8 Days Uganda Safari

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8 days Uganda Safari and gorilla trekking package are ideal for those who are interested in mountain gorilla tracking, chimpanzee trekking, and a general wildlife safari. The package also includes visiting the Batwa pygmies, relaxing by the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi, and visiting the Bigodi Wetlands sanctuary, and boat cruises. By the end of the trip, you would have visited the best wildlife reserves in Western Uganda including Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Kibale Forest.

Bwindi Impenetrable forest is home to almost half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas. Apart from gorillas, it also has 119 other species of mammals, over 350 plant species, 202 butterfly species, and 346 species of birds. Bwindi stands out for gorilla trekking because it has over 14 habituated gorilla groups. It is the only park where tourists can register to take part in the gorilla habituation experience.  Kibale forest on the other hand is home to 13 species of primates including chimpanzees, Colobus monkeys, olive monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, and vervet monkeys among others. Kibale is the best place to track chimpanzees in the world. Unfortunately, the park has no gorillas. Had it been the case, it would have been the most visited national park in Uganda.

8 Days Uganda Safari

Queen Elizabeth National Park is more known for standard game drives, tree-climbing lions, lion tracking, boat cruises along the Kazinga Channel, and chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge. Queen Elizabeth National Park stands out because of the remarkable scenery – a result of volcanic activity and earth movements that occurred over one million years ago. It has beautiful crater lakes, savannah plains, and underground forests like the Kyambura Gorge and the Maramagambo forest.  Expect to see water bucks, hippos, elephants, crocodiles, buffaloes, antelopes, and over 600 species of birds while visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park.


Day 1: Transfer to Kibale National Park
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and nature walk along the Bigodi Swamp
Day 3: Head for Queen Elizabeth national park – game drive in Ishasha
Day 4: Second game drive and boat cruise
Day 5: Visit Maramagambo forest – Transfer to Bwindi forest national park
Day 6: Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi – Visit the Batwa Pygmies
Day 7: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Day 8: Transfer back to Kampala for departure


  • Visiting the Bigodi swamp
  • Visiting the Batwa Pygmies
  • Launch cruise along the Kazinga channel
  • Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park
  • Game Drives
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale national park
  • Island hopping, relaxations and nature walks in Lake Bunyonyi


A guide will pick you up from your hotel after breakfast and embark on the journey to Kibale national park. As you start your Uganda safari prepare to take photos of Uganda’s beautiful and green countryside along the way. You will have lunch at Fort Portal town and then be taken for a tour of the town and the headquarters of the historical Tooro Kingdom.
Fort Portal is small town but located in an area with perfect climate which has resulted in beautiful scenery. The town remains green all year round. Dinner and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge (Luxury), Primates lodge (Luxury and Midrange) and Chimpanzee Guest House (Budget).

After early breakfast, you will head for briefing from the Kibale National Park offices regarding the rules and requirements while tracking chimpanzee. After the briefing, you will be given walking sticks and led 8 Days Uganda Tourinto the forest to find the primates. Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park takes between 3 to 5 hours. It is a different experience from gorilla trekking because chimps are more vocal and love to spend time on top of trees. They are also more mobile and might require that you follow them for a long time before they settle down to allow good photography. You will return afterwards to your hotel for lunch and rest. Later in the evening, you will go for a walk around the Bigodi swamp walk to spot other primates and several species of birds. Dinner and overnight at Primates lodge (Luxury), Chimp nest (Midrange) and Chimpanzee Guest house (Budget).

After breakfast, you will head early to queen Elizabeth national park in time to go for the first game drive which is at the Ishasha sector. The Ishasha sector is world famous for tree climbing lions and off course other great mammals, primates and antelopes. The lions prefer resting on top of trees because it helps them escape insect bites and see potential prey. The tree climbing lions of Ishasha are rare. Tanzania also has tree climbing lions in Lake Manyara but tourists can also see them in Kruger National Park. However, the best place to see them is in Queen Elizabeth National Park. After this first game drive, you should now head back to your lodge for rest.

Dinner and Overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge (luxury), Ihamba Lodge / Park view lodge (mid-range), Simba safari camp (budget).

You will wake up early to take breakfast ready for a long eventful day. The guide will take you for an early morning game drive at the Kasenyi plains with the purpose of catching up with nocturnal animals 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Tourretreating to their dens after a busy night of hunting. The morning is also the best time to spot the early risers like birds and other mammals. You should be able to see hippos, lions, leopard, buffalos and antelopes of various kinds. After the game drive, drive back for lunch, rest and then set off at 2.00 pm for a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel. This is the meeting point for all of the animals in the park especially during the dry season. Get ready to see a collection of bird species that could rival any you have seen elsewhere. You will also see water dwelling animals like crocodiles and hippos plus all the others you spotted during your previous drinking by the water banks. After this you, should be tired and ready to go back for a rest or take walk around the lodge.

Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge (luxury), Ihamba Lodge / Park view lodge (mid-range) and Simba safari camp (budget).

You will wake up early morning as usual to a sumptuous breakfast at your lodge. Our guide will take you to Maramagambo forest which is home to chimpanzees and cave bats. While in the dense forest, look out for birds, forest hogs, dwarf antelope and several other primate/monkey species. The bats attract pythons to their caves and if you are lucky, you could spot a battle between predator and prey. Chimpanzee trekking is not open in Maramagambo because they are not habituated. However, you may be lucky to spot some along the trails. After having enough of the Maramagambo forest, you will then head off for Bwindi impenetrable forest national park with lunch taken along the way.

