14 Days Best Of Safaris in Uganda

Starting and ending in Kampala, the safari lasts 14 days. The tour takes travelers around Uganda to the most interesting spots such as Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mburo National Park among others. On this uganda safari holiday vacation you can spend some time with endangered gorillas and chimpanzees but also see many other animals like elephants rhinos lions leopards buffalos Uganda kobs waterbucks hippos giraffes Jackson’s hartebeest Nile crocodiles warthogs zebras topis elands impalas oribi bushbucks during game drives and boat cruises.

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to a hotel in Kampala

With respect to the situation on Day 1 of the 14 days Uganda safari, the driver guide receives visitors at the place briefed about the trip and then drives them to a hotel in Kampala where they can rest, have dinner and spend their first night.

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

After breakfast, participants are picked up from their hotel by a driver guide who drives towards Murchison falls national park located in northwestern part of Uganda; there is however a stopover at Ziwa rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking before continuing another stopover in Masindi for lunch during this safari in Uganda. After lunching out participants proceed to Murchison falls NP then upon arrival go for optional evening game drive viewing animals such as Buffalos’, Ugandan kobs, water bucks, elephants among others which usually come back late evenings After game drive participants’ drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise — Morning Game Drive;

Visitors are taken by their driver guides early morning from lodge/hotel rooms where breakfast awaits them ready packed into vehicles for morning game drives meant to catch sun risers. During this time more especially when everyone else is still asleep expect seeing large herds of elephants, buffaloes,kobs water bucks , warthogs plus some giraffes lions leopards but not forgetting different types birds too like weaver birds which are seen building their nests using papyrus materials available within swamps close or around road junctions besides other majorly seen bird species during this uganda safari.. At the end of these morning game drives, we go back much closer to where they had spent nights for lunch In the Afternoon Boat Cruise, after lunch they go for an exciting boat cruise along river nile upto the bottom of the falls where you can see big numbers hippos in water buffalos , elephants antelopes and different types aquatic birds like king fishers cormorants bee eaters horn bills etc during this uganda safari. After this boat ride, participants drive back to their respective lodges/hotels for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale National Park

After early breakfast participants check out from lodge then meet driver guide who transfers them up to kibale national park . This journey takes a whole day with en-route lunch and enjoying scenic views of local people , farmlands traditional homesteads Rwenzori Mountains tea plantations among others therefore photo sessions are made at some stopovers as well as leg stretching while on this Uganda safari. When they reach kibale national park gate entrance fee is paid before proceeding through forest reserve area continuing further inside until reaching accommodation facility where check in done followed by having dinner there plus spending overnight too.

Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park and Bigodi swamp walk

On the 5th day of the 14 days Uganda safari, breakfast is served early. After that, participants gather with a driver guide who will take them to Kanyanchu Visitors Centre where there will be a brief explanation about chimpanzee trekking regulations and expectations. At this point, each group is allocated a family of chimps to track down with their help during this uganda safari in kibale forest national park. A trail expertly familiar with different paths through the woods is given to accompany every team doing chimpanzee tracking in Uganda’s Kibale Forest National Park. It takes anywhere between half an hour and four hours to track chimpanzees depending on where they slept the previous night because they always move from one place to another looking for food or mates. When found, these creatures are observed from close range for an hour while still in their natural habitat so as not to disrupt them; such an opportunity provides chance knowledge more about their behaviours lifestyles feedings habits among other things like watching juveniles play up tree branches taking pictures recording videos etc using flashless camera . After this amazing hour spent watching these primates live freely in the wild without any form of captivity, visitors start heading back towards where they started (park headquarters) while driver guide waits ready for transfer back lunch.

Having had lunch earlier attendees proceed on a fascinating trip into Bigodi Sanctuary which also acts as a reserve that harbors many species including birds such as Black crowned waxbill great blue turaco grey winged robin chat yellow billed barbet among others not forgetting some wild animals like otters bush pigs sitatungas bushbucks plus different types monkeys e.g., vervet monkeys black white colobus monkeys blue monkeys L’Hoest’s monkey grey checked mangabey etc. This is followed by driving back and checking in for dinner as well overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After taking breakfast at their own pace on day number six out of fourteen days’ worth of vacations spent within Uganda’s boundaries; travelers check out from hotel premises where they had been residing and meet up once again with driver guide before setting off towards another destination which happens to be none other than the second largest national park found in this country -Queen Elizabeth National Park. As one drives through, among others, tea plantations Lake George Rwenzori mountains can be seen from afar until finally reaching a place where lunch shall take place as it will still be within the limits of that particular reserve area. Lunch over resting

After lunch, one of the activities is an afternoon boat cruise; participants drive to the landing site near Mweya Safari Lodge for a boat cruise along Kazinga Channel; this channel that is 40km long connects Lake George and Lake Edward. The boat trip takes about 2 hours during which people are able see the highest concentration of hippos and Nile crocodiles in water, buffalos, elephants, warthogs drinking water along the banks and different types of water birds like yellow billed storks,cormorants,hornbills,African skimmers,kingfishers,fish eagles among others. They will also see fish men along the shores getting ready for night fishing and take beautiful pictures among other things. After the boat cruise, there is an evening game drive where you go to view some of the animals that were missed in the morning then return to lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

