Ultimate Ugandan Wildlife Safari

See nature’s most fascinating creatures, chimpanzees and gorillas, in their natural habitat on this Ultimate Ugandan Wildlife Safari.

This Ultimate Ugandan Wildlife Safari travel package was designed for 3 friends who wanted to witness some of nature’s most fascinating creatures, the chimpanzee and gorilla, in their natural habitat. Therefore, we designed a trip with several lodges across Uganda to get the full African wildlife experience.

After arriving in Uganda, they rested at the modern and luxurious Karibu Guesthouse. This lovely bed and breakfast was a perfect place to relax and prepare for their wildlife safari adventure. The next day, they picked up their rental car and began their journey to Murchison Falls National Park, home to elephants, buffalo, lions, and leopards, as well as a large population of hippos and huge crocodiles. They spent 2 nights at Baker’s Lodge in stylish tented rooms open to the surrounding area. During their stay, they enjoyed day and night game drives and a boat excursion to Murchison Falls.

The following day, they made their way to Kyaninga Lodge, a luxury lodge nestled into the hillside overlooking the picturesque Lake Kyaninga. They enjoyed mountain bike excursions in the gorgeous forest surrounding the lodge and tranquil evenings on their deck taking in the lake and the Mountains of the Moon beyond.

Continuing their Ultimate Ugandan Wildlife Safari, they made their way to Kibale National Park, famous for its 1,500 chimpanzees and many other species of primates. After an unforgettable day spent tracking a troop of chimpanzees and watching these amazing creatures interact with each other, they ate a traditional Ugandan meal with a local community leader and spent the night at the luxurious Mweya Safari Lodge. Their next 2 days were spent exploring Queen Elizabeth National Park with game drives and boat excursions, with their evenings spent at Ishasha Wilderness Camp.

Next on their Ultimate Ugandan Wildlife Safari, they prepared for the ultimate adventure: gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. They spent a day tracking rare mountain gorillas in their natural habitat for a truly indescribable experience with nature. At night, they relaxed in their comfortable and secluded rooms at Gorilla Forest Camp.

Their Ultimate Ugandan Wildlife Safari ended with 2 nights in their luxury rooms at Mihingo Lodge overlooking the pristine Lake Mburo National Park. They were able to explore the surrounding savannah on foot, by boat, and on horseback to see the abundant wildlife, including hippos, crocodiles, and many beautiful water birds. Finally, their one of a kind wildlife safari came to an end and they were transferred to the airport to begin their trip home.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome to Uganda! Upon your arrival, you’ll be transferred to your accommodations at Karibu Guesthouse. This bed and breakfast offers lovely accommodation just 3 km from Carnival City and 20 minutes from the airport. Relax in your modern, stylishly furnished rooms to prepare for your Ultimate Ugandan Wildlife Safari.
Karibu Guesthouse

Day 2
This morning, pick up your rental car and begin your journey to Murchison Falls National Park, where your luxurious accommodations await at Baker’s Lodge. In Uganda’s largest national park, you’ll find elephants, buffalo, lions, and leopards, as well as a healthy population of hippos and huge crocodiles on the River Nile. Chimp trekking in nearby Budongo Forest is also available. Relax in your comfortable tented rooms overlooking the Nile.
Baker’s Lodge

Day 3
Immerse yourself in the amazing bushland of the area. Enjoy a half-day shared delta boat excursion to the base of the Murchison Falls, followed by afternoon and evening game drives.
Baker’s Lodge

Day 4
After breakfast, make your way to Kibale/Fort Portal and your wonderful accommodations at Kyaninga Lodge. Spend 2 fabulous nights at Kyaninga Lodge and enjoy the stunning backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the legendary Mountains of the Moon beyond.
Kyaninga Lodge

Day 5
Today is yours for the taking! Lounge on your deck overlooking the rainforest canopy, take a mountain bike excursion around the area, and enjoy delicious meals made with ingredients from Kyaninga’s garden.
Kyaninga Lodge

Day 6
After a scrumptious breakfast, get ready to go on an adventure like no other: chimp trekking! Kyaninga Lodge is less than an hour away from Kibale National Park, one of Africa’s premier destinations for chimpanzee tracking tours. The 795 square km of the park contain some of the continent’s most dense and varied rainforest and are home to 13 species of primates. The star attractions are the 1,500 chimpanzees, but the guided walks offer the opportunity to see rare red colobus and L’Hoest’s monkeys, as well as the olive baboon, grey-cheeked mangabey, blue monkeys, and bush babies. Following your trek, enjoy lunch at Tinka’s. Tinka is a prominent community leader in the Bigodi district. Receive a warm welcome into his home and enjoy a traditional Ugandan meal. After lunch, make your way to your accommodations at Mweya Safari Lodge. Spend the night in luxury surrounded by the gorgeous forests of Queen Elizabeth National Park and the spectacular Mountains of the Moon.
Mweya Safari Lodge

Day 7
Head out on an early morning game drive and discover the vast amounts of wildlife that can be found here. Afterward, enjoy a shared boat excursion before going to the Ishasha region, where your accommodations await you at Ishasha Wilderness Camp. Situated within the Southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the Ntungwe River, Ishasha Wilderness Camp is an idyllic retreat for people who truly enjoy the wilderness. Enjoy superb accommodation and services in this unspoiled area. Keep your eyes open for the famous tree climbing lions.
Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Day 8
Today will be spent on exciting and adventurous game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Don’t forget your camera!
Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Day 9
Spend the first part of your day enjoying more game drives and wildlife excursions. Afterward, make your way to Gorilla Forest Camp, where your luxurious tented accommodations await. Enjoy spectacular views of the lush Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. If you’re lucky, you may even see some mountain gorillas crossing the camp grounds!
Gorilla Forest Camp

Day 10
Up and at ’em! It’s time for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Learn all about this fascinating and beautiful species while immersing yourself in breathtaking surroundings.
Gorilla Forest Camp

Day 11
After breakfast, make your way to Lake Mburo, where your luxurious accommodations await at Mihingo Lodge. Enjoy this magical setting adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park with magnificent views over a vast savannah landscape and experience being at one with nature. After you’ve settled in, enjoy an afternoon game drive or horseback safari.
Mihingo Lodge

Day 12
Today is the last full day of your Ultimate Ugandan Wildlife Safari. Start your day with a guided bush walk followed by a boat trip on beautiful Lake Mburo. Keep your eyes open for the many intriguing animals that call this area home, including water birds like the finfoot and fish eagles. You’ll also see hippos, crocodiles, and other animals enjoy a dip in the lake.
Mihingo Lodge

Day 13
After a delicious breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport, where you’ll begin your journey home.

About this vacation
Cost Per Person

Does not include the cost of airfare

Based on
13 day stay
2 travelers

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