14 Days Explore Golden Wildlife Safaris in Uganda

  • Marie's Royale Hotel, Kampala - Pakuba Safari Lodge, Kampala - Lake Nkuruba Campsite, Lake Nkruba - Park View Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park - Bwindi Gorilla Mist Camp, Rubanda - Birdnest, Kabale - Rwakobo Rock, Lake Mburo National Park

14 Days Explore Golden Wildlife Safaris in Uganda

  • Marie's Royale Hotel, Kampala - Pakuba Safari Lodge, Kampala - Lake Nkuruba Campsite, Lake Nkruba - Park View Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park - Bwindi Gorilla Mist Camp, Rubanda - Birdnest, Kabale - Rwakobo Rock, Lake Mburo National Park

Exclusive Wildlife Uganda Safari

Join Yala Safaris Uganda for an unforgettable safari experience in the exotic Africa as you witness the breathtaking nature, fascinating animals, and amazing lodges. Enjoy gorilla trekking, the search for tree-climbing lions, a day with chimps and primates, morning game drives, the boat cruise and canoe ride looking for hippos, the regular tracks with an experiential safari, and much more. It is time to plan on the exclusive and unforgettable safari ever!

Highlights

  • All guided wildlife safaris
  • Chimpanzee and gorilla permits
  • Game drives in safari vehicle and cruise
  • A Murchison Falls boat trip and canoe rides on Lake Mburo
  • Entrance fees to national parks and reserves
  • Daily healthy meals, drinks, and fruits
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • 13 activity days
  • English
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Marie's Royale Hotel

Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and comes with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some rooms include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes, slippers, and free toiletries.

Pakuba Safari Lodge

The lodge offers a range of 46 spacious rooms in form of twin and double rooms of which are interconnecting. The lodge has over 50 people capacity conference hall, a spacious restaurant, a well-crafted African thatched modern bar and lounge with a complimentary internet and a TV. The lodge is close to Tangi gate in the northern section of the park where the wild animals tend to roam around in the late evening and in the early morning.

Lake Nkuruba Campsite

This campsite offers an accommodation surrounded by the lush forest of the nature reserve with views across Lake Nkuruba overlooking the stunning Rwenzori mountains. This camping site is also surrounded by monkeys for nature lovers.

Park View Safari Lodge

Parkview Safari Lodge is a Uganda safari lodge located in Queen Elizabeth National Park in the Kyambura area. The cottages are thatched with local grass presenting a cool atmosphere suitable for relaxation while on safari. Equipped with both hot and cold running water, the bathtubs, and showers overlooking the wilderness while the private wooden decks offer uninterrupted views of the park Savannah when lit by electricity.

Gorilla Mist Camp

Gorilla Mist Camp is a place of profound natural beauty with its unique natural formations, colorful history, culture, and exciting safaris opportunities. It is located in Kabale district southwest of Uganda. Accommodation provided is clean and well-maintained. There is a bathroom with the solar heated bath tube in Elizabethan style and the wonderful view from the lobby or restaurant. The camp is close to where the gorilla trekking starts.

Birdnest at Bunyonyi Resort

The rooms at Birdnest are very comfortable and clean which have incredible views over Lake Bunyonyi.

Rwakobo Rock

Rwakobo Rock is a peaceful and secluded cottage where you can breathe in the essence of the wild Uganda. The comfortable and spacious cottages are dotted around Lake Mburo National Park which offers great sunset views.

Day 1 - Arrival and transfer to the hotel in Entebbe

You will have a warm welcome by the tour guide or driver at Entebbe airport (EBB) who will take you to your hotel in Kampala for relaxation, dinner, and overnight at Marie Royale Hotel.

Day 2 - Transfer to Murchison Falls via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

On this day, you will enjoy your breakfast at your hotel in Kampala and then set off for Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. This stop over will give you a feel of the “big five” in Uganda. With an en-route lunch at Amuka Lodge, you shall make a stopover at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to view the endangered rhinos before continuing to Murchison. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is home to the endangered rhinos that are not found elsewhere in Uganda. You shall then proceed to Murchison Falls National Park. The driver or guide will transfer you to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Pakuba Safari Lodge.

Day 3 - Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of falls

On this day, take pleasure in a morning game drive towards the Albert and Victoria Nile and experience a great deal of wildlife and birds. Along the way, look out for herds of elephants, giraffes, antelopes, the Uganda kobs, buffaloes, waterbucks, lions, and several bird species.

