7 Days Luxury Uganda Safari to Kibale and Bwindi for Chimpanzees and Gorilla trekking including Bigodi Swamp Walk for Uganda birding experience in Kibale Forest.
7 Days Luxury Safari in Uganda Overview
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
On your arrival, our tour representative/guide will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your Hotel in Entebbe/Kampala for dinner and overnight stay at Holiday Express Hotel/Entebbe Central Inn for Budget or Windsor Lake Victoria Hotel/ Imperial Botanical Beach hotel/Kampala Serena Hotel/Sheraton Hotel for Luxury or The Boma Guest house/ Imperial royale/Grand Imperial for Mid range.
Depending on the time of arrival, you will visit the Uganda Wildlife Education center (UWEC) which is a home to the captive animals and more than 170 species of birds both forest loving and water loving. Alternatively you can visit the Botanical gardens for birding.
Day 2: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
Have breakfast at your hotel in Kampala early morning, after you will be picked up by our Experienced Driver guide who will transfer you to Kibale Forest National Park via Mubende. This is found in the Southwestern districts of Kibale and Kamwenge and Mubende districts. Have a stopover at Mityana for lunch.
Then continue in the afternoon where you will have a chance to view the striking panorama of the area. Visit the Fort portal town in the afternoon and also visit the Toro King’s Place. Proceed to Kibale for check in at your Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Primates Lodge or Ndali Lodge for Luxury/ Kibale forest Lodge for Mid range/ chimpanzee guest house for Budget.
Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi Swamp Walk
After breakfast, you will set out for chimp tracking with in the Kibale Forest. During your search, expect to see a lot of primate species like chimpanzees, monkeys and other animals like the forest elephants, buffaloes, leopards, bush pig and duiker, lions, warthogs, reptiles and amphibians as well as a colorful variety of butterflies.
Return to the Lodge for lunch. After lunch go for a nature walk in the Bigodi swamp area and look out for most of the water loving bird species. The forest /Park has almost 335 species of birds and there fore a good place for birders. Return to the Lodge for dinner and overnight stay as above.
Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park
After breakfast, you set out with your packed lunch and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park. Upon arrival, check in at your lodge and after prepare for the next day’s Gorilla trekking. Dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Homestead / Gorilla Resort camp / Gorilla Forest Camp for Luxury or Lake Kitandara Luxury tented camp / Mantana, Engangi Bwindi Lodge for mid range or Buhoma community Bandas / Bwindi View for budget
Day 5: Gorilla trek in Bwindi forest Park
Early in the morning after breakfast and a briefing from the UWA officials, set off for the gorilla tracking. This is a once life time experience and unforgettable adventure. The ranger guides will lead you into the thick forest and start your search for the endangered Mountain Gorillas.
You will move up and down the rugged terrain until you finally meet these harmonious creatures that will entertain you with performances for about 1hour (the best hour of your 7 Days Luxury Uganda safari). The activity can take 6-7 hours since the gorillas move up and down. This is an awe some and exciting moment.
En-route there are a lot of chimpanzees and other types of the primates such as the monkeys, birds and so more. Return for dinner and over night stay at Buhoma Homestead /Gorilla Resort camp/ Gorilla Forest Camp for Luxury or Lake Kitandara Luxury tented camp/Mantana Engangi Bwindi Lodge for mid range or Buhoma community Bandas/Bwindi View for budget
Day 6: Transfer back to Kampala
After breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala via the Kigezi Highlands (commonly known as the Switzerland of Africa) in Kabale district. You will stopover in Mbarara for lunch. Drop off will be at your Hotel in Kampala. Dinner and overnight at Holiday Express Hotel/Cassia Lodge/Sheraton Hotel/Serena Hotel (BB)
Day 7: Departure
Have your breakfast at the Hotel and depending on the time of departure, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home with memories of this 7 Days Luxury Uganda Safari.