20 Days Discover Uganda Safaris Tours

This 20 Days Discover Uganda Safaris Tours takes you through the most exciting national parks in Uganda, including Kidepo, Murchison Falls, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable, and Mgahinga. This journey includes wildlife encounters in the national parks of Queen Elizabeth, Kidepo, and Murchison Falls, which are home to a variety of animals including tree climbing lions. A destination for primates, it includes the national parks of Mgahinga for golden monkey trekking, Bwindi for mountain gorilla trekking, and Kibale for chimpanzee trekking. Other locations include Lake Bunyonyi, which is the deepest lake in Africa, and Jinja, where you may enjoy the Nile’s water. This reserve, which comes in at a close second in size to Murchison Falls Reserve, is teeming with uncommon wildlife species. There are exciting attractions to see in Kampala, where the journey begins and ends. If you prefer not to travel large distances, you can take domestic flights instead. For instance, on the final day, drive for 9 hours from Lake Bunyonyi to Entebbe and then spend the remaining days relaxing at Ssesse Island.

20 Days Discover Uganda Safaris Tours highlights

Day 1: Arrival – Hotel

Day 2: Transfer to Kitgum/Gulu

Day 3: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park – Evening game drive

Day 4: Full day game drive – Narus valley and Kidepo valley

Day 5: Climb Mount Morungole to visit the IK tribe (4hrs up, 2hrs down)

Day 6: Transfer for Murchison Falls National Park (7-8 hours)

Day 7: Game drive and launch cruise

Day 8: Top of the falls – Ziwa rhino tracking

Day 9: Transfer to Kibale National Park – Bigodi wetland Visit

Day 10: Chimpanzee habituation experience

Day 11: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 12: Gorilla trekking experience

Day 13: Batwa Cultural tour – transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 14: Full Day Lake Bunyonyi – Boat trip

Day 15: Another day in Lake Bunyonyi

Day 16: Transfer to Entebbe

Day 17: Transfer to Ssesse Islands

Day 18: Full day Ssesse islands

Day 19: Another day in Ssesse Islands

Day 20: Departure

Detailed Safari

Day 1: Arrival – Hotel

Arriving at Entebbe Airport, you will be met and taken to your pre-arranged hotel for relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay at Via Via Guesthouse for low-cost accommodations, Best Western Garden Hotel for mid-range accommodations, or Protea Entebbe Hotel for upscale accommodations.

Day 2: Transfer to Kitgum/Gulu

Given that the trip would take between 12 and 13 hours, you will be picked up at 7:00 am and should leave early for Gulu town. The Kidepo National Park is located in northeastern Uganda, bordering South Sudan to the north and Kenya to the east. Driving straight to the park can be very exhausting, therefore it is often necessary to stop in Gulu and continue the next day. Enjoy lunch en route, then continue to Gulu town where you will arrive in the late afternoon. Boma Gulu Hotel/Church Hill Gulu Hotel: Dinner and overnight

Day 3: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park – Evening game drive

You will take our final trek to Kidepo Valley National Park on the second day of your safari. After a nice cup of coffee or tea, get ready to drive for three to four hours to Kidepo National Park. Once there, go on a game drive in Kidepo Valley in hopes of spotting buffalo, zebras, elephants, giraffes, hyenas, and cheetahs. While on your game drive, you can stop whenever you like to enjoy a leisurely pace and be sure to get memorable photo opportunities.
Go back to the lodge and take your time observing the wilderness that evening. Dinner and overnight accommodations at Kidepo Savannah Lodge, a non-self-contained, cheap option, or Apoka Safari Lodge, a premium option

Day 4: Full day game drive – Narus valley and Kidepo valley

Wake up early and arrange to go on a morning wildlife drive in Narus Valley on the fourth day of the 20 Days Discover Uganda Safaris Tours. The morning wildlife drive in Narus valley will be followed by a bush breakfast before you continue your trip in the savannah plains of Kidepo national park. The big 4 game, which include lions, elephants, leopards, and buffaloes, are frequently seen in this region. If you’re fortunate, you might also see cheetahs and hyenas. Kobs, Oribi, Zebras, and giraffes are a few other animals that can be seen. Lunch at the lodge should be taken.

