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7 Days Uganda Safari Tour- Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi, Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale National Park And Wildlife Viewing in Queen Elizabeth Park

7 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Overview

This lovely 7 days Uganda safari tour is a remarkable Uganda wildlife safari and memorable 7-day Uganda safari adventure featuring gorilla trekking in Bwindi & chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park.

This affordable 7 days Uganda tour also offers you a thrilling game-viewing safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park– Uganda’s most visited park.

While on this exciting tour in Uganda, you’ll begin with an amazing cycling adventure to explore the lush Mpanga tea plantation on a mountain bike.

From here, visit the fascinating historical site “Amabere cave” and then enjoy a picturesque hike to Fort Crater Lake Field Area.

Next, you’ll visit Kibale NP for a lifetime encounter with the endangered Chimpanzees. Kibale is the best area for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda as it holds over 1,500 chimps out of the 5,000 Chimpanzee population in Uganda. It’s also home to over 370 bird species counting the Green-breasted Pitta.

After your chimp trekking, you’ll visit the Bigodi community and spend time with local people learning about their wonderful ways of life.

Following this great cultural experience, transfer to Queen Elizabeth park making an en-route stop at the Ruboni community to explore the unique culture of the Bakonjo people.

On arrival in Queen Elizabeth NP, you’ll enjoy a morning game drive and a boat cruise on Kazinga channel. This will give you a golden opportunity of exploring Uganda’s most bio-diverse park. Expect to encounter 4 of the African Big Five except for Rhinos as well as some of the 600 bird species of Queen.

Furthermore, this 7 days Uganda trip takes you to the mighty Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through the Ishasha sector in search of the rare tree-climbing Lions.

Bwindi national park is a haven for Mountain gorillas in Africa as it holds almost 50% of gorillas on earth.

After your gorilla trekking adventure, transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation. From here, transfer back to Entebbe making an en-route stop at Uganda Equator crossing in Kayabwe for incredible photo shoots.

Please note that we can easily arrange this tour for you based on budget, mid-range as well as luxury accommodation options. Also, it can further be customized to suit your safari interests!

Book this tour now for a memorable experience in Uganda.

7 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Activities

  • An encounter with Mountain gorillas
  • Encountering the man’s wild cousins (chimps) during chimpanzee trekking in Kibale park
  • Exciting wildlife encounters in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga channel
  • Encountering tree-climbing Lions in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Visiting Amabere caves
  • An exciting boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Equator experiments at Kayabwe Equator point

7 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Destinations

Day 1: Kibale forest national park, Mpanga Tea Estate, Amabere caves

Day 2: Kibale NP and Bigodi Community.

Day 3 & 4: Queen Elizabeth park

Day 5 & 6: Bwindi national park and Lake Bunyonyi

7 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Highlights

Day 1: Transfer to Kibale park, cycle in Mpanga Tea Estate, visit Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru Caves

Day 2: Morning Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale park and afternoon village walk in Bigodi community

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth park, make an en-route stop at Ruboni community center

Day 4: Do a morning game drive & a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel

Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, enjoy an en-route game drive in the Ishasha sector in search of tree-climbing Lions

Day 6: Enjoy a mountain gorilla trekking adventure & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for a tranquil canoe boat ride

Day 7: Hiking to the top of the world & driving back to Kampala

Day 1: Transfer To Kibale Park, Cycling In Mpanga Tea Estate, Visit Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru Caves

After enjoying an early breakfast at around 6:30 am from your lodge, you’ll embark on a 300km impressive drive to Kibale National Park.

Along this 5-6 hours drive, expect to enjoy different amazing stopovers for example one at Mityana local market.  While here, you’ll have a golden opportunity of tasting the pure organic sweet tropical fruits of Uganda.

Also, along the way, you’ll enjoy Uganda’s delicious KFC version of chicken which is roasted chicken skewered on sticks. This stopover is done in Mubende town and after, continue the drive.

