24-Day Sighting Best of Uganda’s Wildlife Including Gorilla Trekking and Relaxation in Bunyonyi.

24 Days | 23 Nights

Safari Overview

Embark on a 24-day odyssey through Uganda’s untamed wilderness, where wildlife spectacles await at every turn. Witness the raw power of Africa’s iconic wildlife, like roaring lions, elusive leopards, giant elephants, cape buffalos, graceful giraffes, and various bird species such as the African Fish Eagles, colorful Bee-eaters, and majestic Great Blue Turacos among others in their natural habitats. Traverse the lush landscapes of Queen Elizabeth National Park and delve into the mysteries of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to endangered mountain gorillas. Amidst this thrilling safari, find serenity at Lake Bunyonyi, where tranquil waters and breathtaking vistas offer the perfect escape. Brace yourself for an extraordinary journey, merging wildlife wonders with blissful relaxation in Uganda’s crown jewel.

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

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: Sipi Safari Lodge
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 safari imagination. Return to your accommodation for relaxation and overnight.

Lodge/Hotel: Sipi Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 4 : Depart Sipi for Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve for exploration and continue to Kara-tunga safari camp.

After an early breakfast head to Pian Upe. While in Pian Upe, you may visit the Ngapedet Cave on a natural walk to gain some historical insights or 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. Thereafter head to Kara-tunga safari camp for relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay.

Lodge/Hotel: Kara-Tung 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 optional community visit or relaxation at the lodge.

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, Optional: (at extra cost) If interested you may, 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 Semuliki 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 Semuliki National Park. This drive is incredibly scenic traversing through villages, lush green countryside, and hills with relish-taking landscapes that characterize this part of Uganda. Semuliki National Park is home to fascinating wildlife such as forest elephants, Uganda kob, chimpanzees, and leopards, among others and it also boasts an impressive array of bird species, including the Great Blue Turaco, Nkulengu Rail, and African Grey Parrot. Have en route lunch and arrive in Semuliki in the evening and do little but check into accommodation for dinner and relax to prepare for the next day.

Lodge/Hotel: Bandas
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 10 : Visit Sempaya hot springs, hiking/crater lakes tour/ Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru Caves, and then transfer to Kibale National Park.

Have breakfast and then visit the mystical Sempaya Hot Springs, rejuvenating mind and soul. The most interesting thing about the springs is that there is a male hot spring and a female hot spring and one can boil matooke and eggs in the springs and get ready for eating in a few minutes because of their high temperature. Trek through nature’s wonders on the Hiking and Crater Lakes Tour, beholding breathtaking vistas. Unearth the secrets of Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru Caves, steeped in folklore and awe-inspiring formations that will leave you awe-inspired because of its history. You will continue the journey as you transfer to the mesmerizing Kibale National Park, where you’ll encounter exotic wildlife in their natural habitat like Chimpanzees, the cheeky red colobus monkeys, and the L’Hoest’s monkey, among others that will leave you spellbound with unforgettable memories. Arrive in Kibale and have a relaxed evening and overnight at your accommodation.

Lodge/Hotel:
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 11 : 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 12 : 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 Forest Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 13 : Queen morning game drive and an 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 Forest Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 14 : More Queen morning game drive and afternoon explosion crater drive.

Have breakfast and go for a morning game drive where you will have a chance to Witness wildlife in their natural habitat, from the regal lions to the graceful giraffes, waterbucks, giant forest hogs, and bushbucks. Marvel at zebras as they roam freely and keep an eye out for the colorful plumage of flamingos and eagles soaring overhead. Return to the lodge for lunch and some rest time.

After enjoying your lunch, head for the exclusive Explosion Crater Drive and Immerse yourself in nature’s grandeur as you traverse through breathtaking landscapes and witness Africa’s majestic wildlife roam freely. Spot iconic species like the graceful African elephants, stealthy leopards ( though hard to spot), and mighty Cape buffaloes. Behold the skies come alive with vibrant birdlife, including the resplendent African Fish Eagle, elegant Grey Crowned Crane, and charming Lilac-breasted Roller as the sun sets. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Lodge/Hotel: Irungu Forest Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 15 : 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 16 : Bwindi Gorilla trekking Experience and afternoon transfer to Mgahinga National Park.

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 lunch and later transfer to Mgahinga National Park. You arrive late in the evening and do little but just check in accommodation for dinner and relaxation.

Lodge/Hotel: Travelers Rest Kisoro
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 17 : Golden monkey trekking and afternoon local community interaction.

Have an early breakfast and then head to the trekking point where the ranger guide will give a short briefing on the do’s and the don’ts and what to expect during the trekking. After you will start your trekking of the golden monkeys and after finding these primates you will be allowed one hour in their presence in their natural habitat as you witness these playful creatures swing through the lush canopies. Besides, golden monkeys expect to meet other wildlife such as elephants, buffaloes, and bird species like the vibrant African Jacana, and the iconic African Fish Eagle.

Later in the afternoon, visit and interact with the local community (the Pygmies) who inhabit areas surrounding Mgahinga NP. Embrace the warm hospitality of these remarkable people as they share their ancient customs, dance, and music. Engage in traditional activities like, gathering, and creating intricate handicrafts, all while gaining profound insights into their spiritual connection with nature like medicinal plants and their significance in Pygmy culture. Learn about the healing powers and spiritual symbolism attached to each plant, creating an unparalleled understanding of their intimate bond with nature. Return to the lodge for a relaxation evening, dinner and overnight.

