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Day 1: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park.
You will be picked by our guide from your accommodation in either Kampala or Entebbe. Thereafter, embark on the Journey to Kibale National Park. The Park is a home to 70 Carnivores and Herbivores. The famous 13 species of primate in this area including the Baboon, Grey-Cheeked Mangabey, Red Colobus, Black & White Colobus, Chimpanzees, L’ hoest’s, Vervet and Blue Monkey.
Upon arrival in the afternoon after lunch, you will proceed for a Magombe swamp walk under the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. The swamp walk (2-3 hours) will take you through grassland, small communities and some beautiful scenery, where the locals are likely to greet you with enthusiastic waves. It is usual to spot 3 or 4 different primate species during this walk, though the highlight is catching a glimpse of the Great Blue Turaco! Kibale has 335 records bird species.
Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking.
Either Morning or Afternoon, you will start your journey to the chimpanzees. The experienced Uganda wildlife ranger takes you chimp tracking. Chimps have been tracked since 1993 and the chances of locating them are excellent. Guided walks start from Kanyanchu Visitor centre at O:08 am and 02:00 pm and last 2-3 hours. Beside the chimps, thirteen species can be sought, and a good variety of diurnal monkeys invariably encountered during your trek to the chimpanzees.
In the morning or Afternoon,Today, depending on the time for chimp tracking, you will have a crater-lake hike.
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park & Afternoon Boat Safari.
After your breakfast, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth. On Arrival in QENP, in the afternoon, you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel. The Kazinga Channel is an oasis for many of the fascinating species Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine! Variety of animals come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. Expect to see Buffalo, Crocodile, bathing Elephant, and a range of beautiful birds. The park has over 600 species of birds.
You will return to your lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Morning Monkey Walk & Afternoon Game Drive.
The stunning Kyambura (or Chambura) Gorge also called the “Valley of Apes” is located in the far eastern corner of the famous Queen Elizabeth National Park. The gorge is 10 Km long and supports dense forest, which is home to many different forest-living species, including chimpanzees. The gorge is drained Kyambura River. The landscape is among the most impressive you will find in Uganda and it is swarmed by a rich wildlife bio-diversity that comprises of primates, wild animals and birds.
The Kyambura Gorge is a section of the stunning Medley of Wonders or the Mweya (as it is referred to locally) in the lower Western part of Uganda. The majority of visitors into the Queen Elizabeth National park are offered a tour of this amazing gorge as a supplementary bonus. However, basing on reports made by researchers, there are about sixteen chimpanzees within this distant yet very impressive valley. Enter into this amazing Gorge and you will be marveled by the verdant, rich Tropical Rain-forest right close to the Equator crossing.
The gorge is another world on its own. Whereas the Savannah above has a reasonable amount of light, plus sun shine that offers brightness, the tree canopy within this under-ground forest comprised of rich blocks of plant life shut out most of the sun rays and unless you are standing within a clearing you certainly will not require sunglasses or sun- hats since you may actually need to have a clearly view so as not to miss out on the great assortment of Wonders within the Kyambura Gorge.
In the Afternoon after lunch you will go for your first game drive through the park. Your guide will help you spot the plethora of wildlife found in the Park, You will be able to spot a lot of the African Wildlife for example: elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, different species of antelope and many tropical birds.
Day 5: Drive back to Kampala.
After breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala with a stopover for lunch en-route, and the Equator for the water experience if you happened to miss it on your first day of the trip. After the Equator, proceed with the Journey back to Kampala or Entebbe. Your guide will drop you back at either your accommodation (Kampala/Entebbe) or at the Airport for your flight.
- Transportation in a 4WD in a tourist Minibus with open roof and an upgrade of Toyota land cruiser for luxury.
- Accommodation with meals as indicated in the itinerary
- 2 Chimpanzee permits per person
- Services of an English speaking guide
- Drinking water during the tour
- Any optional activities (Please take note of this)
- Visas and insurance (Uganda visa is at 50$, East African is at 100$) and apply online before you travel.
- Expenses of any personal nature
- Porters that may carry your luggage during the chimpanzee or gorilla tour ($15).