5 days Chimpanzee trekking & Lions (Chimp & Wildlife Uganda tour)

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5 days Chimpanzee trekking, Uganda Lions and Wildlife Adventure Safari

This your will take you to Queen Elizabeth National park, the Ecological wonder of East-Africa. This park, Uganda Gifted by Nature is a marvel. It is famous for tree climbing Lions in Ishasha, Elephant herds, Buffaloes, Leopards, several antelope species, Hippos, Crocodiles, Giraffes, and several other wildlife.
This park is also a sanctuary for multitude of Bird species for Bird watching Enthusiasts. That aside, this Eco-wonder is blessed with breathtaking landscapes and vegetation, Crater lakes, Hot springs and friendly people with rich Culture.


Before driving to Queen Elizabeth, we will have a stop at Kibale Forest National Park for Chimpanzee tracking and other Primates. This park also presents a good birding opportunity in the Bigodi swamp with over 280 species.
Kibale forest National Park and Bigodi swamp are a home to many primates including Chimpanzees, black and white Colobus, L’Hoest’s, Mangabey, Red-tailed monkeys, Baboons and so much more.



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-> Checkout the summary of this 5 days Chimp and wildlife Adventure Safari

Safari highlights

  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest national park
  • Game drives for Big Four (Tree climbing Lions, leopards, Elephants, Bufallo) and other wildlife etc
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga channel for game viewing
  • Bird watching in Kibale forest and Queen Elizabeth national parks
  • Explosion craters
  • Large crop Plantations and beautiful Sceneries



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Day 1: Meet and greet and journey Kibale forest national park

Our driver guide will pick you from you hotel/lodge in Kampala/ Entebbe or your place of residence to start a five hour journey to Kibale Forest National park passing through big towns of Mityana and Mubende before reaching Fort portal. This town has been known as the cleanest town in Uganda and it is ever green. The town is surrounded by big tea plantations and estates that presents fantastic photographic opportunities.
You will continue to check in at the lodge before having hot lunch. A relaxing afternoon and evening though we have a room for many optional activities.

Highlights
  • Drive to Kibale
  • Lunch
  • Relaxation
  • Dinner

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking, Birding and other Primates

Chimpanzee Tracking Day.
After an early breakfast we set off to the briefing at the Kanyanchu Briefing Centre for registration and briefing before we start the trek to see our cousins the Chimpanzees.
After briefing and getting our ranger guide we enter the forest to track the Chimps. The activity takes an average of 4 hours including the hour you spend with them. After this awesome Experience of a life time we head back to the lodge for lunch and relax.


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In the afternoon we visit the Bigodi wetland sanctuary, a great initiative of the local community surrounding the park. An organized trail through the wetland presents a good Bird Watching opportunity and four Primate species are often being sighted on this trail (Black and White Colobus, L’Hoest’s, Mangabey, Red-tailed monkeys).

Highlights
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Bigodi Swamp walk
  • Nature Walk
  • Bird watching

Meal Plan:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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Day 3: Transfer To Queen Elizabeth and and Evening Game viewing

A late morning departure for Queen Elizabeth national park, driving through big banana plantations, maize, cotton and sunflowers on season, this is so, because of the volcanic soils which are eroded from mountain Rwenzori. Also, the land is generally flat enabling mechanization. We drive on the foothills of mountain Rwenzori and through the copper mining town of Kasese.


Upon check in arrival in Queen Elizabeth National Park, we have lunch at the lodge. In the Evening we go for a game drive.

Highlights
  • Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Lunch
  • Evening Game drive

Meal Plan:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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Day 4: Big Cats (lions, Leopards) and Boat Cruise for Game viewing

We drive off for an early morning game drive with our parked breakfast. We aim for the Big Cats which are more active in the morning such as; Lions and Leopards. We also lookout for Hyenas, Elephants, Buffaloes, Antelopes and Birds.
Queen Elizabeth NP's Kasenyi tracks presents the best region for game viewing because of the open grounds which attracts big game.
We then return to the lodge for lunch.

Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise

In the evening we have a boat cruise on Kazinga channel a wonder of its own, you can’t imagine how close you get to giant animals like Buffalos and Elephants which come to banks for water, giant forest Hogs, Hippopotamus, Nile crocodiles and many bird species like great white Pelicans, African spoonbills, great cormorants, African fish eagles among others.

Highlights
  • Big Cats Tracking
  • Wildlife Search
  • Boat Cruise on Kazinga channel
  • Bird watching

Meal Plan:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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Day 5: Checkout, Explosion craters and journey back to Kampala

He have early morning breakfast and before checking out, we have an optional game drive in search for wildlife or Explosion craters drive, a great scenery of different crater lakes, some containing water, others blank while others densely forested. Here there is no much gaming because of the vegetation but the scenery so amazing.
We them depart for Kampala/ Entebbe.
We have a hot lunch on the way, driving through Mpambire village of the Drum makers before the destination either hotel or airport for the flight back home.

Highlights
  • Explosion Craters
  • Wildlife Search
  • Back to Kampala/Entebbe

Meal Plan:Breakfast, Lunch

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Accommodation (Hotels and Lodges around the Tourist Sites)

The accommodation depends on your Budget. Here is a list of Lodges around the Tourist site.

What You need for the 5 days Chimpanzee Trekking Kibale Safari

  • Water: It is advisable to park a few water filtration tablets before you come for the trek.
  • Boots: You will need good waterproof comfortable shoes because some times it rains during the trek
  • Rain Jacket: You are advised to carry rain jacket in case it rains in Kibale forest
  • Snack: You can carry a light snack to give you some energy during the walk in the forest
  • Trouser and Shirts : Light trousers and long sleeved shirts are advised.
  • Socks: You will have to tuck in the trousers into the socks to avoid insects crawling inside.
  • Gloves: You might need Gardening gloves because you will be grabbing tree branches, leaves, name it, and some can be thorny.
  • Camera: Carry a good camera to capture this lifetime experience (NO FLASH)

What is included in the 5 days Safari

  • Airport Transfers
  • 4 nights accommodation around National Parks
  • Meals: Day 1- L.D, Day 2 - B.L.D, Day 5 - B.L

    Note: L= Lunch, D= Dinner, B= breakfast

  • Bottled Water
  • Chimpanzee Tracking Permit
  • Park Entry Fees: Queen and Kibale
  • Bottled Water
  • Experienced English speaking Driver
  • 4X4 Safari car for Transportation

What is excluded in the 5 days Chimpanzee Trekking Itinerary

  • Visas
  • Tips for Driver and Guides
  • Souvenirs
  • Insurance
  • Air tickets
  • Drinks from the Accommodation
  • Laundry
  • Anything not discussed during the initial meeting
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