15 Days Best of Uganda Safari

15 Days Best of Uganda Safari (Primates, Wildlife & White Water Rafting)

15 Days Best of Uganda Safari (Primates, Wildlife & White Water Rafting)

15 Days Best of Uganda Safari: This 15 days Uganda safari is such and adventurous safari in the pearl of Africa that enables tourists to take part in primate viewing safari, wildlife viewing safari, and white water rafting. This 15 days Uganda safari with primates, wildlife, and Jinja white water rafting takes you in the most visited national parks in Uganda including Bwindi impenetrable national park, Kibale forest national park, Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Lake Mburo national park, Lake Bunyonyi and finally to Jinja without forgetting a stopover at Mabira forest reserve. This safari includes 15 days and 14 nights.

Highlights of 15 days Uganda safari with primates, wildlife, and white water rafting

  • Day 1:Transfer to Murchison falls national park
  • Day 2: Game drive & afternoon boat cruise 
  • Day 3: Transfer to Kibale forest national park 
  • Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking 
  • Day 5: Visit Crater lakes and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Day 6: Game drive and afternoon kazinga channel boat cruise
  • Day 7: Ishasha sector and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
  • Day 8: Gorilla trekking 
  • Day 9: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for canoe ride 
  • Day 10: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park 
  • Day 11: Game drive & boat cruise
  • Day 12: Morning game drive / nature walks and Transfer to Kampala 
  • Day 13: Transfer to Jinja & visit source of the Nile River
  • Day 14: White water rafting and transfer to Entebbe 
  • Day 15: Visit Entebbe zoo, beach relaxation and departures

DETAILED ITINERARY 

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls national park

  • Transfer to Murchison falls national park: On day 1 of 15 days Uganda safari with primates, wildlife and Jinja white water rafting, you will be picked up from either your hotel in Kampala where you spent an overnight or from Entebbe international airport upon landing and start the journey to Murchison falls national park with an optional stopover at Ziwa White Rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking. An enroute lunch will be in Masindi town and proceed the journey to the park via top of water falls to experience the cool breathe from the waterfall and finally proceed the journey to check in your lodge for dinner and overnight.
  • Meal plan: Lunch & dinner 

Day 2: Game drive & afternoon boat cruise

  • Game drive and boat cruise: On day 2 of 15 days Uganda safari with primates, wildlife and Jinja white water rafting, enjoy your breakfast and start your day with a game drive in the largest and oldest savanna national park in Uganda where you will be in position to encounter and view plenty of wildlife species including the primates, mammals, birds, butterflies among others. As soon as you are done with game drive, you will be returned back to the lodge for lunch break and ten continue for an afternoon boat cruise along the Nile where more wildlife are seen grazing and drinking water. The boat cruise takes you upstream to the bottom of waterfall where hiker start the more fascinating activity to summit the top of falls.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner 

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale forest national park

  • Transfer to Kibale forest national park: wake up for breakfast in the morning on day 3 of 15 days Uganda safari with primates, wildlife and Jinja white water rafting then check out and start the journey to Kibale forest national park that is famously known for harboring 13 primate species including chimpanzees, Olive baboons, rad tailed monkeys, Vervet monkeys, blue monkeys, black and white Colobus monkeys and many more that are seen during the chimpanzee trekking and bigodi wetland nature walk which are the major  tourist activities done in the park. Lunch will be enroute in fortpotal while dinner will be served at the lodge upon arrival.
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch & dinner 

Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking 

  • Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park: On day 4 of 15 days Uganda safari with primates, wildlife and Jinja white water rafting, you need to wake very early at around 6:00am, have breakfast and pack some drinking water and snacks. Be transferred to Kanyanchu for chimpanzee trekking briefing and finally start the trek in the forest searching for a habituated troop of chimpanzees for trekking. The entire walk in search of chimpanzee takes about 30 minutes to 5 hours and after finding these chimpanzees, you will spend one hour with them taking photos and closely watching them as they go on with their daily activities in their natural habitats. Later in the evening, you will be led onto a guided nature walk in Bigodi wetland where you will identify several plant species, watch birds and even encounter other species of primates and mammals.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 5: Visit Crater lakes and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

  • Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park: After breakfast on day 5 of 15 days Uganda safari with primates, wildlife and Jinja white water rafting, check out of the lodge and start the journey to visit the crater lakes of Ndali Kasenda which were formed about 10,000 years ago situated along the road as you head to Queen Elizabeth national park. Some of these lakes include; Lake Kifuruka, Lake Nyinambuga, Lake Nkuruba, Lake Nyabikere, and Lake Lyantonde all with stunning vegetation cover along the shores and other unique tourist attraction. After exploring these lakes, you will drive to the hotel for an enroute lunch then proceed to check in at the lodge for dinner and overnight.
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch & dinner 

Day 6: Game drive and afternoon kazinga channel boat cruise

  • Game drive and boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth national park: On day 6 of 15 days Uganda safari with primates, wildlife and Jinja white water rafting, you will be served with breakfast then meet your safari driver for a breathtaking game drive in the most savanna part of the park in Kasenyi plains where several wildlife thrill in their natural habitats including mammals, primates, birds, butterflies and the flora species. After the game drive, you will be return to the lodge in lunch hours for a meal then embark on an afternoon kazinga channel boat cruise to view crocodiles and other wildlife that congest the channel over hot scotching sun in the afternoon.
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 7: Ishasha sector and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

  • Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park: Once breakfast is done on day 7 of 15 days Uganda safari with primates, wildlife and Jinja white water rafting, you will check out with a lunchbox and head out for another exhilarating game drive in the Ishasha sector amidst tree climbing lions. This is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating experience especially after spotting the lazy lions sleeping in acacia and fig tree branches. Ishasha sector also harbors the normal lions but obvious not any lion you see is a tree climbing lion. After game drive, enjoy a picnic lunch under the tree shade and exit Queen Elizabeth national park to proceed your journey to Bwindi impenetrable national park a home to the endangered mountain gorillas available for trekking and habituation experience.
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 8: Gorilla trekking

  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park: On day 8 of 15 days Uganda safari with primates , wildlife and Jinja white water rafting, you need to wake as early as possible, have breakfast and pack the most necessary items you might need while trekking gorillas including the insect repellant, enough drinking water, snacks, a rain jacket, a camera as usual and put on a long sleeved attire, stockings, garden gloves, a cap and sun glasses then be driven to the park headquarters for briefing. After briefing, hire a porter and set off into the impenetrable forest to search for habituated allocated gorilla family for about 30 minutes to 8 hours or even an entire day depending on your trekking speed and movement of gorillas in the forest. After finding the gorilla family, you will spend an hour with it and finally trek back to the starting point, meet your driver and be driven back to your lodge for dinner and overnight. Optional batwa experience in the evening.
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch & dinner 

Day 9: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for canoe ride 

  • Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi: After breakfast on day 9 of 15 days Uganda safari with primates, wildlife and Jinja white water rafting, check out of the lodge and be driven to Lake Bunyonyi in kabala known as a Lake of little birds due to existence of several small birds. The major activity that you must not miss out while on Lake Bunyonyi is Canoe ride to explore the islands situated on Lake Bunyonyi. The lake thrills with 29 islands each with its unique history that led to its name. The lush at the shores of the lake harbors several bird species thus acts as the best birding ground. The lake is also the best place for relaxation after toiling for a whole day trekking gorillas, this is the best chance that you have to relax your mind and be ready for the following activities.
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch &dinner
15 Days Best of Uganda Safari
15 Days Best of Uganda Safari

