Enjoy a Magical Uganda safari with this 8 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari

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This 8 days Uganda gorilla safari is aimed at giving you an opportunity to explore various Uganda wildlife safari/ Uganda wildlife safaris destinations for spectacular encounter with a myriad of attractions in this pearl of Africa. While on this 8 days Uganda tour, expect to visit Kibale Forest National Park Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Lake Mburo National Park.

While in Kibale Forest National Park, expect to have a thrilling Uganda chimpanzee safari experience as Kibale National Park Uganda is home to over 5000 chimpanzees and 12 other primate species. A safari Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda comes with amazing encounters with a variety of wild mammals such as cape buffaloes, African bush elephants, hippos, lions and leopards. Proceed with this 8 days gorilla trekking Uganda safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda and engage in a memorable gorilla trekking Uganda safari experience as Mgahinga Gorilla Park is home to the Nyakagezi gorilla family which is habituated for an ultimate gorilla tour Uganda experience. Climax this safari in Uganda with a visit to Lake Mburo National Park Uganda for another dose of magical encounter with a new wild mammals most of which you didn’t see while in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Highlights of the 8 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari with Wildlife

Day 1 of the 8 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari with Wildlife: Transfer from Kampala to Kibale National Park and engage in an evening exploration of the amabeere caves in fort portal

Day 2 of the 8 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari with Wildlife: Engage in a morning chimpanzee trekking experience and an evening nature walk in Bigodi wetlands

Day 3 of the 8 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari with Wildlife: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth and enjoy a morning game drive and an afternoon boat cruise

Day 4 of the 8 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari with Wildlife: Have another game drive in the Ishasha sector enroute to Mgahinga Gorilla Park

Day 5 of the 8 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari with Wildlife: Engage in a spectacular gorilla safaris Uganda experience and Batwa cultural encounter

Day 6 of the 8 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari with Wildlife: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park and have an evening game drive

Day 7 of the 8 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari with Wildlife: Have a morning game drive and a cultural encounter with Ankole people

Day 8 of the 8 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari with Wildlife: Have a morning biking experience and transfer back to Kampala

Detailed itinerary of the 8 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari with Wildlife

Day 1 of the 8 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari with Wildlife: Ready yourself for an early morning pick up from your hotel in either Kampala or Entebbe and commence your tour Uganda road trip to Kibale which lies in the western region of Uganda about 300km or 5hours drive from Kampala the capital of Uganda. although this Uganda wildlife tour journey seems quite long its captivating as its filled with a lot of incredible road sightings like the lush green scenery of that blankets Uganda’s landscape, on a clear day, you will definitely be warmed up by the really warm sun rays as the sun straddles the eastern horizon to mark the beginning of a new day in the pearl of Africa. As you enjoy this Uganda safari tour ride to Fort portal town feel free to lower your car window and allow yourself to smell the sweet aroma of Uganda’s invisible treasure which is our purely fresh air. On arrival to Uganda’s scenic Fort portal town, have a stop for lunch. After sorting out any hunger issues kick off your first Uganda tour activity of this 8 days safari in Uganda which is an exciting exploration of the amabeere ganyina mwiru caves. These caves have a really ear-catching traditional folklore story beyond their existence which will fascinate you as you get to relate it to reality. Get to hike the scenic fort portal hills and on making it to the top of these hills, you are rewarded with spectacular views of the rolling fort portal hills as well as sights of the Rwenzori ranges in the far distance. After an exciting exploration of the craters here transfer to one of the numerous Uganda safari accommodations in Kibale National Park Uganda which include Luxury lodges in Kibale National Park such as Crater Safari Lodge, Ndali Lodge, Primate Lodge Kibale, Mountain of the Moon, Nyaika Fort Hotel

Mid-range lodges in Kibale National Park include: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse, Chimpanzee Nest Lodge Rwenzori View Guest Camp

Budget lodges in Kibale National Park include: Kibale Guest Cottages, Kibale Forest Camp, Rweetera Safari Camp.

