Day 1: Transfer to Kibale National Park
From Kampala to Kibale is 358km and it is a 7hour drive. Transfer very early from Kampala heading west through Mityana and proceed to Fort Portal where you will have en-route lunch. Catch an impression of the Toro Kingdom Palace, the Royal tombs the mosque, numerous shops, and eating places then continue to Kibale, only a few kilometers ahead. When you read the park, check-in at Ndali Lodge or Primates Lodge. The National Park has the highest concentration of primates in East Africa incorporating chimps, black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, baboons, and Chimps. In the evening you will enjoy a primate walk to Kanyanchu River Camp, the most well-known walk in the national park. It highlights a variety of flora and fauna within the forest. Come back to Ndali Lodge / Primates Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Tracking Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest
After morning breakfast at the lodge, transfer to the park headquarters of Kibale Forest National Park for briefing and then embark on chimps tracking near Kanyanchu. This can take you half a day. There are different primates in the park that include, the golden monkey, LHoest baboons, monkey, white and black colobus monkeys, and many other primates. Different creatures include forest elephants exceptional from the common type, forest hogs, and a striking tree species. Later take a guided nature stroll to Bigodi swamp sanctuary, a great site for bird watchers. The park hosts over 137 species of bird. There is also an array of butterfly species. After this tracking, you will return back to lodge for dinner and overnight as on day one.
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After morning breakfast the lodge will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The northern crater area with beautiful lakes and rich grasslands that are set profound in the crater valley, this is really the most stunning view in the national park. The Queen Elizabeth National Park covers an area of 1978 square kilometers in the western arm of the Great East African Rift Valley, it also found in approximately 418km from Kampala Uganda’s Capital City and takes over 6 hours drive. The National Park hosts a variety of wildlife incorporating elephants, lions, hippos, buffaloes, baboons, and birds all typical riverine savannah habitats and the famous Kazinga Channel. In the southern parts is the Ishasha sector with the tree-climbing lions and the Maramagambo forest, it is one of the biggest surviving natural forests in the country. You will have dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth Safari Lodge, Simba Safari Camp
Day 4: Launch Cruise in Kazinga Channel
Start with a game drive in the Kasenyi plains that will provide an excellent opportunity to see different animals like, black and white Colobus, bushbuck, waterbuck, and buffaloes, variety of bird species like Cassin’s ash flycatcher, broad-billed roller, black bee-eater along the banks of Lake Edward. This can take you 2-3 hours. In the evening, enjoy a launch cruise on the Kazinga channel along with Lake George and Lake Edward, where you will get the golden opportunity to come eye-eye with herd hippos, crocodiles, and many other animals. Watch birds for birders with over 550 occupant species like red chest, flamingos, pink backed pelicans, papyrus Gonolek, yellow crown, malachite kingfishers, pink backed pelicans, yellow-billed stork, water thick-knee, shoebill stock. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight as on day three.
Day 5: Transfer Back to Kampala
After breakfast and some instructions from the tour guide, enjoy a game drive in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park called the Ishasha sector truly prominent for tree climbing lions generally spotted on sycamore-fig trees lying in hold up for their prey. Toward the afternoon transfer back to Kampala en-route if you wish you may stop at Mpambire drum world and buy yourself handcrafts of your remembrance. You will reach Kampala in the evening for your flight back home.