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18 Days Uganda Safari – Chimpanzees & Gorilla Trekking, Wildlife Viewing, & Community Uganda Tour

18 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Overview

18 Days Uganda safari is an 18-Day Uganda tour giving you a golden opportunity to explore the top Uganda safari destinations in detail.

This 18 Days Uganda trip starts and ends in Entebbe town. It combines adventure, culture, wildlife, and primates like gorillas and chimpanzees, and recreation.

Destinations featured in this safari include Jinja- the source of River Nile, a haven for white water rafting, and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino tracking.

Other thrilling destinations on our 18 days Uganda holiday include     Murchison Falls NP for wild game viewing and a relaxed boat cruise.

While here, you’ll spot numerous wildlife including 4 of the African safari Big Five animals. And among these include (Lions, Leopards, Elephants, and Buffaloes) except the Rhinos.

Also, this 18 Days safari in Uganda will allow you to visit Kibale National Park– the best site for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda Africa, and Mpanga tea estates for cycling.

Furthermore, you’ll visit the Rwenzori Mountains National Park and Virunga Volcanoes for mountain climbing adventures. Other amazing spots include Semliki National Park for exploring the magical Sempaya hot spring.

You’ll also visit Queen Elizabeth National Park tree-climbing lions watching, game drives, and the Kazinga channel boat cruise.

On your 18 Days Safari Uganda trip, you’ll enjoy gorilla trekking in Bwindi, Lake Bunyonyi for leisure and game viewing in Lake Mburo NP.

This tour will allow you to have a memorable cultural encounter in the Banyankole community, Batwa of Ntandi, and Bakonzo of Rwenzori.

Our 18 days Uganda vacation is a must not miss package for travelers having many days in Uganda!

18 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Highlights

  • Day 1: Arrive in Uganda and transfer to your lodge
  • Day 2: Visit Jinja to explore the source of the legendary Nile River
  • Day 3: Travel to Murchison Falls National You’ll have an en-route stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino tracking on foot.
  • Day 4: Have a morning game drive and boat cruise in Murchison Falls NP.
  • Day 5: Visit the top of Murchison Falls and travel to Hoima. Enjoy an en-route stop at Kibiro salt gardens
  • Day 6: Day 6: Travel to Fort Portal and have lunch in Fort Portal town. Either do cycling in Mpanga Tea Estates or visit Amabere Ga’ Nnyinamwiru caves

Also, you can hike Fort Portal Crater Lakes and transfer to Kibale forest national park.

  • Day 7: Do chimpanzee trekking in Kibale park and afternoon nature walks in Bigodi wetland.
  • Day 8: Drive to Semliki NP. Visit the magical Sempaya hot springs as well as Batwa of Ntandi. After, drive to Kasese.

On arrival, you’ll tour Africa’s only bronze casting center– the Rwenzori Art Foundation and Ruboni Community craft village.

  • Day 9: Spend the day hiking Rwenzori Mountains– Africa’s 3rd tallest mountain (5,109m a.s.l) with beautiful snow-capped peaks!
  • Day 10: Have a morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth NP and after, relax for lunch at Mweya lodge. Undertake an afternoon scenic boat cruise at Kazinga channel.
  • Day 11: Transfer To Bwindi National Park. Do a game drive in Ishasha of Queen Elizabeth NP to encounter tree-climbing Lions.
  • Day 12: Have mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla NP.
  • Day 13: Have a memorable hike to any of the 3 volcanoes or do golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga park.
  • Day 14: Have Batwa trail experience and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Day 15: Undertake a canoe (boat ride) on Lake Bunyonyi, and visit islands, as well as communities and schools.
  • Day 16: Transfer To Lake Mburo National Park For Night Game Drive
  • Day 17: Enjoy a remarkable cultural tour of the Banyankole community at Enyemebwa center. In the afternoon, drive to Kampala with an en route stop at Uganda Equator Kayabwe for photo shoots.
  • Day 18 of the 18 Days Uganda Safari Tour: Departure

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18 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive In Uganda And Transfer To Your Lodge

On arrival in Uganda at Entebbe airport, you’ll meet our safari guide who will happily welcome you into the Pearl of Africa.

