5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Tour & Chimpanzee tracking to Queen Elizabeth & Kibale National Park:
This 5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzee tracking Tour to Queen Elizabeth & Kibale National park is an amazing Uganda tour that offers you the chance to view the big wild game during game drives, birding, Primates like Chimpanzee Tracking in Kyambura Gorge and Kibale National Park, a Boat Cruise along the 45Km Kazinga Channel as well as a visit to Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru Caves.
This 5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzee tracking Tour to Queen Elizabeth & Kibale National park takes you to the southwest part of Uganda and meets the safari needs of travellers that would love to explore the amazing abundant wildlife in Uganda, Enjoy Chimpanzee Tracking, Guided Walks and Bird Watching. Queen Elizabeth National Park is noted to be one of the most popular destination always encountered on a safari in Uganda and it features diverse Eco systems including the shady humid forests, rolling Savannah, beautiful lakes along with rich wetlands that makes the park ideal for big game including the four of the big five, the ten (10) Species of Primates and over the 600 bird species which makes it the habitat with the greatest bird Species count in the whole of East Africa.
Chimpanzee tracking tour in Kibale Forest National Park offers the best experience of observing Chimpanzees in their natural habitat in Uganda. Kibale Forest has the biggest population of Chimps numbering more than 1500 individuals. The park is also home to the densest population of primates hence is referred to as the primate capital of the world and the most diverse with 13 species. It is a primate lover’s haven! In Kibale Forest, you shall track a community of nearly 100 habituated Chimpanzees. A nature walk through the Bigodi wetland at the edge of the forest will offer more primates, birds, and wonderful wildlife spotting!. This is a 5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzee tracking Tour to Queen Elizabeth & Kibale National park
5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Tour & Chimpanzee tracking to Queen Elizabeth & Kibale National Park:
DAY 1: Transfer from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National park for a boat ride on Kazinga Channel
Your guide will meet you at your hotel in Kampala / Entebbe after your Breakfast and head west to Queen Elizabeth National Park with a stop at the Equator to experience how you can be in both hemispheres at once, visit the Royal Drum makers for a short talk and continue through the lush hills of the Park with a game drive Enroute, arriving in the evening. Enjoy your lunch at the lodge, After which you will enjoy a boat ride on the Kazinga Channel which separates Lakes Edward and George, viewing a variety of game on the banks, seen drinking at the water’s edge as Buffalo linger in the shallows and a tremendous variety of birds grace the grasses on the shores including the Great White, Pink-Backed Pelicans, Great and Long-Tailed Cormorants, Open-Billed Stork, African Jacana. We Later return to our Lodge / Camp for Dinner and Overnight.
Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner
Estimated Distance Kampala – Queen Elizabeth via Mbarara: 389Km
Estimated Time: 6-7 Hours
Luxury Accommodation: Kyambura gorge Lodge / Elephant Plains Lodge / Mweya Safari Lodge / Ishasha Wilderness Lodge
Midrange Accommodation: Marafiki Safari Lodge / Park View Lodge / Katara Lodge / Kasenyi Safari Camp
Budget Accommodation: Bush Lodge / Simba Safari Camp / Pumba Cottages.
DAY 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge and Guided Walks
This will be the most interesting but tiresome day. You will have a cup of African tea early in the morning before going for your chimpanzee trekking to the Kyambura Gorge encounter Chimpanzees and other Primates on your way enjoy views of game-like buffaloes, water bucks, warthogs, a variety of birds, lions, Uganda kobs and others animals.
After your lunch, there are great surprises waiting for you in the extensive Maramagambo forest. Before this Walk, a brief history and background of the forest are given. While on the guided forest nature walk, you will see the bat cave in which there are pythons which usually feed on the bats. There are other trails which lead you to crater lakes and the famous blue River which is near the bat caves. You may as well see other primates like chimps, elephants and birds. Later return to your Lodge / Camp for dinner and overnight.
Meal Plan: Full Board
DAY 3: Morning Game Drive – Transfer to Fort portal Visit amabere Ga nyina Mwiru Caves and Falls
An early start, we take our Morning Game drive on time to catch up with the early risers’ game drive that starts at 6:30 am when the predators are returning to their hideouts. You may see elephants, lions, spotted hyenas, leopards and hippos grazing. After your game drive have a late breakfast. Then proceed to Fort Portal town for lunch, afternoon proceed to Amabere ga nyina mwiru Caves for a walk to the Falls and continue your walk for a hike along the Nyakasura hills that are a result of volcanic eruptions. You will hike to the top for amazing views. You will also get to see swamps/wetlands and crater lakes which are a result of volcanic eruptions providing you breath-taking views of the Rwenzori Mountains in the backdrop. Later drive to your Lodge in Fort portal Town or Kibale Forest in preparation for your Next day’s Chimpanzee trekking Activity. Enjoy dinner and Overnight at
Luxury Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge / Primates Lodge / Ndali Lodge / Aramaga Rift Valley Lodge.
