5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzee trekking experience

5 Days Uganda wildlife safari & Chimpanzee trekking experience is an ideal trip for persons who would like to have a wildlife viewing experience on a boat cruise and game drive then trek chimpanzees in their natural habitat.

These 5 days Uganda wildlife safari & chimpanzee trekking experience is a trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kibale Forest National Park, the two best Uganda safari destinations.

Activities on this trip include walking through Kibale tropical rain forest with an expert guide, enjoying game viewing, and launching cruises in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Itinerary Gallery

Detailed Itinerary of the 5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzee trekking experience

Day 1: Leave Kampala for Queen Elizabeth National Park

After an early breakfast at your Kampala hotel, your driver guide will pick you up for set off. He will brief you about the 5 days Uganda safari and set off to Queen Elizabeth National Park located on the foothills of Mountain Rwenzori in Kasese using the Masaka-Mbarara road.

Stop over at Mpambire drum makers and the equator for photo moments. Your next stop will be in Mbarara for an en route lunch. After lunch go on to Queen Elizabeth, and check in at your lodge/campsite.

You can decide to take some time off to relax after that long journey, or decide to do an evening game drive in the Mweya peninsular.

You will spot variety of wild animals like, buffalos, warthogs, antelopes, elephants and many varieties of bird species etc.

You can also decide to visit Lake Katwe town with its attractive display of crater lakes. Check out salt mining. Return back your lodge for dinner and overnight

Accommodation Options:

  • Luxury: Mweya safari lodge/ Katara lodge/jacana lodge
  • Midrange: bush lodge/Simba safari camp/ buffalo safari resort/ Enganzi lodge/ Ihamba safari lodge
  • Budget: Kazinga channel view lodge/ Simba safari camp in tents/ bush lodge in tents

Meal plan: lunch and dinner

Day 2 of the 5 Days Uganda wildlife safari: Game Drive and Launch Cruise along the Kazinga Channel

Wake up early, take breakfast and get ready to explore Queen Elizabeth National Park starting with a game drive through Kisenyi plains.

You are likely to see black and white colobus monkeys, bush buck, Ugandan kob, topi, defassa waterbuck and cape buffalos, you are also likely to see the elephants, lions and leopards on this game drive.

A collection of birds’ species like Cassin’s grey flycatcher, broad billed roller, black bee-eater along the banks of lake Edward.

Return to the lodge for lunch and refreshment. After lunch you can have a little rest then head to Kazinga channel in the afternoon for a launch cruise.

This ride takes you 2 hours along the channel that connects Lake George and Lake Edward, come eye-eye with gaping hippos, crocodiles, and leopards.

You should be able to spot up to around 300 resident bird species like flamingos, red chest, papyrus gonolek, pink backed pelicans, malachite kingfishers, yellow billed stock, and shoe-bill stork.

Return back to your lodge after this amazing experience of the wildlife. Have dinner and overnight.

Meal plan: full board

Day 3 of the 5 Days Uganda wildlife safari: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park and Bigodi Swamp Visit

After your early breakfast, check out from your lodge and depart from Queen Elizabeth to Kibale National Park.

Kibale Forest National Park has the highest concentration of primates in East Africa with 13 species and overall, 60 mammals’ species as it offers the best chimpanzee trekking in Uganda. In the evening, you will visit Bigodi wetland sanctuary for nature walk.

You will have lunch in Fort portal en route to the park. After experience of the nature walk to the Bigodi swamp, you can leave for your booked lodge for dinner and overnight

Accommodation options:

  • Luxury: Ndali lodge/ primate lodge/ kibale forest/ kyaninga lodge
  • Midrange: mountains of the moon/ kibale forest camp
  • Budget: Rwenzori travelers/ kibale forest camp/ chimpanzee forest guest house

Meal plan: full board

Day 4 of 5 days Uganda wildlife & chimpanzee trekking safari: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kanyanchu

After morning breakfast, wake up early to trek chimps near Kanyanchu. This can take you half a day.

Your driver guide will drive you to Uganda wildlife Authority offices and hand you over to the guide rangers to guide you through the trek. Enjoy trekking through the forest in search of the chimps and other forest residents.

Upon seeing these man’s closest relatives, you will be given 1 hour watching them interact and play in their family setting. Enjoy the moments and take as many pictures as you can.

Other animals include forest elephants unique from common type, giant forest hogs and a striking tree species. Later take a guided nature walk to Bigodi swamp sanctuary, a good site for birders.

The blue turaco and papyrus gonolek can easily be sighted among other bird 137 species. You can also choose to relax through the afternoon. Later on head to your lodge for dinner and overnight

Meal plan: full board

Day 5 of the 5 Days Uganda wildlife safari: Transfer Back to Kampala

Last day of your 5 days Uganda safari starts with an early breakfast, then check out from your lodge. You will hit the road back to Kampala with stopover at Fort portal to have lunch.

You will arrive in Kampala late afternoon or early evening. You can head to your hotel or if your flight is on this very day then the driver will drop you at Entebbe International Airport for your flight back home.

Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch

Itinerary Highlights

Day 1: Leave Kampala for Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 2: Game viewing and launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale forest National Park and visit Bigodi Swamp

Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking in Kanyanchu

Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala

Safari Inclusions and Exclusions

Safari includes:

  • Transportation in a tour van/Land cruiser
  • Service of an English -speaking tour guide/driver
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park admissions
  • Accommodation on full board
  • Entrance fees to all destinations as per the program
  • Transfer to and from the airport

Safari exclusions

  • All activities not mentioned in the program
  • Phone calls bills
  • Tips
  • International transfers
  • Gratitude to tour guides
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal effects of any nature
  • Hotel fees before and after the 5 days safari

End of your 5 Days Uganda wildlife safari & chimpanzee trekking experience

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