UAAV 011 – 5 Days Queen Elizabeth Wildlife & Kibale Chimps

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Uganda is an untouched paradise, home to a number of primates including Chimpanzee that can be tracked in different national parks in Uganda. Here is an opportunity to discover Uganda’s primate and Wildlife on a 5-day adventure into the wilds. Find out what going on safari is really like on a game drive on 4×4 safari vehicles watching animals going about their daily activities in their natural habitat. Experience a good night’s sleep in some of Uganda’s finest game lodges be it a Budget, Mid-range or Luxury safari.

Day 1: Kampala – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 2: Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 3: Queen Elizabeth national park – Kibale Forest National Park
Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking (Kibale)
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kampala

Day 1: Kampala – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Meet at your hotel and leave Kampala for Queen Elizabeth National Park. We shall have a stop at the Equator where you will perform a simple experiment to experience a tropical balance, have a look at the traditional drums and crafts being made, and thereafter proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park, a park known to boast the highest bio-diversity ratings of any game park in the worlds with habitats to include; lakes, forest, savannah grassland as well as wetlands.

  • Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge/Katara Lodge/Kyambura Game Lodge
  • Mid range: Enganzi Lodge
  • Budget: Mweya Hostel

Day 2: Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park

After an early morning warm up tea or coffee, you will head for a game drive along Kasenyi tracks in search of animals like: lions, cape buffalos, elephants, warthogs, waterbucks, spotted hyenas, mangoose, kobs and, if you are lucky, the leopard is often spotted. Over 606 bird species have been recorded in this park and most notably along the Kazinga channel. Return for a full breakfast, relax and prepare for yet another exciting activity in the afternoon. After lunch you will transfer to enjoy a unique two hours boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This launch cruise gives you a great opportunity for photography, animal and bird watching at close range.

  • Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge/Katara Lodge/Kyambura Game Lodge
  • Mid range: Enganzi Lodge
  • Budget: Mweya Hostel

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth national park – Kibale Forest National Park

After your breakfast, you will transfer to Kibale forest national park that allows you a visit to the palace of the youngest king in the world (Tooro kingdom palace) for a cultural and historical brief, lunch shall be served in Fort portal town before proceeding to visit the crater lakes and then head to your hotel for a night before yet an exciting activity of Chimpanzee tracking.

  • Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge/Ndali Lodge
  • Mid range: Kluge’s Guest Farm/Chimpanzee Guest House
  • Budget: Kibale Forest Camp/Rwenzori View Guest House

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking (Kibale)

After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the Chimpanzee tracking information office at 8am for a briefing by the park warden and ranger guides, and after, you will be led into the rain forest in search of chimpanzees. These primates are very mobile and viewing them is unpredictable but a forest walk is an enriching activity and takes about 4 to 6 hours. This forest is home to a large number of chimpanzees and other primates including Lhoestes, grey cheeked mangabeys, Red-colobus, Red-tailed, birds, and butterflies. You will get back at the lodge in time for lunch and if you have energy in the afternoon, go for a Bigodi swamp walk for yet more primates and bird watching with an optional opportunity to meet and interact with the local communities living here.

  • Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge/Ndali Lodge
  • Mid range: Kluge’s Guest Farm/Chimpanzee Guest House
  • Budget: Kibale Forest Camp/Rwenzori View Guest House

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kampala

After your breakfast, we will drive back to Kampala.

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