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5 days Uganda wildlife trip

A 5 Days Uganda wildlife safari to Queen Elizabeth National park and Kibale Forest National Park, two of Uganda’s best safari destinations.

This is the ultimate combo tour for those who would like to enjoy game viewing as well as chimpanzee trekking.

Walking through Kibale tropical rain forest with an expert guide, enjoy game viewing and launch cruises in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Highlights of this 5 Days Uganda wildlife safari Queen Elizabeth and Kibale National Parks

  • Leave Kampala for Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Game viewing and launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel
  • Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park and visit Bigodi Swamp
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Kanyanchu
  • Transfer back to Kampala

Activities on this 5 Days Uganda wildlife safari:

  • Equator experience
  • Game drive safari in Queen Elizabeth
  • Boat cruise along Kazinga channel
  • Chimp trek
  • Bigodi swamp nature walk
5 Days Uganda wildlife safari

Tree Climbing Lion in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Detailed 5 Days Uganda wildlife safari

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth

After an early breakfast at your Kampala hotel, our guide driver will come for you ready for the trip. He will brief you about the safari and set off. 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 go 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 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 back your lodge for dinner and overnight

Recommended Accommodation:

  • Luxury: mweya safari lodge/ Katara lodge/jacana lodge
  • Midrange: bush lodge/simba safari camp/ buffalo safari resort/ enganzi lodge/ ihamba 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

This is the greatest day of your trip in this park. Wake up early, take breakfast then start with a game drive through Kisenyi plains.

You are likely to see black and white colobus monkeys, bush buck, 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 birds’ species like cassin’s grey flycatcher, broad billed roller, black bee-eater along the banks of lake Edward.

Return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch you can have a little rest and head to kazinga channel in the afternoon for a launch cruise.

This ride takes you 2 hours along lake George-lake Edward, come eye-eye with gaping hippos, crocodiles, leopards. You should be able to spot to around 550 resident bird species like flamingos, red chest, papyrus gonolek, pink backed pelicans, malachite, kingfishers, yellow crown, yellow billed stock, shoebill stock.

Return back to your lodge after this tiresome yet enticing experience of the wildlife. Have dinner and overnight.

Recommended Accommodation:

  • Luxury: mweya safari lodge/ Katara lodge/jacana lodge
  • Midrange: bush lodge/simba safari camp/ buffalo safari resort/ enganzi lodge/ ihamba safari lodge
  • Budget: kazinga channel view lodge/ simba safari camp in tents/ bush lodge in tents

Meal plan: full board

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

Am sure after the events of the previous day you must have had a sound sleep and ready to take on yet another experience. 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 mammals’ species as it offers the best chimpanzee trekking in Uganda. In the evening, you will visit Bigodi wetland sanctuary for nature walk.

You will have lunch in Fort portal en route to the park. After experience of the visit to the swamp, you can leave for your booked lodge for dinner and overnight

Recommended Accommodation:

  • 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: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kanyanchu

Another wild experience of a lifetime is about to be experience on this 4th day of your safari. 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.

There are primates in this area like the golden monkeys, l’hoest monkey, baboons, white and black colobus monkeys, blue monkeys and pottos.

Other animals involve forest elephants unique from common type, giant forest hogs and a 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 marked among other bird 137 species. There is also an array of butterfly species. After this tiresome yet exciting experience, you can head to your lodge for dinner and overnight

Recommended Accommodation:

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

5th day of our safari makes the end of the trip. After an early breakfast, you will check out from your lodge. You will hit the road back to Kampala with 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 the airport at Entebbe international airport for your flight back home

Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch

End of your 5 Days Uganda wildlife safari

Chimpanzee in Kibale forest national park

Safari Information

Background Information of the 5 Days Uganda wildlife safari

Kibale Forest National Park

This is a national park in western Uganda, protecting moist evergreen rain forest. It is 766 square kilometers (296 sq mi.) in size and located between 1,100 meters (3,600 ft) to 1,600 meters (5,200 ft) in elevation.

Despite encompassing primary moist ever green forest, it contains a diverse array of landscapes to contain both lowland and montane forests. In eastern Africa, it sustains the last significant expanse of premontane forest

The park was gazetted in 1932 and formally established in 1993 to protect a large area of forest previously managed as a logged forest reserve. The park forms a continuous forest with Queen Elizabeth National Park.

This adjoining of the parks creates a 180 kilometers (110 mi) wildlife corridor. It is important eco-tourism and Safari destination, popular for its population of habituated Chimpanzees and twelve other species of primates

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