7 days Uganda Gorilla Safari the ultimate Ugandan safari. Discovering the pearl of African is just one week
7 Days – Kibale NP, Queen Elizabeth NP, Bwindi NP and Lake Bunyonyi
You’ll encounter some of the best wildlife experience that Uganda has to give in this 7 days Uganda Gorilla Safari. You will have a chance to closely view savannah animals and forest primates the rare mountain Gorillas.
Day 1-: Transfer from Kampala to Kibale Forest National Park, Bigodi Swamp Walk
You will be picked up around 7: 00 am from the Airport by our Guide who will brief you about your tour and then depart for Kibale Forest National Park which will take around five and a half hours of drive.
Post Lunch you will be taken for Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary walk. This is a guided swamp walk that takes you closer seeing primates mostly monkeys, birds and butterflies. The wetland is a bird paradise with about 138 species and is best known for being home to the Great Blue Turaco.
This is a 2½ – 3 hour walk and is a must for bird lovers. The walk is almost as popular as the Kibale Forest Walk. You will need good walking shoes since part of the walk is sometimes muddy. Hopefully you will spot the elusive Sitatunga antelope and the Shoebill Stork. This is nothing to be missed. You will meet some of the primates here, even a chimpanzee at times. Other primate species include the black-and-white colobus, grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed, l’Hoest’s and blue monkeys, and olive baboons. Also, Bushbucks and mongooses and many more can also be found here. There is also an abundance of butterflies. Bigodi Sanctuary is located outside the park in Magombe Swamp.
Dinner and overnight accommodation will be provided at:
Mid-range- Kibale Forest Camp
Day 2-Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Kibale Forest National Park boasts the highest number of primate species in the world, including the chimpanzees. Approximately 5,000 chimpanzees live in the wild in Uganda, which makes it a perfect place to spot them!
The Park is popular for its primate’s population like the chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, red cheeked monkeys and red-tailed monkeys. On your chimpanzee trails, these are regularly seen swinging in the forest trees and others feeding on the wild fruits.
An experienced ranger will take you chimp tracking in the morning around 6:30 am. Once you locate the chimpanzees, you will have a full hour with them. You will return to the lodge for lunch after which you will head out for Queen Elizabeth National Park which will take around two and a half hours of drive. You will arrive in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at:
Mid-range- Bush Lodge/ Engiri Game lodge
Day 3-Game drive and Boat Cruise at Queen Elizabeth NP, and transfer to Ishasha Sector
Your day will begin early by 6:30AM, the sunrise time is usually the best time to spot animals in their natural habitats. Heading off for a game drive at the break of dawn you will be able to see Africa’s highly famed “Big 4”, Bush Bucks, Giant Hogs, Antelopes, Waterbucks and plenty of birds.
You will finish your game drive and return back to the accommodation just in time for lunch.
After your lunch you will go for a two-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes George and Lake Edward and you will surely be fascinated by the concentrations of giant hippos, elephants and crocodiles among others. You will also see many varieties of birds at the water shores.
After Boat Cruise transfer to our lodge with enroute game drive for Dinner and Overnight at:
Mid-range- Enjojo Game Lodge
Day 4-Game drive at Ishasha Sector and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Early morning Game drive at Ishasha sector to see the tree climbing lions if you are lucky and then post Lunch transfer to Bwindi National Park.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a big habitat for mountain gorillas in Uganda; harboring an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rain-forests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants.
With a strenuous day ahead, you will check into your accommodation, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the following day. Dinner and overnight accommodation will be provided at:
Mid-range- Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge
or Trakkers Tavern cottages
Day 5-Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
After an early morning breakfast around 6:30 am you will be driven to the park headquarters for briefing on the do’s and don’ts during gorilla tracking and thereafter you will proceed to the gorilla trail. Gorilla tracking normally lasts between 2 to 8 hours or even a day to encounter the gorillas. However, you will be allowed to stay in the presence of these awesome apes for at least an hour.
It is advisable that you carry packed lunch, which will be provided, as one cannot determine how long it may take to encounter the mountain gorillas. You will be transferred to Lake
Bunyonyi. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. dinner and overnight at the accommodation at:
Mid-range- Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort
Day 6-: Boat ride at Lake Bunyonyi and later visit the local comunity
After breakfast It is the second deepest lake in Africa (900 meters deep) and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzias free this takes 2 hours, The landscape around the lake is made up of terraced hills protruding from the water’s edge. Bunyonyi means “place of little birds” and as the name suggests, there is plenty of birdlife around the lake. We tour the different island in the lake with lunch at the one of the islands. Later return back to our lodge for relaxing evening
Day 7-: Departure
After the morning breakfast you will be transferred back to Kampala with Lunch en-route. You will drive back to Kampala arriving in the late evening.
In line with the timing of your departure flight, you will be transferred to the Airport for your scheduled flight back home. End of our 7 days Uganda Gorilla Safari
Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest NP
Bigodi Swamp Walk in Kibale NP
Game drive in Queen Elizabeth NP
Boat Cruise in Kazinga Channel
Game drive at Ishasha Sector
Gorilla Trekking Permit
Batwa Cultural Visit
Boat ride at Lake Bunyonyi
Park entry fee
Full board accommodation
English speaking driver/guide
International / Domestic Flights
Additional accommodation before or after the tour
Personnel items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fee)