A Beginner’s Uganda Gorillas And Wildlife Safari Itinerary Guide
A Beginner’s Uganda Gorillas And Wildlife safari Itinerary Guide. Throughout this 7-day Uganda Gorillas and Wildlife safari, you’ll have the chance to see a wide variety of animals and plants, including: chimpanzees in Kibale Forest, mountain gorillas in the dense rainforest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and Savannahs in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Among the cultural experiences we provide are treks, wildlife drives, and encounters with the ancient Batwa Pygmies in Bwindi Forest, among others. Uganda is known as the Pearl of Africa for good reason: it is a veritable paradise for animals.
Highlights of 7 Days Gorillas And Wildlife Safari
- Day 1: Welcome, tour briefing and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park.
- Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
- Day 3: Game drive and boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel.
- Day 4: Transfer to the southern Ishasha sector with a game drive through Kasenyi Sector.
- Day 5: Game drive and tree-climbing lions experience. Afternoon transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
- Day 6: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park. Batwa Pygimies tour.
- Day 7: Return to Kampala /Entebbe. Departure.
Detailed Itinerary: Uganda Gorillas And Wildlife Safari
Day 1: Welcome, tour briefing and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
The jewel of Africa, Uganda, welcomes you. Pickup from your hotel or airport in the morning by your driver/guide is scheduled for 8 a.m. You will be formally introduced to your guide and given a comprehensive rundown of your 7 Days Uganda Gorillas and Wildlife Safari at this point.
Afterwards, depart from Entebbe and make your way to Kibale National Forest. The travel through forests, savannahs, and farmlands takes around six to seven hours. At the midway point, in the township of Mubende, we will have lunch. A last three-hour trip awaits you after lunch; upon arrival, you’ll have plenty of time to rest, rejuvenate, and take in the sunset over the Kibale rain forest.
Dinner and overnight at your accommodation.
Luxury: Kyaninga lodge
Midrange: Chimpanzee forest Guest House
Budget: Kibale Forest Camp (budget tents)
Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Chimpanzee Tracking at Kibale National Park | Uganda
Get a briefing at the park headquarters in Kanyanchu after breakfast, and then walk out to track chimpanzees. Following a chimpanzee from 8 in the morning till 12 in the morning can take up to four hours. On your 7 Days Uganda Gorillas And Wildlife Safari to see the chimps, you might come across a variety of primates, including baboons, red colobus, blue monkeys, Pottos, baboons, white and black colobus, L’Hoest monkeys, and many more.
Not only that, but there are a plethora of tree species, as well as creatures like forest hogs and elephants.
After you’ve finished tracking, have a picnic lunch and then head to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Overnight at a lodge overlooking the striking savannah landscape of the park.
Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge
Midrange: Buffalo safari Lodge
Budget: Pumba Safari cottages
Day 3: Game drive and boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel.
A wildlife safari often starts at 6:30 in the morning, so be sure to get up early. If you want to view a wide range of mammals, including some that are very uncommon, the best time to go on a game drive is first thing in the morning. The Kasenyi plains, located east of the Kasese road, are famous as a habitat for lions, who hunt on the abundant Uganda Kobs that live there.
You should definitely go see the lions and the other 95 animal species that call this park home. Among the animals that call this place home are hyenas, leopards, waterbucks, warthogs, elephants, and Uganda kobs.
Before setting out on your leisurely boat ride along the world-famous Kazinga channel, have a little lunch break and retire to Mweya jetty.
The best way to take it easy while seeing animals in Queen Elizabeth National Park is on an afternoon launch trip down the Kazinga channel. Between Lake George and Lake Edward, there is a creek known as the Kazinga channel, which is forty kilometers long.
Hippos, buffalo, waterfowl, crocodiles, monitor lizards, Marabou storks, weaver birds, and fish eagle pairs are just a few of the animals that populate the channel shores.
Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge
Midrange: Buffalo safari Lodge
Budget: Pumba Safari cottages
Day 4: Transfer to the southern Ishasha sector with a game drive through Kasenyi Sector.
Tree Climbing Lions Of Ishasha Uganda | Queen Elizabeth National Park
After you’ve had a hearty breakfast, make your way south to the Ishasha Sector. You’ll get to see plenty of wildlife while you drive, and you’ll have to bring your own food since you’ll have to stop for a real safari picnic lunch.
