Overview of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Gorillas

This 7 days Uganda wildlife safari takes you to some of the epic Uganda safari destinations which include Semuliki National Park Uganda for a Uganda birding safari excursion, kibale forest national park for both a Uganda chimpanzee safari experience and also a Uganda bird watching safari and Queen Elizabeth National Park for both a Uganda wildlife safari encounter and a birding watching spectacle.

Semuliki National Park is one of the best birding destinations in Uganda as it is home to 441 bird species which include both the Congo biome species and the albertine rift endemics such as include nkulengu rail, yellow throated cuckoo, piping hornbill, black dwarf hornbill, red billed hornbill, red rumped tinker bird, african piculet,  . Proceed with your safari Uganda with a visit to kibaleforestnationalparkuganda.comand have an encounter with man’s closest wild relative the chimpanzees as these are some of the biggest tourist attractions in kibale national park. kibaleforestnationalparkuganda.com is also home to 350 bird species and this 7 days Uganda wildlife tour/ Uganda wildlife tours gives you an opportunity to spot several for these birds during 2 birding sessions in Kibale. Finally, end your Uganda safari tour with a visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park which is home to 600 bird species and this makes it Uganda’s biggest birding destination.  However this birding safari comes along with amazing sights of a wide variety of  savanna mammals such as the lions, African leopards, African bush elephants cape buffaloes to make it 4 out of the 5 of Africa’s big five game. Close off this safari in Uganda with a gorilla safari Uganda / gorilla safaris Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda.

Highlights of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Gorillas

 

Day 1 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Gorillas: Transfer from Kampala to fort portal and have an excursion to the amabeere ga nyina mwiru

Day 2 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Gorillas: Transfer to Semuliki National Park for a full day birding frenzy

Day 3 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Gorillas: Engage in a morning chimpanzee trekking safari and an evening birding in Bigodi

Day 4 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Gorillas: Have a morning birding experience in Kibale forest and an evening cycling in the mpanga tea estate

Day 5 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Gorillas: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth and engage in a morning wildlife game drive and then an afternoon boat cruise.

Day 6 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Gorillas: Have a game drive in Ishasha as your transfer to Bwindi

Day 7 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Gorillas:  

Engage in a gorilla trekking session then transfer to Kigali.

Detailed itinerary of the of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Gorillas

Day 1 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Gorillas: Wake up early in the morning on the first day of your Uganda tour to Kibale and have an early morning breakfast to give you energy for the magnificent day ahead of you on this 7 days Uganda wildlife safari excursion to Kibale National Park. Expect to be picked by none other than one of our experienced guides who will be your companion on this Uganda safari to Kibale forest which is lasts about 5 hours to get there. Even though this safari to Uganda is rather short, it comes with captivating road sightings as you get to see the lush green scenery that blankets Uganda’s landscape. Watch the sun rise on a clear day to warm you up as you journey to primate capital of the world on this 7 days short Uganda wildlife tour. Arrive in fort portal town Uganda’s tourism capital that’s beautifully tucked on the fringes of Rwenzori mountain foothills, have an fine dining experience as you partake a traditional Ugandan meal prepared using fresh and organic foods to give you the best of Uganda’s taste. After this fine dining experience your long Uganda wildlife safari, next on the agenda on this experience tour Uganda/ tours Uganda is an excursion of the amabeere ga nyina mwiru caves. On reaching the site of these caves, take a seat under the shade a listen to the captivating legendary local folklore story which was advanced by the earlier inhabitants in attempt to explain the existence of these caves. After this opening walk down the memory lane, embark on a walk into the caves under the guidance of a local guide. When you get to the caves, you are bewildered by the mature the white or milky “breasts like” features which are created as a result of carbonation of limestone rocks. After emerging from the caves, begin the hike to the top of the fort portal hills which are dotted with magnificent crater lakes on top which will intrigue about how they get their water. At the top of the hills you will be bewildered by the sights of the foothills of Rwenzori in the far distance. From here, transfer to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation options

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge, Mountains of the Moon Hotel, Nyaika Hotel Fort Portal

