The 7 days Uganda wildlife safari is intended to enable you discover Uganda’s incredible apes and wildlife species in Kibale Forest National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park or Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Bunyonyi. This offers you a opportunity to track one habituated gorilla group in the wild within Mgahinga National Park or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which offer refuge to over 480 gorillas out of the 900 members that are believed to be still surviving in the world. Beside, do not miss another lifetime experience with yet our very closest relatives the wild chimpanzees in the jungles of Kibale Forest National Park which feature as a primate paradise in the world as well as exceptionally exciting wildlife views in one of Uganda’s most sought after safari destinations-Queen Elizabeth National Park. Your 7 days wildlife safari in Uganda starts and ends in Kampala.
Day 1: Depart from Kampala to Kibale National Park
Day 2: Chimpanzee habituation experience (CHEX) in Kibale National Park
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and in the afternoon, launch cruise
Day 4: Game drives at Ishasha sector and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Day 5: Gorilla trekking and Batwa encounter
Day 6: Transfer from Bwindi to Lake Bunyonyi
Day 7: Return to Kampala
Day 1: Depart from Kampala to Kampala to Kibale National Park
Early in the morning after your breakfast, you will be picked by our experienced driver guide as you are prepared to embark on a 358 kilometer trip about seven hour drive from Kampala to the magnificent Kibale National Park, west of Uganda through Mubende to Fortportal route where you will stopover for lunch at the Mountains of the Moon Hotel. After head towards the Toro Kingdom palace and visit the royal tombs as well as explore the Toro culture and traditions and after proceed to Kibale National Park.
Upon arrival, you will check in at the Primate Lodge one of the luxury facilities a walkable distance to the visitor center or Ndali Lodge which all have several primates for you to catch a glimpse especially the black and white colobus, blue monkey, the playful baboons, chimpanzees, as well as birdlife. You then embark on the afternoon primate walk/nature walk along Kanyanchu River Camp for about 2 hours and later return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Chimpanzee Habituation Experience (CHEX) in Kibale National Park
Get up in the morning for an entire day primate experience in Kibale National Park as you follow the chimpanzees with the park researchers or trackers for nearly the whole day with your packed lunch and enough water. You will also encounter several primates especially the L’Hoests, baboons, white and black colobus, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red colobus, Blue monkeys, pottos and many more. There are also forest elephants, forest hogs and unique species of trees. After, you will return to your respective lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and in the afternoon, Launch cruise along the Kazinga channel
Early in the morning after your breakfast, you will set off to Uganda most popular safari destination Queen Elizabeth National Park about 113 kilometer journey for an afternoon boat cruise as you look out for the hippos and crocodiles and many water bird species along the Kazinga channel. After, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge.
Day 4: Game drives at Ishasha sector-Queen Elizabeth National Park and transfer to Bwindi National Park
Early in the morning you will have your breakfast at a respective lodge and after embark on game drives along the Ishasha sector where you will be amazed with views of the rare climbing lions as they blend themselves on tree trunks as well as sighting other wildlife species given the fact that this is safari destination. After you will set off for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and along the way don’t miss to catch a glimpse of stunning surrounding areas of Kigezi land. Dinner and overnight stay at Mahogany springs, Bwindi Lodge, Buhoma Lodge and Chameleon Hill.
Day 5: Mountain gorilla trekking and evening Batwa encounter in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Following breakfast in the morning, you will set off to the park headquarters for briefing from the park official where you will also be assigned to gorilla group to track in a group of eight people. Your trek may take from one hour to eight hours depending on the where these species can be found, your physical fitness and altitude of the area. Upon getting your group, you will have one hour of face to face encounter with the apes and after return to the lodge for a rest. After, you will embark on community visit the evening to the Batwa where you meet the forest dwellers who lived in the Bwindi forest for over 500000 years. After that exciting cultural and traditional encounter, you will return to the previous lodge for dinner and overnight stay
Day 6: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Following breakfast in the morning, you will be picked at your respective lodge to head to Lake Bunyonyi the island paradise where you will explore over 29 confined islands in this Lake and also sight some interesting bird species. You will par take a canoe ride to Bwama island which a birder’s paradise in this Lake. After, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Arcadia cottages for luxury, Bunyonyi overland camp for budget.
Day 7: Depart from Lake Bunyonyi back to Kampala
Following your early morning breakfast, you will set off for Kampala and this will mark the end of your 7 days safari in Uganda.
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Chimpanzee Habituation Experience permits
Relevant government taxes
Accommodation for 6 days and meals
English speaking driver guide
Airport transfer provided the flight is on the same day
Transport in a 4 by 4 safari vehicle
Personal expenses like drinks not included in the itinerary, telephone, tips to guides, laundry, cigarettes, accommodation and meals as well as extra activities not included in the itinerary.