12 Days Uganda Safari


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12 Day wildlife and gorilla safari in Uganda

Tour overview

This Uganda Safari 12 days starts and ends in Kampala. It includes 1 gorilla permit of $700 per person in the final costing. The safari takes you to Bwindi impenetrable national park in western Uganda. This park has got over 340 mountain gorillas making it half of the mountain gorillas remaining in the whole world.

The safari also takes you to Murchison Falls which is famous for variety of wildlife and boat cruises, the animal species in this park include; lions, elephants, bush bucks, antelopes, kobs, birds and many more. This tour also takes you to Queen Elizabeth famous for the Kazinga channel and many animal species including the tree climbing lions found in Ishasha sector of the park.

The other animal species found in this park include; the chimpanzees in Kyambura Gorge, the birds, elephants, kobs, antelopes etc. you will also get a chance to visit Kibale National Park which is also famous for chimpanzee trekking and many other primate species including the golden monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and many more.

This wildlife safari will take you to Lake Mburo National park, this is the smallest park in Uganda and is famous for the Zebras and the Giraffes and many other animal species.

You will be picked from the airport by our Azas safaris Uganda tour guide and be taken to your lodge for a sleep over



  • Gorilla trekking permits (for non-residents)
  • Chimp trekking permits (for non-residents)
  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)
  •  Meals (as specified in the day-by-day description)
  • All accommodation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional upgrade)
  • Round trip airport transfer
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • International flights (from/to the client's home country)
  •  Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips: tipping guideline of 10 usd per person per day for the guide and crew
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees and other personal items)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Laundry Service
Smoking Allowed

Tour Plan

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls National Park

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel in Kampala or Entebbe, you will drive to Murchison falls through Luwero town, have a stopover at Zziwa Rhino sanctuary in order to enjoy these black and white Rhinos.

Each person here pays $40 dollars for entrance to the sanctuary. This sanctuary was established mainly to protect these rhinos from danger and poachers.

you will have lunch at your prepared place of stay after continue to Murchison falls national park and hike to the top of the falls which will give you beautiful views of these waterfalls.

You will gaze at the Nile River which is the longest river in the world, it’s forced through a small gap which is just 7m wide and it flows 43 meters down making it look very beautiful to the viewers.

Murchison falls National Park is one of the largest national parks in Uganda and it covers an area of 3840 sq meters. The park has variety of wildlife species and vegetation which ranges from swamp land, savannah to riparian forests, and the wildlife species here include; leopards, lions, hyenas, elephants, buffalos, giraffes, crocodiles, hippos, primates like the monkeys and the many bird species including: blue throated roller, the shoe bill stork, Ituri Batis, Tit Hylia, Uganda woodland warbler, forest robin, yellow billed and the grey throated.

The main tourist activities carried out in this park are game viewing and boat trips along the Nile River.

Murchison falls national park

Accommodation Options; Fort Murchison camp
Meal Plan; Full Board

Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel, after proceed to search for the wildlife species on a game drive. You will get a chance to view many species including; the giraffes, lions, elephants, buffaloes, birds and many more.

The guide will take you back to the lodge to have your lunch at the lodge as you prepare to enjoy a boat cruise on the Nile River.

This boat will allow you get close to the water animals which include over 4000 hippos as well as the Nile crocodiles.

The Nile has got many stunning bird life which is also enjoyed while taking your boat trip; these include; the bee eaters, colored king fishers, shoe bill stork, grey throated and the yellow billed birds.

Accommodation Options; Fort Murchison camp 
Meal Plan; Full Board


Transfer early from Murchison falls National Park after breakfast; pass via the Lake Albert escarpments, which will give you good views of this beautiful lake.

You will drive passed Lake Nkusi joining along Lake Kyoga. You will as well pass through many traditional villages as you enjoy local people carrying out agriculture.

Have a chance to take to some photos of the rolling hills filled with traditional cash crops.

