What can you do in a week? We have some stress-busting ideas and you will love them. We will hike through Kibale Forest to observe and hang out with the wild chimpanzees. They have been habituated so they won’t mind some company. We will check out the Uganda Kob’s mating grounds at Queen Elizabeth National Park, take a launch trip(boat-ride) on the Kazinga Channel and watch the abundant wildlife on the waterfront. We saved the best for last: trekking through Bwindi Impenetrable‘s afromontane forests to track a family of mountain gorillas. Wild enough for you?
7 Days Uganda Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
We will pick you up early morning and head straight to Kibale NP. We will get to Kibale in the late afternoon and rest up at Kibale Forest Camp.
Day 2: Chimp Tracking & Swamp Walk
Our chimp walk starts at 8am. You are guaranteed to see a lot of primates during the trek. In the afternoon, we will go for a jungle walk through Bigodi Swamp where you will find plenty of wildlife and a huge variety of bird species.
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
In the morning, we will head out to Queen Elizabeth NP. We will arrive in the late afternoon and check into The Bush Lodge. At around 4pm, we will head out for a quick game drive till about 7pm were will head back to the lodge and rest.
Day 4: Game Drive & Boat Cruise
In the morning, we will head out for a game drive on the plains of the park where there is plenty of wildlife to see up close like lions and elephants among so many others. Also on the menu is a 2 hour boat-ride on the Kazinga Channel to scope out the wildlife on the waterfront and the bevy of bird species. The day is not complete until we also check out the mating grounds of the Uganda Kob inside the park.
Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
In the morning, we will set off further south for Bwindi Impenetrable NP through Rukungiri. It’s an exciting trip with all the hills and valleys. On the way we will make a quick stop at Savana Lodge for lunch before driving on to Bwindi. We will reach late in the evening and check into our new accommodations.
Day 6: Mountain Gorilla Trekking
In the morning, we will drive to the starting point at the edge of the park for a briefing session before starting the trek at 8.30am. This can go on for hours and requires you to be physically fit. Once we find the gorillas, you are allowed to be with them for an hour before we have to get back to the starting point at 7pm. Then back to the lodge.
Day 7: Back to Kampala
Early in the morning after breakfast we will travel back to Kampala. There will be several opportunities on the way to take pictures and grab souvenirs.