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22 Days Around Uganda safari, primates and wildlife tours

Gorilla tracking on the 22 days Uganda safari

       22 days around Uganda safari

This 22 days around Uganda Safari takes you to gorillas and chimpanzees. You see African wildlife and amazing landscapes. Encounter unique cultures and many animals of Africa.

The 22 days around Uganda Safari offers the following experiences:

22 Days Around Uganda safari, primates and wildlife tours for unique cultures and animals of Africa

  • Visit 6 national parks of Kidepo, Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi, and Lake Mburo in Uganda
  • Gorilla tracking in Bwindi
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park
  • Visit source of the river Nile
  • Nature walk and primate watching in Bigodi Swamp
  • Sunrise and sunset game drives in Kidepo, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo
  • See the picturesque Sipi falls
  • Boat cruises on River Nile and Kazinga channel with crocodiles and hippos
  • See the numerous crater lakes
  • Views of the Rwenzori Mountains
  • Cross the Equator for that special moment
  • Tour the local community and countryside towns
Day 1: Arrival Entebbe Airport

You are warmly received on arrival and leisurely transferred to your hotel for a good night rest.

Overnight stay: Carpe Diem (BB)/Laico hotel (FB) /Serena hotel (FB)

Day 2: Entebbe to Jinja 100 km, 2 hours

Wake up leisurely to breakfast and relaxation. We drive east through Mabira forest and sugarcane plantations. And continue past the power dam in Jinja. We visit the source of the Nile where we make a walk along the Nile. In the afternoon, we can walk around the local communities to see the local way of living. It is also possible to optionally go for kayaking, quad biking or horse riding.

Overnight stay: Nile Porch (BB)/ The Haven (FB) both overlooking the River Nile

Day 3: Jinja – Sipi Falls 180 km, 3.5 hours

Today we drive through Mbale town and up the hilly Kapchorwa to Sipi Falls. Here is picturesque landscape by the slopes of Mount Elgon. In the afternoon, have a relaxing hike to the 3 beautiful waterfalls. The area has hanging homesteads and gardens with stunning views of the endless Karamoja plains. Sipi Falls down 100 meters and is regarded as the highest Waterfall in Uganda.

Overnight stay: Lacam Lodge (BB) / Sipi River Lodge (FB) both with views of the falls, mountains and valleys below.

Day 4: Sipi Falls – Lira town 260 km, 5 hours

After a relaxing morning we drive to Lira. On the way, we stop at the Nyero Rock paintings that depict local history and cultures dating back to the stone-age. Also on way, we have some stops for photos of the beautiful landscape. Lira is a vibrant local town with colorful markets.

Overnight stay: Lira Hotel (BB) / Lilian Towers (FB)

Day 5: Lira- Kidepo National Park 290 km, 6 hours

This morning, we transfer leisurely north through the rocky countryside to Kidepo. Descend into the beautiful Valley as you enjoy a game drive en route to the lodge. Enjoy evening relaxation over the fire place. overlooking the wilderness. In Uganda the Kidepo Valley is one of the best parks with high chances of seeing the big wildlife like lions, elephants, leopards, giraffes and large herds of buffalo. The park has Ostriches and there are Hot springs in the north of the park.

Overnight stay: the UWA Bandas /Ngamoru Camp (BB) / Apoka Lodge (FB) overlooking the wilderness.

Day 6: Kidepo Valley National Park

Have morning game drive in the Valley below where most of the big animals congregate. This is where the lions do their hunting and the buffaloes, zebras and elephants graze in groups and families. Enjoy a sunset game drive in the valley up the hill to the viewing point. Here are picturesque views of the various wildlife and the grassy plains below.

Overnight stay: the UWA Bandas /Ngamoru Camp (BB) / Apoka Lodge (FB) overlooking the wilderness.

Day 7: Kidepo National Park-Narus Valley

Early morning game drive in the beautiful Narus Valley of the park. Cross the sand river up to the hot springs near the border Mountains. Relax by the springs and enjoy a snack. Along the drive you see ostriches, the rare dik-dik antelope and more. In the afternoon, relax at the lodge or we visit a Karamajong village, a unique cultural and tribal experience only equal to the Masaai !!

Overnight stay: the UWA Bandas /Ngamoru Camp (BB) / Apoka Lodge (FB) overlooking the wilderness.

Day 8: Kidepo Valley drive south to Gulu 250 kms, 6 hours

Early morning game drive as you exit the park and leisurely transfer through the wilderness and villages to Gulu town.

Wind down at the Acholi Inn (BB) / Bomah hotel (FB)

Day 9: To Murchison Falls 130 km, 3 hours

In the morning, leisurely drive south to Murchison Falls National Park with several stops through the park for photos and wildlife views. Murchison Falls is one of the must see parks of Uganda. The main attractions are the birds and animals, the breathtaking water falls and the River Nile as it flows on its journey to the Mediterranean Sea.

Overnight stay: Murchison River Lodge (BB)/ Para Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 10: Murchison Falls National Park: Game drive and Boat cruise

We have an early morning game drive in the wilderness, as the predators return to their dens. Expect to see, hyenas lions, elephant herds, giraffes, buffaloes and leopards. Enjoy the afternoon boat trip upstream the River Nile up to the bottom of the water falls. The boat is the ideal place to view and photograph bird species, hippos and crocodiles as you sail up close to the shores and islands.

Overnight stay: Murchison River Lodge (BB)/ Para Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 11: Delta Boat to Hoima 150 km, 3 hours

Enjoy a morning relaxed Boat cruise downstream theRiver Nile up to the delta where the river meets Lake Albert. We go to the top of the Murchison falls where the River Nile gushes through a narrow gorge with a thunderous roar falling meters below. Later, we drive passed the picturesque Rift valley escarpment south to Hoima town.

