20 Days Best of Uganda Safari
Looking for an exciting and remarkable self drive safari adventure, book the 20 Days Uganda Safari to enjoy the best Safari Tours in the beautiful Pearl of Africa-Uganda. These can be pre-booked prior to your visit in Uganda. It applies to all kinds of travelers on budget, luxury and mid range specific budgets.
Day 1: Arrival
On arrival, you will be picked by our company representative who will hand over the car and let you proceed for dinner and overnight .
Day 2: Full day Ngamba Island
Breakfast, transfer to Entebbe and get a boat to Ngamba Island the home of the orphaned chimps. You can get to watch them as they feed in the morning or in the afternoon. You will later return to Entebbe by boat. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 3: Transfer from Kampala-Murchison Falls National park
Have breakfast, and later you will drive to Murchison Falls National Park. Murchison Falls National Park is located in Masindi district in north western Uganda. You will arrive in time for lunch, have lunch and later go for an afternoon game drive where the driver/guide will help you spot various species of wildlife. This may include Buffalos, elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, kobs, Impalas among others. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge
Day 4: Game drive and a Launch cruise
Breakfast, go for a game drive, and return for lunch. In the afternoon get on a boat to the bottom of the falls. You might also spot crocodiles, Hippos, elephants and many others. You can hike to the top of the falls. Various birds might be spotted too, like the hornbills, bee-eaters, kingfishers and storks, Egyptian plover, Chestnut crowned sparrow weaver, Rock pranticole, Red winged grey warbler, Pulvus illadopsis among others. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 5: Murchison – Kibale National Park
After breakfast, you will proceed to Kibale National Park. The park is about 766 km2 in size with primarily moist evergreen forest. Kibale National Park is located in the Southern part of Uganda. Kibale National Park is a home to approximately 325 species of birds which include the olive long-tailed cuckoo, Western Green tinker bird, African and Green-breasted and African Grey Parrot. It is also a home to 13 species of primates, at least 60 other species of mammals. The visits to the park are mainly paid to the endangered chimpanzees. While visiting the Chimps you can get to see other primates including the red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey, Uganda Mangabey, the Ugandan Red Colobus, and the L’Hoest’s Monkey.
On arrival at the lodge you will have lunch and later in the afternoon you can relax or do a community walk. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge.
Day 6: Chimp trekking
Today you will go for Chimpanzee tracking. This will be after you have had breakfast and after getting a briefing at the park headquarters. While tracking chimps you might spot other animals like the red and blue duikers, bush pigs, warthogs, buffalo and elephants. Various birds can also be spotted while on the trek. Return to the lodge for lunch, later visit Bigodi wetland. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge.
Day 7: Kibale- Queen Elizabeth National park
Today after breakfast you will drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Queen Elizabeth National Park was named after Queen Elizabeth II and it was established in 1954. The park is located in western Uganda and covers an area of about 1,978 square kilometres. Within this park there is Lake Edward and Lake George and the Kazinga channel. The vegetation in the park is mostly open savannah, green meadows, semi- deciduous tropical forests, dense equatorial rain forest and dense papyrus swamps. On arrival you will have lunch, and either relax at the lodge or go for an afternoon game drive. You might spot animals like elephants, Bufalloes, Impalas, Uganda Kobs and lions. Various birds can be spotted too and they include the African skimmer, Chapins flycatcher, Pink-backed pelicans, Papyrus canary, Shoebill stork, martial eagle. Later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay
Day 8: Game drive and boat ride
After breakfast you will go for a game drive. You might spot animals like elephants, Bufalloes, Impalas, Uganda Kobs and lions. Various birds can be spotted too and they include the African skimmer, Chapins flycatcher, Pink-backed pelicans, Papyrus canary, Shoebill stork, martial eagle. Later return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch you will go for a boat ride where you will spot Hippos, Crocodiles, various water birds. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 9: Transfer to Bwindi National Park
After breakfast, you will drive to Bwindi national park. This National Park is located in the south-western part of Uganda next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the Albertine Rift. Bwindi national park is a home to various animal and bird species. This includes over 214 species of birds and 120 species of mammals. Bwindi national park is well known for its endangered mountain Gorillas. Apart from the gorillas there are other animals like the ‘Hoest’s monkey, African elephant, African green broadbill, Grauer’s rush warbler, Chaplin’s flycatcher, African giant swallowtail among others. Lunch will be enroute. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 10: Gorilla tracking
An early morning breakfast, go for a briefing at the park headquarters, in accompaniment of guides and rangers, you enter the forest to begin the Gorilla tracking activity which takes 2-10 hours depending on the movements of these gorillas. Other animals and birds might be spotted too and these include the l’Hoest’s monkey, African elephant, birds like the African green broadbill, Grauer’s rush warbler, Chaplin’s flycatcher, African giant swallowtail among others. After tracking, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 11: Batwa Trail and community walks
After breakfast you will go for the Batwa trail. The Batwa people used live in caves in Bwindi Forest. The batwa trail will take you to where these people used to live and where they live currently. You will get to enjoy their culture, dances and get to associate with them. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge
Day 12: Bwindi-Lake Bunyonyi
Breakfast, drive to Lake Bunyonyi. Have lunch on arrival. In the afternoon you will go for a boat ride and get to visit the pygmies. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 13: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
Today you will visit Lake Mburo National Park. Lake Mburo National Park is in the western part of Uganda. Have lunch on arrival and later go for a boat ride, and get to see hippos and crocodiles and various water birds like the rare shoebill stock, Pelicans, Black crake, Heron, cormorant, fish eagle and many others. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 14: Game drive-Kampala
Have breakfast and later go for a morning game drive. While on the game drive, you will spot animals like Zebras, Impala, Buffaloes, Buffalo, Topi, and Eland among others. In the afternoon you will drive back to Kampala. You may briefly stop at the equator for photography. Dinner and overnight in Kampala
Day 15: White water rafting in Jinja
Breakfast, drive to Jinja and spend a full day doing white water rafting. There are other activities that can be done too like Bungee jumping, squad biking, horse riding, visiting the source of the Nile and much more. Lunch will be in Jinja town. Later return back to Kampala. Dinner and overnight at the hotel
Day 16: Full day Jinja
Breakfast, drive to Jinja and spend a full day doing any of the optional activities. These include white water rafting, Bungee jumping, squad biking, horse riding, visiting the source of the Nile and much more. Lunch will be in Jinja town. Later return back to Kampala. Dinner and overnight at the hotel
Day 17: Kampala City tour
Breakfast, visit the places of interest in Kampala like the Kasubi Tombs, Uganda Martyrs shrine Namugongo, the Bahai Temple (the only one of its kind in Africa), Uganda Museum, Snake park Kajjansi have lunch, later drive to Entebbe town for dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 18: Ssese Island
After breakfast, you will drive to Nakiwogo landing site. Get a ferry to Ssese Island. Have lunch on arrival. Spend the rest of the day at leisure relaxing at the beach or take a walk in the forest. Diner and overnight at the lodge
Day 19: Full day Ssese Island.
There are various optional activities you can do today like get a boat and visit other islands or do a forest or nature walk or just relax at the beach. You can also visit the fishing villages and other local communities. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 20: Departure
Breakfast, get a ferry back to Entebbe. Connect to the airport for your departure flight.