7 Days Uganda Chimps, Wildlife, and Hot Springs (Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, and Semuliki)

7 Days Uganda Chimps, Wildlife, and Semuliki Safari : If you are looking to combine wildlife viewing with chimp tracking for your upcoming trip, this 7-day Uganda safari is a good option. It takes you to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale National Park, and Semuliki National Park, all located in western Uganda. Major attractions of the safari include Kibale forest chimpanzees, savannah wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and the Sempaya hot springs in Semuliki.

Safari Highlights

  • Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel
  • Day 2: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 3: Morning game drive and Afternoon boat cruise
  • Day 4: Game drive and transfer to Kibale, Crater exploration
  • Day 5: Chimp tracking and Bigodi swamp walk
  • Day 6: Bigodi Community visit
  • Day 7: Drive to Entebbe

Should you be interested in this itinerary or want some changes to it so it can perfectly suit your travel interests, simply contact us at dolphintours@live.com or info@ugandagorillatrekkingtrips.com

Detailed Itinerary | 7 Days Uganda Chimps, Wildlife, and Semuliki Safari

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel

Pick up upon arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Entebbe or Kampala. You will have a briefing from your safari driver and he will also give you details of the next day’s program. He will later on leave and you will also have a meal and relax.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Meal plan: Dinner

Day 2: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today, you will have a somewhat long journey (of 8-9 hours including stopovers) from Kampala or Entebbe to Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda. You will have a stopover in Kayabwe for the water experience and straddling at the equator monument. Visit the Igongo Cultural Centre and have lunch in Mbarara. You will proceed with the journey, have a stopover en-route to watch craters, and continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will arrive at your lodge in the evening, check-in, have dinner, and relax.

Meal plan: Full board

Day 3: Morning game drive and Afternoon boat cruise

During your visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will explore the savannah plains for wildlife viewing. Kasenyi plains will give you chances to see Uganda kobs, elephants, large herds of buffaloes and waterbucks, lions, and sometimes a leopard. In the afternoon, you will go for a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel and this trip almost gives a guarantee to see hippos and crocodiles. Other animals you may see along the channel include elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, warthogs, and many bird species.

You will drive back to the lodge and enjoy a leisurely evening. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Meal plan: Full board

Day 4: Game drive and transfer to Kibale, Crater exploration

You will wake up at your leisure, have breakfast and check out of the lodge. Go for a short game drive for a chance to see animals that you might have missed on the last game drive. From here, proceed to Kibale and enjoy a crater exploration as you head to your lodge.

Meal plan: Full board

Day 5: Chimp tracking and Bigodi swamp walk

Wake up to an early breakfast and head out for chimp tracking. The activity starts with a briefing at the park offices where you also meet your tracking guides. As you walk through the forest in search of the chimps, you may come across other animals like monkeys and baboons. And once you spot the chimps, you will be allowed to stay with them for an hour before leaving the forest.

In the afternoon, you will go for a walk through Bigodi Swamp. It is an interesting one that gives a chance to see and learn about a rich diversity of wildlife, see many bird species and primates. In the evening, you will return to the lodge for the overnight.

Meal plan: Full board

Day 6: Bigodi Community Tour

This 7 Days Uganda safari allows for a community tour around Bigodi village and this day will be spent doing several activities there. They include; a coffee tour, local food preparation and visiting institutions that have emerged out of the Bigodi Community Walk Project and meeting groups of women who make craft items from materials obtained from Bigodi swamp.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Day 7: Kibale to Entebbe

On this last day of your safari, you will have breakfast at the lodge, check out and set off for Entebbe where you will arrive in the late afternoon. Your safari driver will drop you at the airport for your evening flight.

End of safari

The tour package includes;

  • Transport in a safari vehicle
  • Professional local safari guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Chimp permit
  • Boat cruise
  • Bigodi Swamp walk
  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Bottled drinking water during travel

The tour package excludes

  • Visa and air ticket
  • Tips and gratuity
  • Optional activities
  • Extra meals
  • Alcoholic drinks and cigar
  • Other items of personal nature

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