7 Day Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari
The 7-day Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari takes you to Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth National Parks. You will experience the ultimate chimpanzee trekking encounter in these tropical rainforests and take a wildlife adventure in Queen Elizabeth. Wind down the trip with a cultural immersion at Entanda Cultural Center.
- Hand-picked Luxury Eco Lodges
- Chimp trekking in Kibale Forest
- Scenic Crater Lakes Region
- Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
- Wildlife Viewing in Queen Elizabeth Park
- Entanda Cultural Village
|Day||Route / Safari Highlight||Accommodation|
|1||Arrival in Entebbe||Hotel No 5|
|2||Entebbe – Kibale Forest NP||Chimpundu Lodge|
|3||Chimp Trekking and Bigodi Community||Chimpundu Lodge|
|4||To Queen Elizabeth Park||Elephant Plains Lodge|
|5||Lion Experiential Project & Boat Cruise||Elephant Plains Lodge|
|6||Queen Elizabeth – Entebbe||Hotel No 5|
|7||Entanda Cultural Center- Departure||Departure|
Itinerary for the 7 day Chimpanzee and Wildlife Tour
Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe
The 7-day Chimps and Wildlife Safari starts at the Entebbe Airport, where you will be met by a company representative/guide who will transfer you to your place of overnight stay. Depending on the time of your arrival, you may visit the Uganda Wildlife Education Center for a brief introduction to the Uganda Wildlife. Accommodation at Hotel No.5
Day 2: Entebbe- Kibale Forest NP
After breakfast, you will head to Kibale National Park take in the amazing scenery and pass through Fort Portal Tea Estates Region. Kibale is known as the primate capital of the world with about 13 primate species. You will have lunch en route and arrive in the evening.
Accommodation and Meals at Chimpundu Lodge
Day 3: Chimp Trekking and Bigodi Community
Today the forest opens its doors for sensational chimp tracking. Kibale Forest is reputable for having the greatest variety and the highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzee, red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus monkey, and many others.
After lunch head to the Bigodi Swamp for a 2 hours nature walk- a home of 200 bird species including the Papyrus Gonolek and the Great Blue Turaco. The Walk is an initiative of the local community and is known for its rich diversity of birds and primates. Community trails will give you a glimpse into the indigenous way of life.
Accommodation and Meals at Chimpundu Lodge
Day 4: Kibale -Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, head out to Crater Lakes Region for the Top of the World Hike. This is a 3-hour guided nature walk taking you through amazing views of the mountains, lakes, and countryside. At the top, you will enjoy the views of the 3 crater lakes, Nyamirima, Nyinabulitwa, and Nyabikere, and views of the Rwenzori Mountains and Kibale Forest. After lunch, head to Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in time for relaxation.
Accommodation and Meals at Elephant Plains Lodge.
Day 5: Lion Experiential Tour and Boat Cruise
After breakfast, you will visit a lion experiential project. This experience allows visitors to actively participate in monitoring the pride in the park, using locator devices and learning habituation calls, as well as monitoring weather, surroundings, and behavior. The results are added to researchers’ databases, contributing valuable information to the overall understanding of wildlife ecology, and helping to conserve this wonderful ecosystem. After lunch, take on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. Thanks to the abundant birdlife that is sighted, and the elephants, buffaloes, and hundreds of hippos that are cooling off at the shores.
Accommodation and Meals at Elephant Plains Lodge
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth – Entebbe
Breakfast and you head back to Entebbe with lunch en-route and a stopover at the Equator. You will arrive in the evening in time for relaxation.
Accommodation and Meals at Hotel No 5.
Day 7: Entanda Cultural Center – Entebbe
After breakfast, head to Entanda Cultural Center, a community-based program that offers an authentic cultural experience of Buganda in the central region of Uganda. You will get to participate in activities like practical classes of cooking food in the traditional way, demonstration of traditional wear, traditional hunting, the ancient courtship musical instrument, tasting of fresh honey, traditional wine processing, bicycle rides in the plantations, bark clothing making, a walk in the forest. You will then enjoy the traditional dishes as well as a self-service buffet of fresh fruits. Later you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight back home.
Included in the 7-day Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari
Ground transportation in a safari customized 4WD Toyota Landcruiser with gasoline/fuel, Mineral water in the vehicle, services of an English-speaking Driver/guide, primate permits, nature walks, entanda cultural center, top of world hike, Accommodation, and Meals , all Park Entrance Fees, Boat rides where applicable, Statutory Taxes where applicable
Excluded in the 7-day Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari
International Airfares; Excess baggage charges; Ugandan Entry Visa Fees USD 50 per person; Room service, Alcoholic drinks, and Beverages, Laundry, Tips and Gratuities, International Airport Departure Taxes, Optional activities unless specified as included, Any other services not expressly shown in the itinerary or indicated as included.