A 9-days Birdwatching, Primate Trekking and Wildlife Adventure Safari in Rwanda, covering Akagera National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park, and Volcanoes National Park, promises an incredible combination of birdwatching, wildlife viewing, and primate tracking. On these 9 days of Birdwatching and Wildlife adventure safari tour in Rwanda, which will take you through Akagera National Park for amazing park wildlife game drive and reward a safari boat cruise ride as well as with an opportunity for Kigali city tour, later on you shall connect to Nyungwe Forest National Park for Chimpanzee tracking and visit Volcanoes National Park for Gorilla tracking. At the end of this lifetime experience you will be dropped off at any place of your inconvenience by our driver/guide.

These 9-days  birdwatching, primate trekking and wildlife adventure safari offers an incredible range of experiences, from exploring Rwanda’s urban life in Kigali to trekking chimpanzees and mountain gorillas in their natural habitats. We ensure you with the necessary equipment for birding, gorilla trekking, and golden monkey tracking, including binoculars, field guides, and appropriate activities in different environments. It’s an ideal safari for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers.

Please Note that this itinerary can be customised, and the actual activities and destinations can be experienced based on your preferences and the availability of permits. Additionally, the order of activities may vary depending on specific arrangements and the time of year you visit.  


A 14-days Rwanda Expedition Safari offers a comprehensive exploration of Rwanda’s diverse landscapes, wildlife, culture, and history. This itinerary combines wildlife safaris, gorilla trekking, cultural experiences, and outdoor adventures. Over these 14 Days of Exploring Rwanda, you will spend two weeks in Rwanda discovering and exploring the country,  the safari will take you to through Rwanda’s Wildlife in three National parks of Rwanda likely in Akagera National Park and to track mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. Expect to see Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest National park, a variety of wildlife in Akagera National Park, Cultural visits, and genocide museums. 

These 14-days expedition safari in Rwanda provides a well-rounded experience of the country’s natural wonders, wildlife, culture, and history. Be sure to obtain necessary permits and follow responsible tourism practices to ensure a memorable and ethical expedition. Rwanda’s beauty and biodiversity make it an exceptional destination for an extended exploration.

Please Note that this itinerary can be customised, and the actual activities and destinations can be experienced based on your preferences and the availability of permits. Additionally, the order of activities may vary depending on specific arrangements and the time of year you visit.   


A 15 Days Best of Rwanda  Adventure Safari in Rwanda exploring the best and iconic attractions in the country. This tour will give you opportunity for Birding, Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzee tracking, Canopy Walk, relax along the shores of Lake Kivu, visit genocide memorial site of Rwanda, explore Rwanda’s wildlife and traditional/culture of Volcanoes National Park with Akagera National Park and so much more of Rwanda condensed in one package tour Itinerary. This itinerary provides a comprehensive adventure safari in Rwanda, covering wildlife safaris, cultural experiences, and outdoor activities in some of the country’s most iconic destinations.

Please note that this is a sample itinerary, and the actual activities and destinations can be customized based on your preferences and the availability of permits. Additionally, the order of activities may vary depending on specific arrangements and the time of year you visit.   



A 5-days gorilla trekking adventure and Big 5 expedition in Uganda offers a thrilling combination of encountering endangered mountain gorillas and experiencing Africa’s iconic Big Five wildlife. This safari is going to earn you a visit to the mystical Murchison falls national park that also has a lot to offer in terms of flora and fauna, the trip starts with a visit to Murchison Falls National Park the Wild animals that can be seen in this park include some of the big five such as Elephants, Buffaloes and Lions; as well as Giraffes, Antelopes, Crocodiles, Hippos and a lot more. You will head further through the Albertine Rift to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to more than half of the remaining total population of the rare mountain gorillas.

This itinerary offers a well-rounded wildlife experience, combining the thrill of gorilla trekking with the excitement of Big Five game drives in Uganda’s renowned national parks. It’s essential to book gorilla permits and accommodations well in advance, as they have limited availability, especially during peak tourist seasons. With our experienced guides and rangers will accompany you during both the gorilla trek and game drives to ensure your safety and provide insightful information about the wildlife and conservation efforts.

Please note that this is a general itinerary, and the actual duration, activities, and accommodations may vary depending on your preferences, available time, and the specific arrangements made with you. It is advisable to consult with us to customise your itinerary and make any necessary adjustments.


A 3-days safari to Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda offers a fantastic opportunity to explore diverse wildlife, breathtaking landscapes, and the iconic Murchison Falls. Murchison Falls National Park is the largest conservation area in Uganda covering an area of over 3,840km deriving its name from its famous waterfall; the Murchison falls. These falls are formed when the Victoria Nile powerfully forces its way through a narrow cleft as it thrusts 43m down with a thundering cascade. The Park is home to a variety of wildlife including 76 mammal species and 451 bird species. Four of the big five can be found here and primates include patas monkeys and about 800 chimpanzees which live within Budongo forests and Kaniyo Pabidi. Bird species, On your Murchison, falls safari, you can also look forward to observing the magnificent falls from which the park obtains its name; here, the Victoria Nile plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall through an 8 meters gap, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, a thunderous roar and a signature rainbow – the centrepiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids.

The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile from east to west for a distance of about 115 kilometres (71 miles). The park is the location of the Murchison Falls, where the waters of the Nile flow through a narrow gorge only 7 metres (23 feet) wide before plunging 43 metres (141 feet).

