Tour Overview

4 Days Queen Elizabeth Wildlife and Chimps; Queen Elizabeth national park is a highlight for Uganda Safaris and this 4 Day tour takes you to the destination for a game drive, chimp tracking and a boat cruise. The park is home to elephants, lions, leopards, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, buffaloes, hippos and crocodiles among others, and some of these will be seen during the safari. While chimpanzees are few Queen Elizabeth national park hence giving a probability of 50% to spot them, Kyambura forest, their home, is a thrilling site that you walk through and feel the typical jungle experience.

Safari highlights 

  • Day 1: Transfer from Kampala or Entebbe to Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Day 2: Game drive and Boat cruise
  • Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking
  • Day 4: Return to Kampala or Entebbe

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth via the Equator

Following your breakfast at your place of residence in Kampala, you will set off to Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda, a journey of 417 km, about 7 hours’ drive. You will traverse through the unequaled remote landscapes including the semi-arid range lands of Ankole with short extended savanna. The first stop will be made at Kayabwe, at the Uganda Equator crossing for photos and a local water experiment that proves the earth split up into two halves, the north, and south spheres, and later stop for a hearty lunch with a cultural touch in the fascinating western city of Mbarara.

Proceed through the undulating sceneries of Bunyaruguru crater and the magical Lake Nkugutte. It is beautifully curved in the shape of a map of Africa; arrive at your lodge late in the afternoon for relaxation and overnight.

Day 2: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise on  Kazinga Channel

After a splendid morning cup of coffee at your hotel, step out to your safari car and drive to Kasenyi to search for wild game. The stretch to the Kasenyi plains, the renowned mating ground offers you an opportunity to encounter numerous families of wild game in a single glance including elephants, buffaloes, water bucks, and Kobs along with predators like lions, leopards, and jackals.

The game drive takes 3 – 4 hours and you return to the lodge for a relaxation and lunch. After lunch, you continue to Mweya jetty to catch up with a boat trip. The 2-hour launch cruise offers a chance to explore the 45km long Kazinga Channel which links the twin lakes, George and Edward, the channel is known to be the capital of Hippos and Nile crocodiles. Its banks are usually fully stocked with a variety of wild game like elephants and buffaloes which can be seen along quenching their thirst from the Kazinga waters on a hot day. Retreat from the activity and proceed to the lodge.

Day: 3.Chimpanzee tracking and Relaxation at the hotel.

You will wake up as early 6:30 a.m., have breakfast, and go to attend a briefing on how you will behave while tracking the chimpanzees. If you come across the apes in Kyambura gorge, you could watch them playing with, mothers breastfeeding young ones or perhaps relaxing, a fascinating experience! Right from the activity starting point, down to the forest, you will spot different bird species. After tracking chimpanzees, drive back to the lodge, relax and restore some energy.

Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe 

After your morning breakfast, you will check out of your lodge and embark on your journey to Kampala or Entebbe.

End of Safari

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