18 Days Uganda Safari

4 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari
4 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

18 Days Uganda Safari, Gorilla Trekking, Chimps Tracking, And Wildlife Tour

This comprehensive 18 Days Uganda Safari includes gorilla trekking in Bwindi, Chimp tracking in Kibale, Wildlife viewing, and more

The highlight of this 18 days Uganda Safari

  • Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe international airport
  • Day 2: depart to Jinja – the source of the Nile River
  • Day 3: depart to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 4: Game drive and launch cruise 
  • Day 5: Top of the Murchison Falls and transfer to Hoima. 
  • Day 6: Proceed to Fort Portal Area and then after transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
  • Day 7: Chimp tracking and Bigodi nature walk 
  • Day 8: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 9: Chimpanzee tracking and launch cruise
  • Day 10: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park
  • Day 11: Gorilla tracking and nature walk
  • Day 12: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Day 13: Depart to Semuliki national park
  • Day 14: Game drive and bird watching
  • Day 15: Semuliki to Lake Mburo national park
  • Day 16: Game drive and natural walk
  • Day 17: cultural tour to the Banyankole community at Enyemebwa center
  • Day 18: Departure.
18 Days Uganda Safari
Chimpanzee in Kibale forest national park

Detailed 18 Days Uganda Safari, Gorilla Trekking, Chimps Tracking, And Wildlife Tour

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe international airport

Ounce your arrival at the Entebbe international airport the main gateway to Uganda, you will meet and get greeted by our Maranatha tour and travel guide who will later drive you to Kampala for your dinner and overnight.

However, in case you arrive a bit in time, you will enjoy the Kampala city tour and visit places like Kasubi toms, Bahai temple, Namugongo shine among others if time allows. Dinner and an overnight

Recommended Accommodation:

  • The Lodge (budget)
  • Cassia Lodge
  • Boma Guest House, (midrange)
  • Hotel Africana
  • Serena Hotel (luxury)
  • Meal Plan: half board

Day 2: depart to Jinja – the source of the Nile River

After breakfast, our safari guide will meet you and brief you about the whole safari, and later he will drive you to the eastern side of Uganda to Jinja which is a drive of about 2 hours (80km) from Kampala Uganda’s capital and largest city.

You will pass via the Mabira forest Uganda’s largest forest, sugarcane plantation, and people’s home before you finally arrive in Jinja for a striking white water rafting at the source of the Nile the world’s longest river.

This experience will be guided by expert guides who are at your rescue in case the waters push you off the raft. This experience will go for an hour after coming back to the lodge for lunch and relax, then after, you will go for a boat cruise on the source Nile, at the boat cruise you will be gifted with chances of seeing various species of birds like beautiful kingfishers.

You will also have a chance to stop at the point where John Speke stood as the first European to discover the source of the River Nile. After the activity drive back to Kampala for dinner and overnight at Retreat from Jinja and settle in Kampala for overnight

Recommended Accommodation:

  • The Lodge (budget)
  • Cassia Lodge
  • Boma Guest House, (midrange)
  • Hotel Africana
  • Serena Hotel (luxury)
  • Meal Plan: Full board

Day 3 of the 18 Days Uganda Safari: depart to Murchison Falls National Park

This day early in the morning after breakfast, our safari guide will meet and drive you towards the northeastern part of Uganda passing through the Luweero Triangle and Nakasongola.

In case you are interested in tracking rhinos, you will branch off at Nakitoma and head to Ziwa rhino sanctuary and track these rare animals you will charge USD 50 per person. It marks the beginning of your moments with the big 5 of land animals.

After lunch at (Kolping Hotel Masindi), you will embark on a drive up to the top of the falls which offers a magnificent view. Here the Nile River, the longest river in the world, is forced through a narrow gap in the rock (only 7 meters wide) before brutally plunging down 43 meters.

