The 15-day Uganda safari enable you to meet and interact with people of different cultures. Experience Ugandans in their everyday errands and ice it up with plenty of wildlife and scenic landscapes. Expect to engage with the locals as you learn about their culture with opportunities of cooking the traditional delicacies, dance and crafts. You will also do Gorilla and Chimp tracking, boat rides and game where you will see rhinos, lions, hippos, buffaloes, elephants and different bird species.

  • Rhino tracking
  • Game drives
  • Cultural engagements
  • Boat cruises
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Nature walks
  • Crater Lakes
  • Tree Climbing Lions
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Equator

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

Day 2: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park via Ssezibwa Falls

Day 3: Game drive and Boat cruise

Day 4:  Transfer to Bunyoro Kingdom

Day 5:  Transfer to Tooro Kingdom

Day 6:  The Stunning Fort portal Town – History & Culture

Day 7:  Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park

Day 8:  Culture experiences with Kikorongo Women Community

Day 9: Game drive in Queen Elizabeth and Boat launch on Kazinga channel

Day 10:  Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 11:  Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Day 12:  Batwa cultural trail in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Day 13: Transfer for the Ankole Culture Encounter in Kibigo

Day 14:  Cultural and Community  experiences

Day 15: Departure

 

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

You will be met at the airport by our tour/driver guide who will transfer you to your hotel for your overnight stay.

Accommodation: Mestil Hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Day 2: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park via Ssezibwa Falls

Having had your early morning breakfast, StarMount Safari tour/driver guide will pick you up from your hotel by 7:00 am so that you commence on your 5 hour journey to the Northern Uganda. The drive passes through Luwero to Masindi. On your way to Masindi from Kampala, you will branch off in Nakitoma – Nakasongola for a visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for a guided walk while tracking the rhinos and this will be followed by lunch in Masindi town. You will continue the drive to the Northern bank of the Murchison Falls National Park arriving late in the afternoon. You will have dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Accommodation: Baker’s Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch enroute, Dinner

Day 3: Game drive and Boat cruise

You will have breakfast and set off for a game drive to see the Cape buffaloes, Rothschild’s giraffes, Uganda kob, hartebeest and waterbucks. You may also spot oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, warthogs plus large carnivores including lions, leopards and spotted hyenas. You will return to the lodge for lunch and later go for a boat cruise on the Victoria Nile upstream, to the base of the falls. The stretch of this river bisects the park into two sections. While on the boat ride, you will view wildlife such as elephants, crocodile, hippopotamus, lion, giraffe, buffalo and countless antelopes and birds can be seen.  You will then hike to the “top of the thunderous Murchison falls, where you will observe the falls squeezing in a 7 meter gorge before tumbling 40 meters down in a thunderous explosion and then flows down into a very peaceful river. You will have dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Accommodation: Baker’s Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (& Breakfast)

Day 4:  Transfer to Bunyoro Kingdom

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Hoima Town, which is the the headquarter for Bunyoro Kingdom. This is where the Omukama resides. You can visit the King's Palace in case it is open for the public. Thereafter , you visit the royal tombs and learn more about Bunyoro Kingdom. You will also visit the market in the town center and later retire to the hotel and enjoy the cultural dances.

Accommodation: Hoima Cultural Village

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 5:  Transfer to Tooro Kingdom

Today morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Tooro Kingdom. This was originally part of Bunyoro Kingdom which was founded by a Prince against the father's wish. The drive from Hoima to Fort portal is about 6 hours depending on the state of the road.

Accommodation: Mountain of the Moon

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 6:  The Stunning Fort portal Town – History & Culture

After an early breakfast, you will tour Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru – a cultural site with intriguing historical beliefs. From this site we will take a hike up Nyakasura hill where we will be able to view 3 crater lakes and Rwenzori mountains. You will also visit the foot mark believed to have been left by the Bachwezi.

You will also visit the palace and learn more about this culture. We shall then leave this area and visit a local family where we will spend time engaging in cooking and eating some of the cultural food. Depending on the day of the week, we get to visit a weekly village market and purchase some products from the locals or simply watch and interact with them.

Accommodation: Primate Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 7:  Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park

After breakfast you will report at the Kanyanchu at 08.00 am for a briefing on the rules of chimpanzee tracking. Kibale Forest National Park has the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. The trek takes 2-3 hours and it will provide you with the opportunity to see a variety of other primates and animals as well as birds and a variety of butterflies.

