7 DAYS UGANDA SAFARI CHIMPANZEE GORILLA LAKE BUNYONYI LAKE MBURO

7 Days Uganda Safari Chimpanzee Gorilla Lake Bunyonyi Lake Mburo is a one week safari in 7 Days Kampala Safaris and is ideal for travelers who wish to see more of the Uganda Safari Circuit within 7 days and therefore includes some amount of road travel.

Places visited include some of the best safari holiday locations in Uganda; Queen Elizabeth National Park – famous for boat safaris on the Kazinga channel, chimpanzee trekking, tree climbing lions and large herds of buffaloes and elephants.

Included is also in this 7 Days Uganda Safari Chimpanzee Gorilla Lake Bunyonyi Lake Mburo is a visit to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home to an estimated 320 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked.

Lake Bunyonyi offers great bird watching opportunities and cultural experiences. Enjoy hiking, fishing, cycling, nature/ village walks, canoe & motor boat rides and any other activities.

Lake Mburo National Park offers excellent game-drives both on the safari drives and boat trips where one could see leopard, hyena, zebra, eland, topi, Impala, Uganda Kob as well as birds like pelicans, herons, cormorants, fish eagles etc.

7 DAYS UGANDA SAFARI CHIMPANZEE GORILLA LAKE BUNYONYI LAKE MBURO TOUR SUMMARY ITINERARY

DAY 1: Kampala – Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
DAY 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park (Game Viewing Safari)
DAY 3: Chimpanzee tracking – Kyambura Gorge – Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable park
DAY 4: Bwindi for Mountain Gorilla tracking (trekking), forest walk and Rest
DAY 5: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Lake Bunyonyi
DAY 6: Lake Bunyonyi – Drive to Lake Mburo National Park
DAY 7: Lake Mburo –  Drive back to Kampala

7 DAYS UGANDA SAFARI CHIMPANZEE GORILLA LAKE BUNYONYI LAKE MBURO TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1: KAMPALA – DRIVE TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Breakfast at your hotel in Kampala followed by a departure to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Our journey today takes us towards western Uganda making a brief stop at the equator for photographs and later enjoy lunch en route.
Once we arrive at Queen Elizabeth National Park, we proceed for a safari game-run en-route to our lodge. Animals likely to see during the game-run include lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, hyena and a variety of antelope species.

Retire to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Travel time: about 7 to 8 hours

Accommodation

Mid-range Accommodation: Bush Lodge, Enganzi Game Lodge, Marafiki Safari Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Pumba Safari Cottages, Kazinga Channel View Resort, @The River Ishasha
Luxury Accommodation: Kyambura Game Lodge, Mweya Safari Lodge, Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

DAY 2: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK (GAME VIEWING SAFARI)

0615 Hours: enjoy a light breakfast (Tea/ coffee with a snack) and depart for the early morning game-drive in search of wildlife. You are likely to see herds of buffalo, lion, elephant, waterbuck, Uganda Kob and if lucky leopard.

0930 Hours: Return to the lodge by followed by a full English buffet breakfast at the lodge enjoying the views of Kazinga Channel. Later relax or swimming in the inviting pool.

Lunch will be served followed by an afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga. Expect to see lots of animals and many varieties of birds at a close range. European migrant birds like the terns and gulls congregate here in large flocks.

The boat safari starts at 1500 Hours and ends at about 1700 Hours. Later in the evening return to the Lodge for relaxation and dinner.

Accommodation

Mid-range Accommodation: Bush Lodge, Enganzi Game Lodge, Marafiki Safari Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Pumba Safari Cottages, Kazinga Channel View Resort, @The River Ishasha
Luxury Accommodation: Kyambura Game Lodge, Mweya Safari Lodge, Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

DAY 3: CHIMPANZEE TRACKING – KYAMBURA GORGE – DRIVE TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE PARK

After a very early breakfast we head for the Kyambura gorge for chimpanzee tracking and a variety of primates, after the tracking continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Bwindi is best known for its Mountain Gorillas, primate presence and spectacular bird population.

Travel Time: About 6 hours

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 4: BWINDI FOR MOUNTAIN GORILLA TRACKING (TREKKING), FOREST WALK AND REST

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 5: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK – LAKE BUNYONYI

Late breakfast and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi making photo opportunities at viewing points along the way. Western Uganda has a rich cultural heritage.
We drive past local communities and the winding hills of Kigezi to Lake Bunyonyi. This is popularly known as the place for many birds.

Accommodation Option:

Mid-range Accommodation: Bushara Island Camp, Byoona Amagara Island Retreat
Luxury Accommodation: Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort, Bunyonyi Overland Resort, OuterView of the resort
Budget Accommodation: Broadbill Forest Camp, Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Wagtail Eco safari camp

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

DAY 6: LAKE BUNYONYI – DRIVE TO LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

Today after breakfast we take a nature walk on the Island (great area and fun for birders) or embark on an early boat ride around the islands around the Lake.
Later we proceed to Lake Mburo National Park through the small towns of Uganda.  Lunch will be served en-route.

Upon arrival in Lake Mburo we proceed for a game drive en-route to our accommodations. After checking in you will drive to the lake for a boat cruise in search for hippos, Crocodiles and water birds among others.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury Accommodations: Mantana Tented Camp, Mihingo Safari Lodge
Mid-range Accommodations: Arcadia Cottages Mburo, Mburo Safari Lodge, Rwakobo Rock
Budget Accommodations: Eagle`s Nest Mburo, Rwonyo Rest Camp

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

DAY 7: LAKE MBURO MORNING GAME DRIVE EN-ROUTE – DRIVE TO KAMPALA

Today we wake up at leisure and breakfast follows. After breakfast we check-out of our accommodations and take a drive back to Kampala.

End of Safari!

Meal Plan: {Breakfast & Lunch}

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