The Pearl of Africa – a breathtaking safari tour through the beauty of Uganda
The highlights of Uganda in 2 weeks
We support your individual arrival in Entebbe after we have assisted in selecting your flight. In Entebbe, you will be picked up and taken to your accommodation.
Day 1: After a good breakfast start in the direction of Murchinson Falls National Park, the largest (almost 4000sq km), oldest and most famous national park of Uganda. According to our guides MNP the top highlight of every Uganda travel.
En route you visit the Ziwa Rhino Wildlife Ranch and go on a game drive to watch the Rhinos. In addition to the Rhinos and other wildlife the Ranch consist of 250 different species of birds.
Day 2: The day starts early with a game drive through the Murchinson Falls National Park. You will meet elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, Rothshiel giraffes different species of antelopes and warthogs. You might be lucky and also detect chimpanzees, lions and leopards.
In the afternoon, you will take part at a boat safari on the Victoria Nile to the Murchinson Falls, that have given the park its name. On the way you can watch hippos, crocodiles and other animals, with a bit of luck, the rare and very shy shoebill stork and several other of the over 400 species of birds living here.
Day 3: Today you can relax. After an extensive breakfast you will continue to Kibale National Park, where another highlight is waiting for you. Enroute you can enjoy the view of the Albert lake, endless tea plantations and (depending on the weather) a wonderful sight of the Rwenzori Mountains. The journey leads through the Bugungu Wildlife Sanctuary.
Day 4: In the morning you will be given the opportunity to have a chimpanzee Walking Safari. Like the gorilla tracking a chimpanzee tracking is one of the highlights of any Uganda trip. There are a few groups of chimpanzees that have already been partly habituated. Besides the chimpaneeze 12 other primate species are waiting for you. Another special feature here are forest elephants.
In the afternoon you will enjoy a guided walk through the marshes of the Kibale NP, where you can observe the species-rich bird and butterfly world.
Day 5: Today you will be on a guided hike to the crater lakes of Kibale NP. The inner sides of the ancient volcanoes are mostly cultivated and offer a breathtaking sight.
In the afternoon you will proceed to the Rwenzori Mountains (5109m)
Day 6: Today you walk through the lower hills of the Rwenzori Mountains and enjoy nature and view. Alternatively you can take a rest in the logde.
In the afternoon we continue in the Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP). The almost 2000sq km large QENP is situated in the west of Uganda and is still very species-rich, despite the fact that the animal are regarded as threatened. There are many elephants, warthogs, buffalo herds. Sometimes one can even spot lions and leopards.
Day 7: In the morning, your guide takes you to a game drive through another part of the QENP. You will be surprised oft he large variety of landscapes Uganda and QENP offer: (savannah, scrubland, forests, marshes and lakes).
In the afternoon you will experience the impressive animal world from the waterside. A boat trip on the Kazinga Channel is one of the most stunning experiences in Uganda: hippos, buffaloes, elephants, crocodiles and many species of birds can be observed in a relaxed atmosphere and at close range.
Day 8: In the morning there will be another game drive to Yshasha, which is situated in the southern part of QENP. The famous tree lions live here. Only here you can see lions, that doze on trees during the day. If you are lucky you can discover several lions on one tree and take home wonderful photos and videos.
In the afternoon the tour goes on to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and towards The Highlight of your trip, a gorilla tracking in the volcanic mountains of southern Uganda.
Day 9: Your guide will take you to the meeting point early in the morning. They will provide you with more information and in a group to a maximum of 8 visitors you follow the footsteps of the Gorillas from their nightly nest to their current feeding place. An encounter with these gentle giants is one of the most impressive animal encounters in the world. From finding the gorillas there is one hour of time, to observe, to take pictures and videos and to enjoy.
For more information about this unique experience, please see our information on gorilla tracking.
Day 10: Drive to Lake Bunyoyi, which is the most beautiful freshwater lake in Uganda. Lake Bunyuonyi is about 1960 m above sea level and surrounded by cultivated hills, up to 2200m high. It is 25km long and 7km wide and encloses 29 islands. The name means “place of birds”. 200 different species of birds live here.
In the afternoon, you will take part enjoy a boat trip along the coast and islands.
Day 11: Continue to Kisoro. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to take a walk through the village.
Day 12/13 during these two days, you have several options to choose from:
- Golden Monkey tracking in Mghahinga National Park. The Golden Monkeys are one of the rarest primate species in the world, they are strongly threatened and live only here. They are small, lively and playful – and lovely to watch! It is never exactly sure where the groups are currently staying. Often the way also happens to be a bit steep or slippery. For this reason, we recommend to plan no further activities for that day.
- Another Gorilla tracking in Mghahinga National Park in a different vegetation and a different composition of the gorilla family. It is never exactly sure where the groups are currently staying. Often the way also happens to be a bit steep or slippery. For this reason, we recommend to plan, no further activities for that day.
- Visit an organic coffee farm. There you will learn about the whole process from planting to the roasting of coffee incl. Coffee tasting of fresh hand roeasted coffee. You will also learn about the production of organic fertilizers and biopesticides . The side-by-side growing of banana, mango, avocado and coffee plant is a model for sustainable cultivation. (Duration approx. 2-3 hours)
- You will learn about the village and community life in a “living museum”. You can watch and take part in the village life, incl. brewing beer, market events, wedding celebration and homecooking.( Duration: approximately 2 -3 hours)
- Batwa Trail and Garama Cave. This cave is about 340m long and used by the Pygmy tribes established earlier for their protection and as a place for their ceremonies. The trail shows the everyday life of this ancient tribe incl. their food, medicine and culture. (Full Day Tour)
Day 14: Travel to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, through the beautiful volcanic landscapes of Uganda and Rwanda. Depending on the departure time of your flight, you can visit the Genocide Museum, the great remarkable market in Rwanda and the Palace before your guide takes you to the international airport of Kigali (Rwanda).