7 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Overview
This 7 days Uganda safari tour is a popular Uganda wildlife safari and 7 days Uganda safari adventure offering Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park. It also offers Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park and wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth park.
It starts and ends in Entebbe.
This safari in Uganda features Chimpanzees trekking in Kibale National Park and visit to Amabere ga Nyinamwiru caves and tea estates.
Still, this Uganda tour also features a boat cruise on the famed Kazinga channel which is fond of many Hippos as well as birds. You will see many savanna animals including tree climbing Lions in the Ishasha sector during game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
You will enjoy Mountain Gorilla trekking in Uganda and as well see many other primates, birds, butterflies, flora, and waterfalls in Bwindi National Park. This will be accompanied by a boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi Uganda, community walks, hikes, and scenic views.
ALL of these star attractions/activities combine to make this 7-day Uganda safari tour unlike any other.
We can easily arrange it for you based on your budget, mid range, or luxury accommodation preferences. And, it can be further customized to your safari interests.
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7 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Safari Prime Activities
- When you meet the Mountain gorillas, you can expect nothing but a magical experience.
- Meeting man’s wild cousins, the always cheerful Chimpanzees, on a Chimp trek in Kibale
- The exciting wildlife mammals of Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Parks will leave you speechless.
- Kazinga channel’s stunning wild boat cruise is spectacular.
- The diverse wildlife in Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo Parks will astound you.
- Meeting the majestic Ishasha tree-climbing lions
- Listening to the intriguing folklore stories about the Amabere caves’ existence
- Taking a relaxing boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi
- The opportunity to stand in two different hemispheres at the Kayabwe Equator point!
7 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Featured Safari Parks/Destinations
Day 1: Kibale National Park, Amabere caves, and tea plantations
Day 2: Kibale National Park and Bigodi wetland
Day 3 & 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 5 & 6: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Lake Bunyonyi
7 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Highlights
- Day 1: Drive to Kibale National Park, visit the Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru Caves and Mpanga tea estates
- Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking in the morning and afternoon Bigodi Wetland walk
- Day 3: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ruboni Community Center
- Day 4: Enjoy a morning game drive and a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel
- Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi National Park and a game drive en route to Ishasha
- Day 6: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking and transfer To Lake Bunyonyi for a canoe boat ride
- Day 7: Hike to the top of the world and drive back to Kampala
7 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Drive To Kibale National Park, Visit The Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru Caves And Tea Estates
Have a morning breakfast and kick off the 300km (5-6 hours) journey to Kibale National Park filled with lots of captivating road sightings.
On this daring journey, expect to have numerous stops like the one at Mityana local market. Here you will get a chance to take your taste buds on a culinary journey as you taste the organic tropical fruits of Uganda. For sure you will get absolute sweetness.
Along this journey, other things will come your way like Uganda’s very own KFC version of chicken. Here Chicken is skewered and roasted and if you are not a fussy eater, this is the right moment for you to taste this local grilled delicacy.
As you continue your journey, you will arrive at Mpanga tea estates around mid-morning where you will enjoy the cycling experience. This green tea plantation extends to the amazing landscapes giving tourists scenic views and this makes it ideal for your mountain bikes.
During your cycling experience, you will meet many estate staff harvesting tea and you can as well participate in the exercise.
After enjoying the experience, continue driving to Fort Portal town where you will enjoy your lunch from. Afterward, continue to the Crater Lake area and you will be welcomed by the local inhabitants upon your arrival. They will narrate to you the deep history of the area with a deep understanding.
You will also visit Amabere ga Nyinamwiru caves. These are breast-like structures are believed that they belonged to Nyinamwiru who was the daughter of Bukuku king of the Bachwezi. Bukuku had self-enthroned himself to the throne.
He denied his daughter from breastfeeding her baby as he was alerted Ndahura the baby would take over his throne. And that’s why the milk continues to drop from the breasts since Nyinamwiru did not breastfeed.
After this exploration, encounter on the hike of the Crater Lake field. Here you will navigate the challenging slopes of Kyeganywa hill which is bounded by crater lakes and hollows. All these features present one of the most amazing scenic sites in Uganda.
When on top of Kyeganywa hill, you can see views of the Rwenzori Mountains on a clear day. You can then retreat from the hill and transfer to Kibale National Park 26km from Fort Portal town for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.
The Highlight of the day: -Enjoy a scenic drive around Uganda’s countryside
Activities and services;
- Transfer to Kibale National Park
- Visit Amabere ga Nyinamwiru caves in Fort Portal
- Cycling in Mpanga tea estates
Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking In The Morning And Afternoon Bigodi Wetland Walk
On this day, it starts with you having a fantastic breakfast which is marked to give you energy for embracing Chimpanzee trekking. After, breakfast, drive to the Kanyanchu visitor’s center where you will receive a short briefing concerning the entire Chimpanzee trekking experience.
