16-Day Safari Sighting Nature and Wildlife to the Pearl of Africa.

16 Days | 15 Nights

Safari Overview

Embark on a thrilling 16-day adventure to the Pearl of Africa, a land teeming with untamed wonders. Witness the majestic herds of elephants roaming the vast savannas of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Behold the mesmerizing dance of gorillas in the lush Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Traverse the mighty Nile River and catch glimpses of graceful hippos and fierce crocodiles. Explore the mystical landscapes of Murchison Falls and marvel at the diverse birdlife. Unravel the secrets of nature in this unforgettable safari expedition.

Day to Day itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, pick up and transfer to your booked accommodation in Kampala.

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be received and welcomed to the Pearl of Africa by the assigned Professional English-speaking Private Trip Guide. Thereafter you will transfer to the booked accommodation in Kampala. Optional: (extra cost) Just in case you have had an early landing and you’re interested, you may choose to go for an exhilarating Kampala city tour, a mesmerizing journey through Uganda’s cultural tapestry. The places to visit include Owino Market a kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, and flavors. the Uganda Museum with its history, and the Kasubi Tombs, a UNESCO gem showcasing Buganda heritage, the iconic Gaddafi Mosque’s grandeur, the Buganda Royal Mile reliving regal traditions, the Uganda Martyrs Shrine, a testament to faith and sacrifice and the Ndere Cultural Centre, where rhythmic dances and captivating performances celebrate the nation’s diversity among others. Unveil the soul of Kampala in this unforgettable odyssey.

Lodge/Hotel: Nyumbani Hotel  
Meal plan: Half Board (HB)
Day 2 : Transfer from Kampala to Jinja, visit the source of the Nile, and proceed to Sipi.

After an early breakfast drive from Entebbe to Jinja where the river Nile begins its flow to the Mediterranean Sea, Visit the awe-inspiring pilgrimage to the fabled Source of the Nile. Listen to the whispers of time as you stand at this mythical birthplace of life-giving waters. Then proceed to Sipi Falls to check in your accommodation for an overnight stay. Optional: (extra cost) If you like, you can go for white water rafting or kayaking on the Nile before proceeding to Sipi.

Lodge/Hotel: Rafiki Lodge Sipi  
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 3 : Sipi Falls Hiking experience, afternoon coffee Tour, and Community visit.

 

 

 

After breakfast, go hiking to the Sipi Falls which is a series of three waterfalls. Hike through lush landscapes, where nature’s symphony serenades your soul. Feel the mist kiss your cheeks as you stand in awe of these majestic beautiful waterfalls, their splendor leaving you breathless. Afterward, savor an afternoon coffee tour which will help you to trace the story of coffee from the seed to that in the cup, indulging in the aroma and flavor of Uganda’s finest brew. Engage with the warm-hearted locals delving into their vibrant culture during a community visit. Immerse yourself in their traditions, stories, and crafts, creating cherished memories that echo beyond your journey’s end. Return to your accommodation for relaxation and overnight.

Lodge/Hotel: Rafiki Lodge Sipi  
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 4 : Depart Sipi for Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve for exploration.

After an early breakfast head to Pian Upe. While in Pian Upe Step into the untouched wilderness of Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve, where adventure and untamed beauty converge. Roam freely among the vast savannahs, catching glimpses of elephants, and ostriches, Witness the only remaining Roan antelopes in Uganda, zebras, elusive leopards, and the greater Kudus among others. Marvel at the skyward spectacle of soaring eagles and vultures, a living testimony to nature’s raw power. And it’s only in Pian Upe where you may get a chance to see Cheetahs. Pian Upe beckons the intrepid to discover Uganda’s wild secrets, where each step reveals unparalleled encounters with nature’s greatest treasures. , Optional: (extra cost) You may visit the Ngapedet Cave on a natural walk to gain some historical insights. Thereafter head to Kara-tunga safari camp for relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay.

Lodge/Hotel: Kara-Tunga Safari Camp
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 5 : Transfer to Kidepo National Park and go for an afternoon/evening game drive.

Have breakfast and drive straightaway to Kidepo Valley National Park, arrive and check into your accommodation for lunch and some rest time. Later as the sun descends over the captivating Kidepo Valley, go for an enthralling afternoon game drive that unveils Africa’s untamed majesty. Witness the rhythmic grace of prancing lions on the hunt, their golden manes shimmering like fire. Marvel at elegant giraffes, herds of elephants, and antelopes, painting a picture of nature’s brilliance that forever lingers in your heart. Return to accommodation for an overnight.

Lodge/Hotel: Apoka Rest Camp
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 6 : Kidepo morning game drive and afternoon community visit .

