Chimps & the Big Four

Ngamba Chimp

Meet the chimpanzees at Ngamba Island and track them in Kibale Forest. In Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Parks you will go in search of the Big Four!

Day 1: ENTEBBE – NGAMBA ISLAND – KAMPALA

A visit to the island of the chimpanzees! In the morning you will depart from Entebbe for a close encounter with our relatives. After a pleasant boat ride you will reach Ngamba Island, where you will be directed to the visitors centre to learn more about the chimps and their lifestyle. You will be able to view and photograph these fascinating apes in their natural environment from only a few metres away! In the afternoon you will take a boat ride back to Entebbe and transfer to your hotel in Kampala. Overnight at Kings Holiday Inn.
For upgrade you can stay at Speke Hotel.

Day 2: KAMPALA – FORT PORTAL

After breakfast we will depart Kampala and head west to Fort Portal. Driving through the verdant countryside we will pass traditional homesteads and farms. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon. Dinner and overnight at the cottages of Primate Lodge Kibale.
For upgrade you can stay at the luxury tents of Primate Lodge Kibale.

Day 3: KIBALE NATIONAL PARK

Early in the morning visit to Kibale Forest National Park, reputable of having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, black-and-white colobus monkeys and many others. After lunch we will go for the Bigodi Swamp Walk, an initiative of the local community. The swamp is known for its rich diversity of birds and primates. Dinner and overnight at the cottages of Primate Lodge Kibale.
For upgrade you can stay at the luxury tents of Primate Lodge Kibale.

Day 4: KIBALE – QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

We transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park with a lunch stop in Kasese. Upon entering the national park you will enjoy a short game drive before checking in at the accommodation in the middle of the park. Dinner and overnight at Simba Safari Camp.
For upgrade you can stay at Mweya Safari Lodge.

Day 5: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK UGANDA TOUR

The day begins early as we take on a morning game drive and head for the mating ground of the Uganda Kobs. We search for lions, elephants, buffaloes and other wild animals in their natural habitat before returning for lunch.
In the afternoon we take on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. Thanks to the abundant bird life that is sighted, and the elephants, buffaloes and hundreds of hippos that are cooling off at the shores, this cruise will definitely be one of the highlights of your Uganda safaris. Dinner and overnight at Simba Safari Camp.
For upgrade you can stay at Mweya Safari Lodge.

Day 6: QUEEN ELIZABETH – LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast we go for a hike in the Kyambura Wildlife Reserve. Driving through a grassland area, all of a sudden we come across an amazing gorge of one hundred meters deep, covered with tropical rainforest. You will hike into the gorge of the Kyambura River in search of the wild chimpanzees. It is a beautiful walk through the river valley, home to many birds and butterfly species as well.
After this activity we drive to Lake Mburo National Park with lunch enroute. As we enter the park and head towards the accommodation it is likely that you will see some wildlife, like impalas, topis, warthogs, zebras and buffaloes. Dinner and overnight at Rwonyo Camp.
For upgrade you can stay at Mihingo Safari Lodge.

Day 7: LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK – KAMPALA

Early start of the day as we will go for a nature walk guided by a ranger. Lake Mburo is the only national park where you can experience a safari on foot. After breakfast we transfer to Kampala with a stop at the equator for photos or shopping. Arrival late in the afternoon in Kampala.

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