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21 Day Explore Uganda Safari

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21 Days Explore Uganda- safari overview

21 Days Explore Uganda , On this 21 days 20 days Uganda comprehensive safari, you will visit a variety of many interesting places in Uganda including bwind impenetrable national park for gorilla trekking, kibale forest national park for chimp trekking, Murchison falls, lake Mburo, Queen Elizabeth national park for game viewing, bird viewing among many other tourist attractions.

This 21 Days Explore Uganda , will begin and end in Kampala Uganda’s capital and its largest city. Expect a lot on this 21 comprehensive safari your dreams will come true!

detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe international airport

upon your arrival at the international airport Entebbe the main gate way to Uganda, you will be met, get briefed about the all safari and later drive to your pre-booked accommodation in Entebbe/Kampala. However, if time allows, our safari guide will take you and enjoy the city tour, visit some of the interesting places around including the Kasubi tombs, national museum, and Gadhafi mosque among others. Dinner and an overnight;

Location: Kampala/Entebbe

Accommodation options:

Luxury: Latitude 0 Degrees Serena Hotel Kigo

Mid-range: Cassia Lodge, Boma Guest House

Budget: Via Via hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park

Lake Mburo national park

On this day of 21 Days Explore Uganda, our safari driver/guide will pick you from the hotel after breakfast and drive you to the western part of the country to Lake Mburo National Park having a stopover at the drum maker’s center called Mpambire and also at the Equator crossing at Kayabwe, take photographs while receiving informative talks and snacks.

The equator is the point which divides between the north and south spheres. 21 Days Explore Uganda,From hear you will continue to the park have lunch at the lodge and set out for a game drive through the park where you will have a glimpse on different animals that inhabit the park like the Zebras that are found almost everywhere in the park, antelopes, buffaloes just to mention but a few and many species of birds . Later in the evening head to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Destination: Lake Mburo National park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Mantana tented camp/ Mihingo Lodge/

Mid-range: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge/Arcadia cottages

Budget: Rwonyo camp/Eagles Nest

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Morning Game drive and natural walk

On this day walk up very early for breakfast and then go for a morning game drive and catch-up with a variety of animal species that live in the striking savannah acacia landscape.

Games to come across include the Burchell’s Zebra, elephant, warthogs, eland, Rothschild Giraffes, impala, Uganda kobs, waterbuck, and buffaloes among many others plus many species of birds. After this breathing experience, Come back at the lodge for lunch, after lunch go for a 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.  21 Days Explore Uganda , If not you will opt for a community walk and do the Banyankole community tour you will have a chance to see the long horned cows. Retire for dinner and an overnight stay

Destination: Lake Mburo National park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Mantana tented camp/ Mihingo lodge/

Mid-range: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge/Arcadia cottages

Budget: Rwonyo camp/Eagles Nest

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Meal Plan; Full Board dinner and Lunch

Day 4: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, an evening canoe paddle

After a hearty breakfast on this 21 Days Explore Uganda , our safari guide will be driven to Lake Bunyonyi the deepest lake in Africa, the lake is located in the southwestern part of Uganda, the drive to lake Bunyonyi from Lake Mburo takes about 4 hours’ drive passing through a green country side landscape of south western Uganda.

Arrive in time for relaxation and refreshment alongside the lodge. After lunch, go for a canoe ride to explore the lake visit the Punishment Island, the guide will give you different stories while on the boat. Retire back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay at

Destination: Lake Bunyonyi

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort, bird Nest

Mid-range: Bunyonyi Overland Camp

Budget: Crater Bay cottages

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Enjoy a sun rise boat cruise and transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

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After breakfast, enjoy a breathtaking sunrise boat cruise to explore the beauty of the lake bunyonyi which is an adventurous activity. Here you will be in position to explore each and every corner of the lake including different islands, with views to different species of birds.

After this grate experience, retire back to the lodge for lunch and relaxation and later , embark on the transfer to Mgahinga gorilla forest national park and the drive takes about 3-4 hours to the park. You will arrive late in the evening, check into your pre-booked accommodation followed with

Dinner and an overnight at

Destination: Lake Bunyonyi

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge

Mid-range: Bunyonyi Overland Camp

Budget: Amajambere iwacu Community Camp

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Golden monkey trekking, transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After a morning breakfast, the guide will take you to the park  headquarters to receive short briefings about the dos and don’ts while with the golden monkey and also gets you assigned to the ranger guide. Golden monkeys are also known as endangered species like the gorillas and they are known to be living only in the Virunga massif on a world scale. The ranger guide will take you down deep into the forest to begin the search of these monkeys, the trek may last from 1-6 hours, and ounce they are meet you are strictly allowed only one hour with them while taking as many photos as possible, switch off your flash while taking photos. Retreat and relax at the lodge and later head to Bwindi impenetrable national park a home to endangered mountain gorillas .Dinner and an overnight at

Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Gorilla Safari Lodge | Buhoma Lodge

Mid-range: Gorilla Mist Camp | Silverback Lodge Bwindi

Budget: Bakiga Lodge | Buhoma Community Camp/Bwindi view bandas

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Gorilla tracking and nature walk
After a cup of tea or coffee, the guide will take you to the park headquarters for a short briefing about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas and also get allocated to the gorilla group to trek. Bwindi national park host the highest number of these gentle giants in the world almost a half of the remaining mountain gorillas live in this park. 21 Days Explore Uganda , Not only gorillas but also the park is a home to other species like butterflies, plants, primates, mammals, butterflies, frogs, among others.

Gorilla trekking experience last between 1-8 hours since meeting them depends on where they spent their last night from and once they are met you are strictly allowed only one hour with the gorillas taking photos as well as watching their behaviors . Just in case some of you are not interested in tracking gorillas, you can go for a short guided forest walk or Village walk to the Batwa community. Retire at the lodge.

Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Gorilla Safari Lodge | Buhoma Lodge

Mid-range: Gorilla Mist Camp | Silverback Lodge Bwindi

Budget: Bakiga Lodge | Buhoma Community Camp/Bwindi view bandas

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Travel to Queen Elizabeth via the Ishasha sector

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On this day after breakfast you will be driven to Queen Elizabeth national park passing through the Ishasha sector an extension of Queen Elizabeth national park which is well known for tree climbing lions and other wildlife species such as monkeys, kobs, buffaloes, elephants, birds among others. Search for tree climbing lions and later drive to the park. Upon arrival at the park you will check in at the lodge, enjoy a yummy lunch relax in the evening you may go for a guided game drive and search for various game species that reside in the park including buffaloes, elephants antelopes. Dinner and Overnight.

Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge| katara Lodge

Mid-Range: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge | Elephant Hub Lodge

Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages | Bush Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

Day 9: Game drive & a boat cruise- Kazinga ChannelAfter

breakfast at the lodge go for an early morning game drive through the park for an opportunity to see the early risen species such as the hyenas, wildebeest and many other  different wildlife species like waterbucks, lions, elephants, , giraffes, antelopes, buffaloes, leopards, warthogs, plus a variety of  bird species. You will also view different crater lakes in the park. After this 3 hours game drive, head back to the lodge for lunch and relaxation as you prepare for the afternoon 2 hour boat cruise along the Kazinga channel. The kazinga channel connects two lakes George and Edward and it’s a beautiful place to see more species of wildlife along the shores, it’s a home to over 560 hippos; also birds and other animals like crocodiles, elephants, antelopes among others will be seen. Return to the lodge and have dinner and overnight.

Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge| katara Lodge

Mid-Range: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge | Elephant Hub Lodge

Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages | Bush Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

Day 10: Morning Chimp trekking in Kyambura Gorge, and transfer to Kasese,

After breakfast, the guide will take you to park warden gets you briefed about the dos and dont’s while will the chimps. After the ranger guide will take you to Kyambura George to begin the search of the chimps, you will get deep into the forest to track our close relatives, chimps are marvelous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruitful trees or tree blanches. Chimpanzee trekking last between 1-6 hours because meeting them depends on where they last spent their night from and once they are met you are strictly allowed one hour with them, you may find them doing their daily activity like feeding, mother feeding their young ones. After retire to the lodge for relaxation and lunch then transfer you will transfer to Maramagambo forest for an afternoon nature walk. You will be rewarded with beautiful sights to very many species of birds and other flora with impressive sights to bat cave where counts of bats thrive along with the python. After this breathating activity cross to Kasese on the slopes of the mythical Rwenzori Mountains commonly known as the mountains of the moon. Dinner and an overnight

Accommodation options; Equator Snow Lodge, mountains of the moon, Luxury), Ihamba Safari Lodge (Midrange) / Ruboni Community Camp (Budget)

Day 11: Mount Rwenzori Hiking and later transfer to Kibale National Park

On this day of 21 Days Explore Uganda, you will explore mount Rwenzori which is legendary known as mountains of the moon; Mountains Rwenzori is immense to 5,109m above sea level with snowcapped peaks. Mountain Rwenzori is known as the tallest mountain range in Africa since the Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya are free standing.