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Day 2 of the 8 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari with Wildlife:: Day 2 of this Uganda safari tours experience commences with an early morning breakfast then transfer to the Kibale Forest National Park centre where you engage in a short Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari briefing which is aimed at takng you through the various  rules and regulations that are observed during chimpanzee trekking and this is done to ensure your own safety and that of the wild apes while on this magical chimpanzee trekking tour in Uganda. When you are done, you get assigned to a particular ranger to guide on this Uganda wildlife safari walk of faith into the jungle as you track down the chimpanzees. As you track these humans of the wild on this long Uganda wildlife tour / long Uganda wildlife safaris, you can also take note of other spectacular creatures of the wild that you may come across on your Uganda wildlife safari hike to the chimpanzee. After this epic experience return to the lodge for lunch before you venture out for a thrilling nature walk in Bigodi wetlands. The Bigodi wetland Uganda hiking safari experience gives you a vintage position to have close encounter with several of the 350 bird species that are found in Kibale National Park such as the great blue turaco and the African green pitta. After about 2 hours of exploring these pristine wetlands return to the Uganda hotel in Kibale national park for dinner and an overnight stay.

Luxury: Crater Safari Lodge, Ndali Lodge, Primate Lodge Kibale, Mountain of the Moon, Nyaika Fort Hotel

Mid range: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse, Chimpanzee Nest Lodge Rwenzori View Guest Camp

Budget: Kibale Guest Cottages, Kibale Forest Camp, Rweetera Safari Camp

Day 3 of the 8 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari with Wildlife: The third day of this 8 days safaris Uganda kicks off with an early morning breakfast which is enjoyed while listening to the beautiful sounds of nature as the birds sing melodiously to the beginning of a new day in this tropical paradise. Get into the 4×4 safari minibus for hire in Uganda/ 4×4 safari land cruiser for hire in Uganda / 4×4 safari jeeps for hire in Uganda or 4×4 coaster for hire in Uganda in case you are a big group of Africa wildlife safari-goers exploring this beautiful Pearl of Africa. strap yourselves in for a short Uganda tours transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park which sees you drive for about 3 hours covering about 130km. embark on a thrilling Uganda wildlife tours game drive through the savanna plains of Queen Elizabeth and have beautiful encounters with numerous wild mammals that exist here such as the cape buffaloes, African bush elephants, hippos, topis, bushbucks kobs and many more. On a lucky day, you stand chances of sighting some of the predators that freely roam the vast savanna plains off Queen Elizabeth Park such as the lions, leopards and the spotted hyenas. Transfer to one of the lodges here for a lunch break and in the afternoon make your way to the Mweya jetty or a thrilling boat cruise over the tranquil waters of the Kazinga channel. This boat cruise gives impressive views of the flat plains of the Mweya peninsular which are filled with numerous wild mammals. Still during this cruise expect to encounter wild water dwellers such as the hippos and the Nile crocodile’s and if you’re a bird watcher, expect to encounter several of the 600 bird species that are found in Queen Elizabeth.  End the day with a transfer to one of the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation options

Luxury options: Mweya safari lodge, Elephant plains lodge, Park view safari lodge kyambura, Ishasha wilderness camp, Mazike valley safari lodge.

Mid range options: Simba safari lodge, Jacana safari lodge, Ihamba lakeside safari lodge, kyambura gorge lodge, king fisher safari lodge kichwamba.

Budget options: The Observatory, UWA bandas, Pumba safari lodge

Day 4 of the 8 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari with Wildlife:: Wake up to the soothing sounds of nature composed on numerous birds as the twitter melodiously to welcome the new day, listen out the various sound calls made by numerous mammals of queen. Have a heavy breakfast then check out of the lodge with your packed lunch and begin your transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Kisoro which is a 6 hour drive. As you drive towards Kisoro enjoy a game through the Ishasha sector as you search for the elusive tree-climbing lions. On arrival to Kisoro town, you have liberty to choose to stay in any of the several Uganda safari accommodations in Mgahinga gorilla national park which come in various types for example luxury lodges in Mgahinga like Mount gahinga lodge. Mid-range lodges in Mgahinga like Travellers Rest Kisoro, Tourist Hotel Kisoro, Lake Chahafi Resort and if you’re looking for relatively cheap budget lodges in Mgahinga you can visit Amajembere Iwacu Community Camp, Golden Monkey Guest House, Countryside Guest House for your dinner and overnight stay.

