7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

Travel summary:

Day 1: Entebbe Airport – Entebbe
Day 2: Entebbe – Kibale N.P
Day 3: Kibale N.P – Queen Elizabeth N.P
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth N.P – Ishasha Sector – Bwindi N.P
Day 5: Bwindi N.P
Day 6: Bwindi N.P – Lake Mburo N. P
Day 7: Lake Mburo N. P – Entebbe

Day 1: Entebbe Airport - Entebbe

Welcome to Uganda! On arrival, you will be met at the Airport by our company representative who will escort you to your safari vehicle and will introduce you to your Driver who will also be your Guide. The first stop will be a short drive to your accommodation where you will be able to relax and contemplate the adventure that lies ahead.
Your journey will be approx.; 8km. 15min drive
Overnight night at 2 Friends Beach Hotel | Lake View

Day 2: Entebbe - Kibale N.P

Your safari adventure begins today with your first destination Kibale Forest National Park. An early start will see you head west on a scenic drive towards Fort Portal Town via Mityana and Mubende, before arriving at your destination. This region of Uganda is the traditional home of the Tooro Kingdom and is well known for its stunning landscapes made up of well-manicured tea and vanilla plantations, which can be visited that are punctuated with amazing natural crater lakes.
Today your journey will be approx.; 350km. 6hrs drive
Lunch en-route
The Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is a part of the Magombe Swamp just south of Kibale National Park. A visit to the sanctuary enables you to see rare mammals and birds, like the webbed feet sitatunga as the great blue turaco call this place home. However, if you aren’t lucky enough to see them there are still plenty of other animals, including bush pigs, black and white colobus monkeys and over 200 species of birds that inhabit the swamp. The Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is a community-based programme that supports local residents and encourages a healthy link between tourism and the community it affects.
Overnight at Kibale Guest Cottages | Cottage

Day 3: Kibale N.P - Queen Elizabeth N.P

Your Chimpanzee Trekking experience has finally arrived! It begins at the Uganda Wildlife Authority HQ at Kayanchu Gate where your trekking group will head into the forest with a guide after a short briefing. About 1 hour before your group sets off an advance party of guides will have entered the forest to locate where the Chimpanzees spent the night. Once located the advance party send a radio message back to your trekking group so that you can navigate through the forest. During the trek, you will also get to see the different birds, animals and plant species within the forest. Once you locate the Chimpanzees you can only spend one hour with them this ensures that the Chimpanzees don’t become accustomed to human contact.
Lunch en-route
The excitement of Chimpanzee Trekking will probably still be with you as the safari continues to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the afternoon. Entry will be via the northern sector famous for the Kasenyi Plains and Kazinga Chanel. This part of the safari is all contained within the Tooro Kingdom and you will notice a distinct change in scenery as the lush green Crater Lake region of surrounding Kibale Forest gives way to the open savannah lands of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Your journey will be approx; 150km. 3hrs drive
One of the highlights of visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park is the boat ride along the Kazinga Channel. The boat ride is a round trip beginning at the Mweya Peninsula and lasting around 3 hours. The Channel is a 32-kilometre long natural channel that links Lake Edward and Lake George. The channel has one of the world’s largest concentrations of hippos, numerous Nile crocodiles, buffalo, elephants and a whole host of birds. Including African fish eagles, kingfishers, herons, storks and skimmers
Overnight at Parkview Safari Lodge | Standard room

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth N.P - Ishasha Sector - Bwindi N.P

Today you will transfer from the North Eastern sector of the park to the Southern sector also known as the Ishasha sector. Queen Elizabeth National Park is just less than 2,000km2, contained with in that area is a diverse environment that contains forests, Savannah grassland and lakes. All this means that there are a wide range of birds, mammals and plant life that live within the park and all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride!
Your journey will be approx. 100km, 2hrs 30min drive.
A game drive in the Ishasha sector gives you a chance to see the famous tree climbing lions that can be seen hanging out of large fig trees. No one really knows why lions in this area climb trees but there are many theories surrounding this behavior. However, lions are not the only animals to be found in the park. Large herds of Uganda Kob, Hippos, elephant and antelope also roam this part of the park making it an ideal place to view the wildlife at its best.
Lunch en-route
With the Kazinga Channel and the Game drives ticked off your list, It will be time to leave Queen Elizabeth National Park and continue your journey towards Bwindi and the Gorillas, where the adventure of a lifetime awaits you! This section of the safari will see you enter the traditional area of Kigezi Kingdom which is the southernmost Kingdom on Uganda.
Your journey will be approx; 70km. 2hrs drive
Overnight at Mahogany Springs Lodge | Luxury Banda

