A 15-day Uganda safari tour through the Pearl of Africa that covers both the must-see western region and the undiscovered eastern gems. Experience the country’s most beautiful national parks, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, as well as cultural exchanges, coffee tastings, and much more. Then head to the plains and savannahs to meet elephants, zebras, giraffes, and other spectacular animals.
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.
For Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda’s northernmost park, wildlife viewing is better from September through May – the area’s dry season – as animals head for reliable water sources. From April through August, there is still a decent amount of wildlife and it’s the best period of the year for birding.
Arrival at Entebbe airport and transfer to your accommodation nearby.
For your day in Entebbe, you’ll enjoy a boat ride in Mabama as you look for the Shoebill. Then the next day head to Jinja to visit the source of the Nile in the afternoon and take a relaxing walk around the wild waters of the Nile.
Today we’ll drive to the Sipi Waterfalls where you can enjoy a view of the falls in the evening. If time permits, you can also explore the Sipi Falls communities where you can join a coffee tour and enjoy a traditional dance later in the evening.
We’re heading north to one of the most beautiful national parks in Africa, Kidepo Valley National Park. Your time in the area will include game drives, as Kidepo Valley National Park is known as the most magnificent national park in Uganda and is considered one of the best wildlife areas in Africa. It is home to 86 species of mammals and offers you the opportunity to search for ostriches, cheetahs, lions, elephants, zebras, buffalos, various antelope species and much more!
You’ll also head out into the communities surrounding this great national park and enjoy learning about all sorts of cultural practices within these communities.
After breakfast drive to Murchison falls National Park for overnight Stay. This drive will take you 4 to 5 hours’ drive to Gulu town from where we shall have lunch and after proceed for about three more hours to Murchison falls National.
The time in Murchison Falls National Park will include n early morning game drive and a relaxing afternoon boat cruise on the Victoria Nile, where you will encounter animals congregating on the banks and an abundance of crocodiles and hippos. You will see the thundering waterfall plunge 40 metres.
After a relaxed breakfast, go for chimpanzee tracking in the afternoon and relax at the lodge.
After breakfast, drive to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and track the rhinos and then continue to Kampala for dinner and overnight.
After a relaxed breakfast, go shopping and after a final meal with the Kikooko family, we take you to the airport in time for your flight.
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.
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