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For those with adequate time to explore and learn about Uganda, regarded as the Pearl of Africa, we offer the 12 Days Uganda Tour. You may go chimp trekking in Budongo Forest and Kibale Forest National Park as part of the 12 Days Uganda Tour. Additionally, it gives you the opportunity to go on boat tours and wildlife drives in two national parks with savannahs. Enjoy a boat ride on Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park as well as a hot air balloon ride at Murchison Falls National Park. While on our 12 Days Uganda Tour, these two savannah national parks offer the best game drives with opportunities to see thousands of antelopes, hippos, elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, and so much more. There are also several village and community walks that will take you to the nearby villages to learn more about the locals and their cultures.


12 Days Uganda Tour

Day 1: Arrival  – Entebbe Airport.

As soon as you land at Entebbe Airport, our driving guide will meet you at the Pearl of Africa, explain your 12-day Uganda primate and wildlife adventure trip to you, and then bring you to the hotel so you can unwind before your next day’s activities. Dinner and a night’s repose may be had at the Kampala Serena Hotel, Acacia Lodge, or Forest Cottages.

Day 2: Transfer to Budongo Forest.

Our driver guides will give you a briefing about your 12-day primate and wildlife adventure tour in Uganda before you leave for Murchison Falls. En route, you’ll stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to look for endangered white and black rhinos that are being restocked there. From there, you’ll proceed to Masindi for lunch before continuing on to Budongo Forest, which is located in the conservation area of Murchison Falls National Park. At Budongo Eco Lodge, have dinner and spend the night.

Day 3: Budongo Chimpanzee Trekking.

Start your day with breakfast, proceed to the forest headquarters for a briefing on the Dos and Don’ts of chimpanzee trekking, and then begin your monkey walk in the Budongo Forest under the guidance of knowledgeable ranger guides. You will see other primates, birds, and many plant species on your walk, and once you are in close proximity to a community or party of habituated chimpanzees, you will be given an hour to observe them and take pictures before returning to your lodge for lunch.

After lunch, your driver will take you to the top of the Falls to see the water squeeze through a 7-meter-wide chasm before crashing downwards. Then, you’ll return to your lodging to unwind and get ready for the following day. Have dinner and spend the night at Red Chilli, Murchison River, or Paraa Safari Lodge.

Day 4: Morning Game Drive – Afternoon Boat Cruise.

After starting your day with a cup of coffee, your driver guide and game ranger will pick you up for a morning game drive where you will have the chance to see several antelopes, hippos, buffaloes, giraffes, buffaloes, and with any luck, big cats like leopards and lions. You will then return to the lodge for lunch.

You will take pleasure in the boat ride to the falls’ base in the afternoon. You may see several herds of buffalo, crocodiles, hippos, water bird species, and other wild creatures as they congregate along the River Nile to drink water on your trip from the jetty point to the base of the falls. Continue upstream to the foot of the falls to see how the water is forced through a 7-meter-wide canyon before returning to the lodge. Have dinner and spend the night at Red Chilli, Murchison River, or Paraa Safari Lodge.

Day 5: Hot Air Balloon Ride – Nile Delta Cruise.

Your driving guide will pick you up after an early breakfast to begin your hot air balloon safari on the Para side of Murchison Falls National Park. If you are staying along the southern bank of the River Nile, everyone will meet up at Para Lodge to begin your trek to the launch site of your balloon. You will be driven to the location where your hot air balloon safari will begin, together with the pilots and the rest of the team. You will be given the option of a cup of tea or coffee as the Balloon is put together. The pilot will then board the hot air balloon, give you a briefing, and launch your expedition. Consider the sensation of seeing all these creatures while admiring the lovely rivers, trees, and the setting sun a few metres above. The entire process of touring Murchison Falls National Park might take up to an hour. Following the landing, certificates will be given out, and those who purchased a complete hot air balloon package will be treated to a full bush breakfast. Transfer to your lodge where you may unwind, eat lunch, and take a boat ride to the Albert delta in the afternoon where there is a lot going on. Your prospects of viewing the uncommon shoebill stock as well as elephants, buffaloes, and hippos crossing as well as crocodiles are all dependent on your luck. Have dinner and spend the night at Red Chilli, Murchison River, or Paraa Safari Lodge.

Day 6: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park.

After breakfast, you will go off on a lengthier trip to Kibale National Park, stopping sometimes for lunch and observing various bird species along the route. Dinner and overnight stay at Kibale Forest Camp, Papaya Safari Lodge, or Chimpanzee Guest House.