You will then embark on the activity into the forest in the company of an armed ranger in search of the Chimpanzees. Meeting these apes will be the highlight of the day as you will see how similar they are to humans.
Chimpanzees just like any other human laugh, hug, and kiss and also take care of their young ones. This is truly thrilling and amazing.
Apart from the Chimpanzees, you also get several sightings of other primates that call Kibale Forest a home. And, these include;
- Black-and-White Colobus Monkeys
- L’Hoest’s Monkeys
- Grey Monkeys
- Blue Monkeys etc.
When you meet the Chimpanzees, you be with them for 1 full hour as it is pure enjoyment. After you can then return to the park’s center and you will be rewarded with a Chimpanzee trekking permit.
You can then return to the lodge for lunch and some bit of relaxation. After, you can then transfer to the Bigodi community where you will participate in community tours. Here you will see how people live their daily lives and you can participate in some of the work activities.
You can take part in coffee processing which starts with planting coffee trees. You then harvest the red ripe coffee, sun dry them, and then pound them. Finally, you can then make yourself a cup of coffee that is freshly brewed and grown by the locals.
When you get finished with this enticing cultural tour, you then return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
The Highlight of the day: Chimpanzee trekking which is a lifetime experience.
Activities and Services;
- Chimpanzee trekking
- Cultural experience as you visit the Bigodi wetland community
Day 3: Drive To Queen Elizabeth National Park Via Ruboni Community Center
This day of the 7 days Uganda safari tour starts with a fascinating morning breakfast which is served at around 8 am. You then drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park which is about 157km (2-3 hours) and you enjoy the scenic views of the Rwenzori Mountains.
The climax of this day is the bypass of Ruboni village in Kasese on the foothills of Mountain Rwenzori. Here you will have an opportunity to watch the cultural traditions of the Bakonzo people.
These people have lived on the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains for centuries. You will see how these people live their daily lives and you get a chance to participate in some of the activities like food preparation.
Also, you can have a chat with one of the Bakonzo elders. This elder will give you a literature journey of full stories about their past culture and how it is still evolving to date.
You will enjoy the community walks as on a clear day, you will be able to see stylish and proudly standing Baker and Portal peaks. These are above the horizon and you will as well see various birds and tree species during your community walks.
While on this community tour, you can buy several souvenirs from the locally managed craft shop of the Bakonzo women.
Buying these souvenirs is a great opportunity of supporting these women financially as they earn from selling the crafts.
After the amazing community encounter, you then continue your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park. On arrival, you will enjoy an afternoon game drive discovering the breathtaking landscapes of the park.
These landscapes come with exciting views of the Savannah grasslands. At sunset, you can retire at your lodge for dinner and overnight.
The highlight of the day: Community encounter with the Bakonzo people in Kasese
Activities and Services;
- Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Visiting the Ruboni community
Day 4: Enjoy A Morning Game Drive And A Boat Cruise Along The Kazinga Channel
Have a morning breakfast at around 6 am and after encounter on a morning game drive as you will be driving through the Kasenyi plains. These plains have a wide range of animals including 4 of the big 5 animals.
Some of these are;
- Cape Buffaloes
- African Bush Elephants,
- Topis and many other antelope species
This morning game drive is usually between 2-5 hours. After, that unforgettable experience, return to your lodge for lunch and relaxation.
You will then transfer to Mweya Jetty for an afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel. This is the highlight of the day and it is the best experience of exploring the Kazinga Channel.
This boat cruise takes you on a 40km stretch of the channel connecting Lake George to Lake Edward. It gives you the opportunity of seeing the highest concentration of Hippos close to 5000 individuals. You also see many crocodiles basking along the shores of the Kazinga Channel.
If you are a bird lover, then this boat cruise is the right option for you as you will see several bird species during the boat cruise. There are several water birds to see that add to the 600 bird species of the park.
This boat cruise also offers superb photography, birding, and game viewing. After this 2-hour boat cruise, you as well enjoy an evening game drive along the Channel track to see more wild animals. You will then continue to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
The highlight of the day: Boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel
Activities and services;
- Morning game drive
- Boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel
Day 5: Transfer To Bwindi National Park And A Game Drive En Route To Ishasha
Wake up in peace and have an early morning breakfast at around 6:30 am and get in a 4X4 safari vehicle and embark on your 2-3 hour drive within the Ishasha sector.
Enjoy a game drive in the sector in search of the tree-climbing lions. These unique lions have made the park a top destination for many African safari adventurers who come to see these predators.
Visitors can see these lions at around mid-morning resting while laying their bodies in between the tree branches.
After this stunning game drive which usually lasts for 3-4 hours, you then return to the lodge for lunch helping you to stretch your body. Afterward, embark on the remaining journey to Bwindi National Park arriving late evening.
Check in at your lodge for relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay.