Also in the park, adjacent to the Masindi – Gulu Highway, are the Karuma Falls, the location of the 600 megawatts Karuma Power Station, which will be Uganda’s largest power station when it comes online circa 2018. The Murchison Falls Conservation Area and the adjacent Bugondo Forest Reserve have 76 species of mammals as well as Uganda’s largest population of Nile crocodiles. Roughly 450 bird species are present, including a variety of waterfowl such as the rare shoe-billed stork, Budongo’s 59 “restricted range” species, dwarf kingfisher, Goliath heron, white–thighed hornbill, and great blue turaco. Since 2005, the protected area is considered a Lion Conservation Unit.

Activities To Do In Murchison Falls National Park

Game Drive

Game drives offer a perfect encounter with huge volumes of savanna wildlife whether on a day or night game drive. There are many game trails designated for game viewing (they include Buligi, Queen, Albert, and Victoria tracks) and while on Uganda safari in Murchison Falls National Park, expect to get exposed to lions, African bush elephants, antelopes, birds, buffaloes, Rothschild giraffes, warthogs and enjoy the scenic landscape of the park while in a 4×4 Land cruiser/safari van.

Bird Watching

One of the astonishing and exciting Uganda tour activities to do in Murchison Falls National Park is bird watching. Some of the amazing birds to identify while on Uganda birding safari in this park includes papyrus gonoleks, Northern red bishop, swamp flycatchers, Abyssinian ground hornbill, shoebill stork, Squacco heron, red-throated bee-eaters, goliath heron, Grey-crowned crane, nightjars, giant kingfishers, and many more.

Safari Boat Cruise

There is no better place to enjoy a boat cruise experience than Murchison Falls National Park. This is conducted towards the bottom of Murchison Falls and along the way, expect to catch a glimpse of hippos, Nile crocodiles, water birds including shoebill storks, African fish eagles, kingfishers, herons, bee-eaters, and a lot more. There are 2 options to explore Murchison Falls National Park on a boat cruise; in the morning starting at 8:00 am and at 2:00 pm.

Chimpanzee Trekking

Budongo Forest Reserve which is part of Murchison Falls National Park is a perfect spot for chimpanzee tracking. Chimp treks are conducted in the Kaniyo-Pabidi forest which is part of Budongo Forest. Chimpanzees are closest relatives in the wild, sharing about 98 per cent of their DNA with humans. An hour with these primates in their natural habitat is exceptionally a lifetime experience. Other primates to enjoy the good sight in addition to chimpanzees include the red-tailed monkeys, red colobus monkeys, olive baboons and not to forget a variety of forest birds.

Hot Air Balloon Experience

Hot air balloon tour is a newly introduced experience in Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park. It offers an exceptional opportunity for tourists on Uganda safari to enjoy an excellent view of big game and other savanna wildlife while in a hot air balloon rather than being in a 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser/Safari Van with a pop-up roof.

Cultural Tour Experience

Murchison Falls National Park is a vibrant Uganda safari destination not only for game viewing but also for authentic African cultural experiences. Tourists can engage in cultural safaris in the nearby local communities where they can enjoy great dances, and music performances and also stand a chance to learn lots of amazing traditions, lifestyles, and cultures.

Murchison Falls National Park is one of Uganda’s most renowned wildlife reserves, offering a chance to see the Big Five and other fascinating species. Customise your itinerary based on your interests and the specific activities you wish to prioritise, as there are options for additional game drives, nature walks, birdwatching and more.

Please note that this is a general itinerary, and the actual duration, activities, and accommodations may vary depending on your preferences, available time, and the specific arrangements made with you. It is advisable to consult with us to customise your itinerary and make any necessary adjustments.


A 3-days holiday safari in Lake Mburo National Park offers an opportunity to explore the diverse wildlife, beautiful landscapes, and unique activities in this park. This is one of Uganda’s smallest wildlife parks although very rich in wild game. Plenty of bird life flourishes here with more than 315 different bird species, a rich animal life including 68 different mammals like impala, leopards, buffalo, jackals and hyenas to see on an Uganda safari. Aside from all this, it is only here that you will find zebras.

Lake Mburo “Whispers of the Wild” is one of the most serene national parks endowed with the largest herd of Zebras among all Ugandan National Parks. It’s the only Park in Uganda where you can embark on a horseback safari – riding the horse while viewing wildlife. Other unique alternatives include bush biking and walking Safari all besides the usual Game drive.

What is currently Lake Mburo National Park was first gazetted in 1933 as a controlled hunting area and later upgraded to a game reserve in 1963. The area was dominantly occupied by the Banyankore pastoralists (commonly known as Bahima) who continued to herd their cattle and other livestock in the reserve until it was granted National park status in 1983 by the Obote regime. The decision to upgrade Lake Mburo reserve to a National park status was in one part targeted to punish the Banyankore who were believed to be supporting the anti-Obote rebels. The evicted pastoralists were not given any compensation for the lost grazing land and neither were they helped with the resettlement many of them thus protested the park’s formation. This was during the time of Operation Bonanza massacre of 300,000 and as a result and outside the park was divided into small pieces and subsistence plots.