Later on in the day after lunch, you will embark on a launch cruise to the base of the falls. You will then hike to the top of the falls and enjoy the aerial view of the falls as well as other flora and fauna. You will then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Pakuba Safari Lodge.

Day 4 - Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

After a healthy breakfast, you will be transferred to Kibale Forest National Park, the capital world of primates such as chimpanzee, baboons, and monkeys. You will later have an en-route lunch meal and upon arrival, you will check in at your lodge for dinner and peaceful rest Lake Nkuruba Campsite.

Day 5 - Chimpanzee trekking and community walk.

On this day, you will rise quite early and enjoy quick breakfast. Thereafter, you will be guided to the forest and experience tracking of the chimps and other primates in their natural habitat. The park’s site guide will take you through the adventurous experience where you may be blessed with enormous encounters of various forest primates like the L’hoest, black faced colobus monkeys, baboons, and other forest species.

You will enjoy an evening tour to Bigodi wetland. This wetland sanctuary near Kibale Forest is famous for the colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, and a wealth of bird life like the African broadbill and the great blue turaco. After that, you will retire for dinner at Lake Nkuruba Campsite.

Day 6 - Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After a relaxed breakfast, you will go to Queen Elizabeth through Kasese town viewing the mountain Rwenzori ranges. Check in at the lodge, have lunch, and relax a bit as you wait for a nature walk around the lodge. Dinner and overnight will be done at Park View Safari Lodge.

Day 7 - Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

Early in the morning, you will set off for the morning game drive in the northern crater area where there is a lot of dark holes called the black craters with no water. You will be able to see a lot of animal species such as the elephants, buffaloes, and etc. You will return for lunch at the lodge and in the afternoon, you will embark on a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel. This is very rewarding with the aquatic animals like crocodiles, hippos, and many bird species like great cormorants, pelicans, and striated heron among others. This tour will take two to three hours. Dinner and overnight will be done at Park View Safari Lodge.

Day 9 - Gorilla tracking in Bwindi

After a very early breakfast, you will be guided to the park headquarters for the briefing session about the gorilla trackers code of conduct from the park’s guides. Thereafter, you will get ready with your packed lunches to embark on the lifetime memorable experience in the magnificent forest for gorilla tracking. The trail you use may reward you with exciting moments of the giant mountain gorillas as well as other primates that inhabit the forest. Later, you will return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight at Bwindi Gorilla Mist Camp.

Day 10 - Going on to Lake Bunyonyi and canoe ride in the evening

After breakfast, you will make your scenic journey through the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with a terraced landscape to Lake Bunyonyi. You will be given the inevitable rigorous day at Bwindi, in which the most travelers will cherish some relaxing moments on the shores of this peaceful lake. You will enjoy an evening canoe ride on the lake. Dinner and peaceful overnight will be done at Birdnest.

Day 11- Going on to Lake Mburo National Park

After a breakfast, you will make your scenic journey through the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with a terraced landscape to Lake Mburo National Park. You will check in the afternoon for lunch. The park is well-known for zebras, impalas, antelopes, kobs, bushbucks, and you will enjoy an evening canoe ride on the lake. Dinner and overnight will be at Rwakobo Rock.

Day 12 - Game viewing and afternoon canoe ride

During the drive you will be able to see animals like the zebras, elephants, impalas, Uganda cobs, eland, topis, and so many others. In the evening, you will go for a boat ride on Lake Mburo, where you will see crocodiles, hippos, and water birds. You will have lunch followed by going for a canoe ride on Lake Mburo. Later, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Rwakobo Rock.

Day 13 - Transfer to Kampala via Igongo Cultural Centre

After a healthy breakfast at your lodge, you will embark on an exciting road trip back to Kampala with en-route lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre. Check in will be done in the evening at your hotel followed by dinner at Maries Royale Hotel.

Day 14 - Departure

Reserved for your departure from Entebbe International Airport (EBB).

Enjoy the boat cruises on Murchison Falls and canoe rides on Lake Mburo included in the package as part of the program.

Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park is a national park located in north-western Uganda, where the Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and cascades down to become a placid river whose banks are thronged with hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks, and buffaloes. The vegetation is characterized by savannah, riverine forest, and woodland. Wildlife includes lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hartebeests, oribis, Uganda kobs, chimpanzees, and many bird species.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is located in Nakasongola district which is the proud home of the only wild rhinos in Uganda. This sanctuary is conveniently located in the north of Kampala on the Gulu highway towards Murchison Falls branching off at Nakitoma trading center. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is the only place where you will be able to see endangered and rare rhinos in the wild.

Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale Forest National Park contains one of the most beautiful with the most varying tracts of tropical forest in the whole of Uganda. This is a place to a number of forest wildlife, most especially 13 species of primate coupled with chimpanzees. The forest covering predominates in the central and northern part of the park on the raised Fort Portal plateau. Kibale Forest National Park Uganda is one of the best safari destination in Africa for chimpanzee tracking.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the outstanding treasures of Uganda, which has recently been designated a biosphere reserve for humanity under UNESCO. The park covers 2000 square kilometers and includes a remarkable variety of ecosystems from semi-deciduous tropical forest to green meadows, Savannah, and swamps. It is the home of the famous tree-climbing lions, the Uganda kobs, and other antelopes, as well as elephants, buffaloes, hippos, baboons, leopards, and chimpanzee.

Lake Bunyonyi

Lake Bunyonyi also called Place of many little birds is located in south-western Uganda between two districts of Kisoro and Kabale close to the border with Rwanda. Rest and relax at the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi as you enjoy the best scenery in the whole world and get involved in various cultural and community activities as well birding and canoe rides.

Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is a compact gem, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years. It is home to 350 bird species as well as zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi, and reedbuck.

The Igongo Cultural Centre

Igongo Cultural Centre is located a few miles north of Mbarara on the Masaka to Mbarara road. The center promotes the cultural heritage of the southwest Uganda.

You will be served daily meals, drinking water, and fresh fruits on board included in the package. Extra beverages will be available for purchase.

  • Capture photos of the wildlife with your camera
  • Enjoy the game drives
  • Explore the lodge's surroundings
  • Relax at the lodge
  • See the stunning views
  • Take a refreshing dip in the pool
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • All daily meals
  • Boat cruises
  • Canoe rides
  • Chimpanzee permits
  • Drinking water and fruits on board
  • Gorilla permits
  • Ground transportation 4x4
  • Guide fees plus park entrance fees
  • Airfare
  • Beverages
  • Extra activities
  • Tips and gratituities
  • Tourist insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Yala Safaris Uganda will pick you up from the airport.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.

Testimonials

  • Review by Nicolas H
    10 out of 10

    "Yala Safaris took us on a whirlwind adventure across Uganda. We loved rafting in Jinja and then took a private plane to Queen Elizabeth national park and saw lions sleeping in the trees. Then we saw a family of 15 gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which was an experience of a lifetime! Finally we got to relax on the beautiful lake bunyonyi. The Yala Safari team were incredible at every point. Our guide Michael was knowledgeable, funny, kind and flexible to any request. I have been lucky to do safaris in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, however this was certainly my favorite! Thanks again!"

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  • Review by Chiara
    10 out of 10

    "We travelled for 7 days with yala, we did queen Elizabeth, chimp trekking and lake mburo. It was a great week, everything was organized well, our driver was extremely nice and a good guide. I would reccomend this to anyone looking for a fun and well organized safari!"

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  • Review by ED D
    10 out of 10

    "We planned a trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Bunyonyi, over the course of 6 days. We chose exactly how long we spent in each place and were ensured of the lowest price around (Yala Safaris will beat any genuine quote you receive!). "

    "Our driver Godwin was with us the whole time, and was always enthusiastic, friendly and making sure we were having the kind of trip we expected. He made many recommendations throughout our stay and our trip ended up being quite different in terms of activities than we'd originally planned, due to the fact that we found better alternatives and Godwin was always able to arrange these last minute changes of plan. I really couldn't recommend highly enough!!"

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  • Review by Hector B
    10 out of 10

    "Yala Safaris took us for a 2 week trip to see the highlights of Uganda. We went to Lake Bunyonyi, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls and Jinja. It was amazing!"

    "Our guide Godwin was extremely knowledgable about all of the areas we visited and with his connections got us an amazing deal price wise. As this company is not as well known it will give you much better prices than the larger tour operators. "

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  • Review by A Guest
    10 out of 10

    "I went to the Murchison Falls Nature Park with Yala Safaris. Godwin is very knowledgeable and relaxed person and it was fun to travel with him. I got to see the Big 5 during the three game drives we did. Godwin tried hard to make it happen and we left to the park early in the last morning to catch the last one, the leopard. And we did see it, although only a quite short glimpse at a distance."