Connect later in the day for a second game drive in the Kidepo valley. The Ostrich birds and other animals can be found in this location, which is farther away. This region is nearer to Uganda’s border with South Sudan. A stop at Kanangorok’s hot springs is also planned for you before you head back to your lodging. Enjoy your free time for the remainder of the evening. Dinner and an overnight stay at the inn are included.

Day 5: Climb Mount Morungole to visit the IK tribe (4hrs up, 2hrs down)

Drive to Mount Morungole’s starting site in the far northern slopes of Karamoja after breakfast. The IK, Uganda’s smallest tribe, are found in this region. The IK people used to reside in what is now Kidepo National Park, but they were relocated once the region was declared a national park. A population of IK people presently resides atop the ridges of Mount Morungole. Visitors gain a remarkable understanding of the distinctive African tribe/culture by visiting the IK people. You’ll also appreciate the breathtaking surroundings; the higher you go up, the more breathtaking the views get of the valleys below, the Eastern Rift Valley in Kenya, and southern Sudan. After the walk, travel to the Kaabong Resort hotel to check-in and check-out for the evening.

IK Individuals

Day 6: Transfer for Murchison Falls National Park (7-8 hours)

On the 6th day of your 20 Days Discover Uganda Safaris Tours, After an early breakfast, leave for Murchison Falls Park, stopping in Gulu town for lunch. Enter the park after that link to your lodge by a game drive. Depending on your budget, you can have dinner and spend the night at Heritage Safari Lodge, Twiga Safari Lodge, or Nile Safari Lodge.

Day 7: Game drive and launch cruise

You will embark on a morning wildlife drive following an early breakfast at the lodge. Depending on the animals present, the activity lasts between three and five hours. Animals you might see include elephants, Rothschild giraffes, buffaloes, lions, Hartebeest, Uganda Kobs, oribis, and waterbucks.

You will return to the lodge for lunch following the game drive. Go on a launch ride up the Nile at 2 o’clock in the afternoon for an exhilarating panoramic view of the base of the impressive Murchison Falls. You will see crocodiles, hippos, and birds like kingfishers, cormorants, and bee-eaters along the river banks while you cruise. While taking shots, you will spend time admiring the falls at the bottom. Return to the lodge for some downtime, supper, and overnight accommodation.

Day 8: Top of the falls – Ziwa rhino sanctuary

Following breakfast at the lodge, travel to the top of the impressive Murchison Falls to take in the views from several vantage points. After that, connect for lunch before continuing to the Ziwa rhino reserve for a 2-hour rhino trekking excursion. Continue checking in at the lodge you’ve reserved. Eat dinner and spend the night there at Amuka Safari Lodge or Ziwa Guesthouse.

Day 9: Transfer to Kibale National Park – Bigodi wetland Visit

After breakfast, set out for Kibale National Park, one of the top safari locations in Africa for chimpanzee tracking. After arriving and eating lunch, visit Bigodi wetlands for a nature walk. Return to the resort later in the evening for leisure, dinner, and an overnight stay on a full-board basis at the chimpanzee guesthouse for mid-range accommodations, the Isunga resort for luxury accommodations, or the Chumpundu Safari Lodge for luxury accommodations.

Day 10: Chimpanzee habituation experience

Have breakfast very early on the tenth day of your 20 Days Discover Uganda Safaris Tours, then head to the park headquarters for a briefing about the critically endangered chimpanzees. Later, with the assistance of a park ranger and your tracking equipment, packed water, and snacks, enter the bush. This day-long excursion takes place outdoors. You will spend 4 hours seeing the primates after locating them, observing their behavior, and taking pictures. After tracking, head back to the resort to unwind. Dinner and overnight stay at as mentioned

20 Days Discover Uganda Safaris Tours
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Day 11: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Start your travel to Bwindi forest very early in the morning from the lodge. It takes 7-8 hours to drive around the Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth National Park, including a lunch break. Depending on your budget, you can have dinner and spend the night at Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Buhoma Haven Lodge, or Mahongany Springs Lodge.