The origin of this park started with a story of two brothers one known as Mburo and the other as Signarama who lived in the low-lying Savannah plains hence making the area traditionally known as Kaaro karungi. One night Signarama dreamt that they were to receive a substantial amount of rain which would cause flooding and their property destroyed. Kigarama told the dream to his brother but Mburo took it for granted. Because in the African society dreams were respected kigarama decided to leave the area and went into the overlooking hills leaving his brother behind. Finally, the dream came true and the area was attacked by the rain and which caused flooding and the drowning of Mburo with his property thus the name Mburo and the hills were named after his brother.

Lake Mburo national park is a special place, it has got a vast ecosystem and nature prevails, in its western region. There are Rocky Ridges and forested gorges, Narrow bands of lush, riparian woodland and much more. Like many lakes, this has been an addition to the formation of beautiful sceneries hence attracting many tourists to come and see the hidden treasures of the park. Since lake Mburo national park is a special place, it harbours 68 mammal species though it does not have elephants and lions. The fact that there are no lions, gives a chance the tourist to freely move close to the animals and have a close impact with them.

The park has got a wide range of birds flopping in the sky and are so visible to visitors. Some of the birds that are seen in this park include rare rare shoebill, stork, African fin foot, pelican, and heron among others. Lake Mburo national park is blessed with forests which act as a habitat for animals in the park but also help in the influence and formation of rainfall that provides water. This helps to complete tasks that need water at the park-like, it acts as drinking water for the animals hence improving their well-being and outlook. The park is rich with acacia trees, valleys, and grasslands with different types of grass that are fed on by wild animals. It also has both seasonal and permanent swamps where papyrus grows which is used to make a variety of things that can be sold and improve the government’s economy.

Activities To Do In Lake Mburo National Park

Game Drives

Game viewing is one major reason the majority of tourists on the Uganda safari holidays consider Lake Mburo National Park a must-visit. Game drives here present visitors opportunity to enjoy the view of the endangered Rothschild giraffes that exist only in 3 parks in Uganda (Kidepo Valley National Park, Murchison Falls National Park and Lake Mburo National Park), lion, birds, leopard, buffaloes, huge volumes of antelopes (mostly impalas, topis, bushbucks, roan antelopes, eland, oribis to mention but a few.

Bird Watching Experience 

A safari in Lake Mburo National Park is never complete without bird watching. There are diverse bird species sheltered in the park’s scenic swamps and savannas with the best birding sites including Miriti and Warukiri swamps. Among the many bird species to identify while on birding safari in Lake Mburo National Park include red-necked spurfowl, shoebill stork, emerald spotted wood dove, bared faced go-way bird, African grey hornbill, brown parrot, lilac-breasted rollers, Nubian woodpeckers, black-bellied bustards, African wattled plover rufous, crested francolin, yellow-throated long claw, southern red bishop, rufous chested swallow, and others.

Guided Nature Walks

A nature walk in Lake Mburo National Park is a distinct experience of its own. Compared to other protected areas, nature walks in this park can be conducted in any area with the guidance of an experienced and armed park ranger guide. Nature lovers on Uganda safari can be exposed to the park’s numerous antelope families, giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, butterflies, birds and many more. You can go on a morning nature walk/in the afternoon.

Sport Fishing

This is one of the extraordinary activities that distinguishes Lake Mburo National Park from the usual destinations. It is an incredible water sport involving anglers challenging themselves with heavy fish species at Mazinga spot which is also free of hippos and crocodiles.

Boat/Launch Cruise

A launch cruise is another most memorable recreational water sport Uganda safari travellers can engage in while on a holiday in Lake Mburo National Park. This exposes you to the park’s numerous hippos, crocodiles as they bask on lake shores, water birds like African fish eagles, green-necked doves, malachite kingfishers, cormorants, pied kingfishers, pelicans, rufous tailed starlings, shoebill stork, herons to mention but a few.

Horseback Riding

Viewing wildlife on horseback is such a mesmerizing experience you shouldn’t miss out while on the Uganda safari and Lake Mburo National Park should your must-visit destination. It is one of the 2 protected areas in Uganda where this adventure is conducted. You will enjoy the amazing views of elands, zebras, and birds while on the horseback instead of using a 4×4 Uganda safari vehicle.

Rubanga Forest Walks

If you enjoy bird watching then a nature walk/forest walk in Rubanga forest should be your next thing. It shelters about 42 bird species including Narina trogon, shoebill, double-toothed barbet, grey-backed camaroptera and many more. Other activities include a guided nature walk to the salt lick, a community/cultural encounter, a visit to Igongo cultural centre, Quad biking, and walking/hiking tours, especially on Kazuma hill.

Lake Mburo National Park is known for its accessible wildlife viewing opportunities and diverse landscapes, including rolling hills, grasslands, and lakes. Customize your itinerary based on your interests, as there are opportunities for game drives, nature walks, and horseback riding.

Please note that this is a general itinerary, and the actual duration, activities, and accommodations may vary depending on your preferences, available time, and the specific arrangements made with you. It is advisable to consult with us to customise your itinerary and make any necessary adjustments.


