Let us show you the Magic of nature in Uganda on this safari including all the big highlights. You’re given the chance to experience the animals of the savanna and the primates in the forests with Gorilla and Chimps trekking as well as game-drives and boat-cruises mixed with culture and scenic nature.
- Lake Mburo National Park
- Lake Bunyonyi
- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Kalinzu Forest
- Crater lakes area
- Murchison Falls National Park
- Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport
At Entebbe Airport you meet your safari guide who takes you to the hotel in Kampala to relax and be ready to set off for the Magic of nature Uganda safari the next morning.
Overnight Acactus Hotel
Day 2: Transfer to Lake Mburo NP
early from Kampala to transfer to Lake Mburo, the ‘Zebra magnet’. We
stop over and take photo poses at the equator and continue driving past
the town of Masaka. Shortly we reach Lake Mburo national park and drive
out to the vast savanna dotted with acacia and shrubs, as we game drive
in for view of Zebras, Topis, Warthogs, cape buffaloes and impalas.
Check in at the lodge and have a relaxed evening.
Overnight in Rwakobo rock
Day 3: Early morning safari walk and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
early up for a safari walk by the lodge for chance to see zebras,
impalas, waterbucks, birds, buffaloes in there day break jungle life!
After the safari walk get back to the lodge for breakfast before setting
off with Lake Bunyonyi as the target destination. This is a lake at
1800 meters above sea level in an area with superb rich views and with
small resident and exotic bird species singing.It is in this coolest
area in Uganda below 10C some nights! It’s also a rare Bilharzia free
lake (you can swim).
Overnight Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort
Day 4: Relaxation at Lake Bunyonyi
a free day by the lake with a shortlist of possible activities such as
swimming, hiking, canoeing and visiting other islands. (activities this
day are optional and not included in the price)
Overnight Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort
Day 5: Transfer Bwindi Impenetrable national park & community walk in Ruhija
a relaxed breakfast before we set of for the journey to Bwindi Forest,
the home of the mountain gorillas. The drive takes you through the
magical cultivated hills it’s a beautiful drive through the neck of the
impenetrable forest and it gets you to a point of over 2650 meters above
sea level. Have lunch along the way or at the lodge depending on time.
Take a community walk in the village Ruhija to see how the people in the
mountains live and how the Batwa people used to live in the forest.
Then you can relax at the lodge in the evening taking in the views of
the mountains and forest.
Overnight Gorilla mist camp
Day 6: Gorilla trekking day- Bwindi Impenetrable national park & transfer to Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth National Park
breakfast, which gets you ready for the exciting day. Arrive at the
gorilla trekking starting point and set off for your big adventure to
see the great giants of the misty mountains. You trek in a group with a
specialized guide and get to spend one hour with the mountain gorillas.
Besides the mountain gorillas this Impenetrable Forest is full of birds,
butterfly and plant species plus forest hog; forest Elephants,
Statungas and Duikers. After the trek your guide picks you and start the
journey to the lodge by the southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth
national park. The way takes you from the forest covered mountains, to
cultivated hills, villages and on to the savanna of Ishasha part of
Queen Elizabeth national park. Arrive at the lodge for a relaxed
Overnight in Topi Lodge
Day 7: Morning & afternoon game-drives in Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth National Park
the early morning we will drive off in the adventurous vast savannah of
the Ishasa sector of Queen Elizabeth NP, known for its tree-climbing
lions. Here we have chance to see Topis, buffaloes, elephants and
hopefully find the lions high in the Fig tree branches. This is one of
two areas in Africa where lions have the habit of regularly climbing
trees to take a rest. After the morning game-drive we drive back to the
lodge for lunch and a bit of rest before it is time to head out again
for a second chance to search for lions during the afternoon game-drive.
Overnight in Topi Lodge
Day 8: Transfer from Ishasha to northern part of park and boat-cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park
breakfast we start the journey northwards on the adventurous road
leading through the park to the northern part of Queen Elizabeth NP.
