7 Days Explore Uganda Safari

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Overview

Though Uganda has been partially uncovered, there are still places that are off-the-beaten path, thus giving a chance to travelers to explore them on this 7-day safari. There are less explored sites such as the Namugongo Martyrs’ shrine, Batwa villages in south western Uganda. Adding more to culture are the national parks, cultural sites such as the palaces for famous kings in the past Uganda, caves and so much more.

In a nut shell, Uganda is a country open to explorations because of different undiscovered tourist destinations. A safari in Uganda is one of a kind adventure, with different cultures and natural features.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at the airport

Upon arrival, you will be picked by an assigned, dedicated hospitable driver guide from the airport. The guide will briefly tell you about what you are about to experience during this exploration safari. Here you will be told about the necessary equipment needed for this 7 days safari. From there you be taken to your pre-booked hotel where you will rest and have your dinner.

Day 2: Transfer to FortPortal with a stopover in Mityana at Entanda cultural site

Early morning wake up for delicious breakfast and start the interesting journey to Fort portal City. You will have a stopover in Mityana for a community encounter to learn more about the Kiganda culture at Entanda cultural center. Here you will learn more about the Baganda people and their traditions.

Get warmly received with cultural dances and songs while enjoying different fruits, then attend different Kojja and Ssenga talks, traditional tree planting and enjoy the delicious traditional meals like chicken Luwombo. After lunch, proceed to Fortportal where you will be checked in at a booked hotel for accommodation and dinner.

Day 3: Tour of Fortportal city and evening transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Early morning visit to Nyakasura hills for the tour of Amabere Ganyinamwiru and trek the hills to admire top of the world views. Accompanied with a visit to the palace of Omukama of Toro where you will be introduced to the detailed Batoro culture.

Have lunch while experiencing the different Toro folk dance and drama. Later in the afternoon transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, on arrival in the park check in to the booked lodge where you have accommodation and dinner.

Day 4: Early morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

Wake up early in the morning for game drive, ushering you into the brilliant green vegetation of the park upon sunrise while viewing different wild animals. You might be lucky to see at least four of the big five animals including lions, elephants, buffaloes and leopards.

Apart from big mammals, you will be able to see a myriad of bird species and other animals, and later retire from the drive and head to the lodge for meals and resting awaiting the afternoon activities.

An afternoon boat cruise along Kazinga channel offers magnificent sights and sounds of different water loving animals such as fish, crocodiles, hippos and others as well as the other animals as they take water from the channel during hot sunny days. Migratory bird species will as well be spotted especially those that come to Africa during the mating season. Later retire for the day and head back to the lodge for resting and dinner.

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Wake up to an early morning drive to Mbarara, a renowned city to be a land of milk and honey, and home of Lake Mburo National Park. Here you will have a short tour of the park with a visit to Biharwe eclipse monument for photography moments, and then proceed to Igongo cultural center for traditional lunch.

Proceed on a tour to different farms near the city of Mbarara visiting Bahima communities to know about their culture and their majestic long-horned Ankole cows. Then retire to a booked hotel where you have night rest and await the following day.

Day 6: Early morning drive and return to Kampala city

Early morning breakfast and return to Kampala city with a stopover in Mpigi at the equator where you have a chance to take photos and also, have lunch. Proceed to Kampala later in evening where you will stay for a night at a booked hotel.

Day 7: Transfer to the airport. Departure

Proceed to Entebbe international airport, with an enroute visit to the Uganda reptile village and Uganda wildlife educational center before your flight. The driver guide will drop you at the airport.

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