A 9-days hiking safari in Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains, also known as the Mountains of the Moon, is a challenging and rewarding adventure for trekkers seeking to explore Africa’s third-highest mountain range and its unique alpine environment. This impressive range of mountains is located on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Its highest snow-capped peak Margherita stands at a height of 5109m. It stretches to about 110km in length. This UNESCO world heritage site includes an astonishing range of landscapes, from the bizarre afro-alpine moorland to the thick tropical vegetation on the lower slopes and lastly the glaciers at the highest reaches in the southern hemisphere. The pack is known for its beautiful plant life, the pack has Africa’s third highest mountain peak and many waterfalls, lakes and glaciers.

The Rwenzori Mountains, initially known as the Ruwenzori, is a block mountain range set between the East African states of Uganda and the D.R. Congo. The Rwenzori Mountain range rises up to 5109m and its centre point features the 3rd highest peak “Margherita.” The Rwenzori Mountain which is also popularly referred to as Mountains of the Moon lies on the rift valley floor but what makes it unique is that isn’t a volcanic mountain.

The Rwenzori Mountain/Mountains of the Moon is also one of the very few black mountains on the planet with permanent snow and glaciers one reason most climbers prefer trekking to its summits compared to even Kilimanjaro Mountain. The Rwenzori Mountains cover an area of 4800kms, length of 120kms and width of up to 65kms. Its highest point “Margherita” sits on Mount Stanley at 5109m. Reaching an elevation of 5,109m, Rwenzori Mountain is one of Africa’s tallest mountain ranges, exceeded in altitude only by the free-standing Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro. The Rwenzori range has 6 major peaks, Mt Stanley (5,109m), Mt Speke (4,890m) Mt Baker (4,843m), Mt Emin (4,798m), Mt Gessi (4,715m) and Mt Luigi di Savoia (4,627m). The highest peak in the Mt Stanley complex is called Margherita peak (5,109) and it is this peak which makes the Rwenzori Mountains the 3rd highest range in Africa. Unlike the two highest mountains in Africa (Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya), the Rwenzori Mountains are not volcanic but predominantly old quartzite and gneiss. Despite its existence almost at the Equator, the mountain has distinctive glacial peaks visible miles away as one travels in the Western part of Uganda. Its slopes which are above 1,600m are the preserve of hikers, who rate the Rwenzoris to be the most challenging of all African mountains.

There are five different Vegetation Zones found in the Rwenzori Mountains. These are grassland (1000-2000m), montane forest (2000-3000m), bamboo/ mimulopsis zone (2500-3500m), Heather/ Rapanea zone (3000-4000m) and the afro-alpine moorland zone (4000-4500m).The park has also got a wide variety of large mammals which inhabits the lower slopes. These include elephants, buffaloes, chimpanzees, blue monkeys, Rwenzori colobus monkeys, duikers, forest hogs, hyrax and leopards. Rwenzori National park is also one of the most important bird areas in Uganda. The park has recorded 195 species which include the Rwenzori Turaco, Francolins, Olive Pigeon, White Necked Raven and Mountain Buzzards, as well as other rare, threatened and endemic species.

Formation Of The Rwenzori Mountains

The Rwenzori Mountain ranges formed due to a shift in the Earth’s crust about 3 million years back. The shift resulted in an uplift of the rock comprising quartzite, gneiss and granite. The shift in the tectonic plate is believed to have pushed the mountain block upwards and tilted it to make high peaks. Erosion and deposition of sediment over years resulted in the moulding of the range which today is referred to as the Rwenzori Mountain ranges. The Rwenzori Mountain range has a composition of 6 massifs each of them separated by deep gorges. While on the Rwenzori Mountaineering experience, the 6 peaks/mountain massifs to trek through include Mount Baker/Kiyanja, the 3rd highest of the 6 Rwenzori Mountain massifs. Mt. Baker sits at an altitude of 4843m and features multiple subsidiary peaks like Edward peak. Mt. Baker’s ridge was first hiked by Rubert Grauer in 1906.

Mountain Stanley

Mountain Stanley is 5109m high, making it the highest of all the 6 Rwenzori Massifs with Margherita its highest summit. The Margherita peak features 11 subsidiary peaks and boasts of incredibly spectacular glaciers which include the Stanley plateau. Mt Stanley is what marks the Uganda and D.R. Congo boundary.

Mount Speke, is Rwenzori Mountain’s 2nd highest peak sitting at an altitude of 4890m. It has 4 summits including Johnston at 4834m, Ensonga at 4865m, Vittorio Emanuele at 4890 and at 4572m, there is Trident summit. Mt. Baker, Speke and Mt. Stanley make up a triangle that encloses the Bujuku Valley. It takes its name from John Speke, the renowned English explorer. Mt. Emin, 4798m is Rwenzori Mountain’s 4th highest peak. It has 2 peaks that are linked by a narrow ridge including Umberto on the southern side and Kraepelin. Mt. Gessi lies at an elevation of 4715m and is accessible via the Mugusu Valley. The Gessi peak was initially covered by ice & glaciers but they melted. Its 2 twin peaks include Loloanda and Bottego. Luigi di Savoia Mountain takes its name from the Duke of Abruzzi who climbed most of the 6 Rwenzori Mountains peaks.

The Rwenzori Mountains make up part of the Albertine rift which is the western rift valley arm of the East Africa rift. It boasts of high peaks, and beautiful gorges carved by glaciers making its topography unique. Mountain Rwenzori is the only African mountain range that represents glacial equatorial basement rock which formed due to the earth’s uplift. The Rwenzori Mountain ranges cover Uganda’s the Rwenzori Mountains National Park and Congo’s Virunga National Park which takes 20% of this range. The best hikes in the Rwenzori Mountain ranges include the Central Circuit, Forest, and Margherita.

