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Lake Mburo National Park with Equator, Game Drive & Cruise

1. Lake Mburo National Park with Equator, Game Drive & Cruise

Start the tour with an early morning pick up from your hotel or accommodation in Kampala or Entebbe. Then, head to Kayabwe for your breakfast stop after which you will be taken to Lake Mburo National Park, located in Kiruhura District in the Western Region of Uganda (approximately 240 km west of Kampala). Once in the park, embark on a 3-hour game drive in search of the many species the park has to offer. The park has a variety of animals such as zebra, hippopotamus, impala, warthog, common eland, African buffalo, jackal, lion, African leopard, and over 300 bird species. You will have the option to leave the vehicle and go on a guided walk along the walking trail. After the game drive, enjoy the chance to relax in the shade while lunch is served. After lunch, head to the lakeshore to enjoy a 2-hour boat trip. During the cruise, spot hippos, hornbills, and papyrus gonaleks. Finally, head back to Kampala, stopping at the Equator to experience being in both hemispheres at the same time. Be sure to take some pictures here of this unforgettable experience. Once back in Kampala, get dropped off back at your accommodation to conclude the tour.

Entebbe: Guided Walking Tour

2. Entebbe: Guided Walking Tour

Find your guide at the meeting point and set off on a 3-hour walking tour of Entebbe. Discover popular and less known landmarks, visit the freedom tree, and get a taste of local life at the bustling markets. Visit the rolex area of Nsamizi Road and learn all about the rolex snack - a local street food. The rolex combines vegetables and an omelette wrapped in a chapati. See first hand how rolexes are made before you sample one (for an additional fee). Continue to the Chimpanzee Trust to learn about chimpanzee conservation. Hear about the history of and current efforts of the Ngamba Chimpanzee Trust as they seek to protect this majestic animal. Walk to Muzinga Square, visit Muzinha Park, and view the Colonial governor’s mansion (now the official residence of the president). Cross over to the first Anglican church, founded by colonial missionaries, then head to Entebbe’s famous botanical gardens. Grab a refreshment at the bar before walking back to Victoria Mall.

Entebbe: 5-hour Guided Bike Tour with Hotel Transfer

3. Entebbe: 5-hour Guided Bike Tour with Hotel Transfer

Enjoy a fun day exploring Entebbe like a local. See the city's highlights, its different neighborhoods, and hidden spots on a 5-hour guided tour riding a retro bike. During the tour, you also visit the beautiful Entebbe Botanical Gardens and the exciting Entebbe Reptile Village. Get picked up from your accommodation and transfer to the botanic garden. The tour starts here at the famous Entebbe Botanical gardens. Enjoy lots of time here to absorb the natural beauty of this place and spot many different birds. Then it is time to cruise the streets of Entebbe and your guide will take you to see some hidden gems you would normally miss as well as to lively local markets.  Don't forget to try out some local cuisine at the markets before you head to the Entebbe Reptile Village. Here you will have a chance to see all sorts of reptiles from lizards to crocodile, iguanas to vipers. When the tour concludes you will be transported back to your hotel.

Jinja: Two-Day Rafting, Horse Riding, Quad Biking Adventure

4. Jinja: Two-Day Rafting, Horse Riding, Quad Biking Adventure

Begin the experience with an early-morning departure from your accommodation in Kampala, Entebbe, or Jinja. Make a pit stop at the popular Namawojjolo road market for a taste of Uganda's most loved travel snack, roasted plantain and roast chicken. Continue on until arriving at Mabira Forest for 1.5 hours of zip lining. Proceed to Jinja and enjoy 1.5 hours of horseback riding along the banks of the Nile. Head to a popular lakeside restaurant for a lunch consisting of Jinja's signature dish of deep-fried tilapia and fries. In the afternoon, set off for 1.5 hours of quad biking through local villages along the banks of the Nile. Head to the hotel to check in and relax. Opt for a mini walking tour of Jinja town and the local bars in the early evening. Enjoy dinner and an overnight at a decent, mid-range hotel. Wake up for included breakfast at the hotel and depart for the preferred aquatic activity. Choose between a full-day, grade-5 whitewater rafting experience, or any two half-day activities, including kayaking, Nile tubing, or Nile bugging. Enjoy an included lunch and evening snack, as well as one beer, throughout the day. Return to Kampala or Entebbe in the late afternoon.

