4 days Queen Elizabeth national park the second largest national park after Murchison. Where over 95 mammals have been recorded; elephants, leopards, lions, buffaloes, hyenas, hippopotamus, Uganda kobs, bushbucks, giant forest hogs, and 600 bird species, unique landscape with many explosion craters lakes, and seasonal flamingos. Kibale forest national park also called the primate capital for chimpanzee tracking, and bigodi swamp walk.
Itinerary 4 days Queen Elizabeth & Chimpanzee tracking kibale
Day 1: Drive to queen Elizabeth National Park and Equator Experience
The tour starts in the morning, our driver guide will receive you from the hotel or airport in Kampala or Entebbe respectively. Driving to Queen Elizabeth national park takes approximately 6-7 hours but with numerous stop over. Like; equator stop, for refreshment equation experiment and coffee or tea, in addition to the multi souvenir shops. Mbarara for lunch, then driving through big banana plantations as well as tea plantations too. Arrive at the lodge in the park or near the park in the evening. Check in and if time allows a sunset drive in the park.
Day 2: Explore queen elizabeth and a boat trip along Kazinga channel
We start off early in the morning for a game drive. Animals seem to be more active at this time of the morning, good chances of seeing vast wildlife. Such as; Uganda Kobs, Elephants, waterbucks, buffaloes, lions, warthogs, leopards, giant forest hogs, amazing birdlife; African hawk eagle, grey kestrel, martial eagle, varreaux eagle owl, white browed coucal, Caspian tern, papyrus genelek. Return to the lodge for a hot lunch. After lunch, you will go for a 2 hour boat cruise along the Kazinga channel. This is a natural channel connecting two lakes of George and Edward. It a good habitat for hippopotamus, Nile crocodiles, monitor lizards, buffaloes, elephants, and also birds; king fisher’s, African fish eagles, African spoonbill, great cormorants, hamerkop, African darter, hadada ibis, cattle egret, fulvous whistling duck, squacco heron, among others. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: morning game and transfer to Kibale national park
Breakfast in the morning, check out. Go for another game drive searching for more wildlife in the open vast savanna, after 3-4 hours of the game drive, we set off for Kibale forest national park arriving just in time of hot lunch and check in. afternoon a community walk or swamp. Here you do walk through the communities neighboring the park for birds like; black and white casqued hornbill, great blue turaco, African paradise flycatcher, and primates such as; black and white colobus, grey cheeked mangabeys, red tailed monkey, red colobus, olive baboons, cash crops such as; coffee, tea, are grown.
Day 4: chimpanzee tracking and return to Kampala/Entebbe
In the morning after an early breakfast, assemble at the visitor of Kibale national park for briefing. This is conducted by the park management, as they take you through the procedure and safety and conservational aspects of chimpanzee tracking. Late you will be distributed into groups before being led by a ranger guide for actual tracking. Chimpanzee tracking can be short, average, even long, but grantee of seeing them. This can be attributed to the prevailing weather conditions and availability of food for the chimpanzee, the hike is very rewarding after meeting and interaction with the chimps. After an hour with them you will be escorted out of the forest by your ranger guide, embark on the journey back to Kampala or Entebbe. Arriving in the afternoon.