Flora And Fauna Of The Rwenzori Mountains Range

Mountain Rwenzori is endowed with a diversity of fauna and flora. It boasts of its distinct vegetation variation ranging from African savanna at 1676-2286m, tropical forest to Alpine meadows, heath, bamboo and snow. These harbours a range of the Rwenzori Mountains National Park’s diverse wildlife including 70 mammal species especially bushbucks, hyrax, chimpanzees, vervet monkeys, 3-horn chameleons, duikers, elephants etc. Over 217 bird species range within the varied habitats of the Rwenzori Mountains including the Rwenzori Turacos, blue-headed sunbird, montane sooty boubou, Rwenzori batis, Archers’ robin chat, long-eared owl, barred long-tailed cuckoos, slender-billed starling. Other important birds include tiny sunbird, greenbul, Apalis, golden-winged sunbirds and more.

Activities To Do In Mountains Rwenzori National Park

Mountain Climbing

When you think of the best destination to engage in mountaineering adventures in East Africa or Africa, the Rwenzori Mountains National Park never misses out on the list. The park shelters the Rwenzori Mountains also best known as Mountains of the Moon, an exceptional block mountain offering breathtaking mountain climbing experiences to climbers or hikers on Uganda safari holidays. Mountaineering adventures here offer a world-class experience to Margherita Peak (5109m) and hikers can take on any one of the many trails leading to the Rwenzori Mountains’ different peaks. Other peaks include Mount Speke, Mount Luigi, Elena, Baker and Mount Gessi. The climber may require 7 days or more to challenge themselves to make a complete hike to the stunning peaks of the Rwenzori mountain ranges. Interestingly, every designated trail has something unique to offer ranging from glacial lakes, scenic valleys and a lot more. The existing trails to explore while on mountaineering adventure here include the Central Circuit Trail. This begins at Mihunga ascends to Bujuku Valley then passes through Nyabitaba. It offers a perfect view of the mountain’s snow peaks but you will need some physical wellness to make a complete hike. The Kilembe trails exist on the southern slopes of the Rwenzori Mountain ranges. This is found next to Kasese town and takes hikers through the Nyamwaba Valley path navigating via glacial lakes and breathtaking viewpoints. It is possible to book your mountaineering adventure with our reservation. Mountaineering adventures in Rwenzori Mountains National Park are perfectly carried out during the dry season beginning from June to September and December to February.

Bird Watching

Rwenzori Mountains National Park is a designated UNESCO Heritage Site and also a significant bird-watching spot Uganda safari tourists shouldn’t miss to explore and experience. Birding in different habitats in and around this park involves identifying diverse bird populations ranging from the dusky crimson wings, collared Apalis, barred long-tailed cuckoos, blue-headed sunbirds, African long-eared owl, Archer’s robin chat, Kivu ground thrush, red-faced woodland warbler, purple breasted sunbirds, Rwenzori batis, slender-billed starling, white collared olive back, Rwenzori turacos, strip breast tit, golden-winged sunbirds, nightjars, dwarf honeyguide to mention but a few. For an enjoyable bird-watching experience, ensure you have a good camera and a pair of binoculars.

Cultural Experience

Cultural tours while on Uganda safari in the Rwenzori Mountains National Park are perfectly conducted from any one of the nearby local communities. Visitors can walk to interact with local residents, learn about their daily lifestyles, history, traditions, and cultures, and enjoy their dances, and music performances. They include Ruboni village where you can get insight into the Bakonzo’s unique cultures, practices, dances and a lot more; the Bulimba-Ihandiro cultural trail that takes you to a traditional healer and local blacksmiths as well as the Bakonzo traditional museum. Other places to enjoy cultural encounters here include Rwenzori Turaco View Campsite.

Nature Walks And Hiking

Nature walks can be incorporated with other Uganda safari activities in Rwenzori Mountains National Park. A nature walk offers tourists a perfect opportunity to interact with nature, enjoy the great sight of diverse wildlife, and birds, and view the scenic surrounding areas. The different trails take enthusiastic nature lovers on an amazing panoramic view of Lake Muhooma and Buraro chimp forest.

Wildlife Viewing

The Rwenzori Mountains National Park shelters the 3 horned chameleons which you can spot while on a wildlife safari. Other wildlife species to spot out include bushbucks, Rwenzori colobus, Uganda clawed frogs, rock hyrax, Rwenzori climbing mouse, mongoose, forest elephants, red duikers, blue monkeys, golden cats, giant forest hogs, and others.

Trekking in the Rwenzori Mountains is a challenging but incredibly rewarding experience. The mountains are known for their unique flora and fauna, including giant lobelias and groundsels, as well as pristine alpine lakes and dramatic landscapes. Ensure you are physically prepared and well-equipped for this demanding adventure. Experienced guides and porters are essential for a safe and enjoyable trek in this high-altitude environment.

Please note that this is a general itinerary, and the actual duration, activities, and accommodations may vary depending on your preferences, available time, and the specific arrangements made with you. It is advisable to consult with us to customise your itinerary and make any necessary adjustments.