After, you’ll be transferred to your lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

It’s also on this day that you’ll be briefed about your safari!

Accommodation Options Include: Budget, Mid-range, and Luxury

Day 2: Visit Jinja To Explore The Source 0f The Legendary Nile River

After your breakfast, you’ll embark on a scenic drive to Jinja, 80km from Kampala- Uganda’s capital and this takes about 2 hours drive.

The impressive drive will take you through the amazing landscapes of the city outskirts before sugarcane plantations at Lugazi and Mabira Forest. Eventually, you’ll arrive in Jinja- Africa’s Capital for white water rafting!

The legendary Nile River moves out of Lake Victoria in Jinja and starts its 6650km journey to the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt. On its course, it encounters several impervious rocks leading to the formation of cascades and rapids.

For adventure lovers, undertaking a raft to encounter these world-class rapids is a great experience a must not miss!

You’ll always raft in the company of skillful guides who are ready to rescue you in case the rapids get you off the raft.

During the rafting, you’ll enjoy cheers from a crowd of locals at the river banks as you struggle with white waters! This experience will make you feel loved and part of the community.

Usually, this adventure takes half a day, and after, you’ll relax a bit and in the afternoon have a boat cruise to the source of the Nile. This pleasing cruise will enable you to spot several birds such as the beautiful King Fishers.

You’ll have a chance to step at a point where John Speke stood as the 1st European Explorer to discover the source of the Nile. This will take you back to the ancient times when great men were arguing about the source of the Nile River.

The area is so ideal for memorable photo shoots!

You’ll depart from Jinja and transfer for an overnight in Kampala.

Accommodation Comprises: Budget, Midrange, and Luxury

Day 3: Travel To Murchison Falls National Park- Have An Enroute Stop At Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary For Rhino Tracking On Foot

After your breakfast, you’ll embark on a 311km (5-hour drive) to Murchison Falls National Park.

On driving for about 115km from Kampala, you’ll branch off at Nakitoma for 7km to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, for Rhino tracking on foot.

Please note that Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is the only place to spot Rhinos in Uganda.

It holds over 32 Rhinos and tracking them on foot in their natural environment is a remarkable experience worth undertaking on your holiday in Uganda.

On the trek, you’ll encounter beautiful flora, scenic landscapes, beautiful birds, and even some other Uganda animals such as Bushbucks and Uganda kobs.

This adventure will mark the beginning of your encounter with the African safari Big Five in Uganda.

Retreat from this great adventure and embark on the drive to Murchison Falls NP  the best park for Uganda wildlife safaris. It boasts over 144 animal species, and 451 bird species counting the Shoebill and holds Murchison Falls- the strongest waterfall in the world.

You’ll reach in the evening for relaxation, dinner as well as overnight.

Accommodation Alternatives: Budget, Midrange, and Luxury

Day 4: Have A Morning Game Drive And Boat Cruise In Murchison Falls NP

After an early breakfast at your lodge at around 7 am, our expert guide will transfer you to a morning game drive in the Buligi game area. Buligi is the best place to spot animals in Murchison Falls park.

The morning game drive offers you a chance to start your day with early grazers, coming out of their hidings to feed. Also, if lucky, you can spot predators like lions hunting.

Expect to spot animals such as:

  • Large herds of Giraffes
  • Lions
  • Leopards
  • Buffaloes
  • Elephants
  • Several antelope species such as Hartebeests, Uganda kobs, Bushbucks, and Oribis.
  • Warthogs and,
  • Hippos, among others.

You’ll also spot many birds and if lucky you can spot the Abbsynian Ground Hornbill, Sectary bird, Martial Eagles, etc.

