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6 Days Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzee trekking to Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth and Kibale National Parks

Tour overview
The 6 days wildlife safari & Chimpanzee trekking will start and end in Kampala Uganda’s capital. Major activities involved include; Game drives, boat cruises, hiking and chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park, whereby every tracker will be required to have a chimpanzee tracking permit that goes for US$150 per person. The main tourist destinations are; Kibale National Park which is commonly known as a home for chimpanzees and other 12 primate species like the black and white colobus monkeys, olive monkeys, Vervet monkeys among others.

The same tour takes to Queen Elizabeth National Park, a park named after Queen Elizabeth II and is famous for the Kazinga channel that connects Lake George to Lake Edward and also its amazing wildlife such as the tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector, buffaloes, antelopes, water bucks, elephants, warthogs, etc. Murchison Falls National Park, this is Uganda’s largest Park covering an area of 3,840 sq km and home to around 76 mammals and 451 bird species. This park also has great views of the magnificent waterfalls that also form a rainbow, launch cruises and wildlife species which give a great experience.

Tour highlights
Day 1: Depart for Murchison Falls National Park
Day 2: Game drive and an afternoon Launch cruise
Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park
Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth
Day 5: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise
Day 6: Departure back to Kampala


Day 1

Depart for Murchison Falls National Park

After your early breakfast, your driver/guide will meet you in Kampala at the hotel. Thereafter drive Northwest of Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park. Visit Ziwa Rhino sanctuary first. It was established to protect Rhinos in Uganda since they were becoming extinct, there you will find both the black and white Rhinos. Please note that entry fees at the Sanctuary go for US$40 per person. Later, you will have another stopover in Masindi for lunch as you proceed to the park. On reaching the park, Check-in at the lodge. Relax in the evening and have dinner. Accommodation options: Paara Safari lodge/Nile Safari lodge(Luxury/Upmarket), Murchison River lodge/Fort Murchison in rooms(Mid-range/Moderate), Red Chilli rest camp/Fort Murchison in Tents(Budget). Meal Plan: Dinner

Day 2

Morning Game drive, Boat cruise and Hike

Enjoy your early morning breakfast, later proceed to the park for the morning game drive, during the drive you will have a chance to see various wildlife such as elephants, heartbeests, buffaloes, warthogs, lions, hyenas, water bucks, birds among others. After the game drive head back to the lodge for lunch, thereafter head for the afternoon boat safari at 2pm on the Nile River. While on the boat you will be in line to see various birds such as the shoe bill, colored kingfishers, and other animals along the banks such as crocodiles, hippos, elephant. This boat cruise takes you just close to the Murchison falls where you will have a great view of the magnificent falls. Thereafter, proceed to the top of the falls, for more exciting and clear views of the waterfalls and the landscape around. In order to see these falls clearly one need to hike to the top. Later, you will be picked up by your driver, cross at the ferry and head back to the lodge for dinner. Accommodation options: Paara Safari lodge/Nile Safari lodge(Luxury/Upmarket), Murchison River lodge/Fort Murchison in rooms(Mid-range/Moderate), Red Chilli rest camp/Fort Murchison in Tents(Budget). Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 3

Transfer to Kibale National Park

Enjoy your breakfast and later start off your journey to Kibale National Park-the home of 13 primates such as Chimpanzees, Red-tiled monkeys, Grey cheeked Mangabeys. Along the way you will enjoy various amazing views of Albertine rift-valley escarpments in the countryside, all this is seen while passing through Hoima as you head to Fort portal. Have lunch in Masindi and proceed to Kibale National Park.When you reach the park, check in at the lodge, unwind and have dinner. Accommodation options: Kyaninga Lodge/Ndali lodge(Luxury/Upmarket), Primate lodge/Kibale forest camp(Mid-range), Chimpanzee forest guest house(Budget). Meal Plan: Dinner

Day 4

Chimpanzee tracking and travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park

You will wake up very early and have your breakfast, thereafter head to the park headquarters before 8:00 am for briefing concerning chimpanzee tracking. After briefing, immediately start off your search of the Chimpanzees, these have a 98%DNA close to that of human beings, while trekking chimpanzees you will also have a great opportunity of seeing other primates such as the grey cheeked Mangabeys, golden monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, bush babies among others, you will also be able to spot various bird species while in this forest such as the green breasted pitta, the rumped tinker bird, among others. Kibale forest has the largest number of chimpanzee communities an each community accommodates 1 to 100 chimpanzees, they are headed by a dominant adult male s that provide the rest with protection against any threat. After trekking, head back to the headquarters and start your journey to Queen Elizabeth national park, it is approximately a 3hours drive from Kibale to Queen. Along the way you will have great and nice views from the highlands and also when you enter the park what welcomes you are the numbers of wildlife such as the elephants, kobs, buffaloes, impala, among others. Check-in at your lodge and have dinner. Accommodation options: Mweya Safari lodge/Katara Lodge(Luxury/Upmarket), Bush lodge/Kyambura game lodge(Mid-range), Bush lodge tents/Simba safari camp(Budget) Meal Plan: Dinner.

Day 5

Game drive and an afternoon boat cruise-Queen Elizabeth National Park

You shall start your morning game drive so early, so this will require you to be up very early, with this you will be able to see very many animals along the Kasenyi track, you will also be able to view different animals such as elephants, antelopes, water bucks, buffaloes, lions, kobs among others. After the game drive, head back to the lodge your breakfast, relax and later have lunch as you prepare for the afternoon boat cruise. You will have a great time cruising along the Kazinga channel and getting a chance to view water birds such as the saddle billed stork, pink backed pelicans, the malachite kingfishers and animals such as crocodiles, elephants, hippos, buffaloes, feeding along the channel. Later in the evening, head back to the Lodge, have dinner, and spend the night. Accommodation options: Kyambura Game Lodge, Mweya Safari Lodge(Luxury/Upmarket), Park View Safari Lodge (Moderate/Mid-range), Bush Lodge(Budget). Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 6

Departure back to Kampala

Enjoy your breakfast in the morning, thereafter drive to Kyambura gorge to trek chimpanzees. It is a great time spent with the Chimpanzees, while here you will also have a chance of viewing wildlife like; birds, monkeys etc. Later, continue with your way to Kampala whereby you will stop at the Igongo cultural center for lunch, if you still have enough time you will visit the museum at the cultural center. After proceed and have a stopover at the equator for photos and you can also buy souvenirs. Arrive in Kampala in the evening.
  • Professional driver guide(English speaking)
  • Transport(a 4WD vehicle)
  • Full board Accommodation
  • Gorilla trekking permits
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Touring(park entry fees and photography)
  • Visas and International flights
  • Hotel fees in Kampala especially those on the eve of and and the night after the trip
  • Extra activities especially those not included in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses (laundry services, tips, beverages/drinks

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