13 Days Uganda Safari (Breathtaking Uganda Safari Adventure)

Itinerary Overview: 13 Days Uganda Safari

During this 13 Days Uganda Safari – Breathtaking Uganda Safari Adventure to the real Africa you will enjoy the overwhelming nature of Uganda. From day one, you will see white rhinoceroses in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. The same evening you will spend the night near the famous Murchison Falls National Park.

Traveling with your own group? Our group tours are already guaranteed for 2 people!

Why is Uganda called the “Pearl of Africa”?

In his 1906 book “My African Journey”, Winston Churchill was the first to use the term “Pearl of Africa”. He was inspired by what he saw in Uganda of “magnificence, variety of shapes and colors, an abundance of a wonderful life – birds, insects, reptiles and animals”. He, therefore, described the East African country as a fairy tale. It is therefore Winston Churchill that Uganda owes the nickname “Pearl of Africa”.

 Tour Summary

  • Safari is by flight & 4×4 Luxury land cruisers 
  • Gorilla trekking will be in Bwindi Forest National Park
  • A maximum 1 hour will be spent with the Mountain Gorillas
  • Accommodation before and after trip can be arranged on request at an extra cost

What you need to know

  • Accommodation is provided in Luxury/MidRange/Budget Lodges. 
  • Pack the right Gorilla trekking clothes
  • Tour can start any time of the year
  • The minimum age for the tour is 15 years 
  • A gorilla permit is included in the cost

Itinerary Gallery: 13 Days Uganda Safari

drive on to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Chimpanzee Tracking
Kazinga Channel.

Safari Highlights: 13 Days Uganda Safari

  • Day 1: Flight Amsterdam/Brussels to Entebbe
  • Day 2: Entebbe – Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 5: Murchison Falls National Park – Kibale Forest
  • Day 6: Kibale Forest National Park
  • Day 7: Kibale Forest – Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 9: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kisoro/Bwindi
  • Day 10 – 11: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Kisoro
  • Day 12: Kisoro/Bwindi – Lake Mburo National Park
  • Day 13: Lake Mburo National Park – Entebbe and flight Entebbe to Amsterdam/Brussels
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Itinerary Details: 13 Days Uganda Safari

Day 1: Flight Amsterdam/Brussels to Entebbe

Your journey begins! In the evening you will arrive at Entebbe International Airport. A short drive of approximately 15 minutes will take you to the Airport Guesthouse where you will spend the night.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation Options: Get in touch with one of our Africa Safari Experts.

Day 2: Entebbe – Murchison Falls National Park

Today we leave for a long but beautiful trip to Murchison Falls National Park. Halfway through the trip, you will visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Here you will go in search of white rhinoceroses together with a ranger. After lunch, we pass the mighty Karuma Falls and in the afternoon we arrive at Murchison Falls National Park. You will stay here in our Fort Murchison accommodation, where you have a beautiful view of the Albert Nile. At the edge of the pool, you can enjoy the setting sun.

Drive Time: About 7 hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accommodation Options: Get in touch with one of our Africa Safari Experts.

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park

We start the day with a nice game drive in Murchison Falls National Park. Then we take a boat trip on the Victoria Nile. You sail to the 45-meter-high Murchison Falls. After the boat trip, you drive back to Fort Murchison and make beautiful game drives along the way.

It is also possible to hike to the top of Murchison Falls on this day. This excursion must be booked in advance. However, it must fit the schedule and the availability of the boat. At the top, the driver/guide will be waiting for you again.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accommodation Options: Get in touch with one of our Africa Safari Experts.

Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park

In the early morning, you will take a boat trip to the Nile Delta. Here the Victoria Nile flows into Lake Albert. Then we make a game drive in the afternoon.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accommodation Options: Get in touch with one of our Africa Safari Experts.

Day 5: Murchison Falls National Park – Kibale Forest

Today we continue to the primate center of Uganda, Kibale Forest. On the way, we have lunch in Fort Portal and then we continue to Kibale Forest Camp. This property is steps away from the national park.

Drive Time: About 10 hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accommodation Options: Get in touch with one of our Africa Safari Experts.

Day 6: Kibale Forest National Park

In the morning or afternoon, we make a Chimpanzee Tracking. This depends on the available permits. Under the guidance of rangers, you will look for one of our closest relatives, namely the chimpanzee. Before or after you also do the Bigodi Swamp Walk. This is a nice walk through a papyrus swamp and agricultural area. There is a good chance that you will also see many small monkey species here.