Upon arrival in the lush green Mpanga Tea Estates in the mid-morning, you’ll undertake a cycling adventure on the tea farm. This spectacular green tea plantation covers an amazing rolling landscape ideal to be explored on a mountain bike.

During the ride, you’ll meet the tea plantation staff plucking tea. For a great memorable experience on your Uganda trip, you can also join them.

Following this thrilling adventure, continue to Fort Portal town– Uganda’s cleanest city and settle for lunch.  After, connect to Fort Portal Crater Lake Area.

On arrival, you’ll get welcomed by lovely local natives who understand the rich cultural history of this place.

Next, visit the amazing Amabere Ga Nnyinamwiru caves. There’s a local legend that has it that, the unique wonderful breast-like features in this cave belonged to Nnyinamwiru a daughter of Bukuku, King of the Bachwezi during the 14th century.

Nnyinamwiru was denied an opportunity of breastfeeding her baby (Ndahura) as her father had been alerted that this child was to take over his throne.

Up-to-date, Nyinamwiru’s milk continues to flow out of her breasts.

Upon exploring this rich fascinating cultural site, embark on a picturesque hike to Fort Portal Crater Lake Field.

On this gorgeous and challenging hike along the challenging slopes of Kyeganywa hill, you’ll encounter a range of charming crater lakes and crater hollows. The site is simply one of the picturesque sites in Uganda ideal for incredible photo shoots.

Please also note that while at the top of this dazzling hill, you’ll enjoy great views of the snow-capped peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains, especially on clear days.

Retire from this remarkable adventure and transfer 26km to Kibale NP to relax, have dinner as well an overnight

Highlight Of The Day:

  • Enjoying an impressive drive through Uganda’s countryside

Accommodation Options Feature: Budget, Midrange, and Luxury

Drive Distance & time: Approx. 300km or (6-5 hours drive)

Day Activities & Services:

  • Transferring to Kibale National Park
  • A fascinating tour to tour to Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru caves
  • Scenic cycling adventure tour in Mpanga Tea Estate

Optional Activities On This Day:

Undertake a nocturnal forest walk in Kibale to spot nocturnal creatures such as Bushbabies, Nightjars, Tree Hyrax, as well as Genets.

Day 2: Morning Chimpanzee Trekking In Kibale Park And Afternoon Village Walk In Bigodi Community

You’ll start your day with an early breakfast around 6:30 am. This is intended to supply you with the energy to undertake the chimpanzee trekking adventure ahead of you.

On finishing your breakfast, transfer to Kibale park headquarters for a chimp trekking briefing at 8 am where you’ll be told the dos and don’ts of the activity.

Next, embark in the jungle in search of the amazing humans of the wild “Chimpanzees”. You’ll be in the company of park rangers.

During the 2-5 hours hike in search of these amazing endangered primates, you’ll encounter several lovely primates such as Red-tailed Monkeys, Black-and-white Colobus, and Vervets.

For bird lovers, expect to encounter some of the 370 bird species in Kibale Forest such as the Great-blue Turaco, African-grey Parrot, and Blue-breasted Kingfishers.

The highlight of this day will be an encounter with these exciting endangered creatures. You’ll enjoy one hour with them feeding, hugging, kissing, and laughing. Also, you’ll get to see these intelligent man’s cousins amazingly taking care of their young ones just like humans do.

You’re free to take as many photos as possible but, you’re reminded to use a flashless camera.

After this wonderful lifetime encounter, return to park headquarters for your chimp trekking certificate. While here, you’ll have a picnic lunch break and after transfer to the Bigodi community for a thrilling village walk.

On this walk, you’ll encounter natives and get to know their amazing daily lives. You’ll watch them or also engage yourself in these remarkable activities such as coffee picking, and local brew making.

Visitors are free to take part in the coffee-making process. This is from the planting process, harvesting, sun drying, as well as coffee pounding. Finally, you’ll make your cup of coffee that’s freshly prepared from the coffee grown by the natives.

