14 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari
14 days Uganda safari is a holiday around different destinations in Uganda starting with pick up in Entebbe before a visit to the famous Murchison falls national park via the Zziwa rhino sanctuary, visiting Fort Portal for a tour of the crater lakes and the Tooro palace, the top of the world and tea plantations before continuing for chimpanzee trekking in Kibale national park, engaging in a safari around Queen Elizabeth national park for the Kazinga boat cruise and lion tracking as well as visiting the local community.
During this tour, you will also engage in gorilla trekking in Bwindi national park and a batwa community tour and on the return journey make a stop at the equator and the tour will end with relaxing free day by the shores of Lake Victoria.
Detailed itinerary 14 days Uganda safari;
Day 1; Arrival at Entebbe international airport
Your guide will pick you on arrival at Entebbe international airport and welcome you for your safari to Uganda. You will be driven to your hotel in Entebbe for check in.
Day 2; drive to Murchison falls national park via Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary
You will start your day with breakfast at your hotel in Entebbe before check out ahead of your journey to Murchison falls national park. You will have a stop at Zziwa rhino sanctuary in Nakasongola for a rhino tracking experience.
After a short briefing, you will move the park rangers for a experience of rhino tracking on foot at Zziwa rhino sanctuary. During this activity, you will enjoy a close encounter with the rhinos and take photos of them in their natural habitat. After completing this activity, you will have a stop for lunch in Masindi and your guide will drive you to Murchison falls national park for a top of the falls viewing experience. You will later continue to your lodge for check in and to prepare for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3; game drive and bottom of the falls boat cruise
You will wake up early for an early morning game drive in Murchison falls national park to search for wildlife species such as lions, giraffes, elephants, leopards, elephants, buffalos, warthogs, impalas, waterbucks, impalas and many others as you watch the beautiful sunset.
After your morning game drive, you will return to the lodge for refreshments. In the afternoon you will engage in the bottom of the falls boat cruise which takes about 2 to 3 hours. During the boat cruise, you will see wildlife species around the water shores such as elephants, hippos, buffalos, crocodiles, giraffes as well as different bird species. You will also see the beautiful Murchison falls from your boat and later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4; drive to Fort portal
After having breakfast at the lodge, you will check out and prepare for your drive from Murchison falls national park to Fort portal town. You will see wildlife species such as elephants, waterbucks, giraffes, impalas, topi among others in Murchison park in the savannah plains as you exit the park.
You will have a stop for lunch in Hoima town before continuing to Fort Portal where you will relax at the lodge and also have dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5; crater lakes tour and visit Tooro palace
Your breakfast will be served at the hotel in Fort Portal ahead of your exciting activities of the day including visiting the famous crater lakes. Your guide will take you to the different crater lakes including Lake Nyabikere, Lake Nkuruba, Lake Nyamirima, Lake Kasenda among others. You will engage in a short hike to get to some of the craters and to enjoy the breathtaking views.
After the crater tour, you also visit the Tooro palace for an experience of the culture of the people of Tooro. During this experience, a local guide will take you around the palace grounds, you will get to learn about the pet names or empaako used in Tooro such as amooti, abooki, akiiki, abwooli, adyeeri, apuuli, araali, acaali among others. After visiting the palace, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6; tea plantation tour, top of world experience and drive to Kibale Forest national Park
After having breakfast at the lodge, you will engage in a tour of the scenic tea plantations in Fort portal town. During the tea plantation tour, you will learn and participate in the different stages of tea growing until it is ready for consumption including hand picking the tea and putting it in baskets. You will also taste a cup of the local tea.
You will have lunch and also engage in a visit to the top of the world where you will enjoy a view of the different attractions around Fort Portal including the crater lakes, tea plantations and so much more. After this experience, your guide will drive you to the lodge in Kibale national park for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7; Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi tour
You will wake up early for breakfast at the lodge and proceed to the park headquarters at Kanyanchu for a briefing on chimpanzee trekking. You will be briefed by the rangers and also divided into groups to begin your search for the chimpanzees in Kibale forest. during the search for the chimpanzees, you will encounter other primates like black and white colobus monkeys, baboons and also a variety of bird and butterfly species. You will also learn about the different tree species found in the forest.
An hour will be spent with the chimpanzees when you find them in Kibale forest and you will enjoy taking photos and recording the chimpanzees and observing their behavior. After completing the activity, you will return to the park headquarters where you will receive your certificates. You will also engage in the bigodi tour during your visit to Kibale national park which is a guided nature walk and also an activity to experience the rich biodiversity and beauty of the bigodi wetlands. Bigodi is also a good birding spot and you will see various bird species during your tour and see more primates like black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, olive baboons, L’hoest monkeys, vervet monkeys and also blue monkeys. After this tour, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 8; drive to Queen Elizabeth national park and Kazinga boat cruise
You will have breakfast and check out of the lodge in Kibale national park and your guide will drive you to Queen Elizabeth national park. You will arrive in time for lunch at your lodge in Queen Elizabeth national park.
After lunch you will engage in a boat cruise which takes place on Kazinga channel where Lake Edward and Lake George meet. During the boat cruise, you will enjoy seeing bird species along the water shores and also see wildlife species such as schools of hippos, buffalos, elephants, Nile crocodiles among others. After the boat cruise, you will be driven to the lodge for a relaxing evening and dinner and overnight stay overlooking the open plains of Queen Elizabeth national park.
Day 9; lion tracking experience and visit local community
Your tea or coffee will be served at the lodge as you prepare for the lion tracking experience in Queen Elizabeth national park. This activity is an off the track experience in the park that involves searching for the lions around the savannah plains, getting close to the lions from the safety of the safari vehicle and observing their behavior. You will see other wildlife species during your search for the lions. Queen Elizabeth national park is also known for the tree climbing lions.
After returning to the lodge for lunch, you will engage in a visit to the local community for a feel of the way of life of the locals, enjoy traditional dance performances and also have an optional visit to a local school and also arts and craft shops. You will return to the lodge after this experience for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 10; drive to Bwindi national park
After breakfast at the lodge and checking out, you will engage in a morning game drive around Queen Elizabeth national park in search of wildlife species like lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, impalas, waterbucks among others and then continue your drive to Bwindi national park where you will check in at the lodge.
Day 11; Gorilla Trekking and optional batwa cultural tour
You will wake up for early breakfast at the lodge and your guide will drive you to the park headquarters for the gorilla trekking briefing. After briefing, you will be divided into groups of 8 and allocated rangers. You will move into the Bwindi impenetrable forest to being the search for the gorillas following different trails and when you find the gorillas, you will spend 1 hour with them.
After seeing the gorillas, return to the park headquarters to receive your certificates. You will engage in an optional batwa cultural tour and interact with the locals, get to know more about their culture, watch and participate in traditional dances and later your guide will drive you to the lodge.
Day 12; drive to Entebbe
After having breakfast at the lodge in Bwindi, you will check out and start your journey to Kampala. You will drive through scenic landscapes in the country side and also have a stop at the equator to take photos and for a chance to buy souvenirs of your trip. You will also have a stop for lunch in Mbarara and after lunch you will continue to Kaazi beach resort to relax by the shores of Lake Victoria.
Day 13; day in Entebbe
You will have the whole day to relax at the hotel and also to choose from activities at the hotel including a boat ride on Lake Victoria.
Day 14; departure
After a cup of tea or coffee at the hotel, you will be driven to Entebbe airport for your flight which will bring the tour to an end.