7 Days uganda gorilla and wildlife safaris

7 Days Uganda gorilla trekking and Wildlife Safari

This 7 days gorilla safari and wildlife gives you chance to explore Uganda’s best tourist destination. It will take you to Lake Mburo National Park one of savannah parks, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home to mountain gorillas and finally end at Queen Elizabeth National Park commonly known of it is tree climbing lions.

The aim of the 7 days safari, is to offer you great experience in wildlife, you will spot endangered mountain gorillas in their original habitat in Bwindi, spot mammals like hyena, Uganda kobs, lions, buffalos, waterbuck, warthogs, hippos, crocodiles, eland, leopard, topi, impala and chimpanzees at Kyambura Gorge.

 

Trip Highlights

Day 1: transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Day 2: game drive and boat ride

Day 3: transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 4: gorilla trekking and community nature walks to Batwa pygmies

Day 5: transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Ishasha game drive

Day 6: game drive and 2 hours boat ride

Day 7: chimpanzee trekking and departure for Kampala

Day 1: transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, our safari tour guide/driver will collect you from the hotel for transfer to Lake Mburo National Park in western Uganda. You will start off with your 4 hours drive with stopover at Uganda equator for photo shot and break. Proceed to Mbarara where you will have lunch and proceed to Lake Mburo National park with view of open grassland, long horned Ankole Cattle, hills, Rift valley escarpment and traditional homestead. On arrival to the Mburo National Park check in at the lodge and head for community nature walk. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Duration: 4 hours

Accommodation: Eagle’s Nest Lodge – budget, Mihingo safari lodge- luxury and Mburo safari lodge- midrange

Meals: full board

Day 2: game drive and boat ride

Early in the morning after breakfast, head for game drive in the wilderness in search of wildlife like elephants, topi, duiker, oribi, antelope, buffalos, giraffe, impala, crocodiles and hippos. You will encounter different bird species like shoebill, fish eagle, pelican, heron and many others. Return to the lodge for lunch and wait for evening boat ride. In the evening you will head for boat ride and you will spot crocodiles, hippos, waterbuck, and warthogs, plenty of bird species and spot animals drinking water from lake shores. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Start a day with morning breakfast; prepare to leave Lake Mburo for Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Enjoy the journey with different sight, hills, green vegetation and a lot of natural sights. You will have lunch from en-route to Bwindi. On arrival to Bwindi you will check in at the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

Accommodation: Broadbill forest camp-budget, Gorilla Mist camp-midrange and Buhoma lodge-luxury

Meals: full board

Day 4: gorilla trekking and community walk to Batwa pygmies

Wake up early and have breakfast, head to trekking point for briefing on dos and don’ts of mountain gorilla trekking. You will carry packed lunch, hiking equipment and the game ranger will lead the group into the jungle in search of mountain gorillas. After allocating mountain gorillas you will spend only one hour with gorillas. Return to the lodge, have refreshment and head for community walk to Batwa people who leave in the forest. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: transfer to Queen Elizabeth and game drive in Ishasha sector

After breakfast, transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park. You will have lunch at en-routes to queen Elizabeth. Do game drive in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions, you will spot also Ugandan kobs, buffalos, Elephants, giraffe and many other. After game drive head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Duration: 5 hours 10 minutes

Accommodation: Ihamba safari lodge-budget, Mweya safari lodge-luxury and Marafiki safari lodge-midrange

Day 6: game drive and boat ride in Kazinga Channel

Start a day with breakfast, go for game drive in search of wildlife like school of hippos, herds of elephants, buffalos, waterbuck, warthogs, hyenas, lions, crocodiles, Uganda kob and zebra to list the few. Return to the lodge for lunch and proceed for boat ride, you will spot crocodiles, hippos, plenty of birds and many animals drinking water at the channel. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: chimpanzee trekking and departure

Take tea, head for chimps trekking in Kyambura Gorge. You will spend only one hour with chimpanzees and return back to the lodge. Have early lunch and transfer to Kampala. End of the 7 days safari.