Discover the ‘Pearl of Africa’ in depth! From the source of the might Nile to spectacular waterfalls, tranquil lakes, tropical forests, curious primates, grasslands and the majestic Rwenzori mountains, Uganda is full of treasures big and small. With this comprehensive Uganda trip, let us help you uncover the wild treasures of this African heartland.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2KampalaBoat Ride Excursion, Mountain Biking, Bungee Jumping From A Cliff Above The Nile.Le Bougainviller
2 - 4Jinja & NileBoat Excursions, Small Villages, White Water RaftingThe Haven River Lodge, Wildwaters Lodge
4 - 7Murchison FallsNile River Boat Cruise, Game Drives, Diverse and Abundant BirdlifeMurchison River Lodge, Bakers Lodge
7 - 8Lake AlbertDiverse Scenery, Cultural Encounters, Bird-WatchingLake Albert Safari Lodge
8 - 10KibaleChimpanzee Trekking, Virgin Tropical Rainforest, Bird-WatchingKibale Primate Lodge, Ndali Lodge
10 - 12Queen ElizabethBoat Safaris, Tree-Climbing Lions, Sundowner Boat CruisesMweya Safari Lodge, Katara Lodge
12 - 13Queen ElizabethBoat Safaris, Tree-Climbing Lions, Sundowner Boat CruisesIshasha Wilderness Camp
13 - 15BwindiClose Encounters with Gorillas, Culture Encounters, Impenetrable RainforestMantana Engagi Lodge Bwindi, Buhoma Lodge
15 - 17Lake MburoDiverse Scenery, Cultural Encounters, Night Game DrivesMantana Tented Camp, Mihingo Lodge
17 - 17EntebbeCity Tour, Botanical Gardens, Lake Victoria

Ideal For

  • Adventure
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

International arrival. We will welcome you at the airport

Kampala

1 Day

Take the scenic route past small villages and green fields to get to Jinja.

Hotel Options
Le Bougainviller – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 2 - 4

Drive to Jinja (2-3 hrs)

Jinja & Nile

2 Days

For the adventurous, Jinja is the East African counterpart to more southerly adrenaline capitals, such as Victoria Falls and Cape Town.

Included Activities

Village visit
Guided by a native guide, visit to a village in Jinja and have a glimpse of the daily lives of people in this part of the world. 

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsFull Board
StyleBoutique
Wildwaters Lodge – Opt 2
RoomLuxury Cottage
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Day 4 - 7

Drive to Murchison Falls (7-8 hrs)

Murchison Falls

3 Days

Embrace the Nile! Murchison Falls National Park derives its name from the Murchison Falls, where the mighty River Nile explodes through a narrow 7 meter gorge and flows down to become a placid river whose banks are thronged with hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, elephants and much more.

Included Activities

Game drives in Murchison Falls
This is one safari your family will love to be a part of. These short game drives in the Murchison Falls are all of three hours and apt for our tiny guests as well. The tropical rainforest around the falls are teeming with life and activity from a stunning variety of wildlife. Set out at sunrise or in late afternoon to see the Rothschild Giraffes, elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, lions, leopards, warthogs, Savannah birds and more. The plethora of animals along the Buligi game tracks are photographic opportunities of a lifetime. New tracks such as the Honey Moon Track are ideal spots for viewing the tall and lanky giraffes. A lion or leopard lurking in the shadows at dusk can be quite a memorable viewing experience.

Boat safari & nature walk in Murchison Falls
Unleash the nature lover in you with our boat safari and nature walk of Murchison Falls, your ticket to a magical world of misty, swirling rivers and stunning waterfalls. On the boat ride over the Nile to the foot of Murchison Falls, the world’s most powerful waterfall, be treated to a sight of carelessly lounging hippos and giant sunbathing crocs. The experience keeps getting better with herds of elephants, buffaloes, antelopes and diverse birdlife on the shores of this majestic river. Disembark for a guided nature walk along the banks of the river to reach the top of the waterfall. There are many interesting walking trails across Murchison Falls National Park through the Rabongo or Budongo Forests which throw up chimps, African wildlife and birds at galore.

Hotel Options
RoomCottage
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Bakers Lodge – Opt 2
RoomCottage
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Day 7 - 8

Drive from Murchison Falls to Lake Albert (2-3 hrs)

Lake Albert

1 Day

Lake Albert is the northernmost lake in the Great Rift Valley and located on the border between Uganda and the Congo.

Hotel Options
RoomCottage
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Day 8 - 10

Drive to Kibale (4-5 hrs)

Kibale

2 Days

The lush tropical rainforest of Kibale National Park has one of the highest diversity and density of primates in Africa, totalling 13 species including more than 1,000 chimpanzees and so is an ideal location for chimpanzee trekking.

Included Activities

Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale
Grab a chance to meet with one of Uganda’s most famous primate. The guided primate walk offers an exclusive viewing of wild chimpanzees. Enjoy the sights and sounds of a lush tropical rainforest as you trek through the Kibale forest in search of the chimps. Skilled ranger guides will help you learn about the animals and vegetation that you encounter on the way. Feel connected to the forest that is also abound with other primates like the red colobus monkeys and the mangabeys, and exquisite birdlife besides. You may also come across tracks of mammals in the forest, which makes this an adventure of a lifetime.

Hotel Options
RoomCottage
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Ndali Lodge – Opt 2
RoomCottage
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Day 10 - 12

Drive to Queen Elizabeth North (2-3 hrs)

Queen Elizabeth

2 Days

Set majestically in the shadow of the Ruwenzori, flanking Lake Edward and Lake George, the lush savannah of Queen Elizabeth National Park offers prime grazing to buffalo, elephant and various antelope.

