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7 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari Package

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7 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari Package

This 7 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari Package takes you to interesting National Parks in the Pearl of Africa.

Safari destinations

Kibale Forest National park

known for being “The Primate Capital of the World” having about 1500 Chimpanzees which gives a great opportunity for Chimpanzee trekking and Habituation, the park is located in Kabarole District. It is also a home to 120 mammal species like warthogs, bushbucks, bush pigs, antelopes, and over 300 bird species like hornbills, black billed turaco, kingfisher, weavers, cuckoos, purple breasted sunbird, and crowned eagle among other bird species.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

One of the most famous National Parks in Uganda to encounter a variety of wildlife including the famous tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector, the 4 members of the Big 5 like Elephants, Buffaloes, Leopards, Lions among other species like Antelopes, spotted hyenas, Hippos and endangered chimpanzees in Kalinzu Forest or Kyambura Gorge making it a suitable option for the best Uganda safari, wildlife sightings and boat launch safari on the Kazinga Channel. Later, proceed with your Uganda gorilla wildlife safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park for Mountain Gorilla Trekking.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

This safari will bring you close to the endangered mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located in South Western region of Uganda in Kanungu district. It is best known for Mountain Gorilla Trekking Experience, The Park has almost half of the Word’s population of Mountain Gorillas with a population of about 459 individual mountain gorillas, 21 habituated gorilla families in the different sectors of the park like Nkuringo, Buhoma, Rushaga and Ruhija which gives a great opportunity for Gorilla Trekking g and Gorilla Habituation. 7 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari Package

Lake Mburo National Park

“whispers of the wild” and you will be able to sight the largest number of zebras in Uganda, the Park is one of the smallest parks in Uganda. It is a home to a variety of wildlife including Impalas, buffaloes, bush pig, topi, crocodiles, elands, buffalos, oribi, waterbuck, leopard etc. Bird species like African Fin foot, pied kingfisher, bare faced go away, Red faced barbet, Greater painted snipe, Blue breasted kingfisher, striped kingfisher etc.  Here you will relax and enjoy the scenery. The Park’s topography and vegetation are made of falling and raising hillsides, rocky outcrops, open and wooden grassland, rich acacia tree valleys, forests, bushes and thickets together with permanent and seasonal swamps along the shores of the Lakes.

 

Day 1: Pick Up from Entebbe International Airport or your Hotel Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park – Bigodi Wetland

Day 1 of the 7 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari Package will start with a pick up from Entebbe International Airport or your Hotel by our driver guide who will brief you about your 7-days Uganda Fantastic Wildlife Safari. You will then be transferred by road to Kibale Forest National Park. It is known for its beautiful scenery such as lush green forests and hills dotted with tea plantations. Upon arrival, you will check into the Lodge for Lunch and relaxation.

Later in the evening, you will go for Bigodi Wetland. This wet land is known to have the presence of different monkey species and baboons. You can even spot forest elephants as they sneak to the neighboring gardens from the forest. You will get back to your lodge for lunch and take a rest. In the evening, you will visit the local community and experience their traditional way of life. You can take part in their activities like brewing coffee (coffee experience) and also learn about cultures, food, different herbs and how they use them to treat different diseases. Dinner and Overnight stay.

 Day 2: Kibale Forest National Park – Chimpanzee Trekking and Head to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After an early breakfast on day 2 of 7 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari Package, you will proceed to the park headquarters where you will join other trackers who will have come for the afternoon trek at the ranger’s post. After a short briefing by one of the park officials, you will be allocated a ranger guide who will lead the group into the forest to find the chimpanzees. It is said that there are over 1500 chimpanzees in this forest making it one of the best places for chimpanzee trekking in Africa.

During the trek, you will also encounter other primates such as black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, Olive baboons etc. Birds like Yellow-billed Barbet, Western Nicator, and Superb Sunbird etc.  Upon finding them, you will be allowed to spend 1 hour with them to learn about their behaviors, social life, how they communicate among others. On return, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Morning Game Drive – Boat Cruise at Kazinga Channel

Wake up early in the morning for a heavy breakfast and proceed for an early morning game drive in the Kasenyi plains. Be on the look for Cape buffalos, herds of elephants, lions, and leopards (though hard to spot) among others. Return to the lodge and check out then head to the Ishasha sector in search of tree-climbing lions. The chance of spotting these lions is about 70% though sometimes they are hard to spot (most especially when they are down in the grassland looking for prey). Should you get to spot them, the sight is picturesque and memorable.

After lunch, you will go for a 2-hour boat trip on the Kazinga Channel that connects Lakes George and Edward. During the trip, the sight of wildlife including giant hippos, elephants and crocodiles among others will fascinate you. You will also see many varieties of birds at the water shores. After the boat trip, you can proceed for a brief late afternoon game drive and thereafter, return to the lodge. Dinner and Overnight Stay.

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Game drive through Ishasha sector and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Wake up early morning to have a delicious breakfast, check out of your lodge and drive to Ishasha to look for tree climbing lions, other animals like Elephants, Caped buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, Warthogs among others. Have a short break lunch and later drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park the home to the endangered Mountain Gorillas and one of the oldest forest in Uganda. Upon arrival at the park, you will check into your lodge for Dinner and Overnight Stay as you enjoy your 7 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari Package.

Day 5: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – Gorilla trekking – Batwa Cultural Encounter

On this day after having your heavy breakfast, drive to the park information center for briefing about the do’s and don’ts to follow during Gorilla Trekking and later start your guided forest walk by a ranger guide to search for the giant endangered mountain gorillas. During your walk, you many encounter other wildlife species besides Gorillas such as chimpanzees, black and white colombus monkeys, vervet monkeys, bush pigs, forest elephants, many bird species, butterflies and many others. The time taken while looking for mountain gorillas depends on the location and movements of the allocated gorilla family. Upon finding them, you will spend a maximum of 1 hour to watch them, take photos, follow their moves and ask your ranger as many questions as possible.

Later in the Evening, you will visit the Batwa community who were the early inhabitants of the ancient Impenetrable forest before it became a National park and also a UNESCO World heritage site in 1992 and learn about their social ways of life, how they hunt for food in their ancient ways, visit a Batwa homestead to watch how they dance and also hear ancient legends and their folk songs and then you will return back to your accommodation for dinner and an overnight.

Day 6: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park –Evening Game Drive

You will wake up early for a breakfast and leave Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the morning for Lake Mburo National Park arriving in time for lunch. You will later go for game drives where you will see animals like giraffes, and zebras, among others. The park is small but very diverse with lots of wildlife. You will take lots of photos hence creating memories.

Day 7: Transfer to Entebbe International Airport or your Hotel

Your 7 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari Package ends today with a stopover at the Equator.  Then have a delicious breakfast and get ready to transfer with a stopover at the Equator line in Masaka for photos and experiments of the northern and southern hemisphere. You will then proceed to Entebbe international airport for your flight depending on your flight schedule and our team will be very happy to welcome you again.

Thus the end of our safari.

Included

Park fees

Gorilla permits

Chimp permits

All activities

All accommodation

A professional driver/guide

All transportation

All Taxes/VAT

Meals

Drinks

 

Excluded

International flights

Roundtrip airport transfer

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

Tips

Personal items

Government imposed increase of taxes