7 Days Uganda Tour Primate Trekking, Uganda Wildlife safari

Overview of the 7 Days Uganda Tour Primate Trekking, Uganda Wildlife safari

The 7 Days Uganda Tour Primate trekking, Uganda Wildlife safari is an exciting Uganda Safari adventure commencing and ending in Entebbe. The Safari features night game drive and walking safari in Lake Mburo National Park Uganda, extensive wild game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park including Ishasha sector famous for the tree-climbing lions, Majestic Kazinga Channel launch cruise and Chimpanzees in the lush Kalinzu Forest Reserve. It also incorporates magical Mountain Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and relaxation at Lake Bunyonyi with its fascinating Islands and the surrounding Kigezi Highlands.

Uganda Safari Highlight of the 7 Days Uganda Tour Primate Trekking, Uganda Wildlife safari

Day 1 of the 7 Days Uganda Tour Primate trekking, Uganda Wildlife safari: Arrive and transfer to Lake Mburo Np for a night game drive in the park

Day 2 of the 7 Days Uganda Tour Primate trekking, Uganda Wildlife safari: Morning game walking safari & transfer to Queen Elizabeth Np for an afternoon Chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzu Forest Reserve

Day 3 of the 7 Days Uganda Tour Primate trekking, Uganda Wildlife safari: Morning game drive in Kasenyi sector (Lions, elephants, Buffaloes, Leopard, Waterbucks etc), afternoon Kazinga Channel boat safari (Nile crocodiles, Hippos, Birds etc) and evening game drive along the channel track

Day 4 of the 7 Days Uganda Tour Primate trekking, Uganda Wildlife safari: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Np with a game drive en route in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions

Day 5 of the 7 Days Uganda Tour Primate trekking, Uganda Wildlife safari: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Np & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation and boat cruise (Sightseeing of Kigezi Highlands and the lake of a thousand Islands)

Day 6 of the 7 Days Uganda Tour Primate trekking, Uganda Wildlife safari: Transfer to Entebbe, traditional lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Centre & at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for amazing photo shoots and water experiments

Day 7 of the 7 Days Uganda Tour Primate trekking, Uganda Wildlife safari: Relaxation at the Hotel & drop off at the airport at 2 pm

Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 7 Days Uganda Tour Primate Trekking, Uganda Wildlife safari

Day 1 of the 7 Days Uganda Tour Primate Trekking, Uganda Wildlife safari: Arrive and transfer to Lake Mburo Np for a night game drive in the park

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will team up with your guide to embark on the transfer to Lake Mburo National Park in the south-west of Uganda 280km about 5 hours drive. At 7 pm, do a night game drive in Lake Mburo National Park. Explore the Nocturnal animals like hare, porcupine, Aardvark, white-tailed mongoose, honey badger, side – stripped jackal, bush pig, spotted hyena, serval cat, Jenet cat, civet, thick-tailed Galago and black galago. Retire for overnight.

 Accommodation
Luxury:
Mihingo Lodge

Midrange: Rwakobo Rock

Budget: Eagles Nest Mburo

Day 2 of the 7 Days Uganda Tour Primate Trekking, Uganda Wildlife safari: Morning game walking safari & transfer to Queen Elizabeth Np for an afternoon Chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzu Forest Reserve 

Following a cup of coffee, you embark on the game walking safari at 7 am lasting for 2 hours exploring the impressive savannah landscapes of Lake Mburo Park Uganda at the sunrise traversing the moist vegetation dotted with counts of wild game as they set out to graze. You have possibilities of exploring Burchell’s Zebras, Deffasa Waterbucks, Cape Buffaloes, Topis, the Elands, Rothschild giraffes, the warthogs, bushbucks and Leopards along with a range of bird species including the Red-faced Barbet that is endemic in Lake Mburo National Park on Uganda Standards. Retreat from the encounter and embark on the transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park 180km about 4 hours drive. 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 National Park where Kalinzu Forest Reserve is located and engage in a Uganda Chimpanzee trekking safari activity starting at 2 pm. The chimp trek lasts 2 – 5 hours inclusive of 1 hour of actual chimp viewing exploring them as they feed and socialise. Retreat from the activity and proceed to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Luxury:  Mazike Valley Lodge

Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge

Budget:  Pumba Safari Cottages

Day 3 of the 7 Days Uganda Tour Primate Trekking, Uganda Wildlife safari: Morning game drive in Kasenyi sector (Lions, elephants, Buffaloes, Leopard, Waterbucks etc), afternoon Kazinga Channel boat safari (Nile crocodiles, Hippos, Birds etc) and evening game drive along the channel track

You wake up for an early morning cup of coffee in the views of the moist savannah before heading to the park for the game drive at 7 am. Undertake a 3 – 4-hour game drive in the Kasenyi tracks in the open savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park lying flat on the Albertine rift floor. This Uganda safari encounter offers you an opportunity to explore a range of wild game including; cape Buffaloes, Leopards, Topi, Elephants, Kobs, Waterbucks, Warthogs, Hyena, lions, side stripped jackals among other wildlife not forgetting counts of bird species since Queen Elizabeth National Park has the highest bird count  in the whole of Uganda and East Africa (over 600) including the Martial Eagle, African Skimmer, Black-rumped Buttonquail,  Chapin’s Flycatcher, Pink-backed Pelican, Verreaux’s Eagle Owl, White-tailed Lark, Black Bee-eater, White-winged Warbler among other birds. Retreat from the activity for relaxation and lunch after which you gather at Mweya jetty for an afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise departing at 2 pm. You will have an afternoon 2-hour boat cruise running along the Kazinga channel that stretches from Lake George to Lake Edward covering 45km distance. This cruise offers you an opportunity to see at close range the highest concentration of water submerged Hippos, surrounded by over 550 species of migrant and resident birds plus crocodiles drinking and resting at water edges. The cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. You retreat from the boat cruise and do an evening game drive along the Channel track to explore more wild game in their evening moments. Continue to the lodge for overnight

Accommodation

Luxury:  Mazike Valley Lodge

Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge

Budget:  Pumba Safari Cottages

Day 4 of the 7 Days Uganda Tour Primate Trekking, Uganda Wildlife safari: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Np with a game drive en route in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions 

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 Uganda where you spend some time driving in its rolling plains marked by counts of fig trees in search of 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 tree climbing lions than any other part of the world where such Species exist. Proceed to Bwindi Forest National Park in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Luxury:  Haven Lodge Buhoma

Midrange:  Gorilla Mist Camp

Day 5 of the 7 Days Uganda Tour Primate Trekking, Uganda Wildlife safari: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Np & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation and boat cruise (Sightseeing of Kigezi Highlands and the lake of a thousand Islands)

Have breakfast at your respective lodge and then go to the park offices to get briefed and at 8:00 am after which you embark on the Uganda gorilla trek along the designated trails within the impenetrable forest in search for these great Mountain Gorillas. The gorilla trekking safari Uganda might take you 2 – 8 hours to find the giant Gorillas 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 as you look straight into their inviting brown expressive eyes, this is a lifetime thrill of a wildlife adventure only Africa can offer you. 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. You arrive at Lake Bunyonyi Uganda in the afternoon and embark on the boat cruise to explore the second deepest Lake in Africa with a count of 29 Islands.   Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Luxury: Birdnest @ Bunyonyi resort

Midrange:  Lake Bunyonyi Rock-resort

Day 6 of the 7 Days Uganda Tour Primate Trekking, Uganda Wildlife safari: Transfer to Entebbe, traditional lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Centre & at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for amazing photo shoots and water experiments

After breakfast, embark on the transfer back to Entebbe 477km about 8 hours’ drive. You drive through the magical highlands of Kigezi 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.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Protea Hotel Entebbe

Midrange:  2 Friends Beach Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)

Budget: Airport Guesthouse Entebbe

Day 7 of the 7 Days Uganda Tour Primate Trekking, Uganda Wildlife safari: Relaxation at the Hotel & drop off at the Airport

Settle for relaxed breakfast and spend the whole mid-morning at leisure enjoying either the comfort of your room, the swimming pool or relaxing by the beach of Africa’s largest Lake – Lake Victoria.  You will then transfer to the airport to check-in for the flight departure back home.

End of the 7 Days Uganda Tour Primate Trekking, Uganda Wildlife safari