After this wonderful site, you will be transferred to your booked accommodation. Dinner and an overnight

Recommended Accommodation:

  • Paraa Safari Lodge,
  • Pakuba Game Lodge(luxury),
  • Nile Safari Lodge, Sambiya River Lodge,
  • Bwana Temba Safari Lodge, (mid-range)
  • Red Chill Rest Camp (budget)
  • Red Chill Rest Camp.
  • Meal Plan: full board
18 Days Uganda Safari
Great Adventures of a Lifetime in Uganda

Day 4: Game drive and launch cruise 

Morning breakfast is followed by a transfer to the northern part of the park for a game drive to catch up with a wide variety of games that live at the park.

Games expected to see include elephants, buffaloes, bushbucks, lions, warthogs, giraffes, and a variety of bird species. After, take a slow drive back to the lodge for lunch.

After lunch, proceed for two hours launch cruise on the Nile River up to the substructure of the mighty Murchison falls for more opportunity to view various amazing species wildlife like schools of hippos, crocodiles, water birds along the river bank lucky visitors can spot the rare shoebills. After the activity drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight

Recommended Accommodation:

  • Paraa Safari Lodge,
  • Pakuba Game Lodge(luxury),
  • Nile Safari Lodge, Sambiya River Lodge,
  • Bwana Temba Safari Lodge, (mid-range)
  • Red Chill Rest Camp (budget)
  • Meal Plan: full board

Day 5: Top of the Murchison Falls and transfer to Hoima. 

From here after breakfast, you will cross to the southern sector of the park to the top of the falls to explore the famous Murchison Falls.

Here the Nile, the longest river in the world is forced through a narrow gap in the rock only 7 meters wide, before ferociously plunging down 43 meters to the devil’s cauldron, take as many photos as you can.

Retire from the site and embark on the transfer to Hoima, with a stopover en route at Kabiro salt Gardens meet the heritage of this significant site. At the site, you will be feed with informative information from the guide at the site.

The Kibiro Salt Gardens has supported the livelihoods of the surrounding community dating far back to 900 years ago far before the coming of Europeans. The locals extract fine salt which they then exchange with the other communities for food and other items.

Continue with your journey to Hoima, you will arrive in the afternoon for relaxation as you wait for your dinner and overnight

Recommended Accommodation:

  • Kontiki Hotel.
  • Meal Plan: full board

Day 6 of the 18 Days Uganda Safari: Proceed to Fort Portal Area and then after transfer to Kibale National Park

This morning after breakfast, you will embark on the drive to the Fort Portal area; this will take you about 5 hours’ drive through the exciting countryside landscape of Kagadi and Kyenjojo with views of people’s homestead and farmland.

Have lunch in Fort portal, after go and visit the Amabere g’ Nyinamwiru Caves and hike the Fort Portal Crater Lake field. The guide at the place will give you a more informative and educative history about the place.

You visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves the breast-like features believed to have belonged to Nyinamwiru the daughter of Bukuku who was a self-enthroned King of the Bachwezi.

Retire back to the lodge if you still have time hike to the Fort Portal Crater Lake field where you traverse the challenging slopes of Kyeganywa hill surrounded by a range of crater lakes and crater caves presenting one of the beautiful scenic sites in Uganda. From here you will depart to Kibale Forest National Park for relaxation, dinner, and overnight

Recommended Accommodation:

  • Kyaninga Lodge
  • Primate Lodge Kibale
  • Ndali Lodge
  • Chimps Nest Lodge
  • Chimpanzee Forest Guest House.
  • Meal Plan: full board
18 Days Uganda Safari
chimpanzee in Kibale Forest National Park

Day 7: Chimp tracking and Bigodi nature walk 

After breakfast, report to the ranger station in Kibale forest national park before 8:00 am here you will first receive a short briefing about chimp tracking from the respective park rangers who will be your guides through the activity detailing the conduct of the exercise.

