A 12 days Uganda wildlife safari provides you a chance to catch a glimpse of numerous biodiversity, sceneries and cultural encounters that describe this country as the “pearl of Africa.” The 12 days safari in Uganda takes you through mountain gorilla and chimpanzee adventures in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Kibale Forest National Park respectively. It also covers safari destinations like the Murchison Falls National Park where you will have a chance to view elephants, buffaloes, leopards, hippos, crocodiles, rhinos in Ziwa sanctuary, and several birdlife.

Day 1: Arrival to Kampala
Day 2: Transfer to Ziwa rhino sanctuary, drive to Murchison Falls National Park
Day 3: Game drive in the morning and boat cruise in the afternoon, Murchison Falls National Park
Day 4: Depart to Kibale Forest National Park
Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park
Day 6: Depart to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 7: Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Day 9: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Day 10: Drive to Lake Mburo National Park
Day 11: Transfer back to Kampala and continue to Jinja
Day 12 White water rafting in Jinja and transfer back to Entebbe

Day 1: Arrival to Kampala
You will be picked from Entebbe International Airport by our experienced driver guide who will then take you to your preferred lodge or hotel in Kampala. You will catch a glimpse on the cold breeze of Lake Victoria which features as the second largest fresh water body in the world. After, you have city tour in Kampala where you will visit the Kasubi tombs, the Bahai temple and after return to the hotel of your choice for the dinner and overnight stay at Protea Hotel Kampala, Golf Coast Hotel or Sheraton Hotel

Day 2: Transfer to Ziwa rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking
Following breakfast in the morning, you will be picked from the hotel in Kampala ready to set off to Murchison Falls National Park Northwest of Uganda where you will make a stopover at the Ziwa rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking. You will have an hour tracking the rhinos and after proceed to Murchison Falls National Park where you will head to the top of the falls to view the most powerful waterfalls as it squeezes itself into a 7 meter gorge. Relaxation, dinner and overnight stay in Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Murchison River Lodge (Midrange) and Heritage Lodge (Budget)

Day 3: Game drives in the morning and boat cruise in the afternoon, Murchison Falls National Park
Following breakfast in the morning at your preferred lodge, you will set off to Murchison Falls National Park one of the best safari destinations in Uganda. You head to the Northern bank of the mighty River Nile for your early morning wildlife viewing where you will catch a glimpse at the elephants, hartebeest, buffaloes, leopards, lions, giraffes and several birds. After you will return to the lodge for rest and lunch and later embark on boat cruise to the might Murchison falls. Along the Nile you will catch a glimpse of hippos, crocodiles and several water birds. After, you will return to the lodge of your choice where you spent a night in the previous day.

Day 4: Depart to Kibale Forest National Park
Breakfast in the morning in your preferred lodge and after you will set off to Kibale Forest National Park. Kibale National Park offers refuge to over 13 primate species including over 1500 chimpanzees which it the primate paradise in East Africa. You will check in your preferred lodge for dinner and overnight stay in Papaya Lake Lodge 9Up market), Primate Lodge (Luxury) and Chimpanzee Guesthouse (Budget).

Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park
Early in the morning, you will have breakfast in the lodge of your choice and after set off for briefing in Kanyanchu visitor center. Chimpanzee tracking takes about 2 to 3 hours and this also comes with exciting views of the black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, butterflies, birdlife and many more species. You will have an hour of face to face encounter with the chimpanzees and after return to the lodge for lunch and then set off to Bigodi village and wetland to view the abundant birdlife and primates. After, you will return to your lodge of choice where spent your previous night.

Day 6: Depart to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Breakfast in the morning and after you will proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park for wildlife encounters along the Kasenyi sector where you will catch a glimpse of African elephants, lions, leopards, antelope family, buffaloes and many more. You will also have spectacular views of the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range along the way. Upon arrival, you will be amazed with spectacular views of several wildlife species as you continue to the lodge for lunch.

After lunch, you have an afternoon a memorial launch cruise along the Kazinga channel that extends to Lake Edward and Lake George. The Launch cruise gives you a chance to take amazing photos as you enjoy the views of crocodiles, hippos as well as elephants on land. Dinner and overnight stay in Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury), Park view safari Lodge (Midrange) and Bush Lodge (Budget)

Day 7: Game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Breakfast in the morning and after you will set off for an early morning game viewing along the Kasenyi sector in your 4 by 4 safari vehicle. While on your safari, expect to catch a glimpse of elephants, Uganda Kobs, Waterbucks, Buffaloes, Lions and many ore species. After, continue to the Ishasha area South of Queen Elizabeth National Park to look out for the rare tree climbing lions. Return to the lodge for lunch in Ishasha Wilderness Camp (Up market) or Destination Jungle Lodge (Midrange)

Day 8: Depart to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Breakfast in the morning and after, you will set off to Southwest of Uganda-Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which offers refuge to over half of the rare mountain gorillas that still thrive on earth. Along the way you will view the stunning Kigezi Highlands that come with spectacular sceneries of terraced hills. You will check in your preferred lodge for dinner and overnight stay in Buhoma Lodge (Up market), Buhoma Haven Lodge (Mid range) or Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Budget)

Day 9: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Following breakfast in the morning, you will set off to the sector where your tracking permit is destined for briefing from the park official on dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking. Bwindi has four major trailheads each of which comes with habituated gorilla families for you to track. They include the Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo sector. Besides tracking mountain gorillas, you will also catch a glimpse of the bird species, mammals and other primates. The trek usually takes about 1 to 8 hours or more depending on which gorilla group is assigned to you, the altitude of the area and the your physical wellness.

Day 10: Depart to Lake Mburo National Park
Breakfast in the morning in your respective lodge and after, you will be transferred by our experienced driver guide on a four by four safari vehicle to Lake Mburo National Park. Stopover at Igongo cultural center for lunch and proceed to Lake Mburo National Park for evening boat cruise or game drive. After, return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay in Mihingo Lodge (Up market), Rwakobo Rock (Midrange) or Eagles Nest (Budget)

Day 11: Drive back to Kampala and continue to Jinja
Following in the morning, you will have an early morning wildlife viewing in Lake Mburo National Park to sight the early morning risers and then proceed to Jinja, the renowned adrenaline capital of East Africa. There will be a brief stopover at Uganda Equator along the Masaka-Mbarara route where you will take photos and purchase some souvenirs. After, proceed by Kampala and connect to Jinja where you will check in the lodge of your choice for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay at Wild Water Lodge (Luxury), Haven Lodge (Midrange) or Nile River Camp (Budget)

Day 12: White water rafting on River Nile-Jinja
After breakfast in the morning, you will gather at the starting point for your breathtaking adventure on the mighty River Nile. The source of River Nile is entirely situated around Jinja making it adventure capital of East Africa, among which include the white water rafting which features as one of the most thrilling adventures that you shouldn’t miss out in life.
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• Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking permits
• Transport
• Park entry fees
• English speaking driver guide
• All activities listed in the itinerary
• Launch cruises
• White water rafting
• Bottled water
• Full board accommodation for the 11 nights and meals
Safari exclusions
• Activities that are not listed in the itinerary
• Accommodations that are part of the itinerary
• Personal expenses-alcoholic drinks, laundry, telephone bills, tips for the driver, guides and personal insurance