Best of Uganda’s Wildlife - 7 Days

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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Track chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park
  • See large herds of elephants in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Come face to face with endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Try spotting the famous tree climbing lions in Ishasha during a short driveby
Come face-to-face with endangered mountain gorillas and search for wild chimpanzees during this 7-day, guided trip. Meet our representative upon landing in Entebbe and drive to Kibale Forest National Park. Track the troops of chimpanzees that live in the national park.

Your next destination is Queen Elizabeth National Park, located at the base of the Rwenzori Mountains. This spectacular national park is full of wildlife and is known for its large elephant population. Drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi and try spotting the famous tree climbing lions in Ishasha on the way.

Come face to face with endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where you will be allocated one of the nine groups of mountain gorillas along with an experienced guide. Learn more about these fabulous primates that are increasingly on the verge of extinction from your guide before driving across the Uganda/Rwanda boarder to Kigali for your international flight home. Please go through the itinerary for more details about this tour.

Day 1

Meet your guide at the airport upon arrival in Entebbe and drive to Kibale Forest National Park. Enjoy wonderful views of Lake Victoria as you leave Entebbe, bypassing the busy city of Kampala. Travel through Uganda’s stunning countryside to your lodge in Fort Portal, at the foot of the Rwenzori Mountains.

Day 2

You’ll have an early start this morning as you’ll be required to meet park rangers at 8:00 am for a briefing about your chimp-tracking adventure. Head deep into the forest to track the troops of chimpanzees that live there. Hear then screech and hoot as you make your way through the bush. You have one hour to spend watching these primates in their natural habitat once you have found them.

See them swing from trees, play on the forest floor and build nests for their afternoon naps. The forest is also home to other primates, including colobus monkeys and red tailed monkeys, plus colourful giant butterflies.

You have the option to go for a ‘swamp walk’ after tracking chimps. Go on a two-hour trek through the swamps to meet a local community living in this hostile environment. There are stunning sceneries to see and some incredibly rare wildlife to spot en route.

Day 3

Head for Queen Elizabeth National Park, spread over at the base of the Rwenzori Mountain range, after breakfast. Located near Lake Edward and Lake George, this spectacular national park is full of animals and is known for its large elephant population. Go out on an afternoon game drive after checking in at your lodge.

Day 4

Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park. Go on morning and afternoon game drives. You also have the option to book a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel ( look out for hippos and Nile crocodiles while in the boat) or go for a guided nature walk in the Maramagambo Forest. In case you want to, you can also book an early morning hot air balloon flight over the savannahs.

Day 5

Leave Queen Elizabeth National Park and take a short drive through Ishasha. Try spotting the famous tree climbing lions before continuing to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Stay in a lovely lodge on the edge of the national park.

Day 6

Drive to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park headquarter after an early breakfast to start your gorilla trek. You will be allocated one of the nine gorilla groups in the national park along with an experienced guide and park ranger who will lead you deep into the forest in search of your allocated family.

Your trek could last anywhere from a few minutes to a full day, depending upon the exact location of the specific gorilla family that you have been assigned. Spend up to one hour quietly observing these magnificent primates upon spotting them.

The gorillas are likely to be just a few metres away from you when you find them and they will continue to go about their daily lives, feeding and interacting with each other, under the watchful gaze of the silverback. Return to your accommodation once you have encountered these endangered creatures.

Day 7

Today marks the end of your Uganda highlight tour. Have breakfast in the morning and drive across the Uganda-Rwanda boarder to Kigali for your international flight home.

  • Pickup and drop off. Transport as per the itinerary
  • Professional local staff and experienced, English-speaking tour guides
  • Chimpanzee & gorilla-trekking permits
  • Shared safari activities
  • nternational flights
  • Travel insurance & visa
  • Anything not mentioned on the itinerary or in the ‘What’s Included’ section
  • Anything mentioned optional on the itinerary

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