15 Day Wildlife Tour In Uganda

Embark on this 15 day tour through the East African country of Uganda where you'll discover adventure, beautiful scenery, culture and experience rhino tracking, chimpanzee and gorilla trekking

This Safari Itinerary has been specifically designed to take you through Uganda’s most visited national parks with the intention to reward you with an unending memory of Uganda.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN UGANDA – ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Your arrival will be welcomed warmly, then transferred to your hotel for check in. Depending on time of arrival, you may be given some refreshments and left to acclimatize. There is an option of going for a city tour in the capital city of Kampala, or staying behind to relax while recovering jet lag. Briefing about your safari is also done today and final payments / checks if any.

Overnight at Mestil Hotel for luxury or Biraj Hotel for Budget. (B.B)

Mestil Hotel on 15 Day Uganda Multi Day Tour

DAY 2: TRANSFER FROM KAMPALA TO MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
Early departure from the capital city of Kampala to Murchison Falls which is about 6 to 7 hours with en-route stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino Trekking (extra fees) and lunch. For our visitors going to Murchison Falls National park we recommend a stop at the Rhino Sanctuary because this is the only place you will be able to track Rhinos in Uganda in their natural environment.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, 15 Day Wildlife Tour Uganda

Enter the territory of the southern white rhinos on foot. Well-trained rangers will guide you through the bush to where the rhinos are on the day of your visit. Here you will get the opportunity to watch these endangered, magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. As these rhinos are free to move around on 7 000 hectares of land, we usually drive to the areas where the rhinos are, before taking the bush trek and as we through the sanctuary you may also encounter a range of other wildlife species including Uganda kobs, oribis, bush bucks, water bucks among others and a number of other bird species. This unique rhino visit crowns your chances of spotting the ‘Big Five’ since we have the rest in the national parks you are visiting in the itinerary. We will continue to the North, after this tracking, and stop over for lunch at the town of Masindi then arrive in the national park late afternoon. Our first visit will be the magnificent waterfalls called Murchison Falls. This is where the river Nile is being forced into a seven-meter crevice and forms a rainbow. It’s such a spectacular view, allowing you a chance to walk around, take memorable photos and bird around. Continue to your lodge for dinner and overnight. *Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino Tracking comes at extra fees.

Options are Paraa Safari Lodge - Luxury (Full Board i.e. Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) or Redchillie Rest Camp for budget (Full Board).

Murchison Falls, 15 Day Uganda Wildlife Tour

DAY 3: FULL DAY AT MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

Clients can choose to take an early coffee or tea then head on for the game drive on the northern bank of the Nile, with chances of seeing lots of wildlife in search for food; on list you may find giraffes, elephants, lions, hartebeest and different species of birds. You will return for breakfast, then relax till lunch and in the afternoon the safari will be continued with a boat cruise on the river Nile for game viewing at close quarters.

Murchison Falls Boat Ride, 15 Day Uganda Wildlife Tour

The Boat cruise takes you till the bottom of the falls which is a nice view and also to see are lots of Nile Crocodiles and Hippos plus birds and other wild animals cooling off at the river banks. Return to dinner and overnight.
Options are Paraa Safari Lodge - Luxury (FB) or Redchillie Rest Camp for Budget (FB).

DAY 4: TRANSFER FROM MURCHISON FALLS N.P TO FORTPORTAL – KIBALE NATIONAL PARK
We depart Murchison Falls and head towards Fort Portal which is about 8 hours, less or more. This long journey will be rewarded with stunning views as you pass small villages and local markets with an en-route stop for lunch. Arrive early evening, check in and relax at Kibale National Park.

Options for overnight are Primate Lodge Kibale for Luxury (FB) or Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (FB) for Budget.

DAY 5: CHIMPANZEE TRACKING IN KIBALE NATIONAL PARK AND NATURE WALKS
This day is full of exciting walks! In the morning we go in the forest to search for the wild but habituated chimpanzees, also to see are the red-tailed monkeys, black-and-white colobus monkeys and many other primates in Kibale Forest.

