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8 Day Uganda Wildlife & Gorilla Trek Bwindi

This 8 day Safari in Uganda includes a visit to some of Uganda’s major parks for its thrilling activities which wow most of visitors to Uganda. Parks to be visited include Lake Mburo, Bwindi Impenetrable, Queen Elizabeth and Kibale Forest National Park.

A collection of several alluring activities will turn your trip worth it. From game drives, launch trip cruise, Mountain Gorilla trekking, community walk to Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale. On arrival you will be picked by our guide and transfer for check in at your hotel of residence.

The itinerary is as below and expect to be briefed by our guide about this itinerary to follow before leaving for the amazing journey.

Day 1: Kampala/Entebbe – Transfer to Lake Mburo

Early in the morning have your breakfast, check out meet our driver guide and the awe inspiring journey to Lake Mburo National Park starts.

En route stop over at the equator is included for some information about it provided by available officials, cup of coffee, photos when posing at the equator and some snacks.

After equator the journey continues up to Lake Mburo National Park, check in at the lodge for lunch and later you will do a boat ride along waters of the lake offering a numberly of awesome views of different aquatic species and areas around. After return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Accommodation options include:

Budget: Eagles’ Nest Mburo

Midrange: Arcadia cottages.

Luxury: Mihingo Safari Lodge.

Day 2: Morning Game Drive – Transfer to Bwindi

Early in the morning be in for the morning game drive to catch the early risers. Some of the different Wildlife species to sight include Water bucks, Topi, Zebras, Elephants, Bush bucks, Buffaloes and more.

Later, depart for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park including en route stopover in Mbarara town for lunch and later continue with the journey to the Park where you will arrive in the evening.

Check in at the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay. Note: Lodges in Bwindi depend on which sector you are to trek, accommodation options to stay include:

Budget: Wagtai Eco Lodge/ Buhoma community

Midrange: Lake Mutanda Resort/ Bwindi Gorilla Resort

Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Buhoma Lodge.

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Early after breakfast transfer to the park offices with your guide, for a briefing about how to behave while in the jungle with gorillas.

After journey to the Jungle starts in a group of eight people plus park rangers following well established trails in search of these apes.

After locating these apes you are allowed to stay in their presence for only one hour while seeing them playing with young ones, feeding, laughing plus taking photos and videos of them.

It’s advised when heading for the Gorilla trek you come along with your packed food for eating while in the Jungle. After Gorilla trek return to the lodge for relaxation as you prepare for evening community walk

Day 4: Transfer from Bwindi – Queen Elizabeth National Park

After your mouth watering breakfast in the morning, next is the eye catching journey from Bwindi to the Park popularly known for the famous tree climbing lions and stimulating Wildlife “Queen Elizabeth National Park”.

This outstanding journey is via the southern Ishasha sector route and if you are lucky chances are high that you will sight the popular tree climbing lions resting up in the fig tree branches. Lunch is provided en route.

Reaching Queen you will do a simple game drive in the Kasenyi plains offering sights of some wild animals like Elephants, Bufalloes, Kobs, Bush bucks and more plus stunning view of sun set. After check in at the lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Options 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 5: Game Drive – Afternoon Launch Trip Cruise

Have a morning game drive through the Kasenyi Plains exposing you to different Wildlife species within the Park particularly Wild animals like Kobs, tree climbing lions in Ishasha, buffaloes, antelope species, leopards, waterbucks, elephants, hippos and warthogs.

After Game drive, drive straight to Mweya canteen for lunch and after be in for the breathtaking boat cruise along the Kazinga channel for several panoramic views as well as sighting of different aquatic species like hippos, crocodiles and more. After return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Budget: Bush Lodge/ Mweya Hostel/ Simba Safari Camp/ Enganzi Lodge.

Midrange: Simba Safari Lodge/ Katara Lodge.

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

Day 6: Transfer from Queen Elizabeth – Drive to Kibale Forest

Early in the morning after breakfast, it’s high time you check out for the exceptional drive to the popularly known home of the huge numbers of Chimpanzee primates “Kibale Forest National Park” defined unique by its ever green cover. Lunch is provided en route.

Reaching Kibale in time you will do the guided nature walk through Bigodi wetland for several sights of different Wildlife species like birds, insects, reptiles and more. Accommodation options to stay include:

Budget: Chimpanzee Guest House

Midrange: Mountains of the Moon/ Primates lodge.

Luxury: Ndali Lodge/ Kyaninga Lodge

Day 7: Chimpanzee Tracking Experience in Kibale Forest

This activity offers a close encounter with the Chimpanzee Primates in the Jungles. Early in the morning be at the Park offices for the briefing conducted and after the tracking Journey to the Jungle starts in a group.

Besides chimps, you will be exposed to other different species while in the Jungle like monkeys, birds and more.

Locating these apes in the Jungle, you are allowed to stay in their presence for some time while seeing them playing, feeding, laughing, resting plus taking photos and videos of them.

After chimps return to the lodge for lunch, later in the after lunch you can either relax at the lodge or be in for the walk through the Bigodi Wetland.

Day 8: Drive back to Kampala – Departure

Have your breakfast and after check out for the amazing journey back to Kampala. Our guide will drop you at the airport for return flight or Hotel in Kampala/ Entebbe if you are to stay for the night. End of Safari in Uganda.

Package includes:

  • Airport Pick & Drop
  • Park Entrance fees.
  • Boats ride on Lake Mburo
  • Game Drives
  • Gorilla Trekking Permit
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • All accommodations

Excludes:

  • International flight
  • Visa fees
  • Personal Insurance
  • Luxury Drinks.
  • Tipping fees.