Nature and cultural immersion in Uganda (24 days)

Uganda is endowed with unique landscapes, cultures, animals, and plants. The country has up to 56 tribes in the different areas, ten national parks, and thirteen wildlife reserves. Every aspect of Uganda looks unique to the other ranging from the cuisine and the way it is prepared, building architecture, music, and all other values. This trip will take you across Uganda, giving you an opportunity to visit up to six National Parks and meet up to ten unique tribes and immerse yourselves in Ugandans culture when you participate in their ways of life in the twenty-four days that will blow your knowledge of Uganda’s landscapes, cultures, people, and wild animals.

Price per person

  • 10 -15 pax
  • 15- 20 Pax
  • 20-25 pax
  • 25-30 pax


  • Transport: Land transport by 4wd Safari vans with popup roof, fuel, English speaking driver guides
  • Activities: All park fees, all specified community activities, gorilla ticket, Chimp ticket
  • Meals: 20 dinners, 20 lunches 20 breakfasts (All meals on full board in upcountry lodges)
  • Accommodation: 21 night’s accommodation in twin double rooms, each shared between two people


  • All optional activities
  • All bar drinks
  • Visa fees and air tickets
  • All hotel extras not specified in the itinerary
  • Insurance
  • Laundry and tips

Upgrade available on request:

  • Single supplement
  • Arrival and departure transport
  • Accommodation hotel
  • Number of group participants
  • Accommodation on the first and last night in Kampala (can be included on request)

Booking Code: UGtrip-23

  • Day 1: Arrival day:

    Guests will be picked from Entebbe airport by our guide. Travel for one hour via the lakeside town of Entebbe before reaching Kampala-a traditional seven-hilled city of Africa, Uganda’s capital. From Kampala, we drive another 81km to Jinja, Uganda’s adventure capital at the source of the Nile. Dinner and overnight
  • Day 2: Getting to know Jinja and The Nile River:

    The Nile is the longest river in the world so far known. We will learn the story of this river starting its 6600km journey to the Mediterranean Sea as we do white water rafting or any other of the following the optional activity of choice which can include; kayaking, bungee jumping, tubing, or taking walks in the villages along this mighty River to learn how the local people perceive it.
  • Day 3: Spend a day with the local community:

    Work with the community on some of the activities they do all their life while they live here. This is both to learn the local way of life but also to help improve the local living standards while we exchange skills with the locals themselves. We will do the activity of choice at the time. These can include working at schools, working on households; farming, etc. After a day's work, return to our accommodation for dinner and overnight.
  • Day 4: A free day:

    Jinja is worth exploring deeper. Relax and do sightseeing in your own style. Individuals or the entire group can choose to do another volunteer day or explore Jinja. By choice, options include; relaxing in the hotel, visiting the villages, do cycling in the villages, horseback riding, or do more of the Nile water activities. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
  • Day 5: Transfer to Mount Elgon:

    After breakfast, head to the Sipi Falls area. on arrival check-in at the hotel and have lunch. After lunch, proceed to the waterfalls walk. We may cover all three waterfalls, basing on strength and interest. The walks take us through the rustic village where we will be passing through the local farms and by the homes. The guide will be explaining the local crops and lifestyle. The common site around the falls includes; forests, birds, and great scenery. Return to dinner and overnight.
  • Day 6: Resting day:

    The resting day is open for free exploration. Each person or the team will choose what to do outside the itinerary. Options include; the coffee experience, the sundowner tour, rock climbing, and abseiling or joining the locals on self-guided walks around the village to discover the local way of life.
  • Day 7: Community work:

    Today, we work on a community project. After breakfast, we head to the local school. We will be working at this school promoting the girl child bathroom. The work involves building, painting, or teaching the young girls about making reusable sanitary pads and hygiene management. We will spend a full day with the children until we return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
  • Day 8: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park:

    Early breakfast then we travel through Soroti and by the northern shores of Lake Kyoga. On this seven hours journey, we will cross the Nile and head to Boomu women's campsite. Arrive at Boomu Women’s campsite and enjoy the surrounding of this rustic village before dinner.
  • Day 9: Community work:

