5 Days Uganda Chimpanzee Safari

This 5 days safari starts and ends in Kampala. It will take you through Kibale Forest with its thirteen species of primate including the chimpanzee, Queen Elizabeth national park which is an ideal place for game viewing plus chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge.

Day 1: Depart for Kibale National Park
buffaloes familyAfter breakfast set again for Kibale National Park we’ll take the scenic drive through tea plantations and a lunch break in Fort Portal town which is 34 kms from the Main Park. The Park is home to several families of primates including habituated chimpanzees. It has 11 species of primates, including many families of chimps and colobus monkeys, buffalo, warthog, Uganda Kob and over 300 bird species. Overnight at the Ndali Lodge/Chimp’s Nest/Ataco Country Resort.

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking
Early in the morning proceed to Kibale National park headquarters 8:00am for chimpanzee tracking. Tracking will begin and last for about 3hrs get back by mid noon. Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest national park will thrill you; look out for primates like the colobus monkeys, families of chimps, a diversity of birds and an abundance of butterflies and other tropical insects. You will have a picnic lunch there, and then you will take an optional visit to the Bigodi wetland sanctuary a superb ecotourism site established to protect the Magombe swamps-a haven of birds (137 species) and a number of primates. Overnight at the Ndali Lodge/Chimp’s Nest/Ataco Country Resort.

Day 3: Depart for Queen Elizabeth Safari Uganda
After breakfast, depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park We will enter the park via the Northern crater Area. With beautiful lakes and rich grasslands which are set deep in the crater valley, this is truly the most breathtaking scenery in the park. The park spreads over an area of 1978 sq kilometers in the western arm of the Great East African Rift Valley 418 km from the capital Kampala and takes approximately 6 hours. The park is a home to a variety of wildlife including elephants, lions, hippos, buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, baboons and birds all typical riverrine savannah habitats and the famous Kazinga Channel. In the Southern Parts is the Ishasha sector with the tree climbing lions and the Maramagambo forest, one of the largest surviving natural forests in Uganda. The Northern part is traversed by the equator and is dominated by the scenery of crater lakes with lots of flamingos. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Katara Lodge/Enganzi Lodge.

Day 4: Game drive and Launch Cruise
boat cruiseAfter breakfast, go for a morning game drive which reward you with an opportunity to view the big cats as well as a diversity of antelopes, elephants, buffalo, and a number of birds, return to the Lodge for Lunch and some relaxation before, going for an afternoon 2 hour launch cruise on the Kazinga channel that connects lake George to Lake Edward. The launch cruise will gift you with a chance to see a number of water birds, hippos, crocodiles, elephants and buffaloes grazing on the shores. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Katara Lodge/Enganzi Lodge.

Day 5: Drive back to Kampala
Early morning we depart for Kyambura George, where we climb through a tropical forest to catch a glimpse of a variety of primates including the chimpanzee we return at 12:00pm we have lunch and we prepare our selves for a drive back to Kampala.