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8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

Tour Overview

This 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari will take you to the western region of the country, which is blessed with a variety of wildlife species and stunning scenery. It starts and concludes in Kampala, Uganda. The primary locations on this safari are Lake Mburo National Park, which has an area of 371 square kilometer and is home to many zebras as well as antelopes, warthogs, buffaloes, oribis, and other wildlife that may be seen around the lake’s banks, including hippos, crocodiles, and birds (park has over 332 bird species).Mountain gorillas, of which there are over 340 in this park, live there, along with over 120 mammal species, 400 plant species, 346 bird species, 202 butterfly species, and many others.
Also to Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is well-known for its variety of wildlife species such chimpanzees, antelopes, elephants, crocodiles, hippos, crocodile-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector, and buffaloes. Over 600 bird species are also present, and many of them can be viewed during boat cruises, nature walks, and game drives.13 species of primate, including chimpanzees, white and black colobus, olive monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, and vervet monkeys, as well as 300 different bird species, may be found in Kibale National Park. In reality, during these 8 days, you will have a wonderful and unforgettable experience!

Tour Highlights

Bigodi Wetland
  • Day 1: Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park-Wildlife viewing
  • Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park for a gorilla safari
  • Day 3: Mountain Gorilla trekking & Community walk- Bwindi Impenetrable
  • Day 4: Travel to Queen Elizabeth via the Ishasha sector
  • Day 5: Game drive & a boat cruise- Kazinga Channel
  • Day 6: Morning game drive, visit to the baboon cliff & Departure to Kibale
  • Day 7: Chimpanzee trekking & Bigodi wetland walk
  • Day 8: Return to Kampala.

8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari: Detailed Itinerary

 Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park – Wildlife Viewing

At 7:00 am, our driver/guide will pick you up in Kampala and transfer you to Lake Mburo National Park in the west of the country, stopping along the way to take pictures at the Equator and the Mpambire drum-making area. After eating lunch at the lodge when you arrive in the park, go on a game drive through it to see various species, such as the zebras that are virtually ubiquitous there. Head to the lodge for dinner later in the evening and stay the night.

Accommodation options:

  • Mihingo lodge.
  • Rwakobo lodge.

Destination:  Lake Mburo National Park

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park For a Gorilla Safari

At 6:30 am on this day, after eating breakfast, set out towards the Southwestern portion of Bwindi Forest, passing via Mbarara Town, which is blessed with stunning scenery. You’ll also witness a number of rolling hills with terraces; it’s a wonderful drive with all these sights. When you go to the park, check in at the lodge of your choice and then unwind there the rest of the evening while preparing for the activity next door. eat there and stay the night.

Accommodation options:

  • Buhoma lodge.
  • Silver back lodge.

Destination:  Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 3: Mountain Gorilla Trekking & Community Walk – Bwindi Forest

At 6:30 am, eat breakfast and then go to the park headquarters with a packed lunch to receive a briefing from the trained park rangers. The park rangers will accompany you as you enter the mist forest to trek mountain gorillas at 8:00 am. If you are not physically healthy enough, you could require a walking stick. You should also think about paying porters a small fee to carry your stuff just in case. The trek may last between two and eight hours, but just one hour is allotted for you to see and interact with the gorillas.
After your hike, head back to the resort to relax. Later that night, go for a walk in a different village, such the Batwa community, where you can connect with the locals and learn a lot from them before retiring to the lodge.

Day 4: Travel to Queen Elizabeth Via the Ishasha Sector

Enjoy your breakfast before traveling to Queen Elizabeth National Park via the Ishasha region, which is home to lions that can scale trees. The park is home to many different wildlife species, including lions, elephants, buffaloes, and waterbucks. After arriving, eat lunch at the lodge, then go on a late-afternoon game drive to observe the animals and birds mentioned above, among many others. After dinner, spend the night.

Accommodation options:

  • Mweya safari lodge.
  • Kyambura gorge

Destination:  Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 5: Game Drive & Boat Cruise – Kazinga Channel

You will need to get up really early today since you will have breakfast at 6:00 am and then start your game drive right away if you want to view the early risers like lions, lone buffalo, kobs, elephants, etc. Since you can easily get a close-up view of these animals, it is a wonderful and thrilling moment. After lunch, return to the lodge to prepare for the afternoon boat tour on the Kazinga channel, which is home to many different types of animals and birds, including crocodiles, elephants, hippos, and many more. In essence, cruising on the Kazinga is one of the park’s most striking pastimes. After dinner, spend the night at the lodge.

Day 6: Mountain Game Drive, Visit to the baboon cliff & Departure 

Enjoy a delicious breakfast, go on a morning wildlife drive, and stop by the baboon cliffs to see some breathtaking scenery. After eating lunch at the hotel, drive the approximate two to three hours to the chimpanzee-home Kibale Forest National Park. Arrive later in the day, have dinner, and stay the night.

Day 7: Chimpanzee Trekking & Bigodi Wetland Walk 

Have breakfast early enough, then depart the resort for the park headquarters with enough bottled water so you can get an overview of the chimpanzee trekking experience. Following a briefing, set off on a guided hike through the forest at roughly 8:00 a.m. with an armed park ranger. Nothing compares to spending time with chimpanzees in their natural environment. Other primates, such as golden monkeys, grey checked Mangabeys, L Hoests monkeys, and bush infants, will also be visible; Many birds will also be visible.
After your climb, head back to the resort for lunch before taking a stroll through the Bigodi wetland in the late afternoon. Along with meeting diverse residents, you’ll encounter a variety of wildlife, including the Great Blue Turaco, bush pigs, otters, and baboons, among other primates.

Day 8: Return to Kampala

Immediately after a hearty breakfast, depart the park and travel via Mubende to Kampala, where you will be able to see the region’s stunning natural scenery. You can still eat lunch in Mubende before continuing on to Kampala. Your driver-guide will either drop you off at your Kampala lodging facility or drive you to Entebbe Airport in case you need to catch a flight home.

End of Tour

Includes & Excludes

Tour includes

Gorilla & Chimpanzee trekking permits
All activities on itinerary & park entry fees
Accommodation and meals
Transport in Standard Safari vehicle
Professional Tour Guide

Package Excludes

International Flights
Items of Personal Nature
Tips and Gratuity

Getting There

The trip will start from Kampala or Entebbe to Lake Mburo National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park and you will be dropped off at your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe international airport after the trip.

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    WHY BOOK THIS TOUR

    Tour can depart on any day of the week.
    Tour can be customized
    Transportation in Landcruiser or minivan with pop up for game viewing
    Suitable for solo travelers
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