Mid Range: Mountains of the Moon, Fort Motel, Fort Fun City Hotel

Budget; Kirumia Guest House, Bumuga Camp Site, UWA Bandas

Day 2 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Gorillas : Wake up early in the morning for an early morning breakfast then embark on a thrilling Uganda safari/ Uganda safaris journey to Semuliki National Park with your packed lunch in any of our wide fleet of safari cars such as 4×4 safari minibus for hire in Uganda, 4×4 safari jeep for hire in Uganda/ 4×4 safari land cruiser for hire in Uganda and 4×4 safari coasters for hire in Uganda in case you are in a big group. The journey to Semuliki National Park Uganda lasts about 2 hours covering about 60km. on arrival to the park, begin your birding watching safari which takes you on an exploration journey of various parts of this great birding paradise which gives presents a chance to you to encounter several of the 441 bird species that are found here and these include nkulengu rail, yellow-throated cuckoo, piping hornbill, black dwarf hornbill, red billed hornbill, red rumped tinker bird, african piculet, white throated blue swallow. After about 3-4 hours of traversing Semuliki as you look for the birds that stay here, take a lunch break as you get to enjoy your packed lunch. Begin a second round of Uganda birding safaris experience as you search for more of the 441 bird species. During the afternoon birding session, you can decide to follow the hot springs trail which gives you an opportunity to encounter the Sempaya hot springs. These hot springs are composed of 2 hot springs ie the female hot springs which has a temperature of 106oc and a male hot spring which has a temperature of 98oc. Listen out to the captivating local legends that explains their existence. Embark on a road transfer back to fort portal but settle in any of the numerous Uganda safari accommodations in Kibale National Park Uganda which include Luxury lodges in Kibale National Park such as Crater Safari Lodge, Ndali Lodge, Primate Lodge Kibale, Mountain of the Moon, Nyaika Fort Hotel

Mid-range lodges in Kibale National Park include: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse, Chimpanzee Nest Lodge Rwenzori View Guest Camp

Budget lodges in Kibale National Park include: Kibale Guest Cottages, Kibale Forest Camp, Rweetera Safari Camp.

Short Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari ToursDay 3 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Gorillas : Day 3 of this safari in uganda commences with an early morning breakfast then transfer to the Kibale Forest National Park center where you engage in a short Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari briefing which is aimed at acquainting you with all the necessary rules and regulations for your own safety at that of the wild apes while on this magical chimpanzee trekking tour in Uganda. When you are done, you get assigned to a particular ranger to guide on this Uganda wildlife safari walk of faith into the jungle as you track down the chimpanzees. As you track these humans of the wild on this long Uganda wildlife tour / long Uganda wildlife safaris, you can also take note of other spectacular creatures of the wild that you may come across on your Uganda wildlife safari hike to the chimpanzee. After this epic experience return to the lodge for lunch before you venture out for a thrilling nature walk in Bigodi wetlands putting you on an encounter with nature at its best as you meet various birds that are found here as well as primates.

Luxury: Crater Safari Lodge, Ndali Lodge, Primate Lodge Kibale, Mountain of the Moon, Nyaika Fort Hotel

Mid range: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse, Chimpanzee Nest Lodge Rwenzori View Guest Camp

Budget: Kibale Guest Cottages, Kibale Forest Camp, Rweetera Safari Camp

Day 4 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Gorillas : On the fourth day, wake up early in the morning for breakfast then begin transfer to Kibale National Park and engage in a morning Uganda birding tour. This birding watching safaris Uganda in Kibale national park is aimed at giving you a close insight into the spectacular bird species of Kibale forest national park Uganda such as the African green Pitta, the great blue turaco and many more of the 350 birds of Kibale. After 3 hours of pure birding joy, return to the Uganda hotel in Kibale National Park where your slept for lunch. After having your hunger issues sorted, prepare yourself for a relaxing Uganda cycling adventure in the Mpanga tea estate. This cycling experience takes you through the beautifully orgainsed and well-manicured tea estate of Mpanga and also gives you an opportunity to see how one of Uganda’s best produce on the international market is processed. If you have energy, you can decide to accompany some of the estate workers as they venture out to collect the freshly handpicked tea leaves. Return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Luxury: Crater Safari Lodge, Ndali Lodge, Primate Lodge Kibale, Mountain of the Moon, Nyaika Fort Hotel

