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7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

Overview of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

7Days Uganda Wildlife Safari takes to Queen Elizabeth National Park with its counts of wild life including the elephants, lions, leopard, buffaloes, antelopes, Nile crocodile, Hippos among others; the Rwenzori Mountains with its snowcapped peaks, Kibale National Park with counts of primates (13 species) including chimpanzees dubbed the primate capital of the world, the Murchison Falls National Park with its Nile River, the powerful Murchison falls, Rothschild giraffes, Jackson’s Hartebeest among others and eventually the Rhinos at Ziwa Sanctuary.

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7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Make a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe and traditional lunch at Igongo Cultural Center

equatorFollowing your breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala, you will embark on the transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the south west of Uganda 417km about 7 hours’ drive. The drive to the south west of the country will see you make the first stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe 72km from Kampala to encounter the world’s main latitude that marks the point of divide between the south and north spheres. The amazing photos can be taken with each leg in a different hemisphere. Water experiment is also carried out to ascertain the geographical divide between the southern and northern hemisphere.  After this encounter, you will continue on the drive in the direction of Bwindi driving past the traditional rangelands of Ankole with impressive scenery and the views of cattle both long horned and Friesian grazing in this savannah rangeland. The sights of Burchell’s Zebras and Impala straying from the adjacent Lake Mburo National Park may also be encountered as they graze along with the cows. Make another stop at Igongo Cultural Center 12km to Mbarara town for a traditional lunch buffet exploring the local cuisine in detail. After lunch, you continue on the drive arriving in Queen Elizabeth in the evening, checking in at your lodge, relaxing and have dinner and then overnight.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Enganzi Game Lodge (Midrange/Standard) or Pumba Safari Cottages (Budget/Basic).

Day 2 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari: Do morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise along the Paradise of Hippos and transfer to Kasese

kazinga-channel-boat-cruiseAfter an early morning cup of coffee, embark on the drive through impressive rolling savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth in search of wild game. The stretch to the Kasenyi plains where the mating ground is found offers you opportunities of encountering a range of wild game including elephants, buffaloes, water bucks and Kobs along with predators like lions, leopards and jackals. The game drive takes 3 – 4 hours and you get back to the lodge after the activity for relaxation and lunch after which you connect to Mweya jetty for an afternoon boat cruise. The Kazinga Channel boat commences at 2pm and 4 pm for the Marasa boats and 3pm and 5pm for the UWA boats. The cruise offers you opportunities of spotting Hippos and Nile Crocodiles and other counts of wild game that come to quench their thirst on the channel side. Return for the activity and transfer to Kasese for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation: Equator Snow Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Ihamba Safari Lodge (Midrange/Standard) or Ruboni Community Camp (Budget/Basic).

Day 3 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari: Do whole day Mount Rwenzori Hiking and transfer to Kibale NP

Mount Rwenzori National ParkAfter breakfast, embark on the whole day exploration of the legendary mountains of the moon – the Rwenzori Mountains towering to 5,109m above sea level with snowcapped peaks.  The day’s adventure is a thrilling encounter of the mountain foothills exploring its lush flora that have earned it a status as a world heritage site. Mount Rwenzori stands as the tallest mountain range in Africa since the Kilimanjaro and Kenya are free standing. Retreat from the activity and transfer to Kibale National Park via Rwimi for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Ndali Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (Midrange / Standard) or Rwenzori View Guesthouse (Budget / Basic).

Day 4 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari: Do morning chimpanzee trekking and afternoon Bigodi wetland walk

bigodi wetland tour kibaleAfter breakfast, gather at Kanyanchu Tourism Center at 8am to catch up with the briefing session about chimpanzee trekking experience.  After briefing, you head to the forest of Kibale in search of common Chimpanzees. Hiking through amazing forest landscapes marked with lush flora which is inhabited by a range of bird species, and wildlife including other 12 primate species such as Black and white colobus monkeys. The chimp trek takes 2 – 5 hours and involves one full hour of direct encounter with chimps as they forage, play, make pant hooting calls and socialize. Retreat from the activity and return to the starting point.     You enjoy your packed lunch and then embark on the transfer to Bigodi Wetland for an afternoon walk. The 2 hour guided walk exposes to a range of bird species as the wetland has 138 bird species including the Great Blue Turaco. The wetland also has impressive swamp animals like Sitatunga Antelope. Retreat from the activity and transfer back to the lodge for relaxation dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Ndali Lodge (Luxury / Upmarket), Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (Midrange / Standard) or Rwenzori View Guest house (Budget / Basic).

Day 5 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari:  Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Whole day drive

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Murchison Falls National Park 441km about 9 hours’ drive. It is a whole day encounter in the wilderness exploring the Uganda’s rural landscapes dotted with local homesteads and farms. You will arrive in Murchison Falls National Park in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Midrange / Standard) or Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget / Basic).

