Spend 21 Days on a safari in Uganda and get an opportunity to visit all the different sites, places and also the people that made Sir Winston Churchill refer to this Land locked country the Pearl of Africa. For long holidays in Uganda the, 21 Days Uganda Tour/ 21 Days Uganda is the prefect option/ 3 Weeks Safari
Day 1; Arrive Entebbe International airport.
You will be met by a guide from AA SAFARIS AND TOURS who will transfer you to your hotel room in Kampala but if you arrive in the morning, our guide will take you to interesting places around for a City tour in the land of the 7 hills Kampala. These include Kasubi Tombs, Uganda Museum, African Craft Market, Namirembe Cathedral, Mandela stadium, among others. You will not be able to visit many places though because you will not have enough time and the given the traffic conditions in the country. You will sleep ate either of these depending on your budget.
Budget – Holiday Express Hotel / Tourist Hotel
Standard – Speke Hotel / Cassia Lodge
Luxury Kampala serena Hotel or Sheraton Hotel.
(Bed and breakfast)
Day 2; Transfer to Murchison falls national park.
After breakfast you will meet your safari guide who will drive you to transfer to Murchison Falls National park through through the famous Luwero triangle or Hoima towards Masindi. Proceed through the park stopping at the top of the falls which is a fantastic sight. At the top of the falls, you will see the longest river in the world forcing its self through a narrow gap in the rock (only 7 meters wide), before ferociously plunging down 43 meters. From here we will continue Game viewing on the way is very good; look out for hippos, elephants, buffaloes and many other animals, seen grazing on the banks of the river. You can also to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary but it is optional.
Budget – Red Chilli
Standard – Sambiya River lodge or Budongo Eco lodge
Luxury – Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Camp
Day 3; Safari game drive and Boat ride on Victoria Nile.
After a cup of tea, go for the early morning game drive on the northern bank where your guide will help you spot elephants, lions, Cape buffalo, Rothschild giraffes, Harte-beasts, water-bucks, oribi, bush-bucks, Bohr reed bucks, hyenas, and on rare cases leopards. Return to the lodge for mid morning breakfast and relax at the lodge as you wait for lunch. After lunch, you will take an afternoon boat ride to the bottom of Murchison Falls which is normally the highlight of a trip to Murchison given the fact that give you an opportunity to view the animals at a close range. Like the thousands of hippos as well as high population of Nile crocodiles, lots of birds like the brightly colored kingfishers and bee-eaters darting along the riverbanks. If lucky, you may see the rare and prehistoric looking shoebill, which is a cross between the dodo and a dinosaur. The boat takes you to the base of the falls which only adds to their impressiveness.
Dinner will be back at your lodge.
Budget: Red Chilli Rest Camp (FB)
Luxury: Paraa Lodge (FB)
Moderate; Murchison River lodge
Day 4; another day in Murchison Falls
You will go for another early morning safari adventure on the Nile to the delta where you will have the opportunity to watch variety of wildlife including the Nile crocodiles and many other water animals. Later in the after noon, you will go rafting on the Nile . Overnight at your previous lodge.
Day 5; Murchison Falls – Hoima.
Today, we will drive to Hoima to break the long distance between Murchison falls national park and kibale national park. Do a cultural tour for an insight into the Bunyoro kingdom. A
Budget: Kontiki Hotel (BB) but can be FB on a high budget.
Standard: Hoima Cultural Lodge
Day 6; Hoima – Kibale Forest
After breakfast early morning, you will go visit the The Kibiro Hot Springs and Salt Gardens found 35km North of Hoima Town in Kibiro fishing village, Kigorobya Sub-county near the shores of Lake Albert. Later you will embark on the journey to Kibale National park. The home of the largest number of primates in Africa.
Budget – Chimps Nest Camp / Rwenzori View Guest House
Mid range – Mountains of the Moon Hotel /
Luxury – Primates Lodge / Ndali lodge (Break fast Lunch and Dinner- BLD)
Day 7; Chimpanzee Trekking safari and Nature walk in Bigodi Wetland.
Take breakfast an then have your driver take you to Kanyankyu tourist centre for some briefing before 8 am, you will get a ranger who will guide you in the jungle as you do the Chimp tracking. Kibale forest has over 13 species of primates including the rare L’Hoest, red Colobus monkey, blue monkey, pottos, grey manga-beys, baboons, black faced vervet monkeys, bush babies and many more. There are lots of tree species which will be very much interesting to watch more so for the botanists and lots of butterfly for those who love them as well as the birders as the forest houses over 335 species. There are forest elephant which are smaller in size and with less hair than the savannah elephants and the other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species. You will return to the lodge or the center for lunch and then after go for a nature walk to Bigodi swamp for primates and bird watching evening but your night will be spent at . Dinner at,
Luxury. Ndali Lodge
Mid range: Rwenzori View Guest House
Budget: Kanyankyu Ecological site (FB)
Day 8; Kibale Forest to Semliki national park.