Have breakfast and then, embark on a morning game drive as the sun gently rises, illuminating the savannah’s secrets. Witness the regal lions’ awakening, elephants, herds of buffalos, zebras, antelopes dancing with grace, and elusive leopards among others. After this thrilling encounter with wildlife, Later in the afternoon indulge, in an afternoon Karamojong community visit, engaging in their traditions, songs, and vibrant culture. Alternatively, unwind at the lodge, savoring tranquility amidst nature’s embrace, a moment of serenity to cherish forever.

Lodge/Hotel: Apoka Rest Camp
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 7 : Exit Kidepo Valley National Park and transfer to Murchison Falls National Park.

Have breakfast and hit the road heading to Murchison Falls National Park, the major highlight of this park is the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park and the roaring rapids of the Murchison Falls. Venture through captivating landscapes, where nature’s drama unfolds. Witness graceful herds of elephants ambling gracefully, while elusive leopards prowl in the shadows. Feel the thrill of crossing the Nile River, encountering playful hippos and sunbathing crocodiles. As you draw closer to Murchison Falls, the anticipation builds, promising a breathtaking spectacle of nature’s power. You will arrive in the evening and do little but check in your accommodation for dinner and rest to prepare for the next day.

 

Lodge/Hotel: Hornbill Bush Lodge  
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 8 : Murchison morning game drive and afternoon boat trip to the base of the Falls.

After an early breakfast head for a thrilling game drive, catching sight of majestic lions, graceful giraffes, imposing African elephants, herds of buffaloes, giraffes, and elusive leopards (though hard to spot) among others that find sanctuary in this pristine wilderness. Return to accommodation for lunch and some rest time.

Later in the afternoon, go for an exhilarating boat cruise along the iconic Nile River, leading you to the base of the awe-inspiring Murchison Falls where the Nile River forces its way through a narrow gorge, creating the awe-inspiring Murchison Falls. As you glide through the serene waters, keep an eye out for crocodiles, elephants, hippos, and a variety of water birds. Get up close to the thunderous falls, feeling the raw power of nature and capturing unforgettable moments of this breathtaking spectacle. Optional (at an extra cost) If you like, hike to the top of the falls, The hike may be a strenuous one but the thrill of reaching the thrill of reaching the top is unforgettable. This adventure is a must-do when exploring Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park, promising a thrilling and unforgettable experience.

 

Lodge/Hotel: Hornbill Bush Lodge  
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 9 : Drive to the top of the falls and depart Murchison National Park for Kibale Forest National Park.

Be up early and drive to the top of the falls to have a closer view of the falls and enjoy your breakfast at the top of the falls an experience that will leave you fascinated and thereafter transfer to Kibale Forest National Park. This drive is incredibly scenic passing through villages, lush green countryside, and hills dotted with tea plantations which characterize this part of Uganda. The major highlight of Kibale National Park is its primates like the chimpanzees, the colobus monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, and red-tailed monkeys. While trekking chimpanzees, these are regularly seen swinging on the forest trees and others feeding on the forest fruits. You will arrive in Kibale in the evening and do little but check into accommodation for dinner and relax to prepare for the next day.

Lodge/Hotel: Chimpanzee Forest Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 10 : Kibale morning Chimpanzee trekking experience.

Have an early breakfast and head to the ranger’s post for a short briefing on the dos and don’ts during chimp trekking. Embark on a captivating chimpanzee trek, led by expert guides who’ll help you spot these charismatic creatures and after spotting the chimps you will be allowed one hour in the presence of these human close relatives learning their way of life, playing, and way of feeding. Also expect to see the cheeky red colobus monkeys and the l’Hoest’s monkey, among others adding to the primate spectacle. Return to the lodge for lunch and have a relaxing evening at the lodge.

Lodge/Hotel: Chimpanzee Forest Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 11 : Exit Kibale National Park, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and proceed for the afternoon/evening game drive.

Have an early breakfast and then, transfer from Kibale to Queen Elizabeth. The major highlight of Queen NP is that it features diverse ecosystems and is called home to a variety of wild species which include primates like chimpanzees, and other wildlife like elephants, buffalos, tree climbing lions (Ishasha) among others, and a variety of bird species for birders.

You will reach Queen and check into your accommodation for lunch and some rest time and later go for an afternoon/evening game drive where you will expect to spot wildlife like elephants, cape buffalos, waterbucks, and Uganda Kobs among others. Return to your accommodation for a relaxing evening and overnight.

Lodge/Hotel: Irungu Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 12 : Queen morning game drive and afternoon boat trip along kazinga channel.

