Long Uganda Wildlife Tours to Top Safari Destinations – 11 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari 

11 days Uganda wildlife safari involves you exploring and experiencing Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park on game viewing, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on gorilla trekking and Kibale National Park on chimpanzee tracking.

Your 11 days Uganda wildlife expedition will commence and end in Kampala, which is the capital city for Uganda.

Activities to do on 11 days Uganda wildlife safari

  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park
  • Nature walks
  • Crater Lake exploration
  • Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Game drive
  • Boat cruise

Brief itinerary of your 11 days Uganda wildlife safari

Day 1: Transfer to Hotel in Kampala

Day 2: Travel from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park

Day 3: Morning game drive and boat cruise on the River Nile

Day 4: Visit to the top of the falls and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and nature walks; drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 6: Game drive and launch trip in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 7: Game drive and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 8: Canoe ride and hiking along Lake Bunyonyi

Day 9: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park

Day 10: Game drive in Lake Mburo National Park

Day 11: Walking safaris in Lake Mburo and drive back to Kampala

Detailed itinerary of your 11 days Uganda wildlife safari

Day 1: Transfer to a hotel in Kampala

Get a warm welcome from your driver guide at Entebbe International Airport and later, connect to your preferred hotel in Kampala. 

Accommodation choices in Kampala

Luxury: Serena Hotel/Sheraton Hotel

Midrange: Emin Pasha Hotel/Speke Resort Hotel 

Budget: Arcadia Cottages/Namirembe Guesthouse 

Day 2: Travel from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park

Your 11 days Uganda wildlife safari will begin with an early breakfast and after, drive northwestwards to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary where you track rhinos. After, connect to Masindi to enjoy lunch and then drive to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay in Murchison Falls National Park.

Accommodation options at Murchison Falls National Park

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge/Chobe Lodge/Nile Safari Lodge 

Midrange: Fort Murchison/Murchison River Lodge 

Budget: Fort Murchison in Tents/Red Chili 

Day 3: morning game drive and boat cruise on the River Nile

Enjoy your hot cup of tea or coffee and after, meet your driver guide then set off on morning game drive in the northern circuit of Murchison Falls National Park.

This is a 2 to 3-hour experience. On a game drive, expect to see the African elephants, warthogs, hyenas, buffaloes, lions, giraffes, leopards, antelopes (including Uganda Kobs, waterbucks, bush duikers, orbis), birds and not to forget the breathtaking landscape.

After, you will drive back to have lunch and, in the afternoon, you have a boat trip to the bottom of the Murchison falls. This will reward you with astonishing view of basking crocodiles, hippos, water birds such as hornbills, cormorants, kingfishers, saddle bill stork, Goliath heron, Egyptian geese to mention but a few.

Accommodation options at Murchison Falls National Park

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge/Chobe Lodge/Nile Safari Lodge 

Midrange: Fort Murchison/Murchison River Lodge 

Budget: Fort Murchison in Tents/Red Chili 

Day 4: Visit to the top of the falls and drive to Kibale Forest National Park

Start your day with a delicious cup of tea or coffee and after, you will pay a visit to Murchison Falls which is one of the world’s most powerful and scenic waterfalls, squeezing itself in a narrow gorge of 7 meters before tumbling 40 meters down. Later, drive to Kibale National Park through Hoima-Fort Portal Town. 

Accommodation options at Kibale National Park

Luxury: Ndali Lodge/Primate Lodge/Kyaninga Lodge 

Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp 

Budget: Kibale Forest Camp/Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse 

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and nature walks in Kibale National Park; drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After an early breakfast, you will join other visitors at Kanyanchu visitor center for a briefing on safety measures to be observed on chimpanzee tracking. You will be grouped into 6 people and assigned to only 1 park ranger guide.

A baby chimp in Kibale Forest National park - 11 days Uganda wildlife safari
A Baby Chimp in Kibale Forest

After, you will start your chimpanzee trek which also comes with a magical encounter of other primates like black and white colobus monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys, red tailed monkeys, vervet monkeys, olive baboons as well as bird species, flora.

