12 Days Ultimate Uganda Safari

            12 Days Ultimate Uganda Safari

This incredible 12 Days Ultimate Uganda Safari offers the ultimate exploration of the country’s most prized landscapes as well as a host of unforgettable wildlife encounters most notably with Uganda’s iconic primates; the playful chimpanzee and the majestic mountain gorilla.

The 12 Days Ultimate Uganda Safari will take you through the most popular safari circuits in the country starting from Entebbe with a tour to botanical gardens, visiting the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Chimpanzee trekking in the forests of Kibale, tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth national park, big five in Murchison national park, visiting the orphaned chimps on Ngamba Island Chimpanzee sanctuary.

Safari Highlights

  • Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Game drives
  • Boat safaris
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Crater Lakes
  • Tree Climbing Lions of Ishasha
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Photo session at the Equator

Day 1 of 12 Days Ultimate Uganda Safari: Pick up from airport

On arrival at Entebbe Airport you will be met by your guide and have a chance to tour Entebbe botanical Gardens and be able to view both orange and Golden-backed Weavers, Pied Hornbill, Ross’s Tura co, Snowy-headed Robin-chat, Great Blue Turaco, Yellow-throated Leaf love, Gymnogene. Then proceed to Lake Victoria Hotel for dinner and overnight

Day 2 of 12 Days Ultimate Uganda Safari: Drive to Murchison Falls

Wake up very early in the morning for breakfast and start the long journey to Murchison falls national park with a stop over at Ziwa rhino sanctuary the proud home of the only wild rhinos in Uganda for lunch and rhino trekking, then proceed to Murchison falls national park for dinner and over night at paraa safari lodge.

Day 3 of 12 Days Ultimate Uganda Safari: Game drive day

Rise up very early in the morning before 7 am and have breakfast and then move into the park for game drive where you will catch a glimpse of some animals returning to their dens from their night preys such as the big five elephants,lions,leopards,buffaloes,hyenas,warthogs,alibi,silver buck. Move to the hotel for lunch, refreshments and go for afternoon boat cruise and hike to top of the falls and then afterwards return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.elephants on 12 Days Ultimate Uganda Safari

Day 4 of 12 Days Ultimate Uganda Safari: Kaniyo-Pabindi tour.

Still in Murchison Falls NP, we shall have to explore the southern part of this park that has Budongo forest which harbors a multitude of flora and fauna. It also has chimpanzee that can be viewed at will. From here we shall proceed to Kaniyo-Pabindi ecotourist site. At this time it will be already evening and time to retire to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 of 12 Days Ultimate Uganda Safari: Drive to Kibale .

Wake up very early in the morning and have breakfast, then coupled with packed lunch head to Kibale forest on the outskirts of western Uganda. Since it’s a days long journey, you will reach there in the evening and then check in at mountain view hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Chimpanzee Tracking-Drive to Queen Elizabeth NP

Rise up very early for breakfast with packed lunch proceed to the forest for chimpanzee tracking. Reach there in time for general briefing and allocation of groups and forest rangers. Then head to the forest for the actual primates tracking beginning from where they were the previous day until you get to them. You will find them feeding their young ones, playing on the tree branches and take their photos for one hour.

Then from here you head on the long journey to Queen Elizabeth national park. Have a stopover at the Uganda Equator for photos and relaxation then after wards embark on the journey to the park reaching late in the evening for dinner and night at Mweya safari lodge.

Day 7 of 12 Days Ultimate Uganda Safari: Adventure in Queen

 Rise up very early in the morning before 7 am and have breakfast and then move into the park for game drive. This early morning drive will enable you to catch a glimpse of some animals returning to their dens from their night preys. Such animals will include the big five elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, hyenas, warthogs, alibi, silver buck

Day 8: Coffee Tour & Game Drive in Ishasha Sector

This morning you will go on a Coffee Tour to explore the transformation of coffee bean into delicious Ugandan coffee. The process is all done by hand, by local community members. Sampling some of the coffee will make for a good start of your day and buying some coffee to take home will make a good souvenir as well as support the local community.

The southern part of park is our next destination that is famous for its tree-climbing lions. While you will often see lion cubs climbing trees for fun, adults very rarely do this, the lions like to spend the hot afternoons snoozing on a shaded fig tree branch. The raised elevation exposes them to a nice breeze as well as providing an escape from the bothersome tsetse flies below. While you are on the hunt for the tree climbing lions don’t miss the stunning scenery and excellent bird life in this remote spot of the park.

Day 9 of 12 Days Ultimate Uganda Safari: Relocate to Bwindi forest

Wake up very early in the morning and embark on the long drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth NP known as Ishasha having lunch at Ishasha River. Move into Gorilla Resort for overnight.

Day 10 of 12 Days Ultimate Uganda Safari: Gorilla tracking

After a morning heavy breakfast and with packed lunch you will transfer to the park offices for briefing and then later on at 9:00 am commence the gorilla trek along the tracks in the thick forest searching for these great apes. Depending on the movement of these gentle giants the trek might take between 2-6 hours before you encounter the Gorillas. Though the walk is tiresome meeting these great apes and spending some time with them while looking deep into their expressive brown eyes, is an exhilarating and heartbreaking wildlife encounter that Africa has to offer. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.gorillas on 12 Days Ultimate Uganda Safari

Day 11 of 12 Days Ultimate Uganda Safari: Drive to Entebbe

 Wake up very early in the morning and have your breakfast. Then afterwards drive to Entebbe through Kampala markets and stalls. Since it is a day’s long journey we shall get into Kampala in the evening very exhausted and tired for dinner and overnight at Lake Victoria Hotel.

Day 12 of 12 Days Ultimate Uganda Safari: Last day of safari

Wake up very early in the morning and have your breakfast then proceed to Ngamba Island. This is also the home of chimpanzee sanctuary excursion. You will be in position to view both resident and migrating rare bird species which include; shoe bill, marabou stalk, pelicans, horn bill and return to the hotel for lunch and this will mark the end of the safari.

The 12 Days Ultimate Uganda Safari includes

  •  Gorilla tracking permits
  • Chimpanzee tracking permits
  • Ground transport in a comfortable 4WD safari van equipped for game viewing, photography and touring
  •  Meals and accommodation as specified in the itinerary
  •  Full time English speaking professional driver/guide
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
  •  Bottled water while on safari
  • Airport transfers.

But it excludes; Items of personal nature like Laundry, Beers, tipping of staffs at the lodges, cigarettes etc.