From this memorable cultural experience, retire to your lodge for relaxation dinner, and overnight.

Highlight Of The Day:

  • A memorable encounter with Chimpanzees in the wild

Accommodation Options Feature: Budget, Midrange, and Luxury

Day Activities & Services:

  • Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park
  • A cultural experience in the Bigodi community

Optional Activities On This Day:

  • An afternoon bird-watching session in Kibale Forest
  • Nocturnal walks in Kibale forest national park

Day 3: Transfer To Queen Elizabeth Park, Make An En-Route Stop At Ruboni Community Centre

On day 3 of your 7 days Uganda safari tour, you’ll wake up for a relaxed breakfast at your lodge at around 8 am. After, transfer 157km (2-3 hours) drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

During the drive, you’ll enjoy the stunning views of Mountain Rwenzori- also called the Mountains of the Moon by the locals due to its snow-capped whiteness.

The highlight of this stunning drive is a stopover at Ruboni Community in Kasese on the foothills of Mt.Rwenzori.

While here, you’ll have a golden opportunity to explore the rich and amazing cultural values and norms of the Bakonjo people. These lovely people have stayed on the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains for many past years.

This thrilling cultural visit will enable you to explore the unique way of life as well as their unique daily activities. If time allows, you can join them in their daily activities such as food preparation.

While on this lovely cultural tour, you’ll have a captivating one-on-one chat with some of the native Bakonzo elders.

These people will share with you their amazing history and how their culture has advanced up to where it’s today.

Also, this community tour offers you great views of the elegant peaks of Mountain Rwenzori counting Baker and Portal peaks. Usually, this is on clear days.

Travelers should always buy souvenirs from the craft center which is managed by the local Bakonjo women. This is one way of supporting this local community while on your safaris in Uganda.

Retire from this cultural experience and continue the drive to Queen Elizabeth NP for an afternoon game drive.

This drive will allow you to explore the lovely landscape of Queen with beautiful views of the grasslands at the sunset. After, retire to relax, have dinner as well as overnight.

Highlight Of The Day:

  • An amazing cultural encounter with Bakonzo people on Rwenzori foothills

Accommodation Options Feature: Budget, Midrange, and Luxury

Drive Distance & Time: Approx. 157km (2-3 hours) drive

Day Activities & Services:

  • Transferring to Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Visiting the lovely Ruboni community

Optional Activities On This Day:

  • A night safari game drive in Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Enjoying a bush dinner
  • Bird watching
  • Thrilling cultural encounters

Day 4: Do A Morning Game Drive & A Boat Cruise On Kazinga Channel

You’ll start your 4th day of 7 days Uganda safari tour with an early breakfast around 6:30 am from your lodge. After, transfer to a 3-4 hours thrilling game drive in the scenic plains of the Kasenyi area- the main area for game drives in Queen Elizabeth park.

During this exciting game drive, expect to spot a variety of animals in Queen Elizabeth counting 4 of the African safari Big Five. And among these include Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes, and large Elephant herds.

Several antelope species and birds are also encountered on this game drive.

You’ll retire from this 3-4 hours rousing encounter and transfer back to your lodge and settle for lunch. After, transfer to Mweya jetty for a 2 pm sensational boat cruise on Kazinga channel.

This is the highlight of the day as this boat cruise is considered one of the best amazing boat cruise experiences in Africa.

Please note that Kazinga Channel is a natural 32km long waterway connecting Lake George to Lake Edward.

While on the Kazinga channel boat cruise, you’ll have a golden opportunity of having a close encounter with the highest concentration of Hippos totaling over 5000 individuals.

Also, countless giant Nile Crocodiles basking on the channel banks are common residents. Elephants showering and Buffaloes amazingly wallowing in mad as well as various antelope species are rarely missed on the channel banks.

