Budget, Mid Range
SAVE USD 300 per person on this fantastic Verdoro Safaris Uganda adventure. Arrive Entebbe and connect to Murchison Falls National Park to explore on game drives and boat cruise to the bottom of the Falls. Then head to Kibale Forest for chimp tracking, continuing on to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will enjoy a game drive and boat trip on the Kazinga Channel. Next stop is Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for the ultimate gorilla experience. With all the wildlife sightings done, relax at Lake Bunyonyi before returning to Entebbe Airport.
Safari types:Big Five Safari, Chimpanzee Safari, Gorilla Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Bwindi Impenetrable NP, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Bunyonyi, Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Wildlife:Birds, Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Zebra, Hyena, Antelope, Hartebeest, Red-tailed Monkey, Black-faced Vervet Monkey, Ugandan Kob, Hippo, Crocodile, Duiker, Oribi, Giraffe, Topi, Waterbuck, Warthog, Big Five, Olive Baboon
Activities:Game Drive, Trekking, Boat Cruise
Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle
Start/end:Start in Entebbe, end in Entebbe
Price Per Person – USD
SPECIAL OFFER from USD 2,675 per person, two people traveling
SAVE USD 300 per person – normal price USD 2,975 per person, two people traveling
- All accommodation & meals
- All transport & English-speaking driver/guide
- All park entries
- All tracking permits
- Flights & visas
- Round trip airport transfer
- Alcoholic beverages
- Travel insurance
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Verdoro Safaris‘
- All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
- ‘Verdoro Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
- All itineraries are subject to availability
Day by Day Overview
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, an English-speaking professional tour driver-guide will receive and welcome you to Uganda, the “Pearl of Africa”. Thereafter, you will transfer to your booked accommodation. Check in and rest – recovering from jet lag and adjusting to the time difference.
Optional (extra cost): Just in case you arrived early and are interested in an activity, you may consider the following:-
a) Excursion to the Entebbe Botanical Gardens to see a few primates and birds
b) Excursion to Mabamba wetland in search of the shoebill stork
c) Lake Victoria sunset cruise to local islands and bays
Be up early, have breakfast and drive to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Once there, you will proceed for an hour of on-foot rhino tracking. From the rhino tracking, head to Masindi where you will have a lunch stop. After lunch, embark on the transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. The highlights of this park include the roaring rapids of the Murchison and the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park, where you will have the chance of viewing lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo and elephants. The concentration of hippos and Nile crocodiles here will also fascinate you. If interested and time allows, you can proceed for a late afternoon-evening game drive.
Have your breakfast, then depart for an early morning game drive across the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest national park and be on the look out for wildlife including lions and leopards (though hard to spot) among others. For any birder, there are quite a number of birds to sight too during the drive. Return to the accommodation for some rest time and lunch. After lunch, you will head out for the boat trip to the base of Murchison Falls where you will also be able to catch sight of more animals including hippos and crocodiles and several water birds.
Optional (extra cost): If interested, continue with a hike to the top of the falls. The hike may be a strenuous one but the thrill on reaching the top is unforgettable. Return to your accommodation and relax.
After breakfast depart for Kibale Forest National Park – popular for its primates like chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkey and Uganda mangabey (Lophocebus uganda). The drive is quite long but incredibly scenic – passing through villages, lush green countryside and hills dotted with tea plantations that characterize this part of Uganda. The beautiful scenery will amaze you all the way. Upon arrival at the accommodation, check in and just relax.
Have breakfast and head to the rangers’ post where you will receive a briefing on the dos and don’ts during chimp trekking. An experienced ranger-guide will take you chimp tracking in Kibale Forest and you will be left amazed by the presence of primates here. Once you locate the chimpanzees, you have a full hour in their presence. You will return to the lodge for lunch and afterwards you will head out for Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Optional (no cost): If interested and time allows, you may go for a brief afternoon-evening game drive/safari.
Be up early and have your breakfast. Proceed for a morning game drive in the Kasenyi plains and be on the look out for Cape buffalos, herds of elephants plus lions, leopards (though hard to spot) among others. Return to the accommodation for some rest time and lunch. After lunch, you will go for a 2-hour boat trip on the Kazinga Channel that connects Lakes George and Edward. During the trip, the sight of wildlife including giant hippos, elephants and crocodiles among others will fascinate you. You will also see many varieties of birds at the water shores. You will have dinner and overnight at your accommodation.
Optional (extra cost): If interested, you may go on a twin lakes hike after the boat trip.
Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and then travel to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park – famously known for its resident tree-climbing lions. The chance of spotting these lions is about 70% though sometimes they are hard to spot (most especially when they are down in the grassland looking for prey). Should you get to spot them, the sight is picturesque and memorable. From Ishasha, you will continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. With a strenuous day ahead, you will do less on arrival but just check in your accommodation, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the following day.
Have breakfast and move to the rangers’ post. You will receive a briefing on the dos and don’ts during trekking before entering Bwindi Forest for your adventure. The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to visitors. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. Once you have located a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle but endangered giants is unforgettable.
Return to the accommodation, check out and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of (2,200 – 2,478m) but it’s the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water that make it most magical — you could admire them all day.
Have a relaxed breakfast at the accommodation with spectacular views of the Bunyonyi little islands right in front of you. Afterwards embark on your return journey to Entebbe Airport with lunch en route and a stop at the Uganda Equator line mark in Kayabwe for some memorable photos and maybe buying some art pieces of interest. Proceed with the journey arriving late afternoon/evening for drop off at the airport (recommended for 19:00 onwards).