7 Days Uganda Adventure Tour

7 Days Uganda Adventure Tour [Chimpanzee Tracking, Wildlife, Tree Climbing Lions, Gorilla Trekking] Safari


Embark on an exhilarating 7 Days Uganda Adventure Tour [Chimpanzee Tracking, Wildlife, Tree Climbing Lions, Gorilla Trekking] Safari journey through the heart of Uganda, where each day unfolds like a chapter in a captivating adventure story. Begin your odyssey in the pristine forests of Kibale National Park, where the lively chatter of chimpanzees sets the tone for your exploration. Trek through lush vegetation, guided by expert trackers, as you catch glimpses of these intelligent primates swinging effortlessly through the treetops. As the sun dips below the horizon, your anticipation builds for the next leg of your journey, where the diverse landscapes of Queen Elizabeth National Park beckon.

Here, the savannahs come alive with an array of wildlife, from majestic elephants to graceful antelopes and elusive big cats. Traverse the park’s winding trails on exhilarating game drives, marveling at the intricate interplay of predator and prey in this untamed wilderness. Continuing your 7 Days Uganda Adventure Tour, venture into the remote reaches of Ishasha, a hidden gem within Queen Elizabeth National Park renowned for its legendary tree-climbing lions. With bated breath, you scan the sprawling fig trees, hoping to catch a glimpse of these elusive felines lounging in the branches.

Your patience is rewarded as you witness this remarkable sight, a testament to the adaptability and resilience of nature’s most majestic creatures. From the heights of the trees to the depths of the forest, your 7 Days Uganda Adventure Tour journey culminates in the misty realms of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where an unforgettable encounter with endangered mountain gorillas awaits. Trekking through dense vegetation, you find yourself face to face with a gorilla family, their gentle demeanor and familial bonds leaving an indelible imprint on your heart.

Conclude your 7 Days Uganda Adventure Tour with a visit to a Batwa cultural village, where you immerse yourself in the traditions and customs of Uganda’s indigenous forest dwellers, gaining insight into their rich heritage and deep connection to the land.

7 Days Uganda Adventure Tour Highlights

 

Detailed 7 Days Uganda Adventure Tour

Day 1: Transfer by Boat to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Situated on a peninsula in Lake Victoria, the former seat of Uganda’s government, Entebbe is just a short drive from the current capital and offers plenty to keep visitors amused. This charming town features tree-lined streets and serves as an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding area. Tourists can look forward to spending days on beautiful beaches along the banks of Lake Victoria, stroll through the fields and forests of the magnificent Botanical Gardens, or pay a visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a haven for country’s orphaned chimps.

 

Day 2: Scenic Drive to Kibale Forest National Park

Chimpanzee Trekking in Rwanda 1

Nyungwe Forest National Park

Imposing cone-shaped hills cradle tranquil calderas in the enchanting Ndali-Kasenda Crater Lakes in Western Uganda near Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth National Parks. Formed about 8-10,000 years ago by volcanic activity, these craters now hold a variety of lakes. Some boast clear, blue water, while others remain emerald green with a sulfuric odour due to residual volcanic gases. Lush vegetation cloaks the crater rims, offering views of nearby hills, tea plantations, and even the Rwenzori Mountains on clear days. While some lakes are safe for swimming, others contain toxic water and should be avoided. Activities around the lakes include nature walks, boat rides, bird-watching and visiting the “Top of the World” viewpoint for panoramic vistas.

  • Destination: Kibale Forest National Park
  • Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Lodge (Mid-Range), Kyaninga Lodge (Up Market)
  • Activities: Scenic Drive from Kampala to Kibale Forest
  • What to See? Kibale Forest, Fort Portal
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner, & Drinking Water

 

Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking & Transfer to Northern Queen Elizabeth National Park

Northern Queen Elizabeth National Park

One of the most popular parks in Uganda, the Queen Elizabeth National Park lies in the western region of the country. In the northern part of the park, visitors can look forward to boating along the Kasinga Channel, which is home to the largest population of hippos in the world and an abundance of Nile crocodiles. Along the banks, an incredible number of birds and wild animals flock to the river’s edge. At Kyambura Gorge, fondly known as ‘Valley of the Apes’, chimpanzees are at home in a world of lush tropical rainforest spread with canopies, and three salty crater lakes are decorated with swathes of pink flamingos. On the western shore of Lake George, the vast Kasenyi Plains are inhabited by lions and several interesting bird species.

Kibale Forest Chimp Tracking

Chimpanzee Trekking in Rwanda

Nyungwe Forest National Park

The most favourite of Kibale’s walks embarks on from the Kanyanchu Visitor center at 08.00 & 15.00 and lasts 2 to 3 hours. Chimpanzee are the most sought-after primate by visitors, but you should look out for the black & white colobus, red tailed monkey or the grey cheeked mangabey. Your 7 Days Uganda Adventure Tour guides will be able to show you pittas & different bird species and will give details of the tradit of the plant species within the forest. This walk is for 6 people in a group.

  • Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Accommodation: Twin Lakes Safari Lodge (Mid-Range), Mweya Safari Lodge (Up Market)
  • Activities: Enjoy Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest and afternoon transfer to Queen Elizabeth
  • What to See? Chimpanzees, Twin Lakes, Evening Game Drive
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner, & Drinking Water

 

Day 4: Enjoy Scenic Game Drives in Northern Queen Elizabeth National Park

Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth

The Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth takes place in the open grasslands of Kasenyi in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park is a primary game viewing area due to the variety of wildlife which includes antelopes, elephants, buffalos, and lions. Visitors will be accompanied by an experienced 7 Days Uganda Adventure Tour guide able to track down these animals.

Wild Frontiers Kazinga Channel Kingfisher Boat

Boat Cuise

Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel

Wild Frontiers Kazinga Channel Kingfisher Boat is a leisurely boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Passengers may encounter herds of elephant, buffalo and antelope, families of warthog, large groups of hippos, and crocodiles basking on the shore.  Kazinga’s shores are a haven for numerous birds, including many migratory species as they make their way south to warmer climates. The cruise also provides a spectacular view of the beautiful Mweya Peninsula and life in local fishing villages set along the banks.

  • Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Accommodation: Twin Lakes Safari Lodge (Mid-Range), Mweya Safari Lodge (Up Market)
  • Activities: Enjoy Scenic Game Drives, Boat Cruise, & Culture in Queen Elizabeth
  • What to See? Lions, Elephants, Hippos, Buffalos, Leopards, Antelopes, and Series of Birds
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner, & Drinking Water

 

Day 5: Ishasha Sector Tree Climbing Lions and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Located in southwestern Uganda, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is said to be Africa’s oldest rainforest. It is world-renowned for its excellent gorilla-sighting opportunities – the forest is home to half of the remaining mountain gorillas on earth. This gorilla experience takes place among a rugged landscape of dense jungle, cascading waterfalls, sparkling mountain streams, deep valleys, and steep ridges. The untouched forest has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its breathtaking natural beauty and unique ecological significance, and aside from the amazing gorilla interactions, there are other drawcards such as a network of forest walks, over 340 species of bird to spot, and a variety of brightly-coloured butterflies to identify. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the spectacular Virunga Volcanoes, three of which are still active.

  • Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Accommodation: Gorilla Mist Camp (Mid-Range), Kiho Gorilla Lodge (Up Market)
  • Activities: Adventure Tree Climbing Lions in Ishasha and Transfer to Bwindi Forest
  • What to See? Tree Climbing Lions, Misty Bwindi Forest
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner, & Drinking Water

 

Day 6: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Volcanoes National Park

Mountain gorilla trekking Uganda

Wake early for a hearty breakfast to give you the energy needed for gorilla trekking. Before 8:00 am, report to the ranger station for registration and a talk by one of the rangers. The 7 Days Uganda Adventure Tour guides will then take you through the bush, pushing your way through the undergrowth, to track the gorillas. (Please note this trek can take from 30 minutes to 5-6 hours). A reasonable degree of fitness is required, as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. Sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them ‘talk’ to one another, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male, the Silverback. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas. It’s amazing to think there are only about 650 of these beautiful creatures left.

Batwa Cultural Village

The Batwa Cultural village is where the Batwa (Pigmies) still live in the same way they used to years ago in tree houses. The Batwa only began leaving their forest homes around 15 years ago and they have been able to remain on this land thanks to the support of a generous American benefactor who donated the land back to them and created a cultural program. The fees from visiting tourists and are given to the Batwa project and they delight in welcoming visitors to their village and demonstrating how they make weapons, dance, make fires using sticks and cook.

  • Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Accommodation: Gorilla Mist Camp (Mid-Range), Kiho Gorilla Lodge (Up Market)
  • Activities: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest & Batwa Cultural Village
  • What to See? Mountain Gorillas, Misty Bwindi Forest, Virunga Volcanoes, Batwa People
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner, & Drinking Water

 

Day 7: End of Itinerary

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

As the final day of your 7 Days Uganda Adventure Tour dawns, you find yourself filled with a bittersweet mixture of exhilaration and nostalgia. Reflecting on the myriad experiences and unforgettable encounters that have defined your journey, from the lively antics of chimpanzees in Kibale National Park to the majestic presence of mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, each moment has left an indelible mark on your soul. As you bid farewell to the diverse landscapes, vibrant wildlife, and rich cultural heritage of Uganda, you carry with you not only cherished memories but also a renewed appreciation for the wonders of the natural world and the importance of conservation efforts in preserving them for future generations.

  • Destination: Entebbe Airport
  • Accommodation: No Accommodation
  • Activities: Enjoy a scenic 9-hour drive from Bwindi Forest to Entebbe
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, & Drinking Water

7 Days Uganda Adventure Tour Inclusions and Exclusions

Included

  • Airport Transfer
  • Accommodation with All Meals as per the itinerary
  • Ground transfers by 4 WD Safari Land Cruiser
  • Bigodi Wetland Walk
  • Services of an English-speaking 7 Days Uganda Adventure Tour guide- per vehicle.
  • Two Gorilla Trekking Permits per person
  • Chimpanzee Trekking permit per person
  • Park entrance fees.
  • Birding at the Gorge trail in Mgahinga.
  • Batwa Cultural Experience.
  • Bottled Drinking Water
  • All Government taxes
  • Our assistance

7 Days Uganda Adventure Tour Exclusions

  • Other drinks apart from bottled water.
  • Golden Monkey trek in Volcanoes
  • Gorilla trek in Volcanoes.
  • Tips to local guides.
  • Telephone expenses.
  • Porter fees while trekking Gorillas and chimpanzees
  • Personal Insurance.

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