4 Day Chimps & Wildlife Safari in QENP

Tailor-made Chimps & Wildlife Safari in QENP

DAYS: 3 | COUNTRY: UGANDA | FROM US$660 PP

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular savannah reserve and has the widest variety of wildlife of any Ugandan park. The variety of habitats includes grassland savannah, forests, wetlands and lakes. This provides the setting for an extensive range of large mammals and primates. Four of the Big five are present and seen with carrying degrees of regularity. This 4 Day Chimps & Wildlife Safari will give you a great exploration of Queen Elizabeth National Park in the shortest possible time.

Entebbe Airport

Day 1

Arrival

You’ll be transferred to your booked hotel in Entebbe. You’ll be briefed about tomorrow’s start of the 4 Day Chimps & Wildlife Safari in QENP and left to rest for the rest of the evening.

Accommodation: Zika Forest Cottages
Meals & Drinks: Dinner

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 2

Transfer to Medley of wonders

After early morning breakfast, our trusted driver/guide will you to Queen Elizabeth National park, making a stop at the Equator for some hemisphere experiments and photo expressions for your album. There are craft centres at the site where you can get yourself a souvenir as a remembrance of your safari in Uganda. Another stop is made at the Igongo Cultural Center 12km and Mbarara town for lunch. Here, you are served organically grown and freshly prepared African cuisine at the famous byamungu restaurant literally translated as “its all for God”.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Best Time to Visit: January to February and June to July (Dry seasons)
High Season: June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather: June to July and January to February (Less rainfall)
Accommodation: Parkview Safari Lodge (Mid-range lodge)
Meals & Drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)

Day 3

Game Drive and Boat Cruise in QENP

After an early breakfast, take on the classic African safari game drives in the park. You may encounter the elephants, waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, Buffaloes, Lions, Spotted Hyenas, leopards, Bushbucks among other species. If you’re a bird enthusiast, look out for the Palm-nut Vulture, African White-backed Vulture, Hooded Vulture, Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture, among others.

You’ll have lunch and head to Mweya peninsula for an afternoon boat cruise on the Paradise of hippos that features impressive sights of Hippos and Nile crocodiles, birds like the African skimmer, Yellow-billed stork and Kingfishers. Keep your eyes out at the shores for a number of wild game that comes to take a sip of the freshwater.
Retreat from the 2-hour activity and do a game drive along the channel track as you connect back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Accommodation: Parkview Safari Lodge (Mid-range lodge)
Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 4

Chimpanzee Tracking in Kalunzu and Transfer Back to Entebbe

Wake up for breakfast after which you will connect to the park to kalinzu for chimpanzee trekking experience the magical lush mature tropical forest thriving below sea level supporting counts of chimpanzees. The eventual encounter with the chimpanzees as they munch fruits, make pant hooting calls, socialize, patrol, copulate and roll themselves in tree branches derive an exciting memory that will last for a lifetime.

Transfer back to Entebbe for your departure.

Main Destination: Kalinzu Forest Reserve
Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included), drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour

Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
A transfer back to the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.

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Highlights

  • You’ll be visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Activities: game drives, evening/night game drives, chimpanzee trekking & boat trip
  • Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • Getting around: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle, boat & hiking/walking
  • A transfer from and back to the airport can be arranged for an extra cost

Included

  • Transfers & Transportation
  • Accommodation and Meals
  • Gorilla Permit (US$600 pp)
  • Driver & Guide Fees
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