Included Activities

Boat safari on Kazinga Channel to Lake George in Queen Elizabeth
A highlight of your Ugandan holiday is the Boat Safari on the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The channel connects Lake George in the east and Lake Edward in the west and undoubtedly boasts of some of the best game viewing spots along its shores. For an informative trip, our experienced guides will accompany you on the boat and share anecdotes about the varied flora and fauna of the region. Be mesmerized with beautiful views of the Rwenzori Mountains north of Lake George and Kasenyi plains. The region is teeming and alive with buffaloes, elephants and don’t be surprised to spot a lion behind the undergrowth of the grasslands. Make company with hippos and sunbathing crocs and witness a fantastic display of birds such as African Fish Eagles, African Spoonbills, Great Cormorants, African Skimmers and pelicans when on the boat safari.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard room
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Katara Lodge – Opt 2
RoomStandard Room
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Day 12 - 13

Drive to the southern part of Queen Elizabeth (2-3 hrs)

Queen Elizabeth

1 Day

Set majestically in the shadow of the Ruwenzori, flanking Lake Edward and Lake George, the lush savannah of Queen Elizabeth National Park offers prime grazing to buffalo, elephant and various antelope.

Included Activities

Ishasha Wilderness Camp: Game drives
For an ultimate out-in-the-wild sensation, join our game drives through the Queen Elizabeth National Park situated in the western arm of the Great East African Rift Valley. Spend your mornings or afternoons watching a variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, hippos, leopards, buffaloes and the Uganda kob. The grasslands of the Savannah are a bird watchers’ paradise. The forests here are pristine and remote, and a raw African wilderness feel hangs heavy in the air. Explore the wild in open safari vehicles with our experienced guides who take you to the right spots at the right time. Lions resting high up on large fig trees, especially in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, are a majestic sight to behold and is hence, very popular with wide-eyed tourists.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Tent
MealsFull Board
StyleCamp
Day 13 - 15

Drive to Bwindi (2-3 hrs)

Bwindi

2 Days

Observe gorillas! Bwindi is home to around 340 highly endangered mountain gorillas, more than half of the world’s population.

Included Activities

Gorilla Trekking
No other wildlife encounter in Africa matches the astounding experience of spending time face-to-face with some of the few remaining wild mountain gorillas. For a gorilla trek you need to be fairly fit for the humid, muddy conditions of a rainforest hike. Even in the dry season, the rainforest is a challenging environment: it is humid, wet and muddy with some steep slopes and thick vegetation. It is absolutely worth the effort to spend time with gorillas in the wild, but be prepared to exert yourself on the trek. Your professional guide and tracker lead you into the forest’s secret paths, looking for a habituated gorilla family. Once found, approach the gorillas quietly and settle down to observe them from between 7 and 10 meters away. You will spend up to one hour with the gorillas, watching the adults forage and groom each other while the babies tumble and play. You will be under the watchful gaze of the great silverback patriarch whose soft brown eyes constantly sweep over his family protectively. Witnessing gorillas express typically human gestures and emotions is a truly profound experience!

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Buhoma Lodge – Opt 2
RoomCottage
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Day 15 - 17

Drive to Lake Mburo (5-6 hrs)

Lake Mburo

2 Days

With a varying landscape of rolling hills, open grassy valleys, acacia grasslands and marshes, Lake Mburo is home to a huge array of flora and fauna.

Included Activities

Bush walk at Lake Mburo
To stretch your legs and discover the small wonders of nature, experience a guided bush walk along the shores of Lake Mburo.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Tent
MealsFull Board
StyleCamp
Mihingo Lodge – Opt 2
RoomStandard Room
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Day 17 - 17

Drive to Entebbe (6-7 hrs)

Entebbe

0 Days

A bird lover’s haven! Entebbe, the former capital of Uganda during the British colonisation, hosts 50,000 people and is situated on the shores of Lake Victoria, the second largest freshwater lake of the world.

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 9,127 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 11,370 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 16 nights.
  • All activities as listed :
    • Jinja & Nile: Village visit
    • Murchison Falls: Game drives in Murchison Falls
    • Murchison Falls: Boat safari & nature walk in Murchison Falls
    • Kibale: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale
    • Queen Elizabeth: Boat safari on Kazinga Channel to Lake George in Queen Elizabeth
    • Queen Elizabeth: Ishasha Wilderness Camp: Game drives
    • Bwindi: Gorilla Trekking
    • Lake Mburo: Bush walk at Lake Mburo
  • 24-hour point of contact in Africa
  • East Africa: All national park and conservation fees as per your itinerary
  • East Africa: Flying Doctors emergency evacuation cover.
  • East Africa: Exclusive use of high quality and well maintained safari vehicle with professional English-speaking driver guide. Game drives may be shared with other guests of the lodge/camp, with maximum of 6 guests in the vehicle and guaranteed window seat for all passengers.
What our guests say about this trip

This was truly an “Enchanting” adventure! The value and service was beyond excellent! The entire team ensured every detail was taken care of and went out of their way to welcome us! And every hotel and excursion was amazing, and we were greeted with welcoming open arms every where we stayed! Nothing was left to chance…and we felt so secure knowing Enchanting Travels had everything lined up for us! Even our lodges said Enchanting Travels was a top-notch company!

– David Feitler
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Grand Tour of Uganda

17 days $ 9,127 / person

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