Tour overview

This is the perfect option if you are not interested in primates or traveling with children. You get to see the beautiful sceneries and attractions of savanna animals, plants and birds from game-drives, boat cruises and a safari walk as well as have time to relax by the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi.

Arrival

  • You’ll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

Be picked up early by your guide in Kampala/Entebbe and start off towards Queen Elizabeth national park. Along the way you will make a stop at the equator for the experience of standing with one foot on either side of the southern and northern hemisphere. Continuing on you will have lunch either in the town of Mbarara or at the lodge depending on the time. Enjoy the views from the lodge and relax in the evening.

Main Destination:
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Best Time to VisitJanuary to February and June to July (Dry seasons)
High SeasonJune to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best WeatherJune to July and January to February (Less rainfall)
Accommodation:
Irungu Forest Safari Lodge

  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Game-drive and boat-cruise in Queen Elizabeth NP

Wake up early in the morning for a game-drive in the Kasenyi part of Queen Elizabeth national park. Here you have the chance of seeing lions, elephants, buffaloes, an abundance of birds and more. After lunch your guide takes you to the afternoon boat-cruise on Kazinga channel. This two hour boat ride is a great highlight were you for example can look for hippos, crocodiles, elephants and warthogs along the shores of the channel.

Main Destination:
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Accommodation:
Irungu Forest Safari Lodge

  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Tree-climbing lions in Ishasha and transfer to Bwindi

Head off to the Ishasha part of Queen Elizabeth national park in the morning. The drive there goes along an adventurous road and you have the chance of seeing baboons and elephants along the way. In Ishasha you find topis, buffaloes and search for the tree-climbing lions. The lions in this area are famous for climbing up great fig trees to take a rest. After finishing your game-drive the journey goes on to Bwindi Impenetrable national park. Enjoy the changing landscape as the car slowly climbs up towards the misty mountains of the gorillas.

Main Destination:
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Best Time to VisitJune to August and December to February
High SeasonJune to September (Gorilla permits are scarce)
Best WeatherJune to July and December to February (Less rainfall)
Accommodation:
Rushanga Gorilla Camp

  • Mid-range cottage located just outside Bwindi NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 4

Gorilla trekking

You have now reached a highlight of this Discover Uganda safari; the gorilla trekking day. Your guide will take you to the starting point of the gorilla trekking in the morning and you set of for your adventure. The trek takes you through the jungle up to the point where the gorillas are and you get to spent one hour with them. When you are back from the gorilla trekking your guide takes you to the stunningly beautiful Lake Bunyonyi.

Main Destination:
Lake Bunyonyi
Accommodation:
Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

  • Mid-range resort located in or near Lake Bunyonyi
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 5

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast you start off with your guide towards Lake Mburo national park. A landscape of rolling green hills will pass by the windows, you reach the town of Mbarara for lunch and then continue to the lodge in Lake Mburo national park before you check- in the lodge you will be able to spot some animals like Zebras, Implas and Ankole long horned cattle.

Main Destination:
Lake Mburo National Park
Best Time to VisitJune to August and December to February
High SeasonJune to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best WeatherJune, July and January to February (Little rainfall)
Accommodation:
Rwakobo Rock

  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Lake Mburo NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 6

Safari-walk and game-drive

Start the day early with a safari-walk in Lake Mburo national park. Get the experience of being one with nature as you see the animals close by during the walk. Have breakfast at the lodge and relax a bit before lunch. After lunch in the afternoon it is time for your game-drive in the park, here you can see impalas and zebras. Get back to the lodge to enjoy your last evening in Uganda’s national parks on this Discover Uganda safari.

Main Destination:
Lake Mburo National Park
Accommodation:
Rwakobo Rock

  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Lake Mburo NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 7

Transfer to Kampala

Have a relaxed breakfast and then start the journey to Kampala. Make a stop along the way for lunch at the Equator and take the chance to stand with one foot on either side on the southern and northern hemisphere. After the last part of the drive to Kampala your guide takes you to the Entebbe Airport.

Main Destination:
Entebbe
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport.

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