4 Days Chimpanzee Trekking and Wildlife Safari
This 4 days safari combines the chimpanzee trekking adventure in Kibale national park with a wildlife safari in Queen Elizabeth national park. Kibale national park is the prime destination for chimpanzee tracking in Uganda as it takes you through Kibale forest for an encounter with these primates. Queen Elizabeth national park is the most popular national park in Uganda well known for its excellent wildlife and game viewing safaris.
Day 1: Travel to Kibale forest national park and Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
You will be picked up from your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe by your driver guide early in the morning. You then start the journey to Kibale forest national park with a stopover in Fort portal town for lunch. You then continue to the national park and then check in to your lodge.
In the afternoon you will go on the Bigodi swamp walk. The wetland walk is a community run initiative which takes you to the Bigodi wetlands that hosts different species of monkeys like the black-and- white colobus, red-tailed and olive baboons. The wetlands also have bird species like the Great blue turaco. The also take you in to the community for an encounter with the locals and their daily life.
Journey time: 5 hours
Luxury – Ndali Lodge or Papaya Lake Lodge
Mid-range – Turaco Treetops
Budget – Chimpanzee Guest House
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking and Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park
You will be transferred to the park office by your driver guide for your chimpanzee trek in Kibale forest. You will then receive a briefing from your ranger guide with guidelines about your trek. After this you set out in to the park as you look out for the chimpanzees. You are allowed to spend 1 hour with the chimpanzees as you watch them feed and actively jump from one tree branch to another. You will have an opportunity to take photos and then start the walk back to the park office where you initially started your chimp trek
After the chimpanzee trek you will travel to Queen Elizabeth national park in the afternoon with your driver guide. On arrival check in to your lodge and have dinner.
Journey time: 2 hours
Luxury – Kyambura Gorge Lodge or Mweya Safari Lodge
Mid-range – Twin Lakes Safari Lodge or Elephant Hab Lodge
Budget – Bush Lodge
Day 3: Game Drive and Boat ride on Kazinga Channel
You will go on an early morning game drive in the park after having breakfast at the lodge. The game drive will take place in Kasenyi plains as this is where you get the best game viewing opportunities. Wildlife to look out for include hyenas, lions, elephants, buffaloes and antelope species among other animals.
Your afternoon will be spent on a relaxing boat ride on Kazinga channel. The boat ride offers great opportunities to look out for water birds, hippos, crocodiles that like to sunbathe on the shores, elephants that like to pay in the water and antelopes as they come to the shores to drink water in the afternoon. The boat ride takes 2 hours.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Travel back to Kampala or Entebbe
After breakfast you start the journey back to Kampala with short breaks to stretch along the way.
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
Included in Safari Package:
- Chimpanzee Trekking Permit
- Bigodi wetland walk
- Game drive and Boat ride
- Safari Vehicle and Fuel
- Park entrance fees
- Professional Tour and Driver guide(English Speaking)
- Drinking water in the vehicle
Safari Package Does Not Include:
- Optional activities
- International flights and visa charges
- Tips to guides and Lodge staff
- Other personal expenses like laundry services