15 Days Roundup Uganda Safari : Uganda is a bunch of vast savannahs, rainforests, wilderness game reserves, scenic landscapes, and beautiful weather. This is the reason we prearranged this somewhat long safari to allow you to explore more of the Pearl of Africa. The 15 Day Uganda Adventure tour takes you to Sipi, Pian Upe Game Reserve, Kidepo Valley National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth national park, and Bwindi. The safari will start and end in Entebbe or Kampala.
The safari highlights include the Sipi Falls hike, abseiling, gorilla trekking, chimp tracking, hiking, nature walks, game drives, boat cruises, and community visits.
Day 1: Arrival at the airport, pick up, and transfer to hotel in Entebbe or Kampala
On your day of arrival in Uganda, our company representative will wait for you at the airport, receive you, and transfer you to your booked hotel in Entebbe or Kampala. Before he leaves, he will give a briefing on the safari more so the program for the next day.
You will have your dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2. Transfer to Kapchorwa, Sipi falls via Jinja
After having breakfast, you will meet your safari driver and set off to Kapchorwa in eastern Uganda. The journey will take you through Mabira forest and the great Jinja city where you will have a boat cruise to the source of the Nile after which you will have lunch and proceed to Sipi. You will arrive in Kapchorwa in the evening. Check-in at the lodge and freshen. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful views of the scenery. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 3: Hike to Sipi Falls, Abseiling, and a community walk
Your morning activity will be a hike to Sipi Falls. It will take you through coffee farms where you might find the locals doing some garden activities. Then proceed and hike to the beautiful falls for scenic viewing and photo moments as the water thrillingly splashes over. You will also face your fears when you abseil just beside the Sipi waterfalls, an experience you ought not to miss while on this Uganda adventure tour. After having lunch at the lodge, you will relax and later on head out for a guided community walk in the evening. This will involve taking part in the preparation of and taking organically made coffee. It gives an incredible taste. On return to the lodge, you will freshen up and relax.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 4. Transfer to Pian Upe
Check out of the lodge after breakfast and set off to Pian Upe Game Reserve. The journey takes about 4 hours. You will have lunch on arrival at your booked lodge. Later on in the evening, you will head out for an evening game drive. You might spot some of the reserve’s wildlife such as the Uganda kobs, waterbucks, Klipspringers, buffaloes, Gunther’s Dik Dik, National Park, and the oribi among others. It is home to cheetahs and on a lucky day, nature may bring them out for you to watch.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 5: Morning game drive and transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park
An early morning game drive will give us a chance to see more of the park’s wonderous treasures including wildlife such as lions, cheetahs, antelopes, birds like the ostriches, and then the clear views of the unspoiled fascinating landscape.
After the 4-5 hours game drive, you will set off to Kidepo Valley National Park, have an en route lunch in Moroto, and access Kidepo through the southern part. You will arrive in the evening. Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Kidepo.
Day 6: Morning game drive and Karamojong cultural experience
Another day to go and look out for wild animals. The day starts early morning with breakfast and you will drive to the vast plains of Kidepo. From the wildlife to the landscape, Kidepo is an interesting safari destination unique from most of Uganda’s parks. Animals can be seen from a distance because of the open plains, hills are watched at a glance and the weather is just perfect for scenic viewing. Animals commonly seen that we may also spot include elephants, buffaloes, zebras, Eland, Oribi, Jackson’s Hartebeest, and the klipspringer. We may also spot predators such as lions and cheetahs. after the game drive, you will return to the lodge and relax. Later on, have lunch and drive to the Karamojong homesteads for a cultural experience. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 7: Hiking Mount Morungole for a tour of the IK community
The IK is the smallest tribe in Uganda. They are the main settlers on Mt. Morungole and are believed to have migrated from Ethiopia to Kenya and later to Northern Uganda. Your hike allows you to meet this group of people who were cattle keepers but lost their cattle to the Karamojongs during cattle raiding. They still live a typical ancient life and have not embraced civilization. You will see how they live their day-to-day lives in the mountains and be entertained by their stories, cultural dances, and music. Remember to carry your camera to capture the captivating views of the park while up on the mountain.
