This safari is designed to cover wildlife including primates in Kibale national park and the two cultures that live at the edge of the forest Park. More wildlife will be discovered through the game drive and boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth national park in the savannah plains and Kazinga channel respectively.
The four of the big five animals will be spotted such as lions, elephants, leopards and buffalos. Other animals will be spotted such as crocodiles, hippos, warthogs, hyenas, among others.
In Kibale national park, various primates will be encountered such as the L’Hoest’s monkeys, grey-cheeked margabys, black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, olive baboons, red-tailed monkeys and many more accompanied by different bird species.
Day 1. Arrival/pickup and travel to Queen Elizabeth national park
Depending on the agreed location, you will be picked up from that point by the driver guide of our company and transfer you to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This will be the start of the safari and the road is well-tarmacked, passing through Masaka city with a stopover at the Uganda equator for photography and souvenir buying in case you are interested.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is among the biggest national parks in the pearl of Africa and is ranked the most visited national park in Uganda. This park has four of the big five and also the rare tree-climbing lions that can only be found in this park and Lake Manyara national park of Tanzania worldwide.
On arrival, you will be welcomed by different animals such as elephants, buffalos, warthogs, antelopes, lions among others as you check in the accommodation booked.
Day 2. Game drive and boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth national park
On this day, you will explore the beautiful plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park through a morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise. Depending on the choice of the park ranger guide, he will take you to either Kasenyi plains or Mweya peninsular and explore sprawling savannah dotted with wildlife like cape buffaloes, African elephants, Uganda Kobs, hippos, Topis, waterbucks, warthogs, giant forest hogs, cats like lions, leopards, civet, serval cats among others cats.
Also, birds can be spotted including black-bellied bustard, flat lark, white-tailed lark, palm but culture, long-created eagle, croaking cisticola, hooded vulture, white-backed vulture, brown-backed scrub Robin, and sitting cisticolas. The afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga channel exposes you to the water animals and birds such as crocodiles, hippos, pelicans, terns, fish eagles among others.
Day 3. Transfer to Kibale national park and cultural encounters at Isunga Cultural Community
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and then transfer to Kibale national park – renowned primate capital of the world. Not only is it home of chimps, Kibale also boasts other 12 primates and some can be spotted on this visit and among others include L’Hoest’s monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, grey-checked margabys, red-tailed monkeys, olive baboons, red colobus monkeys among others.
This national park is also perfect for bird watching with over 300 bird species such as the great blue turacos, the green breasted Pitta among others. On arrival, you will take part in visiting the Isunga Cultural Community to encounter Batooro and Bakiga cultures, through traditional dances, music, drama and visit the Isunga cold springs. Check in your accommodation after this great adventure.
Day 4. Chimpanzee tracking and leisure
This is the day of great memories as you have a chance to be in the presence of these human’s closest cousins for only an hour. This all begins with breakfast at the lodge and then a drive to the Information Centre at Kanyanchu where you will receive a briefing. The park ranger takes you into the forest to start the search which won’t take more than an hour without spotting one or two chimps.
The chimps normally live in disorganized groups between 2 to infinity but meeting them on this day is quite rewarding. Meet them playing, feeding, jumping from one tree, and breastfeeding, among others. Therefore, enjoy this moment as you take photos and again recording videos and after return to the offices to meet up with the guide driver and share the moments of truth.
After returning to the hotel with your certificate of chimpanzee trekking, you will have leisure at the lodge as you walk around the gardens and interacting with lovely staff members.
Day 5. Transfer back to Kampala
Have a relaxed breakfast at the lodge and later check out from the lodge for a transfer back to Kampala passing through the tea plantations in Fort-portal and Kyenjojo, the natural forest of Kibale and Matiri and hills covered with rocks in Mubende.
Have a stopover in Mubende for refreshments and snacks and later on your arrival in Kampala, you will be dropped at either hotel or Entebbe International Airport and this will be the end of your 5-day safari in Kibale national park and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
- Park Entry fees
- Meals(Full Board)
- Packaged drinking water
- International Flights
- Tourist visa
- Activities not included in the itinerary
- Tips & Personal expenditure
- Accommodation before & after the trip
- Personal Health Insurance