14 Days Uganda Exclusive Photography Safari

Uganda’s nature is both stunning and scenic, therefore; this package gives you an opportunity, to witness the natural beauty in the endless plains in specific magnificent natural arenas of the world. You will definitely enjoy the vast mosaic of rolling savanna grasslands, visit the most powerful waterfalls combined with Africa’s wilderness of Kidepo Valleys’ endless savanna and Narus valley plains, experience the high lightening of the wildlife safari experience for the “BIG FIVE” mammals and; coming this close to nature is a vivid reminder as to why we have always been inspired by the untouched wild. The highlights of this safari arena will take you to Lake Mburo, Queen Elizabeth, Mt. Rwenzori, Kibale National Park, Murchison Falls and Kidepo Valley National Parks as well as Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

This safari offers you an opportunity to discover and photograph Uganda poetry wrapped in a beauty complex, explore and walk in the footsteps of Samuel and Florence Baker, Ernest Hemingway witness the miracles of the green landscapes, fertile valleys, shimmering lakes, and witness the big five mammals. Enjoy a breathtaking experience, discover the rich humbling evidence of African culture and experience the most beautiful birds such as saddle-park, shoebill, and red-throated bee-eater.
Visit and photograph the worlds’ most powerful waterfall, the true African Wilderness, whispers of the wild and the classic African wildlife experience, the land of craters at the extreme Rift Valley wall. Experience the frightening sound when you first hear the roar of a Lion, a laugh of a hyena in the night. The National Parks and other places we expect to visit include; Lake Mburo, Bwindi Impenetrable, Queen Elizabeth, Kibale, Murchison Falls and Kidepo Valley National Park and as well as Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. These prime Wildlife Parks offer the best of iconic and unforgettable safari experience. Discover Uganda’s pristine tropical rainforest the playground of chimpanzees and Mountain Gorillas. Visit Kibale National Park protecting a wealthy chimpanzee get an opportunity to witness what is considered as one of the most exciting safaris combined with spectacular landscape providing the setting for Africa’s most memorable visitor experience. Unforgettable encounters with chimpanzees during a walk-in Kibale forest, witness that Uganda is a home and meeting point of the African savanna and West African tropical rainforest. Uganda’s vegetation is immensely diverse stretching from snow-capped peaks and Afro-Alpine moorland to dense rainforest mixed with the most delightful climate in the world as you drive across the Pearl of Africa. Visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for Ultimate mountain gorilla Experience and Queen Elizabeth National Park the medley of wonders when you see the tree climbing Lions in Ishasha and of the vast savanna of Africa is the perfect setting for a classic African safari experience.

Day 1:Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
Pick from Entebbe at the Hotel and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, with a stopover at the equator then proceed through Masaka but stopover for lunch at a selected restaurant or hotel. This drive is a memorable one with a fantastic view of the dry rolling hills of Ankole with their signature long-horned cattle just besides the roads.
Water Experiment at Equator Crossing Line at Kayabwe

The first stopover will be at the Equator, where a few experiments will be done some of which include; stepping one foot in the southern hemisphere and another foot in the northern hemisphere; then we repeat the water experiment, as you drive through this region, you will be amazed and impressed by the remarkable scenery that unfolds insight.

Rwakobo Rock

Evening Game Drive in Lake Mburo National Park
Enjoy the evening Game drive for the best wildlife safari experience and photography in this sculptured landscape, rolling hills, rock outcrops, and open wooded savanna. The expected animals include: Zebras, Impalas, Elands, Topis, Giraffes, Waterbucks, Klipspringers, Velvet Monkeys, Buffalos, Warthogs, Baboons, and several bird species. This park alone has 332 known bird species and 69 species of mammals. Afterwards, drive to the lodge to check-in for an overnight.

Day 2:Morning Game Drive in Lake Mburo national Park
After breakfast, drive to the park for the excellent wildlife photographs and the compact jewel. There are well-presented wildlife at only 370Kms2. The park is small compared to other savanna national parks in Uganda. Being home to surprising wildlife such as Impalas, waterbuck, bushbuck, warthog, baboons, vervet monkeys, Elansa, Zebras, Topis, Buffaloes, Klipsringers, and many colorful birds such as black-headed gonolek, grey-headed kingfishers and may others, and the only national park in Uganda that has Impalas, you enjoy the beauty of these whispers of the wild. After game drive, return to the lodge for lunch.

