12 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari - MFNP, KNP, QENP, BWINP &LMNP

Day to Day Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrive at Uganda’s International Airport

You will meet with the company representative and you will be transferred to your accommodation, set in a quiet residential neighborhood with beautiful gardens. Just 15 minutes drive from the international airport. From the moment you arrive, you are warmly welcomed and cared for in this oasis of green that forms an excellent retreat making it the perfect choice for a restful stay.

Stay: Airport Guest House

Approx: 15 minutes Drive


Day 2: Entebbe to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Starts the day with breakfast. Thereafter, commence the drive to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, your first stop-over. Arrive and conduct Rhino trekking on foot. This takes about 1-2 hours all depending on the location of the rhinos. Visiting the sanctuary will give one a wonderful encounter and brings you to a close and safe distance to these rare endangered magnificent animals. After the trekking, you will travel to Murchison Falls National Park. The lodge is set on the Eastern banks of the slow-flowing Albert Nile, situated in the former Aswa Lolim game reserve just outside the northern park, the boundary of Murchison Falls National Park beautiful surroundings looking out on the majestic Albert Nile.

Stay: Fort Murchison Lodge

Approx: 3-4hours Drive Entebbe – Ziwa

Approx: 3 hours 30 minutes Drive Ziwa – Fort Murchison

Meal plan: B/L/D


Day 3: Game drive, boat ride, and hike to the top of the falls

After breakfast, embark on an extensive game drive in one of the oldest wildlife conservancies in East Africa with a wide range of animals in the Nile Valley. You will marvel at herds of buffalos, dozens of elephants, warthogs, and towering giraffes, along with bushbucks, reedbuck, duikers, kobs, oribi, and many more. In the afternoon, take a boat cruise towards the falls where the NILE waters drop 43m through a 7m wide gorge at the bottom bask huge Nile Crocodiles, Hippos in the water, Elephants, and Buffalos besides plain game on the shore. You will then get to hike to the top of the falls and experience the booming roar of the falls.

Stay: Fort Murchison Lodge

Approx: 2-4hour game drive

Boat ride: 3 hours

Approx: 45-1hour walk to the top of the falls

Meal plan: B/L/D


Day 4: Murchison Falls to Kibale National Park

After breakfast, you will leave Fort Murchison through Masindi and Hoima on a clear day and have a view of the Albert rift. Drive towards the legendary mountain or mountain range in East Africa also passing through the tea plantations of Fort Portal to Kibale National Park. With lunch en route because this is a full-days drive.  Your tented camp is located in a patch of evergreen forest just outside the southern part of Kibale Park bordering the Magombe swamp, known for the Bigodi wetland.
Stay:  Kibale Forest Camp

Approx: 7 hours Drive

Meal Plan: B/L/D


Day 5: Chimpanzee Experience and Bigodi Swamp walk

07:30 am arriving at the park headquarters for a briefing on chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest. Start the search for these primates in the forest. Chimpanzees share 97% of human DNA and are considered to be our closest living relatives. You will also encounter various primates like the white and black colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, and more. You will return to the hotel for lunch, after taking a 2-3 hours fascinating Bigodi swamp walk rich in biodiversity and scenic. The trail is through the papyrus wetland sanctuary. Accompanied by a trained local guide on this walk, you will find different bird species, primates like the blue monkeys, baboons, otters, mongoose, bush bucks, and bush pigs among others.

Stay: Kibale Forest Camp

Approx: Chimps 2-4hous trek

Approx: Bigodi 2-3hours

Meal Plan: B/L/D


Day 6: Kibale National Park to Queen Elizabeth NP

After breakfast, you will leave today to the world-famous Queen Elizabeth National Park, crossing the equator along the way. The park resides in a fertile, equatorial area and has beautiful scenery. It is set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains. The park’s magnificent visitors include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel, as well as its outstanding wildlife and fascinating cultural history. After lunch, proceed to the Mweya peninsula to take a 14:00pm boat ride on Kazinga Channel which connects Lake Edward and Lake George giving you an amazing opportunity for photography moments. After the boat ride, you will take a leisurely game drive along the channel track and looping trails before returning to your lodge for dinner.

Stay: Bush Lodge

Approx: 2-3hours Drive

Meal Plan: B/L/D


Day 7: Game drive to Ishasha QENP

After an early morning breakfast, check out of the lodge and meet up with your guide for a morning game drive in the Kasenyi sector. Thereafter, leave for the southern sector of QENP called the Ishasha famously known for the tree climbing Lions. If it’s your lucky day you will have the opportunity of viewing other wildlife, after check-in to the lodge.

