20-Day Off The
Beaten Track Safari

20 Days | Starts: Entebbe, Uganda – Ends: Kigali – Rwanda

This is the Ultimate adventure; private camping and mountain climbing in Uganda’s most amazing National Parks. We explore Uganda from East, North, West, South and Central. Mount Elgon (4321 m), the 4th highest mountain in East Africa, is an extinct volcano, located in the eastern part of Uganda on the border with Kenya.

The park boundaries contain 1147 kmsq of the mountain. Most of this area is covered with typical afro-montane vegetation, complete with giant groundsels and bamboo forest.

Although Mount Elgon is shared by 2 countries Kenya and Uganda, its highest peak Wagagai Peak 4321M is found in Uganda. The other 3 peaks are Jackson’s Summit 4165m, Kiongo 4303m and Mubiyi 4210M.

A visit to Kidepo Valley in North East Uganda, Kidepo Valley is possibly the only national park left in the whole continent where you can have the park all to yourself.

This park teems with wildlife and must have been like safaris were in Kenya 35 years ago before the arrival of mass tourism! In fact, you are unlikely to meet more than a couple different cars on any given day of game driving.

You will continue to Murchison Falls National Park, camping on the Victoria Delta and launch trips to the bottom of the falls, to then proceed to Kibale Forest National Park for the Chimpanzee Habituation experience and crown it with the visit to the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Highlights:

  • Discover and explore the wilderness, off the beaten track in the beautiful Pearl of Africa
  • Unforgettable encounter with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, and with the chimpanzees in Kibale National Park.
  • Hike the mighy Mt Elgon.
  • Beautiful hike “across” Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, accompanied by professional guide and armed rangers
  • Game drives and boat cruises in the main national parks of the country, Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls
  • Meet, explore and learn from the local communities (Batwa and Karamoja)
  • Support sustainable tourism initiatives

Specially created for:

  • Nature lovers
  • Primates lovers
  • Safari aficionados
  • Walking enthusiasts
  • Adventure travellers
  • Perfect for those guests who like to take their time to fully enjoy the hike across Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (shorter or longer hike) and get to know also the “other” side of the park.

Your Safari at a Glance

Day Routes/activities Accommodation Meal Plan
Day 1

Arrival in Entebbe

Papyrus Guest House

Bed & Breakfast
Day 2

Entebbe to Mt Elgon. PM

Community walk

Rose’s Last Chance

Full Board
Day 3

Budadiri to Sasa River

Hike

Sasa River Camp

Full Board
Day 4

Sasa River and ascend to

Mude Cave

Mude Cave Camp

Full Board
Day 5

Mude cave, ascend to Wagagi and descend

to Mude

Mude Cave Camp

Full Board
Day 6

Mude through Hunters Cave descend to

Caldera to Piswa.

Piswa Camp

Full Board
Day 7

Piswa to Kapwata

Sipi Falls Camp

Full Board
Day 8

Transfer to Kidepo Via

Moroto

Kidepo Savannah

Camp- lazy camping

Full Board
Day 9

Game drive and explore

Narus Valley

Kidepo Savannah

Camp- lazy camping

Full Board
Day 10

Game drive and Cultural

experience of Karamoja

Kidepo Savannah

Camp- lazy camping

Full Board
Day 11

Transfer from Kidepo to

Murchison Falls NP

Fort Murchison-

Lazy Camping

Full Board
Day 12

Morning Game Drive. PM

Launch Cruise

Fort Murchison-

Lazy Camping

Full Board
Day 13

Murchison Falls NP to

Kibale N.P

Kibale Forest Camp-

Lazy Camping

Full Board
Day 14

Morning Chimpanzee

tracking. Afternoon Bigodi

wetlands excursion

Kibale Forest Camp-

Lazy Camping

Full Board
Day 15

Kibale NP to QENP. Afternoon

Kazinga Boat cruise

Bush Lodge- Lazy

Camping

Bread & Breakfast
Day 16

Full Day QENP- Game

drive, Forest Walk

Bush Lodge- Lazy

Camping

Full Board
Day 17

QENP-Ishasha Game Drive-

Buhoma

Haven Lodge

Full Board
Day 18

Buhoma Nkuringo Impenetrable

Forest walk- Kashasha/ Ivy trail

Nkuringo Bwindi

Gorilla Lodge

Full Board
Day 19

Gorilla Tracking-

Nkuringo/ Rushaga

Nkuringo Bwindi

Gorilla Lodge

Full Board
Day 20

Transfer to Kigali.

Outbound flight

 

 

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