After an early breakfast head for a morning game drive along the Kasenyi plains and be on the look for wildlife such as; cape buffalos, waterbucks, elephants, lions, leopards (though hard to spot), and bushbucks, among others which will leave you amazed. Return to your accommodation for lunch and some rest time.

Later in the afternoon, take 2 hours on a scenic boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel which connects Lake George and Lake Albert, expect to catch sight of wildlife like hippos in a big concentration, elephants, crocodiles, and various water birds such as the African fish eagle, the African skimmer, and the yellow-billed stork among others and this experience will fascinate you.  Return to the lodge for a relaxing evening.

 

Lodge/Hotel: Irungu Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 13 : Depart Queen en route Ishasha sector for tree climbing lions and transfer to Bwindi National Park.

After an early breakfast checkout proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable  NP Park, The major highlight of this park is its endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat and a variety of bird species. Bwindi harbors over 400 mountain gorillas which is roughly more than half of the total number of total the world’s gorilla population. En route Ishasha sector which is famously known for its resident tree-climbing lions. Spotting these unique creatures as they laze on the branches of fig trees will paint lasting memories. (though sometimes they are hard to spot) You will also be able to spot other wildlife such as Uganda kobs, cape buffalos, elephants, and warthogs in addition to tree-climbing lions, and then proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable NP arriving in the late afternoon just check in for dinner and overnight.

 

Lodge/Hotel: Broadbill Forest Camp
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 14 : Bwindi Gorilla trekking Experience and afternoon community visit/encounter.

Have breakfast and move to the rangers’ post. You will receive some briefing (from a ranger guide) on the dos and don’ts during trekking. Thereafter, you will enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rainforest is spectacular! The area offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. Once you have located a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle but endangered giants is unforgettable. Return to the accommodation for some rest time and lunch. Depending on your interest and time permitting, you may proceed for the Optional:(extra cost) community encounter (Pygimies), and embrace the warm hospitality of these remarkable people as they share their ancient customs, dance, and music. Else, just relax at the lodge after a strenuous early part of the day.

 

Lodge/Hotel:  Broadbill Forest Camp
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 15 : Transfer from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to Lake Mburo National Park for an evening game drive.

After an early breakfast transfer from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to Lake Mburo National Park for an evening game drive. Witness majestic elephants roaming gracefully in their natural playground, while zebras mesmerize with their dazzling stripes against the setting sun. encounter graceful giraffes towering above the savannah, as the antelopes dart through the grasslands. This enthralling journey promises heart-pounding encounters and unparalleled beauty, etching memories that will linger forever.

Lodge/Hotel: Mburo Eagles Nest  
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 16 : Early morning Mburo safari walk and later transfer to Entebbe Airport to catch your flight back home en route to the Equator line.

After an early breakfast experience the magical allure of an Early Morning Mburo Safari Walk, where you will spot graceful zebras, majestic giraffes, and curious antelopes roaming freely. Delight in the soft rays of dawn casting a golden glow over the untamed wilderness. Later, embark on a thrilling transfer to Entebbe Airport, your heart brimming with unforgettable memories. En route, seize the opportunity to cross the iconic Equator line, straddling the Northern and Southern Hemispheres simultaneously for some photographs and to buy some art and crafts depending on your interest, arriving in the late afternoon/evening for departure. A perfect farewell to Uganda, immersing in the country’s wildlife wonders and captivating natural wonders before bidding adieu. We hope to see you (or any referral) when next you visit, and thanks for choosing Private Trip Uganda!

 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch.

Lodge/Hotel: Accommodation Excluded (Only provided on Demand).
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)

Safari Pricing

1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
USD 7,010 USD 4,644 USD 4,157 USD 3,707 USD 3,637 USD 3,424

Tour Inclusions


 All meals and accommodations as per      the itinerary.
 Applicable Park entry fees USD/ activity fees.
 All ground transportation in a comfortable safari vehicle.
 Services of a full-time English-speaking guide/driver.
 Kibale Chimp Trekking permits (USD 200 ) per person
 Bottled water while on a safari.
 Gorilla trekking permits (USD 800) per person
 All airport/hotel pick-ups and drop off.
 All activities as stipulated in the itinerary. (Except those stated as optional)
 Rhino Tracking (USD 50 per person)

Tour Exclusions


 Activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
 Phone calls and bar bills.
 Airfare.
 Personal/travel insurance.
 Driver guides gratuity.
 Entry Visa to Uganda (Apply Here)

 All activities stated as “OPTIONAL”
 All kinds of drinks except water.
 All other Services of a personal nature.

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