For bird lovers, the Kazinga channel holds a variety of water birds that constitute a big part of the 600 bird species found in Queen Elizabeth NP. And among these include:

  • Pink-backed Pelicans
  • African Fish Eagles
  • Colorful Kingfishers such as the Malachite Kingfishers
  • Great and Long Tailed Cormorants
  • Saddle-billed Stork
  • Yellow-billed Storks and,

Please note that the Kazinga channel boat trip is so ideal for remarkable photo shoots, bird watching as well as game viewing.

You retreat from the boat cruise and engage in an evening game drive along the channel track to spot other wild games in their twilight moments. Continue the dive to your lodge for relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay.

Highlight Of The Day:

  • Boat cruise on Kazinga channel

Accommodation Options Feature: Budget, Mid-range, and, Luxury

Day Activities Services:

  • Morning game drive in the Kasenyi area
  • A thrilling afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga channel

Optional Activities On This Day:

  • Lion tracking adventure in the Kasenyi area
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzu Forest or Kyambura Gorge
  • Enjoying a night game drive in Queen Elizabeth park
  • Guided nature walks in Maramagambo Forest

Day 5: Transfer To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Enjoy An En-Route Game Drive In Ishasha Sector In Search Of Tree Climbing Lions

On day 5 of your 7 days Uganda safari tour, you’ll wake up around 6:30 am and have your delicious breakfast.

Following breakfast, embark on a 2-3 hour drive to the Ishasha sector on the southern side of Queen Elizabeth park. Upon arrival, you’ll undertake a remarkable game drive in search of the incredible tree-climbing Lions.

The rare tree climbing- Lions are one of the prominent tourist attractions a must not miss while on your Uganda safari. Usually, they’re spotted resting amazingly between Fig tree branches in the mid-morning.

While on this wonderful game drive, expect to encounter also Elephants, Buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, and Topis as well as various bird species.

After this 3-4 extraordinary game drive, you’ll go have a lovely lunch break in a convenient lodge in this sector and then continue your drive to Bwindi national park. You’ll arrive in the evening and check in at your lodge for relaxation, dinner as well overnight stay.

Highlight Of The Day:

  • Spotting tree-climbing Lions in tree branches

Accommodation Options Feature: Budget, Mid-range, and Luxury

Drive Distance & Time: Approx. 160km (4-7 hours) drive

Day Activities & Services:

  • Transferring to Bwindi park
  • A memorable game drive in the Ishasha area

Day 6: Enjoy Mountain Gorilla Trekking Adventure & Transfer To Lake Bunyonyi For A Tranquil Canoe Boat Ride

Day 6 of your day 7 Uganda safari tour marks the climax of this Uganda tour.

You’ll wake up for an early breakfast around 6:30 am from your lodge and after transfer to Bwindi park headquarters with your packed lunch for a gorilla trekking briefing at 8 am.

Please note that Bwindi is the best place for gorilla trekking in Uganda Africa. It holds over 459 gorillas and this is estimated to be almost 50% of the only 1,063 endangered remaining Mountain gorillas living on earth.

On finishing the briefing from a senior ranger, you’ll embark on a hike into the misty and hilly Bwindi forest in search of the allocated habituated gorilla family. Always, visitors are in the company of rangers, trackers, and porters.

During this 2-8 hours hike, you’ll have an opportunity of spotting some of the 370 bird species of Bwindi. Also, various primates counting the Black-and-white Colobus as well as the L’hoest Monkeys can be spotted along the trail among others.

On spotting these mighty shy giants of the forest, visitors are only limited to one magical hour enjoying them as take on their amazing daily activities.

Young gorillas normally break the 7m rule as they get closure to you to incorporate you into their games.

If this happens, always be calm, and don’t try to run!

Visitors are free to take as many photos as they wish, however, with the use of flashless cameras.

After this once-in-a-lifetime experience, you’ll trek back to the starting point to have your gorilla trekking certificate as well as your picnic lunch.

Next, transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation after your long tiring day of gorilla trekking. On arrival, you’ll get amazed by the calm waters of this lake which are dotted with numerous dazzling islands thus, its name “The Lake of a Thousand Islands”.