After tracking Chimpanzees, you will have local lunch from Tinka’s place before taking a walk in the village. After the local meal, you will continue visiting the community with stopovers at primary schools, traditional healers' premises. You will learn about the history of Bigodi told through the story of the “Village of Two Tribes.” Income from this activity is invested in education, health, sanitation and improving the livelihood of local residents. It is also used to help raise awareness of the value of biodiversity through music, dance, and drama performances at local schools.

Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8:  Culture experiences with Kikorongo Women Community

After an early morning breakfast, you will depart for Kikorongo Women Community in Kasese near Queen Elizabeth National Park. Kikorongo means “too much sunshine” in the Lukonzo language.

You will have an opportunity to participate in dance, music, drama and traditional fire making, which can be accompanied by a short craft workshop enjoyed before or after the performance. There is also an option of a cooking lesson and food prepared by the locals.

Accommodation: Marafiki Safari Lodge

Meal Plan:  Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Game drive in Queen Elizabeth and Boat launch on Kazinga channel

After breakfast, you will go for a game drive in the northern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park through the Kasenyi track in search for lions, hyenas, buffaloes, leopard, water buck, bush bucks, Uganda Kob plus many bird species including ibis, fish eagles and vultures etc.

You will return to the lodge for lunch and later in the afternoon go for a 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This is a channel that joins Lake Edward and Lake George. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and offers an excellent opportunity for photography, bird watching and game viewing.

Accommodation: Marafiki Safari Lodge

Meal Plan:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10:  Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You will wake up to a relaxed morning. After breakfast you will be transferred to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla tracking and cultural experience.

Accommodation: Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch en-route, Dinner

Day 11:  Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

You will have an early morning breakfast. Packed lunch will be provided. You will be transferred to Park headquarters to join other trackers at 7:45 am for a briefing about the gorilla tracking rules. You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you 2-8 hours depending on the location of the gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest. You will have one hour to stay with these intelligent and gentle giants that share over 90% of their genetic material with humans. You will then return to your lodge to rest. You will have dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Accommodation: Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed lunch, Dinner

Day 12:  Batwa cultural trail in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 

After breakfast, you will transfer to the starting point for the Batwa cultural experience. The Batwa lived in the impenetrable forest which was their source of livelihood. The Batwa guides will take you through this cultural trail sharing their experience of how they lived in the forest. Learn about their interaction with wild animals, what their food was and how they lived generally.

Accommodation: Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Transfer for the Ankole Culture Encounter in Kibigo

After breakfast, you will depart for Mbarara with a stopover at Great Lakes Museum. After touring the museum we proceed to a rural homestead where you will experience traditional way of living versus modernity. You will be hosted in a modern home but have experiences of the village.

Accommodation: Homestead

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed lunch, Dinner

Day 14:  Cultural and Community  experiences

The morning starts before daybreak with milking the long horned Ankole cows. Breakfast is served at the farm and later we take a village walk. Experience the lifestyle of the people, be part of their farming time and go to the field with the herdsman. Learn more about their lifestyle, food and their other native habits. In the evening, you can enjoy traditional dancing and singing of a non-professional local group.

Day 15: Departure

Depending on the timing of your departure flight you will either be transferred to the Airport for your scheduled flight back home or to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

No of Person Rate per Person USD
2 7,419
4 5,875
6 5,360

Tour Includes

  • Transportation in a 4WD Vehicle
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Bigodi walk
  • Game drives
  • En-route lunches
  • Gorilla permit

Tour Excludes

  • The expenses of personal nature like: Luxury drinks, laundry, telephone, personal shopping bills and cigarettes and any other item not mentioned above.
  • Air fare
  • Uganda Visa
  • Tips to local guides, and porter fee while trekking,
  • Personal insurance

Courtesy reminder

  • The above rates are based on contract rates of the current period. A final quote will be provided upon confirmation
  • The rates quoted are non commissionable
  • The above is a tentative quote, confirmation of rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Reservation request on hold will be considered as confirmed booking
  • Quotes may change without prior notice, whether there is any fluctuation in prices
  • Transfers and tours will be according to the itinerary provided at the time of booking.