3 Days Uganda Chimps & Wildlife Safari – Queen Elizabeth National Park.
3 Days Uganda Chimps & Wildlife Safari : Welcome to the Pearl of Africa! Uganda is known for its hospitable people and incredible diversity of both landscapes, wildlife and activities. On this 3 Days Uganda Chimps & Wildlife Safari, we take you to the epitome of wildlife viewing safaris destinations, Queen Elizabeth National Park. Major highlights of this 3 Days Wildlife Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park include; a game drive, boat cruise, Lion tracking experience, and chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzu Forest.
Detailed 3 Days Chimps & Wildlife Safari Tour Itinerary.
Day 1: Pick up from Kampala & Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Start your day with breakfast at your hotel. Your safari guide will pick you up from your designated hotel in Kampala and transfer you to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This is the second largest national park in Uganda, covering approximately 1,978 square kilometers. It is located in Kasese district in the western part of the country. The national park is one of the best savannah parks that is ideal for wildlife viewing safaris.
You will have a stopover at the Equator monuments in Kayabwe, Mpigi district. You can take photos at either sides of the equator monuments that mark the point where the equator runs through Uganda. You will then proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Upon arrival at Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will embark on a lion tracking experience. The lion tracking experience will give you the opportunity to view the famous tree climbing lions of Queen. Of recent, these majestic giant cats have become rare sights in the park because of poaching activities that have become rampant in the park. This lion tracking experience takes between 2 to 3 hours and is done only twice a day, in the morning and afternoon.
Later retire back to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Pumba Safari Cottages (Budget), Elephant Hub Lodge (Mid-range), or Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury).
Day 2: Morning Game drive and Evening Boat Cruise.
Have an early morning breakfast and proceed on a morning game drive in the park which begins at 6am. This morning game drive will give you a great chance to view nocturnal animals like leopards, serval cats and other wildlife such as African savannah elephants, hyenas, Uganda Kobs, heart beasts, giraffes, zebras and many more. Queen Elizabeth National Park is blessed with over 612 bird species thus making it a great destination for birding activities. While on your game drive, you may spot birds like the African skimmer, Chapin’s flycatcher, Shoebill stock, the great flamingos and Pink- backed pelicans.
Return back to your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, head out for an evening boat cruise along the Kazinga channel. The boat cruise starts at exactly 1pm and can take approximately 2 hours. During your boat cruise, you may sight lots of wildlife such as hippos, Nile crocodiles, elephants and some species of birds like the great flamingos, Shoebill stock, Ibis and so many others. After your boat cruise, you can opt to do a cultural tour where you can visit the nearby Bakonjo local communities. On your visit, get to see the day to day activities of the local people and be entertained by the traditional dance groups.
Later return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking and Transfer back to Kampala.
Have breakfast every early in the morning and check out of your lodge. Today your guide will drive you to Kalinzu forest where you will get to track habituated chimpanzees. Kalinzu forest is found near Queen Elizabeth national park, just an hour away from the national park. Chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzu forest can take between 1 to 4 or more hours depending on the location of the chimpanzees. Once you have located the chimpanzees, you will be given an hour to spend with these amazing apes. After your chimpanzee trekking experience in Kalinzu forest, your guide will transfer you back to your hotel in Kampala city or drop you off at Entebbe International Airport, depending on your departure schedule. If you still have time to spear, you can do a short tour of Kampala City. End of Tour.