Uganda’s Pride Safari - 12 Days

During this safari, you will visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls, Kibale, Semuliki, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable & Lake Mburo National Parks, Ishasha, Amabereganyinamwiru cultural site & Bigodi wetland & participate in activities like; Mountain Gorillas & Chimpanzees tracking, climbing lions tracking at Ishasha sector, Game drives, Boat safaris, Guided walk in nature, Batwa community visit, Top of the falls walk in the most powerful waterfall in the World (Murchison Falls), Zebras at Lake Mburo National Park.

Overview for 12-Days Uganda's Pride Safari

During this safari, you will visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls, Kibale, Semuliki, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable & Lake Mburo National Parks, Ishasha, Amabereganyinamwiru cultural site & Bigodi wetland & participate in activities like; Mountain Gorillas & Chimpanzees tracking, climbing lions tracking at Ishasha sector, Game drives, Boat safaris, Guided walk in nature, Batwa community visit, Top of the falls walk in the most powerful waterfall in the World (Murchison Falls), Zebras at Lake Mburo National Park.

Itinerary for 12-Days Uganda's Pride Safari

Day 1
To Murchison Falls National Park with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

On this day, you will have your breakfast & transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. The drive will take you through Luwero triangle & Budongo forest in the western arm of the Rift Valley where you will also be rewarded with splendid views of the countryside with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

You will arrive in the afternoon, have lunch then enter the territory of the southern white rhinos on foot where well-trained rangers will guide you through the bush to where the white rhinos are. You will get the opportunity to watch these endangered, magnificent creatures in their natural habitat before proceeding to Murchison Falls National Park.

You will arrive at Murchison Falls National Park in the evening & check in to Fort Murchison Lodge for relaxation, dinner & overnight stay. The lodge is set in a beautiful surrounding and looks out on the majestic Albert Nile that always add to the safari experience of its guests.

Day 2
Game drive & Boat Safari on Victoria Nile

On this day, your safari breakfast will be served before the day breaks so that you can start your morning game drive as the sun comes up. Sunrise is the best time for wildlife spotting as animals tend to be the most active during the “golden hours”, when the first rays of sunshine come to rest on the savannah. Elephants, buffalo and several species of antelope are some of the characters you may come across today, & if you’re lucky, you may even spot a lion or leopard.

You will return for lunch in the afternoon & go for a 3-hours boat safari upstream on the Victoria Nile to the falls where you will pass by breathtaking scenery, as well as many crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds, monkeys & other animals that come down to the Nile. The boat will drop you near the waterfall for your hike (1-1.5 hours) up to the top of the falls (optional at additional cost of $15 pp).

After your boat safari, you will return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3
Top of the Falls Walk & Transfer to Kibale National Park

On this day, you will enjoy your last sunrise & breakfast in this beautiful National Park in Uganda with a walk to top of Murchison Falls for about 30 minutes to 1 hour & transfer to Kibale National Park with several stops along the way for lunch, beautiful scenery, landscape viewing among others before reaching the Park.

You will arrive in the evening & check in to Kibale Forest Camp for relaxation, dinner & overnight stay. Your stay in Kibale Forest Camp for the next two nights will offer you a unique jungle experience. You will get absorbed by forest smells and sounds, spot primates swinging through the trees and observe rare birds and beautiful butterflies fluttering around. The elegant tented camp is located in a patch of evergreen forest which borders the Magombe swamp and is a mere 10 min drive to where your chimp tracking will start.

Day 4
Chimpanzees Tracking & Visit to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary

On this day, you will wake up early and have breakfast before moving to Kibale National Park for Chimpanzees Tracking experience where you will have the opportunity to follow an experienced guide into the forest to observe these fascinating creatures at a close range. Watching them interact with each other and go about their daily routine of grooming, playing and foraging is an incredible experience. While your chances of encountering chimpanzees are high during your tracking excursion, it is never 100% guaranteed. These are, after all, wild animals with wills and minds of their own!