A 3-days safari to Sipi Falls in Uganda offers a unique opportunity to explore stunning waterfalls, hike scenic trails, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Elgon region. Sipi Falls is a waterfall found at the foothills of Mountain Elgon just at the edge of Mount Elgon National Park. The falls are one of the most awe-inspiring sights in Eastern Uganda. 3 Days 2 Nights Sipi Falls Uganda Safari will give you a great experience to able you to hike the 3 levels of the Sipi waterfalls, with the great experience of tourism the plantations around the area. More fitness is needed since you will be doing a great hike. Sipi Falls gather their waters from the mountains of Elgon and its acts as the source of water for the town of Kapchorwa as it was informed to us by the local Tour guide, we hired for the Hike of Sipi Falls.

Sipi Falls is a series of three waterfalls located in eastern Uganda in the Sipi villages in the district of Kaprowha. The first and the highest waterfall is about 100 meters which are located deep in the Sipi villages you will drive from the main road and enter the local community to explore the waterfall’s, Parking space is available, and the locals will demand a little fee of 2 dollars to protect your car during the time you’re at the Sipi fall. When you visit the Sipi falls there is one unique thing noticed during my adventure into the sipi villages is that you won’t see the water again after the view of the falls as water runs under the bedrocks till it makes the river sipi. The surrounding area is full of lush, green hills which are great for hiking and bird watching. The town of Sipi is located within walking distance of the falls.

It is a small, one-street town with several restaurants, hotels, and campsites. The falls are located up in the hills where the weather is nice and cool. The whole surrounding area is absolutely beautiful and definitely worth a visit if you are travelling in Uganda. The climate in this area is cool since it’s a hilly area and sometimes as individuals are hiking there are rains, which makes hiking a bit hard, but it is also an experience of its own, generally, it is a place available for chilling, loosening up and relaxing from the congestion around cities. The nearby communities have hospitable people and majorly the Sabiny and Bagishu live around this area and do farming such as growing Arabica coffee, which is the major cash crop in this land, this coffee is grown at altitudes between 1600metres and 1900metres above sea level. While their individuals can engage in visiting these plantations, these visits can be organised by local guides in the area.

Activities To Do at Sipi Fall


Since all the waterfalls are located in different areas of Mt. Elgon, it is impossible to see them at the same time, but they can be seen in one day. The paths to these falls are approximately 7km to 8km as you walk and it takes around 3 hours to visit all the falls, but it is dependent on individual fitness and pace. As you hike you will need walking sticks to give you support since you go through some steep spots and in case it rains the paths get slippery and muddy. There are different starting points for the hike depending on which waterfall to visit first. Though if you have lesser time you are advised to start with the main waterfall and continue with others later. But in cases where you have enough time it’s better to first hike to the first and second waterfall, take a break may have lunch or relax as you continue to the last waterfall. Cars cannot reach all these spots because the terrain is steep, this is why you go for a hike, it is an amazing experience, and you will be having local guides who are informed about the historical and geographical background of the area.

Abseiling And Rock Climbing

This activity is done at the main waterfall and is most enjoyed by adventurous travelers. The equipment also known as rappels to be used is availed and also there are skilled guides to guide you through this exciting adventure in the Coffee plantation visit the coffee plantations on the lower slopes of Mt. Elgon while at sipi add to your experience by visiting these plantations. The coffee is majorly Arabica coffee and grows within altitudes 1600m and 1900m, it is the cash crop to the Bagishu and Sabiny in this area, during this visit you will learn also how coffee is harvested, processed, roasted and other things, you will also be able to see how people live in these communities. Cultural encounters. Being in Kapchorwa there is a lot to see like the Sabiny who basically stays around sipi. Their way of life, dress code, and traditional dances can be organized by the community. Also, this place is known for female and male circumcision, though that of females has reduced over the years since it was found to be unhealthy and risky to women, that of men is an amazing activity to witness especially if you visit this area during the time circumcisions are done.

Bird Watching

If you are a birder, you cannot miss out on visiting sipi while on a safari in Uganda, in fact, mountain Elgon national park has around 275 bird species so you will see most of them while in this area, you can also see some birds while seated in the gardens of Sipi River lodge if that is the accommodation you have opted for.

Mountain Biking

You can opt to travel with your bike if you are to take part in this activity it is so adventurous and thrilling to ride your bike in the Rocky Mountains, something to remember always.

Visit The Sipi River

Apart from visiting the 3 waterfalls you could also take the time and visit the Sipi River, it has nice vegetation including the ‘sep plant’ which is where the name sipi was derived. This plant is said to be a medicine for measles and fevers. Enjoy a walk along this river with its beautiful scenery.

Sipi Falls is a hidden gem in Uganda, offering a combination of natural beauty, adventure activities, and cultural experiences. Customize your itinerary based on your interests, as there are opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, and interacting with the local community.

Please note that this is a general itinerary, and the actual duration, activities, and accommodations may vary depending on your preferences, available time, and the specific arrangements made with you. It is advisable to consult with us to customise your itinerary and make any necessary adjustments.


