15 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

Join this customized 15 Days Uganda wildlife safari tailored and guided by Engagi Safaris. The 15 Days
Uganda safari give you chance to explore the hidden gem in the Pearl of Africa at pocket friendly costs.
Visit and explore the different attractions and activities in Uganda’s top National parks and other
tourism destinations in the Pearl. You will take part in different activities which include game viewing,boat cruising, chimpanzee tracking, cultural tours and mountain gorilla trekking among others which
together make a complete Uganda safari package.

Trip summary
Day 1: Visit Mabamba Swamp for shoebill stork & Visit Entebbe zoo
Day 2: Transfer to Jinja for white water rafting experience
Day 3: Transfer to ZZiwa sanctuary for rhino tracking & Overnight in Gulu City
Day 4: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park – night Game viewing experience
Day 5: Day and night game watching
Day 6: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park- Evening game drive; optional night drives
Day 7: Morning game drives & afternoon boat cruise and optional night game drives
Day 8: Visit top of the falls and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park – Optional night walk
Day 9: Chimpanzee trekking & visit Bigodi community swamp – optional night walk
Day 10: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park- Afternoon boat cruise – optional night game drive
Day 11: Lion tracking experience & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort
Day 12: Relax at the resort- optional activities at Lake Bunyonyi
Day 13: Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest
Day 14: Golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga gorilla park
Day 15: Departure

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Visit Mabamba Swamp for shoebill stork & Visit Entebbe Zoo
Following an early breakfast, visit the Mabamba wetland home for the rare shoebill stork. A boat ride in
Mabamba swamp offers you close encounter with this rare bird and other bird species which live there.
Later in the day, you will visit Entebbe zoo to see a variety of birds, primates and other animals which
live in captivity.

Day 2: Transfer to Jinja for white water rafting experience
Have an early morning breakfast and transfer to Jinja for the adventurous white water rafting
experience. You will spend this whole day rafting on the Nile River while exploring the beauty and
hidden gem of the mighty Nile River. The boat cruise also offers you scenic views of the neighboring
communities. In the evening, drive back to Kampala for an overnight.

Day 3: Transfer to ZZiwa sanctuary for rhino tracking & Overnight in Gulu City
Today, you will have early morning breakfast at your hotel/lodge and transfer to Zziwa rhino sanctuary
in Nakasongola. The site is the only place to see the critically endangered rhinos in the whole of Uganda.
Enjoy a trek to see these endangered creatures, spend time in their company and thereafter transfer to
Gulu city for an overnight.


Day 4: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park – night Game viewing experience
After breakfast at your hotel, you can have an optional city tour to discover the beauty of the newly
formed Gulu city. You will then transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda’s least visited park
located in north eastern Uganda. After checking in and refreshing at your lodge, go for an optional night
game viewing experience to meet up with various wild animals which feed at night. Stay at Apoka
Campsite
Day 5: Day and night game watching
This whole day is for discovering the beauty of this isolated park. Rise up very early and go for morning
game drives to catchup with early risers feeding before sunrise. The park is home to animals such as
cheetahs, lions, leopards, giraffes, buffalos, lions, waterbucks, Hippos, Topis, Uganda kobs, warthogs,
and elephants among others. Return to the lodge for late breakfast and relax waiting for hot lunch. You
will then go for a night game drive to see nocturnal wild animals


Day 6: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park- Evening game drive; optional night drives
Have an early morning breakfast at your lodge and drive out of Kidepo Valley National Park. Start off a
drive headed to Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s oldest and largest park located in North
western Uganda. Arrive in the afternoon, check in and refresh. You will then go for night game drive to
catchup with nocturnal wild animals hunting.

