7 Days Best of Uganda Tour – Big Five Trail Adventure

This is another fun 7 days tour to the best of Uganda. Take Uganda’s best 7-day Best Uganda tour to the world’s thundering waterfall and find the nearest great ape, the chimpanzee.

Ishasha Sector Queen elizabeth national park

7 Days Best Uganda Tour Highlights

  • Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport, Uganda
  • Day 2: Rhino tracking, visit the top of the waterfall.
  • Day 3: Morning game drive and boat ride. Possibility to hike to the top of the waterfall
  • Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park.
  • Day 5: Chimpanzee Trek and Bigodi Community/Swamp Trek
  • Day 6: Transfer to Kasenyi district of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Cruise along the Kazinga Channel.
  • Day 7: Early morning drive to Kampala

Detailed Tour

At Entebbe International Airport you will be met by our company representative and transferred to your hotel for check-in. You will learn about the country and the whole safari and relax at the hotel.

Overnight at

  • Victoria Royal Beach Hotel
  • 2 Friends Guest House
  • Protea Hotel

The day is characterized by the main activities; a visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, where rhinos were bred, a species that became extinct during the turbulent years of Uganda’s political history, and then released into the wilderness in the once-existing Murchison and Kidepo Valley Parks.

Introduced in Kenya and the United States, these rhinos are spread over an area of ​​70 square kilometers and visitors can get a good overview of the animals. After the activity, have lunch before heading to the national park. Enter through Kichumbanyoba Gate and you will enjoy the view of baboons roaming the track as you drive through Budongo Forest. Many primates can be seen along the way; black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, and vervet monkeys.

Visit the top of the falls and see the world’s most powerful waterfall, the Nile water through a 7m wide and 45m deep gorge. About 400 cubic meters of water flow here for 28 kilometers and joins Lake Albert. Drive to the cottage to relax.

Overnight at

  • Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury)
  • Pakuba Safari Lodge (Luxury)
  • Murchison River Lodge (Mid-Range)
  • Baker’s Lodge (High-end)
  • Murchison Treehouse (Budget)
  • Parkside Safari Lodge (Budget).
  • Meal plan: Lunch on the way and dinner at the hotel.

The early game on the north bank of the Nile after the ferry crossing. The park is dotted with Borassus palms, elephant food acacia species, and Rothschild’s giraffes and the drive allowed us to see elephants, savanna Cape buffalo, Lelwell hartebeest, and Ugandan copper.

Birds such as the African hoopoe, eagle, and white-backed vulture. Fortunately, elusive felines such as lions and leopards can be seen near the delta where the Nile flows into Lake Albert. The climax of the safari is the “Hippo Pond”, where many semi-aquatic hippos rest after a night of grazing. Afternoon cruise on the waters of the Nile visiting the downstream waterfalls.

Various animals like sambar, and elephants can be seen. Nile crocodiles can be seen basking on the banks of the river. There are two options: hike to the top of the falls and see the world’s most powerful waterfall grow from the bottom up, or return to the pier by boat. The top of the waterfall marks the climax of the day’s excursion. At the waterfall, you will experience a 45-meter roaring 400 cubic meter stream flowing at high speed through a 7-meter narrow rock gorge. In the evening, transfer to the desired accommodation.

Recommended Accommodations

  • Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury)
  • Pakuba Safari Lodge (Luxury)
  • Murchison River Lodge (Mid-Range)
  • Baker’s Lodge (High-end)
  • Murchison Treehouse (Budget)
  • Parkside Safari Lodge (Budget).
  • Meal plan: Lunch on the way and dinner at the hotel.

After breakfast, you will go to Kibale Forest National Park. The trip by car will take almost 10 hours. This journey will take you through the green landscape of the Albertine Rocks. In addition, you will pass by Hoyma Farm and get a clear understanding of real African culture. Admire the vast tea plantations along the way.

