- 16 Days from$4445 p/p in USD
- DeparturesYear Round
Guided, Large Group
Experience Uganda’s top-rated national parks on this fantastic safari: Kidepo Valley, Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable and Lake Mburo. The safari is packed full of experiences including gorilla and chimpanzee tracking, boat trips, game walks and game drives, searching for wildlife such as lions, giraffes, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, hippos, Nile crocodiles and numerous birds including shoebill stork, red-faced barbet, crested crane and papyrus yellow warbler.
- Safari types:Big Five Safari, Chimpanzee Safari, Gorilla Safari, Guided Safari, Trekking Safari, Wildlife Safari
- You will visit:Bwindi Impenetrable NP, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale National Park, Lake Mburo, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
- Wildlife:Birds, Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Cheetah, Zebra, Antelope, Forest Pig, Ugandan Kob, Hippo, Crocodile, Bush Buck, Giraffe, Waterbuck, Warthog, Big Five
- Activities:Game Drive, Walking Safari, Trekking, Boat Cruise, Nature Walk, Birding, Cultural Experience
- Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle
- Start/end:Start in Entebbe, end in Entebbe
- Minimum age:12
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 4,445 per person
- Bed & breakfast accommodation
- English/Spanish/German/French speaking guide
- Driver & 4×4 vehicle
- All activities
- Gorilla & chimpanzee permits
- Park entrance fees
- Flights & visas
- Meals & drinks
- Personal expenses e.g. tips
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘The Shuttle Hospitality‘
- All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
- ‘The Shuttle Hospitality‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
- All itineraries are subject to availability
Day by Day Overview
You will be picked up by our driver/guide who will transfer you to the hotel for an overnight stay. He will brief you about the tour and what time to pick you up on day 2. Also, if time allows, you can visit the Entebbe heritage sites, but this is not included in the tour package.
After an early breakfast, you will set off for Kidepo Valley National Park. Along Masindi road, you will stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to visit the reintroduced white rhino. Have lunch here, then proceed to Kidepo, which ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses.
After an early breakfast, you will head out for a game drive in the Kidepo Valley National Park. From Apoka, in the heart of the national park, a savannah landscape extends in all directions. It reaches far beyond the gazetted area of 1,442 km2, toward horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges. The park inhabits one of the most exciting faunas of any Ugandan park. It is home to over 80 species of mammals, several of which are endemic to Kidepo National Park, like cheetah, striped hyena and caracal. You will also find over 465 bird species, including ostriches.
After an early breakfast, leave for Murchison Falls National Park (the northern sector) with lunch along the way. The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45 m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls. The falls are the centre piece of the park and final event in an 80 km 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, such as elephants, giraffes and buffaloes. Hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents here.
After an early breakfast, we will go on a game drive. Look out for lions, giraffes, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, Uganda kobs and many more animals. Hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents here. Afterwards you can enjoy the rest of the evening at the hotel.
We will go on an early morning boat trip. The boat will take us downstream to the delta, the place where the Nile enters Lake Albert. This trip of 5-6 hours will show us all the beauty of this national park, especially the delta with its variety of birds. You have a good chance to see the elusive shoebill stork. In the afternoon, we visit the top of the falls with a wonderful view.
We have an early morning departure for the journey to Kibale Forest. We will pass close to Lake Albert. On a clear day, the view from the top of the Albert Rift is spectacular. In the afternoon, we will arrive at Kibale Forest, falling asleep with the sounds of the tropical rainforest.
At 8 am, we will start with the 4-hour chimp walk. In addition, 10 other primate species can be seen. The park is also known for all its butterflies and birds. In the afternoon, we take a walk through the Bigodi Swamp. You need to be physically fit to be able to walk through the forests.
After an early breakfast, we depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park via Fort Portal. We reach Mweya Safari Lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park at midday, with a stunning, beautiful view over the Kazinga Channel. In the late afternoon, we will go on a game drive to see different types of animals.
This day is for a game drive on the plains of Queen Elizabeth, with thousands of Ugandan kobs, lions, elephants, bushbucks, hippos and much more. Also on the program, is a two-hour launch trip on the Kazinga Channel where we will see all the animals from the waterside.
On our second day in this beautiful park, after a very early breakfast, we go to Kyambura Gorge. Here you can go for a 3 to 4-hour walk into the gorge to meet the chimpanzees. After the gorge, we will drive to the Ishasha Sector and have an evening game drive in search of the tree-climbing lions.
In the morning, we leave for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The road takes us through a beautiful landscape called the “Switzerland of Africa”. We pass mountains, hills, lakes with cultivated terraces, tropical rainforest and bamboo forest. On the last hill, the landscape unfolds beneath us. On the vast plains of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo, the Virunga volcanoes dominate the view. We will stay in the famous Travellers Rest Hotel in Kisoro. Just outside of Kisoro, this unique hotel offers a cozy stay for the tourists, who come to see the endangered mountain gorilla.
Today is the day of gorilla tracking. At 7.45 am, you will be at the office of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for a pre-briefing and at 8.30 am you will start the trek. After finding the gorillas, you will spend a maximum of one hour with them. All visitors are expected back at the starting point by 7 pm. Being physically fit is recommended.
We will leave early in the morning for Lake Mburo National Park. You will have lunch at the Igongo Cultural Centre in Mbarara. We then continue to Lake Mburo, a smaller but unique park, and the only one in the western part of Uganda with impalas and zebras.
Early morning, we will go for a game walk. In the afternoon, we go on a boat trip on Lake Mburo, followed by another game drive in the afternoon/early evening. This little park hosts a variety of mammal species, including a large number of impala, zebra, Uganda kob, duiker, bushbuck, Ankole cattle, topi, buffalo, leopard, spotted hyena, waterbuck, warthog, and oribi.
There are 315 bird species, including shoebill stork, red-faced barbet, crested crane, and papyrus yellow warbler. The vegetation is mainly an open savannah with acacia trees, Olea and Boscia. Lake Mburo is a natural haven for fauna and flora. The bank teems with animals and birds. Crocodiles and hippos are permanent residents, and buffaloes come to drink during the dry season. 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.
Early in the morning, the last part of the journey will bring us to Entebbe Airport. On the way back after Masaka, there will be an opportunity to stop at the equator for photos, to buy souvenirs and to have lunch. We will take you directly to Entebbe Airport for your onward flight.