After heading to the forest following the ranger, guide to begin the most thought after activity at the park chimp tracking. The dense forests of Kibale comprise of lush flora with mature trees marked with huge buttress and climbers, impressive bird species including the African Pitta, Afep Pigeon, Green-breasted Pitta, however chimps are the most common dweller of the forest.

These delightful apes more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are magnificent to watch as they squabble and play in fruitful trees or on tree branches.

Tracking time is unpredictable however it can from 1-6 hours as meeting them depends on where they spent their last night from, therefore some physical fitness is needed.

Once they are met you are strictly allowed only one hour with them taking photography as well as studying their behaviors.

While in the process of tracking chimps other primate species can be seen as the red colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, black-faced vert money, baboons, many other species like butterflies, birds, buffaloes, giant forest hog among others are among the forest dwellers that are found in the forest.

After lunch, you will go for a guided walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary to look for more species of primates and birds like the shining blue kingfisher, blue Throated Roller, see various species of trees among many other species plants. Dinner and an Overnight

Recommended Accommodation:

  • Kyaninga Lodge
  • Primate Lodge Kibale
  • Ndali Lodge
  • Chimps Nest Lodge
  • Chimpanzee Forest Guest House.
  • Meal Plan: full board

Day 8 of the 18 Days Uganda Safari: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, we will depart for Queen Elizabeth national park Uganda’s most diversified park with an incredible variety of wildlife species, from the open savannah to rain forest, dense swamps, and beautiful crater lakes to the immensity of Lake Edward.

The transfer to the QENP will take about 3-4 hours. We will enter the park via the northern crater area, which complies with beautiful lakes and rich grasslands which are set deep in the crater valley; this is one of the most breathtaking sceneries at the park.

You will arrive at the park in time for lunch. In the evening you will go for a game drive for an opportunity to spot various species of wildlife.

Games expected to see include lions, buffaloes, elephants, leopard, giant forest hog, Uganda kobs, spotted hyena, various species of birds’ kike the black-ramped buttonquail, Verreaux’s, African skimmer among many others, after taking a slow drive back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight

Recommended Accommodation:

  • Mweya safari lodge
  • Katara Lodge
  • Jacana safari lodge
  • Kyambura game lodge
  • Ihamba lakeside lodge
  • Simba safari lodge
  • Engage lodge
  • Meal Plan: full board

Day 9: Chimpanzee tracking and launch cruise

Wake up early for a morning breakfast, and then after you will have a short briefing from the park warden about the dos and don’ts while with the chimps. After, leave for 8:00 am chimp trek in the Kyambura George.

The ranger guide will take you deep into the forest to track our close relatives, chimps are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruitful trees or tree branches.

Tracking may go from 1-6 hours since meeting them depends on where they spent their last night, once they are met only one hour is allowed to stay with them.

We will return back to the lodge for lunch. After lunch embarks on 2 hours launch cruise on the Kazinga channel that connects Lakes Edward and George, the launch cruise gives you the opportunity to view wildlife up close like schools of hippos, just feet away from the boat, buffaloes linger in the shallows as well as elephant.

The shores are also home to various species of birds including pink-backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle-billed stork, and many others. Dinner and overnight

Recommended Accommodation:

  • Mweya safari lodge
  • Katara Lodge
  • Jacana safari lodge
  • Kyambura game lodge
  • Ihamba lakeside lodge
  • Simba safari lodge
  • Engazi lodge
  • Meal Plan: full board

Day 10: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

This morning after breakfast, embark on 4 hours transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park a home to the endangered mountain gorillas, birdlife, and primate life, and it’s home to very many incredible varieties of flora.

Depending on the nature of the road, we will drive through the famous part of the park to the south known as the Ishasha sector; it’s known for its rare tree-climbing lions if lucky you can spot them sited on fig tree or tree branches.