In the afternoon after your lunch, you can choose whether you would like to go for Community walk or go deeper into the forest on a Swamp Walk in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary; home to 8 primate species, over 200 bird species, butterflies and various reptiles before returning to the Lodge/Camp for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5
To Amabereganyinamwiru Cultural Site & Semuliki National Park

On this day, you will wake up early and have breakfast before moving to Amabereganyinamwiru Cultural Site for a guided walk in nature, stalagmites experience that is believed to be breast milk, hill climbing, crater lakes experience, birding and other wildlife viewing.

After the guided walk in nature at Amabereganyinamwiru Cultural Site, you will return for lunch and go for another guided walk in nature at Semuliki National Park where you will be able to see abundant wildlife including; baboons, red tailed Colubus monkeys, Vervet monkeys, various bird species, butterflies, Sempaya hot springs and many more.

After your guided walk in nature at Semuliki National Park, you will check in to Bumaga Camp Bandas for your relaxation, dinner & overnight stay.

Day 6
To Queen Elizabeth National Park for Afternoon Game Drive

After your morning breakfast, you will embark on an exciting drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park situated in the shadows of Mt. Rwenzori with several stops along the way for relaxation, equator and landscape viewing before reaching the Park in the afternoon.

You will have lunch and go for afternoon game drive where you will expect to see elephant, buffalo, antelopes and giraffe and keep your fingers crossed for lion and leopard. The game track network converges is at Kyambura sector.

After your afternoon game drive, you will check in to Pumba Safari Cottages for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay. Pumba Safari Cottages is a great Lodge by Queen Elizabeth national park-located in a prime wildlife area. The lodge is located in Kyambura overlooking Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 7
Game Drive & Boat Safari on Kazinga Channel

On this day, your safari breakfasts will be served before the day breaks so that you can start your morning game drive as the sun comes up. Sunrise is the best time for wildlife spotting as animals tend to be the most active during the “golden hours”, when the first rays of sunshine come to rest on the savannah. Elephants, buffalo and several species of antelope are some of the characters you may come across today, and if you’re lucky, you may even spot a lion or leopard.

You will return for lunch & later in the day when the sun is high in the sky & the animals make their way to the river for a drink, you will head to Kazinga Channel for an exciting boat safari. You will spot more hippos today than you can possibly imagine. Herds of elephants and buffalo will also be wandering down to the shoreline to bath in the cooling waters. It will be a wonderful experience.

After the boat safari, you will return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner & overnight stay.

Day 8
To Mgahinga National Park with a stopover at Ishasha Sector for Tree Climbing Lions Tracking

On this day, you will wake up early and have your breakfast then transfer to Mgahinga National Park while enjoying a scenic drive that allows you to view the beautiful and varied country side. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is one of the luckiest and smallest parks in Uganda where the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas are found and it happens to be part of the Virunga massif where more than 480 mountain gorillas are known to be living.

You will stop for a game drive at Ishasha Sector where you will be likely to view tree climbing lions among other species.

You will arrive in the evening and check in at Golden Monkey Guest House for relaxation, dinner and overnight. Golden Monkey Guest House is an accommodation that provides an excellent base for trekking the mountain gorillas, golden monkey and volcano hiking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Day 9
Mountain Gorilla Tracking & Batwa Community Visit

After your breakfast, you will hike to the Park headquarters just meters from the Lodge for briefing by Uganda Wildlife Authority guides before transferring to the starting point for Mountain Gorillas tracking. Your tracking experience will be an exciting, yet challenging, journey along forested slopes, tangled vines, thick vegetation & bamboo forests before you reach the territory of these gentle giants. The visit will give you a glimpse into the life of a Mountain Gorilla family & if you are lucky enough to gaze into the eyes of a Mountain Gorilla. Visiting Mountain Gorillas will take you 3 hours to a full day trek through the forest since Mountain Gorillas move from one place to another every day looking for food & water.

After Mountain Gorillas tracking, you will visit the Batwa community for them to take you through their traditions like traditional dance, beer making, setting fire among others (optional) before returning to the lodge for relaxation, dinner & overnight stay.

Day 10
Golden Monkey Tracking & Canoe Ride on Lake Bunyonyi

Just like gorilla tracking, you will go for golden monkey tracking starting with pre-tracking briefing at the Park headquarters. Hiking through the forests to sight the golden monkeys is not so strenuous like gorilla trekking because golden monkeys live in lower areas, so you will not track for more than 3 hours. When you encounter the golden monkey family, you will be given one hour to spend with them (to take photographs and observe their behavior). With this activity, there is no minimum number of visitors and the age limit is 12 years.

