8 Days Uganda Safari


This 8 Days Uganda Safari and gorilla trekking itinerary is superlative option for those who want to track mountain gorillas, trek with chimps, or go on a general wildlife safari. The package also includes visiting the Batwa pygmies, sitting by the gorgeous Lake Bunyonyi, visiting the Bigodi Wetlands refuge and boat tours. The best wildlife reserves in Western Uganda, including Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Kibale Forest, will have been seen by the end of your journey. Bwindi Impenetrable forest contains over half of the mountain gorillas in the world. 119 other mammal species, more than 350 plant species, 202 butterfly species, and 346 bird species are present in addition to gorillas. Bwindi is unique among gorilla trekking destinations because it is home to approximately 14 habituated gorilla populations. Tourists can sign up to participate in the gorilla habituation experience at this one and only park.

8 Days Uganda Safari, Kibale Forest National Park, on the other hand, is the top primate destination in Africa since it is home to 13 species of primates, including chimpanzees, Colobus monkeys, olive monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, and vervet monkeys, among others. As the best location in the world to track chimpanzees, Kibale is regarded as the world’s capital. Standard game drives, tree climbing lions, lion tracking, boat cruises along the Kazinga Channel, and chimpanzee trekking in the Kyambura Gorge are the main draws of Queen Elizabeth National Park. A unique feature of Queen Elizabeth National Park is the breathtaking scenery, which was created over one million years ago by volcanic activity and earth movements. Beautiful crater lakes, savannah plains, and subterranean woods like the Maramagambo forest and the Kyambura gorge may all be found there. While visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park, you can expect to see water bucks, hippos, elephants, crocodiles, buffaloes, antelopes, and over 600 species of birds.

8 Days Uganda Safari, this safari stops at the magnificent Lake Bunyonyi for some relaxation, island hopping, and nature hikes. The second-deepest lake in Africa is Lake Bunyonyi. Overall, this Uganda wildlife safari package provides some of the country’s top animal encounters. The tour begins in Uganda, either at Kampala or Entebbe.

Tour highlights

  • Visiting the Bigodi swamp
  • Visiting the Batwa Pygmies
  • Boat cruise along the Kazinga channel
  • Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park
  • Game Drives
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale national park

    Price Includes:

    • A 4X4 safari vehicle
    • Frequent English speaking Driver/Guide
    • Gorilla Permits
    • Chimpanzee Permits
    • Bottled drinking water
    • Park fees
    • Pickup and drop-off at in Kampala or Entebbe
    • Cultural visit to the Batwa pygmie
    • All mentioned activities

    Price Excludes:

    • Personal expenses like wines, cigar, and insurance
    • Tips to the guide
    • International flights
    • Visa & Air tickets

Itinary in details

After breakfast, a guide from Dav Safaris will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to Kibale National Park. Prepare to shoot pictures of Uganda’s gorgeous and lush scenery as you travel while on your safari there. Following a meal in Fort Portal town, you will be given a tour of the neighborhood and the former capital of the Tooro Kingdom. Although Fort Portal is a small town, it is situated in a region with the ideal climate, creating stunning scenery. Year-round, the town is always green.

Dinner and overnight stays are available at Chimpanzee Guest House, Primates Lodge, and Kyaninga Lodge, all of which are luxurious (Budget).

After an early breakfast, you will proceed to the Kibale National Park offices for a training on the guidelines and requirements for chimpanzee tracking. You will be given walking sticks and led into the bush to find the primates following the briefing. In Kibale National Park, chimpanzee trekking lasts for three to five hours. Chimpanzee trekking is distinct from gorilla trekking because chimpanzees are louder and enjoy hanging out in trees. They are also more mobile, so you may have to follow them for a long time before they settle down for good photography. After that, you will return to your hotel for lunch and rest. Later in the evening, you will take a walk around the Bigodi swamp walk in search of other primates and bird species.

Dinner and overnight stays are available at Chimpanzee Guest House, Primates Lodge, and Kyaninga Lodge, all of which are luxurious (Budget).

