A seven days’ safari in Uganda is an impressive adventure which brings you closer to unforgettable moments in the pearl of Africa. This encounter takes you to Queen Elizabeth National park, the famed wildlife headquarters and home to the tree climbing lions, Jinja city for extreme adventure and leisure, and Bwindi impenetrable national park which is the highlight of this safari presenting a golden chance to track mountain gorillas. This safari starts and ends from Entebbe Airport.
Arrive via Uganda’s main gate-way, Entebbe International Airport; meet and greet with our company representative who will right away drive you to the booked hotel for relaxation and meals. Alternatively, for early arrivals you may get on a short tour to explore Entebbe town, a historical city that hosts the official home of Uganda’s president. Among other exciting places to visit, include Uganda Wildlife Education Center, Airport, Weather station, Botanical gardens, and craft markets for shopping ahead of your upcountry journey the following day.
The second day is filled with hardcore adventure in Jinja, the eastern city which is home to both soft and hard adventure; including white water rafting, river tubing, kayaking, bungee jumping and horse riding. Other leisure activities you may partake include boat cruising, visiting the source of River Nile, Canoeing, city tour and nature walks.
In the evening, return to Kampala for overnight stay and to prepare for the following day’s journey.
Have breakfast in Kampala, and embark on a 5 hours’ journey to Uganda’s most popular and oldest park, Queen Elizabeth national park. The drive is interrupted by a first stop at the equator, and later a lunch break at Igongo cultural hotel in Mbarara city.
You will arrive at this prolific park in the afternoon, without further ado continue on a game drive to enjoy sightings of several animals in the evening like Kobs, buffaloes, warthogs, elephants, lions, waterbucks, gazelles and several birds.
Retreat to your lodge and spend the entire evening at the balcony of your room, enjoying panoramic sights and sounds of the park.
After breakfast, enter the park by 6:30amto begin sunrise game drive; where you will spot both big and small savannah dwellers. Common sightings in this are buffaloes, elephants, warthogs, Uganda Kobs, waterbucks; while rare animals include lions, leopards which you may only see if you go for an experiential game drive
Queen Elizabeth National park is also home to Uganda’s biggest population of birds, up to 500 species which you may find gathering around tens of crater lakes around the park.
Enjoy your picnic breakfast or return to the lodge and relax a bit awaiting boat cruise in the afternoon. The boat trip along Kazinga channel begins at 2:00pm, and it presents a rare opportunity to spot huge water animals including hippos and crocodiles as well as other mammals that come round the channel to quench their thirst in the afternoon.
Have breakfast and prepare to exit Queen Elizabeth national park for the Kanungu-based Buhoma gorilla sector. This journey traverses through Ishasha plains, the park’s Southern sector which inhabits the rare and elusive tree climbing lions. You don’t have to miss the opportunity to track these magnificent species, plus several other species including Topis, hippos, gazelles, waterbucks and buffaloes roaming around River Ishasha for fresh pasture and water.
Have lunch at Savannah resort in Kihiihi and thereafter continue to Bwindi forest, through vast tea plantations, emerging highway towns and remote villages until you check in at the booked lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
This is the highlight of this 7 day’s safari! It is the day of meeting face-to-face with the jungle dwellers, mountain gorillas. The experience begins as early as 6:30am with breakfast, pre-trek briefing at the ranger station and later on trekking begins at 8:00am. During the trek, you will be accompanied by armed ranger guides and porters (for those who wish to hire any) and trackers who are responsible for locating the allocated family.
Along the way, you may be lucky to spot other forest dwellers including forest duikers, impressive forest birds, forest elephants, monkeys, baboons, and abundant species of flora.
Bwindi is known for its impressive population of mountain gorillas, with a population of more than 600 individuals, almost half the world’s total population.
Eventually, you will meet your allotted gorilla family deep in the jungles loitering freely in its destined territory. It’s a true magical encounter! The one hour given to encounter these primates is never regrettable, as you get to learn about them, their family set up, history, conservation status, social life, hierarchy and photography. It’s a rewarding experience.
After this adventure, you will retreat back to the starting point for picnic lunch break or drive to the lodge for lunch buffet.
In the evening, you may choose to go for Batwa village walk or just relax at the balcony of your room gazing at the lush forest, enjoy its impressive sights and soothing sounds.
Have breakfast in the mid of Bwindi while enjoying the coolness of this misty forest. After, prepare to drive out of Bwindi and embark on a 7 hour journey to Kampala. Of course you will stop at Igongo Country Hotel for lunch and later at the equator for photo shots and souvenir shopping. Arrive at Entebbe airport in the evening, depending on your time of exit.
USD 2800 Per Person
- Gorilla Permits
- Bottled Water
- English Speaking Guide
- Park Entrance Fees
- International flight fare
- Entry Visas
- Laundry services
- Alcoholic Drink