wildlife and gorilla safari

7 days wildlife Tour and gorilla Tracking safari Uganda

from
£0.00

This 7 days wildlife Tour and gorilla Tracking safari Uganda will take you to Kibale Forest national park for chimpanzee tracking experience, Bigodi sanctuary swamp guided walk, Queen Elizabeth national park for wildlife sighting game drives, boat launch trip on the Kazinga channel, seeing the tree climbing lions in Ishasha plains and to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park for the endangered mountain gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi for canoeing

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is situated in the southwestern part of Uganda with an area of 321 km2 and it is a recognized World Heritage site by UNESCO. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park is a home to half of the world’s remaining population of the endangered mountain gorillas with over 450 mountain gorillas.

Lake Bunyonyi (‘place of many little birds’) is undoubtedly the loveliest lake in Uganda. Its contorted shore encircles 29 islands, surrounded by steep terraced hillsides reminiscent of parts of Nepal. A magical place, especially with a morning mist rising off the placid waters, it has supplanted the Ssese Islands as the place for travellers to chill out on their way through Uganda, and has a selection of gorgeously remote and bucolic places to stay on distant islands, where you’ve only the birds for company. Best of all – unlike many lakes in East Africa – Bunyoni is bilharzia, croc and hippo free, and so its crystal-clear waters are all yours to swim in

Best time to visit Bwindi  impenetrable forest, Kibale forest national park, Queen Elizabeth national parks and lake Bunyonyi for 7 days wildlife Tour and gorilla Tracking safari Uganda is during the Dry season that runs from January to February and from June to September is considered the best time to visit with the peak safari time in Uganda being from June to September, while Migratory species arrive in August to December, and March to May offering the best birding time

  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Trekking
  • Activity Level Strenuous
    4/8
7 days wildlife Tour and gorilla Tracking safari Uganda.

Safari Highlights 

Day 1: Entebbe airport – Drive to Kampala capital city- Evening city tour

Day 2: Kampala capital city- Drive to Kibale forest national park- Bigodi sanctuary swamp walk

Day 3: Kibale forest national park- Morning chimpanzee tracking- Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park- Kasoga community tour

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth national park- Morning Chimpanzee Trekking – Afternoon boat cruise- Evening game drive

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth national park- Morning game drive- Search for the tree climbing lions- Drive to Bwindi forest national park

Day 6: Bwindi impenetrable forest national park- Mountain gorilla trekking- Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 7: Lake Bunyonyi- Morning Boat cruise- Return to Entebbe

Safari Package Inclusions and Exclusions at a Glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • All park entrance fees
  • All government applicable taxes
  • All activities fees
  • 1 mountain gorilla trekking permit per person
  • 1 chimpanzee tracking permit per person at Kibale forest national park
  • 1 chimpanzee permit per person at Kalinzu forest reserve
  • Bigodi sanctuary swamp nature walk
  • 3 game drive at Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Boat cruise trip on the Kazinga channel
  • Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Accommodation for 6 nights
  • Full board meal plan (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Transport for 7 days in a 4WD, air-conditioned and pop up roofed safari vehicle safari van
  • Fuel for 7 days
  • Return airport transfers
  • Bottled water while on safari
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Laundry and Telephone services
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Domestic and International flights
  • Entry Visas
  • Items of a personal nature
  1. Day 1 Entebbe international airport – Drive to Kampala Capital city – Evening Kampala Capital City tour

    Meet and greet at Entebbe International Airport by our representative who will be your safari driver guide and will warmly welcome you and then transfer you to check in at your reserved hotel in Kampala, be briefed about your 7 days wildlife and gorilla safari. If time allows, your driver guide will take you for Kampala evening city tour to explore best sites in Kampala such as Uganda National Museum and the Kasubi tombs the burial ground for the Buganda kings. Namugongo martyr’s shrines where over 45 Anglican and catholic believers where killed, Bahai temple the only temple of the Bahai faith in Africa. Dinner and an overnight

    Accommodation options
    Forest Cottages (Budget / Standard)
    Cassia Lodge (Mid-range)
    Skyz Hotel Naguru by Marriott

