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4 Days Chimp Trekking and Big-Five Safaris in Uganda

Chimpanzee and Big Five Safari in East Africa

This four-day wildlife safari takes you to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s second largest national park that has plenty of wildlife, birds, and primates. This park also has spectacular scenery including crater lakes and rolling savanna plains overlooking the snow-capped Ruwenzori Mountain ranges. You will enjoy game drives, a boat cruise, and chimpanzee tracking. This is going to be one superb trip that you will surely remember for a lifetime.


  • Visit to the Uganda equator
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge
  • Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Covers chimpanzee permits and park entrance fees
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel for wildlife viewing
  • One breakfast, one lunch, and two dinners
  • English-speaking driver and tour guide
  • 3 nights accommodation


3 activity days in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 8
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You will be accommodated in the Anderita Beach Hotel for the first night. For the second and third nights, you will be staying in tents or in rooms in either the Kazinga Channel View Resort, Simba Safari Camp, or Queen Elisabeth Bush Lodge.

Saso Uganda Safaris and Wildlife Tours East Africa Program

Day 1 - Arrival in Uganda

You will be met at the airport by a safari guide who will transfer you to the Anderita Beach Hotel reserved for you in Kampala, where you will be staying overnight.

Day 2 - Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park

You will leave Kampala in the morning and travel westwards through Uganda’s beautiful green countryside to reach the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The journey will take about six to seven hours, with stopovers at areas of tourist attraction such as the Uganda Equator for an opportunity to stand in two hemispheres at the same time.

You will continue through the savanna and grasslands with lots of banana plantations and several herds of local long-horned Ankole cattle, which is endemic to this part of the country. You will get to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the evening. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge reserved for you which can be Kazinga Channel View Lodge, Simba Safari Camp in tents, or Bush Lodge in tents.

Day 3 - Game drive and boat cruise

You will set off early at around 6:30 a.m. for a morning game drive that will give you an awesome experience to spot the animals in their natural habitats. Expect to see the famous big five, bush bucks, kobs, giant forest hog, hyenas, leopards, antelopes, and waterbucks, as well as birds. You will return for breakfast and relax until lunch.

In the afternoon, you will take a boat cruise along the amazing Kazinga Channel to closely see the water animals including the hippo, buffalo, and crocodile. There is also a variety of bird species on the water banks especially the famous shoebill, pelican, and jacana. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge reserved for you which can be Kazinga Channel View Lodge, Simba Safari Camp in tents, or Bush Lodge in tents.

Day 4 - Chimp tracking and travel to Kampala

In the morning, you can proceed to either the Kyambura Gorge for chimpanzee tracking, the bat cave, or the Blue Lake. You will later drive back to Kampala, arriving in the evening. You can either depart from Uganda or choose to stay and tour the country some more.

Included excursions

  • Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge
  • Game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Visit to the royal drum makers center
  • Visit to the Uganda equator


This retreat will take place in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. This is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady and humid forests, sparkling lakes, and fertile wetlands make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees, and over 600 species of birds. In addition to its outstanding wildlife attractions, it also has a fascinating cultural history. Here, visitors can meet local communities and enjoy storytelling, dance, music, and more.

Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffaloes, and elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kobs. A favorite way to view the game is by a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel between lakes George and Edward.

With boat trips on the 40-kilometer Kazinga Channel, a meandering drive among spectacular volcanic craters, lion viewing on the Kasenyi plains, chimpanzee tracking in the depths of Kyambura Gorge, walks into the dark depths of Maramagambo Forest, and game drives beneath the vast skies of the remote wilderness of Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth National Park has plenty to interest any visitor.


You have one breakfast, one lunch, and two dinners included in the price of this retreat.

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 1 breakfast, one lunch, and two dinners
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • All park entrance and related fees
  • Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel
  • Bottled drinking water on safari
  • Chimp trekking and trekking permit
  • Drinks during meal times
  • English-speaking driver and local guide
  • Game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Private four-by-four ground transportation
  • Transfer from and to Entebbe International Airport (EBB)
  • Visit to royal drum makers center
  • Visit to the Uganda equator

What's not included

  • Any additional activities, services, or tours
  • Departure taxes
  • International airfare cost
  • Laundry
  • Other drinks and beverages
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel and medical insurance costs
  • Visa costs

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The organizer will pick you up from the airport.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.
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Special discount

Clients who book this safari in the months of April, May, and November 2017 are eligible for a special discount of 50 USD per person.

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