After your magical encounter, you return to the lodge to enjoy lunch and in the afternoon, you have guided nature walk in Bigodi wetland or drive direct to Queen Elizabeth National Park. 

Accommodation options at Queen Elizabeth National Park

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana Lodge 

Mid-range: Bush Lodge/Simba Safari Camp/Buffalo Safari 

Budget: Kazinga Channel View Lodge/Bush Lodge in tents 

Day 6: Wildlife viewing and boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast early in the morning, you have morning game drive along Kasenyi sector. This will get you a chance to view the African bush elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, antelopes (bushbucks, waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, Topis), birds and many others.

11 days Uganda wildlife safari elephants in queen
Elephants in Queen Elizabeth NP

You will get back to have lunch and, in the afternoon, you have a launch trip on Kazinga channel where you will view hippos, crocodiles and water bird species. 

Accommodation options at Queen Elizabeth National Park

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana Lodge 

Mid-range: Bush Lodge/Simba Safari Camp/Buffalo Safari 

Budget: Kazinga Channel View Lodge/Bush Lodge in tents 

Day 7: Game drive and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After an early morning breakfast at your lodge, check out ready to set off on a morning game drive. You have a chance to see a variety of wildlife species that you missed out the previous day including the defassa waterbuck, buffaloes, bushbucks, leopards, Topis, elephants, Uganda Kobs, birds among others.

After, drive to Lake Bunyonyi; the second deepest lake and a few safe areas to swim in Africa. 

Accommodation options at Lake Bunyonyi 

Luxury: Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi

Midrange: Arcadia Cottages/Bunyonyi Safari Resort

Budget: Bushara Island Camp

Day 8: Canoe ride and hiking along Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast early in the morning, you have canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi where you will visit one of its scenic islands that make up 29 magical islands or take a walk through the scenic hills.

Accommodation options at Lake Bunyonyi 

Luxury: Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi

Midrange: Arcadia Cottages/Bunyonyi Safari Resort

Budget: Bushara Island Camp

Day 9: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park

You will be served with breakfast and after, join other visitors at your respective trailhead (Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo or Rushaga region) for briefing on the set guidelines for gorilla trekking.

One gorilla family will be assigned to you to track in a group of 8 visitors and once you find a gorilla family, you have only an hour of face to face encounter. Your trek can take 2-6 hours. 

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has 20 gorilla families set for tourism and research. They include among others Mucunguzi, Kutu, Nshongi, Bikingi, Bushaho, Kahungye, Busingye, Bitukura, Kyaguriro, Makiza, Nkuringo, Katwe, Christmas.

Accommodation options at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge/Rushaga Gorilla Safari Lodge 

Midrange: Gorilla Resort Bwindi/Gorilla Safari Lodge 

Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp/Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp 

Day 10: Boat cruise in Lake Mburo National Park

Your day will start with an early morning breakfast and later, you drive to Lake Mburo and have an afternoon boat cruise along Lake Mburo which will reward you with amazing sights at hippos, crocodiles and water birds. 

11 days Uganda wildlife safari - Wildlife at Lake Mburo National park
Wildlife at Lake Mburo National park

Accommodation options at Lake Mburo National Park

Luxury: Mihingo Lodge/Mantana Lake Mburo Camp/Arcadia Cottages 

Midrange: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge/Rwakobo Rock 

Budget: Eagles Nest Camp 

Day 11: Walking safaris in Lake Mburo and return to Kampala

After breakfast, walk with park ranger guide for you to view variety of wildlife species. Later, get back to check out from your lodge ready to embark on return journey to Kampala but along the way, make a stopover at Equator for photo taking and another stopover at Mpigi Royal Drum makers’ center.

End of your 11 days Uganda wildlife safari

11 days Uganda wildlife safari includes

  • All activities in the travel plan
  • Transportation in a 4×4 drive car
  • Services of an English-speaking driver guide
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Park entry fees
  • Gorilla permit $600
  • Chimpanzee permit at $150
  • Bottled water

11 days Uganda wildlife safari excludes

  • Uganda visa
  • Medical/Personal insurance
  • International flights
  • Expenses such as laundry services, tips, beverages, hotel fees in Kampala, extra activities and accommodation outside your travel plan.
 
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