    Meal plan; Dinner

  2. Day 2 Kampala Capital city – Drive to Kibale Forest national park – Bigodi sanctuary swamp walk

    After your morning breakfast, begin your journey to Kibale forest national park in western Uganda through the flourishing countryside passing the traditional homesteads, Tea Estates and farms. You will have a stopover in Fort port city to have lunch, refreshments and later proceed with your drive to the park to check in at your reserved lodge. After check in at your lodge, go to Bigodi sanctuary swamp for an evening nature walk. Bigodi Sanctuary swamp is found in the tropical jungle, home to 8 primate species such as Vervet monkeys, Olive baboons and others, over 200 bird species including the large Blue Turaco and many incredible plants, trees, palms that will make your walk memorable. Kibale Forest national park is popular for its high concentration of different primate species in African with 13 species and the highest population of habituated chimpanzees for tourism and research purposes. Other primate in Kibale forest national park are; the endangered Red colobus monkeys, the uncommon L’Hoest’s monkeys, the Black & white colobus, Red tailed monkeys, Grey cheeked mangabeys, Blue monkeys, Bush babies, Vervet monkeys, Olive baboons, Uganda Red Colobus, Patas monkey and potto. The park is also home base to about 375 bird species, other mammals such as Blue duikers, Bushbucks, Common warthogs, Bush pigs, Giant forest hogs, Sitatungas and African buffalo, Leopards, Servals, African golden cats and different mongooses. Dinner and overnight

    Accommodation options
    Rwetera Safari park (Budget/Standard)
    Isunga Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
    Crater safari Lodge (Luxury)

    Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

     

  3. Day 3 Kibale Forest National park – Morning Chimpanzee tracking – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park – Kasoga Community tour

    After breakfast at your lodge, meet your driver and drive to park information center to be briefed about the safety precautions to follow during chimpanzee tracking in the forest. Then start your guided forest walk to look for the intelligent chimpanzees our closest relatives with 98.8% human DNA. During your forest walk, you will meet other wildlife species like mammals bird species such as others primates, Bush pigs and many others and your guide will be able to give you information about everything that you will encounter which will make your forest walk so exciting. Once you meet chimpanzees, you will have a maximum of one hour of watching them, taking as many photos as you would want and asking questions to your guide. After spending an hour with chimpanzees, return to the park office to have refreshment, lunch and drive to Queen Elizabeth national park a “medley of wonders”. Queen Elizabeth National Park is famous for its variety wildlife species which includes big mammals, big cats and other predators, 10 species of primates, aquatic mammals and about 600 recorded bird species and with Kazinga channel the main water stream which connects Lake Edward and George. On your arrival at Queen Elizabeth national park, visit Kasoga community where you will meet the indigenous people around the park and take part in some of the daily activities such as local fishing, marine activities, farming and art work without the use of modern technology then later drive to check in at your lodge to relax, dinner and an overnight

    Accommodation options;

    Pumba Cottages (Budget/Standard),
    Elephant Hab Safari Lodge (Mid-range),
    Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury)

    Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  4. Day 4 Queen Elizabeth national Park – Morning chimpanzee trekking – Afternoon boat cruise – Evening game drive

    Walk up very early in the morning to have breakfast, then leave the lodge for your morning wildlife sighting game drive to search for the wildlife species on the Kasenyi plain. Kasenyi plain is a popularly track in Queen Elizabeth national park where you can meet most of the mammals in the park and it is referred to as a mating ground for the Uganda Kobs and hunting area to the big predators. So, during your morning game drive, you may have a chance to catch big predators of the park such as Lions, Leopards and spotted hyenas and on good day, you may meet them in action because they are always active during morning hours. Other mammals to encounter during your morning games include the huge Elephants, Caped buffaloes, Water bucks, Uganda kobs, Warthogs, Giant forest fog, some primates plus some bird species and many others. Queen Elizabeth national park is home base to over 95 mammal species, these mammals include primates, land and water mammals and 600 hundred recorded bird species.  After your early morning game drive, have a short break to relax, have lunch, refreshments and later go for your afternoon boat launch trip on the Kanziga channel. Kazinga channel is a 32 water steam which links Lake Edward and George, it is the major water supply to the wildlife of the park. Kazinga channel is also known to have the biggest population of hippopotamuses and Nile Crocodiles in Africa, so during your boat cruises, you will meet many hippopotamuses, Nile crocodiles plus numerous bird species which makes it to be the bird lovers’ paradise. After your 2 hours boat launch trip on the channel, have a short break to have refreshments and then go for an evening game drive which will be to search for more mammals specially the big predators park such as Spotted hyenas, Lions and Leopard and some other nocturnal species since they are easy to spot during late evening hours that day time. Dinner and overnight

    Accommodation options;
    Pumba Cottages (Budget/Standard)
    Elephant Hab Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
    Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury)

    Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  5. Day 5 Queen Elizabeth national park – Morning game drive – Search for the tree climbing lions - Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park

