12 Days Wildlife Tour in Uganda

The 12 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour takes you experiencing remarkable Wildlife Tours in Semliki National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park. 

Trip Overview

The 12 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour begins at the Entebbe International Airport to Semliki National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Forest National Park then Lake Mburo National Park.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Pick Up

On arrival you will be welcomed by our company representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Kampala. Dinner and overnight at Sheraton Hotel Kampala, Cassia Lodge Buziga, Excellent Hotel.

Day 2: Transfer to Semliki National Park

Our guide will pick you up from your hotel for a transfer to Fort portal this morning. Depart for Semliki National Park which is made up of diverse habitats that explains the diversity of species, via Mityana-Mubende road with an en-route a stopover at the historical Nakayima tree in Mityana town.

You will be rewarded with sightings of the beautiful lush green environment and roadside cliffs. Transfer for dinner and overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge/Hotel Vanilla /UWA campsite

Day 3: Nature Walks in Semliki National Park                                

Today after your morning breakfast, take pleasure in a guided nature walk in the vast extension of the Ituri forest and you will be rewarded with sightings of early risers. Trail through the two main springs set in a lush swampy clearing close to the south eastern corner of the forest.  You may spot bird species like the  yellow throated tinker bird, horn-bills, red-rumped and Frasier’s ant-thrush, blue-breasted King fisher and honey guide greenbul etc as well as monkeys i.e the red-tailed monkey, grey checked Mangabey and Black and White Colobus monkeys.

After lunch, you will take a walk through the eastern boundary of the Semliki River where you will spot a variety of water birds, monkeys,  hippos and crocodiles as well as elephants and buffalos. After, you will transfer back to your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight stay at Semliki Safari Lodge, Hotel Vanilla, UWA Campsite.

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

This morning you will drive to Fortportal immediately after your breakfast and you will have an en-route lunch. You will be rewarded with spectacular views of the magnificent scenery as you drive through the traditional homesteads and farms on your way to Kibale.

Upon your arrival in the park, take a guided forest walk where you will explore round the Bunyaruguru crater region and expose you to the park habitant species like the Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Red Colobus Monkey, L’hoests, Black And White Colobus Monkey, and Vervet Monkey. Dinner overnight at Primates lodge (Luxury), Chimp’s nest (Mid range), Chimpanzee Guest house (Budget).

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale forest National Park

Chimpanzee Tracking in UgandaToday, wake up for a hilarious lifetime experience of tracking down the chimpanzees in their natural habitant in the rich primate tropical Kibale forest.  Report to the park headquarters with your packed lunch immediately after your breakfast where you will be briefed about the chimp trackers code of conduct by a UWA official.

Thereafter you will penetrate through the misty forest under the guidance of an armed ranger for the tracking. You may spot other primates during the tracking and these may include the Vervet Monkey, L’hoests, Blue Monkey, Red-Tailed Monkey, Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Black And White Colobus Monkey and many more. Retire for dinner and overnight at Primates lodge (Luxury), Chimp’s nest (Mid range), Chimpanzee Guest house (Budget).

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Leave Kibale after your breakfast for the most popular protected area with a stunning location on the rift valley floor between Lakes Edward and George. You will enjoy a game drive as you enter the park that will expose you to the diverse wildlife. You may spot the Elephants, Buffalos; Uganda Kob with luck you may also spot the Hyena, Lions, Leopard and perhaps the Giant Forest Hog.

After your lunch, embark on an afternoon game viewing launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel. You will be rewarded further with wildlife sightings of species like the Hippopotamuses, Waterbucks, Crocodiles and a variety of Water Birds like the black bee- eater, several species of falcons and the raptors. Retire fro dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge, Hippo Hills Camp, Simba Safari lodge

Day 7: Around the park

After your breakfast drive to the spectacular field of extinct volcanic craters in a drive to the Katwe explosion craters. This drive will reward you with high spots of the gorgeous Kitagata Lake and the enormous Kamengo Crater, besides you will have a splendorous view of the park’s wildlife. After your lunch drive to the extreme south of the park through the Ishasha sector a dwelling of various animals.

You will enjoy sightings of the endemic tree climbing lions as they rest in the old fig trees and acacia trees too. You may spot the hippos in the Ishasha River and buffaloes, leopards, kob and topis on the plains. Proceed for dinner and overnight in Bwindi National Park at Gorilla Resort (Luxury), Lake Kitandara (Mid range), Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget).

Day 8: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park

Gorilla Trekking in UgandaReport to the park headquarters after your breakfast where you will be briefed about the mountain gorilla trackers code of conduct. You will penetrate through the misty impenetrable Bwindi forest for a more adventurous and exciting lifetime experience of Mountain Gorilla tracking. The tracking duration depends on the ease to see the gorilla that day.

You will spot other forest wildlife in these trails that may include the Black And White Colobus Monkeys, Red Tailed Colobus, Blue Monkey, L’hoests and baboons and many more. Retire for dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort (Luxury)/Lake Kitandara (Midrange)/Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget)

Day 9: Birding to Mubwindi Swamp 

After your break fast head to the misty Bwindi Forest the best place for some of the most difficult to find of all rift endemics including Grauer’s (African Green) Broadbill the beautiful Regal Sunbird and Archer’s Robin-Chat.

Other possible sightings in this trail may include focus on the beautiful leafy looking broadbill, Black-billed Turaco, Olive, Elliot’s and Fine-banded Woodpecker, African Hill Babbler, Mountain Illadopsis, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Mountain Greenbul, Grey Cuckoo Shrike, Red-faced Woodland and Mountain Yellow Warbler, Chestnut-throated Collard and Black Throated Apalis, Stripe-breasted Tit, African Green-Broadbill, Mountain, Shelley’s and Yellow-streaked Greenbul, Rwenzori Batis, Regal Sunbird among other birds. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort (Luxury), Lake Kitandara (Midrange), Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget).

Day 10: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

At the crack of dawn, leave Bwindi for Lake Mburo National Park immediately after your breakfast. Embark on an afternoon game viewing boat trip along Lake Mburo that will expose to the park’s wildlife. Possible sightings on this trip may include, the hippos, a variety of water birds that may include the African Fin foot, Pelicans, Black crake, Heron, cormorant, fish eagle if lucky you will spot the rare shoebill stork . Dinner and Overnight. Mihingo Lodge (Luxury), Rwonyo Camp (Budget), Arcadia cottages (Mid range).

Day 11: Transfer to Kampala

Have an encounter with the morning riser’s in the park in the morning game drive after your breakfast. Drive through the humid acacia forest, were you expect to see the park endemics like the Giant eland, Impala and Burchell’s zebra besides other wildlife including the Buffalo, Oribi, Waterbucks, Reedbuck and the Rare Sitatunga.

Thereafter depart for Kampala with an en-route lunch stopover. Dinner and overnight at Sheraton Hotel (Luxury) Cassia Lodge (Midrange)-Excellent Hotel (Budget)

Day 12: Departure to Entebbe Airport

Time allowing after breakfast; embark on souvenir shopping in Entebbe’s cultural shopping centers or relax at your lodge as you pack your bags. Depending on your departure flight time, you will be transferred to Entebbe International Airport to board your flight back home.

  • Ground transportation
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Lunch
  • Gorilla Trekking Permits to be booked in advance
  • Allowance of a knowledgeable English speaking guide
  • Airfare to Uganda
  • Visas
  • Accommodation
  • Cigarettes and personal expenses not listed in the program
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