7Days / 6 Nights - Uganda Wildlife Safari

7 Days / 6 Nights - Uganda Wildlife Safari (Tour Description)

This 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari will allow you to explore Uganda’s beauty in as far as the primates world is concerned. Enjoy amazing wildlife experiences in Uganda’s major destinations for tourism; the Kibale Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Lake Bunyonyi. The highlight of this package is an unforgettable experience with the mountain gorillas in Bwindi forest. You’ll also go chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park, the natural home of the chimpanzee, and have a chance to track these magnificent beasts in the wild. This adventure trip is the best highlight of anyone doing a wildlife safari in Uganda.

ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP IN UGANDA (7 Days / 6 Nights – Uganda Wildlife Safari)

On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by your Ikaze Rwanda Safaris guide who will greet you and transfer you to your hotel, taking between 15 minutes to 40 minutes, depending on traffic.

Accommodation Plan: Lake Victoria Serene Hotel (Luxury), Protea Hotel Entebbe (midrange), The Boma (Budget)

TRANSFER TO KIBALE NATIONAL PARK (7 Days / 6 Nights – Uganda Wildlife Safari)

Today your guide will drive you from Entebbe to Kibale National Park. The 795 Km² Park is best known for its 560 km² of primate-rich tropical forest. The forest contains 13 primates and birdlife is rich with a 335 list, which includes rare and endemic species. In the afternoon experience forest walks and bird watching with the safari guide. Kibale Primate Lodge has luxury accommodation, which provides comfort and style in the wilds of Africa.

Accommodation Plan: Primates Lodge (Luxury), Kyaninga (Mid-range)

CHIMP TRACKING – TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK (7 Days / 6 Nights – Uganda Wildlife Safari)

After breakfast, it’s an early start to report to the ranger headquarters at 08:00 am in Kibale Forest National Park to track habituated Chimps. These engaging apes, our closest living relative, are great fun to watch as they play and fight in the fruiting trees. Your experienced guides will introduce you to the different members of the chimp families, as well as the birds and plant life of the forest. The trails through the forest are generally easy to navigate and Rangers will always accompany you.

After lunch, we drive to Katara Lodge via Kasese towards Queen Elizabeth National Park, set on the floor of the Rift Valley, with the (occasionally visible peaks of the) Rwenzori Mountains behind you. The landscape of northern Queen Elizabeth comprises dozens of ancient craters carved into gentle rolling hills. The Kazinga Channel lies in central Queen Elizabeth, its banks fertile with large mammals such as hippo, elephant and buffalo and over 600 bird species, more than any other National Park in Uganda.

In the afternoon, you will visit the neighboring Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary. Cleverly constructed boardwalks lead you through Papyrus that towers above your head in Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary. With over 130 bird species, multi-colored butterflies, eight different species of primates and the rare, semi-aquatic Sitatunga (antelope), this is community tourism at its best.

Accommodation Plan: Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury), Katara Lodge (Midrange), Simba Safari Camp (Budget)

GAME DRIVE – BOAT CRUISE ALONG KAZINGA CHANNEL (7 Days / 6 Nights – Uganda Wildlife Safari)

This morning starts with a game drive to the Kasenyi Area to look for lion pride and other wildlife. Uganda kobs mate around this area and this gives you a chance to see their breeding behavior. Many animals will cross your paths, elephants, antelopes and with a bit of luck also lions or hyenas. Head back to the lodge for lunch and later in the afternoon embark on a boat trip.

This will allow you to experience wildlife up close where hippos huff and spray mere feet away, buffalo linger in the shallows and a tremendous variety of birds grace the grasses on the river’s edge. Amongst those, you will see are the malachite and pied kingfishers, great white and pink-backed pelicans and the open-billed stork. You may even spot elephants on the riverbanks coming for a drink and a bath. We return to the lodge for dinner.

Accommodation Plan: Mweya Safaris Lodge (Luxury) Katara Lodge (Midrange) Simba Safari Camp (Budget)

TRANSFER TO BWINDI NATIONAL PARK (7 Days / 6 Nights – Uganda Wildlife Safari)

Today we will depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park with an ‘en route game drive’ passing through Ishasha, the remote, southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is on the expansive plains of Ishasha that you will be on the lookout for its famous resident: the tree-climbing lion. A sighting is not guaranteed but you have a better chance of seeing them here in the large low-limbed fig trees of Ishasha than anywhere else in Africa.
You will arrive at the lodge in time for lunch, And in the afternoon, you will enjoy an optional a walk around the village and a chance to visit one of the handicraft shops or to meet the Pygmy (Batwa), the ancient forest-dwelling tribe.
Accommodation Plan: Sanctuary Gorilla camp (Luxury) Mahogany Springs (Midrange) Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Budget)


You will be up early on the morning of your Gorilla Tracking for a good breakfast in preparation for the day’s physical activity. You will report for registration at the Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger station before 08:00 AM. After a briefing by the rangers, your gorilla trek will start. The trek usually takes between three and six hours, therefore, a reasonable degree of fitness is required, as well as a strong pair of walking boots or shoes.

7 Days / 6 Nights - Uganda Wildlife Safari

Once you have located the gorilla family, you will be asked to leave all your belongings to one side, and approach the gentle giants, just with your camera. The guides will interpret the animals’ behavior and advise on what you are watching. Females and their young, young males and even a dominant Silverback may be seen: feeding, playing, interacting with each other, or just sleeping! You will never forget your encounter with the gorillas. They will be quite curious to see you! You are allowed exactly one hour with the gorillas before returning to base.

Accommodation Plan: Sanctuary Gorilla camp (Luxury) Mahogany Springs (Midrange) Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Budget)

TRANSFER BACK TO ENTEBBE (7 Days / 6 Nights – Uganda Wildlife Safari)

After breakfast, we start our journey back towards Entebbe International Airport, stopping for a picnic lunch and a fun photo opportunity at the Equator.

Please note that check-in for international flights should be done two hours prior to flight departure. The departures area of the airport has a small restaurant, several duty-free shops and a seating area. End of the 7 Days / 6 Nights – Uganda Wildlife Safari


  • Uganda Gorilla Trekking Permit at  $600USD
  • Chimpanzee Trekking Permit
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Boar Cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • Accommodation and Meals as per Itinerary
  • 4×4 Safari Transportation to/from airport
  • English Speaking Tour Guide/Driver
  • Park Ranger Fees
  • Relevant Government Taxes.
  • Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.

Not Included

  • Tourist Entry Visa
  • International Flight Tickets
  • Travel Insurance
  • Laundry, Alcoholic drinks/spirits
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Any other items not shown or expressly mentioned as included.

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Day 1: Arrive at Entebbe Airport
Day 2: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
Day 3: Chimp Tracking & Transfer to Queen Elizabeth
Day 4: Game Drive & Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel
Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 6:  Gorilla Tracking
Day 7: Transfer to Entebbe

Safari Highlights 

  • Picturesque scenic journey drive
  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth
  • Boat Ride along the Kazinga Channel
  • Sightseeing and sounds
  • Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest



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