A 3-days holiday safari exploring Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda offers a tranquil getaway amidst stunning natural beauty. Lake Bunyonyi is known for its scenic landscapes, clear waters, and vibrant culture. Lake Bunyonyi is located in the southwestern Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale, and it is close to the border with Rwanda. The lake appeared from 2004 to 2009 on the 5,000 Ugandan shilling note under the title “Lake Bunyonyi and terraces. It is the ideal hideaway and there are thousands of things you ought to do besides ogling the magnificent landscapes from the sloppy hilltops. Only be sure to spend a night or two because this exquisiteness cannot be restricted to just a day. Activities that can be done here include swimming in the lake since it’s bilharzia free, cultural walks and bird watching, canoeing and fishing. Cultural experiences can be organized in the villages nearby. Enjoy watching locals go by their daily lives on canoes to the markets, and farmers going to their terraced gardens. The name alone, Bunyonyi, calls it a place of little birds. It has an enormous assemblage of bird species which makes bird watching a key activity. This lake is home to over 200 species of birds that have been recorded. Cruising into the Nyombi swamp will enable you to see a collection of assorted bird species. These comprise the home-based species as well as those that have crossed over from International borders, particularly during winter seasons In Western countries and more migrant birds.Activities

Activities and What To Do At  Lake Bunyonyi

Boat Rides

Why visit a Lake and not go on a boat cruise? There are countless boats for hire on the banks of the lake ready to take you inland all day. The waters are very safe and so you can move from corner to corner enjoying the scenic view. With a local guide, you get to learn a lot about the 29 islands (inhabited and uninhabited), and the tribes of people that live around the lake.

Community Visits and Hiking

Lounging at the amazing resorts is relaxing enough but to experience the Switzerland of Africa, a hike in the surrounding hills is exhilarating and refreshing. Tracks along the terraces, banana plantations and lush green vegetation give a clear view of the 29 islands. It gives quite a great picture-perfect spot from all angles. For some more enriched experience, a walk around the communities opens your eyes to the traditional way of living, cultural beliefs, history and mythical stories that have been told from generation to generation. The local people are very welcoming.

Bird Watching

It is also called ‘Place of many little birds’ for a very good reason. It is a home for over 200 bird species like the grey-crowned cranes, red-chested sunbirds, flycatchers, white-tailed blue Monard, slender-billed ball fetch, weavers, egrets, herons, woodpeckers among others all over the banks of the lakes. If you are a bird lover but also in dire need of a quiet getaway, Bunyonyi is the perfect place to experience this.


The Lake is filled with fresh waters and is Bilharzia free. There is no shore, but safe structures have been put in place to allow easy deep dives into the open waters. A change from the swimming pools is just what you need on holiday and Lake Bunyoyi is open for this all time of the day. Take time to chill on the banks of the lake, sunbathe and deep dive any time of the day.

Visit Local Market

The African Market experience is something you should. Markets around Lake Bunyonyi have about anything you can think of ranging from African crafts, vegetables, shoes, clothes, and electronics. The people move around swiftly as they haggle for cheaper prices, others stand around and catch up with each other and others ride in with more merchandise to sell. A local market is a place where people come to connect and catch up with others.

Canoe Riding

This is the commonest mode of transport on Lake Bunyonyi. The locals are constantly making trips across the lake from island to island and on different sides of the hills to do their personal business. To have a better feel of what it feels like to live the way they do, a canoe ride is a perfect option, giving you extra time on the lake, and a chance to stop right in the middle for a little serenity and panoramic view. You can choose to be paddled or even do the paddling yourself as long as you have a guide with you. This service is available any time of the day including evenings for lovers that want to watch the sunset as they glide with the lake. The lake is not infested with any dangerous water animals like hippos and crocodiles making this evening and possibly romantic experience unforgettable.

Visiting Batwa Pygmies

The Batwa pygmies are a very small group of people found on the border of Kabale and Kisoro in the ‘Echuya Forest Reserve’ who is believed to have been originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is a tribe of hunters who used to live in the DRC rain forests until they migrated to Western Uganda after being removed from their land as a result of industrialization. There are almost 4,000 Batwa living in this area. The Batwa have a fascinating history including their own creation story and a unique relationship with the forest which has been marginalized for quite some time now. They live in small grass and stick houses and generally keep to themselves. The Batwa experience was set up by the Kellerman Foundation and being a part of this highly benefits this endangered group of people.

Mountain Biking

There are several roads/tracks around the Lake and uphill on the surrounding hills. The entire ride provides a clearer and clearer view of the magical islands and allows you to get up-close and personal with lots of the local people. Some of the lodging arrears provide bikes for hire. This can be arranged by your tour guide – to make sure everything is well prepared in advance.


The recent addition is Ziplining. Sturdy ropes are connected between trees on the opposite banks of the Lake. You get to swing over the calm waters of the lake and even make half-somersaults to touch the waters and feel the breeze on your face. It is a fun, exhilarating experience to linger over the lake and splash the water as you drift from one end to another. Safety equipment is provided for this activity on site. The equipment used is well tested to ensure the safety of everyone on the zip-lining.

Please note that this is a general itinerary, and the actual duration, activities, and accommodations may vary depending on your preferences, available time, and the specific arrangements made with you. It is advisable to consult with us to customise your itinerary and make any necessary adjustments.