Day 12: Gorilla trekking experience

After a leisurely early breakfast, proceed to the park’s administrative center for a briefing before beginning your gorilla-tracking expedition. A moving and privileged experience is discovering gorillas hidden in the foliage after trekking across the high, heavily forested hills. Gorilla tracking in the Bwindi forest requires endurance and can frequently consume the most of the day. You will spend an hour with the gorillas before returning to your meeting location with the driver-guide. Return to the inn to unwind and also

Day 13: Batwa Cultural tour – transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

On the 12th day of your 20 Days Discover Uganda Safaris Tours, Connect for the Batwa cultural event after breakfast to discover more about the Ugandan Batwa people and to enjoy their music and dance. After lunch, travel to Lake Bunyonyi to enjoy the views of Kabale’s undulating hills. The lake, which has a depth between 44 and 900 meters and a width of between 7 to 25 kilometers, is situated in southwest Uganda, close to the Rwandan border, between the towns of Kisoro and Kabale. It is thought to be the second-deepest lake in Africa. The driver will go slowly so you may take shots of the area’s undulating hills. Depending on your budget, you can have dinner and spend the night at Lake Bunyonyi Overland Lodge, Bunyonyi Eco-Lodge, or Bunyonyi BirdNest Lodge.

Day 14: Full Day Lake Bunyonyi – Boat trip

Connect for a boat ride or canoe paddle to tour the main islands, which include the settlement, of Lake Bunyonyi after eating breakfast. The lake has various islands that offer beautiful views of the surrounding hills. You will enjoy learning about the fascinating history of the lake’s islands. A nature hike and zip lining on Lake Bunyonyi are optional activities.Dinner and an overnight stay at the inn are included.

Day 15: Transfer to Entebbe

You will have breakfast on the fifteenth day of your 20 Days Discover Uganda and then travel back to Kampala with a stop in Mbarara town for lunch. Continue to Entebbe and arrive there in the afternoon. Drop-off at your Entebbe hotel, dinner, and overnight stay at Via Via Guesthouse for a more affordable option, Best Western Garden Hotel for a more expensive option, or Protea Entebbe Hotel for a more upscale option.

Day 16: Transfer to Ssesse Islands

After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will pick you up early that afternoon to take you to the Ssesse Islands. Check out of the hotel and bring a packed lunch so you may travel to Nakiwogo, where the ferry to the Ssese islands docks, by 2 o’clock, and connect there. The ferry leaves at a specific time of 2 pm, and it takes three to four hours to get to Lutoboka Bay on Bugala Island. One of the most intriguing places to unwind is the Ssesse Islands.

As you approach Kalangala on the ferry, you will be able to capture pictures of the lake, fishing activities, several islands, the breeze from the lake, various bird species, and a variety of other events. After touching down, make the connection to your hotel, then unwind by spending the day by Lake Victoria’s waterside. Return for dinner and an overnight stay at the Victoria Nile Resort for luxury, Brovod Sand Hotel for midrange, or Ssese Island Beach Hotel for budget.

Day 17: Full day Ssesse islands

Take a boat journey to some of the islands, such as the Bukasa, Buggala, Buvuma, and Banda, which are well-known for having fun excursions, after enjoying a great breakfast. After lunch, head back to your accommodation and spend the afternoon at your leisure swimming, mountain biking, sunbathing at the beach, etc. Prior to sunset, return to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 18: Another day in Ssesse Islands

After waking up to a cup of tea, spend the day seeing some of the islands’ intriguing locations at your leisure. Meals and a night at the hotel as mentioned above

Day 19: Return to Entebbe – Entebbe excursions

Take the scheduled 6 a.m. ferry from Ssesse Island to Entebbe, where you can spend the rest of the day at leisure or visit optional locations of your choosing, such as the Uganda Zoo and the Botanical Gardens, or take a self-guided tour of the Entebbe Beach. For a low cost, have dinner and spend the night at the Via Via Guesthouse or Best Western Garden hotel.

Day 20: Departure

The final day of your 20 Days Discover Safaris Tours includes breakfast, hotel check-out, and transportation to the Entebbe airport for your return departure.

End of the Discover Safaris Tours

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