8 Days Uganda Safari

8 Days Uganda Safari (Unforgettable Primates Tour)

Safari Overview: 8 Days Uganda Safari

8 Days Uganda Safari Primates comprising of Chimpanzee tracking and Gorilla trekking on 8 Days Uganda Safari – memorable experience. 

8 Days Uganda Safari trip comprises of a visit to Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Lake Mburo National Park

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Chimpanzee trekking Safari in Kibale Forest National Park

Chimpanzee trekking, wildlife viewing, gorilla trekking, boat cruise and a nature walk safari are the activities of this trip.

Kibale Forest National Park is the best Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari destination with the highest population of chimps therefore the best tracking experience. 

This 8 Days Uganda customized safari in Uganda is tailored for the best experiences.

The tour is private, customizable, can be undertaken any time of the year and can be taken up by any kind of travelers.

However gorilla trekking is for travellers above 15 years of age

Quick Tour Details

Number of People: Tailored
Number of Days: 8 Days
Start/End: Entebbe Airport, Uganda
Availability: All year throughout
Activities: Chimpanzee trekking, nature walk, morning/evening game drive, evening boat cruise, Mountain Gorilla trekking, wildlife viewing
Destinations: Kibale Forest National Park, Bigodi Wetland, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kazinga Channel, Ishasha sector, Bwindi Impenetrable Park, Lake Mburo National Park
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Contents

Safari by day Highlight: 8 Days Uganda Safari Wildlife, Gorilla & chimp trekking tour

Day #1: Transfer from Kampala or Entebbe to Kibale Forest National Park for the start of your 8 Days Uganda Safari – wildlife Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda.

Day #2: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest an evening nature walk in Bigodi wetland

Day #3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and have an evening game drive.

Day #4: Morning game drive in Kasenyi trails and Evening boat cruise on the Kazinga channel

Day #5: Another morning game drive in the Ishasha Sector and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day #6: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day #7: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park and have an evening game drive

Day #8: Morning nature walking safari and transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport marking the end of your 8 Days Uganda Safari tour

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Safari by day Itinerary: 8 Days Uganda Safari

Day #1: Transfer from Kampala or Entebbe to Kibale Forest National Park

From your place of residence or hotel within Kampala or Entebbe, your Uganda wildlife safari guide will ensure early pick up for transfer to Kibale Forest National Park. The drive takes you to the scenic countryside for more than 370km along the fastest route. 

Arriving in the afternoon, you have lunch and relax at a booked lodging facility close to the park. Accommodation is booked according to your prior interest of either Luxury, Mid-range or Budget. 

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation options: Luxury: Primate Lodge /Kyaninga safari lodge, Mid-range: Kibale Forest Camp/Chimpanzee Guest house, Budget/Basic: Kibale Forest Camp/Isunga Lodge 

Day #2: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest an evening nature walk in Bigodi wetland

After breakfast at your lodge get ready for a chimpanzee trekking experience. Carry along your back pack with some drinking water and head out to the park for chimp tracking. The trek starts with briefing on the trekking etiquette then after head out to the jungle.

Chimpanzee trekking tour in Uganda

Chimpanzee trekking experience – Kibale Forest National Park

Just like Gorilla tracking, a maximum of 1 hour is spent in the presence of chimpanzees as you watch them playfully interact in the forest.

After the trek, you return to your lodge for lunch then after transfer to Bigodi wetland for a nature walk.

Bigodi wetland is just 5 minutes drive from Kibale Forest and host to an array of biodiversity including primates and bird species.

Some of the bird species include the Great Blue Turaco,White-collard Oliveback, Papyrus Gonolek, Yellow-spotted Barbet, Superb Sunbird and many more.  

After the nature walk at Bigodi, you then return to your lodging facility where you relax, refresh and have dinner. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation options: Luxury: Primate Lodge /Kyaninga safari lodge, Mid-range: Kibale Forest Camp/Chimpanzee Guest house, Budget/Basic: Kibale Forest Camp/Isunga Lodge 

Day #3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and have an evening game drive.

From your hotel or lodge in Kibale Forest National Park, you have relaxed breakfast then embark on the drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive last 3- 4 hours driving past several plantations and scenic crater lakes. 