Have lunch by the Ishasha river camp before continuing to Bwindi with a spectacular view throughout. Arrive in the evening for leisure as you’re waiting for tomorrow’s wonderful activity that’s gorilla tracking. Dinner and overnight

Recommended Accommodation:

  • Buhoma Lodge,
  • chameleon Hill lodge,
  • mahogany lodge,
  • Gorilla safari Lodge,
  • Gorilla Mist Camp, Engazi Lodge,
  • Ruhija Gorilla Friend Camp,
  • Buhoma Community Camp Ground,
  • Wagtail safari lodge.
  • Meal Plan: full board

Day 11 of the 18 Days Uganda Safari: Gorilla tracking and nature walk

Wake up relatively early for a hearty breakfast to give you the energy needed for gorilla tracking. The guide will drive you to the park headquarters for registration and also receive short briefings about the dos and don’ts while with these giants.

After, set deep into the forest following the ranger guide to begin the gorilla tracking experience. This trek can take from half an hour to 8 hours so a reasonable degree of fitness is needs as well as tracking gears like a sturdy pair of walking shoes, long-sleeved shirts, and blouses.

Sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other, it’s really a breathtaking moment sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with the few remaining mountain gorillas in the world.

You are strictly allowed only one hour with ounce you meet these giants while taking photography as well as studying their behaviors.

After this delightful activity, get back to the lodge for late lunch. If you still have the energy this evening, go for a guided village walk to see how Ugandans live.

Recommended Accommodation:

  • Buhoma Lodge,
  • chameleon Hill lodge,
  • mahogany lodge,
  • Gorilla safari Lodge,
  • Gorilla Mist Camp, Engazi Lodge,
  • Ruhija Gorilla Friend Camp,
  • Buhoma Community Camp Ground,
  • Wagtail safari lodge.
  • Meal Plan: full board
18 Days Uganda Safari
Mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 12 of the 18 Days Uganda Safari: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

This morning after breakfast, embark on the transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, the drive will go for about 4 hours. Lake Bunyonyi is one of the deepest lakes in Africa and it’s known as a home to very many small birds which feed and leave on the lake.

We will arrive in time at the lodge for lunch, in the afternoon we will take a boat ride around the lake, the canoe ride offers a fantastic view to various species of birds like the egrets, kingfisher among many others, spend the evening at leisure at the lodge. Meals and overnight

Recommended Accommodation:

  • Luxury: Bird nest at Lake Bunyonyi Resort
  • Midrange/midrange: Lake Bunyonyi Eco-resort
  • Budget: Byoona Amagara Island Retreat or Wild Camping
  • Meal Plan: full board

Day 13: Depart to Semuliki national park

From Lake Bunyonyi, we will make a transfer to Semuliki national park, the drive to the park will take about 5-6 hours drive with a fantastic view throughout, and we will arrive in time at the lodge for a late lunch.

In the evening we will visit the hot springs during the Sempaya nature walk one of the most interesting activities done at the park. Explore the hot springs both the female and the male hot springs.

The male hot spring is also known as Bitente has a wider pool while the female hot spring Nyansimbi features a hot boiling geyser that sprouts up to 2m high and boiling to more than 100 degrees Celsius.

Eggs and matooke (green plantation) can be cooked in this boiling water and enjoyed by hungry hikers. Dinner and overnight

Recommended Accommodation:

  • Semuliki lodge
  • Meal Plan: full board

Day 14 of the 18 Days Uganda Safari: Game drive and bird watching

Early morning breakfast after, we will drive to the Toro Semuliki wildlife reserve for a chance to catch up with early species that rush from their hideouts, games to see include the smaller and larger savannah elephants, buffaloes, waterbuck, crocodiles, warthogs, and Uganda kob just to mention but a few, with luck you may even see pygmy hippopotami, leopard, and elusive bushbabies.

After, we will get back to the lodge for lunch. In the late afternoon, we will visit the Sempaya and Ntandi the rewarding places for birders. Here you will spot various species of birds including the white-crested hornbill, Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill, Piping Hornbill, Yellow-throated Nicator among many others.

