Uganda Highlights Drive and Walk

15 Days

participants: 1 – 6

15 days guided private tour

This 15-day Uganda trip takes you to the country’s most important national parks with their great diversity of wildlife.  You will encounter the mountain gorillas up close, observe the chimpanzees in the Kibale Forest and see the BIG 5 in the fantastic natural surroundings. You will experience adventurous boat trips on the Nile and on the Kazinga Canal with crocodiles, hippos and unique birdlife. You will hike in Bwindi National Park, go on a canoe tour on Lake Mutanda and see the Golden Monkeys in the Volcanoes Mountains.


exclusive lodge safari in Uganda
Boat tour on the Nile
Murchison Falls
Encounter with the mountain gorillas
Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest
Kazinga Canal by boat
Game drives in Muchison Falls NP and Queen Elizabeth National Park
Multi-hour hike in Bwindi NP
Hiking and canoeing at the foot of the Volconoes
Golden Monkeys Tracking in the Volconoes Mountains
adventurous walking safari in Lake Mburo National Park


14 x breakfast
13 x lunch or lunch box
13 x dinner, all
Transfers according to the itinerary
Rides in a 4×4 Landcruiser off-road vehicle with window seat
All park entrance fees
1x Chimpanzee Permit
1x Golden Monkeys Permit
professional, English-speaking guide (German-speaking on request)
Guided boat safari Kazinga Canal
Boat safari on the Nile
Game drives in Queen Elizabeth, Lake
Mburo, Murchison National Park
Guided hikes
Drinking water


Gorilla Permit ($700)
Visa (USD 50)


Price per person:
• with 2 participants: 5186 Euro
• with 4 participants: 4455 Euro
• 6 participants: 4356 Euro
Trip starts: daily
English-speaking driver on request
We are happy to book international flights from Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Munich, Berlin, Dresden, Vienna or Zurich.


Day 1: Arrival day – Entebbe (EBB), Uganda

After landing in Entebbe, you will be met by our driver at the airport and driven to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you can visit the Entebbe Botanical Gardens or take a boat trip to the Mabamba Swamp.


Day 2: Kampala – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast, set off on the drive from Entebbe to Murchison Falls National Park. The park is located in north-western Uganda and is known for its abundance of wildlife. After a 2-3 hour drive you will reach the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a breeding station for rhinos. An experienced guide will take you on a short hike through the bush where you will encounter the giant rhinos. You have the opportunity to observe the animals and take photos. This is followed by lunch and the journey then continues to Murchsion Falls National Park.

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park, game drive and boat safari

Today we set off early in the morning on our first game drive in the park. Murchison NP offers a wide variety of different animals.  Lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hartebeests, oribis and of course the Uganda kobs are the best known. Your guide will take you to the most beautiful places and will never tire of answering your questions. The vegetation with the savannah and the riverside forest will inspire you. After lunch, you will set off on a boat safari towards Murchison Falls. Crocodiles, hippos and water birds accompany you on your trip on the Nile to the impressive waterfalls. Just before the thundering spray of the waterfalls, the boat moors on a rock, you enjoy the view of the river and take your photos. If you wish, you can hike along a steep path to the top of the waterfalls from where your guide will pick you up. Alternatively, you can return by boat.

Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park – Fort Portal – Kibale Forest

In the morning you leave the park and drive towards Fort Portal. The route runs along Lake Albert, one of the country’s great lakes. You will have the opportunity to take photos of Lake Albert at a viewpoint. You reach Fort Portal in the early afternoon. After a break in a nice café, you can take a stroll around the market. You will arrive at your lodge in the Kibale Forest in the late afternoon.

Day 5: Kibale Forest National Park, chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi swamp hike

Today you will follow the tracks of the chimpanzees into the jungle of the Kibale Forest with an experienced guide. With a bit of luck, you’ll soon spot the first primates! You observe the chimpanzees and follow them through the rainforest. In the afternoon, we set off on a tour through the Bigodi Swamp. In addition to the countless tropical birds, this swamp landscape is also home to various species of monkeys such as the colobus monkey. The hike ends in a small village on the edge of the swamp, where you will visit a school and have the opportunity to visit a local family.

