8 Day best of chimpanzee and game viewing Uganda safari
Our 8 day best of chimpanzee and game viewing Uganda safari is tailor made for individuals with high love for Chimpanzee to enabling them explore and learns more about Chimpanzee and why they are called man’s closest relative.
However our client will also visit other 2 of Uganda’s best national parks with variety of wildlife and surrounded by people of different interesting cultures. We are aware that because of your tight schedule you have limited time to stay at the destination. Therefore, this is your ideal safari. Join in the tour and have fun with fellow travelers while experiencing Uganda’s tourism potential.
This safari will take you to Explore Ziwa rhino sanctuary to trek the giant rhinos one of the big five family, Murchison Falls to see the world’s strongest falls and game viewing, Kibale forest national park the Africa’s center for the primates proceed to queen Elizabeth national park and finally Ngamba chimpanzee Island and Uganda Wildlife Education Center
Murchison Falls National Park sits on the shore of Lake Albert, in northwest Uganda. It’s known for Murchison Falls, where the Victoria Nile River surges through a narrow gap over a massive drop. Park wildlife includes Elephants and Hippos, Leopard, Lions and there are chimpanzees in the Kaniyo Pabidi mahogany forest. The Lake Albert Delta is home to rare shoe bill storks. There are game fish in the cascades of Karuma Falls and hosting 76 species of mammals and 451 birds.
Kibale forest national park is a home to human’s closest relative, the chimpanzee, a delightful ape whose evocative pant-hoot call is an indissolubly sound of the African rain forest. It harbors the greatest variety and concentration of primates some not found anywhere in East Africa apart from this park.
Not less than 13 different species are living in this small area of 560 sq km, including the Black-and-white Columbus Monkey, Blue Monkey, Red-tailed Monkey, Grey-cheeked Manga bey and Bush baby Kibale forest national park is the best place to have an unforgettable meeting with your relative and many other primates
Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.
Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kob.
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary was established in October 1998 to care for orphaned chimpanzees that have been rescued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Many of the chimpanzees were rescued from poachers and are unlikely to survive reintroduction to the wild.
It on a space of 100 acres (approximately 40 hectares) of rain forest situated a short boat ride (23 km) away from Entebbe, near the Equator in Lake Victoria, Uganda. This is the best place to Learn more about chimpanzees- how they spend their days, what they eat in the wild, how they hunt- by following their trails in the Ngamba forest. You will also be treated to sights of fruit bats, over 75,000 sighted, over 120 bird species, geological features like caves, different spider species and plants and trees.
Trip Highlights of 8 day best of chimpanzee and game viewing Uganda safari
- Murchison Falls national park
- Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest national Park
- Tree climbing lions in Ishasha Queen Elizabeth national park
- Boat cruises on both Kazinga Channel & Murchison Falls
- Ngamba Island chimpanzee sanctuary and Uganda Wildlife Education Center
- Ziwa on foot rhino trekking
- Game viewing
8 day best of chimpanzee and game viewing Uganda safari itinerary
Day 1 Pick up from the air port- visiting the former Zoo
Our drive guide will pick you from the air port with a warm welcome upon your arrival and then be transferred to the hotel for relaxation.
In the afternoon we start our 8 day best of chimpanzee and game viewing Uganda safari will visit the former Zoo so that you view the primates there and the ”BIG FOUR” Elephant, Leopard, Lion, Buffalo and other primates bird species and aquatic like crocodile, Hippos and many .You will also visit the Botanical gardens so as you can view different species of birds and relaxation in the gardens.After the experience return to the hotel for relaxation and dinner.
Luxury, Best western garden hotel
Mid Range,Travel inn
Day 2 Travel to Ngamba Island Sanctuary
Early morning have break fast and then transfer to water front so as to board a speed boat to the Sanctuary.You will enjoy the cruise as you will be viewing fisher men and birds on the waters of the Lake Victoria.
At the arrival at the sanctuary you will feed the chimps and observe their ways of living and behavior this will give you an opportunity to take photo graphs after every thing you will transfer back to Entebbe if there is still time you will take tour around Entebbe town and then return to the booked hotel for relaxation ,dinner and over night.
