Seven days best of Uganda

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$2680 - $4380
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
7 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
Birding safaris Birding Boating safaris Boating
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
Day 2: Game drive in the morning and afternoon boat cruise
Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi National Park
Day 4: Gorilla tracking
Day 5: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park – search Ishasha Sector for tree-climbing lions, elephants
Day 6: Game drive in the morning and Boat cruise in the afternoon
Day 7: visit the crater lakes region, Baboon cliffs and 14th Century Katwe Salt works, depart for Kampala

Day 1: our experienced driver guide will pick you from Entebbe international airport upon arrival/your hotel and lead you to L. Mburo National Park, this takes 3 or 4 hour drive on road, will have a stopover at the Equator for photography, then proceed to L. Mburo National Park check in at Mburo Safari Lodge for lunch relax then in the evening go for a horse ride thereafter return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Game drive in the morning and afternoon boat cruise  

After breakfast we use the Kazuma track for an early morning game drive which passes in the course of wooded grassland-black-bellied bustards often guard the area. This track takes us to Kazuma hill-in order to feel a real exposure to Lake Mburo National Park. This will enable you see all five lakes within the park and rolling hills. In the afternoon we go for a boat ride on Lake Mburo. The lake is rich with a diversity of animal and plant species which are only clearly viewed while on a boat-crocodiles, hippopotami and birds like pelicans, black crake, Heron.

Stay at your selected lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi N.P

After an early breakfast we depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest via Mbarara town.
We drive through stunning volcanic landscape adorned with steep sided hills covered from top to bottom in neatly terraced plantations of bananas, tea and thick montane forests to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The Bwindi area is a highly fertile, mountainous region with steep sided hills covered from top to bottom in neatly terraced rows of cultivation, steep hills, small rive just amazing scenery. Arrive late afternoon at the park and check-in at your selected accommodation. Buhoma community rest camp

Day 4: Gorilla tracking

After an early morning breakfast and guide briefing, set off for gorilla tracking in the forests of Bwindi. Gorilla tracking can be strenuous because of Bwindi’s challenging terrain. Packed lunch will be carried with drinking water, and wear comfortable boots or sturdy shoes, as well as carry a light rain jacket as Bwindi has unpredictable weather. Walking sticks will be obtainable from the park rangers. Stumbling upon the gentle giants will be the most exciting experience! For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. After an encounter with the group of gorillas the excitement you receive rally is worth all the challenges you pass through while trekking.

Proceed for a cultural walk (optional) to interact with the local people. Participate in captivating traditional performances presented by Women’s groups or orphan children groups. Note that the fees you pay for these performances go directly to improve the welfare of families around the park. Accommodation will be at your selected lodge
 

Day5: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park – search Ishasha Sector for tree-climbing lions, elephants

After breakfast we drive through stunning savannah grasslands as we head to the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishasha a much more remote and less-traveled part of Queen Elizabeth National Park, but one which has a sense of exclusivity and remoteness. The game densities here are high, and this region has reported some of the largest herds of Elephant anywhere in Uganda, as it is their main relocation corridor between Uganda and the DRC. 
As we enter the park, we do a game drive in search of the wild game. We continue and drive to the northern circuit which is the area near the main road known for its tree climbing lions. We look particularly at the many fig trees where lions like to stay. But we also visit the Uganda kob mating ground which is their preferred hunting area. Check in Ihamba Lodge

Day 6: Game drive in the morning and Boat cruise in the afternoon

Set out early in the morning for a game drive in the northern part of the park on the Kasenyi Track in search of lions, elephants, solitary buffaloes. This is the best time for opportunities of viewing the cats in action owing to the vast population of Uganda Kobs. We have an excellent chance to view just about every animal here at very close range return at your lodge for lunch relaxation. In the afternoon we will go for a launch trip along the Kazinga Channel. This gives you the opportunity to view wildlife up close: hippo’s huff and spray at mere feet away from the boat, buffalo linger in the shallows. The shores of the channel are also home to an array of birds including pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork and many others return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7: visit the crater lakes region, Baboon cliffs and 14th Century Katwe Salt works, depart for Kampala 
Breakfast and head for Kampala (about 5 hours driving) via Mubende. This route travels through breathtaking scenery and delightfully rolling plantations, some of the best in Uganda. Depending on how much time we have on us we can tour around Kampala’s crafts and souvenirs markets before being transferred to the airport for evening departure.

 

Please note that this is a guideline program that maybe customized according to travelers' needs and preferences. The variations are normally made to improve the tour and your experience

 

 

 

Kindly note that Single occupancy will be booked on your request

 

NOTE: The bookings with the hotels mentioned in the itinerary depend on availability. Reservations will only be made after your confirmation.

In case the mentioned hotels are not available during the requested period, we will do our best to book a hotel in the same class.

 Tour Package Include:

·         All ground transportation

·         All fuel for the tour;

·         English speaking Ugandan driver/guide;

·         Accommodation as listed in the program;

·         Meals according to the program;

·         Park entrance fees according to the program;

·         All activities described in the itinerary;

·         1 gorilla permit per person (value: US$ 600 in 2015).

Excluding:

·         International air fares and entry Visa Uganda

·         Meals that are not part of your accommodation;

·         A porter for during the gorilla tracking (someone who carries your daypack);

·         Personal (medical/travel) insurance;

·         Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc;

·         All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Mburo Safari Lodge
  • Buhoma community rest camp
  • Ihamba Lodge

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Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
Baboon
Baboon
Bushbaby
Bushbaby
Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee
Elephant
Elephant
Hippopotamus
Hippopotamus
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Activities you can do

Horseback riding
Horseback riding
Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Fishing
Fishing
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