You will have a full day nature walk on the mountain slopes for sightseeing its lush flora that have earned it a status as a world heritage site, after this activity proceed to Kibale forest National Park via Rwimi for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Location: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Kyaninga Safari Lodge | Papaya Lake Lodge|Ndali lodge

Midrange: Chimpanzee Guest House | Kibale Forest Camp

Budget: Lake Nkuruba Camp Site | Rweteera Safari Park

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Chimpanzee tracking- Kibale Forest

On this day after a cup of tea or coffee you will get briefed about the dos and don’ts while with the chimps and then after you will follow the ranger guide deep into the forest to begin the search of chimps. Chimp trekking may go from 1-6 hour and once the chimps are met you are strictly allowed to spend one hour with them, it is an amazing experience. It will be amazing as you will watch them jump on different branches, watch them feed and play, you will also see nests in which they rest/sleep. Take enough photos but with your camera flash off. During the trek you will also have a n opportunity to see other primates such as the White and Black colobus monkeys, Baboons, L’Hoest’s monkeys, Grey cheeked mangabeys among others. Later return back for lunch at the lodge, check out and get back on the road to Kampala to your hotel or Entebbe that is if your flight is on that very day.

Location: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Kyaninga Safari Lodge | Papaya Lake Lodge|Ndali lodge

Midrange: Chimpanzee Guest House | Kibale Forest Camp

Budget: Lake Nkuruba Camp Site | Rweteera Safari Park

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Transfer to Hoima take a visit to the Bunyoro Kitara Heritage Trail

On this day after breakfast, proceed on the transfer to Hoima with a magnificent drive all through including the stunning town of Fort Portal. You will arrive in time for lunch after this one hour lunch break you will be driven to Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom to encounter the legacy of the Banyoro. Here you will be given informative information from the care takers of the place, as you explore the Royal tombs where the Kings of Bunyoro lay in rest including the King Kabalega who is well known for resisting the British rule. Walk through Hoima town and then after retire to your pre-booked accommodation for relaxation dinner and an overnight at

Kontiki Hotel.

Day 14: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park.

After breakfast, you will make a transfer to the northern eastern part of Uganda to Murchison falls national park a home to a wide variety of animal species passing through the magnificent picturesque landscapes of the Albertine rift with views of Lake Albert and the Blue Mountains of Congo. You will male stopovers at any interesting places including at Kibiro Salt Gardens and hot springs to explore the traditional means of salt extraction and how the local people especially women apply their native knowledge to derive one of the fine salts you can ever have. After this experience proceed with your drive to Murchison Falls National Park and you will enter the park through Bugungu gate. Arrive in time, check in to your pre-reserved hotel/lodge for relaxation dinner and an overnight stay at .

Location: Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation options:

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge | Chobe Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Pakuba Safari Lodge | Murchison River Lodge

Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge  | Hornbill Safari Lodge|Red Chilli Rest Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15: Murchison Falls National Park – Game drives & Boat cruises

After an early breakfast at the lodge, set out for a 2 hours game drive in the park Murchison falls Uganda’s largest park  owning  a wide variety of wildlife such as leopards, hippos, lions, warthogs, buffaloes, elephants, antelopes, giraffes, waterbucks plus  different species of bird just to mention but a few

After this two hours fantastic experience, drive back to the lodge for relaxation and lunch, then after have a 3 hours boat cruise on the Nile where you will see a number of animals along the banks such as elephants, hippos, crocodile, antelopes, you will also have a chance to see monkeys and birds if lucky will see the rare shoebills along the shores. Sail to the bottom of the falls where you will hike for about 1hour and 30 minutes after which you will return to your lodge for supper and Overnight stay.

Location: Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation options:

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge | Chobe Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Pakuba Safari Lodge | Murchison River Lodge

Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge  | Hornbill Safari Lodge|Red Chilli Rest Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park.

Early morning breakfast at the lodge, and then after proceed to Kidepo valley national park.  The park is located in the far northern part of Uganda and it’s known as the far Uganda national park. The park is known as the second largest park after kidepo Valley Park.

The park is perched in a natural systematic dry savannah overlooking the border of South Sudan and Kenya, it houses a wide diversity of animals species and birds. The drive from Murchison to Kidepo national park will take you through Gulu and Kitgum the areas which suffered much from the Lord’s resistance Army led by Joseph Kony. However the area is now secure and Kony was fought and forced out of the North.  You will arrive in Kidepo Valley National Park in the late evening for relaxation, followed with dinner and overnight.

