21 Days Uganda Safari tour

21 Days Uganda safari tour: Taking on this 3 weeks Uganda safari adventure is such a rewarding and memorable experience that will take you through a variety of tourist destinations in the pearl of Africa. This 21 days Uganda safari tour will take you to Lake Mburo National park the smallest savanna park in Uganda the nearest park to Kampala, Lake Bunyonyi one of the deepest Lake in Uganda, Mgahinga gorilla national park a home to one Gorilla Family Nyakagezi, Bwindi impenetrable national park a home to the largest population of endangered mountain gorillas in the wild, Queen Elizabeth national park a home to tree climbing lions and a huge population of Hippos, Kibale forest national park a home to the largest population of primates with over 13 species of primates, Murchison falls national a home to the world’s most powerful waterfall, Kidepo valley national park the best savanna park in Uganda, Sipi falls and finally White water rafting in Jinja before proceeding to Entebbe for beach relaxation and departures.

21 Days Uganda Safari tour

Highlights of 21 Days Uganda safari tour

  • Day 1: Arrival in Uganda and hotel transfer
  • Day 2: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park & Boat cruise
  • Day 3: Game drive & walking safari in Lake Mburo national park
  • Day 4: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi – Evening canoe ride
  • Day 5: Sunrise boat cruise/Nature walk and transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
  • Day 6: Golden monkey trekking and connect to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 7: Gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi impenetrable national park
  • Day 8: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park – Ishasha sector
  • Day 9: Game drive and boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Day 10:  Transfer to Kibale forest national park
  • Day 11: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park
  • Day 12: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park.
  • Day 13: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Day 14: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Day 15: Full day game drive in Kidepo valley national park
  • Day 16: Morning game drive and Visit Karamojong community
  • Day 17: Trek to Morungole Mountains to visit IK people
  • Day 18: Transfer to Sipi Area via Pian Upe Game Reserve
  • Day 19: Sipi falls Hiking adventure and transfers to Jinja
  • Day 20: White water rafting and transfer to Entebbe
  • Day 21: Beach relaxation and departures

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda and hotel transfer

Welcome to Uganda: Upon landing at Entebbe international airport on day 1 of 21 days Uganda safari tour, you will be picked up by our Company representative and driven to your hotel for a meal, freshen up and enjoy an evening city tour.

Day 2: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park & Boat cruise

Drive from Kampala to Lake Mburo national park: Enjoy your breakfast in time on day 2 of 21 days Uganda safari tour then check out and set off on a transfer to Lake Mburo national park the smallest savanna park in Uganda the drive takes about 3-4 hours with a stopover at Equator for photo taking and upon park arrival, proceed to check in for lunch and embark on afternoon boat cruise along Lake Mburo to spot water birds and other mammals that visit the park to quench their thirst. 

Day 3: Game drive & walking safari in Lake Mburo national park

Morning game drive and evening walking safari: Enjoy you breakfast in time on day 3 of 21 days Uganda safari tour  then meet your safari driver for an early morning game drive in search of different wildlife species that thrill in Lake Mburo National park including Zebras, Uganda Kob and many more. After game drive, return to the lodge for lunch and embark on an evening walking adventure as Lake Mburo offers the best walking safari in Uganda to spot more attractions including those spotted during game drive. After the walk, you may have some optional activities like Horseback ride, community tour and many more. Return to your lodge for dinner and have a night sleep.

Day 4: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi – Evening canoe ride

Drive from Lake Mburo National park to Lake Bunyonyi for Canoe ride: After breakfast on day 4 of 21 days Uganda safari tour, check out of the lodge and set off on a road transfer to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale district. Upon arrival, enjoy your lunch and spend your evening on a canoe ride exploring different islands as the Lake harbors over 29 islands. With the help of a local guide, you will be able to get detailed information and history of each island. Return to the lodge for dinner and grab a night rest.

Day 5: Sunrise boat cruise/Nature walk and transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Sunrise boat cruise/ Nature walk and drive to Mgahinga gorilla national park: As soon as you are done with breakfast on day 5 of 21 days Uganda safari tour, meet your safari enjoy a sunrise boat cruise or have a nature walk along the shores of Lake Bunyonyi after which you will return to your lodge for lunch before heading to Mgahinga gorilla national park for dinner and overnight rest.

