5 Day Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth Safari Itinerary:
Day 1: Kampala or Entebbe to Kibale Chimpanzee Forest National Park:
Your driver guide will pick you up early morning to start your Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth Safari from your accommodation in Kampala / Entebbe and then drive to Kibale forest national park. Kibale Forest is a tropical Rain Forest with many different species of monkeys and birds. The journey to Kibale Forest is a pleasant one through various regions of Uganda. The Rwenzori Mountains will be seen in the distance as you approach Kibale Forest.
Check into Kibale Forest Camp which gives you the unique experience of a Tented Camp in the Forest. This intimate camp has 7 African Safari Style Tents, all self contained.
You can choose to relax on the verandah of your tent,or take a walk around the camp and discover some of the 300 plus species of birds found here at Kibale Forest.
In the evening enjoy a nocturnal Walk in the Forest. You will be guided through Kibale Forest by the expereinced Uganda Wildlife Authority Guides with spotlights. Bushbabies and Pottos are often found with their big eyes and other nocturnal animals.
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking, plus other primates in Kibale Forest National Park:
Early morning breakfast at the lodge before you transfer to Kibale Forest Headquarters for Chimpanzee Tracking. This is a guided walk and with 13 primates in the park, one usually finds at least 5 or six different types of primates. The forest itself with its beauty and ruggedness. Butterflies and exotic birds abound in this park and the tracking experience takes in a lot more than Chimpanzee tracking. The chimpanzees you will encounter are habituated meaning that they are used to human presence.
In the afternoon you will take a walk in the bigodi wetlands sanctuary which is next to Kibale Forest and you just might see chimpanzees again and of course lots of birds are found there including the great Blue turaco, Blue monkeys, Baboons, otters, Mongoose, Bush bucks, Bush pigs and many more. Bigodi Swamp Wetlands is a community project
Day 3: Drive to Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Park and Boat Safari on Kazinga Channel
On the third day of 5 Day Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth Safari you will begin the day by having breakfast at your accommodation then drive to Queen Elizabeth Park where we check into another moderately priced accommodation the Bush Lodge. The location of this property is overlooking the famous Kazinga Channel which is a natural channel connecting Lake Edward and Lake George.
After lunch at the lodge you will take a boat ride on Kazinga Channel with the highest concentration of hippos in Africa.
There are also crocodiles, many bird species on the shore and overhead and in the water of the channel. This is a pleasant boat ride where you can get some great pictures of elephants and buffaloes on shore.
Day 4: Game drive to Ishasha in search of Tree Climbing Lions
Breakfast at Bush Lodge Tented Camp and then drive to Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth Park in search of the tree climbing lions and other wildlife. This is a more deserted section of the park but is home to over 40 tree climbing lions, lots of elephants, antelopes, buffaloes, birds, some monkeys and baboons and more.
Overnight Enjojo Lodge.
Day 5: Morning game drive return to Kampala/Entebbe
We will end our 5 Day Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth Safari by having breakfast then final game drive in Ishasha before departing for Kampala / Entebbe. On the way we stop at Mbarara for lunch and then later at the Equator to take pictures, time permitting you can also stop at Buganda Royal drum Makers at Mpigi – Mpambire.
Continue to Kampala or Entebbe to connect with your international flight out.
End of 5 Day Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth Safari