Midrange Accommodation: Turaco Tree Tops / Chimpundu Lodge / Crater Safari Lodge.
Budget Accommdotion: Kibale Forest Camp / Rweteera Safari Resort.
Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 4: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park- Bigodi Swamp Walk
After an early breakfast, you will transfer to the park offices to meet the ranger guides for a briefing before your trek. You will set off into the forest to track a community of Chimpanzees. Get to see a Community of up to 3 large communities of Chimpanzees that have been habituated for the tracking adventure. You will locate the Chimps without so much straining since the territory of each Chimp community is known beforehand by advanced trackers as it will be communicated by your guides. While you trek through the forest you will observe plenty of other wildlife. Other primates which you may spot include Red Colobus Monkey, L’Hoest Monkey, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, and Vervet Monkeys. The bird lovers will spot many forest specials from a total of 335 bird species recorded in the forest. The pant hoots and loud screams of the Chimpanzees can be heard from a distance and will lead you to the community which you will spend no more than an hour observing and following in the forest. The Chimpanzees will be swinging through trees with so much speed, pant hooting, slapping tree barks and screaming to locate each other. It is an adrenaline-giving atmosphere and a memorable experience. You will then return to the lodge for lunch.
Later in the afternoon you will transfer to the Bigodi Wetland swamp which is situated on the eastern edge of the forest. There you will take a light walk in the wetlands to observe plenty of wildlife including birds and many monkey species. Return in the evening for dinner and overnight at the Lodge or Camp as above.
Meal Plan: FB
DAY 5: Breakfast and drive back to Kampala / Entebbe
After a leisurely breakfast, we drive back to Kampala with your lunch en-route and on arrival transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight or transfer to Entebbe Airport for your outbound flight. End of your 5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzee tracking Tour to Queen Elizabeth & Kibale National park
Estimated Distance Fort portal – Kampala: 358Km
Estimated Time: 5- 6 Hours
The above 5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzee tracking Tour to Queen Elizabeth & Kibale National park is Inclusive of;
- All activities/services as per itinerary
- 4WD Vehicle with a pop-up roof for scenic viewing
- A professional English-speaking driver/guide
- Site entrance fees
- Chimpanzee tracking permits
- Nature Walks
- All ground transportation and fuel
- Bottled drinking water in the vehicle
The above 5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzee tracking Tour to Queen Elizabeth & Kibale National park is Exclusive of:
- International airfares
- Travel insurance cover
- Activities/services not included in the itinerary
- Alcoholic drinks/wines
- Laundry and any service of personal nature
What to Wear and Carry with you on your 5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzee tracking Tour to Queen Elizabeth & Kibale National park;
- Comfortable Hiking or Trekking Boots
- Long-sleeved Shirt or Blouse
- Long Trousers
- Warm clothes for the night as this part of the country gets pretty cold
- A torch is necessary
- Water Proof Jacket
- Water Proof Day Pack or Bag
- Light Waterproof Jacket
- Cameras and Extra Batteries
- Sunglasses and Hat
- Wear a Poncho
- Insect Repellent.
Time & Dates of Travel: This is a private tour, departure can be organised for any time throughout the year subject to the availability of accommodation and transport.
Accommodation Booking: The Accommodations Mentioned in the Program depend on availability and Reservations are only made after your booking Confirmation. In case the mentioned accommodations are not available during the requested period, we will always do our best to book one for you in the same Class. This is done only after consulting you. While on a Safari always be sure to have all your belongings before checking out of the Accommodations to avoid losing things that may be important to you.
Transport: Our Safaris involve a lot of travelling on the main Tarmac and Dirt Roads thus transport is provided in closed 4X4 Wheel drive Toyota Land Cruisers for all luxury Tours and the standard 4×4 Wheel drive Safari minivans for all Midrange – Budget Safaris. All Vehicles are provided with pop-top roofs for easy and excellent safari viewing. All passengers will have a dedicated window seat. Your professional English-speaking and courteous driver/guide will be at your disposal for questions or translations.
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