7 DAYS UGANDA SAFARI, GORILLA TREKKING, CHIMPANZEE TREKKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING SAFARI IN UGANDA, COMMUNITY & LAKE BUNYONYI TOURS.
7 Days Uganda Safari – SAFARI OVERVIEW.
7Days Uganda Safari is a 6nights/7day Uganda tour taking you gorilla trekking in Uganda’s Bwindi, wildlife viewing safari in Uganda, Chimpanzee tracking, Community visits & Lake Bunyonyi Tours. The 7 Days Uganda safari tour involves Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park, Fort Portal Crater lake hike and Amabere caves visit, visiting Sempaya hot springs in Semuliki National Park, wildlife viewing and recreational launch cruise on Kazinga channel, an amazing gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and a morning boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi (the Lake of a thousand d hills).
7 Days Uganda Safari – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS.
Day 1: Transfer to Kibale National Park
Day 2: Do Chimpanzee trekking & Bigodi wetland encounter
Day 3: Visit Sempaya hot springs & transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 4: Do game drive & Kazinga Channel Launch cruise
Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 6: Do gorilla trekking & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Day 7: Do a morning boat ride & transfer to Kampala.
7 Days Uganda Safari – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY.
Day 1 of the 7 Days Uganda Safari Tour: Transfer to Kibale National Park
Depart from Kampala after your breakfast at your place of stay for Kibale National Park 358km about 7 hours drive. You will drive through the countryside landscapes with unique features like Mubende inselbergs, valleys and forested landscapes of Kyegegwa and Kyenjonjo. Continue to Fort portal to visit the Amabere caves and doing the Crater Lake hike whereby you will summit Kyeganywa hill to gain impressive views of the neighbouring circle of crater lakes and hollows with the snow caped Ruwenzori at a distance. Retire overnight.
Accommodation: Primate Lodge (Upmarket/luxury), Chimpanzee Guesthouse (Midrange/standard) or Rwenzori View Guesthouse (Budget/Basic)
Day 2 of the 7 Days Uganda Safari Tour: Do Chimpanzee trekking & Bigodi wetland encounter
After breakfast, gather at Kanyanchu tourism centre for briefing at 08:00 am from the park rangers about the Chimp trekking conduct. Set off to this forest of Kibale after the short briefing in quest of Chimpanzees. The 2- 5 hour trek will expose you to amazing tree species and wildlife including other 12 species of primates like Colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys and olive baboons. The sights of Birds cannot be avoided while their songs will offer you natural entertainment through the jungle. You will marvel at the Chimpanzees as they roll themselves on tree branches, munch fruits and make their pant- hooting calls. After utilizing your one hour, you will return to the starting point for relaxation and preparing for another activity. In the afternoon, you will visit the Bigodi wetland to encounter the swamp animals like Sitatunga and birds like Ruwenzori Turaco and an encounter with local people including the traditional healer.
Accommodation: You will have dinner and overnight at your previous lodge.
Day 3 of the 7 Days Uganda Safari Tour: Visit Sempaya hot springs & transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, transfer to Semuliki National Park to encounter the Sempaya hot springs both female and male as they spur hot water from the ground forming a natural pool around themselves. The nature walk also gives you chances of seeing primates and various flora species. Return and embark on the transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. En route, you will visit the Ruwenzori art foundation which is the only bronze casting center in the whole of Africa to see various sculptures and have a cup of coffee. Arrive in Queen Elizabeth National Park in the evening for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Enganzi Lodge (Midrange/Standard) or Pumba Safari Cottages (Budget/Basic).
Day 4 of the 7 Days Uganda Safari Tour: Do game drive & Kazinga Channel Launch cruise
Depart at 06:00 am to encounter the rewarding Queen Elizabeth National Park game drive through the Kasenyi tracks. This early departure gives you possibilities of seeing the early risers and the night hunters retreating to their hiding places including the rare leopard, side stripped jackal, hyena, and owls among others. The morning game drive will also give you the possibility to see herds of elephants, buffalos, pride of lions, warthogs and a range of antelopes. You will retire from the 3 – hours of game drive and embark to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon, embark on the transfer to Mweya for the Kazinga channel launch cruise that starts at 3 pm lasting for two hours. You have opportunities of spotting hippos, Nile crocodiles, birds on the water shore and counts of wildlife like elephants and buffaloes drinking on the channel side. Retire for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: You will spend an overnight at your previous lodge.
Day 5 of the 7 Days Uganda Safari Tour: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the south (Rushaga) 309km. You will drive through Ishasha in search of tree climbing lions, have lunch en route and arrive in Bwindi in the evening for relaxation and overnight.
Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Gorilla Valley Lodge (Midrange/Standard) or Wagtail Eco-Safari Camp (Budget/Basic).
Day 6 of the 7 Days Uganda Safari Tour: Do gorilla trekking & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Wake up for an early cup of coffee, before gathering at Park Headquarters at Rushaga for a briefing about the gorilla trekking activity at 08:00 am always conducted by park rangers. This gives highlights about the dos and dons while trekking gorillas. After the briefing, you will traverse the jungle in search of the splendid mountain gorillas in the company of the park ranger guide which stretches between 2- 8 hours. You will walk through the luxuriant vegetation, climb raised gradients, ascend down the valleys before you encounter the great mountain gorillas as they munch their food and get astonished by the young gorillas playing and demonstrating their tactics which will prompt you to use up your camera space unknowingly. Your one hour with gorillas is done and return to the starting point after which you will embark on the transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation and overnight.
Accommodation: Bird nest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort (Upmarket/Luxury), Bunyonyi Eco- Resort (Midrange/Standard) or Byoona Amagara Island Retreat (Budget/Basic).
Day 7 of the 7 Days Uganda Safari Tour: Do a morning boat ride & transfer to Kampala.
After breakfast, undertake a morning boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi not exceeding 2 hours exploring a few of its islands amidst the mist covered Kigezi highlands. After the activity embarks on the transfer back to Kampala 437km about a 6 – 7 hours drive. Make a lunch stop at Igongo cultural centre 12km past Mbara town and another stop can be made at the equator crossing Kayabwe for amazing water experiments and photo shoots if time permits. Arrive in Kampala in the evening.
End of the 7 Days Uganda Safari Tour
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 via our 24/7 phone line.
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
- 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)
- 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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