12 Days Best of Uganda Wildlife Encounter and Cultural Safari

  • 12 days best of uganda and gorilla trekking tour
  • 12 days best of uganda and kabwoya game reserve
  • 12 days best of uganda and culture tour
  • 12 days best of uganda and chimpanzee trekking
  • 12 days best of uganda and queen elizabeth national park safari
  • 12 days best of uganda and lake mburo night game drive
  • 12 days best of uganda and ruboni community tour
  • 12 days best of uganda and lake bunyonyi


This is an action packed safari in Uganda containing the best of wildlife, Gorillas, Chimpanzees and cultural encounter starting with ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhinos trekking, Murchison falls for community walk and game viewing on the boat cruise and game drives, Kibale Forest for chimpanzee trekking and community encounter, Queen Elizabeth National Park for the cultural experience and wildlife doubled on Kazinga channel and the tree climbing lions in Ishasha, then after continue to Bwindi Impenetrable national park for the best highlight of this safari which is Gorilla trekking coming along with the cultural experience from the Batwa forest pygmies continue to lake Bunyonyi for the bucket list of amazing wonders and relaxation before you head out to Lake Mburo National Park known for its highest concentration of Zebras and  lots of wildlife and a community walk, our 12 days safari will sum up with the equator line experience. This amazing Ugandan adventure is available throughout the year and it suits all budgets.

12 Days Best of Uganda Wildlife Encounter and Cultural Safari Highlights;

  • Complimentary Airport Transfers
  • Rhino Tracking In Ziwa Rhinos Sanctuary
  • Game Viewing Drive in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Boat cruise along Victoria Nile in Murchison falls National Park
  • Hiking the Top of the Fall
  • Game drive at Kabwoya Wildlife reserve
  • Sightseeing of the Albertine Rift Valley
  • Mountain Biking in Mpaga Tea Estate
  • Mabere Ga Nyinamwiru Cultural Site Tour
  • Crater Lakes Tour
  • Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest National park
  • Bigodi Wetland walk Adventure
  • Ruboni Community Walk
  • Game Drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Boat Cruise along Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Night Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Tree Climbing Lions Expedition In Ishasha Sector Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Mountain Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Canoe Riding on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Night or Evening Game drive in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Nature walk or Horse Back riding in Queen Elizabeth National Park


  •     Lodging
  •     Meals
  •     Chimpanzee permits
  •     Park Entrance Fees
  •     Gorilla Permits
  •     English Speaking Guide/Driver
  •      4wheel Drive Safari Vehicle
  •     Rhino tracking
  •     Ranger guide during game drives
  •     Ranger for trekking
  •     Water Rafting
  •     Bottled Drinking Water
  •     Boat Trips
  •     Transport
  •     all mentioned activities apart from the extra/optional ones.



  •     International Flights
  •     Uganda Visa Charges
  •     Alcoholic Drinks
  •     Laundry
  •     Tips To Guides and Staff
  •     Insurance
  •     Extra activities not mentioned in the Itinerary



Day 1: Arrive In Uganda at Entebbe International Airport and Transfer to the Hotel

On this 12 Days Ugandan experience safari kicks off the moment your arrival flight lands at the Entebbe International Airport, the only air gate way to Uganda which is located along the shore of Lake Victoria−the world’s largest freshwater lake. Your experienced safari guide and the company representative will be at the airport to receive and welcome you, help load the bags into our comfortable 4×4 safari vehicle and then lead you on a journey to the hotel for a welcome drink and a briefing on 12 days adventure with us. After you will relax, enjoy dinner and overnight stay.
Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Boma Entebbe


Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park, and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Visit.

