14 Days Best of Uganda

Explore the savannas of Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls and the rain forests of Kibale and Bwindi.

14 Days, 13 Nights

Book Tour Print Itinerary

  • Arrival in Entebbe
  • Safari walk to the rhinos / To Murchison Falls
  • Game drive and boat safari in Murchison Falls N.P.
  • Delta Boat safari and game drive in Murchison Falls N.P.
  • To Fort Portal/ Kibale Forest
  • Chimpanzee tracking & Swamp walk
  • Private boat Safari in Queen Elizabeth N.P.
  • Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi
  • Gorilla Tracking
  • The Batwa Trail
  • Bwindi National Park – Lake Bunyonyi
  • Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo N.P.
  • Lake Mburo – Kampala
Arrival at Entebbe International Airport

Meal Plan: Dinner

Journey Time: 2 hours

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Arrival at Entebbe International Airport

On arrival at Entebbe Airport, you will be picked by a representative of Terrace Safaris and transferred to your accommodation in Entebbe.


Entebbe – Murchison Falls National Park

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Journey Time: 7 hours

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Entebbe – Murchison Falls National Park

Today we will depart for the most beautiful protected area in Uganda: Covering an area of over 3,840 km², Murchison Falls National Park is the largest conservation area in Uganda. The park’s name derives from its famous waterfall: the mighty Murchison Falls. The Nile River divides the park into its north and south sections. At the spectacular Murchison Falls the world's longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Enroute we will make a stop at Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary, home to the only wild rhinos in Uganda. The reserve was created to reintroduce rhinos to the country which have been extinct since 1982. Together with a guide you will track the rhinos and observe them in their habitat at a very close and safe distance. After this activity we shall continue to Murchison Falls.


Murchison Falls National Park

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Journey Time: 8 hours

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Murchison Falls National Park

After an early breakfast we start the day with a game drive on the northern bank of the Nile, with chances of seeing giraffes, elephants, lions, hartebeest and different species of birds. In the afternoon you will make a private boat safari up the Nile River to Murchison Falls. Carefully watched by crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds, monkeys and all the other thirsty wildlife that the Nile attracts, you will reach the base of the 43-meter high Falls which approaches you with a thunderous sound. Upon arriving at the base of the falls you will have the option (not inclusive) of taking a tough hike (about 50 minutes) to the top, from where you have a perfect view of the impressive falls. Covering an area of 3,840 km², Murchison Falls National Park is the largest conservation area in Uganda. The park's name derives from its famous waterfall; the mighty Murchison Falls!


Murchison Falls – Kibale Forest National Park

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Journey Time: 8 hours

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Murchison Falls – Kibale Forest National Park

We depart Murchison Falls and head towards Fort Portal. This long journey will be rewarded with stunning views while you pass small villages and local markets. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon” and is famous for the many tea plantations. From this lovely town we will continue to the dense forest of Kibale National Park.


Kibale Forest & Bigodi Swamp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Journey Time: 8 hours

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Kibale Forest & Bigodi Swamp

After breakfast, we shall head to the Information center for debriefing before heading out for an amazing experience. Today the forest opens its doors for a sensational Chimpanzee tracking. Kibale Forest is reputable of having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzee, red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus monkey and many others. . After a hearty lunch we transfer to the Bigodi Swamp for another, a totally different nature walk. The Bigodi Swamp Walk is an initiative of the local community and is known for its rich diversity of birds and primates. Your swamp walk (2-3 hours) will take you through grassland, small communities and some beautiful scenery, where the locals are likely to greet you with enthusiastic waves. It is usual to spot three to four different primate species during this walk, though the highlight is catching a glimpse of the great blue turaco!


Kibale Forest – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Journey Time: 7 hours

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Kibale Forest – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today you can enjoy the majestic Rwenzori Mountains in its full glory! Have a guided walk at the foothills of the mountains and learn about the local culture firsthand. After this hike we calmly transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Queen Elizabeth is Uganda’s second largest park, located at the base of the majestic Rwenzori Mountain range, adjacent to Lake Edward and Lake George.