Dinner and overnight at Chameleon Hill Lodge (luxury), Bakiga Lodge (Midrange) and Tarvan Trekkers Bwindi (Budget).

You will wake up very early to take your breakfast before heading out to the park offices for briefing at 7:00 am. During the briefing, the park Rangers/Guides will share information about the requirements and rules for gorilla trekking. Gorillas during 8 Day tour of UgandaThe meeting is compulsory and it is also at this time that you get to be assigned a gorilla family and porters. How are gorilla groups allocated? Gorilla groups are allocated taking into account your overall fitness. Porters are there to help you carry extra luggage or heavy equipment. Now that you are ready, head to the forest to track your gorilla group along with 7 other tourists. You will go through thick forest, steep and muddy areas before finally meeting the family. Follow instructions from the head guide and take as many photos as you can in the one hour allocated. Stay calm and do not make sudden movements. The memory of the time spent with the gorilla family will always remain with you because watching a family Visiting the Batwa pygmies during an 8 Days Safariof mountain gorillas is very different from any other wildlife experience.

After your one hour with the gorilla family, you should return back to the starting point where our guide will drive you back to your hotel for rest and lunch. After some rest, you will be taken to visit the Batwa pygmy community who once lived side by side with the gorillas in the forest. They have now been resettled elsewhere to allow for mountain gorilla conservation activities in the park. The Batwa will let you know if their resettlement was successful or not while also entertaining you with cultural stories and dances.

Dinner and overnight at Chameleon Hill Lodge (luxury), Bakiga Lodge (Midrange) and Tarvan Trekkers Bwindi (Budget).

Lake Bunyonyi Uganda SafariAfter a long night of resting, you should wake up for late breakfast before starting the journey to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is arguably Uganda’s most beautiful lake. It has got several beautiful islands, romantic shores and is a sanctuary for countless bird. Lake Bunyonyi is an excellent destination for relaxation after a long safari. You will enjoy relaxing by the lake shores, go boat riding, island hopping and touring the local fishing villages.

Dinner and overnight at Bunyonyi overland Resort (budget), Bunyonyi safari camp / Bunyonyi Birdnest (Midrange) and Bunyonyi resort (luxury)

Wake up early, take breakfast and prepare for the long journey back to Kampala/Entebbe for your departure flight or a drop at your hotel. The driver will ensure that you stop at key points of interest along the way including the Equator crossing in Kayabwe for lunch and photography

End of tour


  • A 4X4 safari vehicle
  • A Full-Time English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Fuel
  • Game drives
  • Boat cruises
  • Activities in Lake Bunyonyi
  • Gorilla Permits
  • Chimpanzee Permits
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Park fees
  • Pickup and drop-off at in Kampala or Entebbe
  • Cultural visit to the Batwa pygmies


  • The tour cost will exclude international/local flights, visas, personal expenses (tips, beverages, wines and Personal Insurance).

Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge: This mid-range lodge is found in Queen Elizabeth National Park – on the shores of Lake George and close to the fishing village in Kahendero. Ihamba is an excellent lodge 8 days safari in Ugandafor those who want to relax in a tranquil environment in a wilderness setting. The lodge has 10 private cottages overlooking Lake George and the great savannah grasslands of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The room has either twin or double beds. Each cottage is self-contained and will be your home away from home. You will find a private deck, indoor showers, bathrooms, working tables, Wi-Fi, slippers, drinking water, Television sets, and much more. Other services and amenities include a central lounge area, parking space, laundry services, a swimming pool, and housekeeping.

Chameleon Hill Lodge: Chameleon Hill is one of the best luxury lodges in Bwindi Impenetrable 8 days tour in Ugandaforest. It is built on a hill with amazing views of the Bwindi forest, Lake Mutanda, and the Virunga Volcanoes. Each chalet is built differently with its own decorations and finishing. The rooms are decorated with both local and contemporary furnishings. The food is great. By great, we mean they prepare tasty international dishes, baked bread, fresh vegetables and fruits got from their own garden. The lodge offers excellent spots for relaxation after gorilla trekking. A good spot to go to is the wooden deck overlooking Lake Mutanda or one of the private gardens.

Kyaninga Lodge: This is a luxury lodge found in Kibale National Park. It is built overlooking Lake Kyaninga and the great Rwenzori Mountains. The lodge offers a true experience of being out in the African wilderness while retaining the comfort and luxury services of its nine cottages. The private 8 days Uganda wildlife tourcottages are built on raised platforms to allow guests to get all the beautiful views of the wilderness and water bodies. Guests can choose to book a twin or double-bed cottage. The cottages are self-contained with very modern showers, bathrooms, a private deck, comfortable beds, and feather pillows. Meals are excellent and there is a central lounge where all guests can gather to mingle and have fun as they relax by a fireplace. Other amenities include a fully stocked bar and a swimming pool. Kyaninga Lodge was on several community development projects and organizes marathons to raise money for great causes. Some of their projects include the Kyaninga Child Development Centre, Kyaninga Dairy, and Kyaninga Forest Foundation (KFF).

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