Jinja, Kampala, or Entebbe: Jinja City Tour with Nile Cruise

5. Jinja, Kampala, or Entebbe: Jinja City Tour with Nile Cruise

Enjoy a relaxed sightseeing drive to the picturesque Jinja, the Source of the great Nile river. Visit and explore the many natural attractions along the route including the rare Ssezibwa falls and its twin rivers, the Mabira forest nature walk, the sugar cane plantations of Lugazi and enjoy a locally popular snack of chicken and plantain at Namawojjolo market. Take a boat cruise on the river Nile and visit the exact spot where the Nile separates from Lake Victoria on its journey to the mediterranean. Enjoy Jinja's signature deepfried tilapia for lunch, and visit Jinja city's market, main street and monuments by car.

Uganda: 10-Day Comprehensive Safari Experience

6. Uganda: 10-Day Comprehensive Safari Experience

Day 1 Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, then be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Kampala. Enjoy a city walking tour if you arrive before 12:00 PM local time, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included on your first day. Day 2 Depart for your first destination, the Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Afterward, head to Murchison Falls National Park. Hike to the top of Murchison Falls followed by dinner and an overnight stay at a 3-star safari lodge. Day 3 After breakfast, embark on a morning game drive. Spot 4 of the Big Five game species, lion, water buffalo, leopard, and elephants. Enjoy an afternoon boat trip on the River Nile where you may spot hippos, Nile crocodiles, buffalo, and several bird species. Later, go on an evening predator game drive. Day 4 Enter Kibale Forest National Park for a 7-hour scenic drive through local villages and towns. In the evening, rest up at a forest camp. Day 5 Embark on a day of tracking chimpanzees and other primates. See species including Grey-cheeked mangabeys, Colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, and L'hoest's monkeys. In the afternoon drive, through Queen Elizabeth National Park. Day 6 Head out on a morning game drive through the Kasenyi plains where you will spot elephants, buffalo, kobs, warthogs, waterbuck, and potentially some leopards and lions. After lunch take a leisurely cruise on the Kazinga channel. Day 7 Depart for Bwindi National Park with a game drive through the Ishasha sector (home of the tree-climbing lions). Arrive at the Bwindi Forest in the afternoon. Day 8 Hike through the dense Bwindi Forest with an experienced ranger in search of the resident gorilla family. Enjoy 1 hour of time watching the gorillas. Continue to Lake Bunyonyi with an evening-time motorized canoe ride on the lake. Day 9 On the penultimate day, travel to Lake Mburo National Park. Check-in at the Mburo Eagle's Nest hotel, before an evening game drive. Day 10 Embark on a short game walk before departing for Entebbe. Stop for lunch before being dropped off back at Entebbe International Airport to check-in for departure flight. An extra night's stay in Entebbe for next day's departure can be arranged on request.

Kampala: Art Tour with Uganda Museum Entry and Lunch

7. Kampala: Art Tour with Uganda Museum Entry and Lunch

Discover Kampala’s post-colonial and burgeoning art scene with this tour of main-stream and independent art galleries, a fashion studio, local artists collective workshop and the National Museum. The day-tour allows guests to not only view art but to observe the artist at work in their studios and to engage with the artists and hear their stories. Learn about the history of art in Uganda from teaching staff at the Margaret Trowell School of Art. Learn a bit about Kampala's underground Art scene when you visit the Bagala collective of artists. The experience also includes lunch at a traditional Ugandan restaurant.

4 Day Gorilla Experience Tour from Entebbe

8. 4 Day Gorilla Experience Tour from Entebbe

Day 1 Arrival in Uganda-Entebbe Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport at any time of the day, you will be received by Range Land Safaris Guide who will transfer you to the lodge for overnight (Airport Guest House). Day 2 Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest Start with a morning drive at 8:00 am to Bwindi via Mbarara. A stop over at Equator crossing for snacks, refreshments and photography. Lunch en-route will be made at Agip Motel Mbarara. Thereafter, drive to Bwindi. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds, valleys, hilltops and papyrus swamps. The afternoon is spent on a community walk/visit around the local communities living around the park (Rushaga Gorilla Camp). Day 3 Gorilla Tracking experience An early start with a cup of coffee, ready for trekking that begins at 8:00 Am with a briefing from the UWA officials. Visitors are advised to carry along with a rain jacket, drinking water, simple snacks, jungle boots etc The ranger guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been reserved for. Always take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. Gorilla trekking may take between 2 and 6 hours but it’s well worth the effort (Rushaga Gorilla Camp). Day 4 Bwindi to Kampala After an early morning cup of coffee and breakfast, drive Kampala to Entebbe through Lake Mburo National park having lunch at the Igongo Cultural Center and arriving in the evening (Airport Guest House Entebbe).