After an early morning breakfast at your hotel in Entebbe, we will embark on the drive northwest to Murchison Fall National Park which is the Uganda’s largest protected area. We will go through impressive flat stretches of Nakasongola district with spaced human settlements, small towns, fruits and vegetable markets where you will see people going on with their daily lifestyle. We will have branch off at Nakitooma for a 7km drive to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary which is home to the white rhinoceros and the only place in Uganda to spot these endangered, magnificent species in their natural habitat. Upon arrival we will undertake 2 hours guided rhino tracking walk adventure. Depending on the location of the Rhinos, we are likely to drive closer to their location before you start the trek to reduce on the distance. Your experience ranger guide will share with you about the behavior and livelihood of Rhinos and how you should conduct yourself during the trekking. Once you locate the Rhinos, you’re given a maximum of 1 hour in their presence. You will retire from the activity and head for lunch at Kabalega dinners and later continue to Murchison Falls arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner, and overnight stay.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge or Equivalent.


Day 3: Do Morning Game Drive & Afternoon Nile Launch Cruise With A Hike To The Top Of Murchison Falls.

After an early morning breakfast, we will head out to Murchison Falls National Park’s northern bank for a morning game drive and have a feel of this Uganda’s biggest and best wildlife national park. The provides the setting for a classic savannah safari adventure with the flow of Victoria Nile dividing the park into northern and southern banks which gives rise to the park’s greatest draw card that is the Murchison Falls. The morning game drive goes for about 3-4 hours through designated trails with chances to encounter the Lions, Leopards, African Elephants, Cape Buffalos, giraffes, Hippos, Jackson heart beasts, Waterbucks, Spotted hyenas, Oribis, and Kobs plus a variety of bird species. Retire from the adventure and return to the lodge for refreshments and lunch after which you embark on the afternoon for a 3-hour boat ride along the Victoria Nile to the bottom of the Murchison Falls. The 50 meters wide Nile River which is the world’s longest river forces its way through a 7-meter narrow gorge in the Rift Valley Escarpment before down pouring 45m below to create this world’s most powerful waterfall, making a launch cruise to the bottom of this fall one of the absolute highlights of this entire Uganda trip. Not only you will take in the thrilling drama of the fall, but you’ll enjoy good wildlife viewing from the comfort of the boat which possibilities to spot hippos and crocodiles and various species of water birds cruising around. Upon reaching the bottom of the falls, you will start on the hike to the top of the falls for the sheer sensory overload as you enjoy the amazing sounds of the Nile as it sprinkle its head on the hard rocks that have stood in its way for centuries. You will meet your safari guide and head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Pakuba Lodge or Equivalent.


Day 4: Transfer to Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve for the Sightseeing of the Albertine Rift Valley and Bush Dinner

The day will start with a relaxed breakfast and then embark on the drive to the Albertine Rift valley. You enjoy scenic views of the flourishing steep escarpments, the flat rift valley stretches, Lake Albert shores, and the Blue Mountains in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We shall have a stopover at Kibiro Salt Gardens to experience this 900yearold traditional salt mine where they still practice the traditional methods of salt extraction using elementary tools. We shall also have a short but steep hike at Kibiro provides a rare chance to appreciate a dramatic out of the way stretch of the rift on foot. Our afternoon will be spent at the comfort of Lake Albert lodge and an evening game drive at the amazing scenic Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve anticipate seeing Cape buffalos, Uganda kobs, oribi, baboons, warthogs, waterbucks, and duikers. And later have the thrilling bush dinner will make your stay memorable.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Lake Albert Lodge


