7 Days - Uganda Classic Tour

Yala Safaris
  • 7 days
    (Duration)
  • Moderate
    (Difficulty)
  • 4.9
    (Rating)
  • Forest
    (Terrain)

7 Days - Uganda Classic Tour



Description

This 7 day Uganda Safari strikes a perfect balance between wildlife and nature. The wildlife and gorilla tracking safari takes you to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s second largest park with plenty of wildlife, birds and primates. Crater lakes and rolling savannah plains overlooking the snow capped rwenzori mountains offers a view that will take your breath away. You will revel in activities like game drives, boat cruise, chimpanzee tracking and the glorious gorilla tracking in Bwindi National Park. This adventure also encompasses a Batwa cultural trial that allows you to learn about the “pygmy” bushmen who live in the forests.


Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Transfer from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park

    You will be picked up around 7:00 am from your Hotel in Kampala by our Guide who will brief you about your tour and travel westwards through Uganda’s beautiful green countryside to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The journey will take 6-7 hours with stopover at the Equator for an opportunity to stand in two hemispheres at the same time. Lunch will be done en-route to Queen Elizabeth, You will continue through the savanna grasslands with lots of banana plantations and several herds of local long horned Ankole cattle endemic to this part of the country. You will get to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the evening. Dinner and overnight at:

    Accommodation -
    Camping - Mweya Peninsula
    Budget - Kazinga Channel View Resort / Tembo Safari Lodge / Pumba Safari Lodge / Little Elephant Camp
    Mid-range - Bush Lodge / Baboon Safari Resort / Elephant Hub Lodge
    Luxury - Mweya Safari Lodge / Jacana Lodge / Kingfisher Lodge / Katara Lodge

  • Day 2 : Game drive and boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park

    You will set off early about 6:30 am for a morning game drive, an awesome experience to spot the animals in natural habitats. Expect to see the famous Big Five; Elephant, Buffalos, Lions, Bush bucks, Kobs, Giant forest hog, Hyenas leopards, antelopes, and Waterbucks as well as birds. You will return for breakfast and relax till lunch.

    In the afternoon you will take a Boat cruise along the amazing Kazinga channel to see, at close range, the water animals to include Hippos, Buffalos, Crocodiles and elephants bathing on the channel banks. There is also a variety of bird species on the water banks especially the famous Shoebill, pelican and Jacana.
    Dinner and overnight at:

    Accommodation -
    Camping - Mweya Peninsula
    Budget - Kazinga Channel View Resort / Tembo Safari Lodge / Pumba Safari Lodge / Little Elephant Camp
    Mid-range - Bush Lodge / Baboon Safari Resort / Elephant Hub Lodge
    Luxury - Mweya Safari Lodge / Jacana Lodge / Kingfisher Lodge / Katara Lodge

  • Day 3 : Chimp tracking in Kalinzu Forest and transfer to Bwindi NP

    After your breakfast early morning, head to the forest for chimp tracking around 6:30 am, and chimp tracking takes 3-4 hours. Once you spot the Chimpanzees you get to spend around 1 hour with them and then head back. From here you will be transferred to Kagamba then Ntungamo town where you will have your lunch en- routes and then proceed to Bwindi NP.

    You will check in at the accommodation and rest for the day.
    Dinner and Overnight at:

    Accommodation :
    Budget - Self Contained tents at Broadbill Forest Camp / Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Buhoma Community Rest Camp / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Resort and Campsite
    Mid-range - Bakiga Lodge / Gorilla Mist Camp / Gorilla Valley Lodge / Rushaga Gorilla Haven's Lodge / Trekkers Tavern
    Luxury - Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge / Silverback Lodge

  • Day 4 : Gorilla tracking and Batwa trail experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    After an early morning breakfast around 6:30 am you will be driven to the park headquarters for briefing on the do's and don’ts during gorilla tracking and thereafter you will proceed to the gorilla trail. Gorilla tracking normally lasts between 2 to 8 hours or even a day to encounter the gorillas. However, you will be allowed to stay in the presence of these awesome apes for at least an hour.

