Wildlife, Chimps and Birds in Kibale and Queen Elizabeth Parks (6 Days)

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Wildlife, Chimps and Birds in Kibale and Queen Elizabeth Parks (6 Days)

This safari starts and finishes in Kampala.

Kibale Forest has the highest number of primates in Africa – thirteen species in all, including red, black and white colobus, blue... Show more

Wildlife, Chimps and Birds in Kibale and Queen Elizabeth Parks (6 Days)

This safari starts and finishes in Kampala.

Kibale Forest has the highest number of primates in Africa – thirteen species in all, including red, black and white colobus, blue monkeys and baboons and a large number of chimpanzees. A forest walk provides a high possibility of seeing and hearing and seeing chimps, birds and other primates playing around through the forest. An excursion to Bigodi wetland gives the opportunity of seeing the unusual birds and other primates which live around the swamp. Continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park (QE), below the famous Rwenzori mountains, an African savannah park, consisting of plain surroundings. The launch trip along the Kazinga Channel is especially rewarding for viewing hippo, buffalo, elephant and a large host of birds amounting to over 500 species! The beautiful steeply forested Kyambura Gorge nearby, is home not only to chimpanzees but also the red-tailed monkey, black and white colobus and many bird species.

ITINERARY

DAY 1
Arrive Entebbe airport. Meet, greet and transfer to Boma Guest House IN Entebbe or to Hotel Africana or Bougainviller Hotel in Kampala for overnight (BB)

DAY 2, to Kibale Forest
Start for Fort Portal via the pretty little town of Mubende set in rolling hills. Choice of a brief stop at Nakayima Shrine, a splendid tree known to be 400 years old, worshipped by local people and thought to be holding the spirit of an ancient king. Picnic lunch en route and continue to Kibale. Arrive late afternoon. Relax at lodge or explore nearby Crater Lake. [Approximate driving time: 6 hours]
O/N: Nyinabulitwa Country Resort (FB).

DAY 3, Chimpanzee tracking!
A guided nature walk in Kibale Forest, which has the highest number of primates in Africa – including red, black and white colobus, blue monkeys and baboons and a large number of chimpanzees. A forest walk for chimps and other primates playing through the forest. Birdlife is also fabulous, with over 300 species recorded in the forest. An afternoon walk in Bigodi wetland for birds and other primates which live around the swamp. O/N: Nyinabulitwa Country Resort (FB).

DAY 4, Kibale Forest to Queen Elizabeth Park
Leave for Queen Elizabeth Park, passing via the Rwenzoris, or “Mountains of The Moon” as they are sometimes called. Continue to QE. Evening game drive. [Approximate driving time: 4 hours]
O/N: Simba Camp/Mweya Lodge/Jacana Lodge (FB).

DAY 5, In Queen Elizabeth Park
Visit Kyambura gorge to track chimpanzees, man’s closest relation. A boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel is a rewarding experience. An evening game drive. O/N: Simba Camp/Mweya Lodge/Jacana Lodge (FB).

DAY 6, Return and fly out.
An early morning game drive, time permitting. Return to Kampala, past captivating attractions en route: look at royal drum makers, brief stop at the Equator and be in both hemispheres at once, drive past the roadside markets aerated with fruit and vegetables. Lunch en route, arriving late afternoon (HB). [Approximate driving time: 6 hours]

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$1,744.00
Duration
7 days

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City
Kampala
State / Region
Kampala
Zip / Postcode
256
Country
Uganda
0.315331 32.572394

Cancellation policy

If cancelled up to 14 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the entire activity price may be charged.

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