Overnight stay: Hotel Kontiki (BB) /Hoima Cultural Lodge (FB)

Day 12: Hoima to Kibale Forest 230 km, 6 hours

After a sumptuous breakfast, we drive further south to Kibale Forest. The drive passes through villages, picturesque Banana and tea plantations. You can make a walk around the lodge as the sun sets and enjoy sights and sounds of the forest or rural way of life. Kibale Forest is a spectacular rainforest, with numerous primate species including chimpanzees, L’Hoest monkey, Red colobus and grey cheeked Mangabey.

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

Day 13: Chimpanzee tracking in the Kibale forest

Go on the trails for Chimpanzee tracking on this day. If you are interested in more primates and birds and have the energy for another walk, you can make a nature walk in the Bigodi Swamp. It is also possible to visit the local community or explore the crater lakes.

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

Day 14: Kibale Forest to Queen Elizabeth 160 km, 4 hours

Transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park with splendid views of the Mountains of the Moon. Along the way, make a stop by the Equator and stand in two hemispheres at the same time. Game drive as the sun sets over the savannah and wind down at the lodge overlooking the wilderness or and the Kazinga channel. Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the perfect locations to see lions in the wilderness.

Overnight stay: Kasenyi Safari Camp (BB) / Mweya Lodge (FB)

Day 15: Queen Elizabeth buffaloes, elephants, lions, many hippos, crocodiles, and leopards

We have a game drive in the morning. Experience the Boat cruise in the afternoon on the Kazinga Channel up to Lake Edward in view of the mountains of the Congo. The Kazinga Channel is where animals come for a drink and has the biggest gathering of hippo herds in the world.

Overnight stay: Kasenyi Safari Camp (BB) / Mweya Lodge (FB)

Day 16: Ishasha wilderness and tree lions 100 km, 3 hours

Today, cross the Kazinga channel and continue south through Queen Elizabeth National Park to Ishasha. Enjoy a worthwhile game drive in search of the rare tree climbing lions as the sun sets. Here, there are prides of lions that climb the trees. Unusual in the lion kingdom!! The other unique animal in Ishasha is the Topi, a very fast runner and cousin to the Tsessebe.

Overnight stay: Ishasha Jungle Lodge (BB) / Ishasha Wilderness Camp (FB)

Day 17: Ishasha to Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla forest 65 km, 2 hours /150 km, 5 hours

After breakfast and relaxation, we drive to Bwindi. On our way we leisurely drive through hillside villages and have awesome views of the mountains. Bwindi Impenetrable is a unique montane forest, with many wildlife species and birds. Bwindi is one of the 2 places in the world where you find the endangered Mountain Gorillas!!

Overnight stay: Gorilla Mist Camp (BB) / Mahogany Springs Lodge (FB)

Day 18: Bwindi Impenetrable forest Gorillas and more primates

On the trails Gorilla tracking!!! Early morning set off in the forest, the highlight being an encounter with a family of the Gorillas!! You will have an hour with them for an experience that will last a life time.

Overnight stay: Gorilla Mist Camp (BB) / Mahogany Springs Lodge (FB)

Day 19: Bwindi Impenetrable forest to Lake Bunyonyi 110 km, 4 hours

After a hearty breakfast and relaxation, transfer south through the terraced green hills and settlements in the “Switzerland” or little Alps of Uganda to Lake Bunyonyi, the deepest and very beautiful lake in Uganda. In the afternoon, you can relax, read a book or take a swim in the Bilharzia free lake. Other optional activities for today: Hike in the hills, make a community or birding walk or go for canoeing on the lake.

Overnight stay: Sharp Island Lodge (FB) / Bird Nest (FB)

Day 20: Relaxing at Lake Bunyonyi

Day for relaxation by the lakeside or have a boat trip to the islands including the punishment Island. At the Lodge and while on the boat, you have beautiful views of the terraces and green hills one after another.

Overnight stay: Sharp Island Lodge (FB) / Bird Nest (FB)

Day 21: Lake Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo 195 km, 4 hours

After breakfast we leisurely drive through the long horned cattle area to Lake Mburo National Park. Have a Boat trip on the lake in the afternoon. As the night falls, we take a night game drive with high chances of seeing leopards, hyenas and other nocturnal wildlife. Lake Mburo is one of the few national parks with giraffes and zebras and the only park with Elands and impalas in Uganda. Stay at the Rwakobo Rock (BB) on a hill bordering the park or Mihingo Lodge (FB) on an out crop overlooking the park below.

Day 22: Lake Mburo to Entebbe 310 km, 5 hours

Enjoy a game walk in the morning. Walking safaris are possible since there are no elephants and lions in the park. On our leisurely drive back, we can have another stopover at the Equator. Transfer to the airport for your flight.

End of the 22 days around Uganda safari, primates and wildlife tours

N.B: The 22 days around Uganda safari can be done at any time of the year.

TOTAL PRICE (Medium range accommodations- Full board)
  • 2 persons: USD 4645 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour
  • 4 persons: USD 3960 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour
  • 6 persons: USD 3695 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour
  • USD: 835 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 included Parks and sites

    following activities: Gorilla and chimpanzee tracking, game drives, community walk, bird watching, boat trips on the river Nile, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mburo, and Kazinga Channel and a visit to the crater lakes.

TOTAL PRICE (High Budget accommodations- Full board)

  • 2 persons: USD 7820 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour
  • 4 persons: USD 6995 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour
  • 6 persons: USD 6610 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour
  • USD: 1345 single room supplement outside the double/twin room

    The above Price does not include:

  • Activities not in the Itinerary
  • Flights and Insurances
  • Visa for Uganda
  • Meals and drinks not mentoned
  • Tips, personal expenses such as laundry and communications
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