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5 Days – Queen Elizabeth & Kibale National Park

5 Days – Queen Elizabeth & Kibale National Park

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This Safari will take you to Kibale Forest National Park which is known as the primate capital of the world and home to Chimpanzees. In the extreme west, Queen Elizabeth National Park – the world’s most biodiversity wildlife sanctuary featuring climbing Lions, Leopard, Hippos, Elephants, and Buffaloes not forgetting the beautiful launch cruise along Kazinga channel will make your safari memorable!

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  • Included
    All activities as per the itinerary except the optional activities
    All Government taxes
    Drinking water on board
    Full Board Accommodation
    Game drive
    Meals as per the itinerary
    Primate Tracking Permit
    Professional English speaking Driver Guide (bilingual Guides available on request)
    Transport in 4X4 Safari Van / Land Cruiser
  • Not Included
    All park entrance fees where applicable
    Any other item not mentioned in the inclusions list
    Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
    International Flight tickets
    Items of personal nature
    Tips to porters and driver/ guide
    Travel Insurance

Tour Plan

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Day 1: Entebbe to Kibale National Park via Fort portal
You will be met by our driver guide at your point of pickup on the safari and you drive westwards towards Fort Portal to the Kibale Forest National Park (about 5 hours). Traveling on both asphalt and unpaved roads, you pass through traditional Ugandan Villages where you see people at work tending their traditional crops of millet, sorghum, beans and maize. The lush rolling hills of this region provide good "photo opportunities". You arrive at Fort Portal for lunch, then continue towards Kibale Forest, one of the great African rainforest research reserves. This forest is famed for the variety of primates found here and it is a terrific area for birds when you take a walk around the lodge or just relax from the long journey as you wait for dinner. Overnight stay at a lodge in Kibale.
Accommodation: Options available from Budget to Luxury lodges
Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner.
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Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi swamp walk in Kibale National Park
Assemble at the park headquarters for briefing and then go for the most popular activity in this park which is Chimpanzee tracking. Chimpanzees are man’s closest cousins though they are one of the most threatened primate’s species. More primates like Black and white Colobus monkeys, L’Hoest Monkeys, Grey cheeked Mangabey, Red tailed monkeys, bush babies, pottos and many bird species like the yellow spotted nicator, rumped tinkerbird, Little greenbul, green breasted pitta, the crowned eagle, black bee eater and mammals like Elephants can be seen in this walk. Have lunch and relax at your lodge. Later in the day you shall transfer to the Bigodi Wetlands, situated on the eastern edge of the forest. There you shall take a light walk in the wetlands to observe plenty of wildlife including birds and many monkey species. Return in the evening for dinner and overnight at a lodge in Kibale.
Accommodation: Options available from Budget to Luxury lodges
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
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Day 3: Crater Lakes Top for the world hike to Queen Elizabeth National Park for an evening Game drive
After having breakfast, prepare yourself for another fascinating nature encounter called crater area hike. The top of the World Hike is a popular activity near Kibale Forest – a three-hour or longer guided walk covering three crater lakes, villages, tea-plantations and a view from the top of the world that takes in 3 crater lakes and the Rwenzori Mountains with the landscape facing the park. This hike is three hours in length and is taken with guides who can explain Village life – the legends of the crater lakes, the tea and vanilla plantations all along the way. Return to the lodge for lunch and later transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park where you will view wild animals en-route as you transfer to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight at a lodge in Queen Elizabeth.
Accommodation: Options available from Budget to Luxury lodges
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
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Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Morning game drive and afternoon Boat cruise on Kazinga channel
You will have an early Breakfast and then get ready for the Big Day. Do a morning game drive expecting to see the early risers, and at least four members of the big Five and other animals like the Uganda Kobs, Water-buck, Warthogs, etc. After lunch, you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel. You will see a lot of hippos as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see: Buffalos, Crocodiles, bathing Elephants, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. Dinner and overnight at a lodge in Ishahsa sector.
Accommodation: Options available from Budget to Luxury lodges
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
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Day 5: Game drive in the Ishasha sector (Home of tree climbing Lions) and transfer back to Entebbe
Have an early morning breakfast and head to the southern part of the park called the Ishasha sector. This is a famous home of tree climbing Lions, buffalo herds, African Elephants and Topis. You will then embark on an exciting road trip back to Entebbe with lunch en-route arriving late evening at your point of drop.
Accommodation: Options available from Budget to Luxury lodges
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch.