5 Day chimpanzee Wildlife safari in Uganda

Tour overview

This 5 days safari involves exploring some parts in Western Uganda where you will visit Kibale National Park which is one of Africas greatest rain forests and home to 13 primates; over 100 individuals of Chimpanzees and other species of primates including the Black and white colobus monkeys, 60 species of mammals as well as over 325 species of birds, Also you will continue to Queen Elizabeth National park located 376km away from Kampala and named after the Queen of England, it is home to a lot of wildlife species such as over 500 species of birds, 10 primates, 95 mammal species, climbing lions can also be seen in Ishasha sector, basically the park is a great place with stunning landscape crossed by the Kazinga channel.

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Day 1: Kampala-Kibale National Park.
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking & visit to Bigodi wetland-Kibale national park.
Day 3: Leave Kibale for Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 4: Morning game drive & a boat cruise
Day 5: Departure-visit Lake Katwe and crater lakes region

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Kampala-Kibale National Park

On this day after your breakfast, the guide will meet you at your residence/hotel, briefs you and later embark on the approximately 4 hours and 30minutes journey by 7:00 am to Kibale National Park. You will see great sightings of traditional villages and landscapes. Along the way as you will by welcomed by different amazing animals like the baboons, monkeys. Upon arrival continue and visit the attractive crater lakes area, after that, drive to the lodge and check in. Relax there in the evening, have dinner and spend an overnight.

Accommodation Options; Ndali Lodge(Luxury), Chimpanzee Forest Guest(Moderate), Kibale Forest camp(Budget) Meal Plan; Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking & visit to Bigodi Wetland-Kibale national park

After having breakfast, transfer to the headquarters of the park where you will be briefed and by 8:00am the search of the amazing chimpanzees begins.

As you track them you will have an opportunity to see other wildlife species such as the golden monkeys, the grey cheeked mangabey, L’Hoest’s’ monkeys, birds like; the green breasted pitta. It will surely be a great time when you meet the chimpanzees as you will be in line to see the males guarding their territories, the young ones playing, and feeding. Later return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon visit Bigodi wetland which is home to a number of birds like the Great blue turaco, some primates and also various communities live around. Have dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation Options; Ndali Lodge(Luxury), Chimpanzee Forest Guest(Moderate), Kibale Forest camp(Budget) Meal Plan; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Leave Kibale for Queen Elizabeth National Park

Have your breakfast and leave Kibale for Queen Elizabeth National Park. On your way you will pass via Fortportal town, you will have great sights of the Rwenzori ranges and the local people that do their day to day activities near the road. Enjoy lunch along the way and proceed to the park which is bordered by Lakes; Edward and George that are also separated by the Kazinga channel which passes through the park. A big number of animals will be seen such as the topis, lions, buffaloes, antelopes, waterbucks, giant forest hogs, birds among others.

During the afternoon you will have a great time on a game drive through the park where you will be introduced to the incredible and stunning views of the park and some ranges of Mountain Rwenzori. Drive to the accommodation of your choice which great dinner, and also have an overnight there.

Accommodation options; Katara Safari lodge/Mweya safari lodge(Luxury), Bush lodge/Marafiki safari lodge(Midrange), Simba safari camp/Mweya hostels(Budget) Meal Plan; Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Morning game drive & a boat cruise

On this beautiful day you will be required to wake up so early since you will be going for a game drive so that you could see the morning risers in the Kasenyi track such as elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, lions, in fact you will be able to see them closely. After go back to the lodge; have breakfast and later lunch as you get ready for the launch/boat cruise on Kazinga channel. While on the boat your eyes will be nourished with amazing animal water species such as crocodiles, buffaloes, hippos and also birds like the malachite kingfishers. Go back to your lodge; enjoy dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation options; Katara Safari lodge/Mweya safari lodge(Luxury), Bush lodge/Marafiki safari lodge(Midrange), Simba safari camp/Mweya hostels(Budget) Meal Plan; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Departure-visit Lake Katwe and crater lakes region

After an early breakfast, set out to visit Lake Katwe; it is a salt lake and also you cant miss out on the crater lakes region. Immediately after embark on the journey back to Kampala, stopover in Masaka and have lunch and at the Equator to take photos. Arrive in Kampala in the evening.

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Tour inclusions; Full board accommodation, Chimpanzee trekking permits, Transportation, Professional English speaking tour guide, Drinking water(bottled), Park entry fees and all activities incorporated in the itinerary above.

Tour Exclusions; Personal outlays like Cigars, bees, tips, laundry at the lodges, Accommodation fees in Kampala, International flights, Visas, and any extra activity not mentioned in the itinerary.