7 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA AND WILDLIFE SAFARIS

7-Day One Wonderful African Week

You will start your drive to western Uganda through beautiful green scenery and tea plantations. Over the course of the next seven days you will visit Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Lake Mburo.

You will also enjoy chimpanzee and gorilla trekking excursions.

Day 1 – Kibale National Park

You will start your drive to western Uganda through beautiful green scenery and tea plantations. You will have a chance to interact with the local people during the walk through the market after lunch. You will then have a one-hour drive to Kibale forest, during which you will be able to spot some monkeys, birds and baboons.

Main Destination:

Kibale National Park

Best Time to Visit December to February and June to July

High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)

Best Weather June to July and December to February (Least rain)

 

Accommodation:

Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse

  • Mid-range guest house located just outside Kibale NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 2 – Kibale National Park

Today you will have your breakfast at the lodge and prepare for your chimpanzee trek. Kibale Forest National Park consists of around 13 primate species.

While here you will be able to see many of them, such as the wonderful red columbus, grey cheeked mangabey, black and white columbus, l’hoest monkey and of course the amazing chimpanzees.

You will experience our primate cousins today for one hour. The whole trip requires about three to four hours of walking through the tropical rain forest with an experienced guide.

After lunch you will visit the Bigodi swamp for a walk to spot some other monkeys and bird species. You will make your way through nearby small communities where the locals are very enthusiastic to shake your hand and show you their gardens and coffee plantations.

Accommodation:

Kibale Forest Camp (Safari Tent)

  • Mid-range tented camp located just outside Kibale NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 3 – Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast we will drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, driving through the crater lakes region of Kabarole.

You will go on a mini game drive as we enter the park and check into the Parkview Safari Lodge. We will have lunch and relax before going on a boat cruise at 3:00pm on the Kazinga Channel

. Here you will view wildlife at close quarters as they cool off along the shores of the channel that connects Lakes George and Edward.

Come back to the lodge in the evening for dinner and your overnight stay.

Best Time to Visit January to February and June to July (Dry seasons)

High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)

Best Weather June to July and January to February (Less rainfall)

 

Accommodation:

Parkview Safari Lodge

  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 4 – Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi Impenetrable

Our day starts with a 6:30am game drive in the Kasenyi plains in search of wildlife such as buffalos, kobs, warthogs, elephants, waterbucks, lions, hyenas and on lucky days – leopards!

After game driving for two to three hours, we will go back to the lodge for breakfast, check out and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through the Ishasha sector, where tree climbing lions may be seen.

We will eat a packed lunch en route and then check-in at the Buhoma Community Rest Camp or Silverback Lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

 

Best Time to Visit June to August and December to February

High Season June to September (Gorilla permits are scarce)

Best Weather June to July and December to February (Less rainfall)

 

Accommodation:

Silverback Lodge

  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Bwindi NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast, at about 7:45am, we will walk down to the visitors’ center for registration and a briefing before starting our gorilla trek.

The exercise may be strenuous as it can involve walking up steep hills – sometimes under muddy conditions. This activity may take anywhere from two to eight hours.

For conservation purposes you are allowed to spend one hour with the gorillas once they are located. Your guide will advise you on how to behave around these great apes.

Later you will come back to the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Accommodation:

Buhoma Community Rest Camp

  • Budget tented camp located just outside Bwindi NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 6 – Bwindi – Lake Mburo – Kampala

The day begins early as we go for a morning game drive around Lake Mburo in search of wildlife such as buffaloes, zebras, warthogs, impalas, eland (Africa’s biggest antelope), topis, bush bucks, reedbucks, waterbucks, oribis, bush pigs and leopards (among others).

Later we will return to the lodge, have breakfast and then make our way back to Kampala. We will eat lunch en-route and arrive later in the afternoon.

At this point you can opt to spend another day in Kampala or head to the airport for your journey home or to your next destination.

Main Destination:

Lake Mburo National Park

Best Time to Visit June to August and December to February

High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)

Best Weather June, July and January to February (Little rainfall)

 

Accommodation:

Eagle’s Nest

  • Budget tented bush camp bordering Lake Mburo NP without fences

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 7 – Kampala

Today’s optional tour of Kampala normally takes about two hours depending on how much you can walk or what your interests are. This is one of the best walks we have in Uganda!

That will be the end of your seven-day wildlife and gorilla safari. Bright Safaris Uganda appreciates your support of the company and the Bright orphanage school. Have a safe journey home!

Accommodation:

No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • Chimp permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
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