The “Pearl of Africa” is glimmering again. Tourism was virtually nonexistent during the internal strive that plagued Uganda in the late 20th century. But after several decades of peace, the national parks are open for business again, Entebbe is now more renowned for its beach clubs on Lake Victoria, and Uganda has returned to its previous stance as one of the best places in Africa for a classic safari.
Queen Elizabeth National Park — with the famous Mountains of the Moon hovering in the background — offers a wide variety of typical plains animals, lakeshores teeming with crocodiles and hippos, and lions who like hanging out in trees.
But Uganda’s real claim to fame is primate trekking — foot safaris to view mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the cool southern highlands or the chimpanzeesand 12 other primate species that dwell in Kibale Forest National Park
This is a 12-day (11 night) itinerary through Uganda, encompassing birding at Murchison Falls, game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park and tracking primates in Mgahinga National Park.
12 Days 11 Nights
Beasts and Birds Uganda Itinerary
You can relax or take walks on the beautiful beaches along the banks of Lake Victoria. Time permitting, visit Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, the Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Center and Entebbe Botanical Garden, or a sunset cruise on Lake Victoria can be arranged.
8 Days 7 Nights