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£3,390 Per person
8 days
Includes flights
Includes transfers
Includes activities
Includes hotels

This short itinerary takes in some of Uganda's lesser known gems while still enjoying a varied safari. Start your trip enjoying game drives and a river cruise in Murchison Falls, searching for wildlife including hippo, lion and elephant. Then head south to track chimpanzees in the Budongo Forest, staying in a small eco-lodge. Go rhino tracking in the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary before heading south to Jinja, the source of the River Nile. Here you can choose from relaxing boat trips, or more adventurous pursuits such as white water rafting or quad biking.

Itinerary highlights

  • Enjoy game drives in Murchison Falls National Park.

  • Take a boat trip to the foot of the thundering Murchsion Falls.

  • Go chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest.

  • Search for rhino at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

  • Experience a river cruise on the original African Queen, restored from the famous film of the 1950s.

Audley Travel Specialist Toby

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Treat this trip purely as a starting point for your own tour to Uganda. Your specialist will ask you what you want and then shape your itinerary to match.

  • Your trip will be unique
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  • Entebbe
  • Murchison Falls National Park
  • Budongo Forest Reserve
  • Jinja

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Entebbe.

Day 2 Murchison Falls National Park

Entebbe , Murchison Falls National Park

You will be met on arrival by your private driver/guide and will set off on your exciting journey north to the Murchison Falls National Park, through some fantastic scenery. Arriving into the park in the mid afternoon, you'll have time to settle into your room at Nile Safari Lodge and relax.

Day 3 Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park

A day to enjoy game viewing in Murchison Falls, home to elephant, hippo, buffalo, giraffe, lion and more. A great way to spend the day is to do a game drive in the morning followed by a boat safari in the afternoon.

Day 4 Budongo Forest Reserve

Murchison Falls National Park , Budongo Forest Reserve

Visit the top of the Murchison Falls this morning before you drive south to the Budongo Forest Reserve where you will go chimp tracking. Led by your guide, search for these lively primates before staying overnight in an eco-lodge in the heart of the forest.

Day 5 Jinja

Budongo Forest Reserve , Jinja

After breakfast, you will have the opportunity to go rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary before you continue on to Jinja. Arriving in the afternoon, settle into your luxurious room at Wildwaters Lodge, your base for the next two nights.

Day 6 Jinja


Enjoy a boat trip on the Nile today in the original and refurbished African Queen (made famous in the film of the same name starring Humphrey Bogart). Other excursions you can enjoy whilst here (payable locally) include white water rafting, quad biking, horse riding and a village walk.

Day 7 International return flight

Jinja , International return flight

Depart this morning for Entebbe Airport.

Day 8 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel Specialist Toby

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Murchison Falls National Park