Best of Uganda: Parks and Culture 12 Days


Best of Uganda: Parks and Culture 12 Days

Embark on a remarkable 12-day journey through Uganda’s breathtaking parks and rich cultural heritage with Napanda Safaris. This carefully crafted itinerary takes you on an unforgettable adventure, exploring the diverse landscapes, encountering majestic wildlife, and immersing yourself in the vibrant local culture. From the iconic gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to the captivating Murchison Falls and the traditional villages along the Nile River, this safari promises an extraordinary experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

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Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, our friendly representative will greet you and transfer you to your hotel. Take some time to relax and acclimate to the local surroundings. Overnight stay in Entebbe.

After breakfast, depart for Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the proud home of the endangered white rhinos. Enjoy a guided walking safari and get up close to these magnificent creatures. In the afternoon, proceed to Murchison Falls National Park, renowned for its dramatic waterfall and abundant wildlife. Overnight stay in Murchison Falls.

Embark on an exhilarating morning game drive in the park, where you may spot lions, elephants, giraffes, and various antelope species. Afterward, experience the thrill of a boat cruise along the Nile River, witnessing the mighty Murchison Falls up close. The cruise offers fantastic opportunities for bird watching and observing animals at the riverbanks. Overnight stay in Murchison Falls.

Depart Murchison Falls and journey towards Kibale Forest National Park, known as the primate capital of East Africa. In the afternoon, set out on an awe-inspiring chimpanzee trekking adventure. Follow an experienced guide through the lush forest, tracking and observing these intelligent creatures in their natural habitat. Overnight stay near Kibale Forest.

Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda's most popular savanna reserve. Embark on an exciting game drive, where you may spot elephants, buffalos, lions, leopards, and an array of other wildlife. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and keep your eyes peeled for the park's abundant birdlife. Overnight stay in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Experience a morning boat safari along the Kazinga Channel, which connects Lake Edward and Lake George. This boat trip offers an incredible opportunity to observe hippos, crocodiles, and a vast number of bird species. In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the local culture with a visit to a nearby traditional village. Engage with the community, learn about their customs, and witness traditional performances. Overnight stay in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Travel to the magnificent Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to the endangered mountain gorillas. Embark on an extraordinary gorilla trekking experience, trekking through the dense forest to encounter these gentle giants in their natural habitat. Spend a magical hour observing and photographing the gorillas—an experience that will leave you in awe. Overnight stay near Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Delve into the unique cultural heritage of the Batwa pygmies, an indigenous forest-dwelling tribe. Engage in traditional activities, such as learning about medicinal plants, fire-making techniques, and experiencing their vibrant dances and songs. Gain insight into their ancient way of life and the importance of conservation efforts. Overnight stay near Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Leave the rainforest behind and travel to the picturesque Lake Bunyonyi, often referred to as the "Switzerland of Africa." Enjoy a leisurely day, soaking in the tranquil beauty of the lake and its surrounding terraced hills. Take a boat ride to explore some of the islands or indulge in optional activities like canoeing, bird watching, or hiking. Overnight stay at Lake Bunyonyi.

Proceed to Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest of Uganda's savanna parks. Experience a game drive through the park, keeping an eye out for zebras, impalas, elands, buffalos, and an abundance of birdlife. In the afternoon, take a boat ride on Lake Mburo, witnessing hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of water birds. Overnight stay in Lake Mburo National Park.

Embark on a guided walking safari, accompanied by a ranger who will share insights about the park's flora and fauna. Discover the beauty of Lake Mburo up close while walking amidst zebras and other wildlife. Later, visit a nearby community to learn about the Ankole culture and witness traditional practices. Overnight stay in Lake Mburo National Park.

After breakfast, depart from Lake Mburo and head back to Entebbe. En route, stop at the Equator for a photo opportunity and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Finally, our representative will transfer you to Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight, marking the end of an extraordinary Ugandan adventure.


  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation in a comfortable safari vehicle
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking permits
  • Boat safaris and cultural visits as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bottled water during the safari


  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals and drinks not specified in the itinerary
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