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18 Days Uganda Safari detailed Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival 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.

Optional extension: visit the Rhinos in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary:
You arrive in Entebbe the day before and travel the next day to Ziwa. Here you will go in search of the white rhinoceroses together with a ranger. You spend the night in Ziwa and you will be picked up the next morning, after which you will travel to Kidepo together with the other participants of the trip.

Day 2 Entebbe – Kidepo Valley National Park

On this day of your 18 Days Uganda Safari, we leave for a long but beautiful trip to Kidepo Valley National Park . This park is located in the far northeast of Uganda. In the afternoon we reach our accommodation Kidepo Savannah Lodge . This is where you will stay for the next few nights.

  • About 10 hours drive
  • Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Kidepo Savannah Lodge
5 Days Sipi Falls and Pian Upe Game Reserve safari

Day 3 & 4 Kidepo Valley National Park

The next few days will be devoted to game drives, a walking safari and a trip to the Kanangorok Hot Springs. You will also visit a Karamojong village (manyatta).

  • Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Day 5. Kidepo Valley – Murchison Falls National Park

On day 5 of this 18 Days Uganda Safari, we travel further through the beautiful and still authentic northern Uganda. The next destination is Murchison Falls National Park . Here too you will stay in one of our own accommodations, namely Fort Murchison . You have a beautiful view of the Albert Nile and there is also a swimming pool.

  • About 7 hours drive
  • Murchison Falls National Park
  • Fort Murchison

Day 6. Murchison Falls National Park

The day begins with a game drive in Murchison Falls National Park , followed by a boat trip on the Victoria Nile. You sail to the 45 meter high Murchison Falls. After the boat trip you drive game driving back to Fort Murchison .

  • Murchison Falls National Park
  • Fort Murchison

Day 7. Murchison Falls National Park

Entrance Fees for Murchison Falls National Park

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

  • Murchison Falls National Park
  • Fort Murchison

Day 8. Murchison Falls National Park – Kibale Forest

Today you leave for the primate center of Uganda, namely Kibale Forest . After lunch in Fort Portal we drive on to Kibale Forest Camp . This property is located on the edge of the national park.

  • About 10 hours drive
  • Kibale National Park
  • Kibale Forest Camp

Day 9 Kibale Forest National Park

Depending on the availability of the permits, you will have a Chimpanzee Tracking in the morning or in the afternoon. You will be accompanied by rangers in search of one of our closest relatives, namely the chimpanzee. You also make the Bigodi Swamp Walk before or after the Chimpanzee Tracking. This is a beautiful walk through a papyrus swamp and agricultural area. There is a good chance that you will also see many small monkey species here.

In deviation from the normal day program, it is also possible to follow chimpanzees for a whole day. You do this Chimpanzee Habituation Experience together with a group of researchers and a ‘habituation team’ if permits are available. However, participating in this activity will void the Chimpanzee Tracking and the Bigodi Swamp Walk.

  • Kibale National Park
  • Kibale Forest Camp

Day 10 Kibale Forest – Queen Elizabeth National Park

We depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park , passing the equator on the way. While game driven we then reach our accommodation The Bush Lodge . This is your accommodation for the coming nights.

It is possible to make an extra chimp walk here on day 10 (afternoon) or day 11 (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.

  • About 5 hours drive
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • The Bush Lodge

Day 11 & 12 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Tree Climbing Lions of Ishasha

This morning we start with a game drive and in the afternoon you take a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel and the following day will be in Ishasha sector for trying to find the tree climbing lions of ishasha

Day 13 Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi

On this day of the 18 Days Uganda Safari, we leave Queen Elizabeth National Park and depart for Kisoro . During the trip we pass Lake Bunyonyi and you also have a beautiful view of the Virunga massif. This is a chain of volcanoes located in Rwanda , Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. You will spend the night at Gorilla Valley Lodge . 

After lunch you can also take a 14 km walk. 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 above the lake. This is subject to change, because it must fit within the time schedule. You must also pre-register for this activity.

  • About 7 hours drive
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Bakiga lodge

Day 14 & 15 Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

The day you’ve probably been looking forward to for a long time. This is the highlight of your 18 Days Uganda Safari. Today you are going to meet the mountain gorillas ! In groups of a maximum of eight people, you will go in search of the ‘ gentle giants ‘ accompanied by rangers . Once you have found them, you may stay with them for an hour. You can then spend the rest of the day as you wish.

18 Days Uganda SafariWe recommend hiring a porter for about $20. You support the local population and with a helping hand you can quickly reach the mountain gorillas. Depending on the availability of the gorilla permits, the Gorilla Tracking is on the 14th or 15th day. In deviation from the day program it is also possible to do the Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. For four hours you will follow a not yet fully habituated mountain gorilla family with a group of researchers and a ‘habituation team. This is subject to the availability of permits. However, participating in this activity will void the default Gorilla Tracking.

Thanks to our excellent contacts in Uganda, we can buy gorilla permits for the standard Gorilla Tracking in advance. If there are no more permits available, you can cancel the trip free of charge. On the other day you have a ‘free’ day that you can fill in as you wish. For example, you can enjoy the beautiful view from Gorilla Valley Lodge .  However, you can also book one or more activities.

Check out the optional activities in and around Kisoro

  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Gorilla Valley Lodge

Day 16 Kisoro/Bwindi – Lake Mburo National Park

Today we leave for Lake Mburo National Park . After lunch at the Igongo Cultural Center we arrive at your place to sleep, Mburo Eagles Nest . This accommodation is beautifully situated on a hill on the edge of the park.

  • About 8 hours drive
  • Lake Mburo National Park
  • Mburo Eagles Nest

Day 17 Lake Mburo National Park

We spend the whole day in Lake Mburo National Park . In addition to a game drive, you will also take a boat trip on Lake Mburo and a walking safari accompanied by a ranger.

  • Lake Mburo National Park
  • Mburo Eagles Nest

Day 18 Lake Mburo National Park – Entebbe

This is the last day of your 18 Days Uganda Safari. After breakfast we drive for about 5 hours to Entebbe , where the Airport Guesthouse awaits you. Along the way we also stop at the equator for lunch. There is also an opportunity to view the souvenir shops here.

After dinner at the Airport Guesthouse , you will be transferred to the Entebbe International Airport for the return flight.

  • About 5 hours drive
  • Airport Guesthouse Entebbe

This will mark the end of your 18 Days Uganda Safari

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