After breakfast you will drive to the crown and hot springs and you will go to the pygmy villages situated near the Ituri Rainforest which will give an interesting cultural experience. You will have packed lunch and have it in some way of a Picnic while you experience the African tour. After lunch, in the afternoon, you will Visit some of the hot springs in Semuliki National Park, you can also visit the Sempaya Hot Springs in the afternoon before driving back to Fort Portal. You will arrive in the evening then take dinner and an overnight at your lodge,
Day 9; Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Have breakfast this morning and drive for 3hrs to Queen Elizabeth National Park; go for a morning game drive in search of the wild game view a beautiful panorama of the great lakes of Lake Edwards and Lake George, then also their gutter the great Kazinga channel. Expect to see the elephants, lions, buffaloes, kobs, the Python, hyenas, warthogs, birds’ hippos etc. you will have a buffet lunch at Tembo Restaurant after which you will go for a boat -cruise along Kazinga Channel which is the natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George and here you expect to see lots of birds, highest population of hippos, crocodile and then return to the lodge for a night and dinner.
Luxury; Mweya Safari Lodge
Mid range; Institute of Ecology.
Budget; Simba safari lodge
Day 10; Free Day. Choose optional activity of interest.
On this day you can
Nature walk to the salt Mines. @USD 30 per person
Community Visits. USD 20 pp
Lion Tracking for an up-close view of the lions. @USD 50 Per person.
Day 11; Transfer to Isasha sector of Queen Elizabeth park.
In the morning right after breakfast, you will drive to transfer to the Ishasha sector of Bwindi. Do a game drive in this sector to search for tree climbing lions and then later in the afternoon relax at your lodge.
Basic-The Ishasha lodge
Moderate – Ishasha jungle lodge
Luxury – Ishasha wilderness camp.
Day 12; Ishasha – Bwindi Impenetrable
Go for another game drive in the Ishasha sector before heading to Bwindi You will proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable and spend a night at,
Budget- Buhoma Community bandas or Bwindi View bandas or Nkuringo campsite tents or Virunga Hotel or Nkuringo safari centre
Moderate-Gorilla safari lodge, Gorilla mist camp, Nkuringo cottages.
Luxury – Gorilla Forest Camp or Volcanoes Bwindi safari Lodge or Buhoma Lodge or Mahogany springs Hotel.
Day 13; Gorilla Safari in Bwindi national Park.
You will go for briefing at the headquarters and registration before you can start on your gorilla tracking which is unpredictable therefore, it is difficult to foresee how long you will be in the forest. The adventure of tracking the gorillas in their natural ecosystem of the park will be passionate for the adventurous tourists and may take up to 10hours thus the reason why you have to be ready to a walk long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead before you meet the gorillas. “The excitement of seeing the gorillas makes it all worthwhile and you will be allowed to spend 1 hour following the gorillas and taking photos.
Day 14; Optional activities.
You can opt to relax on this day and enjoy the scenic views of the impenetrable forest.
Visit a local community at USD 25 per person
Or Do a nature walk in Bwindi Forest cat USD 75 per person
Cycle through a well-maintained trail from the park headquarters at Buhoma to the Ivi River @ USD 50. This is organised by the community under the “Ride for a woman ” project.
Day 15; Bwindi Impenetrable – Kisoro
Transfer to Kisoro and refresh at the lodge and later visit the pygmies’ communities and can alternatively go for a walk to Lake Mutanda.
Budget: Tourist Hotel (BB), travelers rest hotel
Mid range and Luxury : Mt Gahinga Volcanoes Lodge
Day 16; Kisoro – Mgahinga National Park/ Golden Monkey Trek
Wake up relatively early for a cheerful breakfast to give you the energy needed for golden monkey trek Before 8:00 am report to the ranger station for registration and a briefing by one of the rangers who will also guide you through the bush to track the golden monkeys in Mgahinga national park . Once you encounter the golden monkeys. you will be allowed to spend 1 hour following them and taking pictures and then later return to the starting point. Overnight at your previous lodge.
Day 17; Kisoro- Lake Bunyonyi
Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi on of the deepest and among the most beautiful lake in Uganda. You go for a nature walk, boat ride to akapene island which is the punishment island. Where they used to punish women who would get pregnant before marriage .
Luxury; Birdnest Bunyonyi
Midrange; Arcadia cottages.
Budget; Bunyonyi Overland camp
Day 18; Transfer to Lake Mburo national park.
Very early in the morning after breakfast, drive for about 4 hours to Lake Mburo National Park for your game drive so that you can see the zebras, topees, elephants, elands, impalas, buffaloes, antelopes, etc. In the afternoon go for a boat trip .
Luxury; mantana luxury tented camp / Mihingo Lodge
Mid range; Arcadia cottages/ Lake Mburo safari lodge
Budget; Rwonyo rest camp
Day 19; Lake Mburo national park.
Go for a horseback ride in Lake Mburo national park as you search for wildlife and then later transfer to Kampala and proceed to Jinja. The drive will take 4 hours. Overnight at
Basic- Source of the Nile Guest House.
Moderate- Gately on the Nile.
Luxury – Jinja Nile resort.
Day 20; Rafting
In the morning you will transfer to the rafting start point to raft for a day and then later you will return to the starting point. Lunch is provided and if you wish to take pictures during the rafting experiences, these are provided by the rafting company. Overnight at
Luxury; Nile Resort Jinja.
Midrange; Gately on the Nile
Budget; Source of the Nile guest house.
Day 21; Jinja – Entebbe
After breakfast, you will go visit the source of the Nile and then later drive to transfer to Kampala. Buy some souvenirs in Kampala , have lunch and then transfer to Entebbe. Depending on your flight departure time, we shall transfer you to the airport to catch your onward flight.
Optional activities non this day;