This 7 Days Safari takes you to the three most popular destinations in Uganda; Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The trip starts with a visit to chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park. Apart from chimpanzees, Kibale Forest is the world’s highest concentration of primates hosting 13 different primates species including both diurnal and nocturnal. After a chimpanzee trek in Kibale Forest, travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park – the world’s most biosphere reserve featuring tree climbing lions, leopards, hippos, elephants, buffaloes, lots of small game and 606 bird species. The trip ends in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda’s tourist hotspot, home to the giant mountain gorillas. After the trek into the forest, return to Kampala passing via the Equator.

Trip Highlights

  • Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi.
  • Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest.
  • Game Drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Boat Rides and Launch Cruises.
  • Sightseeing and Photography.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Travel from Kampala to Kibale Forest National Park
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park. Lunch. Nature Walk in Bigodi Wetland.
Day 3: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Afternoon Boat Cruise along the Kazinga Channel
Day 4: Game Drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Day 5: Travel to Bwindi via the Ishasha Sector
Day 6: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable national Park.
Day 7: Travel back to Kampala. Drop off at the hotel or Airport.

Day 1: Kampala – Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast you, meet the safari guide and drive Kibale Forest National Park. Have a stopover at Mubende and visit the Nakayima Tree, a four hundred year old historical tree, one of the few remains of the Bachwezi dynasty. Continue with your journey to Fort Portal  Town making a few other stops at different fascinating places along the way. Take lunch in Fortportal and visit take a visit to the Crater Lakes Region or the Amabeere Ga Nyinamwiru cultural site. Later connect to Kibale Forest National Park. Dinner and overnight stay at Chimp Nest Budget, Kibale Forest Lodge (Any Equivalent).

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest

After breakfast, report to the park headquarters and get briefed about chimpanzee tracking. Embark on a morning walk through Kibale forest in search of chimps and other primates. During the trek, you will be guided by experienced and knowledgeable tour guides who will give you a lot of insight into the lives of primates, as well as flora and fauna found within the forest. After lunch, take an initiative walk to Bigodi wetland for birds and other primates living around this swampy area. (You can opt for a full day chimpanzee habituation experience within the forest). Dinner and Overnight at Chimp Nest Budget, Kibale Forest Lodge.

Day 3: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Early in the morning, depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. This National Park is a UNESCO World Biosphere and has one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game reserve in the world! Almost 100 mammal species and a remarkable 606 bird species can be found. Elephants, Lots of hippos, the elusive giant forest hog and the handsome Uganda kob all regularly sighted. In the afternoon, we will take a visit to the crater regions. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge /Enganzi Lodge / Mweya Ecology Institute

Day 4: Game Drives Boat Cruises in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Morning game drive and back to the lodge for mid morning break fast and lunch. In the afternoon go for the launch cruise along the Kazinga channel. This will expose you to diversity of schools of hippos, crocodiles, and many bird species. In the afternoon, visit the Katwe Salt works. Dinner and Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge /Enganzi Lodge / Mweya Ecology Institute

Day 5: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast we will leave for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of the mountain gorillas. We’ll pass through the southern sector of the park known as Ishasha, famed for its tree-climbing lions. In the evening, walk to the nearby community for a cultural performance or enjoy the Batwa Experience, a carefully organized cultural visit to the Batwa, former dwellers who lived within the Bwindi Forest. Overnight and dinner at Gorilla Forest Camp / Bwindi lodge / Buhoma Community Bandas.

Day 6: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to roughly half of the world’s 800 mountain gorillas. Early in the morning, your guide will transfer you to the park headquarters from where you will start your hike into the forest. Get briefed about the trek and hike into the forest on a guided trek to find the mountain gorillas. Upon meeting the mountain gorillas, you will have a full hour to enjoy their company, observing and photographing them! Remember, the gorillas are shy, peaceful animals and meeting them in the wild is an unforgettable experience! Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Bwindi Forest – Kampala

After breakfast start off with a return trip to Kampala having lunch en-route in Mbarara. Have a stopover at the Equator in Masaka and at Mpambire Drum Makers. Drop off at your hotel, airport or preferred destination.

End of the Safari

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