5 Days Chimpanzee Tracking in Uganda
Visit Uganda for 5 days Uganda chimpazee tracking Safari Kibale forest visiting the habituated Chimpanzees and then crossing to the adjacent most visited Queen Elizabeth National Park as well falling in love with Uganda’s nature offering in the western Part, an inviting corridor with best Uganda Safari activities normally preferred by a traveler on a Uganda Safari
Visiting Uganda for 5 days takes to the submerging beauty of Africa, with thousands of ancient trees, unique cultures with massive presentations around the Savannah game parks, with magical hotspots with highest concentration of wildlife species, ideal positions that register hundreds of Uganda visitors. As you drive through the bending roads, observe the pointing hills that have been been sculpted by time and revered by generations of local people.
Visiting Uganda on a 5 days Uganda Safari gives it all in harmony, we visit the Savannah National parks with rolling grassland scattered with shrubs and isolated trees which are ome to a whole host of wildlife. Kibale National Park‘s twisted bark, hollows and deadwoods provide a multitude of specialist habitats including nest sites for Chimpanzees, hundreds of bird species. The other parks we shall visit include the most visited Savanna park Queen Elizabeth National Park, a great survivor Savannah national Park that has lived through remarkable changes but it’s adventurous scenes never fail to impress on your Uganda Safari.
Day 1: Travel from Kampala City to Kibale National Park- a home for chimpanzees
Early morning, the City is already astir, After your breakfast, Our drive will drive you through the City’s street lights towards. Get to see and understand the city life, proceed on a 310 kilometres drive to Kibale National Park in the southern region via the Kampala-Mubende-Fortportal to cover a 5 to 6 hours road drive. Observe nature offerings, the pointing adjacent hill with coffee plantations, the grazing local herds of cattle, different town suburbs with locals selling off their merchandise and so much more.
Later, check in your preferred lodge in Kibale forest (we shall give you a complete guide about Kibale forest National Park Accommodation that ranges from budget, mid-range and luxury before your visit to help you plan for your Safari), After your lunch, Prepare for a nature walks in the last remaining forest expanses to comprise of both lowland and montane forests in eastern Africa, engage with the mothers nature store as you experience the whole biodiversity of the park, Encounter with the two tribes ie. Batooro and Bakiga communities living around the park, Your 5 days Uganda Safari can be tailored to include Cultural dance perfomances in Kibale. The communities inhabit the area around the park. They use the park for food, fuel, and other resources guided by the Uganda wildlife Authority that does conserve and restrict some of the gazetted touristic zones. Today’s Activities will end by 5:00pm, then retire back to your lodge for either Night fire camps or a relaxation and then overnight after your Dinner.
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking & visit to Bigodi wetland-Kibale national park
Early Morning after your breakfast, by 7:30 be briefed about your Chimpanzee tracking Kibale forest Safari, along with your armed game ranger you penetrate the forest following the trails in the park as you track the chimps guided by their evocative pant-hoot calls, Kibale forest National Park is an ideal centre for eco-tourism and safari destination, and is popular for its population of habituated chimpanzees and twelve other species of primate, meaning that you can interact with the Chimpanzees in Kibale forest not forgetting that the park has one of the highest diversity and concentration of primates in Africa.
Encounter with unique forest dwellers inclusive of the red colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest’s monkeys, the black-and-white colobus and the blue monkeys. Enjoy bird watching to over 325 sited species of birds. The park is also a home to other wildlife species that include elephants, duikers, bushbucks, sitatungas, bushpigs, giant forest hogs, common warthogs, and African buffaloes and sometimes the park also attracts leopards, African golden cats, servals, sometimes lions do visit, Most often these come from the bordering Queen Elizabeth National Park. After the chimpanzee tracking Uganda Safari experience, embark on your hotel for lunch.