Day 7: Morning game drives & afternoon boat cruise and optional night game drives
Wakeup very early and go for guided morning game drives to catchup with early risers, grazing and
hunting. Expect to see numerous wild animals such as Giraffes, Lions, Hippos, Buffalos, elephants,
Hyenas, Leopards, Waterbucks, Warthogs, Uganda Kobs, Topis and Oribis among others. Return to the
lodge for late breakfast and wait for lunch. In the afternoon, go for a boat cruise to the bottom of the
falls. You will be amazed at how the strong Nile waters squeeze through a narrow gorge of 7 meters
falling 43 meters down into the devil’s cauldron to form a permanent rainbow. The boat cruise also
offers you great views of numerous birds and wild water animals which live at the banks of the Nile
river. You may also have an optional night game drive to see nocturnal animals which feed at night.
Day 8: Visit top of the falls and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park – Optional night walk

After breakfast, visit the top of the fall for clear views of the mighty falls. The top of the falls offers you
scenic views of the entire park and wild life there. Later on, drive out of Murchison Falls National park
headed to Kibale Forest National park, home to the endangered chimpanzees. If you wish, go for an
optional night walk in the forest for a more experimental and adventurous experience.

Day 9: Chimpanzee trekking & visit Bigodi community swamp – optional night walk
Today you will wake up very early, have breakfast and transfer to Kanyanchu Visitor Information Centre
for registration and briefing on the rules and regulations of chimpanzee trekking. Together with other 7
travelers, you will be allocated a chimpanzee community to trek. You will be allowed to spend an hour
with chimpanzees in their communities. The trek to see chimpanzees also offers you chance to meet
other primates such as Red tailed monkeys, Vervet monkeys, Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Blue Monkeys ,
Black and white colobus among others which live in this forest. In the afternoon, go for a nature walk in
Bigodi wetland sanctuary home to various birds, amphibians and primates. The community tour also
offers you chance to meet and interact with local people who share their norms, customs and beliefs. In
the night, go for an optional night walk($70pp) to taste the night life in the forest

Day 10: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park- Afternoon boat cruise – optional night game drive
Enjoy your last moments in Kibale Forest National park, the primate’s capital of Africa. You can do
optional nature walk in the morning. Have breakfast, check out and hit the road headed to Queen
Elizabeth National park, Uganda’s second largest park. Arrive at lunch time, check in, refresh and in the
afternoon, go for a boat cruiser at Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes Edward and George. The cruise
offers you scenic views of the park, wild animals, birds and fishing communities. Enjoy the fresh cold
breezes and scenic views of QENP. You can have an optional nigh game drive in park to catch up with
nocturnal wild animals which feed at night.

Day 11: Lion tracking experience & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort
Very early today, transfer to kasenyi plains for the experimental lion tracking experience. The activity
entails following up different prides of lions in the wilderness to learn about their social lives and
lifestyle. Radio callers have been set up in the park to sense the movements of Lions and inform you
which direction to take. Thereafter, return to the lodge for late breakfast, check out and transfer to Lake
Bunyonyi Rock Resort with enroute lunch.
Day 12: Relax at the resort- optional activities at Lake Bunyonyi
Spend this entire day relaxing at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort located on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi, the
second deepest Lake in Africa. Alternatively, you can do any optional activities at lake Bunyonyi such as
swimming, boat cruising, zip lining, visiting batwa pygmies, bird watching, and visiting Nyombe swamp.

Day 13: Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest
Today you will rise up very early, have breakfast and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National
park, home to the highest population of mountain gorillas in the world. Drive to any respective park
headquarter where registration and pre gorilla trekking briefing takes place. The actual trek to meet the
endangered primate begins at 8:00am lasting for between 30 minutes to over 7 hours depending on the
location of gorillas and your hiking speed. The allowed time with the gorillas is strictly an hour counted

from the moment you see them. Embrace the human characters of these endangered primates, take
pictures and enjoy this lifetime experience. Overnight at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort
Day 14: Golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga gorilla park
Wakeup very early for heavy breakfast and with your packed lunch drive to Mgahinga Gorilla National
park for golden monkey trekking experience. Assemble at Ntebeko visitor information Centre for
registration and briefing on the dos, don’ts and expectations. You will then hike into the jungle forest
searching for the lively endangered golden monkeys. After meeting them, spend an hour in their
company, take pictures, capture videos and have a lively moment with these playful creatures. Later in
the day, drive back to Lake Bunyonyi Rock resort for dinner and overnight

Day 15: Departure
On this day, have a relaxed sunrise breakfast on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi as you embrace the beauty
of nature. Thereafter, check out and transfer to either Entebbe Airport or f Kigali International airport