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7 Days Uganda Safari to Bwindi Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kibale National Park

Safari itinerary; 7 Days Uganda Safari to Bwindi Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Kibale National Park

The 7 Days Uganda safari to Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, and Kibale National park is a rewinding safari that will expose you to the best Ugandan stunning points the three national parks each having unique features leaving you with a memorable experience after carrying out the various activities. each park is strategically located away from each other as Bwindi is located in southwestern Uganda at the edge of the Albertine rift valley, Queen Elizabeth Park is in the western part of Uganda covering an area of 1,978 km² and Kibale National park is located in the western part of Uganda covering an area of 766 square kilometers protecting an evergreen forest that is an habitant to the friendly chimps.

The 7 Days Uganda safari to Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, and Kibale national park will bring you face to face with the gorgeous mountain gorillas, tree-climbing lions, splendor game drives that give you an epic view of various animals and our close relatives the chimps.

Brief itinerary for the 7 days safari to Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, and Kibale national park

Day 1: Arrival

Day 2: Kampala – Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla forest

Day3: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Gorilla Forest

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 5: Game drive/ Launch cruise

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth – Kibale NP

Day 7: Chimpanzee trekking/ Departure

 

DETAILED ITINERARY FOR THE 7 DAYS SAFARI TO BWINDI, QUEEN ELIZABETH, AND KIBALE NP

Day 1: Arrival:

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by a guide from Abacus vacations who will drive to your lodge/hotel.
*Accommodations:
Serena Lake Victoria Hotel

– Imperial resort beach Hotel
Garuga country resort
*Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast
*Travel Time: 25 mins drive (From Airport to Hotel)

 

Day 2: Kampala – Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla forest

Your safari guide will meet you and head out for Bwindi impenetrable National park. This scenic drive takes a min of 8 hours and the drive takes you through the grasslands of Ankole, eminent for its long horned cattle. Continue through the highlands of Kigezi with their marvelously terraced hills usually referred to as the Switzerland of Africa.

Here you will have a lunch break and a chance to stretch your legs. Continue with the journey through gorgeous vista sighting the volcanic Virunga Mountains on a clear day. Arrive in Bwindi National Park in the evening. This park is the home of the endangered mountain gorillas. There is also a wide diversity of primates to see including the blue and red-tailed monkeys in this dense green forest. You take an early sleep to be able to wake up early the following day for your trip.

*Accommodations: 

– Luxury Gorilla Forest camp OR Mahogany springs
– Midrange Silverback Lodge

– Basic Buhoma community Bandas 

*Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
*Travel Time: 8-10 hrs

 

3: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Gorilla Forest

bwindi Forest National Park gorilla trekking
Bwindi Forest National Park gorilla trekking

Very early in the morning after an early breakfast and guides briefing, leave for your Gorilla tracking activity in the forests of Bwindi. Gorilla tracking can be laborious, you will need to carry a packed lunch, drinking water, wear relaxed boots or jungle shoes suitable for steep muddy slopes, put on earplugs for those who feel bumpy with jungle sounds and take a rain jacket. For those who need one of the walking sticks, park rangers will provide them. Return to the elated camp to recover a drink from the meeting with friends. If you have the energy, go walking around the village, see how local individuals live, visit the guy of medicine!

*Accommodations: 

– Luxury Gorilla Forest camp OR Mahogany springs
– Midrange Silverback Lodge

– Basic Buhoma community Bandas 

*Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
*Trekking Time: Unpredictable

 

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

We’ll leave for Queen Elizabeth National Park soon with our packed lunch. We’re going through Queen Elizabeth’s southern area known as Ishasha, known for its lions with trees. Ishasha is an isolated and stunning extension of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Among other species, we will see buffalo, topi, and hippo. It is a tremendous sight to see the lions draped from the trees and nowhere in Africa do you stand a better opportunity of seeing this than in the large low limbed fig tree of Ishasha.
*Accommodations:
– Luxury Mweya Safari lodge
– Midrange Kyambura game lodge
– Basic Ihamba lodge
*Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
*Travel Time: 5 hrs

 

Day 5: Game drive/ Launch cruise

Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel
Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you’ll go for a morning drive to the undulating plains where you can see Lions, Giraffe, Hartebeest, Buffalo, and Elephant on top of many of the park’s other mammals. These regions are supporting Secretary Bird, Black Chested Snake Eagle, Tawny, and Marshal Eagles Carmine, and Swallow Tailed Bee-Eaters to select just a few for birders in your midst. This is a spectacular drive through Borassus Palm Forest and grassland savanna down to Albert Lake where the Albert Nile continues south to Sudan.

A boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel in the afternoon provides you the chance to see wildlife up close: the wheeze of hippo and spray mere feet away from the ship, buffalo loiter in the shallows. The channel shores are also home to a variety of birds including pink backed pelicans, kingfishers pied and malachite, saddle-billed stork, and many more. After this astonishing afternoon, a slow drive back to the Lodge.

*Accommodations:
– Luxury Mweya Safari lodge
– Midrange Kyambura game lodge
– Basic Ihamba lodge
*Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

 

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth – Kibale NP

Following breakfast and a morning game drive, we will head off to Kibale Forest National Park. We will abscond the park via the Northern Crater Area, with an attractive lake and rich grasslands which are situated deep in the crater valley; this is truly the most incredible scenery in the park. We will then continue to Fort Portal town arriving in the late afternoon.

After lunch, you will go for a guided stroll in Bigodi Swamp to look for various species of birds such as the Shining Blue Kingfisher, Blue Throated Roller, and other strange species as well as discover the fruiting trees that attract Narina Trogon, Pied Hornbill, Yellow Spotted, Hairy Breasted and Yellow-Billed Barbets.

*Accommodations:
– Luxury Ndali lodge  OR  Kyaninga Game lodge
– Midrange Primates Lodge Kibale
– Basic Chimpanzee Guesthouse
*Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
*Travel Time: 4 hrs

Day 7: Chimpanzee trekking/ Departure

A relatively early morning start, to report to the ranger station in Kibale National Park to track the usual chimps–these charming monkeys, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are remarkably fun to watch as they bicker and play in fruit trees. The extremely diverse forest is home to over 13 species of primates, including the red Colobus monkey, the atypical L’Hoest monkey, the blue monkey, the gray mango, the pots, the black vervet monkeys, baboons and bush babies. A network of shady forest paths offers plenty to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 recorded species including the ground thrush of the endemic Prirogrine. The indefinable forest elephant, lower and hairier than its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally to the park’s advanced portion, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and half a dozen antelope species. 
After lunch, we will head off to Kampala arriving in the evening. Transfer to your Hotel OR to the Airport for your flight back home.

*Meal Plan: Half Board (Breakfast & lunch)
*Travel Time:  7 hrs.

END OF SAFARI FOR THE 7 DAYS UGANDA SAFARI TO BWINDI, QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK, AND KIBALE NATIONAL PARK

 

Items to bring for the 7 days safari to Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, and Kibale National park 

  • Small daypack
  • Mosquito repellent (containing deet)
  • A rain jacket
  • A jumper/sweater for chilly evenings
  • Swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun protection
  • Long sleeved top and trousers for Gorilla tracking
  • Binoculars
  • Hiking boots / Flip flops
  • Spending money
  • & of course, don’t forget your camera!

Included

  • The cost of all ground transportation and Fuel
  • Full time safari guide and his associated expenses
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Park entrance fees
  • Boat trip
  • All game drives
  • Nature walk

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Airport taxes
  • Items of a personal nature like Laundry, bar bills, Beverages, tipping and any extra expenses not included above.