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20 days Kampala, Jinja, Sipi Falls, Moroto, Kidepo, Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishaha, Lake Mutanda, Bwindi, Lake Mburo

This really is the ultimate Uganda itinerary. Our Discover Uganda tour, which can be tailor made to suite your interests and needs, is a three week long adventure that covers every corner of this fascinating country. Starting in the capital Kampala and travelling East to the stunning Sipi Falls, North to the wild Kidepo National Park, West to the home of the chimpanzee's in Kibale and South for a safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park before finishing with Bwindi National Park for gorilla trekking. For those looking for a real East African adventure, this is the trip for you. 

What's included:

  • Meals & drinks as mentioned in full itinerary
  • Shared safari activities
  • National Park & Conservancy fees
  • Bush dinner at Lake Albert
  • Gorilla trekking permits
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Activities & transport as in full itinerary
  • Local English speaking guides

Call us on +44 117 313 3300 to start planning your holiday, we’re looking forward to hearing from you


Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala

Day 1 - Arrival in Kampala
View of Kamapala city, Uganda

On arrival into Entebbe you will be collected by your guide and transferred to your hotel for the night. Depending on arrival times you will be able to explore the sites in and around Kampala. You will be able to enjoy views of Lake Victoria from the hotel. You can chose to have dinner at the hotel or we can recommend good spots for food and drink around town. 

Day 2: Jinja

Day 2 - Kampala > Jinja
Jinja, Uganda,

This morning you will enjoy breakfast before making your way to Jinja, the source of the River Nile. The drive takes around 2 and a half hours and on arrival you will have a choice of many activities from the lodge. White water rafting, horseback safaris, sundowner Nile cruises and kayaking are all available at an extra cost. 

Days 3-4: Sipi Falls

Day 3 - Jinja > Sipi Falls
Sipi Falls in Uganda

Today you are driven through beautiful scenery to Sipi Falls, one of Uganda's hidden gems. From the lodge you will have beautiful views of the falls as the Sipi River flows down from Mt Elgon. Wonderful nature walks and visits to local plantations, caves and villages are possible from the lodge. 

Day 4 - Activties around Sipi Falls

Explore Sipi Falls and the surrounding area - we highly recommend a hike into the hills with your guide to explain to local flora, fauna and a chance to interact with the locals who work the land for coffee plantations. 

Day 5: Moroto

Day 5 - Sipi Falls > Moroto Town

Today you drive around 6 hours towards Moroto Town. Our team on the ground have established an experience which we are incredible proud to offer you in this North Eastern region of Uganda. The Karamojong people call this area home. Related to the Masai and Samburu but untouched in terms of tourism, the chance to meet the tribe and visit their home is a fascinating experience. We offer you the chance to enjoy the local food and culture in an unaltered manner and for an additional fee you can even spend the night in the village.

Day 6: Kidepo Valley

Day 6 - Moroto > Kidepo Valley
Herd of elephants in Kidepo Valley National Park

Continuing your journey well off the beaten track, you drive north to Kidepo National Park. Kidepo is one of Africa's best kept secrets and is virtually tourist free but abundant in wildlife. You will stay here for two nights and be able to enjoy game drives as well as walks with an armed ranger. 

Day 7: Kidepo Valley National Park

Day 7 - On safari in Kidepo

Enjoy a full day on safari in Kidepo Valley National Park. Wildlife includes buffalo, elephant, lion, cheetah and leopard plus a huge array of other species. A typical day on safari will include an early morning game drive, the best time to spot big cats and a chance to watch the sunrise over the plains. You will return for a light lunch and rest before an afternoon activity returning in time for a drink and a lovely dinner at the lodge with the sounds of the African bush acting as a lullaby. 

Days 8-10: Murchison Falls

Day 8 - Kidepo > Murchison Falls
Waterfall in Murchison falls, Uganda

Following a final game drive out of Kidepo you will make your way south towards the well known Murchison Falls National Park. This is an eight hour drive and your guide will make sure you stop off at viewpoints and rest stops along the way to break the journey up. On arrival to the lodge you will enjoy some dinner and rest up for another day on safari. 

Day 9 - On safari in Murchison Falls

We recommend a game drive first thing in the morning followed by a boat safari in the afternoon. This national park is full of big game and its diverse terrain offers brilliant experiences. The Falls themselves are accessible by boat or you can hike to the top with your guide. 

