The 8 days Uganda safari is an extraordinary safari that will take you to the most visited national parks in Uganda that is Kibale forest national park where you will have a face to face interaction with the chimpanzees, Queen Elizabeth national park where you will be able to view animals like elephants, buffaloes, hippos, Uganda kobs, waterbucks among others. The 8 days Uganda safari will also take you to the misty forests of Bwindi impenetrable national park where you will be able to spend one hour with the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat and Lake Mburo national park where you will be able to view animals like buffaloes, giraffes, waterbucks, impalas, elands, warthogs, topi, zebras among others.

Highlights of the 8 days Uganda safari

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to a hotel in Entebbe

Day 2: Transfer to Kibale forest national park

Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

Day 4: Morning game drive and Afternoon boat cruise

Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

Day 6: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Day 7: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park and afternoon boat cruise

Day 8: Morning game drive and departure to Kampala

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to a hotel in Entebbe

Depending on your location on the first day of the 8 days Uganda safari, you will be welcomed by our driver guide who will brief you about the safari and then transfer to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Transfer to Kibale forest national park

After an early breakfast on the second day of the 8 days Uganda safari, you will check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to Kibale forest national park. It’s a whole day journey and on the way you will have en-route lunch and enjoy great views of the Rwenzori mountain ranges, tea plantations, crater lakes among others. Upon arrival in the park, you will continue to check into the lodge for dinner and overnight.

8 Days Uganda safari
Kibale Chimps

Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

After an early breakfast on the third day of the 8 days Uganda safari, your driver guide will pick you up from the lodge and transfer to Kanyachu visitors Centre for a briefing about the rules and regulation to follow during trekking. After the briefing, you will start trekking in the forest with an experienced park guide in search of the chimpanzees. During chimpanzee trekking which takes about 30 minutes to 4 hours, you will be able to view different bird species, plants, view other primate species among others. Once the chimpanzees are located, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you an opportunity learn more about their habits, behaviors, watch them feed, breastfeed, play, hunt, rest, take photos and record the beautiful moments. After the one hour with the chimpanzees, you will trek back to the starting point where you will meet up with your driver guide and drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

After lunch check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park which is the second largest national park located in western part of Uganda. On the way you will enjoy stunning views and upon arrival in the park, you will go for an evening game drive where you will be able to view different animals like buffaloes, elephants, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, warthogs among others. After the evening game drive, you will drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Morning game drive/ lion tracking and afternoon boat cruise

Morning game drive,

After an early breakfast on the fourth day of the 8 days Uganda safari, your driver guide will pick you up from the lodge to go for a morning game drive which is commonly done in Kasenyi plains. During the game drive you will be able to view animals like buffaloes, elephants, Uganda kobs, warthogs, waterbucks, bushbucks among others which will be grazing in the open savannah plains, view predators like lions and elephants if you are lucky, view different bird species among others. After the game drive, you will drive back to the lodge for lunch.

Afternoon boat cruise

After lunch you will go for an amazing boat cruise on Kaziga channel a water body that connects Lake Edward and Lake George. During the boat cruise you will be able to view large concentrations of hippos and Nile crocodiles in water, view elephants, buffaloes, warthogs among others drinking water along the shores, view water birds like hornbills, cormorants, kingfishers, bee-eaters, fish eagles among others. After the boat cruise which takes about 2 to 3 hours, you will return to the lodge for an evening relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

On the fifth day of the 8 days Uganda safari, you will have breakfast, check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park. On the way you will have a stopover in Ishasha sector where you will be able to view the tree climbing lions which will be lying up in acacia or fig tree branches during the game drive. After the game drive, you will have en-route lunch and then continue the journey to Bwindi impenetrable national park. Upon arrival you will check into the lodge for dinner and overnight.

8 Days Uganda safari
Bwindi Gorillas

Day 6: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

After an early breakfast on the sixth day of the 8 days Uganda safari, you will carry packed lunch and meet up with your driver guide to go for a gorilla trekking briefing at the park headquarters. After the briefing you will be allocated a habituated gorilla family to trek and a park guide who is well conversant with the trekking trails. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park takes about 30 minutes to 6 hours depending on where the gorillas are located.

During trekking you will be able to view other primates species, different birds, plant and tree species among others. Once the gorillas are found, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you an opportunity to learn about their behaviors, watch them carry out their daily activities, take photos and record the videos. After the one hour with the mountain gorillas, you will trek back to the starting point where you will be allocated a certificate for participating in gorilla trekking, meet up with your driver guide and return to the lodge for an evening relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park

After breakfast on the seventh day of the 8 days Uganda safari, you will check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to Lake Mburo national park with stunning views on the way. Upon arrival you will check into the lodge and have lunch.

Afternoon boat cruise

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, giraffes, warthogs, waterbucks among others drinking water along the shores, view aquatic bird species among others. After the boat cruise, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

8 Days Uganda safari
Boat Cruise

Day 8: Morning game drive and departure to Kampala

On the last day of the 8 days Uganda safari, you will have an early breakfast, check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to go for a morning game drive where you will be able to view animals like giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, waterbucks, warthogs, topi, oribi impalas, elands among others. After the game drive, you will drive out of the park and start the journey to Kampala with en-route lunch on the way and a stopover at the Equator where you will also be able to take photos and buy souvenirs.  From the Equator you will proceed to Kampala arriving early evening and upon arrival your driver guide will drop you off at Entebbe international airport for your departure flight or drop you off at any place of convenience. End of 8 days Uganda safari.

Tour includes

  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit
  • Park entrance fees/ game drives
  • Bigodi swamp walk
  • Boat cruise fees
  • Fulltime English speaking driver guide
  • Full board accommodation
  • Pick up and drop off in Kampala / Entebbe
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Bottled water

Tour excludes

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