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7 days Uganda safari – Animals of the savanna and Gorillas

Experience the amazing mix that Uganda can offer during this 7 days Uganda safari with Gorilla trekking, chimps trekking and classic game-drives on the savanna searching for lions and zebras. This 7 days western Uganda wildlife safari gives you the highlights of Uganda.

On this safari you’ll go for game-drives on the savannas in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo National Park as well as go trekking chimps in Kibale forest and Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National Park. On top of this you go for a search for the fascinating Great Shoebill Stork.

We are happy to adjust the 7 days Uganda tour itinerary to fit your wishes.

7 days Uganda safari

OUR 7 DAYS UGANDA SAFARI INCLUDES:

  • Mabamba Swamp for Great Shoebill Stork
  • Kibale Forest National Park for Chimps trekking
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park for boat-cruise
  • Ishasha for tree-climbing lions
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for Mountain Gorilla trekking
  • Lake Mburo National Park for game-drive & safari walk

Learn more about Uganda’s national parks, Safaris to Uganda or Gorilla trekking.

Day by day itinerary for our 7 days Uganda safari:

DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT ENTEBBE AIRPORT for 7 days Uganda safari

We meet our tour guide for the 7 days Uganda safari at Entebbe airport (depending on flight time) and transfer to the lodge by Entebbe to relax after the flight and be ready for tomorrows adventures.
Overnight in Tilapia Lodge

 

DAY 2: Shoebill Stork search & transfer to Kiable Forest

In the morning we head over to Mabamba Swamp to look for the pre-historic looking Great Shoebill Stork. Here you go with a specialized guide in a boat on the channels of the swamp as you look for the Great Shoebill Stork. We then start the journey to Kibale Forest where we will spend the night.
Overnight Isunga Lodge

 

DAY 3: Chimps trekking in Kiable Forest & BOAT-CRUISE ON KAZINGA CHANNEL in Queen Eilzabeth NP

After breakfast we drive over to the chimps trekking starting point. Kibale Forest National Park is nicknamed “the primate city of Uganda” and home to 13 different primates. Here you are briefed about the rules of the trek and then head in to the jungle in a group with a guide to trek the chimpanzees. One of the great highlights of this 7 day Uganda itinerary. After the trek your guide picks you and we drive southwards to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Reach Queen Elizabeth NP and head straight for the afternoon boat-cruise on Kazinga channel, a 36kms channel linking Lake George to Lake Edward. From the boat you can spot hippos, Nile Crocodile, Warthog (Pumba of the award winning Lion King!), buffalo, birds and more. After the boat-cruise your guide takes you to the lodge for some rest.
Overnight Pumba safari cottages

 

DAY 4: GAME-DRIVE IN ISHASHA & transfer to Bwindi Mountains

In the morning we drive down to Ishasha, the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth NP, via the exciting road that goes through the park. When we reach Ishasha we go for a game-drive in search for tree-climbing lions that this sector is famous for. During the game-drive you also have chance to see elephant, topi, buffalo and more. After the game-drive we have luncha and then continue on to Bwindi Mountains, the home of the Mountain Gorillas.
Overnight Buhoma Community Rest Camp 

 

DAY 5: GORILLA TREKKING DAY- BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

Have an early breakfast surrounded by Bwindi Impenetrable Forest the home to the forest giants that are cousins to human beings, the Mountain Gorillas. We have reached a highlight of the 7 days Uganda tour as you this day will go gorilla trekking in a group with a specialized guide, walk through the fascinating jungle and spend one hour with the Mountain Gorillas. This Impenetrable Forest is full of birds, butterflies and plant species plus forest hog, forest Elephants, Statungas and Dikers. After the gorilla trek we transfer to the lodge at the edge of the Ishasha sector for scenic views and a relaxed evening. This way we cut the distance to drive next day.
Overnight Topi Lodge

 

DAY 6: TRANSFER TO LAKE MBURO; THE ‘ZEBRA MAGNET’, GAME-DRIVE

We leave the lodge after breakfast and start the drive towards Lake Mburo national park. We reach the park in time for lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon we game-drive for view of Zebras, Topis, Warthogs, cape buffaloes and Impalas.
Overnight in Rwakobo rock

 

DAY 7: EARLY MORNING SAFARI WALK IN LAKE MBURO NP AND TRANSFER TO ENTEBBE

Start the day early with a safari walk getting you close to nature. Visit the hyenas den, chance to see Leopards, zebras, waterbucks, birds and buffaloes in there day break jungle life. After the safari walk you have breakfast at the lodge before setting of for Entebbe as we have reached the end of the 7 days Uganda safari. We reach Entebbe in the afternoon and you can arrange for an evening flight or add a night in Entebbe to fly the next day.