After this 3-4 hours encounter, you’ll drive back to your lodge for lunch and get ready for a Nile boat cruise at 2 pm. This amazing boat cruise will take you to the bottom of the giant Murchison Falls- the world’s strangest waterfall

Along the cruise to the bottom of the massive Murchison Falls,  you’ll encounter a range of animals such as Hippos, and Crocodiles. Usually, Elephants, Buffaloes, and numerous antelopes are spotted along the river banks.

Numerous birds like the African Fish eagles, colorful King Fishers, Cormorants, and Pelicans are common residents here!

After this amazing boat cruise, you’ll transfer back to your lodge to relax, have dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation Options Contains: Budget, Midrange, and Luxury

Day 5: Visit The Top Of Murchison Falls And Travel To Hoima. Enjoy Enroute Stop At Kibiro Salt Gardens

After your breakfast, with your expert driver guide, you’ll drive to the top of the falls for great views of Murchison Falls from another perspective.

You’ll have breathtaking views of the 50m wide Nile River fighting to go through an 8m narrow gorge.

While here, you’ll experience the great roaring sound of the Nile as its drops 45m on a cliff leading to the formation of a Devil’s cauldron.  This dramatic and amazing scenery is ideal for photo shoots!

After, you’ll retreat from this activity and drive to Hoima having an en-route stop at Kiboro Salt Gardens– a great historical site. This site is famously known for the extraction of local salt using indigenous knowledge.

It has supported the lives of the surrounding communities for about 900 years ago! Amazingly, locals exchange this salt for food.

This site can only be accessed on foot! The walks on the steep and challenging landscape are however memorable.

You’ll retreat from this great adventure and transfer to Hoima, reaching in the afternoon, lessen up, have dinner, and an overnight.

Accommodation Choices Include: Budget, Midrange, and Luxury

Day 6: Travel To Fort Portal And Have Lunch In Fort Portal Town. Either Do Cycling In Mpanga Tea Estates Or Visit Amabere Ga’ Nnyinamwiru Caves

After breakfast, you’ll drive for about 5 hours to Fort Portal town. You’ll enjoy a scenic drive through the beautiful countryside of Kagadi Kagadi and Kyenjojo.

Along the drive, you’ll have great views of the lush green vegetation, rural homesteads as well as farmlands.

Reaching Fort Portal town- Uganda’s cleanest city, you’ll settle for lunch and after, embark on cycling tours in Mpanga Tea Estates.

This spectacular green tea estate offers wonderful endless rolling views ideal to encounter while on a mountain bike! On this cycling adventure, you’ll meet the estate staff plucking tea. For a memorable experience, you can participate in tea plucking if you feel like it!


You can choose to explore the Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru cave area and a hike to Fort Portal Crater Lake field. Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru cave is a rich cultural site in the history of the Tooro Kingdom!

This unique site holds breast-like features that drip a white substance locally believed to be the breasts of Nnyina Mwiru- daughter of King Bukuku.

Bukuku was a great king of the Batembuzi Dynasty (demi-gods) during the 14th century

A legend has it that Nyina Mwiru’s breasts were cut off and thrown in this cave due to her refusal to marry a man his father had chosen for her. And therefore, locals believe that the area still drips her milk up to date!

After this great cultural counter, you’ll retreat and embark on a hike to the Fort Portal Crater Lake field area.  You’ll hike the fairy-challenging slopes of Kyeganywa hill which is surrounded by a range of spectacular lakes such as:

  • Lake Kigere: Kigere is a local dialect that translates as a foot and this is due to its physical appearance.
  • Lake Wabikele and,
  • Lake saaka

On a clear day, a hike to the top of this hill offers you great views of the snow-capped peaks of Mountain Rwenzori.

You’ll retreat from any chosen activity and drive to your lodge in Kibale National Park for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation Comprises: Budget, Midrange, and Luxury

Day 7: Do Chimpanzee Trekking In Kibale Park And Afternoon Nature Walks In Bigodi Wetland

After an early breakfast at your lodge, you’ll transfer to Kibale NP- the Primate Capital of Africa for chimpanzee trekking.