From Entebbe or Kampala: 5-Day Uganda Wildlife Safari Tour

9. From Entebbe or Kampala: 5-Day Uganda Wildlife Safari Tour

Day 1: Leave Entebbe and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Depart in the morning after breakfast and drive south-westwards to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is best known for its Mountain Gorillas, primate presence and spectacular bird population. En route, you will have a short stop at the Equator for an educational talk as well as a photographic opportunity. The journey then continues to Mbarara where there will be a stopover stop for lunch. After lunch, drive on wards; a drive that will take you through Uganda’s rolling green hills through the highlands, also known as the ‘Switzerland of Uganda’ before making the final journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of the mountain gorilla. Check in at your accommodation for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: B L D Lodge: Bakiga Lodge Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest National Park Following the morning breakfast, depart to the starting point for briefing about your gorilla trekking adventure after which you will be led by experienced gorilla trackers on the slopes of the volcanoes. You will start from the site where the gorillas were encountered the day before and from here the gorilla tracking begins. Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is amazing, and the beauty of the gorilla forest and its inhabitants are fascinating. Meal plan: B L D Lodge: Bakiga Lodge Day 3: Bwindi National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park Today you will leave Bwindi National Park for Queen Elizabeth National Park passing through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park – famously known for its resident tree-climbing lions. The chance of spotting these lions is about 70% though sometimes they are hard to spot (most especially when they are down in the grassland looking for prey). Hoping you get the chance to spot them, the sight will be spectacular! You will arrive at your lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Meal plan: B L D Lodge: Marafiki safari Lodge/ Bush Lodge Day 4: Chimps Trek in Kalinzu Forest & boat safari on the Kazinga channel After early breakfast, depart to Kalinzu Forest for the chimpanzee trekking. Return to the lodge for lunch and then go on the afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga channel. Drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: B L D Lodge: Marafiki Safari Lodge/ Bush Lodge Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park- Entebbe Very early in the morning before dawn, you will wake up to have a cup of coffee or a glass of water/ juice then proceed for an early morning game drive. This game drive will take you through the Kasenyi track and the queens’ mile in the park and will reward you with animals like Lions, elephants, hyenas, Giant forest hogs, Bushbucks, Warthogs, Hyenas, civets, aardvarks, Leopards, and many more. After the game drive, you will drive back to your accommodation for late breakfast and then, later on, drive to Entebbe to reach in the evening. Meal plan: B L

Kampala: Full Day Rhino Walking Safari with Transfers

10. Kampala: Full Day Rhino Walking Safari with Transfers

Don’t forget your camera on your walking safari to find Uganda’s only population of white rhinos. You'll have the chance to get close to these magnificent beasts, which are making a comeback in Uganda, under the watchful eye of a local expert ranger.  Your driver will pick you up bright and early for the three-hour drive from Kampala to Nakasongola district, home of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Established in 2005, the sanctuary is home to the only remaining wild rhinoceros in Uganda.  Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary offers a safe environment where rhinos are protected from both human and animal predators. The goal of the park is to encourage breeding to increase the population of white rhinos for gradual re-introduction to Uganda’s national parks.  You will be welcomed by the passionate rangers who will guide you through the rhino tracking activity. The rangers will also explain the safety guidelines which must be always followed, and the inspiring history of the sanctuary.  Make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes to begin your walking safari through the African savannah. Depending on the location of the rhinos in the park, the tracking activity may take 2 -3 hours. This gives you plenty of time to ask questions, take photos and search for other wildlife. While the park's main attraction is it’s population of over 30 white rhinos, there are many other species you may see during your walking tour. Also calling the park home are antelope, monkeys, reptiles and a wide variety of birdlife including the positively prehistoric looking shoebill stork.  Following your rhino tracking experience in the bushland of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, your driver will take you to Kabelega for lunch and some free time before embarking on the journey back to Kampala.

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4.9 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Our driver was very nice and knowledgeable which made the experience even better. It's a busy day and many hours by car, but it's worth it. The visit to Lake Mburo National Park was absolutely amazing. Something that can be a little better is information about what is included at breakfast and lunch because we had to make individual orders, it was a bit unclear. Overall a packed day with lots of great impressions.

Arthur speaks very good English. He spoke enthusiastically about the history of Uganda and Entebbe, the role of the English in history and the origin of the state. Politics was discussed, as well as the latest developments, the consequences of Covid and Ebola. In short, a clear tour with attention to questions and interests.

Now that things are opening up, a bike ride around Entebbe is enjoyable, not difficult, and Fred is a great guide! The bike was in great shape, easy to ride, and Fred and the staff at the botanical garden and reptile reserve are knowledgeable. I'd recommend!

A totally beautiful, day-filling trip. With good all-round support and good contact. It could only be spent a little more time in the park, which is hardly possible with the great program. All in all a great day!!! Very happy to be back soon!

Our guide Arthur showed us really great and interesting things. His German was extremely good!!! He was great at answering all questions. We had a lot of fun.