Monday, January 24, 2022

7 Day Uganda Wildlife Safari Vacation

For a glimpse of Uganda’s rich Wildlife, this 7 Day Uganda Wildlife Safari fits your interests. It starts from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park and thereafter ends in Queen Elizabeth National Park. On arrival, our guide will pick you from the airport, and transfer you straight to your hotel of residence in Kampala for an overnight stay.

Day 1: Kampala – Transfer to Murchison Falls

Having had your morning breakfast, check out to meet our driver for transfer up to Murchison Falls National Park in the northwestern part of Uganda. On your way to Murchison, you can stopover in Nakasongola for a visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino tracking. After tracking you can have lunch in Ziwa or Masindi and later continue with the Journey up to Murchison. Check-in at the lodge for relaxation after long-distance drives. In the evening you can do the hike up to the top of the falls. After the hike, you will return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay. Accommodation options include Budget: Red Chilli rest camp/ Yebo Safari camp.

Midrange: Pakuba Safari Lodge/ Sambiya River lodge.

Luxury: Chobe Safari Lodge/ Paraa Safari Lodge.

Day 2: Morning Game Drive & Afternoon Launch Trip Cruise.

On day two, you will do the morning game drive that awards sweeping views of Wild animals like Elephants, Kobs, Giraffes, Bushbucks, spotted hyenas, and more. Game driving often lasts for about 2-3 hours, after returning to the lodge for lunch as you get prepared for the afternoon launch trip cruise along the waters of the falls. The cruise offers views of crocodiles, hippopotamus and different waterbird species.

Day 3: Murchison – Transfer to Kibale National Park

Early in the morning you will check out and start the journey from Murchison to Kibale Forest National Park. Your driver will drive southwest via the Fort portal and then connect to Kibale. You can stop over in Fort to have lunch, visit the Toro Kingdome Palace, Craft shops and the Royal tombs. Accommodation options in and out of the park are as below;

Budget: Rwenzori View Guest House.

Midrange: Chimps’ Nest/ Mountains of the Moon.

Luxury: Ndali Lodge/ Kyaninga Lodge.

Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking Experience in Kibale

A briefing is first conducted at the park offices before starting the trekking journey into the Jungle. Submit your permit details to be approved. After all the arrangements, the journey to the Jungle starts in search of these primates for close encounters. While in the Jungle you are not only limited to Chimpanzees but you are as well exposed to other species including primates like Black and White Colobus monkeys, Red Colobus monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys and more. After some magnificent time with the chimps return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. Later in the evening, you can do the Bigodi walk.

Day 5: Kibale – Transfer to Queen

Early in the morning, check out for the transfer to the Wildlife packed Queen Elizabeth National Park. It takes about 2-3 hours for the drive via Fort Portal – Mpodwe Road – Katunguru – Kasese Road. You will arrive in the late afternoon, check-in at the lodge for lunch and relax a bit. Later you can have an evening game drive in the Kasenyi Plains. Lodge options are listed below. After two exciting nights in Kibale, check out for transfer to the popularly known Queen Elizabeth National Park rich in Wildlife. Reaching the suburbs of the park, check-in at the lodge for lunch and relaxation. Later in the evening, you will do a game drive in the Mweya Peninsula exposing you to different Wild animals like Buffaloes, Warthogs, Antelopes, Elephants and more. Accommodation options to stay include:

Budget: Bush Lodge/ Mweya Hostel/ Simba Safari Camp

Midrange: Simba Safari Lodge/ Katara Lodge.

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge/ Kyambura game lodge/ Ishasha Wilderness Camp.

Day 6: Morning Game Drive & Afternoon Boat Cruise.

On day six in Queen, you will do a morning game drive in Kasenyi plains to sight the animals you missed out on on the evening game drive. Common animals sighted on the game drive include Elephants, Leopards, Kobs, and Warthogs, Bushbucks, Buffaloes and more. After game drive transfers to Mweya for lunch at Mweya Canteen as you get prepared for the afternoon boat cruise on the waters of Kazinga Channel.

Day 7: Nature walk in Kalinzu Forest Reserve – Drive back to Kampala.

After your breakfast, transfer to Kalinzu Forest Reserve for a nature walk, this is the best way to get close to nature – you are exposed to different Wildlife species including the active Chimpanzee primates, different bird species, monkeys and more. After a nature walk starts the journey back to Kampala. End of Safari.

Package includes:

Airport Pick & Drop.

Ground Transportation.

English speaking local guide.

All accommodations& Meals.

Park Entrance fees.

Chimpanzee Tracking Permit.

All Activity Fees are included in the itinerary.

It excludes:

International flight

Visa and personal insurance.

Luxury Drinks.

Tipping fees to the porters.

Personal expenses.