The shoebill stork is regularly seen at the close-quarter on Lake Albert and primate species can be seen including the Black and white colobus monkeys, if you still have energy still you can connect to Ntandi and visit the Batwa pygmies who are initially forest dwellers that were evicted to pave way for conservation.

They will entertain you through their cultural music and dance and they also narrate to you their history of existence. Dinner and overnight at Semulik lodge

Recommended Accommodation:

  • Semuliki lodge
  • Meal Plan: full board

Day 15: Semuliki to Lake Mburo national park

After breakfast at the lodge embark on a drive of about 3-4 hours up to Lake Mburo national park with good sights along the way. Arrive at the park in time for lunch and then after lunch, go for a boat trip on Lake Mburo.

The boat trip provides a good chance to spot hippos, crocodiles, just meters from the boat, many bird species that live and feed on the lake, buffaloes, and elephants can also be spotted along the shoreline. Dinner and an overnight

Recommended Accommodation:

  • Lake View Hotel
  • Rwenyo Tented Camp
  • Arcadia Cottages
  • Montana Mihingo safari lodge
  • Meal Plan: full board

Day 16 of the 18 Days Uganda Safari: Game drive and natural walk

Wake up for breakfast after, we will go for a game drive at the Savannah part of the park to catch up with various species of animals, games expected to see include zebra, elephant, warthogs, eland, impala, Uganda kobs, waterbuck, buffaloes just to mention but a few.

Come back to the lodge for lunch, after lunch, we will enjoy the natural walk-through flora and fauna culminating into a ‘’Salt Lake’’ where you will be fortunate to see a minimum of 4 different species of animals while they lick the salty soil. Dinner and an overnight

Recommended Accommodation:

  • Lake View Hotel
  • Rwenyo Tented Camp
  • Arcadia Cottages
  • Montana Mihingo safari lodge
  • Meal Plan: full board

Day 17: cultural tour to the Banyankole community at Enyemebwa centre

This morning after breakfast, do a morning game drive for more opportunity to view various species of animals, after taking a slow drive back to the lodge for lunch, after embark on another cultural tour to the Banyankole to see the Ankole long-horned cattle, participate in some of the local activities like milking of the Ankole long-horned cattle, participate in treating a sick animal, caring for cows like brushing their body using the locally made fiber after set back to the lodge and later depart back to Kampala with stopovers at the Equator Crossing in Kayabwe for informative talks and snacks. Continue to arrive in Kampala in the evening for relaxation, dinner, and overnight

Recommended Accommodation:

  • The Lodge (budget),
  • Cassia Lodge, Boma Guest House, (midrange)
  • Hotel Africana, Serena Hotel (luxury)
  • Meal Plan: full board

Day 18 of the 18 Days Uganda Safari: Departure.

After breakfast, do last-minute shopping and later transfer to Entebbe International Airport to meet your departure flight back home if scheduled on this day.

End of 18 Days Uganda Safari

Background Information

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a collaborative effort between the Uganda Wildlife Authority, Rhino Fund Uganda, an Uganda NGO committed to the restoration of Uganda’s Rhinoceros Population, and Ziwa Ranchers Limited, a private land management company.

The sanctuary offers a secure place where rhino populations can be expanded by breeding, protected from human and non-human predators, and gradually re-introduced into Uganda’s National Parks, while at the same time, allowing the public to enjoy these majestic animals

A team of approximately 78 park rangers and security guards keeps a 24-hour watch on the rhinos to ensure their safety. The 70 square kilometers (7,000 ha) sanctuary is surrounded by a 2 meters (6.6 ft) electric fence to keep the rhinos in and intruders out.

The sanctuary is home to at least 40 mammals and reptilian species including monkeys, antelopes, hippos, crocodiles, and numerous bird species.

Tourist facilities at the sanctuary include a safari lodge, guest house, budget accommodation are two separate business and both have restaurants that offer meals to tourists.

