7 Days explore Uganda Safari

Overview

 

Engage in this safari where you will meet the big primates of Africa - Gorillas and chimpanzees; after the everlasting memories of game drives and boat cruises where different savannah and water animals will be spotted. Have a chance to visit the second deepest lake in Africa, which is Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale where you will take a boat cruise to discover different historical islands like the punishment Islands, Buwama Island, among others.

 

While in Kibale National Park, you will visit the Isunga Community for cultural tours, a great initiative that will take you through traditional dances and music for Bakiga and Batooro cultures that live at the edge of Kibale National Park.

 

Detailed safari itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

 

A warm welcome by a dedicated driver guide who will take you through a quick briefing and after, acquire some necessities that you might want to use while on this safari like camera batteries, insect repellent, travel documents and maybe changing into Uganda currency from your currency. Start the journey to the smallest savannah National park in Uganda - Lake Mburo National Park that is located in Western Uganda, nearest to the capital city of Uganda compared to other national parks.

 

This park is dotted with different lakes and the biggest being Lake Mburo where the park’s name originates. The lakes offer the best boat cruise experience where you will be able to enjoy crocodiles, hippos and other animals that will be roaming around the shores of Lake Mburo. Arrive and check in at a lodge for your accommodation.

 

Day 2: Game drive and boat cruise

 

Have an early game drive through the park premises with a help of the park ranger guide who will take us to the best spotting points for savannah animals like impalas, bushbucks, elands, hyenas, buffalos, leopards, jackals, zebras among others together with birds like ibis. The game drive takes about 2-3hours and then findsyou at the lodge for breakfast and leisure.

 

Thereafter, engage in the mighty boat cruise along Lake Mburo where you will be able to spot different animals like crocodiles, hippos among others and this takes about 2 hours. Thereafter, return to the lodge for your dinner.

 

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi national park with a short boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale district

 

Have an early breakfast where you will, later on, check out of the lodge, make the transfer to the Bwindi National Park with a stopover at Lake Bunyonyi. This is the second deepest lake in Africa after Lake Tanganyika of Tanzania. You will take a boat cruise here which is the main activity where you will visit different historical islands like the Leprosy island/Sharp island that was used in the past to quarantine the locals who suffered from Leprosy, Punishment Island which the smallest island used to punish the girls that could get pregnant before marriage among others.

 

Proceed to the park after enjoying lunch at one of the resorts on Lake Bunyonyi and Bwindi is known to have the highest population of mountain gorillas in the whole world and this means that you have 99% of seeing the gorillas while on this safari. It's also rich in biodiversity ranging from lushflora, diverse animaland bird species among others. Arrive and take a warm shower as you wait for your dinner.

 

Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest

 

Wake up and take breakfast as you are ready to drive to the park offices where the trekking begins. Attend briefing first as one of the rules of the national parks which helps visitors to enjoy their stay while in the park premises. The rules and regulations while in the forest will be stipulated and then start the search in the forest as you meet at her eye-catching attractions like the vervet monkeys, colobus monkeys, and different birds like the barbets among others.

 

Upon setting your eyes on agorilla family, the clock will start counting for only one hour of great memories while in their natural habitat. Enjoy this extraordinary moment and then have a chance to take memorable photos. After about 3-5 hours of trekking, you will head back to the lodge for lunch and an optional community visit to the nearby Batwa villages.

 

Day 5:Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and boat cruise in the afternoon

 

Check out after breakfast and start your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This is one of the famous national parks in the country - Uganda known to host the rare tree-climbing lions. Queen Elizabeth National park is home to other unique wildlife species that roam within the park premises and others are observed around crater lakes in the park, the mighty Kazinga channel. You will be welcomed by the rare tree-climbing lions in Ishasha sector as you find your way to the lodge for relaxation and lunch.

 

After lunch, cruise along the epic Kazinga channel where you will spot water animals and birds like crocodiles, hippos among others. This can take also about 2 to 3 hours. Return to the lodge for your dinner as you prepare for your next departure in the morning.

 

Day 6: Game drive and drive to Kibale national park. Visit Isunga Cultural Community Tours in the evening

 

Have a leisurely breakfast and take a morning game drive in the plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will be able to catch up with the early risers like the jackals, spotted hyenas, lions, leopards among others. Other animals can be spotted and these are elephants, buffalos, Uganda Kobs, zebras among others. After 2 hours of roaming the wilderness, you will head to the lodge for late breakfast.

 

Then transfer to Kibale National Park which is the world primate capital hosting 13 recognized primates with chimpanzees our fellow cousins. The park is located in Western Uganda and you will enjoy the drive as you pass through the crater lakes, tea plantations and farmlands like banana plantations.

 

You will make a stopover in Isunga Community where you will visit the Isunga Cultural Community Tours at the edge of Kibale national park andbe taken through the African way of life through traditional dances and music by Batooro and Bakiga that co-live in this area. Thereafter, head to the lodge for your dinner.

 

Day 7: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest and transfer back to Kampala

 

Head out for chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park after breakfast, which starts with a briefing and with the help of a park ranger guide, penetrate the forest to search for these primates in their home. Meet them and learn about their behaviors such as feeding, walkingand playing.

 

After, head back to the lodge for your lunch and then make a transfer to Kampala with a stopover at Mubende for lunch and proceed with a journey to Kampala/Entebbe where the safari will end.


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