Days from$3300 p/p in USD
Guided, Large Group, Small Group
This safari takes you around the ‘Pearl of Africa’ with the chance to see as much as you want and tailored in a manner that offers you opportunity each day to enjoy as many activities as time can permit. This safari takes you to four of Uganda’s national parks with over six vegetation types from the vast savannas to the lush scenery in the beautiful western region also known as the “Switzerland of Africa”. A rewarding safari, this provides you with the best highlights that Uganda has to offer.
Safari types:Chimpanzee Safari, Gorilla Safari, Guided Safari, Trekking Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Bwindi Impenetrable NP, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Bunyonyi
Wildlife:Birds, Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, Antelope, Red-tailed Monkey, Blue Monkey, Hippo, Crocodile, Rhino, Black & White Colobus, Giraffe, Waterbuck
Activities:Game Drive, Trekking, Boat Cruise, Village Visit, Birding, Cultural Experience, Tea Plantation
Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle
Start/end:Start in Entebbe, end in Entebbe
This tour can be customized and modified to the clients needs. The tour strongly depends on the availability of permits both for Gorillas and Chimpanzees.
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 3,300 per person
- Accommodation on full board basis (except last dinner and meals on the first day of arrival in Entebbe. Some meals may be picnic type depending on day’s route)
- Transport in 4×4 vehicle
- Transfers from/to airport
- English-speaking guide/driver or other language as requested (except during chimpanzee & gorilla trekking and/or planned visits with English-speaking local guides)
- Entrance fees to the parks & activities according to itinerary
- Gorilla & chimpanzee permits
- Mineral water en-route in the cars (not in lodges)
- English-speaking local guides
- Cruises, boats, ferries, safaris, treks & visits according to itinerary
- International flights
- Soft drinks, beer, wine, spirits etc
- Visa for Uganda (single-entry visa costs $50 per person, can be obtained on arrival at Entebbe International Airport after completing the online application form)
- Tips & personal expenses
- All other permit/fees for any optional activity not included in the original itinerary.
- Meals on first day of arrival & last day’s dinner in Entebbe
- Extended assistance or cancellation insurance
- Any other item not indicated as included
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Entugga Adventure Safaris‘
- All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
- ‘Entugga Adventure Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
- All itineraries are subject to availability
Day by Day Overview
Your arrival at Entebbe International Airport is greeted by our on-site representative. You will then be driven to Kampala City for an overnight stay. Your lodge is located on the upper part of the city overlooking the seven-hill city Kampala. If your flight is in the morning hours you will be treated to a city tour in which you will visit many important sites in this African colonial city.
An early breakfast is followed by a drive northwest towards Masindi and the Murchison Falls Conservation Area. This is the largest conservation area in Uganda and offers breathtaking scenery of grassland acacia savanna to the north and tropical forests to the south. We shall have a stopover for a nature walk and lunch at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. This houses the breeding project which saw the rebirth of the endangered white rhinos in Uganda. You can view them at close range moving and grazing freely in their natural habitat. Thereafter, we proceed to Murchison Falls National Park where you check into your preferred lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
After breakfast, we embark on an early morning game drive to explore the open savanna in the delta of the Nile on Lake Albert’s northern bank. You’ll have the opportunity to take memorable photos of animals in the wild as you will likely chance upon elephants, lions, buffaloes, giraffes, waterbuck, bushbuck, spotted hyenas, and on the rare occasion, leopards. You will be driven back to the lodge for lunch before an afternoon boat excursion along the Nile to the base of the magnificent Murchison Falls. You will take in an amazing concentration of wildlife at the river’s banks that include hippos, crocodiles, as well as a wide variety of bird species such as the African eagle, pelicans, the kingfisher, Egyptian geese, and many more! We then proceed to walk to the top of the falls. Here the Nile creates a narrow canyon of thunderous water as it crashes down into the Albertine Rift Valley. Dinner and overnight stay at you preferred lodging (Full Board).
An early breakfast is followed by a drive to Kibale Forest National Park. On the way you will catch a glimpse of the beautiful Rift Valley Escapements which overlook the valley and Lake Albert. You will have a stopover at Hoima City for a visit to local market and then we will continue to the city of Fort Portal for our lunch. Later we will check in in our lodge and have an overnight stay (Full Board).
After an early breakfast you will be taken by your guide to the park headquarters where you will be briefed about the closest relatives of the human race the chimpanzees. You will later set off with your guide to start the day of fun and adventure. Here you partake in a tropical forest trek and get to interact with chimpanzees in their natural habitat. The forest is also home to other primates as the black and white colobus monkey, the red-tailed monkey, the blue monkey, the vervet monkey and baboons. After spending a day in the capital of primates you will be taken to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will reach your lodge in the late evening to enjoy an easy evening (Full Board).
After breakfast the day will start off with an early morning game drive along the tracks of the national park. This will focus mainly towards the northern sectors of the park and towards Lake George and Kasenyi village. Watch out for lions, elephants, buffaloes, spotted hyenas, waterbuck, Ugandan kobs, and on the rare occasion, leopards. The Queen Elizabeth National Park features unique landscapes such as breathtaking views of crater lakes and the Albertine Rift Valley. After lunch, your afternoon will comprise of a boat ride from the Mweya peninsula along the Kazinga channel. This area is one of the most popular sites in Uganda due to the concentration of wildlife, bird species and the all the breathtaking scenery which affords you plenty of opportunities to capture great photographs. You should get opportunities to spot hippos, buffaloes and elephants. All this while enjoying a drink on the channel (Full Board).
An early breakfast is followed by a photographic safari in the Ishasha sector – the southern region of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Look out for the tree-climbing lions particularly during the hot hours of the day. Other attractions include herds of buffaloes, elephants, topi antelopes, as well as a wide variety of bird species. We have lunch en route at one the picnic sites close to the boarder of Uganda-Rwanda then we proceed to Bwindi Forest National Park which we get to by evening, in time for dinner and an overnight stay (Full Board).
The morning you enter into the impenetrable forest that is Bwindi for a gorilla safaris, starting at 1 am in the morning. The trekking is carried out by the most experienced ranger guides within groups of up to 8 people with gorilla trekking permits allocated. Your quest entails tracking down habituated families of mountain gorillas. Bwindi forest has a population of 420 gorillas (based on 2012 surveys). It isn’t easy to predict the amount of time you will take before encountering the gorillas, however, once you do chance upon them, you’ll have an hour to observe and photograph them. Please ensure that you carry a packed lunch and water with you which may also require the assistance of porters who are on hand. (Full Board).
We wrap it up on your 9th day! Breakfast is followed by the drive to Entebbe. We have lunch at the equator and this is also a great time to buy souvenirs. We later head to Entebbe for our PCR test that we will have in time for our international flight (Half Board).