Day 10: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park 

  • Transfer to Lake Mburo national park: Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at your lodge on day 10 of 15 days Uganda safari with primates, wildlife and Jinja white water rafting then check out of the lodge and start the journey from Bwindi impenetrable national park to Lake Mburo national park. This journey takes about 7-8 hours but is so rewarding with a lot of stunning attractions including humans, farmlands with Ankole cattle, rolling kigezi hills and terraces among others. Along the way, you will be stopped at Igongo cultural hotel in Mbarara for lunch and have a brief visit to the Ankole museum, eclipse hill, bookshop and many other attractions in Mbarara. Later on, be driven direct to Lake Mburo national park filled with zebras and other wildlife species. Check in at your reserved lodge for dinner and overnight.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 11: Game drive & boat cruise

  • Game drive and boat cruise: An early breakfast will be served on day 11 of 15 days Uganda safari with primates, wildlife and Jinja white water rafting then meet your safari driver for an early game drive to spot the nocturnal creatures which usually become active at night and hide during the day. You will also watch a good population of grazing mammals such as Zebras, elands, Uganda kob and many more wildlife that thrill in this savanna park. After the game drive, you will be driven back to the lodge for lunch and without hesitation, be transferred for an afternoon boat cruise along one of the lakes in the park as the park has 5 stunning lakes. An afternoon boat cruise will offer you more sightings of several mammals that flock the lake to quench their thirst and feed on the fresh vegetation cover along the shores of the lake.
  •  Meal plan: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 12: walking safari and Transfer to Kampala

  • Explore Lake Mburo national park on foot: After breakfast on day 12 of 15 days Uganda safari with primates, wildlife and Jinja white water rafting, you will engage in a guided walking safari in Lake Mburo national park. In fact, Lake Mburo offers the best walking safaris in Uganda the pearl of Africa leading to different attractions. Thus taking a walk alongside experience guides and rangers is such a rewarding and fascinating experience that you ought not to miss out while on a visit to Lake Mburo national park. After the walk, you will return to the lodge for lunch, check out of the lodge and embark on a 4 hours’ drive to Kampala the capital city of Uganda where you will arrive in the evening, have a brief city tour and see how the streets of the city look like at night and later on check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight.
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 13: Transfer to Jinja & visit source of the Nile River

  • Visit source of the Nile: Early in the morning on day 13 of 15 days Uganda safari with primates , wildlife and Jinja white water rafting, you will be served with breakfast at your hotel in Kampala then check out and start a road drive to Jinja. You will be stopped at Mabira forest reserve one of the most beautiful natural forest in Uganda. While at mabira, you will engage in any of the activities such as Zip lining, forest walk, birding, Uganda Mangabey monkey tracking and many more. After exploring Mabira forest, you will be transferred to Jinja for lunch and later on head to River Nile for a boat cruise that will take you to explore the exact spot where the Nile River originates as confirmed by Speke.
  •  Meal plan: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 14: White water rafting and transfer to Entebbe 

  • White water rafting: After breakfast at your lodge in Jinja on day 14 of 15 days Uganda safari with primates, wildlife and Jinja white water rafting, meet your safari driver and be transferred to Itanda waterfall where white water rafting is conducted. Being the major tourist activity in Jinja, white water rafting takes almost a half day implying that you will be at the water falls from morning and return to the lodge late in the afternoon for lunch. After lunch, you will check out of the lodge and start the journey back to Kampala and direct to Entebbe for hotel check in, dinner and overnight.
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 15: Visit Entebbe zoo, beach relaxation and departures

  • Visit Entebbe zoo, beach relaxation and departures: On day 15 of 15 days Uganda safari with primates , wildlife and Jinja white water rafting, you will arise on a relaxed breakfast then head out to explore Entebbe zoo where a good number of wildlife species are being protected for research purposes. After visiting the zoo, you will be driven to Lake Victoria for beach relaxation, eat fish and take up any beach activity such as sports, boat cruise among others. Depending on your flight details, you will return to your lodge, check out and be transferred direct to Entebbe international airport to catch your flight back home.
  • Meal plan: breakfast and lunch

END OF 15 DAYS UGANDA SAFARI WITH PRIMATES, WILDLIFE AND WHITE WATER RAFTING

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