More than just the Pearl of Africa, Uganda is your home away from home.
In addition to the warmth and hospitality of visiting a country frequently ranked as one of the most inviting in the world, Uganda is home to the rare mountain gorilla. With over half of the remaining mountain gorillas in Uganda, this is truly their home – and this 10-day Uganda safari is your invitation to come in and stay a while.
By taking in the diverse wildlife — like the tree-climbing lions and varied landscapes of western Uganda (including the mountains that once earned Uganda the nickname the Switzerland of Africa) – you’ll enjoy a local experience that makes you feel right at home.
Hike to see the rare mountain gorillas in a misty rainforest.
Spot chimpanzees and other primates on guided treks in a biodiverse forest.
Visit one of Africa’s wildest parks for lions, ostriches, and scenic landscapes.
Enjoy an easy-to-reach savanna park for wildlife and water activities.
Hike to see mountain gorillas and visit the Batwa people in a volcanic landscape.
Marvel at the world’s most powerful waterfall and see lions, elephants, and giraffes on safari.
During these months, the weather is generally warm and pleasant, with average temperatures ranging from 25°C to 29°C (77°F to 84°F) during the day. The average rainfall per month ranges from 46mm (1.8”) to 86mm (3.4”). It is an ideal time to visit for wildlife safaris and gorilla trekking, as the drier conditions make it easier to navigate through the national parks.
This period experiences relatively higher precipitation, with rainfalls ranging from 86mm (3.6”) from September to November to averages of around 147mm (5.8”) from March to May. The rainforest landscapes become lush and vibrant during this time, but it’s important to note that travel conditions can be more challenging due to occasional heavy rains and muddy trails. However, the rainy season also offers unique opportunities for birdwatching and witnessing the spectacular waterfalls at their fullest.
In Uganda, game viewing in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale National Park, and Murchison Falls National Park is excellent December through February and June through October. In November and March it is good, and it is fair in April and May.
Arrival at Entebbe airport and transfer to your accommodation nearby.
Lake Mburo a home of the impalas! After breakfast we will drive to Lake Mburo National Park. The park has a variety of animals such as leopard, zebra, impala, buffalo and over 300 bird species, many of which you will see on the afternoon game drive. Horseback safaris and boat trips on the lake are also available.
After breakfast on ougo for the game drive in the morning afternoon game drive or relax at this beautiful lodge. An afternoon boat is planned.
The beautiful lake Bunyonyi!
After relaxed breakfast, drive to Lake Bunyonyi, one of the deepest and most beautiful lakes in Africa. You will have time to relax, take a nature walk or go bird watching. You could try your hand at paddling a dugout canoe or go swimming in the hippo, croc and bilharzia-free waters. You can also visit the local community.
We’ll spend the morning at Lake Bunyonyi, where you will have time to relax, take a nature walk or go bird watching. You could try your hand at paddling a dugout canoe or go swimming in the hippo, croc and bilharzia-free waters. In the afternoon, we transfer by road to Kisoro.
Day two’s focus is all about Golden Monkeys. We’ll go into Mgahinga National Park for Golden Monkey tracking, and you will be humbled by these primates of the Virunga Ranges. In the afternoon you can relax at the lodge or you can opt to visit the indigenous Batwa people on a community walk.
Then it’s Mountain Gorilla Tracking Day!
Put on your walking shoes and take a sturdy walking stick, today is a once in a lifetime experience: Gorilla tracking! It is one of the best Ugandan travel experiences you can have. You will walk in the mountains, which can take between 2 and 6 hours depending on the distance of the gorillas.
After an early morning breakfast, we drive from Kisoro to Bunyaruguru.
In the morning you will be hiking off the beaten track, through the jungle in search of chimpanzees.
Once you find them, it will be a fascinating experience as you watch them play, feed and swing through the trees, which is highly entertaining. Later we transfer to Entebbe.
Enjoy the last day of your Ugandan tour in Entebbe and the surrounding area. Depending on your flight time,there are optional activities: we can head into the Mabamba Swamp in search of the shy shoebill, visit the Botanical Gardens or spend some time on the beaches of Lake Victoria. After a farewell dinner (maybe some famous Lake Victoria grilled fish) and drinks, we will drop you at the airport for your flight home. As your plane takes off, we hope you are already starting to plan your next African safari adventure!
Our tailor-made trips are designed to offer you the best possible value to make your East African safari experience a memorable one. As a boutique tour operator, we are happy to personalise your trip budget and package according to your needs.
Please treat all pricing as a guide only, as customisations made to this itinerary, style of travel, and number of guests may raise or lower the overall cost. All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Single supplements may apply.
To shorten some of the longer distances (6-7 hours) at the beginning or at the end of your tour activities, which normally ends far away from Entebbe International Airport, we can arrange a flight to connect to the airport quickly for your scheduled return flight. Also, during your tour there may be long journey times, it is possible to fly between the national parks. We are also happy to arrange this.
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