Afternoon Boat Cruise in Lake Mburo National Park
The boat moves along the shores of Lake Mburo as you sit back ready with your camera to photograph the gifting wildlife. This trip is two hours and very engaging especially when you spot Crocodiles and Hippos. You can also spot herons, African Fish Eagles, Pelicans, and perhaps the African Fin Foot and the Shoebill the sought after bird by bird watchers. After wards, drive to the lodge for an overnight.

Day 3:Morning Guided Nature walk in Lake Mburo National Park & Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After early morning breakfast meet the armed ranger guide for the walk. This walk gives you an opportunity to explore and photograph the attractions of these whispers of the wild in its natural state for the best memorable eye to eye wildlife in Uganda. Afterwards return to the lodge for lunch and after lunch

Visit the Cultural Museum at Igongo

After lunch, visit the cultural museum where the future meets the past. Visit eriijukiro, Kwazi (Nkwanzi) crafts shop, cultural villages such as; Mparo Court and Kitami Palace. These places house the traditional huts for cattle and crop farmers.

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national Park after lunch enjoy the breath taking scenery of the green terraced hills and snake like roads of this Region, the drive along this route is amazing and impressive by the remarkable scenery that unfolds in sight. The terraced hills gradually give way to the cascading hills that seem never to end on these snake like roads which will definitely impress you as you drive through this region of Kigezi You also enjoy the cold interior with spectacular Tea Plantations arriving late in the evening to check in at Havens Buhoma Lodge for overnight.

Day 4:Gorilla tracking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
14 Dyas Uganda gorillas & photographyAfter early morning breakfast at lodge transfer to Rushaga gorilla tracking briefing point on the eastern sector of this impenetrable forest. Get registered and get a general briefing before you see off to go and meet these beautiful majestic giant maintain gorillas in the forest. Tracking is captivating and unforgettable experience that is more than repays the effort needed to reach. Tracking starts at 8:30am and can last from a few hours to a whole day depending on where gorillas were left the previous day.
The park is characterized by tangled vegetation dropped over a deeply fissured landscape of steep slippery valleys and high-draughty ridges. It is ever chilly weather and challenging terrains offers the best experience in a trek though one of Africa’s most ancient rainforests in search of the endangered maintain gorillas ranks among the world’s premier wildlife encounters.
NB: You will go with packed lunch.
After tracking drive back to the lodge as you enjoy the breath taking views of Bwindi forest the Uganda’s most pristine tracts of rainforest.
Have your time and relax as you enjoy the perfect view of Bwindi Impenetrable forest. Enjoy the balcony view of the impenetrable forest from your room or on your private patio just outside at the shade besides the restaurant and the bar as you wait for dinner

Day 5:Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ishasha Sector

After morning breakfast drive through Ruhija-Butogota-kihiihiKihiihi-Ishasha. This drive is long but rewarding enjoy your journey while driving on the winding snake-like roads that shyly pass at the lips of the cliffs, to view Bwindi endemic birds and primates along the way and provide expansive views across the plains of Western Rift Valley to the west, drive through tea plantations and proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National park with a stopover for the best photographs along the way you will drive through the forest of Bwindi Impenetrable before connecting to the open plains at the extreme end of the rift valley wall. Enjoy your journey while driving on the winding snake-like roads that shyly pass at the lips of the cliffs before reaching to the lodge to check-in for Overnight.

Game Drive in Ishasha Sector for the Tree Climbing Lions.
Queen Elizabeth National ParkHere you will be rewarded with the sightings of Ishasha’s most famous residents the tree-climbing lions lounging in the branches while keeping a close eye on the herds of Uganda kobs and this is the only area in Uganda where you can see tree-climbing lions in Uganda. Here you can find topis as well as many teaming herds of buffaloes and Dark elephants of Ishasha, Baboons, and waterbucks in these magnificent natural arenas. Enjoy the attendant cast of wildlife behaviors and when you get to the scope and vast for elusive Leopard, hare and perhaps spotted hyenas. After Game drive here proceed to Kichamba south Eastern Part of Queen Elizabeth National park arriving in the evening to check-in at the lodge.

Day 6:Morning Game Drive & Boat Cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park
After early morning breakfast drive to Kasenyi for the best morning clear photographs and in this vast savanna of Kasenyi which is the perfect setting for the classic African safari experience, get prepared to photograph animals such as Uganda Kobs, waterbucks, herds of elephants and buffaloes which provide a dream photo opportunities before returning to the lodge for lunch. Enjoy the great view set against the backdrop of the jagged Ruwenzori Mountains. Enjoy the explosion craters. Enjoy the view of Lake Nyamununka in front to might Rwenzori.