A 3-days safari exploring Lake Mutanda in Uganda offers a serene escape to a beautiful lake surrounded by lush landscapes and stunning views. Lake Mutanda is located in Uganda, the Peal of Africa. The South-Western District of Kisoro is also known as one of the most scenic lakes in all of the continent of Africa and has over the years become a popular ‘Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga National Pack’. The lake is very safe for swimming as it’s Bilharzia Free and no Hippos or Crocodiles. Lake Mutanda is in one of the best regions in Kisoro District, very known as the of the best place for ‘Bird Watching Trips in Uganda’ considering that the lake attracts a variety of Bird Species to the shores, also perfect for relaxing and for Explore the nearby Bwindi National Pack for Mountain Gorilla Trekking, also you will definitely love the Misty Virunga Volcanoes views and ringed by papyrus swamp there you may have a chance to go for a Hike, Nature Walk and Swimming. 

Activities To Do in Lake Mutanda 

Bird Watching

Lake Mutanda is one of the top birding destinations in Uganda and a great number of bird species and good birding opportunities are some of the things to do and see at Lake Mutanda. Visitors can see lots of bird species along the shores of the lake while canoeing. Some bird species to see around the lake include grey crowned crane, Sacred ibis, long-tailed cormorants, Weavers, Common stone chat, sunbirds and many more.

Boat Ride and Canoeing

Most of the visitors have gone on a boat cruise either in big boats or small speed boats but something different and so enjoyable is the canoe boats on Lake Mutanda. Canoes are made by digging a hole in big chunks of tree Logs. You can enjoy the canoe and the visit to different islands on the lake. Moto Boats are available too for those who may need luxury and are considerate of safety, especially in windy and rainy weather where the canoe may create fear.

Game Fishing

Fishing is one of the main activities to do and see at Lake Mutanda. Visitors can join the fishing groups on Lake Mutanda to go participate in fishing activities. The activity is most enjoyable by visitors staying in any of the beautiful lodges around the lake.

Hiking And Nature Walks

Lake Mutanda is surrounded by the Virunga Mountains and so you can take nature walks along the shores of the lake or even use it as a base station to go hiking in the Virunga mountains such as Hiking Mountain Muhabura, Mountain Gahinga and Sabyinyo.

Cycling Tours

Visitors staying in lodges around lake Mutanda can go cycling or biking in the hills around the lake and can even take a visit to Kisoro town market or go cycling to Nkuringo, a gorilla trekking start point of Bwindi Impenetrable national park.

Gorilla Trekking

Lake Mutanda’s luxurious lodges provide the perfect accommodation for a numbers of tourists who use it as a base for gorilla trekking in Mgahinga national park, Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors of Bwindi Forest. The lake is located between the two iconic gorilla parks, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. This strategic location of Lake Mutanda has enabled tourists to enjoy a double experience by having peaceful accommodation on the lake shore while undertaking the gorilla trekking experience as well as having beautiful views of the volcanic mountains that lie on the borders of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Batwa Trail And Garama Cave

The indigenous Batwa pygmy people are a must-do trail, the Batwa are Uganda’s indigenous people who used to stay in the forest before evacuation in order to protect and conserve wildlife and the forest. You will be able to appreciate their culture, traditions, dances, Language and way of life. You will pay a small fee for this encounter, and this can be organized at the Resort or in advance with Eco Adventure Safaris, you will visit the Garama cave with rich history and is now inhabited by bats.

Volcano Hike in Mgahinga National Park

For those interested in Hiking, Lake Mutanda is close to the Gahinga Ranges namely Mountain Sabyinyo, Mountain Gahinga and Mountain Muhabura and you can make a choice of climbing one of the mountains depending on your fitness. Mountain Sabinyo is at 3,669m and takes about eight hours to cover the round trip, following a steep ridge up to the peak, Mountain Gahinga which is the smallest with 3474m takes around six hours to ascend and descend, topped by a swamp-filled crater and giant lobelia. Mountain Muhavura is the highest peak at 4,127m, and this 12km round trip takes around eight hours. Once at the top, hikers are rewarded on a clear day with views of the Virunga Volcanoes, Lake Edward, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the peaks of the Rwenzori Mountain. The volcano Hiking experience gives you an opportunity to see different tree species, and spot birds, Forest Elephants, Primates and Gorillas if you are lucky enough in Mgahinga National Park.

Golden Monkey Tracking in Mgahinga National Park

Golden Monkey tracking is also another activity that can be done in the environs of Lake Mutanda. Golden Monkeys are also rare primates in the world and Uganda is lucky to have them remaining in Mgahinga National Park, Golden monkey tracking is one of the primary activities in the park that make Mgahinga Gorilla National Park a distinct destination for tourists and travellers. The trek starts early morning at 7:00 am with a briefing at the park headquarters about the dos and don’ts while in the forest. Later you start your walk into the forest with park guides and Rangers until you find the golden Monkeys and you are allowed to view them for one hour. In East Africa, the golden monkeys are only found in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Mgahinga National Park in Uganda. 

Lake Mutanda is a hidden gem in Uganda, offering tranquility and natural beauty that’s perfect for relaxation and outdoor exploration. The surrounding landscape, including the Virunga Mountains, adds to the allure of this destination. You can customize your activities and accommodations based on your interests and budget, as there are various options available around the lake. Please note that transportation to and from Lake Mutanda should be arranged in advance.

Please note that this is a general itinerary, and the actual duration, activities, and accommodations may vary depending on your preferences, available time, and the specific arrangements made with you. It is advisable to consult with us to customise your itinerary and make any necessary adjustments.