Chimpanzee Tracking, 15 Day Uganda Wildlife Tour

The walk in the forest may last for the whole morning, returning only for lunch and then later we can take you for another local but interesting walk in Bigodi Village, we will visit the swamp, known for its rich diversity of birds, butterflies and rare plant species. Dinner and overnight at lodge.

Options for overnight are Primate Lodge Kibale for Luxury (FB) or Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse for Budget (FB).

DAY 6: TRANSFER FROM KIBALE NATIONAL PARK TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Get a relaxed breakfast then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Early in the morning you can enjoy the majestic Rwenzori Mountains in its full glory, where you will have a guided nature walk at the foothills and have a glimpse of the village life. Then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, with lunch en-route.

Dinner and overnight options are Mweya Safari Lodge for Luxury or Mweya Hostels for Budget (FB).

DAY 7: FULL DAY IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Early start with coffees or teas then off for game drive. Today’s game drive heads to the mating ground of the Uganda Kobs where we may be lucky to spot some lions and leopards hunting. We will also look out for elephants and other wild animals in their natural habitat. Return for lunch and in the afternoon we take on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, which gives you the opportunity to enjoy some more of the African wildlife. The is the place where we find the highest concentration of Hippos in East Africa. It’s a highlight of the safari and a must do activity as well.

Overnight options are Mweya Safari Lodge for Luxury or Mweya Hostel for budget (FB).

Hippo Boat Ride On Kazinga Channel, 15 Day Wildlife Uganda Tour

DAY 8: TRANSFER FROM QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE

The morning options are either a forest walk in Maramagambo or another Chimpanzee tracking option in Kyambura Gorge before we head to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The Forest is famous for the Blue Lake, Unique trees and Bat Caves while the Kyambura Gorge is famous for its view and Wild Chimpanzees. One can choose to go in and search for the chimpanzees in Kyambura Wildlife Reserve which is a beautiful gorge completely covered with tropical rainforest (this option comes at extra fee) or do a morning forest walk. By late morning we will depart for Bwindi with a packed lunch; arrive at the home of the endangered mountain gorillas early evening then check in for overnight. Options for overnight and Dinner are Buhoma Lodge for Luxury (FB) or Buhoma Community Cottages for Budget (FB). (*Accommodation may change, subject to permit availability at time of booking).

DAY 9: GORILLA TREKKING DAY
Early breakfast, then with packed lunch head for briefing about your gorilla trekking. (Subject to permit availability at time of booking) This is the highlight of your safari indeed. Today you will meet with the gentle giants of Bwindi Impenetrable National park!

 Bwindi Impenetrable National park, 15 day wildlife uganda tour

With Gorilla Trekking the expectations are always high and these involve walking a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead or nothing like this, before you encounter any gorillas and so you must be physically fit. It’s definitely worthwhile observing the gorillas closely while they feed, play and relax and 1 hour will be dedicated to this moment before you return to your lodge.

Options for overnight and Dinner are Buhoma Lodge for Luxury (FB) or Buhoma Community Cottages for Budget (FB).

 Bwindi Impenetrable National park Gorilla Trekking 15 Day Tour Uganda

DAY 10: TRANSFER FROM BWINDI IMPERENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK TO LAKE BUNYONYI
Having got a long day with gorilla trekking and busy days before, we take you to a place for total relaxation yet discovering Africa and Culture. We will drive to Lake Bunyonyi which is one of the deepest lake in Africa.

LAKE BUNYONYI, 15 Day Uganda Wildlife Tour

The place is so beautifully created and also referred to as the ‘Switzerland of Uganda’ and a ‘birders paradise’. Arrive in time for lunch and take a relaxation at the island resort / hotel. Afternoon you can opt to take a swim or just choose to relax at your lodge.

Dinner and overnight options are Arcadia Cottages for Luxury or Lake Bunyonyi Overland Camp for Budget (FB).

DAY 11: FULL DAY IN LAKE BUNYONYI
The day is dedicated to village walks, birding and visiting several islands and canoe rides and we shall crown it with a hike up to the Pygmies (very short people) and enjoy their entertainment.

Dinner and overnight options are Arcadia Cottages for Luxury or Lake Bunyonyi Overland Camp for Budget (FB).

