species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, Hornbill, cormorant, and the rare shoebill stork.

Overnight at your lodge. Accommodation at Pakuba lodge Comfortable accommodation: – Fort Murchison (self-contained rooms)

Day 7: To Kibale Forest National Park.

After your very early morning breakfast drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon, and the town was named after a British Special Commissioner for Uganda Sir. Gerald Portal, whose statue graces the main road of the town.

Kibale Forest National Park is one of Africa’s greatest tropical rainforests and is home to a number of forest wildlife, most notably 13 species of primates including chimpanzees, and 375 species of birds. We traverse through Ugandan traditional Villages where you see people in gardens nurturing their traditional crops such as millet, sorghum, beans, and maize.

Keep eyes open for some bird species along the roads such as Long-Crested Eagles, Double-Toothed Barbet, Black-headed Gonolek, Fan-tailed Widowbird, Sunbirds, and weavers as we travel. We shall have a stopover at Fort portal town for late lunch, and after continuing to our accommodation, check in and have an evening of relaxing.

Driving time: ± 5 hours

Budget accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp (non-self-contained tents) Comfortable accommodation: – Kibale Forest Camp (self-contained rooms)

Day 8: Chimp walk and Swamp Walk

After breakfast, we visit Kibale Forest National Park, which is reputed to have the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. The most famous of its 13 species is the Chimpanzee, our closest relative.

Kibale 1450 Chimpanzee represents Uganda’s largest population of this endangered primate. Kibale is also home to the rare I’Hoest’s monkey. Other primates include the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, Red-tailed monkey, and Olive baboon to mention but a few.

So you will enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, and many others. We have the opportunity to do a community in Bigodi after your chimp tracking.

Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp (non-self-contained tents) Comfortable accommodation: – Kibale Forest Camp (self-contained rooms)

Day 9: To Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Early morning departure for Queen Elizabeth. Via Fort Portal, we reach midday Mweya in Queen Elizabeth NP with a stunningly beautiful view over Kazinga Channel. In the late afternoon, we will make a game drive.

Driving time: ± 5,5 hours

Budget accommodation:- Queen Elizabeth Bush Camp (Non-self-contained Tents) Comfortable accommodation: – Queen Elizabeth Bush Camp (self-contained Tents)

21 Days Uganda Wildlife and Cultures Safari Safari Tours in 4x4 Safari Jeep LandcruiserDay 10: In Queen Elizabeth national park

The day begins early when we start with a morning game drive and head to the mating ground of the Uganda Kobs. We search for lions, elephants, buffaloes, and other wild animals in their natural habitat before returning for lunch. In the afternoon we take a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George.

Thanks to the abundant birdlife that is sighted and the elephants, buffaloes, and hundreds of hippos that are cooling off at the shores, this cruise will definitely be superb. Expect to see a lot of aquatic birds, hippos, and crocodiles. We then retire back to our accommodation for dinner and overnight

Budget accommodation: – Queen Elizabeth Bush Camp (Non-self-contained Tents) Comfortable accommodation: – Queen Elizabeth Bush Camp (self-contained Tents)

Day 11: In Queen Elizabeth NP Ishasha sector (Tree climbing lions)

On this day we proceed to the Ishasha sector famously known for its climbing lions and having the biggest population of Topis.

Budget accommodation:- Enjojo Tents (Non-self-contained Tents) Comfortable accommodation: – Enjojo Bandas (self-contained Tents)

Day 12: Morning drive in search of a wilder and have an afternoon rest.

All-day Game drive in the Ishasha Sector with a Relaxing Evening.

Day 13: Transfer to Bwindi

In the morning we leave Bwindi for Kisoro, the bad road takes us through a beautiful landscape called the “Switzerland of Africa”.

Driving time: ± 4 hours

Comfortable accommodation: – Trakker’s Ruhija (self-contained rooms)

21 Days Uganda Wildlife and Cultures Safari A unique opportunity to travel to Uganda this Year - 2021Day 14: Gorilla tracking

We will head to the briefing point at the park headquarters and from here you will be briefed about the does and Don’ts while in the jungle forest with the Gentle Giants. You will be provided with walking sticks and you are also advised to have your lunch parked with enough drinking water.

The Gorillas share with us humans 95% of their genes and staring into their pondering eyes is as overwhelming as it is awesome. After tracking we will travel back to our lodge, relax, dine, and overnight.

