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4 Days Safari to Uganda – Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale & Wildlife Viewing in Queen

4 Days Safari to Uganda

4 Days Safari to Uganda Kibale Queen SAFARI OVERVIEW

Our 4 Days Safari to Uganda is a 4-day safari Uganda tour that features Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park and wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park, coupled with beautiful scenery viewing and community tours

Starting and ending in Kampala, this exciting 4 Days Safari to Uganda includes wild game viewing and a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth Park, Uganda’s most popular and accessible savannah reserve, with a total area of 1978km².

Queen Elizabeth Park is primarily associated with grassy savannah plains, but this amazing park also includes within its boundaries leafy rainforests, dense papyrus swamps, freshwater lakes, and natural saline volcanic crater lakes.

As a result, it has one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game reserve in the world, including a total of 610 recorded Uganda bird species and 96 species of mammals in Uganda including tree-climbing and savannah lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffalos, Chimpanzees, Hippos, Nile crocodiles and Giant forest hogs.

Our 4 Days Safari to Uganda also includes a trek to see our closest living relative Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, a natural habitat that contains one of the highest primate densities in Africa. There are over 1500 chimpanzees in Kibale, and besides chimps, contains 12 other primate species such as Black-and-white colobus, Red-tailed monkeys, and Grey-cheeked monkeys.

There are also over 375 bird species including the rare Green-breasted Pitta and African Pitta. The amazing views of the Bunyaruguru crater, the Rwenzori Mountains, and the Mpanga Tea Estates combine to derive ultimate Uganda safari memories.

This is a wonderful 4 Days Uganda Safari Kibale Queen that can be tailored to your budget and interests

4 Days Uganda Safari Kibale Queen PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  • Track chimpanzees and other primates in Kibale National Park
  • A wonderful boat ride on the hippo-filled waters of the Kazinga channel
  • Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Cycling in Mpanga tea estate
  • Photo session at the Uganda Equator Line

4 Days Safari to Uganda −FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS/PARKS

Day 1 & 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 3: Kibale National Park

Day 4: Transfer to Kampala

4 Days Safari to Uganda − SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 2: Do a game drive in the morning and afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park and track chimpanzees in the afternoon

Day 4: Do Mpanga Tea Estate Cycling and transfer to Kampala

4 Days Safari to Uganda −DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Transfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park.

At around 6.00 am after early morning breakfast at your hotel in Kampala, we will embark on a 387km (6-7 hours) drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the west of Uganda. We will pass through impressive rural landscapes of Uganda, towns, and markets where you will see people going on with their daily lives.

We will have a stopover at the equator for photographs. Uganda is one of the few countries in the world where the Imaginary line that divides the earth into two halves (The Equator) passes. Having a foot on each side of the Earth is perhaps one of the best selfie opportunities you will ever get while on your 4 Days Safari to Uganda.

After this amazing experience, we will continue on our journey and we will have lunch en route at Igongo Cultural Center. As we drive to the park, you will enjoy the impressive views of the snowcapped Rwenzori Mountains, Africa’s highest Moutain range which rises to 5,109m above sea level.

Upon arrival in Queen Elizabeth National Park, we will engage in an evening game drive adventure through the spectacular landscapes of this scenic park as we search for amazing wildlife such as Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffaloes, Spotted hyenas, Waterbucks, Uganda Kobs plus much more as the checklist of mammal reach 96 species.

4 Days Safari to Uganda You will also encounter many of the 610 bird species in this park including the African skimmer, Ayres’s hawk-eagle, Rüppell’s Vulture, Bateleur, African hobby, Black-rumped buttonquail, Broad-billed roller, Caspian plover, Collared pratincole, Common sand martin, Crab-plover, Palm-nut vulture, Pel’s fishing-owl, Pink-backed pelican, Red-chested Sunbird, and Western banded snake eagle. Retire for dinner and overnight

The highlight of the day: – The evening game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/ Upmarket: – Mweya Safari Lodge/Mazike Valley Lodge/Katara Lodge

Mid-range/ Moderate: – Enganzi Game Lodge/Bush Lodge/Kasenyi Safari Camp

Budget/ Basic: – Pumba Safari Cottages/ Park View Safari Lodge/Enjojo Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 387km or 6-7 hours

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Evening game drive

Optional activities you can do on this day in Queen:-

  • Birding
  • Night game drive

Day 2: Do Game Drive In The Morning & Afternoon Kazinga Channel Launch Cruise.

We will wake up for an early morning cup of coffee (at around 6.00 am) in the views of the moist savannah before engaging in an exciting 3-4 hours game drive in Queen Elizabeth Park. The morning game drive in the rolling savannah plains of Uganda’s dramatic park provides excellent opportunities to encounter Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffalos, Giant forest hogs, hippos, Defassa Waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, Topis and Bushbucks, and many more.

