12 Days Uganda Safari

The 12 days Uganda safari offers you opportunity to explore Source of the Nile in Jinja while on adrenaline adventure experience. This package also includes a number of iconic destinations in Uganda specifically taking you to Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park on chimpanzee tracking safari, Queen Elizabeth National Park for wildlife viewing and Bwindi for mountain gorilla trekking safari.

This long Uganda safari also allows you to take a boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi, one of the deepest lakes in Africa and an iconic tourist attraction in Southwestern Uganda. Your 12 days Uganda safari trip begins and ends in Kampala capital city.

Brief itinerary of the 12 days Uganda safari

  • Day 1: Entebbe city to Kampala capital city
  • Day 2: Explore the Source of the River Nile-Jinja
  • Day 3: Jinja to Murchison Falls via Kampala city
  • Day 4: Game drive and afternoon launch trip to the bottom of the falls
  • Day 5: Murchison Falls to Kibale through Fort Portal
  • Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking adventure in Kibale & Bigodi for guided nature walk
  • Day 7: Kibale Forest to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a boat cruise
  • Day 8: Game drive then drive to Bwindi 3 hours via Ishasha
  • Day 9: Explore Bwindi on mountain gorilla trekking safari
  • Day 10: From Bwindi, drive to L. Bunyonyi
  • Day 11: L. Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo National Park
  • Day 12: Return trip from Lake Mburo National Park to Kampala or Entebbe
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Mountain gorilla family in Bwindi Impenetrable forest

Detailed itinerary of the 12 days Uganda safari

Day 1: Entebbe city to Kampala capital city

Transfer from Entebbe to the hotel you booked in Kampala for overnight stay.

Accommodation

  • Up-market: Sheraton Hotel Kampala, Serena Hotel Kampala
  • Moderate: Fairway Hotel, Protea Hotel Kampala
  • Basic: Hotel Ruch, Hotel Sojovalo

Day 2 of the 12 days Uganda safari: Explore the Source of the River Nile-Jinja

Leave your hotel in Kampala for Jinja to engage in white water rafting on the source of the Nile, visit the Itanda Falls. You will drive on Kampala-Jinja highway through Mabira Forest. Dinner and a comfortable stay at booked lodge or hotel.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Jinja Nile Resort
  • Moderate: 2 Friend Guesthouse
  • Basic: Sunset Hotel

Day 3: Jinja to Murchison Falls via Kampala city

Depart Jinja for Murchison Falls National Park. Stop visit be made for rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and lunch break at Masindi Hotel. Get to the park a home to 4 big game and Murchison Falls, one of the world’s powerful waterfalls.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge, Baker’s Lodge or in Nile Safari Lodge
  • Moderate: Pakuba Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge
  • Basic: Heritage Safari Lodge, Red Chili Rest Camp

Day 4 of the 12 days Uganda safari: Game drive and afternoon launch trip to the bottom of the falls

An early morning breakfast, followed by a game drive along the Northern section of Murchison Falls. This lasts for 2-3 hours rewarding you with amazing sight of lions, buffaloes, elephants, oribis, spotted hyenas, Rothschild giraffes, waterbucks, leopards, hartebeests, birds. Lunch break at the lodge and later an afternoon boat cruise along the calm Victoria Nile as you head to the base of Murchison Falls. On 17kms stretch, expect to enjoy remarkable wildlife ranging from hippos, crocodiles, aquatic birds.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge, Baker’s Lodge or in Nile Safari Lodge
  • Moderate: Pakuba Safari Lodge or in Murchison River Lodge
  • Basic: Heritage Safari Lodge, Red Chili Rest Camp

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Travel to Kibale Forest National Park, 7 hours’ drive via Hoima. Lunch break will be at a hotel in Fort Portal Tourism City. Complete 26kms’ drive from Fort Portal to Kibale to check into your lodge for overnight stay.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Crater Lodge, Papaya Lake Lodge, Kyaninga Lodge
  • Moderate: Primate Lodge, Kibale Forest Camp
  • Basic: Isunga Guesthouse, Chimpanzee Guesthouse

Day 6 of the 12 days Uganda safari: Chimpanzee tracking adventure in Kibale & Bigodi for guided nature walk

Adventure Kibale Forest National Park on chimpanzee trek after breakfast and briefing on guidelines. The actual activity begins at 8:00am taking you 2-4 hours and there is opportunity to also sight other primates, butterflies, birds in addition to chimpanzees.

