Uganda Essentials

11 Days
  • Pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle, Airlines
  • Mid range
  • 2,416 metres
  • Entebbe
  • Eco-Tour, Hiking
  • All meals during the trek
  • English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Germany
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 2-15
  • 12
  • 65


Only 600 gorillas remain in the world and half of them are found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. In these 11 days, you are going to cover wildlife, culture, and community. We will explore the following national parks in Uganda; Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Bwindi National Park, including a shoebill experience at Mabamba. The tour covers Kampala city on the last day where we explore the truth about the Ugandan martyrs and the Buganda Kingdom.


  • Murchison falls
  • Hoima
  • Queen
  • Bwindi


Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be picked up by our tour guide who will transfer you to the booked accommodation (20 minutes from the airport). Here, you will rest, have dinner, sleep, and prepare for your journey around Uganda.

Murchison Falls is located 300km from Kampala (a 6-hour drive). We pass by Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary for lunch and to see the rhinos. We then proceed to Pakuba Safari Lodge for check-in. Pakuba is strategically located inside the national park which makes it easy for game drives.

At 06h30, you will get ready to head out on the early-morning game drive to spot the wildlife. At 14h00, we take a boat ride to the top of Murchison Falls to see the rest of the animals as well as waterbirds. You will then have lunch and return to the hotel.

Depart from Murchison Falls National Park and proceed on the 2-hour trip to the Hoima community for a nature walk in the Bugoma Forest. You will follow the local guide who is well informed about their culture. You can't mention kingdoms and culture without speaking of the great Kabalega who was once the King of Bunyoro!

The departure from Hoima city to Queen Elizabeth National Park is a long journey. We will have a stop for lunch in Fort Portal, the city named after the former governor of Uganda, Sir Gerrard Portal. We then proceed to Twin Lakes in Queen Elizabeth to unpack our bags before going on a boat ride on the Kazinga Channel. Our overnight stay is at the Twin Lakes in the first sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

It is not a game drive if you don't search for the tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here, you will also see a lot of other wildlife. You will spend the night at Enjojo Lodge which is located within the park, bringing you closer to the wildlife.

Go on an early-morning drive at 06h30 in the Ishasha sector. At 10h30, we depart from Queen Elizabeth National Park to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to the gorilla families in Uganda. Bwindi is also home to the former Bushmen, currently called the Batwa, who first settled in Bwindi before the gorillas were discovered.

We arrive at Rushaga Gorilla Camp to have lunch, rest and prepare for the evening hiking around Bwindi Forest where you get to meet different people. Experience nature, a waterfall, and a walk around the forest for 1 hour. Return to the hotel and prepare for the gorilla tracking tomorrow morning.

In the early morning, prepare for the gorilla tracking. Since we can't dictate the time it will take, we pack our lunch packs and embark on the gorilla-tracking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. After the tracking, we visit the Batwa community in the evening and see why they are unique from other people in the country.

Day 10 :

After a delicious breakfast at Rushaga Gorilla Camp, get ready to return to Entebbe. We will have lunch in Mbarara and then proceed to Entebbe where we will spend a night at the 2 Friends Hotel. We'll have dinner and prepare for the last activity in the morning.

We will transfer to Mabamba Bay by boat for a shoebill experience and then prepare for our departure.


The Cost Includes

  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits(One per person, non-resident)
  • Chimp permits(One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)

The Cost Excludes

  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will too, you can.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 2190m.

What about internet access?

Yes. The Internet can be accessed in most places.

How much do guides and porters cost?

Porters take $15 to $25 per day.


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Uganda Essentials
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  • Professional Local Guide
  • Pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle, Airlines
  • Mid range
  • 2,416 metres
  • Entebbe
  • Eco-Tour, Hiking
  • All meals during the trek
  • English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Germany
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 2-15
  • 12
  • 65