Afternoon boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park
After lunch drive to Mweya peninsula for boat ride along Kazinga Channel. Mweya is Queen’s focal point. It is still jam-packed with birds and animals. Its elevated position commands gorgeous views of the Kazinga Channel. Depart from Mweya cruise down the Kazinga Channel the most relaxing way to enjoy the wildlife safari here. This cruise gives an opportunity to view hippos, buffaloes and water birds as elephants stride along the banks. All you need to do sit back with your camera or binoculars at the ready and enjoy the incredible spectacle. This is the oasis for the many of the fascinating species that inhabit the park and it gives a chance to cruise just meters from hundreds of enormous hippos and buffaloes while elephants linger on the shore-line. The cruise is only for two hours and boat trip ends in Lake Edward see how local fishing village stay alongside with wildlife, enjoy birds’ colony of cormorants, pelicans. After the boat drive back to the lodge along channel track Via Katunguru gate, reaching the lodge late in the evening for overnight.

Day 7:Morning Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After breakfast, drive to Kasenyi plains, as you first enjoy the morning game drive for the best morning catch of game in this understandably Ugandas’ most popular tourist destination. On this second game drive, you may stand a chance to penetrate through the missed sightings of the previous day.
Enjoy the seventy two huge round basins scattered across the equator evidence of the Albertine Rift, bubbling volcanic past. Visit the Queen’s Pavilion, and faces in view of the enormous craters, circular lakes, the rift valley, the escarpment all in-front of the mighty backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains to Kasese town Set against the backdrop of serrated Rwenzori Mountains, you enjoy the beautiful sceneries, virtually guaranteed herds of Buffalo, Elephants, and Antelopes. Afterwards, drive back to the lodge for lunch bef. This scenic view will be punctuated and combined with spectacular landscape and views of Rwenzori ranges.
Transfer to Kibale National Park (Fort Portal town)
Proceed to Fort Portal as you view the escarpment all in-front of the mighty backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains through Kasese town and Hima Cement Factory. This drive gives you an opportunity to enjoy the scenic view of Rwenzori Mountains ranges being extremely humid area and frequently enveloped in clouds gives you the best photo opportunities. Enjoy the green hills of Toro that support tea plantations, with rich cultural diversity of Batooro, and arriving in this Tourism City in western Uganda this is where you will stop over for lunch before proceeding to check in at the Hotel for overnight.

Day 8:Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale National Park
African Birding JourneysAfter early morning breakfast drive to Kanyanchu Visitor Centre for briefing to get set to go and meet the chimpanzee in the forest. Kibale forest is regarded as the playground of the chimpanzees and it is one of the few remaining areas of rainforest in Africa and offers the visitor the high percentage of viewing the 600 chimpanzees that rest in its tree canopy. The tracking starts at 8.00am to 2.00pm and lasts 2 – 5 hours. You will go through this ritual accompanied by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Ranger Guides and being the highest Africa diversity at the primates in Africa and famously known as the primate capital of the world you will as well come across the Adam naked tree during the walk after tracking drive back to the lodge.

Day 9:Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
After Early Morning breakfast Drive to Murchison Falls National Park. The drive from Kibale National Park to Murchison falls is very long but rewarding through the ever green tea plantations route in Fort Portal combined with spectacular landscape and views of Rwenzori ranges. Proceed to Hoima, via Kagadi for lunch at selected restaurants/hotels before proceeding to Murchison Falls National Park via Buliisa. This route is longer but more scenic and the memorable descent at the Rift Valley Escarpment with beautiful scenic views across Lake Albert towards the blue mountains of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Enjoy Bugungu Wildlife Reserve rich in savannah and wetland birds, proceed and visit the top of Murchison and check in at the lodge late in the evening.

Viewing the op of Murchison Falls

African Birding JourneysDrive to the top of Murchison falls it is rewarding with fantastic view of the majestic waters of the river Nile squeeze out at 6 meters cleft makes foot plunge down this infamous Murchison Falls. It gives you an opportunity to see the violent compression through the narrow gorge creates a continuous roar from the top. It plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the center piece of the park and enjoy the fantastic view of the scenery down below the mighty cascade drains the last of the river’s energy transforming it into a broad placid stream that flows quietly across the rift valley floor. While at this point you will see a wide gorge and plunges with a thunderous roar into the “Devil’s Cauldron” creating a trademark rainbow. This is a fantastic and great reward for the pose and photograph opportunities and drive to Paraa to cross with the ferry and get on the northern part of the Park to check in at the lodge for overnight late in the evening.

