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Viapo African Safaris

  • Rwanda
  • Uganda
Destinations

Destinations

Uganda,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget

Tour Overview

Explore amazing Uganda with its wealth of wildlife including chimpanzees, gorillas and rich bird life. This wildlife and walking safari will take you to the wilderness of Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable and Lake Mburo National Parks.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Chimpanzee Safari, Gorilla Safari, Guided Safari, Primate Safari, Trekking Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Bwindi Impenetrable NP, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale National Park, Lake Mburo, Murchison Falls National Park
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, Zebra, Antelope, Hippo, Crocodile, Rhino, Giraffe, Topi
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Trekking, Boat Cruise, Nature Walk
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Kampala, end in Kampala or Entebbe Airport

Highlights

  • Game drives
  • Chimps trekking
  • Boat cruises
  • Forest walk
  • Rhino tracking
  • Community walk
  • Relaxation at stunning Lake Bunyonyi
  • Mountain gorilla trekking
  • Crater lakes experience
  • Nature/safari walk
  • Kampala city tour

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 2,482 per person

What's Included

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as described in the itinerary
  • Return airport transfers
  • Ground transport
  • Gorilla permit
  • Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary visit
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle
  • Entrance fees and ranger fees for national parks
  • Activities mentioned in the program
  • Permit for chimps trekking

What's Excluded

  • International flight
  • Any optional activities
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned above
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Viapo African Safaris
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Viapo African Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Drive from Kampala in the morning with your guide to Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s largest park. Keep your eyes on the look out for lots of sightings along the way. Have a number of stops including Masindi for lunch and at the top of the waterfalls. Due to the great power of the falls, you will realize that impressively the ground here is actually shaking, and you might well see a beauitful rainbow. Continue to your lodge and check in, have dinner and an overnight stay.

In the morning, you will have a breakfast and set off for a game drive. The tour guide will lead you to the finest places to easily see the animals while you enjoy Uganda’s true wilderness. On a lucky day you may see lion or lioness plus cubs, as well as other wild animals such as elephants, giraffes, buffaloes and antelopes grazing in the savannah. Head back to your lodge for a delicious lunch and some rest as you prepare for the afternoon Nile boat cruise.

On the boat cruise you will have a great time savouring the views along the Victoria Nile. The boat takes you to the bottom of the Murchison Falls and along the way you will observe various animals such as elephants, crocodiles, large numbers of hippos, buffaloes, water bucks and many birds like storks and fish eagles. At the bottom of the falls you will have a great time watching the magnificent waterfall. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Enjoy an early breakfast at the lodge and drive to Kibale Forest. Take pleasure in the gorgeous scenery of this countryside which makes the journey more exciting. Have your lunch en route in Fort Portal town and continue with a great vies of the Rwenzori ranges. Check in at your lodge.

Get up early for breakfast and head to the park, where you will be briefed and then start off on your chimpanzee trek in the forest. Kibale Forest is one of the Uganda’s most well-known places for its different primates. In the morning you will see the chimps in their natural environment, an exciting and rewarding close encounter which will be a really memorable experience on your trip. After lunch you will drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, arriving in the late afternoon.

Enjoy your breakfast and set out for a game drive through the Kasenyi track and other tracks where you have a chance to observe different wildlife species like lions, elephants, antelopes, buffaloes, waterbucks, giraffes and if lucky enough, leopards, together with amazing bird species. Queen Elizabeth has a diversity of Uganda’s ecosystems including savannah, wetlands, lakes and forests. In the afternoon go for a launch cruise on Kazinga Channel, which is a fantastic experience. Take pleasure in observing different water birds together with their echoing sweet sounds and animals such as hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks, buffaloes, among others.

Breakfast in the morning and head out on a guided forest walk in Maramagambo forest with the hope to see diverse birds species, python and bat caves. After lunch you will go to explore the Crater Lakes region.

After breakfast transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the Ishasha sector where you will have a chance to observe tree-climbing lions in the wild. Bwindi National Park is home to bird species, mammal species, plant species and frog species among others. Have lunch en route and continue with your journey with spectacular views of banana and tea plantations and the overall green vegetation of the area. On reaching the park check in at your lodge of preference.

After a cup of tea, head to the park head offices with your guide for a briefing about gorilla trekking. Afterwards set off on your gorilla trek through the misty rain forest. Once you find the gorilla family, one hour is permitted with them. Make sure you carry a packed lunch, enough water, sturdy shoes, non-flash cameras, rain jackets and walking sticks for those who are not so fit. In the evening, go for a community walk where you will visit the Batwa, an indigenous group of people who have lived in the forest for many years, enjoying traditional dances from them.

Breakfast and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. You will pass through outstanding scenery in Kabale, which is a combination of terraced hills, forests and banana plantations. Have lunch in Mbarara and continue to Lake Mburo, home to a number of bird species and animals such as zebras, impalas, warthogs, topis, waterbucks, buffaloes and reedbucks and more.

You go for an early nature walk where you might see  numerous zebras, impalas, warthogs and antelopes living in their natural habitats. Proceed with your journey to Kampala, with a stopover for lunch in Masaka and another at the Equator to take photos then arriving in Kampala or Entebbe Airport for your flight back home.

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