7 day Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari

7 Day Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari

This thrilling 7 day Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari, ventures into the lush landscapes of Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth National Parks.

Delight in the unparalleled experience of tracking chimpanzees through tropical rainforests and immerse yourself in a captivating wildlife adventure in Queen Elizabeth. End your journey with a cultural immersion at Ewaffe Cultural Center, adding a rich dimension to your unforgettable expedition.

Safari Highlights of the 7 day Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari

  • Hand-picked Luxury Eco Lodges
  • Chimp trekking in Kibale Forest 
  • Scenic Crater Lakes Region
  • Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary 
  • Wildlife Viewing in Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Ewaffe Cultural Village 

Itinerary for the 7 day Chimpanzee and Wildlife Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe

The 7 day Chimpanzee 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 renowned Kibale Forest beckons adventurers for an unforgettable chimp tracking experience. Known for its unparalleled diversity and abundance of primates in East Africa, this lush sanctuary invites you to embark on a guided exploration through its tropical rainforest.

Traverse the verdant paths in pursuit of sightings of the elusive wild chimpanzee, along with the vibrant red-tailed monkey, the striking black-and-white colobus monkey, and numerous other fascinating species.

Following a satisfying lunch, venture onwards to the Bigodi Swamp for a leisurely two-hour nature walk. This enchanting habitat is home to over 200 bird species, including the striking Papyrus Gonolek and the majestic Great Blue Turaco.

Managed by the local community, this walk offers an immersive experience of the rich tapestry of birdlife and primates that inhabit the area.

As you wander along community trails, gain insights into the indigenous way of life, adding depth to your exploration of this captivating ecosystem. Accommodation and Meals at Chimpundu Lodge

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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, 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.

What to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 5: Lion Experiential Tour and Boat Cruise

Following breakfast, engage in a lion experiential project where visitors actively participate in monitoring the pride within the park. Utilizing locator devices, participants learn habituation calls and observe various aspects including weather, surroundings, and behavior.

The gathered data contributes significantly to researchers’ databases, enhancing the comprehension of wildlife ecology and supporting the conservation of the ecosystem.

Following lunch, embark on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural waterway connecting Lake Edward and Lake George. Encounter an array of birdlife and observe elephants, buffaloes, and numerous hippos cooling off along the shores.

Enjoy 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: Ewaffe Cultural Center – Entebbe

Today proceed to Ewaffe Cultural Center, an initiative rooted in the community, providing an immersive journey into Buganda culture within Uganda’s central region on the 7 Day Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari.

Engage in diverse activities including hands-on cooking classes featuring traditional cuisine, Indigenous Fruit feasting, demonstrations showcasing traditional attire,  preparation of traditional local brew, bark clothing craftsmanship, and a farm tour learning about the local species of plants, spices and herbs; their uses and the stories about each species. 

Later head back to Entebbe for your departure flight at the end of the 7 day Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari.

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 hikes, 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.  

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