Project Description


Trip Length

5 days

Trip Type

Trekking, Safari, Culture, River cruise

Trip Start/End

Namugongo shrine – Kampala

Nearest Airport

Entebbe International Airport

This 5 Days Martyrs’ Day & Wildlife Tour engages you in the Martyr’s day festival at Namugongo shrine & encounter wildlife in Queen Elizabeth national park.

The main focus of this journey is an expansive 3-day expedition of Queen Elizabeth National Park, one of Ugandas most-well known parks. This features a stop at the Equator, a cultural visit to royal drum makers, a River cruise and numerous big game drives in the morning and evening. As well as this, prior to reaching Queen Elizabeth national park, you can enjoy a day of relaxation on day one as you are taken to your accommodation, and on day two you can celebrate the Martyr’s day festival at Namugongo shrine.

  • Queen Elizabeth National Park 

  • Celebrate Martyr’s day | Small town visits in Queen Elizabeth National Park | Equator stop | Kasenyi plains game drive | Kazinga Channel boat cruise | Optional game drive

  • See Namugongo shrine | Small Queen Elizabeth towns | Equator | Birds and animals of Queen Elizabeth national park

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5 Days Martyrs’ Day & Wildlife Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

You will be picked by our guide who will transfer you to your accommodation.

Day 2: Celebration of the Martyrs’ day

After early morning breakfast, you will be picked by the driver and transfer you at Namugongo shrine where the celebration of the Martyrs’ day takes place. After you will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

5 Days Martyrs' Day & Wildlife Tour

Queen Elizabeth tree climbing lions

Day 3: Begin your 3 Day Queen Elizabeth wildlife safari

From your lodge, take an early morning to drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Our guide will brief you before you start this journey, that takes you through small towns along Kampala-Mbarara road. You can see royal drum makers along the way, small markets and a stop at the Equator.  Lunch will be served en route to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a short relaxation and an evening game drive if time allows.

Day 4: Morning game drive and afternoon Kazinga Boat cruise

In the morning, you’ll drive to Kasenyi plains for the first of your game drives. It boasts several wild animals where, on a good day, you may spot big cats like lions and leopards hunting, buffaloes, elephants, several antelopes, warthogs and a host of other small mammals. Return to the lodge for lunch and then drive to Mweya peninsular for a two hour boat cruise on Kazinga channel. You will have high chances of spotting hippos, birds, elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles and so much more. Retire to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Drive back to Kampala or Entebbe

You may choose to do another game drive before returning to Entebbe, depending on your flight time. You can stopover to view crater lakes and the rift valley floor and then arrive late afternoon in Kampala or Entebbe.

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What’s included:

Transportation in a super custom
Game drive
Boat cruise
Entrance fees

Visa requirements for Uganda

With effect from July 1, 2015, visa fees for entry into Uganda were revised as follows:

❭❭ Single Entry Visa                US$50
❭❭ Multiple Entry Visa            US$100
❭❭ East Africa Tourist Visa     US$100
❭❭ Government Officials         No fee
❭❭ Diplomatic Visa                   No fee

Please note:

All visa applications must be submitted online. Paper applications will not be processed and may result in delays.

Visa applications for holders of passports:

  1. Submit an online application here.
  2. Your passport must have been valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel and for 6 months after your expected departure from Uganda.
  3. You will need to submit a money order for the correct visa from the list above.
  4. You will need to submit a letter of invitation/introduction if you are travelling for business.
  5. You are required to present an international inoculation certificate against yellow fever at the point of entry in Uganda.
  6. Please enclose a prepaid, self-addressed UPS, FEDEX, DHL,USPS Priority or Express return envelope with your application. Regular envelopes are not accepted.

Visa applications for holders of travel documents

Holders of travel documents (not passports) issued by the U.S. Immigration Department to refugees are required to submit the following in addition to the above requirements.

  1. An invitation from the host legally residing in Uganda.
  2. A letter obtained by the host from the local authorities (e.g. Local Council Chairman) confirming he/she resides in that locality.
  3. A copy of the host’s photo ID such as a drivers licence, national ID card or passport.