14 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari
Uganda deviates from traditional Africa safari sites with distinctive sights, and our 14 days Uganda wildlife safari vacation ensures you catch that distinction. The journey begins in Entebbe, where you will most likely arrive by plane, and follows the Nile past Murchison Falls to Kidepo Valley before continuing the southern route through the verdant highlands.
Intense natural encounters, such as seeing mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and encountering playful relatives in Kibale, have been carefully crafted into this special adventure to enable you to make lifelong impression and tales. Seeing mountain gorillas is a top highlight that practically all tourists to the Pearl of Africa suggest. Nevertheless, all individuals must be capable of hiking the rough forest terrains to reach a habituated mountain gorilla family.
- Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
- Day 2: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
- Day 3: Lake Mburo National Park
- Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Day 5: Gorilla Trekking Experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Day 6: Hike Across Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
- Day 7: Queen Elizabeth national park– Launch cruise & Game drive
- Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kibale Forest National Park
- Day 9: Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Kibale forest
- Day 10: Kibale to Murchison Falls National Park
- Day 11: Murchison Falls Savanna Experience
- Day 12: Transfer from Murchison to Kidepo Valley National Park
- Day 13: Kidepo Valley National Park
- Day 14: Flight To Entebbe and Departure
- Game drives
- Boat cruise
- Gorilla trekking
- Chimpanzee habituation
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, a professional tour guide from monumental expeditions will transfer you to your hotel in Entebbe and it’s where you will have your lovely dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
Nobody can tell you how your first sunrise in Africa tastes, yeah? After an early breakfast, begin your 14 days Uganda wildlife Safari trip by traveling to the Mabamba marsh on the banks of Lake Victoria. This is one of the country’s few surviving marshes, which are preserved by local communities. It is a vast papyrus swamp with a maze of canals and lagoons that is home to numerous pairs of Uganda’s most renowned avian residents, the Shoebills. This spectacular monotypic species is without a doubt one of Africa’s most sought-after birds. Paddle your boat across the waterways. View an excellent collection of classic East African water birds to view on your journey.
This requires a supply of four hours on the road between locations. Take an evening wildlife drive to see Zebras, Elephants, Buffaloes, Impalas, and Topis. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge
Day 3: Lake Mburo National Park
the 14 days Uganda wildlife safari takes you on your first savanna adventure to the modest and easily accessible Lake Mburo National Park. Enjoy a relaxing morning savanna game drive in the park, where you can get up close and personal with some of Africa’s great game species before returning to the lodge in time for breakfast.
After breakfast, you’ll be led on foot into the park for a grizzly nature walk and a canoe trip on Lake Mburo. You’ll get back in time for lunch at the lodge. After lunch, take another walk about the resort till late in the evening before retiring to the lodge—a magnificent day in the savanna, capped off with a brilliant sunset over Africa’s skies.
Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Let’s extend your Finest Uganda Safari trip to the southwestern, riding across some of Africa’s most gorgeous scenery on a calm rural ride. After an early breakfast, meet your guide and travel through the game tracks, catching glimpses of early morning savanna tenants as you flow through Mbarara town, Kabale, and Kisoro town before continuing to your Lodge, where you’ll spend the following few nights in the drizzly jungles. The journey takes 6 to 7 hours, including stops in picturesque African communities along the way.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to 23 of Uganda’s 24 Albertine Rift unique bird species, making it possibly the most prolific montane forest birding destination in Africa. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, once part of a much wider forest that encompassed the Virunga Volcanoes in neighboring Rwanda, is today an ecological island amid a sea of human agriculture with tremendous conservation value.
Day 5: Gorilla Trekking Experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
With a lunch box and potable water in your bag, the Greatest Uganda Safari has an adventurous turn as you journey into the African forest in search of the enigmatic mountain gorilla. Your driver will transport you to the trailhead where you will be briefed on the dos and don’ts of tracking and interacting with the gorillas.
several rangers, a guide, and seven other tourists for each gorilla family will accompany you into the bush. This action can continue anywhere from a few hours to a whole day, depending on where the gorillas are in the dense jungle. Strict procedures must be followed to keep you safe and the gorillas in their accustomed state.
Day 6: Hike Across Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Drive over the Nteko Ridge to the Ivy River Trail’s connection with the forest after a very early breakfast, and then begin the spectacular journey across the forest. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a massive, one-of-a-kind ecological reserve where you may see monkeys, duikers, bush pigs, and some of Bwindi’s reality bird species, as well as numerous butterflies. You could even see gorillas if you’re lucky!
