12 Days Uganda wildlife safari with gorilla, chimps & tree lions

12 Days Uganda wildlife safari with gorilla, chimps & tree lions

This 12 Days Uganda wildlife safari takes you through Jinja for white water rafting adventure, Murchison Falls national park for an adventurous game drives that spots you a number of mammal species like elephants, giraffes, lions, hippos, antelopes, among others, hiking top of the Falls and a boat cruise along the Nile River. The safari further takes you to Kibale national park, Semuliki national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Lake Bunyonyi.

This days Get to African wildlife safaris takes you to the very best Uganda’s safari destinations. This Jungle Tour is available on both group and private basis The major highlights of this trip includes: Nature walks, Rafting, Mt Hiking, Abseiling, swimming on the falls, Birding, Cultural tours, sightseeing, boat cruising, Wildlife viewing, Chimp tracking and gorilla tracking.

The accommodation type in these areas can be High end / luxurious accommodation, Mid-range accommodating or Low budget / basic accommodation with Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

This gives guest opportunity to select the suitable type of accommodation preferred based on individual budgets.

Day 1
Entebbe - Jinja

We shall personally meet you upon your arrival at Entebbe airport, and transferred to your hotel.


Up-market/Luxury: Mabira forest lodge, Jinja Nile Resort

Mid-range: Haven river lodge, All friends hotel

Budget: sun set hotel, source of the smile

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 2
White Water Rafting along River Nile

After breakfast, embark on half day White Water Rafting along River Nile. We then proceed to Mbale via Tiriny on a good tarmac road evening excursion of Sipi falls.

Overnight at:

Up-market/Luxury: Mbale resort, Sipi river lodge,

Mid-range: Lacam lodge

Budget: Crow’s nest lodge, Noah’s ark

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3
Hiking the Sipi falls

Begin the day with a hike of Mt Elgon. The one day activity presents an exciting setting for extended hikes, interesting and unique flora and fauna, magnificent water falls, enormous caves, scenic peaks gorges and hot springs, biggest calderas in the world.

In the afternoon embark to your hotel for relaxing or you can go to do abseiling or you can decide to go swimming in the fresh waters of sip falls or do waterfall walk later return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4
Transfer to Murchison Falls national park

An early breakfast ready for a drive through Lira region to look for the Fox weaver bird in case you are interested in birds. After lunch, drive to Murchison via Lira Drive to Pakwach town as well and see one of the oldest bridge in the country.

And do some bit of game drive where you have some chances to sport the lion, leopards, buffaloes, elephants, hyenas as they embark to their home of stay and you have high chances of over seven species of antelopes as you proceed to your homes.

Overnight at:

Up-market/Luxury: Paraa safari lodge

Mid-range: Pakuba safari lodge, Fort Murchison, Murchison River lodge

Budget: Heritage safari lodge, Red chili

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5
Game viewing and Boat cruise

An early breakfast remember to carry your packed lunch ready for a game drive along Nile Delta to spot huge populations of elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, waterbuck, and a variety of antelopes then you will cross the ferry with your driver guide and the car then you drive to the top of the falls and have your picnic there right on the top of the falls and on the boat you will have a chance to see the falls by the bottom part of him.

After lunch drive back to the landing site for the boat trip at 02:00pm, a boat trip to the foot of Murchison Falls is extraordinary where you will see the Nile from the bottom angle. Crocodiles, hippos, waterbucks and water birds can be seen around. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 6
Transfer to Kibale National Park

An early start by road for Kibale National Park via Albertine escarpment. As you drive along the rift valley scenery and section of lake Albert throughout the journey on a good murrum road. The distance is long taking about 7-8 hours.


Up-market/Luxury: Kyaninga lodge, Crater safari lodge, Primate Lodge

Mid-range: Chimpanzee Guest house, Kibale Guest cottages.

Budget: Kibale forest camp, Kibale home stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7
Chimpanzee tracking and later transfer to Semuliki National Park

Early morning trek for chimpanzees. Kibale is the best reserve in Africa to view chimps, a thick jungle with a towering canopy. In the afternoon, drive to the Congo border right under the Rwenzori Mountains, into the Semuliki National Park jungles. The new Semuliki National Park is lowland, dense forest, with exotic primates, hundreds of bird species and good mammals as well.


