7 Days Safari Uganda Tour SAFARI OVERVIEW

7 Days Safari Uganda Tour

chimp in Kibale national park

Our 7 days Safari Uganda tour is a 6 nights/7 days Uganda safari tour with Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park and wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Parks. Commencing and ending in Entebbe, this ultimate Uganda safari takes us to Lake Mburo Park for a night game drive and a game walking safari in this Uganda’s smallest but beautiful savannah park.

We will proceed to the scenic Queen Elizabeth National Park, the most biologically diverse park in Uganda which hosts over 610 bird species and 96 mammal species including tree climbing and savanna Lions, Elephants, Buffalos, Leopards and Chimpanzees. Here we will undertake extensive wild game drives and a boat cruise on the dramatic 40-km long Kazinga Channel to view some of the largest concentration of hippo in the world. We will also track a troop of wild Chimpanzees in the nearby verdant Kalinzu Forest.

Our super, exciting 7 Days Safari Uganda Tour will continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is a Natural World Heritage Site for an incredible Moutain Gorilla trekking encounter on foot. Bwindi is home to almost half of the world’s Mountain gorillas, the world’s largest living primates weighing up to 220kg and standing up to 6 feet. With the entire wildlife sighting done, we will go and relax at magical Lake Bunyonyi, then transfer back to Entebbe.

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7 Days Safari Uganda Tour − SAFARI PRIME ACTIVITIES

  A face-to-face encounter with the world’s largest living primates −the Moutain gorillas

  A trek is search of our closest relatives−the Chimpanzees on foot

  Thrilling game drive adventures in some of the best safari parks in Uganda

  Encountering the legendary tree-climbing lions of Ishasha

  A wonderful boat cruises on the hippo filled Kazinga Chanel

  A fantastic game walk amongst the wild mammals of Lake Mburo National Park

  Take a relaxing boat trip on magical Lake Bunyonyi

7 Days Safari Uganda Tour − FEATURED UGANDA SAFARI DESTINATIONS/PARKS

  Day 1: Lake Mburo National Park

  Day 2 & 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park

  Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

  Day 5 & 6: Lake Bunyonyi

  Day 7: Transfer to Entebbe

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7 Days Safari Uganda Tour −UGANDA SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Arrive and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park for a night game drive

Day 2: Game walking safari, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park for Chimpanzee trekking

Day 3: Morning game drive in Kasenyi, Kazinga Channel boat safari & evening game drive

Day 4: Game drive in Ishasha sector as you transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day 5: Mountain gorilla trekking & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation and boat cruise

Day 6: Enjoy a morning boat ride at Lake Bunyonyi and an evening community

Day 7: Transfer to Entebbe, lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Centre & Uganda Equator

7 Days Safari Uganda Tour −DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY 

Day 1 Of The 7 Days Safari Uganda Tour: Arrive And Transfer To Lake Mburo National Park For A Night Game Drive.

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will team up with your guide to embark on 280km (4-5 hours) drive to Lake Mburo National Park in the south-west of Uganda. Covering an area of 260 km2 Lake Mburo Game Park is Uganda’s smallest savannah park dominated scenically by the eponymous lake whose forest fringed shore are hemmed in by rolling green hills.

Mburo hosts many animal species not easily observed elsewhere in Uganda including Impalas, Burchell’s zebras, and Eland antelopes. Other animals in Lake Mburo Game Park include Buffalos, Topis, Common duiker, Oribis, Bohor reedbucks, Defassa waterbucks, Bushbucks, Warthogs, Bushpigs, Hippos, and Klipspringers.

The park is also home to 350 bird species including White-winged warbler, Southern ground hornbill, Black-collared barbets, Back-throated barbets, Green-capped eremomela, Blue-breasted kingfisher, and Grey-crowned cranes. Here at around 7 pm, we will undertake a night game drive adventure  in search of creatures like Leopards, Porcupine, Aardvark, White-tailed mongoose, Honey badger, Bush pig, Spotted hyena, Serval, Genet, Civet, and Galagos. Retire for overnight.

