7 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife tour

Overview of the 7 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife tour

The 7 Days Uganda Gorilla, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari is one of the interesting Uganda safari tours that one can have in Uganda. Customized to the travellers’ interests, the encounter takes you through the memorable Chimpanzee trekking Uganda tour in the primate capital of the world, game viewing including tree-climbing lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, Uganda Kobs, waterbucks among others and a thrilling boat cruise the 45km long Kazinga Channel with the views of Nile crocodile and Hippos in Queen Elizabeth National Park, the most treasured safari activity in Africa – Mountain Gorilla trekking in the hilly forested landscapes of Bwindi dubbed the Impenetrable, recreational boat encounter on Lake Bunyonyi known as the lake of a thousand islands and the amazing photoshoots and amazing water experiments at the Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe.

Uganda Safari Highlight of the 7 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife tour

Day 1: Transfer to Fort Portal Area, visit the Amabere g’Nyinamwiru caves & hike the Fort Portal Crater field & then transfer to Kibale Np

Day 2: Do Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Np & afternoon Bigodi wetland walk

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Np & do Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge in the afternoon

Day 4: Do Morning game drive in Kasenyi Sector of Queen Elizabeth Np, afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise & evening game drive along the channel track

Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Np and do a game drive en route in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions

Day 6: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable NP & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation and canoe ride

Day 7: Transfer back to Kampala / Entebbe with a traditional lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Center & at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for amazing photoshoots

Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 7 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife tour

Day 1 of the 7 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife tour: Transfer to Fort Portal Area, visit the Amabere g’Nyinamwiru caves & hike the Fort Portal Crater field & then transfer to Kibale Np

After breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala, embark on the drive to Fort Portal area 300km about 5 hours’ drive. You will drive through impressive countryside landscapes of Uganda with impressive scenic views including the scenic Mubende inselbergs. You arrive in time for lunch after which you will proceed to the Fort Portal Crater Lake field where you will first visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves, an ancient site that locals believe to be breasts of Nnyinamwiru the daughter of Bukuku a self-enthroned King of the Bachwezi. Geologically, the features are stalactites and stalagmites.  From the caves, continue to hike the Fort Portal Crater field where you will summit the famous Kyeganywa hill offering impressive views of the crater lakes and crater hollows below and the views of Rwenzori Mountains on a clear day. Return from this activity and connect to the hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

 Accommodation

Luxury:  Crater Safari Lodge – Luxury Cottages

Midrange: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse – Cottage

Budget:  Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse – Main house room

Day 2 of the 7 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife tour: Do Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Np & afternoon Bigodi wetland walk

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 National Park after the short briefing in quest of Chimpanzees. The 2 – 5-hour trek will expose you 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 the roll themselves on tree branches, munch fruits and make their pant – hooting calls. After utilizing your one hour, you will have a picnic lunch and return to the starting point for short relaxation before embarking on the wetland walk in the Bigodi sanctuary – the most successful eco-community initiative in Uganda. You explore the lush swamp flora, gain chances of viewing a range of birds including the Great Blue Turaco and the wild animals such as the swamp-dwelling Sitatunga antelope.  Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight

 Accommodation

Luxury:  Crater Safari Lodge – Luxury Cottages

Midrange: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse – Cottage

Budget:  Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse – Main house room

Day 3 of the 7 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife tour: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Np & do Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge in the afternoon

After a relaxed breakfast, embark on the transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park 157km about 2 – 3 hours’ drive enjoying the scenic views en route including the fascinating Rwenzori Mountains.  The afternoon is dedicated for Chimp trek in Kyambura gorge. The Kyambura gorge also famously known as the valley of apes is 100m deep with a lush tropical forest thriving below sea level that supports the only populations of Chimpanzees in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The impressive steep landscapes of the gorge present a challenging hike that is worth exploring on top of the chimpanzee viewing experience. The activity starts at 2 pm and takes about 2 – 5 hours inclusive of one hour of direct encounter with chimps. Retreat from the activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Luxury:  Mazike Valley Lodge

Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge

Budget:  Pumba Safari Cottages

Day 4 of the 7 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife tour: Do Morning game drive in Kasenyi Sector of Queen Elizabeth Np, afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise & evening game drive along the channel track

Connect to the rolling savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park at 6 am stretching to Kasenyi plains where counts of the wild game might be encountered including the elephants, Buffaloes, lions, leopards, Kobs, waterbucks, spotted hyenas, jackals among others. You have chances of encountering these animals as they mate, patrol, socialize, graze and hunt among other aspects that lure you into remarkable amazement. Retreat from the 3 – 4-hour activity to embark on the transfer to the lodge for relaxation and lunch after which you gather at Mweya jetty for an afternoon 2-hour boat cruise along the 45km Kazinga Channel. The cruise exposes you to possible magical sights of the Hippos, Nile crocodiles and other wild game like elephants and buffaloes drinking on the channel side. Retreat from the activity and do a simple game drive along the channel track as you head back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

 Accommodation

Luxury:  Mazike Valley Lodge

Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge

Budget:  Pumba Safari Cottages

Day 5 of the 7 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife tour: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Np and do a game drive en route in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You undertake a game drive in Ishasha sector in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda in search of tree climbing lions and other wild game. The Ishasha is one of the only two places in the world where tree climbing lions can be encountered. They tend to lie in fig tree branches in the day time. Continue on the drive to arrive in Bwindi in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

 Accommodation

Luxury:  Haven Lodge Buhoma

Midrange:  Gorilla Mist Camp

Day 6 of the 7 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife tour: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable NP & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation and canoe ride

After breakfast, gather at the respective park headquarters for briefing at 8 am and eventual start of the gorilla trekking encounter. You follow the trails of your respective gorilla family traversing the forest with is hilly forested landscapes and deep saddles. The hills are forested with mature trees and dense undergrowth that have earned it the name Impenetrable. The gorilla trek safari Uganda encounter tends to last 2 – 8 hours inclusive of one (1) hour direct encounter with them. Seeing the critically endangered apes as they forage, socialize, the young gorillas rolling themselves on tree branches and the Silverback demonstrating his authority is a moment of wonder that derives remarkable excitement.  Retreat from the activity and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi Uganda through the fascinating Kigezi Highlands with magical sceneries. Upon arrival at Lake Bunyonyi, you embark on a thrilling sunset boat cruise on the lake of a thousand islands as it has been dubbed because of its counts of 29 Islands. The cruise presents an evening soothing recreational encounter that is worth exploring and refreshment after gorilla trek adventure. Retire for dinner and overnight.

 Accommodation

Luxury: Birdnest @ Bunyonyi resort

Midrange:  Lake Bunyonyi Rock-resort

Day 7 of the 7 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife tour: Transfer back to Kampala / Entebbe with a traditional lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Center & at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for amazing photoshoots

After your breakfast, embark on the journey back to Kampala 437km about 7 hours’ drive excluding stops en route. The drive will expose you to country side sceneries and economic activities that have sustained the lives of the local communities for centuries past among which include extensive Banana plantation and cattle keeping. You will make a stop for lunch at Igongo cultural centre 12km past Mbarara. After this encounter, you will continue on the drive to Kampala. Another stop will be made at the Equator crossing Kayabwe 77km to Kampala for photo shoots and water experiments that justify the geographical divide between the northern and southern hemispheres. Proceed to Kampala to mark the end of the 7 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife tour.

End of the 7 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife tour