7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

Explore the top highlights of Uganda in this 7 day Uganda safari in which you will track the chimpanzees in Kibale, Visit Queen Elizabeth national park for a game viewing safari and boat cruise and end your safari with the amazing gorilla trekking experience at the Bwindi impenetrable forest. Bellow is the detailed itinerary for the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife safari.

7 Days Uganda Safari – Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to your hotel in Kampala

Upon arrival at Entebbe international airport, our guide will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in Kampala for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation options: Cassia lodge or forest cottages

Day 2: Kampala-Kibale National Park

Enjoy an early breakfast after which your guide will pick you up and transfer you from Kampala to Kibale Forest via Fortportal and having great views; you will have lunch en-route. When you arrive at the park, continue and go for a visit to the beautiful crater lakes area, you will also get a chance to see the terraced tea estates. Have diner and an Overnight stay.

Accommodation Options; Chimpanzee Forest Guest (Mid-range)


Day 3: Kibale forest- Chimpanzee trekking & transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast on an early morning, set out with the driver guide as he will transfer you t the park head offices for briefing. After briefing, at around 8:00am start chimpanzee trekking through this rain-forest as you will be guided by the park rangers. It is always a thrilling and an unforgettable experience meeting chimpanzees face to face and watching them engage in their daily activities like playing, jumping feeding etc. Also other animals can be spotted such as the grey cheeked mangabeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, and also different birds.

Later, go back to the lodge and have lunch and check out as you embark on your 3 hours journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park; home to a diverse number of wildlife.

Accommodation options: Park view hotel Bush lodge/Ihamba Safari Lodge/Twin Lakes Lodge (Mid-range) 

Day 4: Game drive & Launch cruise

Be early to raise, have a cup of coffee and set out for a game drive where you will see some early risers along the Kasenyi track such as Elephants, antelopes, solitary buffaloes, lions, warthogs, as well as birds. After the drive which takes 2 to 3 hours head to the lodge and have breakfast and lunch after some time go for the launch cruise on Kazinga channel. The boat cruise is one of the amazing activities to enjoy in the park; you will enjoy watching elephants, buffaloes along the banks, crocodiles, hippos, waterbucks, birds among others.

Return to the lodge, freshen up, have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options: Park view hotel Bush lodge/Ihamba Safari Lodge/Twin Lakes Lodge (Mid-range) 

Day 5: Transfer from Queen Elizabeth to Bwindi Forest

After breakfast, and begin your journey to Bwindi going through the Ishasha sector with a glance at the climbing lions and many other wildlife species. Along the way you will enjoy nice landscape views. Have lunch en-route; arrive at the Park/lodge in the afternoon. Enjoy dinner and an Overnight.

Accommodation options: Gorilla Mist Camp/Bakiga Lodge/Ichumbi Gorilla Safari Lodge(Moderate) 

Day 6: Bwindi forest-Gorilla trekking and a visit to Batwa Community

Get up so early in the morning for breakfast and thereafter drive to the Park head offices with your tour guide; also not forgetting to carry some packed lunch. On reaching there by 7:30am you will be briefed about what to do and not to do while trekking after which you will be led by the ranger guides through the mist jungle. Trekking usually takes between to 8 hours or even a full day due to the location of gorillas. When you see them, it will be a great and fun time as you watch them and only 1 hour is permitted to watch them. Also ensure you carry enough water with you, hats, sun glasses, rain coats, and non flash cameras.

Later after the trek, head back to the lodge; have lunch as you prepare to for a community visit among the Batwa people in the evening.

Accommodation options:Gorilla Mist Camp/Bakiga Lodge/Ichumbi Gorilla Safari Lodge(Moderate) 

Day 7: Departure

After breakfast set off for Kampala, having lunch in Mbarara and a stopover for photos at the Equator, you can also buy some souvenirs. Continue to Kampala reaching in the evening.