On arrival to the park, you have lunch and then go out for an evening game drive. The game drive offers chance to see several mammal species including Elephants, Kobs, Buffaloes and several bird species including Kingfishers. In the evening you return to your hotel/lodge for dinner and spend the night. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation Options: Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge, Mid-range: Enganzi Game Lodge, Budget: Bush Lodge 

Day #4: Morning game drive in Kasenyi trails and Evening boat cruise on the Kazinga channel

Have morning breakfast then proceed for a morning Game drive in the Kasenyi plains. Here you explore an array of wildlife including Elephants, Buffaloes, Topi, warthogs, Hyenas, lions and several bird species.

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Game Drive in Kazinga Chanel 

The game drive lasts about 4 hours and remember to carry some drinking water binoculars and camera.

After the game drive you return to the lodge for lunch and refreshment. In the afternoon, you head for the Kazinga channel boat cruise.

This is a great chance of seeing several aquatic species like crocodiles and hippopotami alongside other wildlife and bird species on the river banks.

With these amazing encounters on this 6 Days wildlife safari in Uganda, you are then driven back to your accommodation facility where you spend the night. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation Options: Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge, Mid-range: Enganzi Game Lodge, Budget: Bush Lodge 

Day #5: Another morning game drive in the Ishasha Sector and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

On this day of your trip, you have breakfast then head out to the ishasha sector in the southern part of the park. You spend about 4 hours on the drive in search for tree climbing lions and any other mammals. After the game drive, you have lunch in the ishasha sector.

After Lunch, you embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Arriving in the evening hours, you check in, refresh, have dinner and spend the night at a prior booked choice of accommodation in Bwindi. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation Options: Luxury: Buhoma Lodge/chameleon Hill Lodge, Midrange: Buhoma Haven Lodge/Gorilla Mist Lodge, Budget: Buhoma Community camp/Gorilla Valley Lodge

Day #6: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After an early breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters for briefing on the rules and regulations for Uganda gorilla safaris. During briefing, a total of 8 tourists are allocated a single Gorilla family depending on their hiking ability.

Gorilla trekking Safaris in Uganda

Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The trek starts with each group being accompanied by a park ranger taking about 2-6 hours depending on where the Gorillas spent their previous night.

Upon seeing the Gorillas a maximum of 1 hour is allocated in the presence of these gentle giants for photography and amazing moments.

After the trek, you return to the park headquarters where you receive a Gorilla trekking certificate.

Your driver guide then ensures a safe transfer to your lodge for refreshment and relaxation. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation Options: Luxury: Buhoma Lodge/chameleon Hill Lodge, Midrange: Buhoma Haven Lodge/Gorilla Mist Lodge, Budget: Buhoma Community camp/Gorilla Valley Lodge

Day #7: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park and have an evening game drive

From Bwindi Impenetrable National Park foothills, you have breakfast then embark on a drive to Lake Mburo National Park. The drive lasts about 5-6 hours.

Arriving in the afternoon, you have lunch and prepare for an evening game drive in Lake Mburo National Park.

On this Game drive the possible sightings include Zebras, Impalas, Common Eland, African Buffalo, Oribi, Waterbuck, reedbuck, Topi and many more. Some of the bird species include the Bateleur, Coqui Francolin, Grey Crowned Crane, Rufous Bellied Heron and many more.

After the Game drive, you are driven to your booked lodge or hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation Options: Luxury: Mihingo Lodge/Mburo Safari Lodge, Mid-range: Rwakobo Rock Lodge / Arcadia Cottages, Budget: Eagles Nest Camp

Day #8: Morning nature walking safari and transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport

On this last day of your Uganda safari, you will have breakfast then head out for a nature walking safari. Lake Mburo is known to be free from carnivores and therefore offers a very unique experience with a walk so close to nature. 

After the nature walk, you then have lunch and start the drive to Kampala or Entebbe. You will most probably arrive in the city in the evening for drop off either in Kampala or at Entebbe International Airport for a way forward flight.

Meal plan: Breakfast & Lunch

End of 8 Days Uganda safari

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Safari inclusions

  • Uganda gorilla trekking permit 
  • Park entrance fees and taxes
  • Activity fees as indicated
  • Accommodation & meals as indicated
  • 4×4 safari vehicle
  •  A professional English speaking knowledgeable driver guide
  • Bottled drinking water on board

Safari Exclusions

  • International flights & Visas
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Any changes to the itinerary 
  • Laundry

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Important Information while on a Ugandan Safari Tour

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 south western 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 as to 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. A 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 accommodative 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 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 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)

Peak/High Season
June to September (It’s hardly Packed, so you’ll have to Book your Gorilla trekking permits in  Advance)

Low Season
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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