Day 5: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Today starts with a morning breakfast after which we will drive to Kibale forest National Park, the home for 13 primate species. You enjoy the countryside views along the way and lunch will be served in Fort Portal town. There is an option adventure of cycling in the Mpanga tea estate after lunch. The green tea plantation is spread over the stunning undulating landscape with endless scenic views which makes it ideal destination for mountain biking. Alternatively, you can visit the Amabere culturak Caves which are named after the live stalactite formation-Amabeere ga Nyinamwiru literally mean, Breast of Nyinamwiru which looks like the breasts of a woman. The woman in question is Nyinamwiru, who was princess who is said to have been very beautiful that no man could leave her alone. When Nyinamwiru’s father King Bukuku became weary of receiving marriage requests from unsuitable men, he choose an extreme measure of cutting off his daughter’s breasts in order to make her less attractive to men and later hid her away in this cave. Here, she was met by the Batembuzi King Isaza, who impregnated with a son. Since Nyinamwiru didn’t breasts, she stayed in the cave with her kid, feeding him on the cloudy limestone ‘milk’ that drops off from its stalactites. The kid nurtured by the stalactite formation and grows up to become King Ndahura the founder of Bachwezi dynasty.
After experiencing the caves, head for the hike to the Fort Portal Crater Lake field where you will traverse through the challenging slopes of Kyeganywa hill surrounded by a wide range of crater lakes and crater hollows exhibiting one of the most beautiful scenic sites in Uganda. From there continue with transfer to Kibale forest National Park for refreshments, dinner and overnight stay. The Park is a natural habitat with the highest concentration of primate species in Africa. There are about 1500 chimpanzees’ individuals along with 12 other primate species, a total of 70 mammal species, and 325 bird species.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp.


Day 6: Chimpanzee Tracking In Kibale National Park and Afternoon Bigodi Wetland Walk

Immediately after our breakfast, we will then have a short transfer to Kanyanchu Visitor Centre for a briefing about the chimpanzee tracking activity from an experienced local ranger guide. Then after, we will start our 3-4 hours trek in search of chimpanzees. As you trek deep in the rain forest you will see some of the other 12 primate species that reside in this forest like black-and-white colobus, olive baboons, Uganda red colobus, red-tailed monkeys as well as the 375 bird species. As you traversing through the dense forest, you are most likely to hear loud calls from a distance. The rising volume and high tempo jubilations among the community members will excite, for this they will be rolling on the branches of trees, there cheerful and inquisitive mood will leave you wonders, as other are feasting on figs, playing , grooming or fighting for food. You are allowed a maximum of 1 hour closer to chimps and then trek back to kanyanchu visitors’ center to receive your award for the successful chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park. After here, head for the lunch break then transfer to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary anticipate spotting 138 bird species and primates. A community walks to the traditional healer and coffee experience is also part. Retire from the encounter and embark on the transfer to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight stay.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp or Equivalent.


Day 7: Transfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ruboni Community and Evening Game Drive Upon Arrival.

After breakfast at around, we will kick start the drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park enjoying the scenic views along the way most notable the Rwenzori mountain ranges before making a stop in Kasese to explore the Ruboni Village and exprience the cultural traditions of the Bakonzo tribe that have lived on the foothills of Mount Rwenzori ranges for centuries. We will learn about their day to day lifestyle, as we explore their unique farming methods, art and craft as well as their exciting music, dance and drama exhibitions. After that we shall continue with our drive towards Queen Elizabeth National Park for the evening game drive. Queen Elizabeth national park was founded in 1952 and named Kazinga National Park but was renamed two years later to celebrate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II to Uganda. The park is known for its best biodiversity throughout the world with an enviable checklist of 612 bird species, 96 mammal species, mountains, forests Lakes and Rivers. The famous tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth national park provides a unique experience alongside the African elephants, Cape buffalos, leopards, hippo, Nile crocodiles, and several antelope species. On the evening game drive, you will enjoy the impressive landscapes of the park with the stunning views of the savannah before you retire for relaxation dinner and overnight stay.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Elephant Hab or Equivalent


Day 8: Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise on the 45km Long Kazinga Channel.

