5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzee Trekking Experience

5 Days Uganda wildlife safari & Chimpanzee trekking experience is an ideal trip for persons who would like to have a wildlife viewing experience on a boat cruise and game drive and then trek chimpanzees in their natural habitat. This 5 days Uganda wildlife safari & chimpanzee trekking experience is a trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kibale Forest National Park, the two best Uganda safari destinations. Activities on this trip include walking through Kibale tropical rain forest with an expert guide, enjoying game viewing, and launching cruises in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Safari Uganda

Brief 5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

Destinations: Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Kibale Forest National Park.

Detailed 5 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzee trekking experience

Day 1: Leave Kampala for Queen Elizabeth National Park

After an early breakfast at your Kampala hotel, your driver-guide will pick you up for set off. He will brief you about the 5 days Uganda safari and set off to Queen Elizabeth National Park located on the foothills of Mountain Rwenzori in Kasese using the Masaka-Mbarara road.

Stop over at Mpambire drum makers and the equator for photo moments. Your next stop will be in Mbarara for an en-route lunch. After lunch goes on to Queen Elizabeth, and check in at your lodge/campsite.

You can decide to take some time off to relax after that long journey or decide to do an evening game drive in the Mweya peninsular. You will spot a variety of wild animals like buffalos, warthogs, antelopes, elephants, and many varieties of bird species, etc.

You can also decide to visit Lake Katwe town with its attractive display of crater lakes. Check out salt mining. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

  • Luxury: Mweya safari lodge/ Katara lodge/jacana lodge
  • Midrange: Bush lodge/Simba safari camp/ buffalo safari resort/ Enganzi lodge/ Chamba safari lodge
  • Budget: Kazinga channel view lodge/ Simba safari camp in tents/ Bush lodge in tents
  • Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2 of the 5 Days Uganda wildlife safari: Game Drive and Launch Cruise along the Kazinga Channel

Wake up early, take breakfast and get ready to explore Queen Elizabeth National Park starting with a game drive through the Kisenyi plains. You are likely to see black and white colobus monkeys, bushbuck, Ugandan kob, topi, defassa waterbuck, and cape buffalos, you are also likely to see the elephants, lions, and leopards on this game drive.

A collection of bird species like Cassin’s grey flycatcher, broad-billed roller, and black bee-eater along the banks of Lake Edward. Return to the lodge for lunch and refreshments. After lunch, you can have a little rest then head to the Kazinga channel in the afternoon for a launch cruise.

This ride takes you 2 hours along the channel that connects Lake George and Lake Edward, come eye-eye with gaping hippos, crocodiles, and leopards. You should be able to spot up to around 300 resident bird species like flamingos, red chests, papyrus gonolek, pink-backed pelicans, malachite kingfishers, yellow-billed stock, and shoebill stork. Return to your lodge after this amazing experience of wildlife. Have dinner and overnight.

  • Meal plan: full board

Day 3 of the 5 Days Uganda wildlife safari: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park and Bigodi Swamp Visit

After your early breakfast, check out from your lodge and depart from Queen Elizabeth to Kibale National Park.

Kibale Forest National Park has the highest concentration of primates in East Africa with 13 species and overall, 60 mammal species as it offers the best chimpanzee trekking in Uganda. In the evening, you will visit the Bigodi wetland sanctuary for a nature walk.

You will have lunch in Fort portal en route to the park. After experiencing the nature walk to the Bigodi swamp, you can leave for your booked lodge for dinner and overnight

Accommodation options:

  • Luxury: Ndali Lodge/ primate lodge/ Kibale forest/ Kyaninga lodge
  • Midrange: mountains of the moon/ Kibale forest camp
  • Budget: Rwenzori travelers/ Kibale forest camp/ chimpanzee forest guest house
  • Meal plan: full board

Day 4 of 5 days Uganda wildlife & chimpanzee trekking safari: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kanyanchu

After morning breakfast, wake up early to trek chimps near Kanyanchu. This can take you half a day.

Your driver-guide will drive you to Uganda wildlife Authority offices and hand you over to the guide rangers to guide you through the trek. Enjoy trekking through the forest in search of chimps and other forest residents. Upon seeing these man’s closest relatives, you will be given 1 hour to watch them interact and play in their family setting. Enjoy the moments and take as many pictures as you can.

Other animals include forest elephants unique from the common type, giant forest hogs, and striking tree species. Later take a guided nature walk to Bigodi swamp sanctuary, a good site for birders. The blue turaco and papyrus gonolek can easily be sighted among other bird 137 species. You can also choose to relax through the afternoon. Later on head to your lodge for dinner and overnight

Meal plan: full board

Day 5 of the 5 Days Uganda wildlife safari: Transfer Back to Kampala

The last day of your 5 days Uganda safari starts with an early breakfast, then check out from your lodge. You will hit the road back to Kampala with a stopover at Fort portal to have lunch.

You will arrive in Kampala late afternoon or early evening. You can head to your hotel or if your flight is on this very day then the driver will drop you at Entebbe International Airport for your flight back home.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch

End of your 5 Days Uganda wildlife safari & chimpanzee trekking experience

5 Days Uganda wildlife safari Inclusions and Exclusions

Safari includes:

  • Transportation in a tour van/Land cruiser.
  • Service of an English -speaking tour guide/driver
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Park admissions
  • Accommodation on full board.
  • Entrance fees to all destinations as per the program.
  • Transfer to and from the airport.

Safari exclusions

  • All activities not mentioned in the program
  • Phone calls bills.
  • Tips
  • International transfers
  • Gratitude to tour guides
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Personal effects of any nature
  • Hotel fees before and after the 5 days Uganda safari.