This 7 days wildlife safari Uganda takes you to some of Uganda’s top rated destinations and exposes you to some incredible activities like a fascinating game drive in the famous Queen Elizabeth National park, a remarkable chimpanzee tracking in the Kibale forests.
In addition to the above, the wildlife safari Uganda empowers you to encounter the adorable Uganda mountain gorillas and also, undertaking this package allows you to sight see the Uganda only tree climbing lions of Ishasa.
Day 1: Drive to Kibale national park
Rumara Safari guide will meet you and brief you about the whole wildlife safari Uganda trip, after you will transfer to fort portal as you drive through the scenic Mityana and Mubende towns. Have lunch in Mubende and then after drive to Kibale National park where you arrive in the late afternoon. You then visit the nearby Crater Lake or you might opt to rest at the lodge
Day 2: Enjoy Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale
Early in the morning, you will wake up and continue for briefing at the head quarter about the dos and the don’ts of chimpanzee trekking. You will then be led by a forest Guide who will be helping you in identifying the many tree species as well as spending time with the chimps in the forest.
You will be given 1 hour to interact with them and watch them as they play, care and feed the young ones. You return to the lodge for a late lunch as you prepare to go for a nature walk with the swamp in Bigodi to view more primates as well as birds. You will as well visit the community based projects that are funded by tourism.
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Have breakfast and then after drive to Queen Elizabeth National park which is located at the bottom of mountain Rwenzori that is among the best finest mountain ranges in the whole world. Along the way to the ark, you will view many safari animals in Uganda including the birds, this national park has got over 100 mammal species and over 606 bird species. On arrival, you will check in at the lodge for dinner and an overnight.
Day 4: Have Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge
Wake up so early in the morning and then drive to Kyambura Gorge where you will track the chimpanzees from. Though viewing the chimps is guaranteed, this walk is also rewarding with great sights of many forest features. Another option might be to explore the Maramagambo Forest to view the bat caves that are so impressive, the blue lake as well as many primate species. Return to the lodge for lunch and then prepare for a boat cruise on Kazinga channel were you view many water animals including the hippos, crocodiles and the birds.
Enjoy another game drive in the evening and view many animals including the kobs, antelopes, buffalos, and many more
Day 5: Game drive in Ishasha sector & transfer to Bwindi impenetrable Forest
Start so early with a wildlife safari Uganda game drive in Ishasha sector and enjoy the view of the tree climbing lions. You will as well view many other safari animals in Uganda like the antelopes, buffalos as well as the kobs, and elephants. Have lunch after and then proceed to Bwindi impenetrable national park arriving late evening.
Day 6: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest
After breakfast, gather at the respective park headquarters for briefing at 8am and eventually start gorilla your trekking encounter. You follow the trails of your respective gorilla family traversing the forest with is hilly forested landscapes and deep saddles. The hills are forested with mature trees and dense undergrowth that have earned it the name Impenetrable.
During Uganda gorilla tracking, trackers are advised to carry the rain coats as well as the boots since the weather is always unpredictable. There are also potters who carry the luggage on behalf of the guests at a small cost. Getting one is highly recommended. Once you come face to face with these gorillas, the rangers will also guide you on how to handle them most especially by giving them a 6 meter distance as you play around with them.
Kindly note that it’s also not so easy to predict the time to be taken while trekking and this will mainly depend on the location of some families since some stay really far from the headquarters. The gorilla trekking encounter tends to last 2 – 8 hours inclusive of one (1) hour direct encounter with them. Seeing the critically endangered apes as they forage, socialize, the young gorillas rolling themselves on tree branches and the Silver-back demonstrating his authority is a moment of wonder that derives remarkable excitement.
After the trek, you will proceed for a community walk or a nature walk in the afternoon. Later on get back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Departure
Have breakfast and then drive back to Kampala having lunch enroute , you will arrive in late afternoon.