Day 6 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari: Do morning game drive, afternoon launch cruise and hike to the top of the falls

river-nile-boat-cruiseAfter an early morning cup of tea at the lodge, head to the park for a morning game drive which tend to last 3 – 4 hours exploring the park’s wilderness in detail. The activity is conducted in the northern section of the park which is a common dwelling ground for counts of wildlife including lions, Rothschild giraffes, leopards, elephants, Buffaloes, Jackson Hartebeest, Oribis, Kobs among others. Retreat from the activity back to the lodge for relaxation and lunch after which you gather at Paraa Jetty for an afternoon Nile launch cruise departing at 2pm to the bottom of the falls. The boat offers you opportunities of encountering Nile Crocodiles, Hippos and the vulnerable shoebill stork not forgetting other wild game drinking water on the river banks. The stretch to the bottom of the falls and the eventual hike to the top of the falls exposes to the thunderous roar of the Nile River which is the longest in the world as it squeezes its self to pass through a less than 8m ravine forming a plume of spray marked by a trade mark rain bow as it falls 43m below to what has been termed as the Devil’s Cauldron. Retire from the 3 hour activity for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Midrange / Standard) or Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget / Basic).

Day 7 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Kampala. Track white Rhinos in Ziwa Sanctuary en route

After breakfast, embark on the transfer back to Kampala 311km about 5 hours’ drive. You will branch off at Nakitooma 7km to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to have an opportunity of encountering white Rhinos thriving in rolling savannah thicket of Ziwa. These gigantic species will mark the fulfillment of the Big five dream. Have lunch in Ziwa after which you embark on the drive to Kampala arriving in the evening.

End of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

Please note that Upon your request, we can change(customize) the tour destinations, hotels and number of days to suit your desire .just contact us on our 24/7 on phone

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Your Safari Route

Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations

4×4 Safari Land cruiser – Gx For Hire Carries [1-7 PEOPLE]
4×4 Safari Land cruiser – Gx For Hire Carries [1-7 PEOPLE]
4×4 Safari Land cruiser – Extended for Hire Carries - [1-7 PEOPLE]
4×4 Safari Land cruiser – Extended for Hire Carries - [1-7 PEOPLE]
4×4 Safari Van - for Hire Carries [1-9 PEOPLE]
4×4 Safari Van - for Hire Carries [1-9 PEOPLE]
Travel by Air
Travel by Air

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General Safari Inclusions

  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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Apoka Safari Lodge (Wildplaces) - UWA Concession
Apoka Safari Lodge (Wildplaces) - UWA Concession
Apoka Rest Camp (UWA)
Apoka Rest Camp (UWA)
Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp
Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp
Kakine Self Catering Campsite
Kakine Self Catering Campsite
Jacana lodge.
Jacana lodge.
Bush lodge.
Bush lodge.
Ihamba lodge
Ihamba lodge
Mweya Hostel
Mweya Hostel
Rwonyo Rest Camp
Rwonyo Rest Camp
Mantana Tented Camp
Mantana Tented Camp
Arcadia Cottages
Arcadia Cottages
Mihingo Lodge
Mihingo Lodge

Accommodations Safari Hotels, Safari Lodges and Hotels in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Amajambere Iwacu Camp
Amajambere Iwacu Camp
Volcanoes Mount Gahinga Safari Lodge
Volcanoes Mount Gahinga Safari Lodge
Kisoro Tourist Hotel
Kisoro Tourist Hotel
Kisoro Travelers’ Rest Hotel
Kisoro Travelers’ Rest Hotel

Accommodations Safari Hotels, Safari Lodges and Hotels in Murchison Falls National Park

Sambiya River Lodge
Sambiya River Lodge
Red Chilli Rest Camp-Budget
Red Chilli Rest Camp-Budget
Paraa Safari Lodge
Paraa Safari Lodge
Chobe Safari Lodge
Chobe Safari Lodge

Accommodations Safari Hotels, Safari Lodges and Hotels in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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Buhoma Community Rest Camp
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Buhoma Lodge
Buhoma Lodge
Silverback Lodge
Silverback Lodge

Accommodations Safari Hotels, Safari Lodges and Hotels in Mount Elgon National Park

Masha Hotel
Masha Hotel
Noah’s Ark Hotel
Noah’s Ark Hotel
Sipi Falls Lodge
Sipi Falls Lodge
Kayegi Hotel
Kayegi Hotel

Accommodations Safari Hotels, Safari Lodges and Hotels in Mount Rwenzori National Park

Equator Snow Lodge
Equator Snow Lodge
Ruboni Community Camp
Ruboni Community Camp

Accommodations Safari Hotels, Safari Lodges and Hotels in Kibale National Park

Primate Lodge Kibale
Primate Lodge Kibale
Kanyanchu River Camp
Kanyanchu River Camp
Kibale Forest Camp
Kibale Forest Camp
Mantana Tented Camp
Mantana Tented Camp

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Semuliki safari Lodge
Semuliki safari Lodge
Ntoroko Game Lodge
Ntoroko Game Lodge

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