21-Day Sighting Wildlife and Gorilla Trekking to the Pearl of Africa

21 Days | 20 Nights

Safari Overview

Welcome to Uganda! As you arrive in this vibrant Country(Pearl of Africa), you can look forward to a seamless and comfortable experience. Our team is dedicated to ensuring your journey starts on a positive note, and we will be there to greet you upon your arrival. From the moment you step foot in Entebbe, we will take care of your transportation needs, whisking you away to your pre-arranged accommodation in the heart of the city. Whether you are here for business, leisure, or adventure, you can rest assured that your stay in Entebbe will be met with warmth and hospitality. So, sit back, relax, and let us take care of all the details, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the wonders that await you in Entebbe.

Day to Day itinerary

Day 1 : Upon reaching Entebbe, you will be received and taken to your pre-arranged accommodation within Entebbe.

Upon your arrival in Entebbe, a warm and friendly reception awaits you. Our dedicated team will be ready to greet you and provide a seamless transfer to your pre-arranged accommodation within the charming city of Entebbe.

Should you find yourself arriving early and with some time to spare, we highly recommend a visit to the enchanting Mabamba Swamp. Known for its diverse birdlife, the swamp is a haven for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts alike. Embark on an unforgettable birding experience as you explore the wetlands and catch sight of the elusive shoebill stork, among other fascinating species.

Whether you choose to venture out to Mabamba Swamp or head directly to your accommodation, your time in Entebbe promises to be a memorable one. Let us take care of your needs and ensure you have a delightful stay, filled with authentic experiences and cherished memories.

Lodge/Hotel: Via Via Guesthouse
Meal plan: Half Board (HB)
Day 2 : Drive to jinja, visit source of the Nile and later continue to Sipi for an overnight stay.

Embark on a picturesque drive to Jinja, a charming town nestled along the banks of the majestic River Nile. Your first stop will be the legendary Source of the Nile, a place of great historical and geographical significance. Witness the awe-inspiring moment when the longest river in the world originates.

For thrill-seekers, there’s an optional white water rafting adventure available at an extra cost. Experience the exhilaration of navigating the rapids of the Nile, adding an adrenaline-pumping element to your journey.

After the rafting excitement or if you choose not to partake, continue your expedition towards the captivating Sipi region. Nestled in the foothills of Mount Elgon, Sipi is renowned for its stunning waterfalls and breathtaking landscapes. Engage in thrilling outdoor activities like trekking, and abseiling, or simply take in the tranquility of the surroundings.

As the day transforms into a starry night, find comfort and rest at a cozy lodge in Sipi. The harmonious sounds of nature will accompany you to a well-deserved overnight stay, leaving you with cherished memories of an enchanting adventure in Uganda.

Lodge/Hotel: Rafiki Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 3 : Sipi Falls walk experience and afternoon coffee tour plus community encounter.

Embark on a memorable journey to the enchanting Sipi Falls in Uganda, where nature’s beauty awaits. The Sipi Falls walk offers an immersive experience amidst lush greenery, cascading waterfalls, and breathtaking views of Mount Elgon. As you trek through the picturesque landscapes, the refreshing mist of the falls rejuvenates your senses.

After the invigorating walk, indulge in an afternoon coffee tour, where you’ll learn about the region’s rich coffee culture. Witness the intricate process of coffee cultivation, harvesting, and roasting, culminating in a delightful coffee-tasting session.

Moreover, the tour extends beyond coffee, offering a heartwarming encounter with the local community. Engage in cultural exchanges, savor traditional meals, and partake in their daily activities, gaining valuable insights into their way of life. This holistic experience leaves a lasting impression of the natural wonders and warm hospitality of Sipi Falls.

Lodge/Hotel: Rafiki Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 4 : Embark on an exciting expedition to the enchanting Pian-Upe game reserve and proceed to Kara-tunga safari camp.

