7 Days Uganda Safari (Wildlife Viewing & Gorillas)
Itinerary Overview: 7 Days Uganda Safari
The 7 Days Uganda Safari is an all-inclusive 1 week Uganda Safari that offers a Gorilla trekking and Wildlife tour. 7 Days Uganda Safari takes to Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi, & Lake Mburo. 7 Days Uganda Safari is a Primates & Wildlife Long Uganda Safari that takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Queen Elizabeth, and Lake Mburo National Parks.
7 Days Uganda Safari (1 week in Uganda) comprises activities like Gorilla trekking, Game drive, boat cruise, cycling, or nature walk and visits to the equator line. Safari starts and ends in Kampala-Uganda’s capital. From Kampala, the transfer will have its first stop at the equator line then continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park. At the park, you will undertake a game drive in one of the most popular national parks in the country in search of wildlife. After the game drive, take a boat cruise along the famous Kazinga Channel then search for tree climbing lions along with the Ishasha sector. From Queen Elizabeth National Park the tour continues to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for Gorilla trekking. This is such a great national park for Mountain Gorilla trekking since there are several Gorilla families and therefore the highest chance of seeing the gentle giants.
Following a Memorable Gorilla trekking trip in Bwindi forest, you continue to Lake Mburo National Park. Here you choose to go cycling or have a nature walk and game drive. The 7 Days Uganda Safari Tour takes 7 Days and 6 Nights.
Quick Tour Details
Number of People: Tailored
Number of Days: 7 Days (1 Week)
Start/End: Entebbe Airport, Uganda
Availability: All year throughout
Activities: Morning game drive, afternoon boat cruise, tree-climbing lions, Mountain gorilla trekking, wildlife viewing, cycling, nature walk
Destinations: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kazinga Channel, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Mburo National Park
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Safari Highlights: 7 Days Uganda Safari
- Day #1: Transfer by road from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Day #2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel
- Day #3: Tree climbing lions Game drive in Ishasha & transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Day #4: Mountain Gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Forest
- Day #5: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
- Day #6: Cycling or nature walk and game drive in Lake Mburo National Park
- Day #7: Return by a 4×4 safari vehicle to Kampala
Itinerary details: 7 Days Uganda Safari
Day 1: Transfer by road from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park
From your place of residence or hotel (earlier on communicated to us), an allocated driver guide will pick you up. After meeting and greeting, you will board the safari vehicle for a drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. If interested, you will stop at the equator line about 80 Km from Kampala for photography at the world’s centerline. The drive continues to western Uganda with a lunch stop in Mbarara town. You will most likely arrive at the park in the evening and check in to the booked hotel. You have dinner at a hotel and later on, spend the night there.
Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation Options: Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge, Mid-range: Enganzi Game Lodge, Budget: Bush Lodge
Day 2: Morning Game drive and afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel
On the second day, you will have your desired breakfast at the hotel and then be transferred by your guide to the park for a game drive. You have a game drive along the Kasenyi plains in search of wildlife that roams these plains. Some of the animals that can possibly be seen include kobs, elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, topis, and many more.
After the game drive, you then return to the hotel for lunch and relax. After lunch, you will head out for an evening boat cruise on the popular Kazinga channel. During the boat cruise, you see lots of animals as they come to quench their thirst. This spot is also good for seeing several bird species. Kazinga channel has several aquatic species including hippos and crocodiles. The views on the boat cruise are very spectacular. After the boat cruise, you then transfer back to your hotel for dinner and rest. You sleep in the previous night’s hotel.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3: Tree climbing lions game drive in Ishasha & transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After breakfast, you check out of the hotel then go for another game drive this time along the Ishasha sector famed for tree-climbing lions. The search for the tree-climbing lions lasts about 4 hours and will be amazing to see these big cats rest and climb the trees. From there, you have lunch in the Ishasha region then continue with the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Arriving in the late afternoon, you check into a booked accommodation facility for dinner and spend the night.
Accommodation will depend on the sector allocated for trekking.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4: Mountain Gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Forest
This will be one unique day on an African safari as you meet the mountain gorillas. Wake up early, have breakfast, and board your safari vehicle for a drive to the park headquarters. It’s expected of you to be at the park headquarters by 8:00 am for a briefing from the park rangers and your driver-guide will ensure the transfer. During the briefing, the park rangers inform trekkers of the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking. At this time, you are also allocated a gorilla family to trek. Each group is trekked by 8 people allocated depending on the hiking ability.