Mid range: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse, Chimpanzee Nest Lodge Rwenzori View Guest Camp

Budget: Kibale Guest Cottages, Kibale Forest Camp, Rweetera Safari Camp

Day 5 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Gorillas : The fifth day of your Uganda safaris experience kicks for with an early morning breakfast which you enjoy while listening to the out the birds as the twitter to the new day dawn in this tropical paradise. Take time off to enjoy the beautiful morning sunrise especially on a clear day as you embark on a safari Uganda road trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This journey lasts about 2-3 hours to get there. On arrival to queen elizabeth, engage in a morning short Uganda wildlife safari/ short Uganda wildlife safaris game drive over the Kasenyi sector. This game drive is aimed at availing you an opportunity to see several of the wild mammals that are found in Queen Elizabeth National Park such as the topis, African bush elephants, cape buffaloes and many more. After 2-3 hour exploring queen Elizabeth, transfer to your already pre booked lodge for dinner an overnight stay. In the afternoon after having a lunch break, transfer to the Mweya jetty and begin a fascinating boat cruise which takes you on an exploration journey of the Kazinga channel. This wildlife safari Uganda boat cruise leads on a collision course with water mammals such as numerous hippos and Nile water crocodiles and a variety of 600 bird species that exist here. After this cruise have an evening game drive around Kasenyi and when you get lucky, you might just bump into the predators of this savanna park which include lions, leopards and spotted hyenas.

Accommodation options

Luxury options: Mweya safari lodge, Elephant plains lodge, Park view safari lodge kyambura, Ishasha wilderness camp, Mazike valley safari lodge.

Mid range options: Simba safari lodge, Jacana safari lodge, Ihamba lakeside safari lodge, kyambura gorge lodge, king fisher safari lodge kichwamba.

Budget options: The Observatory, UWA bandas, Pumba safari lodge

Day 6 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Gorillas:Have an early morning breakfast then begin your journey to bwindi for a gorilla trekking Uganda safari experience. This journey takes you through the Ishasha sector which lands you an opportunity to do a game drive in this sector as you search for the famous tree climbing lions that are found in this sector of Queen Elizabeth.  Have your packed lunch at one of the lodges in this sector then proceed to bwindi’s ruhija sector for your Uganda gorilla tour experience.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Clouds Mount Gorilla Lodge/ Mahongany Springs Camp/Silver Buck Lodge.

Mid-range: Icumbi Gorilla Lodge/ Gift of Nature Lodge/ Nkuringo Safar Lodge

Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp/ Conservation Through Public Health/ Ruhija Community Camp.

Day 7 of the 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Gorillas : Day 7 of this gorilla safari in Uganda kicks off with amazing sounds composed by melodious twittering of birds that sing their hearts off to the new day dawn and this is interluded with interjections of other sound calls made by other animals that call this natural paradise home. Have an early morning breakfast at 06:30hrs. With your packed lunch, transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing about dos and don’ts about the entire gorilla trekking Uganda safari experience and this lasts for only about 30 minutes, you also get assigned to a particular gorilla family to track as well as a ranger to lead you on this magical Uganda gorilla tour experience. After the briefing, you get to start the most memorable tracking experience of a lifetime which will engage all your senses from sight as you get to see a multitude of attractions here like birds, reptiles, primates such as black and white colobus monkeys, chimpanzees. On locating the tracked gorilla family, you will be surprised at how gentle our close relatives are as they may even shy away from you on direct approach. You should come along with a camera so as to have this hour with the gorilla documented forever. At the end of your hour, the guide will cut short your reunion with our dear close relatives and you will star your journey back to the starting point where you will be awarded with a tracking certificate and that bring your short Uganda gorilla safari in Bwindi to an end. After this gorilla trek safari Uganda in Bwindi embark on a transfer to Kigali for your flight back home.

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