16 Days Explore Uganda Wildlife and Photography – Discover Our Unique Expeditions
Our 16 Days Explore Uganda Wildlife and Photography itinerary takes you to end around Uganda to experience its remarkable people, food, wildlife and places.
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport
We will meet you upon arrival at the Entebbe airport, and then drive to the hotel in Kampala for a briefing, and an overnight stay.
After breakfast, we will drive to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. This incredible place is home to the only southern white rhinos in Uganda. We will go trekking to view them in their natural habitat. After lunch, we will depart for Murchison Falls, the largest national park in Uganda.
Day 3: Murchison Falls and Albertine Nile boat ride
Early morning game drive to view Jackson’s hartebeests, kobs, giraffes, and lions. In the afternoon, we will take a boat ride on the Albertine Nile. The Delta is home to hippos, crocodiles, and birds. Murchison is a treasure trove of birdlife, with over 450 species.
Day 4: Murchison Falls
We will take an early morning hike to the top of Murchison Falls, a walking safari at the lodge, then an all-day game drive.
Day 5: Drive to Kidepo Valley National Park
Morning departure to Kidepo Valley in northeast Uganda. This magnificent place was voted as one of the top safari destinations in Africa by CNN Travel. Kidepo has 470 species of birds, the second-highest population following Queen Elizabeth.
Morning and afternoon game drive through Kidepo Valley to experience the spectacular wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, mongooses, reptiles giraffes, and the largest concentration of the formidable cape buffalo.
Day 7: Game Drive and Lorukul Cultural Centre
Morning and afternoon game drives, then a visit to the Karamojong cultural centre located near the park. We will have the opportunity to experience the vibrant traditional dance of the Karamojong ethnic group. They are nomadic pastoralists that have a proud warrior culture.
Day 8: Drive to Moroto and spend the night in Soroti
Lunch in the town of Moroto, we will visit Mt. Moroto, then head to Soroti to see Lake Kyoga and the granite rock formations. Overnight stay in the city.
Day 9: Morning Drive to Sipi Falls
We will continue our journey to Sipi to see the magnificent waterfalls found on the foothills of Mt. Elgon. There are 3 waterfalls here, each flowing from a different altitude. Our trip includes a visit to the Arabica coffee farms and the processing centre where we will roast, grind, and drink this delicious coffee.
Day 10: Morning Drive to Kampala
We will return to Kampala to see some of the highlights of the city, then an overnight stay.
Day 11: Drive to Lake Mburo National Park
Morning drive to the Equator crossing point. We will enjoy a traditional Ugandan meal at a village in the Mpigi district, then depart to Lake Mburo National Park. We will take an evening nature walk by the lodge.
Day 12: Game Drive at Lake Mburo National Park
This national park is a true gem and will give us the opportunity to see families of giraffes, zebras, olive baboons, antelopes, and the comical warthogs. We will take a boat ride on the lake to see the spectacular wildlife.
Day 13: Game Drive at Queen Elizabeth National Park
After an early breakfast, we will drive to Queen Elizabeth, following the Rwenzori Mountain Range. This incredible place is the second largest national park in Uganda and has 95 species of mammals. The wildlife here is diverse, and there are opportunities to see lions, elephants, hyenas, antelopes, and 10 species of primates. There are over 600 bird species recorded in this park, including the sought after Shoebill.
We will embark on a morning game drive to see the tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector. In the afternoon, we will take a boat ride to see an oasis of wildlife in the Kazinga Channel. This place is teeming with wildlife, which includes elephants, hippos, crocodiles, cape buffalo, a variety of birdlife, and much more.
Day 15: Drive to Queen Elizabeth’s Explosion Crater Lake and Kyambura Gorge
Morning drive to the stunning crater lakes, and mountainous views while enjoying a variety of hot teas. In the afternoon, we will visit the Kyambura Gorge to experience spectacular vistas across the vast savannah and will end the day with a trek to see the chimpanzees.
Day 16: Drive back to Kampala
Our journey will end with a drive back to Uganda’s capital.