Embark on an exhilarating expedition to the enchanting Pian-Upe game reserve, nestled amidst breathtaking landscapes and teeming with remarkable wildlife. This pristine sanctuary offers a unique opportunity to witness nature’s wonders up close, from majestic elephants roaming freely to graceful antelopes gracefully grazing.

After an unforgettable experience at Pian-Upe, continue your journey to the renowned Kara-tunga safari camp. Situated in the heart of the Karamoja region, this camp exudes rustic charm and warm hospitality. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of the local communities, where age-old traditions blend harmoniously with modern comforts.

At Kara-Tunga, prepare to embark on a soul-stirring safari, venturing into the untamed wilderness to spot elusive predators and rare bird species. As the sun sets over the horizon, gather around the campfire, sharing tales of your adventures under a star-studded African sky. This remarkable odyssey promises memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Lodge/Hotel: Kara-tunga Safari Camp
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 5 : Transfer to Kidepo Valley NP and undertake afternoon (evening) game drive.

After a hearty breakfast, you will set out on an adventure to Kidepo Valley National Park, a hidden gem of wildlife wonders. The journey will take us through breathtaking landscapes, teeming with nature’s splendor. Arriving in the afternoon, we’ll waste no time and embark on an exciting game drive to explore the park’s diverse ecosystems.

As the golden sun begins its descent, the wilderness comes alive with a plethora of creatures. Majestic elephants roam the savannah, graceful lions might be spotted lazily lounging, and agile cheetahs chasing their prey. The park’s vibrant birdlife will also captivate us with their colorful plumage and enchanting melodies.

The magic of Kidepo Valley NP will envelop us as the evening sets in, leaving us in awe of nature’s grandeur. With unforgettable memories etched into our hearts, we’ll retire for the night, eagerly anticipating tomorrow’s explorations.

Lodge/Hotel: Kidepo Savannah Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 6 : Morning game drive and afternoon Karamojong community/cultural encounter.

Embark on an exhilarating morning game drive through the picturesque savannah, immersing yourself in the raw beauty of nature. Witness majestic wildlife, like elephants, lions, and giraffes, as they roam freely in their natural habitat. The skilled guides will enlighten you about the diverse ecosystem, making this an educational and awe-inspiring experience.

For a deeper cultural encounter, consider visiting the fascinating Karamojong community, renowned for its rich heritage and traditions. Engage with the warm and hospitable locals, participate in their vibrant dances, and learn about their ancient customs. This optional extension promises to be an eye-opening journey into the heart of Africa’s cultural tapestry, leaving you with cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Lodge/Hotel: Kidepo Savannah Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 7 : Full day hiking Morungole mountains including the IK community.

Have breakfast and Embark on a full-day hiking adventure through the enchanting Morungole mountains, you’ll be immersed in nature’s wonders and cultural encounters with the IK community. As the sun rises, begin your journey amidst lush foliage, cascading waterfalls, and panoramic vistas. Traverse rugged terrains, witnessing the diverse flora and fauna that call this region home. Engage with the welcoming IK community, known for their rich traditions and unique way of life. Share stories, learn about their customs, and savor local delicacies. After a rewarding day of exploration, return to your cozy lodge, reflecting on the unforgettable experiences etched into your memory forever. This extraordinary expedition will leave you with a profound appreciation for both nature’s beauty and the fascinating culture of the IK people.

Lodge/Hotel: Kidepo Savannah Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 8 : Embark on Early Morning game drive then transfer to Murchison Falls NP.

Embark on an exhilarating early morning game drive in the pristine wilderness of Kidepo National Park, Uganda’s hidden gem. As the sun rises, witness the savannah come alive with a diverse array of wildlife. Majestic elephants, graceful giraffes, and elusive predators roam freely across the vast landscape, offering a thrilling safari experience.