    Rise up early morning to have breakfast, check out and go for another morning game drive through Kasenyi track to search for more wildlife species and this will give you higher chances to meet those species that you could have missed during your previous game drives mostly the big predators of the which spend most of their day time hiding in thickets and only active during morning and late evening hours. After your game drive, start your adventurous drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park the natural habitat to the endangered mountain gorillas and one of the oldest forest in Uganda and Africa. On your way to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park, you will have an en-route game drive through Ishasha plains in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park to search for the unique tree climbing lions. The tree climbing lions can only found be found Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park Uganda and Lake Manyara in Tanzania. After your game drive to search for the tree climbing lions, have a break to have refreshments, lunch and proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park to check in at your booked lodge. Dinner and an overnight

     

    Accommodation options;
    Ride 4 a woman / Broadbill Forest Camp (Budget/Standard)
    Bakiga Lodge / Silverback Lodge (Mid-range)
    Mahogany spring Lodge/ Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (Luxury)

    Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  6. Day 6 Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park - Mountain Gorilla trekking –Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi national park

    After having breakfast, meet your guide and drive to the park office center for pre-trekking briefings about mountain gorilla trekking guidelines  to meet other visitors for to be briefed about the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking and then start your guide forest walk  to search for the gentle endangered red eyed mountain gorillas. Seeing mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park is 99.8% guaranteed and you will have enough time to be with mountain gorillas, taking as many photos as you would want and asking questions regarding everything that you will meet during your forest walk while searching for the mountain gorillas such as bird species, other primates, some tree species and other mammals. After exciting moment with mountain gorillas, return to the park information center to be given your trekking  certificate, have refreshments, lunch and then embark on your drive to Lake Bunyonyi where you will spend your evening relaxing while canoeing and bird watching. Dinner and an overnight

    Accommodation options
    Bunyonyi Rock Resort (Budget/Standard)
    Arcadia Lodge Bunyonyi (Mid-range)
    Bird Nest Resort (Luxury)

    Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  7. Day 7 Lake Bunyonyi – Morning boat cruise – Return to Entebbe international airport

    Rise up early in the morning to have breakfast and then go for your morning boat canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi where you will visit some of the small islands in lake. Lake Bunyonyi has a total of 29 small islands and each island has its own unique story which will excite you once you are there. After your canoeing, return to your lodge to check out and start your drive back to Entebbe international Airport to meet your return flight. Before reaching Entebbe airport, you will have a stopover at Kayabwe equator landmark to watch water experiment and taking memorial photos at this best international spot, have lunch and continue with your drive to Entebbe international Airport to meet your return flight.

    Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch

Queen elizabeth National Park
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Baby Gorilla
Lake Mburo National Parl
Accommodation options

Day 1 Accommodation options
Forest Cottages (Budget / Standard)
Cassia Lodge (Mid-range)
Skyz Hotel Naguru by Marriott

Meal plan; Dinner


Day 2 Accommodation options
Rwetera Safari park (Budget/Standard)
Isunga Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
Crater safari Lodge (Luxury)

Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

 

Day 3 Accommodation options;

Pumba Cottages (Budget/Standard),
Elephant Hab Safari Lodge (Mid-range),
Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury)

Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

 

Day 4 Accommodation options;
Pumba Cottages (Budget/Standard)
Elephant Hab Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury)

Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 5 Accommodation options;
Ride 4 a woman / Broadbill Forest Camp (Budget/Standard)
Bakiga Lodge / Silverback Lodge (Mid-range)
Mahogany spring Lodge/ Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (Luxury)

Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner


Day 6 Accommodation options

Bunyonyi Rock Resort (Budget/Standard)
Arcadia Lodge Bunyonyi (Mid-range)
Bird Nest Resort (Luxury)

Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price
  • All park entrance fees
  • All government applicable taxes
  • All activities fees
  • 1 mountain gorilla trekking permit per person
  • 1 chimpanzee tracking permit per person at Kibale forest national park
  • 1 chimpanzee permit per person at Kalinzu forest reserve
  • Bigodi sanctuary swamp nature walk
  • 3 game drive at Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Boat cruise trip on the Kazinga channel
  • Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Accommodation for 6 nights
  • Full board meal plan (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Transport for 7 days in a 4WD, air-conditioned and pop up roofed safari vehicle safari van
  • Fuel for 7 days
  • Return airport transfers
  • Bottled water while on safari
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Laundry and Telephone services
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Domestic and International flights
  • Entry Visas
  • Items of a personal nature