Photo Tour Uganda

Our 10-day trip brings you the highlights of Western Uganda: where the savannah meets the rainforest. Expect to see the animals of the savannahs (lion, elephant, buffalo, hippo, leopard) and up to 15 primate species, including gorillas and chimps!!!

This trip specifically includes the well known national parks of Western Uganda: Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi National Park and Lake Mburo National Park.

Highlights

Highlights

  • See the chimpanzees and 12 other monkey species in Kibale Forest National Park
  • Game drives (safaris) on the savannahs of Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo National Park
  • Boat trip on the Kazinga Channel with the biggest concentration of hippos and spectacular birds
  • Search for the tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Meet the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi National Park, an experience you will never forget!
  • Do a game walk in Lake Mburo National Park to get close to the animals
  • Visit the local people and/or the pygmies and experience their local way of living
Photos

Photos

Videos

Videos

Kazinga Tours - Uganda Highlights

Kazinga Tours - Uganda from the Sky - Highlights

See the beautiful landscapes and animals of Uganda from the sky, filmed with a drone. This is the highlights movie, please look at the  videos from the specific areas as well. Places visited with our drone: Murchison Falls, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mutanda, Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mburo National Park.

Kazinga Tours - Lake Mburo NP From The Sky

In this video we explore the beautiful Lake Mburo National Park from the Sky. On this day, we were the only ones who saw the giraffes.

Kazinga Tours - Murchison Falls Waterfall from the Sky

We explored the amazing Murchison Falls Waterfall from the sky! With our drone we were able to make unique photos and videos. From the main waterfall which is visible from the boat and top of the falls, but also from the hidden second waterfall. Please enjoy flying on top of the mighty waterfall in the Nile!

Kazinga Tours - Mountain Biking in Uganda

Uganda is a great place for Mountain Biking! We explored Lake Mburo National Park on our MTB and enjoyed it a lot. See all the zebras, Impalas, Ankole Long-Horned Cattle and beautiful nature. We used cameras on our bikes and a drone to film us from above.

Kazinga Tours - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Seeing the mountain gorillas is a very intense and unique experience. Take a look at our Video to get a glimpse of how it is to see them in the wild….

Kazinga Tours – Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Fall National Park is one of the best national parks in Uganda. See the spectacular Murchison Falls, a huge waterfall in the Nile. Murchison Falls is home to the big 4: Elephants, Buffalos, Lions and Leopards.

Route

Route

Day 1
Entebbe Airport - Entebbe
Day 2
Entebbe – Kibale Forest
Day 3
Kibale Forest
Day 4
Kibale Forest – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 5
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 6
Queen Elizabeth National Park –Ishasha
Day 7
Ishasha - Bwindi Impenetrable
Day 8
Bwindi Impenetrable
Day 9
Bwindi Impenetrable – Lake Mburo National Park
Day 10
Lake Mburo National Park – Entebbe
Map Photo Tour Uganda
Day to day

Day to day program

Day 1

Entebbe Airport - Entebbe

Arrival at Entebbe airport. Your guide will be there waiting for you. Pick up and proceed to your accommodation.

Day 2

Entebbe – Kibale Forest

After breakfast we drive to Kibale Forest. You can make a walk around the lodge in the afternoon.

Kibale Forest is a spectacular jungle, with 13 primate species! Including chimps, baboons, black and white colobus, red colobus, grey cheeked mangabey and L’Hoest monkey.

Day 3

Kibale Forest

Chimpanzee habituation in the morning. In the afternoon we will make  a community walk in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary as well.

Included: chimp habituation, Bigodi Swamp Walk

Day 4

Kibale Forest – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. On our way we pass the equator where we will make a stop. Game drive in the afternoon and a night game drive.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the best places in Uganda to see lions. Expect to see elephants, lions, many hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes and maybe leopards.

Included: night game drive

Day 5

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Game drive in the morning. Boat trip on the Kazinga Channel in the afternoon.

The Kazinga Channel is one of the highlights of Uganda and has the highest concentration of hippos in the world.

Included: boat trip on Kazinga Channel

Day 6

Queen Elizabeth National Park –Ishasha

After breakfast we drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park to the Ishasha sector in the South. Game drive in the afternoon in search of the tree climbing lions.

In Ishasha there are 4 prides of lions that climb the trees. Unique in the world! The other attraction of Ishasha are the Topis, not found anywhere else in this National Park.

Day 7

Ishasha - Bwindi Impenetrable

Today we drive to Bwindi Impenetrable. On our way we pass through interesting villages and have some breath taking views of the mountains.

Bwindi Impenetrable is a unique jungle, with many monkey species. Bwindi is one of the 2 places in the world where you can find Mountain Gorillas!

(Driving time depends on the area in Bwindi we stay.)

Day 8

Bwindi Impenetrable

Gorilla tracking!!! Early morning departure with your ranger to search for one of the world’s most interesting and endangered animal, the Mountain Gorilla! You will spend one hour with one of our closest relatives. An experience you will never forget.