Lunch on the way will be taken in the town of Hoima or Fort Portal. In the late afternoon, head to Kibale, the primate capital of the world. Enjoy luxurious accommodation with an

Recommended Accommodations

  • Chimpanzee Lodge (Mid-Class)
  • Kibale Forest Cottages (Mid-Class)
  • Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge.

After breakfast, proceed to Kibale Forest Park Headquarters for a morning briefing on chimpanzee tracking activities, then enter the forest to search for man’s closest wild cousin, the chimpanzee. All trackers must be at least 18 years old. The experience you will gain from working with these chimpanzees will allow you to discover the similarities between chimpanzees and humans.

In addition to chimpanzees, you can also see other primates such as gray-cheeked mangabeys, olive baboons, and vervets. Return to the hotel for lunch and in the afternoon proceed to the community and walk around the Bigodi swamp. At that moment you will have the opportunity to become an African because you will see how they prepare food, and coffee and how they prepare local bears and local gins.

Get involved in their making and visit the local traditional seers and artisans, but don’t miss the blacksmiths. After this experience, continue to the swamp. Here the guide will provide detailed information about the flora and fauna you will encounter and then you will be transported back to your cabin for dinner and rest.

Recommended Accommodations

  • Chimpanzee Lodge (Mid-Class)
  • Kibale Forest Cottages (Mid-Class)
  • Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge.

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner at the hotel.

Drive north to Kasenyi Plains in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Walk through the parking area adjacent to the Maramagambo Forest where you can see many rare and common primates such as blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, olive baboons, and more.

Arrive in the afternoon and check into your hotel for lunch or drive directly to the jetty at Kazinga Channel to start your Channel Cruise depending on your arrival time at the park. In Kazinga Channel, you will see many aquatic animals including giant Nile crocodiles, chilling hippos, lizards, and many water birds like terns, kingfishers, herons, cormorants, and more.

Sometimes we see elephants swimming and cape buffaloes gulping down gallons of water. After this activity, you can take a misty game drive to the lodge, but there is an option to pass through the crater for a beautiful view of the park and the magical crater or go straight to the lodge to relax.

Recommended Accommodations:

  • Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury)
  • Enganzi Game Lodge (Mid-Class)
  • Park View Safari Lodge (Mid-Class)

Enjoy an early morning ride on the Kasenyi circuit of this ‘miracle hybrid’. Some of the animals you will see are buffalo horns, elephants, waterbucks, leopards, spotted hyenas, copper, warthogs, as well as lions and many birds.

After the activity, drive back to Kampala, Entebbe for your flight. Arriving in the evening, you will pass the large towns of Mbarara, Lyantonde and Masaka. If time permits, you can stop at the equator and buy souvenirs to take home. Meal plan: Lunch en route in Mbarara or Equator.

End of 7 Days Best of Uganda Tour

Price Includes:

  • All accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary on FB & BB basis.
  • Chimpanzee Tracking Permit
  • Full-time exclusive use of a 4 x 4 Safari Van
  • Full-time services of experienced English-speaking drive/guide.
  • All services in national parks i.e park entrance fees, guided nature walks, hikes & game drives.
  • Bottled drinking mineral water, coffees, teas, or soft drinks while on Safaris, game drives, walks, hikes, or transfers.
  • All Nature/Safari & Community walks as indicated in the itinerary-safari program.
  • All airport pickups and drop off from Entebbe & back to Entebbe airport.
  • All activities indicated & mentioned in the itinerary
  • A $7 per pax off as a donation to orphanage homes whose parents’ death are/were as a result of animal conflicts within conservation areas.
  • All government-related taxes

Price Excludes:

  • Laundry service in different hotels we stay
  • Bar bills, phone calls.
  • Personal insurance and medical bills
  • Airfares
  • All other services of a personal nature.
  • All services marked as Optional in the itinerary
  • Driver/guides/hotel staff or any other person’s gratuity.

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