7 Days Uganda Holiday Safari Wildlife, Primates and Birding

7 Days Uganda Holiday Safari Wildlife, Primates and Birding

7 Days Uganda Holiday Safari Wildlife, Primates, City tour and Birding

This 7 days Uganda holiday safari is a wildlife viewing safari to Murchison falls National park, Kibale Forest National park and Semuliki national park. This Uganda holiday safari will give the opportunity to spot the big five wildlife, trek chimpanzees along with many other primates and also to visit the hot-springs while doing bird watching at the same time. A Kampala city tour will serve as last day on this amazing Uganda holiday safari.

This is the best wildlife viewing safari you can enjoy in 7 days tailored with plenty of activities such as boat cruise, chimpanzee trekking, other primates viewing, nature walks, bird watching, city tour and many other activities as listed in the detailed itinerary below.

7 days Uganda holiday safari Highlight

  • Rhino Trekking
  • Game drives
  • Launch Cruise
  • Top of Murchison Falls
  • Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Night game drives
  • Bigodi Wetlands
  • Bird watching
  • City Tour

7 days Uganda Holiday Safari​

Detailed Tour Plan for the 7 days Uganda holiday safari

Day 1: Arrival and Check-in Hotel/Lodge

Upon your arrival at Entebbe International airport Uganda, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel in Kampala overnight at


Cassia Lodge

Serena Hotel

Mestil Residences

Hotel Africana

Day 2: Head to Murchison Falls National Park

After an early morning breakfast, depart for Murchison Falls National park, Uganda’s biggest national park with an area of 3840sqkm. Murchison Falls National park is divided into Northern and Southern sectors by River Nile, where it flows over the western rift valley escarpment.

On the way you will have a stopover for Rhino Trekking at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola. Have a lunch and then drive to Murchison Falls park for an evening game drive that leads you to the top of the falls. This is where the wide R. Nile forces their way into a narrow gap of about 8m, creating a glorious view of the falls from the top. After, Proceed to your already booked lodge for overnight.

Lodges in Murchison Falls National Park

Paraa Safari Lodge

Sambiya River Lodge

Red Chilli Rest Camp.

Meal Plan: Full-Board

Day 3: Wildlife Viewing and Launch Cruise in Murchison Falls National Park

Embark on the exploration of wonderful “world’s strongest falls” park, Murchison falls National park where the natural beauty of the Nile is perfected. You will come across herds of elephants both on a game drive or on a boat cruise. Other common wild animals in the park include; giraffes, antelopes, Uganda kobs, buffaloes, waterbucks, lions, and several bird species such as the unusual saddle bill storks.

Be back in time for your lunch. In the afternoon, jump onto the boat for take a launch cruise to the bottom of the falls. You will come across pools of hippos, giant toothsome crocodiles with his jaws wide open and lots of aquatics just before reaching to the of the falls. You may the opportunity to climb to the top of the falls if you wish to. Later get back to Lodge.


Paraa Safari Lodge

Sambiya River Lodge

Red Chilli Rest Camp.

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Early morning game drive as you wave past Murchison Falls National Park and head fto the “Primates Capital of the World”, Kibale Forest National Park. Kibale Forest is a large protected block of rainforest with the largest concentration of primates in Africa such as Chimpanzees, Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Red Tailed monkey and Red Colobus.

Accommodation in Kibale Forest National Park

Primate Lodge Kibale

Kibale Forest View

Kibale Bandas.

Meal Plan: Full Board.

Day 5: Chimpanzee Trekking at Kibale Forest National Park

This morning, you will go for the morning Chimpanzee trekking in the forest. You will on your way trekking get a chance to see other species like the Chestnut-Winged Starling, Orange -Tufted, Grey-Throated Flycatcher, Masked & Black-Capped Apalis’, & plenty of bird species such as the Tiny Sunbirds.

After a hefty lunch, your guide will take you for nature walk through Bigodi Swamp. Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is managed by the Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental organisation to help in achieving social and economic development for local communities. Bigodi swamp is an Important Birding Area in Kibale with an estimated 137 bird species.

The swamp is also rich in vegetation such as wild palms, polita figs and the dominant papyrus. There are a network of forest trails that radiate out from the visitor centre, allowing you to search for a number of species that shun the vicinity of the main road before returning to your lodge.

Accommodations in Kibale Forest:

Primate Lodge Kibale

Kibale Forest View

Primate Lodge

Kibale Bandas.

Meal Plan: F/B.

Day 6: Transfer from Kibale Forest to Semliki National Park

7 Days Uganda Holiday Safari BirdingThe 6th day of your long Uganda safari will start with an early morning drive to Semliki Wildlife Reserve. This scenic drive will take you down the eastern side of Lake Albert. Semliki National Park is situated in the basin of the Western Rift Valley.

The park is one of the most diverse habitats in Uganda with magnificent scenes such as the Hot-springs, Riparian forest, borassus palm forest, and short and high grass savannas.

Primates are no strangers here, Chimpanzees live just next to elephant, lion and buffalo as well as the usual Uganda species. Following dinner, we will go on a night drive. There are always surprises on the night drives I cannot state here but only on the trip.

Overnight at Semliki safari Lodge

Day 7: Transfer back to Kampala

This is the last day of your safari. You will embark on an early morning drive to Kampala and do a mini city tour to the Martyrs Shrine Namugongo, Kasubi tombs and other distinctive places in Kampala city.


Inclusions of the 7 days Uganda holiday safari package

  • Transportation
  • Park Entrances
  • Accommodation as specified in the Itinerary
  • Food and soft Drinks while on the trip
  • Chimp tracking permits
  • English speaking guide and driver

7 days Uganda holiday safari package Excludes

  • Visa fees
  • Personal expenses such as buying souvenirs
  • Money for tips
  • Laundry except where the lodge offers it as amenity
  • Other desired activities not specified in the tour plan


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