Day 5: Bwindi N.P

Your Gorilla Trekking experience is finally here, hope your camera is charged and you are ready for what lies ahead. An early start will see you transfer to the Park Headquarters for a briefing with the Uganda Wildlife Authority guides. An advance party of guides will have gone ahead into the forest to locate where the gorillas slept the previous night and will have begun to track their movements. These guides will communicate with your team via a walkie-talkie and the trek into the forest will begin. Locating the Gorillas can take a few hours or the whole day depending on how far they have moved from the place they spent the previous night. For conservation purposes, the amount of time allowed with the Gorillas is 1 hour. As you trek through the forest you will appreciate why the forest is called impenetrable. There is also a multitude of other animals that you might encounter including antelopes and rare monkeys not to mention the beauty of the forest itself. Once you have completed the trek you will return to the lodge, for a well-earned rest and time to reflect on a truly magical experience.
Overnight at Mahogany Springs Lodge | Luxury Banda

Day 6: Bwindi N.P - Lake Mburo N. P

With your Gorilla Trekking experience still a vivid memory, it is time to leave the Gorillas and the Kigezi Kingdom all behind and head towards Lake Mburo National Park and into the heartland of the Ankole Kingdom. The drive is one of the most scenic in Uganda as you transition between the Impenetrable forest and into the Ankole grasslands, where the famous long-horned Ankole cattle graze.
Your journey will be approx; 260km. 6hrs drive
One of the best activities to do in Lake Mburo is a scenic boat ride on the lake. This is one of the best ways to see the diverse wildlife that the Park has. The boat ride can be done at dawn or dusk depending on your safari itinerary and will normally take around 2 hours. All the rides begin at the Rwonyo jetty; it will not take you long before you begin to see large groups of hippos in the water as well as crocodiles and buffalo lining the banks of the lake. The lake is also famous for its bird life, from majestic fish eagles, colorful kingfishers, to hammerkops and their enormous nests.
Overnight at Rwakobo Rock Lodge | Cottage

Day 7: Lake Mburo N. P - Entebbe

Game drives in Lake Mburo National Park are a perfect way to begin or end a Safari in Uganda. The park has a variety of wildlife that almost contradicts its small size in comparison to the other parks in Uganda. The park doesn’t have any large cats apart from leopards that are normally only seen at night Lake Mburo has a large variety of antelopes and Rothschild’s giraffe have recently been reintroduced. However the highlights of the park have to be the Burchell’s zebra and eland which are only found in two National Parks in Uganda.
After an incredible safari, it will be time to head back. During this final leg of the trip, you will leave the Ankole Kingdom and head back into the Buganda Kingdom, heading eastwards towards Entebbe. There are not many places in the world that have the wide range of wildlife, nature and culture. We hope you took loads of great photos and had a wonderful experience that will live with you for a long time.
Your journey will be approx; 270km. 6hrs drive
Lunch en-route


As your time in Uganda has come to an end, we truly hope you have had a memorable experience that you will remember for many years to come. Have a safe onward journey and we hope that Uganda will always be close to your hearts!

Total - Rates per person in double room

For 2 persons: US$ 3430 per person – Total US$ 6860
For 4 persons: US$ 2850 per person – Total US$ 11,400
For 6 persons: US$ 2780 per person – Total US$ 16,680
Sup. Single room: US$ 319

Package Price

Tour price includes:

Transfers and transportation in a 4x4 Safari Vehicle with an English-speaking driver guide

Park entrance fees

1 x Chimp tracking Kibale

1 x Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Forest

Game Drives

Boat cruise on Lake Mburo and Kazinga Channel

Bigodi swamp walk

Accommodation as stated above or similar depending on availability at the time of booking

Meals as stated above, Full board on safari and bed and breakfast in Entebbe

1 litre of drinking water per person per day in the vehicle

Tour price Excludes:

Optional activities and activities not mentioned in above

Tips

Personal expenses

Drinks

International Airfare

Visas to Uganda

Travel insurance