You will as well enjoy fort portal which is in the foot hills of Rwenzori Mountains filled with tea plantations, after enjoying this platform of green tea, you will continue to Kibale National Park which is one of the great rain forest in Africa. Have lunch at your place of stay

This forest is mainly famous for around 13 Primate Species with chimpanzees being the main tracked species. The other primate species include the golden monkeys, black and White colobus monkeys, as well as the bird species.

The park is also next to Bigodi wetland which is managed and owned by the local people in the area, this place is famous for primate watching as well as bird watching.

On arrival to the park, you will check in to your lodge and after proceed to visit the scenic crater lakes region plus the terraced tea plantations around the hills of fort portal.

This Crater Lake sits on the on Lake Nyinambuga where tourists can take a walk as they enjoy the cool breezes of this lake. After, return to the lodge to enjoy your dinner and overnight.


Accommodation Options;  Kibale Forest Camp(Basic),Isunga lodge
Meal Plan; Full Board

Wake up so early and head to Kanyanchu by 8:00 am to start your chimpanzee trek in Kibale forest. Chimpanzees are considered to be the closest relatives of human beings since they share 98% of their DNA with that of the Humans.

As you proceed with your search of these beautiful chimps, you will as well view many other primate and animal species including; the LHoests Monkeys, black and White colobus monkeys, red tailed Monkey, grey cheeked Mangabey, pottos, bush babies and many bird species including; the little green bul, yellow spotted nictor, rumped tinker bird, crowed eagle, green breasted pitta, black bee spotted eater as well as the elephants which are the mammals.

This National Park is on average 3,300 feet in Elevation and it’s a rain forest with many communities of Chimpanzees, each troop of these chimpanzees has over 100 individuals which a completed social structure.

In their groups, the adult males dominate the group and always defend the whole community against any danger and incursions by the males from outside.

These primates are located by listening to their pant hooting calls, and then hurry to the place where they are calling from.

You get a chance to observe them as the play, feed, socialize as well as jumping around the trees.
Immediately after , the long trek, return to the lodge for lunch as you prepare to visit Bigodi Wetland sanctuary were you will view more primates like the blue monkeys, baboons, otters, Bush bucks, mongoose , bush pigs and many more.

The place is also known for many bird species like the great blue turaco and the green breasted pitta.

Accommodation Options; Kibale Forest Camp(Basic),Isunga lodge
Meal Plan; Full Board


Day 5: Travel to semuliki National Park

Early in the morning, have breakfast, Visit the highlight in Semliki, referred to as the park is also known for its male and female hot springs, which are a result of the underlying volcanic activity which has kept Semuliki in a turmoil of boiling water and steam activating the Sempaya hot springs, geysers and Sulphur mud pots.

These natural springs have a geyser shooting high from an 8-meter-wide hole at a very high temperature. Of its kind, this is the largest in the whole of Uganda.

On this very trail, you may identify a couple of bird types, such as the blue-breasted kingfisher and Frasier’s ant-thrush, in addition to primates such as the grey-checked mangabey and the red-tailed monkey.  Proceed to lake nkuruba in the Late afternoon after lunch, go visit pygmies

Accommodation ;Nyaika hotel
Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 6: Travel to Queen Elizabeth national park

Early in the morning have breakfast, you will enjoy a walk along the foot hills of the Rwenzori Mountains were you will have a glance at the great peak of this mountains of the moon.
After the walk, continue with your transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

This national park is famous for variety wildlife species and primate species.

This famous conservation area is bordered by Lake Edward in the south west and in the north east, it’s bordered by Lake George. This park was named after Queen Elizabeth the second and it has variety of wildlife species including; the impalas, kobs, forest hogs, elephants, buffaloes, tree climbing lions, and the cape buffaloes.

This national park is also filled with many volcanic calderas which harbours many flamingos on several seasons.

On your arrival at the park, check in and prepare to engage in a game drive with in the park, you will spend the afternoon watching many wildlife species including the kobs, elephants, lions, buffaloes and many more, get a chance to visit the baboon cliff which is famous for its beautiful scenery and many good views of the mountains of the moon.You will as well enjoy much Savannah vegetation grassland.

