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Tour of Uganda’s National Parks - 13 Days

Overview

Start your journey along the Nile River in majestic Murchison Falls National Park. Spend a full day immersed with chimpanzees under the watchful eye of a habituation researcher in Kibale National Forest. Explore the beauty of Queen Elizabeth National Park’s crater lakes and spot tree-climbing lions. Observe the complex behavior of mountain gorilla families in the misty hills of otherworldly Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Meet locals from Ugandan communities and local organizations making a positive impact

Package Highlights

  • Wildlife viewing
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Nile cruise
  • Boat excursion
  • Walk the top of the falls
  • Birdwatching
  • Mahoma Waterfall hike Organic tea & vanilla farm tour
  • Bigodi Wetlands walk

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1 Arrival

Upon clearing customs at Entebbe Airport in Uganda, a driver will greet you and He’ll transport you to your booked hotel. Uganda is a nation saturated in diverse, natural beauty. Over the next several days, explore a wide breadth of its ecosystems starting with the lush evergreen rainforest of Kibale National Park. Cruise through the savannas and wetlands within Queen Elizabeth National Park and trek the high forests of Bwindi National Park. Get a good night’s rest. Your adventures begin tomorrow
Meals Included: Dinner
Hotel No.5

Day 2
Day 2-4: Murchison Falls National Park

This is one of only two places in Uganda where Rothschild giraffes are found. With amazing wildlife, dramatic geology and the world’s longest river, remote Murchison Falls is Uganda’s largest and oldest national park. The Upper Nile River and Lake Albert meet here before the Nile continues north to Egypt. The serene forest contrasts with the river’s raging waters as they cascade over the Rift Valley. Embark on a Nile River cruise to the roaring Devil’s Cauldron section at the base of Murchison Falls. Take in the spectacular view from the top. Ferry north, across the river for the Buligi Tracks, following them through open savannah grasslands, woodlands, acacia trees and river vegetation. Most of the park’s wildlife is in this area, including 76 species of mammals and four of the “Big Five.” Get ready to see the largest pods of hippo anywhere. Located on the banks of the Nile, Baker’s Lodge overlooks the river and has gorgeous views of the sunset
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily
Baker’s lodge

Day 3
Day 5-7: Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast, drive to the verdant green Bunyaruguru Crater Lake region near Kibale National Park, one of the most beautiful parts of Uganda. Primates Lodge offers stunning views of the distant snowcapped peaks of the legendary Rwenzori Mountains or “Mountains of the Moon.” Enjoy a traditional Ugandan lunch and Join a community guide to tour the area known as the Bigodi Wetlands, home to a dazzling array of birds including the striking great blue touraco and small primates such as vervets, colobus and blue monkey
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily
Primate lodge

Day 4
Day 8-9: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Depart Kibale for Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s best location for traditional wildlife viewing. Its diverse ecosystems include sprawling savannas, crater lakes, winding water channels and dense forest. There are plentiful herds of kob, Uganda’s national animal. Cruise the Kazinga Channel, a 20 mile (32 km) waterway linking Lakes Edward and George, spotting plentiful wildlife stopping for a drink. Observe famous tree-climbing lions in fig trees on the remote Ishasha plains and enjoy watching grunting hippos near the Ishasha River. Kyambura Game Lodge, constructed with local materials, sits atop a hill and offers spectacular views across the park to the snowcapped Rwenzori mountains as well as its own organic garden.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily
Kyambura Game lodge

Day 5
Day 10-12: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Shrouded in mist, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest appears suspended in the clouds. This ancient rainforest and designated UNESCO World Heritage site is one of Africa’s most biologically diverse areas. Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is surrounded by volcanoes, jagged valleys, waterfalls, lakes and mountains. In the morning, learn about gorilla trekking etiquette at park headquarters before Ugandan park guides lead you into the forest. Trekking lasts between one and five hours. Along the way, listen and look for Bwindi’s more than 350 bird species and a variety of other primates before the excitement of seeing the first gorilla. Habituated by researchers, gorillas are accustomed to human presence but still curious. Watch them eat, groom and interact with one another just several feet away.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily
Clouds mountain Gorilla Lodge

Day 6
Day 13: Depart Entebbe

Drive back to Entebbe, with use of a dayroom until your connecting flight.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Can you book flights for me?

Yes, absolutely. We have a flight department who can book your flights from anywhere to anywhere and they are always happy to provide a quote.

Prices Include:

  • Transport as described in the itinerary

  • Safari activities-unlimited day game drives, nature walks, hiking and walks with local people (where specified), English-speaking driver-guide, expert local guides where necessary

  • All National Park and Conservancy fees

  • Accommodation as described in the itinerary (double/twin or triple rooms)

  • All meals while on safari-breakfasts, lunches (picnic lunch boxes when necessary) and dinners

  • Bottled drinking water during game drives

  • Flying Doctor emergency evacuation cover

Prices Exclude:

  • Entry Visas

  • Airport transfers

  • Activities cited as “optional” in the itinerary

  • Travel Insurance

  • Single Room Supplements.

  • Personal spending-services or meals not mentioned as included, beverages in hotels, telephone calls and laundry etc.

  • Tips/Gratuities (Kenya policy)

  • Extra costs incurred as a result of alterations to the original tour plan e.g. different accommodations and services

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Tour of Uganda’s National Parks

Trip Facts

  • 4X4 Wheel Drive
  • No.5 Boutique Hotel Primate lodge Baker’s lodge Kyambura Game lodge Clouds mountain Gorilla Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Supper

Contact Info

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Phone: +44 7 495329964

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