Hyenas, buffalo, Uganda kos, leopards, elephants, and the mysterious forest hog are just a few of the species that you should keep an eye out for. You should rest, eat dinner, and spend the night in your lodging after you get to Ishasha.
Luxury: Ishasha wilderness camp
Midrange: Ishasha jungle Lodge
Budget: Enjojo Lodge
Day 5: Game drive and tree-climbing lions experience. Afternoon transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Your game drive across the Ishasha Sector will resume after breakfast with your driver guide.
Aside from Tanzania’s Lake Manyara National Park, Ishasha is one of just two locations on Earth where tree-climbing lions can be seen. Although any lion can climb a tree, only these two prides are known to do it frequently.
You have a 50/50 chance of seeing tree-climbing lions, but if you book an experience that includes the park’s tracking system and a professional tracker, we’ll make sure you see them.
Among the many unique wildlife species present in this national park, the Ishasha population includes a large number of topis. Hippos and grey-crowned cranes are both possible sightings along the Ishasha River.
Before making the short journey to the completely different ecology of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which is only around 150km away, enjoy lunch at the lodge. In Bwindi, you can choose between the Buhoma or Ruhija regions for your dinner and overnight stay.
Luxury: Ruhija gorilla safari lodge / Buhoma Lodge
Midrange: Bakiga Lodge / Bwindi Haven
Budget: Broadbill forest camp / Crested crane hotel
Day 6: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park. Batwa Pygimies tour.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park | The Ultimate Guide to Gorilla Trekking
After a briefing from UWA authorities and breakfast in the morning, we left out for the gorilla tracking.
An incredible adventure and once in a lifetime experience. In order to begin your quest for the endangered Mountain Gorillas, the ranger guides will lead you into the dense forest.
As you make your way across the rough landscape, you’ll eventually come face to face with these symbiotic animals, who will delight you with their performances for almost an hour.
Since the gorillas’ movements cannot be predicted in advance, the activity can take anything from two to seven hours. We are witnessing an incredible and thrilling moment.
Along the way, you can see a wide variety of birds, reptiles, plants, and primates, including monkeys, baboons, and many more.
You should make the most of your time with them when you do meet; document their daily lives as much as possible through photography, conversation, and learning about their customs. Just like humans, you may watch them feed, defend themselves, and most significantly, observe the bondage within their families.
Leave the rainforests and return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation after an hour.
Visit the Batwa pygmies, sometimes known as “the forest people,” after lunch. Although the Batwa people have lived in these woods for generations, they are now relegated to the periphery due to the Bwindi Forest’s designation as a national park in the early 1990s.
Many participants in this cultural tour still remember their lives as forest dwellers, and the excursions provide a means for them to make a living, keep their traditions alive, and pass them on to future generations. Despite their diminutive stature, they astonish with their bush abilities, craftsmanship, artistry, and traditional performances.
Enjoy supper and a night’s rest in your rustic lodge.
Day 7: Return to Kampala /Entebbe. Departure.
You will depart from the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, known for its verdant vegetation and pleasant environment, after breakfast and before your transfer back to Kampala. Stop for lunch at the Igongo Country Hotel, located 12 kilometers beyond Mbarara town, on the way to Kampala from Kabale and Mbarara. Stop at the Equator Monument again after lunch, and then keep on until you reach Kampala in the evening.
End of the 7 Days Uganda Gorillas And Wildlife Safari
- Fully escorted game drives and forest treks.
- Pick-up from Kampala and return.
- Chimpanzee and gorilla trekking permits.
- Meals on full board basis – Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- 6 nights’ accommodation.
- All sightseeing and entry fees as per itinerary.
- Boat cruise.
- Bottled water.
- Nature / community walks.
- All ground transportation in a comfortable 4X4 vehicle.
- All activities / experiences as mentioned in the package.
- International flights and visas.
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, etc.)
- Tips / gratuities (tipping guideline US$10.00 p/p per day).
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (unless requested).
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or change of tariff.
- Hotel / airport transfers (can be arranged at an extra cost).
- Drinks and all non-listed meals.