    Start the day by working at the local children’s school. This school is being supported by Boomu women’s group. The work here will involve building, painting to beautify the school. We will be working with the staff and parents throughout. Have lunch together and then return to the lodge. Today evening we have an option of participating in the cooking tour shown to you by Ednah the local Munyoro tribe woman.
  • Day 10: wildlife activities in Murchison Falls National Park:

    This is a full day to explore Murchison Falls National Park. The day’s activities in the park include; a game drive in the Nile delta, a boat cruise on the Nile River, and trekking to the top of the falls. After breakfast, we head to the ferry crossing point, on our way to the Nile delta. A rich assortment of wildlife including; cats, buffalos, elephants, antelopes, warthogs, giraffe Topi, Uganda Cobs, birds, and others, all in their natural habitat. Return to lunch looking for more wildlife chances on your way back. After lunch, we drive to the top of the falls. Spend time taking views of the falls at different angles as the Nile River thump into the 7 meter curve and dropping for 43 meters deep on its way to Lake Albert. After a great time and picture moments, return to the ferry and join the afternoon boat cruise for the two hours journey on the Nile looking for water animals including birds, crocodiles, hippos, and sometimes other land wildlife lined on the edges cooling off. After the boat cruise, head out of the park for dinner and overnight Boomu campsite.
  • Day 11: Transfer to Kibale National Park:

    After breakfast, we drive via Masindi – Hoima – Kagadi road. The common sight will be the local ways of Ugandans as witnessed from the roadside trades, small trading centers, local building architecture, and the great landscape of the region with a mix of scenery, forests, wetlands, and homesteads. Arrive in time for dinner.
  • Day 12: Chimp tracking and forest exploration:

    Morning cup of tea and head to the park to explore chimps in Kibale Forest, with a private ranger guide. Kibale forest is a paradise of chimps. This forest has the largest number of chimps’ population in east Africa. You will view chimps in their natural habitat and be able to compare their behaviors to those of humans. Trekking takes from 1 to 5 hours. From the time you meet the chimp family, you will spend one hour observing them as you take one of the most memorable picture moments. After one hour return to Kanyanju visitor center and head to Tinka's homestead for a traditional lunch experience. After lunch with the local family, you have options of taking the community swamp walk or the memorable crater lakes tour.
  • Day 13: Work on the community project:

    We will spend some hours visiting the community and working with them on their daily life initiatives. Options include; a school, a water project, on the tea estate and other agriculture projects, tree planting gardens. An enhanced traditional lunch will be delivered at the working site. In the afternoon, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
  • Day 14: Transfer to Rwenzori Mountains National Park:

    After breakfast, we start our 125km journey way to Rwenzori Mountains National park takes about two hours of driving. This is off the tourist path and a paradise of Mountain scenery. On arrival here we will participate in one of the community-guided walks in the Rwenzori foothills. Options include; a forest walk and a village walk. Return to the camp for lunch and relax on the balcony to the beautiful views of the Rwenzori mountain peaks. In the evening, we will join the cultural event to participate with the locals in the songs, dances, percussion, and other cultural workshops. After the participatory event, return to dinner and overnight at Ruboni Community Camp.
  • Day 15: Working on a community project:

    A few hours until lunch will be dedicated to working on a community project. Options include; tree planting, tree nursery, the girl child bathroom project at one of the schools or at the community center, or working on the safe water project. after work, walk the two Kilometers through the village to the lodge as you observe the local ways of life while meeting the people. Dinner and overnight at Ruboni Community Camp.
  • Day 16: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park:

    An early cup of tea and hit the road to queen Elizabeth on a 48km drive. On arrival, drop our luggage at the Elephant Home lodge and head on to do the wildlife safaris in the Kasenyi tracks. Mid-morning, return to breakfast. After breakfast, we will head to the Kazinga channel for the Boat cruise to witness the wildlife lined on the banks of the channel cooling off. After two hours on the boat safari, return to lunch and have a free afternoon. Options for this free time include; relaxing at the lodge, taking an evening game drive, visiting the Katwe traditional salt mining, or taking the village walk to learn the local way of life.
  • Day 17: Participate in the local project:

