16 Days Uganda Adventure Wildlife Safari

16 days Uganda Adventure Wildlife Safari

Kidepo Valley National Park Safari

This 16-day safari in Uganda takes you from Kidepo Valley National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, traversing the northern and southern regions of the nation. Go to the untamed wilderness of Kidepo first. Continue southward, stopping along the way for boat excursions, wildlife drives, and chimpanzee treks. Mountain gorillas, the gentle Giants of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, are waiting for you there. You’ll encounter Uganda’s friendly people and various natural beauty along the way.

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park for wildlife Safari.

After breakfast, you are greeted by your tour guide, who will give you an overview of your 16-day safari across Uganda’s wildlife. After taking a break at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola to track and watch the rhinos, we continue on to the Murchison Falls National Park.

In the early 1980s, due to extensive poaching and a period of civil upheaval, rhinos in Uganda went extinct. In order to breed black and white rhinos and, in the future, restore rhino populations in Uganda’s protected regions, this sanctuary has now been constructed.

We take a break for lunch in Masindi Town before moving on to the Murchison Falls National Park, where we stop to take in the breathtaking view from the top of the falls. The longest river in the world, the Nile, is forced through a small opening in the rock (only 7 meters wide) and then ferociously plunges 43 meters. We will then proceed to our lodging location along the Nile River from here.


Paraa safari lodge.
Sambiya river lodge.


Day 2: Wildlife Game Safari in Murchison Falls National Park Uganda.

Viewing wildlife in the park and along the Nile will take up the majority of the day. We’ll go off early in the morning (if staying at Nile Safari Lodge or Red Chilli, Paraa, we’ll take the ferry across the Nile at 7 a.m.) and take a game drive on the northern bank of the Nile River from 8 a.m. until noon. Expect to see the Rothschild Giraffe, Elephant, Jackson Hartebeest, Lions, Waterbucks, and a variety of Savannah woodland birds in this park. Go back to the hotel. While you wait for lunch, enjoy a mid-morning meal and some downtime. We will embark on a breathtaking reserved private boat trip along the Nile River in the afternoon (2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) to witness aquatic wildlife and avian species up to the Falls, allowing you the opportunity to see hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, elephants, and a wide variety of birds. Having the chance to see the fabled shoe Bill stork, have dinner and spend the night at your hotel.


Paraa safari lodge.
Sambiya river lodge.


Day 3: Game Drive, Boat ride in Murchison Falls National Park.

The boat will carry us downstream to the Delta, where the Nile enters Lake Albert, early in the morning. The splendor of this national park will be shown to us throughout this 5- to 6-hour journey, particularly the delta with its diverse bird population. The possibility to view the elusive Shoebill Stork is good here. You can unwind in the afternoon and swim at your individual Lodges if you are on the Luxury Tour.


Paraa safari lodge.
Sambiya river lodge.


Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park for Chimpanzee.

Early in the morning, we will leave for Kibale Forest. We will pass close to Lake Albert: on a clear day the view from the top of the Albert rift is spectacular. In the afternoon we will arrive at Kibale Forest Camp, where we will stay sleeping with the noises of the tropical rain forest. Sometimes we stay at Chimpanzee Guesthouse, overlooking Nyabikere Crater Lake, where we will stay. The lake is famous for the frogs. At night it always give a beautiful concert.


Kyaninga lodge.
Kibale forest camp.


Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking Kibale Forest National Park.

Enjoy your breakfast very early in the morning and embark on your journey to the headquarters with your drinking water to meet the person who will brief you on the rules and regulations of trekking chimpanzees. You will be divided into groups of 12 who will then be allowed to enter into the jungle and start trekking. Once you get these chimps, you will be given ample time to spend with these primates as you take photos with them. Get back to the lodge for lunch and you organize for an evening Bigodi nature walk. Drive back to the lodge for your relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.


Kyaninga lodge.
Ndali lodge.


Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife Game Safari.

We will depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park in the early morning. We will pass through Fort Portal en route, and we will arrive at Mweya in the park at noon with a breathtaking view of the Kazinga Channel. Check-in at your lodging, have lunch and a refreshment and then embark on your game drive in the late afternoon (between 4:00 and 7:00). You will then return to the lodge, refresh up, have dinner and have an overnight stay.
Time spent driving: 4.5 hours.


