This 7 day Uganda wildlife safari will take you to several Uganda national parks: Murchison falls national park for wildlife viewing drives, boat ride to the bottom of the falls and hike top of the falls, Kibale national park for chimpanzee tracking experience, and Queen Elizabeth national park for launch cruise along Kazinga channel and wildlife viewing. Get to experience and see the beauty of the pearl of Africa on your Uganda tour.
Trip Highlights: Wildlife viewing drives, Boat rides, Hike top of the falls, and Chimpanzee tracking
- Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
- Day 2: Game drive/ Launch cruise
- Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park
- Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking/ Primate walk
- Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Day 6: Game drive/ launch cruise
- Day 7: Departure/Return to Kampala
Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
Depart Kampala for Murchison Falls National Park. On your way, en-route at Zziwa Sanctuary and do rhino tracking. After tracking have lunch and proceed with your safari to Murchison falls national park, visit Top of the falls, such a lovely scene for viewing the fall and having picnics. Dinner and overnight Sambiya River lodge(Standard/Mid-Range accommodation).
Day 2: Game drive/ Launch cruise
Set off for an early game view drive on the North of the Nile. Check out lions, buffaloes, waterbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest, giraffs,elephants, oribi and baboons are some of the animals you will spot. After lunch go for a 2 hrs launch cruise on the Victoria Nile River spot schools of hippos, large crocodiles, small herds of buffalo. There is rich birdlife on the papyrus banks, watch out for the shoebill stork, the most sought after bird in Africa. Dinner and overnight at Sambiya river lodge mid range accommodation.
Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park
Have morning break fast and proceed to Kibale National Park. Enjoy this scenic ride to Kibale. Kibale national park has the highest concentration of primates in East Africa including chimps, black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys and baboons. Go for an afternoon primate walk to Kanyanchu river camp, the most popular walk in the park. It highlights a medley of flora and fauna within the forest. Dinner and overnight at Mountain of the moon mid-range accommodation.
Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking/ Primate walk
Morning transfer to Kibale National Park headquarters to go track chimpanzees. The park is known to harbour the largest number of primates in Uganda. Therefore the guided forest walk will not only reward you with chimps but with other primates like the grey cheeked Mangabeys, black and Red tailed colobus monkeys, baboons, phoestes, and others. The guide will ensure that the walk is interesting by providing information not only on primates but also on other organism flora inclusive. In the afternoon you will go for another guided nature walk to the Bigodi swamp where you will see plenty of rare fauna and flora. Dinner and overnight at Mountain of the moon mid-range accommodation.
Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After an early breakfast, proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park, carry out a game drive in the Mweya Peninsular that has a magnificent location of the Rwenzori glacial peaks; check out Lake Katwe and other small crater lakes. Take dinner and stay overnight at Enganzi game lodge.
Day 6: Game drive/ launch cruise
After a cup of coffee, start the day with a game drive in the Kasenyi plains that will lead you to see black and white Colobus, bush buck, Uganda Kob, topi, Defassa waterbuck, and Cape buffaloes. A range of birds like Cassin’s grey flycatcher, broad billed roller, black bee-eater along the banks of Lake Edward. This can take you 2-3 hrs. In the evening, go for a launch cruise on Kazinga channel along lake George-lake Edward, come eye-eye with yawning hippos, crocodiles, leopards though sporadic. Watch birds for birders with over 550 resident species like flamingos, red chest, papyrus Gonolek, pink backed pelicans, malachite kingfishers, yellow crown, pink backed pelicans, water thick-knee, yellow-billed stork, shoebill stock. Do not forget your camera; dinner and overnight at Enganzi game lodge.
Day 7: Departure/Return to Kampala
Enjoy your breakfast; thereafter proceed for another Game drive in the morning on your way back to Kampala have lunch and a stopover at the equator and continue with the journey reaching Kampala in the evening.
End of the 7 Day Uganda Wildlife Safari.