Day 7: Chimpanzee Trekking – Bigodi Wetland Walk.

After breakfast, you will be driven to the visitor centre at Kanyanchu, the headquarters of the Kibale National Park, where you will meet up with the other trekkers for an orientation and eventual chimpanzee trekking. In Kibale Forest National Park, your game ranger guide will lead you on a guided primate walk. In this forest, visitors get the chance to go to one of the chimpanzees’ habituated groups or parts and spend an hour there watching and taking pictures. Along with forest birds, Kibale National Park is home to another 13 species of primates. You will drive to Bigodi Village for a wetland walk after your chimpanzee hike, which is intended to help the neighbourhood living close to Kibale Forest National Park. Dinner and overnight stay at Kibale Forest Camp, Papaya Safari Lodge, or Chimpanzee Guest House.

Day 8: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

You will start your approximately three-hour trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park after breakfast. You will get the chance to go through tiny villages, take in a number of the Mountain Rwenzori’s foothills, view a number of the Rwenzori mountain ranges’ minor rivers, and cross the equator at Kikorongo. Check in at Bush Lodge and unwind before heading out on a late-afternoon wildlife drive in Mweya. The antelopes, buffaloes, warthogs, elephants, and several other wild creatures, like as lions and leopards, can all be seen in this region of Queen Elizabeth National Park. After the game drive, guests can return to Mweya Safari Lodge or Simba Safari Lodge for supper and an overnight stay.

Day 9: Morning Game Drive – Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise.

After a cup of tea in the morning, you will return to Kasenyi Plains for a game drive to make up for everything you might have missed on your first game drive. You will have the opportunity to see the big cats searching for their food during this early morning game drive, which increases your chances of seeing lions or leopards. Other mammals you may see on this game drive include buffalo, hippos, several types of antelope, and many others. Lunch at the lodge should be taken. Drive straight to Mweya jetty in the afternoon for a two-hour boat trip on Kazinga Channel, one of Queen Elizabeth National Park’s highlights. It gives you the chance to see more than 300 of the 600 species of water birds that have been identified here as well as antelopes, crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes, and hippos. Dinner and overnight stay at Kibale Forest Camp, Papaya Safari Lodge, or Chimpanzee Guest House.

Day 10: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

You will drive to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the Kabale area of southwest Uganda after breakfast. Nearly half of the critically endangered mountain gorillas in the world live in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which is also the only national park where mountain gorillas and wild chimpanzees coexist. You will pass through undulating hills with terraced gardens of Irish potatoes and a Kayonza tea plantation on your way to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. For supper and an overnight stay at Trackers Lodge, Mahogany Springs, or Buhoma Lodge, you will arrive in the late afternoon.

Day 11: Gorilla Trekking Experience.

You will be brought to the Park headquarters after breakfast for a training on the dos and don’ts while interacting with gorillas. You will then be escorted to the starting location of the gorilla family you have been assigned to in order to begin your journey through the forbidding Bwindi Forest. Depending on the location of the mountain gorillas, this trip might take anything from 30 minutes to three quarters of a day. As a result, gorilla trekking can be physically demanding and as such, some level of fitness is needed. The experience will be worthwhile after you locate the gorillas, and you will be given an hour to observe and take pictures. Returning to the park’s main office, you will get a certificate commending you for your efforts in preserving the critically endangered mountain gorillas. After unwinding at the lodge, go on a village stroll to discover more about the locals who live close to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Eat supper and spend the night at Buhoma Lodge, Mahogany Springs, or Trackers Lodge.

Day 12: Return to Kampala – Departure.

Your driver guide will deliver you in time to the airstrip Kihihi to catch your morning or afternoon flight back to Entebbe/Kampala before we set out on our journey to Kampala.

End of the 12 Days Uganda Tour.


The 12 Days Uganda Tour includes;

  • Airport transfers
  • 1 Gorilla Permit per person.
  • 1 Chimpanzee Permit per person.
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle.
  • Services of an English speaking tour guide.
  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary.
  • Park entrance fees.
  • Nature walk.
  • Game drives.
  • Village walk.
  • Hot Air Balloon experience.
  • Boat cruises.
  • Bottled water in the vehicle.

However, the 12 Days Uganda Tour excludes;

Expenses of personal nature like Airfare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, and personal shopping bills.

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