Day 1: Transfer from Entebbe to Fort Portal Area (Kibale National Park)
Early in the morning after breakfast embark on the transfer to Kibale National Park 410Km about 8 hours’ drive driving through rural landscapes of Mubende, Kyegegwa before approaching Kyenjojo in the evening. The lunch stop is made in Kyenjojo and you arrive in Fort Portal Area in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Day 2 : Undertake Chimpanzee Tracking Safari in Kibale Forest National Park & transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast early in the morning you will go to the ranger station in Kibale National Park at 08.00am
for a briefing before tracking the habituated chimps. These beautiful apes-more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are a great adventure watching as they squabble and jump from tree to tree. This forest is home to over 13 primate species include the red Colobus monkey, bushbabies, the rare L’Hoest monkey, black-faced vervet monkeys, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, plus baboons. Birders have close to 335 species recorded to watch including the endemic Prirogrines ground thrush. The shady forest trails offer much delight to botanists and butterfly lovers, the forest elephant, smaller and hairier than the savannah one, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park and other mammals including the giant forest hog, buffalo and antelope species like duiker are all that will spice your Uganda safari
adventure. Right after the encounter, you will walk back to the Lodge, have Lunch if you didn’t take packed lunch and then you will embark on the transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park driving past the Rwenzori Mountains with impressive magical sights before arriving in Queen Elizabeth NP in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight
Day 3: Do wildlife tour
/ game drive / game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park & afternoon Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise
Have an early morning game drive so as to spot the early risers such as the elusive leopards and spotted hyenas. The game drive also offers you possible views of lions , leopards Buffaloes , elephants , waterbucks, spotted hyenas, Uganda Kobs among others. After the game drive return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch after which you gather at Kazinga Channel for afternoon boat trip along the Kazinga channel to have a likely close look at hippos and crocodiles. The banks of the channel are also home to many bird species that include the saddle billed stork, the pink-backed pelicans, the pied and malachite kingfishers among others. From the 2 hour activity, you can undertake a game drive along the channel track in the Mweya peninsular to spot more game before retiring for dinner and overnight
Day 4 : Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After an early morning breakfast, embark on your transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park via Ishasha Sector in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park. In Ishasha, you search for tree climbing lions that tend to lie on the fig tree branches in the day time. Settle for lunch in Ishasha and continue in the drive to arriving in Bwindi in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight
Day 5 : Do gorilla trekking and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
After a heavy early breakfast but with packed lunch, you will transfer to the park headquarters in the respective region where your gorilla permit is located for a briefing before embarking on your gorilla trek at 8:30 am. Park guides will after take you through the thick buttress root tree forest plus undergrowth- tracking the gorillas. This 2 – 8 hour Gorilla trek requires a reasonable degree of fitness a pair of jungle shoes. Once tract, interaction with the gorillas as you listen to them grumble as well as taking photographs with them takes only 1 to 1.5 hours. It’s important to note that there are only about 880 of these beautiful apes left in the world most of them over 400 are fortunately found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You retreat from the activity and connect to the lodge for transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, relaxation, dinner and overnight at Lake Bunyonyi.
After Gorilla Tracking
is beautifully Finished, drive to Bunyonyi traversing the Kigezi Highlands commonly referred to as the “Switzerland of Africa”. Upon arrival, you embark on the wooden engine boat cruise exploring the calm waters of Bunyonyi – the second deepest Lake in Africa intercepted by counts of 29 Islands some of which are inhabited. You disembark your boat to explore some of the Islands and their communities including the Batwa populations with their rich heritage not forgetting the Bakiga natives. You will reach your Resort at around 7pm
so tired to relax
Day 6 : Transfer from Lake Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo
National Park and do an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Mburo
Early in the morning after breakfast transfer to Lake Mburo
NP 199km about 4 hours drive making a lunch en route at Igongo Cultural Center 12km from Mbarara town. Proceed to Lake Mburo
national park for an evening boat cruise on arrival or a game drive if preferred. Whichever you choose, you have an opportunity to encounter a range of wildlife including the Nile crocodiles and Hippos not forgetting birds like African fish eagle. Settle for dinner and taking COVID19 PCR Tests at the Lodge.
Day 7: Do a morning game walk in Lake Mburo
National Park and transfer to Entebbe.
After your early morning breakfast, you will undertake a nature walk-the most interesting game walks in the country and East Africa that will expose you to various species of primates, birds, antelopes like elands, waterbucks, Impala, Topis, Bush buck, Klipspringer among others, buffaloes, Rothschild giraffe, Burchell’s Zebra , wart hogs among other species not forgetting the beautiful savannah landscape dotted with great acacia. Retreat from the activity an embark on the transfer to Kampala 240km about 3 – 4 hours’ drive making a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for magical photo shoots where one leg can be placed in north sphere and the other remains in the south. It is also an impressive site for purchasing memorabilia to take back home as a remembrance for this safari in Uganda
. You will reach Entebbe in enough time to prepare for your Flight Back Home
End of the 7 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari
Chimps trekking & wildlife Encounters.