    It is advisable that you carry packed lunch, which will be provided, as one cannot determine how long it may take to encounter the mountain gorillas. If time and energy allow, you may take the Batwa Cultural visit after the gorilla tracking or just have a relaxed afternoon. Enjoy your evening, dinner and overnight at the accommodation at :

    Accommodation :
    Budget - Self Contained tents at Broadbill Forest Camp / Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Buhoma Community Rest Camp / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Resort and Campsite
    Mid-range - Bakiga Lodge / Gorilla Mist Camp / Gorilla Valley Lodge / Rushaga Gorilla Haven's Lodge / Trekkers Tavern
    Luxury - Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge / Silverback Lodge

  • Day 5: Transfer from Bwindi NP to Lake Bunyonyi

    After having breakfast around 8 am, you will set off to Lake Bunyonyi. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa [900 meters deep] and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzias free. The journey takes 3-5 hours depending on which sector of Bwindi you are departing from. The landscape around the lake is made up of terraced hills protruding from the water’s edge. Bunyonyi means “place of little birds” and as the name suggests, there is plenty of birdlife around the lake.

    You will check in to the accommodation and have Lunch and later Hike to the view point on the hills to see the exceedingly beautiful scenery of this part of the country.

    In the evening you will be taken for a Canoe ride on the Lake Bunyonyi. Dinner and overnight at:

    Accommodation -
    Camping - Camping at Bunyonyi Overland Camp
    Budget - Bunyonyi Overland Camp / Lake Bunyonyi View Resort
    Mid-range - Bunyonyi Eco Resort / Bunyonyi Safari Resort
    Luxury - Bunyonyi Birdnest

  • Day 6 : Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park for an afternoon boat ride and nature walk

    After an early morning breakfast at 6:30 am, you will depart to Lake Mburo National Park. The drive takes 3-4 hours , and you will have lunch at the lodge reserved for you, after which you will go for an afternoonBoat Ride on the lake rich with a variety of animals such as hippos and crocodiles and bird species. In the evening take a Nature walk before you retire for dinner and overnight.

    Note: For Boat ride it's 120$ for an entire Boat, currently considering that there would be at least 4 people for the ride, we have quoted thepackage with 30$ for the Boat ride. If the number of people is less then you will have to pay the excess amount accordingly.

    Accommodation -
    Camping - Eagle's Nest / Leopard Rest Camp
    Budget - Eagle's Nest / Leopard Rest Camp
    Mid-range - Arcadia Lodge / Mburo Safari Lodge
    Luxury - Mhingo Lodge

  • Day 7 : Game drive in Lake Mburo National Park and transfer to Entebbe

    After breakfast, you will have an early morning game drive through the park in search of animals like zebra, hippos, crocodiles, eland, antelope, impala and a variety of birds.

    Post Lunch you will depart from Lake Mburo and head to Entebbe for the drop off.


Inclusions

  • Airport transfer on Day 1 and Day 7
  • Transportation Charges
  • Game drive at Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • Chimpanzee Trekking in Kalinzu Forest
  • Gorilla tracking permit (600$ pp)
  • Batwa Cultural Visit
  • Hiking and Canoe ride at Lake Bunyonyi
  • Boat ride and Nature Walk at Lake Mburo NP
  • Game drive at Lake Mburo NP
  • Park entry fee
  • Guide fee
  • Full board accommodation
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • All meals

Exclusions

  • International / Domestic Flights
  • Additional accommodation before or after the tour
  • Personnel items ( souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fee )
  • Drinks/spirits

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations more than 60 days before the adventure date - No Cancellation fees 100% Refund.
  • Cancellations between 30-60 days before the adventure date - 75% Refund.
  • Cancellations between 8- 29 days before the adventure date - 50% Refund.
  • Cancellations between less than 7 Days before the adventure date - No Refund.

Gorilla and Chimp permits and flight tickets are excluded from the above percentages and are 100% non-refundable


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