9-Day Uganda Vacation -Big 5 Safari and Gorilla Trekking

This tour begins from Entebbe (either at the airport or hotel). You will be picked and transferred to Zziwa Rhino sanctuary. From Zziwa, we shall continue to Murchison. From there, we shall transfer to the edge of Kibale NP and then connect to Queen Elizabeth NP. There will be game drive/safari, then we head to Bwindi for gorilla trekking. From…

This Uganda safari package is just exactly what you need for your vacation in Uganda. We hope you can arrive before 14:00. Upon arrival, you will perform clearance at the immigration. Proceed to collect your luggage and then move outside to the area where guides await their guests.

The assigned Professional English-speaking Tour Driver-guide will receive you and we shall embark on a transfer that will see us overnight in Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary – a successful conservation effort that was set to save the near-extinct rhino population in Uganda. Today, visitors (on this Uganda safari package) have a chance to encounter rhinos thanks to this effort.

*Optional (extra cost): In case you arrive early or your pick up is from a hotel, it is possible to reach and proceed for a guided nature walk. Otherwise, we shall check in and get some rest, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: (Ziwa Guesthouse-Budget Level) | Meals: Dinner | Transfer Time: Approx. 4-5 hours.

Day 2 of this Uganda safari package takes us in search of the pre-historic shoebill. Be up early and proceed for the (06:00am) shoebill trek and canoe ride through the Lugogo swamp with the opportunity to find the pre-historic shoebill stork among other bird species in the area, but also to see the beautiful Ugandan sunrise over Lugogo Swamp. After this excursion, we will return for a quick breakfast and then proceed to encounter the rhinos.

After the rhino tracking, we can enjoy a hot lunch while still in Zziwa and thereafter, hit the road to Murchison Falls National Park. The highlights of this park include the roaring rapids of the Murchison, the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park where you will have the chance of viewing lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants among others. *Detour to visit the top of the falls and thereafter, we head to the accommodation.

Accommodation: (Ikorom Safari Lodge-Budget level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: Approx. 4 hours.

Today (on this Uganda safari package) you will have a full packed game viewing opportunity in the park. Murchison Falls NP is a home to different wildlife species such as; Buffalos, Jackson hartebeests, elephants, Lions, Giraffes, leopards, Hyenas, among others.

They are widely spread all over the Savannah grasslands, grazing or hunting for prey. These make the park’s landscape so amazing for game viewing/game driving. *To avoid the long drive back to the lodge, we can proceed to Red Chilli and enjoy hot lunch there. After the lunch, we can move back for the second leg of our game viewing.

After a satisfying day’s encounter, we shall head back to the lodge to freshen up – awaiting dinner and the overnight stay. #Optional (extra cost 30$ pp): If interested, you may consider the 11am boat trip towards the bottom of the falls that also offers the opportunity to hike (extra 25$ pp) to the top of the falls.

Accommodation: (Ikorom Safari Lodge-Budget level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: N/A

Our next stop on this Uganda safari package is Kibale. You will have breakfast and then (right away) embark on a transfer that will see us overnight at edge of Kibale Forest National Park. The drive is quite long but incredibly scenic – passing through villages, lush green countryside and hills dotted with tea plantations that characterize this part of Uganda. The beautiful scenery will amaze you all the way.

Upon arrival at the accommodation, check in and move out to explore the Kibale crater lakes, crowned with a hike to the “top of the world”. You will enjoy the beauty of the numerous small lakes, surrounded by gentle hills, and the stunning views. Take a hike to Lake Nkuruba where you will encounter different species of primates and birds. Meet and interact with the local people as you walk through their villages and enjoy the panoramic views of the Kibale area. Return for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: (Chimpanzee Forest Lodge-Budget Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer time: Approx. 7 hours.

The 5th day of this Uganda safari package will take us to explore the Bigodi wetlands. Have breakfast and move out for the Bigodi wetlands excursion. The Bigodi wetland boasts of extensive array of biodiversity among which are several primates’ species like the black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkey, and baboons.

The Bigodi is also a paradise for bird watchers. *Optional (extra cost 230$ pp): If interested, you can consider chimpanzee tracking (Kibale Forest) in place of the Bigodi wetlands excursion. Please, take note that permit for chimp tracking needs to be secured prior to the actual date.