The Highlight of the day: watching the tree-climbing lions within the Ishasha sector
Activities and services;
- Game drive in the Ishasha sector
- Transfer to Bwindi National Park
Day 6: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking And Transfer To Lake Bunyonyi For A Canoe Boat Ride
Have an early morning breakfast at around 6:30 am inclusive of a wide escort of bites ranging from the delicious tropical organic fruits and freshly baked confectioneries.
This superb breakfast is aimed at giving you the energy that will take you through Gorilla trekking in Bwindi park. Here, you get to see the Mountain Gorilla families for 1 full hour.
Drive from the lodge with your packed lunch and reach the park’s center where you are welcomed with a warm greeting by the park’s warden. He will brief you starting with the history of Gorilla conservation in the given sector and the park at large.
Still here at the park’s center, you enjoy a small hint of a cultural performance from the Batwa people who will show off their musical skills. After that curtain-rising show, you then start your journey in search of the Gorilla family in the company of an armed ranger.
As you trek the apes, look out for the 350 bird species that call the park home and you may as well see other primate species. These include the Black-and-White Colobus Monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, and different species of lizards such as the 3 Horned Chameleon and many more.
Upon spotting the Gorillas, you are given 1 full hour to be with them and this is for sure magical as you watch them in their natural habitat. However, don’t forget about the 7-meter rule as you may be taken away by the games of the Gorillas.
After the 1 hour of your lifetime with the apes, you then transfer back to the park center for your Gorilla trekking permit.
This is to award you for the tracking efforts.
From here, you then drive to Lake Bunyonyi and relax from the challenging Gorilla trekking experience. You will be mesmerized by the tropical gem of the Kigezi highland as it has fascinating tranquil waters and many islands spread all over this lake.
This is the reason it is called the “Lake of a Thousand Islands.”
While on this lake, enjoy a comforting boat cruise as you are taken through several islands including Akampene Island. This is known as the Punishment Island where young girls who had gotten pregnant before marriage were left to die.
However, it is also believed that this island was cursed by an old lady as the young people who used to live there refused to give her beer. She cursed it and it turned upside down killing all the people on it.
From the exciting boat cruise and the traumatizing history of the lake, transfer to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
The highlight of the day: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi park and a boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi
Activities and services;
- Gorilla trekking
- Boat cruise along Lake Bunyonyi
Day 7: Hike To The Top Of The World And Drive Back To Kampala
Wake up at laze at around 7 am with the sweet melodies of birds singing as they welcome a new day. This will however make you understand why this Lake is called “Bunyonyi” as this means a lake of small birds. They sing uniformly.
From here, you will engage on a hike to the top of the world point. Here, it is about 2200m above sea level and you can see overwhelming views of Lake Bunyonyi which will be imprinted in your memory.
As you hike to the top, take some time and relax to catch your breath and have a picnic breakfast. This breakfast comes with a cup of coffee and an assortment of snacks as you mother nature and gains energy before commencing down slope.
From here, you will then continue your journey to Kampala 420km and Entebbe 470km from Lake Bunyonyi.
While on this journey driving back to Kampala or Entebbe, you transfer through the rolling hills of mirama. These will captivate you as you will wonder how the locals cultivate along these steep slopes.
You also meet many local men with bicycles carrying various produce heading to the nearest markets. This is a long journey, so you en-route to the Igongo country hotel for lunch just a few kilometers from Mbarara town.
This is your golden chance to enjoy the locally inspired buffet and you can also try out the Ishabwe dish which is a local delicacy in this region. After enjoying your meals, you can visit the 1520AD solar eclipse monument which is found in Biharwe village.
You can hike up the hill on which the monument is if you wish and from here you will be able to see the Ankole plains which will form a nice contextual for your pictures.
During this short tour, your guide will take you through the ancient story concerning the solar eclipse. He continues to narrate how it accomplished greatly changing the destiny of the 3 ancient kingdoms at once.
After spending some time there, you then drive and stop at the Equator line point. From here you will experience standing in the 2 separate halves of the world at once since the earth is divided into 2 halves by the equator!
Here you can pose for fabulous pictures and this moment will be remembered and recorded for a lifetime. You can as well do a water experiment that teaches you how to distinguish the northern from the southern hemisphere.
This will help you know in which hemisphere we live-in anywhere in the world! Finally, continue your journey to back Entebbe airport as your flight awaits you and this will mark the end of your safari.
The highlight of the day: Hiking to the top of the world point.
End of The 7 Days Uganda Safari Tour
- Full-time English professional safari driver-guide
- 4×4 safari van/ 4×4 Safari land cruiser with pop-up roof for game viewing with functional A/C
- Full board accommodation
- Gorilla & chimpanzee trekking permit fees
- Boat cruise fees
- Wi-Fi Internet on board the safari vehicle
- Bottled water
- International &domestic flight fees
- Visa fees
- Laundry services
- Items of personal nature
- Gratuities and tips
- Other beverages/ drinks
- Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary above