This 15 Days Classic Uganda Holiday Tour is an exceptional Ugandan encounter that takes you through wildlife viewing in different national parks such as Kibale, Murchison falls, queen Elizabeth among others where you have a chance to spot out the African lions, elephants, rhinos, mountain gorillas, chimpanzees among other.
You will involve in different activities such as Rhino tracking, Chimpanzee tracking, Game drives, Launch trips, Uganda Gorilla trekking, Nature walks, cultural encounters among others. You will visit the source of the Nile, have stop overs in fort portal, Mbarara and Kayabwe, among others. The 15 days safari in Uganda will start and end in Kampala. See detailed Uganda safari itinerary for this 15 Days Uganda safari below.
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport and city tour
On arrival at Entebbe Airport for your 15 Days Classic Uganda Holiday Tour, you will meet our driver guide who will give you a warm welcome and brief you about the 15 days’ safari in Uganda, then drive for a sort city tour depending on your arrival where you will visit the Kabaka’s palace, local markets like Owino among others. You will transfer to your hotel in Kampala city.
Day 2: Transfer to Murchison national park and stopover at Ziwa for rhino tracking
After breakfast early in this morning of your 15 Days Classic Uganda Holiday Tour, you will drive to Murchison Falls National Park in north western Uganda. The park is a home to the big four animals (lion, buffaloes, elephants, leopard), also the strongest waterfall in the world.
You will have a stopover at Luwero town an area known for its historical liberation wars. Another stop over at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking and lunch, this is the only place in Uganda where you can locate the rhinos. After, drive to Murchison Falls National Park for your accommodation.
Day 3: Game drives and launch trip at Murchison Falls National Park
Embark on morning game drive to the northern section of Murchison Falls National Park after enjoying your breakfast and later you will view variety of wildlife species including lions, leopards, bird species, giraffes, warthogs, elephants, buffaloes, antelopes and others.
This will take you 2-3 hours in a good and comfortable 4 wheel drive safari car. In the afternoon, you will have a launch trip to the bottom of Murchison Falls and along the way expect to see hippos, crocodiles, water birds and other wildlife species.
Day 4: Transfer to Kibale National Park and a stop in Fort portal town
After an early morning breakfast on this day of your 15 Days Classic Uganda Holiday Tour, you will check out from your lodge and then drive to Kibale Forest National Park. The park is located in western Uganda and the nearest town being fort portal the tourism city. This is about 5-6 hours’ drive but comes with breath taking landscapes full of banana and tea plantations.
Reach in fort portal for a late lunch and if time allows visit the nearby crater lakes and other sites like Amabere caves plus Nyakasura falls few kilometres from the heart of the town. Proceed the journey to the booked accommodation.
Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park and swamp walk in Bigodi
After an early morning breakfast at your booked lodge in Kibale, you will head to Kanyanchu Visitors Centre for briefing on the guidelines for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda. After briefing you will head to the forest to search for our cousins with the help of the park ranger. This will take 2-4 hours which also covers one hour of magical encounter as your taking memorable photos.
Along the way, you will also spot out other primate species including colobus monkeys, baboons, red tailed monkeys as well as bird species, butterflies and others. In the afternoon after lunch, you will take part in guided nature walk in Bigodi Wetland where you will lookout for primates such as red tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, baboons, L’Hoest monkeys and many birds and also birds like the great blue turaco.
Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and afternoon boat cruise
After you have had your breakfast at the lodge, you will be transferred to Queen Elizabeth National Park which is about 3 hours’ drive. En-route, enjoy the breath taking views of the crater lakes and the stunning Rwenzori Mountain ranges.
Arrive early enough to check in at your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, you have a boat cruise along Kazinga Channel. This will reward you with astonishing sights at hippos, crocodiles, water birds and many other wildlife species.
Day 7: Game drive along Kasenyi track and drive to Ishasha sector
After breakfast early in the morning on this day of your 15 Days Classic Uganda Holiday Tour, you will set off for morning game drive along Kasenyi track where you will catch a glimpse at variety of savannah wildlife species including African bush elephants, buffaloes, leopards, lions, birds and many antelopes. This will take you 2-3 hours and after, you will drive back to have lunch. In the afternoon, you will drive to Ishasha area to look out for tree climbing lions.
Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Start your day with early morning breakfast and after, drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The park is famous for homing mountain gorillas and it harbours half of the whole world, the park also a home of mammal species such as elephants. Upon arrival, you will check in for your dinner and slumber.
Day 9: Gorilla trekking and Batwa community in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
This is one of the best days of your 15 Days Classic Uganda Holiday Tour. Wake up early and enjoy your breakfast then join other visitors at your respective trail-head for briefing on the set rules and regulations for gorilla trekking. After you will set off with your primate adventure to search for the gorilla family that will be assigned to you. This primate adventure can take you 2-6 hours which also includes the one hour of exploring how these beautiful creatures behave, take photos.
After, you will get back and in the afternoon or evening, you will pay a visit to Batwa community for you to learn the unique lifestyles, cultures and traditions of Batwa pygmies.
Day 10: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi. Afternoon / evening canoe ride
After your delicious breakfast on this day of your 15 Days Classic Uganda Holiday Tour, you will check out from your lodge and then connect to Lake Bunyonyi – the land of Wakanda, the second deepest lake in Africa and is located in the “Switzerland of Uganda”. This lake consists of 29 scenic islands, explore Lake Bunyonyi by taking canoe ride to the islands and spot out various birds.
Day 11: Explore the islands of Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast on the eleventh day of your 15 Days Classic Uganda Holiday Tour, you will embark on canoe ride to some of the 29 islands that are dotted in and around Lake Bunyonyi. Most importantly, pay a visit to the punishment island and in addition, you will identify some of the unique bird species.
Day 12: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park and take a boat cruise in the afternoon
You will have breakfast in the morning and later, transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. En-route, enjoy the stunning landscape, plantations and farmlands of the Kigezi highlands. You will have lunch in Igongo Cultural Centre as you encounter the Banyankole culture.
Later, you will connect to Lake Mburo National Park to check in at your lodge and in the afternoon you have a boat cruise along the legendary Lake Mburo which gets you amazing sights of hippos, crocodiles and bird species.
Day 13: Morning game drive and transfer to Kampala
Have your cup of tea or coffee early in the morning and after, head for a game drive where you will spot a number of animals such as zebras, impalas, topis, antelopes, leopards among others. You will embark on road trip to Kampala, make a stopover at Uganda Equator in Kayabwe for photography, experiment and souvenir shopping then continue through Kampala to Jinja.
Day 14: Jinja- half day white rafting on the Nile
Wake up early in the morning and after, embark on white water rafting along the Nile. On white water rafting, you will challenge yourself with the Nile rapids. Other optional activities include bungee jumping, kayaking, jet boating, boat cruise to the source of River Nile, and so much more. Overnight stay in the heart of Jinja city, listening to the raging River Nile.
Day 15: Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe
Enjoy your breakfast and after, you will drive back to Kampala/Entebbe which marks the end of your 15 days Uganda safari.
End of 15 Days Classic Uganda Holiday Tour.
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