Highlight of the day: – A Night game drive adventure in Lake Mburo National Park.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/ Upmarket: – Mihingo Lodge

Mid-range/ Moderate: – Rwakobo Rock/ Arcadia Cottages Mburo/Mpogo Safari Lodge

Budget/ Basic: – Eagles Nest Mburo

 

Meal Plan: – Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 280km or 4-5 hours

 

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Transfer to Lake Mburo
  • Night game drive in Mburo Park

Optional activities you can choose to do on this day in Mburo:-

  • Horseback safaris
  • Cycling safaris
  • Birding
  • Boat cruise on Lake Mburo

Day 2 Of The 7 Days Safari Uganda Tour: Game Walking Safari In Lake Mburo National Park & Transfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park For Chimpanzee Tracking.

After breakfast at 7 am, we engage in a game walking safari lasting for 2 hours exploring the impressive savannah landscapes of Lake Mburo Park at the sunrise traversing the moist vegetation dotted with counts of wild game as they set out to graze.  We  have possibilities of encountering Zebras, Waterbucks, Buffalos, Topis, Elands, Giraffes, Warthogs, and Bushbucks along with a range of bird species such as Grey-crowned cranes, Back-throated barbets, Red-headed lovebird, Barefaced go-away-bird, Black-bellied bustard, Brown parrot, Blue-napped mousebird, Green wood-hoopoe and Red-faced barbet.

Retreat from the encounter and embark on 180km (4 hours) drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You drive through Mbarara town, get your packed lunch from Agip Motel and proceed on the drive enjoying the scenic landscapes of the area including the Bunyaruguru crater. You arrive at the outskirts of Queen Elizabeth Park where Kalinzu Forest Reserve is located and engage in a Uganda Chimpanzee tracking safari activity which starts at 2 pm. Kalinzu is home to over 300 chimpanzees including a 40-strong community habituated for visitors.

Other 5 diurnal primate species including olive baboon, black-and-white colobus, red-tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, and L’Hoest’s monkeys also reside in the forest. There are also other 378 bird, 262 butterfly and 97 month species. The chimp trek lasts 2-5 hours inclusive of 1 hour of actual chimp viewing exploring them as they feed and socialize. Retreat from the activity and proceed to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Highlight of the day: – Tracking wild chimpanzees in the Kalinzu Forest Reserve on foot.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/ Upmarket: – Mweya Safari Lodge/Mazike Valley Lodge/Katara Safari Lodge

Mid-range/ Moderate: – Enganzi Game Lodge/ Bush Lodge/ Kasenyi Safari Camp

Budget/ Basic: – Pumba Safari Lodge/Park View Safari Lodge

 

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 180km or 4 hours

 

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Game walking safari in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park (Kalinzu Forest)
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzu Forest

Optional activities you can choose to do on this day:-

  • Night game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Cultural visits

 

Day 3 Of The 7 Days Safari Uganda Tour: Morning Game Drive In Kasenyi, Kazinga Channel Boat Safari & Evening Game Drive In Queen Elizabeth National Park.

At around 6.00 am, we will wake up for an early morning cup of coffee in the views of the moist savannah before heading out for the game drive at 7 am. We will undertake a 3-4-hour game drive in the park’s Kasenyi sector where we will have a chance of spotting many of the park’s 96 recorded mammal species including Lions, Buffaloes, Elephants, Leopards, Uganda kobs, Waterbucks, Warthogs, and Topis not forgetting counts of birds as the checklist reach 610 species.

Retreat from the activity for relaxation and lunch after which we gather at Mweya jetty for an afternoon 2-hours boat cruise on the 40km-long Kazinga Channel which departs at 2 pm. This thrilling boat trip is a great opportunity to cruise just meters from hundred hippos, elephants, crocodiles, buffalos, waterbucks along with numerous waterbirds such as Saddle bellied stork, Pink-backed pelicans, Black-headed gonolek, Yellow-billed stork, White-billed stork, African Spoonbill, African fish eagle, Marabou stork, African jacana and White-faced whistling ducks.