Along this road you can be lucky to see elephants, monkeys and even big
cats. After lunch at 3 pm you get ready for the Classic highlights on
the 2hrs Boat cruise on the famous Kazinga channel, a 36kms channel
linking Lake George and Lake Edward. You have the chance of spotting
land and water Adapted Hippopotamuses Yawning and some slashing canines
to each other and the National Geographical society Killing machine the
Nile Crocodile gaping along the Banks! Savannah version of Pigs the
Warthog- Pumba of the award winning Lion King are a hallmark sign in
this Animal home! Of Mamaland Uganda. With your Binoculars along the
peninsula you have a magnificent view of Birds, animals like the ever
playing African Elephants in Waters as we sigh and reset Fatigue and
stress, to point zero (it’s a must on this day’s game view).
Overnight Pumba safari cottages beautiful cliffs
Day 9: Chimps trekking in Kalinzu forest and relaxed afternoon with possible village walk
breakfast we head for the close by Kalinzu forest for chimps trekking.
In this tropical rainforest a community of around 80 habituated chimps
live as well as beautiful birds and other forest creatures.Enjoy a walk
and hopefully have an exciting meeting with the chimpanzees. Get back to
the lodge for lunch after the trek and have a relaxed afternoon. You
can either relax at the lodge enjoying the view or go for a village walk
in the area letting you see village life and a nearby crater lake.
Overnight in Pumba Safari cottages.
Day 10: Transfer to the crater lakes area by Kibale Forest & walk to crater lake
Leave the area of Queen Elizabeth national park with the crater lakes area as the target. Pass by local markets and drive further through the crater areas. Check in at the lodge and go for a walk taking you to see beautiful views of a crater lake and hopefully some interesting primates such as Black and white colobus – red colobus and red tailed monkey plus colorful butterflies and various Bird species like the native Great blue Turaco.
Overnight Isunga Lodge
Day 11: Transfer to lodge by Murchison Falls NP
It’s a long day in the car today as we drive up towards Murchison Falls NP. We target to have lunch in Hoima and make the journey easier by a couple of fruits during the drive as well as with a punctuation of stopovers at scenery like tea plantations along the drive ways – typical African village setup in the far countryside offer us chances of stretching. The last part of the journey we drive through Murchison Falls NP so you can get a first taste of what Uganda’s biggest national park has to offer.
Overnight Twiga Tales Lodge
Day 12: Game-drive and boat-cruise to the bottom of the falls, Murchison Falls NP
Take a morning game-drive to explore the broad savanna for sights of big cats hunting, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, plus more as the checklist of mammals in Murchison Falls national park reaches 76. We continue browsing the circuits to the Delta point for a cocktail of Birds and mammals. In the afternoon you go for the 2pm boat ride on the Nile to the base of Murchison Falls where you get to see the Hippos (You have never seen more hippos yawning, Grooming in there Pods anywhere else than here- Believe me you), Nile Crocodiles, Elephants and a variety of beautiful bird species along the banks. If you are a keen birder this might be your magnet to catch them. After the boat your guide picks you to make the drive back to the lodge.
Overnight Twiga Tales Lodge
Day 13: Transfer to Jinja via Ziwa rhino sanctuary for a trek with rhinos
After breakfast we leave the lodge to make the journey to Ziwa rhino sanctuary where they are working on reintroducing rhinos to Uganda. Go trekking the rhinos with a specialized guide to see these impressive animals close-up. We then continue the journey to the town Jinja.
Overnight Kingfisher resort Jinja
Day 14: Visit source of the Nile and then transfer to Entebbe (option of rafting on the Nile).
day we visit the source of the mighty river Nile, you go out on a
boat-ride on the river to see it close-up. Have lunch in Jinja and then
start the journey to Entebbe taking you through Kampala where you the
guide can point out some main sights. Arrive in Entebbe in the late
afternoon/evening depending on traffic.
– An optional activity this day is to go white water rafting on the mighty river Nile (not included in the stated price. There are options of half day and full day rafting. Let us know when booking if you are interested in this and we will make arrangements.
Overnight in Lake Victoria view guesthouse
Day 15: Flight Day
In time for your flight your guide (or the guesthouse staff) drops you at the airport after an unforgettable safari in Uganda, discovering the magic of nature.