7 Days Magical Uganda

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Safari Highlights
Magical Uganda in 7 days is rated Uganda’s most popular safari experience among Uganda tours and it takes you to the country’s top destinations. Visit Kibale forest for chimpanzee trekking and a nature walk, a game drive and boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park one of Uganda’s spectacular parks, before heading to Bwindi home of the mountain Gorillas for an unforgettable gorilla trekking marathon.

Day 1: Kampala-Kibale forest
After breakfast, your picked up by our driver/guide to transfer to Fort portal/Kibale National Park with lunch en-route and a guided scenic walk to the crater Lakes of Ndali and to the top of the World on arrival. Check in for dinner and overnight at Kyaninga Safari Lodge (High end lodge) or Primate Lodge Kibale (Moderate facility) or Chimpanzee Guest House (Budget facility) Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking & Bigodi walk
After breakfast, head to the park headquarters for briefing about the park and chimpanzee rules and regulations. Head into the tropical rain forest after the brief to search for the chimpanzees and other primates like the black and white Colubus, vervet monkeys, and grey cheeked mangabey among others. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the evening go to Bigodi wetland to search for the rare shoe bills, sitatungas and several other primates. Dinner and overnight at Kyaninga Safari Lodge (High end lodge) or Primate Lodge Kibale (Moderate facility) or Chimpanzee Guest House (Budget facility) Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Kibale Forest-Queen Elizabeth Park
After breakfast, drive south to Queen Elizabeth National Park with sightseeing and game viewing en-route. The afternoon is dedicated to a guided nature walk in Maramgambo Forest, which has tucked beneath its shady canopy a “Bat Cave” and a Blue Lake. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge (High lodge) or Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge (Moderate facility) or Simba Safari Camp (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth Park
An early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile gives visitors the opportunity to spot elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs lakes and a variety of birds. Your game drive will last up to 4 hours; and thereafter return to the lodge for refreshments and breakfast. After lunch, a two hour boat ride along the famous Kazinga channel is an opportunity to encounter schools of Hippopotamus, plus Buffalo, Kobs, Elephants, and warthogs along channel’s banks on a lucky day. This trip also enables visitors a chance to see a variety of countless bird species. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge (High lodge) or Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge (Moderate facility) or Simba Safari Camp (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth -Bwindi
Leave for Bwindi via the Ishasha Sector which takes you through the unique western rift valley escarpment. Take on a game drive in Ishasha sector – in search of tree climbing lions before proceeding to Bwindi Forest National Park. Dinner and overnight stay at Mahogany Springs (High end lodge) or Silverback Lodge (Moderate facility) or Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking
Today is dedicated to Gorilla tracking which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers. For an enhanced experience please, bring with you a rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, comfortable covered walking shoes or hiking boots, a hat, insect repellent,sun screen and wear trousers to avoid scratches from the vegetation.The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates in the group you have been booked to track. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorillas, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking may take between 2 and 8 hours but it’s well worth the effort.
Time permitting, on return from the jungle you will go for a village Walk/ Community visit for a great opportunity to see how the local people live. This is one of the most delightful moments in Bwindi as you get to learn about the indigenous people that share neighborhoods with the rare mountain gorillas. Dinner and overnight stay at Mahogany Springs (High end lodge) or Silverback Lodge (Moderate facility) or Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Bwindi –Kampala/Entebbe Out
After breakfast, drive back to Kampala with lunch en-route a stop at the equator for photography and curios to take home as souvenirs from Uganda the pearl of Africa. Drive to the airport for your return flight home. End of services, Meal Plan Breakfast,Lunch End of Service

The safari package includes
Transportation by 4 Wheel drive safari vehicle,
Fuel expenses
Accommodation and meals as per the safari program
The services of an English speaking driver/guide
Drinking water
Park entrance fees
Boat ride along the Kazinga
One gorilla permit per person
One Chimpanzee permit per person
Bigodi Guided nature walk
Crater Lakes guided walk
Village visit
Ranger fees

The Safari Exclusions
Local and international flights, Personal Travel insurance, Visa Fees, soda/alcoholic drinks, cigarettes, tips, souvenirs and any other items of personal nature.