After the game drive, journey towards the captivating Murchison Falls National Park. En route, savor scenic vistas and picturesque landscapes unique to this region. Upon arrival, unwind and relax at your comfortable accommodation, nestled amidst the natural beauty of the park. The sounds of nature and the anticipation of tomorrow’s adventures will lull you into a tranquil state, preparing you for the exciting encounters that await in Murchison Falls, renowned for its breathtaking waterfall and rich wildlife encounters.

Lodge/Hotel: Fort Murchison Tent
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 9 : Murchison Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise to the base of the falls.

Experience the ultimate adventure in Murchison Falls with our thrilling morning game drive followed by an afternoon boat cruise to the base of the majestic falls. Prepare to be amazed by the diverse wildlife of the savannah as the sun rises, with opportunities to spot elephants, lions, giraffes, and more in their natural habitat.

Later, embark on a captivating boat cruise along the Nile River towards the thundering Murchison Falls. Feel the mist on your face as you get up close to the powerful cascades, creating a breathtaking spectacle.

For an even more extraordinary experience, opt for our Optional: hot air balloon ride at an extra cost. Soar high above the landscape and witness the park’s beauty from the skies, capturing unforgettable moments.

Discover the magic of Murchison Falls with us and create memories to last a lifetime.

Lodge/Hotel: Fort Murchison Tent
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 10 : Another morning game drive and transfer to Hoima with an en route overnight.

As the sun rose over Murchison National Park, you will embark on another thrilling morning game drive, eager to witness the diverse wildlife in their natural habitat. Lions roamed gracefully, elephants bathed in the river, and colorful birds filled the skies. After a captivating experience, you will set off for Hoima, enjoying the scenic journey with lush landscapes passing by. En route, you will pause for an overnight stay, mesmerized by the starlit African night. The adventure continues, leaving you eager for the next day’s exploration and the wonders that awaits you in Kibale.

Lodge/Hotel: Kotinko Hotel Home
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 11 : Continue to Kibale NP and explore the Kibale crater lakes afternoon Drive

After a delightful breakfast, embark on an adventurous journey to Kibale National Park. The lush, green landscapes and diverse wildlife await you as you immerse yourselves in the beauty of this pristine reserve. Upon arrival, you’ll set out to explore the enchanting Kibale crater lakes in the afternoon. The cluster of lakes within the park creates a breathtaking panorama, offering a tranquil oasis for relaxation and birdwatching. The colorful array of avian species adds to the magical ambiance of the lakeside. You might even catch a glimpse of some elusive primates hidden amidst the verdant foliage. As the sun begins to set, you’ll take in the serenity of this natural wonder before retiring to your cozy accommodation for a restful night, ready for more incredible adventures tomorrow.

Lodge/Hotel: Kibale Forest Camp
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 12 : Chimp trekking in Kibale Forest and afternoon Bigodi swamp excursion

Experience the ultimate adventure with a day of chimp trekking in the enchanting Kibale Forest, Uganda’s most diverse rainforest. Embark on an exhilarating journey, guided by expert trackers, as you search for these intelligent primates amidst the lush foliage. Witness their playful antics and learn about their fascinating behaviors in their natural habitat.

In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of Bigodi Swamp. Embark on a guided excursion, strolling along wooden boardwalks that meander through the wetlands. Marvel at the incredible variety of bird species and spot elusive wildlife, including monkeys and butterflies.

As the day comes to an end, return to your booked accommodation, relishing the memories of an unforgettable day in the heart of nature. Kibale Forest and Bigodi Swamp promise an extraordinary encounter with Uganda’s incredible biodiversity and a deep connection with its untamed wilderness.

Lodge/Hotel: Kibale Forest Camp
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 13 : Drive to Queen Elizabeth NP, relax and go for an afternoon(evening) game drive.

Embark on a scenic drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, immersing yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of Uganda. Upon arrival, surrender to the tranquil atmosphere, letting the park’s natural wonders soothe your senses. As the sun starts to descend, seize the opportunity for an exhilarating afternoon game drive, eagerly spotting the diverse wildlife that roams freely in their natural habitat.