Normally, this memorable adventure starts with a briefing at 8 am at Kanyanyu Visitors Center before real trekking starts. The trekking often takes 2-5 hours depending on Chimpanzee movement.

On encountering the chimps– man’s closest genetic relatives, you’ll be limited to one magical hour with them!

You’ll have a fun time with Chimpanzees enjoying them feeding, playing, swinging in trees, grooming, and kissing. It’s such a great time for photo shoots.

Usually, along the trail, travelers encounter other amazing primates in Kibale forest national park such as:

  • Black and white Colobus Monkeys
  • Olive Baboons
  • Red-tailed Monkeys
  • Blue Monkeys
  • Vervet Monkeys and
  • L’hoest’s Monkeys, etc.

Also, several birds are spotted counting the Great-blue Turacos, Afep Pigeon, Woodland Kingfisher, Western Nicator, Red-Rumped Tinkerbird, and Yellow-Throated Tinkerbird.

After this remarkable encounter, you’ll move back to your lodge for lunch.

After enjoying a relaxed lunch, you’ll visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary- the Home of the Great-blue Turaco for amazing nature walks.

A guided nature walk in Bigodi wetland will allow you to spot most of the 200 bird species and 8 primates here! It’s one of the most scenic and biodiverse wetlands in Uganda.

Birds commonly spotted on nature walks in Bigodi wetland include:

  • Great-blue Turaco
  • Papyrus Gonolek
  • Shinning-blue Kingfisher
  • Black-headed Gonolek
  • Grey-crowned Cranes
  • Pin-Tailed Whydah and,
  • Yellow Billed Barbet, etc.

Beautiful primates usually encountered during Bigodi swamp walks include:

  • Black-and-white Colobus Monkeys
  • Red-tailed Monkeys
  • Olive Baboons
  • Blue Monkeys
  • L’Hoest’s Monkeys
  • Vervet Monkeys and,
  • Uganda Mangabeys, etc.

After this scenic walk, you’ll move back to your lodge for relaxation, have dinner, and have an overnight.

Accommodation Includes: Budget, Midrange, and Luxury

Day 8: Drive To Semliki NP. Visit The Magical Sempaya Hot Springs As Well As Batwa Of Ntandi. After, Drive To Kasese

After your breakfast, you’ll transfer to Semuliki National Park, driving about 78km, taking about 2-3 hrs.

On arrival, you’ll visit the magical Sempaya hot springs which boil over 1000C. These two hot springs include a female and a male hot spring.

The female hot springs feature a hotter boiling geyser that sprouts up over 2m high. For a notable experience while here, you can boil some plantains and eggs for a picnic bite.

In this area, you’ll encounter half-naked people having a natural sauna around. These people believe that these supernatural hot springs have the power to hill and give blessings of wealth!

Also, a hike to Semapaya hot springs is spectacular!

It will expose you to the beautiful flora of Semuliki Forest. Normally, Primates, Olive Baboons, and Black-and-white Colobus are common along this Sempaya nature trail.

After the hot springs adventure, you’ll visit the Batwa (Pygmy) in Ntandi who were the initial foresty dwellers. However, these people were evicted to conserve Semuki National Park in 1993.

You’ll enjoy the vibrant dance of the Pygmy people and also get to know about their fascinating ancient heritage! After, you’ll transfer to Kasese.

On reaching Kasese, you’ll visit the Rwenzori Art Foundation– the only Bronze casting center in Africa. While here, you’ll explore the amazing gallery that features a collection of lovely artworks and also take part in the casting process.

If time allows, you’ll visit the Ruboni Craft Village and meet local women that produce beautiful handicrafts.

For a great experience, you can take part in basket weaving or get a souvenir for yourself. After, you’ll retire to relax, have dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation Comprises: Budget, Midrange, and Luxury

Day 9: Spend the Day Hiking the Rwenzori Mountains

After your early breakfast, you’ll move to Nyakalengija park station for a whole-day Rwenzori Mountains hike.

Mountain Rwenzori is the 3rd tallest mountain in Africa rising over 5,109m above sea level at Margherita peak.

Amazingly, this mountain boasts snow-capped peaks all year round regardless of its being near the Equator. Worldwide, it’s called the Mountains of the Moon due to its snow-capped whiteness.

In 1994, Rwenzori Mountains National Park was declared a UNESCO world heritage site.  And this was due to its great and unique flora counting the impressive giant lobelias and the groundsels.

During the Rwenzori hike, you’ll encounter a range of amazing wildlife in this park. Furthermore, you’ll have spectacular views of the rift valley, Queen Elizabeth NP savannah plains, and Kasese town. A picnic lunch will be enjoyed in the mountain!

You’ll retreat from this memorable adventure around 5 pm and transfer to your lodge to relax, have dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation Includes: Budget, Midrange, and Luxury

Day 10: Morning Game Drive And Afternoon Boat Cruise In Queen Elizabeth National Park

After a relaxed breakfast, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a morning game drive.

During this exciting 3-4 hours game drive in the beautiful plains of Kasenyi and Mweya peninsular, expect to spot 4 of the African safari Big Five animals excluding Rhinos.

Usually, the common animals encountered include:

  • Lions
  • Leopards
  • Buffaloes
  • Elephants
  • Numerous antelope species such as Waterbucks, Uganda kobs, Bushbucks, and Oribis

You’ll retreat from the game drive and drive to your lodge for relaxation and lunch.

At 2 pm, embark on a 2 hours thrilling boat cruise on the Kazinga channel. This cruise offers you a close encounter with a range of wildlife and among these include:

  • Over 100s of Hippos submerged in water
  • Countless Crocodiles basking in sun at the channel banks
  • Elephants bathing
  • Buffalos wallowing in mud and,
  • Numerous antelopes such as Uganda Kobs, Bushbucks, Waterbucks, and Oribis among others on channel banks. n

Furthermore, during the Kazinga channel boat cruise, you’ll spot numerous water birds such as Pelicans, colorful Kingfishers, Cormorants, Hemmerkops, Yellow-billed storks, etc.

Please note that Kazinga Channel holds the highest concentration of Hippos in the world!

The cruise is ideal for Photo shoots.

You’ll retire from the cruise and undertake a short game drive along the channel track to your lodge to relax, enjoy dinner, and have an overnight.

Accommodation Involves: Budget, Midrange, and Luxury

Day 11: Transfer To Bwindi National Park. Do A Game Drive In Ishasha Of Queen Elizabeth NP To Encounter Tree-Climbing Lions

After a lovely breakfast at the lodge, you’ll drive to Bwindi national park.

The drive takes approximately 160km, taking 3-4 hours drive. You drive via the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth NP in search of rare tree climbing Lions.

You’ll encounter these amazing Lions resting up in big Fig tree branches sighting their prey (Uganda kobs) grazing in the plains around.

Normally, Buffalos, Topis, Elephants, plus numerous birds are also encountered in this area.

After the encounter with the tree-climbing Lions, you’ll embark on the drive to Bwindi. You’ll arrive in the evening, and check in at your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options Include: Budget, Midrange, and Luxury

Day 12: Have Mountain Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park And Transfer To Mgahinga Gorilla NP

You’ll have an early breakfast and transfer to Bwindi park headquarters for your gorilla trekking experience! Ideally, you move with your packed lunch as this adventure takes 2-8 hours.

After your gorilla trekking briefing at 8 am, you’ll embark on the trekking trail in the company of park rangers, guides, porters, and trackers.

The hike in the misty and hilly Bwindi forest is physically demanding, however, the expectation of the exciting experience ahead is fabulous!