Day 6: Golden monkey trekking and connect to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Golden monkey trekking and drive from Mgahinga to Bwindi: Start your day 6 of 21 days Uganda safari tour with a heavy breakfast then be transferred to the park headquarters for briefing about Golden monkeys before embarking on the forest walk to search for these habituated troops of Golden monkeys in their natural habitats. The trek starts with briefing about the dos and don’ts by the experienced rangers’ then take on a guide forest walk via different trails till you finally find these gentle primates. Spend only 1 hour in their presence taking photographs and finally exit the forest back to your lodge for lunch. After lunch, check out and be transferred to Bwindi impenetrable national park where you will enjoy a breath taking mountain gorilla trekking safari the next day.

Day 7: Gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Mountain Gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi: After breakfast on day 7 of 21 days Uganda safari tour, your safari driver will be waiting to take on the trailhead of the sector you intend to trek in to join other trekker and rangers for a briefing about Mountain Gorillas. After trekking, the rangers will lead into the forest for an adventure as you walk via different trails searching for the habituated gorilla family available for trekking. This will take about 2-8 hours depending on how fast you walk in favor of the slowest member in your group and also the movement of Gorillas depending on where they were seen the previous evening. Upon finding Gorillas, spend one hour with them taking photos and closely interacting with them then exit the forest, obtain your trekking certificate and return to the lodge for a relaxed evening or opt for a Batwa experience.

Day 8: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park – Ishasha sector

Drive from Bwindi to Queen Elizabeth national park: After breakfast on day 8 of 21 days Uganda safari tour, check out of the lodge and be driven from Bwindi impenetrable national park to Queen Elizabeth national park another stunning savanna park in Uganda. You will access the park via Ishasha sector where you will search for the tree climbing lions in this sector of Queen. Lunch will be enjoyed enroute before proceeding to the heart of the park for check in, dinner and overnight.

Day 9: Game drive and boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth national park

Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise: After an early breakfast on day 9 of 21 days Uganda safari tour, meet your driver for a game drive in Kasenyi plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park that thrills with a huge concentration of mammals including Uganda Kob, Buffaloes, lions, leopards, warthogs, water bucks and plenty of bird species that thrill in Kasenyi plain. After game drive, return to the lodge for lunch and be ready for an afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga channel famous for a huge Hippo population plus lots of water bird and mammals that visit in search of water. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight sleep.

Day 10:  Transfer to Kibale forest national park

Drive from Queen Elizabeth national park to Kibale forest national park: After a relaxed breakfast at the comfort of your lodge on day 10 of 21 days Uganda safari tour, check out of the lodge and meet your driver for a drive to Kibale forest national park to home to the largest population of primates in Uganda termed as the primate wonder of the world. Kibale forest national park harbors over 13 primate species including Chimpanzees, Vervet monkeys, Olive baboons and many more. Upon park arrival, proceed to check in your lodge for a relaxed lunch then opt to spend an evening at Leisure or let your safari driver know such that he organize an evening activity for you.

Day 11: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park

Chimpanzee trekking: After having breakfast on day 11 of 21 days Uganda safari tour, be transferred to Kanyanchu where park headquarters for Kibale forest National Park are situated. You will then be briefed about chimpanzee, the dos and don’ts during gorilla trekking, possible encounters and many more. After briefing, join rangers and other trekkers to start the search for the gentle primates in their natural habitats. After finding Chimpanzees, you will spend only 1 hour in their presence taking photographs and closely interacting with chimpanzees in their habitats. Exit the forest and return to your lodge for lunch. You may spend your evening at leisure or head to Bigodi wetland for a guided evening walk to spot more primates, birds and botanical plant species among others. Later on, you will be returned to the lodge for dinner and grab a night rest.

Day 12: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Drive from Kibale forest national park to Murchison falls national park: After breakfast at the lodge on day 12 of 21 days Uganda safari tour, leave Kibale forest national park and set off on a full day drive to Murchison falls national park via picturesque and thrilling landscape with spackling attractions with in the Albertine rift valley. Being a full day drive, lunch will be enroute along the way and upon park arrival, you will be able to enter Bugungu gate as you proceed to check in your lodge for dinner and night sleep.

