Explore East Africa with Luxury Safaris Uganda

14 days Luxury Uganda Safari

Come for a 14 days Luxury Uganda Safari ticking off the top highlights of Uganda. You start by flying up to Kidepo Valley NP’s untouched wilderness and then continue southwards via Murchison Falls NP for a boat-cruise & game-drive, Kibale Forest NP for chimps trekking and Queen Elizabeth NP for Kazinga channel & Ishasha’s tree-climbing lions. In the south you then go trekking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable NP and golden monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla NP before crossing over to Rwanda to take a flight home from Kigali. 

14 days Luxury Uganda safari
14 days Luxury Uganda safari

Day-by-day itinerary for 14 days luxury Uganda safari

DAY 1: ARRIVAL DAY TO ENTEBBE

You are met at the airport and taken to the exclusive hotel to relax after the flight and get ready for the amazing journey starting the next day with your 14 days Luxury Uganda safari.

Overnight: – Hotel No.5 (L) –

 

DAY 2: FLY-IN TO KIDEPO FROM ENTEBBE & AFTERNOON GAME-DRIVE

Leave Entebbe for the secluded Kidepo Valley national park. The flight touches down at the airstrip in Kidepo where you are met by your safari guide and taken to the luxury lodge for check-in. Check-in at the lodge before heading out on the savanna for our first game-drive of this fly-in safari to Kidepo. This evenings game-drive offers good chances of seeing elephants, herds of buffaloes, jackals, Jakson’s hartebeest and if we are lucky lions. As the evening comes we return to the lodge for dinner.

Overnight: – Apoka Safari Lodge (PL)–

 

DAY 3: MORNING GAME-DRIVE AND AFTERNOON KARAMOJONG COMMUNITY VISIT

After an early breakfast we head back to the savanna for a morning game drive to Kanangorok hot spring. In this area a variety of animals can be seen roaming around including the peculiar looking ostrich. We drive along the tracks to tick off more mammals, birds and beautiful scenery. As the day becomes hotter we head back to the lodge for some relaxation and lunch at the exclusive lodge. In the afternoon it is time for a community visit to the Karamojong people. These largely still live in a traditional manner as cattle-keepers and a visit to their village is an interesting experience. After this cultural exchange it is time to enjoy the views at the lodge summarising the day’s adventures.

Overnight: – Apoka Safari Lodge (PL) –

 

DAY 4: SAFARI WALK & Transfer to Murchison Falls NP

In the morning you head out to explore the park by foot during a safari walk. This is a real close to nature experience as you walk in the park with a ranger, take in the scenic landscape and hopefully get some top sightings of wildlife. After the safari walk we start the journey to Murchison Falls NP having lunch along the way. We reach the lodge in the afternoon for a relaxed evening.
Overnight: – Paraa Safari Lodge (L) –  Nile Safari Lodge (PL) – 

 

DAY 5: GAME DRIVE, BOAT-CRUISE & HIKE TO THE TOP OF THE FALLS IN MURCHISON FALLS NP

Set off for an early morning game-drive in the park. You have the chance of seeing Big cats hunting, Elephants, Giraffes, Buffalos, plus more as the checklist of mammals reaches 76. We continue browsing the Drive circuits to the Delta point for a cocktail of Birds and mammals. Enjoy lunch and some relaxation at the lodge after the game-drive. Then in the afternoon go for the boat ride to the base of the falls where you get to see the Hippos (You have never seen more hippos yawning, Grooming in there Pods anywhere else than here- Believe me you)! Nile Crocodiles, Elephants and a variety of beautiful bird species along the banks. If you are a keen birder this might be your magnet to catch them. When reaching the falls you jump of the boat and go with a guide to the top of the falls. It is a beautiful hike that takes you to see the falls close up as an explosive dash of water at close range gushes through a narrow crevice before the Nile continues its journey towards the Mediterranean. Your guide picks you at the top of the falls and you continue on to the lodge. (This hike includes a steep trail so might not be suitable if you have some health issues.)
Overnight: –  Paraa Safari Lodge (L) – Nile Safari Lodge (PL) – 

 

DAY 6: TRANSFER TO KIBALE FOREST NP

After breakfast we continue the 14 days Luxury Uganda Safari by transferring towards Kibale Forest. It’s a long drive with our target to have lunch in Fort portal. A punctuation of stopovers at sceneris like the Rift valley escarpment on Lake Albert – typical African village setup in the far countryside and tea plantations along the drive offer us chances of stretching. We check in late afternoon to an area with an amazing display of primates and lovely scenery.
Overnight: – Papaya Lake Lodge (L) – Kyaninga Lodge (L) – 

 

DAY 7: CHIMPANZEE TREKKING IN KIBALE FOREST

Head into the forest of the Primate city of Kibale in the morning for chimpanzee trekking, the first great ape you will meet during this Uganda safari. Kibale Forest national park is a rainy forest and a home to over 1500 Chimpanzees. Here you have the chance to see the chimps close up and capture shots of our closet cousins in the jungle in there frenzy exciting moods as they are grooming, building relationships, bringing up young ones, think and sharing food, plus rare bird species following them. In the forest 9 different species of Monkeys are found so you have chances of seeing red colobus, red tailed monkey and bush babies on a great day. After the trek you are met by your guide and drive back to the lodge for a relaxed afternoon taking in the scenic setting.
Overnight: – Papaya Lake Lodge (L) – Kyaninga Lodge (L) – 