On day 8 of this 14 days Uganda safari after breakfast, check out from lodge and meet up with driver guide who will transfer you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park;this park is most visited gorilla destination because it harbors half of world’s mountain gorillas.The journey takes about 3-4 hours’ drive; on your way there will be stopover at Ishasha sector in southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park famously known for tree-climbing lions which can be viewed lying up in acacia/fig tree branches during game drive.Ishasha sector also has other animals like elephants,buffaloes ,waterbucks,Uganda kobs among others.After game drive have lunch then continue with journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park .Upon arrival check into lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Following an early breakfast on the ninth day of the 14-day Uganda safari, guests take packed lunch with them and the guide picks them up from their accommodation and drives them to the park headquarters for a pre-trekking briefing. After the briefing, each team is assigned one habituated gorilla group to track and park rangers who know all about these animals as they have been with them for quite some time hence well conversant with many trails within this impenetrable forest so they can easily locate where they are at any given point in time during our uganda safari. Gorilla tracking may last between 30 minutes – 7 hours in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park depending on where gorillas will be located because these animals are always moving from one area to another looking for food as it’s their nature while here in Uganda. While trekking you may come across other mammals such as forest elephants, buffaloes among others or different primates like L’Hoest monkeys, black & white colobus monkeys not forgetting chimpanzees plus various bird species i.e. African harrier hawk crowned hornbill African green pigeon blue headed sunbird etcetera which make this activity more interesting than ever before since besides seeing only gorillas there’re also lots of other creatures living together within same ecosystem at large throughout our days spent in uganda national parks. When the trackers find these gentle giants, we shall spend an hour watching them do what they do every day i.e feed babies play rest fight among themselves sometimes even kill small animals around without any fear because that’s how life must go on when still wild jungles of Africa like this one but fortunately people back home will see those moments captured through photos after returning from this safari holiday in Uganda. After spending one hour with gorillas participants trek down upo the park headquaters where you are awarded a certificate for paricipating into gorrela trekking and meet the guide who transferes you back to lodge during evening relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 10: Nature hike in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Breakfast is served on the tenth day of the fourteen-day Uganda safari. After breakfast, participants will meet with their driver guide and embark on a fascinating park nature walk where they can have an opportunity to encounter various animals, see different bird species, butterflies, plant and tree species listen to sweet melodies of birds among other things during this uganda safari trip. Once done with the guided nature hike, visitors shall return to their lodge for lunch and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 11: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for canoeing

On the eleventh day of this two weeks’ long Uganda tour, after having breakfast at your place of accommodation (hotel/lodge), check out then meet your driver guide who will transfer you to Lake Bunyonyi which is located in Kabale district commonly known as ‘’Switzerland of Africa’’. Lake Bunyonyi is Uganda’s deepest fresh water body and second deepest lake in Africa after Tanzania’s Lake Tanganyika. The lake got its name from a local word ‘’Bunyonyi’’ which means small birds that’s because it has several bird species and it harbors 29 major islands. It takes about 3 hours driving from Bwindi impenetrable national park to reach Lake Bunyonyi where upon arrival; you will go for an amazing canoe ride on the lake so as to explore some islands such as Punishment Island among others where people used to abandon pregnant girls or born babies without fathers also expect to see slender billed baglafetches along African kingfishers African harrier hawks hadada ibises black herons pin tailed whydahs golden backed weavers grey shrikes cardinal woodpeckers Levaillant’s cuckoos grey crowned cranes etcetera besides having stunning views of terraced farmlands kigezi hills traditional homesteads among others during this uganda safari .

After the canoe ride, you will drive to the lodge for lunch and after which, you can relax at the lodge or do optional activities like nature walks/community tours where you will have a chance to meet the Batwa and Bakiga. In the evening, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight sleep while on this safari in Uganda.

Day 12: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Having had a night rest at your respective accommodation facility on day twelve (12) of this two weeks’ long Uganda tour holiday, take relaxed breakfast then check out of the hotel/lodge and meet your guide who will transfer you to Lake Mburo national park via Kabale town Ntungamo town with en-route great scenic viewing of beautiful landscapes Kigezi hills plus roadside markets among others. Upon arrival participants shall check into their lodge and have lunch then go an afternoon game drive where they may be able to see animals such as Buffalos, waterbucks, elands impalas giraffes zebras topis amongst others during this uganda safari trip . After game drive return back to dinner overnight stay at lodge.

Day 13 Morning game Drive & Afternoon Boat Cruise

Morning Game Drive

Have breakfast on day thirteen (13) of your fourteen days’ Uganda safari then meet guide so that together can embark onto morning game drive within park in search different wildlife species including Zebras Warthogs Giant forest hogs waterbucks impalas Giraffes etcetera along road sides while still in park during this uganda safari trip . After game drive visitors will drive back up to their lodges for late Lunch.

Afternoon Boat Cruise

After lunch, the participants take a boat trip on Lake Mburo. This allows them to see buffaloes, warthogs and antelopes drinking along the shores of the lake, hippos and crocodiles in water as well as Cormorants, Kingfishers and Fish Eagles among others. The boat ride takes 2-3 hours. After the boat cruise, they return for dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 14: Morning game drive & Departure

On this day of the 14 days Uganda safari, participants check out after breakfast and meet their driver guide for a journey back to Kampala city. They have en-route lunch at the Equator before proceeding with the journey to Kampala where they arrive early evening.Drop off is at Entebbe International Airport for departure flight or any advised place during this uganda safari upon arrival in Kampala.