Semiliki national park

Accommodation ;Bush lodge in Tent
Meal Plan; Full Board

Arise early enough and after breakfast, enjoy a morning game drive where you will see various animals like elephants, elands, antelopes, buffaloes, lions, among others.

Later return to the lodge, relax and have lunch. During the afternoon set out for boat cruise on Kazinga channel where you will see various numbers of animals like crocodiles, hippos, water bucks, buffaloes, as well as birds like the storks, King fishers among others.

Accommodation ;Enjojo safari lodge
Meal Plan; Full Board

After breakfast embark Bwindi forest a home to Mountain gorillas covering an area of 331 sq km. Pass through the Ishasha sector where you will take pleasure in watching tree-climbing lions, also enjoy various spectacular landscapes on your way.

Arrive in the park and have a guided nature walk, have dinner and an overnight stay at the lodge of your choice.

Accommodation :Rushaga Gorilla Camp
Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 9: Gorilla trekking -Bwindi impenetrable national park

On this day you will have a great time meeting with the Mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest! After a tasty breakfast, your guide will pick you up from the lodge, head for briefing and later enjoy the fullness of the mist forest as you see the gentle giants and other wildlife species like buffaloes, elephants, monkeys, butterflies and different bird species.

Only 1 hour is permitted to you with the gorillas. Trekking takes about 1 hour to 8 hours basing on location of these gentle giants. After the trek, in the evening you could go for a guided nature walk or a community visit.

Accommodation: Lake Bunyonyi cottages
Meal Plan; Full Board

Pick up by your guide and transfers you to Lake Mburo National Park, which is among the Uganda’s smallest savannah national parks.

It was upgraded as a national park in 1983 covering an area of 371 sq km and home to over 332 species of birds, animals like buffaloes, Oribis, Kobs, warthogs, zebras among others. Upon arrival you will check in at the lodge, later head for a guided nature walk through the park. Have dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation options; Rwaboko rock/Lake Mburo Safari Lodge

Meal Plan; Full Board 

In the morning have breakfast at your lodge, thereafter set out for a game drive through the park where your eyes will be fed with amazing sights and wildlife such as Impalas, Kobs, antelopes, also different bird species.

After, head back to your lodge for lunch with preparation for an unforgettable experience on the boat ride along the lake.

Still a lot of animals will be seen like the crocodiles, and hippos among others. And proceed to Kampala to get prepared for the Kampala tour

Accommodation; Golden Tulip Canaan Hotel

Meal Plan; Full Board


Kampala tour : Enjoy a comfortable drive around Uganda’s capital city and visit four of Kampala’s most iconic attractions. Explore the history, architecture and culture of our capital with our driving tour of the city’s most celebrated Attractions.

Guests may choose any four of: The Lubiri Palace, the Gadhafi Mosque, the royal tombs at Kasubi, the Baha’i temple, the martyr’s Shrine at Namugongo, the National Museum, the Rubaga and Namirembe Cathedrals, the martyr’s shrine at Namugongo.

Stop at:   Kabaka’s Palace

Stop at: Lubiri Palace, Mengo, Kampala Uganda History of the Baganda, and colonialism. Buganda is Uganda’s largest tribe and the people from whom the country derives its name

Stop at:   Gaddafi National Mosque

Stop at: Kampala Central Mosque, Old Kampala Rd, Kampala, Uganda Also called the Gadhafi Mosque, it is located at the centre of the original old city of Kampala and the place where colonial British rulers established governance

Stop at:  Baha’i Temple

Uganda Kampala boasts Africa’s only Baha’i temple.

Stop at:  Namugongo Martyrs Shrine.

Stop at: martyrs shrine in Namugongo to venture the history of the strong Christians that were burnt for the faith

Stop at:  Uganda Museum

will later join our amazing history have to brief you of Uganda’s background and her historical structures of the again and later proceed for a drop off at the Airport in Kampala just in case you have a flight on that day.

Meal plan: Lunch



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