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This 5 day Uganda Wildlife and chimpanzee safari tour package takes you to the Lake Mburo national park and Queen Elizabeth national park, all located in the western part of Uganda. This Uganda safari tour package allows you to enjoy boat cruises, game drives, nature walks and chimpanzee trekking.

Lake Mburo national park is the smallest national park in Uganda but still offers amazing game viewing safaris. The park is well known for its impressive herds of Zebra and impala. The acacia woodlands is home to a healthy number of giraffes and Eland.

Queen Elizabeth national park is one of the most visited national parks and offers amazing sights of cats like the tree climbing lions, large herds of elephants and over 600 bird species. Located in the shadows of Mountain Rwenzori, the park offers amazing scenery of the western rift valley.

Safari Highlights

  • Day 1: Transfer to Lake Mburo and evening boat cruise
  • Day 2: Nature walk and transfer to Queen Elizabeth
  • Day 3: Game drive and boat cruise
  • Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking and evening game drive
  • Day 5: Transfer to Kampala

5 day Uganda Wildlife and chimpanzee safari tour Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Lake Mburo

5 day Uganda Wildlife and chimpanzee safariWe will make an early start for Lake Mburo national park in order to avoid traffic. We will drive towards the western part of Uganda. Our first stop will be at the equator where we will have breakfast and take some photos. We will undertake a few experiments to show the different hemispheres. We will continue our journey, enjoying the beautiful scenery on this 5 day Uganda Wildlife and chimpanzee safari tour. On arrival, we will check into the lodge, have lunch and enjoy the amazing views and sounds of the wilderness.

Later in the afternoon, we will venture out for a boat cruise on Lake Mburo. This boat cruise offers a relaxing time offering wildlife and bird sightings. Some of the animals that can be seen include hippos, crocodiles, buffalo, and water bucks. Birds like the African fish eagles, egrets, crested cranes, King fisher, saddle billed stork and many more can be seen on this boat cruise. This cruise lasts 2 hours. We shall then proceed for an evening game drive where we hope to see giraffes, impala, zebra, eland, leopards, water bucks, and many more. We will then retire to the lodge for a relaxing night. This will bring our first day of this Uganda safari tour to an end.

Day 2: Nature walk and transfer to Queen Elizabeth

After a restful night, we will have an early breakfast as we prepare for the nature walk. This takes place on the well beaten tracks inside the parks. With an armed ranger and guide, we will get closer to the wildlife on this Uganda safari activity. We will walk on the tracks used by the wildlife as they go for a drink on the lake. We will get as close as we can to zebras, giraffes, water bucks, warthogs and impala. After the nature walk, we will check out of the lodge and head for Queen Elizabeth national park. We shall have our lunch in Mbarara before proceeding towards Queen Elizabeth. The magnificent views of the tea plantations in Bushenyi, the Crater Lake in Rubirizi and Kalinzu forest all make the drive scenic. On arrival, we will check into the lodge and enjoy the views of the western rift valley. We will have diner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 3: Game drive and boat cruise

5 day Uganda Wildlife and chimpanzee safariOn this day of this 5 day Uganda Wildlife and chimpanzee safari tour, we will have an early breakfast before heading out for morning game drive on the Kasenyi plains. In a customized safari vehicle, we will get to enjoy the wildlife in comfort. We hope to see amazing wildlife like elephants, lions, leopards, hyenas, kobs, buffalo, kobs, hippos, water bucks and many more. The Kasenyi salt lake offers an insight on the local salt mining. This game drive will last up to 4 hours after which we will return to the lodge for an early lunch.

In the afternoon, we will proceed to Kazinga channel for a boat cruise. Relax in the cool breeze as we enjoy the sights of elephants, hippos, crocodiles, water bucks and numerous bird species. The cruise lasts for 2 hours. We will return to the lodge for the evening and overnight.

Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking and crater drive. 

We will enjoy the freshly made breakfast and depart to Kyambura gorge for chimpanzee trekking. At the park headquarters, we will briefed on the rules and regulations of chimpanzee trekking. With a ranger, we will venture into the forest in search of the apes. The sounds, smells and sights of the forest offer a rewarding Uganda safari tour experience. On making contact with the primates, we will observe them as they groom and play with one another, observing the guidelines that were given to us during the briefing. We will return to the lodge for lunch and enjoy a relaxing afternoon.

Later in the evening, we will go for crater drive. This drive takes us to the crater lakes that were formed as result of volcanic activity. With Mountain Rwenzori as a backdrop, we will enjoy the scenic beauty of these lakes. We shall have a sunset picnic before returning to the lodge for the night

Day 5: Return to Kampala.

On the last day of this 5 day Uganda Wildlife and chimpanzee safari tour, we will have a late breakfast, check out of the lodge and depart for Kampala. We will have a lunch stop at Igongo cultural center before proceeding to Kampala. On arrival, the guide will drop you off at your hotel or airport in time for your flight. This will mark the end of your 5 day Uganda Wildlife and chimpanzee safari tour