Uganda wildlife and adventure safari | 7 Days
This tour is tailored to give you a feel of Uganda’s beauty by taking you through the beautiful and magnificent Ugandan national parks. The safari takes you to Queen Elizabeth national park for wild game viewing and Bwindi impenetrable forest for the wonderful and more thrilling mountain gorilla trekking. It also involves visiting Jinja town famously known for its adventurous activities such as white water rafting, bungee jumping, Kayaking, Quad biking among others.
Highlights of this safari
- Exploring Queen Elizabeth National park
- Transfer to Bwindi National park
- Gorilla trekking
- White water rafting in Jinja and departure
Day 1 — Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
On arrival at Entebbe international Airport, you’re received by the company guide who transfers you to the booked hotel/lodge either in/around Entebbe or Kampala for overnight stay.
Day 2 — Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park
This day involves travelling from Kampala or Entebbe to Queen Elizabeth National park taking Kampala-Mbarara route. Along the way,you will enjoy a lot of beautiful and eye catching encounters foristance the traditional drums making Centre at Mpambire. The drive to Queen Elizabeth national park also gives you an opportunity to visit the equator line where you can take photos.
Proceed and have a stopover at Igongo museum-Biharwe Mbarara for lunch and have a visit to the museum for cultural and tradition experience about the local communities.
Queen Elizabeth national park has diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, making it the ideal habitat for classic big game and over 600 species of birds.
Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kob.
Queen Elizabeth National Park also has a fascinating cultural history. There are many opportunities for visitors to meet the local communities and enjoy storytelling, dance, music and more.
Day 3 — Game drive and boat cruise on the Kazinga channel
In addition, you may see the amazing big game hippos, elephants and buffalos. Your trip will enable you understand how these animals thrive in the grasslands and shorelines. You may also encounter warthog, waterbuck, Uganda kob, topis and monkeys as they play about in the trees. Bold baboons will not be hesitant to steal your snacks if you do not close the car windows.
Queen Elizabeth has the environs of the Kazinga Channel, Lake Edward and Lake George. It is intended that upon completion of your game drive in the park, you undertake an afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel- a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. It is intended to give you desirable relaxation and we believe it will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari because of the abundant birdlife and animals that are sighted.
Day 4 — Travel from Queen Elizabeth to Bwindi impenetrable Forest
Start the day by travelling to Bwindi forest by passing through the Ishasha sector. This route consists of areas that are habitats to different wildlife species including the tree climbing lions which are likely to be seen as you drive through the Ishasha sector.
On arrival in Bwindi -Buhoma, check in at your accommodation for overnight stay and prepare for the next day’s activities of gorilla trekking.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in south western Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley has mist-covered hillsides that are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests containing almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s gorilla population, including several habituated groups, which can be trekked.
This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.
Day 5 — Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest
This day will begin by assembling at the briefing point for guidelines about this amazing activity. After briefing by the specialized site ranger, you head to the forest. The trekking duration is determined by the position where the gorillas spent the night and their feeding range.
Once the gorillas are found, you’re allowed to spend an hour with them. You will enjoy this memorable experience as you stand just few meters from the gorillas watching them feed; play and even watching them bond with their young ones. You will be amazed at how these creatures have so much resemblance with human beings. After this activity, you will relax at your lodge for next day’s adventure.
Day 6 — Travel to Kampala
On this day, transfer to Kampala for yet another interesting activity the next day. On the way, enjoy the beautiful scenery of the magnificent landscape such as hills, plantations and cattle fields in addition to seeing herds of the indigenous Ankole cow. Have a brief visit at the equator line for yet another exciting excursion. It’s marvelous to have pictures taken underneath the Equator Sign.
Generally, people tend to carry out nonscientific experiments, most of them are manipulated illusions and not authentic, but fun to watch.
There are also Curio and Souvenir Shops that you can visit. A couple of them have their wares nicely displayed and make it easier to shop for crafts, including of course the Equator T-Shirt that is a must buy for many visitors and others.
Day 7 — Travel to Jinja for White water rafting and departure
Drive to Jinja for white water rafting. The road to Jinja passes through Mabira forest- an eco-forestand second largest in Uganda and famously known for zip-lining, birding, nature walks among others. Proceed to Jinja town famously known as an adventurous town with lots of activities andWhite- water rafting as the main highlight of this day.
After this adventurous activity, travel to Kampala or Entebbe International airport.
- Accommodation as per the itinerary
- Gorilla trekking Permit
- Ground transport
- Boat cruise
- Park entrance fees
- Vehicle entrance
- Services of an English speaking guide
- All meals and bottled water in the safari vehicle
- Game drive
- Gorilla trekking Permit
- Visa fees
- Air ticket
- All extras and optionals at the accommodation for example laundry, beverages
- Charges by the porters during gorilla trekking
Price — US $2190 per person (For two people)
The price slightly increases if you decide to travel as a solo traveler. Conversely, the price payable per person reduces from the stated amount if the tour is booked by more than two people.