Day 9

Bwindi Impenetrable – Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast we drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Game drive in the afternoon. In the evening we make a night game drive with high chances of seeing leopards.

Lake Mburo is one of the 2 national parks with zebras and the only national park with impalas in Uganda. There are no elephants and lions, so walking safaris are possible.

(Driving time depends on the area in Bwindi we stay.)

Included: night game drive

Day 10

Lake Mburo National Park – Entebbe

Boat trip on the lake in the morning. On our way back we can make a stopover at the Equator for photos. Transfer to the airport for your departure.

Included: boat trip

Accommodations

Accommodations

Medium
Day 1
Entebbe Airport - Entebbe
Medium: Lake Heights Hotel (BB) or Lake Victoria View Guest House (BB)
Day 2
Entebbe – Kibale Forest
Medium: Kibale Guest Cottages (FB) or Kibale Forest Camp (FB)
Day 3
Kibale Forest
Medium: Kibale Guest Cottages (FB) or Kibale Forest Camp (FB)
Day 4
Kibale Forest – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Medium: Kasenyi Safari Camp (FB)
Day 5
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Medium: Kasenyi Safari Camp (FB)
Day 6
Queen Elizabeth National Park –Ishasha
Medium: Ishasha Jungle Lodge (FB)
Day 7
Ishasha - Bwindi Impenetrable
Medium: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (FB) *
Day 8
Bwindi Impenetrable
Medium: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (FB) *
Day 9
Bwindi Impenetrable – Lake Mburo National Park
Medium: Mburo Safari Lodge (FB)
Day 10
Lake Mburo National Park – Entebbe
Medium: Flight (End of service)

  Legend: BB = Bed and Breakfast / HB = Half Board / FB = Full Board

* Depending on the group of gorillas you will be tracking we will choose where to sleep in Bwindi. There are 3 areas for Gorilla tracking in Bwindi: Buhoma, Ruhija and Nkuringo.

Lodges we use for Medium Budget:

Prices

Price 2019

Prices per person, in USD, based on double/twin sharing
 

USD 3.299 per person for the trip

USD   600 per person for the gorilla tracking in Uganda

USD   375 per person when using a single room

Includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodations with meals mentioned
  • Bottled drinking water
  • 4x4 custom built safari vehicle with knowledgeable driver/guide and fuel
  • Entrance fees to the included National Parks
  • Activities mentioned as included

Excludes

  • Fights
  • Visa
  • All optional activities
  • Insurances
  • Meals not mentioned and beverages
  • Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication
Groups

Group Tours – Guaranteed Departures

Medium budget, with a minimum of 3 persons

2018
08-10-2018 - 17-10-2018

2019
04-03-2019 - 13-03-2019
07-10-2019 - 16-10-2019

Travel info
On arrival

On arrival on the airport our guide will be there waiting for you. During safari we use custom made safari vehicles, custom made for an optimal view of the wildlife. Safari vehicles (and small aircrafts) provide limited space for luggage. It is therefore recommended to travel with light bags since bulky suitcases will overload and might be difficult to be taken on board.

Money

In most of the cities it is possible to withdraw money from an ATM. Travelers Cheques are not widely accepted and it is very difficult or impossible to pay by credit card outside the cities. The US dollar is traditionally the hard currency of preference. We advise to bring some Dollars for daily expenses and tips.

Dollar bills should not be older than 10 years.

AMREF Flying Doctors


We advise you to apply for a Flying Doctors membership. The membership provides a quick and reliable air evacuation and medical care if needed.

AMREF Flying Doctors offers 2 covers (Annual and Tourist). You can choose between the Maisha Silver (Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar), Maisha Gold (Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi) or Maisha Platinum (Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and Ethiopia).

Please check out the AMREF Flying Doctors website for more information and to become a member.

What to bring

A valid passport is mandatory (passport must be valid for at least 3 months after re-entry) and visa requirements for all countries you are planning to visit should be checked before you travel.

To make the most of your visit to the game reserves and national parks, we advise you to carry binoculars and field guides.

Photographers will need a zoom lens for wildlife (70-300 or more). Please make sure to carry enough memory cards with you. Toiletries and other essentials can be bought in the cities.

A torch (flashlight) can proof to be very useful

Stopover Points

Please mind that washrooms along the road are sometimes not to European standards, for example squatting toilets, no flushing toilets or no toilet paper available. Like the locals say: T.I.A. This Is Africa.

Facilities and accommodations

Bathroom facilities and accommodations can be more basic when traveling on a medium to low budget. In the eco lodges mind that the water reserves are limited and in most cases there are no sockets in the room, but you can always charge your devices at the reception.

Tipping

Tipping will always be appreciated. It is normal to tip 5-10% in hotels and restaurants. Guides, drivers and carriers should always be tipped. Indication: for carriers USD 1-3 and for your driver/guide USD 5-15 per day, depending on the group size, number of days and your satisfaction.