Destinations
Holiday Ideas
  • Travel Style
  • Interests and Activities
  • Tour Ideas by Month
  • Continents and Regions

Uganda Culture and Safari Tour

  • Off the beaten track
Welcome to Uganda, the home of the fantastic Uganda Gorilla. During this trip, you will  have a unique change to experience the diverse flora and fauna of the country, the marvelous Uganda Gorilla of course being one of them. You will also have the opportunity to interact with the local community and learn about the rich culture of Uganda. This is a true African experience, whi...

Welcome to Uganda, the home of the fantastic Uganda Gorilla. During this trip, you will  have a unique change to experience the diverse flora and fauna of the country, the marvelous Uganda Gorilla of course being one of them. You will also have the opportunity to interact with the local community and learn about the rich culture of Uganda. This is a true African experience, which will give you new perspectives and lifelong memories

See more
Tour itinerary includes
  • Safari
    Safari
  • Jungle
    Jungle
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Food and drink
    Food and drink
  • Meet locals
    Meet locals

Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda 

Welcome to Entebbe!

Upon arrival, a transfer will bring you to the hotel. 

• Take some time to relax and unpack before enjoying a dinner at your hotel. 

Visited:
Entebbe
Accomodation
Holiday Express Hotel (Entebbe)

Day 2: Departure to Fort Portal

A drive of Spirituality and Local Gastronomy

• Transfer to the Bunyoro Kingdom, and stop in Mubende!

• See the Nakayima Tree, and important symbol of spirituality, believed to have healing powers. 

• Enjoy a break with fresh fruit before visiting the Roadside Market, know for its local specialties. 

• Continue Fort Portal, with a stop on the way at a beautiful Tea Estate. 

• When in Fort Portal, check in to your hotel and enjoy a dinner at Kibale Forest Guesthouse. 

Visited:
Entebbe Fort Portal Kibale
Accomodation
Night at the Kibale Forest Camp (Kibale)

Day 3: Exceptional Scenery and Nature

Join the early morning transfer to Semuliki National Park!

• See the lively hot springs and visit the Pygmy Village

• Meet the local Pygmies, who used to be nicknamed keepers of the forest because of their harmony with nature. 

• Return to Fort Portal for a lunch of Local Gastronomy  

• The afternoon will be packed with beautiful scenery of crater lakes and farms, and interaction with the locals!​

Visited:
Fort Portal Kibale
Accomodation
Night at the Kibale Forest Camp (Kibale)

Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

The home of 400 Gorillas, can you see them? 

• Join this beautiful drive past the Rwenzori Mountian, and make a stop in Ishasha.

• Try to spot the tree climbing lion, which this region is famous for. 

• Arrive in the National Park, part of UNESCO, and world famous for Flora, Fauna and Gorillas!

• After the drive, walk around the Buhoma Village and meet the Batwa, an ancient local tribe. 

• Spend the night in Batwa, with dinner and overnight at Mahogani Springs Lodge

Visited:
Fort Portal Bwindi Forest National Park
Accomodation
Mahogany Springs (Bwindi NP)

Day 5: Time for Gorilla Trekking 

• After breakfast, you will join the Rangers on an exciting Forest Trek to see Gorillas!

• You are almost guaranteed to spot them as they are closely monitored by the Rangers. 

• Upon locating the Gorillas, prepared to be awed: you might see a giant Silver Back, or one of the youngster playing! 

• The trek ends back at base with dinner at your lodging. 

Disclaimer: The trek is strenuous, and lasts 3- 6h. Hiking boots or equivalent are required 

Visited:
Bwindi Forest National Park
Accomodation
Night at Mahogany Springs Lodge (Bwindi NP)

Day 6: Drive back to Kampala...

...And stop at the Equator!

•  Hit the road after breakfast towards Kampala!

•  Stop on the way for a picnic, and why not a photo at the Equator? 

•  When you reach Kampala, check in to your hotel and enjoy a delicious dinner! 

Visited:
Bwindi Forest National Park
Accomodation
Night at Mahogany Springs Lodge (Bwindi NP)

Day 7: Final Day

The activities available depend on your departure time

• Join in a morning city tour, and see the Palace of the King, the Parliament and the King's man made lake! 

• Visit a local family to learn how to cook Local Specialties: ever cooked with Banana Leafs? 

• Take the chance after  lunch to visit the Owino Market, the biggest market in Kampala!

• A transfer will bring you to the airport in time for you departure. 

• We hope you have enjoyed your stay and wish you a safe flight!

Visited:
Bwindi Forest National Park Kampala

Entebbe Fort Portal Kibale Bwindi Forest National Park Kampala

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £2,190 / 7 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pax 4 Pax
Price per person in Low Season £2,170 £1,930
Price per person in Middle Season £2,270 £2,030
Price per person in High Season £2,500 £2,230

Included in price:

  • English speaking guide
  • The services of a driver for the duration of the stay
  • Inland transfers and transport
  • Accommodation in the mentioned hotels
  • Full board
  • The excursions planned in the program
  • Visit entries
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Park entrance fees (specify amount if high)
  • 24-hour agency support
  • Online payment fees
  • Gorilla permit

Not included in price:

  • International flights
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Beverages, personal effects and souvenirs
  • Options and extensions
  • Christmas Eve and New Year Supplement
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Visa fees
  • Airport taxes (if any)

Itinerary not quite right for you?

Create your tailor-made trip Browse all tour ideas in Uganda (6)

Other tour ideas

Elsewhere in the world