Day 6: Kibale Forest National Park – Queen Elisabeth National Park

After breakfast, you will travel towards Queen Elizabeth National Park. The hilly crater landscape with its more than 50 lakes and green pastures is reminiscent of the landscape of the Swiss Alps.  The slopes of the Rwenzori Mountains on the right-hand side of the road complete the magnificent picture. Kasese, the last town before Queen Elisabeth National Park, offers the opportunity to do a little shopping, after which your first game drive begins. After an exciting game drive, you will reach your lodge in the evening

Day 7: Queen Elisabeth National Park, game drive and boat safari

Today you start early for a morning game drive in Queen Elisabeth National Park. The extensive park lies at the foot of the Rwenzori Mountains, also known as the Mountains of the Moon. Lake Edward and Lake George are located within the park. In the national park you will go on an adventurous game drive with all that the African animal world has to offer. You will find lions, buffalo, hyenas and also the Kobe antelope, which is native to Uganda. The Kazinga Canal connects the two lakes. Crocodiles and hippos live here, as well as a large number of bird species, some of which can only be found in this area. In the afternoon you go on a boat safari on the canal where you have the opportunity to see these animals at close range.

Day 8: Queen Elisabeth NP – Game drive and tree lions in Ishasha

After breakfast, you will go on another game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Around 3000 elephants live in the park. The tour then continues to the south of the park, to the Ishasha region. This area is known for its tree-climbing lions. Ishasha also provides a habitat for leopards, hyenas and hippos

Day 9: Hike through the Bwindi National Park

Today, after breakfast, we head towards Bwindi Impenetrable NP, home to the mountain gorillas. After around one and a half hours, we reach Buhoma, the startingpoint of today’s hike. From Buhumo, a guide will take you along the Ntego Buhoma Trail towards Nkuringo, today’s destination. The trail leads along well-maintained paths through the rainforest and ends after around 5 – 6 hours at your comfortable lodge. Participants who do not wish to participate in the hike can take the driver to the lodge in the Nkurigo area, journey time about 4-5 hours.

Day 10: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, gorilla tracking

Today you will experience the highlight of your Uganda trip! The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. This forest is the only one in Africa where both primate species live together. In groups with a maximum of 8 guests and the guides, you walk along the wooded slopes on winding paths through the rainforest. On the way, the guide will tell you lots of interesting facts about these fascinating giants. It shows you traces of the gorillas’ previous activities, such as nests, dung and nibbled bamboo shoots. Then you will suddenly find yourself face to face with the powerful, almost human-looking mountain gorillas just a few meters away! You can observe how the animals go about their daily activities undisturbed and have the opportunity to take photos.

Day 11: Hike and canoe trip on Lake Mutanda

Today we start after breakfast to Rubuguri Junction (10 km) and start a beautiful hike through through beautiful landscapes and small villages – a great opportunity to experience authentic village life. After 2-3 hours we reach Lake Mutanda and start a 2-hour canoe tour on the lake. In the afternoon we reach the southern shore of Lake Mutanda, where the driver is waiting for us and after about 30 minutes we reach Kisoro. Guests who do not wish to take part in the hike and/or the canoe tour can also cover this route by car.


Day 12: Vulcanoes Mountains – Golden Monkeys Tracking

Today it’s time to get up early, have breakfast and then drive to the starting point of the Golden Monkey Tracking. In small groups with a maximum of 8 participants, we head into the Vulcanoes National Park. Endangered animals live here. Only here in the border region between Rwanda, Uganda and the Congo are there around 4500 of these mystical golden monkeys left in the world. The animals’ habitat is the bamboo forests at the foot of the Virunga Mountains, and the ascent is comparatively easy. Alternatively, you can go gorilla tracking for an extra charge.

Day 13: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Lake Mburo National Park, game drive

After breakfast, we continue to Lake Mburo National Park.  Numerous rocks and hills alternate with small valleys. Once in the park, you will go on a game drive. Here you will find zebras and antelopes together with the impressive Ankole cattle.

Day 14: Lake Mburo National Park, walking safari – drive to Entebbe

Lake Mburo National Park offers the opportunity to go on a walking safari. An experienced ranger takes you on an exploration tour, teaches you to read footprints and animal droppings and shows you which animals are nearby. You will be amazed when you see the wild animals up close. Around midday you start your return journey to Kampala / Entebbe. We stop at the equator for a souvenir photo.

