This 14 Days Uganda vacation safari highlights all the popular Uganda tourism activities and excursions all in a single itinerary. Experience Gorilla trekking, wildlife tours, chimpanzee tracking, a Ssese Island relaxation holiday and many more on this long Uganda safari.
14 Days Uganda Vacation Safari Overview
Day 1: Depart for Murchison Falls National Park (4-5 hours)
Start your day by having a heavy breakfast at your Hotel in Kampala. The guide will then come and pick you up and transfer you to Murchison Falls National Park which is Uganda’s largest park. The park is a habitat for animals like elephants, buffaloes, giraffe sand a variety of antelopes. En route, you will visit the famous Luweero triangle and also stop over for lunch in Masindi Town. Proceed and reach the famous which was named after the magnificent Murchison falls.
Upon arrival, Visit the Top of the falls where water thunders through different rapids from a 7-metre gap to fall over 40 meters Gorge below. Dinner and overnight stay at Paraa safari Lodge/ Nile Safari Camp for Luxury or Sambiya River Lodge for Mid range or Red Chill’s camp for Budget
Day 2: Game drive and launch cruise along the Albert Nile
After an early breakfast, you will go for a game drive on the Northern Bank of River Nile. The activity takes about 3-5 hours and Wildlife in the Park includes elephants, Rothschild giraffes, buffaloes, lions, Hartebeest, Uganda kobs, oribis and waterbucks. After the drive you will return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon go for a launch cruise on the Albert Nile which will give you an exciting panoramic view at the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls.
Along the cruise, you will encounter crocodiles, hippos, and birds on the river banks like kingfisher, cormorants, bee-eater and the rare shoebill stork. Dinner and overnight at Paraa safari Lodge/ Nile Safari Camp for Luxury or Sambiya River Lodge for Mid range or Red Chill’s camp for Budget
Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park (8-9 hours)
Early morning after breakfast, you will set out for your long journey to Kibale Forest National Park. This Park is a home to the almost 13 primate species. These include red colobus and L’Hoest’s monkey and many more. You will have lunch in Kagadi. Proceed with the journey to Kibale forest. Dinner and overnight stay at Primates Lodge or Ndali Lodge for Luxury/ Kibale forest Lodge for Mid range/ chimpanzee guest house for Budget.
Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi Swamp Walk
After breakfast, you will set out for chimp tracking with in the Kibale Forest. During your search, expect to see a lot of primate species like chimpanzees, monkeys and other animals like the forest elephants, buffaloes, leopards, bush pig and duiker, lions, warthogs, reptiles and amphibians as well as a colorful variety of butterflies. Return to the Lodge for lunch. After lunch go for a nature walk in the Bigodi swamp area and look out for most of the water loving bird species. The forest / Park has almost 335 species of birds and there fore a good place for birders. Return to the Lodge for dinner and overnight stay as above.
Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park (3-4 hours)
Early in the morning after breakfast transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park reaching the park Headquarters at Mweya. Prepare and go for a game drive in the Northern crater area where there is a lot of dark holes called the black craters with no water. You may be able to see a lot of animal species such as the Elephants, lions, buffaloes, Leopards, monkeys such as the black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, patus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys and the blue monkeys. Other animals that can be seen are the bush pigs and the warthogs, antelopes such as the topi, water and the bush bucks. Return late in the evening for dinner and overnight stay at Mweya safari lodge/ Jacana safari Lodge for Luxury or Hippo Hill camp for midrange or Simba safari camp/Mweya Hostels for budget
Day 6: Game drive and Launch cruise
Early in the morning go for a morning game drive in the Kasenyi area which is well known as the Kob mating grounds and there fore in this place one is able to see a lot of kobs and other antelopes like the situnga, and the hyenas. Other animals can also be spotted such as the Elephants, lions, and many more. This takes 2-3 hour. Return to the camp for lunch and in the afternoon go for a Launch cruise on the Kazinga channel. You may be able to see a lot of crocodiles along the channels bank sides, a lot of the hippopotamus since in Africa this place is regarded as the highest concentration of the hippos, elephants taking water and a lot of bird species at the pelican point. Return for dinner and over night stay late in the evening at Mweya safari lodge/ Jacana safari Lodge for Luxury or Hippo Hill camp for midrange or Simba safari camp / Mweya Hostels for budget