In the afternoon after your lunch, you will go for canoe ride on a scenic lake Bunyonyi. This lake is the only one were you can ride a canoe to visit all the 29 islands on this lake including the floating Island and the punishment Island where the young girls who got pregnant before marriage would be dumped and left to die.

After the canoe ride, you will check in to Bunyonyi Overland Resort for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 11
To Lake Mburo National Park for Afternoon Boat Safari

On this day, you will have your morning breakfast and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. It is the smallest and is home to 350 bird species as well as zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck.

You will arrive in the afternoon and have lunch and go for afternoon boat safari that will get you come face to face with the flora and fauna of the lake. And along the bank, you will also see many animals that come to the water especially in the dry season. You will also see many hippos, crocodiles, antelopes, buffaloes, and over 3 types of otters that are found in the lake. Also when it comes to the birds, you will view the malachite kingfishers, African Fish eagles, blue headed weavers, Rufuos long tailed starlings, the pied kingfishers, hammerkobs, Herons, pelicans, the rare shoebill as well as the cormorants.

After your boat safari, you will check in to Eagle’s Nest Lodge located on a high hill with best views in Uganda.

Day 12
Game Drive & Departure

On this day, you will enjoy your last sunrise in this beautiful side of Uganda with your safari breakfast served before the day breaks so that you can start your morning game drive where you will be assured of spotting Zebras, Buffalos, Impalas, Warthogs, Waterbucks among others.

After your game drive, you will have your lunch before your guide drive you across the beautiful sceneries back to Entebbe and drop you off at Entebbe International Airport 3 hours before your departure time. Please make sure your flight departure is after 5 pm at the very earliest.

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Inclusion in this Safari includes;

  • - Park fees (For non-residents)
  • - Gorilla permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • - Chimp permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • - All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • - All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • - A professional driver/guide
  • - All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • - All Taxes/VAT
  • - Roundtrip airport transfer
  • - Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • - Drinking water (On all days)

Exclusion in this Safari includes;

  • - International flights (From/to home)
  • - Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • - Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • - Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • - Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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Who offers this safari?

– This tour is offered by Ecovic Tours & Travel Uganda.
– This operator reserves the right to change rates advertised on website.
– If you request changes to this tour, the advertised rate will likely change.
– If an accommodation is fully booked, the operator will suggest a comparable alternative.
– The exact order, content and rate of this tour is subject to availability.

Price & Availability for this Safari;

Rates Per Person

Start dates
Solo1 room 2 people1 room 3 people2 rooms 4 people2 rooms 5 people3 rooms 6 and above
Sep 1, 2020 – Dec 31, 2023 $4,200 $2,900 $2,700 $2,200 $2,000 $1,800

Accommodation during this safari includes;

Fort Murchison (Tent)

Budget tented camp located just outside Murchison Falls National Park.

The lodge is set in a beautiful surrounding and looks out on the majestic Albert Nile that always add to the safari experience of its guests.

Kibale Forest Camp (Camping)

Just outside Kibale National Park.

You will get absorbed by forest smells and sounds, spot primates swinging through the trees and observe rare birds and beautiful butterflies fluttering around. The elegant tented camp is located in a patch of evergreen forest which borders the Magombe swamp and is a mere 10 min drive to where your chimp tracking will start.

Bumaga Camp Bandas

Budget Banda located inside Semuliki National Park.

Pumba Safari Cottages

Budget lodge located just outside Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Pumba Safari Cottages is a great Lodge by Queen Elizabeth national park-located in a prime wildlife area. The lodge is located in Kyambura overlooking Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Golden Monkey Guest House

Budget guest house located outside Bwindi National Park.

Golden Monkey Guest House is an accommodation that provides an excellent base for trekking the mountain gorillas, golden monkey and volcano hiking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Budget resort located in or near Lake Bunyonyi.

Eagle’s Nest

Budget tented bush camp bordering Lake Mburo National Park without fences.  This Lodge is located on a high hill with the best views in Uganda.

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