JENMAN African Safaris

Highlights of Uganda • 11 Days

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$ 4,585.00

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Our experienced travel consultants will design bespoke, private itineraries according to your needs and budget. All our group tours are offered on a private basis, and can be customized.

Spend your vacation exploring the highlights of Uganda and discover the very best the country has to offer. Interact and work with the women of the Buhoma community to weave baskets from grass collected from Bwindi Impenetrable forest. These baskets serve as an income for the women of this community and a hand made souvenir for you to take home. Help play your part in contributing to a sustainable cause!

Highlights of the Tour


The former seat of Uganda’s government, Entebbe just a short drive from the current capital and offers plenty to keep visitors amused. Tourists can while away days on the beaches along the banks of Lake Victoria, stroll around the fields and forests of the Botanical Gardens, or pay a visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a haven for country’s remaining chimps.

Murchison Falls National Park

Stretching from the shores of Lake Albert, Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest National Park. The Nile River flows through the middle of the park creating the impressive Murchison Falls which is the park’s major attraction. The landscape features dense rainforest, undulating savannah and a diversity of abundant wildlife. Visitors can enjoy prime game-viewing along the Buligi Circuit. The forests are home to numerous primates, including Chimpanzees, and near the river, buffalo, elephants and Rothschild-Giraffes can be seen. Other commonly spotted wildlife include: lions, antelope, waterbucks, hippos and crocodiles.

Kibale National Park

Located in southern Uganda, Kibale Forest National Park is said to be home to the highest density of primates in Africa. Although the highlight of the park is the habituated chimpanzees, the treetops are alive with all manner of monkey including: red-tailed monkey, L’Hoest’s monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, red colobus and black and white colobus monkeys are all spotted here. When you’re not searching for monkeys there are over 300 bird species and an incredible 250 species of butterfly to keep you busy. Visitors can look forward to chimpanzee tracking, birding tours and guided nature walks.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Surrounded by other wonderful parks in the western region of Uganda, the Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for its rich biodiversity, wildlife and history. In the southern part of the park, the remote Ishaha sector is home to tree-climbing lions who spend long lazy days dozing in the pretty fig trees. The Uganda Kob, a type of antelope, are watched carefully by the tree lions while grazing the plains Around Lake Edward, enjoy fishing and more game watching – make sure to look out for chimpanzees, elephants, crocodiles, and perennial and migratory bird species.

Bwindi Forest National Park

Bwindi Forest National Park is where you have the best chance of spotting a mountain gorilla family going about their business. Once you have your permit you are led across the rugged terrain and though the awe inspiring jungle to where the gorillas were seen yesterday and then you track them down. Aside from the amazing gorilla interactions there are numerous forest walks and 346 species of birds to track down, many of which are amazingly coloured.

Lake Mburo National Park

Renowned for its impressive biodiversity, Lake Mburo National Park shelters almost 70 mammal species and over 300 avian species in its forests, swamps and grasslands. Crocodiles, hippos and a myriad of waterbirds are found in and around the five lakes, of which Lake Mburo is the largest.


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We make use of mid-range lodge accommodation on the Highlights of Uganda tour.

Day 1

Best Western Premier Garden Hotel (or similar)
Entebbe, Uganda

Day 2 & 3

Paraa Safari Lodge (or similar)
Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Days 4 & 5

Turaco Treetops Lodge (or similar)
Kibale National Park, Uganda

Day 6 & 7

Park View Safari Lodge (or similar)
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Day 8 & 9

Mahogany Springs Lodge (or similar)
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

Day 10

Mihingo Lodge (or similar)
Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda



  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary or of similar standard.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • All transport in a JENMAN safari vehicle
  • Game drives and activities
  • Experienced local guide



  • Flights
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, curios and tips
  • Travel insurance and visas
  • Park entrance fees (quoted separately)
  • Park Fees & Activities: This fee is payable in addition to the main tour fare at the time of booking The Park Fees & activities is used to pay for some of the day-to-day operational costs that are incurred while groups are on the road. Examples include fees at most of the national parks, entrance fees to some attractions, local guides and any food markets we visit to stock up on fresh produce during the tour.
    Park Fees: From USD 870

Pre-Tour Information


Jenman African Safaris uses fully equipped, customized, 4×4 safari vehicles, Toyota Land Cruisers, or other appropriate vehicles with comfortable seating, all window seats for game viewing and a music system. These non-air-conditioned vehicles are equipped with pop-up roofs to facilitate the best game viewing. All luggage, besides hand luggage and photo equipment, is carried on the vehicle roof rack or trailer to ensure maximum comfort in the vehicle.

Travelling Times and Distances

All travelling times in Uganda are affected by road conditions, detours and weather conditions, therefore on certain days travelling times may be longer than anticipated especially where there is a lot of distance to be covered. Please keep in mind that the time it takes to travel 100 km in your home country is not equivalent to the time it takes to travel 100 km on African roads, therefore we encourage you to sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery Africa has to offer. Where possible additional stops will be made to ensure your travelling comfort at all times.


