Get in touch with your inner zoologist on this wild(life) Ugandan adventure. Spot elephants, rhinos, lions and more – while hoping they don’t come too close – on a day-long game drive. You’ll also get to trek through the native forests, where you’ll wander through the habitats of the magical mountain gorillas and discover why Tarzan stuck around.

Day 1 Kampala
When you arrive at Entebbe International Airport a representative will greet you and send you to your hotel in Kampala.
Overnight: Cassia Lodge
Day 2 Murchison Falls National Park
Drive towards Murchison Falls National Park and visit the Ziwa Rhino Ranch, where you’ll track white rhinos on foot. At Murchison Falls, hike to the top of the cascade and cross the body of water in a ferry.
Overnight: Paraa Safari Lodge
Day 3 Murchison Falls National Park
A morning game drive on the northern bank of the Nile will introduce you to elephants, lions, Cape buffalos, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeests, oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, spotted hyenas and leopards. In the afternoon, take a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls – watch out for hippos, crocodiles and an array of birds – finally stopping a few metres from the Devil’s Cauldron.
Overnight: Paraa Safari Lodge
Day 4 Kasese
During the eight- to nine-hour drive to Kibale Forest Reserve – via Hoima and Fort Portal – there’ll be plenty of stops so you can marvel at the sights along the way.
Overnight at Crater Safari Lodge
Day 5 Kasese
Get your Jane Goodall on as you enter an evergreen forest in search of chimpanzees and other primates. Later in the day, there’s the chance to go on a swamp walk in Bigodi.
Overnight: Crater Safari lodge
Day 6 Queen Elizabeth National Park
Pass the lower slopes of the Rwenzori Mountains, one of Africa’s largest ranges, on your way to Kasese Town. From here, cross the equator as you pass though the Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you may be lucky to spot a rare Ugandan kob, along with elephants and buffaloes.
Overnight: Kasenyi Safari Lodge
Day 7 Queen Elizabeth National Park
Take a game drive on Queen Elizabeth National Park’s Kasenyi Plains, where lions, buffaloes, elephants and large numbers of Uganda kobs, as well as other antelopes, roam. Later, take a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel in search of hippos, herds of buffaloes, and flocks of water birds. The day’s not over yet, because there’s also an evening game drive.
Overnight: Kasenyi Safari Lodge
Day 8 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve
Depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, arriving at Buhoma sector in time for lunch at the lodge. For the rest of the day, you can either doing some exploring or relax in preparation for the next day.
Overnight: Mahogany Springs Lodge
Day 9 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve
Transfer to Bwindi National Park and trek into the mountains to find the world’s rarest primate. Mountain gorillas are usually found in families ranging in size from six to 40 primates led by a silverback. After an hour’s viewing you’ll make the trek back to your accommodation.
Overnight: Mahogany Springs Lodge
Day 10 Lake Mburo
Drive to the Kigezi Mountains, stopping along the way for lunch at a local restaurant in Mbarara. At Lake Mburo National Park, check in to Mantana Tented camp before enjoying a late afternoon game drive.
Overnight: Mantana tented camp
Day 11 Kampala
Enjoy your last game drive early in the morning, before driving back to Kampala. Check in at your hotel.
Overnight: Cassia Lodge
Day 12 Jinja
Transfer to Jinja, east Africa’s adventure capital. You can either go white water rafting, visit the source of the River Nile, go bungee jumping or try your hand at quad biking.
Overnight: Jinja Nile Resort
Day 13 Entebbe
Check out and drive back to Entebbe via Kampala and continue to the airport.

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