Day 7: Game drive and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park (4-5 hours)
This morning you will set out for the game drive in Ishasha area and expect to see the rare tree climbing lions. The lions can be seen up on the fig trees. However it’s not a guarantee that the lions will be seen. Some times it depends on the luck and time of reaching the area. You will have lunch in the Ishasha sector and after you will proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park in preparation for your next day Gorilla trek. Dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Homestead / Gorilla Resort camp / Gorilla Forest Camp for Luxury or Lake Kitandara Luxury tented camp/Mantana Engangi Bwindi Lodge for mid range or Buhoma community Bandas/Bwindi View for budget
Day 8: Gorilla trek in Bwindi forest Park
Early in the morning after breakfast and a briefing from the UWA officials, set off for the gorilla tracking. This is a once life time experience and unforgettable adventure. The ranger guides will lead you into the thick forest and start your search for the endangered Mountain Gorillas. You will move up and down the rugged terrain until you finally meet these harmonious creatures that will entertain you with performances for about1hour. The activity can take 6-7 hours since the gorillas move up and down. This is an awe some and exciting moment. Enroute there are a lot of chimpanzees and other types of the primates such as the monkeys, birds and so more. Return for dinner and over night stay at Buhoma Homestead / Gorilla Resort camp / Gorilla Forest Camp for Luxury or Lake Kitandara Luxury tented camp/Mantana Engangi Bwindi Lodge for mid range or Buhoma community Bandas/Bwindi View for budget
Day 9: Transfer to Kisoro (4-5 hours)
After breakfast, you will depart Bwindi for Kisoro, En route you will stop over at the Kanaba gap to view the Virunga volcanoes and terraced hills. You will also visit Lake Mutanda and take a short walk at its shore lines. Dinner and overnight at Nkuringo safari Centre for Budget / Travelers Rest Kisoro / Nkuringo Safari Lodge for mid range/ Clouds Lodge for Luxury
Day 10: 2nd day Gorilla tracking in Uganda
Have breakfast at your lodge and after go for the second day gorilla tracking in Mgahinga National Park. In the afternoon, you return to the lodge for lunch and alternatively, you can go for birding or hiking on mount Gahinga/Sabinyo. Return to the lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight stay as above.
Day 11: Transfer to Lake Mburo NP (4-5 hours)
You will start your day with early morning breakfast and after you will transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. You will reach Mbarara town in time for lunch after which you will enter the Park with a game drive enroute which will give you clear views of animals such as Zebras, Buffaloes and elands. Upon reaching the park headquarters, Register and later go for the evening nature walk along the Kigambara loop. This loop offers interesting guided walks along side the Lake. Dinner and overnight stay at Mihingo Lodge/Mantana luxury tented for Luxury or Arcadia cottages for mid range or Rwonyo campsite for Budget.
Day 12: Holiday to Ssese Island
After breakfast at the lodge, you will depart for Ssese Island via Masaka. Make sure you arrive on time for ferry at Bukakata. You will be transferred to Bugala Island. Reach at the Island, check in at your lodge, relax and have dinner at Ssese Palm Beach Resort / Ssese habitat Resort / Mirembe Resort.
Day 13: Full day at the Ssese Island
Early morning breakfast will be enjoyed with stunning sunrise. You will go bird watching and forest walk in the near by forest at the Island. You will look out for animals like primates such as Monkeys, water and forest birds like: Hornbill, Turacco, Flycatcher, weaver, Fish Eagle, and colorful butterflies. Spend the afternoon relaxing on the white sand beaches around the Island. Dinner and overnight at Palm Beach Resort/ Ssese habitat Resort / Mirembe Resort.
Day 14: Transfer back to Entebbe and departure
Have breakfast and after leave the Island by the morning Ferry back to Bukakata. Have lunch in Entebbe town and then later you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
End of 14 Days Uganda Vacation safari