Up-market/Luxury: Semliki safari lodge

Mid-range: Vanilla guest house, semliki Uwabandaas

Budget: Vanilla guest house, Semliki Uwa bandas

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8
Semliki - Queen Elizabeth national park

Early This morning you will do a nature walk into the forest where you have to see the the hottest point in the country where water boils at 120 degrees cellicious , the walk takes around 2-3 hours and then drive south into Queen Elizabeth National Park, sightseeing and game viewing enroute.

Dinner and overnight at spectacular of;

Up-market/Luxury: Mweya safari lodge, Kataara lodge

Mid-range: Twin lakes safari lodge, Ihamba lake side lodge, Parkview safari lodge

Budget: Bush lodge camp, Kazinga channel view lodge.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9
Game viewing and Boat cruise along the Kazinga channel

Dawn game drive in Uganda’s best park, where all the big game can be seen in abundance. Famous for elephant, lions, leopards, buffaloes, hippos, hyenas, and kobs, expect to see some rare animals like giant forest hog.

There are 638 recorded bird species in the park! After lunch, enjoy a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel that connects Lakes Albert and George, for large numbers of buffalo and hippo. Meals and overnight at you hotel.

Day 10
Morning Ishasha game drives and later transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park

Morning game drive to spot rare Africa climbing lions and other game. Continue on to Bwindi via Ishasha road. This route is famous for the rare tree-climbing lions as you find them in their famous trees which is the African fig-trees.

Apart from the tree lions in Ishasha there is a lot of wildlife to see that is elephants, leopards, buffaloes, hippos, lots of monkey species like the Velvets, and one of the rare antelopes the Topi which can only be spotted around the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National park, Kidepo valley National park and lake Mburo National park Continue on to Bwindi through the rolling hills of the southern western part of the country which some people say it’s the switzland of Africa.

Dinner and overnight at;

Up-market/Luxury: Mahogany springs, Buhoma lodge

Mid-range: Haven lodge, Gorilla mist, Bakiga lodge

Budget: Buhoma community rest camp. Trekker’s tarvan.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11
Gorilla tracking and later drive to Lake Bunyonyi

Early morning entries into gorilla sanctuary after a briefing from park authorities. Carry along with you rain jacket, jungle boots, enough drinking water and snacks long sleeved shirts, long trousers, long socks long pants, a pair of gloves some insect repellants, \a hat or cap in case you have one and remember to carry your packed lunch with you as we do not know what time you will come back.

Later return to your camp for refreshment and drive to Lake Bunyonyi via Kabale a region popularly known by many tourists as the 'Switzerland of Africa'. The scenery of winding road, hills and valleys, terraced landscape and friendly African people will amaze you. Relaxing the whole evening. Dinner and overnight at Birdnest Lodge/Arcadia Cottages/Bunyonyi overland Camp. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Accommodation choices

Up-market/Luxury: Bird nest lodge, acadia cottages

Mid-range: Bunyonyi eco lodge, overland camp

Budget: Cratorbay campsite, Overland camp.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 12
Bunyonyi -Entebbe

The day begins with a boat trip for sightseeing and birding along Lake Bunyonyi. Feel the wonders of nature as you will see big terraced hills, big valleys, big everything including people and forests! After lunch, from Mbarara, drive to Kampala. A stop over for photography is a must at equator crossing! Onward transfer to Entebbe Airport. Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch.

The safari package to include:

  • Transportation by 4WD fueled vehicle.
  • Full board accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Boat trips.
  • Nature walk.
  • One Gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for in advance
  • Park fees
  • Primate walk in Kibale
  • Ferry crossing
  • Services of English speaking driver/guide
  • Enroute lunches
  • Ranger guide fees
  • Airport Transfers
  • Mineral water

The price excludes:

  • Visas
  • Extra activities not mentioned
  • Beverages.
  • Laundry.
  • Telephone
  • Tips to local guides
  • Air tickets
  • Porter fees in Bwindi.
  • The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Airfare, visa drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, tobacco, personal insurance etc

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About us

Get to African wildlife is a safari company which was founded by young boys and girls who were born around the Albertan region of Bwindi National park, Mgahinga National park, Volcanoes National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park. [Read more]