Day 10:Morning Game drive & Afternoon Boat Cruise in Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast, drive to the northern part of the park for the best and most Uganda’s remarkable wildlife spectacles, enjoy a fantastic photograph of the wide range of animals such as; Uganda Kobs, elephants, pats monkeys, heartbeats, Waterbucks, Buffalos, giraffes and Hippos in this Park the most popular safari destination. Track a herd of Buffalos as they range along the great open expanse and witness that nature moves at its own speed. The more time you spend in the land walked by both predator and prey, it is the call of the wild, an invitation to a simpler world filled with excitement and awe. Start the day the way nature intended as the sun begins to rise and shine over the ironic bush veld scenery in palm-dotted savanna, drive back to the lodge for lunch before proceeding for afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls, for the best adventurous experience in the primal wilderness presenting astonishing display of wildlife such as; Hippos, Crocodiles, Elephants.

Day 11:Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park
After early morning breakfast, drive to Kidepo Valley National Park via Kitgum. Kidepo valley National Park is 134 Kilometres from Kitgum town, and you drive through a very beautiful and scenic view. From Kitgum Town, the drive start at the roundabout on the eastern edge of Kitgum town’s Centre through Kitgum – Matidi – Namkora, Rom before crossing a mountain and descending to Karenga and the park’s Lokimoit gate. The drive through Karamoja and Rom Mountain is regarded as the most tremendous drama with savanna grasslands and area of rich cultural interest for the plains around the park is dotted with Napore – Nyungea range, the Morungule Mountains, and Mt. Lomej in south Sudan in the semi-arid climate. Enjoy the Karimojong homesteads commonly known as Manyattas, before driving to the park to check in the lodge late in the evening.

Day 12:Morning Game Drive in Kidepo Valley National Park
After breakfast, drive through the park as you enjoy and witness that Kidepo is the only Ugandan Refuge for the variety of species, including, Cheetah, Bat eared Fox, Striped Hyena and Caracal, Elephants, Buffalos, Giraffes, Elands and Zebras. Explore the Kidepo Valley National Park which is short on Big Game, but massive on scenery and its vast scale. Enjoy these Spectacular views of one of East Africa’s’ magnificent wilderness roamed by the game. Enjoy the Narus Valley the prime game viewing area as wildlife congregates here for much of the year. Look for Buffalos in the swamps along the valley floor, Giraffes on the drier slopes above, and scan the rock out crops for Lions and drive back to the lodge. After lunch drive to Narus Valley for evening game viewing. The drive through this valley south of Apoka drive around the main game circuit, and enjoy wildlife, find a fresh, wiser, path forward with its inhabitants, who will make your soul feel perfectly at home while doing so.

Evening Game Drive in Kidepo Valley National Park
After Lunch relax as you wait to explore through the open grasslands, that provide sightings for Giraffes, Buffaloes, Elephants, and perhaps destinations for Ostriches, for every day the best scenic Africa ends with horizon for you to gaze upon, contemplate the world, as it goes by it is surely to create a unique memory for you to enjoy forever. Tune in the rhythm of wonders that free your imagination and lift your soul when you spot African sun setting for the best Iconic safari adventure in Uganda. Afterwards, drive back to the lodge for overnight. .

Day 13:Transfer to Gulu town
After early Morning breakfast, drive to Gulu Town using the same Kitgum- Gulu Road. Enjoy the dotted Manyattas homesteads of Karamoja’s fiercely traditional pastoralists enjoy and witness the common thread lingers all the way down to the most rural of setting making your experience through remote region one that reflects a complex and fascinating nation that has always found a way of turning struggles into joy as you drive through. Arriving late in the evening, at the lodge in Gulu for overnight.

Day 14:Transfer to Entebbe with Stopover for Rhino Tracking at Ziwa Rhino Tracking

After early morning breakfast, drive to Kampala via Karuma. This drive through Acholi land is a rewarding contemplate of human kind that creates a vibrant mix of people across this part of the continent and of all cultures, before proceeding to cross River Kafu.

Rhino Tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

African Birding JourneysOn reaching Nakitoma Township, you branch off to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Here at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary you will enjoy the tracking of the southern White Rhino which were declared extinct in Uganda by 1983. Later. This is the only place in Uganda where you can find Rhinos in the wild. Along with the Rhinos, there are other wildlife that roam this sanctuary. They include animals such as: Baboons, Velvet Monkeys, Warthogs, Black and White Colobus monkeys, Uganda Kob, Waterbucks, Bush backs, Hippos, Pangolins, Mangoose, snakes and different species of birds such as; saddle beaked stork, shoe bills, drive to the selected restaurant for lunch before proceeding back to Entebbe.