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18 Days, 17 Nights
Tour Details

Experience 16 Days Uganda Adventure Safari from North, Kidepo Valley to South, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Start by heading to the untouched wilderness of Kidepo. From there continue the journey to the south with highlights of boat-cruise, game-drives and chimps trekking on the way. In the south you will meet the gentle Giants of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the Mountain Gorillas. Along the way you discover Uganda’s varied nature and friendly people. 

Proposed itinerary for 16 Days Uganda Safari Adventure   

DAY 1

Arrival day at Entebbe airport  

N/A  

DAY 2

Start the drive towards Kidepo Valley  

National Park  

 

10-11 hrs

DAY 3

Karamajong and Kalenjin community

N/A

DAY 4

A day to explore Kidepo Valley NP, morning & evening game-drives  

N/A

DAY 5

Kanongorok hot spring  

N/A

DAY 6

Transfer to Murchison Falls National  

Park  

 

4-5 hrs

DAY 7

Game-drive & boat-cruise in Murchison Falls National Park  

N/A

DAY 8

Transfer to the crater lakes area by  

Fort Portal  

 

N/A

DAY 9

Crater lakes exploration and transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP  

N/A

DAY 10

Chimps trekking in Kalinzu forest and launch trip in Queen Elizabeth  

National Park  

 

N/A

DAY 11

Transfer to Ishasha sector and game drive

N/A

DAY 12

Game-drive in Ishasha & transfer to Bwindi  

5-6

hrs

DAY 13

Gorilla trekking day- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

N/A

DAY 14

Lake Bunyonyi  

N/A

DAY 15

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park  

3-4 hrs

DAY 16

Safari walk in Lake Mburo National Park and transfer to Entebbe airport  

N/A

 

 

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day at Entebbe airport 

Arrive at Entebbe international airport during the day/Morning or evening and you will be picked up by our safari guide to start your 16 days Uganda safari from north to south. You will transfer to the hotel to rest after the flight and be ready for the adventures starting the next day

Destination: Entebbe 

Meal plan: half board 

Accommodation Option: 

  • Luxury: Serena Kigo Hotel | Latitude 0 Degrees
  • Mid-Range: Marie’s Royal Hotel | K Hotel Entebbe
  • Budget: Acactus Hotel | Via Via Entebbe

Day 2: Start the drive towards Kidepo Valley National Park 

After an early breakfast you start your 16-days Uganda Safari and set off on the journey that will take you to Kidepo Valley National Park. The drive takes you past Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary found in Nakasongola where a stop is made for white rhino trekking. Later driving north, lunch in Gulu, Uganda’s second biggest town. After this continue to Kidepo, but you shall spend the night in Kitgum town and on arrival, check in wait for dinner relaxation and overnight stay, as you wait for the next day’s thrilling adventure

Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park

Meal plan: full board 

Accommodation Option: 

  • Bomah guest house Kitgum   

Day 3: Cultural encounter 

After breakfast set off for Kidepo valley National Park, the first park on this 16 days Uganda safari. In a landscape of vast plains and semi-arid savannah framed by jagged mountains and wooded hills, Kidepo is one of the wildest and most spectacular reserves in Africa. On arrival before entering the park have a cultural experience that will bring you into contact with Karamojong peoples at Karenna and Kapedo. Meet the local elders and have an opportunity to interact with them. They will show you the kraals, the grinding stones and many more interesting items. You continue to your lodge and check in. 

Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park 

Meal plan: full board 

Accommodation Option: 

  • Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge | Adere Safari Lodge
  • Mid-Range: Kidepo Savannah Lodge
  • Budget: Nga’moru Wilderness Camp

Day 4: A day to explore Kidepo Valley NP, morning & evening game drives 

The morning-game drive takes us towards Nataba gate area for the cheetahs and other lower grassland mammals. The landscape throughout Kidepo Valley national park is studded with small hills, rocky outcrops and inselbergs from which one can obtain stunning views in all directions enjoy panoramic views of the Narus River Valley and photographic opportunities of wildlife from all corners. You shall have a bush lunch and proceed with an evening game drive along the Narus River Valley for game Viewing and photography of Elephants, herds of Buffaloes, Jackals, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Klipspringer and possibly Lions. 

Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park 

Meal plan: full board 

Accommodation Option: 

  • Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge | Adere Safari Lodge
  • Mid-Range: Kidepo Savannah Lodge
  • Budget: Nga’moru Wilderness Camp

Day 5: Kanangorok hot spring 

After an early breakfast, go for a morning game drive to Kanangorok hot spring area crossing the sand river. A variety of animals can be seen roaming around including Ostrich. Look out for variety of wildlife in this true African wilderness.  On reaching the hot springs, be amazed by nature and take a lot of photos as you would wish. After the activity, you will return to your lodge and have lunch. 

In the evening, head out for again another community walk, and culture experience in either the Kalenjin or Karamajong communities. From there you shall head to your lodges for refreshment, dinner and relax for the night.

Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park

 Meal plan: full board 

Accommodation Option: 

  • Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge | Adere Safari Lodge
  • Mid-Range: Kidepo Savannah Lodge
  • Budget: Nga’moru Wilderness Camp

Day 6: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park 

After breakfast we leave Kidepo Valley national park, maybe catching some last sights of its animals as we drive out. Continue on our 16-days Uganda Safari through the city of Gulu to Nwoya district and finally to Murchison fall national park. En route, you will have lunch in Gulu. On arrival to the park we shall head to the top of the falls, for photography, videography and a glimpse of the Nile waters squeezing through a 7m wide gorge and plunging a 141 feet below. We shall then check in, have dinner and rest for the night.

Destination: Murchison Falls National Park 

Meal plan: full board 

Accommodation Option: 

  • Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge | Chobe Safari Lodge
  • Mid-Range: Pakuba Safari Lodge | Murchison River Lodge
  • Budget: Hornbill Safari Lodge | Heritage Safari Lodge

Day 7: Game-drive & boat-cruise in Murchison Falls National Park 

In the morning you set off for a game-drive in Murchison Fall national park. In the broad savannah you search for big cats, Elephants, Giraffes, Buffalos, plus more as the checklist of mammals reaches 76. You will continue browsing the circuits to the delta point for a cocktail of birds and mammals. Return to your lodge for lunch. 

In the afternoon you will go for the evening boat cruise on the Nile to the base of Murchison Falls where you get to see the Hippos (You have never seen more hippos yawning, Grooming in there Pods anywhere else than here- Believe me ), Nile Crocodiles, Elephants and a variety of beautiful bird species along the banks. If you are a keen birder this might be your magnet to watch them. After the boat-cruise you will head back to the lodge. 

Destination: Murchison Falls National Park 

Meal plan: full board 

Accommodation Option: 

  • Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge | Chobe Safari Lodge
  • Mid-Range: Pakuba Safari Lodge | Murchison River Lodge
  • Budget: Hornbill Safari Lodge | Heritage Safari Lodge

 Day 8: Transfer to the crater lakes area by Fort Portal 

After breakfast transfer towards the crater lakes area via Fort Portal. It’s a long drive today with a target to have lunch in Fort portal. A punctuation of stopovers at sceneries like the Rift valley escarpment on Lake Albert – typical African village setup in the far countryside and tea plantations along the drive offer us chances of stretching. We check in late afternoon to an area with an amazing display of primates and lovely scenery. 

Destination: Kibaale Forest National Park

 Meal plan: full board 

Accommodation Option: 

  • Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge | Ndali Lodge
  • Mid-Range: Chimpanzee Guest House| Turaco Treetops
  • Budget: Rweteera Safari Park | Lake Nkuruba & Camp Site

Day 9: Crater lakes exploration and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

 Crater exploration with a hike to Nyakasura hills, here look out for different species of Monkeys, such as red colobus, red tailed monkey and bush babies. More in the forest canopy are coloured aviation creatures, butterflies, various bird species like the native Great blue Turaco, joyful greenbul, olive long tailed cuckoo, the superb black bee eater. Return to the tourism city for lunch and then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Check in and relax. 

Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Meal plan: full board 

Accommodation Option: 

  • Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge | Katara Lodge
  • Mid-Range: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge | Elephant Hub Lodge
  • Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages | Bush Lodge

Day 10: Chimps trekking in Kalinzu forest and boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park 

In the morning we make the drive over to Kalinzu forest for a chimps trekking adventure. Here you go in a group with a specialized guide into the jungle to search for our close cousins the chimpanzees and enjoy the nature. On spotting the chimps, you will spend some good time enjoying their ways of socializing. You will after return to your lodge for lunch. 

After lunch, it is time for the Classic highlight of the 2hrs boat cruise on the famous Kazinga channel, a 32km long channel linking Lake George to Lake Edward. On the banks you can see land and water Adapted Hippopotamuses Yawning and some slashing canines to each other, the National Geographical society Killing machine the Nile Crocodile gaping along the Banks and Savannah versions of Pigs the Warthog- Pumba of the award winning Lion King are a hallmark sign in this Animal home! 

Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park 

Meal plan: full board 

Accommodation Option 

  • Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge | Katara Lodge
  • Mid-Range: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge | Elephant Hub Lodge
  • Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages | Bush Lodge

Day 11: Basongola cultural experience and Game-drive 

After a relaxed breakfast we head out for a game drive through the park. If we are lucky we can see elephants, monkeys, beautiful birds and even big cats along the road-side. We shall have a bush lunch after which you shall be transferred to the community of the Basongola for cultural immersion and experience where you shall engage in their day to day lives. From the community, you shall head to you lodges for refreshment, dinner and overnight stay.

Destination: Ishasha Sector

Meal plan: full board 

Accommodation Option: 

  • Luxury: Ishasha wilderness camp
  • Mid-Range: Ishasha jungle lodge
  • Budget: Topi Lodge

Day 12: Transfer to Bwindi via the Ishasha sector

After your breakfast, we will once again drive off to the adventurous vast savannah of the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National park famous for its tree climbing lions. The journey takes us from the savannah via cultivated hills to the jungle covered mountains of Bwindi where you will have the great highlight of this 16-days Uganda Safari the next day. On arrival to Bwindi, we will Check in and relax. 

Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

 Meal plan: full board  

Accommodation Option: 

  • Luxury: Buhoma Lodge | Gorilla Safari Lodge
  • Mid-Range: Gorilla Mist Camp | Mutanda Lake Resort
  • Budget: Bakiga Lodge | Broadbill Forest Camp

Day 13: Gorilla trekking day- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is the home to the forest giants that are cousins to human beings, the mountain gorillas. You will be taken in a group by a specialized guide into the jungle for your gorilla trekking adventure. Trek through the beautiful nature and spend one hour with the gorillas. This Impenetrable Forest is also full of birds, butterflies and plant species plus forest hogs, forest elephants, sitatungas and duikers. After the strenuous activity, you will head to your lodges for refreshment and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Destination: Lake Bunyonyi 

Meal plan: full board 

Accommodation Option: 

  • Luxury: Bird nest @ Bunyonyi Resort | Arcadia Cottages Bunyonyi
  • Mid-range: Hawk’s Eye Lodge Bunyonyi | Bunyonyi Overland Resort
  •   Budget: Bunyonyi View resort | Crater Bay Cottage 

Day 14: Lake Bunyonyi 

Have a free day to relax by beautiful Lake Bunyonyi. There is a short list of activities: canoeing, canoe ride along Lake Bunyonyi with small resident and exotic bird species singing, swimming (safe in this lake), and hiking along the lake-shores, spend the whole day freshening up and relaxing. We can also arrange for Home stead visits with in the villages and to local markets.

Destination: Lake Bunyonyi

Meal plan: full board 

Accommodation Option: 

  • Luxury: Bird nest @ Bunyonyi Resort | Arcadia Cottages Bunyonyi
  • Mid-range: Hawk’s Eye Lodge Bunyonyi | Bunyonyi Overland Resort
  •  Budget: Bunyonyi View resort | Crater Bay Cottage 

Day 15: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park and Banyankole Culture experience

After breakfast transfer to Lake Mburo, the ‘Zebra magnet’. Leave Lake Bunyonyi and continue driving through the hilly areas. Arrive in the park and have lunch at the lodge and then head out to the Banyankole community for cultural experience. You shall have a feel of the day to day life of the Banyankole known for their rich connection to Cattle and also a bunch of milk products that they make locally.

Destination: Lake Mburo National Park

Meal plan: full board 

Accommodation Option: 

  • Luxury: Mihingo Lodge | Mburo Safari Lodge
  • Mid-Range: Arcadia Cottages | Rwakobo Rock Lodge
  • Budget: Eagle nest | Leopard Safari Lodge

Day 16: Safari walk in Lake Mburo National Park and transfer to Entebbe airport 

This is the last day of your safari. It will begin with an early morning nature walk from the lodge. Get early up for chance to see zebras, waterbucks, birds and buffaloes in there day break jungle life! After the walk it is time for breakfast at the lodge before you start the drive to Entebbe. En route Have lunch at the Equator and take the chance for some photo poses where the southern- and northern hemispheres meet.

We have reached the end of the 16-days Uganda Safari Adventure from north to south and your driver guide shall transfer you to Entebbe for your Flight in the evening/night 

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