You get to the very dense tropical jungle of Bwindi impenetrable forest for a lifetime adventure. You spend about 2-6 hours or more trekking to and from. However, a maximum of 1 hour is spent in the presence of the mountain gorillas watching the family and taking pictures. After 60 minutes of watching the gorillas, you then walk back to the park headquarters. Here you receive a congratulatory gorilla trekking certificate. Your guide drives you to your accommodation facility where you relax, have dinner, and spend the night.
Overnight at previous night accommodation.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
At the hotel this morning, you have breakfast then drive to Lake Mburo National Park. The drive from Bwindi to Lake Mburo Park lasts about 6 hours. Most probably you will arrive at the park in the afternoon. Check-in, rest, and have dinner at a preferred hotel.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation Options: Luxury: Mantana Tented Camp/Mburo Safari Lodge, Mid-range: Rwakobo Rock Lodge, Budget: Eagles Nest Camp
Day 6: Cycling or nature walk and game drive in Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park: Uganda and its Breathtaking Nature will Surprise You
Lake Mburo National Park is also referred to as the “whispers of the wild” because of the fact that it doesn’t have carnivores. This makes it safe for nature walk or for tourists to go on a nature walk. On this morning after breakfast, you can choose between having a cycling tour through the park or going on a nature walk. Each of the experiences is amazing and it’s all about what you choose. You return to the hotel for lunch and then go for an evening game drive in the park.
Spend the night at a previous hotel.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7: Return by a 4×4 safari vehicle to Kampala
On the last day of your 7 days Uganda safari, you have breakfast and embark on the drive back to Kampala. You have lunch en route. Arriving in the afternoon, your safari guide will ensure drop-off at a preferred destination or hotel.
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
End of the 7 Days Uganda Safari
- International flights & Visas
- Any changes to the itinerary
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Important Information while on a 7 Day Uganda Safari
1. Where can I Go for Gorilla trekking in Uganda
Mountain Gorillas in Uganda live in their natural habitats of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Both parks are good Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda destinations situated in southwestern Uganda close to the border with Rwanda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has the highest Gorilla families of all the four gorilla parks in the world. 19 Gorilla families are fully habituated as well as a Gorilla family available for gorilla habituation. Click here to learn about Where to go gorilla trekking in Uganda
2. Why Trekking Gorillas in Uganda rather than in Rwanda or Congo
Uganda is definitely the best destination in the world to trek Mountain gorillas. The reason why Uganda is best for gorilla trekking is that the country is safe and stable from any kind of political unrest. The other reason is that Uganda gorilla trekking permits are cheaper than those or Rwanda. Uganda Gorilla trekking permit is almost half the price of a Rwanda gorilla trekking permit. Learn more about why trek Gorillas in Uganda than Rwanda and Congo
3. How much does it cost to go Gorilla trekking in Uganda
Mountain gorilla trekking is one of the most expensive activities in Uganda. The cost for Gorilla trekking tours in Uganda is applicable for both Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Learn about the cost of Uganda Gorilla Trekking
4. Is it safe to go Gorilla trekking in Uganda
Ever since 1993, Gorilla trekking has been done in Uganda and millions of tourists have trekked and appreciated the activity. Uganda as a country is safe to visit and so is gorilla trekking. Yes, it is safe to trek Gorillas in Uganda with a few cases of unsafe incidences maybe when tourists come along insects in the jungle. Gorillas are gentle animals and very peaceful. Their social life is so accommodating and can interact with humans as long as you keep a distance and treat them as wild animals. Learn more about why its Safe to go Gorilla trekking in Uganda
5. What are the best parks to visit on Uganda Wildlife Safaris
With the diverse wildlife species in Uganda, choosing the best parks to visit is key in creating great memories on your trip. Here are the most popular parks for Uganda wildlife safaris; Learn more about the best Uganda Wildlife Parks
6. Where are the best chimpanzee trekking destinations in Uganda
5 habitats in Uganda are available as chimp tracking spots and these are Kibale Forest National Park, Budongo Forest, Kyambura Gorge, Kalinzu forest, and Toro Semliki wildlife reserve. Here we give you a detailed idea of each destination to help in making great choices for tourists on safaris Uganda during tour planning. If you are also wondering where to see chimpanzees in Uganda, here are all of the spots to choose from for your next trek. Learn more about the Best Chimpanzee trekking Destination Uganda
7. Best Time To Visit Uganda
Uganda Best time to Go:
June – August & December – February (All National Parks of Uganda)
June to September (It’s hardly Packed, so you’ll have to Book your Gorilla trekking permits in Advance)
March, April, May, October, November (Some Lodges & Camps are closed down due to high rainfall; roads & the forest trails are in bad condition)
Best Weather Conditions
June – July & January – February (Little rainfall)
Worst Weather Conditions
March, April & May (Wet season)
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