The goal of this activity is for your walking safari guide to share his expertise in the jungle with you. It’s not just a walk from point A to point B. The track is also a vital walkway for locals, especially on market days, connecting Nkuringo and Nteko to Buhoma, on the park’s northern edge. Because there is no road through Bwindi, cars traveling between the two destinations must endure a 170-kilometer (6 to 8 hours)
Catch the car at the park offices in Buhoma and leave for Queen Elizabeth National Park. The southern section of Ishasha is well-known for its native ‘tree-climbing’ lions, who are a one-of-a-kind attraction. The lions may be seen hanging from the limbs of massive fig trees, while the Uganda Kob (the lions’ principal meal) grazes on the plains below. The journey takes around 4 hours.
Day 7: Queen Elizabeth national park– Launch cruise & Game drive
Mornings are allocated to game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park and a boat ride on the Kazinga Channel, a 36-kilometer canal between Lake George and Lake Edward that provides for close-up views of animals and birds on the river banks as the boat glides past schools of hippos. Crocodiles have only lately been spotted in the Channel, having been eradicated from Lake Edward by carcinogenic debris from nearby volcanoes 8,000 years ago.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of Uganda’s oldest parks, having been established in 1952. The park was formerly known as ‘Kazinga National Park’ until being renamed in 1954 to honor Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The park has 95 species of animals, more than any other park in Uganda, and 619 bird species, the second most of any park in Africa and the sixth most of any park in the world.
Take a break and return to the resort for lunch before embarking on an afternoon Launch sail around the Kazinga waterway. When going west approaching Lake Edward, the waterway is 40 wide and gives spectacular sight of herds of hippos along the banks and other bird species.
Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kibale Forest National Park
After an early breakfast, continue your savanna wildlife drive. View more African safari wildlife as they return from their hunting adventures.
Your guide will drive entering the highway and go to Kibale Forest National Park. Enjoy the scenery as you drive along the Kaseses-Fort Portal route on Uganda’s southwestern border. Kibale Forest National Park honors a large number of primates.
From Kasese to Kibale, the drive will take between 3 and 4 hours.
Day 9: Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Kibale forest
This is your second Safari rainforest jungle task: identify the enthusiastic chimpanzee troop and stay up with their normal daily activities. Can you handle it? It’s exciting and draining, but it’s worth every second.
Sober up at 6:30 a.m. and travel to the trailhead (5 minutes walk) where you will be informed on the chimp habituation adventure and then go into the forest with an armed ranger, your guide, physicians, and researchers; you will spend the entire day trailing Chimps about. Various animal species and bird species will be spotted while tracking, including the Red Colobus, Black and White Colobus, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Olive Baboon, Red-tailed Monkey, and L’Hoest’s Monkey, among others.
Day 10: Kibale to Murchison Falls National Park
Get an early breakfast, drive over the Outcrop, and enjoy the scenery as you make your way to Murchison Falls National Park; this will be a long driving day of 7-8 hours, with frequent pauses to relieve your legs.
Before proceeding to the resort, enjoy a game drive game in which you capture them from their hunting adventures.
Day 11: Murchison Falls Savanna Experience
After breakfast, a further savanna adventure on this Finest Uganda Safari begins with a morning game drive along the Murchison trails. Giraffes, elephants, lions, hartebeest, and several bird species may be seen. Look for the beautiful Rothchild Giraffe, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Uganda Kob, Defassa Waterbuck, Buffaloes, Elephants, Warthogs, Hippos, Oribi, and, if you’re lucky, a leopard and lion.
After that thrilling wildlife drive, you’ll go on a morning delta boat cruise to the base of Murchison Falls. Keep an eye out for the Nile crocodile, hippos, waterbucks, and several bird species. You will depart at the foot of the waterfalls and hike your way to the peak of the Falls, where you will be greeted with breathtaking views of the Nile. Also, keep an eye out for various bird species.
Day 12: Transfer from Murchison to Kidepo Valley National Park
After your morning breaks fast, you will then embark on your drive to kidepo valley national park taking you about 4 hours. On arrival, you will check-in and enjoy lunch at your lodge, and there after hitting the wild for an evening game drive where you expect to see the plenty of wildlife that reside in the area these include the lions, elephants, buffalos, antelopes of all kinds plus a blend of bird species.
After a successful drive, you will head to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 13: Kidepo Valley National Park
We headed out early in the morning after breakfast for a 2-3 hour morning game drive to Kidepo Valley National Park, where we were hoping to spot lions, cheetahs, and leopards. Return to the lodge in time for breakfast. Enjoy a mid-morning swim in the open pool while watching nature from the resort. The resort provides an excellent observation platform for animals, and you will frequently hear lions roar and hyenas cry at night.
Take a break from your Best of Uganda Safari tour and unwind with a wonderful savanna meal. We may organize a completely parked Game Drive in the evening to view the beautiful sunset over the African skyline.
Day 14: Flight To Entebbe and Departure
Morning game drive, followed by breakfast and lunch at the lodge. You will be taken to the airport for your flight to Entebbe. Our driver will transport you to the hotel for the day room. Later, transfer to Entebbe International Airport in preparation for your nighttime trip.
End Of Tour