5 Days Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safaris

Day 1: Drive to Kibale National Park

Today you will be picked by our guide from your accommodation in either Kampala or Entebbe after which you embark on your journey to Kibale forest National Park. The Park is a home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primates including the chimpanzees. On your arrival in the afternoon after lunch, you proceed for a swamp walk; your swamp walk (2-3 hours) will take you through grassland, small communities and some beautiful scenery, where the locals are likely to greet you with enthusiastic waves. It is usual to spot 3 or 4 different primate species during this walk, though the highlight is catching a glimpse of the Great Blue Turaco!

Journey Time: 7 hours.

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Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking.

Either in the morning or afternoon you will start your journey for chimpanzee trekking. The experienced Uganda wildlife ranger takes you chimp tracking. Chimps have been tracked since 1993 and the chances of locating them are excellent. Guided walks start at 8am and 2pm and they last an average of three hours, depending on various factors. Beside the chimps, thirteen species can be sought, and a good variety of diurnal monkeys invariably encountered during your trek to the chimpanzees. Today, in the morning or afternoon (depending on the time for chimpanzee trekking) you have a crater-lake hike.

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Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park & Do an afternoon Boat Safari.

After your breakfast, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth. On Arrival in Queen Elizabeth National Park, in the afternoon, you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel. Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine!), as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see: Buffalo, Crocodile, bathing Elephant, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. You will return to your lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Journey Time: 3-4 hours

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Day 4: Kyambura Gorge & Game Drive.

The stunning Kyambura (or Chambura) Gorge also called the “Valley of Apes” is located in the far eastern corner of the well- known Queen Elizabeth National Park in south western Uganda. Approximately 1 km across at its broadest point and about 100 meters deep, this gorge is actually drained by River Kyambura. The landscape is among the most impressive you will find in Uganda and it is swarmed by a rich wildlife bio-diversity that comprises of primates, wild animals as well as birds. The Kyambura Gorge is a section of the stunning Queen Elizabeth National Park or the Mweya (as it is referred to locally) in the lower Western part of Uganda. The majority of visitors into the Queen Elizabeth National park are offered a tour of this amazing gorge as a supplementary bonus. However, basing on reports made by researchers, there are about sixteen chimpanzees within this distant yet very impressive valley. Enter into this amazing Gorge and you will be marveled by the verdant, rich Tropical Rain-forest right close to the Equator crossing. The gorge is another world on its own. while the Savannah above has a reasonable amount of light, plus sun shine that offers brightness, the tree canopy within this under-ground forest comprised of rich blocks of plant life shut out most of the sun rays and unless you are standing within a clearing you certainly will not require sunglasses or sun-hats since you may actually need to have a clear view so as not to miss out on the great assortment of Wonders within the Kyambura Gorge.

In the Afternoon after lunch you will go for your first game drive through the park. Your guide will help you spot the plethora of wildlife found in the Park. You will be able to spot a lot of the African animal wildlife for example: elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, different species of antelope and many tropical birds. They are all there!

 

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Day 5: Drive back to Kampala.

After breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala with a stopover for lunch (not inclusive) en-route, and the Equator for the water experience if you happened to miss it on your first day of the trip. After the Equator, proceed with the Journey back to Kampala or Entebbe. Your guide will drop you back at either your accommodation (Kampala/Entebbe) or at the Airport for your flight.

Journey Time: 8 hours

Meal plan: Breakfast