Comfortable accommodation: – Trekkers Ruhija (self-contained rooms)

Day 15: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Relaxing at this beautiful where you have the option of doing a boat cruise and get know more history about this beautiful lake, this lake consists of 29 small islands with different historical backgrounds.

Accommodation: Crater bay cottages Bunyonyi / Acadia cottages (mid-range)

Day 16: To Lake Mburo National Park

Early in the morning, we will leave for Lake Mburo National Park. You will have lunch in Mbarara before you continue to Lake Mburo, a small but unique park, and the only one in the Western part of Uganda with impalas and zebras. If staying in budget accommodation this afternoon will be in the village/cultural walk.

Driving time: ± 5,5 hours

Budget accommodation: – Eagle’s Nest Camp (Non-self-contained standing tents) Comfortable accommodation: – Eagle’s Nest Camp (Non-self-contained standing tents)

21 Days Uganda Wildlife and Cultures SafariDay 17: In Lake Mburo National Park

Early morning, we will go for a game walk. In the afternoon a boat trip on Lake Mburo is followed by another game drive in the afternoon / early evening. This little park hosts a variety of animals, that is to say, 68 mammal species, including a large number of impalas (the antelope from which “Kampala” is named), zebras Uganda kobs, duikers bushbucks, Ankole cattle topis, buffaloes, leopards, spotted hyenas, waterbucks, warthogs, oribi.

There are 315 bird species including; shoebill stork, red-faced barbet, crested crane, and papyrus yellow warbler. The vegetation is mainly open Savannah of Acacia trees, Olea and Boscia.

Lake Mburo is a natural haven for fauna and flora. The bank teems with animals and birds. Crocodiles and hippopotami are permanent residents, and buffalos come to drink during the dry season. Others include; impalas (the antelope from which “Kampala” is named), zebras Uganda kobs, duikers bushbucks, Ankole cattle topis, buffaloes, leopards, spotted hyenas, waterbucks, warthogs, and oribi.

The wide variety of resident birds includes Malachite Kingfishers, Pied Kingfishers, African Fish Eagles, Rufous Long-tailed Starlings, Blue-headed Weavers, Green-necked Doves, Hammerkops, Pelicans, Herons, Cormorants, and even rare Shoebills.

Budget accommodation: – Eagle’s Nest Camp (Non-self-contained standing tents) Comfortable accommodation: – Eagle’s Nest Camp (Non-self-contained standing tents)

Day 18: Transfer to Entebbe

Transfer to Entebbe having a stopover at the Equator Monument for some pictures and also do a water experiment.

Day 19: Kampala -Jinja

After your early morning breakfast, you will drive to the Eastern side of Uganda and that’s Jinja district, along the way you will have a lot of sightings, and you will not be bored in any way since there is a lot to see. Have our first stopover at the Sezibwa Falls for a guided nature walk and sighting seeing.

Thereafter, head to Mabira forest one of the biggest remaining tropical forest where you will engage in a nature walk through the forest, here you will see a number of monkeys, different types of tree species, and birds among others. After the activity transferred to Jinja passed through different sugar and tea plantations. Reaching Jinja town visit the source of the Nile and also do a boat to the source and also visit Samuka Island for bird viewing.

Check-in at your lodge/hotel: Jinja Nile Resort (Luxury) or Face of smile / 2 Friends Guesthouse (Budget)

Day 20: Water Rafting along River Nile

This is for your main activity of Jinja and that is the water rafting that can be done either half-day or Full day activity on the longest Nile river. It is an amazing moment and adventurous doing this activity. Later have your lunch and drive back to Kampala reaching in the evening.

Day 21: Departure| End of 21 Days Uganda Wildlife and Cultures Safari.

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21 Days Uganda Wildlife and Cultures Safari Cost Includes

  • Full board accommodation
  • Full-time English speaking professional driver/guide
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
  • One Gorilla Permit per person @ $ 700.00
  • One Chimpanzee Permit per person @ $ 200.00
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Transport 4×4 safari Van
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Park Fee and ferry crossing»

Our 21 Days Uganda Wildlife and Cultures Safari cost excludes:

  • Airport Transfer
  • For short trips, accommodation on arrival and departure are not included but can be arranged on request.
  • Flights
  • Laundry services
  • Beverages/ drinks
  • Vaccinations
  • Medical Insurance
  • Visas (Uganda @ $50, East Africa @ $100 )