7 Day Uganda Primate and Wildlife Encounters

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Overview

This 7-day Uganda National Parks Safari takes you to some of Uganda’s most visited national parks, including Murchison Falls, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Experience rhino tracking, chimpanzee trekking, game drives, boat cruises, and unforgettable gorilla trekking. Encounter the Big Five, tree-climbing lions, and a wide variety of wildlife species, as well as stunning natural landscapes and diverse bird life.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park

Your safari begins as your guide meets you at 07:00. After a briefing, you’ll embark on a journey to Murchison Falls National Park. Along the way, make a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for a chance to see rhinos in the wild. Enjoy a warm lunch before proceeding to Murchison Falls. Witness the powerful waterfalls as the Victoria Nile forces its way through a narrow gorge, creating a breathtaking view. Check into your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise

Start the day with an early morning game drive in the northern sector of the park. Spot giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, antelopes, hippos, and various bird species. If lucky, you may even spot lions and leopards. After lunch and relaxation at the delta, embark on a boat cruise along the Nile for two hours. Encounter a variety of water and land animals, including hippos, Nile crocodiles, elephants, and buffaloes. Marvel at the diverse bird life along the riverbanks. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Drive to Kibale National Park

After breakfast, drive to Kibale National Park, known as the home of chimpanzees. Enjoy a stopover in Hoima for lunch before continuing to your destination. In the afternoon, take a nature walk in Bigodi Swamp, where you can spot primates and various bird species. Transfer to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Embark on an early morning chimpanzee trekking experience after breakfast. Receive a briefing before setting off into the forest. Spend one hour observing these incredible primates in their natural habitat. Afterward, meet your guide who will transfer you back to the lodge for a meal before heading to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Enjoy a game drive upon arrival and check into your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Kazinga Boat Cruise and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Start the day with an early breakfast before heading to Kazinga Channel for a boat cruise. Spot elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles, and various bird species during this two-hour activity. Afterward, drive to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park for lunch. Embark on an afternoon game drive and with some luck, you may spot the famous tree-climbing lions. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.

Day 6: Gorilla Trekking and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Embark on an unforgettable gorilla trekking experience after an early breakfast. Receive a briefing before setting off into the forest. Spend up to one hour observing these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Afterward, depart for Lake Bunyonyi, known as the “Switzerland of Africa.” Enjoy stunning scenery and relax by the lake shores. Take an afternoon boat ride, swim in the lake, go bird watching, or hike up a hill for more panoramic views. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.

Day 7: Drive back to Entebbe

After breakfast, drive back to Entebbe with a stop at the Equator for lunch. Continue to Entebbe and be dropped off at the airport in time for your outbound flight back home or to your next destination.

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