5 Days Uganda Wildlife & Chimpanzee Safari

Engage yourself in this interesting safari where you will visit Murchison falls national park and Kibale National Park. Murchison falls national park is undoubtedly the largest conservation area in Uganda, hosting four of the big five animals. The Nile River bisects the park into two making the northern part savannah plains, while the southern part is covered by woodland forests. Take part in a game drive and boat cruise as well.

Kibale national park is equally home to 13 primates including chimpanzees. In this park, you will take part in the visiting Isunga community where you will learn a lot about the Bakiga and Batooro people who live here. Another adventure will be at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for rhino trekking, making this a big five safari.

Detailed itinerary.

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Kibale national park.

Be picked from the airport or any hotel in either Entebbe or Kampala and immediately transfer to Kibale national park. The park is 5 to 6 hours’ drive from Kampala, on a road trip passing through verdant forests, sweeping tea plantations, roadside markets and much more.

Take a break in Mubende Town for lunch, stretching, and accompanied with snacks. Arrive in Kibale and take part in an optional activity of tea and coffee experience with Isunga Cultural Community located at the edge of Kibale national park. Check in the accommodation facility for your dinner.

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and visit Isunga Community.

Have a morning breakfast at your Lodge and then drive to Kibale tourist information centre where you will attend a briefing about the etiquette of chimpanzee tracking. This will take about 20 minutes, covering the dos and don’ts while in the forest. After head into the forest to start the search, taking about 3 to 4 hours including an hour that will be spent with these Chimpanzees.

Have fun in the forest while spotting other primates like black and white colobus monkeys, Vervet monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, red colobus monkeys among others. You will then trek back and meet your driver who will drive you to the lodge for hot lunch.

In the afternoon, visit the neighboring community of Isunga where you will explore homesteads for Bakiga and Batooro. Go through the traditional dances for both Bakiga and Batooro for entertainment and as a way of learning. Attend storytelling sessions by elders or head out for a local brew experience. Learn how the bananas are squeezed to get local gin and spirits.

Day 3: Transfer to Murchison falls national park.

Leave Kibale national park and head to Murchison falls national park on a lazy drive, with an enroute lunch in Hoima town. This park is amazing with two dotted vegetation which is covered with savannah grassland in the northern part and woodland forest in the southern part of the park. The river Nile bisects the park into two parts with Victoria Nile creating a nice opportunity of boat cruises and photography. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by different wild animals.

Day 4: Full day in Murchison Falls National Park.

Explore the savannah plains of this park with a morning game drive where you will spot different animals like elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, buffalos, oribis, bushbucks, waterbucks, warthogs, olive baboons and many others. The game drive will take about 3 hours and this will be rewarding. A break time will be at the hippo pool where you will be able to spot numerous hippos and buffalos.

In the afternoon, embark on a boat cruise along Albert Nile and this will be another adventure, to spot hippos, crocodiles, monitor lizards, mammals and numerous birds. This will be accompanied by a magical scenery of Murchison falls from the bottom. Hike and have an opportunity to have photography, witness the rainbow that is formed when water squeezes itself in a narrow gorge. Head to the lodge for your dinner in the evening.

Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala and stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary.

Head back to Kampala early in the morning after breakfast, with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino trekking. This great adventure will take about two hours, hence making this a complete big five safari as well as chimpanzees and culture. You will head to the airport on your arrival and this will be the end of 5 days Murchison falls national park and Kibale forest safari.

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