In addition to on foot rhino trekking, tourist activities include birding, canoe rides, and nature walks

Murchison Falls National Park

Also known as the Kabalega National Park, the Murchison falls National Park is popularly known for having the world’s most powerful waterfalls that emit large volumes of water about 300 cubic meters per second or 11,000 ft3/s at a very powerful pressure that cause the surrounding to tremble.

The park was first gazetted in 1927 and today is the largest park in Uganda covering an area of 3840 sq Km/ 1483 sq miles. It is commonly visited for Uganda Safari Tours because of its diverse Safari activities and rich wildlife

The park is located in northern Uganda, northwest of the capital, and extends its boundaries to a number of districts within and beyond the Bunyoro escarpment including Nwoya, Masindi, Kiryandongo, and Buyisa.

It’s found on the northernmost reaches of the Albertine Rift Valley with its terrain bisected by the Victoria Nile

The park is home to more than 73 animal species among which are the “big five” including buffalos, leopards, lions, and Elephants (except rhinos), has three-quarters of the world’s population of Rothschild giraffes plus a healthy population of herbivores which has recently doubled including the Uganda Kobs all of which can easily be seen on the Wildlife Safari Tours here.

There are various primates living within its verdant forests like Budongo among are over 610 chimpanzees, in addition to 451 bird species including 23 Albertine Rift Endemics

18 Days Uganda Safari, Gorilla Trekking, Chimps Tracking, And Wildlife Tour
18 Days Uganda Safari, Gorilla Trekking, Chimps Tracking, And Wildlife Tour

Bwindi Impenetrable forest

Bwindi is derived from the Runyakitara word “Mubwindi” and means “a place full of darkness” this name comes from the extensive stands of bamboo interspersed amongst the larger forest hardwoods.

The bamboo and thick ground cover of ferns, vines, and other plant’s growth severely hinder direct access on foot. The forest is on the edge of the western arm of the great rift valley, only a few kilometers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) border and about 25 kilometers (16 mi) north of the Virunga Mountains

The forest is one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth where half the world’s population of the highly endangered Mountain Gorillas live in its natural habitat jungle.

The forest has been recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as a world heritage site for its biological significance

The forest has been described as “riven by disputes and crosshatched by historical, political, biological borders” by the researcher Craig Stanford, co-director of the park’s Jane Goodall Research center. In 1991, the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park was established

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

It is located in southwestern Uganda. The park part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The Park is on the edge of the western arm of the great rift valley, only a few kilometers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) border and about 25 kilometers (16 mi) north of the Virunga Mountains.

Composed of 321 square kilometers (124 sq mi) of both Montane and lowland forest, it is accessible only by foot. BINP has been recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as a world heritage site for its biological significance

Species diversity is a feature of the park. It provides habitat for 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds, 220 species of butterflies, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos, and many endangered species.

Floristically, the park is among the most diverse forest in East Africa, with more than 1000 flowering plant species, including 163 species of trees and 104 plant species of ferns.

The northern (low elevation) sector has many species of Guinea-Mongolian flora, including two endangered species, the brown mahogany and Brazzeia long pedicellate. In particular area shares in the high levels of Endemisms the Albertine Rift

The park is a sanctuary for colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, and many birds such as hornbill and turacos. It is most notable for the 400 Bwindi Gorillas, half of the world’s population of endangered mountain Gorillas.

Habituated mountain gorilla groups are open to tourism in four different sectors of Buhoma, Ruhijja, Rushaga, and the Nkuringo in the Districts of Kanungu, Kabaale, and Kisoro respectively all under the management of Uganda Wildlife Authority

Queen Elizabeth National Park

The park covers an area of about 1978 km2. Its position provides a magnificent view of the Rift Valley floor that occupies Lake Edward and Gorge. It is well known to be the habitat of about 95 mammals along with 612 species of birds. Formerly, a historian known as Douglas Willocks talked about the various features that lead to the formation of the Park in 1952

This area was strategically located with a stunning view of mount Rwenzori, the plains and the campsite’s jagged mass of mountains that are god for activities such as hiking. On the other side of Lake Edward, there is a famous hill known as Mitumbe that looks out to Congo.