Breakfast and dinner will be prepared by the lodge in Uganda where you are staying. They will also prepare lunch or a lunch pack depending on the itinerary for the day. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.


The onus is on the client to organize all visas required to visit Uganda, prior to departure.

Travel Insurance

Please note that travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every guest travelling with Jenman African Safaris. All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance.

Making Your Travels Meaningful

The Grow Africa Foundation (163-738 NPO) is the responsible tourism initiative started by Jenman African Safaris. The focus of Grow Africa is to make a positive impact on the environment, society and economy in the places we travel to. We do this by instigating and supporting local social and environmental projects.
Your booking makes a difference: With every booking to the value of R10,000 / US$1,000 / EUR1,000 or more a donation of R50 / US$5 / EUR5 will go to the Grow Africa Foundation.

Trekking Rules

For conservation reasons, visits to the gorillas are tightly controlled. The following rules apply and must be strictly adhered to:
No one with a communicable disease (e.g. flu, diarrhoea) is allowed to enter the park.
Stay together in a tight group while with the gorillas, don’t surround them.
Don’t get closer than 7 metres (21 feet) to the gorillas.
Don’t eat or smoke when with the gorillas or within a distance of 200 metres from the gorillas.
Turn away from the gorillas if you have to sneeze or cough. Cover your nose and mouth in the process.
Burry all human faeces a minimum of one foot deep and ensure that the hole is properly covered.
If a gorillas moves into your direction, please move out of his way slowly.
While being close to the animals, please do not make any funny noises and try not to move quickly.
Don’t leave litter. All litter must be carried out of the park and disposed of properly.
No person under 15 years is allowed to track gorillas.
Don’t spit on vegetation or soil when in the park – use a handkerchief.
Your group must not be more than 8 tourists and must all be over 15 years old.

Meet and Greet at the Airport, transfer to your hotel.
You will be met and collected from your hotel in Entebbe and driven to Murchison Falls. Visit the Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch en route, which has the honour of hosting the only wild rhinos in Uganda. Presently the sanctuary is home to nineteen southern white rhinos. The ranch has become increasingly popular with tourists for rhino trekking, bird watching, nature walks and relaxation. We will enjoy a picnic lunch before continuing the drive to the spectacular Murchison Falls, located within one of Uganda’s oldest conservation areas. Excluding the stop, the journey will take approximately 7-8 hours. Murchison National Park is suited in the northern part of Albertine Rift Valley, where the massive Bunyoro escarpment amalgamates into the enormous plains of land traditionally inhabited by the Acholi people.
After an early breakfast, you will be taken on a morning game drive in Murchison Falls National Park in search of wildlife such as elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hartebeest and oribi. Continue to the launch site for a boat ride combined with a cheese and wine cruise. A highlight of any visit to Murchison Falls Conservation Area is the launch trip to view the magnificent Murchison Falls. The scheduled boat trip normally departs in the morning and afternoon.  Hippos and crocodiles are abundant and you will see plenty of game and bird life. The voyage takes about three hours. Return to the lodge for lunch, followed by an evening game drive.
After an early breakfast, you will depart for Kibale National Park via Fort Portal, passing through verdant countryside and traditional homesteads and farms. Picnic lunch will be provided.  Kibale National Park  contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Forest cover, interspersed  with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau.
Trek man’s closest genetic relative, the cheeky chimpanzee on a trekking excursion in the Budongo Forest. In the afternoon you will go for a guided walk in Bigodi Swamp to look for different bird species like the Shining Blue Kingfisher, Blue Throated Roller and other rare specifies and also find the fruiting trees, which attract Narina Trogon, Pied Hornbill, Yellow Spotted, HairBreasted and Yellow-Billed Barbets.
After an early breakfast, we head out on a beautiful morning drive through the dramatic landscape of the Crater Lakes. In the afternoon transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The Park has diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands.
After breakfast, we continue our journey to observe chimpanzees on a morning chimp trek in Kalinzu forest. In the afternoon go on a boat excursion on the Kazinga Channel which has the world’s largest concentration of hippos and Nile crocodiles.
After breakfast, we try to spot the tree-climbing lions during our drive through the Ishasha sector, en-route to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. We arrive at our Bwindi accommodation in the afternoon. The rest of the afternoon can be spent at your leisure.
The day has arrived for the unforgettable gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to learn basket weaving with the women of the Buhoma community.
We leave the gorillas of Bwindi behind and drive to Lake Mburo National Park where we enjoy a late afternoon boat cruise on Lake Mburo. This impressive park consists of a series of swamp-fringed lakes and is home to 350 bird species as well as zebras, impalas, elands, buffalos, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck.
End your great Uganda safari today with a photo at the famous Equator sign!
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