Day 13: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth national park

Game drive and boat cruise: Day 13 of 21 days Uganda safari tour is such a great day as you will start it with a thrilling game drive in the Uganda’s largest park that thrills with a huge population of wildlife species including mammals like Elephants, Buffaloes, lions, giraffes, warthogs and several species of birds as will be seen during the game drive. After game drive, you will head back to the lodge for lunch then spend 2-3 hours cruising along the Nile River where you will be rewarded with a view of the world’s most powerful waterfall, animals, and bird species among others. After the boat cruise, you have an option of top of falls hike otherwise you will be returned to the loge for dinner and night sleep.

Day 14: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park

Drive from Murchison falls national park to Kidepo valley national park: this day 14 of 21 days Uganda safari tour is also a full day drive thus you need to arise early for breakfast then checkout and be driven from your Murchison falls national park to Kidepo valley national park situated far in the North-Eastern part of Uganda in border with South Sudan in the North and Masai Mara in Kenya to the East. Lunch will be enroute either in Gulu or Kitgum. Upon park arrival, you will be welcomed on a game drive as you proceed to check in your lodge for dinner and overnight sleep.

Day 15: Full day game drive in Kidepo valley national park

Full day game viewing in Kidepo valley national park: Enjoy your breakfast on day 15 of 21 days Uganda safari tour and meet your driver/ guide for an entire day game drive to different parts of the park including with the Kidepo valley, plains and many more. Be sure to spot as many mammals as possible including Lions, Cheetahs, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Zebras, and Elephants among others. The park also thrills with several bird life that will be seen as you enjoy game drive. I recommend that you move with packed lunch to avoid wasting your time returning to the lodge for lunch since you have a lot to view in the park. After a full day excursion, return to your lodge for dinner and overnight sleep.

Day 16: Morning game drive and Visit Karamojong community

Game drive and community tour: After breakfast on day 16 of 21 days Uganda safari tour, descend into Narus valley for another game drive amidst a huge population of Mammals where you will spot more of these mammals including those seen previously. After game drive, return to the lodge for lunch awaiting evening community tour to the local Karamojong homesteads where you will spend time with these locals as you learn their different cultural practices, visit their kraals, enjoy milking plus milk preservation practices and many more. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 17: Trek to Morungole Mountains to visit IK people

Visit IK: after breakfast on day 17 of 21 days Uganda safari tour, set out for a full day adventure as you hike up Mount Morungole to visit the minority group of people the IK.  Lunch will be either a packed lunch or you may choose to have a taste of the meal prepared by the Ik people. After spending time with the IK people, you will descend back and head to your lodge for dinner and night sleep.

Day 18: Transfer to Sipi Area via Pian Upe Game Reserve

Transfer from Kidepo valley national park to Sipi Area: After breakfast on day 18 of 21 days Uganda safari tour, check out of the lodge and set off on a drive from Kidepo Valley National park to Sipi Area with an enroute game drive in Pian-Upe game reserve that thrills with plenty of cats including Lions, Hyenas, Jackals, Civets, Spotted hyenas, Servals, Leopards, Wildcats, plenty of primates like Olive baboons, Vervet monkeys and other mammals like Buffaloes, Topis and many more. Enjoy your picnic lunch box and proceed to Sipi where you will check in your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 19: Sipi falls Hiking adventure and transfers to Jinja

Sipi falls Hike: Arise for a cup of coffee for breakfast on day 19 of 21 days Uganda safari tour, and head out for a fascinating hike to all the 3 stunning falls of Sipi as you view plenty of attractions including wildlife, the locals, coffee plantations and many more. After the hike, return to the lodge for lunch then check out and meet your driver for a transfer to Jinja for overnight. In case you arrive early, you will take on an evening boat cruise to the source of Nile River.

Day 20: White water rafting and transfer to Entebbe

White water rafting: this is a half day adventure thus after breakfast on day 20 of 21 days Uganda safari tour, head out for this breath taking experience only conducted along the water falls in Jinja. You will be able to raft up to grade 5. After the raft, enjoy your lunch and be driven to Entebbe with a stopover at Mabira forest one of the best natural forest in Uganda. While in Entebbe, you will check in your booked hotel, have dinner and night sleep.

Day 21: Beach relaxation and departures

Departures: in case you have an evening flight, you will spend your day relaxed along Lake Victoria at the beach as you enjoy all different beach activities like swimming, sports and many more. The final destination will be at Entebbe International Airport.

END OF 21 DAYS UGANDA SAFARI TOUR

book a gorilla safari