7 DAY 6 NIGHTS UGANDA WILDLIFE SAFARI CHIMPANZEE GORILLA TREKKING (SEMULIKI NATIONAL PARK – KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK – QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK – BWINDI FOREST NATIONAL PARK)

7 Day 6 Nights Uganda Wildlife Safari Chimpanzee Gorilla Trekking courtesy of the 7 Days Kampala Safaris tour begins and ends in Kampala, Uganda.

The first destination visited on this tour is Semliki located 375 km (225 miles) west of Kampala (6 to 7 hour drive). Semliki is one of Uganda’s most important safari destinations for bird watching and chimpanzee tracking tours.

The next stop on the tour is Kibale Forest National Park – home to one of the most beautiful and stunning natural forests in Uganda. The Park is the best safari destination for chimpanzee tracking in Africa.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular game reserve and certainly one of the most scenic.

The park is known for the big four animals: elephants, lions, buffalo and leopards. Rarely seen tree climbing lions are also found in the Ishasha area, the southern part of the park.

Elsewhere, the Kyambura Gorge harbors habituated chimps. The Kazinga Channel boat cruise is one of the highlights of a visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Large numbers of hippos, elephants, buffalo, crocodiles and water birds converge on the Kazinga Channel.

Our 7 Day 6 Nights Uganda Wildlife Safari Chimpanzee Gorilla Trekking ends with a visit to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – home to roughly half of the world’s mountain gorillas.

There are approximately 30 gorilla families in the park, with 8 habituated gorilla groups. All the habituated groups are tracked daily by not more than 8 visitors per group, escorted by National Park rangers and guides.

7 DAY 6 NIGHTS UGANDA WILDLIFE SAFARI CHIMPANZEE GORILLA TREKKING TOUR SUMMARY ITINERARY

DAY 1: Kampala – Drive to Semliki National Park
DAY 2: Semliki National Park (Morning Game-Drive) – Drive to Kibale Forest National Park
DAY 3: Kibale Forest National Park. (Chimpanzee tracking & Nature Walk Bigodi Swamp)
DAY 4: Kibale Forest – Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. (Afternoon Boat Cruise)
DAY 5: Queen Elizabeth Ishasha Game Drive – Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
DAY 6: Bwindi National Park Gorilla Trekking
DAY 7: Bwindi National Park – Drive to Kampala/ Entebbe

7 DAY 6 NIGHTS UGANDA WILDLIFE SAFARI CHIMPANZEE GORILLA TREKKING TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1: KAMPALA – DRIVE TO SEMLIKI NATIONAL PARK (HOT SPRINGS & NIGHT GAME DRIVE)

After breakfast at your hotel in Kampala depart by road to Semuliki National Park. The park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda in Bundibugyo district along the Easter side of the eastern side of Lake Albert.
It is a 6 hours drive from Kampala City Uganda.

You will have a brief lunch hour break at Fort Portal town before proceeding to the park. Enjoy the striking scenes of the Western Albertine rift valley as you drive to Bundibugyo town.

Semuliki National Park is next to western border of Uganda and Congo Republic next to Lake Albert and covers the eastern part of the Ituri forest joining Uganda and Congo River separated by the Semliki River.

Semuliki is an ornithologist’s haven having about 400 bird species mostly forest birds. There are 300 tree species recorded nowhere else in East Africa and 53 mammal species with 11 diurnal species.

A night game-drive is planned today where one could see big cats, the slender and white- tailed mongoose, serval cats and diminutive nightjars among others.

Travel Time: About 7 to 8 Hours.

Accommodation

Mid Range Accommodation: Tooro Resort, Fort Motel, Ntoroko/ Kanyankyu Ecological Site
Luxury Accommodation: Semuliki Safari Lodge, Ntoroko Game Lodge, Mountains of the Moon (Fort Portal)
Budget Accommodation: Rwenzori View Guest House (Fort Portal), Kirimia Guesthouse, Toro-Semliki Hostel or Bumaga Cottage
Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

DAY 2: EXPLORE SEMULIKI NATIONAL PARK MORNING GAME DRIVE – TRANSFER TO KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

We will begin with the most eye-catching item in Semuliki, the Sempaya hot springs. These natural springs have a geyser shooting up from an 8 meters-wide hole at a hot temperature. It’s the largest of its kind in Uganda.

Along the same trail, you can recognize quite a number of bird species like blue –breasted kingfisher and Frasier’s ant-thrush and primates like the grey-checked mangabey and red-tailed monkey.

On our morning game drive, you expect to see elephants, buffalo, leopard, lions, antelopes, big cats among other. Hippos and crocodiles can be seen along Semliki River.

Continue to Mungilo waterfall and see more attractive birds specially if you are a birder. Alternatively you can opt to go down into the stunning gallery rainforest to track wild chimpanzees.

Chimps are tracked by researchers in Semliki at dawn and dusk, as they tend to disappear in the middle of the day.

1300 Hours: Then you will return to the lodge for lunch. Later checkout and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park.

Travel Time: About 4 hours

Accommodation

Luxury Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge, Ndali Lodge, Primate Lodge, Crater Safari Lodge
Midrange Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse, Chimps Nest, Kibale Forest Camp
Budget Accommodation: Ataco Country Resort, Rwenzori View Guesthouse, Lake Nkuruba Campsite

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner}

DAY 3: KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK. (CHIMPANZEE TRACKING & NATURE WALK BIGODI SWAMP)

Begin the day with breakfast and go for briefing and start chimpanzee trekking. Kibale Forest National Park is one of the best safari destinations in Africa for chimpanzee tracking.
Kibale is 795 square km National Park contains one of the most beautiful and with the most varying tracts of tropical forest in the whole of Uganda.

This is place to a number of forest wildlife, most especially 13 species of primate coupled with chimpanzees.