Return to the lodge, have lunch, and relax. You may go for one more game drive for a chance to see animals that you did not see in the last drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 8: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
You will spend this day on the road as you transfer from Kidepo to Murchison Falls National Park: check out after breakfast and set off to Uganda’s biggest national park. En enroute lunch and arrive at the park in the evening. Check in at the lodge, freshen up, and enjoy the new fresh breath and tranquility.
Day 9: Game drive and boat cruise
Right after an early morning breakfast, you will head out for a game drive in the northern part of Murchison Falls National Park. Some of the animals that you may encounter are the hippos as they return to the water. Then grazers including herds of buffaloes, Uganda kobs, and Jackson’s Hartebeests are common. The giraffe population is somewhat small but at least often seen. You will have a chance to see predators including lions, leopards and hyenas. Savannah birds are also present with the Abyssinian hornbill being a common sight.
After the game drive, you will return to the lodge, later on, have lunch, and go for the afternoon boat cruise on the Nile. The boat cruise to the bottom of the falls takes us to where the water of the Victoria Nile pours after penetrating through the 7m gorge, a thrilling site that you ought not to miss while at the park. It also exposes you to different wildlife including hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species. At the end of the launch cruise, your safari driver will drive you to the top of the falls; a scenic site with thundering loud waterfalls.
You will get back to the lodge in the evening.
Day 10: Transfer to Kibale National Park
When you wake up in the morning, you will pack all your luggage and check out. Set off to Kibale National Park via Hoima. En route, you will enjoy views of the scenic Rift Valley escarpment, have lunch in one of the towns, and arrive at your lodge in Kibale in the evening. Check-in, have dinner, relax, and later rest overnight.
Day 11: Chimpanzee tracking and swamp guided walk
Your day will be an active one starting with a cup of coffee and then head out for chimp tracking in Kibale forest. The adventure starts with a briefing at the park headquarters. You will enter the forest with ranger guides and start the search for the community of apes allocated. Once spotted, you will stay with them for one hour, see how they spend their time in the forest, and learn about their behaviors. You have a chance to come across other animals such as the grey-cheeked mangabeys, red-tailed monkey, blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and elephants among others. After the trek, return to your lodge, later on, have lunch and relax.
In the late afternoon, you will go for a guided walk through Bigodi swamp which is home to over 130 bird species. The swamp is mostly known for the great blue turaco. You should expect to see birds including the African pitta, Black-capped Apalis, Pin-tailed whydah, Kingfishers, and Western nicator among others. You will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight in the evening.
Day 12: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 12 of your safari starts with breakfast at your lodge and then set off to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The journey includes a short visit to Tooro palace whose king holds the world record for the youngest reigning monarch. you will learn about the history of the Tooro kingdom, and watch the surroundings of Fort Portal town while at the palace which is pitched on a hill and therefore offers unobstructed views. From here, you will continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park, have lunch, and go for the afternoon boat cruise.
The 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga channel is a great chance to see a variety of wildlife including hippos, elephants, crocodiles, buffaloes and many bird species.
You will have dinner and overnight at your booked lodge.
Day 13: Game drive and transfer to Bwindi
Kasenyi plains in the north of Queen Elizabeth National Park hosts herds of Uganda kobs and buffaloes. These attract predators including lions and leopards which you may spot while on your morning game drive. You will later set off to Bwindi where you will arrive in the evening.
Check-in, have dinner, and rest.
Day 14: Gorilla trekking and Batwa community visit
You will make sure you are up early, have breakfast, carry your packed lunch, and head to the park offices. Gorilla trekking starts with a briefing. You will know the dos and don’ts when trekking and these will guide you when you come across the mountain gorillas. An hour with the gorillas and return to the park offices to pick up your trekking certificates.
In the evening, you will visit the Batwa for a cultural experience. The visit entails storytelling about their history in the forest with gorillas and their current life plus, a cultural dance. The day will be closed with a sumptuous dinner at your lodge.
Day 15: Transfer to Kampala or Entebbe
About 9 or 11 hours driving from Bwindi to Kampala depending on your trekking sector. You will have an e-route lunch, stopover at Kayabwe for the equator experience, and arrive in Kampala or Entebbe in the evening.
End of safari