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6 Days Chimpanzee Tracking Safaris in Uganda

  • Lake Mburo National Park - Queen Elizabeth National Park - Kibale National Park

Uganda Safaris and Visit to Equator Line

Embark on an outstanding adventure in three of Uganda's most famous national parks: Lake Mburo National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Kibale National Park. Cultours and Safaris is a team of local tour guides who will be happy to introduce you to the culture and traditions of the place, while taking you on guided tours to discover Africa's most wildest fauna.

Highlights

  • Chimpanzee walk in Kibale National Park
  • Visit to the equator line and local craft shops
  • Game drives in three of Uganda's national parks
  • Visit to the equator line and local craft shops
  • Visit a local family and interact with local people in Kibale
  • Boat safari along the Kazinga Channel to watch the hippos
  • Breakfast, dinner, and one bottle of water per person daily
  • 5 nights accommodation in tented camps
  • One chimpanzee permit per person
  • 6 activity days
  • English
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You will be accommodated in shared tents in camps within the three national parks.

Eagle’s Nest

Build on a high hill, bordering Lake Mburo National Park, Eagles Nest offers accommodation with a view. Almost the whole park is visible from this tented camp. Here you will be accommodated in big safari tents for the ultimate Uganda experience. All 10 tents have their own private bathroom with eco-toilet and bush shower. The tents are furnished with twin beds and have solar lights. Every veranda offers a breathtaking view on the national park. Maybe you will be woken up in the early morning by grazing zebras next to your tent.

Kibale Forest Camp

Kibale Forest Camp offers a budget friendly accommodation in the form of seven non-self-contained tents. These are furnished with comfortable beds, a bedside table, and a power outlet for charging your electrical equipment. All tents are placed under a grass thatched roof. The tents share a communal ablution block with showers and flushing toilets. No need to worry about linen as all bedding and towels are provided.

The Bush Lodge

Queen Elizabeth National Park Bush Lodge offers a budget friendly accommodation in the form of 10 non-self-contained tents. These are furnished with comfortable beds, a bedside table, and a power outlet for charging your electrical equipment. All tents are placed under a grass thatched roof which creates your private terrace and provides some welcome shade. The tents share a communal ablution block with showers and flushing toilets. No need to worry about linen, as all bedding and towels are provided.

Day 1 - drive to Lake Mburo National Park and visit the equator point

You will be picked from your accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala by a driver guide at 07:30 a.m. Meet and greet then start your journey to Lake Mburo National Park. On your way to the park, you will make a stop over at the equator for water experiment. And at this point, there are two cement circles marking the equator line and it is worth stopping if you are traveling to Masaka or Kampala for a photo moment. Also watch a demonstration by local entrepreneurs on how water swirls in opposite directions in the northern and southern hemispheres at the equator line. Another reason that makes the equator a worthwhile stopping are the great shopping bargains. The point has got several craft shops and art galleries run by individuals and organizations. These craft stalls sell souvenirs and handmade products while some with marks talking about the equator. It will not be inconveniencing if you bought a T-shirt with words ‘I crossed the Uganda Equator’.

After that, you will continue with your journey and have lunch at the Lodge. After lunch, you will do an afternoon game drive. Lake Mburo National Park accommodates mammals like the eland, antelope, as well as zebras and water-bucks, making it among the most admirable places to visit in Uganda. The park is exceptional for its attractive, soothingly sloping hills and open grassland basins, intermingled with brushwood, woodlands, and rich wetlands. While at the park, you will see animals like the impalas, water-bucks, the Cape buffalo, and zebras plus many other animal species.

The meal included in the price for this day is dinner and the average travel time will be five to six hours.

Day 2 - morning game drive and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After your breakfast, you will do a morning safari where you will have a chance to catch up with the early risers that you happened to miss on your afternoon game drive. Have lunch en route and proceed to the famous Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park covers an area of about 1978 square kilometers; its position provides a magnificent view of the rift valley floor that occupies Lakes Edward and George. The park has one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any national park in the world as it is well known to be habitat of about 95 mammals along with 612 species of birds. On arrival, you will do a short game drive. You will search for all the wildlife in the park: buffalo, lion, water-buck, leopard, Uganda kob, warthog, etc. You will relax at the lodge on your arrival.

Breakfast and dinner are included, while journey time will be about four to five hours during this day.

