5 Days Uganda Safari In Queen Elizabeth National Park And Kibale National Park
This 5day safari takes you to Queen Elizabeth national park and Kibale Forest national park. Queen Elizabeth national park is renowned for its abundant wild life and birds. And later the safari continues to Kibale national park which is ahome of largest number and variety of primates in the whole of East Africa. And it is crowned by the nature walk in the bigodi swamp to watch many bird species.
5 Days Uganda Safari highlights;
- Equator experience.
- Game drive
- Boat cruise on the Kazinga channel
- Chimp track
- Nature walk in the Bigodi swamp.
This safari includes the following;
- Transportation by 4WD min van with a pop up for easy viewing
- Game drives
- Accommodation according to the itinerary.
- Meals as per program
- Chimp permit
- Park fee
- English speaking driver
- Game ranger fees
And it excludes the following; personal expenses like phones, Tobacco, porter, passport,visas.
Detailed Itinerary for 5 Days Uganda Safari
DAY 1. Arrival in Uganda.
You will be welcomed by our guide and driver at the airport who will take you to the booked and preferred hotel of your choice in the Ugandan capital Kampala. In case you had an early flight, you will be taken around Kampala for the city tour. There after Travelers are briefed about Uganda safari to Queen Elizabeth national park and Kibale national park.
DAY 2. Travel to Queen Elizabeth national park and the boat cruise.
You will depart in the morning after taking the big breakfast from hotel and proceed westwards going to the Queen Elizabeth national park. The journey takes 6-7 hours including the stop overs like for traditional drum makers village and the Equator where you will get a chance to stand in the three hemispheres at the same time.
You will continue with your journey and have your lunch in Mbarara town and then proceed to the Queen Elizabeth national park. In the evening you will be able to go for a two hour boat cruise along the kazinga channel which connects lake George and lake Edward where you will be able to spot water animals in the close range like Buffalos, crocodiles,Hippos and elephants bathing on the channel banks.
There are also viriety of water bird species on the watet banks for example the famous shoe bill, pelican and jacana. Accomodation; Luxury: Mweya safari lodge, Katara lodge. Midrange: Bush lodge(in rooms), Simba safari lodge(in rooms), Buffalo safari lodge and Ihamba safari lodge. Budget: Kazinga safari lodge, simba safari lodge(in tents) and Bush lodge in tents. Meal plan: Dinner.
DAY 3. Game drive and travel to Kibale Forest National park.
You will set up very early in the morning at around 6:30am for the game drive.Along the game drive you will be able to experience wild natural animals like the big five elephants, leopards, Bush bucks, Buffalos, lions, Antelopes, waterbucks as well as birds.
Upon driving to Kibale forest national park you will be able to enjoy an impressive sight to the “mountains of the moon” which are very clearly seen on the road to Fortportal. Accommodation: Luxury: Ndali lodge/ Primate lodge/ Kibale forest/Kyaninga lodge. Midrange: Mountains of the moon/ Kibale forest camp. Budget: Rwenzori Travellers/ Chimpanzee forest guest house. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
DAY 4. Chimp tracking and nature walk for bird watching.
You will wake up early in the morning and take your breakfast. Then by around 8:00am you be at kanyanchu tourist center for the briefing on how to track chimpanzees. This exercise only takes a half a day. The park is only accessible by foot and this gives you great opportunity to also see other primates and animals as well as different bird species, butterflies and other insects.
There after you will return to the lodge for lunch and later in the evening you will go for a nature walk in bigodi wetland to see different birds species such as Great blue Turacco, little Bulbul, Rwenzori Turaco and the Narina Trogon, and monkey species. You will have dinner and overnight at your booked lodge. Accommodation: Luxury: Ndali lodge/ Primate lodge/ Kibale forest/Kyaninga lodge. Midrange: Mountains of the moon/ Kibale forest camp. Budget: Rwenzori Travellers/ Chimpanzee forest guest house. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
DAY 5. Nature walk and return to Kampala.
You will wake up early in the morning, take breakfast and go for the nature walk in the forests to observe some animal species and later go back to the lodge for lunch and then set off to Kampala.