After breakfast, you’ll leave early for Queen Elizabeth National Park in order to participate in the evening wildlife drive in the Ishasha region. The Ishasha region is well known for its tree-climbing lions, as well as other magnificent animals, monkeys, and antelope. Lions prefer to rest on top of trees because it allows them to avoid insect bites and see potential prey. Ishasha’s tree climbing lions are extremely rare. Tree climbing lions can also be found in Tanzania’s Lake Manyara, but tourists can also see them in Kruger National Park. However, Queen Elizabeth National Park is the best place to see them. After this evening game drive, you should return to your lodge for some rest.

Dinner and an overnight stay at one of the following accommodations: Simba safari camp, Ihamba Lodge, or the luxurious Mweya Safari Resort (budget).

You’ll get up early to eat breakfast in preparation for a full day of activities. In order to spot nocturnal animals making their way back to their caves after a long night of hunting, the guide will take you on an early morning wildlife drive at the Kasenyi plains. The greatest time to see early risers like birds and other creatures is in the morning. Hippos, lions, leopards, buffalos, and numerous types of antelopes ought to be visible. Go back to the lodge for lunch, have some time to relax after the game drive, and then leave at 2:00 p.m. for a boat tour in the Kazinga Channel. All of the park’s animals congregate here, especially during the dry season. Prepare to observe a variety of bird species that may be on par with whatever you have seen elsewhere. Together with all the other animals on the channel’s banks, you will also witness water-dwelling creatures like crocodiles and hippos.

A lavish meal will be served to you at your lodge when you awaken as usual in the early morning. We’ll take you to the chimpanzee and cave bat-inhabited Maramagambo forest with our guide. When walking through the thick forest, keep an eye out for birds, forest hogs, dwarf antelope, and various other primate and monkey species. If you’re lucky, you might see a fight between a predator and a prey as the pythons are drawn to the caves where the bats live. In Maramagambo, chimpanzee trekking is not permitted since the primates are not habituated. But if you’re lucky, you might see some on the trails. When you’ve had enough of the Maramagambo forest, you’ll depart for the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, stopping for lunch en route.

Dinner and overnight accommodations are available at Tarvan Trekkers Bwindi, Bakiga Lodge, and Chameleon Hill Lodge (luxury) (Budget).

You must get up quite early in order to get breakfast before leaving for the park headquarters at 7:00 am for the briefing. The park Rangers/Guides will offer information on the prerequisites and guidelines for gorilla trekking during the briefing. During this briefing, you will also be assigned a gorilla family and porters if desired. Gorilla groups are assigned based on your overall fitness. Porters are available to assist you with extra luggage or heavy equipment. After the briefing, head to the forest to track your gorilla group along with 7 other tourists.

Before ultimately encountering the family assigned to you, you must pass through dense woodland, muddy terrain, and steep inclines. Follow the head guide’s directions and snap as many pictures as you can in the allotted hour. Maintain your composure and avoid jerky movements. You will never forget your time with the gorilla family since it is an incredible experience to observe a family interact. You should head back to the starting site after spending an hour with the gorilla family so that our guide can transport you back to your hotel for a rest and lunch. After a short break, you’ll be taken to see the Batwa pygmy community, which once coexisted in the jungle with gorillas. In order to facilitate conservation efforts for mountain gorillas in the park, they have now been relocated elsewhere. The Batwa will amuse you with traditional tales and dances while letting you know whether or not their resettlement was effective.

Dinner and overnight accommodations are available at Tarvan Trekkers Bwindi, Bakiga Lodge, and Chameleon Hill Lodge (luxury) (Budget).

You should get up late for breakfast after a lengthy night of sleep before setting out for Lake Bunyonyi. The most picturesque lake in Uganda is probably Lake Bunyonyi. It has got several lovely islands, scenic shoreline and is a sanctuary for innumerable bird. After a long safari, Lake Bunyonyi is a great place to unwind. You may unwind by the lakeshore, ride a boat, see islands, and explore nearby fishing villages.

Dinner and overnight accommodations are available at Bunyonyi overland Resort (cheap), Bunyonyi safari camp/Bunyonyi Bird nest (Midrange), and Bunyonyi resort (luxury)

Get up early, eat breakfast, and get ready for the lengthy drive back to Kampala or Entebbe to catch your flight out or be dropped off at your hotel. Your driver will see to it that you make pit stops at significant sights along the journey, like as the Equator crossing at Kayabwe, for lunch and photos.

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