5 days Uganda wildlife Safari targets two of Uganda’s most popular national parks; Queen Elizabeth and Kibale Forest National Parks. Explore Kibale National Park, home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the chimpanzees and Queen Elizabeth National Park, the most popular park to enjoy game viewing in Uganda. Enjoy game drives through the savanna park and meet up with the endangered chimpanzees which are man’s close relatives. Africa Adventure Safaris is your reliable travel guide on this 5 Days wildlife safari
Day 1: Kampala – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 2: Game viewing and launch cruise
Day 3: Viewing tree-climbing lions in Ishasha
Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale
Day 5: Return to Kampala [/tab] [tab title=”Detailed Itinerary”]
Day 1: Kampala & transfer to Kibale Forest National park
Early today, the driver guide from Africa Adventure Safaris will pick you from either Entebbe airport or your hotel in Entebbe. He will first brief you on what to expect on this 5 Days Uganda safari. Thereafter, start off a drive out of Kampala headed to Kibale Forest National park, the “Primate Capital of Africa”. The drive from Entebbe to Kibale Forest is roughly 6 Hours via Bushenyi team farms and several other attractions along the way including the Nakayima tree where locals go to pray and offer sacrifices to the ancestral gods.
Day 2: chimpanzee tracking in Kibale & Bigodi wetland walk
After your morning breakfast, our tour guide will lead you to Kanyanchu park headquarters for briefing from the senior park ranger. At 8:00 am you will join the rest of other trackers and transfer to the starting point which is 2 Km away from the park headquarters. Most often chimpanzee tracking goes for 3 to 4 hours.
While in the forest you may interface with primates including the red tailed monkey, L’Hoest monkey, baboons, white and black Colobus monkeys, grey checked mangabey, red Colobus, blue monkeys and pottos. Other animals include forest elephants unique from the common type, giant forest hogs and a striking tree species. Later you may enjoy your lunch at Chimps Nest Lodge before embarking on a guided nature walk to Bigodi swamp sanctuary, a good site for birders. Expect to see the Great Blue Turaco and Papyrus Gonolek which can easily be sighted among the other many bird species. There is also an array of butterfly species. In the afternoon, visit the Bigodi wetland sanctuary home to various primates and birds.
Day 3: Nature walk & Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park
You can do an optional morning nature walk to enjoy the sweet melodies of birds waking up. Return to the lodge, have a relaxed breakfast, check out and start off a drive to Queen Elizabeth National park. Arrive in the afternoon, have lunch and refresh. Spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing at the lodge or do an optional evening game drive.
Day 4: Game viewing and launch cruise
After an early morning cup of tea, begin your game drive towards the Kasenyi track. The northern sector of the park (Kasenyi) has the highest concentration of wildlife including Uganda kobs, waterbucks, topis, elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, lions and a variety of savanna related birds. Later return to the lodge for lunch as you prepare for an afternoon launch cruise.
The afternoon launch cruise is a big highlight as you seize an opportunity to interface with most mammals in the park including four of the big five – elephants, buffaloes, lions and leopards; others include hippos, waterbucks, warthogs, etc; and birds in this park over 619 species ranking Queen Elizabeth national park the second highest of any park in Africa – the 6th highest of any park in the world.
The Kazinga Channel is the birders’ haven! A collection of birds like Cassin’s grey flycatcher, broad billed roller, black bee-eater concentrate along the banks of Lake Edward. Overnight stay and dinner at Mweya Safari Lodge / Kyambura Game Lodge / Enganzi Lodge / Ihamba Safari Lodge (FB)
Day 5: Viewing tree climbing lions in Ishasha & depart
This morning take your breakfast and transfer to Ishasha Game Reserve in search for tree climbing lions. They begin climbing the trees at sunrise simply to rest after a night long hunt for the antelopes.
A game drive in the Ishasha grassland is another excellent game viewing experience as you encounter big herds of Uganda kobs, defassa waterbucks, or oribis, topis, etc. Later on, transfer to Entebbe for you departure flight
End of the safari
- Transportation from the meeting to the departure point
- Expert, English-speaking local driver/guide
- All accommodations while on tour
- Meal as indicated in the itinerary
- Park Entrance fees
- 1 Chimpanzee Tracking permit
- All Activity Fees included in the tour itinerary
- Pre-tour briefing and itinerary document, maps and postcards
- International flight ( can be arranged if required )
- Visa and personal insurance
- Drinks, tips and gratuities
- Personal expenses (laundry, souvenirs, etc.).
- Any item or activity not mentioned in the tour package.