9 Day Wildlife Viewing & Chimpanzee Tracking Safari

Wildlife Viewing & Chimpanzee Tracking Safari

DAYS: 8 | COUNTRY: UGANDA | FROM US$2,950 PP

The 9 Day Wildlife Viewing & Chimpanzee Tracking Safari is a carefully planned African tour that takes you to the famous Uganda national parks including meeting famous Africa ‘Big Five’ animals. If you chose to take on this trip, you’ll have experiences like savanna wildlife game drives, boat safaris on the Victoria Nile and Kazinga Channel and walking with the mighty cousin chimpanzees in the jungles of Kibale forest. This is a true African holiday that will reward your travel memories for years to come, talk to our consultants to help you start planning.

Entebbe Airport

Arrival

You’ll be collected from the airport. Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Arrival in Uganda

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda and after finalizing the immigration formalities, you shall be welcomed by your guide who will then drive you to your accommodation. Depending on your time of arrival you may choose an optional activity to do around Entebbe town.

Main Destination: Entebbe
Accommodation: Airport Guest House (Mid-range guest house)
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included) and drinks not included

Day 2

Drive to Murchison falls national park via Ziwa Rhinos sanctuary

After breakfast, you shall start your Best of Uganda Safari by driving through Kampala to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. There you shall have a walking Safari to the Southern White Rhinos that have been re-introduced in Uganda. In the afternoon you will drive to the legendary Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s biggest National Park.

Main Destination: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Accommodation: Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget lodge)

Meals & Drinks: All meals included and drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Wildlif viewing

Day 3

Morning game drive and afternoon boat ride

After an early breakfast, proceed for a game drive inside Murchison falls National park. This is a beautiful drive across the savannah, Borassus Palm Forest and grasslands down to Lake Albert where the Albert Nile heads north. Drive-in search for Lions, Leopard, Hyena, Buffalo, Elephant, Jackson Hartebeest. Oribi, Waterbucks, Uganda Kobs and enjoy spotting various Bird species. In the afternoon, go for a boat ride on the Nile, to Murchison falls, whence the park derives its name. Enjoy these spectacular falls by hiking to the top of the falls where the Nile squeezes through a 7-meter gap.

Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park
Best Time to Visit: December to February (Easier to spot animals)
High Season: June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather: June and July (Less rain and lower temperatures)
Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge (Budget Lodge)
Meals & Drinks: All meals included and drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Drive to Fort Portal town

After breakfast, you will embark on a long drive to Fort Portal. Along the way, you will pass many tea plantations. You have the opportunity to stop there for photo moments. In the evening you will arrive at your accommodation and take a deserved rest.

Main Destination: Kibale National Park
Best Time to Visit: December to February and June to July
High Season: June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather: June to July and December to February (Least rain)
Accommodation: Kibale Guest Cottages (Mid-range tented camp)
Meals & Drinks: All meals included and drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Chimpanzee Tracking and Bigodi Swamp Visit

Today you will track the most famous inhabitants of Kibale National Park: the chimpanzees. With over 1,450 individuals protected within the park, Kibale forest is home to the largest number of endangered chimpanzees in Uganda as well as the threatened red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey. The forest has one of the highest diversity and density of primates in Africa totalling 13 species including the black and white colobus, blue monkeys and grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed monkey, bush babies and pottos. In the afternoon after tracking, you have the opportunity for a guided walk through the swamps of Bigodi. After the fascinating walk, you have the choice of relaxing in the accommodation or community walk in a village nearby. Alternatively, you can visit a school in the local community, talk to the students and teachers and participate in the lessons.

Main Destination: Kibale Forest National Park
Accommodation: Kibale Guest Cottages (Mid-range)
Meals & Drinks: All meals included and drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park

After breakfast you will drive today to the world-famous Queen Elizabeth National Park, crossing the equator along the way. You shall have an evening game drive upon arrival at the park. Queen Elizabeth National park boasts of very high biodiversity capacities due to different habitats of fauna that it has.

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: All meals included and drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 7

Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Ride

You will have an Early Morning Game Drive. There are over 100 mammal species that include Lions, Hippos, Buffaloes, Leopard, Spotted Hyena, Elephants and the elusive Giant Forest Hog in this park. The Primates include Chimps, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Blue, Black faced Red Colobus, and Red-tailed monkeys and Olive Baboons. In the afternoon, you will have a boat ride on the Kazinga Channel.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Accommodation: Parkview Safari Lodge (Mid-range lodge)
Meals & Drinks: All meals included and drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Entebbe Airport

Day 8

Drive to Entebbe and Departure

After an early breakfast, you will start your journey back to Entebbe. Cross the equator and have time to take photos at the equator. You may also buy souvenirs and some fruits along the way. Later you will depart for the Airport and take your flight back home.

Main Destination: Entebbe International Airport
Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included) and drinks not included

End of tour

You’ll be dropped off at the airport. Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

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Highlights

  • You’ll visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls NP, Kibale NP and Queen Elizabeth NP 
  • Mid-range tour—uses lodges and tented camps.
  • Private tour—will be run exclusively for you and won’t be shared with others.
  • Can start any day—If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
  • Activities—game drives, evening/night game drives, chimpanzee trekking & boat trip
  • Game drives—pop-up roof minivan
  • Getting around—pop-up roof minivan
  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included

Included

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

How it works?

  • 1 Describe your dream trip
  • 2 A travel consultant will help curate your experience
  • 3 Confirm & start packing
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