After lunch, Enjoy nature walks in Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary are an fascinating area, located in Magombe swamp. this area is recognized for a extensive array of biodiversity among which are several primates species like the red colobus monkey, baboon, black & white colobus monkey, blue monkey grey cheeked, mangabey, vervet monkey, red tailed monkey and the L’Hoest monkey. Additional Mammals such as chimpanzees, Sitatunga, mongooses, bush pigs, otters plus bush bucks, all these visit this swamp coming from the adjacent Kibale National Park.
Bigodi wetland Sanctuary is not only a tourist hub to the Country but plays a significant role, we do support communities through various community-based approaches, this in-turn boosts an economic benefit to the different local residents living within this area.A fraction of the solicited revenue from this swamp was used to build Bigodi Secondary School as well as a nursery school, in addition to pay salaries of the school teachers; furthermore bridges have also been constructed and maintained over swamps plus water streams within the Communities.
Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is a magical destination for a Uganda birding Safari, and is a haven for vast bird species. Birders visit this area to spot out to fifty new species on a bird list. The whole biodiversity comprised of over 138 species registered with in the sanctuary. With the most well-known bird – Great Blue Turaco welcoming you to this region, the others include: olive long-tailed cuckoo, western tinkerbird, African and green-breasted, ground thrush. After the experience, retire back for an overnight/Night fire as well as relaxation and overnight.
Day 3: Leave Kibale for Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Wake up on the golden awakening sunlight, After your break fast, check out from the lodge, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP), Uganda’s most visited Savannah park in the Western Region of Uganda that is comprised of prominent touristic hubs like the Maramagambo Forest, the Kigezi Game Reserve, the Kyambura Game Reserve, and the Kibale National Park. Drive through the open rocky escarpments, to cover 2-3 hours road drive to Queen, the western region is Uganda’s leading tourist hub encompassed by the Snow capped Rwenzori Mountains National Park. Check in at your lodge, have lunch and prepare for an evening game drive.
The Evening game drive is a gate way for the big game Safari, visiting the Savannah to see the whole host that includes; African buffaloes, Ugandan kobs, hippopotamus, Nile crocodiles, African bush elephants, African leopards, lions and other grazing wild-species in the Savannah. The park is home to 95 mammal species and over 500 bird species.
Day 4: Morning game drive & a boat cruise
Wake up on the whispering jungles, with intermixed sounds emanating from the wilderness, after your breakfast, drive through the game to spot out the early risers including the nocturnals. This offers an authentic approach to define the Savannah, spot our the hyenas coming out from their dens, Buffaloes crossing to their grazing short Savannah. Unique bird species whirling in Open clouds. Visit the Ishasha Sector famous for the great kings of the Jungle described as the tree climbing lions, The area around Ishasha in Rukungiri District is famous for its tree-climbing lions, whose males sport black manes.
After your lunch, head back to the hotel by 11:00am, have a short relaxation as well on ground nature sightings, this is a magnificent picturesque for good photo captions. After your lunch, transfer to Kazinga channel for a 2 hours boat cruise, The channel connects two lakes ie. Edward and George.The boat cruise introduces you to varied range of animals and birds, with one of the world’s largest concentration of hippos and numerous Nile crocodiles seen throughout the year. After the experience drive back to the park for a relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Day 5: visit Lake Katwe and crater lakes region – Enroute back to Kampala City
Wake up early in the morning, After your breakfast check out and Visit the Kasenyi fishing villages in this sector, see the local methods used to catch fish as well as identifying different fish caught on the channel. Proceed and visit the Lake Katwe crater deposits, see and learn how the locals especially women get into the lake extract salt deposits using their hands and other local tools, A method that is risky and dangerous to their human life, Yes, it’s survival for the fittest.
Later we enroute back for a 6-7 hours road drive through the Kasese-Mbarara-Masaka-Kampala road. Have a short stop in Mbarara for your lunch. Proceed passed lake Mburo National Park in Mbarara with un ending sightings as you see the Ankole’s long horned park graze in the Park with adjacent accacia trees covering the park. Proceed passed Masaka up to Kampala City/Airport/Your hotel/Your perefered area of destination in Kampala City.