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gorilla trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla Park

Day 5 of the 8 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari with Wildlife:  Day 5 kicks off with an amazing morning breakfast which loads with energy for the day’s tourist activity in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park that lies ahead of you and that’s a spectacular gorilla trekking Uganda safari. Transfer to the park headquarters with your packed lunch to kick start your Uganda gorilla trekking safari experience in Mgahinga Gorilla Park. Have a short briefing about the short Uganda gorilla safari /short gorilla trekking safari rules and regulations embark on the search for the elusive giants on this gorilla tour Uganda. On find the gorillas you get to have an hour with these magical humans of the wild as you observe them go about their daily chores in the natural habitat. Return to the park centre where you get awarded for your trekking adventure on this gorilla safari Uganda. In case time allows, you can decide to engage in a truly rewarding Uganda cultural safari encounter with the incredibly exciting Batwa people who have been in living in these forests with these wild beasts for close to a millennium. The Batwa people take you on a cultural tour where you are given an insight into their world which includes techniques they used to hunt their amazing jungle clinic which provided them with all the necessary remedies to their ailments. Be part of a stunning cultural performance with the Batwa as you dance to the Batwa music. after this experience in Mgahinga there still some of Uganda safari attractions in Mgahinga/ tourist attractions in Mgahinga that you have not had a chance to see such as the golden monkeys and the 3 Gahinga ranges. Although you have done gorilla trekking as a tourist activity in Mgahinga, there are other Uganda safari activities in Mgahinga that you havent done such as golden monkey trekking and hiking. After this encounter transfer to kabala and enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in one of the numerous safari lodges in Lake Bunyonyi such as

Luxury: Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort

Mid range: Lake Bunyonyi rock resort, lake bunyonyi eco-lodge, arcadia lodge Kabale, bunyonyi overland resort.

Budget: Byona Magara Island Retreat

Day 6 of the 8 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari with Wildlife: This day is quite relaxed as you get to wake up a bit late at around 8:00 am and have breakfast and then enjoy a relaxed boat cruise on this beautiful lake as you explore the several of the 27 islands that are found here. checkout of the lodge and embark on a road transfer to Lake Mburo which takes on a road adventure of about 5-hour journey covering about 225km. this road trip is interlude with a lunch break at Igongo cultural center where you get to enjoy a spectacular locally inspired cuisine that is mainly composed of local foods. On arrival to Lake Mburo, enjoy an evening game drive in the savanna plains of Lake Mburo National Park and this puts you in position to meet several of the wild game here such as the burchell zebras, elands, giraffes which you didn’t encounter while in queen Elizabeth a few days back. Transfer to lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Mantana Tented Camp, Mihingo Lodge

Mid-range: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge, Arcadia Cottages Lake Mburo Lodge, Rwakobo Rock Safari Lodge

Budget: Eagle Nest Camp, Rwonyo Safari Camp

Day 7 of the 8 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari with Wildlife:: The last day of this 3 days Uganda safari is quite relaxed as you get to wake up at 08:00hrs, have breakfast have another round of a morning game drive here then in the evening transfer to one of the several local communities here to engage in a cultural encounter with the Ankole people who will take you through their cultural and social life aspects which include milking, cattle herding, you will meet the long-horned Ankole cattle that is a highly cherished by the Banyakole given its cultural sentimental value attached to these cows. Return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Mantana Tented Camp, Mihingo Lodge

Mid-range: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge, Arcadia Cottages Lake Mburo Lodge, Rwakobo Rock Safari Lodge

Budget: Eagle Nest Camp, Rwonyo Safari Camp

Day 8 of the 8 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari with Wildlife: This is quite relaxed as you  get to wake up a little bit late, have a morning cup of tea with an assortment of crunchy bites then engage in a biking experience in the Mburo wilderness following any of the numerous game drive tracks in this park. If you are a good rider, you can also detour off the track into the flat plains of Mburo for a really close encounter with the wild mammals of Lake Mburo such as the burchell zebras, elands, impalas and cape buffaloes. Return to the lodge for checkout and embark on a return journey back to Kampala.

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