    After breakfast, take our tools, packed water, and snacks to start the drive to the project. The optional activities include, tree planting, painting the school, waste management work, or working on the farm in the hills. After a few hours of work, return to our accommodation for lunch, dinner, and overnight.
  • Day 18: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park:

    After breakfast, we will travel via the Ishasha sector. We will be traveling through the park in this southern part, endowed with tree-climbing lions. As we travel, we have high chances of spotting wild animals such as elephants, waterbucks, buffaloes, antelope, birds, and others in the expansive savannah landscape. We have an option of stopping in Ishasha to do a game drive looking for the tree-climbing lions before proceeding to Bwindi. today’s destination will be determined by the location gorilla tickets were bought. The choice of gorilla passes depends on the availability and sold on a first come first serve basis. Arrive for dinner and overnight.
  • Day 19: Working with the community:

    After breakfast, we take a briefing by the community and then proceed to participate in the projects. Ideally, the day will be a good mix of work culture and scenery. We will be working in a scenic landscape overlooking the gorilla forests in a mix of the local dialect, jokes and plays with the Bakiga people who like to sing during work. After work, return to our lodge for dinner and overnight.
  • Day 20: Gorilla tracking:

    The mighty gorilla tracking day starts with breakfast then we head to the briefing point with our packed lunch/ snack and water. Trekking on the tracking day may take between 1 and 8 hours based on the gorilla group booked. The actual tracking starts where the gorillas spend their previous night. After finding the group of choice, we will spend one hour with it and then return to the lodge. As we return, those still strong have an option of participating in other community activities such as the village walks, Batwa experience, traditional dances, or visiting the local crafts shop to buy gifts.
  • Day 21: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi:

    After early breakfast, transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. You will arrive in good time for lunch. After lunch, take a free exploration of this area that has a good mix of beautiful landscapes, unique cultures, and birds, as the name suggests' “Bunyonyi” meaning the little birds in a local language. Optional activities today include; stopping by Kabale town to do some shopping, visiting the Edrisa museum in town, going for a birding tour around the island, or doing a canoe tour reluctantly to catch the great views on the lakeside. Dinner and overnight at Byona Amagara lodge.
  • Day 22: Explore Lake Bunyonyi and the surroundings:

    Start with an early morning, birding tour as you take the great sunrise pictures. Return to breakfast and head to the Batwa community and market on a boat tour to the mainland across the lake. After spending time with the Batwa community; learning their way of life, participate in their daily life chores and local trades, and return to lunch. Relax the rest of the day until dinner and overnight. In the evening, you will get the briefing about the good-life children’s project you will be on tomorrow.
  • Day 23: Free day:

    After breakfast, get the briefing and head to visit good life children’s center, a community project. Spend as much time as you wish at the children’s home. You can choose to do some work to make the children's home a better place. Activities include, but not limited to building work, food production, or skills training. Return to dinner and overnight at Byona Amagara.
  • Day 24: Transfer to Kampala:

    After an early breakfast, catch the boat to the mainland. Today you have about three main stopovers to relax as you take the picture moments of the great culture, people, and landscapes of Uganda. Through the Kabale town then drive for less than an hour up to the great lakes museum. Here you will relax, take some coffee, enjoy the scenery over the Kabale hills and look around the African artifacts on display. Drive for another two hours arriving at Igongo cultural center in good time of lunch. You have an option of looking around the museum or visiting the cow watering experience to see how the Ankole people take care of their sacred long-horned cattle. After quality time here you have four hours to reach Kampala. A brief stop at the equator where we will choose to take a coffee, buy some gifts, and obviously take some memorable pictures at the equator as we cross from south to north. From here, proceed to Entebbe for dinner and overnight, or flight back home.
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