Lodge/Hotel: Travelers Rest Kisoro
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 18 : Depart Mgahinga National Park for Lake Bunyonyi for Relaxation:

Have breakfast exit Mgahinga National Park and head for Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation and to Discover breathtaking vistas, serenity in nature’s embrace, and rejuvenate amidst picturesque wonders. Indulge in tranquil waters, serene landscapes, and blissful escapes. On reaching Bunyonyi you may choose to spend the rest of the day relaxing or else Optional: (at an extra cost) If interested go for a mountain bike cycling or Nyombe Swamp Excursion in Lake Bunyonyi for nature’s hidden gem, surrounded by lush flora and exotic wildlife. Glide through the enchanting waterways, witness rare bird species like the Cinnamon Chested Bee Eaters, Pied King Fisher, African jacanas, and Great White Pelican among others, and relish the serenity of this untouched paradise.

Lodge/Hotel: Bunyonyi Eco Resort
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 19 : Explore Lake Bunyonyi, and enjoy a canoe ride and afternoon relaxation at the lodge.

After breakfast go to a mesmerizing oasis of wonder and serenity. Discover breathtaking landscapes, and indulge in tranquil boat cruises, on Lake Bunyonyi which will introduce you to the major islands and their rich history but also there will be some great time spent in the traditional dugout canoe. Return to your accommodation for lunch and relaxation. Or else Optional: (extra cost) If you like visit and interact with the local community (the Pygmies) who inhabit areas surrounding Lake Bunyonyi. Embrace the warm hospitality of these remarkable people as they share their ancient customs, dance, and music.

Lodge/Hotel: Bunyonyi Eco Resort
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 20 : Exit Bunyonyi and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park for an evening natural walk.

Have breakfast and embark on a breathtaking odyssey from the serene shores of Lake Bunyonyi to the untamed wonders of Lake Mburo National Park. Traverse the lush landscapes, where nature’s beauty unravels at every turn. Our expert guides lead you through this enchanting transition, providing seamless transfers and unparalleled comfort. As dusk descends, immerse in an unforgettable evening natural walk amidst thriving wildlife and harmonious ecosystems. Spot zebras, graceful antelopes, and an abundance of avian marvels. Have dinner and overnight at your accommodation.

Lodge/Hotel: Mburo Eagles Nest
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 21 : Lake Mburo morning game drive and afternoon boat trip on Lake Mburo.

Lake Mburo is a wildlife haven in Uganda. After enjoying your lunch go for a game drive and expect to witness graceful zebras and impalas galloping freely, majestic elands grazing serenely, cape buffalos, and Topis among others roaming the savannah. Capture unforgettable moments as the sun sets, painting the horizon in mesmerizing hues. Optional:(at an extra cost) You may choose to go for a thrilling horseback safari, immersing yourself in the unspoiled beauty of the savannah. Pure safari magic! Return to the lodge for some rest time and lunch.

Later in the afternoon head for a captivating boat trip across the shimmering waters of Lake Mburo, surrounded by picturesque landscapes and lush greenery. Glide alongside graceful hippos, watch crocodiles sunbathe on the banks, and marvel at a spectacular array of birdlife, including African fish eagles and colorful kingfishers. A serene adventure awaits! Return to the lodge and have a relaxing evening and overnight.

Lodge/Hotel: Mburo Eagles Nest
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 22 : Another morning game drive in Lake Mburo and afternoon Natural walk.

Have an early breakfast and proceed to experience the thrill of a Morning Game Drive in Lake Mburo, where the savannah awakens with untamed majesty. Our expert guides unveil the secrets of the wild, as you encounter majestic graceful giraffes and a kaleidoscope of other fascinating creatures. Return to your accommodation for lunch and some rest time.

Afterward, embrace the tranquility of an Afternoon Natural Walk, venturing into untouched landscapes. Witness a symphony of nature’s finest, from the captivating wildlife up close, like Zebras, Impalas, Topis, and Elands, among others, and for birders, keep your eyes peeled because there are over 350 bird species inhabiting this pristine ecosystem such as the striking African finfoot, the regal grey crowned crane, and the iconic African fish eagle, soaring with majestic elegance and enchanting melodies. Optional: (extra cost) If you like you can opt for a cycling safari in the park guided by experienced rangers. Return to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Lodge/Hotel: Mburo Eagles Nest
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 23 : Transfer from Lake Mburo en route to the Equator and proceed to Entebbe Town for an early Mabamba swamp excursion the next day

After breakfast hit the road and head to Entebbe town from Lake Mburo via the Uganda equator line for some photographs and to buy some art and crafts depending on your wish, arriving in the evening. You will do little but check in your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Lodge/Hotel: Via Via Hotel Entebbe
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 24 : Mabamba swamp excursion and transfer to the airport to catch your flight back home.

Have breakfast and then go for an extraordinary adventure in the breathtaking Mabamba Swamp, Entebbe’s hidden gem! Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of diverse birdlife, a paradise for birdwatchers. Glide through serene waters, spotting rare shoebills in their natural habitat. Discover nature’s wonders on an eco-friendly boat tour, guided by passionate experts. Later return to your accommodation for lunch and then proceed to the airport to catch your departure flight. Taking with you unforgettable memories of your wildlife adventure in Uganda and a longing to return to this enchanting wilderness in the future. We hope to see you (or any referral) when next you visit, and thanks for choosing Private Trip Uganda!

Lodge/Hotel: Not Included only provided on request at an extra cost
Meal plan: Bed & Breakfast

Safari Pricing

1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
USD 9,794 USD 6,394 USD 5,741 USD 5,745 USD 5,017 USD 4,699

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 700) per person
All airport/hotel pick-ups and drop off.
All activities as stipulated in the itinerary. (Except those stated as optional)

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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