Western Uganda a la Carte – 15 days

15 Days

participants: 1 – 6

Uganda's most beautiful national parks

Our West Uganda a la Carte tour takes you to the west and south of the “Pearl of Africa”. You will experience Semliki National Park with its hot springs and overwhelming birdlife, visit the chimpanzees in Kibale Forest and see Queen Elisabeth National Park with the Big 5. In Bwindi Impenetrable NP  take a hike to the mountain orillas and in Lake Mburo National Park follow the tracks of the wild animals on foot with a ranger. You will stay in selected high-class lodges and an adventurous journey awaits you that you will certainly never forget.


Private tour with your own guide
Fantastic wildlife
Gorilla Tracking
Chimpanzees in Kibale
High-quality lodges


14 x breakfast
13 x lunch or lunch box
13 x dinner
All transfers according to the itinerary of the tour
Rides in a 4×4 Landcruiser off-road vehicle with window seat
All park entrance fees
1x Chimpanzee Permit
Professional, English-speaking guide
Guided hike Lake Mburo
Boat safari on the Kazinga Canal
Game drives in Semliki, Queen Elizabeth,
Ishasha, Lake Mburo National Park
Drinking water


Gorilla Permit ($700)


• English-speaking driver on request
• We are happy to book international flights from Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Munich, Berlin, Dresden, Vienna or Zurich.
Price per person:
2 participants: 5390 Euro
4 participants: 4645 Euro
6 participants: 4550 Euro
Trip starts: daily


Day 1: Arrival at the airport in Entebbe (EBB), Uganda – transfer to your hotel in Kampala

Your driver/guide will welcome you at the airport after landing in Entebbe and you will drive to your lodge in Kampala. The colorful life on the roadside gives you a first impression of Uganda.  Your guide will discuss the next few days with you and answer any questions you may have.

Day 2: Kampala – Fort Portal

After breakfast, you set off on well-maintained country roads in a westerly direction to Fort Portal. On the way you will get a first impression of Uganda. You drive through small villages and enjoy the view of the lush vegetation and the constantly changing, hilly landscape. We stop at the equator for a few photos and then continue past huge tea plantations to your lodge.

Day 3: Crater lake with Ruwenzori view

Today you have the opportunity to hike around Lake Kyaninga. The fantastic view of the Rwenzori Mountains in the background and the green hills of the surrounding area will inspire you. Afterwards, take a refreshing dip in the lake or in the pool at your lodge.

Day 4: Semliki National Park, game drive

Today you set off on a game drive in Semliki National Park. The park with the Semliki River is home to 53 mammals, 27 of which are large mammals. These included the rare pygmy antelope and two species of flying squirrel. There are also forest elephants and buffalo here. Hippos and crocodiles can be found along the Semliki River.

Day 5: Semliki – Kibale Forest

Today you will return to Fort Portal, do some shopping if you feel like it and then head to the Crater Lake area with its more than 50 crater lakes. Here you have the opportunity to go on a short hike or you can drive to your lodge in Kibale Forrest and relax there.

Day 6: Kibale National Park, chimpanzee tracking

This morning you will head to the Kibale Forest where you will follow the tracks of the chimpanzees in the rainforest accompanied by an experienced guide. The silence is interrupted by the unfamiliar sounds of a few birds. The chimpanzees also report you loudly. With a bit of luck, you will soon spot the first primates! Watch the chimpanzees as they play, eat, louse, cuddle or even mate.

Day 7: 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 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: Ishasha – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Today’s drive takes us to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The endangered mountain gorillas live here. The population of animals has increased from around 800 to 1100 in the last 9 years. This is largely thanks to tourism, whose payments contribute to the protection of these unique animals. The gorilla families are carefully guarded and their names such as Otaka, Elsa or Nyakina will soon be familiar to you.

Day 10: The highlight of Uganda: gorilla tracking!

Bwindi Impenatrable NP is home to around 500 mountain gorillas, half of the world’s remaining population.  The primates belong to the endangered animal species despite the number of 1,100 that have now been recorded. Tourism has contributed significantly to the fact that the animals are no longer persecuted by the local population but are protected. After a short briefing, you hike into the densely forested jungle with an experienced guide, a ranger and a few porters. Your guide will show you the  tracks of the animals, answer your questions about the vegetation and soon you will be up close to the mighty animals. You have one hour to follow the primates, observe them and take photos. In the afternoon you are back at your lodge and have time to relax and reflect on the day’s experiences.

Day 11: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Today we continue  through a particularly impressive landscape with great views of Lake Bunyonyi and the Virunga volcanoes. After breakfast, we head towards Kisoro, a small town in the far southwest of Hungary. In the afternoon you will reach your lodge at the foot of Mount Gahinga.

Day 12: Volcano ascent / Batwa visit / rest day

Today you have the opportunity to choose your own program for the day. There is the possibility to climb the surrounding volcanoes, which is a 6-8 hour tour. Alternatively, you can visit a Batwa community or simply take a day off at the lodge.

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.


Humura Lodge Kampala

catering: breakfast
stay: 1 night

Location: Humura Resort is located in a beautiful garden in the centre of Kampala. Kampala Golf Club and Uganda National Museums are in close proximity. Accommodation: The large rooms have air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and a bathroom with shower. In the garden you will find the pool and a well-equipped gym. Restaurant: The restaurant is located in the garden and offers local and international cuisine. Free internet is available.


Kyaninga Lodge

stay: 2 nights

Location: Overlooking the stunning backdrop of Kyaninga Lake and the Rwenzori Mountains, Kyaninga Lodge is set amidst a verdant rolling landscape. The 8 luxuriously furnished cottages made of hand-hewn tree trunks offer a special highlight of your Uganda trip with their unique atmosphere. From the pool you can enjoy the view of the lake. Facilities:  The spacious cottages are equipped with extra-large beds, a seating area, a terrace with a view of the crater lake and a bathroom with shower and tub.  Restaurant: The restaurant in the main building offers excellent local and international specialties.


Semliki Safari Lodge

stay: 1 night

Location: Semliki Safari Lodge is located in the middle of Semliki National Park with its overwhelming pristine nature, about 2 hours from Fort Portal. Facilities: The complex offers space for a maximum of 18 guests in detached tented cottages. The rooms have a large double bed, a comfortable bathroom and a terrace with a seating area. Restaurant: In the main building there is a restaurant serving international and local dishes, a bar and a cozy lounge area.

Papaya Lake Lodge

stay: 2 nights

Location: Papaya Lodge is surrounded by an evergreen lush landscape in western Uganda. It is located between two extinct volcanoes, which are now filled with turquoise waters. Accommodation: Papaya Lodge offers nine spacious and bright bungalows. Each of these bungalows offers complete privacy, behind green treetops and tropical plants. Eight of the bungalows have two beds (one king and one single), a bathroom with natural stone and a veranda with sun loungers with a majestic view of the Rwenzori mountain range. Restaurant: Papaya’s fine cuisine combines culinary traditions from all four corners of the world and satisfies even the most discerning gourmand. Every dish on our menu is prepared with high-quality, fresh produce

Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge

stay: 1 night

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.

Ishasha Wilderness Camp

stay: 1 night

Location: Ishasha Wilderness Camp is located in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, famous for its tree-climbing lions and often spotted in the branches of the large fig trees. Facilities: Ten large screen rooms are comfortably furnished, each having an en-suite bathroom and with running water, solar hot water ‘bush’ showers and an eco-friendly toilet. A central lounge and dining area under a cool thatched roof provides a comfortable environment for meals and relaxing during the day. Restaurant: Meals are freshly prepared with many local ingredients and a balance of international and local dishes is offered. The bar offers a selection of local and imported drinks.

Gorilla Safari Lodge

stay: 2 nights

Location: Gorilla Safari Lodge is located in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to the endangered mountain gorilla. The starting point for gorilla tracking is just a few minutes away. Accommodation: The lodge has eight spacious cottages, each with its own terrace from which you have a wonderful view of the pristine tropical rainforest. The comfortable bathrooms have overflowing hot water and toilet and shower. Restaurant: The food is served in the restaurant in the main house, here there are international cuisine with local aspects.

Mount Gahinga Lodge

stay: 2 nights

Location: Mount Gahinga Lodge is a beautiful rustic lodge located at the foot of Mt. Gahinga is located on an altitude of 2285 m in the southwest of Uganda. The sun terrace offers a breathtaking view of the volcanoes and the Kisoro village. Facilities: The 6 large,  tastefully furnished rooms with papyrus roofs have a luxurious bathroom and an open fireplace for cool days. On the private veranda you can enjoy the peace and quiet and the  view of the tropical garden. Restaurant: The restaurant serves great local cuisine. Free Wi-Fi is available in the main building.


Rwakobo Rock

stay: 1 night

Location: Rwakobo Rock Lodge is located 1 km north of the Nshara Gate of Lake Mburo National Park.
The pool, located on a hill, offers great views over the national park. Facilities: The tastefully furnished
Lodge has 8 individual, spacious cabins with rooftops. The cabins offer great views for watching the sunset on your own
Veranda. Restaurant: Food is served as a buffet or set menu. Depending on the weather, a campfire will be lit.
– a great opportunity to exchange ideas with other travelers.

Carpe Diem Guesthouse

stay: 1 night

Location: Carpe Diem is located above Entebbe with a fantastic view of Lake Victoria. In the quiet garden you can enjoy the sunset over the huge lake.  Facilities: The cosily furnished rooms have a private bathroom, each room can be booked as a single, double or triple room. Wifi is available in all rooms and in the garden. Restaurant: Breakfast is served and international cuisine with French accents is served throughout the day.  Activities:  Excursions to the surrounding area, e.g. to the Entebbe Botanical Garden, can be arranged