From the Bigodi (or Kibale Forest), embark (right away) on a transfer (about 2hrs) to Queen Elizabeth National Park  You will reach Queen with some time available to move out for game viewing. During the game drive/viewing, look out for wild animals like; lions, the elusive leopard, herd of elephants, buffaloes to mention but a few.

Accommodation: (Irungu Forest Safari Lodge-Budget Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: 2-3 hrs.

Be up early and have your breakfast. Proceed for a morning game drive in the Kasenyi plains and be on the look for Cape buffalos, herds of elephants plus lions, leopards (though hard to spot) among others. Return to the accommodation for some rest time and lunch.

After lunch, you will go for a 2-hour boat trip on the Kazinga Channel that connects Lakes George and Edward. During the trip, the sight of wildlife including giant hippos, elephants and crocodiles among others will fascinate you. You will also see many varieties of birds at the water shores. *After the boat trip, you can decide either to return to the lodge to rest or first proceed for a brief late afternoon game drive and thereafter, return to the lodge.

Accommodation: (Irungu Forest Safari Lodge-Budget Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: n/a

If nature permits, this day of the Uganda safari package will offer us a rare sighting of the tree-climbing lions. Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and then travel to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park – famously known for tree-climbing lions frequently seen in the area.

The chance of spotting these lions stands at about 60-70% but sometimes they are hard to spot (most especially when they are down in the grassland looking for prey). Should you get to spot them up in the tree, the sight is picturesque and memorable.

From Ishasha, you will continue to the accommodation at the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. With a strenuous day ahead, you will do less on arrival but just check in your accommodation, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience tomorrow.

Accommodation: (Broadbill Forest Camp-Budget Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: 6-7 hours.

Here comes the long awaited day on this Uganda safari package. Have breakfast and move to the rangers’ post. You will receive some briefing (from a ranger-guide) on the dos and don’ts during trekking. Thereafter, you will enter the Bwindi Forest for your adventure.

The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular! The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. Once you have located a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence.

The time with these gentle but endangered giants is unforgettable. Return from the forest, board the car and embark on transfer that will see you have an overnight stay closer to Lake Mburo NP (located conveniently along the highway that connects Kampala/Entebbe to Western Uganda).

Accommodation: (Eagles’ Nest Mburo-Budget Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: Approx. 5 hrs.

Enjoy your early breakfast and proceed for the Mburo morning park (bush) walk in the presence of an armed Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger-guide. On this early morning guided walk, you will have the opportunity to encounter (at close range): Zebras, Giraffes and Eland, Topi and other antelope, Cape buffaloes among others.

Take the Trail to the top of the hills and see Lake Mburo and beyond. From this vantage point, you will have a great view of 9 of the twelve lakes surrounding Lake Mburo NP. Thereafter, return to the accommodation for checkout and then hit the road to Entebbe airport to catch flight (1730hrs or later). We have reached the end of this Uganda safari package.

Accommodation: Recommended on request | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch | Transfer Time: Approx. 4 hours.


1 pax

USD 3,704

2 pax

USD 2,665

3 pax

USD 2,524

4 pax

USD 2,404

5 pax

USD 2,341

6 pax

USD 2,242

Price Includes

Meals specified and accommodation with en suite facilities (i.e. private toilet, bathroom).

Ground transportation in a comfortable 4×4 safari car.

Applicable park entrance, activity fees.

[1] Professional English-speaking Tour Driver-guide.

[1] Gorilla trekking permit per person (Adult) participating.

Rhino tracking fees at Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Bottled water while on safari.

[1] Complimentary airport/hotel pick-up and drop off.

Activities as stipulated (except those stated as optional).

Price Excludes

Activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

Phone calls and bar bills.

Personal/travel insurance.

Driver guide’s gratuity (recommended).

Extra meals, all kinds of drinks (soft & alcoholic).

All other Services of a personal nature (e.g. LAUNDRY, Flight ticket(s), souvenir.

Entry visa into Uganda (Click Here).

Any activity stated as “OPTIONAL”.

Gov’t imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees.

Uganda vacation package

Safari Package Info

Duration: 9 days & 8 nights
Price P/P (2pax): $2,665
A 60% deposit is due upon booking this tour.
Private, family-friendly safari.

Alternatively, request further info