Lunch be offered at the booked lodge and after, go for Bigodi wetland nature walk an exciting on-foot walk experience. This allows you come across diverse primates, birds, other mammals. Dinner and overnight at the lodge after nature walk.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Crater Lodge, Papaya Lake Lodge, Kyaninga Lodge
  • Moderate: Primate Lodge, Kibale Forest Camp
  • Basic: Isunga Guesthouse, Chimpanzee Guesthouse

Day 7: Kibale Forest to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a boat cruise

Set off to Queen Elizabeth National Park after breakfast; 3 hours’ drive through Fort Portal city. As you access the park, enjoy a short game drive with expectations to sight leopards, buffaloes, waterbucks, elephants, birds. In the afternoon, undertake a launch cruise on 45kms Kazinga Channel joining Lake Edward and Lake George. Expect a great sight of submerged hippos, crocodiles, aquatic birds,

Day 8 of the 12 days Uganda safari: Game drive then drive to Bwindi 3 hours via Ishasha

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and later, go game drive along Ishasha area to spot the tree climbing lions. Continue to Savanna Resort for lunch and later transfer to Bwindi for dinner and overnight stay at the lodge you booked.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Mahogany Springs Lodge
  • Mid-range: Ichumbi Lodge, Silverback Lodge, Gorilla Mist Camp
  • Basic: Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Nshongi Camp

Day 9: Explore Bwindi on mountain gorilla trekking safari

Discover what Bwindi has to offer on mountain gorilla trekking adventure starting at 8:00am after breakfast and briefing on rules. You should have a bottled mineral water and snacks, then go enjoy your 2-6 hours’ gorilla trek. On finding a family of mountain gorillas a maximum of one hour will be allowed for you to take photos and explore more about these apes.

Retreat from your breathtaking primate adventure to relax at the lodge. Later in the afternoon, go explore and experience the Batwa cultural experience. Interact with Batwa pygmies, learn about their traditions, cultures, lifestyles as you also get entertained by their dances and music performances.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Mahogany Springs Lodge
  • Mid-range: Ichumbi Lodge, Silverback Lodge, Gorilla Mist Camp
  • Basic: Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Nshongi Camp

Day 10 of the 12 days Uganda safari: From Bwindi, drive to L. Bunyonyi

After taking breakfast, leave your lodge for Lake Bunyonyi via stunning rolling hills of Kabale. This region is best known as the Switzerland of Africa and lunch will be served to you at Heritage Lodge. Arrive at Lake Bunyonyi early, Uganda’s deepest Lake and you will embark on a boat ride to one of the 29 islands.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Birdnest@ Lake Bunyonyi Resort
  • Moderate: Arcadia Cottages Bunyonyi, Bunyonyi Safaris Resort
  • Basic: Bushara Island Camp, Byoona Amagara Island Resort
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Bwindi Impenetrable national park

Day 11: L. Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, leave Lake Bunyonyi for Lake Mburo National Park a home to zebras, buffaloes, oribis, elands, diverse birds including brown faced lapwings, papyrus gonoleks. You will get good sight of these wildlife species on a game drive.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Mihingo Lodge
  • Moderate: Rwakobo Rock
  • Basic: Rwonyo Rest Camp, Eagle’s Nest

Day 12: Return trip from Lake Mburo National Park to Kampala or Entebbe

Take 4 hours’ drive from Lake Mburo National Park to Kampala after your breakfast and a game drive or boat cruise on Lake Mburo.

End of the 12 Days Uganda safari

The safari includes

The safari excludes

  • Tips
  • Visa fees
  • Shopping expenses
  • Optional activities
  • Laundry services
  • Other beverages
  • Personal insurance
  • Telephone bills
  • Airfares/air tickets
  • Cigarettes

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