It is remarkable experience being so close to all these fantastic creatures from the comfort of the boat, with the stunning park all around us adding to the memories we will have of this cruise.  We retreat from the boat cruise and do an evening game drive along the Channel track to explore more wild game in their evening moments. We continue to the lodge for overnight

Highlight of the day: – A very relaxing boat cruise on the wonderful Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth Park.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/ Upmarket: – Mweya Safari Lodge/Mazike Valley Lodge/Katara Safari Lodge

Mid-range/ Moderate: – Enganzi Game Lodge/ Bush Lodge/ Kasenyi Safari Camp

Budget/ Basic: – Pumba Safari Lodge/Park View Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Game walking safari in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park (Kalinzu Forest)
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzu Forest

Optional activities you can choose to do on this day:-

  • Lion tracking
  • Mongoose tracking
  • Birding
  • Night game drives
  • Cultural visits

 

Day 4 Of The 7 Days Safari Uganda Tour: Game Drive In Ishasha Sector In Search Of Tree Climbing Lions As You Transfer To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

After breakfast at your respective lodge, embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda. The drive takes you through Ishasha sector in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park where you spend some time driving in its rolling plains marked by counts of fig trees in search of the uncommon tree climbing lions that tend to climb the fig trees during the day time.

The short trees with overlying branches in Ishasha present the best opportunities for viewing the tree climbing lions than any other part of the world where such Species exist. Proceed to Bwindi in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is part of East Africa’s Albertine Rift with altitudes ranging from 1,160 to 2,607 meters. This ancient montane tropical rainforest harbours some of the highest levels of biodiversity in Africa, including 120 mammal species, 200 butterfly species, 27 species of frogs, 351 bird species, 1000 flowering plant species and 324 documented species of trees. Of course most famously, Bwindi is where almost half of the world’s Moutain gorillas live, about 459 individuals at last count with 20 fully habituated gorilla families available for trekking.

Highlight of the day: Seeing the rare tree climbing lions of Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth Park.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Gorilla Forest Camp/ Buhoma Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge

Mid-range/Moderate: – Gorilla Mist Camp/ Haven Lodge Buhoma/ Nkuringo Gorilla Camp

Budget/Basic: – Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge/ Buhoma Community Rest Camp/

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & time: – Approx. 130-220km or 4-7 hours

 

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Game drive in Ishasha sector in search for the tree climbing lions
  • Scenic transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable

 

Day 5 Of The 7 Days Safari Uganda Tour: Mountain Gorilla Trekking & Transfer To Lake Bunyonyi For Relaxation And Boat Cruise.

The highlight of your safari: a meeting with the gentle giants of Bwindi! After breakfast at the lodge we will transfer to Bwindi Park offices to get briefed about the whole gorilla trekking exercise. At 8am we will embark on an unforgettable trek through the jungle alongside a park ranger to search for these great mountain apes. The gorilla trekking safari Uganda might take you 2 – 8 hours to find the gentle giants depending on their movement. The trek/quest for these great apes is tiresome but very well rewarded by meeting, spending time with and photographing these great gorillas which shares over 97% of our DNA.

A massive male silverback gorilla reaches out to greet a passing ranger guide he recognizes. Or he stops whatever he is doing—playing with a youngster, munching a celery stalk—to look thoughtfully into a visitor’s eyes as if trying to understand him, and the visitor returns the gaze, with feelings described variously as awe, mutual curiosity and an almost mystical sense of connection between two beings that have traveled long, related and finally divergent evolutionary paths.

After your one hour with the gorillas, return to the starting point and transfer to the starting point to embark on the transfer to Lake Bunyonyi driving through fascinating Kigezi Highlands which locals apply terracing method to cultivate their slopes deriving impressive scenic landscape.

Highlight of the day: – The one magical hour with the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/ Upmarket: – Birdnest @Bunyonyi Resort

Mid-range/ Moderate: – Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort/Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort

Budget/ Basic: – Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

 

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 55-85 km or 1-3 hours

 

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi

 

Day 6 Of The 7 Days Safari Uganda Tour: Enjoy A Morning Boat Ride On Lake Bunyonyi And An Evening Community.

We will wake up at 8.00 am for breakfast, after which we will embark on a wonderful boat ride on the serene waters of the magical Lake Bunyonyi to explore some of the lake’s 29 legendary islands such as: – Bucuranuka (Upside down) Island which is believed to have buried a group of male revellers who refused to share their abundant stock of beer with an old lady who had embarked on a canoe to join them. Unfortunately for the drinking party, the woman was a sorceress. She returned to her canoe, paddled a safe distance away, and then used her magical powers to overturn the island-drowning everybody in the party-and then flip it back the right way up as if nothing had happened.

