4 Day queen Elizabeth wildlife safari and chimp trekking tour is yet another amazing safaris Uganda tour package that gives you wildlife and primates in one trip.
Your 4 Day queen Elizabeth wildlife and chimp trekking safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park which is located in southwestern Uganda will take you for an adventure in the savannah plains where you’ll experience chimpanzees in kyambura gorge rain-forest, tree-climbing lions in Ishasha, continue a ship cruise along the Kazinga channel where Lake Edward and Lake George meet. You will also interact with the area people for a cultural experience where you’ll watch cultural dance performances, see local artwork and crafts. You will also have a stop via the equator for photography moments.
Highlights of the 4 Days Wildlife & Chimpanzee trekking tour
- Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Day 2: Game Drive & Boat Cruise
- Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking
- Day 4: Return to Kampala
Detailed Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
Transfer to Queen: you’ll be met by your guide at your location in Kampala who will brief you about the small print of your 4 days trip to Queen Elizabeth national park. After the briefing, you’ll drive out of the town through the busy streets as you head out of Kampala city. You will have a quick stop at the equator for photography and a visit to the craft shops to ascertain the local artworks.
Equator Experience: After the equator experience, you will drive to Mbarara where you will have lunch. After lunch, you will proceed to drive to Queen Elizabeth national park for dinner and overnight at Park view safari lodge.
Day 2: Morning game drive and evening boat cruise
Game Drive: you’ll awaken for an early breakfast at your lodge. After breakfast, you’ll move together with your packed lunches as you choose your early morning game drive. During the spotting game drive, you’ll drive through Queen Elizabeth Park where you’ll see the tree-climbing lions within the Ishasha sector.
Boat Cruise: After your game drive, you will return to your lodge to relax as you prepare for your evening boat cruise. You will be driven to the jetty where you’ll start your relaxing boat cruise along the Kazinga channel. During the boat cruise, you’ll see different bird species along the water shores like cormorants, kingfisher, saddle bills, yellow-billed storks, hammerkops, herons, martial eagles, African skimmer, white malachite, and many other species. You will also enjoy the sunset in the wild as you watch the hippos swimming in the water and Nile crocodiles lying by the shores as well as buffaloes, elephants, antelopes, waterbucks, leopards, warthogs, forest hogs, reedbucks, duikers grazing within the nearby plains. After the boat cruise, you’ll return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Park view safari lodge.
Day 3: Chimpanzees and community walk
Chimpanzee Trekking: You will wake up for an early morning breakfast at your lodge as you prepare for chimpanzee tracking. You will move along with your packed lunches and your guide will drive you to Kyambura forest for the chimpanzee trekking activity. On arrival at the forest, you’ll be briefed by the rangers about the chimpanzee tracking activity after which you’ll proceed into the forest in search of the chimpanzees. During the chimpanzee trekking activity, you’ll see a spread of butterflies, bird species within the forest, and chimpanzees also as other primates like black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, red-tailed monkeys swinging within the branches as they look for food and groom one another. After chimpanzee tracking, you’ll return to your lodge for relaxing as you wait for your community walk in the evening.
Community Walk: The community walk will engage you in interacting with the local community and you will see their artwork and local crafts that are hand made with local materials. You will also experience their cultural dances and listen to folk tales and myths about their culture among other experiences such as learning how to prepare local food. After the community walk, you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Park view safari lodge.
Day 4: Transfer to Kampala
Return to Kampala: On the last day of your 4 Days Wildlife & Chimpanzee trekking tour in Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will wake up for an early breakfast and check out of the lodge after breakfast.
Cultural Experience in Igongo: you’ll then proceed to drive to Igongo cultural center in Mbarara for an additional unique cultural experience where you’ll learn more about the Ankole culture and their long-horned cattle. You will also have lunch at Igongo cultural center.
Drop Off: After lunch, you will continue your journey back to Kampala where your guide will drop you off at your preferred location marking the end of your trip to Queen Elizabeth national park.
End of the 4 Days Wildlife & Chimpanzee trekking tour