4 Days Uganda Safari, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Adventure

4 Days Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari to Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth National Parks

Tour overview

This 4 Days Safari will start and end in Kampala, Ugandas capital. It involves visiting Kibale National Park which is home to Chimpanzees and other Primate species like the colobus monkeys, LHoests monkeys among others; the park is famous for chimpanzee tracking, bird watching, nature walks etc. A chimpanzee permit goes for $150 per person. Also visitors will visit Queen Elizabeth National Park which is located in Western Uganda about 376 km from Kampala.
The park is home to various mammal species(around 95) such as tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector, elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles, hippos, and antelopes among others, bird(over 500 species) and tree species. Activities like a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel, game drives in the park, birding watching, and a visit to the crater lakes will be enjoyed in this trip.

kazinga channel

Tour Highlights

Day 1: Depart for Kibale National Park
Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking -Transfer to Queen Elizabeth
Day 3: Game drive and afternoon boat cruise
Day 4: A visit to Lake Katwe and the Crater lakes region -Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Depart for Kibale National Park

Your guide/driver will pick you up from Kampala from the hotel after your breakfast. You will have briefing from him and later depart driving to the west for Kibale National Park. Along the way you will have awesome and spectacular views of the Rwenzori ranges and the countryside of the area, have a stopover for lunch. On arrival in kibale, check in at your lodge, and in the afternoon have a walk in Bigodi wetlands where you will be able to see various birds, also those endemic to the Albertine area. Later, have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options; Kyaninga Lodge/ Ndali lodge(Upmarket), Chimpanzee Forest Guest/Primate lodge(Moderate/Mid-range), Kibale Forest camp(Budget)

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking -Transfer to Queen Elizabeth

Have an early morning breakfast and be at the park headquarters early enough for briefing concerning chimpanzee tracking such that by 8:00am you start the search for these primates in the forest. Meeting these chimpanzees is a great time whereby you will be able to take photographs of these creatures which carry a DNA (98% like that of human beings). You will also see other various primates like the LHoests monkeys, Grey cheeked Mangabey, white and black colobus, red tailed monkeys, also birds will be spotted like the green breasted pitta, rumped tinker bird and also different plant species will be seen. Later in the afternoon, after your lunch head back to the lodge, pack your bags and depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will arrive late in the afternoon. Check-in at the lodge, rest at your lodge in the evening. Accommodations options; Mweya hostels/Kasenyi safari camp(Budget), Elephant safari lodge(Mid-range/Moderate), Mweya safari lodge(Luxury)

Day 3: Game drive and afternoon boat cruise

After an early morning breakfast, proceed for a game drive which lasts for about 3 hours through various game trails looking for wildlife such as elephants, antelopes, leopards, lions, waterbucks among others. Drive back to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon go for a 2 hour boat cruise along the Kazinga channel where you will have a chance to see crocodiles, more herds of buffaloes, elephants, hippos, and also different bird species. In the evening drive back to the lodge, have dinner and an overnight at your lodge.

Accommodation Options; Mweya safari Lodge/Katara lodge(Luxury), Elephant safari lodge/Kyambura game lodge(Mid-range), Mweya hostels/Kasenyi safari camp(Budget)

Day 4: A visit to Lake Katwe and the Crater lakes region -Departure

After an early breakfast, drive towards lake katwe and also the crater lakes region, you will be able to see various salt pans around lake katwe, this is Ugandas oldest salt mine . Thereafter, proceed to Kampala, have stopover in Masaka for lunch and also at the equator, take enough photos as you continue to Kampala reaching late in the afternoon.

END OF SAFARI Inclusions

  • Accommodation(Full board)
  • Full time tour guide(English speaking)
  • Chimpanzee tracking permits
  • All park entry fees
  • Ground transport(4WD)
  • Launch cruise on Kazinga channel and Game drives
  • Bottled drinking water

Exclusions

  • International flight tickets, Visas, and airport taxes
  • Personal Insurance
  • Personal expenses including tips given to staff, laundry services, drinks/beverages and any others extra activities
  • Accommodation in Kampala hotel(s)