Location: Kidepo Valley National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge

Mid-range: ga’ moru Wilderness/ Savanah safari Lodge

Budget: Apoka Rest Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 17: Do morning game drive and Karimojong community tour

Wake up early for breakfast and then after embark on a morning game drive for more opportunity to see various species of animals you missed on the first day, this time you will drive to Kanangorok hot spring.

A variety of animals can be seen during the can be seen roaming around including various species of antelopes, elephants, buffaloes, hyena, and many Ostriches. Come back at the lodge for lunch and then in the in the afternoon have a cultural experience that will bring into contact with Karamojong peoples at Karenna and Kapedo. Meet the local elders and you will also have an opportunity to interact with the local people.

They will show you the kraals, there cultural Manyattas, the grinding stones and many more interesting items, it’s really fun!.dinner and an overnight at;

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge

Mid-range: ga’ moru Wilderness/ Savannah safari Lodge

Budget: Apoka Rest Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 18: visit the native Karamong in the Morungole Mountains

On this day after breakfast, trek and hike to the Morungole Mountains where the native Karimojong are known to be thriving. These innate Karimojong are excellently known to be the original populaces of the area before they were forced to the mountains by the coming of the pastoralist groups. While ascending to the mountain you will be gifted with a great opportunity to the remarkable views of Karamoja plains and south Sudan Mountains which is fabulous. After today’s activity return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay at

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge

Mid-range: ga’ moru Wilderness/ Savanah safari Lodge

Budget: Apoka Rest Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 19: Proceed to Sipi falls. Enjoy game drive in Pian Upe Game Reserve en route.

wake up early for a hearty breakfast and later proceed to the famed area of the park known as Pian Upe Game Reserve for chance to see more species of wildlife including the Jackals, Civets, Spotted hyenas, Servals, Leopards, Wildcats, Vervet monkeys, Patas monkeys, Olive baboons, vervet monkeys, Topi, Cape buffalo, among many others. After embark on a transfer to the sipi falls in the eastern part of Uganda to Sipi area. Arrive in the evening for relaxation dinner and an overnight at

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Sipi River Lodge

Mid-range: Lacam Lodge

Budget: Crown’s nest camp site

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 20: Sipi falls trek and later transfer to Jinja

On this day after breakfast proceed on the trek to Sipi falls one of its kind activity. The hike is gratifying with striking views of the soothing water and landscapes including the farmland of the Bagisu. After lunch the guide/driver will transfer you to Jinja with a bizarre drive throughout including sightseeing of tea and sugar plantation. You will arrive in Jinja in the evening check into your pre-book accommodation for dinner and overnight at stay at;

Destination: Jinja

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Wild waters lodge

Mid-range: Haven Lodge/ Kingfisher

Budget: Nile cottages

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21: Rafting and depart to Kampala.

This day is adventurous on the Nile River!, after breakfast you will head to the Nile river and enjoy a lifetime white water rafting experience to the bottom of the Nile which is magnificent. This activity is considered one of the best in the world. Jinja offers a number of safari activity, if not rafting you can go for bungee jumping, the 44 meters jump from above the Nile River.

You are advised not to forget your swimming customs, changing outfit, sunglasses, and sunscreen. After this memorable activity embark on the transfer back to Kampala Uganda’s capital and its largest city/ continue to the airport to meet your departure flight back home if scheduled on this day. If you have an overnight you will have dinner and an overnight at;

Location: Kampala/Entebbe

Accommodation options:

Luxury: Latitude 0 Degrees Serena Hotel Kigo

Mid-range: Cassia Lodge, Boma Guest House

Budget: Via Via hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

End of 21 Days Explore Uganda with Mum and Dad Uganda Tours

Tour Includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • 4×4 transport with English speaking local guide/driver for all road transport
  • Accommodation and certainly all meals above
  • All park entrances fees
  • Drinking water in the vehicle
  • Mentioned activities
  • Rhino, Chimp permits and gorilla permits

 

Tour Excludes:

  • International visas

Accommodation facilities while in Kampala

All expenses of personal nature such as tips and drinks

Health

  • Yellow fever and malaria prophylactics are specifically required
  • COVID19 certificate

Officials have a right to surely refuse entry if you are found to have or show any signs of communicable diseases

Visas

Most nationalities require a visa to specifically enter Uganda which can be obtained on arrival at USD 50 per person, single entry. Additionally passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months

Flights

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