You also visit the Akampane (Punishment) Island where unmarried girls who became pregnant would be exiled. Here they face one of two possible fates: Any man who did not own sufficient cows to pay for an untainted bride was permitted to fetch the disgraced girl from the island and make her his wife. Failing that, the girl would usually starve to death.

After Lake Bunyonyi islands exploration, you will have a lunch break then in evening you will embark on a hike to the top of the world point here which takes you 2200meters above sea level and if you manage to get to the top your efforts will be rewarded with spectacular views of the entire Lake. After this hike, set off for a community tour as you visit the some of the local schools here where you get to meet the local students who are striving for a better future. Retire from the activity return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Highlight of the day: – An experiential boat cruise on the spectacular Lake Bunyonyi.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/ Upmarket: – Birdnest @Bunyonyi Resort

Mid-range/ Moderate: – Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort/Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort

Budget/ Basic: – Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

 

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 55-85km or 1-3 hours

 

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Batwa / Bakiga community walk

 

Day 7 of the 7 Days Safari Uganda Tour: Transfer to Entebbe, Lunch Stop at Igongo Cultural Centre & Uganda Equator.

We will have breakfast and then transfer back to Entebbe 477km about 8 hours’ drive. We will drive through dramatic Kigezi highlands covered with mist in the morning before continuing through impressive south western Uganda landscapes of Ntungamo with extensive banana plantation and cattle farms.

A lunch stop will be made at Igongo Cultural Centre and another stop at Uganda Equator Crossing Kayabwe 77km to Kampala and have time to explore this significant geographical site – the Sun’s way and the point of separation between the northern and southern hemisphere. A well-interpreted water experiment is performed to show the separation of these two poles. The place also features rewarding photographing opportunities where you take photos with one leg in the northern hemisphere and another in the southern hemisphere. It is also a nice place to get yourself memorabilia to carry back home.

Highlight of the day: – The Uganda equator experience at Kayabwe.

Meal Plan: – Breakfast & Lunch

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 477km or 8 hours

 

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Transfer to Entebbe
  • Photo session at the Equator

End of the 7 Days Safari Uganda Tour

7 Days Safari Uganda Tour SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  Full time English professional safari driver guide

  4×4 safari van/ 4×4 Safari land cruiser with poop up roof for game viewing with functional A/C

  Full board accommodation

  Gorilla & chimpanzee trekking permit fees

  Boat cruise fees

  Wi-Fi Internet on board the safari vehicle

  Bottled water

7 Days Safari Uganda Tour EXCLUSIONS

  International &domestic flight fees

  Visa fees

  Laundry services

  Items of personal nature

  Gratuities and tips

  Other beverages/ drinks

  Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary above

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7 Days Uganda Tour GORILLA TREKKING TIPS

  •   Mountain gorillas sometimes nest far from the start of your gorilla trek, you should ready yourself for a long walk and drink plenty of water.
  •    Eating, drinking and smoking near the gorillas is forbidden – designated time and place will be communicated.
  •    Smoking while inside the forest is strictly forbidden
  •    Bwindi being a tropical forest, it can rain anytime so we encourage you to carry a rain poncho
  •    Waterproof walking shoes or hiking boots are essential.
  •    Gardening gloves for protection against stinging plants
  •    Long trousers and long-sleeved sweaters or shirts while in the forest to avoid insect stings.
  •    Photography is permitted, although you must not use flash
  •    Porters are available to help you carry your day pack for a small charge
  •    As you prepare to come for your Uganda gorilla adventure, please do some exercises so that you prepare your body for gorilla trekking which can last between 3-8 hours
  •    In case you can’t walk for a very long time, you shouldn’t really worry about not being able to do gorilla trekking because there are potters who can carry you throughout at a small extra cost.
  •    Carry your sunscreen lotion to keep your skin safe from the tropical heat & sun rays
  •    When you get to the gorillas, don’t make noise because this agitates the gorillas
  •    For more information about gorilla trekking tips please follow these links to read more about gorilla trekking tips and advice.

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