Queen Elizabeth National Park

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Journey Time: 7 hours

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Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, we shall head to the wild for a morning game drive and head to the mating ground of the Uganda Kobs. We search for lions, elephants, buffaloes and other wild animals in their natural habitat before returning for lunch. In the afternoon we take on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. Thanks to the abundant birdlife that is sighted, and the elephants, buffaloes and hundreds of hippos that are cooling off at the shores, this cruise will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari.


Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Journey Time: 8 hours

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Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi

After an early breakfast, we shall head to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest through the Southern part of Queen Elizabeth. We shall stop in Ishasha to search for the famous Tree Climbing lions only found in two places in the world: Queen Elizabeth in Uganda and Lake Manyara in Tanzania. After this experience, we shall proceed to Bwindi arriving later in the afternoon ready for dinner and relaxing.


Gorilla tracking

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Journey Time: 2-9 hours

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Gorilla tracking

Today is the Big Day for meeting the Gentle Giants-Gorillas. Especially hikers will love the tracking in the beautiful ecosystem of the park. After our breakfast, we shall head to the information center for debriefing by the Park Rangers. Expect to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. But it will definitely be worthwhile as you observe them closely while they eat, play and rest. A unique and unforgettable experience!


The Batwa (pygmies) Trail

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Journey Time: 2-4 hours

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The Batwa (pygmies) Trail

Although Bwindi is mainly known for the gorillas it has a lot more to offer. Today you will enjoy the Batwa (pygmies) Experience, a firsthand introduction to one of the most unique cultures worldwide. The Batwa pygmies are a forest people displaced from the rain forest they shared with mountain gorillas. This experience will give you the opportunity to learn more about their age old culture while you enjoy a hike with the Batwa guides, see how they lived and hunted, hear ancient legends and learn about medical plants. The revenue generated from these activities directly benefits the Batwa to strengthen their community.


Bwindi National Park – Lake Bunyonyi

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Journey Time: 4 hours

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Bwindi National Park – Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast we depart to Lake Bunyonyi, the second deepest lake in Africa. Relax, take a swim or go for a canoe trip while you watch the beautiful sunset. On our way we should be able to view the beautiful scenery between Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi in areas of Rubanda District


Lake Bunyonyi – L. Mburo

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Journey Time: 8 hours

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Lake Bunyonyi – L. Mburo

After a calm breakfast we depart the beautiful lake and head to Lake Mburo National Park. We shall go for a boat and an evening game drive.


Lake Mburo – Kampala

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Journey Time: 8 hours

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Lake Mburo – Kampala

In the morning, we shall all go for a forest walk in the Park. When we return, we shall have a hefty breakfast and thereafter, head out of the park to Kampala.


Departure

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Journey Time: 1-2 hours

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Departure

Enriched with an experience of a lifetime and unforgettable memories you will say goodbye to the Pearl of Africa. In time you will be transferred to Entebbe Airport for your international flight.


What's Included

  • Transport in a 4wd safari vehicle
  • An English speaking guide
  • Accommodation for 13 nights on full board
  • Bottled drinking Water enroute
  • A visit to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • A boat ride on Lake Mburo
  • A boat cruise on Kazinga channel
  • A boat cruise on River Nile
  • Boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi
  • A game drive in Murchison and Queen Elizabeth
  • A game drive in Ishasha sector
  • A game drive in Lake Mburo National Park
  • A bush walk in Lake Mburo National park
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person
  • 1 Chimpanzee tracking permit per person
  • Batwa trail
  • Hike to the top of the falls
  • Park entry fees

What's Not Included

  • Flight charges
  • Visa fees
  • Activities that are not included in the itinerary
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation
  • Beverages other than mineral water in the vehicle
  • Tips to the guide
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • souvenirs and all other expenses of personal nature

Category Minimum No. People Amount Currency
Group Tour 8 2973 Dollars

Optional: Chimpanzee Habituation tracking: At an additional fee of only $70 us dollar per person, you do the chimpanzee habituation tracking instead of the regular chimpanzee tracking. This will take all day and you will be 100% sure to have a very close encounter with your closest relatives. Book this in time because only 6 persons per day are allowed to go. Your swamp walk can be postponed to the next morning.

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