This 8 days Uganda safari tour leads you to Uganda’s most famous parks; Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National park, and then relax at the magical lake Bunyonyi. This gives you an opportunity to view a lot of wildlife including, buffaloes, The African elephant, hippos, warthogs, the white rhinoceros, lions, leopards, giraffes, monkeys, Nile crocodiles, monitor lizards, hyenas, kobs, impalas, and many more. Over 1200 bird species have been recorded in Uganda, so expect enjoy bird watching since Uganda is birding paradise. You will also get an insight into the local culture by spending some time with the locals.
Day 1 Arrival
On arrival at Entebbe Airport, you will meet your guide from Mandela Safari Holidays who will drive you to your accommodation in Entebbe. On this day, you will be briefed about your whole tour. Depending on the time of your arrival, you may have a Kampala city tour leading you to the Kampala City centre, Uganda Museum, Gadaffi Mosque, Owino market and Uganda Martyrs shrine Namugongo. This is a good way to start your Uganda Safari Tour.
Travel Time – Approx. 25 minutes
Meal plan- lunch and supper
Accommodation – Secrets Guest House/K Hotels Entebbe/Latitude Hotel
Day 2 Transfer Murchison Falls National park.
Depart for Murchison Falls National Park with a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking. This is the only place to see rhinos in the wild in Uganda. On arrival to Murchison Falls National park; you are to have a boat trip on the world’s longest river (River Nile) to the bottom of the Murchison falls. Expect to see hundreds of hippos bathing, crocodiles, warthogs, antelopes, elephants, buffaloes, lions and many more. This park is also home to over 350 bird species.
Travel time-approx. 5hrs
Meal Plan-Breakfast, lunch and supper
Accommodation- Hornbill Bush Lodge/Pakuba Safari Lodge/Para Safari Lodge
Day 3 Murchison Falls National park
On this day, you wake up to the singing birds outside your camp, have breakfast,and have a morning game drive. Expect to see warthogs, antelopes, elephants, buffaloes, lions, hyenas, water bucks, oribis, giraffes and many more. This park is also home to over 450 bird species.
Meal plan- Breakfast, lunch and supper
Accommodation – Hornbill Bush Lodge/Pakuba Safari Lodge/Para Safari Lodge
Day 4 Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Having had breakfast, travel to Queen Elizabeth National park for another wildlife experience. This park was named after Queen Elizabeth of England after her remarkable visit. Queen Elizabeth is Uganda’s most visited Park and is home to four of the African big five excluding the rhino. More than 1000 species of birds have been recorded here. Arrival will be in the evening.
Travel time approx. 8 hrs.
Meal plan– breakfast, lunch and supper.
Accommodation -Pumba Safari Cottages/Parkview Safari Lodge
Day 5 Queen Elizabeth Adventure
We shall wake up for tea/coffee, have an early morning game drive in the Kasenyi sector accompanied by Bush Breakfast. Kasenyi sector is a mating and feeding ground for antelopes and therefore a good place to spot lions, leopards and other predators. Expect to see many elephants, buffaloes, hyenas, warthogs many antelope species such as kobs, impalas, water bucks and many more. You then go for a boat trip on the Kazinga channel which is also known as center of ecology. This will give you a platform to see a number of bird species and other wildlife. This water stream joins lakes Edward and George and is said to have the largest concentration of hippos in the world. This is likely to be a highlight of your Uganda safari tour.
Meal plan- Breakfast, lunch and supper.
Accommodation- Pumba Safari Cottages/Parkview Safari Lodge
Day 6 Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
In the morning, we have breakfast at our accommodation, visit one of the fishing villages on lake George and later visit the lake Katwe salty lake. This lake has existed since the 16th century and is responsible for survival of people leaving in the Katwe village. You will learn about how salt is extracted from the salt pans and made ready for consumption. We then have lunch and depart for Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale district passing through the Ishasha wilderness. This part is famous for the tree climbing lions and many bird species thus making the journey spectacular. Arrival at our accommodation will be in the evening.
Travel Time – Approximately 6 hours
Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch and supper.
Accommodation –Bunyonyi Overland Resort/Bird’s Nest Bunyonyi
Day 7 Relax at lake Bunyonyi.
On this day, you have a number of optional activities to choose from; canoeing around the lake, visit the legendary islands or visit the Batwa community. Note that, Lake Bunyonyi was proven bilharzia free and therefore safe for swimming.
Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch and supper.
Accommodation –Bunyonyi Overland Resort/Bunyonyi Eco Resort
Day 8 Departure
We depart after breakfast for transfer to Kampala or Entebbe to catch your flight. You will have a stop at Kayabwe; the equator village for photos and souvenirs. You will be transferred to either Kampala or Entebbe hence end of your 8 days Uganda safari tour.
Visiting a salt lake
Visiting a fishing village
Hiking to the top of the Murchison Falls.
Relaxing at a beach
Included in the 8 days Uganda Safari Tour Price;
All Park Entrance fees
Boat trips on the River Nile and Kazinga channel,
Game Drives and game ranger fees.
Transportation in a 4WD Safari car
English speaking driver/guide
All accommodation while on tour
Meals as specified in the itinerary
Ferry crossing fees on the River Nile
Rhino tracking fees
Enough bottled drinking water on safari
One of the activities at Lake Bunyonyi
Contribution to the local communities at lake Katwe salt lake and the fishing village.
Emergency Air Ambulance
Excluded in the 8 days Uganda Safari Tour Price;
Visa fees( US $ 100) per person.
Drinks besides water and tips
Laundry unless provided by your accommodation
Meals not included on the itinerary
Optional activities stated in the itinerary.
What to pack
Light clothes (for game drives in the warm savannah)
Jackets, hat, sunglasses
Personal cameras and binoculars.
Insect repellent to avoid insect bites on game drives and boat trips
You can easily add on white water rafting, chimpanzee or gorilla tracking on this safari. However, the two later activities are not available for children below 16 years.
Flights between parks/sites can be arranged on request.
This safari will be confirmed after receiving at least 1/3 of the quoted price, the remaining balance can be settled on arrival or a week before arrival.
A flying Air Balloon Safari in Queen Elizabeth can be arranged on request. (US Dollars 380 per person)
While on site, we accept payment in only US Dollars, GB Pound, Euros and UG Shillings.
On this tour, you can remove the bits you do not want and add ones that you want to suit your budget and interest.
ENJOY YOUR UGANDA SAFARI TOUR!