Mweya safari lodge.
Simba safari camp.


Day 7: Wildlife Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Launch cruise on Kazinga Channel.

After having your morning breakfast, your guide will pick you up and embark on your journey to the park for your morning game drive to catch the early risers.
On today’s game drive, you will see thousands of Ugandan kobs, lions, elephants, and other animals on the plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Get back to the lodge, and have lunch. From there, you will drive to the Kazinga channel for a two-hour cruise where you will view a number of animals from the water such as crocodiles, and hippos to mention but a few. Drive back to the lodge for a relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay.


Mweya safari lodge.
Simba safari camp.


Day 8: In Queen Elizabeth National Park, Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge.

The second day we spent in this lovely park. After breakfast, we will leave very early for Kyambura Gorge, where visitors can take a 3–4 hour hike into the gorge to see chimpanzees. Drive to the lodge for lunch. After leaving Jacana Safari Lodge for lunch, we will take a two-hour journey to Queen Elizabeth’s Ishasha Sector, which is renowned for its tree-climbing lions. Afternoon game drive to look for the tree-climbing lions. Drive back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.


Ishasha wilderness camp.
Simba safari camp.


Day 9: Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park and transfer to Bwindi.

Continue to the Lake Katwe tourism center after breakfast for a chance to see flamingos at Lake Munyanyange and to participate in a traditional salt mining experience. Visit the ishasha plains as you travel to Bwindi, where there’s a chance you’ll see lions that can climb trees. Drive back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.


Mweya safari lodge.
Kasenyi safari lodge.


Day 10: Gorilla trekking experience.

After an early morning breakfast, your guide will pick you with your drinking water and packed lunch and drive you to park headquarters for a briefing on the rules and regulations of trekking. You will then be divided into groups of 8 who will enter into the park and start trekking. Once you get the gorillas, you will be given ample time to spend with them as you are taking photos. Drive back to the lodge for a relaxation and prepare for an evening batwa community walk. After the walk, drive to the lodge for dinner and an overnight.

In the morning we will go on a game drive looking for the unique tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, and in the afternoon we will continue to Bwindi impenetrable national park. On the trip we will pass via Kihihi and journey through mountains, hills and lakes with cultivated terraces and tropical rainforests.
Driving time: 4,5 hours.


Engagi lodge.
Rushaga gorilla haven lodge.


Day 11: Mountain gorilla Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forests.

After your morning breakfast, your guide will pick you and drive you to the offices of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park with your packed lunch, where you will receive a pre-briefing at 7: 45 am. From there, you will be divided into groups of 8 and begin the gorilla trek at 8.30 am. You will be able to spend up to an hour with mountain gorillas after you’ve located them. You must return to the starting location by 3:00 PM at the latest, after which you will receive your gorilla trekking certificates. Drive to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.


Rushaga gorilla haven lodge.
Buhoma lodge.


Day 12: To Lake Bunyonyi for Canoeing.

After breakfast, we will go to the picturesque Lake Bunyonyi, which is encircled by hills in western Uganda. Attractions of Lake Bunyonyi include birds, otters, and delectable crayfish. We will stay here for the remainder of the day. Feel free to swim, try canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi, or just unwind while gazing at the more than 300 bird species that occasionally can be seen from the balcony (bring your binoculars)!
Driving time:4 to 5 hours.


Overland campsite.
Bunyonyi safari resort.


Day 13: To Kisoro.

After breakfast, we will embark on the journey to Kisoro early in the morning via a stunning scenery known as the “Switzerland of Africa” that includes mountains, lakes, hills with terraced agriculture, tropical rainforest, and bamboo forests. The Virunga volcanoes dominate the panorama as it opens beneath us on the final slope, taking in the broad plains between Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Kisoro, where we will stay in the renowned travelers Rest Hotel located at the bottom of the valley.
Driving time: 3,5 hours.


Travelers rest hotel.

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The package includes.

English-speaking guide.

The package excludes.

Alcoholic drinks.
Entry Visas.
International flights.