A Uganda safari to watch wildlife and meet the chimps in their natural habitats is an extremely enjoyable exploration. The 4 days wildlife safari includes game drives and boat cruise to explore the savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth national park to enjoy seeing wildlife and trekking in Kibale national park to look out for chimpanzees. Game drives offer chances to sight lions, leopards, and spotted hyenas while buffaloes, Uganda kobs and waterbucks are particularly common. Elephants are quite commonly spotted too. And in Kibale forest, besides the chimps, the forest harbors other primates, mammals and birds some of which are commonly spotted while others are rare.
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth national park
The 6-7 hours journey from Kampala via Masaka and Mbarara to Queen Elizabeth national park takes the tourists via Kayabwe at the equator where they stop over briefly to feel the experience of being in both the northern and southern hemisphere at the same time. On arrival at Queen Elizabeth national park, check in at the lodge and then go exploring the plains for a chance to sight a predator.
Meal plan: lunch and dinner
Overnight at the lodge
Day 2: Morning game drive and boat cruise in the afternoon
Rise up for an early morning breakfast and then head out for a game drive in Kasenyi plains north of the park. Along the tracks, different animals can be seen, for example buffaloes, elephants, warthogs and there’s a chance to spot a leopard. Take some time to explore around Kasenyi plains where chances of spotting predators like lions, leopard and hyena are higher because of the large populations of Uganda kobs, buffaloes and waterbucks which are their prey. After about 4 hours of the drive, the guide transfers you back to the lodge to freshen up and have lunch.
In the afternoon, you are expected to move to the jetty for the boat cruise. The 2 hours boat cruise on Kazinga channel is one of the highlights for the trip; the water body is home to a large population of hippos and huge crocodiles while a number of other mammals like elephants, buffaloes, warthogs visit the shores too. The channel is also popular for its impressive list of birds. The above wildlife is commonly and easily seen during the boat cruise.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National park
Wake up early morning, enjoy your breakfast at the lodge and check out. Then go for a short game drive and later on proceed to Kibale national park. On arrival at the lodge, check in, have lunch and relax. Head out for a nature walk in the evening to learn about birds of the place as well as the flora. When you return to the lodge, prepare for the next day’s activity before finally going to bed.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking and return to Kampala
The day starts very early, so get your bags prepared both to check out and to go trekking. Then go have breakfast and transfer to Kanyanchu Visitor’s Centre where the park activities start. Make sure to pack some snacks and enough drinking water because you are never sure of how long the trek will last. As the ranger guides you through the forest, you are led to areas where the chimps are roaming and when they are spotted, you are allowed to stay with them for an hour before leaving the forest.
Return to the starting point, meet your safari guide and embark on the return journey to Kampala. Arrive in Kampala in the evening after the 6 hours journey from Kibale.
Safari Rates– Based on two people: 1,500 per person
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