Start your day with an early morning breakfast after which we will head out for an amazing game drive traversing the rolling plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park which will give us an opportunity to spot various amazing African big games like the African elephant, Cape buffalo, hippos, lions, leopards, Uganda kobs, and several bird species such grey-crowned cranes, red-throated spurfowl, and yellow-throated longclaw and many others. The activity goes for about 3-4 hours after which you will return to the lodge for refreshment and lunch. In the afternoon, we will head for another super, exciting adventurous boat cruise along the 40km long Kazinga Channel which is the home to the highest concentration of hippos in the whole world. On this relaxing boat cruise, you will also appreciate Nile crocodiles, African elephants, Cape buffalos, waterbucks, Uganda kobs, and numerous water bird species like water thick knee, yellow billed stork, plovers, weaverbirds, the rare shoebill stock, pink-backed pelicans, shadowed billed stock and white-billed cormorants. Retire from that and do a game drive along the channel trail as you connect to the lodge for the overnight stay.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Elephant Hab Lodge or Equivalent.


Day 9: Transfer To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Ishasha Game In Search Of Tree Climbing Lions.

After an early breakfast, we will embark on another road trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Along the way we shall branch off to undertake a game drive in Ishasha sector in search for the most sought after tree climbing Lions that tend to relax on giant fig tree branches overlooking their prey in the savanna plains. From there continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where almost half of the endangered mountain gorillas find home with over 459 individuals. Besides the endangered Mountain gorillas, the park shelters 120 mammal species, 250 species of butterflies, 10 primate species, and 27 species of reptiles. It is also one of the best birding destinations in Africa with over 351 bird species among which 23 species are endemic to Albertine Rift including the mysterious African green broadbill, White-tailed blue flycatcher, Shelly’s Crimson wings, Brown-necked Parrot, White-billed robin chat, Frazer’s eagle owl and many more.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Bakiga Lodge or Equivalent.


Day 10: Do Gorilla trekking and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for late Evening Canoeing.

Gorilla trekking adventure in the dense rain forest of Bwindi impenetrable national park is the best highlight of the 12 days wildlife, gorillas and cultural encounter safari. The day starts with your early morning breakfast and then have a short drive to the park office for the briefing conducted by the excellent local ranger guides, from there enter the forest and start the gorilla trek in the amazing misty jungles of Bwindi impenetrable national park. We shall be allocated to a family of gorillas headed by a watchful but caring silverback male. The relatively tiresome gorilla trekking activity might take you 2-8 hours; you will spot a variety of other forest creatures like butterflies, bird and primates species. The efforts of your gorilla trek are yielded in an instant, for the one enchanting 1 hour you spend with the Gorillas. You will view young gorillas as they rough and rolling like wrestlers, adult females gather in grooming groups, occasionally with the little ones, while the patriarchal giant silverback keeps a protective eye and watching on the surroundings. After seeing the gorillas you will trek back to the briefing point for debriefing and embark on the transfer to the Lake Bunyonyi driving through flourishing rolling Kigezi Highlands for relaxing canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi after the tiresome gorilla trekking. You will retire from the activity for relaxation, dinner, and overnight stay.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Birdnest Bunyonyi or Equivalent.


Day 11: Transfer To Lake Mburo National Park & Enjoy An Evening Game Drive Upon Arrival.

After a relaxed morning breakfast, embark on the transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. We shall have a stopover for lunch at Igongo cultural center before continuing to enter the park through the Sanga Gate. We shall go for an evening game drive anticipate seeing Zebras, Cape Buffalos, Impalas, Elands, Topis and many more as you head to your lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight stay.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Rwakobo Rock or Equivalent


Day 12: Morning Nature Walking Safari In Lake Mburo National Park and Transfer to Kampala.

After your early morning breakfast, you will head out for a guided nature walk in this savannah park. On interesting game walk you will be expose you to many of the 68 mammal species that reside in Mburo like the Zebras, giraffes, Impalas, Elands, buffalos, waterbucks, Topis, Klipspringers among others. You will also spot several bird species like black-billed bustard, southern ground hornbills, black-collared barbet, bare-faced go-away bird, black-throated barbet, and green-capped eremomela. Retire from this adventure and embark on the transfer to Kampala with a stopover at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for the magical photo shoots where one leg can be placed in the north and the south hemisphere at the same time. It is also an impressive place for buying memorabilia to take back home as a remembrance of this 12 days safari in Uganda.
Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

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