7 Days Ultimate Uganda Safari, Wildlife Tour, Chimpanzees Tracking, and Gorilla Trekking Tour

7 days Ultimate Uganda safari is one of the best wildlife and primate safari packages to undertake during a tour to explore Uganda the Pearl of Africa. These 7 days Ultimate Uganda safari is mainly wildlife, chimpanzee tracking, and gorilla trekking experience trip.

It provides you a great chance to engage in a diversity of wildlife activities ranging from chimp tracking, gorilla trekking, game drives, launch cruise, and Batwa cultural experience.

The 7 days Ultimate Uganda safari (1-week safari in Uganda), wildlife, chimpanzees and gorilla trekking ushers you into 3 different safari parks in Uganda including Kibale Forest National Park a home to 13 primate species, Queen Elizabeth National Park which hosts the unique tree-climbing lions and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with over 459 endangered mountain gorillas. Your 7 days Uganda safari, wildlife, chimpanzees, and gorilla trekking trip begins and ends in Kampala or Entebbe.

Detailed itinerary of the 7 Days Ultimate Uganda Safari, Wildlife, Chimpanzees and Gorilla Trekking Tour

Day 1: Departure for Kibale Forest National Park via Fort Portal Tourism City

Pick up early in the morning by your driver guide and you transfer to Kibale Forest National Park after a leisurely breakfast. Take 5-6 hours driving via Mubende to Fort Portal where you will have lunch break then connect to the lodge in Kibale Forest National Park.

Accommodation

Luxury: Papaya Lake Lodge, Kyaninga Lodge

Mid-range: Primate Lodge (Moderate)

Budget: Chimpanzee Guesthouse, Kibale Forest Camp (Basic)

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest & nature walk in Bigodi Swamp

Go track chimpanzees after a hefty breakfast and briefing at Kanyanchu Tourist Centre, taking you from 2-4 hours. The actual chimp trek starts at 8:00am with park guide on lead and you will have a maximum of 1 hour enjoying a face to face encounter with chimpanzees. Thereafter, walk back or your driver guide will pick you up then transfer for lunch break in your lodge.

Later at 2:00pm, go enjoy a nature walk with community guide on lead as he or she ushers you into Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. Explore variety of primates, birds, flora which you didn’t sight while in Kibale Forest trekking chimpanzees.

Accommodation

Luxury: Papaya Lake Lodge, Kyaninga Lodge

Mid-range: Primate Lodge (Moderate)

Budget: Chimpanzee Guesthouse, Kibale Forest Camp (Basic)

Day 3: Leave Kibale for Queen Elizabeth National Park through Fort Portal

Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and later, depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park, 3 hours’ drive through Fort Portal Tourism City. Lunch will be offered at the lodge and later, you embark on an afternoon launch trip on Kazinga Channel. Get to see submerged hippos, basking crocodiles, diverse water birds and a lot more.

Accommodation

Luxury: Katara Lodge, Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Mweya Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Park View Lodge, Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Budget: Bush Lodge, Simba Safari Camp, Mweya Hostel

Day 4: Game drive and boat or launch cruise

Have breakfast and after, game drive taking you 2-3 hours on Kasenyi plains will begin with an experienced guide. Get to enjoy sights of buffaloes, lions, African bush elephants, antelopes, leopards, warthogs, birds to mention but a few. Drive back in a 4×4 Land Cruiser or 4×4 Safari Van with pop-up roof to have lunch in your lodge then go for yet another thrilling launch cruise on Kazinga Channel.

Accommodation

Luxury: Katara Lodge, Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Mweya Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Park View Lodge, Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Budget: Bush Lodge, Simba Safari Camp, Mweya Hostel

Day 5: Game drive & take 3 hours’ drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Get up early and have a leisurely breakfast. Later, head to Bwindi 3 hours but expect a quick game drive at Ishasha sector, south of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This lets you see the tree climbing lions and you will have lunch at Savanna Resort prior checking into the lodge in Bwindi.

Accommodation

Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge, Gorilla Forest Camp, Buhoma Lodge

Mid-range: Ichumbi Lodge, Gorilla Mist Camp, Silverback Lodge

Budget: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Nshongi Camp

Day 6: Gorilla trekking & Batwa cultural experience

After leisurely breakfast, head to Bwindi offices with some snacks and bottle of mineral water to be briefed on guidelines for gorilla trekking. At 8:00am, start a search for anyone of the 20 gorilla families assigned to you in your group of 8 visitors. This may last you 2-6 hours and it includes a maximum of 1 hour of photo taking and learning more about mountain gorillas.

Get back to have a relaxed afternoon then go interact with the Batwa pygmies in their communities. They will entertain you with their great dances and music performances as you also explore in-depth about their traditions, cultures.

Accommodation

Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge, Gorilla Forest Camp, Buhoma Lodge

Mid-range: Ichumbi Lodge, Gorilla Mist Camp, Silverback Lodge

Budget: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Nshongi Camp

Day 7: Leave Bwindi for Kampala or Entebbe

After breakfast, get to your 4×4 safari Land Cruiser or 4×4 Safari van ready for return trip to Kampala or Entebbe. Make a stop at Igongo for a delicious lunch break. Later continue with the drive and have a stop at the equator line in Kayabwe where you relax and take pictures.

Safari Highlights

Day 1: Departure for Kibale Forest National Park via Fort Portal Tourism City

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest & nature walk in Bigodi Swamp

Day 3: Leave Kibale for Queen Elizabeth National Park through Fort Portal

Day 4: Game drive and boat or launch cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 5: Game drive & take 3 hours’ drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 6: Gorilla trekking & Batwa cultural experience

Day 7: Leave Bwindi for Kampala or Entebbe

Safari Inclusions and Exclusions

The safari package includes

  • Gorilla permit at $700
  • Chimpanzee permits at $200
  • Game drives
  • Boat cruise
  • Park entrance fees
  • Nature walks in Bigodi
  • All trip activities as indicated except the optional ones
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Transport
  • Professional English-speaking driver tour guide

The safari package excludes

  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Visa fees
  • Cigarettes
  • Telephone calls
  • International flights
  • Beverages
  • Optional activities’ fees
  • Insurance expenses

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