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7 Days Uganda Gorilla & Wildlife Adventure Safari

7 Days Uganda Gorilla & Wildlife Adventure Safari

Overview

This 7-day Best of Uganda Safari takes you to Murchison Falls for spectacular game viewing and the incredible waterfalls, then to Kibale Forest for Chimpanzee tracking, Queen Elizabeth National Park for more game viewing, and Bwindi for gorilla trekking, leaving you with unforgettable memories of Africa’s pearl.

Highlights

  • Arrival at the Airport
  • White rhino tracking
  • Visit to the top of the Falls
  • Launch cruise to the bottom of the Fall
  • Magical game drives
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Transfer back to Kampala

Trip Summary

Day Destination Hour Km
1 Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park 3-4 234
2 Full day Murchison Exploration 8 340
3 Transfer to Kibale National Park 5-6 334
4 Chimpanzee tracking & transfer to Queen Elizabeth Np 1-2 80
5 Morning game drive & transfer to Bwindi 6 392.2km
6 Gorilla trekking 2-3 140
7 Transfer back to Entebbe 4-5 229.2Km

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park

You will be picked up from Entebbe International Airport or your accommodation in Entebbe / Kampala and transferred to Murchison Falls National Park, a 3–4-hour journey through Masindi.

After lunch, you will enter the park by the Kichumbanyobo gate, see the top of the falls, and then continue to the lodge. Pakuba Safari Lodge provides dinner and an overnight stay.

At the Top of the Murchison Falls

Accommodation
Hornbill Safari Lodge or Heritage Safari Lodge or similar (Budget)
Fort Murchison Safari Lodge or Pakuba Safari Lodge (mid-range)
Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge (luxury)

Day 2: Game drive and boat ride to the base of the Murchison Falls

After breakfast at your lodge, go on a morning wildlife drive to the delta in the park’s northern section. Here is where you may see elephants, giraffes, lions, hyenas, cape buffaloes, leopards (on a fortunate day), and several antelope species such as Uganda Kobs, Jackson hartebeest, Oribi, and waterbucks, among others.

Return to your accommodation for a refreshment and lunch after the game drive. In the afternoon, you will take a boat ride down the Nile River to visit the majestic Falls. Sailing around the falls’ bottom will expose you to the park’s flowing hippo and a variety of crocodiles among the sandbanks, as well as several bird species and enormous numbers of other animals getting down to drink and wash.

After seeing the falls, go up to the top of the falls via the Bakers route, where you can also see the falls from Bakers stone. During this journey, you will be able to see the falls from several vantage points before spending some time at the top admiring them. Meet your driver later in the evening and return to Pakuba Safari Lodge as described above.

Murchison Falls

Boat cruise to the base of the Murchison Falls

Accommodation
Hornbill Safari Lodge or Heritage Safari Lodge or similar (Budget)
Fort Murchison Safari Lodge or Pakuba Safari Lodge (mid-range)
Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge (luxury)

Day 3: Travel to Kibale National Park

Following an early breakfast, meet your driver/guide and take the 7 a.m. boat to Kibale Forest National Park in the country’s west. This is a full-day drive with lunch along the way. Arrive late in the afternoon and transfer to the Lodge for supper and an overnight stay.

Accommodation
Budget: Kibale Forest Camp / Rubalika safari lodge
Mid-range: Primate Safari Lodge / Isunga Lodge
Upmarket: Crater Safari Lodge / Kyaninga Lodge

Day 4: Trekking with chimps and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Enjoy an early breakfast and then transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing on the endangered chimps before entering the jungle with the assistance of a park ranger and your tracking gear, packed water, and snacks.

Kibale Forest National Park is one of the top safari locations in Africa, featuring 13 primate species, the most popular of which are chimps. This tracking takes between 2-5 hours to find the chimps. After you discover the primates, you will spend an hour watching them, observing their behavior, and photographing them.

After lunch, you will travel for about 3 hours to Queen Elizabeth National Park, stopping along the way to explore the Equator and the crater lakes. Afterward, return to Buffalo Safari Lodge for leisure, supper, and an overnight stay.

Primate Tracking In Kibale Forest National Park

Chimp Tracking in Kibale Forest

Accommodation
Budget: Pumba safari Lodge/Forest hog safari lodge
Mid-range: Ihamba safari Lodge/ Buffalo safari lodge
Luxury: Ishasha wilderness lodge/ Kyambura gorge

Day 5: Morning game drive, boat ride, then transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Following breakfast, go on an early morning game drive in the Kasenyi area. Expect to see the big four wildlife on the game drive, including antelopes, giraffes, warthogs, and white Colobus monkeys, to name a few. Afterward, join the 11 a.m. launch cruise through Kazinga canal to witness a variety of bird species, elephants and buffalos, hippos and crocodiles on the lakeshores.

After both activities, you will travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where you will have supper and spend the night at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge.

Boat cruise

Boat cruise Along the Kazinga Channel

Accommodation
Budget: Rafiki Safari Lodge/Bwindi Forest Lodge
Mid-Range: Engagi lodge/Bwindi view lodge
Luxury: Buhoma lodge/ Mahogany springs

Day 6: Gorilla Trekking adventure

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters for a briefing on Mountain Gorilla trekking by a local guide. The time required ranges between 2 and 8 hours, depending on the movement of the gorillas. Unexpectedly seeing gorillas is one of the most enthralling lifetime events.

You will be able to watch and photograph wildlife up close. You will notice adults eating and grooming one another. Following an hour with the eagerly anticipated gorillas, your guide and rangers will bring you back to the starting point, where your driver will be ready to transport you back to the Lodge for a relaxing evening.

Trekking Gorillas in Bwindi

Trekking Gorillas in Bwindi

Accommodation
Budget: Rafiki Safari Lodge/Bwindi Forest Lodge
Mid-Range: Engagi lodge/Bwindi view lodge
Luxury: Buhoma lodge/ Mahogany springs

Day 7: Travel to Entebbe & Departure 

Following an early breakfast, you begin your drive back to Entebbe, stopping for lunch in Mbarara and a halt near the Equator along Masaka Road. This is an 8-9 hour trip from Bwindi National Park. The driver will either take you to your booked accommodation or Entebbe airport in time for your evening departure home.

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Prices / included services.

Pricing for 7 Days Uganda Gorilla & Wildlife Adventure Safari
Persons 1 Person 2-3 Persons 4-5 Persons 6 Persons and more
Budget $ 3200 $3000 $2780 $2470
Midrange $4830 $4490 $4160 $3800
Luxury $5500 $5240 $4810 $4380

Included in this safari:

  • 4 WD Vehicle – with a pop–up roof
  • A professional Driver guide.
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Chimp tracking permit
  • Park entrance fees
  • All ground transportation and fuel
  • Accommodation and Meals
  • All activities/services as per itinerary
  • Drinking water in the vehicle

Exclusions of the safari:

  • Visas
  • International airfares
  • Activities/services not included in the itinerary.
  • Alcoholic drinks/wines, Laundry, and any other service of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance and other activities

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