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8 Day All Inclusive Custom Vacation Tour of Uganda

8 Day All Inclusive Custom Vacation Tour of Uganda

The tour Starts from Entebbe Airport or hotel, Transfer to Kibale Forest national park take on Bigodi Wetlands excursion and then head to Queen Elizabeth National Park and treat yourself to a big game drive safari, the Kazinga Channel boat. Head to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park for the ultimate gorilla trekking experience. Visit Lake Bunyonyi before connecting to Lake Mburo for more wildlife viewing/safari. From lake Mburo national park we return to Entebbe for your flight out or drop off at your booked hotel.

    Safari highlights

  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Game drive
  • Boat safari
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Cultural tour
  • Walking safari

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  • Park fees and a professional driver/guide
  • Gorilla permits(One per person, non-resident)
  • Chimpanzee permits(One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VT and Round trip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Bottled water throughout the trip


  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Tips to porters, site guides and driver/ guide
  • Insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa

Detailed Itinerary


Arrival at Entebbe International Air port

Our assigned professional English speaking tour driver guide will pick you up/receive you from either your hotel or airport and then embark on a scenic transfer that will wind up with an overnight stay at Kibale forest camp at the end of Kibale Forest National Park.

Upon arrival at the accommodation, check in and just relax. Addition Optional (extra cost 15$): we can proceed with the crater lakes excursion. You will enjoy the beauty of the numerous craterlakes, surrounded by gentle hills, and stunning views all over. Resting at the lodge is also fun, you don't need to contemplate.

    Meal Plan

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinking Water

Day one accommodation

Kibale Forest Camp (Camping) Kibale Forest Camp (Camping)

Chimpanzee trekking and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

We shall have breakfast and proceed for chimpanzee tracking in the primate capital of the world. Kibale forest if home to over 1500 chimpanzees plus other primates including baboons, monkeys, bush babies and many bird species.

Today, you will spend the early part of the day tracking chimpanzees here. Thereafter, return to the accommodation for lunch and check out. After checkout we drive to queen elizabeth national park arriving in the evening, check in at the lodge and relax in preparation for the big day tomorrow.

    Meal Plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water

Day two accommodation

Tembo Safari Lodge Tembo Safari Lodge

Early Morning game drive and afternoon boat safari on kazinga channel

Wake up early and head out for game viewing. During the game drive, look out for wild animals like reedbuck, bushbuck, kob, warthog, elephant, lion and buffalo to mention but a few.

Alternatively, you could choose to go for the Queen's breathtaking explosion crater drive (instead). Thereafter, 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 on the water shores. After the boat trip, you can proceed for a brief late afternoon game drive and thereafter, return to the lodge.

    Meal Plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water

Day three accommodation

Tembo Safari Lodge Tembo Safari Lodge

Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park Via Ishasha sector for tree climbing lions

Have a chilly breakfast, Check out then head to Ishasha Sector in search of tree-climbing lions. The chance of spotting these lions is about 70% though sometimes they are hard to spot (most especially when they are down in the grassland looking for prey).

Should you get to spot them, the sight is picturesque and memorable. From Ishasha, we shall continue to the accommodation at the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park (Buhoma sector). With a strenuous day ahead, we recommend that you check in and relax in preparation for tomorrow's trek.

    Meal Plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water

Day four accommodation

Ride 4 a Woman Guesthouse Ride 4 a Woman Guesthouse

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest and Later in the day, Community and Cultural Tour

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 impenetrable forest national park for your adventure. 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 thrill of spending time observing these gentle but endangered giants is unforgettable. Return to the accommodation and have some rest before moving out for the late afternoon-to-evening local community and cultural encounter.

This involves cultural dances from the local people of the community and also participating in some activities e.g. traditional cooking, and weaving among others. Return for dinner and your overnight stay.

    Meal Plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water

Day five accommodation

Ride 4 a Woman Guesthouse Ride 4 a Woman Guesthouse

Bwindi Forest Walk/Hike (Waterfalls Trail) and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for Relaxation

Enjoy your breakfast and then head out for the forest walk to the waterfall along the water fall trail. This is the perfect way to experience the depth of this “impenetrable” forest.

Starting from Buhoma, at the north gate, the Munyaga River trail gets you to some beautiful pristine waterfalls, a truly rewarding experience.

Along the way, you will encounter some flora and fauna, black and white Colobus monkeys, sometimes blue monkeys and so much more. After the walk we will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.

This 900ft deep lake is surrounded by lush green terraced hills of between 2,200 and 2,478m also, the lake boasts of 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water making it the most beautiful lake in Africa.

    Meal Plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water

Day six accommodation

Crater Bay Cottages Crater Bay Cottages

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park for an afternoon game drive

After breakfast we will set off for Lake Mburo National Park, have a stopover at Mbarara City for a giant Rolex treat. Arrive at the accommodation in Lake Mburo check in before moving for an afternoon-to-evening game drive.

On the game drive, expect to see the largest antelopes - eland, zebras, topis, impalas, Uganda kobs and Cape buffalos among others. Later, relax at the accommodation where you will spend the night.

Optionally at $30 you can do a night game drive to open chances of seeing the nocturnes and cats.

    Meal Plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water

Day seven accommodation

Eagle's Nest Camp Eagle's Nest Camp

Morning walking safari and transfer to Entebbe to catch your flight

After your most last breakfast in the country we proceed for the Mburo 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 get up close to wildlife such as zebras, giraffes, elands, topis and other antelopes, Cape buffaloes among others.

Take a hike to top of kigarama hill, and see Lake Mburo and beyond. From this view point, you will have a great view of 9 of the twelve lakes surrounding Lake Mburo National Park. Thereafter, return to your accommodation for checkout and then hit the road to Entebbe Airport.


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    Meal Plan

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinking water

Day eight accommodation

No accommodation

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