With a lot of treasure hidden in it, Uganda as a destination has a lot to offer to all its visitors in a period of just 7 days. This includes viewing wildlife species, cultural encounters, and tracking the chimpanzees. The main tourist destinations to visit include; Kibale National park which is a primate world with over 13 primate species such as chimpanzees, olive monkeys, vervet monkeys, white and black Colobus monkeys and so much more.
Enjoy a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park which possesses variety of wildlife species including the tree-climbing lions, buffaloes, elephants, antelopes to mention but a few; don’t miss the luxury boat experience in Kazinga channel which connects both Lake Edward and Lake George with a variety of crocodiles, hippos, birds and some wild animals that have come to drink water. Not forgetting Bwindi impenetrable national park with half of the world’s remaining endangered mountain gorillas and other primates.
Day 1: Pick up and Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park for primate viewing
On arrival at the airport, our expert guide will wait and give you a warm welcome, and then brief you about the whole trip. Transfer to the primate world of Kibale Forest, home to over 13pirate species such as the chimpanzees, Columbus monkeys, baboons among others.
You will have lunch in Mubende town before proceeding to Kibale forest national park, passing through the beautiful towns of Mityana and Kyenjojo, and on the approach to the park, catch the magnificent views of the snow-capped mountain Rwenzori before checking into your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Trek Chimpanzees and visit Bigodi wetland
After early morning breakfast, you will go to the park’s headquarters to be briefed about chimpanzee trekking. This will commence at 8:00am before heading to the jungle for an unforgettable experience. Chimpanzee tracking exercise in Kibale’s 795km2 national park is very interesting, as you encounter several chimpanzees moving on with their daily activities in the jungle-covered with the sweet melodies of birds, monkeys such as the Colobus, blue tailed and Vervet.
Chimpanzees are the closest relatives to the human beings sharing up to 98% of their DNA with that of the human beings. Other treasures you will see include; the Lhotse’s monkeys, grey cheeked Mangabeys, and numerous bird species which include; green breasted pita, rumped tinker bird, etc.
After a very delicious lunch, visit Bigodi swamp which is a very excellent spot for bird watching as well as viewing those primates you could have missed. This destination is also occupied by many locals who can equally make your experience a better one. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Head to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After a very hefty breakfast, embark on a 3-4 hour drive to Queen Elizabeth National park (a medley of wonders), passing via fort portal with amazing scenic views and beauty of the Rwenzori ranges. Queen Elizabeth national park is home to several wildlife including over 600 bird species. The mammals include elephants, buffaloes, and lions among others.
On arrival, check-in at the lodge, relax and receive a very yummy meal prepared by expert chefs. Afterwards, head to Kazinga channel for a boat cruise, while here, you stand a chance of spotting aquatic animals such as the hippos and crocodiles right at the river banks. In addition, your eyes might also direct you to see some of the thirsty animals that come to drink water or have a bath. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Have a Morning game drive and Cultural encounter
Wake up to an early morning breakfast, and head to the park to engage in an early morning game drive, to view the early morning risers in kasenyi track as they go hunting for their meal as well as the night hunters coming back to take shelter. Here, you will chance to view many animals such as; lions, elephants, solitary buffaloes, Kobs, antelopes, etc.
Head back to the lodge for a very energy-giving meal covered with unforgettable aroma, upon finishing, you will meet the local communities around the park who will make your tour very memorable with some performances such as dances, storytelling among others. Get back to the lodge for Dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Head to Bwindi National park – home of gorilla safaris
After breakfast drive towards south of the park through the wonderful glittering Savannah vegetation to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the Ishasha sector, which is well known for the tree climbing lions.
Though it might sound magical, Tree climbing Lions exist and are interesting to view as they rest on tree branches. Proceed to Bwindi, a home to half of the world’s remaining endangered mountain gorillas, Uganda’s pride. Check in to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Enjoy an early morning breakfast, and later proceed to park headquarters to have a briefing about the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking in Bwindi. At about 8:30am, Uganda wildlife authority rangers will then accompany you to the rainforest to start your search for the gentle giants.
With your hiking boots, camera, binoculars, water container, the strenuous activity will be made very simple and successful since it is a life time experience. The trekking pursuit will start right at the point where the rangers last saw the primates while following the broken tree branches. Upon finding them, you are given an allowance of one hour to watch a gorilla family as it interacts freely and members go on with their daily activities.
When done, return to the lodge for your lunch and in the afternoon, visit the Batwa community to enjoy some cultural performances before retiring at your lodge.
Day 7: Depart For Your flight In Entebbe International Airport
After a very delicious breakfast, embark on your journey to Kampala, with a stopover at the equator for some photos and lunch at Igongo cultural center. This is a place where you will enjoy the history of western Uganda and other facts that you will be told. Then proceed to Entebbe international airport for your flight.
End of tour.