8 days adventure Uganda safari

The 8 days adventure Uganda safari takes you to Uganda’s primate world to see chimpanzees and mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Visit the local people a round the national parks of Kibale, Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Impenetrable forest.

Safari highlights of 8 days adventure Uganda safari

  • chimpanzee tracking
  • village walks in Bigodi
  • Agro tour walks
  • gorilla trekking
  • Batwa pygmies
  • canoe ride

Detailed safari itinerary for 8 days adventure Uganda safari

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kampala

Arrival at Entebbe and transfer to your hotel in Kampala for your overnight stay at Fairway hotel (B.B)

Day 2: Drive to Kibale national park

After breakfast our safari driver will brief you about 8 days adventure Uganda safari and then drive you westwards to Kibale national park. upon your arrival check in to your lodge and then head out for a village walk in Bigodi area. During the village walk, you will also learn about the lifestyle of the Batooro and Bakiga people; visit the village primary school, church and also the traditional herbalist. The guide will explain to you the history of Bigodi, as well as the role of women in the village. Then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Kibale forest camp (B.L.D)

Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking – Queen

After breakfast drive to Kanyanchu visitor centre for briefing about chimpanzee tracking. Thereafter join the park rangers as you track habituated chimpanzees in the forest. You will take an hour observing, taking photos and videos of these apes. Later have lunch and then drive to Queen Elizabeth national park.

Check in to your lodge and go for an Agro tour walk . However, this tour takes about 2 to 3 hours trail in the rural Katara village with a hike through farms of escarpment. During this walk you will also see different bird species, medicinal plants as well as learn the local farming methods. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Simba safari camp.(B.L.D)

Day 4: Game and Boat ride

Morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth with higher chances of spotting  the early risers like elephants, buffaloes, warthogs. Return to the lodge for hot lunch. In the afternoon enjoy a boat ride on Kazinga channel, which is a oasis for a number of wildlife species. During the boat ride you will have a closer view of elephants, buffaloes, hippos as well as; various bird species like malachite kingfisher and saddle billed stork. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Simba safari camp. (B.L.D)

Day 5: Guided village walk – Drive to Bwindi

In the morning you will drive to Ishasha area for a village walk near River Ntungwe before transferring to Bwindi forest. Enjoy a morning guided village walk trail through riparian forest along the River Ntungwe and cultivated farm lands of rice, coffee and maize. You will also visit the primary school, homesteads as well as interact with the villagers. Then drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park, check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Buhoma community rest camp. (B.L.D)

Day 6: Gorilla tracking and Batwa pygmies

After breakfast, you will drive to the briefing area for gorilla trekking guidelines. Then you will be assigned groups  according to the Gorilla family led by park guides and rangers. The duration for your search is unpredictable as it is determined by the movements of the gorillas; however on finding the gentle giants you will spend an hour with them; taking photographs, videos and observing their amazing way of life. In the evening you will visit the Batwa pygmies community, interact with the pygmies, listen to their interesting forest stories. Then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Buhoma community rest camp (B.L.D)

Day 7: Bwindi – Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast drive to Lake Bunyonyi, check in to your lodge, have lunch and then take a canoe ride to some of the islands. Interact with the local people on some of the visited islands. Also visit some of the terraced plantations. Return to the lodge and watch the beautiful sunset on the Lake. Dinner and overnight at Bunyonyi overland resort. (B.L.D)

Day 8: Lake Bunyonyi – Departure

After breakfast at the lodge, you will check out then drive back to Kampala. Stopover at the equator for the water experiment at Kayabwe. Then proceed to Kampala for a shopping spree at the African craft market. Later the driver will drop you at the Airport in time to catch your flight back home.

End of 8 days adventure Uganda safari.

Price from $2,527 per person (minimum of 2 persons)

Price Includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • Ground transport per 4WD safari vehicle
  • Services of an English-speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary, based on double room
  • Three meals a day, apart from where it is B.B
  • Drinking bottled water in the safari vehicle
  • All Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla permit (USD $600 per permit)
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones.

Price Excludes: 

  • International flight
  • Visa (USD $ 50 per person)
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips & laundry service
  • All drinks apart from those served for breakfast
  • Any deviation from the suggested program
  • Christmas supplement