This 3 Days Chimps and Wildlife Safari is a short but very adventurous safari taking you to the western part of Uganda endowed with magnificent landscapes in addition to the exciting wildlife we intend to see on the tour. Our major attractions are the Chimpanzees of Kibale forest and the wildlife of Queen Elizabeth National Park but we cannot avoid watching the Rwenzori Mountains and the numerous craters around the two national parks. Chimp trekking is an enjoyable activity and more impressive in Kibale forest national park because of the large numbers and high chances of seeing these primates. The forest is home to other primates including monkeys and baboons which are also often spotted.
Queen Elizabeth national park is one of the top wildlife viewing destinations and this 3 day Chimpanzee and Wildlife Uganda tour offers an opportunity to see the park’s game during game drives and many other attractions while on a boat on Kazinga Channel.
Highlights of the 3 days safari in Kibale and Queen Elizabeth National Parks
- Day 1: Kampala – Kibale National Park
- Day 2: Chimp tracking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth
- Day 3: Game drive and return to Kampala
Details of the tour
Day 1: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
Leave Kampala early morning with our safari guide after having breakfast and head westwards through Busega joining the Mityana-Mubende highway that leads to Fort Portal town. It is a tarmac road drive of about 300km that takes about 5 hours. Lunch in Fort Portal and a little relaxation. Proceed northeast of the town to Kibale located approximately 35km far away. Check at your lodge, have dinner in the evening and rest.
Lodge options: Primates lodge or Papaya Lake lodge-luxury, Turaco Treetops lodge-midrange, Chimpanzee forest lodge-budget
Meal plan: lunch and dinner
Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
We start the day very early with breakfast then head to Kanyanchu visitors’ centrefor a briefing before entering the forest for the trek. With an armed ranger guide, we penetrate into the forestto track our closest cousins residing in this tropical rain forest. Trekkers are always extremelyexcitedwhen they find the chimps and use the hour allowed to stay with them to take photosand watch how admirable they are. Other animals expected to be spotted in the forest include the black and white colobus monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, baboon, forest elephants, giant forest hogs and a variety of birds. Thereafter exit the forest and head to Fort Portal for lunch, and proceed to Queen Elizabeth national park.
The drive to Queen Elizabeth N.P is a full time viewing experience of the Ruwenzori ranges on the right side.This journey takes about 2 hours. Drive straight to Mweya for the afternoon boat cruiseon Kazinga channel. The two hours boat ride is a good exploration of the channel land the surroundings. Attractions commonlyseen during the boat trip include hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, elephants and so many birds.Check in at booked lodge for dinner and the overnight stay.
Lodge options: Mweya safari lodge-luxury, UWA accommodations at Mweya peninsular- midrange and budget
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3: Morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park and return to Kampala
Our last day of the safari also starts very early with a delicious breakfast. Check out and set off for the game drive in the northern part of the park known as Kasenyi. Driving from Mweya, expect to see animals like buffaloes, elephants, waterbucks and beautiful sceneries of the craters and other landscapes plus the lovely sunrise. The Kasenyi plains offer great views of more big game including elephants, waterbucks and large herds of Uganda kobs. It is also one of the places where chances of spotting lions, leopards and hyenas are higher in this park.
After the game drive, wedrive out of the park and embark on the return journey via Mbarara where we shall have our lunch break and thereafter proceed through Masaka to Kampala or Entebbe.
The package includes;
- Transport from and to agreed location in Kampala or Entebbe
- Safari vehicle
- Professional safari guide
- Bottled drinking water
- Chimp permit
- Boat cruise
- Meals as per itinerary
The tour package excludes;
- Air ticket and visas
- Items of personal nature
- Extra meals and drinks