On encountering these gentle giants of the forest “Mountain Gorillas”, you’re limited to only one full hour with them. You’ll enjoy them feeding, grooming, and playing and have great views of the incredible silverback.

You’re are free to take many photos as you wish and also have your picnic lunch! Please, flashless cameras are recommended.

After, you’ll trek back to park headquarters and get your Gorilla Trekking Certificate and embark on a drive to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Day 13: Have A Memorable Hike To Any Of The 3 Volcanoes Or Do Golden Monkey Trekking In Mgahinga Park

You’ll have an early breakfast at your lodge and transfer to Mgahinga park headquarters for briefing at 8 am. After, you’ll embark on a hike to the volcano of your choice.

You can choose to climb Sabinyo, Gahinga, or Muhabura volcanoes.

A hike to Sabinyo (3,669m altitude) covers about 14km round trip taking over 8 hours. This volcano is said to offer the best hiking experience as it holds numerous peaks!

Reaching the 3rd peak offers you a chance of being in 3 (three) countries at once. These include Uganda, Rwanda, and the DRC.

Hiking Gahinga volcano 3,474m high takes approximately 6 hours. This hike offers you a chance of spotting golden Monkeys along the hike, especially in the bamboo zone.

A hike to Muhabura Mountain (4,127m elevation) covers about a 12km round trip taking usually 8 hours.

Hiking to the top offers you amazing distant views of the Rwenzori Mountains and Bwindi forest, normally on clear days. You’ll also have panoramic views of the Virunga Mountain chain among others.


You can undertake golden monkey tracking where you’ll have a chance to encounter the beautiful Golden Monkeys in Mgahinga national park.

Among the national parks in Uganda, Mgahinga is the only park to spot the Golden Monkeys.

It holds about 3000-4000 Golden Monkeys and about 120 are habituated. Usually, they’re spotted on the slopes of Mount Gahinga in the bamboo zone.

The gorgeous golden patch and the playful tactics of these amazing Monkeys make them worth visiting on your Uganda safari.

After this adventure, you’ll drive back to your lodge for relaxation, have dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation Choices Include: Budget, Midrange, and Luxury

Day 14: Have Batwa Trail Experience And Transfer To Lake Bunyonyi

After your breakfast, your expert driver guide will transfer you to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for a unique Batwa trail experience.

Initially, the Mgahinga mountain forest was a habitat for the endangered Batwa (Pygmy) people before they were evicted out to park boundaries in 1991 to conserve this park.

Batwa trail was developed to conserve the precious cultural heritage of the Batwa under the company of the Batwa guides. This trail starts from Ntebeko Visitors Center, often in the morning.

It normally runs for over 5-6 hours following a designated trail that goes upto Ngarama cave- the ancient home of the  (Batwa) Pygmy King

It’s led by a Pygmy Guide who will show you a range of amazing items that they used to survive on in the forest during ancient times! Among these will include:

  • Medicinal plants
  • Wild honey extraction
  • Bamboo cup and tree-house making and,
  • Forest hunting techniques.

On reaching Ngarama cave, Batwa women will perform amazing traditional songs and dance. This great experience will depict for you the amazing forest life of the Pygmy people before their being evicted from the forest.

After this unique cultural experience, you’ll drive to Lake Bunyonyi– the most beautiful lake in Uganda holding numerous picturesque islands!

You’ll drive via the charming Kisoro-Kabale Road which holds challenging road sections, break off at Muko Forest to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation, have done, and an overnight.

Accommodation Ranges From Budget, Midrange, and Luxury

Day 15: Undertake A Canoe (Boat Ride) On Lake Bunyonyi, Visit Islands, As Well As Communities And Schools

After a relaxed breakfast, you’ll undertake a  thrilling boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi–  Uganda’s most beautiful lake holding over 29 Islands.

This lake is also considered the 2nd deepest lake in Africa with about 40- 900m deep.

It’s surrounded by the beautiful terraced hills of the Kigezi region that offer breathtaking views while cruising on the tranquil waters of Lake Bunyonyi.