    "The safari included also a boat trip to the Murchison Falls. I found the trip a bit too long (maybe 3 hours), as there was only a limited selection of dirfferent animals, although plenty of them. Mostly we saw hippos and water buffaloes + some crocodiles."

    "On the way back I got extra adventure as the driver decided to take a shortcut on a highway that is still under construction and closed for traffic. It turned out that the highway ended in the middle of nowhere and we had to find our way back to civilization in complete darkness on very small roads. Also the driver got lost on the backroads in Kampala woods but in overall the driver was very reliable in his driving. (It seems quite common in Kampala,that drivers try to find their shortcuts in the nerve-wrecking traffic jams, so the experience was not the first one to me and not a big minus to the driver)"

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  • Review by Vialey from Japan
    10 out of 10

    "I went on Safari with Yala Safaris and surely their service was so good as they picked me up at the airport to the Hotel. I had a guided tour of Kampala City. We then embarked on a 3 day Safari to the Murchison Falls National Park and it was so nice. We were guided to different animal corners and must admit it was the best holiday I could spend."

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  • Review by Lisa B
    10 out of 10

    "We had a great safari together with this company. The service is great, they really put a lot of effort in to make it as good as possible. And for us we had a small budget but still this company managed to offer us great accommodation with the view of Nile rive, both an early morning game drive, evening gamedrive, all meals including, we visit the top of the fall enjoyed a nice boatcruise. And the guides are very experienced, they know where to find the animals. The boss of the company is really friendly and genuine. We really enjoyed it and I would love to recommend this company to others. Absolutely awesome! We are so grateful!"

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  • Review by Thomas K
    10 out of 10

    "We gave the manager a budget and said we wanted two days, we got more thank expected and real value for the money. Everywhere we got there were nice, polite and service minded people. We really got the feeling that we came as a guest and left as a friend. We could notice that they were really concerning for our needs and was not bothered if we needed anything. One of the guides got sick but he still had the same good attitude and we didn't notice until we separated. I'm looking forward to visit them next time again!"

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  • Review by Mariam M
    10 out of 10

    "It was a dream come true to go on safari and using Yala made it that much better. The WiFi on the vehicles made it easy to contact my friends in the UK and we were able to sit on the vehicles whilst on the game drives. Yala also sorted out the most incredible hike up Murchison Falls. It was the most amazing and surreal experience and we didn't have to worry about a thing. Definitely would recommend :)"

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  • Review by Nabs JA from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "After reading the first review of Yala Safaris I thought I wouldn't enjoy my trip, but I was met with an extremely pleasant surprise. I traveled to Queen Elizabeth National Park, and saw the most beautiful group of wild elephants. The timing of our guides was perfect, the Yala drivers knew when to drive and where to drive. I stayed at the Lake Nkuruba Reserve which was simply breathtaking. Waking up to views of such beauty allowed for an wonderful experience in Uganda. Yala Safaris made perfect choices, the guides were polite and so welcoming, and really knew there stuff! It was great to travel with experts in Ugandan wildlife and national parks. Wifi was provided onboard the vehicles throughout so I was able to share the experience with my family back home. 10 out of 10 for Yala Safaris!"

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  • Review by John Saydam
    10 out of 10

    "We book Yala Tours for a six day all inclusive trip in Uganda. Although we had an amazing guide but the activities and what was in the Itinerary was inconsistent. Despite what we paid, accommodations were terrible and there was no food choice. We simply had to stay in dismal places and deal with one main course meal almost everyday. "

    "I do not recommend this company to anyone."

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  • Review by Goretti
    10 out of 10

    "Yala Safaris has got very experienced and friendly tour guides, clean and well-maintained vehicles, and their services are up to expected standard. The accommodation was good and the food was delicious. It was an enjoyable and educative experience. Well done Yala! I would use Yala over and over again."

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  • Review by Christina
    10 out of 10

    "I went on a tour around the Fort Portal and Queen Elizabeth area, including chimp trekking in Kibale and a short game drive. The whole experience was very pleasant and our guides were happy to adjust the itinerary according to our needs. Overall, I can definitely recommend Yala for first-timers and seasoned Safari goers alike!"

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  • Review by Linda Arinda
    10 out of 10

    "I enjoyed my December holidays 2015 with my family courtesy of a trip well organised by Yala Safaris to Murchison Falls National Park. The transport, accommodation, and meals were all well-catered for in a friendly package. Thanks Yala Safaris!"

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