Ultimate Uganda

18 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:

A typical 4* holiday costs from


(Based on two people travelling. Low season can be cheaper, and peak season or 5* lodges can be substantially more expensive.)

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Day 1
Fly overnight to Entebbe via your transiting destination.
Day 2
Arriving in Entebbe you are transferred to your hotel where you spend a relaxing afternoon in readiness for your journey ahead.
Day 3
This morning you take a boat trip across Lake Victoria for a chance to spot the elusive African Shoebill that inhabits Mabamba swamps. This afternoon you travel onto Ziwa for an overnight stay.
Day 4
Ziwa Rhino sanctuary is now the only place in Uganda where you can see wild rhino's. You spend the morning with your trekking guide walking amongst there endangered species. Afterwards, you contonue onto Murchison Falls for a 3 night stay, stopping at the top of the falls for a closer look at this impressive cascade.
Day 5
Full day of activities. Head out on a morning game drive and then in the afternoon take a boat cruise along the Delta to the bottom of the falls.
Day 6
Another day of safari activties and there is the opportunity for trekking for chimpanzees in the Budongo forest.
Day 7
Long drive today following Lake Albert towards Kibale Forest. Enjoy fantastic views and a picnic lunch on the way.
Day 8
Head out this morning for chimp tracking in the Kibale Forest and visit the Bigodi Swamps in the afternoon for fantastic bird watching opportunities.
Day 9
You will drive to the Queen Elizabeth National Park today - included activities revolve around game drives, boat cruises and more tracking activities
Day 10
You spend the morning tracking for lion with a lion researcher and learn about the important work they are doing. After lunch, you head to the Mweya section to board the boat taking you down the Kazinga channel.
Day 11
You are driven onwards to Bwindi Inpenetrable National Park via the Ishasha sector for a game drive. Settle in and enjoy the views of the surrounding forest.
Day 12
Gorilla trek day! Arguably saving the best till last - make sure you've had an early night beforehand, you'll want to enjoy every minute of the hour spent with the gorillas!
Day 13
Opportunity for a second trek or to explore the local area today with either a guided forest walk or experiencing the lives of the Batwa community.
Day 14
Leaving Bwindi you make your way towards the Rwandan border for a 2 night stay in Mgahinga National Park, pausing at the Great Lakes museum if time allows.
Day 15
There are a range of activites available including another gorilla trek, golden moneky tracking, volcano hiking walks, birding and community walks.
Day 16
Leaving the gorillas behind, you travel to Lake Mburo for a relaxing end to your travels.
Day 17
Spend the day how you would like, either taking this opportunity to relax and admire the panoramic views or perhaps enjoy a game drive to see some of the smaller game including zebra and eland which you will not yet have seen.
Day 18
Leaving Lake Mburo you make the journey back to Entebbe airport via the Equator.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

The attraction of tracking gorillas is so great that is it easy to overlook the fact that Uganda offers much more beyond seeing these amazing primates up close. Though a trip to all of Uganda’s diverse areas would take weeks, those with a little more time are well advised to include some of the main National Parks that make Uganda such a diverse wilderness. A visit to Murchison Falls rewards you with seeing the River Nile forcing its way through the Rift Valley scenery both on foot and by boat. Kibale Forest is infamous with chimpanzees and Queen Elizabeth National Park is a wonder of African wildlife. The beauty of being able to truly tailor-make your trip means that you can choose whether to include the remote wilderness of Kidepo National Park (we recommend it – please mention if you are interested) along with the more popular National Parks which this itinerary covers.

If you are limited on time and/ or budget, then we can tailor the itinerary to focus on just a few of these National Parks for your perfect experience.

1 night Entebbe – 1 night Ziwa – 3 nights Murchison Falls NP – 2 nights Kibale Forest NP – 2 nights Queen Elizabeth NP – 3 nights Bwindi NP – 2 nights Mgahinga – 2nts Lake Mburo

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