Day 10 - Explore the Nile Delta

Today you will have the chance to enjoy a special section of the park as you explore the Nile Delta. From your lodge you can take a trip to the spot where the Nile flows into Lake Albert. This is a bird watchers paradise and offers some of the best photo opportunities in the country - you may even spot the extraordinary looking shoebill stork whilst out on a boat safari. Returning in time for your final dinner and a night spent with the sounds of the bush surrounding the lodge.

Days 11-12: Kibale Forest

Day 11 - Murchison Falls > Kibale Forest
Chimpanzee sitting on a branch in Kibale Forest, Uganda

Today you take another long but beuatiful drive through the plantations and mountains that are synonymous with Ugandan countryside. Stopping off at the lovely town of Fort Portal for lunch you will arrive in the Kibale Forest, home of the world's largest chimpanzee population. Enjoy the afternoon and evening relaxing at the lodge. 

Day 12 - Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest

Today you will get the chance to track the troops of chimpanzees that live in the forest. It is important to note that whilst this can be extremely interactive and make for some amazing face-to-face time with our closest relatives, they are wild and there is no guarantee of a close up sighting. The forest is full of other primates and all forms of life.

We also recommend the 'swamp walk' offered by the lodge. This 2 hour trek takes your through the swamps to a local community living in this hostile environment. There is stunning scenery and some incredibly rare wildlife to spot en route.

Days 13-14: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 13 - Kibale Forest > Queen Elizabeth National Park
Mokoros in Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Following your time in Kibale you will travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This stunning park is located at the base of Rwenzori Mountain range, adjacent to Lake Edward and Lake George. It is full of game and particularly known for its large elephant population. 

Day 14 - Boat trip into the Kazinga Channel

Activities include traditional game drives as well as boat safaris into the Kazinga Channel. This stretch of water joining Lake Albert and Lake George is home to hippos, crocodiles, buffalo and beautiful bird species endemic to the region. 

Day 15: Ishasha

Day 15 - Queen Elizabeth > Ishasha
Day 15 - Queen Elizabeth > Ishasha Listing Image

This morning you prepare for another action packed day as you drive to the base of the Kyambura Gorge; home to chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, colobus monkeys, baboons and vervet monkeys. You then drive on to Ishasha, on the border with the Congo and famous for its population of tree climbing lions, you will arrive in time to relax at the lodge or enjoy a game drive. The lodge is surrounded by wildlife and has some stunning views of the lush forest.  

Days 16: Lake Mutanda

Day 16 - Ishasha > Lake Mutanda
Lake Mutanda, Uganda

Today you journey into best known region of Uganda, the Virunga Mountains. You spend the night on the shore of Lake Mutanda, the perfect base for gorilla treks, volcano hikes, and birders.

Day 17: Bwindi National Park

Day 17 - Gorilla trekking
Day 17 - Gorilla trekking Listing Image

This morning you will wake early and prepare for your gorilla trek. This is a humbling experience and you will be allocated to one of nine habituated groups that call the mountains of Bwindi home. The allocation of which group you track is based upon fitness levels, preferences and size of parties. The groups are located at varying distances from the base, they can be less than an hours trek away or up to 8 hours. Following your incredible day in the forest with the gorillas you will return to the lodge and relax. 

Day 18: Lake Mutunda

Day 18 - Visit the Batwa tribe

From your Lake Mutanda base you will have the chance to relax in the 'Switzerland of Africa' or enjoy some of the activities on offer.

We highly recommend a visit to the indigenous Batwa pygmy people that live in these forests, as interesting a cultural experience as you will find.

Day 19: Lake Mburo

Day 19 - Lake Mutanda > Lake Mburo

This morning you drive East for around 6 hours to Lake Mburo National Park. This is a small but aesthetically stunning national park with a healthy population of game and the chance to enjoy a night drive as you enter the final days of your safari adventure.

You will have the chance to enjoy a bush walk or even a mountain bike safari before heading off to Entebbe the following morning.

Day 20: Fly home

Day 20 - Fly home

Following breakfast you will drive back to Entebbe in time for your international flight home. 


Talk to the team

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Why Wayfairer

Throughout this itinerary you will be staying in accommodation we have chosen because it is in line with our values on sustainable tourism and preserving local communities. Uganda is working extremely hard to allow tourism to grow alongside retaining it's cultural heritage. You will be able to visit both the Batwa and the Karamajong tribes on this journey. 

Responsible tourism has saved the last of the Mountain Gorillas from extinction: proving the sustainable value of tourism outweighs the short term temptation of poaching. Your trekking permits and National Park fees contribute to the ongoing conservation efforts in Bwindi National Park. 

Call us on +44 117 313 3300 to start planning your holiday, we’re looking forward to hearing from you