DAY 8: TRANSFER THROUGH THE CRATER LAKES REGION & AFTERNOON BOAT-CRUISE ON KAZINGA CHANNEL

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and then start the journey southwards through the beautiful crater lakes region. Arrive in Queen Elizabeth National Park and in the afternoon you go for the Classic highlight of the 2hrs boat-cruise on the famous Kazinga channel, a 36kms channel linking Lake George to lake Edward. On the banks you can see land and water Adapted Hippopotamuses Yawning, the National Geographical society Killing machine the Nile Crocodile gaping along the Banks and Savannah versions of Pigs the Warthog- Pumba of the award winning Lion King are a hallmark sign in this Animal home!
Overnight options: –  Mweya Safari Lodge (L) –  Kyambura Gorge Lodge (PL) – 

 

DAY 9: TRANSFER TO THE ISHASHA SECTOR & AFTERNOON GAME-DRIVE

Have a relaxed morning at the lodge and then set of for the journey towards Ishasha, the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth NP. This is an adventurous journey as the road goes through the park and if we are lucky we see elephants, monkeys, beautiful birds or even lions along the way. After lunch at the lodge and some relaxation we head out for an afternoon game-drive in Ishasha, known for its tree-climbing lions. Here we have chance to see Topis, buffaloes, elephants and hopefully find the lions high in the Fig tree branches. This is one of two areas in Africa where lions have the habit of regularly climbing trees to take a rest, so a highlight during this 14 days Luxury Uganda Safari.
Overnight: – Ishasa Wilderness Camp (L) – 

 

DAY 10: MORNING GAME-DRIVE IN ISHASHA & TRANSFER TO BWINDI

We head into Ishasha for a game-drive in the morning for a last chance to spot the tree-climbing lions and other interesting sights. After the game-drive we have lunch at the lodge and start the journey towards Bwindi Impenetrable national park. It is a beautiful drive taking you from the savanna via cultivated hills to the jungle covered mountains of Bwindi. Check in to the luxurious lodge and enjoy a relaxed evening.
Overnight: –  Mahogany Springs (L) –  Gorilla Forest Camp (PL) – Clouds Mountian Gorilla Lodge (PL) –  

 

DAY 11: GORILLA TREKKING DAY- BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is the home to the forest giants that are cousins to human beings, the mountain gorillas and as the highlight of this Uganda Safari you go trekking the gorillas this day. You will be taken in a group by a specialized guide into the jungle for your gorilla trekking adventure. Trek through the beautiful nature and spend one hour with the gorillas, an unforgettable experience. This Impenetrable Forest is also full of birds, butterflies and plant species plus forest hog, forest elephants, statungas and dikers. After the trek your guide picks you and takes you back to the lodge.
Overnight: –  Mahogany Springs (L) –  Gorilla Forest Camp (PL) – Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (PL) –  

 

DAY 12: TRANSFER TO Mgahinga Gorilla NP

Have a relaxed morning at the lodge and then we continue the journey to the lodge by Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, where this night of the 14 days Luxury Uganda and Rwanda safari will be spent.
Overnight: – Mount Gahinga Lodge (PL) –

DAY 13: GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING in Mgahinga Gorilla NP & transfer to Kigali

This morning you set off to meet the golden monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla NP. Your guide takes you to the starting point and you set off with a specialised guide for the trek. You’ll experience beautiful nature and hopefully get a great experience of primates. After the trek we start the journey towards Rwanda’s capital Kigali crossing over the boarder and driving through the hilly landscape. Spend this last night of the 14 days Luxury Uganda Safari at a exclusive hotel in Kigali.

Overnight: – Hotel des Mille Collines (L) –

DAY 14: Flight day from Kigali, Rwanda

Be transferred to the airport in time for your flight. If time allows a visit to the genocide memorial centre is possible, to learn about Rwanda’s troubled history.

STARTING DAYS

Due to the limited number of scheduled flights between Entebbe and Kidepo possible arrival day for this safari is Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday.

 

POSSIBLE EXTENSIONS
  • Add on an extra days gorilla trekking.
  • Upgrade to Gorilla Habituation (4 hours with the gorillas)
  • Upgrade to Chimps Habituation
  • Continue to Zanzibar for a luxurious escape after the safari

 

accommodation

Our suggested lodges are carefully selected luxurious lodges divided into the classes of Luxury (L) and Premier Luxury (PL). The Luxury options will give you comfort, a lovely setting and service while the Premier options offers an exclusive high end experience with superior locations and top service.

 

Price

The price is dependent on number of travellers, rooming, season and accommodation choice. Contact us and we are happy to give you a quote.

 

Inclusions

Accommodation, meals, safari car, guide, fuel, national/regional flights where applicable, gorilla & chimps permits where applicable, park entries and activities as mentioned in the itinerary unless stated as optional.

 

Exclusions

International flights, visas, drinks (with the exception of some lodges that have drinks included), tips and personal expenses.

 

For more info see Mamaland Safaris terms and conditions.

We are happy to answer any questions & help you plan the luxury safari of your dreams!