12 Days Uganda wildlife safari

See the wildlife in Uganda

See many animals on this 12 Days Uganda wildlife safari

This safari has no gorilla tracking but takes you through some of the best attractive sites of wildlife and picturesque landscapes in Uganda.

The 12 Days Uganda wildlife safari offers the following highlights:

12 Days Uganda wildlife safari for a great Uganda discovery safari

  • Visit 5 national parks of Murchison Falls, Semliki, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo in Uganda
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park
  • Nature walk and primate watching in Bigodi Swamp
  • Sunrise and sunset game drives in Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo
  • Boat cruises on River Nile and Kazinga channel with high populations of crocodiles and hippos
  • See the numerous crater lakes
  • Views of the Rwenzori Mountains
  • Cross the Equator and stand in two hemispheres at the same time
  • Tour the local community and countryside towns
Day 1: Airport EBB – Arrival at Entebbe

You are warmly received and transferred to the hotel for overnight rest

Overnight stay at: Lake Victoria View Guest House (BB) or The Boma (BB)

Day 2: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary 210 km, 4 hours

After a sumptuous breakfast, drive through the countryside northwards to the Ziwa Sanctuary. This is the only natural habitat to observe the Rhinos in Uganda. Relax for lunch then go for the afternoon bush walk through the thickets to see the Rhinos. Enjoy a relaxed evening and overnight on the sanctuary grounds.

Overnight stay at: Ziwa Guest House (FB) or the Amuka Lodge (FB)

Day 3: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to Murchison Falls National Park   130 km, 3hrs

This morning, leisurely drive north through the Masindi colonial town, the Budongo forest up to the top of the Murchison Falls. Enjoy the views and sounds of the thunderous falls as the River Nile squeezes through a narrow rocky gap. Check in at the lodge and relax to the magnificent sight of the sun setting over the wilderness and animals on the river banks. Murchison Falls is the largest park in Uganda with a wide variety of animals and birds.

Overnight stay: Murchison River Lodge (FB) or the Paraa safari Lodge (FB)

Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park

Early morning game drive in the savannah park to see the predators returning to their dens and grazers begin the day. The Queen track is good for spotting lions while in the Pakuba area leopards and hyenas with kills can be encountered. Along the Albert Nile and Victoria tracks, elephants, Giraffes, antelopes and Hyenas are seen. Return to relax and for lunch. In the afternoon, embark on a three hours boat cruise on the river Nile upstream to the bottom of the Murchison falls. Crocodiles, hippos and colorful birds are visible along the shores.

Overnight stay: Murchison River Lodge(FB) or the Paraa safari Lodge (FB)

Day 5: Murchison Falls National park to Fort Portal

After early breakfast, drive south through villages and upcountry towns as well as picturesque tea plantations to Fort Portal at the bottom of the Rwenzori mountains. You will have lunch in the colonial administrative town of Hoima, the main city of the Bunyoro Kingdom.

Overnight stay: Fort Motel (FB) / Mountains of the Moon hotel (FB)

Day 6: To Semliki National Park

Have a hearty breakfast and proceed through the Rwenzori Mountains to Semliki. Enjoy the views of the plains stretching up to Congo. You will a walk in the jungle and visit to the steamy Hot springs. The forest, animals and birds are an extension of the vast Congo basin. Later transfer to Kibale Forest. Relax by the evening campfire with sounds from the nocturnal animals of the forest.

Overnight stay: Chimpanzee Guest House (FB) / Primate Lodge (FB)

Day 7: Kibale Forest to Queen Elizabeth

Morning Chimpanzee tracking along the forest trails with the highlight being an encounter with a group playing or feeding in the trees or on the ground. Kibale National Park is a tropical forest home to 13 types of primates and 355 bird species. While hiking in the forest, you will see some of the primates and birds that reside therein. Later, drive through the picturesque crater lakes region, crossing the Equator to Queen Elizabeth.

Overnight stay: The Kasenyi Safari Camp (FB) or the Mweya Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park

The day starts with a morning game drive in the park and along the tracks of the Kasenyi plains west of the national park. This area is famous for predators such as lions, hyenas, leopards with the antelopes and warthogs as prey. Return to the lodge for lunch. We then slope down to the jetty for an enchanting boat cruise along the beautiful Kazinga channel that connects two lakes. The boat sails close to numerous animals that come to the channel for a drink. Hippos, buffaloes, elephants, giant forest hogs, crocodiles and many bird species can be seen in the water or on the banks. The cruise ends down by Lake Edward with stunning views of the border mountains of the Congo in a distance.

Overnight stay: The Kasenyi Safari Camp (FB) or the Mweya Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 9: Queen Elizabeth National Park to Ishasha

Have a morning game drive and transfer south to the Ishasha sector. Check in at the Lodge for lunch and relaxation. Enjoy a relaxed sunset game drive in search of the tree climbing lions. The drive goes up to the river camp. You will see hippos in the river and primates in the surrounding trees.

Overnight stay: Ishasha Jungle Lodge (FB) or the Ishasha Wilderness Camp (FB)

Day 10: Ishasha to Lake Bunyonyi

This morning, have breakfast and relax. You drive leisurely south through the hilly villages to Bunyonyi, the deepest and most picturesque lake in Uganda. The hillsides have hanging terraced farms and homesteads. In the afternoon, relax at the lodge, take a swim in the lake (Bilharzia free), go canoeing or take a boat trip on the lake to surrounding communities and the punishment Island. Return to the lodge to relax in the cool breeze and sights of the lake.

Overnight stay: Bunyonyi Overland Camp (FB) or the Bird Nest (FB) 

Day 11: Lake Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast and relaxation, drive leisurely through the mountains and cattle countryside to Lake Mburo. There are five lakes in the park with surrounding rolling hills. It is mostly woodland harboring beautiful bird species, leopards, hyenas, zebras and the rare topi and Eland antelopes. Hippos and crocodiles are common on the lake. In the afternoon, go for a game drive along the tracks or enjoy a boat trip on the lake. Return to the Lodge to relax with views of the park below.

Overnight stay: Rwakobo Rock (FB) or the Mihingo Lodge (FB)

Day 12: Lake Mburo to Kampala or Entebbe

After a sumptuous breakfast, have a game safari walk in the park to see animals in close proximity. It is a thrilling moment if you have never encountered wildlife on foot. We then transfer to Entebbe for your departure flight with a lunch break at the Equator crossing.

END of the 12 Days Uganda wildlife safari.

TOTAL PRICE 2019-2020 (Medium range accommodations- Full board)
  • 2 persons: USD 2460 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour
  • 4 persons: USD 2050 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour
  • 6 persons: USD 1890 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour
  • USD: 455 single room supplement outside the double/twin room
TOTAL PRICE 2019-2020 (High Budget accommodations- Full board)
  • 2 persons: USD 3735 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour
  • 4 persons: USD 3300 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour
  • 6 persons: USD 3085 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour
  • USD: 570 single room supplement outside the double/twin room
The above Price includes:
  • Ground transfers
  • 4×4 custom built safari vehicle with knowledgeable driver/guide and fuel
  • Sealed Bottled drinking water
  • Accommodations with meals
  • Entrance fees to the sites and Parks  

Activities included: chimpanzee and rhino tracking, game drives, boat trip on the river Nile and Kazinga Channel and a visit to the crater lakes.

The above Price does not include:
  • Activities not in the Itinerary
  • Flights and Insurances
  •  Visa for Uganda
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Tips, personal expenses such as laundry and communications