Stay: Ishasha Jungle Lodge

Game drives Kasenyi: 2-3hours

Game drives Ishasha: 2-3hours

Approx: 2 hours Ishasha


Day 8: Ishasha to Bwindi Impenetrable

After an early morning breakfast, check out of the lodge and meet up with your guide to leave the beautiful Ishasha and embark on your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a world heritage site. The name comes from the extensive stands of bamboo interspersed amongst the larger forest hardwoods. It is a sanctuary for colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, and many birds. It is also notable for the 400 Mountain Gorillas, half of the world’s population among which are a number of habituated groups that can be tracked by visitors.  Arrive in the afternoon and check in to your accommodation for relaxation and later dinner and overnight at your booked accommodation.

Stay: Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Approx: 2 hours Drive

Meal plan: B/L/D


Day 9: Mountain Gorilla trekking Bwindi

07:30 am Mountain Gorilla trekking in the Buhoma section of Bwindi. The park protects an estimated 400 Mountain Gorillas, roughly half of the world’s population including several habituated groups which can be tracked. The biological diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals including several primate species such as baboons, chimpanzees, as well as elephants, and antelopes. The ranger will lead you to start your trek and after hiking some distance depending on the location of the Gorillas, you will have sight of them and spend up to 1hr with them. Take a picnic lunch break and thereafter start to descend back to meet with your driver-guide who will transfer you to the lodge so you may reminisce on the day’s experience. In the late afternoon, engage in a charitable organization set to support women struggling with poverty, HIV, and domestic violence called Ride 4 a Woman, with activities like basket weaving or learning to pedal sew with the local women of Buhoma, choosing your own fabric and the produce anything from a coin purse or pillowcase or dress to take home as souvenirs.

Stay: Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Approx: 2-8hours trek

Meal plan: B/L/D


Day 10: Bwindi to Lake Bunyonyi Kabale

Take breakfast and leave for Lake Bunyonyi, one of the most beautiful places in Uganda. The word bunyonyi means a place with “many little birds’’. The place combines the art of water birds and some migratory birds making it ideal for many bird enthusiasts. You will conduct a 2hour canoe ride seeing several islands of this place with each island having its own significant history, for example the Punishment Island, where the Kiga brought their unmarried girls whom they found pregnant, and these would be forsaken and left for dead. Conclude with a 1hour community walk,  getting the chance to interact with the locals about the lifestyle and their culture.

Stay: Bunyonyi Resort Hotel

Approx: 3-4hours Drive Bwindi – Lake Bunyonyi

Meal plan: B/L/D


Day 11: Kabale to Lake Mburo

Today after breakfast, you will leave Bwindi and head to Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest park in Uganda. It is home to 68 different species of mammals including leopards, hyenas, and buffalos. It will take you around 6 hours through the small villages, plantations, and hills to get there. You will stop for lunch in Mbarara at Igongo Cultural Centre. Upon arrival, optionally, you may take a drive through the game tracks of the park to enjoy the beautiful savannah observing a variety of animals and birds, such as antelopes, zebras, and giraffes. Cats are rare to view, and leopards and hyenas are quite elusive.

Stay: Eagles Nest Mburo

Approx: 1-hour canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi

Approx: 4 hours Drive to Lake Mburo

Meal plan: B/L/D


Day 12: Lake Mburo to Entebbe Airport

Take an early morning nature walk, beginning at 07:00 am for 2 hours accompanied by the ranger guide. This walk offers an amazing experience in the savannah park, giving you up-close views of several animals. Locations include the salt lick at Rwonyo, the lakes banks, and a hilltop with gorgeous lake views. After, you will commence drive back to Entebbe with a brief stopover at the Uganda Equator.

Approx: 4 hours Drive

Meal plan: B/L



  • All Accommodation
  • Meals as indicated
  • In-cases where warm lunches are not provided you shall have packed lunch
  • English speaking Tour guide/driver
  • Transport 4×4 Safari Land-cruiser or a Safari Mini-van pop-up
  • all listed activities mentioned like Chimpanzee or Gorilla permit (all subject on availability)
  • Park entrance fees as indicated
  • all relevant government tax
  • Drinking water on safari.


  • Single accommodation upon request
  • Domestic flights upon request
  • International Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Vaccinations
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs
  • Laundry
  • Telephone
  • any soft drinks/alcohol and any personal Items
  • Porter assistance if required for the Gorilla trek US$15
  • Travel insurance
  • Any optional activities or those not included in the program