Book this 4-day tour if you are looking for a quick trip in Uganda to see the chimps in the forest and also get to enjoy a safari in the savannah. You will visit Kibale national park. which is the best place for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda and Queen Elizabeth National Park which is one of the prime safari destinations home to animals such as lions, elephants, hyenas, antelopes, hippos, etc… Both parks are found in western Uganda along the beautiful Albertine rift valley that will treat you to amazing scenery!
Day 1 – Travel to Kibale National Park & Bigodi wetland walk
Your trip driver shall pick you up from your hotel at 7 am and travel to Kibale National Park in western Uganda. This is 5 hours drive, including a 30 minutes stopover in Fort Portal town for lunch. You will continue to check into your lodge in or near Kibale Forest and after settling in you shall go out for nature walks in Bigodi wetlands. Bigodi wetlands are situated on the edge of Kibale forest. The wetland is popular for harboring several types of monkeys. After coming out of the Bigodi wetlands you shall visit the communities around the wetland to learn about their cultures and traditional way of life.
Day 2 – chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest and transfer to queen national park
Today you shall wake u early, have breakfast by 7 am and transfer to the park office to meet the park guides and set off for the chimpanzee tracking adventure in Kibale forest. Kibale National Park is home to the biggest population of chimps in Uganda with about 1500 in the forest. It is therefore the best destination to see chimps in Uganda. You will spend one hour with a group of habituated chimps, you will then return to the lodge for lunch, check out and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Day 3 – game drive and boat ride
After early breakfast you shall set for the safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will do a game drive in the Kasenyi plains to see a range of animals and enjoy the lush savannah scenery. Some of the animals to see include buffaloes, lions, antelopes, elephants, etc…
After lunch, you shall go for the boat cruise along Kazinga channel. The Kazinga Channel is a big stream of water joining lakes Edward and George. You spot several animals basking on the banks of the channel a few meters from the boat. Crocodiles and Hippos are a common sight in the channel. Other animals such as elephants, buffaloes, antelopes often come to the channel to drink water.
Day 4 – travel back to Kampala
After breakfast, you shall check out and travel back to Kampala. Along the way, you shall stopover at the Uganda Equator for pictures.