Its beauty is signified with changing colors from blue to green, with gentle slopes, distant and this makes it become the center of darkness in Africa.

The eastern part of the park is characterized by peaceful green escarpments that are acquired from the western rift valley. The features are well covered with Savannah making it a beautiful place full of nature euphorbia trees.

The park is so extensive furthermore adjacent to the other protected areas. For instance, Kigezi covering an area of about 256 km2, and Kyambura with about 152 km2 of wildlife set aside.

The other area is Kalinzu Forest Reserve that adjoins to DRC with about 200 km2 along Virunga National Park. Rwenzori National Park is about a few Kilometres to the North of the park

Queen Elizabeth National Park has one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any national park in the world, with over 500 different species about 100 mammal species.

The grassland plains support a variety of wildlife safari animals which can be viewed from vehicles on the network tracks designated in the park.

About 20 predators are found in the park such as Lions, Leopards side stripped jackal, and spotted hyena among others

Common antelope species include; the kob, bushbuck, topi, and waterbuck. Other animals which can be spotted at Mweya Peninsular are; Buffalos, elephants, warthogs, and hippos.

There are also various primate species are available in the park including chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, olive baboons among others.

The Ishasha area is famously known for its tree-climbing lions and it is also known to host the world’s highest concentration of hippos

Kibale Forest National Park

This is a national park in western Uganda, protecting the moist evergreen rain forest. It is 766 square kilometres (296 sq mi.) in size and located between 1,100 meters (3,600 ft) to 1,600 meters (5,200 ft) in elevation.

Despite encompassing primarily moist evergreen forest, it contains a diverse array of landscapes to contain both lowland and montane forests. In eastern Africa, it sustains the last significant expanse of premontane forest

The park was gazetted in 1932 and formally established in 1993 to protect a large area of forest previously managed as a logged forest reserve. The park forms a continuous forest with Queen Elizabeth National Park.

This adjoining of the parks creates a 180 kilometers (110 mi) wildlife corridor. It is an important eco-tourism and safari destination, popular for its population of habituated Chimpanzees and twelve other species of primates

Semuliki National Park

Semliki National Park is one of Uganda’s newest Parks having been gazetted in 1993 which hosts 194 sq. km of East Africa’s only lowland tropical rainforest. The national park is located in the far west of Uganda Bwamba County within Bundibugyo district on Uganda’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Spreading over a land area of 220 kilometers (85 sq. mi). Semuliki National Park has a high diversity of plant and animal species together with microhabitats being located at the junction of several climatic and ecological zones.

Most of the Park’s vegetation is majorly medium altitude moist evergreen to the semi-deciduous forest. For game viewing tours, the park has got over 60 mammal species and more than 400 bird species for bird-watching safaris.

The park’s dominant mammal species include forest buffaloes, leopards, hippos, Mona monkeys, water chevrotains, bush babies, civets, elephants, and the pygmy flying squirrel. Primate safaris are also done to the presence of eight primate species including red-tailed monkey, Vervet monkey, blue and De Brazza’s monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, olive baboon, black and white colobus, and Chimpanzee together with over 300 butterfly species.

Safari includes:

  • Transportation in a tour van/Landcruiser
  • Service of an English -speaking tour guide/driver
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park admissions
  • Accommodation on full board
  • Entrance fees to all destinations as per the program
  • Transfer to and from the airport

Safari exclusions

  • All activities not mentioned in the program
  • Phone calls bills
  • Tips
  • International transfers
  • Gratitude to tour guides
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal effects of any nature
  • Hotel fees before and after the safari

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