One Week in Uganda, The Ultimate Uganda Itinerary 7 Days

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Itinerary Overview: One Week in Uganda

One Week in Uganda offers cheap gorilla trekking and wildlife viewing experiences for travelers who want affordable holiday trips. 7 Days Budget Uganda Safari tour is basically for budget tourists who want to have tours at much more affordable costs.

7 Days 6 Nights 7 Days Budget Uganda Tour Safari includes visits to Bwindi Impenetrable, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Lake Mburo – Exclusive One Week in Uganda. Activities included are gorilla trekking, game driving, boat cruising, cycling, nature walking, and visiting the equator line. From Kampala, the transfer will have its first stop at the equator line and then continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

At the park, you will undertake a game drive in one of the most popular national parks in the country in search of wildlife. After the game drive, take a boat cruise along the famous Kazinga Channel then search for tree-climbing lions along with the Ishasha sector.

From Queen Elizabeth National Park the tour continues to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking. This is such a great national park for Mountain Gorilla trekking since there are several gorilla families and therefore the highest chance of seeing the gentle giants. Following a memorable gorilla trekking trip in the Bwindi forest, you continue to Lake Mburo National Park. Here you choose to go cycling or have a nature walk and game drive.

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 Tour Summary

  • Safari starts with pick up and ends with drop off in Kampala
  • Activities include game drive, boat cruise, cycling/nature walk and gorilla trekking
  • Transfers will be by a safari van
  • Accommodation before and after trip can be arranged on request at an extra cost
  • Tour is specifically for budget travelers

What you need to know

  • Only budget accommodation is provided 
  • Pack the right Gorilla trekking clothes
  • Tour can start any time of the year
  • Minimum age for tour is 15 years

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Safari Highlights: One Week in Uganda

  • Day #1: Transfer by road from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day #2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel
  • Day #3: Game drive in Ishasha & transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day #4: Mountain Gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Forest 
  • Day #5: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
  • Day #6: Cycling or nature walk and game drive in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Day #7: Return by a 4×4 Safari vehicle to Kampala.
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Itinerary details: One Week in Uganda

Day 1: Transfer by road from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park

From your place of residence or hotel (earlier on communicated to us), an allocated driver guide will pick you up. After meeting and greeting, you will board the safari vehicle for a drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

If interested, you will stop at the equator line about 80km from Kampala for photography at the world’s center line. The drive continues to western Uganda with a lunch stop in Mbarara town. You will most likely arrive at the park in the evening and check in to the booked hotel. You have dinner at a hotel and later on, spend the night there.

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation at: Bush Lodge 

Day 2: Morning Game drive and afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel

Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise

On the second day, you will have your desired breakfast at the hotel and then be transferred by your guide to the park for a game drive. You have a game drive along the Kasenyi plains in search of wildlife that roams these plains. Some of the animals that can possibly be seen include kobs, elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, topis, and many more.

After the game drive, you then return to the hotel for lunch and relax. After lunch, you will head out for an evening boat cruise on the popular Kazinga Channel. During the boat cruise, you see lots of animals as they come to quench their thirst. This spot is also good for seeing several bird species.

Kazinga channel has several aquatic species including hippos and crocodiles. The views on the boat cruise are very spectacular. After the boat cruise, you then transfer back to your hotel for dinner and rest. You sleep in the previous night’s hotel. (on 7 Days Budget Uganda Safari)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Day 3: Game drive in Ishasha & transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast, you check out of the hotel and then go for another game drive this time along the Ishasha sector famed for tree-climbing lions. The search for the tree-climbing lions lasts about 4 hours and will be amazing to see these big cats rest and climb the trees.

From there, you have lunch in the Ishasha region then continue with the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Arriving in the late afternoon, you check into a booked accommodation facility for dinner and spend the night. Accommodation will depend on the sector allocated for trekking. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Day 4: Mountain Gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Forest

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

This will be one unique day on any African safari as you meet the mountain gorillas. Wake up early, have breakfast, and board your safari vehicle for a drive to the park headquarters. It’s expected of you to be at the park headquarters by 8:00 am for a briefing from the park rangers and your driver-guide will ensure the transfer.

During the briefing, the park rangers inform trekkers of the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking. At this time, you are also allocated a gorilla family to trek. Each group is trekked by 8 people allocated depending on the hiking ability.

You get to the very dense tropical jungle of Bwindi impenetrable forest for a lifetime adventure. You spend about 2-6 hours or more trekking to and from. However, a maximum of 1 hour is spent in the presence of the mountain gorillas watching the family and taking pictures.

After 60 minutes of watching the gorillas, you then walk back to the park headquarters. Here you receive a congratulatory gorilla trekking certificate. Your guide drives you to your accommodation facility where you relax, have dinner, and spend the night. (on 7 Days Budget Uganda safari)

Overnight at previous night accommodation.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

At the hotel this morning, you have breakfast and then drive to Lake Mburo National Park. The drive from Bwindi to Lake Mburo Park lasts about 6 hours. Most probably you will arrive at the park in the afternoon. Check-in, rest, and have dinner at a preferred hotel.  (on your 7 Days Budget Uganda Safari)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accommodation at: Eagles Nest Camp

Day 6: Cycling or nature walk and game drive in Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is also referred to as the “whispers of the wild” because of the fact that it doesn’t have carnivores. This makes it safe for nature walks or for tourists to go on a nature walk. 

On this morning after breakfast, you can choose between having a cycling tour through the park or going on a nature walk. Each of the experiences is amazing and it’s all about what you choose. You return to the hotel for lunch and then go for an evening game drive in the park.

Spend the night at a previous hotel.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 7: Return to Kampala

On the last day of your 7 days budget Uganda safari, you have breakfast and embark on the drive back to Kampala. You have lunch en route. Arriving in the afternoon, your safari guide will ensure drop-off at a preferred destination or hotel.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch 

End of the One Week in Uganda

Cost Inclusions

  • All activities as included
  • Accommodation & meals as indicated
  • 4×4 safari vehicle
  • A professional English speaking knowledgeable driver guide.
  • Bottled drinking water on board

Cost Exclusions 

  • International flights & Visas 
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Any changes to the itinerary 
  • Laundry


  • 4×4 safari land cruiser for luxury travelers
  • 4×4 safari van for budget travelers

Safari Route: 7 Days Uganda Budget Safari

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