7 Days gorilla trekking and wildlife Safari, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi, Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mburo

7 Days gorilla trekking and wildlife Safari, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi, Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mburo : The 7 days gorilla trekking and wildlife safari is an exciting adventure that starts and ends in Kampala Uganda. The safari will take you to Queen Elizabeth national park and Lake Mburo national park where you will be able to view animals like elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, bushbucks, giraffes, zebras, impalas, warthogs, hippos, Nile crocodiles, oribi, elands among others during the game drives and boat cruise. The 7 days gorilla trekking and wildlife safari will also take you to Bwindi impenetrable national park where you will be able to spend time with the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat and Lake Bunyonyi which is the deepest fresh water Lake in Uganda

Highlights of the 7 days gorilla trekking and wildlife safari

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

Day 2: Morning game drive/ lion tracking and afternoon boat cruise

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi- boat cruise

Day 6: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park-afternoon boat cruise

Day 7: Morning game drive and departure to Kampala

Detailed itinerary    

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

Depending on your arrival time at Entebbe international airport on the first day of the 7 days gorilla trekking and wildlife safari, you will be welcomed by our driver guide who will brief you about the safari and then transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park. The journey takes about 7 to 8 hours’ drive and on the way you will have en-route lunch and enjoy stunning views of the farmlands, Rwenzori Mountains, tea plantations, Lake Gorge, crater lakes among others. Upon arrival in the park, you will check into the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Morning game drive/ lion tracking and afternoon boat cruise

Morning game drive/lion tracking,

You will have breakfast on the second day of the 7 days gorilla trekking and wildlife safari, meet up with your driver guide to go for a morning game drive or lion tracking experience in Kasenyi plains. During the game drive you will be rewarded with great views of large herds of elephants, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, bushbucks, waterbucks, warthogs which will be grazing in the open savannah plains view predators like lions, leopards if you are lucky, variety of bird species among others. After the game drive you will drive to the lodge for lunch.

Boat cruise,

After lunch you will go for an exciting boat cruise on Kazinga channel a water body that connects Lake George and Lake Edward. During the boat cruise which takes about 2 hours you will get a chance to view elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, warthogs drinking water along the shores, view large concentrations of hippos and Nile crocodiles in water, water birds like martial eagle, papyrus gonolek, pelicans, hornbills, African skimmers, cormorants, African spoonbills, fish eagles, king fisher’s among others and also view fishermen organizing their fishing nets along the water banks. After the boat ride you will return to the lodge for an evening relaxation dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

After breakfast on the third day of the 7 days gorilla trekking and wildlife safari, you will check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park. On the way you will pass through Ishasha sector in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth national park where you will get an opportunity to spot the tree climbing lions which will be lying up in fig tree branches. After the game drive in Ishasha sector you will have lunch where after you will continue the journey to Bwindi impenetrable national park and upon arrival you will check in at the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

 Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Gorilla trekking,

After an early breakfast on the fourth day of the 7 days gorilla trekking and wildlife safari, you will carry your lunch box and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing about the rules, regulations and expectations of gorilla trekking. After the briefing you will be divided in groups of 8 people where each group will be allocated a gorilla family to trek and a park guide who is knowledgeable about the mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park takes about 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on their location and during trekking you will be able to view forest birds, other primates, plant and tree species among others.

7 Days gorilla trekking and wildlife Safari
Mountain Gorilla

Once the mountain gorillas are found you will be able to spend one hour with them which gives you an opportunity to learn more about their lifestyle, behaviors, habits, take photos, watch them carry out their daily activities and record the fascinating memories to show people back home. After a breath taking encounter with the gentle giants, you will trek back to the park headquarters where you will be awarded a certificate for participating in gorilla trekking and then meet up with your guide to return to the lodge for an evening relaxation dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast on the fifth day of the 7 days gorilla trekking and wildlife safari, you will checkout of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to start the journey to Lake Bunyonyi which is the deepest lake in Uganda and the second deepest lake in Africa after Lake Tanganyika. Lake Bunyonyi is located in Kabale and the journey takes about 4 to 5 hours’ drive. Upon arrival you will check into the lodge for lunch.

After lunch, you will go for an interesting boat cruise/ canoe ride on the deepest lake in Uganda where you will be able to explore some of the 29 islands, view some bird species, animals, enjoy great views of the terraced farmlands, beautiful scenery among others among others. After the boat cruise, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park-afternoon boat cruise

After a relaxed breakfast on the sixth day of the 7 days gorilla trekking and wildlife safari, you will check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to Lake Mburo. Upon arrival in the park, you will check into the lodge for lunch.

After lunch, you will go for an interesting boat cruise where you will be able to view hippos and Nile crocodiles in water, view buffaloes, waterbucks, warthogs drinking water along the shores, water birds like kingfisher, bee-eaters, fish eagles, cormorants among others. After the boat cruise you will drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Morning game drive and departure to Kampala

After an early breakfast on the last day of the 7 days gorilla trekking and wildlife safari, you will check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to go for a short game drive where you will be rewarded with great views of animals like waterbucks, elands, buffaloes, zebras, impalas, topi, giraffes among others which will be grazing in open savannah plains with due.

After the game drive you will drive out of the park and start the journey back to Kampala. On the way you will have a stopover at the Equator in Kayabwe where you will have lunch and then take photos, buy craft items among others. After lunch you will continue the journey to Kampala arriving in the evening and upon arrival, your driver guide will drop you off at Entebbe international airport for your departure flight or drop off at any place of your choice.

End of  Uganda wildlife Safari

Tour includes       

  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Park entrance fees/ game drives
  • Lion tracking experience
  • Boat cruise fees
  • All activities included in the itinerary
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver guide
  • Full board accommodation
  • Pick up and drop off in Kampala/Entebbe
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Bottled drinking water

Tour excludes                   

  • Air flight tickets
  • Visas
  • Life insurance
  • Optional activities not included on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, cigarettes, crafts, drinks, laundry services, hiring a porter, tips among others.
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