While on the cruise, you’ll have several docks thus, allowing you to walk on various islands!

The ride will also allow you to encounter local people undertaking their normal economic ways of life around the lake.

Furthermore, you’ll explore the traditional foods, enjoy traditional performances, and also visit the local school in the area.

After, you’ll retreat from this amazing adventure to your lodge for evening rest and overnight.

Accommodation Options Include: Budget, Midrange, and Luxury

Day 16: Transfer  To Lake Mburo National Park For Night Game Drive

After your lovely breakfast, you’ll undertake a half-day of island hopping and exploration.

You’ll visit the main islands of Bunyonyi including:

Bucurunuka (Upside down): A legend has it that, this island buried people alive! This was after the men refused to give some local brew to an old woman and she cursed it upside down, burying these men.

Akampene (Punishment) Island: This is a legendary island where parents could dump their unmarried pregnant girls to die of hunger or drown while trying to escape.

Other beautiful islands in Lake Bunyonyi include Bushara, Kahugye, and Njuyera Islands.

After this amazing experience, you’ll settle for lunch at your lodge and after transfer to Mburo park, driving about 5-6 hours drive (199km)

You’ll have a scenic drive through impressive countryside before reaching Mbarara town which is approximately 45km from Lake Mburo NP.

Visitors can opt to visit Igongo Cultural Center– the biggest amazing private museum in Uganda that features all artifacts of southwestern Uganda.

The historical Biharwe eclipse monument can also be visited.

After, you’ll continue the drive to Lake Mburo NP. You’ll check in at your lodge and relax up to dinner time.

At around 7 pm, you’ll undertake a night game drive. During the drive you’ll spot numerous nocturnal animals in Lake Mburo park counting:

  • Leopards
  • Side-stripped Jackals
  • Bush Pigs
  • Spotted Hyenas and,
  • Serval Cats and,

During the drive, you’ll even spot day grazers resting, for example, Zebras, Impalas, and Elands among others, and after return to your lodge for an overnight.

Accommodation Includes: Budget, Midrange, and Luxury

Day 17: Enjoy A  Remarkable Cultural Tour In The Banyankole Community At Enyemebwa Center

You’ll wake up early by 6 am and move to Enyemebwa Center to meet the herd’s men waking up to milk and also do other daily routines.

During this amazing cultural experience, you can actively take part in:

  • Hand milking of the Ankole long-horned cattle.
  • Sick animal treatment
  • Brushing the cows or,
  • Undertake cattle grazing in the wilderness.

After this experience, you’ll retreat and visit a traditional hut where women churn milk in the churning gourd.

From here, you can also explore the extensive banana plantations. You’re free to participate in pruning and weeding of the plantation using local methods and after also take part in arranging a traditional lunch.

You’ll retreat from this adventure and drive 240km (3-4 hour drive) to Kampala in the afternoon making an en-route stop at Uganda Equator Kayabwe for photo shoots.

Reaching Kampala, you’ll check in at your lodge for dinner, relaxation, and overnight.

Accommodation Options Comprises: Budget, Midrange, and Luxury

Day 18: Departure

You’ll have your last-minute shopping and drive to Entebbe International Airport to fly back home.

End Of The 18 Days Uganda Safari Tour

Safari Inclusions

  • Full-time English expert safari driver-guide
  • 4×4 safari van (4×4 safari land cruiser)- all with pop-up roof for game viewing with a functioning A/C
  • Full board accommodation
  • Fees for gorilla and chimpanzee trekking permits
  • Fees for a boat cruise
  • Entrance fees in all tourist places mentioned
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet within a safari vehicle
  • Bottled water on a trip

Safari Exclusions

  • Visa fees
  • Laundry services
  • Items of personal nature
  • International and domestic flight fees
  • Tips for a safari guide among others
  • Other personal beverages (drinks) like alcohol
  • Other safari activities not mentioned in the itinerary above

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