LAKE BUNYONYI, 15 Day Uganda Wildlife Tour

DAY 12: TRANSFER TO LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK
Start off a little early after breakfast and head to Lake Mburo National Park arriving in time for lunch at your lodge. Afternoon we go for a boat ride on the lake, this is very interesting with chances of spotting many water birds and wildlife cooling off. As option (not included in price) clients can go horse riding, quad biking and much more.

Overnight options are Mihingo lodge (FB) for Luxury or Eagles’ Nest FB for Budget.

Lake Mburu National Park 15 Day Tour In Uganda

DAY 13: TRANSFER FROM LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK TO KAMPALA
Early breakfast then we take you for the wild nature walk in the park. The walk boosts a lot of wildlife and birds and plant species. Return to check out and drive to Kampala as you enjoy a game drive on your way out of Lake Mburo National Park with your packed lunch. Stop over at the Ugandan Equator, take the water experiments and also do some souvenir shopping.

Overnight at Mestil Hotel for Luxury or Biraj Hotel for Budget. (B.B)

Ugandan Equator 15 Day Uganda Wildlife Tour

DAY 14: FULL DAY EXPOSURE WITHIN – ONE DAY EXCURSIONS – ENTEBBE 45kms / JINJA 85kms FROM KAMPALA
After breakfast, you have options of what to do this day being your last day for safari in Uganda; some people may opt to take a day excursion to the Chimpanzee Island – Ngamba Island in Entebbe for watching the chimpanzees in a closely natural environment but also protected sanctuary. This is one of the biggest and it’s managed by Jane Goodall Institute; feeding the chimps creates an everlasting moment while the boat cruise on Lake Victoria is also worthwhile – Upon Payment of supplement fees. 

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour

Another option is to drive to Jinja, one of the most interesting destinations with the Source of the Nile. Jinja is situated directly at Lake Victoria, where the Nile finds its origin and en route we will make a stop at Mabira Forest for a nice forest walk with the possibility of seeing different types of primates, birds and colourful butterflies you will visit the Source of the Nile, where the famous river starts its journey through Africa, and make a stop at the Bujagali Falls which are spectacular waterfalls offering a great challenge for White Water Rafters! The adventurous people can decide to go rafting at the Nile or make a quad bike safari through the local villages (upon payment of supplement fees) and late return to Kampala for overnight.

Overnight at Mestil Hotel for luxury or Biraj Hotel for Budget (Bed & Breakfast)

Bujagali Falls 15 Day Uganda Wildlife Tour

DAY 15: DEPARTURE AND SEEN OFF AT ENTEBBE AIRPORT

This marks the end of the ‘Uganda at a glance – tour’ and the airport transfer of today will be given to you by our friendly drivers at the time of your flight. If the airport transfer is late, then we shall also offer you a chance for a city tour to shop for souvenir around Kampala and also take you to Kampala’s famous and historical sites then drop you off to the airport in time for your flight and see you off very well.

END OF TOUR

PRICE

FOR LUXURY ACCOMMODATION
When 2 people sharing room on private safari = US$ 8 082 p/p
When 4 people sharing room on private safari = US$ 7086 p/p
When 6 people sharing room on private safari = US$ 6 752.40 p/p
SRS: US$ 1 668 (Single Room Supplement per person)

FOR BUDGET ACCOMMODATION
When 2 people sharing room on private safari = US$ 4 788 p/p
When 4 people sharing room on private safari = US$ 3 792 p/p
When 6 people sharing room on private safari = US$ 3 462 p/p
SRS: US$ 432(Single Room Supplement per person)

Inclusions
  • Accommodation and Meal arrangement as per the itinerary
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable 4x4 safari vehicle
  • Game Drives, all chimpanzee trekking fees and nature walks mentioned
  • Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide.
  • All park entrance fees and activities as mentioned
  • Water, coffee or tea while on safari
Exclusions
  • Gorilla permits (US$ 600 p/p) paid directly to UWA by us on your behalf
  • Bar bills and phone calls
  • Personal insurance
  • Laundry
  • Air fare
  • All other services of a personal nature
  • Driver guide’s gratuity


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