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12 days Entebbe, Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi, Lake Mburo

This 12 day itinerary will show you the main highlights of this amazing destination

In 12 days you will travel to Uganda's top destinations. You will begin in Uganda's major town, Entebbe, with an introduction into the history of the capital Kampala before driving on to your first destination, Murchison Falls National Park. Stunning scenery and amazing wildlife await at every destination.

What makes Uganda special is the combination of traditional safari experiences with unique primate interactions. You will travel on to Kibale Forest for chimpanzee tracking before visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park and finally, the highlight of the trip, a visit to the gorillas in Bwindi National Park.

What's included:

  • Meals & drinks as mentioned in full itinerary
  • Shared safari activities
  • Activities & transport as in full itinerary
  • Gorilla trekking permits
  • Professional local staff with fair salaries
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • National Park & Conservancy fees

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


Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Entebbe

Day 1 - Entebbe
Entebbe in 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. 

Days 2-3: Murchison Falls

Day 2 - Entebbe > Murchison Falls
Waterfall in Murchison falls, Uganda

Today you will drive 7 hours through stunning scenery to reach Murchison Falls National Park. This is a beautiful drive and your guide will be on hand to point out all the key sites. On arrival to the lodge you can relax, enjoy the views of the bush and prepare for your first day of safari the next day.

Day 3 - On safari

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.

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.

Days 4-5: Kibale Forest

Day 4 - Murchison Falls > Kibale Forest
Chimpanzee sitting on a branch in Kibale Forest, Uganda

Today you take another long 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 5 - Chimp tracking in Kibale Forest

Today you will get the chance to track the 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 6-7: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 6 - Kibale > 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 7 - Queen Elizabeth National Park

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.

An optional activity is a hot air balloon over the area.

Day 8: Lake Mutanda

Day 8 - Queen Elizabeth National Park > 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 9: Bwindi National Park

Day 9 - Gorilla Trekking
Day 9 - 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 10: Lake Mutanda

Day 10 - Visit the Batwa tribe
Lake Mutanda, Uganda

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 11: Lake Mburo

Day 11 - Lake Mutanda > Lake Mburo
Hippos playing in 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 12: Fly home

Day 12 - Fly home

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

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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 the Batwa tribe on your journey across Uganda.

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. 

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