Instead of this normal day program, you can now also follow chimpanzees all day long in Kibale Forest National Park. You do this Chimpanzee Habituation Experience together with a group of researchers and a ‘habituation team’. However, this activity is subject to the availability of permits. In addition, the Chimpanzee Tracking and the Bigodi Swamp Walk are no longer part of the standard program.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accommodation Options: Get in touch with one of our Africa Safari Experts.

Day 7: Kibale Forest – Queen Elizabeth National Park

We drive on to Queen Elizabeth National Park and on the way we cross the equator. After several game drives, we reach The Bush Lodge. This is where you will sleep for the next few nights.

It is possible to make an extra chimp walk here on day 7 (afternoon) or day 8 (morning) if permits are available. This is a 3-hour hike through the Kyambura Gorge gorge. However, if you decide to join this excursion, a game drive will be forfeited.

Drive Time:  About 5 hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accommodation Options: Get in touch with one of our Africa Safari Experts.

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park

In the morning you start with a game drive and in the afternoon you take a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accommodation Options: Get in touch with one of our Africa Safari Experts

Day 9: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kisoro/Bwindi

It’s time to leave Queen Elizabeth National Park and travel on to Kisoro. During the drive, we pass Lake Bunyonyi and we also enjoy a magnificent view of the Virunga massif. This is a chain of volcanoes that lie in Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. You will spend the night at Gorilla Valley Lodge.

It is also possible to take a 14 km walk after lunch. This walk is not strenuous and takes you along a local road along the shores of Lake Bunyonyi. Then you continue walking through the hills. This is subject to change, as the walk must fit within the time schedule. You must also register in advance.

Drive Time: About 7 hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accommodation Options: Get in touch with one of our Africa Safari Experts

Day 10 – 11: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Kisoro

This is the day you have probably been waiting for. Today the meeting with the mountain gorillas is on the program. In small groups of a maximum of 8 people, you will search for these ‘ gentle giants ‘. Of course under the guidance of experienced rangers. Once you have found the mountain gorillas, you can enjoy them for an hour. You can give your own interpretation for the rest of the day.

Instead of the standard Gorilla Tracking, you can also choose to do the Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Then you follow a mountain gorilla family that is not yet fully habituated for four hours. A group of researchers and a ‘habituation team’ will accompany you. However, this is only possible if permits are available. When participating in this activity, the standard Gorilla Tracking also expires.

The other day you can fill in as you wish. For example, you can enjoy the beautiful view from Gorilla Valley Lodge. Can’t get enough of Ugandan adventures though? Then you can book an optional activity.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accommodation Options: Get in touch with one of our Africa Safari Experts

Day 12: Kisoro/Bwindi – Lake Mburo National Park

Today it is time to move on to Lake Mburo National Park. On the way, we stop for lunch at the Igongo Cultural Center, and then we arrive at your place to sleep, which is Mburo Eagles Nest. Here you look out over this beautiful park from a hill. After checking in we make a beautiful game drive in the park.

Drive Time: About 8 hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accommodation Options: Get in touch with one of our Africa Safari Experts

Day 13: Lake Mburo National Park – Entebbe and flight Entebbe to Amsterdam/Brussels

Today we drive back to Entebbe, but not before doing a walking safari. Accompanied by a ranger you will walk through Lake Mburo National Park. During the drive back to Entebbe, we have lunch at the equator. Here you can also buy the last souvenirs in the shops. In the afternoon we arrive in Entebbe. After dinner at the Airport Guesthouse, we will transfer you to Entebbe International Airport for the return flight.

Drive Time: About 5 hours

End of the 13 Days Uganda Safari – Breathtaking Uganda Safari Adventure

Cost Inclusions

  • Uganda gorilla trekking permit
  • Accommodation & meals as indicated
  • 4×4 safari vehicle
  • A professional English speaking knowledgeable driver guide.
  • Bottled drinking water on board
  • Flight fees
  • Activity fees

Cost Exclusions

  • International flights & Visas 
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Any changes to the itinerary 
  • Laundry

Transport 

  • 4×4 safari land cruiser for luxury travelers
  • 4×4 safari van for budget travelers

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