Birdwatching in Kampala

Discover 5 Most Beautiful Uganda's National Parks In 7 Days

Duration: 7 days Super Easy

Duration: 7 days Super Easy

2 142 $
No extra fees
Easy cancellation and rescheduling
available for 9 Jul 2022

Why we love this tour

This 7 days Wildlife Safari strikes a perfect wayto properly explore the natural parks of Uganda. The wildlife safari and chimpanzee trekking takes you to Kibale National Park for chimpanzee habituation experience, then to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s second largest park with plenty of wildlife, birds and primates. You will also be taken to the misty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which is home to more than half the population of Mountain Gorillas.

  • Kibale National Park
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Lake Bunyonyi
  • Lake Mburo
  • Boat ride, birdwatching, chimpanzee tracking, relaxation and most importantly - wildlife observation

Duration 7 days
Starting time Usually starts at 6:30
Difficulty Super Easy
Children Children friendly
Languages English

What’s included

  • Park Fees (for Non-Residents)
  • Gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi
  • Chimp tracking permit in Kibale
  • Game drive as mentioned in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • 4x4 Land Cruiser or Safari Van
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Drinking water while on safari (2 liters per person per day)
  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary

  • International flights
  • Airport Transfers (Unless mentioned otherwise)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (Unless mentioned otherwise)
  • Tips
  • Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.)
  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary

Pricing

Participant 2 142 $ / per person

Need to know before you go

  • Wireless Internet available at some of the lodges
  • This experience requires good weather, if it’s canceled due to poor weather, you will be offered a different date or a full refund
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Recommended for pregnant travelers at medium stage for exercise, no heart problems or other seroius medical conditions
  • Children must be accompained by an adult
  • Please bring comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, jacket and sun screen

Cancellation

Free cancellation policy for bookings cancelled more than 48 hours prior to the start of the adventure.

Meeting point

Kampala or Entebbe pick-up (to be decided with the guide)

Why we love this tour

This 7 days Wildlife Safari strikes a perfect wayto properly explore the natural parks of Uganda. The wildlife safari and chimpanzee trekking takes you to Kibale National Park for chimpanzee habituation experience, then to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s second largest park with plenty of wildlife, birds and primates. You will also be taken to the misty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which is home to more than half the population of Mountain Gorillas.

  • Kibale National Park
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Lake Bunyonyi
  • Lake Mburo
  • Boat ride, birdwatching, chimpanzee tracking, relaxation and most importantly - wildlife observation

Duration 7 days
Starting time Usually starts at 6:30
Difficulty Super Easy
Children Children friendly
Languages English

Trip Summary

Day 1: Transfer from Entebbe to Kibale National park

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth

Day 3: Morning Game Drive and evening Boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth and Kazinga Channel

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi through Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 5: Participate in Gorilla tracking Experience and transfer to Bunyonyi

Day 6: Transfer to Lake Mburo national Park for evening Boat cruise

Day 7: Morning Nature Walk in Mburo and Transfer back to Entebbe.


Itinerary:

(Day 1) Depending on your location in Kampala, a company representative/driver will pick you up and bring you to Kibale National Park, one of Africa's greatest safari places for chimpanzee tracking. Arrive in the park in the afternoon for lunch in Fort Portal, then have a 2-3 hour nature walk through the Bigodi Wetland before heading to your Kibale lodge.

(Day 2) With your packed food and water, you will go chimp trekking after breakfast. Meet your guide at the headquarters, then enter the rainforest to begin your quest for chimps. It will take 2-5 hours to locate the chimps. You will spend an hour with the chimps while taking photographs after visiting them. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the late afternoon and unwind at the Lodge.

(Day 3) Meet your guide for a game drive early in the morning and see a variety of animals, including elephants, hippos, lions, leopards, buffaloes, and all types of antelopes. Return to the lodge for a meal. After lunch at the lodge, take a boat ride down the Kazinga channel for another wildlife/bird-watching opportunity while cruising on Lake Edward/George. Dinner and an overnight stay at the lodge are included in the price.

(Day 4) After a hearty breakfast, board the car and go to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda for gorilla tracking. You will arrive in the afternoon and have the opportunity to engage in Batwa pygmy dances and culture. Later, unwind at your lodge and ready for an unforgettable trekking adventure.

(Day 5) You'll enjoy an early morning breakfast before heading to the Park headquarters at 7:45 a.m. for a training on gorilla trekking rules with other trackers. To discover the gorillas, you'll have to hike through thickets and vegetation with your guides, which can take anything from 1 to 8 hours. The densely forested area is crisscrossed by numerous animal pathways that provide access to tourists. Once the gorillas have been located, you will have one hour to spend with them before being transferred to Lake Bunyonyi. The journey will take you through a picturesque part of the country known as 'the Switzerland of Africa' due to its peculiar cold climate despite its proximity to the Equator. This lake is believed to be one of western Uganda's most beautiful spots. It is Africa's second deepest lake [900 meters] and one of the few spots in the country where swimming is deemed safe due to the absence of bilharzias. Dinner and stay will be at the lodge where you made your reservation.

(Day 6) After an early breakfast, transfer to lake Mburo National Park arriving their in lunch hour or late, register and proceed to the Boat cruise in Lake Mburo, the boat will take approximately 2 hours, return to Lodge and relax.

(Day 7) The park is open to any visitors who want to go on guided nature walking safaris, which are normally led by an armed park ranger guide. The guided walks take you to the salt lick, which is thought to be one of the greatest areas to see a variety of species. Wildlife/animals march across the salt licks to savor the taste of the salty licks comprised of water and dirt. Another nature walk begins at 7:00 a.m. and lasts for two hours. It takes place in the western part of Lake Mburo and guarantees you encounters with hippos emerging from the water, hyenas returning to their dens, giraffes, and millions of zebras. After this exciting activity, you will return to the lodge for lunch. Later on a  transfer back to Entebbe or Kampala awaits for you and that's where our beautiful safari ends.

Need to know before you go

  • Wireless Internet available at some of the lodges
  • This experience requires good weather, if it’s canceled due to poor weather, you will be offered a different date or a full refund
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Recommended for pregnant travelers at medium stage for exercise, no heart problems or other seroius medical conditions
  • Children must be accompained by an adult
  • Please bring comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, jacket and sun screen

Cancellation

Free cancellation policy for bookings cancelled more than 48 hours prior to the start of the adventure.

Meeting point

Kampala or Entebbe pick-up (to be decided with the guide)

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