Sonneuntergang ueber den wolkenverhangenen Bergen Ugandas

The highlights of Uganda

Uganda Roundtrip | Duration: 9 nights

Best time to travel
June - September and December - February
Flight time
12 hrs from Frankfurt
Price
from 4.150 € per person plus flights

Uganda Trip - The Highlights of Uganda

Endless expanses stretch across the picturesque landscape. Whether lakes, forests, grasslands and marshlands - in the national parks, you can find so much. The diversity of flora and fauna can hardly be surpassed. Besides the "Big Five", you can marvel at many colourful bird species that flutter around in the tree tops. But the birds are not the only ones who watch the spectacle from the trees - chimpanzees also like to romp around here. An absolute highlight is the mountain gorillas living in Uganda. The "gentle giants", as they are affectionately called, live hidden in the Bwindi National Park. Go on a journey of discovery and see for yourself the beauty of Uganda.

Itinerary

Lake Mutanda mit wolkenbedecktem Himmel

Day 1

Welcome to Uganda

Today begins your personal adventure in Uganda! After landing at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by your personal guide. From here, your private driver will take you directly to your accommodation for tonight. Recover from the flight and get ready for the upcoming time in Uganda.

Flusspferd schwimmt im Nil

Day 2 - 3

Safari in Murchison Falls National Park

From Entebbe, you will drive to Murchison Falls National Park. The drive takes about four hours, and you will reach your destination around noon. Sit back and enjoy the sight of the breathtaking scenery passing by your window. After arriving at your accommodation for the next two nights and checking in, you will take your first game drive through the national park and enjoy a magnificent sunset.

The next day you will also go on a safari through Murchison Falls National Park. Look out for lions, giraffes, elephants, monkeys, hippos and many other inhabitants of the wilderness. At noon you will change to a boat and drive along the Nile to the Murchison Falls, to which the park owes its name.

Kleiner Affe mit roten Haaren im Baum

Day 4

Drive to Kibale National Park

Today you will continue your journey to western Uganda - to Kibale National Park, home to about 13 primate species. You will drive along numerous tea plantations and get beautiful views of Uganda's landscape and Lake Albert. On your way you will make a stop in Fort Portale and around afternoon you will arrive at your accommodation for the next night. Enjoy your evening and look forward to the day ahead where, with a bit of luck, you can watch chimpanzees play and frolic in the treetops.

Frontalansicht eines Elefantebullen

Day 5 - 6

The Queen Elizabeth National Park

You start very early in the day because on day five of your round trip, you take part in the chimpanzee habituation program. You will go in search of the primates in Kibale National Park and watch how researchers and rangers together accustom the chimpanzees to humans. This is a very special experience where you can get very close to the apes and observe their daily activities for a few hours. Afterwards, you will continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you will go on daily game drives in search of lions, giraffes and elephants.

Kleiner Gorilla kaut an einem Bambusast

Day 7 - 8

Mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable forest

Today you will drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park towards Bwindi National Park. While crossing the national park, you will have a last chance to observe the wild inhabitants, and in the southern part of the park, the so-called Ishasha sector, with a bit of luck, you will have the chance to spot some of the tree-climbing lions known here. The afternoon can be used for a walk along the Buniga Forest, or you can visit the Batwa Community.

On day eight, an absolute highlight awaits you, which you will remember for a lifetime - the gorilla tracking. The rare mountain gorillas are nowadays only found in Rwanda and Congo. Thanks to conservation projects, the population of the "gentle giants" is slowly increasing again, but only about 1000 of these fascinating animals still exist.

Zebras im Lake Mburo Nationalpark

Day 9

Lake Mburo National Park

Still inspired by the impressions of yesterday, you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park, which is about 4 hours away.

Lake Mburo National Park is the smallest national park in Uganda and consists of several lakes, acacia forests, grasslands and swamps. Unlike other national parks, there are no lions living in Lake Mburo National Park. Instead, antelopes such as impala and topis can be spotted. Go on a game drive in the afternoon and see what other animals you can spot. Then the last evening of your tour has already arrived. Let everything pass in review before the departure is due the next day.

Antilopen queren eine rote Sandstrasse

Day 10

Departure day

According to the motto: The early bird catches the worm - another exploration tour is scheduled for this morning. Due to the fact that there are no big wild animals in the park, it is possible to explore the park on horseback or on foot. Decide this at your own discretion before you drive back to Entebbe and fly back home.

Contact Person

Anja Sterker

Anja Sterker

Travel Designer