14 Day Uganda Luxury Safari

Day 1:  ARRIVAL - ENTEBBE

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport. You will be welcomed by our staff from View Africa Safaris who will transfer you to IMPERIAL RESORT BEACH HOTEL. Tourists who will arrive early will visit Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) for information about Uganda’s unique flora and fauna. Have a feel of ex situ conservation and get in close contact with the lion, zebras, chimpanzees, buffalo, rhino, water bucks, dickers, crocodiles, colobus monkeys, shoe bill stocks, and different species of birds and animals. Feel the breeze of the lake and view a variety of fishing birds along the shores. If it’s a weekend, enjoy a thrilling performance from local cultural groups. Dinner and overnight at Imperial Resort Beach Hotel. Optional activity: A visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary on Lake Victoria and a forest walk in UWEC.

Meals: Dinner (depending on arrival)

Accommodation: 

Day 2: ENTEBBE - KAMPALA - MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

After an early breakfast, drive through Kampala, north through a series of districts. Lunch will be at Masindi Hotel – a colonial era hotel - with an attractive wooded ground in Masindi town, a gateway to Budongo Forest and Murchison Falls National Park. After lunch we will drive through the mighty tropical Budongo Forest. Rather more appealing is the green, leafy stretch of suburbia that runs north from the town center past the golf course. Upon the arrival in the park we will visit to the top of the mighty Murchison Falls is extra ordinary - a point where the water escapes through a narrow gorge forming splendid thunder and roar! Relax and take photographs at the spot with a permanent rainbow. Ferry Crossing to Paraa Safari Lodge which offers luxury comfortable accommodation and typical Ugandan hospitality. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge. Optional Activity: Forest walk or sport fishing.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge

DAY 3: MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

Morning breakfast, and thereafter transverse in the northern part for a game drive. Watch out for elephant herds, buffalo and water buck herds, giraffes, lions, leopards, Uganda kobs, and a variety of bird and other animal species. After lunch, enjoy a two-hour Nille River cruise to the bottom of the mighty Murchison Falls-an opportunity to see the amazing hippos, crocodiles along the riverbanks. Return to the lodge for dinner and bed.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge

DAY 4: MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK - KIBALE NATIONAL PARK

Breakfast to be served early as we greet the early morning rising sun. Ensure to be in time before the ferry crosses. Carry a picnic lunch for a long drive via the Albertine Escarpment of the western Rift valley on the way to Kibale Forest National Park. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Ndali Lodge

DAY 5: KIBALE NATIONAL PARK - SEMILKI NATIONAL PARK

Early morning primate viewing on a guided forest walk in Kibale Forest National Park. The activity starts at 8.00 am immediately after breakfast. This part of the country has the highest number of primates in Africa. Watch out for chimp families, and the red Colobus monkeys swinging through the dense forest with birds, butterflies and many reptiles as well as small insects which are a common feature in this park A visit to Bigodi swamp eco- tourism site is amazing for an encounter of rare and beautiful flora and fauna. Lunch can be arranged from Kanyanchu Tourist Centre or Fort portal on the way to Semiliki National Park. 

Optional Activity: Night game drive.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Semiliki Safari Lodge or Mountains of the Moon Hotel.

DAY 6: SEMLIKI WILDLIFE RESERVE - QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy your breakfast at 8:00 am, visit Semliki Wildlife Reserve and take a boat ride on Lake Albert for sight seeing and birding. Return to the lodge for lunch. Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the afternoon. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the foothills of Mt Rwenzori and a game drive on the way to Mweya Safari Lodge, the park's award winning luxury lodge. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge 

DAY 7: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

After an early breakfast, set off for a game drive along Kasenyi track and Queens’ Mile in the park and expect to see Lions Elephants, buffalo, Warthogs and birds. Get back to the lodge for Lunch. Launch trip on Kazinga channel for amazing bird life and a variety of wild animals in the afternoon.

Optional Activity: Evening walk to the bird hideout

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge 

DAY 8: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK - KYAMBURA GORGE - BWINDI

After a cup of coffee, drive to Kyambura gorge for a forest walk to look for the habituated chimpanzees and other primates, reptiles, leopards and many more rare species of animals. Carry a picnic lunch. After tracking, drive to Bwindi through Maramagambo and Ishasha sector enjoy game viewing on the way, specifically look out for the tree climbing lions.

Optional Activity: Visit to the Batwa communities as they perform traditional Dances

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:  Buhoma Homestead or Gorilla Forest Camp

DAY 9: BWINDI - GORILLA TRACKING

After an early breakfast,  you will begin your gorilla trek. Mountain Gorillas are wild animals, as such sightings cannot be guaranteed, however the success rate is well over 90%. You will be led by experienced trackers on the slopes of the volcanoes. You will start from the site where the gorillas were encountered the day before and from here the tracking begins. The gorillas, whose continuous search for food requires a nomadic lifestyle, determine the duration of the hike.

The trek can take between one and six hours, sometimes more, at elevations in excess of 7,500 feet and over rough terrain. Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is invigorating, and the beauty of the forest and its inhabitants are fascinating. These massive primates are extremely rare, only approximately 650 remaining. When the gorillas are encountered, any fatigue is quickly forgotten. Few who have had this rare privilege would disagree. Each strictly regulated 60-minute visit passes all too quickly, and you depart leaving the gorillas to their fragile existence. Return to your lodge for a late lunch. If your trek was relatively short, you will have the opportunity for a forest walk with a guide or just to relax. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:  Buhoma Homestead or Gorilla Forest Camp

DAY 10: BWINDI - LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, you will head to Kabale. The road to Kabale takes you into the Uganda Highlands - the Switzerland of Africa - with great views and vistas of this lush green area. From here we continue, heading towards Kampala on good tarmac roads to Lake Mburo National park. This small park offers a great variety of game including zebra, leopard, various antelope and hippo – as well as prolific birdlife. Here you may go on a walk with a local guide, or on game drives exploring this park. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:  Lake Mburo Mantana Tented Camp

DAY 11: LAKE MBURO - SSESE ISLANDS

Have an early game drive in Lake Mburo National park to view and take photographs of the impala, Zebras, Waterbucks, Eland, Hippo and a variety of Birds. Drive to Ssese Islands via Bukakata. A roll on roll off ferry will take you to the Bugala Island the main island of the Ssese Islands group. After lunch activities to be undertaken include bird watching /nature walk where you may see monkeys, ladybirds, parrots, and turacos, which reside inside the forests enjoying the spectacular view and fresh breeze from Lake Victoria. Return to the resort for dinner and overnight at Ssese Palm Beach Resort

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:  Ssese Palm Beach Resort

DAY 12: SSESE ISLANDS - KAMPALA

After breakfast, participate in one of the areas most exciting activities of sport fishing in known fishing grounds. Return to the resort and check out to catch up with ferry and then drive to Kampala. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:  Serena

DAY 13: KAMPALA - JINJA

After an early breakfast, drive to Eastwards to Jinja. Enjoy viewing the sugar and tea plantations, Mabira Forest, fruit and craft markets along the road to Owen Falls Dam. While in Jinja you will visit Bujagalli Falls and the source of the Nile, where its long journey to Mediterranean sea starts. Lunch at Jinja Nile Resort. Drive back to Kampala for overnight at the Serena.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:  Serena

DAY 13: KAMPALA - ENTEBBE

Transfer to the airport for your flight.

Other safaris that may interest you...