The game drive also offers an opportunity to see counts of birds including the Grey-crowned crane, Red-throated spurfowl, Long-crested Eagle, Black-bellied bustard, sitting cisticola, and Martial Eagle, African Skimmer, Black-rumped Buttonquail.

Retreat from the activity for relaxation and lunch after which you gather at Mweya jetty for an afternoon 2-hour Kazinga Channel boat cruise departing at 2 pm. This wonderful boat trip will give us a chance to cruise just meters from hundreds of hippos, crocodiles, elephants, buffalos, and waterbucks along with a variety of waterbirds such as pelicans, Saddle bellied storks, Black-headed gonolek, Yellow-billed storks, White-billed-stork, African Spoonbill, African fish eagle, Marabou stork, African jacana, and White-faced whistling ducks.

It is remarkable to experience being so close to all these fantastic creatures from the comfort of the boat, with the stunning park all around us adding to the memories we will have of this cruise.

Upon returning from the boat activity, embark on the drive through the Katwe crater field with amazing views of the Crater lakes and the Katwe salt lake where the enclave communities have made a fortune for centuries past. Explore their salt formation and extraction process. The Crater region is also a darling for elephants and olive baboons. Retire from the activity for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of the day: – The afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth Park.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/ Upmarket: – Mweya Safari Lodge/Mazike Valley Lodge/Katara Lodge

Mid-range/ Moderate: – Enganzi Game Lodge/Bush Lodge/Kasenyi Safari Camp

Budget/ Basic: – Pumba Safari Cottages/ Park View Safari Lodge/Enjojo Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

  • Morning game drive
  • Afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • Drive through Katwe crater field

Optional activities:-

  • Birding
  • Night game drive

Day 3: Transfer To Kibale National Park And Track Chimpanzees In The Afternoon.

Chimpanzees in UgandaAfter breakfast at around 6.00 am, transfer to Kibale National Park, a 157km (3-4 hours) drive passing along the impressive scenery of the legendary “Mountains of the Moon”−the Rwenzori Mountains. This mountain range with its permanently snow-capped peaks features the (third-highest in Africa (5109m).

You arrive in Kibale; and settle for lunch after which you gather at the Kanyanchu Tourism Center for an amazing Chimpanzee tracking experience which starts at 2.00 pm. You undertake a 2-4-hour trek in the forest in search of the Common Chimpanzees.

Walking through the understory in the Kibale Forest, you hear chimpanzees long before you ever see them. Their screams and “pant hoots” carry to you, quickening the pulse, for you realize there is no comforting safety provided by a vehicle. This is real – you are on foot in the midst of a family of powerful wild animals that, in flashes, are disconcertingly human-like. You are the outsider here, in the chimps’ home at their pleasure.

This moment is one very few get to experience and Kibale is one of a handful of places where you can do so.

Kibale harbors incredible biodiversity, and besides chimps, contains 12 other primate species, a total of 60 mammal species, and 325 bird species. You will see many of these wild creatures during the chimp trek. After encountering the chimpanzees, you will spend a full hour with them taking photos, seeing them as they eat fruits, making pant-hooting calls, copulating and mating, patrolling, hunting, and socializing.

You return from the encounter connecting to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

The highlight of the day: – Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park on foot.  

Accommodation:-

Luxury/ Upmarket: – Ndali Lodge/ Crater Safari Lodge/Kyaninga Lodge

Mid-range/ Moderate: – Primate Lodge Kibale/ Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse/ Kibale Forest Camp

Budget/ Basic: – Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse/Kibale Forest Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 157km or 3-4 hours’

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Morning game drive
  • Afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise
  • Evening game drive

Optional activities you can do on this day:-

  • Lion tracking
  • Birding
  • Night game drive

Day 4: Do Mpanga Tea Estate Cycling and Transfer to Kampala

After a relaxed breakfast at around 7.00 am, connect to Mpanga Tea Estates to embark on a cycling encounter through the estates exploring the beautiful undulating landscape that is covered by green tea leaves.

You ride along with the guide chatting with the estate staff where you can also disembark from bikes and participate in the tea plucking to have an experiential touch. You retreat from the activity and transfer back to Kampala, lunch stop in Mubende town, and arrive in Kampala in the afternoon

The highlight of the day: – Cycling in the beautiful undulating landscape of Mpanga Tea Estate.

Meal Plan: – Breakfast & Lunch

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 309km or 4-5 hours

Activities & Services of the day:-

End of the 4 Days Safari to Uganda

4 Days Safari to Uganda – SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Full-time English professional safari driver guide
  • 4×4 safari van/4×4 Safari land cruiser with poop up roof for game viewing with functional A/C
  • Full board accommodation
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit fees
  • Boat cruise fees
  • Wi-Fi Internet on board the safari vehicle
  • Bottled water

4 Days Safari to Uganda – SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

  • International &domestic flight fees
  • Visa fees
  • Laundry services
  • Items of personal nature
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Other beverages/ drinks
  • Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary above

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