Day 15: Departure day – Airport Entebbe (EBB), Uganda

Today, depending on the time of your return flight, you can relax at the lodge or go on a city tour of Kampala with our driver. Our driver will take you to your return flight or to your connecting stay, e.g. in Zanzibar or at Lake Victoria, in good time.


Papyrus Guest House

catering: breakfast
stay: 2 nights

Location: In the green part of Entebbe, 15 minutes by car from the airport and 15 minutes by car from the beach, lies the 3.5 star “Papyrus Guest House”. Also only 10 minutes away by car you will find the Botanical Garden, which shows a small insight into the beautiful nature of Entebbe. Where to stay: There are two different room types, both of which are beautifully decorated with Ugandan art. The 6 standard rooms, all of which have a private bathroom with free bathroom amenities and a double bed with mosquito net, are located in the main house. The 9 garden rooms are located in the middle of the lush garden. These rooms have a larger bathroom and a veranda. Free Wi-Fi and free mineral water are part of the service for all guests. Restaurant: The day starts here with an English/Irish breakfast. In the evening, you have the opportunity to end the evening in the in-house restaurant with bar/lounge.

Murchison River Lodge

stay: 2 nights

Location: Murchison River Lodge is located right on the banks of the Nile. From here you can enjoy a direct view of the river and Africa’s safari world with the papyrus islands and the hippos. In the beautiful surroundings you can relax and enjoy your safari. Accommodation: The cottages are scattered around the grounds of the lodge. They are all straw safari tents with en-suite bathrooms and terraces. In the evening you can enjoy the beautiful atmosphere around the fire pit. Restaurant: Under the large thatched roof there is an open restaurant, bar and terrace, the breathtaking view of the Nile will delight you. While enjoying your breakfast or dinner, you can spot elephants, hippos, and more from this magnificent vantage point.


Turaco Treetops

stay: 2 nights

Location: The lodge is located in Kibale close to the border of the Kibale Forest. Facilities: All cosy cottages have a private balcony with an outdoor shower. On the private balcony you have a great view of the Kibale forest with monkeys and elephants. Restaurant: The kitchen serves a variety of delicious international dishes. The restaurant is located on a hill and offers a great view over the jungle and the Rwenzori mountains.

Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge

stay: 2 nights

Location: Surrounded by the Queen Elisabeth National Park and located on the edge of the Kazinga Canal, this lodge offers a unique ambience. The nocturnal bush sounds of hippos and hyenas will certainly be remembered for a long time. Accommodation: The lodge has 12 rooms on a raised platform, built from canevas and local woods. The huge windows with mosquito nets allow for a 180 degree view and make for a natural experience. Each room has a private terrace overlooking the river. The rooms have a bathroom with toilet and an outdoor shower. Restaurant: If the weather permits, a 4-course menu will be served in the evening in a cozy atmosphere outside the restaurant around the campfire.

Enjojo Lodge

stay: 1 night

Location: Enjojo Lodge is located in the Ishasha Distict of Queen Elizabeth NP just a few hundred meters from the Park Gate. The lodge property is located in an acacia forest with lush vegetation. Accommodation: The thatched cottages are connected by a wooden walkway. The rooms have a private bathroom and an outdoor shower with hot and cold water. Guests can relax on the large veranda. Restaurant: In the restaurant and bar, guests can enjoy homemade food and alcoholic beverages. In the evening there is a campfire with a view of the waterhole in front of it. Activities: Walks, Game drives


Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge

stay: 2 nights

Location: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is located in the south of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park with stunning views over the Bwindi National Park, the Virunga volcanoes and the Albertine Rift Valley. Facilities: There are 8 cottages and 3 family villas, all equipped with single or double beds, an en-suite bathroom and a private veranda. Additional items such as shampoo, hair dryer, free drinking water, but also a safe and fireplace are available. Restaurant: The upscale restaurant offers homemade specialties. The outdoor and indoor lounges offer free tea or coffee. The lodge also has an arts and crafts shop as well as a massage parlour. Wi-Fi is available 24 hours a day in the main area.

Travellers Rest Hotel

stay: 2 nights

Location: The hotel is located in the Bwindi Forest. Accommodation: The hotel has 12 en-suite rooms decorated in a unique Congo style, a private bathroom with hot shower, mosquito net and a balcony overlooking the magical Virunga volcanoes. Restaurant: The main restaurant serves all meals as continental and African cuisine.