Day 3 - game drive and afternoon boat safari

After breakfast, you will go for a game drive. You will search for all the wildlife in the park: elephant, buffalo, lion, water-buck, leopard, Uganda kob, warthog, etc. After lunch go for an afternoon launch trip along the Kazinga channel. Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine), as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see: buffalo, crocodile, bathing elephant, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. After the boat-safari you drive back to the lodge.

Breakfast and dinner are included in the package during this day.

Day 4 - drive to Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast, start your trip to Kibale Forest National Park. You will drive through the beautiful green scenery and tea plantations. Here, you will have a chance to visit a local family and interact with local people during the walk. After lunch, you will have a one hour drive to Kibale forest where you will be able to spot some monkeys, birds, and baboons during the stop-overs. Also, you will have the chance to visit the crater lakes for a nature walk that takes two to three hours.

Journey time of the day is around three hours, and you will be served breakfast and dinner.

Day 5 - chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi Swamp walk

Today you will have your breakfast at the lodge and prepare for your trip for chimpanzee walk. Kibale forest hosts 13 primate species and is the the only national park to see such a variety of monkeys like: the wonderful red Columbus, grey cheeked mangabey, black and white Columbus monkey, L’hoest monkey and chimpanzees. Here you will be able to see the cousins of humans today for one hour and the trip takes three to four hours walk through the tropical rainforest with the experienced guide. After lunch, you will visit Bigodi swamp walk to spot some monkeys and bird species and that takes you through grassland, small communities where the locals are very enthusiastic to shake hands with white people, walk through coffee plantations, and people's gardens to see how they do daily work. Drive back to the camp for your dinner.

Breakfast and dinner are the included meals of the day

Day 6 - transfer back to Kampala or the airport

After breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala through Fort Portal. You could have a market or a street walk through Fort Portal and maybe buy some souvenirs for yourselves.Thereafter, proceed with your journey. Your driver will drop you at your accommodation either in Kampala or Entebbe as you may wish. This will be the end of your amazing trip.

Today's journey time is of six hours and you have breakfast included.

  • Bigodi Swamp walk
  • Boat safari along the Kazinga Channel to watch the hippos
  • Chimpanzee walk in Kibale National Park
  • Game drives in three of Uganda's national parks
  • Visit a local family and interact with local people in Kibale
  • Visit the crater lakes for a nature walk that takes two to three hours
  • Visit to the equator line and local craft shops
  • Bukoma Stephen Wanambwa

    Bukoma Stephen Wanambwa was born in Mbale, eastern Uganda. As an indigenous person he came to have interest in tourism after starting to work in this industry in 2006 as a trained tour guide. After a career spanning five years full of field experience, he decided to start Cul Tours and Safaris Ltd (Cul is an abbreviation of culture) which became fully operational in 2015.

This safari takes place is three of Uganda's most spectacular national parks: Lake Mburo National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Kibale National Park.

You have included in the price of the safari daily breakfasts and dinners. Fresh tropical fruits and vegetables abound throughout the country. A wide range of dishes, both traditional and international, are served in the hotels and restaurants. Most food is organic and if you have gluten restrictions in your diet, please let Cul Tours and Safaris know in advance.

Visit Fort Portal

On your last day, you will be driven back to Kampala through Fort Portal. You could have a market or street walk through Fort Portal and maybe buy some souvenirs for yourselves.

  • 1 bottle of drinking water per person each day
  • 1 chimpanzee permit per person
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • All government taxes
  • All park fees
  • An expert English-speaking guide
  • Bigodi Swamp walk
  • Boat safari along the Kazinga Channel to watch the hippos
  • Chimpanzee walk in Kibale National Park
  • Daily breakfasts and dinners
  • Game drives in three of Uganda's national parks
  • Ground transportation in a 4WD mini bus with an open roof
  • Visit a local family and interact with local people in Kibale
  • Visit the crater lakes for a nature walk that takes two to three hours
  • Visit to the equator line and local craft shops
  • Any drinks of your choice
  • Any flight tickets
  • Any optional activities
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Expenses of any personal nature
  • Porters who may carry your bags
  • Visas and insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to Entebbe International Airport (EBB), which is located approximately 45 minutes drive from the capital city of Kampala depending on traffic jam. Cul Tours and Safaris will be happy to arrange transfers to and from the airport for you or your group.