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5 Day queen Elizabeth and kibale forest safari

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Overview

Overview

This 5 day queen Elizabeth and Kibale forest safari takes you to the best two Uganda safari destination, it involve activities  such as wildlife viewing through game drive, chimpanzee trekking at Kibale forest, boat cruise on Kazinga channel. You meet 4 of the 5 African Big game animals together with a remarkable Chimpanzee encounter.

Summarized itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park.

Day 2: Game drive and boat cruise.

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth – Kibale

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking

Day 5: Transfer to Kampala

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park.

Early in the morning after your breakfast, our safari guide will pick you from the hotel and you will embark on a journey to Queen Elizabeth national park situated at the foothills of mountain Rwenzori in Kasese District through the Masaka – Mbarara highway. Stop at equator monument for photographs.  Later proceed to queen national park check in at your lodge for a brief relaxation before heading for an evening game drive at the Mweya peninsular viewing wild game such as antelopes, warthogs, elephants, buffaloes also opt to visit lake Katwe town with a beautiful display of the crater lakes and find out how salt mining is done. Retire and proceed to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Elephant Hab Lodge

Budget: The Bush Lodge

Day 2: Game drive and boat cruise.

Wake up early, take breakfast then start with a game view to Kasenyi plains. You are likely to see black and white Columbus monkey, bushbuck, Uganda Kob, topi, Defassa waterbuck, and Cape buffaloes. A collection of birds like Cassin’s grey flycatcher, broad billed roller, black bee-eater along the banks of Lake Edward. Return to the lodge for lunch; then in the afternoon go for a launch cruise on Kazinga channel (2hrs) along Lake George-Lake Edward, come eye-eye with gaping hippos, crocodiles, leopards though infrequent. Ornithologists should look out for over 550 resident species like flamingos, red chest, Papyrus Gonolek, pink-backed pelicans, malachite kingfishers, yellow crown, pink-backed pelicans, water thick-knee, yellow-billed stork, shoebill stock. Don’t forget your camera. Return to your lodge for relaxation.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Elephant Hab Lodge

Budget: The Bush Lodge

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth – Kibale

After taking breakfast, depart from Queen Elizabeth to Kibale National Park. Kibale National Park has the highest concentration and variety of primates in East Africa with 13 species and overall 60 mammal species and so far offers the best excellent chimpanzee tracking in Uganda. Dine and sleep at your favorite lodge as you wait to meet man’s closest relative the following day.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Ndali Lodge

Mid-range: Primates Lodge

Budget: Primates Lodge

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking

After breakfast on day 4, you will report to the park headquarters for briefing and proceed for chimpanzee tracking near Kanyanchu. This is a stunning activity that draws you closer to man’s closest relative, it can take you up to 6 hours. There are other primates in the area like the L’Hoest monkey, baboons, white and black colobus monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey, red colobus, blue monkeys, and pottos. Other animals include forest elephants unique from the common type, giant forest hogs, and a striking tree species.

Enjoy Lunch and later take a guided nature walk to Bigodi swamp sanctuary, a good site for birders. The Great Blue Turaco and Papyrus Gonolek can easily be marked among the other bird 137 species. There is also an array of butterfly species that can be encountered during your chimpanzee experience. Retire and return for dinner and overnight as above.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge.

Mid-range: Primate Lodge

Budget: Chimpanzee forest guest house,

Day 5: Transfer to Kampala

On the last day of the 5 Days Murchison Falls safari, you will enjoy breakfast and transfer back to Kampala with lunch en-route in Mityana town. Drop off at Entebbe airport for your flight back home. Thank you for choosing Peak Cruise Safaris!

End of 5 Days Murchison Falls safari.

Safari inclusions

  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites Including  protected areas mentioned.
  • Full board accommodation on safari.
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit.
  • A professional English speaking driver/ guide.
  • Bottled water when on safari.
  • Fees for activities of tourists.

Safari Exclusions

  • Laundry services
  •  Beverages/drinks of personal nature like alcohol.
  •  Airport transfers arranged on request.
  • Visas
  • Other activity fees that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips for drivers/guides and other staff members.
  • International flights arranged on request.
  • Domestic flights arranged on request.
  • Any other extras not mentioned in the itinerary.

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