Queen Elizabeth Wildlife and Chimp Trekking Safari

4 Days 3 Nights

Rates are per person (pp) and based on 2 people sharing 1 room
Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)

wildlife in queen elizabeth national park

Overview

Our 4 Day Queen Elizabeth Wildlife and Chimp trekking safari is specially designed for those who have less time to spend in Uganda but would love to enjoy Game drives, Scenic views, Chimpanzee trekking  as well as boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. Queen Elizabeth National Park located in western Uganda is one of the few incredible National Parks in Eastern Africa for game viewing, boat cruises, Chimpanzee trekking in the Kyambura gorge, and nature walks. This 4 Day Queen Elizabeth Wildlife and Chimpanzee Safari starts and ends in Entebbe or Kampala. But, it can also be organized to start from any other (small) towns in Uganda. It give you an opportunity to trek Chimps in Kyambura gorge as you enjoy the beauty that the northern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park offers.

Summary of the 4 Day Queen Elizabeth Wildlife and Chimp Trekking Safari

  • Day 01: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 02: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga channel
  • Day 03: Morning game drive and afternoon Chimpanzee trekking in the Kyambura gorge
  • Day 04: Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe International Airport

Things To Note;

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Age Limit: 12 years and above

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival

  • You’ll be picked up from the airport (or hotel)
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged at an extra cost

Day 1: Start your 4 Day Queen Elizabeth Wildlife and Chimp trekking safari

You will be picked up from your lodge early in morning to drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Encounter Africa Safari guide will first brief you on what to expect, the drive time and to ensure that you have the right gear for your 4 Day Queen Elizabeth wildlife and chimp trekking safari. This journey will take you through small towns along Kampala-Mbarara highway. You will have an opportunity to see Royal drum makers along the way and small markets. You will have a stop at the Equator crossing in Kasyabwe to stretch and take some photographs.  Lunch will be served en route and then you will proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a short relaxation and an evening game drive if time allows.

Drive time: Approximately 6-7 hours

Lodging: Bush Lodge or similar

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner


Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon Kazinga Boat cruise

After an early morning cup of coffee or tea, you will drive to Kasenyi plains for your game drive. Kasenyi plains boost of several wild animal species. On a good day, you may spot several herds of buffaloes, elephants, antelopes, and warthogs and big cats like lions and leopards that could be hunting. You will return to the lodge for lunch and then drive to Mweya peninsular for a two hour boat cruise on the Kazinga channel. The Kazinga channel has the highest concentration of Hippos in the whole world, with over 400 species of water birds. Since this is the place where most animals converge to drink water, you will have high chances of spotting hippos, birds, elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles and so much more. Retire to your lodge for dinner and overnight.


Day 3: Morning game drive and afternoon Chimpanzee Trekking in Kyambura

After breakfast, you will drive to Kasenyi plains for yet another game drive to try and find some of the animals and exciting moments that you could have missed during your previous game drives. Drive back to the Lodge for lunch and then proceed to Kyambura gorge in the afternoon for briefing and then a Chimpanzee walk in the gorge. Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge can be little bit strenuous and a certain level of fitness is required. When you find the Chimps, you will spend one hour with them before you retire to your lodge for Dinner and overnight.


Day 4: Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe International Airport

After breakfast and at your leisure, drive back to Entebbe International Airport to catch your flight out of Uganda.


This is a private safari and can be booked by an individual or a group of people. Please contact our Safari consultants for a quote

Lodge Options

Includes

  • All airport transfers
  • Kyambura chimpanzee permit at USD50 each
  • Accommodation and meal plan described above
  • Transport in a 4×4 Safari Van customized for safari
  • Fuel for this round trip
  • Services of an English Speaking driver guide
  • Game drives and a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • All activities and park fees mention above
  • Drinking water in the vehicle

Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Visa fees for Uganda at USD50
  • All expenses of personal Nature such as tips and drinks

Safari Vans

STANDARD: 4X4 SAFARI VAN

Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari Vans customized for game viewing and photography. Each safari van comes with a professionally trained driver guide and fuel for the whole safari. Our Safari vans have viewing hatches and each client is entitled to a window seat. Our Vans can take up to eight people. We also have 4×4 Super Customs very comfortable and stable on the road. These carry up to 5 people with their luggage. We also have 4×4 RAV 4 for a group of two people

Safari land cruiser

UPGRADE: 4X4 LUXURY SAFARI LANDCRUISER

We have luxury latest Land cruisers each driven by professionally trained driver guides and fuel. They have pop-up roofs for proper game viewing and photography. They come with a small fridge for cooling your drinking water while on safari (which is always included while IN THE VEHICLE). They have inverters for charging small gadgets such as your smartphones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed of a window seat.

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