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4 Days chimpanzee trekking and wildlife safari

4 Days chimpanzee trekking and wildlife safari : This 4 days chimpanzee trekking and wildlife safari is an interesting adventure that will take you to Kibale forest national park where you will spend time with the endangered chimpanzees and other primates like grey cheeked mangabey, black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, baboons among others. The 4 days chimpanzee trekking and wildlife safari will also take you to Queen Elizabeth national park where you will enjoy great views of abundant wildlife species including buffaloes, elephants, waterbucks, lions, leopards, Uganda kobs, hippos, Nile crocodiles, warthogs among others during the game drive and boat cruise.

Highlights of the 4 days chimpanzee trekking and wildlife safari

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Kibale forest national park

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

Day 3: Morning game drive/ lion tracking experience and afternoon boat cruise

Day 4: Departure to Kampala

Detailed itinerary     

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Kibale national park

Depending on your location on the first day of the 4 days chimpanzee trekking and wildlife safari, our driver guide will pick you up, brief you about the safari and then start the journey to Kibale forest national park which is located in western Uganda. The journey takes about 5 to 6 hours and on the way you will have en-route lunch in Fort Portal and enjoy stunning views of the beautiful scenery, landscape, tea plantation, Rwenzori Mountains, views of the crater lakes among others. Upon arrival in Kibale national park, you will continue to check into the lodge for dinner and overnight.

4 Days chimpanzee trekking and wildlife safari
Kibale Chimps

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

Chimpanzee trekking,

After an early breakfast on the second day of the 4 days chimpanzee trekking and wildlife safari, the driver guide will pick you up from the lodge to transfer to the Kanyachu park headquarters for a chimpanzee trekking briefing. After the briefing you will be allocated an experienced park guide and start trekking in the forest in search of chimpanzees. Trekking of chimpanzees in Kibale national park takes about 30 minutes to 4 hours depending on where the chimpanzees are located because they like to move from one area to another in search of food. During trekking you will be rewarded with views of other primates like l’hoest monkeys, red tailed monkeys, vervet monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey, views of different bird species among others. once the chimpanzees are found you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their environment which helps you to watch them feed, play, fight, hunt, rest, observe their behaviors, take photos and record videos. After the one hour encounter with the chimpanzees you will trek back to the park headquarters where you will meet up with your driver guide and return to the lodge for lunch.

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park,

After lunch you will check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park which is the second largest national park in Uganda. On the way you will enjoy spectacular views of the scenery, landscape and upon arrival in the park you will check into the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Morning game drive/ lion tracking experience and afternoon boat cruise

Morning game drive/ lion tracking experience

After an early breakfast on the third day of the 4 days chimpanzee trekking and wildlife safari, your driver guide will pick you up from the lodge to go for a morning game drive in Kasenyi plains. During the game drive you will be able to spot different animals like elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, Uganda kobs, waterbucks which will be grazing in open savannah plains, view predators like lions, leopards, hyenas which will be looking for a morning hunt, view bird species among others. After the game drive you will drive back to the lodge for lunch.

4 Days chimpanzee trekking and wildlife safari
Tree climbing lions in Queen

Afternoon boat cruise

After lunch you will go for an interesting boat cruise on Kazinga channel a water channel that connect lake Edward and lake George. During the boat cruise which takes about 2 to 3 hours, you will be able to view large herds of hippos and Nile crocodiles in water, view buffaloes, elephants, warthogs, waterbucks drinking water along the shores, view water birds like hornbills, cormorants, fish eagles, king fisher’s among others. After the boat ride you will return to the lodge for an evening relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Departure to Kampala

On the last day of the 4 days chimpanzee trekking and wildlife safari, you will enjoy a relaxed breakfast, check out of the lodge and then meet up with your driver guide to start the journey back to Kampala. On the way you will have en-route lunch in Mbarara town and then continue the journey with another stopover at the Equator where you will take photos and buy craft souvenirs. From the Equator you will proceed to Kampala arriving early evening and upon arrival your driver guide will drop you off at Entebbe international airport for your departure flight or drop off at any place of advise.

End of 4 days chimpanzee trekking and wildlife safari.

Tour includes                    

  • Chimpanzee trekking permit
  • Park entrance fees/ game drives
  • Boat cruise fees
  • Lion tracking experience
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver guide
  • Full board accommodation
  • Pick up and drop off in Kampala
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Bottled drinking water

 Tour excludes                         

  • Air flight tickets
  • Visas
  • Life insurance
  • Optional activities not included on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, hiring a porter, tips among others.

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