19 days Best Uganda Safari with Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking

This Best Uganda Safari with Simba Africa Expeditions , professional transportation team takes you around all best Uganda safari , through Jinja to visit source of the Nile , white water rafting , Mt. Elgon National park , Murchison Falls National Park , Kibale forest National park , Queen Elizabeth National park , Bwindi impenetrable forest National park , Lake Bunyonyi Canoeing , Lake Mburo National park , Ssese islands and city tour . Activities to encounter include mount hike , Game viewing , Boat ride , Gorilla tracking and Bird watching in Uganda .
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Best Uganda  Safari

Highlights For Best Uganda Safari Adventure

  • Source of the river Nile
  • Guided Sipi Fall Hiking trail
  • Game viewing in Murchison falls National Park
  • Wonderful boat cruise on the river Nile
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge and Kibale Forest National Park
  • Touring Hot Springs in Semuliki National Park
  • Mountain gorilla tracking in Bwindi forest National Park
  • Boat canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi ( Switzerland of Africa )
  • Guided Nature and Bugala Village walk way
  • Visiting Ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuary
  • travel in customised 4WD safari vehicle
  • Airport transfers

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Entebbe - Kampala

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport , meet our driver / guide exchange greetings and after transfer to Kampala for dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel / Emin pasha / Cassia lodge / Holiday Express . Meal plan : H / B

Day 2 : Source of the river Nile

After breakfast drive to Mbale East of Uganda driving through Jinja , the second largest town in Uganda . It is characterized by the Asian quarters , the brewery industries and the colourful gardens . Visit the Source of the Nile on Lake Victoria , the monument of Gandhi and then proceed to the spectacular ( Bujagali Falls ) on the river Nile a few kilometers from the source . Optional : try the unforgettable emotion of white water rafting , which is one of the main attractions in Jinja . Lunch In the afternoon drive to Mbale for dinner and overnight at Mount Elgon Hotel / Mbale resort . Meal plan : F / B

Day 3 : Sipi Fall Hiking safari

The activities for this day start with the nature walk to the spectacular waterfalls on the river Sipi , which originates from Mount Elgon . The starting point is at Crow 's Nest , a camping and lodging site . You will see the caves , plantations of coffee , matooke and sugar cane along the way . We ensure that you have packed lunch for the day . Return to lodge for Dinner and overnight . Meal plan : F / B

Day 4 : Mbale - Murchison National Park

After breakfast leave Mbale and take a whole day drive to Murchison falls national park with lunch en - route . The journey is long but enjoyable as you go through a green countryside with typical Ugandan villages and farms . Dinner and overnight at Paraa lodge / Chobe lodge / Fort Murchison lodge . Meal plan : F / B

Day 5 : Game drive & boat cruise on the river Nile

Today we have breakfast and after we drive through the Northern part of the park to view and take photograph wildlife game drive off elephants , buffalos , waterbucks , hippos , giraffes , Uganda kobs , lions if you are lucky the leopards , plus a variety of bird species . After lunch , proceed for a two - hour cruise to the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls from where the rushing water escapes through a narrow gorge forming a great thunder . This is an opportunity to see the amazing hippos , crocodiles along the riverbanks . Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight . Meal plan : F / B

Day7 : Murchison falls - Kibale Forest National Park

Have breakfast and after transfer from Murchison Falls NP driving Southwest through the Albertine Escarpment of the great Western Rift Valley . Drive through Hoima and reach the colorful and beautiful town of Fort Portal , the capital of the Toro kingdom , situated in the shadow of the fabled ( Mountains of the Moon ) the Rwenzori . The evening takes Bigodi nature walk to spot variety of birds like loveliest rare stork shoebill , white and black Colobus , vervet monkey and much more . Dinner and overnight at Ndali lodge / Kyaninga lodge / Kibale safari lodge / Mountains of the Moon Hotel / Chimp Nest . Meal plan : F / B

Day 8 : Semliki Hot Springs

Today we visit the magical Semliki Valley National Park for a game drive and visit the male and female hot springs . Have lunch and visit the Kasenda Crater Lakes , which dominate all the areas with incredible panoramic views . Return for dinner and overnight . Meal plan F /B

Day 9 : Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast , meet at the Kanyanchu starting point for chimp trekking . After briefing enter into the jungle to track the chimpanzees and other primates like monkeys and Colobus , return to lodge for lunch and after transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range most of the journey arriving in evening and take an evening en-route game drive to spot some of the wildlife and bird species . Dinner and overnight at Mweya lodge / Katara lodge . Meal plan : F / B

Day 10 : Best Game drive & Boat ride

After a cup of coffee embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens mile in the park and expect to see lions , elephants , cape buffalos , warthogs , spotted hyenas , mongooses , waterbucks , kobs , the leopard if lucky , plus a lot of small animals and birds . Drive back to the lodge for lunch . After lunch , enjoy the unique two - hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel .

This trip goes through possibly the highest concentration of animals and birds as they may be seen drinking at the water 's edge . This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography , bird watching and game viewing . The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species . You will then take a ride through the fascinating Crater Lake region . Return to the lodge for Dinner and overnight . Meal plan : F / B

Day 11 : Chimpanzee tracking Kyambura Gorge

After your breakfast , drive to Kyambura gorge for a forest walk in search of the habituated chimpanzees and other primates . This gorge is 16 km long on the Rift Valley and 100 meters deep . The rangers will provide you with a walking stick for this trekking . With your packed lunch drive to the Ishasha sector of the park for a game drive in search of the rare tree climbing lions found only in this part of Uganda . The landscape is open savannah with acacia trees . Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for dinner and overnight at Engagi lodge / Mahogany springs / Buhoma rest camp . Meal plan : F / B

Day 12 : Mountain Gorilla tracking in Bwindi forest National Park

Early breakfast and briefing from the guides before you set off for the mountains gorilla tracking inside the Bwindi forest . You need to carry drinking water , rain jacket and jungle boots while the rangers will provide you with a walking stick , Gorilla tracking is enriching and rewarding as you walk through the thick rain forest . After tracking , come back to the lodge for lunch before making a scenic journey to Kabale through the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with a terraced landscape . An area referred as the ( Switzerland of Africa ) . Dinner and overnight at Bunyonyi resort / Heritage lodge . Meal plan &58; F / B

Day 13 : Lake Bunyonyi ( Switzerland of Africa )

Today we start with a boat ride on the lake , around the various islands for bird viewing and sightseeing. Visit the Bakiga Museum . Lunch . After lunch , depart for Lake Mburo National Park , the smallest in size but fascinating . Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Lodge / Mantana camp / Mburo safari lodge . Meal plan : F / B

Day 14 : Best of Lake Mburo National Park

Morning game drives in search of the beautiful impalas , zebras , cape buffalos , elands , oribi and topi . Along with the game drive , many visitors also enjoy a boat trip on Lake Mburo . The park is a very good opportunity for bird watchers , who will enjoy more than 250 species of birds found here . Return to Masaka for dinner and overnight at Brovad Hotel / Maria Flo Hotel . Meal plan : F / B

Day 15 : Ssese Islands of Lake Victoria

After breakfast , drive to Bukakata landing site to board the ferry boat which will take you to Ssese Islands , an archipelago of 84 islands on Lake Victoria . After lunch enjoys the navigation on the lake , which looks like an immense and peaceful sea . You reach the beautiful bay of Lutoboka , in Bugala Island , for dinner and overnight at Ssese Island Beach Hotel , with a magic location directly on the beach , Meal plan : F / B

Day 16 : Best Ssese holiday Vacation tour

After your breakfast journey through the Ssese Islands and enjoy the beauty of the lake and forested islands . You will explore three islands ; a fishing village , Settlement Island and an empty island with no inhabitants where you will stop for 1 - 2hr Health break . Return to your Hotel relax by the beachside while swimming and sunbathing . Evening sunset cruise on a local canoe . Return to the lodge for Dinner and overnight . Meal plan : F / B

Day 17 : Nature walk and Bugala Village walk

Early breakfast before going for a relaxing ecological nature walk in the uncontaminated forest on the islands with the services of our guide who will tell you all you need to know about the forest . Return for lunch and relax . Evening village tour on a motor bike and you will visit the mail and traditional fishing village on Bugala Islands , palm tree farm and the pineapple farm . Return to the lodge for Dinner and overnight . Meal plan . F / B

Day 18 : Kalangala - Entebbe

After breakfast board the ferry boat and return to Entebbe . Spend the afternoon at leisure or craft and souvenir shopping . Evening relaxes in Entebbe town . Dinner and overnight at Entebbe botanical gardens / Entebbe Airport view guest house . Meal plan . F / B

Day 19 : Entebbe - Ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuary

Today after breakfast , we proceed to Entebbe waterfront club and board a speed boat to Ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuary . You will be welcomed by the day caregiver and you will rest at the resource centre for briefing about the rules of the site , later you will experience the midday feeding session , have lunch at the island and after embark the boat and return to Entebbe with compliment entrance to Uganda wildlife education centre to view some big five like lion in cage and other faunas and birds . Then in the evening our driver will transfer you to the airport for return flight . End of services

Package for Best Uganda Safari includes

⇒ Airport transfers
⇒ Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
⇒ Chimpanzee tracking permit
⇒ Mountain Elgon hiking
⇒ Bigodi walk
⇒ En - route lunches
⇒ Gorilla trekking permit
⇒ Visit Lake Bunyonyi
⇒ Wild jet boating along the Nile
⇒ Water rafting and Bungee jumping
⇒ Visit Ngamba islands

Package for Best Uganda Safari excludes

The expenses of personal nature like :
⇒ Airfare
⇒ Uganda Visa
⇒ Luxury drinks
⇒ Laundry
⇒ Tips to local guides
⇒ Telephone and porter fee while trekking
⇒ Personal insurance
⇒ Personal shopping bills and cigarettes and any other item not mentioned above