After trekking you will have lunch and then visit Bigodi wetland where you will experience a lot of bird life, primates and unspoilt nature! The walk will be guided providing information both on flora and fauna.

Accommodation

Luxury Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge, Ndali Lodge, Primate Lodge, Crater Safari Lodge
Midrange Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse, Chimps Nest, Kibale Forest Camp
Budget Accommodation: Ataco Country Resort, Rwenzori View Guesthouse, Lake Nkuruba Campsite

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner}

DAY 4: KIBALE FOREST – DRIVE TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK. (AFTERNOON BOAT CRUISE)

After breakfast say goodbye to the Kibale Forest as you make your way south through rich farmland, travelling on the slopes of the Ruwenzori Mountains – one of Africa’s largest mountain ranges.
Cross the equator before reaching the renowned Queen Elizabeth National Park. After enjoying lunch at your new accommodations, set off on a game drive in Uganda’s prime game viewing region and be on the lookout for elephant and buffalo.

As these are the breeding grounds of the Uganda knob, you will be sure to see them grazing in the grass.

Continue your game viewing in the park as you explore the network of tracks in search of the animals you have not yet seen. In the evening, embark on a cruise of the Kazinga Channel, home to the largest concentration of hippo.

Travel Time: About 3 hours

Accommodation Option:

Mid-range Accommodation: Bush Lodge, Enganzi Game Lodge, Marafiki Safari Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Pumba Safari Cottages, Kazinga Channel View Resort, Mweya Hostel
Luxury Accommodation: Kyambura Game Lodge, Mweya Safari Lodge, Hippo Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

DAY 5: QUEEN ELIZABETH ISHASHA GAME DRIVE – DRIVE TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

Wake up early in the morning for breakfast, prepare to depart Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will go through the Ishasha sector of the park which is famous for harboring the tree climbing lions.
You may also get to see other animals that you might have missed during the previous drives. Remember this park is famous for its richness in bio diversity.

It is estimated to host approximately 68 different species of mammals like waterbucks, jackals, Buffalo, Eland, leopard, elephants, to mention but a few.

The five lakes within the park attract crocodiles, hippos, and a variety of water birds, while the fringing swamps hide secretive papyrus specialists, like the sitatunga antelope and red, black and yellow papyrus Gonalek.

After this additional fun carry on to Bwindi Forest and on arrival relax while preparing for the next day.

Accommodation Option:

Luxury Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge, Clouds Mount Gorilla Lodge
Mid-range Accommodation: Gorilla Mist Camp, Nkuringo Gorilla Camp, Silverback Lodge Bwindi
Budget Accommodation: Broadbill Forest Camp, Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Wagtail Eco safari camp

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

DAY 6: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST GORILLA TREKKING

After your hearty breakfast early in the morning, move to the ranger station with your packed lunch and tracking gears.

The ranger guide will brief you about how to behave in the presence of the gentle eyed mountain gorillas.

Move into the park to begin the memorable search in the gorilla sanctuary. Have fun in the beautiful prehistoric forest and feel its freshness.

This forest is always wet, moist and it may rain at any time of the day therefore you need to wear warm water proof clothes. Remember to wear long trousers because there are beetles that may sting you.

The time to take meet the gorillas is not known because of the movement of the gorillas as they look for their food.

Also during your search, you may have the chance of seeing other primates that live in the forest like the, black-and-white colobus monkey, red tail monkey and chimpanzee.

The moment you meet the brown eyed, calm gorillas you may forget the fatigue you have because it is a memorable and exciting encounter. Stay with them for an hour watching and following the gorillas.

Take their photo graphs however you need a sound proof camera. In case you are not so tied, you will have the chance of participating in the community walk to the Batwa land.

Enjoy your dinner and overnight at your budgeted accommodation.

Accommodation Option:

Luxury Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge, Clouds Mount Gorilla Lodge
Mid-range Accommodation: Gorilla Mist Camp, Nkuringo Gorilla Camp, Silverback Lodge Bwindi
Budget Accommodation: Broadbill Forest Camp, Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Wagtail Eco safari camp

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

DAY 7: BWINDI NATIONAL PARK – DRIVE TO KAMPALA/ ENTEBBE

Following this interesting tour, rise up early in the morning, enjoy your breakfast and carry on to Kampala for your home bound flight.

End of Safari!

Meal Plan: {Breakfast & Lunch}

7 DAY 6 NIGHTS UGANDA WILDLIFE SAFARI CHIMPANZEE GORILLA TREKKING TOUR PRICES

Dates From Dates To Adult Rate Child Rate
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NOTES

* African Spice Safaris can provide you with the following services at an extra fee;
– Airport transfers Entebbe-Kampala, Kampala-Entebbe
– Booking accommodation for you (Night before the safari and after safari in case your flight is on the next day)

7 DAY 6 NIGHTS UGANDA WILDLIFE SAFARI CHIMPANZEE GORILLA TREKKING TOUR PRICES INCLUDE:

* Mineral water while on safari
* Relevant Government Taxes
* Chimpanzee & Gorilla viewing permits
* Professional & experienced driver/ guide
* All entrance Park fees & Park Ranger Fees
* 3 Meals per day as indicated in the itinerary
* 2 Hour Launch Cruise along Kazinga Channel
* Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
* Game Drives + Nature Walk in Bigodi Wetland
* 6 Nights Full Board Accommodation (2 en-route meals) as indicated in the itinerary
* Round trip transportation from Kampala to Semliki – Kibale Forest – Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi and back to Kampala

7 DAY 6 NIGHTS UGANDA WILDLIFE SAFARI CHIMPANZEE GORILLA TREKKING TOUR PRICES EXCLUDE:

* Airfares
* Visa Fees
* Personal Insurance
* Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities

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