7 Days Uganda safari taking you to 3 of Uganda’s best national parks. The safari starts from Kibale Forest, a tropical rainforest with thirteen primate species. From this forest you will track the noisy chimpanzee families while from the Bigodi Wetland Sanctaury, you will have a nature walk characterised by a number of birds including Blue Turaco, Black casques hornbills, Black and White Hornbills, Yellow Backed Weavers, Wagtails, Cuckoos, Woodland Kingfishers, Flycatchers, Manikins etc.
From Queen Elizabeth National Park, located on the savannah plains below the Rwenzori, the park harbours great game which include elephants, lions, buffaloes, hippos and leopards. From Kyambura gorge track our closest primate cousins- the fast moving and elusive chimpanzees. From Bwindi gorilla tracking through the ancient tropical rainforest. Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of these gentle giants is surely the most exciting and unforgettable experience you cannot afford to miss. Other activities to be carried out include nature walks to see birds, monkeys and orchids.
Day 1: Transfer to Kibale National Park
Our safari guide will meet you and brief you about the safari. Then drive to Fort Portal passing via Mityana-Mubende road. Have a stop over in Mubende and visit the Nakayima tree. Have lunch en route and continue to Kibale forest national park arriving in the afternoon. Check in and relax at the lodge or explore the nearby Crater Lake. Dinner and Overnight at Ndali Lodge/Primates Lodge Kanyanchu.
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest
Wake up and have an early morning breakfast and then go for chimpanzee tracking. You will go to Kanyanchu tourist centre and get briefed then join the destination guide who will take you through the forest and show you some tree species, as well as tell you the different features of the forest. After having lunch, take an afternoon nature walk through the Bigodi swamp to see swamp birds, primates as well as some of the community Based projects financed by tourism. Dinner and Overnight at Ndali Lodge/Primates Lodge Kanyanchu.
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP
Depart for Queen Elizabeth national park located in the foothills of the Mountains of the moon, one of the great mountain ranges of the world. As you continue to the park you may see different animals and birds given that the park has got about 100 mammal species and a remarkable 606 bird species. Dinner and Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/ Ihamba Safari Lodge.
Day 4: Kyambura Chimp trek
You will take an early excursion to Kyambura gorge to track the fast moving and elusive chimpanzees. Though seeing these mobile chimpanzees is un predictable, the walk is wonderful. Alternatively visit the Maramagambo Forest where you will see the bat cave, the blue lake and several primates. In the afternoon take a launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel which is blessed with many hippos, solitary buffaloes, and a vast array of birds. You will then have an evening game drive in the park. Dinner and Overnight at Mweya safari Lodge /Ihamba Safari Lodge.
Day 5: The Ishasha Sector transfer to Bwindi
Have an early start for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, passing through the Ishasha sector, well known for the tree climbing lions, or through an alternative route passing through cultivated expanses. After lunch, go for a nature walk or a community visit. Dinner and Overnight at Buhoma.
Day 6: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Gorilla Park
Following an early breakfast, you will proceed to the forest for gorilla tracking. Encountering the largest and heaviest primates is an adventurous and memorable activity which can’t be easily forgotten. Tracking from Bwindi involves walking up steep densely forested hills; therefore some fitness is required. After having packed lunch take a leisurely nature or community walk if time permits. Dinner and Overnight at Buhoma.
Day 7: Return to Kampala
After breakfast return for Kampala having lunch enroute. You will get to Kampala in the afternoon and rest at your hotel for the afternoon. You can have a walk around the hotel, take a swim in the pool at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel/ Sheraton Hotel.
End of the tour