You’ll enjoy a memorable boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi which will allow you to explore some of the historical islands of this lake. Among these islands include the:

Akampene Island commonly called the Punishment Island where unmarried young girls could be thrown by their parents to die of hunger. And others could drown in the lake while trying to escape!

The other commonly visited island is the Upside-down Island. This island holds an amazing legend of drowning the natives. This came as a result of the young people refusing to give a local beer to an old woman who was passing by! In the end, this supernatural woman cursed it upside down.

After this adventure, you’ll transfer to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Highlight Of The Day:

  • A memorable gorilla trekking adventure on Bwindi
  • A relaxed boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi

Accommodation Options Feature: Budget, Mid-range, and Luxury

Drive Distance & Time: Approx. 55-85 km (1-3 hours) drive

Day Activities & Services:

  • Undertaking a charming boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Enjoying gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Optional Activities On This Day:

  • Undertaking a nature walk in the Bwindi forest
  • Batwa community tour
  • Birding watching in Bwindi national park

Day 7: Hiking To The Top Of The World & Driving To Back To Kampala

Day 7 makes up the last day of your 7 days Uganda safari tour.

Rise early and enjoy a delicious breakfast around 7 am at your lodge. While undertaking breakfast, you’ll enjoy the amazing melodies of the small birds around the lake. This will make you understand why this lake is called Lake Bunyonyi which translates as the “Lake of small birds”.

After, embark on a picturesque hike to the top of the world point here which is at 2200m a.s.l. On reaching the top of this lovely hill, you be amazed by the dazzling memorable scenery of the entire Lake Bunyonyi.

Furthermore, while at the top, you’ll enjoy a delicious picnic breakfast which comes with a warm cup of coffee and snacks before you slope down.

Retreat from this thrilling adventure and dive to Kampala 420km or 470km to Entebbe.

During this drive, you’ll enjoy the fascinating views of the rolling terraced hills of the Kigezi highlands. Also, travelers usually encounter men carrying their agricultural produce on bicycles amazingly to nearby local markets.

On reaching Mbarara, undertake an en-route lunch stop at Igongo Country Hotel for a delicious traditional lunch. If you’re an adventurous traveler, you can try out the Ishabwe dish- a local delicacy in this region.

After lunch, you’ll proceed to visit the 1520AD amazing solar eclipse monument which is found on a hill in Biharwe village. A hike to this hill offers you spectacular views of the beautiful rolling plains of Ankole which are ideal for photo shoots.

While in this area, you’ll get to know the captivating history behind this solar eclipse.

From here, continue the drive, stopping at the Uganda Equator crossing point in Kayabwe for amazing Equator experiments and photo shoots.

In this area, you’ll carry the Equator water experiments to differentiate between the southern and the northern hemisphere.

Next, continue the drive to Entebbe International airport for your departure flight.

Drive Distance & Time: Approx. 450km (7-8 hours drive)

Day Activities & services:

  • A lovely hike to the top of the world
  • Memorable Equator experience
  • Transferring to Kampala

End Of Your 7 Days Uganda Safari Tour

Safari Inclusions

  • A full-time experienced English-speaking safari driver guide
  • 4×4 safari van or 4×4 safari Land Cruiser all having a pop-up roof for game viewing plus a functioning A/C
  • Full board accommodation on a safari
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit fees
  • Fees for a gorilla permit
  • Fees for the boat cruise
  • Wi-Fi Internet on board in the safari vehicle
  • Bottled water

Safari Exclusions

  • Fees for international and domestic flights
  • Fees for Uganda Visa
  • Laundry services
  • Items of personal nature
  • Entrance fees to all tourist places mentioned
  • Activity fees for all tourist activities mentioned
  • Gratuities and tips while on the safari
  • Extra beverages (drinks) for example alcohol
  • Other expenses not included in the itinerary

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