The golden hues of the setting sun create a picturesque backdrop, enhancing the already magical experience. Witness elephants, lions, buffalo, and various bird species gracefully coexisting in this haven of biodiversity. As dusk approaches, make your way back to your pre-booked accommodation, where comfort and relaxation await. The day’s adventures will leave you with unforgettable memories, and the night promises serenity and anticipation for more discoveries in this enchanting wildlife sanctuary.

Lodge/Hotel: Pumba Safari cottages
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 14 : Undertake morning game drive and afternoon boat trip on Kazinga channel.

Embark on an exhilarating wildlife adventure with a morning game drive and an afternoon boat trip along the magnificent Kazinga Channel. As the sun rises over the vast savannah of Queen Elizabeth National Park, you’ll set out on a thrilling game drive, accompanied by experienced guides who will lead you to the heart of the wild. Marvel at the diverse array of animals, including majestic elephants, graceful antelopes, and the elusive big cats.

Later in the day, the Kazinga Channel boat trip awaits, offering an enchanting journey along the waterway that connects Lake Edward to Lake George. Glide past yawning hippos, basking crocodiles, and a myriad of colorful bird species that call the channel home. Capture stunning views of the surrounding landscapes and watch in awe as wildlife congregates around the water’s edge. This unforgettable double safari promises an immersive and unforgettable experience of Uganda’s untamed beauty.

Lodge/Hotel: Pumba Safari Cottages
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 15 : Proceed to Ishasha sector plus game viewing in search for tree climbing lions

Welcome to the Ishasha sector, a remarkable part of Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park, known for its elusive tree-climbing lions. After a brief introduction, we embark on an exciting two-hour game viewing adventure. As we venture through the savannah, keep your eyes peeled for these extraordinary big cats perched high in the ancient fig trees.

The Ishasha sector offers a diverse ecosystem, with vast plains, acacia trees, and the winding Ishasha River, attracting a variety of wildlife. As we traverse the park, we may encounter elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, and an array of bird species, enhancing the safari experience.

The highlight, however, remains the tree-climbing lions, a unique phenomenon observed in only a few places in the world. Witnessing these majestic creatures defying gravity and relaxing atop the branches will undoubtedly be a once-in-a-lifetime moment.

Be ready to capture unforgettable memories and immerse yourself in the enchanting wilderness of Ishasha, where nature’s wonders await at every turn.

Lodge/Hotel: Bull Bush River Camp
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 16 : More Ishasha game viewing and later proceed to Bwindi NP

Embark on an exhilarating Ishasha game drive, where the captivating tree-climbing lions and diverse wildlife await. Traverse the vast savannah plains, keeping an eye out for elephants, buffaloes, and an array of bird species. After a rewarding game viewing experience, head towards Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This journey will take you through awe-inspiring landscapes, showcasing the beauty of Uganda’s nature. Once in Bwindi, settle into your accommodation, nestled amidst the lush forest. As the day comes to a close, take a moment to unwind and reflect on the day’s adventures. Tomorrow, prepare yourself for an unforgettable encounter with the endangered mountain gorillas, as you set out for a thrilling gorilla trekking expedition in the heart of Bwindi’s captivating wilderness.

Lodge/Hotel: Travelers Rest Kisoro
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 17 : Gorilla trekking Bwindi and transfer to Kisoro for an overnight stay at booked Lodge.

After a delicious early breakfast, the ranger guide will provide us with a briefing, and then we will embark on our thrilling adventure into the gorilla sanctuary. Excitement fills the air as we anticipate spending one awe-inspiring hour in the presence of these magnificent creatures. The sanctuary’s lush surroundings create an enchanting atmosphere, heightening the sense of wonder and respect for these gentle giants. We eagerly await the moment we come face-to-face with the gorillas, an experience that promises to be unforgettable and humbling. Return for some rest at the accommodation and then drive off to Kisoro for an overnight stay awaiting next day activity.