 

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Tailor-made safaris: We work with private safaris that can be tailor-made to fit your wishes. Contact us and we adjust the itinerary to your preferences.

Price: The price depends on number of people and accommodation level. Contact us with your inquiry to get the best price for your safari.

Included: Accommodation, meals, safari car, fuel, guide, park entries, gorilla permits (if applicable) and activities mentioned in the itinerary. Plus water in the car and a couple of fruits along the way.

Excluded: International flights, visas, drinks, tips and personal expenses.

Accommodation: In general accommodation mentioned in the itinerary is good places on budget to mid-range level (with the exception of luxury safaris). The accommodation can be adapted to your price range of budget, mid-range or luxury. Of-course a mix is also possible. Take a look here for links to the website’s of the lodges we regularly work with.

Payment options: We accept international bank transfer, card payment through PesaPal (adds 3,5% charge) and cash payment if you are in Uganda.

 

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7 days Uganda safari

 6 DAYS Uganda safari

Trek chimps in Kibale Forest National Park, see animals of the savanna on game-drive and boat-cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park and trek Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park during this unforgettable adventure.

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9 DAYS Uganda safari

During this safari you will meet the primates of Uganda with trekking of both chimps & gorillas and you will search for the animals of the savanna in Queen Elizabeth NP and Lake Mburo NP. Learn about the life in Uganda during a community walk and see the beautiful countryside along the way. You will most definitely discover the beauty of Uganda.

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10 DAYS Uganda safari

Come to meet the great primates of Uganda with trekking of both chimpanzees and mountain gorillas. Mixed with the primates is time on the savanna to search for lions, elephants and more. Get the chance to tick off “the Big 5” by visiting 3 savannah national parks & Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

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FAQ’S ABOUT 7 DAY UGANDA safari

IS 7 DAYS ENOUGH FOR A UGANDA SAFARI?

Yes, 7 days is enough if your goal is to experience the top highlights of Uganda. During a 7 day Uganda itinerary we then recommend that you focus on the Western part of Uganda. This way you can trek chimpanzees and Mountain Gorillas which for many is the top highlights of a visit to Uganda. Besides this you have enough time to search the savannahs for big cats and other interesting animals.

If you have a bit more time you can chose to experience more of beautiful Uganda. During for example a 10 day Uganda safari you can see primates and have the chance to see “the Big 5”. Or come for a 16 day Uganda safari taking you from North to South in Uganda.

 

WHAT ANIMALS DO I HAVE CHANCE TO SEE DURING THIS SAFARI?

In the forests

Kibale Forest National Park offers the highlight of seeing chimpanzees but there are also other monkeys in the area like black & white colobus, red tailed monkey and vervet monkey. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has the highlight of Mountain Gorillas. Here you can also see blue monkey, forest elephant (not common to see) and L’Hoest’s monkey.

On the savannah

Queen Elizabeth National Park is a savannah park. In this park you can see elephants, Cape buffalo, hippos, topi, waterbucks, hyena, baboon, warthog, forest hog, leopard and lion. A special attraction in the southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is the tree-climbing lions.

Lake Mburo National Park offers zebra, impala, warthog, giraffe, eland, topi, buffalo, oribi, hippo, hyena and leopard. At Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary you will see rhinos during a trek on foot in the sanctuary.

In wetlands

Mabamba Swamp gives the chance to see the prehistoric looking Shoebill Stork as well as other birds.

 

CAN YOU DO BIRDING DURING 7 DAYS IN UGANDA?

Yes, if you have a moderate interest in birds you can see many beautiful birds during this 7 day Uganda safari itinerary. We recommend though that you book for a birding Uganda safari if you are a serious birder. On a specialized birding safari you travel with a birding guide and visit top IBA’s in Uganda.

Itinerary tip: 7 days birding in Uganda

 

WHY COME WITH MAMALAND SAFARIS FOR YOUR 7 DAY UGANDA SAFARI?

At Mamaland Safaris we are experts in safaris to Uganda. Our long experience and local knowledge will benefit you with a well planned itinerary and professional operations of the safari. You can trust us to arrange an unforgettable experience for you. Offering our visitors an easy planning and booking process that then continues with a hassle free safari is our ultimate goal. Relax as we handle all!

We like to take our visitors on a journey through Uganda. By this we mean that you are not just taken from activity to activity, additionally you will go home having a feeling that you have actually experienced Uganda as well. When time allows we encourage stops in villages, scenic locations and markets along the way as well as trying of local food.

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