Wildlife Safari in Uganda

Join Yala Safaris Uganda for a special tour of Uganda’s most popular parks with a diversity of wildlife. Enjoy the guided safaris and discover the innumerable types of flora and fauna species, such as gorillas, rhinos, lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hartebeests, oribis, Uganda kobs, chimpanzees, and many bird species. Be the witness of the incredible habitats and cultures of this beautiful country with a unique safari experience!

Highlights

  • All guided wildlife safaris
  • Game drives in safari vehicle and cruise
  • A Murchison Falls and Kazinga Channel boat trip
  • Entrance fees to national parks and reserves
  • Daily healthy meals, drinks, and fruits
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • 6 nights accommodation

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6 activity days in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport

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Accommodation

Entebbe Flight Motel

All the rooms at Entebbe Flight Motel are air conditioned to and equipped with cable television, direct-dial telephone, safety deposit box for piped music, and a mini bar that is sufficiently stocked with soft and hard drinks for the refreshment of the guests. The private bathrooms are also well maintained and fitted modernly.

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.

Irungu Forest Lodge

The lodge offers accommodation in five luxurious thatched cottages and four tents overlooking the open savannah in a serene and relaxing atmosphere. Each spacious cottage was hand-crafted using locally available materials and surrounded by forest trees. The cottages combine wooden floors, grass thatched roofs, and canvas that can be folded away for uninterrupted views of Hippo grazing at moonlight. The water is heated using energy saving stove.

Yala Safaris Uganda Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival and transfer to your hotel in Kampala

Upon your arrival to Entebbe International Airport (EBB), you will be received by Yala Safari Uganda's representative who will transfer you to your hotel for relaxation, dinner, and overnight at Entebbe Flight Motel.

Day 2 - Kampala - Murchison Falls National Park via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Your safari in Uganda will begin with driving from Kampala or Murchison Falls National Park. With a hot lunch en-route at Amuka Safari Lodge, prepare yourself for a breathtaking scenery and a short nature walk to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola. The guided nature walk in the sanctuary will bring you up close to the endangered white rhinos. In the evening, you will arrive at the national park and will be transferred directly to Pakuba Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 - Game drive and boat cruising in Murchison Falls National Park

After an early morning breakfast, enjoy an early game drive and some of the vast array of game animals like giraffes, elephants, and buffalo that roam the park. After that, you will return to the accommodation unit for lunch. In the afternoon, you will take a boat launch upstream to the foot of the thundering Murchison Falls offering great photo opportunities of an awesome sight of nature. Also along the banks of the river, you will be able to see animals like hippos, crocodiles, various antelopes, and unique bird species. You will call the day and return to the accommodation unit for relaxation, dinner, and overnight at Pakuba safari lodge.

Day 4 - Transfer from Murchison to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Fort Portal

After an early breakfast, you will leave the national park and proceed in the direction of Fort Portal traversing along the Great Rift Valley and the Rwenzori Mountain Ranges that could be seen at a good range as you progress to Fort Portal town. You will have lunch en–route and will check in a late evening for overnight and dinner at Irungu Forest Lodge.

Day 5 - Game drives and boat cruise at Kazinga Channel

In the morning after your early breakfast, you will have game drives in the north of the park and a chance to spot the Uganda kobs, elephants, and lions. After lunch, you will have a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel where a lot of wildlife gather to drink water. You will have a chance to see African elephants, hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, antelopes, and various indigenous and migratory birds. After that, you will return to Irungu Forest lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Day 6 - Return to Kampala

After having breakfast, you will embark on an exciting road trip back to your hotel for relaxation, dinner, and overnight at Entebbe Flight Motel.

Day 7 - Departure

You will be reserved for your departure from Entebbe International Airport (EBB).

Included excursions

A Murchison Falls boat trip along the Kazinga Channel and an exciting road trip back to Kampala are included in the prices.

Location

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.

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.

Food

You will be served daily meals, drinking water, and fresh fruits on board included in the package.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • 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

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All daily meals
  • Airport transfers from and to Entebbe International Airport (EBB)
  • Boat cruises
  • Drinking water on board
  • Fruits on board
  • Ground transportation 4x4
  • Guide fees plus park entrance fees

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Beverages
  • Extra activities
  • Tips and gratituities
  • Tourist insurance

How to get there

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.

Airport: Entebbe International Airport Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • 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.
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