Day 3 Entebbe- Ziwa Rhino- Murchison falls
Very early morning you will drive to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary through beautiful country side to the sanctuary and you will be guided so that you can trek Rhinos which are not found any where in Uganda .
The trek will take 1-2 hours and then proceed to Murchison and lunch will be on the way at the arrival in Murchison you will visit the top of the falls and you will take lovely photographs of the rainbow formed by the mists from the Nile river,check into your lodge for relaxation.
Day 4 Game drive- Boat cruise on River Nile
Early morning you will set off for the game drive in search for wildlife Leopard, Lions, Elephants, Uganda Kob, and many more return to the lodge to have break fast and then go for chimpanzee trekking in the forest and after you will have lunch.
In the after no you will join the boat cruise in search for aquatic animals , crocodile, Hippos and Buffaloes, birds of different species will also be seen on the waters of the river,take photographs and then return to the lodge to relax
Luxury Paraa safari lodge
Mid Range; Murchison river lodge
Budget; Heritage lodge
Day 5 top of the falls- Kibale forest
Very early in the morning check out from your lodge and then visit the top of the falls take photographs and then proceed to Kibale forest through a pleasant journey reach Fort Portal town and then check into your lodge. You will take a nature walk to Bigodi swamp in search for birds and primates like Red tailed and d blue monkeys, Baboons and at the same time you may spot chimpanzees.Also birds will be seen as this place is known of being a home for birds of different species.You will also take walk a round crater lakes.After return to the lodge for relaxation.
Luxury, Kyaninga lodge
Mid Range, Chimps nest lodge
Budget, Kibale forest camp
Day 6 chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest
Very early in the morning have break fast and set off to the head offices for briefing and then off for chimpanzee trekking together with other primates.
chimpanzee trekking is the main activity of the day also birds and beautiful flowers, butter flies will be seen. When chimps are sighted you will spend an hour with them, take photo graphs.
The trekking may take some time according to the location and movement of the chimps in the forest,After every every thing you return to the lodge if time for lunch you have it and then start a journey to Queen Elizabeth
Day 7 Game drive – Boat cruise on Kazinga channel
Early in the morning you will set off for the game drive in search for Lions, Leopards, in their vast population before they wake up for the early hunting.
Elephants, Giraffes, Uganda Kob, Antelopes and many more and you will get an opportunity of viewing almost every animal at a close range and you will be able to take lovely shots.After the game drive which takes 2-3 hours return to the lodge for your breakfast and prepare your self for a lunch cruise Afternoon you will join the lunch cruise on Kazinga channel which connects the Lakes Edward and George and you will be able to view Crocodile, Hippos, Buffaloes in the waters of the channel.Also birds like King fisher and others will be sighted as they are fishing in the shallows of the channel.
Return to the lodge for relaxation and over night after the two hour boat cruise on the channel.
Day 8 Kyambura Gorge trek- chimpanzee
Very early in the morning have break fast and then descend down Kyambura for another primate experience. Kyambura is known as a natural home for chimpanzees and also other mammals similar to those in the bush area of the park are supported.
Numberly of flamingos are attracted by crater lakes and other bird species this will give you a great experience and after we transfer back to Kampala.We shall pass by the Equator so that you can take photo graphs, have lunch and then proceed to traditional drum makers and then proceed to Kampala where you will arrive late evening according to the flight bookings you may spend a night in Kampala or transfer to Entebbe.
8 day best of chimpanzee and game viewing Uganda safari includes
Return airport transfer
Accommodation on full board
Ground transportation in 4×4 WD and air-conditioned safari vehicle
Park and other sight center entrance fees
English speaking driver guide for the entire tour
1 chimp permit per person
2hours boat cruise on the Murchison River and on the Kazinga channel
Game drive at Murchison falls and queen Elizabeth national par
.3 hours nature to Bigodi swamp
Rhino trekking at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
A half day visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee sanctuary
A half day visit to UWEC for behind the scene
All government taxes
8 day best of chimpanzee and game viewing Uganda safari excludes
1. Personal travel insurance
4. Another personal related expense not mentioned on the pack