Lodge/Hotel: Travelers Rest Kisoro
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 18 : Golden Monkey trekking in Mgahinga and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation.

Embark on an unforgettable adventure by indulging in Golden Monkey trekking in the captivating Mgahinga National Park. As you traverse the lush forested mountains, you’ll encounter these rare and playful primates in their natural habitat, creating cherished memories. The park’s scenic beauty and diverse wildlife add to the allure of the experience.

After the exhilarating trek, a short transfer takes you to the serene shores of Lake Bunyonyi, where relaxation awaits. Surrounded by picturesque terraced hills, this idyllic lake offers tranquility and a chance to unwind. Choose from a range of activities such as swimming, canoeing, or simply savoring the breathtaking views.

Combining thrilling wildlife encounters with a soothing retreat at Lake Bunyonyi, this journey through Uganda’s southwestern wonders promises a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation in just one trip.

Lodge/Hotel: Itambira Seed of Hope
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 19 : Go explore Lake Bunyonyi: enjoy a canoe ride and interact with the community.

Embark on a captivating adventure to Lake Bunyonyi, a picturesque gem nestled in the heart of Uganda. Glide serenely across the tranquil waters in a traditional canoe, immersing yourself in the stunning scenery of lush green hills and misty landscapes. Feel the gentle breeze on your face as you navigate through the myriad of small islands, each with its unique charm and folklore.

Engage warmly with the welcoming local community, gaining insights into their rich cultural heritage. Learn their customs, traditions, and perhaps join in a vibrant dance or two. Savor the local cuisine, bursting with flavors that reflect the region’s diversity. As the day comes to a close, be mesmerized by the breathtaking sunset, painting the sky with hues of orange and purple.

Lake Bunyonyi offers an unforgettable experience, blending nature’s splendor with the warmth of its people, leaving you with cherished memories to last a lifetime. Later return to your accommodation to reflect to everything you had.

Lodge/Hotel: Itambira Seed of Hope
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 20 : Transfer to Lake Mburo NP and enjoy the afternoon(evening) game viewing.

Embarking on a thrilling adventure, we journey to the captivating Lake Mburo National Park. As the sun begins its gentle descent, we arrive at this enchanting wildlife sanctuary. Eagerly, we set out on an afternoon game viewing safari, eagerly anticipating the encounters with the park’s diverse wildlife. The vast savannah landscape unfolds before us, revealing a picturesque scenery adorned with acacia trees and shimmering lakes.

With bated breath, we spot a parade of zebras leisurely grazing, while graceful impalas dart through the tall grass. Elephants amble gracefully, their gentle demeanor leaving us in awe. The park’s abundant birdlife serenades us with their melodies, adding a symphony of sounds to this immersive experience.

As dusk envelops the horizon, we reluctantly head back, cherishing the memories of an unforgettable evening in the heart of nature’s wonders.

Lodge/Hotel: Eagle’s Nest Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 21 : Mburo Park (bush) walk and transfer to Entebbe Airport for your flight out.

Embark on an exhilarating game viewing in Mburo National Park with a hearty breakfast to fuel your adventure. Join a captivating bushwalk safari led by experienced guide, immersing yourself in the park’s natural wonders. Witness the abundant wildlife, including zebras, impalas, giraffes, and various bird species. After an unforgettable game viewing experience, head back to your accommodation to freshen up and check out. Bid farewell to the park’s beauty as you set out on a scenic road trip towards Entebbe Airport. En route, marvel at Uganda Equator in Kayabwe while on return to Entebbe. Depart from Entebbe Airport with a sense of fulfillment and a desire to return to this captivating land.

Lodge/Hotel: Excluded Only Provided on Demand at an extra cost.
Meal plan: Half Board (HB)

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)
 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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